ASUS is stepping up its game. They’re revamping their top-tier gaming laptops, the ROG Zephyrus G14 and G16. The redesign is a beautiful fusion of high performance and a sleek gamer aesthetic.
The most noticeable change? A new CNC-machined aluminum chassis. It’s got a clean, minimalist look and is sturdier and more durable. Both models have slimmed down, too. They’re up to 4mm thinner and lighter by up to 0.3 pounds compared to their predecessors.
The new Zephyrus models have some other cool features. The keycaps are 12 percent larger, and the interior has 20 percent larger speakers. ASUS has ditched the over-the-top RGB lighting for a single white LED strip across the lid. You can get it in Eclipse Gray or Platinum White.
Now, let’s talk power. The ROG Zephyrus G14 runs on Ryzen R9, while the ROG Zephyrus G16 packs an Intel® Core Ultra 9.
The display? It’s a game-changer. The Zephyrus G14 and G16 are the first ROG laptops to feature OLED panels. The G14 sports a 3K 120Hz screen, while the G16 has a 2.5K 240Hz option. Both have 16:10 aspect ratios, VESA DisplayHDR True Black 500 certification, NVIDIA G-Sync support, and a rapid 0.2ms gray-to-gray response time. The laptops look pretty slick, with a subtle white LED strip on the lid.
ASUS has customized the hardware for each new Zephyrus model. The Zephyrus G14 comes with AMD Ryzen 8000 series processors and up to NVIDIA RTX 4070 graphics. The larger G16 has an Intel Core Ultra 9 chip with up to an RTX 4090 GPU. Both max out at 32GB of DDR5X RAM. There are a few differences, though. The G14 has a microSD card reader and a larger 90Whr battery. The G16 has a full-size card reader. ASUS is also introducing its Slim Power jack as the default charging port. It’s like USB-C, but a bit boxier.
The laptops have a solid set of ports, including a full-size HDMI 2.1 socket. They don’t support Wi-Fi 7, but they do have Wi-Fi 6e. ASUS plans to release both the G14 and G16 in black and silver. They’re expected to go on sale in February. ASUS hasn’t shared the pricing details yet, but we’ll keep you updated as we learn more.