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.

Surface Laptop Studio image

Surface Laptop Studio

2021 ROG Flow X13 image

2021 ROG Flow X13

Key FeaturesSurface Laptop Studio2021 ROG Flow X13
At Glance
Released in Late
2021
3:2 2.4K
14.4”
2400p 60~120Hz
Weight
3.83 lb
1.74 kg
Up to
Intel Core i7-11370H
4C/8T, 3.30 → 4.80 GHz
Geekbench 5
1,397
Single Core
Geekbench 5
4,864
Multi-Core
With integrated
Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
96 Execution Units, 400 → 1350 MHz
Configurable up to
32GB
4267 MHz LPDDR4X
Surface Laptop Studio Ports
Up to NVIDIA GeForce
RTX 3050 Ti 
4GB GDDR6
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
Up to NVIDIA GeForce
GTX 1650
4GB GDDR6
AvailabilitySurface Laptop Studio2021 ROG Flow X13
Released20212021
Release Info
  • Introduced: September 22, 2021
  • Pre-ordered: September 22, 2021
  • Released: October 5, 2021
Announced on January 13, 2021 (CES 2021)
Pricing
  • $1,599.99
    i5-11300H 16GB 256GB Intel Iris Xe
  • $1,799.99
    i5-11300H 16GB 512GB Intel Iris Xe
  • $2,099.99
    i7-11370H 16GB 256GB RTX 3050 Ti
  • $2,699.99
    i7-11370H 16GB 1TB RTX 3050 Ti
  • $3,099.99
    i7-11370H 32GB 2TB RTX 3050 Ti
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Generations-
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio Price
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio - 14.4" Touchscreen - Intel® Core™ i7 - 32GB Memory - 1TB SSD - Platinum
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio - 14.4" Touchscreen - Intel® Core™ i7 - 32GB Memory - 1TB SSD - Platinum
By Microsoft
$2,523.95
Was: $2,699.99
Microsoft Surface Studio 2 (Intel Core i7, 32GB RAM, 1TB) - Newest Version (Renewed)
Microsoft Surface Studio 2 (Intel Core i7, 32GB RAM, 1TB) - Newest Version (Renewed)
By Microsoft
$4,075.44
Microsoft Surface Studio All-in-one 28" 4500x3000 Touchscreen i5, 8GB RAM 1TB HDD AIO PC GTX 965M, Pen, Keyboard, Mouse, Win 10 Pro (Renewed)
Microsoft Surface Studio All-in-one 28" 4500x3000 Touchscreen i5, 8GB RAM 1TB HDD AIO PC GTX 965M, Pen, Keyboard, Mouse, Win 10 Pro (Renewed)
By Microsoft
$2,878.79
2021 ROG Flow X13 Price
ASUS ROG Flow X13 GV301QE Gaming Laptop (AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS 8-Core, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD, RTX 3050 Ti, 13.4" Wide UXGA (1920x1200), WiFi, Bluetooth, Webcam, 1xUSB 3.2, Win 10 Home) with Hub
ASUS ROG Flow X13 GV301QE Gaming Laptop (AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS 8-Core, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD, RTX 3050 Ti, 13.4" Wide UXGA (1920x1200), WiFi, Bluetooth, Webcam, 1xUSB 3.2, Win 10 Home) with Hub
By ASUS
$1,369.99
Was: $1,459.00
ASUS ROG Flow Z13 (2022) Gaming Laptop Tablet, 13.4” 120Hz FHD+ Display, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050, Intel Core i7-12700H, 16GB LPDDR5, 512GB PCIe SSD, Detachable RGB Keyboard, Windows 11, GZ301ZC-PS73
ASUS ROG Flow Z13 (2022) Gaming Laptop Tablet, 13.4” 120Hz FHD+ Display, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050, Intel Core i7-12700H, 16GB LPDDR5, 512GB PCIe SSD, Detachable RGB Keyboard, Windows 11, GZ301ZC-PS73
By ASUS
$1,799.99
CUK ROG Strix Scar 15 Inch Gaming Notebook (AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, 32GB RAM, 2TB NVMe SSD, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 8GB, 15.6" FHD 300Hz 3ms IPS, Windows 10 Home) Gamer Laptop Computer (Made_by_ASUS)
CUK ROG Strix Scar 15 Inch Gaming Notebook (AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, 32GB RAM, 2TB NVMe SSD, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 8GB, 15.6" FHD 300Hz 3ms IPS, Windows 10 Home) Gamer Laptop Computer (Made_by_ASUS)
By Computer Upgrade King
$2,499.99
Was: $2,649.99
ExteriorSurface Laptop Studio2021 ROG Flow X13
Size Comparison
Surface Laptop Studio2021 ROG Flow X13
Dimensions12.72” 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
  • 3.83 lb (1,742.9 grams)
    Intel Core i5 models.
  • 4.00 lb (1,820.2 grams)
    Intel Core i7 models.
2.87 lbs (1.30 kg)
Colors
Platinum
Casing: Magnesium and Aluminum
Black
Keyboard and Trackpad
  • Keyboard:
    • Activation: Moving (mechanical) keys
    • Layout: QWERTY, full row of function keys (F1-F12)
    • Windows key and dedicated buttons for media controls, screen brightness
    • Backlight.
