ASUS ROG Gaming Laptop. Enjoy everyday gaming with this ASUS notebook PC. The AMD Ryzen 9 processor and 16GB of RAM let you run graphics-heavy games smoothly, while the potent NVIDIA RTX3050 Ti V4G graphics produce high-quality visuals on the 13.4-inch WUXGA Touchscreen display. This ASUS notebook PC has 1TD SSD that shortens load times and offers ample storage.
Free Upgrade to Windows 11¹ (when available, see below)
Windows 11 Operating System
Windows 11 has all the power and security of Windows 10 with a redesigned and refreshed look. It also comes with new tools, sounds, and apps. Every detail has been considered. All of it comes together to bring you a refreshing experience on your PC.
13.4" WUXGA Touchscreen display with 120Hz refresh rate
The 1920 x 1200 resolution boasts impressive color and clarity. Energy-efficient LED backlight.
16GB system memory for intense multitasking and gaming
Reams of high-bandwidth LPDDR4X RAM to smoothly run your graphics-heavy PC games and video-editing applications, as well as numerous programs and browser tabs all at once.
1TB Solid State Drive (PCI-e)
Save files fast and store more data. With massive amounts of storage and advanced communication power, PCI-e SSDs are great for major gaming applications, multiple servers, daily backups, and more.
NVIDIA RTX3050 Ti V4G graphics
Backed by 4GB GDDR6 dedicated video memory for an ultrafast, advanced GPU to fuel your games.
Weighs 2.98 lbs. and measures 0.62" thin
Thin and light for maximum portability, featuring a 13.4" screen size and omitting the DVD/CD drive to achieve the compact form factor. 4-cell lithium-ion battery.
HDMI output expands your viewing options
Connect to an HDTV or high-def monitor to set up two screens side by side or just see more of the big picture.
Wireless/Wired connectivity (WiFi 6 - 802.11 ax)
Flexible, dual-band connectivity w/ greater reliability thanks to two data streams and antennas. Connect to a Wi-Fi router to experience GB Wi-Fi speeds nearly 3X faster vs. standard Wi-Fi 5 w/ improved responsiveness for even more devices.
Chiclet White Light Keyboard Backlight
Allows you to enjoy comfortable and accurate typing, even in dim lighting.
Basic software package included
30-days trial of Microsoft Office 365.
Headphone/microphone combo jack. Note: This laptop does not include a built-in DVD/CD drive.
¹Device comes with Windows 10 and a free Windows 11 upgrade or may be preloaded with Windows 11. The Windows 11 upgrade will be delivered to qualifying devices starting in late 2021 and into 2022. Timing will vary by device. Certain features require specific hardware (see aka.ms/windows11-spec)
ASUS ROG GV301QE-211.ZG13
1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)
AMD Ryzen 9 5000 Series
Processor Model Number
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS
Total Storage Capacity
Solid State Drive Capacity
System Memory (RAM)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti
Windows 11 Home
ROG 13.4" Touchscreen Gaming Laptop - AMD Ryzen 9 - 16GB Memory - NVIDIA RTX3050 Ti V4G Graphics - 1TB SSD - OFF BLACK
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Design, Performance, Portable
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Truly portable 2in1 gaming laptop with RTX 3050Ti
I absolutely love the 13” ASUS ROG Flow, but not in the way I expected. At just over ½” thick and weighing under 3lbs, it’s super compact and practical, which makes it a joy to carry around and use either as a laptop or tablet. This is significant, because I usually don’t like 2-in-1 laptops. They’re often heavy, too thick, and cumbersome, making them more of a novelty than something convenient. But here, the Flow is just slightly thicker than a tablet with a case, and the bottom screen bezel doubles as a finger grip edge, so you’re not blocking the screen as you’re holding it. It’s well thought out to be practical, which is a common theme with the ROG Flow. From its relatively large keyboard, to responsive touch screen, wide trackpad, backlit keys, and 120hz PANTONE calibrated Gorilla Glass screen, it’s a fantastic daily and media use laptop. As a gaming rig by itself, it does well for what it is, but likely needs the optional XG Mobile attachment for serious Ultra graphics gaming.
