2021 ROG Zephyrus G14 vs. M1 MacBook Pro 14”: Full specs comparison

The following is a comprehensive comparison of the 2021 ROG Zephyrus G14 and M1 MacBook Pro 14” specifications, including details on CPU, memory, storage, battery life, display quality, and other features.

2021 ROG Zephyrus G14 Pros

Reasons that 2021 ROG Zephyrus G14 is better than M1 MacBook Pro 14”.

Upgradable memory

The 2021 ROG Zephyrus G14 comes with one SODIMM slot that allow you to replace or upgrade when needed. On the flip side, you can't upgrade RAM on the M1 MacBook Pro 14” since it has onboard memory.

Memory2021 ROG Zephyrus G14M1 MacBook Pro 14”
Slots
x1
Onboard
TypeDDR4Unified
Supports discrete graphics

Configurable up to Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 6GB GDDR6 60W TGP vs. integrated

Upgradable storage

The 2021 ROG Zephyrus G14 comes with a single removable M.2 SSD slot that you can replace and upgrade in the future.

Slots2021 ROG Zephyrus G14M1 MacBook Pro 14”
M.2
Yes x1
Onboard
Has one more port and slot

The 2021 ROG Zephyrus G14 has more ports and slots count than the M1 MacBook Pro 14”. It has eight versus seven amount of ports and slots on the M1 MacBook Pro 14”.

Ports2021 ROG Zephyrus G14M1 MacBook Pro 14”
full-size SD card slotNoYes
HDMIYesYes
headphone jackYesYes
lock slotYesNo
power portYesYes
Thunderbolt 4NoYes x3
USB-AYes x2No
USB-CYes x2No
Total87

M1 MacBook Pro 14” Pros

Reasons that M1 MacBook Pro 14” is better than 2021 ROG Zephyrus G14.

Much faster CPU performance

Apple M1 Max (10C, 32G) inside M1 MacBook Pro 14” has a 70% better multi-core CPU performance score than the AMD Ryzen 9-5900HS inside 2021 ROG Zephyrus G14.

Geekbench 5 multi-core score
M1 MacBook Pro 14” - Apple M1 Max (10C, 24G)
12,185
M1 MacBook Pro 14” - Apple M1 Max (10C, 32G)
12,185
M1 MacBook Pro 14” - Apple M1 Pro (10C, 16G)
11,988
M1 MacBook Pro 14” - Apple M1 Pro (8C, 14G)
9,512
2021 ROG Zephyrus G14 - AMD Ryzen 9-5900HS
7,162
2021 ROG Zephyrus G14 - AMD Ryzen 7-5800HS
6,454
Supports larger memory

M1 MacBook Pro 14” supports a larger memory capacity than the 2021 ROG Zephyrus G14. It supports up to 64GB versus 32GB of system memory on the 2021 ROG Zephyrus G14.

Max system memory size
M1 MacBook Pro 14”
64 GB
2021 ROG Zephyrus G14
32 GB

Prices

Here are the latest price updates and offers for both devices.

2021 ROG Zephyrus G14 Price
Asus 2022 ASUS ROG Zephyrus 14'' Flagship Gaming Laptop, AMD Ryzen 7 5800HS(8 Cores), GeForce RTX 3060 6GB GDDR6, 144Hz 100% sRGB Pantone, Backlit Keyboard, White (16GB RAM | 512GB PCIe SSD)
Asus 2022 ASUS ROG Zephyrus 14'' Flagship Gaming Laptop, AMD Ryzen 7 5800HS(8 Cores), GeForce RTX 3060 6GB GDDR6, 144Hz 100% sRGB Pantone, Backlit Keyboard, White (16GB RAM | 512GB PCIe SSD)
By ASUS
$919.99
ASUS - ROG Zephyrus G14 14" Gaming Laptop - AMD Ryzen 9 - 16GB Memory - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 - 1TB SSD - Moonlight White
ASUS - ROG Zephyrus G14 14" Gaming Laptop - AMD Ryzen 9 - 16GB Memory - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 - 1TB SSD - Moonlight White
By ASUS
$1,428.00
ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 Gaming Laptop, 14'' FHD 144Hz Display, AMD Ryzen 7-5800HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 6G Graphics, 16GB RAM, 1TB PCIe SSD, Backlit Keyboard, Win 11 Pro, White, 32GB USB Card
ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 Gaming Laptop, 14'' FHD 144Hz Display, AMD Ryzen 7-5800HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 6G Graphics, 16GB RAM, 1TB PCIe SSD, Backlit Keyboard, Win 11 Pro, White, 32GB USB Card
By ASUS
$1,099.00
M1 MacBook Pro 14” Price
2021 Apple MacBook Pro with Apple M1 Pro chip (14-inch, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD) - Space Gray (Renewed)
2021 Apple MacBook Pro with Apple M1 Pro chip (14-inch, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD) - Space Gray (Renewed)
By Apple
$1,112.04
$1,180.00 6% OFF
Late 2021 Apple MacBook Pro with Apple M1 Pro chip 8-core CPU (14 inch, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD) (QWERTY English) Silver (Renewed Premium)
Late 2021 Apple MacBook Pro with Apple M1 Pro chip 8-core CPU (14 inch, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD) (QWERTY English) Silver (Renewed Premium)
By Apple
$1,169.97
$1,299.00 10% OFF
Apple 2023 MacBook Pro Laptop M3 Pro chip with 11‑core CPU, 14‑core GPU: 14.2-inch Liquid Retina XDR Display, 18GB Unified Memory, 512GB SSD Storage. Works with iPhone/iPad; Silver
Apple 2023 MacBook Pro Laptop M3 Pro chip with 11‑core CPU, 14‑core GPU: 14.2-inch Liquid Retina XDR Display, 18GB Unified Memory, 512GB SSD Storage. Works with iPhone/iPad; Silver
By Apple
$1,699.00
$1,999.00 15% OFF

