A Ryzen 4000 Gaming Notebook You’ll Probably Buy!


tap-tap-tap what am i doing do I stop
coming out of my no but first but first Hector’s amazing look at that right
there doesn’t have to worry about spilling anything anywhere alright guys
so here I am at a soos and what I have in front of me is Hector he’s my helper
today instead of Fred he’s holding my water for me and he’s making sure that
it doesn’t drop on this and this right here is a zephyrus g14 now you’ve seen
this thing covered to death already at CES but there’s a couple of things that
I wanted to bring up about it first of all it has AMD’s next generation for 800
series aap use in it and they are efficient they are based on the Zen to
Architecture and you’ve probably already seen our video of those processors and
you can actually find it right up here now that’s all really really interesting
but there’s something else that I wanted to bring up about it and that is the
fact that they are actually using the 4800 HS in this and that’s a 35 watt TDP
spec which is completely different from the 4800 that a lot of other people are
going to be using in their notebooks and supposedly asus has a six month
exclusive on that but first I wanted to thank our sponsors for this show without
the help of be quiet thermaltake razor and fantex we would not have been able
to attend CES 2020 now this is what I was super excited about for probably
about the entire time that I was here at Asus this is the tuf a17 and there’s
also going to be an a15 that’s a 15 inch version but this is the 17 inch
version and what this does is it packs all of the same specifications as this
higher-end g14 into a much more affordable chassis no it doesn’t have
all of the beautiful lines of the G14 but the specifications are literally
similar other than the HS processor so let’s take a look at this because we did
have some really really critical feedback for tough gaming last year at
CES what they’ve done is they’ve taken our feedback and your feedback and
they’ve updated the entire design last year we noticed that they’re tuf
notebook the cover first of all it was flexing and it really didn’t feel like a
high quality device what they’ve done now is they’ve upgraded it to an all
aluminum and it feels really really good there’s
a lot less flex and it also picks up a lot less fingerprints moving on to the
inside unfortunately it really looks the same as last year you still have the
fingerprint magnet finish over everything but the keyboard has been
upgraded just a bit so it has a little bit better tactile feedback but in my
opinion there still needs to be some work done on here in order for them to
hit the same level of quality as something like the Y540 from Legion
but we also have to remember that this notebook starts at $999 and it’s
probably gonna top out at around $1,500 on sale Black Friday you’re probably
gonna be able to find this thing for like 700 bucks like you were able to
find the tough gaming this year now moving on to the interior specs that’s
where this really really shines we’re talking about Ryzen 4800H
processor and probably other SKUs or definitely other SKUs with lower end
processors as well moving on to the display things get a little bit
interesting because the 15 inch version of this notebook the a 15 has a VA panel
with adaptive sync up to 144 Hertz on the flip side of that coin the 17 inch
has that exact same VA and adaptive sync but it only tops out at 120 Hertz so I’m
thinking that 15 inch model might be that perfect combination of size
performance and everything else and speaking about performance let’s talk
really quickly about what we’re seeing for specifications starting things off
with the GPU it’s basically what you’re gonna get in those more affordable
gaming notebooks it’s gonna start off at a gtx 1650 and it’s gonna make its way
all the way up to the rtx 2060 we already know that the real start of this
show is going to be the Ryzen 4000 series processors another cool thing
about this notebook is the way that they’ve handled the battery situation so
on one model you’re going to have your standard hard drive and a smaller 48
watt hour battery on a different model they’re going to be eliminating that
hard drive and it’s gonna be one full huge ninety watt hour battery that’s
supposed to give you all day or even longer than all-day battery life when
it’s paired up with those super efficient Ryzen 4000 series cpu so there
you have it guys I know this one was a little bit short but we just wanted to
quickly cover this because I personally think this is one of the
more exciting laptops sure it’s not all flash and dash like this g14 but it’s
something that a lot of you guys are probably going to look into buying
because it’s not so expensive so I think I’m gonna wrap this up here and say you
know good job tough gaming because this right here is how you leverage a new
technology into something that more people will buy so I’m Mike with
Hardware canucks signing off from ASUS and I will probably see you in the next
one good

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100 Comments
  1. Abraham L

    I have the same screwdrivers!