BUILD / DESIGN
Well built and compact, the Flow X13 is a pleasure to carry around (especially coming from a 15” laptop). I love the matte black finish and the 360° screen hinges enable it to convert into a tablet, or tent it open to stand up like a table top TV. There’s a lot of small details that I appreciate, like the subtle curve to the keyboard keys for better tactile feedback and an excellent trackpad that doesn’t seem to miss. At about 0.65” thick, it’s even practical as a tablet with a responsive touch screen that’s also stylus compatible. ASUS claims a 10 hour battery life playing video at 150 nits, but it’s maybe more like 6-7 hours in practical use. It drops to about 3-4 hours for something more intensive like gaming, but it really depends on your settings and how you’re using it. The fingerprint reader (power button) works well, but is tiny and a pain to set up. However, after it’s set I noticed all I had to do was slide my finger across the sensor and it matched me quickly. The ports are up to date with two USB-C 3.2 gen 2 ports and one USB-A 3.2 gen 2 port. Be sure to look behind the rubber PCIe cover to find the 2nd USB-C port. The body’s all plastic, but it’s rigid with a high quality feel. The Gorilla Glass screen should ensure it can take as much abuse as most smartphones. No word on how it holds up to drops, but I’m hoping to never test that either. If that happens in your first year though, ASUS is cool enough to include 1 year of accidental drop protection after registering.
Powered by an 8 core AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS CPU with onboard Radeon graphics and a secondary NVIDIA RTX 3050 Ti graphics card, ASUS crams a lot of power into a thin body. They keep the infrastructure speedy too, with 16GB of RAM and a 1TB NVME HD that tested at up to 2.5 GB/s on CrystalDiskMark tests. It’s remarkable that it doesn’t have cooling issues, but the thermal management works great and the fans are just about whisper quiet in every mode except Turbo. The bottom can get extremely hot in laptop mode, so beware of actually using it on your lap. This seemed to be more of an issue when gaming in Performance and Turbo mode though, so in regular day to day use, it’s likely fine. With the fan exhaust ports in the rear and right side, the cooling system works even better when the laptop is tented or in tablet mode, because the heat rises straight out of the top and even stays cool after 6 hours of streaming HD video. A dedicated Armoury Crate button quickly launches the app to make adjustments to the performance modes and screen settings. You can even save presets for specific games, which is really neat. For everyday office, streaming, web surfing, photo editing, and 4K video editing, the Asus Flow is snappy in both laptop and tablet modes. It’s an absolute pleasure to use as a main day to day laptop, but as a gaming laptop, it’s a bit of a mixed bag.
As a stand alone gaming rig... it’s ok. It has the new RTX 3050 Ti GPU, which is Ray Tracing and DLSS capable, but you’ll need to find less demanding games to take advantage of it. Playing Doom Eternal on Ultra Nightmare settings, it averaged about 70-75 fps, which isn’t half bad if you know how crazy the game can be. However, playing it over HDMI on an extended monitor, the frame rate dropped to about 45-55fps, which was disappointing. Granted, this was with all of the graphic settings on Ultra Nightmare, which is a stress test for many computers, let alone a laptop. Turn it down just a notch and Doom’s super smooth on the 120hz screen. Cyberpunk2077 on the other hand…no. With low graphic settings playing on the internal screen, it struggled to even run at 60fps. However, there’s an XG Mobile peripheral, which is basically an external GPU hub powered by an RTX 3080 that should instantly turn the Flow X13 into a serious gaming rig. It plugs into a nifty PCIe 3.0 x8 port that’s proprietary to ASUS, but I hope it gets widely adopted. Even without the XG Mobile, there’s a lot of possibilities with a PCIe port, which should offer the same speeds as adding a PCIe card directly to the motherboard. Outside of the graphics, the speakers sound great with immersive depth and spatial imaging by Dolby. It’s not “surround” surround, but it creates a nice phantom 3 channel front stage. ASUS managed to include the same size keyboard that’s in my 15” Macbook Pro, ensuring that my hands won’t get cramped and helping to prevent hitting the wrong key. For the best gaming experience, be sure to switch it to Turbo performance mode in Armoury Crate for the fastest processing, and switch the graphics to high performance mode in either NVIDIA 3D settings or in the Windows Graphics Settings. The NVIDIA GeForce Experience app might do it automatically when it optimizes games to run best on your system, but you’ll have to do it manually for Xbox GamePass games. For some reason, the Flow seems to prefer to use the internal Radeon GPU over the NVIDIA, even when it’s plugged in and in Turbo performance mode. This is significant, because by default, it wanted to play DOOM Eternal with the Radeon GPU and was averaging only 40-45fps with the internal screen on Ultra Nightmare graphics. A good 30fps less than when using the NVIDIA! I would think there would be some kind of automatic switchover for high end graphics use, but I can’t tell how or when it decides to automatically switch to the Radeon or the NVIDIA GPU. Not a big deal for me, but definitely something to know if you want the best gaming experience from this laptop.
