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ASUS ROG Flow X13 Convertible and XG Mobile GPU Now Available

ASUS Republic of Gamers Philippines (ROG) launched the ROG Flow X13, the first 2-in-1 convertible ROG gaming laptop, and the ROG XG Mobile, an innovative ultraportable external GPU that augments the ROG Flow X13’s gaming performance and connectivity. With this special announcement, ROG nears the completion of the entire AMD Ryzen™ 5000 series for the year.

When ROG Flow X13 is paired with the behemoth graphical performance of the ROG XG Mobile, ROG sets itself to redefine what is possible with a 13” gaming device – making it the most powerful 13” ultraportable gaming notebook today.  Through this powerful combination, ROG empowers its users with versatility and portability while providing desktop-class gaming performance and connectivity on demand.

The first of the ROG Flow X13s is slated to arrive by February end, with the later variants to follow in March 2021. The ROG XG Mobiles on the other hand will be available within the 2nd quarter of the year.

ROG Flow X13:

Up to an AMD Ryzen™ 9 5980HS CPU with 8 cores and 16 threads provides the performance needed for demanding workloads. The Ryzen™ 5000 Series mobile processors feature the new Zen 3 architecture that is faster and more efficient to last you throughout the day.

The ROG Flow X13 incorporates a GeForce® GTX™ 1650 GPU capable of hitting clock speeds up to 1255MHz at 35W in Turbo mode with ROG Boost, with the ability to draw an additional 5W via Dynamic Boost, enabling strong performance in the latest games.

Up to 32GB of memory provides smooth multitasking, the ROG Flow X13 uses LPDDR4X-4266 RAM, which consumes 50% less power and generates less heat than typical DDR4 memory. LPDDR4X memory also takes up 46% less surface area on the motherboard thanks to smaller chips and simplified traces, creating more room for the X13 to house a powerful CPU and GPU. A PCIe® SSD provides high performance and up to 1TB of capacity, giving users ample storage space for games and professional portfolios.

ROG XG Mobile

ROG is a pioneer in the field of external graphics, having introduced the very first eGPU dock, the XG Station, in 2007. The new ROG XG Mobile introduces a streamlined design that offers an innovative new way to bring desktop-class gaming performance to an ultraportable form factor.

Weighing only 1kg and measuring just 29mm thickness, the ROG XG Mobile is 6% the size of typical eGPUs despite featuring up to a top-of-the-line GeForce RTX™ 3080 GPU.

Efficient vapor chamber cooling keeps the ROG XG Mobile operating at ideal temperatures despite its small enclosure. The compact vapor chamber design increases contact surface area by 54% compared to heat pipes, maximizing thermal transfer to the heatsink fins for rapid dissipation.

The ROG XG Mobile connects directly to the CPU with a custom PCIe® 3.0 x8 interface that’s faster than Thunderbolt 4. The interface dedicates 63Gbps of bandwidth exclusively to graphics, resulting in significantly higher performance than eGPU alternatives. The USB link drives the XG Mobile’s multi-port hub, which has four USB Type A 3.2 Gen 1 ports, a full-sized SD card slot, and a Gigabit Ethernet port. DisplayPort 1.4 and HDMI 2.0a display outputs connect directly to the external GPU.

An integrated 280W power adapter supplies the ROG XG Mobile and laptop simultaneously, so users do not need to carry a separate power brick.

Availability and Pricing

The ROG Flow X13 and XG Mobile will be available by end of February 2021 in the following variations:

ASUS ROG Flow X13 Supernova Edition

The ROG Flow X13 Supernova Edition comes in with a specialized metal nameplate with iridescent shine, in the ultraviolet shade and is powered by the ROG X13 exclusive – Ryzen™ 9 5980HS. This limited-time offer is complete with an ROG XG Mobile GC31S (RTX™ 3080) and the new Xbox Wireless Controller for its first owners.

ASUS ROG Flow X13

Go small without sacrificing power. Even with an ultralight, compact chassis, the ROG Flow X13 speeds through tasks with cutting-edge processors of up to a Ryzen™ 9 5900HS.

ASUS ROG XG Mobile

The ROG XG Mobile is the ultimate choice for flexible gaming and content creation. Long, flowing lines wrap around its chassis visually evoking the same futuristic design of the ROG Flow X13.

SERIES VARIANT SPECS SRP (PHP)  

AVAILABILITY

ROG XG Mobile GC31S NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 3080 16GB GDDR6 (150w) 89,995 Q2 2021
ROG XG Mobile GC31R NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 3070 8GB GDDR6 (140w) 69,995 Q2 2021

Full details as well as the list of participating stores can be viewed through this website: http://bit.ly/ROG_FlowX13.

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