The ROG symbol has been synonymous with gaming, content creation and years and years of servitude towards creating the best computing products for you. It was only a matter of time before the best in computing meets the best in music and thus the ROG Zephyrus G14 Alan Walker Special Edition was born!
For this particular laptop, Asus ROG has teamed up with Alan Walker to deliver the best-in-class creator-first laptop. The leading content creators of the world look at conventional things differently and change the game with their creativity. Similarly, this grand collaboration has morphed a regular cardboard box into a thing of inventive certainty. It all starts from the laptop box. The acrylic top cover of the box has conductive pads on the surface that trigger 18 sound effects made by Alan Walker. Just connect the box to the laptop using a USB Type-C cable and watch it turn into a ROG Remix sampler. It puts your individual creativity at the centre of everything and to make it yours, you can import your own tunes into the custom software developed with Alan Walker and his team and get the creative juices flowing. The Zephyrus G14 joins in on the fun too, displaying unique ROG and Alan Walker inspired animations on the main screen of the laptop and even on the AniMe Matrix panel as you keep interacting with the MIDI inputs on the box.
Fun fact, Alan Walker has produced tracks for Death Stranding and you can run the game on the Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 Alan Walker Special Edition with ease. Obviously, the G14 is designed to be a productivity powerhouse for creators but like all ROG devices, this one too is one heck of a gaming beast. Housing an 8-core 16-thread AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS CPU and the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 Ti GPU, the Zephyrus G14 can switch between gaming and content creation seamlessly. Whether it’s music creation or YouTube content creation, the ROG Zephyrus G14 has the chops to fit every need. The 120Hz WQHD Pantone calibrated panel is fast, colour accurate and sharper than a katana blade.
In our 2020 review of the Asus ROG Zephyrus G14, we said ‘The ROG Zephyrus G14 takes a bold new turn for every content creator looking to personalize their machine while keeping a strict performance-first policy’. And that holds true for the Alan Walker Special Edition as well. In fact, ROG has up the ante this time and wrapped the body with Special Edition trinkets. It features unique colour accents, like the Spectre Blue shade of the AniMe MatrixTM LED array. The nameplate sports a similar tone as well along with Alan Walker’s own signature next to the ROG logo. This nameplate is manufactured with a physical vapour deposition process which creates a reflective surface that changes from different angles. This gorgeous colour coat is seen in the speaker grille on top of the laptop as well. So every time you move the G14 around, it celebrates your union with ROG’s signature cyberpunk flair. Even the two fabric belts across the lid bring out the signature Alan Walker Special Edition theme, with one belt using reflective text that blends seamlessly with the matrix LEDs. And that’s just the lid we’re talking about! Once you open the laptop you’re greeted with a custom boot animation and an Alan Walker wallpaper. The glass touchpad is also reworked and specialized with a customized pattern inspired by a music equalizer, and keycaps too, have been given a spanking new colour to match Alan Walker’s signature colours. The A and W keys in particular have the Alan Walker logo printed on top and you get a special edition of the ROG Sleeve, a pair of socks and a cap in the box as well.
Asus ROG has taken everything we loved about the G14 and given it a cyberpunk character. The tasteful use of the signature Spectre Blue shade is not overdone and it discreetly makes an impact the moment you put it on the table. Through thoughtful design choices and aesthetically pleasing shades, ROG has somehow built the Alan Walker Special Edition to stand out but it still manages to blend in plain sight. If you have it, you own it!