Overall, the ASUS ROG Flow X13 is a top notch 2-in-1 media laptop that’s relatively good for gaming. It can’t handle Cyberpunk2077, but DOOM Eternal on Ultra was fine, and it should be much smoother with less intensive games. When I think of a gaming laptop, I usually picture a 15” behemoth that’s “portable”, but not in a daily sense and acts more like a 2nd computer. ASUS flips the picture here with an emphasis on portability and practicality, making it great for daily use and why I like it in a different way than I anticipated. I’m using it far more than I anticipated and it’s quickly becoming my main computer. If you’re in the market for a portable laptop to do just about everything AND be a serious gaming machine with a full size graphics card, the ASUS ROG Flow X13 has the potential to be that. Add the XG Mobile peripheral and you’ll have a high powered laptop running an RTX 3080, which should handle most anything. Even if you don’t game and just want a high quality PC laptop with a better graphics card, the Flow X13 by itself should make you very happy. Highly recommended!
- Portable and practical
- Well built, attractive matte black finish
- 120hz screen refresh rate
- Responsive trackpad and touchscreen
- Converts into a tablet
- 15” keyboard
- Excellent Dolby sound
- Dual graphics cards (Radeon and NVIDIA 3050 TI)
- Two USB-C 3.2 gen 2 ports, one USB-A 3.2 gen 2 port
- Calibrated PANTONE color validated HD screen
- 16GB RAM (expandable to 32GB)
- 1TB NVME HD (2.5 GB/s on CrystalMark test)
- Backlit keyboard
- 8 core Ryzen 9 5900HS processor
- ASUS PCIe x8 port
- Ability to add ROG XG mobile external GPU for serious gaming
- Averages about 70 FPS playing DOOM Eternal on Ultra Nightmare
- Very quiet fans
- Asus pen stylus compatible
- Gorilla Glass screen
- Adaptive-Sync display support
- 16:10 screen ratio
- Free 1 year accident coverage from ASUS after registering
- Fingerprint reader
- Curved keys on keyboard
- Armoury Crate makes switching performance and color easy
- Link MyASUS works well with LG v50
- Screen is limited to 1080P (4K@60hz screen also available)
- Struggles to handle Cyberpunk2077 on low
- Bottom gets very hot in Turbo and Performance laptop mode
- Struggles to play DOOM Eternal on Ultra Nightmare on an external screen (avg 40 FPS)
- External screen output performance better for videos and media than gaming
- Needs ROG XG Mobile Dock to handle demanding games on Ultra graphics settings
- Forget about Crysis
- No ethernet port
- Fingerprint reader (power button) is small
- Doesn’t always automatically use the NVIDIA GPU for games
- Doesn’t have built-in game optimization program
I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Finally, a laptop to replace my desktop.
Finally a laptop to replace the desktop.
Speed, capacity and graphics.
Boot up in seconds. Ample storage thanks to the 1tb SSD. Full 16gb RAM. AMD RYZEN multi-core 5000 chipset.
