Asus’ ROG Zephyrus G14 is now available with a hidden LED display on its lid

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The Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 can now be configured with a LED dot-matrix show hidden in its lid, with a brand new mannequin costing $1,999.99, Asus introduced as we speak. This “AniMe Matrix” show consists of 1,215 Mini-LEDs that assist 256 ranges of brightness every and can be utilized to point out something from the time to music visualizers, GIFs, or an animated brand out of your favourite expertise web site (see above).

Beyond its eye-catching exterior, the Zephyrus G14’s specs are wonderful. Asus says it’s outfitted with an AMD Ryzen 9 4900HS CPU and as much as an Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 GPU. There’s 16GB of RAM and a 1TB NVMEe M.2 SSD. When we reviewed the $1,449 model of the laptop computer (sans the dot-matrix lid show, sadly), we discovered that these specs supplied wonderful gaming efficiency, and we additionally received only a very respectable eight hours and 50 minutes of battery life in our checks — although it’s unclear what impression the additional dot-matrix show might have right here.

The dot-matrix model of the laptop computer is out there now in two colours.
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This efficiency makes the G14 a superb laptop computer for content material consumption and gaming, however you would possibly need to look elsewhere in case you want a laptop computer for workplace use. That’s as a result of whereas its 14-inch display screen is a decent 1440p, it’s additionally received a 16:9 facet ratio, which is slightly squat for productiveness duties. There’s additionally no built-in webcam, which limits your capacity to videoconference on the go.

Asus says its ROG Zephyrus G14 is out there now with the AniMe Matrix LED Display in white or gray from US retailers. At the time of writing, the official Asus retailer is itemizing each fashions as “coming soon,” but it surely shouldn’t be lengthy earlier than that adjustments.