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The Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 is an utter powerhouse and $200 off right now

The Assu ROG laptop with a 14" display.
(Image credit: Asus)

Striking the perfect balance between portability and performance—and now at an even cheaper price—the Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 is one of the best gaming laptops out there (in fact, it's number two on our list). This deal at Best Buy knocks $200 off this highly desirable bit of kit, which boasts some of the best performance of any gaming laptop, for $1,349.99.

The Zephyrus G14 has incredible CPU performance and a beautiful and vibrant screen, all brought together in a lightweight and gorgeous form factor. This deal won't be the cheapest RTX 3060 machine around on this Cyber Monday, but that's because the Zephyrus G14 is such a sexy and sleek piece of kit, with RTX 30-series graphics that can rival some desktops. 

That smaller, 14-inch form factor makes this one of our favourite laptops, and the RTX 3060 is the perfect card for this size, given its limited cooling options. And it comes paired with an AMD Ryzen 5900HS CPU, which is as powerful a mobile chip as you'll get anywhere. 

It's a an amazing gaming laptop at full price, and well worth consideration with this chunky a discount.

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Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 | 14-inch | Ryzen 9 5900HS | RTX 3060 | 1080p | 144Hz | 16GB RAM | 1TB SSD | $1,549.99 $1,349.99 at Best Buy (save $200)
The Zephyrus G14 is one of our favorite gaming laptops, and has been since it first arrived. That smaller, 14-inch form factor makes it more portable, and the RTX 3060 is the perfect match for the restricted cooling of the diminutive chassis. And that AMD Ryzen 5900HS CPU is as powerful a mobile chip as you will find today. It's a great machine at full price, and well worth your time with this hefty a discount in place.

You can read our full review of the Zephyrus G14 here, and coo over the five heatpipes that keep the CPU and GPU cool, and the alternating fin length of the fans: it really is a beaut. Pretty much our only beef with this hardware is that when you really stretch it, things can get a little noisy, but see also: almost every powerful laptop ever.

It's perhaps worth pointing out that the Zephyrus ROG's real standout quality is that powerful CPU: this is a gaming laptop and then some, but it's also capable of much more than that. If you're just after a machine for gaming then other options are worth considering (perhaps this deal on a Razer Blade), but if you want something that can also chew through 3D rendering, video encoding, and the like, then this is an absolute stand-out.

Rich Stanton

Rich is a games journalist with 15 years' experience, beginning his career on Edge magazine before working for a wide range of outlets, including Ars Technica, Eurogamer, GamesRadar+, Gamespot, the Guardian, IGN, the New Statesman, Polygon, and Vice. He was the editor of Kotaku UK, the UK arm of Kotaku, for three years before joining PC Gamer. He is the author of a Brief History of Video Games, a full history of the medium, which the Midwest Book Review described as "[a] must-read for serious minded game historians and curious video game connoisseurs alike."