Asus ROG Zephyrus G14” WQXGA 120Hz Gaming Laptop – AMD Radeon RX 6700S – Ryzen 9 6900HS–-Window 11 Home,with Mouse pad(24GB RAM | 1TB PCIe SSD)

(10 customer reviews)

$1,439.90

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Remember that I wasn’t the biggest fan of the most recent Asus ROG Zephyrus G14? Devoted Verge readers will. The model we received featured several fantastic features, including a camera, a larger touchpad, and pretty much every major issue I had with G14s in the past that had been addressed by Asus.

Yet because it was the top SKU and I got it for review, it was simply too pricey.

The Radeon RX 6800S / Ryzen 9 6900HS combination I received cost $2,499.99 in total. This placed it much above the price of the bigger and more powerful G15 and in the same price range as some of the most expensive 15-inch gaming computers on the market, such as Razer’s Blade 15 Advanced. The price was not good. But, I did point out in the article that Asus planned to sell less expensive Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 devices, which, if they delivered comparable frame rates, might be fantastic values.

In particular, I paid $2,499.99 for the Radeon RX 6800S / Ryzen 9 6900HS combination that I received. It put it in the same price range as some of the market’s most expensive 15-inch gaming computers, such as Razer’s Blade 15 Advanced, and far higher than the cost of the larger and more powerful G15. The price was poor. In the article, though, I did point out that Asus planned to offer more affordable Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 versions, which, if they delivered comparable frame rates, may represent fantastic values.

  • 【14″ WQXGA 120Hz Display】The 120Hz ultra-bright 500 nits display features a 2560×1600 resolution that gives you more space for toolbars and tabs.
  • 【AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS】Power your games with the latest AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS CPU. 8 cores and 16 threads are ready to handle the latest AAA games.
  • 【AMD Radeon RX 6700S 8GB GDDR6 Graphics】All new AMD Radeon RX 6700S 8GB GDDR6 at 80W (105W with AMD SmartShift) for an ultrafast GPU to fuel your games.
  • 【24 GB of fast DDR5 4800MHz Ram,1TB PCIe NVMe SSD】 Original Seal is opened for upgrade ONLY. And we do provide a 1-year standard warranty on upgraded RAM/SSD.
  • 【MUX Switch for Direct GPU Mode】For competitive games, use the built-in MUX switch to switch to direct GPU mode to reduce latency and boost performance by an average of 9%.
  • 【Robust Connectivity】ROG Zephyrus G14 is ripe with connectivity. With two USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C ports and two USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A ports, the machine has excellent options even for high-speed external devices.
  • 【Features】 720p IR Camera, Backlit Keyboard, Windows Hello; WiFi 6E
  • 【Bundled with Mouse Pad】Ship from Happy Ranger

Asus ROG Zephyrus G14

Operating System: Microsoft Windows 11

Home Display: 14″ 120Hz 3ms IPS-Level WQXGA (2560 x 1600) Anti-Glare Display

Graphics Card: AMD Radeon RX 6700S 8GB GDDR6 at 80W (105W with AMD SmartShift)

Processor: AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS 8 Cores (3.3GHz-4.9GHz, 16MB Cache, 35W)

Memory: 24GB (8GB onboard + 16GB) DDR5 4800MHz (Upgraded by EXCaliberPC)

Hard Drive: 1TB PCIe NVMe SSD

Networking: Wi-Fi 6E (802.11ax) + Bluetooth 5.2 (Dual band) 2×2

Ports: USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C support DisplayPort / Power Delivery, USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C, 2x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A, HDMI 2.0b, Micro SD Card Reader (UHS-II), 3.5mm Combo Audio Jack

Keyboard: Single-zone RGB Keyboard Backlight

Battery: 76WHrs, 4S1P, 4-cell Li-ion

Please refer to my assessment of the 6800S G14 from February if you have any questions about the Asus ROG Zephyrus G14’s chassis. I described the keyboard, touchpad, camera, screen, and other hardware and design features there. I’ll simply be talking about the performance variations here because those are all the same on the 6700S model.

