The Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA401QM-009T with its sleek white design is a thin and light designer-oriented gaming laptop PC equipped with a 14-inch IPS WQHD 100% DCI-P3 screen that improves gaming smoothness thanks to its 120Hz frequency and displays true colors. This computer is very powerful thanks to its Octo Core AMD Ryzen 9 Cezanne processor and its large amount of 32 GB RAM which accelerates multimedia processing like the GeForce RTX 3060, a high-end NVIDIA Ampere ray tracing graphics card capable of run recent games. Thin and light, this portable PC designed to play and create also benefits from a backlit chiclet keyboard and Wi-Fi ax and USB-C connectivity.
Specifications of the Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA401QM-009T
|Screen (s)||14 ” WQHD LED IPS 120Hz 100% DCI-P3 thin edges 300cd / m² 1000: 1 (2560×1440, anti-reflective)|
|Processor||AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS Cezanne (3.0 GHz, 8 cores, 35W)|
|Installed RAM (max)||32 GB (16 GB integrated 16 GB) DDR4 3200 MHz (32 GB), 1 slot (occupied)|
|Graphic card||NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3060 6 GB GDDR6 dedicated Max-Q, Radeon Vega 8 integrated into the processor and Optimus|
|Storage||1TB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4)|
|Connectivity||2 USB 3.0 2 USB 3.1 Type-C (Gen2), HDMI 2.0b|
|Network||Wi-Fi ax (2×2), Bluetooth 5.0|
|Audio system||2 speakers (2 x 2.5W tweeter 2 x 2.07W) Dolby Atmos|
|Operating system||Windows 10 64-bit|
|battery life announced / Battery||7 hours / Li-Ion 4 cells 76Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||1.7 Kg / 324 x 222 x 19.9mm|
Chassis, connectors, screen of the Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA401QM-009T
With its thin and light Moonlight White chassis, it sports a sober and elegant design for a gamer-oriented laptop.
ROG Intelligent Cooling technology is responsible for cooling it via 2 n-Blade fans (81 blades), heat pipes and air vents.
This designer-oriented gaming laptop PC has a good connection made up of 2 USB 3.2 Type-C (against 1 maximum usually), Bluetooth 5.0 wireless modules and Wi-Fi ax ( more recent and efficient than Wi-Fi ac ) to communicate and connect remotely, a useful HDMI video output to easily connect it to a TV for example, 1 audio port but also 2 USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible) guaranteeing transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if USB 3.0 devices are plugged into it.
A backlighting system is of course fitted to the chiclet keyboard, which is practical for discerning its keys in the dark.
Thanks to its refresh rate of 120Hz, the screen improves fluidity in games compared to the 60Hz standard. It also has large vertical and horizontal viewing angles and reproduces colors much more faithfully than average thanks to its IPS and 100% DCI-P3 characteristics. As it is anti-reflective, the screen also provides better visibility in a bright environment (eg outdoors) than a shiny panel. In addition, it lends itself well to the display of (Very) High Definition content such as videos because it adopts a WQHD definition higher than Full HD and more precise associated with a 16: 9 format.
Performance, battery life of the Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA401QM-009T
The Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA401QM-009T may appeal to those looking for a versatile, compact, performance-oriented, creative and gaming laptop.
The overall power delivered by this thin and light laptop PC, without comparison with that provided by a maximum of mobile computers on the market, is able to satisfy the most demanding users, including gamers and creators.
Because it integrates a large amount of RAM of 32 GB above average as well as an AMD APU (Accelerated Processing Unit) Ryzen 9 5900HS Cezanne processor .
This core will particularly delight creative people because it guarantees much faster processing than 8/16 GB DDR4 and a Quad / Hexa Core processor. The difference is particularly strong in areas that consume RAM and CPU resources and take advantage of multicore, such as photo editing, 3D rendering or video editing.
In addition, processing is accelerated by the dedicated NVIDIA Ampere on-board graphics card, the GeForce RTX 3060 with ray tracing, here in Max-Q edition . This is more precisely the case with software using GPU computing power, such as Sony Vegas or Adobe Premiere / Photoshop.
The GeForce RTX 3060 Max-Q is also capable of running recent games, which will be of interest to gamers.
On-board NVIDIA Optimus technology activates the GeForce RTX 3060 Max-Q when the performance of the AMD Radeon Vega 8 solution housed within the Cezanne Octo Core Ryzen 9 is insufficient to perform the desired tasks.
More efficient than the UHD 630 of Intel processors, the Vega 8 is favored as much as possible by Optimus because it is energy efficient which promotes battery life.
In this regard, bet on about 7 hours of battery operation in light use.
The GeForce RTX 3060 Max-Q is therefore activated to perform graphics work deemed too heavy for the Vega 8 (eg playing). With either of these graphics solutions, you can obviously watch photos and videos.
On the storage side, we find here an SSD with a large capacity of 1 TB completely rivaling what hard drives offer.
But compared to the latter, remember that an SSD is silent, more resistant to shocks, more energy efficient and much faster.
In practice, thanks to the SSD, we benefit, for example, from games / software launches much faster than with a simple hard drive, just like processing and starts / stops, or even a faster arrival on the cards of online games. .
Easy to transport thanks to its lightness, its compactness and its finesse, this laptop computer designed to play and create heats up and is heard when it is heavily used (eg: treatments, games).