new versatile gaming laptops with RTX 40 technology

Asus ROG has renewed its entire Flow range. It’s a line of laptops that just don’t look like laptops.

Asus ROG Flow X13 // Source: Asus ROG

Asus’ ROG brand, which stands for Republic of Players, includes all products intended for play. However, there are some exceptions, e.g. B. Products that fall between two categories. This is the flow area.

The Flow X13, ultra versatile

On its own, the Flow X13 is an extremely versatile product. It’s a productivity machine that we got a chance to test last year. The X13 will benefit from new components at CES 2023.

In fact, the ROG Flow X13 (2023), codename GV302, is equipped with the brand new CPU AMD Ryzen R9based on the Zen 4 core architecture. It also includes a dedicated GPU, the GPU GeForce RTX4070 for laptops. It can also be used up 32GB LPDDR5 RAM at 6400MHz. It also has up to 2TB SSD in PCIe 4.0 that you can replace if needed.

Asus ROG Flow X13 // Source: Asus ROG

What makes the Flow X13 special is being a 2-in-1 device in an ultra-portable format. But Asus doesn’t sell it that way: it sells it as an ultraportable gaming laptop and bundles it with an external GPU dock called the XG Mobile (this time featuring the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 notebook GPU).

Asus ROG XG Mobile (GC33) // Source: Asus ROG

Asus ROG has not only updated the inner workings of the device, the Taiwanese manufacturer has further developed its concept. The ROG Flow X13 2023’s chassis has been completely redesigned to reduce its footprint by 10mm while maintaining and increasing the 15-inch keyboard layout Battery capacity from 62 to 75 Wh.

Asus ROG Flow X13 // Source: Asus ROG

The hinge has been redesigned to allow better access to fresh air, in addition to a texture on the hood that increases grip for easier transport.

The IR camera is in Full HD resolution with support for Windows Hello and the touchpad is even larger than the previous model.

Asus ROG Flow X13 // Source: Asus ROG

Finally, and this is a big change, is the IPS LCD touchscreen (stylus compatible). now in QHD resolution, in 165 Hz with Corning Gorilla Glass DXC treatment, mounted on a 360° hinge. That makes it a convertible. The screen is still 16:10, which is a good thing (less scrolling).

ROG Flow X13 will be available in the first quarter of 2023 from 1,499 euros.

Flow Z13 and Flow X16 also renewed

The ROG Flow Z13 is another PC with a different format. While the X13 has a 180-degree hinge, the Z13 detaches from its keyboard. It’s the equivalent of Microsoft’s Surface Pro. We had already tested the 2022 formula, it was updated at CES 2023.

Asus ROG Flow Z13 // Source: Asus ROG

This year, the GPU switches to an Nvidia GeForce RTX 4060 laptop graphics card, whose TGP can reach 65W. Asus ROG speaks of 62% more performance compared to the previous generation. It also has a dedicated switch MUX and Nvidia Advanced Optimus.

Finally, it includes a 13-inch Nebula screen in QHD resolution with a refresh rate of up to 165 Hz.

Asus ROG Flow Z13 // Source: Asus ROG

Finally, the ROG Flow X16 (GV601), also reviewed last year, benefits from the new Intel Core i9 13900H processor and an Nvidia GeForce RTX 4070 laptop GPU with a MUX switch and Nvidia Advanced Optimus. The Nebula HDR Mini LED touchscreen has also been improved, with 1100 nits of peak brightness and a refresh rate of up to 240Hz.

Asus ROG Flow X16 // Source: Asus ROG

The ROG Flow Z13 will be available in Q1 2023 starting at 2,099 euros. While the ROG Flow X16 will be available in the 1ᵉʳ quarter of 2023 from 2,499 euros.


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