Asus ROG Flow X13 GV301QH-K5228T
Average of 4 scores (from 6 reviews)
Reviews for the Asus ROG Flow X13 GV301QH-K5228T
The Asus ROG Flow X13 (2021) has some serious potential, but without the ROG XG Mobile eGPU it doesn't meet the standards of other devices on the market, especially with modern gaming laptops being so slim and professional-looking these days. Still, it's great if you want an especially petite gaming laptop for on the go.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/24/2022
Rating: Total score: 70%
The Asus ROG Flow X13 and its accompanying XG Mobile dock offer the best combination of a laptop and external GPU that we’ve yet seen. The external GeForce RTX 3080 dock offers genuine high- end gaming pace in a box that you can easily sling into a bag, and only desktop GPUs and the beefiest laptops provide more speed. Meanwhile, the laptop packs plenty of CPU power into a slim and sturdy body, along with a good keyboard, its own esports-capable GPU and a dazzling display. There are downsides though. The laptop and dock are hot and loud when they’re working, battery life remains mediocre and the keyboard is small. Many people will prefer traditional gaming laptops, which provide bigger screens and keyboards in heavier, thicker bodies. Impressively, though, the Asus ROG FlowX13 and XG Mobile bundle doesn’t cost any more than a gaming laptop with equivalent components, so there’s no real premium to pay if you want to go down this modular route. This setup won’t suit everyone, but this hardware is worth consideration if you want the portability
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/13/2021
Rating: Total score: 87%
The RoG Flow X13 almost manages to achieve what it sets out to do: offer both desktop-level gaming at home, and decent gaming on the road. However, it falls a little short of this. The XG Docking Station uses a laptop version of the Nvidia GTX 3080 GPU that doesn’t offer the same performance as the desktop version. The process of disconnecting the external graphics card is also overly complex, forcing you to quit out of most programs so you can’t simply unplug and go. The performance of the GPU built into the laptop is also decent, and the price isn’t bad for a gaming laptop. But it feels like an inadequate compromise. If you want all-out gaming performance at home, get a desktop PC. If you want all-out gaming performance that you can carry with you, get a dedicated gaming laptop and hope that you can find a power outlet. The Asus ROG Flow X13 tries to be a jack of all trades, but does not end up being the master of any.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/09/2021
Rating: Total score: 60%
So finally, the price. The one that we have here is RM6,499. Honestly speaking, it’s a good price to pay for a laptop like this because at this price point, the competition either isn’t a convertible or doesn’t offer the same level of performance. And that makes the ROG Flow X13 a unique convertible laptop on its own.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/11/2021
Source: CNet France FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/16/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: 3DNews.ru RU→EN
Positive: Compact size; light weight; powerful hardware; high gaming performance. Negative: Poor display.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/13/2021
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile: Mid range dedicated graphics card for laptops based on the desktop GTX 1650 and therefore the Turing architecture (TU117 chip in 12nm FFN) without raytracing and Tensor cores. Available with 896 and 1024 shaders.
With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.
R9 5980HS: Mobile Octa-Core APU using Zen 3 cores clocked at 3 to 4.8 GHz and a Vega graphics card with 8 CUs clocked at up to 2100? MHz. Compared to the 5980HX (up to 54 W), the 5980HS is configured to a TDP of 35W and therefore suited for smaller laptops.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
There are hardly any tablets in this display size range anymore. For subnotebooks, on the other hand, it is the standard format.
The advantage of subnotebooks is that the entire laptop can be small and therefore easily portable. The smaller display also has the advantage of requiring less power, which further improves battery life and thus mobility. The disadvantage is that reading texts is more strenuous on the eyes. High resolutions are more likely to be found in standard laptops.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
Asus: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. is a major Taiwanese computer hardware manufacturer based in Taipei, founded in 1989. Under the Asus brand name, the company manufactures a wide range of products, including laptops, desktops, motherboards, graphics cards, monitors, smartphones and networking equipment, complete systems and PC components for end users.
Under the ROG (Republic of Gamers) brand name, ASUS manufactures gaming laptops known by gamers for their powerful specifications, dedicated graphics cards, high refresh rate displays and advanced cooling systems.
Beyond gaming, a wide range of notebooks are offered for different needs and budgets, from ultra-slim and lightweight ultrabooks to versatile 2-in-1 convertibles and budget-friendly options. In 2023, Asus had a 7% global market share of the PC market.
Customer satisfaction with ASUS notebooks concerns performance, the features, and the good price-performance ratio of ASUS notebooks. However, as with any brand, there are occasional reports of problems such as overheating, driver compatibility, or build quality issues.
74.25%: This rating is poor. More than three quarters of the models are rated better. That is rather not a purchase recommendation. Even if verbal ratings in this area do not sound that bad ("sufficient" or "satisfactory"), they are usually euphemisms that disguise a classification as a below-average laptop.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.