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ASUS ROG Announces the Zephyrus G14 and the Zephyrus G15 for Powerful, Ultra-Portable Gaming

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ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced the new Zephyrus
G14 and Zephyrus G15 gaming notebooks, bringing unprecedented power to
an ultra-slim form factor for portable gaming and content creation.

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ROG Zephyrus G14 and G15 gaming laptops (Photo: Business Wire)

ROG Zephyrus G14 and G15 gaming laptops (Photo: Business Wire)

Ultra-slim gaming laptops usually come with a premium price due to how
difficult it is to get good performance and cooling in a sub-20mm
chassis. ROG has worked hard to make the category more accessible,
especially to students, freelancers, and creators who need powerful
laptops they can carry everywhere. The latest examples debut at CES 2020
in the new Zephyrus G14 and G15, which wrap powerful processors in a
compact chassis portable enough to go anywhere at a price that brings
gaming and creation capabilities to an even wider audience.

“ASUS continues to drive innovation on Windows 10 with their latest
ultra-slim laptops,” said Nicole Dezen, VP Device Partner Sales,
Microsoft. “The Zephyrus G14 and G15 provide exceptional gaming and
content creation experiences without compromising power or portability,
and now at price points that will make them even more affordable for
students, freelancers and creators.”

Despite a chassis only 17.9mm thin, the Zephyrus G14 has carefully
customized cooling that brings out the best of its new AMD Ryzen™ 4000
Series Mobile Processors built on the groundbreaking “Zen 2” core
architecture combined with industry leading 7nm process technology and
up to an NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 2060 GPU with more than 10 hours of
battery life charged by compatible Type-C power packs. Users can
optimize for gaming or creative pursuits with a choice between high
refresh and high resolution displays, both with Pantone® Validated
colors and adaptive sync technology. Subtle styling in Moonlight White
or Eclipse Gray is clean and professional, while the all-new, optional
AniMe Matrix™ LED display deepens personalization, enabling users to
show custom graphics, animations, and other effects across over a
thousand mini LEDs embedded in the lid.

The powerfully versatile new Zephyrus G15 introduced at CES 2020
refreshes the best features of the previous generation Zephyrus GA502
and make them even better, putting premium features like an ultra-slim
form factor at 19.9mm thin and weighing just 2.1kg, a 240Hz IPS-level
gaming panel with Pantone Validation and compatibility with adaptive
sync technology, Wi-Fi 6 connectivity, and the latest powerful
processors in a package more affordable to a wide variety of gamers.

Small size with big impact in the Zephyrus G14 and G15

Packed into a much smaller footprint than other gaming laptop
alternatives, the Zephyrus G14 is only 17.9mm thin and 1.6kg in models
without the custom LED AniMe Matrix. The magnesium-aluminum alloy deck
is precisely machined and finished for a professional polish that’s
fingerprint-resistant, and its high durability and low weight make
aluminum an ideal material for the lid, with a distinctive dot matrix

The ROG splash across the lid comes to life with the AniMe Matrix
display available on select models. This display uses 1,215 mini LEDs
that emit a white glow with 256 levels of brightness control to give
gamers a new medium to express their individuality. Users can import
animated GIFs and other graphics, build custom animations frame by
frame, and type text messages with different fonts. Visualizations react
to music and other audio, creating a unique platform for DJs and other
artists. ROG engineers were also careful to balance the number of mini
LEDs to minimize heat, controller hardware, and power requirements.

With the G14’s support for USB Power Delivery, it can handle lighter
work powered by up to a 65W Type-C adapter that’s much smaller than the
180W unit required to unleash the discrete GPU. If the battery runs low,
Type-C charging allows users to extend their life to keep users gaming.
USB power flows in the reverse direction as well, with fast-charging
support capable of supplying up to 3A to compatible smartphones and
other devices.

The Zephyrus G15 also maintains its portability at only 19.9mm thin and
2.1kg, and its super-narrow bezels frame the 15-inch display on three
sides, squeezing it into a 14-inch footprint. To keep it looking
professional, the G15 forgoes RGB lighting for tasteful white

Type-C charging extends the G15’s working time on the go. Support for
USB Power Delivery and USB power packs like the ASUS ZenPower Pro PD
give users more time to finish up work anywhere. For lighter tasks that
don’t engage the discrete GPU, the laptop can also be run off smaller
Type-C adapters up to 65W.

