ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today unveiled a new model of gaming laptop to the world – the ROG Flow X13. It is ROG’s first-ever 2-in-1 convertible gaming laptop. The Flow X13 together with the XG Mobile External GPU represents both portability as well as performance.
ROG Flow X13
The Flow X13 is an ultraslim 13-inch laptop that comes with up to an 8-core AMD Ryzen 9 5980HS CPU as well as a dedicated NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 GPU. The convertible design allows the laptop to be used in different positions. Whether you want to use the touchscreen for drawing or presentation. There are two display options for the 16:10 aspect ratio panel – 120Hz Full HD or 60Hz 4K.
All those powerful components are crammed into a slim and lightweight body. Coming at just 15.8mm thin and 1.3kg. It is capable of running at its full potential when paired with the lightweight 100W USB-C charging adapter. A single full charge will provide up to 10 hours of video playback on the Flow X13.
ROG XG Mobile External GPU
As the name suggests, this little adapter-look-alike device houses up to a powerful NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 GPU that can be connected directly to the CPU via a custom PCIe 3.0 x8 interface that is faster even than the Thunderbolt 4. As such you can expect the XG Mobile external GPU to escalate the Flow X13’s performance to the next level.
Besides, the connector also features a dedicated USB 3.2 Gen2 link that feeds an I/O hub with extra connectivities. The XG Mobile’s integrated 280W AC adapter will be sufficient to supply for both the GPU as well as the Flow X13.
Pricing and Availability
As of the time of reporting, we still unsure when will the Flow X13 and XG Mobile external GPU arrive in Malaysia. Stay tuned to for more updates.
To be completely honest with you, I was caught off-guard by ROG with this surprise announcement. I’m looking forward to seeing what ROG has in plan for the Flow X13 and XG Mobile in the future.