ASUS ROG launches 2-in-1 Flow X13 and XG Mobile external GPU

ASUS Republic of Gamers (PLEASE) has launched the 2-in-1 gaming laptop ROG Flow X13, the first of its kind from the brand for gaming and also a new external GPU, ultra-portable, ASUS ROG XG Mobile, to increase the graphics performance and connectivity of the Flow X13.

ROG Flow X13

The new 2-in-1 is available with up to an 8-core, 16-thread AMD Ryzen 9 5980HS processor, plus the dedicated GeForce GTX 1650 GPU. The Flow X13 allows up to 32 GB of LPDDR4X-4266 RAM, which consumes 50% less power, generates less temperature compared to DDR4 modules and occupies 46% less surface area on the motherboard. Regarding internal storage, this laptop supports PCIe SSD up to 1TB.

Options for its 13-inch display with a 16:10 form factor include a 120Hz refresh rate or Ultra HD 4k resolution. To protect this screen, ROG uses Corning Gorilla Glass.

ASUS ROG Flow X13
Image courtesy ASUS ROG

This laptop also includes a 360 ° hinge, which according to ASUS ROG “optimizes display and interaction with the touch screen, allowing you to quickly switch from handheld mode to positions for playing games, drawing and presenting“.

The 360 ​​° hinge also allows you to use this 2-in-1 in stand mode, bringing the screen closer to the user, in addition to the tent mode, which minimizes the space that the device occupies. Both positions greatly improve internal ventilation, reducing temperatures by up to 8 degrees.

In addition to the above working modes, of course it offers the standard mode for gaming and multitasking. The other mode of use is as a tablet, which allows you to use it to take notes with an ASUS Pen or compatible and draw.

5.1.2ch virtual surround sound is based on Dolby Atmos technology. In addition, and thanks to Smart Amp technology, the speakers are kept within their thermal limits. This 2-in-1 also offers an enhancement to voice chats with AI-assisted two-way noise cancellation, which eliminates unwanted sounds from audio input and output.

It only weighs 1.3 kg and its thickness is 15.8 millimeters. Its keyboard is full-size, includes a 100W USB Type-C adapter and the battery offers a range of approximately 10 hours.

GPU externa ROG XG Mobile

As for the new innovative ROG XG Mobile external GPU, it is smaller than external GPUs on the market today and is available with a GeForce RTX 3080 GPU. Its weight is 1 kg and its dimensions are 155 mm x 208mm x 29mm.

ASUS ROG XG Mobile
Image courtesy ASUS ROG

This external GPU connects directly to the CPU through a PCIe 3.0 x8 interface, which is much faster than the Thunderbolt 4 interface.

The USB 3.2 Gen. 2 link powers a hub with additional ports and is powered through a 280W AC adapter that in addition to supplying power to the same external XG Mobile GPU, when connected to the Flow X13, also charges the battery of this, avoiding having to carry two adapters.

It also integrates a multi-port hub that includes 4 USB Type A 3.2 Gen. 1 ports, an SD card slot and a Gigabit Ethernet port. As for outputs, it includes DisplayPort 1.4 and HDMI 2.0a.

The ROG Flow X13 it is available for purchase now at an MSRP of $ 1,499 and $ 2,799 for the docked version.

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