Asus ROG Flow Z13 Convertible 2-in-1 Review for 2022

The Asus ROG Flow Z13 is one of the most powerful convertible 2-in-1 computers, as it supports the design and specifications of the device used with the strongest performance with the size of 13 inches and the 12th generation of Intel processors.

The ROG Flow Z13 features a powerful convertible design that supports many tasks with the highest efficiency, as well as a 13-inch screen. Asus supports the device with choices in ports for input and output, and also includes a cooling system that supports the device to work efficiently in intensive tasks.

Specifications for Asus ROG Flow Z13 (2022 GZ301ZE)

ASUS ROG Flow Z13 GZ301ZE
the screen Size 13.4 inches – 16:10 dimensions – Supports touch feature – Gorilla Glass layer – Two options on the screen – The first model with FHD + display quality or 1920 by 1200 pixels on an IPS screen with a refresh rate of 120 Hz and supports 100% sRGB colors and 500-nit brightness With Pantone standards or a UHD+ display quality model, or with a resolution of 3840 by 2400 pixels in an IPS screen with a refresh rate of 60 Hz and support for DCI-P3 color at 85% and brightness of 550-nit – with Pantone standards
Healer 12th generation Intel Alder Lake processors with Core i9-12900H in top model
the video Integrated Intel Iris Xe graphics card with Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050Ti graphics card
memory 16 GB RAM in LPDDR5-5200
Storage capacity 1 TB SSD
To connect Supports Wireless 6E (Intel AX211) and Bluetooth 5.2
ports USB-C gen2 with Thunderbolt 4, USB-C 3.2 gen2 data, DP 1.4 and charging, ROG XG Mobile interface, USB-A 2.0 port, microSD reader slot with microphone and speaker input
the battery 56 Wh battery with 100W USB-C charging adapter
Dimensions 303 by 205 by 12 mm or 17.6 mm with keyboard
weight 1.19kg for tablet or 1.1kg without dGPU- or 1.53kg for device with folio
Other advantages Detachable RGB Backlit Folio Keyboard – 8 MP Front HD Camera – Stereo Microphones – Stereo Side Speakers – Two Cooling Fans with Liquid Metal Composite

the design

The Flow Z13 comes with a Surface Pro experience, as it features a tablet design with distinctive screen configurations, with a detachable folio keyboard, and the screen supports tilting at more than one angle thanks to the kickstand at the back of the screen.

Also with this design, Asus supports the device with a strong metal structure that includes some inscriptions on the back, with an RGB glass window that allows the user to take a look at the internal configurations.

On the other hand, the Flow Z13 comes with a heavier and thicker design than the Microsoft Surface Pro, as a result of the powerful internal configurations of the device with the cooling system, but the extra weight of the device does not provide a good experience in tablet mode, which comes with a heavy experience when carrying the device.

The Flow Z13 separately weighs 1.2kg, or 1.1kg without the dGPU so it’s hard to hold the tablet in one hand like the iPad or Surface Pro.

Also, with the addition of a keyboard folio, the device weighs 1.5 kg, which is heavier than the Flow X13 and most ultrabook computers, but it comes with specifications and performance that require this extra weight.

The edges of the screen come in a medium design, with space for two cameras, which includes a front HD webcam, with an 8-megapixel camera on the back.

The kickstand can be used to hold the device in a horizontal or vertical position, but the stand is characterized by a sharp design that may lead to scratching surfaces, so this design requires a rubber material to avoid scratching surfaces.

Also, the internal configurations of the screen are the first marketing point for this version, which comes in the device screen, so the folio keyboard remains cool when typing not affected by the device configurations.

The design of the device also supports efficient cooling through air inlets at the back of the screen that do not face any obstacle for efficient cooling.

The outlets come in the upper edge to support the hot air being pushed out and away from the device body, and the cooling system also includes an internal cooling space to enhance the performance of the device to the best level.

On the other hand, Asus supports the device with two USB C ports on the left side of the screen, with a USB-A port and a headphone jack on the right side, while the microSD memory reader slot comes in the back to the bottom of the stand, and the XG mobile device is on the left side.

