The Asus ROG Flow X13 was announced today, the company’s first 2-in-1 convertible ROG gaming laptop. Announced alongside it is the new ROG XG Mobile, an innovative ultraportable external GPU that augments the Flow X13’s gaming performance and connectivity.
ROG Flow X13
|SPECIFICATIONS – ROG Flow X13|
|Processor||AMD Ryzen™ 9 5980HS Mobile Processor|
AMD Ryzen™ 9 5900HS Mobile Processor
AMD Ryzen™ 7 5800HS Mobile Processor
|Graphics||NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1650 Laptop GPU, 4 GB GDDR6 VRAM|
|Operating System||Windows 10 Pro|
Windows 10 Home
|Display||13.4-inch 16:10 UHD WQUXGA (3840 × 2400) Touch display, IPS 60 Hz, 116% sRGB, Pantone® Validated|
13.4-inch 16:10 FHD WUXGA (1920 x 1200) Touch display, IPS 120 Hz, 100% sRGB, Pantone® Validated
Scratch-resistant Corning® Gorilla ® Glass
4.9 mm slim side bezels
|Cameras||720p HD video recording|
|Memory||On board LPDDR4X RAM 4266 MHz 8 GB x 2 Dual channel|
On board LPDDR4X RAM 4266 MHz 16 GB x 2 Dual channel
|Storage||1 x M.2 2230 PCIe® 3.0 x4 SSD 512 GB/1 TB|
|Keyboard||White light backlit chiclet keyboard, supports n-key, 1.7 mm key travel distance|
|Audio||2 x Speakers, Dolby Atmos & Hi-Res Audio (HRA) certification, supports Smart Amp & Two-way AI Noise CancelationArray microphone|
|Wi-Fi / Bluetooth||Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax)Bluetooth v5.1(*BT version may change with OS upgrades.)|
|I/O Ports||1 x ROG XG Mobile interface (PCIe® 3.0 x 8)|
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A
2 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C (DisplayPort 1.4 + PD support)
1 x Audio combo jack (mic-in & headphone)
1 x HDMI (HDMI 2.0b support)
|Power Supply||100W USB Type-C™ power adaptor|
Supports USB Type-C™ Fast Charge up to 100W
|Size||299 x 222 x 15.8 mm|
The ROG Flow X13 delivers powerful hardware in an ultraslim 13-inch body with up to an 8-core AMD Ryzen™ 9 5980HS CPU and dedicated GeForce® GTX 1650 GPU. A 360° hinge maximizes touchscreen viewing and interaction, quickly flipping from laptop mode into positions for gaming, drawing, and presenting. A choice of two 16:10 display options provides either a 120 Hz refresh rate or an Ultra HD 4k resolution with richer detail.
Slim and lightweight, the Flow X13 is only 15.8 mm thin and 1.3 kg (2.9 lb). It runs at full power with a lightweight 100W USB Type-C adapter, and its battery provides up to 10 hours of video playback. The Flow X13 further stands out by seamlessly integrating with a new class of external GPU (eGPU) that adds power and flexibility in an ultraportable form factor.
The innovative ROG XG Mobile is a fraction of the size of external graphics alternatives. Yet it incorporates up to a powerful GeForce RTX™ 3080 GPU connected directly to the CPU via a custom PCIe® 3.0 x8 interface that’s faster than Thunderbolt 4. A dedicated USB 3.2 Gen 2 link feeds an I/O hub with extra connectivity, while an integrated 280W AC adapter powers both the XG Mobile and Flow X13, removing the need for users to carry an additional power brick.
A special Flow X13 Supernova Edition will be available with the top-of-the-line Ryzen™ 9 5980HS, which scales up to 4.8 GHz on a single core.
ROG XG Mobile
|ROG XG Mobile|
|Graphics||NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3080 Laptop GPU, 16 GB GDDR6 VRAM|
NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3070 Laptop GPU, 8 GB GDDR6 VRAM
|Graphics Connection||ROG XG Mobile interface (PCIe® 3.0 x8) and USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C combo port|
|Ethernet Connection||Gigabit LAN 10/100/1000 Mbps|
|I/O Ports||4 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A|
1 x HDMI (HDMI 2.0a support)
1 x DisplayPort 1.4
1 x SD card reader
1 x RJ-45 LAN Jack
1 x DC input jack
|Power Supply||Integrated 280W power adaptor|
|Size||208 x 155 x 29.6 mm|
ROG is a pioneer in the field of external graphics, having introduced the very first eGPU dock, the XG Station, in 2007. The new ROG XG Mobile weighs only 1 kg (2.2 lb) and measuring just 155 mm (D) x 208 mm (W) x 29 mm (H), the XG Mobile is 6% the size of typical eGPUs despite featuring up to a GeForce RTX™ 3080 GPU clocked to 1810 MHz at 150W with ROG Boost.
The top-of-the-line GPU is based on the new NVIDIA Ampere architecture, which combines CUDA cores for programmable shading with 2nd generation RT cores for advanced ray tracing and 3rd generation Tensor cores that offer greater throughput for AI-accelerated DLSS graphics.
Efficient vapor chamber cooling keeps the XG Mobile operating at ideal temperatures despite its small enclosure. The compact vapor chamber design increases contact surface area by 54% compared to heat pipes, maximizing thermal transfer to the heatsink fins for rapid dissipation.
The XG Mobile connects directly to the CPU with a custom PCIe® 3.0 x8 interface that’s faster than Thunderbolt 4. The interface dedicates 63Gbps of bandwidth exclusively to graphics, resulting in significantly higher performance than eGPU alternatives. A separate USB 3.2 Gen 2 connection adds 10Gbps just for I/O, and both share a 41cm cable.
The USB link drives the XG Mobile’s multi-port hub, which has four USB Type A 3.2 Gen 1 ports, a full-sized SD card slot, and a Gigabit Ethernet port. DisplayPort 1.4 and HDMI 2.0a display outputs connect directly to the external GPU.
An integrated 280W power adapter supplies the XG Mobile and laptop simultaneously, so users don’t need to carry a separate power brick.
Pricing And Availability
Together, the Flow X13 and XG Mobile redefine what’s possible with a 13-inch device, empowering users with versatile portability while providing desktop-class gaming performance and connectivity on demand.
Stay tuned to the upcoming ROG Malaysia official local launch announcement for the availability and pricing.