FHD 120HZ 16:10 display. ON/OFF finger print reader. Comes with HDMI output as well as wireless display capability thanks to native windows-10.
The touch screen functions like a tablet by folding the =keyboard over which disables the keypad for easy tablet work. I love the audio and backlit keyboard. USB, USB-C ports come in handing for charging and other accessories.
System Checkup via MyASUS.
I would recommend this to a friend
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Rated 3 out of 5 stars
Great laptop with one weird fault
Owned for 2 weeks when reviewed.
Bought this recently on sale. It's a very compact laptop that's powerful for daily use and gaming. I enjoy using this laptop except for one fault: the lid will scratch the laptop near the vents whenever I open or close it. For a laptop that's only a few weeks old, this is disappointing and frustrating! Especially for someone like me who treasures the laptop. It almost made me return it, but I decided to keep it since I needed it for college.
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No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Brand response from ASUS Answers
Absolutely, it is a great laptop with power and speed.
We certainly understand your concern about lid scratching the vents. All ASUS products undergo intensive quality control testing and inspections, the lid will not scratch the laptop, this is a random problem. We recommend that you send the laptop in for service in order to determine the root cause of this scratch. Normally, ASUS provides one year warranty coverage, if product was purchased brand-new, in order to fix or repair any hardware or part that stop working prematurely under normal usage.
If you need more information or further assistance with the warranty for the product, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I would be more than happy to help. Or, you are always welcome to call Product Support Hotline at: 1(888) 678-3688. Also, you can chat with an ASUS live support agent at: http://bit.ly/AsusLiveChat.
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Rated 5 out of 5 stars
The ROG Flow x13 has the looks and feel of an ultraportable 2-in-1, but is hiding an 8-core Ryzen processor and RTX graphics. It doesn’t have the best battery life and it can get pretty dang hot under load, but I’ve found it to be a capable compact gaming machine that could handle most modern games I threw at it at 1080p 60+fps.
In the box you get just the laptop and power adapter. One of the cardboard pieces can be folded up into a stand though, which is neat. The power adapter is a 100W USB-C PD supply. I definitely appreciate not having to deal with a proprietary power supply and bonus for me was I was already carrying a 100W PD supply anyway so I don’t even have to add the extra bulk to my bag. The build quality laptop is solid; the metal has a soft touch quality to it while I do think it skews a little TOO plain I do appreciate the understated design, especially in a gaming machine. The hinge feels strong and the screen doesn’t wobble much at all while I’m typing or gaming on it. The keyboard also feels good to type on and is decent for gaming; the keys are spaced well and I like the feedback I get from them. The keyboard is backlit, but there’s no RGB lighting, which again is fine for somebody like me who likes a more understated look anyway. The trackpad feels like it’s on the small side, but it’s very responsive and supports all the standard Windows gestures. The port selection is decent with 2 USB-C (one part of the proprietary eGPU connection), 1 USB-A, a headset jack, and an HDMI output.
Getting setup was pretty straightforward. There were a lot of updates to deal with in regards to Windows, Nvidia drivers, and the bundled Asus software, but once that was out of the way everything settled in pretty well. There was a tiny amount of bloat in the start menu with some games, a Spotify icon, and a couple of other things, but nothing that took more than a second to get rid of. The Armoury Crate software I found to be more useful than I expected and it’s a good app to manage your power profiles, Asus-specific laptop functions, and see some performance stats.
