ROG brought a very special gaming notebook at CES2021 last year, only 13 inches in size, but it can be flipped Flow X13, which is really fun and versatile, and to this year’s CES, Asus introduces a real gaming tablet ROG Flow Z13, which uses a Windows tablet form similar to the Surface Pro, but the hardware configuration is at the game level.
This ROG gaming tablet uses a 13.4-inch, optional 120Hz refresh-rate 1080p screen or 4K high-resolution screen. This should take into account whether the user is game-oriented or content-creation-oriented. Both panels cover Gorilla Glass, support touch, and have Pantone factory calibration. The body is only 12mm thick, with a support frame at multiple angles on the back, and an external RGB lighting keyboard.
The internal configuration is also quite pleasant. Flow Z13 is equipped with Intel’s latest 12-generation mobile high-performance Core i9-12900H. The new architecture also brings support for DDR5 memory, but the graphics card is only NVIDIA RTX 3050 Ti, and the TDP is only 40W.
Fortunately, the Intel platform allows Flow Z13 to have a Thunderbolt 4 interface, which can be used to connect to an external graphics dock, and it also provides ROG’s own XG Mobile interface. Therefore, it is compatible with the RTX 3080 external graphics card box introduced at the same time as Flow X13. Since this interface is directly connected to PCI-E, the performance loss is less than that of Thunderbolt 4.
Finally, although ROG does not have the price and time to market for the new machine, it is revealed that Flow Z13 is not used to replace Flow X13. But it exists as a higher-end model, plus the Intel platform is replaced, so the price may be more expensive than X13.