Both the G14 and G15 have superfast Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+) connectivity. When
paired with a compatible router, Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+) boosts peak interface
bandwidth up to 2.4Gbps and improves efficiency for busy networks. Lower
latency leads to less lag for sensitive activities like online gaming,
and expanded upstream capacity provides more bandwidth for

Immersive gaming visuals with top-notch GeForce RTX graphics

The Zephyrus G14 and G15 comes with up to a GeForce RTX 2060 augmented
by ROG Boost up to 1298MHz at 65W. The discrete GPU is based on the
latest NVIDIA Turing architecture, which melds dedicated cores for
programmable shading, real-time ray tracing, and artificial
intelligence. This combination enables improved lighting, shadows, and
other in-game effects, and it also offers a diverse array of compute
resources for accelerating demanding workloads like content creation, 3D
modeling, and deep learning.

Turing’s dedicated video encoder is largely responsible for the G14’s
ability to game and stream simultaneously. The specialized hardware
allows higher stream quality with minimal performance impact, and it’s
compatible with Open Broadcaster Software (OBS), a popular capture tool
among burgeoning creators and aspiring Twitch streamers.

Nonstop speed with the latest AMD processors

For the Zephyrus G14, ROG and AMD teamed up again to create an exclusive
series tuned specifically for the smaller chassis. The Zephyrus G14 uses
a special CPU that generates less heat, enabling an unprecedented level
of performance for such a compact chassis. The chips retain up to 8
cores and 16 threads to blast through demanding workloads, but are tuned
to make thermals more manageable. There’s still ample power for
demanding applications like video editing and 3D rendering, and for
heavy multitasking like mixing gaming with streaming, recording and

On the Zephyrus G15, an all-new AMD® Ryzen™ 7 4800HS mobile APU doubles
the core count of the previous generation. With 8 cores and 16 threads
based on the latest Zen 2 architecture alongside 7nm fabrication
technology, it muscles through heavy multitasking, content creation, and
other demanding work.

Both the G14 and G15 CPUs pair with up to 32GB of fast DDR4-3200 RAM
divided between dual channels, enabling gamers to easily switch between
tasks with enough headroom for bigger projects. Up to 1TB of superfast
NVMe SSD storage offers ample space for a game library, personal
portfolio, and media collection.

Stunning displays for high refresh, high resolution

The Zephyrus G14 offers a choice between two premium panels tailored for
different needs. Users can select a faster Full HD display that goes up
to 120Hz (doubling the speed of typical laptop displays for smoother,
high-intensity action) or opt for a higher WQHD resolution.

Adaptive sync technology adds another level of smoothness by
coordinating frame delivery between the GPU and display to eliminate
visual tearing that can ruin immersion, and also minimize stuttering and
input lag. Although adaptive sync technology has existed for years, it
gains greater functionality with new AMD Ryzen™ 4000 Series Mobile
Processors. Their integrated Radeon™ graphics allow adaptive sync
variable refresh-rate technology to work with adaptive sync
technology-enabled monitors and adaptive sync enabled devices.

Adaptive sync technology support extends to the WQHD display, and it can
be even more effective at the lower FPS associated with the higher
resolution. Thanks to smaller dimensions, the WQHD panel has a higher
pixel density than typical 4K desktop monitors. Even the Full HD panel
matches the PPI of a 28-inch Ultra HD display.

The Zephyrus G15 is available with refresh rates up to 240Hz—four times
the output of standard screens. The panel’s 3ms gray-to-gray response
time makes the picture especially sharp at speed, for lining up targets
in a fast-paced shooter or scrolling through web pages, and adaptive
sync technology makes the experience even smoother.

The displays on the Zephyrus G14 and G15 are both factory calibrated and
Pantone Validated for superb color accuracy. The IPS-level panels have
wide viewing angles and cover 100% of the sRGB range and are framed by
super-narrow bezels that create an expansive 85% screen-to-body ratio on
the G14 and 81% screen-to-body ratio on the G15 respectively.

