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Updated January 10, 2024·

The ASUS ROG Flow Z13, being lighter and more compact with a higher resolution touchscreen, excels in portability and general use, making it suitable for on-the-go tasks and touch-based applications. In contrast, the Gigabyte Aorus 17H offers a larger screen and more powerful graphics, ideal for intensive gaming, 3D rendering, and engineering software but is significantly heavier, decreasing its portability. Both laptops have similar storage and RAM, but the Aorus 17H may deliver better performance for demanding tasks, yet at a higher cost and with less battery life than the Flow Z13. Choosing depends on whether you prefer mobility or performance for heavy-duty tasks. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the ASUS ROG Flow Z13
  • Very good for general use
  • Very good for software development
  • Very good overall build quality
  • Excellent portability
Advantages of the Gigabyte Aorus 17H
  • Very good for gaming and AI
  • Very good speakers
  • Very good keyboard

Key differences

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Gaming and AI

7.4
ROG Flow Z13
Aorus 17H
8.6
5.7/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
9.9/10
2560 x 1600
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
165Hz
REFRESH RATE
360Hz
Yes
SUPPORTS DLSS
Yes
Yes
MUX SWITCH / ADVANCED OPTIMUS
Yes
7.2/10
FAN NOISE SCORE
6.5/10
The Gigabyte Aorus 17H is very good for gaming and AI, while the ASUS ROG Flow Z13 is good.

Screen Quality

8.4
ROG Flow Z13
Aorus 17H
8.3
13.4in
SIZE
17.3in
2560 x 1600
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
165Hz
REFRESH RATE
360Hz
511.0 nits
BRIGHTNESS
351.0 nits
The ASUS ROG Flow Z13 has a better screen than the Gigabyte Aorus 17H for general use, engineering and design, and software development, while the Gigabyte Aorus 17H has a better screen for gaming and AI.

Portability

Excellent
ROG Flow Z13
Aorus 17H
Poor
13.4in
SIZE
17.3in
2.6 lbs
WEIGHT
5.9 lbs
0.5in
THICKNESS
1.1in
The ASUS ROG Flow Z13 has excellent portability, while the Gigabyte Aorus 17H has poor portability.
The most portable laptops are small, thin, and light.

Build Quality

8.5
ROG Flow Z13
Aorus 17H
7.4
The ASUS ROG Flow Z13 has very good build quality, while the Gigabyte Aorus 17H has good build quality.
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Key similarities

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General Use

8.0
ROG Flow Z13
Aorus 17H
7.9
2560 x 1600
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
511.0 nits
DISPLAY BRIGHTNESS
351.0 nits
6.5 Hours
BATTERY LIFE
6.0 Hours
7.5/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
8.0/10
9.2/10
PORTABILITY SCORE
5.9/10
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers ASUS ROG Flow Z13 to be very good for general use, while the Gigabyte Aorus 17H is good.

Engineering and Design

8.2
ROG Flow Z13
Aorus 17H
8.4
9.6/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
9.0/10
5.7/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
9.9/10
16.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
The Gigabyte Aorus 17H and ASUS ROG Flow Z13 are both very good for engineering and design.

Content Creation

8.2
ROG Flow Z13
Aorus 17H
8.0
9.6/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
9.0/10
2560 x 1600
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
16.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
The ASUS ROG Flow Z13 and Gigabyte Aorus 17H are both very good for content creation.

Software Development

8.0
ROG Flow Z13
Aorus 17H
7.6
9.6/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
9.0/10
16.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
2560 x 1600
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
7.5/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
8.0/10
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers ASUS ROG Flow Z13 to be very good for software development, while the Gigabyte Aorus 17H is good.

Battery

6.5 Hours
ROG Flow Z13
Aorus 17H
6.0 Hours
The ASUS ROG Flow Z13 has 6.5 hours of battery life. The Gigabyte Aorus 17H has 6 hours of battery life.

Cost

$1,700
ROG Flow Z13
Aorus 17H
$1,799
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$500

$1,000

$1,500

$2,000

$2,500

$3,000

The ASUS ROG Flow Z13 has a price of $1,700 and the Gigabyte Aorus 17H costs $1,799.

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How the ASUS ROG Flow Z13 and the Gigabyte Aorus 17H compare to other laptops

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Spec Comparison

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ASUS ROG Flow Z13Gigabyte Aorus 17H
ASUS ROG Flow Z13Gigabyte Aorus 17H

GENERAL

Price
$1,700
$1,799
Release Date
May 1, 2023January 1, 2023
Overall Dimensions
11.9'' x 8.1'' x 0.54''15.7'' x 10.2'' x 1.18''
Weight
2.6 lbs5.95 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel i9-13900HIntel i7-13700H
Graphics
RTX 4050 (65 W)RTX 4080 (140 W)
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
YesYes
RAM
16 GB16 GB
DDR Memory Version
55

BATTERY

Battery Life
6.5 Hours6 Hours
Battery Capacity
56 Wh99 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
13.4"17.3"
Display Technology
IPSIPS
Resolution
2560 x 16001920 x 1080
Refresh Rate
165Hz360Hz
Display Brightness
511 nits351 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
8.5/107.4/10
Portability Score
9.3/105.9/10
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
7.5/108/10
Speaker Quality Score
7.5/108/10
Webcam
4K720p
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 17H

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Peter Donnell | February 2023
"Overall though, it’s *lots of swearing* fast, seriously. For work, rendering, gaming, it doesn’t matter, this is a true weapon of performance that’s going to run rings around most high-end desktop systems. If you absolutely have to game at ultra-high refresh rates on the go (but within thinking distance of a plug socket), this is the ticket. I can’t see such an extreme being that appealing to everyone, but if you take your gaming seriously, or even professionally, there’s nothing else out there that comes close that you can still fit in your backpack and travel with."

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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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