  2. vncube1

    The ASUS TUF A15/A17 were the best laptops at CES 2020 for me. Much superior value for money over the G14 and any laptops from other brands, probably much more durable and reliable with the MIL-STD rating, hopefully adaptive sync works for the better iGPU for light high framerate gaming or reducing eyestrain in light tasks, huge battery, keyboard with numpad included!

  3. Gaelio Bauduin

    Why’s everyone hating on Mike? He’s alrite. Just needs more practice.

  4. narutodayo

    These "outtakes" at the beginning of each CES video have been so annoying.

  5. Bartosz

    You know what would help this video? A test drive with some gaming benchmarks.

  6. Mark Shove

    "literally similar"?

  7. salsa2good

    by the time this comes out, i'll forget it exists.

  8. Narongpon Temcharonsub

    Va panel?

  9. Motgy

    what about no

  10. NothingSpecialGaming

    its nice to play pubg in there! lets go ma frens

  11. cem sicles

    Last thing I would buy in the age of stream gaming/desktop services is an overly priced, hot running, 2 hour battery, ugly laptop that will be extinct before end of the year.

  12. Mr Salty ツ

    Laptop nerd alert ! will never beat PC dreammmmmm on 🙂

  13. genexis_x

    They still didn't change the bad cooling solution. Disappointed

  14. Chris Bittner

    4800u, 4700u, and 4500u GPU Benchmarks? I'm sure they're similar to last gen but they did say there would be some optimization on the APU side so i would love to see some real numbers on what if any improvements where made and how it effects battery life. Not sure if im buying a vivobook 14 with a 3500u on the cheap or if i should wait on the refresh.

  15. CheapBastard1988

    Sorry but a laptop in this price category with a VA panel is a no go for me. C'mon there are IPS panels in sub $400 laptops these days (that also have a mainly aluminium construction). Just the extra power isn't worth it for me, I have a desktop for that.

  16. TX55OffShore

    What's the price of that laptop please ?

  17. PainCakeSoldat

    but why VA? IPS is a must have for me. I got a 27 inch 1080p IPS 144 Hz Monitor from LG ultragear for 249€. Tells me it cant be so expensiv. i rather pay 100 bucks more for ips then being not happy with the laptop it all. well thats the dealbreaker for me. maybe i will find something else then for 1200ish.

  18. UltraDXSASC

    Fred vs Ducky

  19. abiem zorg

    4000mhz ddr4x?

  20. Robert ,

    Good job Mike!

  21. IrelandVonVicious

    With Linux it will do well.

  22. Joseph DeVincentis

    They will sell these like hotcakes.

  23. Prabhu P

    Asus should consider 4000 U series for their duo (dual screen) ultrabooks.

  24. ActionBrother

    I like Mike. I hate that asymmetrical space bar…

    WHY ASUS!? WHY?!

  25. Jorgeus Paragas

    You forgot to mention that it now supports dual channel memory config.

  26. CATO

    John Cena's son?

  27. An D

    Vote for HECTOR

  28. Moonraker

    No 4800H with 5x00M yet, looking for that combo!

  29. Matthew Kish

    Thanks Mike, and you are right, this is probably the laptop I will look for when upgrading at the end of the year

  30. referral madness

    Vavle should make their own gaming laptops or gaming PCs with steam OS they could easily undercut the competition with cheaper prices & make money off game sales similar to a home/handheld consoles & potentially have a device that's way more powerful than a LOT of others on the market for a much cheaper price. They're maybe one of the few companies that has the capability to do that

  31. Starlogical - High Tech Low Life

    I'm hoping that gaming laptops as a whole will go down in price since AMD chips are the same performance but cheaper typically.

  32. Dylan Mork

    Great product, tuf gaming laptop. Something we would actually buy.

