Asus ROG Flow Z13 review (2023 GZ301VV model – i9, RTX 4060)


  1. Piotr

    March 8, 2023 at 12:54 am

    There is an illusive variant with RTX 4070 and 32GB RAM listed by some retail networks. Not sure if it's some sort of an exclusive or something else.

    • Andrei Girbea

      March 8, 2023 at 10:25 am

      Interesting. will look into it

      • Piotr

        March 8, 2023 at 5:02 pm

        I'm looking at – it was/is also listed on – another Polish retail network but of same owner. It was also seen on German MediaMarkt but then removed. Someone on Asus ROG Flow reddit has it on order but still not delivered. There was also some pics of a weird variant where the back plate was some sort of ruggerized aluminum with no paint, just some rubber elements.

      • Andrei Girbea

        March 8, 2023 at 9:26 pm

        According to the main Asus website, the Flow Z13 is only available with 16GB and an RTX 4060 variant for now. I wouldn't be surprised if a 4070 would be available at some point, though, given they already announced a 4070 configuration for the AMD-based Flow X13 2023.

      • Piotr

        March 8, 2023 at 11:16 pm

        Yes, it's not listed but it's available in a few stores with pretty much NEXT DAY delivery and some already ordered it :D

      • Andrei Girbea

        March 9, 2023 at 11:04 am

        But is that a legit store that actually delivers the orders? Sry, I'm not familiar with your local market

      • Piotr

        March 9, 2023 at 1:48 pm

        MediaMarkt, Saturn, Euro, OleOle are part of EU network of retail stores that sell various electronics. They often get unique SKUs just because of the volume they can order from the vendor. The only question would be if they got the allocation or just expect to have it (that's why I'm waiting few days to see what happens with "next day delivery" and those people that claimed to ordered one).

        And in this case there is also some collab of Asus with ACRNM for few customized variants of their latest laptops. The collab is on Asus website while Z13 modified by/for them looks like so:

      • Andrei Girbea

        March 9, 2023 at 2:14 pm

        All I can say right now is don't rush into buying the 4060 if you have the budget for a higher GPU option. Given those listings and the leaks, I guess that 4070 option will happen at some point.

        BTw, I also found it mentioned here:

      • Piotr

        March 9, 2023 at 2:17 pm

        If anything it will be 32GB RAM for me. Not nececarily Z13.

  2. Ionut

    March 8, 2023 at 11:05 am

    I also bought this model and really enjoy it (had a Surface Pro 8 previously). The biggest downsides for me are the speakers (which are really weak, even after tweaking dolby atmos profiles) and the lack of a stylus holder.

    • Andrei Girbea

      March 8, 2023 at 11:13 am

      true, the speakers could definitely be better. There used to be an HD audio option under Speakers in Windows 11, but it's no longer available with the latest updates. That made a difference for me

    • Ionut

      March 9, 2023 at 5:14 pm

      For a GPU that is running at maximum 65W,I really don't see the point of a Z13 with RTX 4070. If this really comes out, it will only have mediocre fps improvement over RTX 4060

  3. 9xqzhav6

    March 9, 2023 at 8:29 pm

    XG Mobile(2023) GC33Y is not 175W.
    Boost Clock 1815MHz 150W No Dynamic Boost

    The complete list of 2023 GeForce GPU power specifications in ROG and TUF Gaming Laptops | ROG – Republic of Gamers Global

    • Andrei Girbea

      March 9, 2023 at 8:39 pm

      Thanks for the heads-up on that.

      It's unclear to me at this point if that info there is right, or the 4090 in the XG will be allowed to run at 150++W. From the time I've spent with the early unit, thermals seem to allow more than 150W, so I don't quite understand why they wouldn't allow Dynamic Boost on it. I'll look into more details once I get to use a final unit.

  4. Paul

    March 10, 2023 at 12:24 am

    Would you know if the USB-C output from the XG Mobile is an actual display output ? That would mean we could connect 3 displays now! Thanks.

    • Andrei Girbea

      March 10, 2023 at 10:22 am

      I haven't checked. Will do once I get to test a final unit.

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