ASUS presented at CES 2023 updated models of the ROG Flow gaming line, including the ROG Flow X13 compact laptop, the ROG XG Mobile docking station, the 16-inch ROG Flow X16 laptop, and the ROG Flow Z13 tablet.
The updated ROG Flow X13 in the maximum configuration has an AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS processor, and the graphics card configuration can include both an integrated AMD Radeon 780M and discrete NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40 series (4050, 4060, and 4070).
The case of the laptop, as in the previous generation, unfolds 360°, so it can be used in four modes: laptop, tablet, presentation, and stand.
To speed up graphics in games and demanding applications, you can connect an external docking station XG Mobile with an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 graphics processor.
The laptop uses liquid metal on the central processor and a cooling system with three special ventilation holes. ROG Flow X13 also features a 75Wh battery, a 100W USB Type-C fast charging system, and a 130W AC adapter.
ROG Flow X13 offers a choice of a 165 Hz Nebula QHD display or a 120 Hz Full HD panel; both have Pantone Validated certification and support for Dolby Vision, Corning Gorilla Glass DXC, G-SYNC, and Advanced Optimus technologies.
Among other features, it is worth noting a Full HD camera with an infrared sensor and support for Windows Hello technology, a full-sized keyboard for comfortable typing, an enlarged touchpad, a Dolby Atmos sound system, and two-way noise cancellation technology using AI.
The ROG Flow X16 laptop update adds a configuration with a 13th Gen Intel Core i9-13900H processor, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40th series graphics cards, a 2TB PCIe 4.0 x4 SSD, and 16GB of DDR5-4800 RAM with two ready-for-upgrade SO-DIMM slots.
In addition, the model has a modification with a Nebula HDR Display Mini LED display with a brightness of 1100 cd/m² with 1024 individual dimming zones, a QHD resolution, a refresh rate of 240 Hz, a response time of 3 ms, and an aspect ratio of 16:10. This display has Pantone Validated color accuracy, 100% DCI-P3 gamut coverage, and Dolby Vision HDR. In addition, the laptop received a new generation HDMI 2.1 interface and a USB4 Type-C port with Thunderbolt 4.
Cooling is now provided by a completely new system of three Arc Flow fans, large radiators with beveled fins to maximize surface area, and liquid metal as a thermal interface on the processor. In addition, dust filters protect the device from performance degradation over time.
The ROG Flow Z13 (GZ301) gaming tablet has also received an update. In the maximum configuration, the model now has a 13th generation Intel Core i9-13900H processor and an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40 series graphics card (4050 or 4060) with G-SYNC and DDS 2.0 support, which fit into a 13-inch body weighing only 1.1 kg and 12 mm thick. The device supports several tilt angles adjustable up to 170°, as well as the connection of external graphics cards with the XG Mobile docking station.
ROG Flow Z13 received an updated 13-inch QHD Nebula Display panel with an aspect ratio of 16:10, 100% coverage of the DCI-P3 color space, and a refresh rate of 165 Hz. Other features of the device include a touch screen with Gorilla Glass DXC protection and a Full HD camera with an infrared sensor and support for Windows Hello technology.
The tablet comes with a full-size keyboard with RGB lighting and an enlarged touchpad. ROG Flow Z13 has a built-in battery with a capacity of 56 Wh, and a 130 W charger is connected via a USB-C port. Sound is provided by the Dolby Atmos speaker system with Hi-Res Audio support and Smart Amplifier technology.
The updated ROG XG Mobile (2023) docking station received an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 graphics card with 16 GB of GDDR6 memory.
As in the previous version, the device provides additional ports, including one HDMI2.1, one DisplayPort 1.4 with G-SYNC support, one RJ-45 LAN, three USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A, a UHS-II (312 MB/s) slot for SD cards, and one USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C.