Gaming was about what I expected. I knew the 3050 Ti wasn’t going to measure up to the RTX 2080 that I use on my desktop, but it ended up performing well except in the ray tracing department. Control with graphics set to high, DLSS quality (720p rendering), and all ray tracing effects put in frame rates at around 20-27 fps. Turning ray tracing to medium didn’t help much, but turning it off completely got me around 55fps; not quite 60 but acceptable to me and that’s still with everything else set to high. Battlefield V was a similar story where performance was in the 20fps range with ray tracing turned on, but jumped up to around 60 with it turned off. Running less demanding games like Halo I was able to get 90-110fps at max settings and it all looked really good on the 1900x1200 120Hz display. Forza Horizon 4 I was also able to get running at high settings at 90-110fps. Asus advertises the Flow x13 with ‘Adaptive Sync’, but I do not think it is G-Sync compatible, or at least I was not able to get it to work. The ‘Adaptive Sync’ seems to only apply to using the integrated graphics, which is a shame. With the 3050 Ti I found with all but the most demanding games I had that I could run 60+ fps at high settings and the games that are on the edge you could get them there by making a few smart adjustments. I don’t think ray tracing is a reasonable proposition for this GPU though it just seems a bit too demanding. Asus does have a special external GPU accessory that contains an RTX 3080 for higher-end gaming, but at $1500 it’s an expensive add-on that is only compatible with this specific laptop. One thing I did notice was under high loads the laptop gets quite hot near where the screen meets the base - uncomfortably so if you have it on bare skin or try to pick it up.
- The power button on the side also serves as a fingerprint reader. It works well, but it’s hard to get to it by feel and I wish there was a fingerprint reader on the keyboard deck.
- The webcam is 720p and is okay, but not great.
- Battery life is sort of a mixed bag, but it seems like 3-6 hours is what I am getting depending on what I’m doing and the power setting.
- I got the back taken off to look inside and it came off pretty easy after removing 9 screws, but besides replacing the SSD and maybe the battery if necessary there doesn’t appear to be much to upgrade inside.
Overall I think the Flow x13 is a great compact gaming laptop that could also double as a work/productivity device without sticking out too badly. Even though the eGPU is expensive, I like the idea of getting that to have a powerhouse at your desk and a thin and light on the go.
I would recommend this to a friend
Design, Performance, Size
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
So glad I have a chance to use this, amazing!
I would bet there is no better gaming laptop out there. Why do I say this? It offers everything you'd want in a gaming laptop or a serious business laptop, without making it a ball and chain tied to your leg.
It provides an amazing gaming experience, in a compact laptop size.
It has decent battery life, high performance, a display and video graphics card that will impress even the most hard to please gamers, and has standard 16GB of RAM and a 1TB SSD. All of this in a laptop the size of most small 13" business laptops that are popular today.
From the keyboard, to the backlit touch pad, to the modest styling (not flashy, less likely to be robbed for it/have it stolen), to the proper sized fan for cooling, it seems this was well thought out and will separate itself from the amateurs. Did I mention the power button doubles as a fingerprint reader? Or that it is also a convertible, into a tablet? Or that the sound coming out of the speakers is beyond amazing.
As a business laptop, time is money. And this allows you to be most productive without a spinning wheel while it loads a page or saves/opens a large AutoCAD file. You can be off working or at least have open Outlook while you are listening to a web broadcast or working on AutoCAD. I've had many times I hear from peers in the drawing business that their bosses don't appreciate the productivity thing and cheap out. This is worth every penny if productivity is respected.
This is the first time I've used a gaming laptop and have thought it can be equally business as well as gaming because of its size and weight, plus nobody would know. That means a few things. It can be a dual duty machine. Or it can be used for business without folks thinking you are just a gamer who brought your machine to work for the day. The 16:10 ratio display, the graphics card, and the RAM/SSD on board means it can tackle just about anything you can throw at it.
But it is also a laptop that is easy to type on, and also the trackpad is responsive without having to scroll things 3 or 4 times to get a smooth scrolling on pages.
I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Nearly perfect ultra portable
I’m a traveling professional who likes to play video games. I’m a little late to the PC gaming scene, but I’ve been enjoying it after investing in a several year old Alienware desktop and several year old Acer Nitro 5. It goes without saying that gaming laptops can’t replace desktop, but man, for me, someone who travels a lot with a laptop, this ASUS simply can’t be beat for the money. I can’t comment on all gaming laptops and compare one to another, but if you are in the market, ASUS demands your attention.
