Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402RJ-009W, 14 “AMD Rembrandt and RX 6700S thin and light gaming laptop 7h

Our review of the Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402RJ-009W

Compact, thin and light, the creative gaming laptop Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402RJ-009W nomad with its 7-hour battery life under Windows 11 is able to run latest games thanks to its AMD Radeon RX 6700S graphics card, which also speeds up processing like the AMD Rembrandt Octo Core Ryzen 7 6800HS processor and 16GB of powerful DDR5 RAM. Equipped with a fast 512 GB SSD storage that enhances its responsiveness, this versatile multimedia laptop is designed for gaming and benefits from a 14-inch IPS 16 / 10th Full HD anti-reflective display that enhances the speed of gaming with its frequency at 144Hz, an RGB backlit keyboard, an infrared webcam for face recognition or even connection with Wi-Fi ax and USB-C (but without Thunderbolt).

Best known price: 1699 €

Features of the Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402RJ-009W

Screen (s) 15.6 ” Full HD + LED IPS 144Hz 16/10. 400cd / m² 72% NTSC thin edges (1920 × 1200, anti-reflective / matte)
Processor AMD Ryzen 7 6800HS Rembrandt (8 cores, 3.2 GHz, TDP 35W)
Installed RAM (max.) 16 GB (8 GB soldered + 8 GB) DDR5 4800 MHz (64 GB), 1 slot (busy)
Graphics card NVIDIA RDNA2 Radeon RX 6700S 8GB GDDR6 dedicated (100W), Radeon 680M integrated in processor
Storage 512 GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4)
stik 2 USB 3.2 (Gen2) + 2 USB 3.2 Type-C (Gen2), HDMI 2.0b, microSD
Network Wi-Fi 6E axis (2 × 2), Bluetooth 5.2
Backlit keyboard Yes, RGB, N-Key Rollover
Numeric keypad
Windows Hi Yes, via 720p infrared webcam
Sound system 4 Dolby Atmos speakers
Operating system Windows 11 64 bit
Announced autonomy / battery 7 hours / Li-Polymer 4 cells 76Wh
Weight / dimensions (mm) 1.65 kg / 312 x 227 x 18.5

Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402RJ-009W against the competition

The Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402RJ-009W is out right now for sale by Cdiscount and is ranked as one of the few in its category for being so compact and lightweight, but also for integrating a graphics card as well as a processor as newer and more powerful.

If this Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402RJ-009W does not meet all your criteria, you will find other configurations to play with a similar budget on our gaming laptop guide. For the same budget, choose the model with the most powerful graphics card, it will have the biggest impact on performance.

Chassis, connectors, monitor Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402RJ-009W

With its thin and bright black design with angular lines, it has a discreet look while using gamer codes.

Its cooling is provided by ROG Intelligent Cooling technology using a steam chamber solution with 2 Arc Flow fans (84 curved blades), heating pipes and air outlets.

This creative gaming laptop is well-equipped for connectivity with its 2 USB-C (but not Thunderbolt), its Bluetooth 5.2 wireless modules and Wi-Fi 6E ax (newer and more efficient than Wi-Fi ac) to communicate and connect remotely, its convenient HDMI video output to easily connect it to a TV or monitor, e.g. its audio port or its 2 USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible) guarantees transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if USB 3.0 peripherals are connected to it.

Because the webcam is equipped with infrared technology, it is possible to authenticate by face recognition using Windows Hello technology.

The Chiclet keyboard can, of course, be backlit, which is handy for better distinguishing its keys in the dark.

Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402RJ-009W

To appeal to gamers, the screen uses a frequency of 144Hz, higher than the standard 60Hz, which improves gaming agility. The screen also has both horizontal and vertical viewing angles thanks to its IPS technology. The screen is also very suitable for displaying High Definition content due to its Full HD definition while its 16/10. format makes it more comfortable in height than standard 16/9. As it is anti-reflective, the screen also provides better visibility than a glossy panel in a bright environment (eg outdoors).

Performance, autonomy of Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402RJ-009W

The Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402RJ-009W is aimed at those who want to acquire a compact, nomadic laptop that is still effective in gaming and creation.

It is capable of running the latest games because it integrates the advanced Radeon RX 6700S AMD RDNA2 dedicated graphics card.

In addition to gamers, the Radeon RX 6700S will be of interest to creators as it speeds up processing under software that uses GPU computing power, such as Adobe Premiere / Photoshop or Sony Vegas, but the acceleration is less than with the GPU equivalent of NVIDIA.

In any case, depending on the tasks performed, an automatic real-time switch is made between the Radeon RX 6700S and the Radeon 680M.

Radeon 680M is directly integrated in the processor, an AMD Rembrandt APU (Accelerated Processing Unit) Ryzen 7 6800HS Octo Core combined with 16 GB DDR5 RAM, which delivers total power that is able to appeal to demanding users.

Especially creative will especially appreciate that this core provides much faster processing than a Quad / Hexa Core and 8 GB DDR4, and the difference is especially noticeable in areas that use CPU and RAM resources when using multicore, such as photo editing, video editing or 3D rendering.

This core, which also supports the Radeon RX 6700S really well in games, is also connected to SSD storage, whose capacity of 512 GB is equivalent to what standard hard drives offer.

Fortunately, an SSD offers several advantages over a simple hard drive: greater robustness, lower power consumption, silent operation, or even greater speed.

Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402RJ-009W

Best known price: 1699 €

In practice, thanks to the SSD, we can get to online gaming cards faster than with, for example, a hard drive, while launching games / software, processing and start / stop is much faster.

In the event that the 512 GB SSD would be too tight, we can of course rely on an external storage device, such as a USB-C / USB 3.0 device to take advantage of fast transfers.

Finally, on the autonomous side, you can count on about 7 hours of battery life in light use of this versatile multimedia-maker-oriented gaming laptop, which sounds and warms up when pressed vigorously (e.g. games, treatments).

A ventilated support can be used if necessary to limit temperatures (remember to check the goals carefully!).

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