Surface Laptop Studio vs. 2021 ROG Flow X13
Here is a side by side comparison between Surface Laptop Studio and 2021 ROG Flow X13 specs including CPU, RAM, storage, battery, display, and more.
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|Key Features||Surface Laptop Studio||2021 ROG Flow X13|
|Availability||Surface Laptop Studio||2021 ROG Flow X13|
|Release Info||Announced on January 13, 2021 (CES 2021)|
|Exterior||Surface Laptop Studio||2021 ROG Flow X13|
Surface Laptop Studio2021 ROG Flow X13
|Dimensions||12.72” x 8.98” x 0.746” (323.28 mm x 228.32 mm x 18.94 mm)||11.77 x 8.74 x 0.62” (299 x 222 x 15.8 mm)|
|Weight||2.87 lbs (1.30 kg)|
Casing: Magnesium and Aluminum
|Keyboard and Trackpad|
|Display||Surface Laptop Studio||2021 ROG Flow X13|
|Size||14.4 Inches||13.4 Inches|
|Ports||Surface Laptop Studio||2021 ROG Flow X13|
|Surface Laptop Studio Ports|
|2021 ROG Flow X13 Ports|
|Internal Specs||Surface Laptop Studio||2021 ROG Flow X13|
Geekbench 5 Single Core
Surface Laptop Studio1
11th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-11300H1,28688.69%2
11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-11370H1,39796.34%2021 ROG Flow X131
AMD Ryzen™ 9 5900HS1,35693.52%2
AMD Ryzen™ 9 5980HS1,450100.00%01,450
Geekbench 5 Multi Core
Surface Laptop Studio1
11th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-11300H4,44157.13%2
11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-11370H4,86462.58%2021 ROG Flow X131
AMD Ryzen™ 9 5900HS7,16292.14%2
AMD Ryzen™ 9 5980HS7,773100.00%07,773
16GB 32GB4267 MHz LPDDR4X RAM
16GB 32GBDual-Channel LPDDR4X 4266MHz Onboard Memory
|Discrete Graphics||NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1650 |
4GB GDDR6 VRAM (With ROG Boost up to 1255MHz at 35W (40W with Dynamic Boost)).
256GB 512GB 1TB 2TB
Removable M.2 NVMe SSD
512GB 1TBM.2 NVMe PCIe 3.0
|Connectivity||Surface Laptop Studio||2021 ROG Flow X13|
|Wi-Fi||Wi-Fi 6: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax compatible.||Intel® Wi-Fi 6 with Gig+ performance (802.11ax)|
|Bluetooth||Bluetooth Wireless 5.1 technology||Bluetooth 5.0|
|Battery||Surface Laptop Studio||2021 ROG Flow X13|
|Size||62 Wh 4-cell lithium-ion|
|Battery Life||Up to 10 hours |
|Power Supply||100W USB-C power adaptor|
|Software||Surface Laptop Studio||2021 ROG Flow X13|
Armoury Crate GameVisual 1M Xbox Game Pass
|Camera & Audio||Surface Laptop Studio||2021 ROG Flow X13|
|Camera|| Front-facing camera |
Top-mount front camera, 0.92 Megapixels (1280 x 720 HD).
|Misc||Surface Laptop Studio||2021 ROG Flow X13|
|Inking||Supports ASUS Pen.|
|In the box||-|
|More||Supports Surface Dial
Supports off-screen interaction only.Hinge
Dynamic Woven Hinge made of woven fabric with embedded cables that can bend 180 degrees.
Surface Laptop Studio vs. 2021 ROG Flow X13: Comparison Review
Here is our comparison review between Surface Laptop Studio and 2021 ROG Flow X13.
Microsoft has released the Surface Laptop Studio, a 14.4-inch machine, in late-2021. It is powered by up to a quad-core Intel Core i7-11370H with a boost clock speed up to 4.80 GHz. The laptop has a dedicated GPU option up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti with 4GB GDDR6.
On the other hand, we have the 13.4-inch ROG Flow X13 was introduced by ASUS around the same year in early-2021. It comes with up to a octa-core AMD Ryzen 9-5980HS with a boost clock speed up to 4.80 GHz. It has a dedicated GPU option up to NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 with 4GB GDDR6.
