Asus has teamed up with AMD to double down on the trend of increasingly compact gaming laptops with the ROG Zephyrus G14 (starts at $1,049.99; $1,449.99 as tested), a 14-inch near-ultraportable with full gaming capabilities. The main attraction here beyond the petite size is a brand-new AMD Ryzen 9 processor, the first "Zen 2" laptop CPU we've tested. We're happy to report that it's blistering fast across the board, equally ready for gaming and media workloads, and superior to the competition. Intel, on the other hand, will not be happy; this efficient CPU is also a great value, and Team Red now threatens its hold on the mobile market. This processor is just one (major) aspect of the full Zephyrus G14 package: an attractive and portable package with high frame rates, and our new midrange gaming Editors’ Choice.