Asus ROG Flow X13 with XG Mobile review

ASUS ROG Flow X13 review

If you are someone who likes to spend a lot of time gaming, then the ROG Flow X13 laptop is an all-rounder machine that is a great companion for work, gaming, or personal use. If you are looking for a screamingly fast machine that does not compromise with your gaming requirements and is thin and light too, then ASUS ROG Flow X13 knocking at your doorstep.

 ASUS has launched this machine with an external GPU named as XG Mobile that augments the gaming capacity. This amazing machine is available online as well as offline, however, is it worth the price? Let’s find out. 

ASUS ROG Flow X13 Specifications:

ASUS ROG Flow X13 is an ultraportble convertible device that is manufactured using state-of-the-art eGPU to offer high-eng gaming. There is a supplementary box ROG XG Mobile Interface that has a wide array of additional ports and carries up to Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080

This mobile machine gives your laptop wings and has brought tremendous amount of change in the gaming laptop system. There have been several evolution over the years in the gaming laptops and this new mean machine is a new attempt by the company to provide something extra like an external graphics card. 

This laptop is ultralight and is just 13-inches wide.

However, it consists of powerful components that helps it compete with other powerful gaming laptops. 

Processor: AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS 3.3 GHz

Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q-4096 MB

RAM: 32GB DDR4-4266MHz, dual channel

Storage: 1TB M.2 NVMe SSD

Display: 13.4-inch 16.10 4K 60Hz IPS display with touchscreen support

ASUS ROG Flow X13 Performance:

ASUS ROG Flow X13

ASUS ROG Flow X13 is a 2-in-1 convertible that can be used for everyday work as well as for gaming. This laptop has a powerful hardware as AMD Ryzen 9 5000HS is one of the best CPUs with eight cores and 16 threads. These eight cores are made using Zen 3 microarchitecture. 

This laptop shows impressive performance especially with a boost from XG mobile, which makes it a beast for the gaming world.

ASUS is making use of a new heat management system named Thermal Grizzly that levels up the performance by 10%. There is the use of signature Ergolift design that helps with the airflow.

Design:

This is an ultraportable 2-in-1 laptop that has a hinge to be folded all the way. This machine weighs about 1.3 kgs, which makes it lightweight and easy to carry around. The design has no loud branding but a subtle textured logo below the arrow keys. The lid and bottom has a textures diagonal lines that offer unique look. 

Although the notebook is made of magnesium alloy, but the feel is like plastic. The design is overall robust with a backlit keyboard that is premium. The display is stunning with a touchscreen, so you can rely on keyboard and trackpad. There is a vast palm area that can be used to rest your palms. This laptop is not only for the hardcore gamers but for people with regular work. 

Display Panel:

The laptop has an excellent display panel with 16:10 aspect ratio. It can be used in multiple modes like laptop mode, tent mode, tablet mode and stand mode. Tent mode is great to watch videos or shows. 

The connectivity of the laptop is amazing especially with the Wi-Fi. XG mobile does not only enhance your gaming experience, but offers new ports like four xUS 3.2 ports, Display port, RJ-45 connector and HDMI. 

However, the battery performance is average with 62Whr battery and 100W power adapter. 

Pros:

  • Lightweight and amazing display
  • Convertible form 
  • High performance
  • Great addon with XG mobile
  • Portable design
  • 4K for media consumption
  • Responsive and stylus supported touchscreen

Cons:

  • Annoying fan noise
  • Speakers are average
  • Average battery 
  • Expensive

Our Verdict:

The price is a bit on a higher side, but ASUS ROG Flow X13 is a complete package for those who want an all-rounder machine. XG Mobile accessory is a great booster when in gaming mode and the main machine is enough for your regular personal work. If you don’t mind paying extra cash for this model then this ROG bundle is a perfect portable powerhouse. 

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