Inside ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402 – disassembly and upgrade options
Even though it is a slim 14-incher, you are still able to upgrade it thanks to one SODIMM slot for memory, and one M.2 PCIe x4 slot for storage.
ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14
- AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS
- AMD Radeon RX 6700S
- 40GB RAM
- 2000GB SSD
1. Remove the bottom plate
There is a total of 11 Phillips-head screws you need to undo to get inside this notebook. The one in the bottom right corner is captive, and will gently pop the bottom panel so you can start the prying process from there.
Inside, you will find a 76Wh battery pack. It lasts for 9 hours and 30 minutes of Web browsing, or 8 hours and 30 minutes of video playback. To take it out, unplug the connector from the motherboard, and undo all four Phillips-head screws holding it in place.
3. Memory and storage
Memory-wise, you get 8GB soldered to the motherboard, as well as one SODIMM slot for DDR5 RAM sticks. The maximum capacity here is 24GB. In terms of storage, there is one M.2 PCIe x4 slot, which works with Gen 4 SSDs too. After you take the SSD out, you can proceed to remove the battery.
4. Cooling system
You will find the biggest improvement from last year in the cooling section. Now, it sports a vapor chamber, which will dissipate the heat from the CPU, GPU, VRMs, and graphics memory. It is being helped by two heat pipes and two fans.
ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402 in-depth review
For the past couple of years, ASUS has proven to be the most active player in the innovation field of the mobile market. This year marked another milestone for the brand, as it introduced the tablet for gaming purists - ROG Flow Z13. While it is amazing for what it really is, we can't help but feel that we want a more orthodox gaming experience. And if you are in the market for a small form factor gaming device - the ROG Zephyrus G14 G402 is as good as it gets. You see, the design was so ahead of its time that ASUS decided to retain most of it. You still get the AniMe Matrix external displ[...]
- Good battery life
- Gen 4 SSD support
- Covers 99% of the DCI-P3 color gamut and has accurate color representation with our Gaming and Web design profile (BOE NE140QDM-NX1 (BOE0A1D))
- Snappy panel with quick response times (BOE NE140QDM-NX1 (BOE0A1D))
- AniMe Matrix
- Great input devices
- Noise cancellation
- The keyboard remains relatively cool after long gaming sessions
- Good build quality
- Decent performance jump from last year
- No Thunderbolt 4