  • Precision Haptic touchpad:
    • Largest surface touchpad to date.
    • Supports up to Five-finger multitouch gestures.
  • Full size 15” white backlit chicklet keyboard
  • 1.7mm key travel
  • Hotkeys:
    Volume up Volume down Microphone mute ROG Armoury Crate
  • N-KEY rollover
DisplaySurface Laptop Studio2021 ROG Flow X13
Size14.4 Inches13.4 Inches
Info
  • 14.4” PixelSense™ Flow Display
  • Resolution: 2400 x 1600 (201 PPI)
  • Aspect ratio: 3:2
  • Contrast ratio: 1500:1
  • Refresh rate: 120Hz
    60Hz default.
  • Inking: GPU Ink Acceleration
  • Touch: 10 points multi-touch
  • Dolby Vision® support
  • 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
PortsSurface Laptop Studio2021 ROG Flow X13
Surface Laptop Studio Ports
Surface Laptop Studio Ports
Image Source: Microsoft
Left (2)
  • 2 x Thunderbolt 4
    USB 4.0 (40 Gbps), DisplayPort, Power Delivery
Right (2)
  • 1 x Surface Connect+
    Magnet Charging, Surface Dock
  • 1 x Headphone jack
    Headphone/Microphone
2021 ROG Flow X13 Ports
2021 ROG Flow X13 Ports
Image Source: ASUS
  • 1 x ROG XG Mobile Interface 
    Exclusive interface with PCIe 3.0 x8 (Up to 63Gbps) and USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C
  • 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C
    Supports DisplayPort™ 1.4 and Power Delivery.
  • 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A
  • 1 x HDMI 2.0b
  • 1 x 3.5mm headphone and microphone combo jack
Internal SpecsSurface Laptop Studio2021 ROG Flow X13
Processor
  1. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-11300H
    4 cores, 8 threads, 3.10 → 4.40 GHz, 8MB SmartCache, 35W
  2. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-11370H
    4 cores, 8 threads, 3.30 → 4.80 GHz, 12MB SmartCache, 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
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
Integrated Graphics
  1. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-11300H
    Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
    80 Execution Units, 400 → 1300 MHz
  2. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-11370H
    Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
    96 Execution Units, 400 → 1350 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
4267 MHz LPDDR4X RAM
16GB 32GB
Dual-Channel LPDDR4X 4266MHz Onboard Memory
Discrete Graphics
  • Optional NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3050 Ti  with 4GB GDDR6
    For Consumer.
  • Optional NVIDIA® RTX™ A2000 with 4GB GDDR6
    For Business.
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1650
4GB GDDR6 VRAM (With ROG Boost up to 1255MHz at 35W (40W with Dynamic Boost)).
Storage
256GB 512GB 1TB 2TB
Removable M.2 NVMe SSD
512GB 1TB
M.2 NVMe PCIe 3.0
ConnectivitySurface Laptop Studio2021 ROG Flow X13
Wi-FiWi-Fi 6: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax compatible.Intel® Wi-Fi 6 with Gig+ performance (802.11ax)
BluetoothBluetooth Wireless 5.1 technologyBluetooth 5.0
BatterySurface Laptop Studio2021 ROG Flow X13
Size
  • 58.0 Wh
    Nominal battery capacity.
  • 56.3 Wh
    Minimum battery capacity.
62 Wh 4-cell lithium-ion
Battery Life
  • Up to 19 hours of typical device usage
    Intel Core i5 models.
  • Up to 18 hours of typical device usage
    Intel Core i7 models.
Up to 10 hours
Video playback.
Power Supply
  • 60W power supply
    Intel Core i5 models.
  • 95W power supply
    Intel Core i7 models.
100W USB-C power adaptor
SoftwareSurface Laptop Studio2021 ROG Flow X13
OS
  • For Consumer: Windows 11 Home
  • For Commercial: Windows 11 Pro
  • Windows 10 Home
  • Windows 10 Pro
Built-in Apps
  • Preloaded Microsoft 365 Apps
  • Microsoft 365 Family 30-day trial
  • Preloaded Xbox app
  • Xbox Game Pass Ultimate one month trial
Armoury Crate GameVisual 1M Xbox Game Pass
Camera & AudioSurface Laptop Studio2021 ROG Flow X13
Camera
  • Windows Hello face authentication camera (front-facing)
  • 1080p resolution front-facing camera
Front-facing camera
Top-mount front camera, 0.92 Megapixels (1280 x 720 HD).
Audio
  • Dual far-field Studio Mics
  • Quad Omnisonic™ speakers with Dolby Atmos®
  • 2x 1W speaker with Smart Amp Technology
  • Built-in array microphone
  • Two-Way AI Noise Cancelation
MiscSurface Laptop Studio2021 ROG Flow X13
Inking
  • Supports Microsoft Pen Protocol (MPP)
