The ASUS ROG Flow Z13 is a 2.6 pound Windows tablet with a 13.4 inch display, a built-in kickstand, and support for a detachable keyboard. While those specs might make the tablet sound like an Asus-made alternative to the Microsoft Surface Pro, the specs tell a different story: the ROG Flow X13 is designed first and foremost for gamers.

Under the hood it has a 12th-gen Intel Core H processor, NVIDIA RTX 3050 Ti graphics, and the tablet is also compatible with the Asus XG Mobile external graphics dock if you need more horsepower. First introduced during the Consumer Electronics Show in January, the Asus ROG Flow X13 is now available for pre-order in select countries including the US, Canada and the UK.

Meanwhile customers in the UK can pre-order a model with a 3840 x 2400 pixel 60 Hz display, an Intel Core i9-12900H processor, 16GB of RAM, a 1TB SSD and external graphics dock for £2,998 ($4000). And Best Buy Canada is taking pre-orders for for $2500 for a model with a 1920 x 1200 pixel 120 Hz display, but you’ll have to buy the graphics dock separately.

That same FHD+ model will sell for $1900 in the US eventually, but it’s currently listed as “coming soon” on the Best Buy US website and isn’t yet available for pre-order.

If you can’t wait to place a pre-order though, Newegg is taking orders for a model with a FHD+ 120 Hz display, an Intel Core i7-12700H processor, 16GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD for $1800, but it’s not expected to ship until April.

According to the Asus website, there may also be lower-priced models with Intel Core i7-12700H or Core i5-12500H processors in the future (the Core i5 model also lacks NVIDIA graphics, which means it’ll likely offer longer battery life when used as a standalone tablet, but gamers may want to invest in the  external graphics dock).

Common features across all models include LPDDR5 memory, PCIe 4.0 M.2 2230 SSDs, backlit detachable keyboards with RGB lighting, fingerprint readers, 8MP cameras, stereo speakers, 3 microphones, support for WiFi 6E, Bluetooth 5.2, and 56 Wh batteries and 100W USB-C power adapters.

The tablets have Thunderbolt 4, USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C, USB 2.0 Type-A, 3.5mm audio, and microSD card reader ports plus a ROG XG Mobile Interface for the optional graphics dock.

The Asus ROG Flow X13 measures 11.9″ x 8″ x 0.5″ and while models with NVIDIA graphics weight 2.6 pounds, the Core i5 configuration with only Intel Iris Xe graphics weighs a little under 2.5 pounds.

While the tablet hasn’t begun shipping yet, Russian website mobiletelefon published a hand-on video that provides a pretty good idea of what to expect in terms of real-world usage.

via /r/FlowZ13

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  1. I have use the pen from Asus that has the 4000 levels of pressure, its pure garbage, this is a laptop useless for graphics artist, it is jittery and not even close to the precision of the wacom emr on the galaxy tablets or apple pensil, whats worst is the palm rejection is horible you have to draw with your hand floating in the air and not touching the screen. I dont get the point of this tablet its very expensive yet Asus cant be bothered to put a useful Pen technology in there. You are better off with the X13 Flow which is much cheaper.

  2. Wow, UK pricing is either a misprint or just plain wrong….the same model in Canada is double in the UK?
    2,500 Canadian Dollar equals 1,450.75 Pound sterling.
    Meanwhile the uk version is £2999 is 5167.74 canadian dollars.

    thats a super hard pass, be far far cheaper for me to import.

    1. sorry not same model, an 1080p 120hz screen vs a 4k 60hz in the uk model….still not worth over double the price for a screen upgrade.
      if it came with the XG dock t that price then fine…

      for comparison in the UK right now you can have the Flow X13 with AMD 5800h, 16gb ram, 1tb ssd, 1080p 120hz 3050ti and the XG dock/3080 for £2200

      1. Another update…..

        In the uk the same model as Canadian and US models is £1,898.99 still expensive but more along the lines of what I expected.

        the 4k screen version is still £2999…same supplier…SCAN.co.uk…makes me wonder if the XG isnt included with that or at least why such a large price increase for a simple 4k screen upgrade??

        1. Version on SCAN.co.uk GZ301ZE-LC218W is one with XG mobile 3080 according to asus website, GZ301ZE-LD220W is without XG mobile

  3. Pro: Has a full-size or type A USB port.

    Con: That USB port is 2.0 only.

    Pro: Has all the processing power in the world that an artist could ask for.

    Con: Has no pressure sensitive style support.

  4. This device is awesome and I love the concept….but not $1800 worth of love. Maybe if there are any sales that drop it 30 percent or so I probably would snatch one up. It would almost replace my current desktop PC.

  5. This is a device concept that I’ve been waiting for, and I’m going to strongly consider buying one. The concept of a gaming tablet allows me to use my own mechanical keyboard more easily.

    I’m really glad to see that Asus has confirmed that it will have Thunderbolt, because their proprietary connector on their external GPU is a joke, and I would never consider buying that.

    Hopefully the i5 and i7 models are priced decently. $2500CAD for the i9 + 3500ti is reasonable, but I just don’t need an i9.

    1. ‘Their’ connector (is really just a USB 3.1 pretty and an OCuLink one) is the only way to get high enough throughput to not waste a loft of an eGPU’s part.

      Sorry, but Thunderbolt, even Thunderbolt 4, just isn’t fast enough.

      So no, it is not a joke. You’re just ignorant.