Big things come in small packages. At CES 2020, ASUS has revealed the new ROG Zephyrus G14. The Zephyrus is ROG’s slim gaming laptop line, and the G14 fits in by being the smallest one yet- it has a 14″ display.
The ROG Zephyrus G14 continues the trend of using AMD CPUs paired with Nvidia GPUs. In this case, the Zephyrus G14 will have the newly unveiled 3rd-gen (Zen 2, 7nm) AMD Ryzen 4000 CPUs paired with an Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060.
Here’s a summary of confirmed specs for the ROG Zephyrus G14
- CPU: Up To AMD Ryzen 7 4800HS
- GPU: Up To Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060
- RAM: up to 32GB DDR4
- Storage: NVMe SSD up to 1TB
- Display: 14″ 1080p IPS 120Hz/ 14″ IPS 1080p IP 60Hz/ 14″ 1440p IPS 60Hz
An RTX 2060 in a 14″ laptop that’s 17.9mm thin. Pretty wild.
The gimmicks don’t end there. The Zephyrus G14 also has a back LED panel. Rather than just your regular RGB light, some models of the G14 have what is dubbed the AniMe Matrix. It is an array of 1,215 mini LEDs that can animate text, or display gifs, follow the beat of your music or just hand animate something of your own.
And there’s more. The Zephyrus G14 also has a slew of design choices with cooling in mind. The new ErgoLift hinge lifts the bottom assembly at an angle for cooling purposes- similar to most Zephyrus models but done here slightly different. Pair that with a Ryzen that has low thermal footprint these days and it sounds not too crazy to cram an RTX 2060 into such a small form factor.
Also, the Zephyrus G14 can be charged via USB Type-C and includes a fingerprint sensor, a first for ROG laptops.
No price point or release window has been given yet, but expect to see this small beauty (with possibly ridiculous price) to be coming sometime soon.