ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 GA401 vs Acer Nitro 5 AN515-57

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Evaluation of ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 GA401 and Acer Nitro 5 AN515-57 important characteristics
System and application performance
Performance in popular 3D games
Viewing angle, color accuracy, brightness
Battery Life
Potential battery life in light and average use
Ports, webcam and other interfaces
Design, materials, durability and usability
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Key Differences

What are the key differences between the notebooks
Advantages of the ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 GA401
  • Significantly easier to carry: weighs 700 grams less (around 1.54 lbs)
  • Higher number of cutting-edge USB Type-C ports: 2 versus 1
  • Around 91% better multi-core CPU performance in the Cinebench R23 test
  • Can run popular games at about 29-40% higher FPS
  • Features a much bigger (~33%) battery – 76 against 57 watt-hours
  • Thinner bezels and 5% higher screen-to-body ratio
  • Much smaller footprint: 23% more compact case (110.5 vs 143.7 square inches)
  • Provides 7% higher max. screen brightness: 320 vs 300 nits
Advantages of the Acer Nitro 5 AN515-57
  • Includes an old-school USB-A port
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Tests and Specifications

Comparison table of test results and technical specs


Weight 1.6 kg (3.53 lbs) 2.3 kg (5.07 lbs)
Dimensions 324 x 220 x 19.9 mm
12.76 x 8.66 x 0.78 inches
363.4 x 255 x 23.9 mm
14.31 x 10.04 x 0.94 inches
Area 713 cm2 (110.5 inches2) 927 cm2 (143.7 inches2)
Screen-to-body ratio ~75.8% ~72.4%
Side bezels 7.1 mm 9 mm
Colors Black, Silver Black
Transformer No No
Opening angle 145° 150°
Size comparison
Cooling solution
Cooling system Active Active
Vapor chamber No No
Number of fans 2 2
Noise level 52.7 dB 45 dB


Size 14 inches 15.6 inches
Refresh rate 144 Hz 144 Hz
PPI 157 ppi 141 ppi
Aspect ratio 16:9 16:9
Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels 1920 x 1080 pixels
HDR support Yes, HDR10 No
Touchscreen No No
Coating Matte Matte
Display tests
Contrast 845:1 1480:1
sRGB color space 92.4% 59.1%
Adobe RGB profile 67.7% 41.1%
DCI-P3 color gamut 68.1% 42.2%
Response time 31 ms 11 ms
Max. brightness


Full charging time - 2:00 hr
Battery type Li-Ion Li-Ion
Replaceable No No
Fast charging Yes Yes
USB Power Delivery Yes Yes
Charging port position Left Left
Charge power 180 W 180 W
Weigh of AC adapter 545 gramm 500 gramm


CPU name
Base frequency 2.8 GHz 2.6-3.1 GHz
Turbo frequency 4.4 GHz 4.4 GHz
Cores 8 4
Threads 16 8
L3 Cache 16 MB 8 MB
Integrated GPU Radeon RX Vega 8 Intel Iris Xe Graphics 80EU
Fabrication process 7 nm 10 nm


Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)
Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core)
Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)
Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)

Graphics Card

GPU name
TGP 50 W 65 W
Nvidia Optimus Yes Yes
Type Dedicated Dedicated
Fabrication process 12 nm 12 nm
GPU base clock 1455 MHz 1380 MHz
GPU boost clock 1590 MHz 1560 MHz
Memory size 6 GB 4 GB
Memory type GDDR6 GDDR6
Memory bus 192 bit 128 bit
Memory speed ~12 Gbps ~12 Gbps
Shading units (cores) 1536 1024
Texture mapping units (TMUs) 96 64
Raster operations pipelines (ROPs) 48 32
GPU performance
4.884 TFLOPS
3.195 TFLOPS


RAM size
Channels 1x8 GB 1x8 GB
Clock 3200 MHz 3200 MHz
Type DDR4 DDR4
Upgradable Yes Yes
Total slots 2 2
Max. ram size 32 GB 64 GB


Storage size
Bus PCI-E Gen 3.0 (4x) PCI-E Gen 3.0 (4x)
Storage type SSD (M2) SSD (M2)
Channels 1x512 GB 1x256 GB
Upgradable Yes Yes
Total slots 1 2
NVMe Yes Yes


Speakers 2.0 2.0
Power 2x2.5W 2x2W
Dolby Atmos Yes No
Loudness 77.2 dB 75 dB
Microphones 2 2


Wi-Fi standard v6 v6
Bluetooth v5.1 v5.2
Fingerprint Optional No
Optical drive No No
Webcam - Above the display
Webcam resolution - 1280 x 720
USB-A 2x USB 3.2 3x USB 3.2
USB Type-C 2x USB 3.2 1x USB 3.2
Thunderbolt No Thunderbolt 4
HDMI 1x HDMI 2.0 1x HDMI 2.1
DisplayPort No No
Audio jack (3.5 mm) Yes Yes
Ethernet (RJ45) No Yes
SD card reader No No
Proprietary charging port Yes Yes


Keyboard type Island Island
Numpad No Yes
Backlight Yes Yes
Size 10.4 x 6.0 cm -
Surface Plastic Plastic
Windows Precision Yes Yes
*Disclaimer! Ports, speakers, display, and other specifications can be different depending on the laptop’s particular configuration or region.

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