I’ve owned an older Alienware desktop, and have an Acer Nitro 5 for travel. This new Asus is now my go to. The Nitro is nice, but the NVIDIA GTX card was outdated (relatively speaking). And, it was pretty thick (not unbearably though). I haven’t tried the Razer Blade 13 inch, but I’d have to imagine the ASUS is the functional equivalent. Plus, the ASUS gives you the 360 degree hinge (which I’ll admit, isn’t a huge deal to me). The only downside is the limited number of USB ports, but it at least has a full size HDMI 2.1 port.
IN THE BOX
Not much. The laptop and USB charger. Some models I’ve heard come with a stylus and a sleeve, not this one. I’m okay without the stylus, but I’d like a sleeve. But no big deal.
I won’t go over the specs in detail, Best Buy’s website is better for that. But know that it has two GPUs, an iGPU (AMD Ryzen integrated) for low power consumption. Obviously the RTX 3050 kicks in when you’re gaming, the iGPU integrated graphics kicks in when doing basic computing tasks. The screen is also full HD with 120 hz. While I’m a guy who always wants the highest resolution, 1080p on a 13 inch screen is more than sufficient. And the high refresh rate on the screen makes everything silky smooth, not just games.
As a casual PC gamer (meaning I don’t build my own PCs, and don’t do my own upgrades) who plays a broad range of games and generally lets the computer tell me what the best graphics settings are, I found the ASUS to handle everything I could throw at it. I played Cyberpunk 2077, Far Cry 5, and NBA 2K21, with a splash of Anno 1800. I let the computer pick the default graphics settings and I was pleasantly surprised. When gaming I used a Logitech gaming mouse and an Xbox controller (for NBA 2K).
I thought the RTX looked great, as good, or almost as good as the new generation of consoles. Of course, you’re playing on a smaller screen, but in having such a small laptop, that’s a tradeoff I’m willing to take. Not to mention the HDMI 2.1 port. I plugged in my Dell 27 inch gaming PC and I was able to run most games at QHD resolution on higher settings (with the higher refresh rate) and was, again, pleasantly surprised at the quality. I thought there would be some sacrifices and I’m sure there are when compared to a dedicated desktop PC with desktop grade graphics card but for the most part, the RTX card in the ASUS is all you need in most cases. The higher refresh rate is something you don’t know you need until you see it. It truly makes a huge difference in all games, not just competitive FPS. I really enjoyed playing Cyberpunk on this laptop and thought the game looked better than my several year old Alienware.
GENERAL LAPTOP USE
I dabble in video editing, mostly home movies of my kids captured on drones and GoPros. I found the ASUS to handle that well. It didn’t slow down much, if at all, when editing 4K videos. Of course, it’s not as quick as a desktop and I much prefer editing on a larger screen, nonetheless it’s more than capable of handling those types of tasks.
In terms of normal day-to-day computing, obviously this machine can handle it without problems. From web browsing, to video chat, to creating Excel spreadsheets and Word documents, it does great. And I can say the 16:10 ratio is particularly nice in having windows side-by-side. It’s not much more screen real estate, but at 13 inches, every little bit counts.
I found the battery life to be superb. I went nearly a week of general computer use without having to charge it. Obviously, gaming will knock the battery life down considerably.
You can’t really discuss a laptop without mentioning the keyboard. I type on a computer for work everyday, so the typing experience is a big deal to me. I prefer my mechanical keyboard, but you obviously don’t have the luxury of having a separate keyboard when traveling. In any event, this keyboard is pleasant to type on. It’s got plenty of travel and has a nice “clicky” sound/feeling that is satisfying to use (and not too loud to bother others. It doesn’t replace my mechanical keyboard on my desktop but it’s great for a laptop.
I would be remiss to not mention some of the little quirks of this machine, or drawbacks. But they’re not really drawbacks per se, some are just limitations of any 13 inch thin laptop. The first is the fingerprint reader. I found it abysmal. I set it up when I started my computer but it recognizes my fingerprint maybe 10 percent of the time. I don’t even use it anymore. It’s on the power button, which I don’t mind, but it’s so unresponsive I wonder why it’s even there.