  33. Prem Nag Reddy Somireddy

    Man, why do all these laptops not have an RX 5700M? Like not even one high-end Ryzen+Radeon laptop? If this laptop had 5700M I could use AMD features that are actually useful like Image sharpening and chill.

  34. Micah Rayburn

    Haha I love Mikes reviews 😂 keep them coming!

  35. SullySadface

    This is literally the first time I've seen this laptop

  36. Konstantin Sytin

    another crappy laptop with plastic chassis that's gonna break the moment you first time disassemble bottom lid 😀

  37. StaySic4Ever

    These will be pretty awesome.

  38. Umar Abid

    PLEASE AMD MAKE 2 IN 1!

  39. stone throw

    you all are suck

  40. James Smith

    Forgetting this particular model, what I find impressive is that a 6 core 12 thread processor may start to become more the NORM in a laptop, something that 3 years ago Intel wouldn't even admit should have been the norm in a desktop. I'm thinking the AMD 15W CPU laptops are going to be something people really enjoy.

  41. Josh

    I can see Mike is nervous but hey you'll get used to it.

  42. CroSpotlights

    It looks soooo similar to my FX505DU

  43. M4r1k I.

    Sorry guys, I don’t think Mike is the right guy for your channel. Nothing personal

  44. Overclock

    Nice BEST OF CES 2020 award there. 😎

  45. Rajat Chandran

    Im not a big fan of the tuf logo

  46. Z Rus

    So, can i expect AMD 4000 U version on Gaming Laptop??
    4800U and 4600U seem good enough CPU for gaming laptop and maybe cheaper too
    🤔

  47. Md. Wahidur Rahman

    Perfect title.. you will probably buy

  48. Jarrod'sTech

    Good to see the other side of those TUF shots I saw Eber taking 😎

  49. kraythe

    No 1440p 120hz? Not interested. I can already get all of this that matters on the market.

  50. Guy Dviri

    no subwoofer , not for me,

  51. none of your business

    Gj Mike look forward to your next video appearance

  52. none of your business

    I'd be really interested in an all amd gaming laptop around 700 bucks. But it's a step in the right direction.

  53. Van Niyo

    When is this coming out

  54. Guy Dviri

    did you just say the Ryzen 4000 is going to be exclusive to ASUS for 6 months?

  55. JeehoonOh

    Forget the laptop, I need a Hector in my life.

  56. Larry Cai

    hope they put this HS into a zenbook kind of laptop to rival HP's Envy series.

  57. Christian Cagakit

    I like mike, mike is okay

  58. Mike-Greninja

    2:05 you should've said it didn't feel very "tuf" instead of what you said

  59. David Earnest

    How much is it (MSRP) and when is it available? Those are the important questions that should be answered in the first 30 seconds. Don't need an explanation of your blow up doll.

  60. Jaylooker

    Got it

  61. denzyl casuela

    Now i feel regretful buying the last version

  62. Cichlid_Visuals

    these look awesome, ive got the current gen tuf laptop, zen + ryzen 5, gtx 1650. was only 600 bucks! BLIN

  63. sergio gonzalez

    great content man, regards form colombia

  64. sj33

    "A Ryzen 4000 Gaming Notebook You'll Probably Buy!"

    You vastly overestimate the size of my wallet!

  65. Alaa Tariq

    Screen is not AV

  66. Fredrick Rourk

    2060 gaming laptops??? Seriously?

  67. Rationalist Faith

    Can we finally get some benchmarks from the Ryzen APUs. I'm seriously worried that they're not as good as they seem from the embargo that's being set on reviewers 0.0

  68. ishan sharma

    It's very unclear what are you talking about

  69. Andrius Kamarauskas

    My budget starts at 600$
    how about
    75hz freesinc Tn panel
    15min of battery life because i would game with plugged system anyways
    big ass cooler
    save some cents on web cam and dont include it
    not having usb type c wouldnt break a deal so save here
    also exclude backlight keyboard
    128gb ssd for os and upgradable 2,5 inch (easy access) for game storage
    and dont bother include optical drive

    bam! budget friendly under 600? asus?

