Source: NotebookcheckThe Asus laptop comes with a beefy 76 Wh battery for such a small screen size and yet our original battery life tests were disappointing. With a second unit on hand, however, we've rerun some of our tests and the results are now hours longer.
In our review of the Asus Zephyrus G14 a few months ago, we noted its poor battery life as one of the main drawbacks of the system. Our original WLAN battery life test, for example, would last only 4 hours before automatic shutdown. Readers noted the unusually short results and Asus have sent us another identical unit to rerun these tests. Our revised results are shown below.
Apparently, second time's a charm as runtimes are significantly better than before. The system is able to last for over 9 hours on a full charge compared to just 4 hours on our first go around. Power consumption when idling on desktop is also down significantly to just 5 W to 16 W compared to 30 W to 37 W in our original test.
So, what was responsible for our numbers being so off in our original review unit? We can't say for sure, but it was likely unforeseen background activity that we hadn't accounted for. Keep in mind that we test all laptops in stock condition with OEM drivers and Windows Updates at their latest respective versions at the time of publishing.
Regardless, the revised numbers are a boon for the system as users can enjoy the insane multi-thread processing power of the Ryzen 9 4900HS while still having respectable battery life especially for a small 14-inch gaming laptop.
Tóm tắt: Con G14 lúc mới ra chưa được tối ưu xung chạy idle, nên dù thời lượng pin cũ có thể nói là trâu nhưng mà bản cập nhật driver mới nhất còn khiến thời lượng pin trâu hơn nữa. Giờ đây công suất idle chỉ ngang so với chip dòng U, và thời lượng pin nếu chỉ dùng trong tác vụ hàng ngày có thể sánh ngang với ultrabook k có card rời.