    4096 levels of pressure Tilt sensing Best in class latency Paper feel 0.1mm precision
  • Supports Tactile signals with Surface Slim Pen 2
Supports ASUS Pen.
Sensors
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Accelerometer
  • Gyroscope
  • Magnetometer
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Security
  • Hardware TPM 2.0 chip for enterprise security and BitLocker support
  • Enterprise-grade protection with Windows Hello face sign-in
  • Windows enhanced hardware security
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In the box
  • Surface Laptop Studio
  • Power supply
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Safety and warranty documents
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Warranty
  • One-year limited hardware warranty
  • Surface for Business customers: Includes Advanced Exchange, an expedited replacement service, at no additional cost
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MoreSupports Surface Dial
Supports off-screen interaction only.
Hinge
Dynamic Woven Hinge made of woven fabric with embedded cables that can bend 180 degrees.
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Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio Price
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio - 14.4" Touchscreen - Intel® Core™ i7 - 32GB Memory - 1TB SSD - Platinum
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio - 14.4" Touchscreen - Intel® Core™ i7 - 32GB Memory - 1TB SSD - Platinum
By Microsoft
$2,523.95
Was: $2,699.99
Microsoft Surface Studio 2 (Intel Core i7, 32GB RAM, 1TB) - Newest Version (Renewed)
Microsoft Surface Studio 2 (Intel Core i7, 32GB RAM, 1TB) - Newest Version (Renewed)
By Microsoft
$4,075.44
Microsoft Surface Studio All-in-one 28" 4500x3000 Touchscreen i5, 8GB RAM 1TB HDD AIO PC GTX 965M, Pen, Keyboard, Mouse, Win 10 Pro (Renewed)
Microsoft Surface Studio All-in-one 28" 4500x3000 Touchscreen i5, 8GB RAM 1TB HDD AIO PC GTX 965M, Pen, Keyboard, Mouse, Win 10 Pro (Renewed)
By Microsoft
$2,878.79
2021 ROG Flow X13 Price
ASUS ROG Flow X13 GV301QE Gaming Laptop (AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS 8-Core, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD, RTX 3050 Ti, 13.4" Wide UXGA (1920x1200), WiFi, Bluetooth, Webcam, 1xUSB 3.2, Win 10 Home) with Hub
ASUS ROG Flow X13 GV301QE Gaming Laptop (AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS 8-Core, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD, RTX 3050 Ti, 13.4" Wide UXGA (1920x1200), WiFi, Bluetooth, Webcam, 1xUSB 3.2, Win 10 Home) with Hub
By ASUS
$1,369.99
Was: $1,459.00
ASUS ROG Flow Z13 (2022) Gaming Laptop Tablet, 13.4” 120Hz FHD+ Display, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050, Intel Core i7-12700H, 16GB LPDDR5, 512GB PCIe SSD, Detachable RGB Keyboard, Windows 11, GZ301ZC-PS73
ASUS ROG Flow Z13 (2022) Gaming Laptop Tablet, 13.4” 120Hz FHD+ Display, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050, Intel Core i7-12700H, 16GB LPDDR5, 512GB PCIe SSD, Detachable RGB Keyboard, Windows 11, GZ301ZC-PS73
By ASUS
$1,799.99
CUK ROG Strix Scar 15 Inch Gaming Notebook (AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, 32GB RAM, 2TB NVMe SSD, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 8GB, 15.6" FHD 300Hz 3ms IPS, Windows 10 Home) Gamer Laptop Computer (Made_by_ASUS)
CUK ROG Strix Scar 15 Inch Gaming Notebook (AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, 32GB RAM, 2TB NVMe SSD, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 8GB, 15.6" FHD 300Hz 3ms IPS, Windows 10 Home) Gamer Laptop Computer (Made_by_ASUS)
By Computer Upgrade King
$2,499.99
Was: $2,649.99

Surface Laptop Studio vs. 2021 ROG Flow X13: Comparison Review

Here is our comparison review between Surface Laptop Studio and 2021 ROG Flow X13.

Surface Laptop Studio vs. 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
Here are some noticeable downsides of Surface Laptop Studio:
  • 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 image

2021 ROG Flow X13: Key Features

Introduction Video

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.

ASUS ROG Family

Here are all ASUS ROG devices we’ve covered on our site:

ROG Flow
ROG Mothershop
ROG Strix G15
ROG Strix G17
ROG Strix SCAR 15
ROG Strix SCAR 17
ROG Zephyrus
ROG Zephyrus Duo
ROG Zephyrus G14
ROG Zephyrus G15