Asus ROG Flow X16 GV601RW-M5082W
Average of 13 scores (from 21 reviews)
Reviews for the Asus ROG Flow X16 GV601RW-M5082W
1,100 nits of real HDR gaming for the first time thanks to mini-LED in a laptop: Asus' ROG Flow X16 is a 16-inch convertible that remains permanently cool despite its compact design and 140 watts of power, thus performing better than other upper-class notebooks while also remaining quieter.
Asus has taken risks with the ROG Flow X16, and in several departments those have paid off. The ROG Flow X16's sturdy, good-looking exterior works well as a laptop and as a tented screen. Switch to tablet mode and it's usable for creative work and even as a reading and web-browsing device if you can stomach its size. The X16's RTX 3070 Ti graphics core is a solid performer 2560 x 1600, and the Mini LED display delivers incredible SDR and HDR performance that makes games and movies pop from the panel. This Asus ROG laptop suffers a little when it comes to value. Its $2,499 price isn't terrible, but if you're happy to eschew the convertible design and Mini LED display you'll find this speed for around $2,000 elsewhere. You'll even find RTX 3080 Ti laptops at less than $2,750. The Asus also comes with an RTX 3060, but it's still pretty pricey considering its internals. The future also undermines the X16. If you're willing to wait a few months, the Flow's 2023 version will arrive with RTX 4070 graphics cores and faster Intel processors. Razer is also deploying 15.6" and 16" laptops with updated internals. All those rigs will probably be more expensive than the $2,500 ROG Flow X16, but you'll get more bang for your buck. No matter which year's vintage you choose, the Asus ROG Flow X16 delivers a stunning screen, impressive form factor and good gaming performance, you'll just need to decide if you're prefer that over the improved connectivity and even better speeds that more conventional devices offer.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/19/2023
Source: Trusted Reviews
The Asus ROG Flow X16 is a versatile, impressive laptop with ample gaming power, a top-notch display and impressive keyboard and speaker quality. But you’ll get more performance from traditional laptops, connectivity could be better, and this notebook gets a bit too hot.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/14/2022
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: The Times of India
I am usually not a fan of slim and lightweight gaming laptops for the sole reason – they compromise on performance a lot. The Asus ROG Flow X16 changes that conception – it is brilliantly fast and capable, all while flaunting that lean chassis. Yes, it runs hot all the time but the gains are massive in areas that matter. In fact, I doubt if most creators and gamers will ever need to invest in the ROG XG Mobile unit, if you pick up the top-end variant with RTX 3070Ti and Ryzen 9 processor. At Rs. 2.8 lakhs, the Asus ROG Flow X16 in its top trim is eye watering expensive. For this price, you can get several conventional gaming laptops with RTX 3080 GPU from Asus and Acer. Creators can even consider the Apple MacBook Pro 14-inch with the M1 Pro chip, where the raw performance is simply unbridled. However, none of these laptops are as versatile as the ROG Flow X16, which offers a Mini LED display, top-notch performance, a convertible laptop form factor, and the benefit of the Windows ecosystem. If you are spending between ₹2-3 lakhs, this ROG Flow X16 is worth checking out.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/05/2022
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Stuff TV
The Asus ROG Flow X16 has a slick, impressive design that enables loads of gaming versatility. The hybrid form factor is underpinned with powerful internals, a great keyboard, and great screen and speaker quality. There’s no denying the Flow’s quality, but it’s not perfect: the display could be a bit better, the chassis could be cooler and quieter and connectivity could be improved. And you’ll certainly get more gaming power if you spend similar cash on a conventional laptop. This does mean that the Asus ROG Flow X16 occupies a luxurious niche in the laptop market and that most people would get more value elsewhere. But if you do want a versatile, slick gaming hybrid, this should be at the top of your list.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/21/2022
Rating: Total score: 80%
At its price point, the Flow X16 goes up against laptops from ASUS’ own stable of products like the aforementioned Strix Scar 15, and others like MSI’s GE76 Raider (review). However, the unique MiniLED screen, the relatively thin form factor without compromising on performance, incredible speakers and a good battery backup, all make the ROG Flow X16 the laptop to beat this year.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/26/2022
Rating: Total score: 80%
We're giving the Flow X16 a proper try today live! This is one of the first US retail models of the Flow X16 to be tested online, so this should be an interesting stream. Follow-up review video will happen, so subscribe for that! This laptop was purchased by me with my own money for the purpose of evaluation, review, and potential long-term use. The opinions expressed here are my own and are not limited or influenced in any way by any sponsor or manufacturer.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/23/2022
Source: Matthew Moniz
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/13/2022
Source: Ultrabook Review
As far as I can tell at this time, the Flow X16 is a potentially popular addition to the ROG lineup. Its main selling points are the format, the screen options, the powerful specs for the class, and the unique thermal module that should allow for solid performance with lower fan noise levels than other designs. However, the overall performance/thermals/noise-levels trifecta is going to play a crucial role in determining the overall worth of this series in comparison to the clamshell Zephyrus models, alongside pricing and availability. I’m looking forward to spending more time with this for the review, and sharing my findings with you. For now, that’s about it for this short first look at the 2022 Asus ROG FLow X16 GV601 series. Let me hear your impressions and feedback on this lineup down below, in the comments section.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/20/2022
Source: PCtipp.ch DE→EN
Hands-On, online available, Long, Date: 10/27/2022
Source: Geeknetic ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/25/2023
Rating: Total score: 83%
Source: Newesc ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/28/2022
Rating: Total score: 95% price: 85% performance: 90% display: 90% mobility: 80% workmanship: 100%
Source: Profesional Review ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/08/2022
Rating: Total score: 94% price: 91% performance: 92% display: 98% workmanship: 98%
Source: Noticias 3D ES→EN
Positive: Powerful processor; great GPU; high performance; slim size; light weight; big screen; beautiful display; good connectivity. Negative: Poor webcam; no Thunderbolt 4 port.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/06/2022
Source: El chapuzas Informatico ES→EN
Positive: Premium design; solid workmanship; excellent performance; powerful hardware; great display; comfortable keyboard. Negative: High price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/13/2022
Source: PC Guia PT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/24/2022
Rating: Total score: 86%
Source: Frandroid FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/12/2022
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 90% display: 90% mobility: 70% workmanship: 80%
Source: Telepolis PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/01/2023
Rating: Total score: 90%
Source: ITHardware.pl PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/06/2023
Rating: Total score: 80% workmanship: 100%
Source: PurePC PL→EN
Positive: Great display; simple design; high performance; solid workmanship; metal case; decent ergonomics. Negative: Overheats while using; high price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/16/2022
Source: Jagat Review ID→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; high gaming performance; nice display; decent speakers; good cooling system.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/10/2023
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU: High-End laptop graphics card based on the Ampere GA104 chip. Available in different versions with a TDP from 80 to 125 Watt and different maximum Boost clock speeds of 1035 - 1485 MHz.
These graphics cards are able to play the latest and most demanding games in high resolutions and full detail settings with enabled Anti-Aliasing.
R9 6900HS: Mobile Octa-Core APU using Zen 3+ cores clocked at 3.3 to 4.9 GHz and an RDNA2 graphics adapter with 12 CUs clocked at up to 2,400 MHz. The HS variant offers a 10 W lower TDP and therefore a lower sustained performance than the HX version.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This range for display formats was and is a rarity. It is larger than the general standard of 15 inches, but not yet in the range of large workstations. One usually has higher screen resolutions available, but portability suffers from that.» 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.
84.42%: This rating is slightly above average, there are somewhat more devices with worse ratings. However, clear purchase recommendations look different.
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