Asus ROG Flow X13 Gaming Laptop – Price, Specs, Features, Buying Advice

ASUS ROG Flow X13 Gaming laptops Launched in India Starting at Rs. 1.24 lakhs

Earlier, this year Asus introduced the new ROG Flow X gaming laptops and these laptops are now available for purchase in India.

Let’s have a look at the Features, Specs, Price, and details for available configs.

ASUS ROG Flow X13 (GV301QH-K6463TS) gaming laptops come in a stylish and compact design. It is a powerful yet compact machine ideal for gaming and work.  

ASUS ROG Flow X13 gaming laptop

Notably, the Rog Flow X13 is one of the smallest and most powerful 13-inch gaming laptops in the world.

Besides, the Notebook also supports an external E-GPU to offer incredible performance.

You can even pair it with an external monitor to have the ultimate gaming experience.

Asus had last year tasted success with the Ryzen based Asus Zephyrush G14 (14 Inch Gaming Notebooks), and now the company is introducing the ultraportable 13-inch gaming Notebooks.

This gaming notebook arrives with the new incredibly powerful Ryzen 5000 series processors. These chipsets use the TSMC 7nm FinFET manufacturing process. The H-Series Ryzen 5000 processors offer blazing-fast Single & Multi-Core performance.

The body material used is the high-quality magnesium and aluminum that helps in heat dissipation while keeping the weight low.

The 360-degree hinge works smoothly and can be open with one hand. Besides, we have got support for the digital pen, useful for creators. 

There are different models available for the Rog Flow X13 in the market.

Let’s first check the common specs, and then we will check out the model-specific details:

Key Features, Specs and Details

Battery – The Notebook packs a 62 Whr battery. It claims that it will last about 6 hours on general usage. Not Bad!

Keyboard – The ASUS ROG Flow X13 has a backlit keyboard. It has a 6-row chiclet-style design with comfortable typing. The brightness of the keyboard is adjustable up to three-level. 

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Audio – It comes with dual 2W speakers + Smart AMP supported with Hi-Res and Dolby Atmos technology.

 

Ports – The port section includes – USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A, 2* USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C, 3.5 mm combo jack,HDMI 2.0b, and ROG XG mobile interface.

Connectivity – For wireless connectivity, these gaming machines support the fastest WiFi 6 and Bluetooth v5.2. 

Software – The notebook comes pre-installed with the Windows 10 Home operating system.

Webcam – It has a 720 p HD camera.

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Weight – The gaming notebook weighs just 1.3 kg. Though the device has a massive battery and powerful internal components, it is really light and easy to carry everywhere.

Dimension – It measures dimensions of 299*222*16 mm. Yes, the laptop is thin with only 16 mm of thickness—one of the ultra-thin gaming notebooks.

Now, Let’s look at specific models that are available for purchase on Amazon and other e-commerce stores.

1). ASUS ROG Flow X13 @ Price Rs. 1,24,990

(Model no – GV301QH-K6463TS) 

This is the most affordable model for the ROG Flow X13 but still comes with very impressive hardware.

Processor – AMD Ryzen 7 5800HS, 2.8 GHz base clock, up to 4.4 GHz turbo boost, 8 Cores/16 Threads, and 20 MB Cache.

Graphics card –  NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650, 4 GB VRAM, and 120 Hz frequency rate

Display – It has 13.4 inches FHD (1920*1080p) display with a 16:10 aspect ratio, 100% sRGB, and 120 Hz refresh rate. It has a touch-enabled screen.

RAM and Storage – 16 GB DDR4 RAM and 1 TB PCIe NVMe SSD storage.

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2). ASUS ROG Flow X13 @ Price Rs. 1,44,980

In this model, we are getting a performance boost in terms of the processor, but it uses the same GPU and Ram, and storage is also the same.  The display is upgraded to 4K.

(Model no – ‎GV301QH-K5098T)

Processor – AMD Ryzen 9 5980HS, 3.0 GHz base clock, up to 4.8 GHz turbo boost, 8 Cores, 16 Threads, and 20 MB Cache 

Graphics card –  NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650, 4 GB VRAM, and 120 Hz frequency rate

Display – It has 13.4 inches WQUXGA (3840 x 2400 pixels) IPS touch-enabled display with a 16:10 aspect ratio, 116% sRGB, and 60 Hz refresh rate.

RAM and Storage – 16 GB DDR4 RAM and 1 TB PCIe NVMe SSD storage.

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3). ASUS ROG Flow X13 @ Price Rs. 1,57,000

(Model no – ‎‎GV301QH-K5062TS)

We are getting 5900 Hs in the third configuration – a more powerful processor, 32 GB ram, and a 4K display. However, the graphics card is the same as the above two configurations.

Processor – AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS, 3.0 GHz base clock, up to 4.6 GHz maximum turbo boost frequency, 8 Cores, 16 Threads, and 20 MB Cache 

Graphics card –  NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650, 4 GB VRAM, and 120 Hz frequency rate

Display – It has 13.4 inches WQUXGA (3840 x 2400 pixels) IPS touch-enabled display with a 16:10 aspect ratio, 116% sRGB, and 60 Hz refresh rate.

RAM and Storage – 32 GB DDR4 RAM and 1 TB PCIe NVMe SSD storage.

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man icon thoughts Initial Thoughts And Advice

Most gaming laptops suffer from heating, and managing heat in a full-size 15.6-inch gaming laptop is relatively easy due to larger fans and bigger heat sink.

In small form factors like the Asus G14 or the ROG Flow X13, managing heat is more difficult, and these machines can run hot.

You would have noticed that Asus is using only the most basic GTX 1650 GPU in all configs. This is primarily done to keep the thermals in control.

If they were using an RTX 3060 or even a GTX 1660 Ti, the Notebook would become super hot.

Considering that we are getting only the GTX 1650, it is best suited for not too demanding games.

Notably, the laptop supports external E-GPU, that’s another story where to find one, and the current prices are also insane for Graphics cards.

Nevertheless, I think the base model with the Ryzen 5800Hs, available for Rs. 1.24 Lakh is a good choice due to the following reasons:

  1.  Hardly any performance difference vs higher models that are expensive.
  2.  Higher models with beefier processors may have more thermal issues.
  3. Do you really need a 4K display on a 13-inch laptop?
  4. The 4K panel also negatively impacts the battery life.

You may go with the higher model if you need 32 Gigs Ram for running Adobe Apps or other design, Video Editing applications.

If you have a simple requirement for playing games and doing work, the base model is sufficient.

If you are buying it for gaming, I think you must have a look at the new Asus Zephyrus G14 and even the Zephyrus G15 that offers far superior graphics performance.

Written By Heena Makwana, Edited By Kanuj Sharma

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