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Updated January 10, 2024·

The ASUS ROG Flow Z13 is more portable and has a touchscreen with a higher refresh rate, making it suitable for on-the-go use and some gaming. On the other hand, the Gigabyte Aorus 15X offers a larger screen and better battery life, which along with its more powerful graphics, make it a better fit for intensive gaming, heavy 3D rendering, and engineering applications. Both laptops have similar performance for general use, although for tasks that demand high graphical power, the Aorus 15X takes the lead. However, the Aorus 15X is significantly heavier, which could affect its portability. If you prioritize mobility and touchscreen functionality, go with the ASUS. If gaming performance and screen size are more important, and you don't mind the extra weight, the Gigabyte should be your choice. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the ASUS ROG Flow Z13
  • Very good for software development
  • Very good overall build quality
  • Excellent portability
Advantages of the Gigabyte Aorus 15X
  • Very good for gaming and AI

Key differences

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Gaming and AI

7.4
ROG Flow Z13
Aorus 15X
8.5
5.7/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
9.7/10
2560 x 1600
RESOLUTION
2560 x 1440
165Hz
REFRESH RATE
240Hz
Yes
SUPPORTS DLSS
Yes
Yes
MUX SWITCH / ADVANCED OPTIMUS
Yes
7.2/10
FAN NOISE SCORE
6.5/10
The Gigabyte Aorus 15X is very good for gaming and AI, while the ASUS ROG Flow Z13 is good.

Screen Quality

8.4
ROG Flow Z13
Aorus 15X
8.2
13.4in
SIZE
15.6in
2560 x 1600
RESOLUTION
2560 x 1440
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
165Hz
REFRESH RATE
240Hz
511.0 nits
BRIGHTNESS
301.0 nits
The ASUS ROG Flow Z13 has a better screen than the Gigabyte Aorus 15X for general use, engineering and design, and software development.

Battery

6.5 Hours
ROG Flow Z13
Aorus 15X
8.0 Hours
The ASUS ROG Flow Z13 has 6.5 hours of battery life. The Gigabyte Aorus 15X has 8 hours of battery life.

Portability

Excellent
ROG Flow Z13
Aorus 15X
Good
13.4in
SIZE
15.6in
2.6 lbs
WEIGHT
5.7 lbs
0.5in
THICKNESS
0.7in
The ASUS ROG Flow Z13 has excellent portability, while the Gigabyte Aorus 15X has good portability.
The most portable laptops are small, thin, and light.

Build Quality

8.5
ROG Flow Z13
Aorus 15X
7.4
The ASUS ROG Flow Z13 has very good build quality, while the Gigabyte Aorus 15X has good build quality.

Cost

$1,750
ROG Flow Z13
Aorus 15X
$1,349
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$500

$1,000

$1,500

$2,000

$2,500

$3,000

The ASUS ROG Flow Z13 has a price of $1,750 and the Gigabyte Aorus 15X costs $1,349.
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Key similarities

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General Use

8.0
ROG Flow Z13
Aorus 15X
8.0
2560 x 1600
RESOLUTION
2560 x 1440
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
511.0 nits
DISPLAY BRIGHTNESS
301.0 nits
6.5 Hours
BATTERY LIFE
8.0 Hours
7.5/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
7.5/10
9.2/10
PORTABILITY SCORE
7.0/10
The ASUS ROG Flow Z13 and Gigabyte Aorus 15X are both very good for general use.

Engineering and Design

8.2
ROG Flow Z13
Aorus 15X
8.5
9.6/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
9.9/10
5.7/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
9.7/10
16.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
The Gigabyte Aorus 15X and ASUS ROG Flow Z13 are both very good for engineering and design.

Content Creation

8.2
ROG Flow Z13
Aorus 15X
8.2
9.6/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
9.9/10
2560 x 1600
RESOLUTION
2560 x 1440
16.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
The Gigabyte Aorus 15X and ASUS ROG Flow Z13 are both very good for content creation.

Software Development

8.0
ROG Flow Z13
Aorus 15X
7.9
9.6/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
9.9/10
16.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
2560 x 1600
RESOLUTION
2560 x 1440
7.5/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
7.5/10
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers ASUS ROG Flow Z13 to be very good for software development, while the Gigabyte Aorus 15X is good.

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How the ASUS ROG Flow Z13 and the Gigabyte Aorus 15X compare to other laptops

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Spec Comparison

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ASUS ROG Flow Z13Gigabyte Aorus 15X
ASUS ROG Flow Z13Gigabyte Aorus 15X

GENERAL

Price
$1,750
$1,349
Release Date
May 1, 2023May 1, 2023
Overall Dimensions
11.9'' x 8.1'' x 0.54''14.1'' x 10.8'' x 0.78''
Weight
2.6 lbs5.73 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel i9-13900HIntel i9-13900HX
Graphics
RTX 4050 (65 W)RTX 4070 (140 W)
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
YesYes
RAM
16 GB16 GB
DDR Memory Version
55

BATTERY

Battery Life
6.5 Hours8 Hours
Battery Capacity
56 Wh99 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
13.4"15.6"
Display Technology
IPSIPS
Resolution
2560 x 16002560 x 1440
Refresh Rate
165Hz240Hz
Display Brightness
511 nits301 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
8.5/107.4/10
Portability Score
9.3/107/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
YesYes
Fan Noise Score
7.3/106.5/10
Keyboard Lighting Color
RGBRGB
Warranty Period
1 year1 year

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
7.5/107.5/10
Speaker Quality Score
7.5/107/10
Webcam
4K1080p
Fingerprint Reader
NoNo
Backlit Keyboard
YesYes
Number Pad
NoYes

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
12
USB-C ports
21
USB-C Charging
YesYes
Display Outputs
33
Thunderbolt Version
44

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ASUS ROG Flow Z13

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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."

Gigabyte Aorus 15X

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Brandon Hill | February 2023
"The Gigabyte Aorus 15X is a strong showing of Raptor Lake and RTX 4000 series. While the Aorus had trouble keeping up in older games like Grand Theft Auto V, it nudged past the competition in Shadow of the Tomb Raider. It also flexed its next-generation muscle in Far Cry 6 and Borderlands 3. While we were impressed with the overall build quality and design of the Aorus 15X, the keyboard lacked good tactile feedback. The display performed well in real-world testing despite its on-paper shortcoming with brightness, but the speakers are lackluster at best."

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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.

About Gigabyte

Gigabyte is a Taiwanese computer hardware manufacturer. While Gigabyte mainly focuses its business on desktop hardware, Gigabyte is known for its value-oriented G series laptops, thin and light Aero series, and performance-oriented Aorus series. Gigabyte laptops offer a strong value proposition to compete with mainstream alternatives.

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