Nomadic with its 7-hour battery life, the Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA401QM-HZ058T gaming laptop PC is nevertheless able to run recent games with its GeForce RTX 3060 NVIDIA Ampere ray tracing graphics card which accelerates processing as well as the powerful heart. combining an AMD Octo Core Ryzen 7 Cezanne processor with a good amount of 16 GB RAM. Thin and light, this computer designed to play and create benefits from an IPS Full HD anti-glare screen which improves fluidity in games thanks to its frequency of 144Hz. Fast SSD storage that reinforces its responsiveness but also a backlit chiclet keyboard and Wi-Fi ax and USB-C connectivity are also on the program for this black computer targeting gamers and creators.
Specifications of the Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA401QM-HZ058T
|Screen (s)||14 ” Full LED IPS 144Hz 100% sRGB (1920×1080, anti-glare)|
|Processor||AMD Ryzen 7 5800HS Cezanne (2.8 GHz, 8 cores, 35W)|
|RAM installed (max)||16 GB DDR4 3200 MHz (32 GB), 1 slot|
|Graphic card||NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3060 6 GB GDDR6 dedicated Max-Q, Radeon Vega 8 integrated into the processor and Optimus|
|Storage||512 GB 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-HZ058T
With its dark design with angular lines, this thin and light designer-oriented gaming laptop has a relatively understated gaming look.
It is cooled by ROG Intelligent Cooling technology combining 2 n-Blade fans (81 blades) with heat pipes and air vents.
The connectivity integrated into this versatile laptop is good, including 2 USB-C (compared to 1 maximum usually), wireless modules Bluetooth 5.0 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 this PC to a TV for example, 1 audio port but also 2 USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible) guaranteeing transfers made up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if USB 3.0 devices are connected to it.
A backlighting system is fitted to the chiclet keyboard, which is very practical for better discerning them in the dark.
The screen itself adopts a refresh rate of 144Hz which improves fluidity in games compared to the standard 60Hz. With its 100% sRGB and IPS specifications, the screen displays colors more faithful than the average as well as important viewing angles, both vertically and horizontally. It also lends itself very well to the display of High Definition content such as videos due to its Full HD definition and its 16: 9 format. As it is anti-reflective, the screen also offers better visibility in a bright environment (eg outdoors) than a shiny panel.
Performance, battery life of the Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA401QM-HZ058T
The Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA401QM-HZ058T is aimed at those who are looking for a versatile performance portable PC compact nomadic oriented game and creation.
It is able to run recent games because it embeds the dedicated GeForce RTX 3060 graphics card with NVIDIA Ampere ray tracing, here in Max-Q edition .
In addition, the GeForce RTX 3060 Max-Q will be of interest to creatives because it speeds up processing in software using GPU computing power, such as Adobe Premiere / Photoshop or Sony Vegas.
In practice, the GeForce RTX 3060 Max-Q is activated / deactivated automatically and in real time by NVIDIA Optimus technology, depending on the tasks performed.
Optimus gives maximum preference to the Radeon Vega 7 solution integrated into the processor despite its very modest features because it consumes little energy and thus promotes battery life.
In this area, bet on about 7 hours of battery operation in light use.
The GeForce RTX 3060 Max-Q is in fact activated by Optimus to perform graphics processing too heavy for the Radeon Vega 7, one or the other obviously allowing to watch photos and videos.
The Radeon Vega 7 is housed within the AMD APU (Accelerated Processing Unit) Ryzen 7 5800HS Cezanne Octo Core processor, here coupled with 16 GB of RAM.
This heart delivers a global power capable of satisfying demanding users, whether they are players or creators.
The latter will particularly appreciate obtaining much faster processing than with a Quad / Hexa Core processor and 8 GB DDR4. We particularly feel the difference in work requiring CPU and RAM resources taking advantage of multi-core, such as video editing, photo editing or 3D rendering.
SSD storage clearly reinforces responsiveness and fluidity on a daily basis compared to a simple hard drive. For example, it guarantees a faster arrival on the cards of online games than a simple hard drive or even faster games / software launches, processing and starts / stops.
Because an SSD is much faster than a hard drive while being more energy efficient, more robust and silent.
With its 512 GB, the SSD offers a capacity in phase with the standard of hard disks.
But if you need more space, you can rely on an external storage unit. Favoring a USB-C / USB 3.0 device then represents an interesting option for obtaining fast transfers.
Finally, many people will appreciate the ease with which this designer-oriented gamer laptop can be transported thanks to its thinness and controlled weight. But this involves noise and heating when it is strongly pushed (eg: games, treatments).