Promo €999 Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA401QC-150W, 14″ 2.5K 120Hz DCI-P3 gaming laptop, easy to carry on the go for 10 hours under Ryzen 7 and RTX 3050

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Our opinion on the Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA401QC-150W

Easy to transport, the versatile gaming laptop Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA401QC-150W with an autonomy of 7 hours suitable for studying benefits from a 14-inch high definition high fidelity 2.5K DCI-P3 IPS anti-glare screen with a frequency of 120Hz improves fluidity in games, a backlit keyboard, a biometric fingerprint reader and Wi-Fi 6 connectivity. This thin and light compact gray Windows 11 laptop, whose responsiveness is reinforced by the fast 512 GB SSD storage, is based on 16 GB of RAM, a processor AMD Octo Core Ryzen 7 5800H Cezanne as well as a high-performance GeForce RTX 3050 ray tracing NVIDIA Ampere graphics card suitable for games that are not too demanding and which accelerates multimedia processing.

Features of the Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA401QC-150W

Screen(s) 14'' WQHD 2.5K LED IPS 120Hz 100% DCI-P3 Pantone (2560×1440, anti-glare)
Processor AMD Ryzen 7 5800HS Cezanne (2.8 GHz, 8 cores, 35W)
Installed RAM (max) 16 GB (soldered) DDR4 3200 MHz (32 GB)
Graphic card NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3050 4GB dedicated GDDR6 (1600MHz @60W, 75W boost), Radeon Vega 8 integrated into the processor and Optimus
Storage 512GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4)
Connections 2 USB 3.2 (Gen1) + 2 USB 3.2 Type-C (Gen2), HDMI 2.0b
Network 6-axis Wi-Fi (2×2), Bluetooth 5.2
Backlit Keyboard Yes
Numeric keypad
Windows Hello Yes, via fingerprint reader
Audio system 2 speakers (2 x 2.5W + tweeter 2 x 2.07W) Dolby Atmos Smart Amp
Operating system Windows 11 64-bit
Announced autonomy / Battery 10 hours / Li-Ion 4 cells 76Whr
Weight / Dimensions (mm) 1.6 Kg / 324 x 222 x 17.9mm

The Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA401QC-150W faces the competition

The Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA401QC-150W is currently displayed in promotion at Asus France and offers a configuration/price ratio interesting for its category where it is one of the least expensive to offer such a high-performance graphics solution with a screen with such high frequency and definition and such faithful colors.

If this Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA401QC-150W does not meet all your criteria, you will find in our guide Gaming laptop other configurations to play with a similar budget. For the same budget, choose the model with the most powerful graphics card, it will have the greatest impact on performance.

Need a student laptop? Check out our guide.

Chassis, connections, screen of the Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA401QC-150W

Cooled by ROG Intelligent Cooling technology via 2 n-Blade fans (81 blades), heat pipes and air vents, this versatile gamer-oriented and creative laptop adopts an original and discreet gamer look with its gray design with effects on the shell and angular lines.

This creative gaming laptop PC has good connectivity including 2 USB-C (compared to 1 maximum usually), Wi-Fi 6 axis and Bluetooth 5.2 wireless modules for remote connections and communications, an audio port, an output practical HDMI video to easily connect it to a TV or a monitor for example but also 2 USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible) ensuring transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if you connect USB 3.0 devices .

Those who wish can authenticate biometrically through Windows Hello technology and the integrated fingerprint reader.

If you need to better distinguish the keys of the chiclet keyboard, simply activate its backlighting system.

Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA401QC-150W

A major advantage of this configuration, the screen will appeal to those looking for a High Definition High Fidelity panel with its 2.5K definition superior to Full HD and its DCI-P3 colorimetry.
Suitable for videos due to its 16:9 format, the screen also benefits from significant viewing angles, both horizontally and vertically.
Furthermore, the screen adopts a frequency of 120Hz higher than the standard 60Hz, which reinforces overall fluidity, including in games.
As it is anti-reflective, the screen is also more readable than a shiny panel in a bright environment (e.g. outdoors).

Performance, battery life of the Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA401QC-150W

The Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA401QC-150W may appeal to those who wish to acquire a versatile, high-performance compact nomadic laptop geared toward gaming and creation.

Its battery life is around 10 hours in light use. Enough to appeal to nomads and those looking for a Student laptopespecially since it is easy to transport because it is compact, thin and light.

To offer such autonomy, this laptop PC relies on a high capacity battery. But also NVIDIA Optimus technology.
Optimus favors as much as possible operation on the Radeon Vega 8 graphics solution inserted in the processor while its performance is low because it consumes little energy which promotes autonomy.

Optimus actually determines in real time the level of graphics resources needed based on the tasks performed by the user. When the Radeon Vega 8 proves insufficient, Optimus automatically activates the dedicated GeForce RTX 3050 graphics card.

More demanding and powerful than the Radeon Vega 8, the GeForce RTX 3050 ray tracing is a dedicated NVIDIA Ampere graphics card capable of running games that are not too demanding on 3D resources. Concessions are obviously necessary to run the greatest number of games. Because a greater number of calculations are necessary in 2.5K than in Full HD, which results in a lower number of fps.

Creative people will appreciate the GeForce RTX 3050 because under software using GPU computing power, it accelerates multimedia processing. This is for example the case under Adobe Premiere/Photosho, VSDC or Vegas.

The Radeon Vega 8 takes place in the AMD Ryzen 7 5800HS Octo Core processor Cezannehere supported by 16 GB of RAM to deliver good general performance.

This core deploys its potential under software using multi-cores and RAM, such as photo editing or video editing.
Keep in mind that we are dealing here with an older generation processor, less efficient than a more recent Ryzen 5 7535HS Hexa Core.

On the storage side we find a 512 GB SSD, like many models (including more expensive ones) on the market.
If of course we need additional space we can extend it using an external storage module. In this case, choosing a USB 3.0/USB-C device is a wise option to benefit from fast transfers.

Still, an SSD is more robust than a hard drive but also consumes less energy, is quieter and much faster.
In practice, thanks to the SSD, starts/stops, processing and launches of games/software occur faster than with a hard drive, and you can access online game cards more quickly.

As for heating and noise, they are high when this versatile gaming and creation-oriented laptop PC is pushed hard (e.g.: games, processing).
Associate a ventilated support allows you to limit your temperatures (remember to check the dimensions!).

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