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ASUS’s Refreshed ROG Zephyrus G14 Gaming Laptop Now Comes with Built-in Webcam

It’s now powered by AMD’s latest Ryzen 6000 series mobile processors.

Taken from Engadget … ASUS’ gaming laptops have caught up to the work-from-home era. The PC maker has unveiled its ROG laptop line for early 2022, and the centerpiece for many is likely an updated Zephyrus G14 (shown above) that finally, finally includes a webcam — one with Windows Hello-friendly infrared, no less. ASUS told Engadget gamers didn’t mind the absence of a camera in the past, but a combination of shrinking panels and smaller cameras made the inclusion possible. Whatever the reasoning, this will be welcome for anyone who had to forego the G14 (or buy an external webcam) to participate in virtual classrooms and meetings.

There are plenty of performance-related upgrades, of course. The reworked Zephryus G14 uses AMD’s new Ryzen 6000-series chips (up to the Ryzen 9 6900HS), a maximum 32GB of DDR5 memory and dedicated Radeon graphics up to the RX 6800S — with increased GPU thermal design power (from 65W to 100W). Cooling has improved, too, thanks to a new vapor chamber, liquid metal on the CPU and GPU, a dust filter and higher-airflow fans.

The overall display bezels are slimmer, but interestingly, ASUS has now opted for a 16:10 panel here, with the bonus being a faster 3ms response time plus a maximum brightness of 500 nits. You’ll also find a 50 percent larger trackpad and a flashier mini-LED lid with 19 percent more lights and smoother animations. It’s too soon to say if the G14 will match ASUS’ claims of 10-plus hours of video playback on battery, but USB-C fast charging should minimize the amount of time you need to plug in.

Read the rest at Engadget


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