ASUS ROG Flow X16

ASUS ROG Flow X16

ASUS ROG Flow X16

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Engineering & Design:
4.6
GENERAL USE: Good7.9/10
GAMING/3D: Good7.7/10
ENG/DESIGN: Very Good8.7/10
PORTABILITY: Good7.4/10
BATTERY: Fair6.7/10
OVERALL SCREEN QUALITY: Very Good8.5/10
OVERALL PERFORMANCE: Very Good8.1/10
SIZE: 16"

The ASUS ROG Flow X16 is a 2-in-1 convertible laptop that strikes a balance between performance and versatility, offering a midrange price point. Its 16-inch IPS touchscreen display with a 16:10 aspect ratio and 165Hz refresh rate makes it suitable for both productivity and gaming. Running on an AMD Ryzen 9 processor with Nvidia RTX 3060 graphics, it delivers solid performance for 3D rendering, machine learning, and engineering tasks. It is equipped with 1TB of storage and 16GB of RAM, which should handle most applications comfortably. The Flow X16 has a high-resolution screen with good color accuracy and brightness, making it a pleasure for multimedia consumption and creative work. The 90Wh battery provides a moderate amount of usage time, though intensive tasks will drain it faster. Its weight of about 4.63 pounds and 0.76 inches thickness mean it's transportable but not the lightest option. Good connectivity with USB-C charging supports its versatility, while features like a backlit keyboard, fingerprint reader, and hardware ray tracing complement its user-friendly design. Released in August 2022, this laptop is ideal for users needing power and flexibility without the highest price tag, though you should be aware that its battery life is not the longest and it may become less portable than lighter and thinner alternatives. Give Feedback

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Pros
  • High-performance AMD Ryzen 9 processor
  • Nvidia RTX 3060 supports gaming and creative work
  • High-resolution touchscreen with pen support
  • 2-in-1 convertible for laptop and tablet use
  • Good variety of USB-C and USB ports
Cons
  • Moderate battery life for typical usage
  • Heavier weight reduces portability
  • No Thunderbolt or USB4 support
  • No hardware ray tracing or DLSS

Ratings by Category

Engineering & Design:
4.6
PerfectRec’s Engineering and Design Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for software engineering, graphic design, 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:
4.6
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.
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:
4.4
The ASUS ROG Flow X16's combination of a fast AMD Ryzen 9 CPU and ample RAM ensures smooth performance for general use, while its high-quality IPS touchscreen with sharp resolution offers an excellent visual experience. Despite being feature-rich, the tradeoff comes with its moderate battery life and a heft that may affect its portability for some users.
Gaming, 3D & AI:
4.3
PerfectRec’s Gaming and 3D Score strongly emphasizes graphics processing capability as well as general performance, while also taking into account other factors that impact suitability for gaming and 3D work. While performance (especially graphics performance) is the most important factor determining this score, we also give modest weight to screen quality, heat management, keyboard quality, and storage.
Portability:
4.2
PerfectRec’s portability rating takes into account the volume and thickness of the laptop as well as its weight.
Operating Noise:
4.0
PerfectRec’s Operating Noise Score is based on fan noise measurements. Laptops with a fanless design, such as Macbooks, receive the maximum score.
Battery Life:
3.8
PerfectRec’s Battery Life rating is based on hours of battery life in typical usage scenarios.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$1,300
Brand
ASUS
Release Date
January 08 2022
Operating System
Windows 11 Home
Overall Dimensions
14'' x 9.6'' x 0.76''
Weight
4.63 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS
Overall CPU Score
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8.2/10
Graphics
RTX 3060 (125 W)
Overall GPU Score
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7.9/10
RAM
16 gb

SCREEN

Resolution
2560 x 1600
General Use Screen Score
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8.5/10
Gaming and 3D Screen Score
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8.6/10
Design and Engineering Screen Score
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8.4/10
Diagonal Size
16"

PORTS & CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
2
USB-C ports
2
USB-C (Non-Thunderbolt)
2
USB-C Charging
Yes
Display Outputs
3

BATTERY

Battery Life
5.5 hours
Battery Capacity
90 wh

OTHER HARDWARE

Webcam
720p
Keyboard Quality Score
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8.5/10
Fingerprint Reader
No
Number Pad
No
Backlit Keyboard
Yes

RELIABILITY

Build Quality Score
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8.5/10
Warranty Period
1 year

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Christian Hintze | June 2023
"Above all else, the Asus ROG Flow X16 is one thing - versatile! It is a thin, mobile work device, it's a 2-in-1, tablet, a powerful workstation and even a gaming PC. But something even more surprising: It does all of these things really well without making any big blunders. It's anything but a lazy compromise. Because, despite its compact dimensions and 2-in-1 functionality, the hardware isn't throttled and boasts, at least in turbo mode, above-average performance."

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