The Surface Laptop Studio has a 14.4-inch display which is slightly larger than the 13.4-inch 2021 ROG Flow X13. In addition, the Surface Laptop Studio weighs 3.83 lbs. about 33% heavier than the 2.87 lbs. 2021 ROG Flow X13. Moreover, measured at 12.72” x 8.98” x 0.746”, the Surface Laptop Studio is much bulkier than the 2021 ROG Flow X13 at 11.77” x 8.74” x 0.62”.
Moving over to upgradability, Microsoft claims that the Surface Laptop Studio supports up to 32GB 4267 MHz LPDDR4X memory. However, it has an onboard memory module that is not upgradable by the users. Fortunately, it comes with a single removable M.2 SSD slot that users can replace and upgrade in the future.
For 2021 ROG Flow X13, it supports up to 32GB 4267 MHz LPDDR4X memory. Like Surface Laptop Studio, it has an onboard memory module that is not upgradable by the users.
Here are some notable new features we found on the Surface Laptop Studio.
- New Surface Design - Another versatile design that allows switching between laptop mode, stage mode, and studio mode. The new design also packs all of its processing components in the base for a better cooling solution.
- 14.4” 120Hz PixelSense™ Flow Display - It offers a much smoother drawing and browsing experience, Dolby Vision® support, and adjustable brightness from 2 nits up to 500 nits.
- 11th Gen Intel® Tiger Lake H35 Processors - First for Surface uses a powerful 35W TDP processor with integrated Intel Iris Xe G7 graphics and up to 32GB of 4267 MHz LPDDR4x memory.
- NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3050 Ti or A2000 Graphics - Experience the latest feature set from NVIDIA's 2nd gen RTX architecture for the best gaming experience, and to accelerate your design, animate, and render tasks.
- 2 x Thunderbolt™ 4 - Supports USB 4.0, 40Gbps transfer speed, DisplayPort, Power Delivery, Docking, and external GPU.
- Fully Supports Surface Slim Pen 2 - Surface Laptop Studio supports new tactile signals for natural inking feels and included slim pen storage with built-in wireless charging.
- Quad Omnisonic™ Speakers - First for Surface to include 4 speakers in a laptop that supports Dolby Atmos and Adaptive Equalization to deliver a rich spatial sound and best sound experience for different modes.
- Precision Haptic Touchpad - It's the largest touchpad for Surface that is super responsive and lets you click anywhere with customizable haptic feedback.
- More Up to 2TB SDD Supports DirectX 12 Ultimate Wi-Fi 6 Bluetooth 5.1 Fast Charging Preloaded with Windows 11
- No SDXC card slot
- No Full-size USB-A port
For 2021 ROG Flow X13, there are also some outstanding new features that we want to point out as well including:
- 13.4” WUXGA 120Hz with touch and digital inking support.
- Up to AMD Ryzen™ 9 5980HS 8 cores, 16 threads, 3.00 → 4.80 GHz, 4MB L2 Cache, 16MB L3 Cache, 35W TDP.
- Up to Integrated AMD Radeon™ Graphics 8 Graphics Cores, 2100 MHz.
- Up to Discrete NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1650 with 4GB GDDR6 VRAM.
- Up to 32GB of 4266 MHz LPDDR4x memory.
- Up to 1TB of PCIe 3.0 SSD.
- Key Features
- 360° hinge to switch between laptop, tablet, stand, and tent mode.
- Last up to 10 hours of video playback.
- Full-size backlit chicklet 1.7mm key travel keyboard.
- Supports Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.0.
- Stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos support.
2021 ROG Flow X13: Key Features
Powerful gaming has never been as flexible or portable as in the 2-in-1 ROG Flow X13. Do more on the go with up to the latest Ryzen™ 9 5980HS CPU and GeForce® GTX GPU.
The optional XG Mobile eGPU boosts graphics on-demand with up to a GeForce RTX™ 3080. Perfect your play with a choice of 4K UHD or 120Hz FHD displays. Set yourself apart with the amped-up Supernova Edition that features a tinted ROG nameplate. Wherever your creative flow takes you: go with it.
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