2023 ROG Flow X13 vs. 2021 ROG Flow X13: Full specs comparison

We have comprehensively analyzed the technical specifications for the 2023 ROG Flow X13 and 2021 ROG Flow X13 models. Our report includes intricate details such as the CPU, memory, storage, battery life, display quality, and other features.

2023 ROG Flow X13 Pros

Reasons that 2023 ROG Flow X13 is better than 2021 ROG Flow X13.

Newer manufacturing

2023 vs. 2021

Supports faster memory

The 2023 ROG Flow X13 supports a faster memory speed than the 2021 ROG Flow X13. It supports up to 6400MHz versus 4267MHz of system memory on the 2021 ROG Flow X13.

Memory type and speed
2023 ROG Flow X13 - LPDDR5
6,400 MHz
2021 ROG Flow X13 - LPDDR4X
4,267 MHz
Has one more port and slot

The 2023 ROG Flow X13 has more ports and slots count than the 2021 ROG Flow X13. It has seven versus six amount of ports and slots on the 2021 ROG Flow X13.

Ports2023 ROG Flow X132021 ROG Flow X13
HDMIYesYes
headphone jackYesYes
microSD card slotYesNo
ROG XG Mobile InterfaceYesYes
USB-AYesYes
USB-CYes x2Yes x2
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Slightly more versatile connectivity

The 2023 ROG Flow X13 has better versatile I/O connectivity than the 2021 ROG Flow X13. It has five versus four commonly used ports and slots on the 2021 ROG Flow X13.

Ports2023 ROG Flow X132021 ROG Flow X13
HDMIYesYes
headphone jackYesYes
USB-AYesYes
USB-CYesYes
microSD card slotYesNo

2021 ROG Flow X13 Pros

We couldn't find any advantages of 2021 ROG Flow X13 over 2023 ROG Flow X13.

Key Similars

Similar characteristics share between 2023 ROG Flow X13 and 2021 ROG Flow X13.

Supports the same maximum memory size of up to 32GB

Both laptops supports up to 32GB of system memory.

Max system memory size
2023 ROG Flow X13
32 GB
2021 ROG Flow X13
32 GB

Prices

Here are the latest price updates and offers for both devices.

2023 ROG Flow X13 Price
ASUS ROG Flow Z13 (2023) Gaming Laptop Tablet, 13.4” Nebula Display 16:10 QHD 165Hz, GeForce RTX 4050, Intel Core i9-13900H, 16GB LPDDR5, 1TB PCIe SSD, Wi-Fi 6E, Windows 11, GZ301VU-DS94,Black
ASUS ROG Flow Z13 (2023) Gaming Laptop Tablet, 13.4” Nebula Display 16:10 QHD 165Hz, GeForce RTX 4050, Intel Core i9-13900H, 16GB LPDDR5, 1TB PCIe SSD, Wi-Fi 6E, Windows 11, GZ301VU-DS94,Black
By ASUS
$1,693.96
Asus ASUS ROG Flow 13.4'' Touchscreen Gaming Laptop - AMD Ryzen 9-16GB Memory - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti V4G Graphics - 1TB SSD - Off Black
Asus ASUS ROG Flow 13.4'' Touchscreen Gaming Laptop - AMD Ryzen 9-16GB Memory - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti V4G Graphics - 1TB SSD - Off Black
By ASUS
$1,399.99
ASUS ROG XG Mobile (2023) External Graphics Card Docking Station for ROG Flow Series, GeForce RTX 4090, I/O Hub, 330W Power Adapter
ASUS ROG XG Mobile (2023) External Graphics Card Docking Station for ROG Flow Series, GeForce RTX 4090, I/O Hub, 330W Power Adapter
By ASUS
$1,849.00
$1,999.99 8% OFF
2021 ROG Flow X13 Price
ASUS ROG Flow X13 Gaming Laptop, 13.4" 120Hz Full HD+ Touchscreen Display, AMD Radeon Graphics, AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS, 16GB LPDDR5 RAM, 512GB SSD, Backlit KB, Windows 11, Off Black, W/GaLiMu
ASUS ROG Flow X13 Gaming Laptop, 13.4" 120Hz Full HD+ Touchscreen Display, AMD Radeon Graphics, AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS, 16GB LPDDR5 RAM, 512GB SSD, Backlit KB, Windows 11, Off Black, W/GaLiMu
By ASUS
$855.00
Asus ROG Flow X13 Gaming 2-in-1 Laptop 13.4" FHD+ IPS 120Hz Glossy Touch 100% sRGB AMD Octa-core Zen 4 Ryzen 9 7940HS (Beat i9-12900H) 16GB RAM 512GB SSD Backlit FHD IR Camera Win11 Black + HDMI Cable
Asus ROG Flow X13 Gaming 2-in-1 Laptop 13.4" FHD+ IPS 120Hz Glossy Touch 100% sRGB AMD Octa-core Zen 4 Ryzen 9 7940HS (Beat i9-12900H) 16GB RAM 512GB SSD Backlit FHD IR Camera Win11 Black + HDMI Cable
By Asus
$854.99
$899.00 5% OFF
Asus ASUS ROG Flow 13.4'' Touchscreen Gaming Laptop - AMD Ryzen 9-16GB Memory - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti V4G Graphics - 1TB SSD - Off Black
Asus ASUS ROG Flow 13.4'' Touchscreen Gaming Laptop - AMD Ryzen 9-16GB Memory - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti V4G Graphics - 1TB SSD - Off Black
By ASUS
$1,399.99

