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This is an excellent Laptop. It’s nice, well done an elegant. I’ve updated it to Win 10 Pro. At the beginning was getting hot like a potatoes but after install all the drivers and update the Bios is cool and running Normal. It’s Software is very useful. I passed some exhaustive test: cpu, gpu, ram and disk and have muscle to be among the first ones. I’m very happy with my investment. As I said it’s my first windows Laptop to use it in Astro Photography. I use to work in Imaging Editing and this little girl can do all my work. It’s a Rizen 9 with 16GB.
First off the laptop does not have a built in camera. Second there are only two usb ports on the device, meaning that if you wanted to use an external camera through usb you will only be left with 1 port to use if you wanted to also use the second port for a wire-less mouse. There is also no ethernet port built in for those who wanted to get the best out of their internet. You would need to buy a docking station/usb hub to get more usb ports and an ethernet port. With that out of the way let me talk about the actual performance of the system. For some reason ever since I bought this pc occasionally when streaming videos it would crash and the "blue screen of death" would appear. This happened on multiple times even when I reset the pc. The system is not very responsive, every time I open adobe to create a video the software stutters and lags while other applications seem to work fine at times. All in all please look at other varieties to save yourself frustration
I've been on the hunt for a good laptop and it was really hard to decided until I saw this monster. The power of this laptop, coupled with the fact that it's so small and portable makes it the ultimate laptop in my opinion. The purpose of getting a laptop is portability, and typically gaming laptops are gigantic and bulky making it awkward to transport.
Pros: - Light, portable - Metal Frame - Great keyboard layout - Incredible monitor - Handles any game I throw at it, at maximum graphics. I've played Eve Online, Destiny, Rogue Company, Leagues of Legends, and World of Warships with 0 issues. - Great for video editting
Cons: - Gets hot, which is understandable because POWER!!! - Personally I'd like 1 more USB port but that's me being needy, it does have the USB C Ports
If you're looking for a gaming laptop and portability is important to you, get this one.
NOTE-: This model will soon be outdated by a new version coming in Feb/March 2021
I wanted to switch from my aging 2015 Macbook Pro to a windows laptop that can play modern AAA games as well as multitask easily. I got the spec with RTX 2060 max q design with 120 hzz screen
Pros- 1. If you value "portableness" and a sleek look, this laptop is for you 2. Everything is pretty snappy from booting up to opening applications, but that is expected with the powerful AMD processor this laptop packs 3. Ive only tried one game (Batman Arkham Knight) and it runs it flawlessly. 4. If you value privacy, this laptop has no built-in webcam so that could be a bonus for you 5. Keyboard is great, would be happy to type reports/essays on this. 6. Speakers are okay and FHD screen does its job.
Cons-: 1. With great power comes.... a lot of heat? The sacrifice with the sleek look of this laptop is that the keyboard area and above can get quite hot while gaming (plugged in of course). However, I use a controller to play but I can imagine having to game while using the laptops keyboard could be quite annoying. 2. Fans also get quite loud while gaming but I don't hear it while I have earphones 2. There seems to be some backlight bleeding on the bottom corners of the screen of my model, but nothing too bad 3. Having no webcam could be a dealbreaker if you plan to work with this laptop 4. The lid of the laptop is a bit wobbly, the only part of the laptop that feels poor quality
Summary- I valued portability, power and a sleek design when looking for a new laptop and the G14 provides all of that at a reasonable price. Also, I have the laptop plugged in mostly so I'm not sure about the battery life. If you don't value portability you could go with another laptop with a thicker chassis that provides better cooling and has a webcam.
This device is the best laptop I've ever owned. The performance, battery life, screen, are all incredible, especially the speakers - this sounds better than my soundbar, with the only thing I have to say about it being that the bass isn't going to blow you away. The screen is amazing, but not perfect - there's significant ghosting along even the most basic cursor trails and it's very noticeable. Still better than 60Hz though.