One-of-a-kind cooling design

The Zephyrus G14 is the first ROG laptop to feature an ErgoLift hinge
that tilts the keyboard at a more comfortable angle – the bottom of the
display lifts the back of the machine when the lid is opened, giving the
vents in the base more room to breathe.

Self-cleaning cooling on the G14 helps to avoid accumulation of dust and
other particles that can compromise performance and stability over time
by using anti-dust tunnels to catch particles and direct them out the
back of the chassis. Even the n-Blade fans are tweaked to optimize
acoustics in the super small chassis.

On the Zephyrus G15, ROG’s Intelligent Cooling philosophy allows the G15
to get more from its silicon with a strategic blend of hardware and
software that optimizes and maintains performance and acoustics with a
self-cleaning thermal module and anti-dust tunnels. The G15 has the
highest-density fan in our arsenal, and it improves airflow by up to 17%
over previous generations.

Fan speeds on the Zephyrus G14 and G15 are controlled by an intelligent
algorithm that responds automatically to temperature changes. Different
tasks require varying levels of performance and cooling, so the G14 and
G15 also use operating modes to adapt to those needs. Users can switch
between modes on demand with a convenient keyboard shortcut, or let ROG
Armoury Crate software change automatically with Scenario Profiles that
can be customized to associate games and applications with specific
modes and other system settings.

Flexible options on the go

For both the Zephyrus G14 and G15, a Type-C port with USB Power Delivery
is also capable of driving an external monitor via DisplayPort 1.4. The
HDMI 2.0b port makes it easy to game or watch movies on 4K monitors and
TVs. There’s plenty of connectivity for external devices through a
Type-C port focused on USB functionality, plus two Type-A ports for the
G14 and three Type-A USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports for the G15 allow anyone to
create the perfect gaming battlestation – no dongles needed.

Key switches with ROG Overstroke technology on the G14 and G15 actuate
earlier in the stroke for quicker, more responsive input, while N-key
rollover ensures that every press registers, even when entering multiple
keys at once. Spaced keys mimic desktop layouts to let users fire off
function commands more intuitively, and access essentials like volume
and mic mute instantly with dedicated hotkeys.

The Zephyrus G14 is also the first ROG laptop to integrate fingerprint
login into the power button.

Experience Dolby Atmos Immersive Audio

A leap forward from surround sound, Dolby Atmos brings moving audio that
flows above and around you with crisper voice and greater depth to a
wide range of audio experiences, and it can even provide a competitive
advantage for gamers1. In the Zephyrus G14, Dolby Atmos
enhances spatial immersion by delivering a breakthrough audio experience
with sound that moves all around you in three-dimensional space whether
listening via headphones or built-in speakers.

Dolby Atmos also creates breathtaking realism with optimized sound for
greater detail and maximized loudness without distortion from the G14’s
integrated speakers. A quad-speaker setup delivers perfectly balanced
audio across the spectrum. With these technologies, users can pump up
the volume on movies, music, and games without losing clarity or detail.

The Zephyrus G15 pumps sound through two front-firing speakers powered
by Smart Amp technology that keeps them within thermal and excursion
limits, so users can turn the volume up higher without distorting the
output or damaging the cones. Hi-Res Audio certification ensures a
richer acoustic experience for audiences that appreciate higher
fidelity. Headphone experiences are made more immersive with 7.1-channel
virtual surround sound powered by Sonic Studio III software.



The Zephyrus G14 will be available starting from Q1/Q2 2020. Please
contact your local ASUS representative for further information.

The Zephyrus G15 will be available from Q1/Q2 2020. Please contact your
local ASUS representative for further information.

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About ROG

Republic of Gamers (ROG) is an ASUS sub-brand dedicated to creating the
world’s best gaming hardware and software. Formed in 2006, ROG offers a
complete line of innovative products known for performance and quality,
including motherboards, graphics cards, laptops, desktops, monitors,
audio equipment, routers and peripherals. ROG participates in and
sponsors major international gaming events. ROG gear has been used to
set hundreds of overclocking records and it continues to be the
preferred choice of gamers and enthusiasts around the world. Learn more
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1 According to a recent study conducted by Dolby, players
react more quickly on average with Dolby Atmos as compared to other
audio solutions.