2022 ROG Flow X16 vs. Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 9: Full specs comparison

We thoroughly analyzed technical specifications for 2022 ROG Flow X16 and Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 9 models, including CPU, memory, storage, battery life, display quality, and other features.

2022 ROG Flow X16 Pros

Reasons that 2022 ROG Flow X16 is better than Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 9.

Newer manufacturing

2022 vs. 2021

Much faster CPU performance

AMD Ryzen 9-6900HS inside 2022 ROG Flow X16 has a 102% better multi-core CPU performance score than the Intel Core i7-1180G7 inside Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 9.

Geekbench 5 multi-core score
2022 ROG Flow X16 - AMD Ryzen 9-6900HS
9,043
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 9 - Intel Core i7-1180G7
4,474
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 9 - Intel Core i7-1160G7
4,238
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 9 - Intel Core i5-1130G7
4,079
Supports larger memory

The 2022 ROG Flow X16 supports a larger memory capacity than the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 9. It supports up to 64GB versus 32GB of system memory on the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 9.

Max system memory size
2022 ROG Flow X16
64 GB
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 9
32 GB
Supports faster memory

The 2022 ROG Flow X16 supports a faster memory speed than the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 9. It supports up to 4800MHz versus 4267MHz of system memory on the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 9.

Memory type and speed
2022 ROG Flow X16 - DDR5
4,800 MHz
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 9 - LPDDR4X
4,267 MHz
Upgradable memory

The 2022 ROG Flow X16 comes with two SODIMM slots that allow you to replace or upgrade when needed. On the flip side, you can't upgrade RAM on the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 9 since it has onboard memory.

Memory2022 ROG Flow X16Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 9
Slots
x2
Onboard
TypeDDR5LPDDR4X
Supports discrete graphics

Configurable up to Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 Ti 8GB GDDR6 125W Max TGP vs. integrated

14% larger display

The 2022 ROG Flow X16 has a 16-inch screen size 14% larger than the 14-inch Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 9.

Display size
2022 ROG Flow X16
16-inch
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 9
14-inch
Has one more port and slot

The 2022 ROG Flow X16 has more ports and slots count than the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 9. It has nine versus eight amount of ports and slots on the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 9.

Ports2022 ROG Flow X16Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 9
HDMIYesYes
headphone jackYesYes
lock slotNoYes
microSD card slotYesNo
nanoSIM card slotNoYes
power portYesNo
ROG XG Mobile InterfaceYesNo
Thunderbolt 4NoYes x2
USB-AYes x2Yes x2
USB-CYes x2No
Total98
More versatile connectivity

The 2022 ROG Flow X16 has better versatile I/O connectivity than the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 9. It has six versus four commonly used ports and slots on the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 9.

Ports2022 ROG Flow X16Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 9
HDMIYesYes
headphone jackYesYes
USB-AYesYes
microSD card slotYesNo
power portYesNo
Thunderbolt 4NoYes
USB-CYesNo

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 9 Pros

Reasons that Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 9 is better than 2022 ROG Flow X16.

About 47% lighter

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 9 weighed 2.49 pounds, 47% lighter than the 4.63 pounds 2022 ROG Flow X16.

Weight2022 ROG Flow X16Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 9
Pound
4.63 lbs.
2.49 lbs.
Kilogram
2.10 kg
1.13 kg

