Asus reveals world’s fastest 14-inch gaming laptop, and much more at CES 2020

edited September 2020 in Others
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Asus has revealed a whole load of gaming hardware at CES 2020, with both desktop PCs and laptops, the latter of which are headed up by a model the firm claims is the world’s most powerful 14-inch gaming notebook. That would be the Asus Zephyrus G14 which certainly packs a decent amount of power into a pretty slim chassis which is 17.9mm thick, and the device weighs in at a palatable 1.6kg.

The G14 runs with one of AMD’s new mobile chips, and it’s powered by up to a Ryzen 7 4800HS with 8-cores and 16-threads. That’s partnered with up to an Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 graphics card (boasting 6GB of video RAM). On the memory front, Asus provides up to 16GB of 3200MHz DDR4 RAM, and storage comes in the form of an M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD of up to 1TB capacity.

There are a few options for the 14-inch screen, the top one of which – at least for gamers – has a Full HD resolution with a 120Hz refresh rate, plus AMD’s adaptive sync, 100% sRGB coverage, and it’s Pantone-validated. You can also opt for the same display but with a 60Hz refresh rate and no adaptive sync, or a 2,560 x 1,440-resolution panel which again is 60Hz (but does have adaptive sync). All of these are IPS-level panels, and sport very thin bezels. Asus claims that the G14 offers 10 hours of battery life, and it offers charging via one of the USB Type-C ports (although the other Type-C connector isn’t power delivery capable). The laptop also benefits from Wi-Fi 6 support, and a backlit keyboard with an ErgoLift hinge that tilts the keyboard to a more comfortable angle.

Asus also notes that the G14 has an innovative cooling system, and an ‘AniMe Matrix’ display on the laptop lid of certain models. The latter uses a matrix of 1,215 mini LEDs which can be used to display graphics such as animated GIFs or messages. DJs can potentially use the AniMe Matrix to display visualizations which react to the music being played, for example, and eventually Asus plans to add further practical aspects such as the ability to display the current battery level, or new email notifications.
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