Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA401QM-HZ109T
Average of 4 scores (from 5 reviews)
Reviews for the Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA401QM-HZ109T
Source: Ultrabook Review
With all the other competent 14-inch performance laptops available these days, the ROG Zephyrus G14 stands somewhere in the middle of the pack, as the potentially best-balanced laptop in its class, and I feel that applies to both the 3050Ti and the 3060 configurations. What's you're getting here is excellent build quality and inputs, good features and ergonomics, as well as solid performance for this size class, but also high internal temperatures and a design that inconveniently blows the hot air into the screen, something I just don't like about Asus's entire 2021 range of Zephyrus G laptops.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/12/2021
Rating: Total score: 90%
Priced at RM7699, the ROG Zephyrus G14 2021 is priced the same as its predecessor, yet offers an upgraded CPU, GPU, display, storage and also a faster 100W USB-PD charger in the box. And it is still going to be one of the most portable gaming laptops you can buy, with it being one of very few gaming laptops with a 14″ display, while also tipping the scales at just 1.7kg. And did I mention just how cool the Anime Matrix is? Overall, the ROG Zephyrus G14 2021 is still the gaming laptop I will pick for myself in a heartbeat. There are things that I do wish that ASUS had done to make it more relevant for 2021, like adding a webcam in that upper bezel, or maybe going with a larger 3:2 or 16:10 display to fill up that bottom bezel. An SD card reader would also have been perfect to flesh out the content creator-oriented side of this laptop. Aside from that, I really don’t know what else could ASUS have improved with the ROG Zephyrus G14 2021.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/27/2021
Rating: Total score: 77% price: 87% performance: 80% mobility: 94% workmanship: 93%
Source: PC Mag
When the Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 first launched last year, we praised it for combining a 14-inch display (then, rare among gaming laptops) with Nvidia GeForce RTX 20-Series power and AMD Ryzen processing at a sweet price. The updated 2021 G14 (starts at $1,549.99) uses the same design, but pumps things up to RTX 30-Series and newer Ryzen 5000 chips. Our $1,999 test unit also includes a 1440p display and 32GB of memory, so the boosted price of our model isn’t as strong of a value as the original G14, but the entry-point configuration (which still features an RTX 3060) is an attractive proposition. Also, the market for 14-inch gaming laptops has expanded: Competing 14-inchers are now popping up from most of the usual suspects (the Razer Blade 14 is our top pick), making the G14 less of a unicorn. But this new model is still a great package.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/31/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
The ROG Zephyrus G14 is a near-perfect laptop in almost all aspects, whether you have professional needs or gaming. Heavy-duty internals wrapped in a package that is light enough to fit snugly in your backpack is a rarity, and ASUS seems to have mastered the art. A point of concern is the absence of Thunderbolt 4 ports that Intel-powered devices have readily available. The lack of a webcam also means that you would need to purchase an additional accessory if you are to conduct video calls. Lastly, there does appear to be some kind of heating issue on the device but that hasn’t affected my gaming experience. The Zephyrus G14 is my top recommendation for users that like to dabble in games but also want to carry the same machine to their office or college.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/21/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/28/2021
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU: High-End laptop graphics card based on the Ampere GA106 chip with 3072 cores. Available in different versions with a TDP from 60 to 115 Watt.
With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.
R9 5900HS: Mobile Octa-Core APU using Zen 3 cores clocked at 3 to 4.6 GHz and a Vega graphics card with 8 CUs clocked at up to 2100 MHz. Compared to the 5900HX (up to 54 W), the 5900HS is configured to a TDP of 35W and therefore suited for smaller laptops.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
There are hardly any tablets in this display size range anymore. For subnotebooks, on the other hand, it is the standard format.
The advantage of subnotebooks is that the entire laptop can be small and therefore easily portable. The smaller display also has the advantage of requiring less power, which further improves battery life and thus mobility. The disadvantage is that reading texts is more strenuous on the eyes. High resolutions are more likely to be found in standard laptops.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
Asus: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. is a major Taiwanese computer hardware manufacturer based in Taipei, founded in 1989. Under the Asus brand name, the company manufactures a wide range of products, including laptops, desktops, motherboards, graphics cards, monitors, smartphones and networking equipment, complete systems and PC components for end users.
Under the ROG (Republic of Gamers) brand name, ASUS manufactures gaming laptops known by gamers for their powerful specifications, dedicated graphics cards, high refresh rate displays and advanced cooling systems.
Beyond gaming, a wide range of notebooks are offered for different needs and budgets, from ultra-slim and lightweight ultrabooks to versatile 2-in-1 convertibles and budget-friendly options. In 2023, Asus had a 7% global market share of the PC market.
Customer satisfaction with ASUS notebooks concerns performance, the features, and the good price-performance ratio of ASUS notebooks. However, as with any brand, there are occasional reports of problems such as overheating, driver compatibility, or build quality issues.
81.75%: This rating is slightly above average, there are somewhat more devices with worse ratings. However, clear purchase recommendations look different.
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