That has really blown me away. I just love how its performed i, like the battery life, well, get into that in a moment, and i, like everything, that this brings to the table with its amd ryzen 6000 series processor, its radeon gpu, a discrete gpu. It all comes together to make this. What i think is a very intriguing choice: hey everybody its andrew, and this is my review of the asus rog zephyrus g14, here for 2022 coming up Music. Now, before we get to the device, i want to let everybody know in the interest of transparency and full disclosure im not being paid by asus im, not being sponsored by asus. All the opinions youre about to hear are my own. Asus is not getting copy approval. That means youre, seeing this video for the first time, just like you now, this unit was purchased with my own money. I did not receive a review unit from asus and, as i mentioned in my unboxing and first look review, i picked my unit up over at best buy. It comes in at 1649.99 for those interested ill leave a link in the description below for more information and where you can buy one and im still waiting on the higher end model. The one with the rx 6800 s, graphics, that comes in at 1899.99 ill have links for that as well, once it becomes available, so you can buy it as well, and for those that didnt see my unboxing and first look review ill leave a link in the Description below, i highly encourage you to check it out.

I cover some things i dont cover here so check it out if you havent already done so now. The thing that really strikes me about this design is the white finish on it with a nice pattern on it. Now i dont have the animated lid that you can get in certain models. This is not one of them, but it definitely is a looker and its definitely a clean look which i definitely like. I dont like when these gaming laptops are over the top. Now you can get it according to asuss website, in a dark gray finish as well, which also looks really impressive, but it seems that best buy here in the us is carrying only the white model for those interested and the build quality has been excellent. Ive been very impressed with the rock solid nature of that build with very little flex, if at all in the chassis, so its been very good in that regard, and at 1.65 kilograms or 3.64 pounds definitely very portable, especially for a gaming laptop that packs. This type of power under its hood, so if you want to throw it in your bag and do some gaming on the road, this gives you those options and you dont feel weighted down. All right lets check out. The port selection on the left side is the dc in thats, where youll plug in the laptop one of the ways, at least next to that is an hdmi 2.

0 b port, and then you get a usbc 3.2 gen 2 port. Now it is full service. It does data charge and display out. Yes, you can charge with up to 100 watt usbc power adapter. Now, from what ive been researching. Asus is planning to upgrade this port through a firmware update to a usb c 4.0, making it more akin to a thunderbolt port, which would be great, but right now out of the box, its 3.2 gen 2.. Next to that, of course, is a 3.5 millimeter microphone. Headphone combo jack, moving over to the right side, you get a uh, s2 micro, sd card reader and thats new to this model that was not there last year. Next to that is another usbc port, its 3.2 gen 2. But this one only does data and display out it. Doesnt do charge on that one. Now its pretty easy to get inside this laptop. You need to remove the phillips head screws and once you do, that remove the bottom plate, use a pry tool or guitar pick and youre. In now, once inside youll notice, that eight gigabytes on my model at least, is soldered into the motherboard. You cant upgrade that, but there is an open, sodum slot with an additional 8 gigabytes again. This is the model from best buy for a total of 16 gigabytes. Now it is running in dual channel mode and it is the faster rank, 8 ram, so thats good.

Now you could actually max this out this particular model to 24 gigabytes. Now there is another model that supports 16 gigabytes soldered in 16, on top of that for a total of 32. But theoretically you maybe can go higher im, not really sure again, thats also running in dual channel mode and thats. The key you want to be in dual channel mode to get the best possible performance out of this laptop now. This unit that i bought at best buy has a one terabyte, m.2 pcie, gen, 4 ssd and, as you can see from these reads and writes not quite gen, 4 speeds that were used to normally. We would see about double these reads and writes on a gen 4, but for some reason this one is only doing about half of that not sure whats going on here ill reach out to asus. If i get any information ill, let you know, but in real world usage, though, you wont really notice a difference. These are great speeds. Nonetheless, it also has wi fi 6c, along with bluetooth 5.2. Both are working as you would expect. No problems in terms of connections and range. I have no issues in terms of the week that ive had this, so thats been good on that front. Okay lets talk about the performance and there are three modes. You can run this in the silent mode, which is pretty silent as it indicates where you hardly hear the fans, if at all, so its very quiet in that mode.

You want to get work done its really good performance mode. You do hear it intermittently in terms of that fan, noise and the performance will be a little bit better and then, finally, the turbo mode where the fans will run constantly and that will give you the most performance – and this is running the amd ryzen. 9. 6900. Hs paired with the amd radeon rx, 6700s and the performance has been very good, as you can see from these benchmarks, its good for microsoft, office, email, web browsing everyday tasks. It worked really well. Media consumption watching netflix, amazon and youtube has been great, especially with that 14 inch display that well get into in a moment, but really for everyday tasks for even for video editing its been very good 4k video editing with premiere pro. I have no complaints. Okay, lets talk about gaming and to me the sweet spot is qhd plus turbo mode on some of the more popular titles, as you can see, did better than when youre in performance mode. Also qhd, plus gaming, cyberpunk 2077 far cry 6. Do maternal games like that? Definitely very playable frame rates, very good performance and, of course this has the mux switch that allows you to switch between the hybrid mode or the discrete graphics mode. Hybrid mode goes between the integrated graphics and the discrete graphics, whereas the discrete graphics mode just strictly uses that and, as you can see, the difference between the two when youre gaming on some of the more popular titles having it on qac plus turbo, with the discrete Gpu is about five percent, better graphics in terms of the performance than you would on the hybrid mode, and i wanted to see how the integrated graphics solution the rd and a2 or the radeon 680m.