Prices

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

2022 ROG Flow X16 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
$1,699.99
EXCaliberPC 2022 ASUS ROG Flow X13 GV301RE-X13.R93050T (AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS, 16GB RAM, 1TB NVMe SSD, RTX 3050Ti 4GB, 13.4" 120Hz WUXGA, Windows 11) Touchscreen Gaming Laptop
EXCaliberPC 2022 ASUS ROG Flow X13 GV301RE-X13.R93050T (AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS, 16GB RAM, 1TB NVMe SSD, RTX 3050Ti 4GB, 13.4" 120Hz WUXGA, Windows 11) Touchscreen Gaming Laptop
By EXCaliberPC
$899.99
$1,059.90 15% OFF
Puccy Tempered Glass Screen Protector Film, compatible with ASUS ROG Flow X16 GV601 GV601RW GV601RM 16" Laptop (Active Area Cover Only) Protective Protectors Guard
Puccy Tempered Glass Screen Protector Film, compatible with ASUS ROG Flow X16 GV601 GV601RW GV601RM 16" Laptop (Active Area Cover Only) Protective Protectors Guard
By puccy
$39.98
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 9 Price
Lenovo Thinkpadx1 Carbon Gen9 Intel Evo Core i7-1185G7| Windows11 Pro| 14inch WQXGA 16:10 IPS Display| Backlit Keyboard| Thunderbolt4| Wi-Fi6| Fingerprint| HDMI Cable (16GB RAM | 512GB PCIe SSD)
Lenovo Thinkpadx1 Carbon Gen9 Intel Evo Core i7-1185G7| Windows11 Pro| 14inch WQXGA 16:10 IPS Display| Backlit Keyboard| Thunderbolt4| Wi-Fi6| Fingerprint| HDMI Cable (16GB RAM | 512GB PCIe SSD)
By Lenovo
$1,149.99
LENOVO ThinkPad X1 Carbon 9th Gen 9 Intel Core i7-1165G7, FHD Non-Touch Screen,16GB RAM, 512GB NVMe SSD, Backlit KYB Fingerprint Reader, Windows Pro
LENOVO ThinkPad X1 Carbon 9th Gen 9 Intel Core i7-1165G7, FHD Non-Touch Screen,16GB RAM, 512GB NVMe SSD, Backlit KYB Fingerprint Reader, Windows Pro
By LENOVO
$1,009.77
Lenovo Gen 9 ThinkPad X1 Carbon Laptop with Intel i7-1165G7 Processor, 14" WUXGA 100%sRGB Anti-Glare Display, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, 2.49lbs, Carbon Fiber, Windows11 Pro, and Three Year Premier Warranty
Lenovo Gen 9 ThinkPad X1 Carbon Laptop with Intel i7-1165G7 Processor, 14" WUXGA 100%sRGB Anti-Glare Display, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, 2.49lbs, Carbon Fiber, Windows11 Pro, and Three Year Premier Warranty
By Lenovo
$1,099.00

Availability

2022 ROG Flow X16Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 9
Released20222021
Release Date
  • Announced on May 17, 2022
  • Available on May 17, 2022
  • Announced on January 11, 2021 (CES 2021)
  • Available starting February 2021
Pricing$2,699.99
R9-6900HS | 16GB | 1TB | RTX 3070 Ti
Starting at $1,429
Applicable Models
  • ROG Flow X16 (2022) GV601
  • ASUS ROG Flow X16 2022
  • 2022 ROG Flow X16 GV601
  • ROG Flow X16 (2022) GV301RW
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Generations-

Exterior

2022 ROG Flow X16Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 9
Size Comparison
2022 ROG Flow X16Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 9
Dimensions13.98 x 9.57 x 0.76” (355 x 243 x 19.4 mm)12.38” x 8.72” x 0.59” (314.5 x 221.6 x 14.9 mm)
Weight4.63 lbs. (2.10 kg)Starting at 2.49 lbs (1.13 kg)
Colors
Black
Black
Optional woven carbon fiber top cover
Keyboard and Trackpad
  • Full-size RGB backlit chicklet keyboard
  • 1.7mm key travel
  • Hotkeys:
    Volume up Volume down Microphone mute ROG Armoury Crate
  • N-KEY rollover
  • Spill-resistant, Backlit with white LED lighting keyboard.
  • New FN row F9-F11
  • Trackpad + TrackPoint® pointing device.
Chasis Information360° Convertible Design
Laptop Mode Tablet Mode Stand Mode Tent Mode
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Display

2022 ROG Flow X16Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 9
Size16 Inches14 Inches
Info
  • 16” QHD+ 165Hz
    16:10 2560 x 1600 165Hz 3ms response time 100% DCI-P3 Pantone Validated Touch Screen Stylus support IPS Level Anti-Glare Adaptive-Sync
  • 16” QHD+ 165Hz Nebula HDR
    16:10 2560 x 1600 165Hz 3ms response time 100% DCI-P3 Pantone Validated Touch Screen Stylus support IPS Level Glossy Adaptive-Sync FreeSync Premium Pro MUX Switch + Optimus Dolby Vision HDR
  • 14" UHD+
    16:10 3840 x 2400 IPS low-power HDR400 with Dolby Vision™ DCI P3 100% 500 nits TÜV Rheinland-certified for reduced blue light emissions
  • 14" FHD+
    16:10 1920 x 1200 IPS anti-glare low-power 100% sRGB 400 nits Low-power TÜV Rheinland-certified for reduced blue light emissions
  • 14" FHD+ with Touch support 
    16:10 1920 x 1200 IPS anti-glare touchscreen 100% sRGB 400 nits TÜV Rheinland-certified for reduced blue light emissions
  • 14" FHD+ with Touch & PrivacyGuard support 
    16:10 1920 x 1200 IPS anti-glare touchscreen 100% sRGB PrivacyGuard 500 nits