Availability

2023 ROG Flow X132021 ROG Flow X13
Released20232021
Release DateAnnounced on January 04, 2023 (CES 2022)Announced on January 13, 2021 (CES 2021)
Applicable Models
  • ROG Flow X13 Convertible
  • ROG Flow X13 2-in-1
  • ROG Flow X13 (2023) GV302
  • ASUS ROG Flow X13 2023
  • 2023 ROG Flow X13 GV302
  • ROG Flow X13 (2023) GV302XA
  • ROG Flow X13 (2023) GV302XU
  • ROG Flow X13 (2023) GV302XV
  • ROG Flow X13 (2023) GV302XI
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Generations

Exterior

2023 ROG Flow X132021 ROG Flow X13
Size Comparison
2023 ROG Flow X132021 ROG Flow X13
Dimensions11.77 x 8.35 x 0.66 ~ 0.74” (299 x 212 x 16.7 ~ 18.7 mm)11.77 x 8.74 x 0.62” (299 x 222 x 15.8 mm)
Weight2.87 lbs (1.30 kg)2.87 lbs (1.30 kg)
Colors
Black
Black
Keyboard and Trackpad
  • Full size 15” white backlit chicklet keyboard
  • 1.7mm key travel
  • Hotkeys:
    Volume up Volume down Microphone mute ROG Armoury Crate
  • N-KEY rollover
  • 56% bigger touchpad
  • Full size 15” white backlit chicklet keyboard
  • 1.7mm key travel
  • Hotkeys:
    Volume up Volume down Microphone mute ROG Armoury Crate
  • N-KEY rollover
Chasis Information360° Convertible Design
Laptop Mode Tablet Mode Stand Mode Tent Mode
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Display

2023 ROG Flow X132021 ROG Flow X13
Size13.4 Inches13.4 Inches
Info
  • 13.4” FHD+ 120Hz 7ms
    16:10 1920 x 1200 120Hz 100% sRGB 75% Adobe RGB 7ms response time Pantone Validated Touch Screen Stylus support IPS Level Anti-Glare Adaptive-Sync Pantone Validated Supports Dolby Vision HDR
  • 13.4” QHD+ 165Hz 3ms
    16:10 2560 x 1600 165Hz 100% DCI-P3 3ms response time Pantone Validated Touch Screen Stylus support IPS Level Anti-Glare Adaptive-Sync Pantone Validated MUX Switch + NVIDIA Advanced Optimus Supports Dolby Vision HDR
  • 13.4” WQUXGA 60Hz
    16:10 3840 x 2400 60Hz 116% sRGB 86% Adobe RGB 85% DCI-P3 Pantone Validated Touch Screen IPS Level Anti-Glare Adaptive-Sync Pantone Validated
  • 13.4” WUXGA 120Hz
    16:10 1920 x 1200 120Hz 100% sRGB 75% Adobe RGB 75% DCI-P3 Pantone Validated Touch Screen IPS Level Anti-Glare Adaptive-Sync Pantone Validated

