This article is sponsored by ROG Malaysia.

Gaming laptops offer the experience you can get from a traditional gaming desktop setup plus the upside of being portable makes them one of the most sought-after products in the modern age of gaming. While most offerings in the gaming laptop market are capable of matching the powerful components found in their tabletop brothers, it doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll get an equal return of performance by blowing the same amount of money.

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On the other hand, most users won’t be able to utilize the full potential of top-of-the-line components as they are highly-priced and if not being used to the fullest, it may as well be considered as wasted resources but at the other spectrum, affordable gaming laptops are all about bang for the buck and packs just enough performance to satisfy the requirements of casual gamers and productivity users.

In short, there are some gaming laptops that are already jack-of-all-trade devices due to the averagely higher amount of computing power hosted within the system while being affordable, resulting in their high price to performance ratio,  So here we have 3 machines that carry either the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 or RTX 3050 graphics card that provides adequate performance enough for most casual gamer and users without breaking the bank.

ASUS ROG Flow X13 – The 360

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Armed with the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650, the GPU itself is already enough for casual and professional post-production tasks such as video editing and effects layering.

An extra benefit goes to those who work with Adobe Creative Cloud of software as there’s official support and optimization through GPU hardware acceleration solely dedicated to NVIDIA graphic cards to drastically cut down processing and subsequently shorter rendering time for image and video-based contents.

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As for why it is special enough to deserve a spot in the list, because it is a convertible gaming laptop that offers a 360-degree rotating display that can setup into whatever the users need it to be including tablet mode, stand mode, tent mode, and more while the display is just in the neat spot for both gaming and even professional graphic tasks.

Combining the specs and the convertible nature, its ultrathin form factor, and powerful specs – this is one of, if not the most powerful convertible laptop to date. For those that are looking for a fully flexible device that needs to fill in the role of getting placed in some of the most exotic positions and postures, look no further than this.

ASUS TUF Dash F15 – The Thin and Light

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Not a specialist and just a standard user? Then the ASUS TUF Dash F15 is the great choice to go for thanks to it equipping the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 GPU – the latest generation graphics card powered by the Ampere architecture and it is the second generation of NVIDIA GPUs that come with RT cores.

These RT cores allow so many innovative things that can be done even with a portable machine. One of the tangible effects is better gaming performance in terms of frame rates thanks to NVIDIA DLSS that provides more FPS while maintaining the level of perceivable quality intact. We can even play games with ray-tracing turned on thanks to DLSS!

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For streamers or even those that need to do conference calls on the go, we can utilize RTX Voice that tramples over any other conventional software-based noise-canceling technology by using AI algorithms to smartly remove any background noise your microphone picks up so that the only thing left is your voice and your voice alone.

Coupled with RTX Broadcast that eliminates the need for green screens, every RTX GPU user can enjoy all of these and stream with less worry and professional gear, making the job way more accessible in the current era. Speaking of streaming, popular streaming software OBS can also utilize NVIDIA’s encoder NVENC in order to upstream video signals more efficiently and with better overall visual fidelity.

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On the other hand, professionals in the creative industry can switch between Game Ready Drivers and Studio Drivers easily so that they can work during the day and game at night, making RTX 3050 equipped laptops the most valuable deals out there as a Work Hard, Play Hard machine.

ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 – The Colorful

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Taking the spotlight from the 2 machines we just talked about is the ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 gaming laptop that offers the best of both worlds by packing the same GPU model of the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 and all the RTX goodies we just talked about. Although the machines come with Windows 10 Home out of the box, they all meet the requirements of Windows 11 and will automatically upgrade to the new OS when the update is made available so that gamers can continue to game at their best with a future-proof gaming laptop.

ROG Zephyrus G14

Positioned as the premium selection out of the 3 laptops, the Zephyrus G14 is armed with a higher quality display that covers 100% of the sRGB color gamut on top of being validated by PANTONE that offers colors of both wide range and accurate that benefits the tasks of gaming and graphical-related workloads. The visual uniqueness is also presented through the AniMe Matrix LED display.

Which one suits you better?

Between the choices of the TUF Dash F15 and Zephyrus G14, which one is more suitable for you? In short, the Zephyrus G14 is basically the premium choice here thanks to the better display that is rated for professional work therefore it is more for the creative workers and students that wants to live the ROG spirit and on the other hand, the TUF Dash F15 is more affordable and offers more value and performance while packing the same GPU and other relatively powerful components so this is for the people that performs tasks that doesn’t include strict display requirements.

ROG Flow X13

The Flow X13 is in a class of its own though. There literally aren’t any high-powered convertible laptops in the market right now that can compete with the Flow X13.

Even if we don’t talk about work and instead focus on the education sector, most tertiary students in today’s era require something that helps them power through academic tasks and gaming at the same time, especially students that are not from the local area. And this requirement alone is almost the core consideration for a majority of college students. But thanks to these 3 machines, those who are enrolling in tertiary studies next year now have multiple options to choose from with each of them carrying distinctive features yet the same level of gaming/ content creation experience.

Here is a quick rundown of the specs:

  • ROG Flow X13 starting from RM5,999
    • 13.4-inch IPS LCD; 120Hz
      • 1920×1200 resolution
      • Adaptive Sync
      • Touch screen
    • AMD Ryzen 7 5800HS
    • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 4GB
    • 1x 16GB DDR4
    • 512GB NVMe SSD
  •  ASUS TUF Dash F15 starting from RM4,499
    • 15.6-inch IPS LCD; 144Hz
      • 1920×1080 Resolution
      • Adaptive Sync
    • Intel Core i5-11300H
    • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 4GB
    • 1x 8GB DDR4
    • 512GB NVMe SSD
  • ROG Zephyrus G14 starting from RM4,899
    • 14-inch IPS LCD; 144Hz
      • 1920×1080 Resolution
      • 100% sRGB Color Gamut
      • PANTONE Validated
      • Adaptive Sync
    • AMD Ryzen 7 5800HS
    • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 4GB
    • 1x 8GB DDR4
    • 512GB NVMe SSD

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