Ports

2022 ROG Flow X16Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 9
2022 ROG Flow X16 Ports
Image Source: ASUS
Left (6)
  • 1 x ROG XG Mobile Interface
    Exclusive interface with PCIe 3.0 x8
  • 1 x USB-C
    USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps), Integrated with XG Mobile Interface
  • 1 x USB-C
    USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps), DisplayPort 1.4a, Power Delivery
  • 1 x HDMI
    v2.0b
  • 1 x headphone jack
    Headphone/Microphone
  • 1 x power port
Right (3)
  • 2 x USB-A
    USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps)
  • 1 x microSD card slot
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 9 Ports
Image Source: Lenovo
Left (4)
  • 2 x Thunderbolt 4
    40 Gpbs, DisplayPort, Power Delivery
  • 1 x USB-A
    USB 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • 1 x HDMI
    v2.0
Right (4)
  • 1 x headphone jack
    Headphone/Microphone
  • 1 x nanoSIM card slot
  • 1 x USB-A
    USB 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps), Always On
  • 1 x lock slot
    Kensington Lock

Internal Specs

2022 ROG Flow X16Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 9
Processor
  1. AMD Ryzen™ 7 6800HS
    8 cores, 16 threads, 3.20 → 4.70 GHz, 4MB L2 Cache, 16MB L3 Cache, 35W
  2. AMD Ryzen™ 9 6900HS
    8 cores, 16 threads, 3.30 → 4.90 GHz, 4MB L2 Cache, 16MB L3 Cache, 35W
  1. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1130G7
    4 cores, 8 threads, 1.80 → 4.00 GHz, 8MB SmartCache, 15W
  2. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1160G7
    4 cores, 8 threads, 1.20 → 4.40 GHz, 12MB SmartCache, 15W
  3. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1180G7 with vPro™
    4 cores, 8 threads, 2.20 → 4.60 GHz, 12MB SmartCache, 15W
Integrated Graphics
  1. AMD Ryzen™ 7 6800HS
    AMD Radeon™ 680M Graphics
    12 Graphics Cores, 2200 MHz
  2. AMD Ryzen™ 9 6900HS
    AMD Radeon™ 680M Graphics
    12 Graphics Cores, 2400 MHz
  1. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1130G7
    Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
    80 Execution Units, 400 → 1100 MHz
  2. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1160G7
    Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
    96 Execution Units, 400 → 1100 MHz
  3. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1180G7 with vPro™
    Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
    96 Execution Units, 400 → 1100 MHz
Memory
  • Memory Info
    • 2 x SO-DIMM slots
    • Type: Single or Dual-Channel DDR5
    • Speed: 4800 MHz
  • Memory Configurations
    • 8GB 16GB
      Single Channel
    • 16GB 32GB 64GB
      Dual Channel
8GB 16GB 32GB
4266 MHz Dual-channel LPDDR4x Memory.
Discrete GraphicsDiscrete Graphics
  • NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 3050 Ti - 4GB GDDR6
  • NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 3060 - 6GB GDDR6
  • NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 3070 Ti - 8GB GDDR6
ROG XG Mobile
  • GPU
    • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 - 8GB GDDR6
    • AMD Radeon™ RX 6850M XT - 12GB GDDR6
      40 Compute Units, 2463 MHz, 192-bit, up to 432 GB/s memory bandwidth.
  • Ports
    • 4 x USB-A
      USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10Gbps).
    • 1 x RJ-45
      2.5 Gbps Ethernet port.
    • 1 x HDMI 2.1
    • 1 x SD card reader
    • 1 x DC-in
  • Dimensions: 217 x 165 x 32.6 mm
  • Weight: 1 kg
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Storage
512GB 1TB
PCIe Gen 4 SSD
2 x M.2 2230/2280 slot.
256 GB 512 GB 1 TB 2TB
M.2 2280 PCIe Gen 4 SSD (Replaceable).
Fans Number3-

