CES 2021: ASUS Unveils New ROG Flow X13 Convertable Gaming Notebookby Gavin Bonshor on January 12, 2021 1:40 PM EST
At the all-digital CES 2021 event, ASUS has unveiled a brand new convertible 14" gaming laptop, the ROG Flow X13. The Flow X13 can harness the power of AMD's Ryzen 9 5980HS mobile processor, with an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 graphics card, with a flippable 360° touch screen.
The ASUS ROG Flow X13 represents an interesting segue into the gaming capable convertible space. Some of its most notable design aspects revolve around the 13.4" display, which has a 16:10 aspect ratio, with support for both touch and stylus input. The screen is coated with robust Corning Gorilla Glass, supports adaptive sync, and includes Pantone color validation. In terms of specification, the panel will be available with either 1080p 120 Hz or at 4K.
One of the biggest features includes its ability to convert into four different configurations on the fly, including a regular laptop, tablet, tent, and stand modes. Looking at the internals, the ROG Flow X13 will support up to and including the Ryzen 9 5980HS mobile processor, with up to and including NVIDIA GTX 1650 graphics. ASUS also states that it will be using AMD's top binned CPUs for this model to ensure the best performance and highest quality silicon.
Another claim from ASUS is that the ROG Flow X13's battery can hold out up to 18 hours, with 10 hours of expected battery life during continuous video playback. It comes supplied with its new 100 W USB Type-C PD charger that can charge an empty battery to 60% in around 39 minutes.
ASUS hasn't revealed when the ROG Flow X13 will be available to buy and hasn't supplied any pricing information.
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timecop1818 - Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - linkIf they made this with Intel and not last gen nv, I would be interested. As of right now, it's dead on arrival.
Unashamed_unoriginal_username_x86 - Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - link>"If they made this with Intel"
See, companies can never win with people on the internet. On the internet everyone is the loud minority, regardless of team
Tamz_msc - Wednesday, January 13, 2021 - linkHe's a known anti-AMD troll. Don't bother replying to him.
Spunjji - Wednesday, January 13, 2021 - linkThe funny bit is usually the standard "but no Intel" whinge is usually because of Thunderbolt, but this has something way better for docking... so he's just left that bit out 🤣
timecop1818 - Wednesday, January 13, 2021 - linkWay better? You mean a proprietary connector that only works with one dock from one manufacturer which combines a non removable power supply with a laptop class rtx3080, for like almost the same price as entire laptop? LOL no thanks. This thing is going to sell a few 100 units max and will be a great reason for asus to not bother with AMD in next generation.
Tamz_msc - Thursday, January 14, 2021 - linkYou had to show your hate boner for AMD, didn't you?
Tams80 - Thursday, January 14, 2021 - linkYou mean like almost all gaming laptops...
Spunjji - Friday, January 15, 2021 - linkYes, I mean a proprietary connector that will actually give good eGPU performance for the first time ever, which contains a power supply (no extra trailing leads), and costs about as much as the included GPU + the extra docking hardware. 👍
Farfolomew - Thursday, February 4, 2021 - linkI have kind of mixed feelings on this. Thunderbolt eGPUs are buggy, no doubt about it. And it's not a big enough market for the big companies to invest enough resources to fix the inherent problems. So if this ASUS proprietary connector can fix a lot of those problems, then that's terrific, and worth considering.
However, this being exclusive to ASUS, there's no opportunity for upgrading graphics card later down the road in a couple years. And with this high core-count CPU the laptop has, I think it would have the chops to last for 3-5 years. But then again, we'll probably all be switching over to Qualcomm ARM chips by then, lol
Unashamed_unoriginal_username_x86 - Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - linkYou say gaming, but what resolution would you need to be to justify a 5980x if it's paired with a 1650? 720p?