Availability

2021 ROG Zephyrus G14M1 MacBook Pro 14”
Released20212021
Release DateAnnounced on January 13, 2021 (CES 2021)
  • Announced on October 18, 2021.
  • Available on October 26, 2021.
Pricing-
  • $1,999
    M1 Pro, 8C CPU, 14C GPU, 16GB, 512GB
  • $2,299
    M1 Pro, 10C CPU, 16C GPU, 16GB, 512GB
  • $2,499
    M1 Pro, 10C CPU, 16C GPU, 16GB, 1TB
  • $3,099
    M1 Max, 10C CPU, 24C GPU, 32GB, 1TB
  • $3,299
    M1 Max, 10C CPU, 32C GPU, 32GB, 1TB
  • $3,699
    M1 Max, 10C CPU, 32C GPU, 64GB, 1TB
  • $4,099
    M1 Max, 10C CPU, 32C GPU, 64GB, 2TB
  • $4,699
    M1 Max, 10C CPU, 32C GPU, 64GB, 4TB
  • $5,899
    M1 Max, 10C CPU, 32C GPU, 64GB, 8TB
Generations

Exterior

2021 ROG Zephyrus G14M1 MacBook Pro 14”
Size Comparison
2021 ROG Zephyrus G14M1 MacBook Pro 14”
Dimensions
  • 12.76 x 8.66 x 0.70” (324 x 220 x 17.9 mm) 
    Regular ROG Zephyrus G14 models
  • 12.76 x 8.66 x 0.78” (324 x 220 x 1.99 mm)
    ROG Zephyrus G14 with AniMe Matrix™ models
  • Height: 0.61 inch (1.55 cm)
  • Width: 12.31 inches (31.26 cm)
  • Depth: 8.71 inches (22.12 cm)
Weight
  • 3.53 lbs (1.60 kg) 
    Regular ROG Zephyrus G14 models
  • 3.75 lbs (1.70 kg)
    ROG Zephyrus G14 with AniMe Matrix™ models
3.5 pounds (1.6 kg)
Colors
Eclipse Gray Moonlight White
Space Gray Silver
Keyboard and Trackpad
  • Full-size backlit keyboard
    ROG Overstroek Calibrated Keystrokes N-Key Rollover Fast-Actuating Key Switches
  • Fingerprint login on the power button
  • Gaming Hotkeys
    Volume down volume up mute Armoury Crate
  • Precision Touchpad
Backlit Magic Keyboard with:
  • 78 (U.S.) or 79 (ISO) keys including 12 full-height function keys and 4 arrow keys in an inverted-T arrangement
  • Touch ID
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Force Touch trackpad for precise cursor control and pressure-sensing capabilities; enables Force clicks, accelerators, pressure-sensitive drawing, and Multi-Touch gestures

Display

2021 ROG Zephyrus G14M1 MacBook Pro 14”
Size14 Inches14.2 Inches
Info
  • 14” WQHD 120Hz
    16:9 2560 x 1440 IPS-level panel 120Hz 100% DCI-P3 Pantone® Validated Adaptive Sync
  • 14” FHD 144Hz
    16:9 1920 x 1080 IPS-level panel 144Hz 100% sRGB 75.35% Adode RGB Pantone® Validated Adaptive Sync
  • Liquid Retina XDR display
    • Size: 14.2-inch
    • Technology: Liquid Retina XDR display
    • Resolution: 3024 x 1964
    • Pixel Density: 254 PPI
  • XDR (Extreme Dynamic Range)
    • Up to 1000 nits sustained (full-screen) brightness, 1600 nits peak brightness
    • 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio
    • Color
      1 billion colors Wide color (P3) True Tone technology
  • Refresh rates
    • ProMotion technology for adaptive refresh rates up to 120Hz
    • Fixed refresh rates: 47.95Hz, 48.00Hz, 50.00Hz, 59.94Hz, 60.00Hz