  70. Jezy

    I like the fact mike covers all the budget stuff!

  71. Eric C

    Keep up the good work, Mike.

  72. piwypd0

    why such an ugly panel…… even from the footage you can tell angles and colors are iffy….

  73. Vainglorious Gaming

    More Mike!

  74. Albertech Swinchte

    Hey guys, instead of just hating on Mike, respectfully give constructive criticism. Give feedback as to exactly where you guys think he can improve, and where exactly you guys thought he messed up.

    – Ahmed & Albertech

  75. Omar Farooqui

    Good on ya Mike! Much better! c:

  76. william blake

    what about 50 db noise and 200 nit brightness in last year TUF models?
    i see, you have no idea. rgb and less fingerprints is more important for oems and media. anti-consumer cooperation, as usual.

  77. Ardit M

    6 months exclusive. in other words, amd could not get yield in high enough numbers for that particular spec, cpu. but in 6 months they ll have enough for more manufacturers

  78. Seneca

    I don't get it. Nobody's talking about whether it has its discrete GPU. Or is the manufacturer so confident in Ryzen's iGPU capability, enough to call it a gaming laptop?

  79. Marcin Karwiński

    All they need is the 5700xt mobile for a red machine…

  80. Will B Fan

    It should be, "the gaming laptop you probably won't buy".

  81. Inten Ditore

    Why the f*** all the vendors consider it a must to put their speakers facing right in the table?! It's the worst placement ever possible! I totally hate it. I want engineers deciding so to be enforced to listen to music through that s***pile for a day at least to torture them a bit

  82. Wiliam Robert

    Why the put that price start $999 ? While their competitor start $799 ?

  83. snowBlind

    I'd like to see the requirement that non-highend gaming laptops need the WASD keys to be a different color than the rest of the keys, or have a border around them, go away.

  84. Fredrik Svärd

    No. Apple makes the only relevant laptop, unfortunately.

  85. Tim Yahn

    That 17 inch is awesome. I look forward for it to come out. BIG ASUS fan

  86. JoelsterG4K

    Great job guys, Im looking to buy a laptop this year and Im on the fence between this model and Dell's G5 SE from this year, I saw it at CES and it also looked great..😬.

  87. Mighty MOSA

    I m waiting for a 15" Laptop with 4800H with 5600M for under 1000$.

  88. Aditya Pandey

    One thing we need is a button to turn off the dedicated GPU.

  89. Andrea Andrea

    Mike is a great new add to the mix. For how long he has been working for HWC behind the scene?

  90. mikes gt

    Ryzen mobile and VA panel equals trash. Intel just obliterates AMD as always in every way

  91. Padid AZG.

    With those very thick bottom bezels, I am not going to buy them until OEMs start making better-looking ones for AMD side.

  92. Bridge

    It is stated that the display is 45% NTSC on ASUS website. That's too poor.

  93. Jake Alex

    45w or bust. Also that intro was a waste of time. Wtf

  94. Aditya Arora

    Seems an amazing laptop.. just wondering how will it compare with champ Acer Helios 300.. the battery life in tuf is what's attracting me .
    Thank you

  95. Pickin7

    I like this laptop however after recent review of Asus gpu which have issues of temperature problem, specifically caused by gap between heatsink and chip, made me hesitate to recommend any more of Asus products to my friends.

  96. calvin yip

    We are not gonna buy a "cheaper" 1k laptop. That's not budget laptop

  97. Michael Skinner

    Can people Install Mac OSX?

  98. Truth Time TV

    Asus > Razer amirite?

  99. Jhustine Opeña

    Literally just bought a TUF FX505 a week ago, and this was announced.
    Should have waited

  100. Yousuf Fadhil

    Please talk about MSI CUK GF65 9SD-004
    Thin Gaming laptop there is no reviwe in youtube

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