ASUSTEK Computer system Inc., brief: Asus [ EɪSUːS] (Chinese 華碩 電腦/ 华硕 华硕, Pinyin Huáshùo Diànnǎo) is a large Taiwanese producer of hardware based in Taipei. The company is normally known under the brand name ASUS. The business s shares are traded under the Stock Exchange 2357 at the Taiwan Stock Market and also under ASKD at the London Stock Market. In January 2008, the firm was separated right into the 3 lawfully independent Asus, Pegatron and Unihan business devices. The firm uses desktops, laptops, netbooks, cellphones, network gadgets, monitors, WLAN routers, projectors, motherboards, graphics cards, optical storage media, multimedia Products, Peripherals, Wearables, Servers, Workstations, as well as Tablet Computers. The company is also an original tools. After sales from 2019, Asus is the globe s sixth largest PC supplier with a market share of even more than 5 percent.
The last year was characterized by the launch of the new generation consoles. The PlayStation 5 and the Xbox Series X | S have dominated the attention of millions of players around the world. However, in this same period of time a new line of graphic cards and processors arrived at the market, which caused users of PC to update their preference platform with more powerful equipment and with the requirements That this industry demands. Although when we talk about desktop computers this is reduced to buying a couple of additional components, those enjoying the laptops dedicated to video games have to basically acquire a new product.
At the beginning of the year I had the opportunity to try a Asus Rog Zephyrus G14 GA401IV, which offers an RTX 2060, a good proposal for the market, and that is still a valid option for many. However, the industry has evolved, and this means that a new model is now available. The 2021 version, known as the GA401QM 2021, of this laptop Gaming not only now offers an RTX 3060, but has a modern GPU, and a series of modifications, both indoor and outdoor, which are worthwhile.
Power in a small space
One of the greatest attractiveness of the Asus Rog Zephyrus G14 is its compactibility. Unlike other laptops to play, this line of products is easy to carry, not uncomfortable and its weight is basically non-existent. This is a section where there are no substantial changes between the GA401IV model and its updated version, which is very good. The GA401QM 2021 still weighs 1.6 kg, something surprising considering that a larger and more powerful graphic card is included. In the same way, we continue we have only 17.9 mm thick.
Regarding its design, we still find a model with a white finish that gives you the technological touch that everyone wants to boast, but this time a new prismatic design is also available as well as a variant in a pretty elegant black tone. We continue without finding RGB lights, which can be a disappointment for some. On the right side we find a USB 3.2 Type-C port with a 1.4 and PD display, and two USB 3.2 GEN TYPE-A. There is also room to place a Kensington close. On the left side you can expect another port 3.2 gene 2 Type-C, which is compatible with a DisplayPort 1.4 and Power Delivery, a HDMI port 2.0b, a 3.5 mm audio input and the proprietary power cord connector. The audio still has intelligent 2 × 2.5 W horns, AMP technology and 2 × 0.7W Tweeter. The battery is still 76 Whr, and the 180W adapter.
Outside the new color, externally, GA401QM 2021 is basically the same as GA401IV. However, their greatest differences are found once we go to their components.
One of the biggest changes that the new model offers us, is your screen. The GA401QM 2021 has an FHD that has increased from 120 Hz to 144 Hz with a 100% SRGB colors, validated by Pantone and come with Adaptive Sync. Although the resolution is 1080p, there is the possibility of increasing this until 1440p, as long as you are in accordance with a reduced HZ rate. Once again, this means that the whole screen is used to offer a high resolution and a first-class game experience, this at the expense of a space to have a frontal webcam, something that, considering the current situation, seems a decision strange. However, taking into account the use that many give this type of products, this has more positive results than negative.
Now, the part that many have been waiting for. The GA401QM 2021 calls a lot of attention, since, despite its small size, hides a graphic monster. On this occasion we find a graphic card of Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060, which will make all the games of this generation see even much better compared to a PS5 or Xbox series X | s. Similarly, a CPU AMD Cezanne R9-5900HS is integrated, in this way the laptop is able to run everything you want quickly, without problems and offering an incomparable quality with other products of this style. Along with this, we can enjoy 32 GB of memory and an SSD of 1 TB of M.2 NVME PCIe 3.0.
RTX 3060 underway
All these improvements sound very well on paper. An RTX 3060 is greater than 2060 in more than just its numbers. However, what does all this mean when starting? Well, I think you do not need to say it, but basically all the games look and run a lot, but much better. Again, I started with the classics, such as Call of Duty: Warzone and League of Legends, titles that reach 60Fps without problems in a resolution of 1080p. The upper refresh rate is a blessing in Battle Royale, especially in the most complicated moments of a game. This is the basic performance with the available configuration when leaving the box. However, the AMD Cezanne R9-5900HS does wonders at the time of experimenting with the options available.
Depending on the game, you can change different options, and the way you decide to configure each section is highly free. Usually the highest performance requires more power on the part of your PC, which means that some sections suffer. However, this is not the case with the GA401QM 2021. Since having several open games at the same time, until performing different busy tasks, it seems that there is nothing that this computer, your CPU and all its components are not able to achieve.
Next to the classics, I could also experience new world (you can check our gameplay captured in this laptop here), marvel s Avengers, Horizon Zero Dawn, Doom Eternal, Forza Horizon 4 and age of empires IV (you can check our gameplay captured in this laptop Here), all in its highest configurations, and there was not a single moment where this laptop was disappointed with its performance. However, and as it happens with this type of product, the PC is easily heated by causing long game sessions using the keyboard are somewhat annoying. Temperatures do not reach the degree of burning or anything like that, and they are simply reduced to just being an inconvenience.
Now, the most important point for some is the price, and the ASUS ROG ZEPHYRUS G14 GA401QM 2021 is not cheap. At a price of $ 49,999 pesos, this is a product that may be difficult to recommend. Currently a computer with an RTX 2060 is still worthwhile and it will be enough to run most of the games in the market. Although having an RTX 3060 and an AMD Cezanne R9-5900HS already included are the point of sale that truly draw attention, there is no something in the current market that requires having this power to function in the most optimal way.
If you are intended to be part of the PC Master Race, but do not have the space that a homemade PC requires, the Asus Rog Zephyrus G14 line is your best option today. The new GA401QM 2021 is a small laptop that hides a gigantic power, and something that, if you have the money available, you should not miss.