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Zephyrus G14, Duo 16 and ROG Flow: Asus unveils its new gaming PCs for 2022

Asus took advantage of CES in Las Vegas to lift the veil on three new PCs dedicated to gamers. Three computers from its ROG range that want to appeal to all types of players. On the menu, we have the ROG Zephyrus G14 2022, the Zephyrus Duo 16 as well as the ROG Flow, a PC that seeks to marry the tablet format.

The Zephyrus Duo 16

CES is an opportunity for manufacturers to unveil their new products which will be marketed during the year. Asus takes the opportunity to announce three PC gamers. The Taiwanese manufacturer targets all player audiences with three different formats. So we have a very classic laptop PC, the Zephyrus G14, one that bets on its two screens, the Zephyrus Duo 16, as well as a PC reminiscent of Microsoft’s Surface Pro: ROG Flow.

The Zephyrus G14, the king of gaming at Asus

The Zephyrus G14 gets a refreshed version in this year 2022. For this model, Asus continues, since the novelties are mainly technical. We therefore find this 14-inch format with the cover adorned with customizable LEDs (Amine Matrix). For this 2022 edition, the number of LEDs has also been increased by 20% and several animations have been added.

ROG Asus

In terms of changes, Asus has added an AR webcam on the front as well as a larger trackpad. Finally, the cooling system has been redesigned for better noise and heating management. The PC is also 18.5mm thick for a weight of 1.65 kilo.

Read also – Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 review: a powerful gaming PC in an ultra-portable chassis

This new Zephyrus G14 has a 14 inch screen. The user has the choice between the Full HD / 144Hz and QHD / 120 Hz combo. Both versions are also offered with the latest CPU and GPU from AMD, namely the AMD Ryzen 9, 7 or 5, coupled with a Radeon RX 6800S or 6700S. The whole thing is supported by 32 GB of RAM and an SSD of 1 TB at most.

A classic computer, therefore, which seeks to offer a perfect balance between mobility and performance. It will be available during the first quarter of 2022 at a starting price of 1,600 euros.

The Zephyrus Duo 16, two screens or nothing

Asus has been using the Duo formula for almost three years now, but this year, the Zephyrus Duo 16 goes even further. An additional screen is always included between the main display and the keyboard, but this time the mechanism makes the two screens “stick together” better than before. This gives the impression of a much larger single display. Asus still offers a software suite in order to display useful information on this second panel and thus use it separately if you wish.

ROG Asus

As on the previous model, the Duo 16 can be fitted with two different tiles. The first configuration offers a QHD MiniLed 120 Hz panel while the other in IPS allows you to choose between a 4K / 120 Hz or Full HD / 240 Hz configuration. The second screen is 14 inches (all in length) and is either in UHD or in FHD (60 Hz both) depending on your model.

For the rest, we have a computer that promises to perform well with an AMD Ryzen 9, 7 or 9 CPU and an Nvidia 3060, 3070 Ti, 3080 or 3080 Ti GPU. It is a beautiful beast, with a thickness of 2.1 cm and a weight of 2.1 kilos. It will be available during the first quarter of 2022 and will be sold from 3000 euros.

ROG Flow follows in the footsteps of Surface Pro

Finally, the latest product from Asus is the most original. It’s a two-in-one computer with a detachable keyboard, a format furiously reminiscent of Microsoft’s Surface Pro. This is not the first time that Asus has served us this format, since the Slate 13 OLED already adopts it. The Flow is dedicated to players, but wants to be less powerful than the other two because of its physical format.

ROG Asus

So we have a tablet with a unibody aluminum frame and a retractable foot. It displays a 13-inch IPS panel either in UHD / 60Hz or in QHD / 120Hz. Inside, Asus has an AMD Ryzen 9 or Intel Core i9 processor to the max and an Nvidia GeForce 3050 Ti graphics card. The idea is not to turn it into a war machine, but a back-up PC to play on the go. Note that the keyboard is included directly in ROG Flow. The PC will be available during the first quarter at a starting price set at 1,500 euros.

In any case, it is interesting to note that if Asus continues on already established successful formulas (why deny it?), It does not hesitate to try new things as with the Flow. Now all that remains is to know if the computer will prove its efficiency on a daily basis. We hope. Great gaming announcements from the manufacturer, therefore, that we will test in due course.

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