ASUS ROG Flow Z13

ASUS ROG Flow Z13

ASUS ROG Flow Z13

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BEST RATING
Portability:
4.8
GENERAL USE: Very Good8.4/10
GAMING/AI: Very Good8.2/10
ENG/DESIGN: Very Good8.9/10
SOFTWARE DEV: Very Good8.5/10
CONTENT CREATION: Very Good8.5/10
PORTABILITY: Excellent9.2/10
BATTERY: Good7.1/10
OVERALL SCREEN QUALITY: Very Good8.4/10
OVERALL PERFORMANCE: Excellent9.2/10
SIZE: 13.4"

The ASUS ROG Flow Z13 is a high-end, versatile device that doubles as both a laptop and a tablet with a detachable keyboard. It's equipped with a premium Intel i9 processor and Nvidia RTX 4070 graphics, ensuring top-notch performance for gaming, 3D rendering, and engineering applications. It offers a good balance with 32GB of RAM and ample storage, but the battery life is modest. With a 13.4-inch touchscreen display that has high brightness and color accuracy, it's attractive for creative professionals. However, its portability is somewhat limited by its weight and thickness, despite its small size. Keep in mind, this luxury comes at a premium price. Give Feedback

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Evaluation

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Pros
  • Detachable keyboard for tablet use
  • High-resolution touchscreen display
  • Powerful Intel i9 processor
  • Nvidia RTX 4070 graphics
  • Portable with slim design
Cons
  • Limited battery life of 6.5 hours
  • Weighs 2.6 pounds, relatively heavy for size
  • No available RAM slots for upgrade
  • No Ethernet port for wired internet

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.
Engineering & Design:
4.7
PerfectRec’s Engineering and Design Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for graphic design, CAD and 3D 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.
Software Development:
4.6
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.
Content Creation:
4.6
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.
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.
General Use:
4.5
The ASUS ROG Flow Z13 excels in general use due to its high-performance CPU and substantial RAM, which ensure smooth multitasking and fast operation. Additionally, its screen quality is superior with high resolution and brightness, and its light weight and modest size make it highly portable despite a battery life that is more suited for short to medium usage sessions.
Gaming & AI:
4.5
PerfectRec’s Gaming and AI Score strongly emphasizes graphics processing capability as well as AI performance, while also taking into account other factors that impact suitability for gaming and AI 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.
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.
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
$2,500
Release Date
May 1, 2023
Overall Dimensions
11.9'' x 8.1'' x 0.54''
Weight
2.6 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel i9-13900H
Graphics
RTX 4070 (65 W)
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
Yes
RAM
32 GB
DDR Memory Version
5

BATTERY

Battery Life
6.5 Hours
Battery Capacity
56 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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9.3/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
Yes
Fan Noise Score
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7.3/10
Keyboard Lighting Color
RGB
Warranty Period
1 year

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
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7.5/10
Speaker Quality Score
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7.5/10
Webcam
4K
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 Version
4

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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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