ASUS ROG Flow X13 convertible gaming laptop w/ ROG XG Mobile eGPU now official

Yugatech
January 13, 2021

ASUS ROG has just unveiled a new gaming laptop in a convertible design with support for the ROG XG Mobile external GPU, the ROG Flow X13.

The ROG Flow X13 is the company’s first gaming 2-in-1. It sports an ultraslim 13-inch body that measures 15.8mm thin and 1.3kg in weight. It has a 360-degree hinge, allowing you to freely adjust the display’s angle or flip it to different modes suitable for gaming, drawing, or presenting.

Other features include a touch screen display with Corning Gorilla Glass, integrated one-touch login, edge-to-edge keyboard, ASUS Pen support, textured exterior, improved cooling system with liquid metal, and Dual Arc Flow fans.

ROG Flow X13 specs:
13-inch touch screen display
~ 60Hz 3840 x 2400 116% sRGB
~ 120Hz 1920 x 1200 100% sRGB
AMD Ryzen 9 5980HS
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS
AMD Ryzen 7 5800HS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650
16GB, 32GB LPDDR4X
512GB, 1TB SSD
HDMI 2.0b
USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C w/ Power Delivery & DisplayPort 1.4
USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A
62Wh battery w/ 100W USB Type-C charger
299 x 222 x 15.8mm
1.3kg

As for the ROG XG Mobile GPU, it connects to the ROG Flow 13 via the proprietary XG Mobile connector. To bypass bottlenecks, the XG Mobile connects directly to the CPU with a custom PCIe 3.0 x8 interface that’s much faster than Thunderbolt 4. Powering it is an integrated 280W adapter that also feeds the ROG Flow 13. It will be available with up to a GeForce RTX 3080 GPU clocked to 1810MHz at 150W with ROG Boost.

ROG XG Mobile interface:
1x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A
2x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C
1x audio combo jack
1x HDMI 2.0b

Pricing and availability are yet to be announced.


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