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

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

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

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.

MemoryM1 MacBook Pro 14”2021 ROG Zephyrus G14
Slots
Onboard
x0,1
TypeUnifiedDDR4
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.

SlotsM1 MacBook Pro 14”2021 ROG Zephyrus G14
M.2
Onboard
Yes x1
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”.

PortsM1 MacBook Pro 14”2021 ROG Zephyrus G14
full-size SD card slotYesNo
HDMIYesYes
headphone jackYesYes
lock slotNoYes
power portYesYes
Thunderbolt 4Yes x3No
USB-ANoYes x2
USB-CNoYes x2
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Prices

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

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
$1,197.00
Apple 2021 MacBook Pro (14-inch, M1 Pro chip with 10‑core CPU and 16‑core GPU, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD) - Silver
Apple 2021 MacBook Pro (14-inch, M1 Pro chip with 10‑core CPU and 16‑core GPU, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD) - Silver
By Apple
$2,405.57
Late 2021 Apple MacBook Pro with Apple M1 Pro chip (16-inch, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD) Space Gray (Renewed)
Late 2021 Apple MacBook Pro with Apple M1 Pro chip (16-inch, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD) Space Gray (Renewed)
By Apple
$1,334.94
2021 ROG Zephyrus G14 Price
ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 14" VR Ready FHD Gaming Laptop,8cores AMD Ryzen 7 4800HS(Beat i7-10750H),16GB RAM,1TB PCIe SSD, Backlight, Wi-Fi 6,USB Type C,HDMI,NVIDIA GeForce GTX1650,Win10(Eclipse Gray)
ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 14" VR Ready FHD Gaming Laptop,8cores AMD Ryzen 7 4800HS(Beat i7-10750H),16GB RAM,1TB PCIe SSD, Backlight, Wi-Fi 6,USB Type C,HDMI,NVIDIA GeForce GTX1650,Win10(Eclipse Gray)
By ASUS
$1,119.90
ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 VR Ready Gaming Laptop 14" QHD 120Hz IPS (100% sRGB) AMD Octa-Core Ryzen 9 5900HS (Beats i9-10885H) 40GB RAM 2TB SSD GeForce RTX 3060 6GB Backlit FP Win10 + HDMI Cable (Renewed)
ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 VR Ready Gaming Laptop 14" QHD 120Hz IPS (100% sRGB) AMD Octa-Core Ryzen 9 5900HS (Beats i9-10885H) 40GB RAM 2TB SSD GeForce RTX 3060 6GB Backlit FP Win10 + HDMI Cable (Renewed)
By ASUS
$1,399.99
ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 Alan Walker SE Gaming Laptop | 14" WQHD 120Hz | AMD 8-Core Ryzen 9 5900HS (>i7-10370H) | 40GB DDR4 2TB SSD | GeForce RTX3050Ti 4GB | Backlit USB-C Win10Pro + HDMI Cable
ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 Alan Walker SE Gaming Laptop | 14" WQHD 120Hz | AMD 8-Core Ryzen 9 5900HS (>i7-10370H) | 40GB DDR4 2TB SSD | GeForce RTX3050Ti 4GB | Backlit USB-C Win10Pro + HDMI Cable
By ASUS
$1,199.00

Availability

M1 MacBook Pro 14”2021 ROG Zephyrus G14
Released20212021
Release Date
  • Announced on October 18, 2021.
  • Available on October 26, 2021.
Announced on January 13, 2021 (CES 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
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Generations

Exterior

M1 MacBook Pro 14”2021 ROG Zephyrus G14
Size Comparison
M1 MacBook Pro 14”2021 ROG Zephyrus G14
Dimensions
  • Height: 0.61 inch (1.55 cm)
  • Width: 12.31 inches (31.26 cm)
  • Depth: 8.71 inches (22.12 cm)
  • 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
Weight3.5 pounds (1.6 kg)
  • 3.53 lbs (1.60 kg) 
    Regular ROG Zephyrus G14 models
  • 3.75 lbs (1.70 kg)
    ROG Zephyrus G14 with AniMe Matrix™ models
Colors
Space Gray Silver
Eclipse Gray Moonlight White
Keyboard and TrackpadBacklit 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
  • 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

Display

M1 MacBook Pro 14”2021 ROG Zephyrus G14
Size14.2 Inches14 Inches
Info
  • 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
  • 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

Ports

M1 MacBook Pro 14”2021 ROG Zephyrus G14
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
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

Internal Specs

M1 MacBook Pro 14”2021 ROG Zephyrus G14
Processor
  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,
  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
Integrated Graphics
  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,
  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
Memory
16GB 32GB 64GB
Unified Memory
16GB 32GB
Dual-Channel DDR4 3200MHz Memory.
1 x 8GB or 16GB Onboard Memory and 1 x SODIMM slot
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).
Storage
512GB 1TB 2TB 4TB 8TB
SSD
512GB 1TB
M.2 NVMe™ PCIe® 3.0 SSD
1 x M.2 2280 slot.

Connectivity

M1 MacBook Pro 14”2021 ROG Zephyrus G14
Wi-Fi
  • 802.11ax Wi-Fi 6 wireless networking
  • IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac compatible
Intel® Wi-Fi 6 with Gig+ performance (802.11ax)
BluetoothBluetooth 5.0 wireless technologyBluetooth 5.1

Battery

M1 MacBook Pro 14”2021 ROG Zephyrus G14
Size70 Wh lithium‑polymer battery76 Wh
4-cell Li-ion battery
Battery Life
  • Up to 11 hours wireless web
  • Up to 17 hours of Apple TV app movie playback
  • Up to 12.5 hours
    Video playback.
  • Up to 13.7 hours
    Web browsing.
Power Supply
  • 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.
  • 180W
      ø6.0 mm power adapter.
  • 100W
      USB-C power adapter.

Software

M1 MacBook Pro 14”2021 ROG Zephyrus G14
OSShipped with macOS Monterey
  • Windows 10 Home
  • Windows 10 Pro
Built-in Apps
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
Armoury Crate GameVisual

Camera & Audio

M1 MacBook Pro 14”2021 ROG Zephyrus G14
Camera1080p FaceTime HD camera 
Advanced image signal processor with computational video.
  • No Built-in camera.
  • Support external ROG GC21 camera support 1080p@60Hz.
Audio
  • 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
  • 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.

Misc

M1 MacBook Pro 14”2021 ROG Zephyrus G14
SensorsTouch ID sensor-
Security
  • Touch ID sensor
  • Apple T2 Security Chip
  • One-Touch Login
    Fingerprint on the power button.
  • Kensington Lock Slot
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)
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WarrantyYour 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)
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Key Features

M1 MacBook Pro 14”2021 ROG Zephyrus G14
At Glance
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
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

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