With maximum settings and native (2560 x 1600) resolution, the less expensive Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 averaged 189 frames per second playing Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. Averaging 202 frames per second, the preceding model. As the Asus ROG Zephyrus G14’s 120Hz screen can only display 120fps at its greatest refresh rate, users of these devices won’t be able to see the difference.

There could be an effect on other titles, but not one that is $850 value. The 6700S struggled with ray tracing, which nearly dropped frame rates in half; nevertheless, the 6800S also had this problem. The older model averaged 70 frames per second and 37 frames per second, but the less expensive model averaged 63 frames per second with ray tracing off and 32 frames per second with ray tracing enabled. Little potatoes, as I said.
The less costly variant averaged 45 frames per second while the more expensive version averaged 49 frames per second on Red Dead Redemption 2 with all sliders manually set to the maximum. I assure you that four frames won’t have any kind of effect on your life.

Four frames will not impact your life

In other words, they were OK. Fan noise and heat were comparable to what I noticed with the 6800S model. While playing games, the noise wasn’t too distracting and didn’t interfere with the audio; but, when I set the device to Quiet mode for everyday use, it did go silent. The keyboard never became warmer than a little bit, not even under a reasonable workload with an external monitor. During playing, the palm rests became warm, but not quite uncomfortable.

It was with a battery life that I did see a change. On average, during everyday usage at medium brightness, the 6700S model outlasted the 6800S by an hour. This fact confirms that the Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 is one of the most resilient gaming laptops in recent years. Less obvious was the improvement in gaming battery. Battery life for gaming is tough to generalize from, even if I only got 54 and 46 minutes out of the more expensive model. With about 39 minutes of playtime, I played Red Dead Redemption 2 for 46 minutes. It took 41 minutes to charge 60%, which is the same amount of time as the charging procedure.

Where I did see a change was with battery life

The size is the only other way in which this model and the 6800S differ. Compared to the 6.800S, it weighs 3.64 pounds less and is slimmer (0.73 inches to 0.77 inches). This isn’t a huge difference, and nonetheless, it’s a rather lightweight gaming laptop. Yet it’s still another small benefit that the less expensive model possesses. It is significantly lighter and smaller than bigger devices that can provide similar frame rates to the Razer Blade 14. I traveled internationally with this gadget and was impressed by how lightweight it was in my otherwise filled backpack.

Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 specs (as reviewed)

  • WQXGA (2560 x 1600) 120Hz, non-touch
  • AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS
  • 16GB DDR5
  • 1TB SSD storage
  • 720p camera
  • Wi-Fi 6E 802.11ax 2×2
  • 75Whr battery
  • 240W adapter

The Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 is thus one of the best gaming laptops available today once again. If you don’t care about attractive animated lights, simply go ahead and purchase the 6700S model. The closest Razer Blade 14 is $2,599.99 ($950 more, but with a faster refresh rate screen), while the closest Alienware X14 is $1,949 (but with a lower-resolution screen), making this model more affordable than the premium sphere than the animated light model. The Blade 15 Advanced with an RTX 3070 Ti is now available at $2,999.99 ($950 more), as is the RTX 3070 Ti Blade 15 Basic, thus it significantly undercuts more expensive rivals (with a lower resolution).

The Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 boasts several benefits over the majority of the competition, including a lightweight chassis, a category-leading keyboard, and (particularly) a 16:10 screen, and that’s not even taking into consideration all of those advantages. The $1,649.99 price tag makes it much simpler (and more justified) to appreciate the genuine breakthroughs that Asus has achieved and is continuing to make in this market.