Ports

2023 ROG Flow X132021 ROG Flow X13
2023 ROG Flow X13 Ports
Image Source: ASUS
Left (5)
  • 1 x ROG XG Mobile Interface
    Exclusive interface with PCIe 3.0 x8 (Up to 63Gbps)
  • 1 x USB-C
    USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps), DisplayPort 1.4, Power Delivery
  • 1 x microSD card slot
    UHS-II (312 MB/s)
  • 1 x HDMI
    v2.1
  • 1 x headphone jack
    Headphone/Microphone
Right (2)
  • 1 x USB-A
    USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps)
  • 1 x USB-C
    USB 4.0 (40 Gbps), DisplayPort 1.4, Power Delivery
2021 ROG Flow X13 Ports
Image Source: ASUS
Left (4)
  • 1 x ROG XG Mobile Interface
    Exclusive interface with PCIe 3.0 x8 (Up to 63Gbps)
  • 1 x USB-C
    USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps)
  • 1 x HDMI
    v2.0b
  • 1 x headphone jack
    Headphone/Microphone
Right (2)
  • 1 x USB-C
    USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps), DisplayPort 1.4, Power Delivery
  • 1 x USB-A
    USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps)

Internal Specs

2023 ROG Flow X132021 ROG Flow X13
Processor
  1. AMD Ryzen™ 9 7940HS
    8 cores, 16 threads, 4.00 → 5.20 GHz, 8MB L2 Cache, 16MB L3 Cache, 35W
  1. AMD Ryzen™ 9 5900HS
    8 cores, 16 threads, 3.00 → 4.60 GHz, 4MB L2 Cache, 16MB L3 Cache, 35W
  2. AMD Ryzen™ 9 5980HS
    8 cores, 16 threads, 3.00 → 4.80 GHz, 4MB L2 Cache, 16MB L3 Cache, 35W
Integrated Graphics
  1. AMD Ryzen™ 9 7940HS
    AMD Radeon™ 780M Graphics
    12 Graphics Cores, 3000 MHz
  1. AMD Ryzen™ 9 5900HS
    AMD Radeon™ Graphics
    8 Graphics Cores, 2100 MHz
  2. AMD Ryzen™ 9 5980HS
    AMD Radeon™ Graphics
    8 Graphics Cores, 2100 MHz
Memory
16GB 32GB
Dual-Channel LPDDR5 6400 MHz
Onboard memory.
16GB 32GB
Dual-Channel LPDDR4X 4266MHz Onboard Memory
Discrete GraphicsOptional Discrete Graphics
  • NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 4050 - 6GB GDDR6
    1605 MHz at 45W with ROG Boost up to 1655 MHz at 60W (15W Dynamic Boost).
  • NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 4060 - 8GB GDDR6
    1470 MHz at 45W with ROG Boost up to 1520 MHz at 60W (15W Dynamic Boost).
  • NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 4070 - 8GB GDDR6
    1230 MHz at 45W with ROG Boost up to 1280 MHz at 60W (15W Dynamic Boost).
ROG XG Mobile
  • GPU
    • Thrid Gen - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 - 16GB GDDR6
    • Second Gen - AMD Radeon™ RX 6850M XT - 12GB GDDR6
    • First Gen - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 - 8GB GDDR6
  • Ports
    • 3 x USB-A
      USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps).
    • 1 x USB-C 
      USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps).
    • 1 x RJ-45
      2.5 Gbps Ethernet port.
    • 1 x HDMI 2.1
    • 1 x DisplayPort 1.4 
      Supports G-Sync
    • 1 x SD card reader 
      Supports UHS-II (up to 312 MB/s)
    • 1 x DC-in
  • Dimensions: 217 x 165 x 32.6 mm
  • Weight: 1.3 kg
  • 330W power supply
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1650
4GB GDDR6 VRAM (With ROG Boost up to 1255MHz at 35W (40W with Dynamic Boost)).
Storage
512GB 1TB
PCIe Gen 4 SSD
1 x M.2 2230 slot.
512GB 1TB
M.2 NVMe PCIe 3.0

