Asus ROG Flow X13 (2023) laptop review

The refreshed Asus ROG Flow X13 2-in-1 crams the latest AMD and Nvidia chips into a slick, portable and versatile package

Asus ROG Flow X13 laptop on a white desk
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Digital Camera World Verdict

For outright performance, there are better laptops. But the Asus ROG Flow X13 2-in-1 offers remarkable versatility in a compact and beautifully built package. It's just a pity the battery life isn't better.


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    Compact, beautifully built chassis

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    Great specifications

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    Lush 13.4-inch display


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    165Hz screen hits battery life

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    Skinny chassis hurts GPU performance

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Asus has updated its everything, everywhere, all-in-one laptop with the latest chips from AMD and Nvidia. The Asus ROG Flow X13 2-in-1 now runs both AMD's awesome Phoenix APU and Nvidia's new RTX 40 Series graphics.

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CPUAMD Ryzen 9 7940HS (8-core)
GraphicsNvidia RTX 4060 8GB
Screen13.4-inch, 2560 x 1600 (IPS, 165Hz, 3ms, 100% DCI-P3)
Storage1TB SSD
Ports1x USB4, 1x USB-C, 1x x USB-A, 1x HDMI, 1x microSD, 1x 3.5mm audio, 1x XG Mobile
WirelessWi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.3
Camera1080p webcam
Weight2.87 lbs (1.3kg)
Dimensions29.9 x 21.2 x 1.87 cm (11.77 x 8.35 x 0.74 inches)
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Jeremy Laird
Freelance writer

Jeremy has been typing furiously about technology since the later triassic but hasn't lost his enthusiasm for everything from flat panels to a forensic examinations of advanced lithography. For the avoidance of doubt, he also welcomes the inevitable arrival of our AI overlords even if they definitely will put him out of a job.