Ports. I know this is a small gaming laptop, but there are only 3 ports. HDMI, USB-C and your standard USB-A. There is a spot for ASUS’ proprietary docking cable, which is suited for the base model of this laptop (so you can plug in the RTX card to an external graphics unit). But for this particular model it ends up taking space that could have been used for an additional USB port. Obviously there’s little utility in plugging in another laptop RTX card in the external port when one is built in. But I digress. The biggest issue with the lack of ports is that you need the USB-C to charge it. So when you’re gaming, there goes one of the USB ports.
I need to mention that this is a 360 laptop so the screen flips all the way around. Like I said, that’s cool and I guess it’s nice to have, but I rarely use that feature. I do very much appreciate the touch screen as I generally use it when scrolling through documents/web pages. And it’s extremely responsive. Had this come with a stylus, I might have found myself doodling on it, but without that, I find it’s use as a tablet extremely limited (mostly due to limitations in Windows itself.)
All-in-all, this is my new favorite computer and easily replaces my 15 inch Acer Nitro. Not only because of the better GPU, but the size, build quality, and frankly all around package, is much more useful to me. From gaming, to work, this computer can handle it all. Like I said, if you are in the market for a small laptop, that travels well AND can handle most PC games on higher settings, this is one to seriously consider. Thus far I’ve found very little to not like.
I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Compact and Mighty
Asus always makes great gaming laptops and this laptop is no exception, this laptop is thin and lightweight for everything that it packs.
The laptop itself looks great, it is made of a good quality plastics that has a diagonal line pattern. At less than one inch when closed and roughly 9inch x12 inches, this laptop is by no means massive like the gaming laptops of old, in my opinion this is more like a hybrid laptop, you can carry it around everywhere with you and use it for work, school etc. While also being able to game on it without the added bulk.
SCREEN: This gaming laptop features a 13.4 inch WUXGA touch screen with a resolution of 1900x1200 with a refresh rate of 120HZ. Generally the higher the “Hz” The smoother the moving images will be. The screen itself comes in at 16:10 aspect ratio which means you get a little bit more screen space then the more traditional 16:9. The screen itself looks great, it is bright, colorful and looks crystal clear.
Windows 10 home is the installed Operation System.
PROCESSOR: featured is a high end AMD Ryzen 9, plenty of processing power for even the most advanced games.
GPU: GeForce RTX 3050 Ti is a new graphics card from what im reading. In my opinion, it would be a mid tier graphics card if it were on a PC desktop, but its high end on a laptop (because laptop parts have to be smaller which means less powerful) with plenty of power to run a AAA title like Warzone and Apex at medium settings, and staying at around 60 frames/s (at 1080p)
RAM:16GB, in my opinion is plenty to run any game out right now with no problems, it might not be future proof but for now it’s more than enough.
MEMORY: 1TB SSD, faster then the older Hard drives, 1TB is more than enough memory to accommodate downloading a few big game titles. If you download enough games, HD movies, videos you will eventually run out of space but for a laptop 1TB is pretty good without having to spend a lot more money.
FINGERPRINT SCANNER: it’s located on the power button on the right hand side, the power button is the fingerprint scanner. This is not obvious at first but when you find it, it is located in a very convenient place, after a while you don’t even have to look for it you just put your finger there, and so far it’s worked really well for me.
Overall this is a really nice laptop, very powerful for such a small frame. If you are looking strictly for a gaming laptop, you might want to get one with a bigger screen, if you want an all-around great laptop you can take anywhere, then this one is it.
I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Smooth gaming laptop with 360 degree hinge
I was excited to use this Asus ROG gaming laptop due to the compact design as well as the touch screen feature. Upon receiving, I was shocked at how small the computer was compared to my MSI 15”. The ASUS is small and thin, but was blown away by the performance. My son and I, not really into heavy gaming but do play on a daily basis, have been testing it out for the past week and here our thoughts.
