The AMD Ryzen 9 4900HS-powered Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 gaming laptop is now available for purchase in India
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A few days after unveiling new ZenBook and VivoBook laptops in India, Asus has bought its gaming behemoth -the ROG Zephyrus G14- to the market. It is one of the very few AMD Renoir-powered gaming notebooks in the country. The laptop retails at INR 80,990 (US$1,081) for the entry-level version and will soon be available for purchase across online and offline platforms.
Prospective Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 buyers get to pick between a host of AMD Renior CPUs, including the AMD Ryzen 9 4900HS, Ryzen 7 4800HS, and the Ryzen 5 4600HS. Depending on your choice of CPU, it can be paired with an Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q, GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q, GeForce GTX 1660 and GeForce 1650. Similarly, the notebook comes with up to 16GB of RAM and a 1TB NVMe SSD. An additional 8GB of RAM can be added via the SO-DIMM slot. Thankfully, Asus has made it relatively easy for users to upgrade hardware on their own with the easily accessible bottom panel. You can find out more about the specifics of each model on Asus' official website.
The Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 comes with a 14-inch IPS LCD panel with a 1080p screen clocked at 120Hz. A 1440p 60Hz variant is also available. Visibility is a bit sub-par, as the screen has a peak brightness of 322 nits. One of the notebook's most exciting features is what Asus calls AniMe Matrix. It is essentially an array of LED lights on the laptop's lid that doubles up as a second screen of sorts.
Unlike many other OEMs, Asus has kept the ROG Zephyrus G14's gamer-y aesthetic on the down-low. For the most part, it looks like a garden variety notebook with a prominent ROG logo at the back. Its Mg-Al alloy body is rigid and lightweight at the same time. The laptop's thermals are within the acceptable ranges, even under sustained loads, thanks to the numerous vents that facilitate airflow.
Input options on the Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 include two USB 3.2 ports and two USB 3.2 Type-C ports, one of which can double up as a DisplayPort and charge the laptop at the same time. There's an HDMI 2.0b port a Kensington lock as well. Its 76Wh battery can provide up to ten hours of backup with moderate loads.
Lastly, Bluetooth 5.0 and Wi-Fi6 is also supported. Our tests show that the AMD Ryzen 9 4900HS manages to outperform just about everything Intel offers, making the ROG Zephyrus G14 an attractive buy for gamers. The notebook can serve as an excellent desktop replacement for those looking to reduce on desk clutter.