The Asus ROG Flow Z13 gaming tablet has been unveiled a year after the Taiwanese electronics company launched the Asus ROG Flow X13. To recall, the Asus ROG Flow X13 is a super thin and light gaming laptop that packs a 35-watt AMD Ryzen 9 processor under the hood. Now, Asus has introduced a new model that replaces the previous-gen Ryzen 5000 series processor with the newfangled Ryzen 6000 series chip that has Zen 3 CPU cores.
The recently unveiled Windows-based gaming tablet from Asus could give the more popular iPad Pro gaming tablet a run for its money, according to The Verge. The publication suggests that Asus’ gaming tablet is likely to deliver similar powerful performance as the iPad Pro. Aside from that, the Asus ROG Flow Z13 could even surpass Apple’s tablet as far as accessory and game compatibility is concerned, right off the bat.
Asus ROG Flow X13 Gaming Laptop Announced
The Asus ROG Flow Z13 was announced at CES 2022. In a bid to go toe-to-toe with other popular tablets available in the market, Asus replaced the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 built-in graphics with the more powerful RTX 3050 Ti. As a result, the new tablet can offer ray-tracing support without requiring an external graphics card. However, the new tablet has retained an XG port that comes in handy for connecting an Asus XG Mobile graphics dock for additional graphics horsepower. An earlier report claimed that it could bear a striking resemblance to the Surface Pro 8.
Key Specifications & Features
The Asus gaming tablet sports a 13.4-inch display and has a kickstand. This high-end gaming laptop has been housed in a significantly thin form factor. Aside from that, it boasts some popular trends from the recently kicked-off annual trade show. For instance, it offers PCIe 4.0 storage and fast DDR5 RAM. Moreover, the touchscreen display offers a resolution of 3840 x 2400 pixels. As mentioned, it packs a powerful AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS processor, and highly competent NVIDIA RTX 3050 Ti graphics under the hood.
The Asus ROG Flow X13 2022 laptop ships with 32GB of LPDDR5 memory and offers a hearty 1TB PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSD storage. Aside from that, the notebook features a 360-degree hinge that enables you to use it in different modes like the stand, tent, tablet, and notebook modes. It is worth mentioning that Asus will be bringing models with RTX 3050 graphics into the market. Likewise, the company will offer models that do not have discrete GPU, but you will be able to use it for gaming without requiring an external graphics dock, according to a report by Liliputing.
For connectivity, the laptop features multiple options. These include USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A and USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C ports. It also features a 3.5mm audio jack, and HDMI 2.0b. Moreover, the notebook comes with a ROG XG Mobile interface. In terms of optics, the laptop houses a 720p webcam for video calling. Moreover, it has stereo speakers and 3 microphones. The laptop uses a 62 Wh battery and comes with a 100W USB-C power adapter. This adapter charges the laptop to 50 percent in 30 minutes.
Pricing & Availability
Aside from that, the device supports Bluetooth 5.2 and WiFi 6E. The laptop features a fingerprint sensor that has been integrated into the power button. Also, it has a backlit keyboard that offers 1.7mm key travel. The laptop’s dimensions are 11.8″ x 8.7″ x 0.6″ and it weighs under 2.9 pounds. Regrettably, Asus ROG Flow X13 (2022) pricing and availability details are still scarce.