The Asus ROG Flow Z13 2023 GZ301 is an updated version with GeForce RTX 40 series and Intel 13th Gen Core i9-13900H processor. It is the best gaming laptop 2 in 1 model with a 165 Hz fast QHD+ display and a dedicated GPU and holds a unique position in its field.
The Asus Z13 2023 was first introduced at CES 2023 with a GeForce RTX 40 series, plus up to an Intel Core i9-13900H, and a 165 Hz QHD+ touchscreen with 2,560 x 1,600 pixels, pen input, Gorilla Glass DXC, Dolby Vision, G-Sync and a brightness of 500 cd/m².
Asus manages to fit all of these features into a sleek 13-inch tablet that measures 13 to 14.26 mm in thickness. To ensure proper cooling of the components, the cooling system has undergone revision and still utilizes a vapor chamber and liquid metal. As a result, the TGP has been increased to 65 W from the predecessor’s 40 W for the RTX 3050. The cooling system should be able to handle a total of 75 W under combined loads, such as gaming, leaving either 10 W for the CPU or 25 W with an inactive Dynamic Boost.
With a power supply that now delivers 130 W instead of the previous 100 W and the inclusion of a MUX switch along with Advanced Optimus, one can anticipate a significant boost in performance. The manufacturer assures consumers that the tablet will operate coolly and quietly.
Another interesting point is the fast charging with 130 W via USB-C, while at the same time, there is talk of PD 3.0, which “only” supports 100 W. The battery has remained the same size at 56 Wh. A highlight should be the full-size RGB-illuminated keyboard with a 1.7 mm hub. The IR webcam has also been upgraded to FullHD. The 16 GB DDR5-5200 RAM as the only option is a shame; for which there is a maximum of a 1 TB PCIe 4.0 SSD. When it comes to connections, you get one TB4, one each USB-A and USB-C 3.2, a 3.5 mm audio port, and a microSD card reader.
Gaming at the home desk is ensured at the latest with the use of Asus’ own ROG XGM eGPU, which can be connected to the 1.1 kg 13-inch best gaming laptop 2 in 1 model via the XGM port and contains a mobile version of the GeForce RTX 4090.
Price and availability
Asus ROG Flow Z13 2023 GZ301 gaming laptop 2 in 1 model is now listed on various online retailers such as Amazon.com, Newegg.com, and Bhphotovideo.com, pricing starts from $$1,749.99 for the model with RTX 4050 and $2,790 for RTX 4060.
Asus ROG Flow Z13 2023 GZ301 specifications
- Operating System: Windows 11 Home (64-Bit)
- Processor: Intel Core i9-13900H (13th Gen), 1.9 to 4.1 GHz Efficiency 8-Core, 2.6 to 5.4 GHz Performance 6-Core, 24 MB L3 Cache
- GPU: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 / 4060 (65 W TGP) with 6 GB GDDR6 VRAM
- Memory: 16 GB LPDDR5 (2 x 8 GB)
- Storage: 1 x 1 TB M.2 NVMe PCIe
- Display: 13.4-inch IPS-Type LCD panel, 16:10, 2560 x 1600 (QHD+), Touchscreen, Anti-Glare, 500 cd/m2 Brightness, 100% DCI-P3, 165 Hz refresh rate, Adaptive-Sync
- Keyboard: Chiclet Notebook Keyboard with Backlight and TouchPad
- Webcam: 13MP camera and 5MP IR camera
- Ports: 1 x Docking Connector, 1 x USB-A 3.0 / 3.1/3.2 Gen 1, 1 x USB 3.1/3.2 Gen 2 (Supports DisplayPort and Power Delivery), 1 x Thunderbolt 4 (Supports DisplayPort and Power Delivery), 1 x 1/8″ / 3.5 mm Headphone/Microphone Input/Output, microSD/microSDHC/microSDXC (UHS-II)
- Audio: 2x Speakers, 3x Microphones
- Connectivity: Wi-Fi 6E (802.11ax); Dual-Band (2.4 & 5 GHz) with 2 x 2 MU-MIMO, Bluetooth 5.2
- Battery: Lithium-Ion 4-Cell 56 Wh
- Dimensions: 11.89 x 8.11 x 0.56″ / 30.2 x 20.6 x 1.42 cm
- Weight: 2.6 lb / 1.18 kg