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Asus ROG Flow X13 (13.4-inch, 2021)

Asus ROG Flow X13 (13.4-inch, 2021)
alaScore 91

41 reviews

Apr, 2024

alaTest has collected and analyzed 41 reviews of Asus ROG Flow X13 (13.4-inch, 2021). The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Comments about the keyboard and design are generally positive. The screen and portability are also mentioned favorably, whereas the connectivity and sound get less positive reviews. The energy efficiency and usability get mixed opinions.

performance, portability, screen, design, keyboard

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Asus ROG Flow X13 (13.4-inch, 2021) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Mike Jennings (trustedreviews.com)

Asus ROG Flow X13 (2021) Review | Trusted Reviews

 

The Asus ROG Flow X13 is a lightweight laptop that connects to a graphics dock with an RTX 3080. Is it the ultimate mobile gaming combo?

Superb, versatile design of laptop and dock ; RTX 3080 delivers great gaming speed ; GTX 1650 is a solid eSports chip ; High-quality display

Laptop and dock design won’t suit everyone ; Laptop is sometimes too hot ; Middling battery life ; Minimal laptop connectivity

Oct, 2021

Expert review by : Jeremy Laird (techradar.com)

Asus ROG Flow X13 review: your flexible 13-inch gaming friend

 

Asus's convertible 13-incher majors more on quality than performance

Slick, compact chassis ; Vivid 13.4-inch display ; Solid all-around specs

Slim chassis limits performance ; 165Hz display doesn't help battery life

If you want pure performance, there are better gaming laptops. But for sheer versatility, not to mention excellent build quality, the 2-in-1 convertible Asus ROG Flow X13 nails it. The only catch is disappointing battery life.

Apr, 2024

Expert review by : Richard Baguley (t3.com)

Asus ROG Flow X13 Laptop review: a killer gaming combo

 

The Asus ROG Flow X13 is a combination of gaming laptop and external GPU, with power to spare

Strong gaming performance ; The laptop is light and portable ; Well priced for a gaming laptop

Laptop RTX 3080 doesn’t run as fast as the desktop version ; Disconnecting the Docking Station is complex ; External GPU can’t be upgraded like a desktop card

The Asus RoG Flow X13 offers a lot of gaming punch for the price, but it has some compromises.

Aug, 2021

Expert review by : Adrian Willings (pocket-lint.com)

Asus ROG Flow X13 gaming laptop review: Tiny yet tremendous

 

A 13-inch ultraportable with a 2-in-1 design style that's tiny, lightweight and pretty fascinating. Is it a logical gaming laptop contender though?

Excellent battery life for a compact machine ; Fantastically portable ; Good for productivity and gaming ; Decent frames per second - even without the XG Mobile external GPU

Lacks USB ports without the XG Mobile external GPU ; Fan design makes it hot on the lap

This 13-inch ultraportable with a 2-in-1 design style is tiny, lightweight and we think pretty fascinating. Assuming you purchase it with the XG Mobile external GPU as a complete package then you've got a real winner here.

Dec, 2021

Expert review by : Wilson Wong (techgoondu.com)

Asus ROG Flow X13 review: A powerful laptop for work and play - Techgoondu Asus ROG Flow X13 review: A powerful laptop for work and play

 

Though not cheap, the $3,098 Asus ROG Flow X13 will impress both gamers, content creators and business users with its performance. Though not cheap, the $3,098 Asus ROG Flow X13 will impress both gamers, content creators and business users with its...

Jun, 2023

Expert review by : John Nieves John Nieves (unbox.ph)

ASUS ROG Flow X13 Review Philippines: Tiny gaming powerhouse

 

The ASUS ROG Flow X13 impresses us in our review, though not everyone in the Philippines will have pockets deep enough for it.

Small and light for a gaming laptop ; Powerful processor ; Great screen ; Great keyboard ; Has removable RTX 3080 GPU

eGPU is a cut down version of NVIDIA’s RTX 3080 ; Overall package with eGPU will likely be very expensive

Feb, 2021

Expert review by : Andrew E. Freedman (tomshardware.co.uk)

Asus ROG Flow X13 Review: XG Mobile Meets Ryzen 9 5980HS

 

AMD Ryzen 9 5980HS meets Nvidia RTX 3080 in an eGPU

Subtle laptop design ; Strong multi-core CPU performance ; Comfortable keyboard ; 16:10 display ; Fast file transfer speeds

Very expensive ; XG Mobile GPU not always as good as having one in the system ; Runs hot ; Clunky, finicky XG Mobile GPU connector ; eGPU dock is proprietary and only works with one system

The Asus ROG Flow X13 with XG Mobile is an ambitious attempt at a laptop that can do it all with a light, portable eGPU with a mobile RTX 3080. While the laptop is fast, XG Mobile is finicky and doesn't always match the experience of having the GPU in...

Jan, 2021

Expert review by : Luke Larsen (digitaltrends.com)

Asus ROG Flow X13 review: The king of small gaming laptops?

 

The ROG Flow X13 is one of the smallest gaming laptops in the world. But is the performance trade-off worth it?

“The ROG Flow X13 is an ultracompact and surprisingly powerful gaming laptop.”

Aug, 2021

Expert review by : Tom Brant (pcmag.com)

Asus ROG Flow X13 Review

 

Compact, well-built chassis ; Excellent performance from fifth-generation AMD Ryzen 9 ; Accompanying eGPU can boost graphics performance ; Comfortable keyboard ; Crisp 4K display ; 360-degree hinge

Short battery life for an ultraportable ; Pricey

A quirky 2-in-1 convertible, the Asus ROG Flow X13 offers decent gaming performance, extraordinary speed on CPU-centric tasks (thanks to a fifth-generation AMD Ryzen 9 CPU), and as compact a chassis as you’ll find on any premium gaming laptop. Plus, a...

Jan, 2021

Expert review by : Monica Chin (theverge.com)

Asus ROG Flow X13 review: a game-ready 2-in-1

 

It's not quite the best of both worlds.

Compact convertible chassis ; Powerhouse processor ; 16:10 screen with stylus support ; Comfortable keyboard

Battery life isn’t great ; Comes in a $3,000 bundle ; Some screen wobble ; XG Mobile doesn’t always deliver 3080-level performance

Asus’ ROG Flow X13 is a 2-in-1 convertible gaming laptop, with the most powerful processor you can find in a 13-inch chassis. It comes with the XG Mobile, an external GPU that delivers high-end frame rates when it’s plugged in.

Jan, 2021