Ports

2021 ROG Zephyrus G14M1 MacBook Pro 14”
2021 ROG Zephyrus G14 Ports
Image Source: ASUS
Left (4)
  • 1 x USB-C
    USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps), DisplayPort 1.4, Power Delivery
  • 1 x HDMI
    v2.0b
  • 1 x headphone jack
    Headphone/Microphone
  • 1 x power port
Right (4)
  • 1 x USB-C
    USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps)
  • 2 x USB-A
    USB 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • 1 x lock slot
M1 MacBook Pro 14” Ports
Image Source: Apple
Left (4)
  • 1 x power port
    MagSafe 3
  • 2 x Thunderbolt 4
    40 Gpbs, USB 4.0 (40 Gbps), DisplayPort, Charging
  • 1 x headphone jack
    Headphone/Microphone
Right (3)
  • 1 x full-size SD card slot
  • 1 x Thunderbolt 4
    40 Gpbs, USB 4.0 (40 Gbps), DisplayPort, Charging
  • 1 x HDMI
    v2.0, 4K@60Hz

Internal Specs

2021 ROG Zephyrus G14M1 MacBook Pro 14”
Processor
  1. AMD Ryzen™ 7 5800HS
    8 cores, 16 threads, 2.80 → 4.40 GHz, 4MB L2 Cache, 16MB L3 Cache, 35W
  2. AMD Ryzen™ 9 5900HS
    8 cores, 16 threads, 3.00 → 4.60 GHz, 4MB L2 Cache, 16MB L3 Cache, 35W
  1. Apple M1 Pro (8C, 14G)
    8 cores, 8 threads, 3.20 GHz,
  2. Apple M1 Pro (10C, 16G)
    10 cores, 10 threads, 3.20 GHz,
  3. Apple M1 Max (10C, 24G)
    10 cores, 10 threads, 3.20 GHz,
  4. Apple M1 Max (10C, 32G)
    10 cores, 10 threads, 3.20 GHz,
Integrated Graphics
  1. AMD Ryzen™ 7 5800HS
    AMD Radeon™ Graphics
    8 Graphics Cores, 2000 MHz
  2. AMD Ryzen™ 9 5900HS
    AMD Radeon™ Graphics
    8 Graphics Cores, 2100 MHz
  1. Apple M1 Pro (8C, 14G)
    Apple M1 Pro iGPU
    14 GPU Cores, 16 Neural Engine Cores,
  2. Apple M1 Pro (10C, 16G)
    Apple M1 Pro iGPU
    16 GPU Cores, 16 Neural Engine Cores,
  3. Apple M1 Max (10C, 24G)
    Apple M1 Max iGPU
    24 GPU Cores, 16 Neural Engine Cores,
  4. Apple M1 Max (10C, 32G)
    Apple M1 Max iGPU
    32 GPU Cores, 16 Neural Engine Cores,
Memory
16GB 32GB
Dual-Channel DDR4 3200MHz Memory.
1 x 8GB or 16GB Onboard Memory and 1 x SODIMM slot
16GB 32GB 64GB
Unified Memory
Discrete Graphics
  • NVIDIA® GeForce GTX™ 1650
    4GB GDDR6 VRAM, with ROG Boost up to 1515MHz at 50W (65W with Dynamic Boost).
  • NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3060
    6GB GDDR6 VRAM, with ROG Boost up to 1382MHz at 60W (80W with Dynamic Boost).
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Storage
512GB 1TB
M.2 NVMe™ PCIe® 3.0 SSD
1 x M.2 2280 slot.
512GB 1TB 2TB 4TB 8TB
SSD

Connectivity

2021 ROG Zephyrus G14M1 MacBook Pro 14”
Wi-FiIntel® Wi-Fi 6 with Gig+ performance (802.11ax)
  • 802.11ax Wi-Fi 6 wireless networking
  • IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac compatible
BluetoothBluetooth 5.1Bluetooth 5.0 wireless technology

Battery

2021 ROG Zephyrus G14M1 MacBook Pro 14”
Size76 Wh
4-cell Li-ion battery
70 Wh lithium‑polymer battery
Battery Life
  • Up to 12.5 hours
    Video playback.
  • Up to 13.7 hours
    Web browsing.
  • Up to 11 hours wireless web
  • Up to 17 hours of Apple TV app movie playback
Power Supply
  • 180W
      ø6.0 mm power adapter.
  • 100W
      USB-C power adapter.
  • 67W USB‑C Power Adapter
    M1 Pro with 8-core CPU models
  • 96W USB‑C Power Adapter
    M1 Pro with 10-core CPU or M1 Max models. Supports Fast-Charging.

