ASUS ROG Flow X13

ASUS ROG Flow X13

ASUS ROG Flow X13

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BEST RATING
Engineering & Design:
4.6
GENERAL USE: Very Good8.1/10
GAMING/AI: Good7.7/10
ENG/DESIGN: Very Good8.5/10
SOFTWARE DEV: Very Good8.0/10
CONTENT CREATION: Very Good8.3/10
PORTABILITY: Very Good8.7/10
BATTERY: Good7.6/10
OVERALL SCREEN QUALITY: Very Good8.4/10
OVERALL PERFORMANCE: Very Good8.5/10
SIZE: 13.4"

The ASUS ROG Flow X13 is a premium 2-in-1 convertible laptop that serves both laptop and tablet use. It is equipped with a solid AMD Ryzen 9 processor and an Nvidia RTX GPU, providing very good general, 3D rendering, machine learning, and engineering performance. It has a 13.4-inch IPS touchscreen display with a higher than usual refresh rate and good color accuracy. Despite its smaller size, it offers good portability and around 8 hours of battery life during typical use. The laptop is fairly light and slim, making it easy to carry, but this also means it comes at a premium price. With Thunderbolt and USB-C ports included, connectivity options are robust. This model is particularly suitable for intensive gaming, creative, and productivity tasks on the go, with a high-quality keyboard and touch display. However, you may have to manage with its battery life if used for extended demanding tasks away from a power source. Give Feedback

this description is based on the product variant with some specs. At the time of writing, the variant with some specs cost some dollars.








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Pros
  • 2-in-1 convertible, laptop and tablet
  • Powerful AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS processor
  • High-end Nvidia RTX 4070 GPU
  • Compact, lightweight and portable
  • High-resolution touchscreen with stylus support
Cons
  • Average battery life at 8 hours
  • Only moderate heat management
  • No Ethernet port for wired internet
  • No available RAM slots for upgrade

Ratings by Category

Engineering & Design:
4.6
The ASUS ROG Flow X13 excels for engineering and design due to its powerful AMD Ryzen 9 processor and substantial RAM, allowing for smooth multitasking and demanding computational tasks, paired with an Nvidia RTX GPU which supports hardware ray tracing and advanced graphics calculations, crucial for rendering and simulations. Moreover, its high-resolution IPS display with wide color coverage ensures detailed and accurate visual representation for design work.
Portability:
4.6
PerfectRec’s portability rating takes into account the volume and thickness of the laptop as well as its weight.
Build Quality:
4.6
PerfectRec’s Build Quality Score incorporates case materials, display and keyboard flex, hinge quality, chassis rigidity, and overall reliability. Our assessment of build quality includes many details that are difficult to quantify. Our laptop experts use their best judgment to produce the final score.
Keyboard Quality:
4.6
The Keyboard Quality score is based on the PerfectRec experts’ assessment of tactile feedback, typing comfort, keyboard reliability and typing noise.
General Use:
4.5
PerfectRec’s General Use Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for general productivity, web browsing, streaming, video calls, and running a wide variety of apps and programs. The most important factors in this score include CPU performance, amount of RAM, screen quality, storage, and battery life. Keyboard quality, speaker quality, low fan noise, heat management, and to a lesser extent webcam quality are all moderately important factors for this score.
Content Creation:
4.5
PerfectRec’s Content Creation Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for photo editing, and video editing work. In addition to a strong emphasis on overall performance, this score also places very high importance on screen quality. Heat management, storage, keyboard and speaker quality are also incorporated, with fan noise rounding out this score.
General Use Screen Quality:
4.5
The general use screen score is based on the screen technology, contrast ratio, resolution, brightness, color gamut and color accuracy. This score does not take into account specialized display features for specific use cases, such as high refresh rate for gaming.
Software Development:
4.4
PerfectRec’s Software Development Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for software development. In addition to a strong emphasis on overall performance, this score also places very high importance on screen quality. Heat management, storage, keyboard and speaker quality are also incorporated, with fan noise rounding out this score.
Gaming & AI:
4.3
The ASUS ROG Flow X13 is well-suited for gaming and 3D tasks because it includes a high-end Nvidia RTX 4070 GPU that supports advanced graphics processing and has a screen with a high refresh rate of 165 Hz for smooth visuals. Additionally, the screen quality is robust with great color accuracy, contributing to a vivid and detailed visual experience for gaming and 3D work.
Battery Life:
4.2
PerfectRec’s Battery Life rating is based on hours of battery life in typical usage scenarios.
Operating Noise:
4.1
PerfectRec’s Operating Noise Score is based on fan noise measurements. Laptops with a fanless design, such as Macbooks, receive the maximum score.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$2,500
Release Date
May 1, 2023
Overall Dimensions
11.8'' x 8.4'' x 0.7''
Weight
2.87 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
Graphics
RTX 4070 (60 W)
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
Yes
RAM
16 GB
DDR Memory Version
5

BATTERY

Battery Life
8 Hours
Battery Capacity
75 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
13.4"
Display Technology
IPS
Resolution
2560 x 1600
Refresh Rate
165Hz
Display Brightness
511 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
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8.5/10
Portability Score
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8.8/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
Yes
Fan Noise Score
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7.3/10
Keyboard Lighting Color
White
Warranty Period
1 year

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
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8.5/10
Speaker Quality Score
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7.5/10
Webcam
1080p
Fingerprint Reader
No
Backlit Keyboard
Yes
Number Pad
No

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
1
USB-C ports
2
USB-C Charging
Yes
Display Outputs
3
Thunderbolt Ports
0

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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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