The ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14
is one of the most talked about gaming laptops of the year for good reason - it packs the AMD Ryzen 9 4900HS
mobile CPU in a tiny package. And that package is one of the coolest looking laptops in years -- with modern design touches and a seriously cool animated lid. Yeah. But there's a problem.
The 14-inch ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 runs hot, real hot.
Right so the big thing here is the fact that this is powered by a AMD Ryzen 9 4900HS mobile processor paired with a NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 mobile GPU – and if you skip to the next section, Gaming Performance, you’ll notice that AMD has just entered the laptop game in a way that feels similar to its recent successes in the desktop realm. But as the intro highlights, AMD’s offering (at least here in the Zephyrus G14) runs warm – as in above 93-degrees for most of our time benchmarking and gaming. Peaking at 96.8. Paired with loud fans and some serious heat being pumped out of the side-exhausts, it extends to the keyboard too. On what is a relatively small 14-inch rig, it’s disappointing.
Our Full ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 Review