While CES 2021 was going on, there was a lot of buzz on the laptop side of things. One brand that really made a big splash is ASUS with its popular gaming brand Republic of Gamers. After showing it off at said CES, ASUS launches ROG Flow X13 here in the Philippines!
The ROG Flow X13 Redefines Being Compact
This is ASUS ROG’s first 2-in-1 convertible gaming laptop! Besides being able to rotate the monitor up to 360 degrees, this laptop has some serious firepower. With up to an AMD Ryzen 9 5980HS processor, an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 GPU, up to 32GB of LPDDR4X-4266 RAM, and a 1 TB PCIe SSD, you’re sure to get a great gaming experience in a truly thin chassis. It also has a great 4K display that is PANTONE-validated for you to be able to game and do creative work!
That thin chassis is just 15.8mm thick and just weighs 1.3kg. It’s nuts to me that we have a very light laptop can have some serious firepower. This is thanks to the AMD Ryzen 5000 series mobile processors powering the Flow X13. Said processors feature the Zen 3 architecture that enables more performance without needing more power.
That also enables better battery life for the Flow X13 with up to 10 hours of video playback. If you need a quick charge, you can do so through USB-C.
A More Portable Gaming Experience with the ROG XG Mobile eGPU
If you need more gaming firepower but still want the slim form factor of the ROG Flow X13, then you’re in luck! From the makers of the XG Station back in 2007 comes the ROG XG Mobile. It’s smaller than most eGPUs at 29mm thick and weighs only 1kg. Don’t let the size fool you since it carries up to an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 GPU.
The cool thing about the XG Mobile is that it connects directly to the CPU with a custom PCIe Gen 3 x8 interface to the ROG Flow X13. Since it uses PCIe, it has lower latency compared to using Thunderbolt 4. If that’s not enough, it also has a plethora of ports! That includes four USB Type-A 3.2 Gen 1 ports, a full-sized SD card slot, and a Gigabit Ethernet port! The XG Mobile also has DisplayPort 1.4 and HDMI 2.0a display outputs which connect directly to the external GPU. A 280W power adapter supplies the XG Mobile with ample power for the ultimate portable gaming experience.
Pricing and Availability
The ROG Flow X13 and XG Mobile will be available by the end of February 2021 in the following variants:
ROG Flow X13 Supernova Edition
If you’re the one who wants it all, then the ROG Flow X13 Supernova Edition is for you. At P189,995, you not only get the highest-end model of the bunch but also comes with the ROG XG Mobile that has an RTX 3080 and an Xbox wireless controller. It also comes with other freebies as well. This edition will be available in March 2021.
ROG Flow X13
If you just want the laptop, then there are two models to choose from. The Ryzen 7 5800HS model comes at P89,995 and will be available in March 2021. Meanwhile, the one with the Ryzen 9 5900HS processor is for P99,995 and will be available by the end of February 2021.
ROG XG Mobile
If you decide to get the XG Mobile, you might have to wait a bit longer since both models will be available in Q2 2021. The RTX 3070 model costs P69,995 while the RTX 3080 model costs P89,995.
For full details and a list of participating stores, head over to this website: http://bit.ly/ROG_FlowX13.
Are you excited for the ROG Flow X13? Which one are you looking to buy? Sound off in the comments!