I've had one other really weird issue with my unit though that I just can't figure out. Randomly, while I'm watching YouTube in Chrome, the screen will freeze and it'll stop playing audio. A few seconds later, and the screen goes black. It's a hard crash - task manager won't show up, no keys or inputs respond. I've been troubleshooting for awhile and still haven't found a solution. While it is a rare issue (it is re-producable), this is something that shouldn't be present on a product that costs $1400. Still thinking about if I should return it.
Don't get me wrong, the laptot is great, that's why I'm giving it 4 stars... but I a week ago I got an Asus VivoBook S14 as a gift for my girlfriend. I was amazed by the quality of it and decided to buy this one. Now that I have both next to each other, and I like the S14 exterior quality, trimmed edges, and color way better than the G14's. I know that internal components of the G14 are it's main feature, that's why I bought it, but I was just expecting the same finish quality that in the S14 (or even better for the price tag). One nice thing about the G14... the box is nicer and color printed, the one of the S14 is just a black normal carton. But that goes to the trash really soon. Also the VivoBook s14 came with a bunch of really cool stickers, the G14 came with a lame low quality printed paper that tells you how to turn it on... Again, the laptop is awesome, I just feel like Asus raised the bar in a cheaper model, and dropped the ball in the expensive one.
I never write reviews, so when I received an offer from ASUS stating that if I reviewed their product I could get an extra 90 days on my warranty I was initially not going to do so.
But, honestly - I've already reviewed this thing so many times to my friends and family it's silly not just do the same here.
Simply put, I've been waiting for a laptop like this for a LONG time.
1. This thing is stupid-powerful for its size. I run the gamut from gaming to developing, to 3d work with blender. I've only had good experiences so far. The Keyboard is pleasant enough that I've installed a software KVM just so I can use it on my desktop. Coming from a 1060 on my desktop, I wasn't quite prepared how quickly this thing can render, it's basically got my old DESKTOP beat in every way execept RAM, but hey - that's upgradeable too.
2. The speakers are insane. Seriously, they're great for immersion in game, or just grooving out to tunes, they get loud enough to *feel*, not just hear.
3. No bloat - the PC comes preinstalled with actually useful software, not something I can say about any of the laptops I've ever bought. If you want to tinker to get the best performance it's actually pretty easy.
4. No webcam - I've never seen a laptop webcam that actually looked good. Going without it makes so much sense to me. The bad:
1. The backlight on the keyboard is basically useless - I've seen other reviewers echo this fact, but the one saving grace is -- even at minimum brightness, in a dark or dimly room you'll have no problem seeing the keys if the backlight is off. When it's on, it just washes out any chance of knowing what you're pressing due to the raised keys bleeding off more light than the letters let through.
2. No ethernet port -- yeah donglelife is fine, but it's about the only thing missing IMO.
3. Heat - this thing can get uncomfortably hot, enough to make you think "my god, is it supposed to be this hot?" There's a quick reg-edit fix to enable alternative power modes though, which will both substantially increase your battery life, but also make the whole laptop run cooler - it'd be nice if this was done by default, but it takes 2 minutes to enable, and really knocks this thing out of the park.
I was honestly so exstatic about mine, that I got one for my father as well, he'd spent a few years "not interested" in games (read: he had a crap computer) - but now I catch him online almost every night playing battlefield.
I was stuck between this and one of those new m1 macs. I'm so happy I didn't go with the apple, and the associated apple-tax. This machine proves there's so much more bang for the buck to be had on PC, pretty much always.
All in all, it's just a damn nice laptop with a few unsubstantial flaws.
After a month and a half of use as flight simulator pc, a half dozen keys (plus the space bar) went dead. Multiple attempts to fix by restarts did not fix the problem. Finally unplugging, letting sit for a bit and restart did fix it, but I returned it-seemed risky to hold onto. Not happy about being charged an $80 restocking fee