Agree to Continue: Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 (2022)

Each smart gadget you use today comes with a set of terms and conditions that must be accepted before usage—contracts that nobody reads. We can’t possibly read and evaluate every one of these agreements. Nevertheless, since most people don’t understand these agreements and can’t negotiate them, we started keeping track of how many times you have to click “Agree” to use a gadget when we reviewed them.

Like other Windows laptops, the Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 (2022) asks you to accept or reject several requests during setup.

The obligatory rules for which a contract is necessary are:

  • A request for your region and keyboard layout
  • Microsoft Software License Terms and Asus Notice
  • Sign in to a Microsoft account
  • Create a PIN

The following optional terms are also included:

  • Connect to Wi-Fi network
  • Name your device
  • Set up Windows Hello
  • Device privacy settings: Find My Device, Inking and Typing, Advertising ID, Location, Diagnostic data, Tailored experiences
  • Customize your device for personalized tips, ads, and recommendations (you can choose between entertainment, gaming, school, creativity, business, and family)
  • OneDrive backup
  • Microsoft 365 free trial
  • Xbox Game Pass Ultimate free trial
  • Provide your name, region, email address, and phone number to save to your device and autofill in Asu’s member registration form in the MyAsus app

There are six required agreements and 14 voluntary ones in all.

Standing screen display size

‎14 Inches

Series

‎Zephyrus 14

Optical Drive Type

‎No optical

Flash Memory Size

‎1 TB

Number of Processors

‎8

Processor Brand

‎AMD

Color

‎RX 6700S-24GB RAM, 1TB PCIe SSD

Item Dimensions LxWxH

‎12.28 x 0.73 x 8.94 inches

Product Dimensions

‎12.28 x 0.73 x 8.94 inches

Item Weight

‎8.18 pounds

Operating System

‎Windows 11

Hardware Platform

‎PC

Brand

‎ASUS

Max Screen Resolution

‎2560×1600 Pixels

Number of USB 3.0 Ports

‎4

Wireless Type

‎802.11ax

Graphics Card Ram Size

‎8 GB

Card Description

‎Dedicated

Chipset Brand

‎AMD

Graphics Coprocessor

‎AMD Radeon RX 6700

Hard Drive

‎SSD

RAM

‎8 GB DDR5

Processor

‎4.9 GHz ryzen_9

Batteries

‎1 Lithium Ion batteries required. (included)

10 reviews for Asus ROG Zephyrus G14” WQXGA 120Hz Gaming Laptop – AMD Radeon RX 6700S – Ryzen 9 6900HS–-Window 11 Home,with Mouse pad(24GB RAM | 1TB PCIe SSD)

  1. Marsha

    PRO’S
    -Light, thin, and portable
    -AMD CPU with a RTX (2060) GPU
    -Dedicated volume buttons
    -Dedicated printscreen button
    -Fingerprint sensor in the power button
    -Turn off the windows key

    CON’S
    -Ghosting on the screen
    -Keyboard lighting is dimmer then expected
    -Gets uncomfortably hot when plugged in sometimes
    -No webcam (have to buy one separately)
    -Only 1 open DIMM slot
    -Fingerprint sensor isn’t 100% accurate

    OVERALL
    After using it for about a month I can say that this is a very nice laptop, sure it has it’s cons but personally I am happy with this purchase. The screen has an alright color calibration out of the box and I didn’t have to change a lot when calibrating the display, the 2060 is powerful enough to run any games/applications I use (Photoshop, Premiere, Valorant, Warzone) and the battery can last you for a really long time (to me) depending on how you configure it (I think it can hit around 11+ hrs).

  2. Marsha

    I researched a lot of computers before deciding on this one. I made my purchase a couple of months ago and it’s exactly what I hoped for. After two months, the wifi driver became faulty. The seller was immediately responsive with troubleshooting tips. I was able to connect with ASUS support to update the outdated driver, install the ASUS app to monitor the computer for updates/issues, and get my warranty information registered. I highly recommend you update your computer once it’s arrived by calling ASUS support or opening their app from your dashboard.

    Like in other reviews, the keyboard lighting is a bit dim but doesn’t bother me. The computer does not have an ethernet port, one thing I didn’t think to look for. But I know Amazon has external USB wifi drivers if you really need it.

  3. Jessie Bee

    Very good PC. Most people buying this product will have done their research and know the advantages of this super powerful laptop !
    But it still has some problems you should be aware of

    BEWARE before you buy :
    – Terrible Keyboard Backlight

    – Terrible fan noise by default. The laptop has a large fan noise even when idle. It can be solved with some third party fan software, but it doesn’t always work. If you are irritated by noise, this laptop is not for you.

    – no free copy of assassin’s Creed Valhalla. This is disappointing because most stores that sell the G14 offer a free copy

    – no thunderbolt 3

    Amazon has also increased the price by 10% since I last bought it a few weeks ago. Consider the price, and whether it’s worth it for you. The price will likely go higher than it is now.

  4. Edgar Landazuri

    El producto llego casi como esperaba, Mi novia me pidió esta laptop llego en fecha y le entregue. Para nuestra sorpresa se veía como nuevo y venia en el empaque original coinsidian todos los numeros de serie todo perfecto hasta que tratamos de ensenderla, creímos que no tenía batería y la enchufamos la dejamos unos minutos suficientes como para que enciendara pero la laptop seguía sin encender la desconectamos y la luz de batería quedaba encendido y empezaba a calentarse y no encendía el equipo lastimosamente no podíamos apagarla ni cortar la corriente porque no respondia tampoco al botón de encendido, en fin lo llevamos a un técnico lo más rápido posible y tuvo que desmontar el equipo y vio que la batería estaba mal conectada, el conector estaba mal puesto lo conecto bien y luego funciono perfecto. Lastimosamente por cuestiones de tiempos entre devolverlo o reparalo decidimos repararlo teniendo un costo extra pero desde la reparación va perfecto.
    Sugerencias: que los vendedores de 3ros realmente revisen y hagan un chequeo del equipo para evitar pasar malos ratos y quitarnos tiempo y dinero extra por falta de sus chequeo

  5. Edgar Landazuri

    Well, the laptop overall is awesome!! For more details just go to the Asus page or Youtube.
    Now, for the hard part. I am currently living in Mexico and this model won’t be available here and that is why I decided to get this laptop from a third party seller (more $) trough Amazon (+ import fees $ + shipping cost $). I know there are probably cheaper ways to get this but I decided to go with Amazon convinced they will handle all the paperwork and the import process.
    Unfortunately I was wrong. For my particular case, Mexican government has a set of rules called NOMs (Mexican Official Norms), and those apply for any foreign product with a cost higher than &1,000.00 USD. There are several NOMs a product has to comply with and getting the certificates is a rather long process that involves sending the product to a specialized lab for testing and a really long time waiting on the federal agencies for any response. The NOMs are in place to ensure a foreign product can be used with out harm within Mexican territory.
    While I was researching all these “fun” rules and their applications, I got to realize that they are aimed to the big importing companies. The ones that get a foreign product to be sold in Mexico, and in my case I am just a final customer looking to buy an awesome laptop.
    In my opinion, getting this certificates is the job of the ones like Amazon or the third party seller I got the laptop from: Michael Electronics; since they are selling and importing this product to a foreign country.
    I went trough a rather worrisome process where my laptop got hold on customs office for over 10 days. During this time I was in constant communication with Amazon and Michael Electronics and although they were super polite, they were NOT helpful.
    In order to get my laptop released I had to obtain an especial letter from Mexican government to exempt 2 (of many) NOMs. Surprisingly, Mexican federal agencies where extremely helpful and they got me the letter in 5 business days. I then submitted the letter to the customs officials and finally got my laptop.
    In summary:
    I don’t believe this laptop should be sold by Amazon without the required documentation, the risk of the product getting stalled in customs offices is very high and there is no warranty that Amazon will issue a full refund (according to the representatives I spoke with). I could complain about the NOMs but foreign country laws are way out of our control and then again this is WHY we use big selling companies like Amazon. I believe Michael Electronics shares responsibility too but I also believe this is WHY they choose to sell their products trough Amazon. According to Mexican government agencies Amazon has A LOT of issues related to Mexican NOMs so to them: PLEASE, it is not a new topic and I am NOT the only one.
    For everyone looking to import this awesome laptop from America beware of what happened to me.
    Best regards!

