ROG just announced their collaboration with technical apparel design agency, ACRONYM®, to create a special edition Zephyrus G14.
The design melds top-of-the-line hardware with a radical new vision for what technology can be. This device is based on a design concept grounded in Errolson Hugh’s vision of a more empowered user: not just a gamer, but a thinker and a creator.
ROG x ACRONYM
ACRONYM®’s co-founder Errolson Hugh has been a pioneer in the technical apparel industry since the company’s founding in 1994. In 26 years, agency has built an extensive design portfolio dedicated to fusing singular style with the latest technology. The company has a proven track record as a visionary in the apparel industry with a commitment to sourcing top notch materials to create utilitarian designs that go far beyond style.
“We try to break the expected relationship with a product to make the user feel more aware of the product as a tool, and make them more active and engaged with it. It’s too easy to become complacent toward the technology we use and let into our lives, and that can make us passive recipients of information, and thus less creative and less empowered.”,says Hugh.
Hugh brought in long-time collaborator, designer David Rudnick. Together, Rudnick and Hugh designed and prototyped a new design language from the ground up. This include bespoke typefaces and material treatments, touching every aspect of the ROG Zephyrus G14. This forward-thinking approach made ACRONYM® a natural design partner for the Republic of Gamers.
Go Anywhere. Do Anything.
On a pure component level, the Zephyrus G14 boasts a punchy 8-core 16-thread AMD® Ryzen™ 9 CPU and a potent NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX™ 2060 GPU. It gives the device the power for content creation, like editing videos or streaming, and lets it blaze through tons of modern game titles. It also features a slick IPS-level display that’s PANTONE® Validated for color accuracy and boasts Adaptive Sync variable refresh rate technology for ultra-smooth gaming.
That the device manages to pack this considerable power in a 14-inch chassis less than 20mm thin takes premium to a new level. The G14 is crafted from high-end materials, from its magnesium alloy deck to its aluminum lid, that allow it to be as light as it is strong. Visually, it’s also set apart by its one-of-a-kind AniMe Matrix™ LED display that offers gamers and creators a new platform to show off custom animations, text effects, and audio visualizers.
ROG Zephyrus G14 Specifications
|Dimensions||32.4 x 22.2 x 1.99 cm|
|CPU||AMD Ryzen™ 9 4900HS|
|GPU||NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 2060|
6GB GDDR6 VRAM
|RAM||Up to 32GB DDR4 3200MHz SDRAM|
|Storage||M.2 NVMe PCIe 3.0 512GB / 1TB|
|Display||14-inch Non-glare Full HD (1920 x 1080) IPS-level panel, 120Hz, 100% sRGB, Pantone® Validated, adaptive sync|
|Keyboard||Backlit chicklet keyboard|
|I/O Ports||1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C with DisplayPort™ 1.4 and Power Delivery|
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C
2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A
1 x HDMI 2.0b
1 x 3.5mm headphone and microphone combo jack
1 x Kensington lock
|Connectivity||Intel® Wi-Fi 6 with Gig+ performance (802.11ax)|
|OS||Windows 10 Home|
|Power||180W power adaptor|
Support Type-C PD 3.0 up to 65W
|Other Features||AniMe Matrix™|
Redefining and Expanding Premium Gaming
The ROG Zephyrus G14 ACRNM RMT01 builds from this base and enhances it with several distinct visual features. The collaboration pushed the limits of what’s possible, using custom materials, etching, machining, specially developed paints, and two completely original typefaces.
Precision etchings along its sides reinforce the notion that this is a precision-crafted tool that also took great technical care to make. While its carbon black surfaces are sleek enough to blend into any environment, a closer look reveals striking touches, schematic markings, and iconography that invite curiosity. Every detail on the laptop was given consideration; even the AniMe™ Matrix is equipped with eight ACRONYM®-designed animations exclusive to this device.
ACRONYM® addressed every point of contact between the user and the machine. Even the device’s packaging is unique, designed to fully follow through on the brand’s philosophy of sustainability and functionality. Altogether, the redesigned gaming laptop represents a bold new frontier in gaming technology, fusing next-gen style with next-gen hardware for the next generation of gamers.
No word yet on if and when the ROG Zephyrus G14 ACRNM RMT01 be available here in the Philippines, nor its local pricing. We will, however, write an update if news comes out. You can also check out Errolson’s unboxing of the device on IGTV: https://www.instagram.com/erlsn.acr/?hl=en