How would it perform here on this new version? And, of course, this full hd plus gaming definitely outpaced the integrated solution from last year. The vega 8, as you can see, much better numbers. This is very impressive and it actually outperformed the integrated iris xc graphics that we were so impressed with last year. This actually did better so very impressive stuff with this rd and a2 and when i ran the prime95 stress test to see if this will thermal throttle under heavy load, the cpu, with turbo boost to about 96 degrees celsius in terms of that core temperature, but maintained Very good clock speeds, so, although it does run hot, maintain good performance with very little if any thermal throttling and as far as the surface temperatures are concerned under heavy load, it never got overly hot to the point where you cant touch it. It can get quite warm, but never overly hot and thats good. I think it has to do with that. Ergo lift hinge with the good airflow and the nice venting on this as well, and when it comes to fan noise, the dual fans will kick in, especially when youre in the turbo mode, pretty constant and pretty loud as you can see here. But the good news is when youre in the silent mode, the fans hardly ever if at all, kick in its pretty silent, exactly what it says and then, of course, the performance mode intermittently. It would come on when needed, but it wasnt constant, like it was in the turbo mode.

So the good news is doing everyday tests. Microsoft, office, email, web browsing has remained pretty quiet and thats good. Now this has a 76 watt hour battery and it did 12 hours and two minutes on my continuous web surfing test over wi fi 115, its. So what does that mean in real world mixed usage? You can anticipate anywhere between seven to eight hours, depending on what youre doing remember. Everybodys mileage may vary. So please keep that in mind. Now i did run the test with 120 hertz refresh rate enabled, but if you want to get a little bit better battery life, i would go back down to the 60 hertz which it comes out of the box by the way and youll get about another hour. To two hours again, depending on what youre doing now, if youre gon na do intensive gaming only can expect about one to two hours at most on this. So if youre gon na do any long term, gaming sessions make sure youre plugged in. But if you do find yourself needing to plug in, they do supply you with that 240 watt power adapter. It takes about two hours to give you a full charge, not too bad, and you could also use that usbc, which you can charge up to 100 watts with. That is also available to you as well. Now one of my favorite aspects of this gaming laptop has to be its display, theyre, calling it.

The rog nebula display its a 14 inch wq xga display with a resolution of 2560 by 1600, and yes, that is a 16 to 10 aspect ratio which seems to be the trend in gaming laptops, as well as business laptops and even consumer laptops. The move to 16 to 10 is very real and the benefits with the 16 to 10 aspect ratio means youre going to see more on the display. So, if youre doing work on this productivity, things such as word documents spreadsheets and the like youre going to see the taller nature come into play and itll be much more productive. But, of course, the trade off is youre, going to notice the small black bars on the top and the bottom when consuming media, which has been optimized for 16 to 9. So just bear that in mind, not a huge deal, but something that you need to be aware of now out of the box. This is running at 60. Hertz in terms of the refresh rate, so youll have to go into the advanced display settings to switch it to 120 to get the really smooth scrolling and the really fluid gameplay that you really want to have. Especially on this caliber of display – and i already showed you – the numbers in my unboxing and first look review as you can see, the numbers are excellent. The resolution is 2560 by 1600. The brightness is 447, its despite a 500 claim knits very bright nonetheless, and especially with that anti glare coating.

You really dont notice too much glare and reflections which you love, especially if youre going to game, especially going to get work done as well. Youre. Looking at really deep blacks, good white points, decent contrast, and it also has a very low delta e score of 0.97. What does that mean? It means that this is a color, accurate display. Anything below 2 is considered color accurate, this doesnt disappoint and, if youre a content creator you wont be disappointed as well. Excellent coverage of the color gamut 100 srgb 87 adobe rgb 94 of the dci, p3 wide color gamut and 85 ntsc. So if youre gon na do lightroom photoshop video editing, color grading, this display will definitely get the job done. So this is the front facing camera on the asus rog zephyrus g14, all new for 2022, and yes, it does have a webcam. Unlike the previous models, you do get one now. It is a 720p webcam, 30 frames per second, and it is an ir webcam. That means you can log in with face recognition with windows, hello, thats good. What do you think about the video quality? What do you think about the audio quality for your video conferencing needs your hybrid work needs? Let me know in that comment section below now. The hinges on this laptop are really good. You can actually open this lead with one finger, as you see here now. As far as this ergo lift hinge, what happens is when you lift the lid? You get a raised typing angle, thats, going to be great for your typing experience, itll be really comfortable.