Connectivity

2023 ROG Flow X132021 ROG Flow X13
Wi-FiIntel® Wi-Fi 6E with Gig+ performance (802.11ax)Intel® Wi-Fi 6 with Gig+ performance (802.11ax)
BluetoothBluetooth 5.2Bluetooth 5.0

Battery

2023 ROG Flow X132021 ROG Flow X13
Size75 Wh
4-cell lithium-ion
62 Wh 4-cell lithium-ion
Battery Life-Up to 10 hours
Video playback.
Power Supply100W or 130W USB-C power adaptor
20VDC/5A - Compact adapter with fast charging technology (0 - 50% in 30 minutes).
100W USB-C power adaptor

Software

2023 ROG Flow X132021 ROG Flow X13
OSWindows 11 Home
  • Windows 10 Home
  • Windows 10 Pro
Built-in Apps
Armoury Crate GameVisual 1M Xbox Game Pass
Armoury Crate GameVisual 1M Xbox Game Pass

Camera & Audio

2023 ROG Flow X132021 ROG Flow X13
Camera
  • FHD Front-facing camera
    Top-mount front camera, 1080p FHD.
  • Built-in Windows Hello IR Camera
Front-facing camera
Top-mount front camera, 0.92 Megapixels (1280 x 720 HD).
AudioSpeaker
  • 2 x speakers with Smart Amp Technology
  • Supports DAC and Virtual 5.1.2-channel Dolby Atmos.
  • Hi-Res certification.
Microphone
  • Built-in 3-microphone array
  • Two-Way AI Noise Cancelation
  • 2x 1W speaker with Smart Amp Technology
  • Built-in array microphone
  • Two-Way AI Noise Cancelation

Misc

2023 ROG Flow X132021 ROG Flow X13
InkingSupports ASUS Pen.Supports ASUS Pen.
Sensors
  • IR Camera
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Security
  • Windows Hello Facial Recognition
  • BIOS Administrator Password and User Password Protection
  • Trusted Platform Module (Firmware TPM)
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In the box
  • ROG Flow X13 2023 laptop
  • Power adapter
  • Optional ROG Flow Sleeve (2022)
  • Optional ROG Fusion II 300
  • Optional P514 ROG GLADIUS III MOUSE
  • Optional ROG IMPACT GAMING MOUSE
  • Optional Stylus SA203H
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WarrantyStandard 1-year limited warranty-

Key Features

2023 ROG Flow X132021 ROG Flow X13
At Glance
Released in Early
2023
16:10
13.4”
1600p 165Hz
Weight
2.87 lb
1.30 kg
Powered By
AMD Ryzen 9-7940HS
8C/16T, 4.00 → 5.20 GHz
With integrated
AMD Radeon™ 780M Graphics
12 Graphics Cores, 3000 MHz
Configurable up to
32GB
6400 MHz LPDDR5
2023 ROG Flow X13 Ports
Nvidia GeForce
RTX 4070
8GB GDDR6 60W Max
Released in Early
2021
16:10
13.4”
1200p 120Hz
Weight
2.87 lb
1.30 kg
Up to
AMD Ryzen 9-5980HS
8C/16T, 3.00 → 4.80 GHz
Geekbench 5
1,450
Single Core
Geekbench 5
7,773
Multi-Core
With integrated
AMD Radeon™ Graphics
8 Graphics Cores, 2100 MHz
Configurable up to
32GB
4267 MHz LPDDR4X
2021 ROG Flow X13 Ports
NVIDIA GeForce
GTX 1650
4GB GDDR6

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