Connectivity

2022 ROG Flow X16Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 9
Wi-FiIntel® Wi-Fi 6E with Gig+ performance (802.11ax)Intel® Wi-Fi 6™ AX201 802.11AX (2 x 2)
Up to 2400 Mbps, Dual band 2.4 GHz/5 GHz, 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax.
BluetoothBluetooth 5.2Bluetooth 5.1
More-Optional WWAN: 4x4 MIMO 5G (LTE CAT20) / 4G (LTE CAT12)

Battery

2022 ROG Flow X16Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 9
Size90 Wh
4-cell lithium-ion
57 Wh
Battery Life-Up to 15 hours
Based on MobileMark® 2018 battery-life benchmark test
Power Supply240W barrel-type power adaptor
ø6.0 mm barrel plug.
65 W USB (Type-C) power adapter
Supports Rapid Charge.

Software

2022 ROG Flow X16Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 9
OSWindows 11 Pro
  • Windows 10 Home 64-bit
  • Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
Built-in Apps
Armoury Crate GameVisual 1M Xbox Game Pass
Lenovo Vantage

Camera & Audio

2022 ROG Flow X16Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 9
Camera
  • HD Front-facing camera
    Top-mount front camera, 0.92 Megapixels (1280 x 720 HD).
  • Built-in IR Camera
    For Windows Hello
  • Front-facing camera with ThinkShutter privacy shutter
    720p (1280 x 720 HD) camera.
  • Optional: Hybrid Infrared (IR) & HD 720p with ThinkShutter
AudioSpeaker
  • 4 x speakers with Smart Amp Technology
  • Supports Dolby Atmos
  • Supports DAC and Virtual 5.1.2-channel Dolby Atmos.
  • Hi-Res certification.
Microphone
  • Built-in 3-microphone array
  • Two-Way AI Noise Cancelation
  • Supports Microsoft Cortana near field/Far field.
  • Dolby Atmos™ Speaker System
  • Dolby® Voice®
  • 4 x 360-degree microphones

Misc

2022 ROG Flow X16Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 9
InkingSupports ASUS Pen.-
Sensors-
  • Windows Hello compliant fingerprint reader on the palm rest
  • Optional IR Camera
  • Ambient light sensor
  • NFC
Security
  • BIOS Administrator Password and User Password Protection
  • Trusted Platform Module (Firmware TPM)
  • Power-on Touch Fingerprint Reader
  • Match on Chip Touch Fingerprint Reader
  • dTPM 2.0 chip
  • Webcam privacy shutter
  • HPD sensor with IR Camera
  • ThinkPad PrivacyGuard
  • ThinkPad PrivacyAlert
  • Kensington™ lock slot
In the box-
  • ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 9
  • 65W AC adapter
  • 57Wh Internal battery
  • Quick Start Guide
Warranty-1-year Depot or Carry-in

Key Features

2022 ROG Flow X16Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 9
At Glance
Released in Mid
2022
16:10
16”
1600p 165Hz
Weight
4.63 lb
2.10 kg
Up to
AMD Ryzen 9-6900HS
8C/16T, 3.30 → 4.90 GHz
Geekbench 5
1,559
Single Core
Geekbench 5
9,043
Multi-Core
With integrated
AMD Radeon™ 680M Graphics
12 Graphics Cores, 2400 MHz
Upgradable up to
64GB
4800 MHz DDR5
2022 ROG Flow X16 Ports
Nvidia GeForce
RTX 3070 Ti
8GB GDDR6 125W Max TGP
Supports
ROG XG Mobile
With RTX 3080 or RX 6850M XT
Quad Speakers
With Dolby Atmos
3D Mic Array
with AI noise-canceling tech
360° Hinge
Laptop, Tablet, Stand, Tent Mode
Supports
AURA SYNC
Aura Sync Light Bar
Released in Early
2021
16:9 4K UHD+
14”
2400p 60Hz
Weight
2.49 lb
1.13 kg
Up to
Intel Core i7-1180G7
4C/8T, 2.20 → 4.60 GHz
Geekbench 5
1,364
Single Core
Geekbench 5
4,474
Multi-Core
With integrated
Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
96 Execution Units, 400 → 1100 MHz
Configurable up to
32GB
4267 MHz LPDDR4X
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 9 Ports

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