The device also comes with a screen cover with a rubber design, and USB-A is limited to the 2.0 standards, so it comes with slow performance compared to the new standards, and the wire connection in the screen leads to a somewhat messy appearance compared to the traditional laptop format.

keyboard and touchpad

Asus offers the ROG Flox Z13 with a folio keyboard that includes a backlit and clickpad. The folio keyboard connects to the device via a physical connector so you won’t have a Bluetooth connection lag problem, and the location of the magnetic hinge is perfect for a quick keyboard case connection.

The keyboard features a synthetic leather design from the inside, and the fabric on the back, and supports the user with a good typing experience without showing fingerprints.

The keyboard also supports the user with fast and accurate typing at the same time, and the keyboard provides an experience that simulates the Flow X13 with many ZenBook devices, the keys also come with a quiet performance of 1.7 mm depth with a quick response.

The keycaps also come in full size, similar to the introduction in the ROG Scar series, and Asus offers in the device a uniform RGB lighting, but the lighting appears from the bottom of the keys as a result of the slim design.

On the other hand, the clickpad comes with a well-designed design standard for competing computers in the market now, as it features a plastic design with a small surface, and provides accurate tracking and clicks.

Asus also offers a biometric fingerprint sensor in the main button for operation in the side frame of the device, but the design does not include infrared cameras.

the screen

Asus supports the Flow Z13 with a distinctive screen size of 13.4 inches, dimensions of 16:10, and the screen supports the touch feature, and the screen is available with two options.

The first model of the screen comes with FHD + display quality, 120Hz refresh rate, and 500+ nit brightness, provided that the screen supports 100% sRGB color gamut.

The second model features UHD+ display quality with a refresh rate of 60Hz and 550+ nit brightness, and supports DCI-P3 color gamut by 85%.

The UHD model was tested, as it features a distinctive display with the highest color accuracy, with the widest color gamut, but the FHD + model is more filtered for this category of devices, with this model supporting a refresh rate of 120 Hz.

Both models come with Adaptive Sync technology that supports display stability and avoids screen tearing, on the other hand, the two models come in the screen with a slow response rate.

the performance

ASUS ROG Flow Z13 GZ301ZE comes with an Intel Core i9-12900H processor chip, 16 GB RAM in LPDDR5-5200 memory, and 1 TB in a fast-performance SSD.

The device also includes two graphics cards Nvidia RTX 3050Ti, with 4 GB vRAM with a graphics card Iris Xe.

Asus offers the ASUS ROG Flow Z13 for 2022 with the latest Intel and Nvidia versions of the processor and graphics card, where the Core i9-12900H comes from the 12th generation Alder Lake series, which includes 14 cores, with 20 threads, and features a hybrid design with 6 patterns Performance, with support for various tasks.

The system design allows access to only 50W of power in a Turbo profile, and the device also supports Iris Xe and Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 or RTX 3050Ti dGPU graphics cards, and graphics cards work between 35W to 40W with dynamic boost.

The company also offers MUX in the design of the device to support some of the titles of the games, on the other hand, Asus offers 16 GB of RAM from LPPDDR5 memory and one M.2 SSD slot, but there is no choice with a higher memory.

The practical experience confirms the difficulty of accessing the internal configurations, so the SSD capacity can be upgraded in this version due to the device’s support for the M.2 2230 SSD capacity, so it supports the upgrade, but the upgrade comes at a higher cost and a more difficult experience.

Asus also offers 4 profiles in the Armory Crate control application, which are Silent, Performance, Turbo and Manual, and each profile comes with power and fan settings.

Both Turbo/Manual modes are available when the device is connected to the ROG 100W charging connector, and these modes support gaming and professional tasks with heavy loads.

Performance mode supports many tasks, while Silent is limited to traditional and light daily tasks, and the system can turn off fans automatically with a constant temperature of less than 50 degrees Celsius, so this mode provides a quiet performance.

MUX technology also recognizes and automatically selects between the hybrid graphics card and dGPU, and the system can be modified through the Armory Crate application and then choose the system, including choosing to support power savings in the graphics card.

