ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) has teamed up with Alan Walker to reveal the Zephyrus G14 Alan Walker Special Edition (GA401QEC) laptop. The Zephyrus G14 is already a beast of a gaming laptop, as we felt in our review, so to see it getting a special edition featuring one of the greatest DJs of our time is amazing.
Technology meets musicality
Alan Walker developed an interest in computers, programming, and graphic design at a young age, eventually leading to a prominent career in electronic music. Walker began his career as a self-taught producer releasing tracks on YouTube and SoundCloud, rising to fame with his 2015 song Faded. With billions of streams on YouTube and Spotify, Walker is now an acclaimed artist with a hand in the gaming industry, having produced tracks for PUBG Mobile and Death Stranding. This, combined with his unique sense of style, made him a perfect fit for a collaboration with ROG.
Never miss a beat
When ROG first forged a partnership with Alan Walker, the ROG Zephyrus G14 AW SE stood out amongst the field as the perfect do-anything companion for a self-made creator and gamer. The laptop blends best-in-class portability with the potent performance of an 8-core, 16-thread AMD® Ryzen™ 9 5900HS CPU and the NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX™ 3050 Ti GPU. For Walker—or those who aspire to follow in his footsteps—it’s the ultimate tool for gamers and creators on the go who want to be able to switch gears at the drop of a beat.
Alan Walker customized design accents
Never satisfied with merely nudging the envelope, ROG has packed the Zephyrus G14 AW SE with even more premium finishes and personalization. Designed in collaboration with Walker, this special edition G14 features unique color accents, like the Spectre Blue shade of the AniMe Matrix™ LED array, exclusive to this machine. The nameplate sports a similar tone, along with Walker’s idea to include his own signature next to the ROG logo. This nameplate is manufactured with a physical vapor deposition process for an enticing reflectivity that changes from different angles. Two fabric belts along the lid add ROG’s signature cyberpunk flair, with one belt using reflective text that blends with the matrix LEDs.
According to Walker:
“I feel very proud for having the chance to work with ROG and I’m excited to show the world what we’ve been working on for so long.”
The experience begins the moment the user lays their fingers on the container, thanks to a stunning design and acrylic top cover, all selected by Walker himself. The box—Walker’s favorite part of the project—is far more than mere packaging: it’s a creative accessory all its own. Connect the box to the G14 with a USB Type-C® cable and it turns into the ROG Remix sampler, with conductive pads on the surface that allow users to trigger 18 of Walker’s own sound effects. Users can start with one of Walker’s genre-defining tracks or import their own tunes into the custom software, developed with Walker and his team. ROG Remix also displays unique ROG and Alan Walker inspired animations on the main screen of the laptop and AniMe Matrix panel based on the MIDI inputs selected.
The laptop even features a custom boot animation and Alan Walker wallpaper. The glass touchpad is shaded with a customized pattern inspired by a music equalizer, alongside keycaps matching Alan Walker’s signature colors—plus A and W keys with the producer’s logo printed on top. To cap it all off, an Alan Walker and ROG-styled baseball cap and pair of socks also come bundled with a special edition of the ROG Sleeve so owners can represent the Republic anywhere.
The ROG Zephyrus G14 Alan Walker Special Edition is scheduled to release in Malaysia in September 2021. Visit the ASUS ROG website to learn more.