It also helps with the airflow on this laptop and thats, been pretty good. Now, as far as 180 degree hinge, as you see here, allows you to put the screen flat, as you see here, giving you the best viewing angle each and every time now im really liking. This keyboard, as i mentioned last time about 1.5 millimeters or so of key travel, good tactile feedback, and i never felt like my fingers – would bottom out thats been pretty good. Now you cannotice that the white keys against the rgb backlighting sometimes hard to differentiate white on white. So just keep that in mind and it could stand to be a little bit brighter in terms of that rgb lighting and it has a precision glass touch pad that i thought was very responsive. Two finger scrolling worked. Well, all the gestures worked well, it was really a nice responsive, touchpad, no complaints on that front. Now this has quad speakers, and i got ta say its pretty punchy. Audio thats been pretty good, filling up a room rather nicely a little bit more surprising than i initially thought on how good these speakers are. I like what they did with this in terms of the bass, its actually pretty good and in terms of the mids. So for quad speakers, these are really good. Okay lets bring it all home. What do i think about the asus rog zephyrus g14 here for 2022, and i got to say a lot of improvements over the 2021 model.

We have a 14 inch, qhd plus display 120 hertz, three millisecond response time, thats, actually better than last years, model cleaner, design, improved ergonomics, as i mentioned, and you finally have a webcam. Yes, it is an ir webcam, its 720p, and it allows you to log in with windows. Hello would have been nice to have 1080p, but as for a 720p, its not bad, it also has improved power efficiency. I got over 12 hours on my continuous web surfing test over wi fi, seven to eight hours in real world mixed usage and one to two hours. If youre going to do any intensive gaming, i like the fact that you get these surprisingly good quad speakers, upgradable, ram and ssd and of course it is more powerful than the 2021 model. Now, the negatives here the ssd speeds, although they are gen 4 youre, not getting true gen 4 speeds more akin to gen 3 speeds, which is a little bit of a negative, not too bad in terms of real world usage. Of course, you wont notice, really a difference and it runs hot, getting as high as 96 degrees celsius and the fans will run constant in the turbo mode and they can get pretty loud. The good news is theyre, pretty quiet in fact, theyre pretty silent in the silent mode and not too bad in the performance mode, but my time with the g14 has been a great experience. I highly recommend this if youre looking for a thin and light gaming laptop.

This is a big improvement over the 2021 model and i highly recommend it. So what do you think about this bad boy? The g14 here for 2022, and this beautiful moon white finish? Is i think, what they call it very clean? Looking, as i mentioned in the last video love this pattern now, this doesnt have that animatrix display uh. You can get it with that. It adds a few more millimeters, a little bit more uh thickness to the device. Um, so just bear that in mind, but it does look nice, but i like this clean understated, look not gaudy like some other gaming laptops. This is a very portable laptop, especially considering this is packing that amd ryzen 9 under the hood, its a 6900 hs. Its got the radeon rx 6700s and that is equivalent to a 3060 gpu and, as you saw from the numbers very good now it has the integrated rdna, graphics, the radeon 680m, and that has been great as well uh, very good in terms of performance when you Disable the discrete gpu it did really well now. This does have a mux switch, so you can go with that dedicated graphics only, and that gives you a little bit more power. I would say about five percent more power than on the hybrid mode, which is what it comes out in default, but really good so far battery life over 12 hours on my test 78 hours in real world mixed usage, one to two hours and gaming.

As i mentioned, and that was all done with the 120 hertz refresh rate enabled and then of course that has a three millisecond response time. If you want better battery life, go down to the 60 hertz for another hour to two hours more in terms of the battery now, as far as the display is concerned, im absolutely loving the display 14 inches qhd plus resolution thats 2560 by 1600. As i mentioned fast refresh rate three millisecond response time, very, very good, its also very bright. Now i measured 447 nits. Others have gotten a little bit higher again. Everybodys will vary a little bit, but the takeaway is its a bright display. They claim 500 nits. I got close to that 447. As i mentioned thats good enough. It does have an anti glare coating on it to help reduce reflections and glare and thats, always good, especially when youre gaming and doing work and, of course, its a 16 to 10 aspect ratio, which has been the trend here in 2022 and especially a gaming laptop. So were seeing the 16 to 10 and that seems to be the way theyre going now. As far as pricing is concerned, i picked mine up at best buy for sixteen hundred and fifty dollars which to me, i think, is a group good price for what youre getting good performance, good battery life. Of course, depending what youre doing now, it does run kind of hot 96 degrees celsius.

I saw the maximum fans will ramp up, especially in turbo mode. They will be constant and they will be loud, but you get great performance out of it. Now you can go down to the silent mode, less performance, but it is a quiet experience. If you want to get work done with this laptop, you wont have that issue. Performance mode has actually been pretty quiet as well. Fans will come on intermittently when needed again. I want to know what you think. Let me know in the comment section below so please hit the like button. Please subscribe. Please share this video dont forget to leave a comment in that comment section below. Let me know how im doing. Let me know if theres a device or something out there, you think i should review ill, do my best to try to make that happen. Dont forget to check me out on facebook, twitter, instagram and, of course, my website amd techreviews.

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