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MacBook Pro 13 (2022)
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ROG Flow X13
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Advantages of the Apple MacBook Pro 13 (2022)
  • Best in class overall build quality
  • Best in class battery life
  • Best in class speakers
  • Best in class keyboard
Advantages of the ASUS ROG Flow X13
  • The ASUS ROG Flow X13 has no clear advantages over the Apple MacBook Pro 13 (2022).

Key differences

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Screen Quality

7.6
MacBook Pro 13 (2022)
ROG Flow X13
7.7
13.3in
SIZE
13.4in
2560 x 1600
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1200
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
60Hz
REFRESH RATE
120Hz
497.0 nits
BRIGHTNESS
500.0 nits
The Apple MacBook Pro 13 has a better screen than the ASUS ROG Flow X13 for general use, and engineering and design, while the ASUS ROG Flow X13 has a better screen for gaming and AI.

Battery

20.0 Hours
MacBook Pro 13 (2022)
ROG Flow X13
6.5 Hours
The Apple MacBook Pro 13 has 20 hours of battery life. The ASUS ROG Flow X13 has 6.5 hours of battery life.

Build Quality

10.0
MacBook Pro 13 (2022)
ROG Flow X13
8.5
The Apple MacBook Pro 13 (2022) has best in class build quality, while the ASUS ROG Flow X13 has very good build quality.
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Key similarities

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General Use

7.7
MacBook Pro 13 (2022)
ROG Flow X13
7.9
2560 x 1600
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1200
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
497.0 nits
DISPLAY BRIGHTNESS
500.0 nits
20.0 Hours
BATTERY LIFE
6.5 Hours
9.5/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
8.5/10
8.9/10
PORTABILITY SCORE
8.9/10
The ASUS ROG Flow X13 and Apple MacBook Pro 13 (2022) are both good for general use.

Gaming and AI

6.4
MacBook Pro 13 (2022)
ROG Flow X13
6.9
2.6/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
3.0/10
2560 x 1600
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1200
60Hz
REFRESH RATE
120Hz
No
SUPPORTS DLSS
Yes
No
MUX SWITCH / ADVANCED OPTIMUS
Yes
10.0/10
FAN NOISE SCORE
7.2/10
The ASUS ROG Flow X13 and Apple MacBook Pro 13 (2022) are both only fair for gaming and AI.

Engineering and Design

7.3
MacBook Pro 13 (2022)
ROG Flow X13
7.6
6.6/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
8.1/10
2.6/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
3.0/10
8.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
The ASUS ROG Flow X13 and Apple MacBook Pro 13 (2022) are both good for engineering and design.

Content Creation

7.8
MacBook Pro 13 (2022)
ROG Flow X13
7.9
6.6/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
8.1/10
2560 x 1600
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1200
8.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
The ASUS ROG Flow X13 and Apple MacBook Pro 13 (2022) are both good for content creation.

Software Development

7.7
MacBook Pro 13 (2022)
ROG Flow X13
7.6
6.6/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
8.1/10
8.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
2560 x 1600
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1200
9.5/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
8.5/10
The Apple MacBook Pro 13 (2022) and ASUS ROG Flow X13 are both good for software development.

Portability

Very Good
MacBook Pro 13 (2022)
ROG Flow X13
Very Good
13.3in
SIZE
13.4in
3.0 lbs
WEIGHT
2.8 lbs
0.6in
THICKNESS
0.6in
The Apple MacBook Pro 13 (2022) and ASUS ROG Flow X13 both have very good portability.
The most portable laptops are small, thin, and light.

Cost

$1,299
MacBook Pro 13 (2022)
ROG Flow X13
$1,230
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The Apple MacBook Pro 13 (2022) has a price of $1,299 and the ASUS ROG Flow X13 costs $1,230.

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How the Apple MacBook Pro 13 (2022) and the ASUS ROG Flow X13 compare to other laptops

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Spec Comparison

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Apple MacBook Pro 13 (2022)ASUS ROG Flow X13
Apple MacBook Pro 13 (2022)ASUS ROG Flow X13

GENERAL

Price
$1,299
$1,230
Release Date
June 1, 2022May 1, 2022
Overall Dimensions
12'' x 8.4'' x 0.61''11.8'' x 8.7'' x 0.62''
Weight
3 lbs2.87 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
Apple M2AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS
Graphics
M2 (10C) RTX 3050 Ti (40 W)
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
NoYes
RAM
8 GB16 GB
DDR Memory Version
55

BATTERY

Battery Life
20 Hours6.5 Hours
Battery Capacity
58.2 Wh62 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
13.3"13.4"
Display Technology
IPSIPS
Resolution
2560 x 16001920 x 1200
Refresh Rate
60Hz120Hz
Display Brightness
497 nits500 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
10/108.5/10
Portability Score
8.9/108.9/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
NoYes
Fan Noise Score
10/107.3/10
Keyboard Lighting Color
WhiteWhite
Warranty Period
1 year1 year

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
9.5/108.5/10
Speaker Quality Score
9.5/107.5/10
Webcam
720p720p
Fingerprint Reader
YesYes
Backlit Keyboard
YesYes
Number Pad
NoNo

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
01
USB-C ports
22
USB-C Charging
YesYes
Display Outputs
13
Thunderbolt Version
3N/A

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Apple MacBook Pro 13 (2022)

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Andreas Osthoff | June 2022
"The MacBook Pro 13 is still a very good subnotebook. The 2022 MacBook Pro 13 might look like recycling at first, because the device is completely identical to the old model expect for the new M2 SoC. We have to admit that we were surprised to see another iteration of the MBP 13 as well. The laptop is obviously familiar, but this does not change the fact that it is still a very good subnotebook. You get an excellent chassis with good stability, a very good display, good input devices and the new M2 chip is very powerful and efficient."

ASUS ROG Flow X13

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Sebastian Bade | February 2021
"The Asus ROG Flow X13 is not an off-the-shelf convertible. This quickly becomes clear when you take a closer look at the technical specs. The AMD Ryzen 9 5980HS is a state-of-the-art SoC with 8 cores and 16 threads, which also makes the 2-in-1 interesting as a work device. With 32 GB of RAM and a 1 TB SSD, gamers are also well taken care of. The dedicated Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q fits well into the overall concept and ensures a solid 3D performance. With the eGPU dock, which is equipped with a GeForce RTX 3080, the small convertible transforms into a full-fledged desktop replacement in terms of performance."

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About Apple

Apple, an American technology company, is one of the world’s largest company in terms of market capitalization. Their MacBook laptops feature a slim, minimalistic design, class-leading battery life, and premium display and speaker quality. In 2020 Apple switched from using Intel processors to their own silicon chips which have excellent performance and efficiency. The macOS operating system is the second most widely used OS, after Windows.

About ASUS

ASUS, a Taiwanese electronics brand, is one of the largest personal computer vendor by market share. The majority of their laptops are targeted towards personal use or gaming. Their most popular product lines include the budget-friendly VivoBook, more premium ZenBook, and their TUF and ROG gaming laptops, the latter of which has a reputation for excellent gaming performance.

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