New ASUS ROG Flow X16 is a Powerhouse Convertible Gaming Laptop
ASUS ROG Flow X16
For those of you who want a powerful, versatile gaming laptop, the new ASUS ROG Flow X16 could be the one you’ve been looking for. Building off the success of the Flow X13, this one is a larger 16-inch 2-in-1 convertible gaming laptop powered by up to an AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti, with a maximum TGP of 125W wand support for MUX Switch.
Unlike the other one, this one is obviously bigger as it comes in a 16-inch chassis and features mini LED panels for the ASUS ROG Nebula HDR display. While it’s unsurprisingly that it has a touchscreen display given the nature of the product, what might be surprising for some of you is that it uses Gorilla Glass 3 for added protection. You can use it in 4 different modes; laptop mode, tent mode, stand mode, and tablet mode.
To ensure that the machine can run cool given its high performance specs, the cooling solution consists of a Liquid Metal paste for both the CPU and GPU, and ASUS ROG Intelligent Cooling featuring the Frost Force Technology with Pulsar Heatsink. In case you want more power out of it, you can connect it to an XG Mobile eGPU.
The ASUS ROG Flow X16 will be juiced up by a health 90WHr lithium ion battery with fast charging support, going from 0% to 50% with a mere 30-minute charging period. In case you want to see the full specifications, we’ve listed it right below here:
ASUS ROG Flow X16 Specifications
|Processor||AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS (8C / 16T, 16M, up to 4.9GHz)|
|RAM||2 x 32GB DDR5-4800, onboard, dual-channel
64GB max capacity
|Graphics||NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti 8GB GDDR6
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 6GB GDDR6
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti 4GB GDDR6
|Storage||1TB / 2TB PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSD|
|Display||16″ 16:10 QHD+ (2500 x 1600) 165Hz ROG Nebula HDR display
Adaptive Sync, Pantone Validated, 100% DCI-P3, 1,100 nits, Dolby Vision support, touch screen, stylus input
2 x USB-C, DisplayPort Alt Mode, G-SYNC (USB 3.2 Gen 2)
1 x HDMI 2.0b
|Audio||Quad speakers, Smart Amp Technology
Dolby Atmos, Hi-Res certification
Triple array microphone
AI Noise-Cancelling Mic + AI Noise-Cancelling Speaker
1 x 3.5mm combo audio jack
|Camera||720p HD IR camera for Windows Hello|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 6E + Bluetooth 5.2
1 x XG Mobile Interface (PCIe 3.0 x8 + USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C)
2 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C
2 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A
|Power||90WHr, 4-cell Li-ion
240W AC Adapter
Supports 100W USB-C PD charging
|Dimensions||355 x 243 x 19.4 mm|
For now, there is no official word yet on pricing and availability for the ASUS ROG Flow X16. We will report more on this as soon as information becomes available so stay tuned.
Pokdepinion: Now this sounds like a laptop for me; large but still versatile and easy to bring around. I just wished it was a little bit lighter, like maybe 100g less, but it’s within acceptable levels to bring with me everywhere I go.