Asus ROG Flow X13 review (2023 GV302XV – Ryzen 9 7940HS, RTX 4060)


  1. YESHY

    September 15, 2023 at 7:03 pm


    I haven't read yet, but my major gripe is that the screen isn't HDR / special (I have the 4070 version).

    (Also there's no 60W 4080 option, if throttled 80W 4090 is unrealistic, since they have to upsell their eGPU)

  2. Nelson

    September 16, 2023 at 4:26 am

    Amazing review, quality is unparalleled. I've followed you through the years and reviews just get better!

    Can you say more about charing with third party adapter?

    1. Is there pass-through or does it cycle around the battery limi like the g14?
    2. Does the battery discharge while gaming? On reddit people tried 100w adapter and it discharges. 2022 model was 65w limited this is 100w limited
    3. Does it matter which of the two usb c poets you use?

    Is the screen really glossy and it annoys you? I personally prefer screens like the g14

    • Andrei Girbea

      September 17, 2023 at 3:12 pm

      With the main charger:

      1. as far as I can tell, there is pass-through, since this is primarily designed to pe powered by USB-C. Not sure how exactly I can check this, but I'm not seeing battery discharge with daily use
      2. I'll have to double check once I get the time, I haven't specifically looked into it.
      3. No, both USb-C ports can be used for charging.

      I haven't checked the power settings with a 3rd party charger. I'll have to look into it, once I get the time (not sure exactly when at this point)

      The screen is glossy, that's a given with touchscreens.

      • Raymond C

        September 18, 2023 at 4:41 pm

        About the power pass-through, from what I have read, you can do it this way.

        1. Set a battery limit through MyAsus or third-party apps such as G-helper (I guess for a benchmark, you might want to use Asus original apps). IIRC MyAsus only lets you set it to 80%, but G-helper can set a value between 40% and 80%.

        2. After you reach the threshold, use monitoring apps to read the battery discharge rate while using the laptop. If it's 0, that means the DC pass-through is working.

        AFAIK, the G14 Zephyrus definitely has a power pass-through if you use the barrel charger, but no pass-through through the USB-C charger.

      • Nelson

        September 19, 2023 at 12:25 am

        Amazing thanks. It's sad to know it drains while gaming. This makes the point of third party usb c charging laprop …again useless. I blew my battery with the g14 using a USB c because I didn't know it was charger and discharging around the limit, now this one will discharge while gaming. Isn't the whole point of having USB c charging as being able to use any charger instead of having to bring the brick around?

        Andrei is the discharge present on both ports? Thanks!

      • Andrei Girbea

        September 19, 2023 at 11:02 am

        I only tested on the one on the left in (the XG Mobile port). BUT, there's no discharge with the main power supply that comes with the laptop. So why is it that important for you to use a 3rd party charger?

    • Andrei Girbea

      September 18, 2023 at 2:26 pm

      Hi. I've added an update on using a 3rd party charger. It's at the end of the Battery life section.

      • Jose

        September 18, 2023 at 8:34 pm

        I tested with fairly good 100w usb-c adapter, it can take 100w from 3rd party adapters, which is much better than the previous limit of 65w

      • Andrei Girbea

        September 19, 2023 at 11:01 am

        Interesting. I got different results with a MacBook Pro USB-C 135W charger.

  3. Joosua Santasalo

    September 17, 2023 at 6:59 am

    Thx for the review!

    The X13 32gb model is actually available at 2499€ for Nordics. Got one from Asus directly.

    Great performer, and I am quite sure, that it could match the battery life of 2022 model with further updates. The increased performance seems to have reduced the efficiency by 15-20%, but compared to previous gen, this thing most certainly feels bit snappier in various loads

  4. tomas

    September 19, 2023 at 2:04 pm

    HEY ANDREI,1-do you recommend this laptop for premier pro and adobe photoshop in real world usage?
    2-general question:do you have any advice for laptop high idle power consumption?(for more battery life)

    • Andrei Girbea

      September 21, 2023 at 10:54 am

      Generally, yes, but it depends. If a 13-inch laptop is a must, then yes, this X13 and the Intel-based Z13 are your best bets. I'd say the Intel model is a little better suited for Adobe software. You'll find Puget benchmarks in both reviews, for comparison.

      If you're fine a a 14-inch device, there are other options to consider as well.

      Your 2nd question is complex. I'd try to minimize installed software and everything running in the background, use the lower power profile available, lower the screen brightness, etc. You'll have to adapt to each situation and understand what's causing the high power at idle

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