The device comes with a pre-installed Hybrid, Normal mode, and when you switch to a hybrid mode, the system is based on the battery, and this mode will also support the confirmation that the dGPU is not running, on the other hand, it supports the dGPU MUX mode used with a positive effect in some game titles, with faster frames in every second.

performance and standards

With Turbo mode set to PL2 and 95W, the processor stays at this power for a few seconds and then returns to 50W, and Asus is expected to introduce processing in a new software update, especially with temperatures below 70 degrees Celsius.

The fans come in Turbo mode at a low noise of 40dB, and with 50W of power in the i9-12900H the device delivers only 70% performance.

In the Performance file, the processing power stabilizes at 35W, with a quiet performance of the fans that does not exceed 35 dB, with temperatures in the mid-sixties, and the system in this system also allows for a rise to the power of 95W for a few seconds.

Silent mode is also the distinguished mode of limited power with a power of 15W with heat in the mid-fifties and quiet performance of less than 30 dB. In this mode, the i9-12900H processor scored 800 points in the tests, which is 40% of the performance of the Turbo.

Noise, cooling system and speakers

Asus supports ROG Flow Z13 with a good cooling system that includes thermal chambers with two fans, and two radiators, along with a liquid-metal complex for cooling with the highest efficiency in the CPU and graphics card.

The distinctive design of the device also supports the smooth flow of air into the device and fans to cool the devices and push hot air out of the device.

The fan also reaches a noise level of 40 dB in Turbo mode, 35 dB in Performance mode, and also 30 dB in Silent mode.

So the Flow Z13 works quietly most of the time compared to many gaming devices with an ultra-thin design, and the fan noise disappears when the temperature drops below 50 degrees Celsius as the fans stop working automatically.

The full computer mode is a complete and more comfortable choice for the user, due to the heavy weight of the device, as well as to avoid carrying the device with high temperatures.

On the other hand, the device supports the new generation of WiFi 6 technology and Bluetooth 5, and the audio in the device comes through stereo speakers that produce audio through networks on both sides of the device.

The device also includes the latest drivers, and provides medium performance in audio, with limited bass, with the highest performance from speakers ranging from 75-76 decibels.

The device comes with a high-resolution HD camera at the top of the screen, and the device also includes an 8-megapixel rear camera.

the battery

The device offers a battery with a capacity of 56 Wh, and with a brightness adjustment of 120 nit and with the device set to Hybrid mode, the device performs as follows:

  • With 11 W, the device offers 5-6 hours of use, text editing in Google Drive with Silent mode, screen set to 50% and Wi-Fi on.
  • With 8.5 W, the device offers a working life of 6-7 hours of use, with 1080p resolution in video and YouTube content with Edge browser, screen set to 50% and Wi-Fi on
  • With 7.7 W, the device offers a working life of 7-8 hours of use, with Netflix with Edge browser, screen with Silent mode set to 50% and Wi-Fi on
  • With 14 W, the device offers 4-5 hours of use, Netflix with Edge browser, Silent screen set to 50% and Wi-Fi on
  • With 60 W, the device offers a working life of less than an hour of use, set the screen with Game Performance mode to 50%, and turn on Wi-Fi and The Witcher 3.

The ROG Flow Z13 is one of the distinctive devices with a design that mimics the Surface Pro, but with a heavier and thicker weight, except that it includes configurations that provide high performance, with a cooling system that provides the highest efficiency with daily use with the best performance, and the battery capacity reaches an average of 3-4 hours of Multitasking, or 6-7 hours of video streaming.

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ASUS ROG Flow Z13 features a convertible design in the best configuration, yet it comes with a thicker and heavier design, with an average battery life.

8.5/10

Positives

  • Stylish and compact design
  • Well-designed keyboard with good typing experience
  • Good Screen Options
  • Excellent device performance in daily tasks and games
  • Good cooling system with less noise from fans

Negatives

  • Heavy and thicker design
  • Average battery life
  • No memory available 32 GB RAM

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