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ASUS ROG Flow X16: Convertible gaming laptop launches in Europe from €2,499

The ROG Flow X16 is a compelling package with Ryzen 6000 APUs and powerful discrete GPUs. (Image source: ASUS)
The ROG Flow X16 is a compelling package with Ryzen 6000 APUs and powerful discrete GPUs. (Image source: ASUS)
ASUS has started selling the ROG Flow X16 in Europe, where it starts at €2,499. Paired with AMD Ryzen 6000 and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 series GPUs, the ROG Flow X16 also has a Mini LED display that peaks at 1,000 nits in a convertible design. The ROG Flow X16 nearly hits €4,000 in some configurations, though.

It has been a while since ASUS presented the ROG Flow X16, a 16-inch gaming laptop with a convertible design. Unveiled in May, it has taken over two months for ASUS to start selling the laptop in Europe, which is available directly or from third-party retailers. Originally due to launch at the end of last month in the Eurozone, the ROG Flow X16 has retained its €2,499 MSRP.

According to Notebooksbilliger, this configuration features a Ryzen 7 6800HS, 16 GB of RAM, a 1 TB SSD and a GeForce RTX 3060 GPU. The retailer adds that GV601RM-M5023W also contains a Mini LED display that delivers up to 1,000 nits of brightness and 100% DCI-P3 colour space coverage. However, ASUS clarifies that this configuration utilises a lesser IPS-level panel, not a Mini LED one. Still, both display options operate at 2,560 x 1,600 pixels and 165 Hz with a 16:10 aspect ratio.

Instead, ASUS only equips the ROG Flow X16 with a Mini LED display if you also opt for the RTX 3070 Ti GPU option. Currently, these components are also restricted to the Ryzen 9 6900HS, which has higher clock speeds than the Ryzen 7 6800HS. Both contain eight Zen 3+ cores running at 35 W though, and feature AMD's new Radeon 680M iGPU. As it stands, the only way to order a ROG Flow X16 with a Mini LED display is to order the most expensive configuration, which retails at €3,999 with 64 GB of DDR5 RAM and a 2 TB SSD. More information about the ROG Flow X16 can be found in our launch article.

(Image source: ASUS)
(Image source: ASUS)
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Alex Alderson, 2022-07-25 (Update: 2022-07-25)