Software

2021 ROG Zephyrus G14M1 MacBook Pro 14”
OS
  • Windows 10 Home
  • Windows 10 Pro
Shipped with macOS Monterey
Built-in Apps
Armoury Crate GameVisual
Photos iMovie GarageBand Pages Numbers Keynote Siri Safari Mail FaceTime Messages Maps News Stocks Home Voice Memos Notes Calendar Contacts Reminders Photo Booth Preview Music Podcasts TV Books App Store Time Machine Find My QuickTime Player

Camera & Audio

2021 ROG Zephyrus G14M1 MacBook Pro 14”
Camera
  • No Built-in camera.
  • Support external ROG GC21 camera support 1080p@60Hz.
1080p FaceTime HD camera 
Advanced image signal processor with computational video.
Audio
  • Speakers
    • 2 x 2.5W speaker with Smart Amp Technology.
    • 2 x 0.7W tweeter.
    • Supports Dolby Atmos.
    • 2.85x Louder Volume.
    • 1.71x More Bass.
    • 2.82x Dynamic Range.
  • Microphones
    • Built-in array microphone.
    • Two-Way AI Noise Cancelation.
  • High-fidelity six-speaker sound system with force-canceling woofers
  • Wide stereo sound
  • Support for spatial audio when playing music or video with Dolby Atmos on built-in speakers
  • Spatial audio with dynamic head tracking when using AirPods (3rd generation), AirPods Pro, and AirPods Max
  • Studio-quality three-mic array with high signal-to-noise ratio and directional beamforming
  • 3.5 mm headphone jack with advanced support for high-impedance headphones

Misc

2021 ROG Zephyrus G14M1 MacBook Pro 14”
Sensors-Touch ID sensor
Security
  • One-Touch Login
    Fingerprint on the power button.
  • Kensington Lock Slot
  • Touch ID sensor
  • Apple T2 Security Chip
In the box-
  • 14‑inch MacBook Pro
  • 67W USB‑C Power Adapter
    M1 Pro with 8-core CPU models.
  • 96W USB‑C Power Adapter
    M1 Pro with 10-core CPU or M1 Max models.
  • USB-C to MagSafe 3 Cable (2 m)
Warranty-Your MacBook Pro comes with 90 days of complimentary technical support and a one-year limited warranty. Purchase AppleCare+ for Mac to extend your coverage to three years from your AppleCare+ purchase date and add up to two incidents of accidental damage coverage every 12 months, each subject to a service fee of $99 for screen damage or external enclosure damage, or $299 for other repairable damage, plus applicable tax.
More-
  • Simultaneously supports full native resolution on the built-in display at 1 billion colors and:
    • Up to two external displays with up to 6K resolution at 60Hz at over a billion colors (M1 Pro) or
    • Up to three external displays with up to 6K resolution and one external display with up to 4K resolution at 60Hz at over a billion colors (M1 Max)
  • Thunderbolt 4 digital video output
    • Native DisplayPort output over USB‑C
    • VGA, HDMI, DVI, and Thunderbolt 2 output supported using adapters (sold separately)
  • HDMI digital video output
    • Support for one display with up to 4K resolution at 60Hz
    • DVI output using HDMI to DVI Adapter (sold separately)

Key Features

2021 ROG Zephyrus G14M1 MacBook Pro 14”
At Glance
Released in
2021
16:9
14”
1440p 120Hz
Weight
3.53 lb
1.60 kg
Up to
AMD Ryzen 9-5900HS
8C/16T, 3.00 → 4.60 GHz
Geekbench 5
1,356
Single Core
Geekbench 5
7,162
Multi-Core
With integrated
AMD Radeon™ Graphics
8 Graphics Cores, 2100 MHz
Upgradable up to
32GB
3200 MHz DDR4
2021 ROG Zephyrus G14 Ports
Nvidia GeForce
RTX 3060
6GB GDDR6 60W TGP
Released in Late
2021
16:10 XDR
14.2”
1964p 120Hz
Weight
3.5 lb
1.59 kg
Up to
Apple M1 Max (10C, 32G)
10C/10T, 3.20 GHz
Geekbench 5
1,747
Single Core
Geekbench 5
12,185
Multi-Core
With integrated
Apple M1 Max iGPU
32 GPU Cores, 16 Neural Engine Cores
Configurable up to
64GB
Unified Memory
M1 MacBook Pro 14” Ports

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