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Asus Rog Zephyrus G14 (2021) GA401QM-DS98 (14 Inch 120Hz QHD/AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS/Nvidia RTX 3060 6GB Graphics/32GB RAM/1TB SSD/Windows 10 Home)

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  • CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 5900Hs | 8 Cores | 16 Threads | 16MB of L3 Cache | 3.3 GHz Base Clock | 4.6 GHz of Boost Clock
  • RAM: 32GB RAM | DDR4 3200 MHz |
  • Storage: 1 TB SSD
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 6 GB VRAM | Vega 8 Graphics (4000 Series)
  • Display: 14 Inches | 2560x1440 QHD | 120 Hz |
  • Battery: 76 Watt Hour
  • Operating System:Windows 10
  • Keyboard: Backlit | Chicklet Style
  • Weight:1.6 Kg
  • Ports: 2x USB 3.0 Type-C | 2x USB 3.0 (Type-A) | HDMI | 3.5 mm Combo Audio Jack
  • Upgradability: 1x M.2 Slot | 1x SO-DIMM slot
  • Other Features: Bluetooth 5.0, Stereo speakers, Wifi 6
  • Laptop Model: Asus Rog Zephyrus G14 (2021) GA401QM-DS98
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Laptop Review: Asus Rog Zephyrus G14 (2021) GA401QM-DS98

The Asus Rog Zephyrus G14 (2021) GA401QM-DS98 is powered by the AMD Ryzen 9 5900Hs and Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 6 GB VRAM and Vega 8 Graphics (4000 Series). Other key specs include 32GB RAM and 1 TB SSD. The Display here is a 14 Inches 2560x1440 QHD Panel.

Performance

Asus Rog Zephyrus G14 (2021) GA401QM-DS98 is powered by AMD Ryzen 9 5900Hs CPU the eight-core processor is a high-performance CPU targeted towards high-end gaming and content creator market and in the early 2021 beats every single mainstream CPU by Intel even beating its desktop offerings.

Design and Build Quality

Asus Rog Zephyrus G14 (2021) GA401QM-DS98 Asus Rog Zephyrus G14 (2021) GA401QM-DS98 has a magnesium-aluminum chassis with a smooth finish with a slight texture that hides fingerprints. The Back of the device has 1215 mini LEDs which are programable which gives it a unique look. The chassis is quite rigid and feels quite solid. The lid has very little flex and when you open the lid the hinge lifts the base of the laptop which allows for better airflow. Now considering its built quality and performance the device is surprisingly light and weighs in at 1.6 Kg.

Ports:

  • 1x 3.5mm combo audio jack
  • 1x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C
  • 2x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A
  • 1x Type C USB 3.2 Gen
  • Display Port 1.4
  • 1x HDMI 2.0b

Upgradability:

You can remove the bottom panel of the Asus Rog Zephyrus G14 (2021) GA401QM-DS98 can be removed easily once you remove the 14 Philips head-screws. This will allow you to access the following:

  • 1x SODIMM slot
  • 1x M.2 SSD
  • Battery
  • WLAN module below m.2 SSD

Keyboard and Trackpad

The Asus Rog Zephyrus G14 (2021) GA401QM-DS98 has a chicklet style backlight keyboard. The Numpad is missing on this one and the typing experience is above average. With the keys having a decent travel distance and a very clear actuation point. The trackpad on the other hand has a smooth glass surface with windows precision drivers is great for day-to-day use.

Display: 120Hz QHD ()

Asus Rog Zephyrus G14 (2021) GA401QM-DS98 120Hz QHD Display

Asus Rog Zephyrus G14 (2021) GA401QM-DS98 120Hz QHD Display

The QHD panel on the Asus Rog Zephyrus G14 (2021) GA401QM-DS98 has a 120Hz Refresh rate and doesn’t suffer from and noticeable issues such as backlight bleeding and PWM flickering. The display here has a Great color coverage with reasonably high brightness for outdoor use.

Display Specs:

  • Coverage: 100% sRGB Pantone validated

Battery: 76 Watt Hour

The 76-watt hour battery on the Asus Rog Zephyrus G14 (2021) GA401QM-DS98 should give you about 15 hours of battery life while browsing the web. Under maximum load, it should last you about 2-3 hours at max brightness. On the other hand with its 180-watt power adapter, you won’t lose any battery while charging through the DC adapter and you can get a full charge in about 2.5 hours which is a little slow however if you are planning to charge the device via the USB-C port you might lose battery while charging.

8.7Expert Score
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CPU
9.8
CPU Single Core
9.4
CPU Multi Core
9.3
RAM
9.5
Storage
9
GPU Perentile
9.2
GPU Benchmark
7.8
Battery
8
Cooling
8.5
Keyboard and Trackpad
9
Display
10
Ports
7.5
Design
9.5
Upgradability
5

Specification: Asus Rog Zephyrus G14 (2021) GA401QM-DS98 (14 Inch 120Hz QHD/AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS/Nvidia RTX 3060 6GB Graphics/32GB RAM/1TB SSD/Windows 10 Home)

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