  6. Nicholas Walters

    It is a reliable store that you may be able to purchase it. This laptop has a formidable performance with AMD Ryzen 9 CPU, NVIDIA Geforce 2060 Max Q, Ram 16GB, 1T SSD, 1080p+120Hz display. I live in Australia now and tried to find this model of G14 before. Apparently, there is no this kind of the best model of G14 laptop in Australia. So I choose to buy it from Amazon US. If you are a office worker or student, this laptop is quite suitable to study, work and gaming since the design doesn’t look like gaming laptop I think. Full of sense of technology.

  7. Fabrizio

    You get a ryzen 9, an rtx 2060 and a 1080p 120hz display, this is one of the combinations with the best performance per dollar. Out of the box, the PC worked perfectly for me without much tweaking, only problem I had was that it came with windows 10 home rather than pro, which for my case, needed an upgrade; hope it’s possible to ship pro versions in future. For the power it packs, this pc is thinner than most, definitely not MacBook pro thin but not much thicker than it, which is a definite plus; it’s also a lot lighter than my MacBook with markedly better performance – that ryzen chip trades punches with the i9 in the Mac and gpu performance isn’t even a question – for me
    I also like the fact that the pc comes with minimum bloatware, I didnt have to Uninstall anything at the very beginning, it’s a clean, well designed and properly executed piece of hardware, gold stars to Asus

    I love this PC but I objectively have two issues with it:
    1. The success rate of the fingerprint scanning-caching function is abominable – 6/10 times I genuinely have to enter my pin and 9/10 times I have to rescan my finger, usually a different finger to get through windows hello. I really hope that Asus has a fix coming in soon, if it’s a software related issue
    2. The backlight for the keyboard is uneven and if you’re in a well lit room, then it’s easier to see the keys with the backlight off. In my case, I use it late at night when I really need the backlight but otherwise by default it’s off

    For price to performance, it’s a buy, right now prices are going down due to the upcoming 5000 series cpu and 30 series gpu models, if you’d want to wait for those, absolutely – from the looks of it, Asus has made a great pc even better in 2021, but nothing would beat the price for last year’s model.

  8. junewang

    I just put the laptop into a returning parcel . There is frequent BSOD, sudden reboot without warning and unresponsive black screen. Despite updating the system, changing drivers , uninstalling application and having fan blowing directly at the the laptop within an air-conditioned room, the failure persist however on occasions that it did work well, the experience was great. Graphics was great and game play enjoyable. Sadly, the frequent failure is unacceptable.

  9. Valentina Gonzalez

    el rendimiento de la bateria necesita un par de ajustes en la configuración pero una vez hechos todo funciona perfecto

  10. Khang

    This is an amazing laptop. I saw the reviews saying black screen/blue screen. Mine is quit good, never run into any issues. Really really happy about the purchase. I switched from Mac to Windows and I am quite impressed by how much better windows system are nowadays.
    My MacBook pro 2017 costed me $5000, broke after 3 years of using and Apple was quoting me $1000 for changing motherboard, I paid and get a new motherboard, and it stop working after two months. I was really angry that they made motherboard hard to repair and the only thing you can do is pay and change it. That’s how they make you buy their new products, saying “you can spend similar $$ to get a new MacBook Air”.

    I hope our society can favor durable products instead of creating waste for the earth. And Asus is an amazing brand for making durable products.

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