What do you want to know
- ASUS just announced the ROG Flow X16 gaming laptop.
- The convertible laptop runs up to an AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS processor and up to an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti laptop graphics card.
- ROG Flow X16 will be available in the UK in Q3 2022.
ASUS today announced its ROG Flow X16 gaming laptop. The 16-inch device runs on an AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS processor paired with an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti laptop graphics card. The Flow X16 is a convertible laptop, allowing users to flip it into different positions.
ASUS will start shipping the ROG Flow X16 in Q3 2022 in the UK. The company has not shared pricing details at this time.
ROG Flow X16 is the most powerful ROG Flow device to date, according to ASUS. In addition to its CPU and GPU pairing, it has a MUX Switch to optimize performance. Real-world testing will be the judge, but the specs of the device compare it well to the best gaming laptops.
|Category||ASUS ROG Flow X16|
|SE||Windows 11 Pro|
|Processor||Up to AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS|
|RAM||Up to 64GB DDR5-4800MHz
|Chart||Up to the NVIDIA RTX 3070 Ti Laptop
Up to 125W TGP
|Storage||M.2 PCIe 4.0 SSD up to 2TB|
Aspect ratio 16:10
100% DCI-P3, 500 nits, touch, adaptive sync
Mini LED, 100% DCI-P3, 1100 nits, 512 dimming zones, touch, adaptive sync
|Ports||XG mobile interface
Two USB-A 3.2 (Gen 2)
microSD card reader
|Camera||HD IR camera
|Keyboard||Single Zone RGB
1.7mm key travel
|Dimensions||13.97 x 9.56 x 0.76 inches
(355mm x 243mm x 19.4mm)
|Mass||Starting at 4.4 lbs (2.0 kg)|
|Availablity||Q3 2022 (UK)|
|Price||To be determined|
The laptop has a screen that can reach a maximum brightness of 1,100 nits. This QHD Mini LED panel has a refresh rate of 165Hz and a response time of 3ms. It complies with ASUS’ ROG Nebula display certification, which requires 100% coverage of DCI-P3, at least 500 nits of brightness, and a response time of 3ms or less. It’s worth pointing out that the ROG Flow X16 has more than double the maximum brightness required by the certification.
ASUS focused on laptop cooling when designing it. The company highlighted the ROG Flow X16’s Frost Force technology and Pulsar heatsink with three fans in its press materials. According to ASUS, the XOG Flow X16’s third fan helps the laptop’s GPU stay 7°C (44.6°F) cooler than traditional configurations.
|Category||ASUS ROG XG Mobile (2022)|
|Chart||AMD Radeon RX6850M
12GB GDDR6 VRAM
|Link||ROG XG mobile interface|
|Ports||Four USB-A 3.2 (Gen 1)
SD card reader
|Cut||8.5 x 6.5 x 1.28 inches
(217mm x 165mm x 32.6mm)
|Mass||2.2 pounds (1 kg)|
If you want more power than the XOG Flow X16 can provide on its own, the laptop supports the XG Mobile family of external GPUs, which are some of the best eGPUS.
Since the XOG Flow X16 is a convertible laptop, you can flip it in different modes. For example, you can rotate the keyboard to present the display by itself. When paired with one of the best gaming keyboards, you can get a little more desktop feel from a laptop.