Asus Rog Zephyrus G14 GA401IV-BS96WH (14 Inch QHD 60Hz/AMD Ryzen 9 4900HS/Nvidia RTX 2060 Max-Q 6GB Graphics/16GB RAM/1TB SSD/Windows 10 Pro)8.4/10 (Expert Score)
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Laptop Review: Asus Rog Zephyrus G14 GA401IV-BS96WH
The Asus Rog Zephyrus G14 GA401IV-BS96WH is powered by the AMD Ryzen 9 4900HS and Nvidia RTX 2060 Max-Qwith 6 GB VRAM and Vega 8 Graphics (4000/5000 Series). Other key specs include 16GB of RAM and 1 TB SSD. The Display here is a 14 Inch 2560x1440 QHD Panel. Thanks to its 8 cores and 16 Threads and portable chassis it is a great laptop for content creators on the move like photographers and Filmmakers. The 60Hz QHD screen and RTX 2060 Max-Q makes it a decent laptop for gaming.
The Asus Rog Zephyrus G14 GA401IV-BS96WH is powered by the AMD Ryzen 9 4900HS which when compared to its previous generation, the 4900HS sees almost 2x improvement in performance. The AMD Ryzen 9 4900Hs when compared to its intel counterpart the 4900HS is comparable to i9-10980HK. On the Graphics end of the game, the RTX 2060 Max-Q performance is similar to that of the GTX 1660Ti mobile. The RTX 2060 Max-Q is best suited for Gaming at 1080p with ultra settings but we don’t recommend the use of ray tracing for most games capable of playing most AAA titles at 1080p with 100+ FPS or at 1440p with 60+ FPS. The RAM and storage of the are configured at 16GB and 1TB SSD. The 16GB DDR4 RAM runs in dual-channel at 3200 MHz there is one SO-DIMM slot which is occupied. The 1TB of storage here is an M.2 NVMe SSD.
Design and Build Quality
Asus Rog Zephyrus G14 GA401IV-BS96WH 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 GA401IV-BS96WH 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 GA401IV-BS96WH 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.
Display: 60Hz FHD (AU Optronics B140QAN02.3)
The FHD panel on the Asus Rog Zephyrus G14 GA401IV-BS96WH 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:AU Optronics B140QAN02.3
- Coverage: 94% sRGB | 70% AdobeRGB | 69% DCI P3;
- Measured Gamma: 2.40;
- Max brightness: 270 Nits;
- Contrast Ratio: 1700:1;
- Colour Temperature: 7100 K;
- Black on max brightness: 0.16 cd/m2;
- PWM Flickering: No;
Specification: Asus Rog Zephyrus G14 GA401IV-BS96WH (14 Inch QHD 60Hz/AMD Ryzen 9 4900HS/Nvidia RTX 2060 Max-Q 6GB Graphics/16GB RAM/1TB SSD/Windows 10 Pro)