The ROG Zephyrus G14 Allows You to Customise Your Laptop Lid with a Hidden Dot-Matrix Display
ASUS unveiled their super baby at CES 2020 today: the 17.9mm-thin, 1.6kg ROG Zephyrus G14 is their smallest ever gaming laptop and features AMD's new Ryzen 4000 chips.
But what makes it truly special? The lid has freakin' customisable LEDs!
You can customise it with your own name, show animated GIFs and music visualisers that sync to your tunes, and even do something as delightfully mundane as display the time, date, and battery level.
Said to be inspired by streetwear and culture, ASUS intends to breathe new life into the old-school gamer style.
To make way for the new AniMe Matrix display - which comprises 6,536 perforated holes concealing 1,215 mini LEDs with 256 levels of brightness control - the traditionally large ROG logo has been ditched in favour of a small, street style logo tag, which looks fantastically hipster and trendy.
It comes in 2 colours - Moonlight White and Eclipse Gray - which is heavily based on a Utopian and Dystopian cyberpunk aesthetic.
But enough about the amazing aesthetics. Here's what's under the hood:
AMD Ryzen 4000 series mobile processor with up to 8 cores, 16 threads
Up to RTX 2060 discrete GPU based on Turing architecture
Up to 32GB DDR4 3,200MHz RAM and 1TB NVMe SSD
ROG Boost up to 1,298 MHz @ 65W
Choice of 120Hz refresh rate or WQHD resolution
Adaptive sync + Pantone validated 100% sRGB IPS-type display
More than 10 hours battery life with DC and USB-C power options
ErgoLift hinge for better ergonomics and cooling
Wi-Fi 6 connectivity
Fingerprint login integrated into the power button
The standard version without the pixel display is expected to ship in mid-March, while the AniMe Matrix version will be available in April
The price has yet to be announced, so better start saving up your angpao money or bonuses!
Watch the full product intro here: