The Asus ROG Flow lineup of devices so far has two entrants in it, the ROG Flow X13 and the ROG Flow Z13. Compared to the rest of the Asus ROG gaming machines on offer, the Flow is regarded as their more portable and light lineup. Following their recent ROG For Those Who Dare: Boundless event yesterday, there’s now a new member to the ROG Flow family: the ROG Flow X16.
The ROG Flow X16, as its name implies, is a convertible gaming machine with a 16-inch, 16:10 QHD Mini LED display with a 165Hz high refresh rate and a 3ms response time. While predominantly a gaming-focused laptop, Asus does seem to imply that you can use it for productivity reasons too in its marketing material, and thanks to its 2-in-1 form factor and touchscreen support you could use it as a tablet too. The display has 512 dimming zones, covers 100% of the DCI-P3 colour gamut and has a DisplayHDR1000 certification too, with a peak brightness of 1,100nits.
Under the hood, you are looking at up to an AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS with 8 cores, 16 threads with up to a 4.9GHz boost clock. This gets paired with 32GB of DDR5-4800 RAM and up to 2TB of PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSD storage. As for graphics, you’ll be able to get it with up to an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti with 8GB of GDDR6 VRAM and a 125W TGP, though the base variant only gets an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti instead. Cooling it all is their Pulsar heatsink with a triple fan setup and Thermal Grizzly liquid metal compound. You can pair it with an ROG XG Mobile eGPU too for even more power.
Powering it all is a 90WHr battery with a 240W AC power brick bundled in the box. As for I/O, you’re getting a HDMI 2.0b port, two USB-A 3.2 Gen 2 ports, two USB-C 3.2 Gen 2 ports, an ROG XG Mobile Interface port and a 3.5mm audio jack. The keyboard meanwhile is RGB-backlit, and the quad-speaker setup has Dolby Atmos and Smart Amp technology too. Connectivity-wise you’re getting WiFi 6E and Bluetooth 5.2. Overall, the ROG Flow X16 weighs a a little heavier than its siblings at 2.1kg and measures 19mm thick.
So far, Asus Malaysia has not provided any local pricing and availability details just yet. However, you should probably expect it to be pretty pricey, as elsewhere it starts at USD1,950 (~RM8,571.22) and rises to USD2,700 (~RM11,867.85) for the top spec model.