Asus’ ROG Flow gaming laptop line gets bigger batteries

Asus’ ROG Flow gaming laptop line gets bigger batteries

The hits from CES 2023 just continue to keep coming. Asus is rolling out a bevy of new components announcements for its ROG gaming manufacturer, and among the those people are refreshed models of its Movement lineup. The Flow X13, X16, and Z13 are all finding hardware improvements, together with the hottest processors and cellular GPUs — but potentially the most notable advancement with these gaming laptops is their much larger batteries.

Asus’ Stream line is fairly exclusive between gaming laptops, sporting 2-in-1 displays and — in the scenario of the X16 and Z13 — compatibility with an Asus-manufactured external GPU to increase gaming performance. Nonetheless, the most modern iterations of these laptops suffered from abysmal battery daily life, one thing Asus is attempting to amend with the new designs of the X13 and Z13.

The ROG Flow Z13 will still feature its Microsoft Surface-like detachable keyboard.

The ROG Circulation Z13 will however characteristic its Microsoft Surface-like removable keyboard.
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The battery on the Stream X13 is leaping to 75Whr, up from 62Whr on the 2021 product, when the battery on the new Movement Z13 is rated at 130Whr, way up from just 56Whr on the original design. Those previously battery dimensions were being a enormous issue. In reviews from my colleagues, Monica Chin wrote that her “one complaint” about the Movement X13 was its battery everyday living, and Cameron Faulkner warned Z13 buyers not to go everywhere devoid of the power brick if they are arranging on gaming.

Curiously though, the X16 will nevertheless use the same 90Whr battery present in the 2021 design. And it’s worth holding in thoughts that battery performance in genuine-world conditions can fluctuate wildly.

Details surrounding the other hardware configurations for the new Move lineup are a little bit scarce at the minute, but we do know that the X13 Move will use some edition of AMD’s R9 processor paired with an Nvidia GPU, and it can be configured with up to 32GB of DDR5 RAM and 2TB of SSD storage. The X16 gives similar technical specs but will be configured exclusively with Intel processors.

The Z13, on the other hand, will be limited to a utmost of 16GB of DDR5 RAM and 1TB of storage. The natural way, there will be a assortment of exhibit possibilities obtainable for the new laptops, but only the X16 will have the selection for a 240Hz exhibit equipped with Asus’ Nebula technologies that features a peak brightness of up to 1,200 nits.

The new ROG Flow X16 and Z13 will be compatible with Asus’ external GPUs for additional gaming power.

The new ROG Move X16 and Z13 will be suitable with Asus’ external GPUs for additional gaming ability.
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Closing pricing and availability for the new Move laptops haven’t been declared however, but for comparison, the 2021 versions of the ROG Flow had configurations starting up at around $1,300 reaching all the way up to $2,700. All those prices really don’t include Asus’ external GPU, which represents an added $1,300 expenditure, but will possible also be available as part of a bundle with the new configurations.