ROG Flow Z13 Asus: Ultimate Surface for gamers?

Asus is all out. There are a number of new devices for gaming announced by the electronics manufacturer. There are three highlights for you.

The Republic of Gamer (ROG) label has been used by Asus for years. The range includes stationary computers, monitors and mice, gaming phones with an attachable fan, and other accessories.


The company is expanding at the trade fair. 13 new products are competing for the attention of the gaming community. There are a lot of new announcements.

Including:

  • The ROG Flow Z13
  • The ROG Strix Scar 16
  • Monitor Asus ROG Swift Pro PG248QP

The ROG Flow Z13 – A Surface for Gaming


The highlight should be the Flow Z13, which is a 2 in 1 device and squeezes all kinds of powerful gaming hardware into the case.


The processing unit is similar to the Microsoft Surface. 500 cd/m2 is the amount of light that can be seen on the 13.4 inch touch screen. It’s easy to see game content in brighter rooms.

The Flow Z13 is not a surface. The photo is of ASUS.


The hardware composition below the screen makes players click their tongues. With the powerful Intel Core i9 13900H, Asus has decided on a processor that is as fast as it is energy saving.
It is assisted by the graphics unit with up to 1 Terabyte of flash memory and an additional 16 gigabytes of video memory.
Every square millimeter has been used by the engineers to accommodate the elegant technology, which includes a whole host ofUSB ports.

Weak Battery, Unfortunately


There are weaknesses in the concept. The flat clip on the keyboard isn’t good enough. The battery is quite powerful on paper, but it also has to power hardware that is intended for desktop use.

The Flow Z13 comes with a clip on keyboard and an eye catching back cover. The photos were taken by the Asus team.


The concept of a mobile 2 in 1 device is stymied by the short battery life. It’s possible that the Surface series can’t keep up with the ROG’s processing power. When it comes to endurance, the Asus tablet is likely to run out of breath much earlier.

Asus ROG Flow Z13 (weight: 1,1 kg)
Processor: Intel Pentium Core i9-13900H / Graphics Unit: Nvidia GeForce RTX 4060 8 GB
Display: 13,4 inch Touch display, 2.560 x 1.600 Pixel, 165 Hz
Memory: up to 16 GB / Flash memory: up to 1 TB SSD
Features: 1 x 3,5 mm Audiojack / 1 x USB-C Thunderbolt 4 / 1 x USB-C 3.2 with Displayport 1.4 / 1 x USB 3 Type-A / WiFi 6E (802.11 ax) / Bluetooth 5.2 / 1 x microSDXC-Card reader
Operating system: not specified
Battery life: not specified / 56 Wh capacity

The screen has mini lights on it. There is a photo of ASUS.


In the best configuration, the Intel Core i9 13980HX is a top end processor, and the Nvidia RTX 4090 is a top end graphics card. The storage equipment is overstated as well. In addition to games and extensive creative projects in Adobe Creative Cloud and Co., there are 64 GB of RAM and up to 4 terabytes of flash memory.


In the data sheet, Asus hides the actual selling point. The 16 inch display has 2,560 by 1,600 resolutions. It uses mini LEDs for smooth play. They reproduce colors richly and naturally and, thanks to their unique lighting technology, are easy on the eyes and good for long laptop sessions.

A high class notebook is what the equipment corresponds to. The mainboard has a keyboard with a number pad and the latest wireless technologies soldered onto it.

The Strix Scar 16 has a number pad on it. There is a photo of the ASUS.

The performance before the term starts.


Over a long battery life, computing power and equipment were preferred. The battery is undersized at 90 Wh. The 2.5 kilogram weight of the Strix Scar 16 makes it more suitable for use at home.

Asus ROG Strix Scar 16 (weight: 2,5 kg)
Processor: Intel Pentium Core i9-13980HX / Graphics: Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 16 GB
Display: 16 inch Display, 2.560 x 1.600 Pixel, 240 Hz
Memory: up to 64 GB / Flash memory: up to 4 TB SSD
Features: 1 x 3,5 mm Audiojack / 1 x USB-C Thunderbolt 4 / 1 x USB-C 3.2 mit Displayport 1.4 / 2 x USB 3.2 Type-A / WiFi 6E (802.11 ax) / Bluetooth 5.2 / 1 x microSDXC-Cardreader / 1 x LAN / 1 x HDMI 2.1
Operating system: not specified
Battery life: not specified / 90 Wh capacity

The device is due to be released in 2023 and has not been priced.

New records for the ROG Swift Pro


Why certain devices are released is a question that often arises. The completely overburdened Hanvon N10 Max e reader was the case recently. The Swift Pro PG248QP is a gaming monitor for people who don’t know about it.


The research and development of this monitor was put into the budget that marketing didn’t have. The 24.1 inch screen can display up to 540hz.

This monitor only works with a trick. There is a photo of the ASUS.


540 times per. The display is able to rebuild a frame several times with the help of an overclocking trick. 540 frames per second does not correspond to 540 frames per second.

The panel is aimed at sports enthusiasts. The technology enables 60 percent faster response times compared to a standard TN panel and thus offers a clearer, streak free image. If your computer has the right counterpart, a G sync processor will reduce systemlatency to a minimum.

Is it high resolution or high number?


While the foldable stand is nice to have, the Swift Pro PG248QP only offers Full HD and falls short of current display standards. You have to give up high resolution if you want 540 Hz. If you want a picture that’s even better, you’re better off with a monitor with a higher resolution.

The ROG logo is on the back, but the highlight is the foldable stand. The photo is of ASUS.


The device should be available to us in 2023, but there is only a rough start date for it. The price wasn’t announced by the company.

Everything has been put into the “gamer” card with the new ROG devices. The company is still true to the Republic of Gamer concept of packing only the best hardware into compact housings and putting battery life and portableness lower on the priority list.

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