Design. Again, the ASUS ROG has a 13.4” touch screen. It is a very clean, sleek, thin with a very minimalistic look, and it doesn’t look like a gaming laptop. Looking from the top, you are greeted with a nice metal matte black finish design that carries over to the keyboard area. The backlit keyboard has a nice smooth with good key travel. To the top of the keyboard are the volume buttons, microphone, and the ASUS Armory Crate button. The trackpad is smooth and accurate, does not feel cheap at all. The touch screen is nice and sharp 16:10 ratio with a 3840x2400 pixels and gorilla glass for added durability. I had hoped that this would have come with a stylus. There is a built-in webcam that provides 720p resolution.
Features. On the Right Side, you have the USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A port, USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C for the battery plug in, and the power button (which also enables Windows Touch). To the left, you are greeted with the HDMI 2.0 port, the 3.5mm Combo Audio Jack, and hidden was a Docking Station Port for XG Mobile interface along with another USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C.
Specs. This comes AMD Ryzen 9-5900HS Processor (16M cache, up to 4.8GHz), 1TB storage, and 16GB RAM LPDDR4X. Battery is 4 cell 62Wh. Graphics you are met with Nvidia GN20-P1 MAX-Q 4GB. Also, the FHD screen is 120Hz refresh rate.
Armory Crate. This is something new for me as I wondered what this fourth button does on the top of the keyboard. Pressing it, you enter into ASUS’ Armory Crate, a software that is necessary for the eGPU, but I also found it very handy when wanting to have the right settings for performance. It gives me the option to switch between power settings, I get to see my CPU usages, screen lighting differences depending on what I am using the computer for, and the temperature. I got lost trying to find out which light setting was best for me because I got preoccupied reading the different features.
Performance. As stated earlier, we are not “heavy gamers” but do play games on a computer on a daily basis. My son is heavily into Roblox as a player and creates his own mods in class, will sometimes dabble into Minecraft. Myself, I play Star Trek Online, HALO Master Chief Collection, and Star Wars: Squadrons. Connecting my XBOX One controller via Bluetooth and my MSI gaming mouse was easy and I got very used to playing these games on a smaller screen. We both can testify that this device handled our games, with no glitches or freezes. It uploaded my games pretty fast and I was off playing in a short time. I enjoyed using the device in standard laptop mode and even switched it up in Tent Mode. The downward firing speakers, to my surprise, are really loud with the Dolby Atmos speakers.
Temperature. With our gaming, although there are a lot cooling exhausts throughout the design, I noticed that the top of the keyboard area above the volume buttons got really hot to the touch. On daily computer office tasks or movies, the temperature was not that bad but was noticeable warm.
Battery Life. On fully charged battery before doing anything, the device stated I had close to 8 hours and 31 minutes. On our daily usage between gaming and office work, I was averaging around 5 hours of mixed usage. That’s better than my MSI but wished it could last a little longer. Included also is a 100W USB-C power brick,
Overall, I’m very impressed with this ASUS ROG 13.4. Again, I’m relatively new to computer gaming and felt that this meets all of my needs. I am very happy with the 360 degree screen to offer more usages where I can do more traditional media consumption and then playing games with a simple flip of the screen.
A:AnswerIt uses Microsoft Pen Protocol so it will work with any MPP pen, such as the Surface Pen, HP MPP pen, or Wacom Bamboo Ink Plus, but the palm rejection is horrendous. Writing with your palm on the screen will make the notification center, onscreen keyboard, and other stuff pop up several times per minute. In my experience, this seems to happen with any MPP pen. Also, this happens even with the "Ignore touch input when I'm using my pen" option enabled in Windows settings.
A:AnswerThe ROG Flow X13 includes a 720p webcam that doesn't support Windows Hello facial recognition. This particular model features a 1080p display at 120 hz, while other models feature a 4k 60 hz display.
A:AnswerI havent had much time to play with mine yet, but just from basic tasks, the battery life was decent. On Battery Saver mode and using the iGPU, the estimate was around 8 hours, but if you start playing games, expect that number to drop significantly...as in under 2 hours...starting at 100% battery
A:AnswerYes for the first question you can put it into tablet mode and it will even ask you when you are folding it if you want the computer to be in tablet mode or not. Haven't drawn yet with the laptop yet, but I am waiting for a stylus to arrive.