Asus reveals two new ROG Zephyrus laptops with 2.5K and 3K OLED screens

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ASUS has taken a bold step in redesigning its flagship gaming laptops, the ROG Zephyrus G14 and G16, bringing a perfect blend of performance and a sophisticated gamer aesthetic. The most significant change lies in the new CNC-machined aluminum chassis, featuring clean minimalist lines and a stiffer, more durable construction. Both models are now smaller, up to 4mm thinner, and lighter by up to 0.3 pounds compared to the previous generation.

The keycaps of the new Zephyrus models are 12 percent larger, and the interior accommodates 20 percent larger speakers. ASUS has opted for a stylish approach, replacing excessive RGB lighting with a single white LED strip across the lid, available in Eclipse Gray or Platinum White.


The ROG Zephyrus G14 is powered by Ryzen R9, while the ROG Zephyrus G16 offers Intel® Core Ultra 9

A major enhancement comes in the form of the display, making the Zephyrus G14 and G16 the first ROG laptops to feature OLED panels. The G14 boasts a 3K 120Hz screen, while the G16 offers a 2.5K 240Hz option, both with 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 exude a sophisticated visual appeal, with a subtle white LED strip on the lid.

ASUS has tailored the hardware based on the size of the new Zephyrus models. Asus equips the Zephyrus G14 with AMD Ryzen 8000 series processors and up to NVIDIA RTX 4070 graphics, while the larger G16 features an Intel Core Ultra 9 chip with up to an RTX 4090 GPU. Both versions max out at 32GB of DDR5X RAM. Variances include a microSD card reader on the G14 and a full-size option on the G16, along with a larger 90Whr battery on the G14. Notably, ASUS introduces its Slim Power jack as the default charging port, resembling USB-C in reversibility but with a slightly boxier connector.

The laptops feature a solid set of ports, including a full-size HDMI 2.1 socket. While ASUS missed incorporating support for Wi-Fi 7, the prevalence of Wi-Fi 6e compensates for it. ASUS plans to release both the G14 and G16 in black and silver colors, with the official sale expected to commence in February. Although ASUS hasn’t disclosed the pricing details yet, you can expect updates right here as more information becomes available.

Asus Zephyrus G14
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