Micro LED on the back is actually silly and it’s a gimmick at best and a waste of money because this will break at some point. It’s actually useless, but I guess the younger people will like this for a while, then they will just turn it off all together. I have stated before, my priorities is a great screen with 500 nits, good reliability, a great video card for gaming if possible and it doesn’t cost an arm and a leg.
I like that Asus is trying something new and that AMD is finally a legit Intel competitor. However, this machine is not for me:
1. No TB3. That alone is DQ for me.
2. AMD hype. I've been through it couple of times and I'll believe AMD slides when somebody else verifies them. Engineering samples my butt, can't connect them to internet. It was totally impossible to load some benchmarks offline.
3. AMD CPU + AMD iGPU + NVidia dGPU. I'm not beta testing this, Optimus with Intel still doesn't work reliably all the time after a decade of development.
4. 14 inch with 180W power adapter, try to fit this into a typical ultrabook bag. You need a bigger bag? - well, maybe just get a 15 inch then. However I do like that it still allows charging through USB-C with lowered wattage, I wish other laptops with full power GPUs would allow that, so that's actually manageable - 65W small USB-C charger in the bag for office and travel, big brick in carry-on or at home.