Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA401IH-HE012TS (14 Inch FHD 120Hz/AMD Ryzen 5 4600HS/Nvidia GTX 1650 4GB Graphics/8 GB RAM/512 GB SSD/Windows 10)7.3/10 (Expert Score)
- CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 4600HS | 6 Core | 12 Thread | 8MB of Total L3 Cache | 3 GHz | 4 GHz
- RAM: 8GB of RAM | DDR4 3200MHz | Dual Channel 1x SO-DIMM slot
- Storage: 512GB SSD | 1x M.2 Slot
- GPU: Nvidia GTX 1650 Mobile, 4 GB VRAM | AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (4000/5000 Series)
- Display: 14 Inch | FHD (1920 x 1080) | 120 Hz
- Battery: 76 Watt Hour
- Operating System:Windows 10
- Ports: 2x USB 3 Type C | 2x USB 3.0 (Type-A) | HDMI | Rj- 45 Ethernet Jack | 1x Micro SD Card Reader | 3.5 mm Combo Audio Jack
- Other Features: Keyboard: Backlit, Chicklet Style | Weight:1.7 Kg | Additional Features: Bluetooth 5, Wifi 6
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Laptop Review: ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 GA401IH-HE012TS
The ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 GA401IH-HE012TS is powered by the AMD Ryzen 5 4600HS and Nvidia GTX 1650 Mobile with 4 GB VRAM and AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (4000/5000 Series). Other key specs include 8GB of RAM and 512GB SSD. The Display here is a 14 Inch FHD (1920 x 1080) Panel. The ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 GA401IH-HE012TS is a great laptop for almost everyone. The only issue here is the 8GB RAM but you can easily upgrade it. Thanks to its 6 cores and 12 Threads and portable chassis it is a great laptop for content creators on the move like photographers and Filmmakers. The 120Hz screen and GTX 1650 makes it a decent laptop for gaming.
Design and Build Quality
ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 GA401IH-HE012TS 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 air-flow. Now considering its built quality and performance the device is surprisingly light and weighs in at 1.6 Kg.
- 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
You can remove the bottom panel of the ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 GA401IH-HE012TS 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
- WLAN module below m.2 SSD
Keyboard and Trackpad
The ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 GA401IH-HE012TS has a chicklet style backlight keyboard. The Numpad is missing on this one and the typing experience is above average. The trackpad on the other hand has a smooth glass surface with windows precision drivers is great for day-to-day use which feels extra smooth thanks to the 120Hz screen.
Display: 120Hz FHD (CEC PA LM140LF-1F01)
The FHD panel on the ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 GA401IH-HE012TS 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 decent color coverage with reasonably high brightness for outdoor use.
- Panel HardwareID: CEC PA LM140LF-1F01
- Coverage: 91.5% sRGB | 66% AdobeRGB | 71% DCI P3;
- Measured Gamma: 2.20;
- Max brightness: 300 Nits;
- Contrast Ratio: 1191:1;
- Colour Temperature: 7200 K;
- Black on max brightness: 0.28 cd/m2;
- PWM Flickering: No;
- Response Time: 43 ms
ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 GA401IH-HE012TS powered by the 6 core AMD Ryzen 5 4600HS is almost 2 times as powerful when compared with its last-gen counterparts and the 4600HS is comparable to the 9th Gen i7 9750H in terms of performance. The RAM and storage of theASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 GA401IH-HE012TS are configured at 8 GB and 512B SSD. The 8GB DDR4 RAM runs in single-channel at 3200 there is one SO-DIMM slot available and is upgradable up to 24GB. The 512GB of storage here is an M.2 NVMe SSD.
Battery: 76 Watt Hour
The 76-watt hour battery on the ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 GA401IH-HE012TS 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.
Specification: Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA401IH-HE012TS (14 Inch FHD 120Hz/AMD Ryzen 5 4600HS/Nvidia GTX 1650 4GB Graphics/8 GB RAM/512 GB SSD/Windows 10)