It's a close call, but the ROG Zephyrus G14 is the laptop to beat at 14 inches if money is no object and CPU performance is king. The design is stylish and portable, its battery is long lasting, and its benchmark testing beats like-size competitors. (Thank the inclusion of a leading-edge AMD Ryzen 6000 series CPU.) Simply put, price aside, it's the best portability-focused gaming laptop out there, with power to match some larger gaming systems. Gaming systems at this size tend to cost; the G14 and the competing Alienware x14 both start at $1,649.99, while our G14 review configuration was $2,499.
SSDs are very fast, but in terms of capacity, your money goes much further with hard drives. Adding more SSD capacity can make the price rise very quickly. Still, recognize how big modern game downloads can be (in the tens of gigabytes) and shop accordingly. A too-small SSD can mean you're forever shuffling games on and off the drive. 2b1af7f3a8