ASUS ROG Flow Z13

ASUS ROG Flow Z13

ASUS ROG Flow Z13

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BEST RATING
Portability:
4.8
GENERAL USE: Very Good8.0/10
GAMING/3D: Good7.6/10
ENG/DESIGN: Very Good8.4/10
PORTABILITY: Excellent9.2/10
BATTERY: Good7.1/10
OVERALL SCREEN QUALITY: Very Good8.4/10
OVERALL PERFORMANCE: Very Good8.1/10
SIZE: 13.4"

The ASUS ROG Flow Z13 is an upper-midrange 2-in-1 laptop with a detachable keyboard, allowing it to double as a tablet. It boasts a high-performance Intel i9 processor and Nvidia RTX 4050 graphics card, which make it suitable for tasks like 3D rendering, machine learning, and intensive gaming. It has ample storage and solid memory capacity. Battery life may not be very long, but that's a tradeoff for the powerful hardware. The Flow Z13's display is sharp, with a high resolution and refresh rate that benefits fast-motion viewing, while its touch capability and stylus support enhance creative and engineering work. It's fairly lightweight for its power, but with a thickness of just over half an inch, it combines portability with build quality. With multiple USB-C ports including Thunderbolt, it's versatile in connectivity; however, it trades off some potential expansion with no available RAM slots or storage upgrades. The laptop's high color accuracy and brightness make it great for color-sensitive work, and it performs well in general use, engineering, and gaming, making it a solid choice for both productivity and entertainment. Give Feedback

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Pros
  • Detachable keyboard for laptop or tablet use
  • High-resolution touchscreen with stylus support
  • Powerful Intel i9 processor and Nvidia RTX GPU
  • Compact and lightweight design
  • Multiple USB-C and Thunderbolt ports
Cons
  • Relatively short battery life
  • Premium price point
  • Not the lightest in portability
  • No number pad on keyboard

Ratings by Category

Portability:
4.8
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.
Engineering & Design:
4.5
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:
4.5
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.
General Use:
4.4
The ASUS ROG Flow Z13 stands out for general use due to its high-performance CPU and ample RAM, which ensure swift multitasking and smooth operation across various tasks. Its compact size, good screen quality, combined with decent portability and fair battery life, make it a versatile choice for various general-use scenarios.
Gaming, 3D & AI:
4.2
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.
Keyboard Quality:
4.2
The Keyboard Quality score is based on the PerfectRec experts’ assessment of tactile feedback, typing comfort, keyboard reliability and typing noise.
Battery Life:
4.1
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
$1,355
Brand
ASUS
Release Date
January 05 2023
Operating System
Windows 11 Home
Overall Dimensions
11.9'' x 8.1'' x 0.54''
Weight
2.6 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel i9-13900H
Overall CPU Score
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9.6/10
Graphics
RTX 4050 (65 W)
Overall GPU Score
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5.7/10
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
13.4"

PORTS & CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
1
USB-C ports
2
USB-C (Non-Thunderbolt)
1
USB-C Charging
Yes
Display Outputs
3

BATTERY

Battery Life
6.5 hours
Battery Capacity
56 wh

OTHER HARDWARE

Webcam
4K
Keyboard Quality Score
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7.5/10
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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Andreas Osthoff | March 2022
"The Asus ROG Flow Z13 is a gaming tablet with powerful Alder Lake i9 CPU. The ROG Flow Z13 impresses with its good cooling. After our review, the impression is predominantly positive. Besides a very fast Alder Lake CPU and stable gaming performance, especially the cooling system is surprisingly effective and quiet. You can use the integrated speakers without any issues while gaming. The 1200p display in the 16:10 format also impresses with good color reproduction and high brightness. Since the battery runtimes aren't particularly long as it is, we wouldn't recommend the optional 4K panel."

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