Asus Flow X13 Review - AMD + RTX 3080!
My review of the Asus Flow X13. The best gaming laptop from Asus for high performance portable gaming.
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  • Dave2D

    Would you rather this setup? Or a laptop/desktop combo?

    • Renan

      For the same price, this. I like having the ability to play on any TV with a hdmi with minimal effort

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    • Robert Kamer
      Robert Kamer

      With my current, VERY powerful desktop setup being in shambles due to a broken 3080 and practically no option to replace that part -even after RMA- in the short term? I am seriously considering this. Except I can only find the laptop part and not the add-on.

    • Daily Troll
      Daily Troll

      id rather have x13 without RTX 3080 + a desktop

    • hman287

      I would get the flow x 13 without the 3080 and build a separate pc with that money

  • A Frog
    A Frog

    A range of laptops with a port that could connect a box like that would be amazing, those boxes would probably sell a lot better than the combo will. I`m aware of external GPU`s, but they require you to have an internal port and you have to open the laptop, and I`m fairly confident that there`s many who have a laptop with a decent CPU who wants to use it for more demanding games than they currently can :) Unlikely that it will happen though, more production of cheaper items, taking away from the usefulness of products like THIS? Yeah they probably won`t do that..

  • Kris Kietp
    Kris Kietp

    This made me think of the last gen VAIO Z laptop

  • Najeeb Sarwar
    Najeeb Sarwar

    they should have put some power efficient GPU in the laptop to make batt last longer and laptop cheaper and good with thermals because who plays games unplugged. that 1650 is waste of money and power.

  • Jacob Allen
    Jacob Allen

    2:35 that zoom onto the trackpad

  • Aleja Salcedo
    Aleja Salcedo

    Could you please make a comparison between the Rog flow x13 and the eluktronics rp 15? 🙏🏻

  • Gio Jarmelishvili
    Gio Jarmelishvili

    9:04 Great question. liked!

  • Charles Alden
    Charles Alden

    This now costs $2700 on Asus's website.

  • Toth Sgt
    Toth Sgt

    I love it! The external GPU is the future when done right. This one fits the bill. Perfect for people that need one laptop for multi-work stations. This setup provides a small, light weight, easy to travel with on a plane or just back and forth to work. This eGPU easily fits in travel bag if you want to game while traveling which no other eGPU’s can. When you get home, plug it into the eGPU, close the lid and place it out of the way. Now sit down at your command center that has your perfect gaming chair. Wireless keyboard & mouse. Massive dual monitors or one large 49” widescreen and rip into hours and hours of content creation OR triple A games. When it’s time time for work, undock all roll out. The price is comparable to the large number of people buying $2600+ content creator laptops. I’ll pay a premium for a setup that gives me the option to go ULTRA light on days when I don’t need to haul a heavy laptop around. I get both ultra portability & performance whether I’m at home or in a hotel room.

  • Gioele Bezzan
    Gioele Bezzan

    Why should I prefer this over a much simpler external thunderbolt GPU Dock? Ok, I am that kind of person that doesn't like having more than one computer since I can use only one at a time, so I'm a really powerful laptop guy, but spending 3300$ on something that I can achieve with an eGPU dock (ok the price would be almost the same considering the situation, but it would be upgradable...) doesn't seem too make much sense to me

  • Kien Tran
    Kien Tran

    For people who haven't used laptop for years, 6hr battery is like "wow, its a lot" (compared to the old time) :))

  • Илья Жеребцов
    Илья Жеребцов

    5:13 i think LTT is right the performance of 3080 (mobile) is equal to performance of 3070 (desktop)

  • Илья Жеребцов
    Илья Жеребцов

    not 1080p it's 1200p

  • kam m
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  • n

    i want every gaming laptop to be like this. By the way, the tablet format is great for reading manga or documents

  • Ferdinand Bardamu
    Ferdinand Bardamu

    Does Asus have a PCIE adapter to use that GPU on a desktop?

  • S.H Hidup
    S.H Hidup

    It got gtx 1650 right?

  • RubenDandrea87

    wow thats a nice idea, i hope they start to do this with other models and other specs!

  • Cheri Villberg
    Cheri Villberg

    I do CAD design and also design work and this seems perfect. I need the RTX3080 for an upcoming feature of my CAD program and yet light and portable. After seeing this I've been trying to find places in which to buy it and most say sold out or in other countries. Any hints where my best price and availability would be?

    • Edo Hikmahtiar
      Edo Hikmahtiar

      here in Indonesia this laptop are available via online store (Tokopedia for example), just don't know if they can shipping aboard

  • MiniRusty01

    this laptops is just to awesome all it needs is a bigger screen

  • rabote007

    If you live on two different cities I pefer that to my mac mini

  • László Gulyás
    László Gulyás

    Did i just miss the purpose of that 1650 max-q considering the context of this product package?

  • Kabir Marwah
    Kabir Marwah

    the concept is good but the price ................nah

  • Nando Schindehütte
    Nando Schindehütte

    You can finally game one a "power brick" 😂

  • Look Haal
    Look Haal

    wil this be good for solidworks and autocad programs plz answer it will help me a lot.

    • Look Haal
      Look Haal

      nvm the price is ridiclus tbh

  • Renan

    If you wanna a desktop replacement this is the best way to do it but price should make sense.

  • Mohamed Arif
    Mohamed Arif

    can i edit on premiere pro on this?

  • Jan Erick Allado
    Jan Erick Allado

    baked on ram is a deal breaker

  • Eric Chan
    Eric Chan

    Feel a bit too plastic, it will be perfect if this CPU in a HP Spectre x360 13 body

  • juan rivera
    juan rivera

    its currently 1499 for the laptop alone and 2799 with the 3080 egpu on the asus shop website

  • Rolling Eye
    Rolling Eye

    I believe this kind of setup is a wonderful choice for not only high-end graphics but also normal ones like 3060. And the price will not be as frightening. Wondering if I can see such product soon.

  • eRisforus

    ASUS sell this laptop without the eGPU. And it’s realtively affordable. You know the GPU price is insane nowadays.

  • Bence Kovács
    Bence Kovács

    You kept saying how cool it is, but all i got out of it was that it cannot be upgraded at all and it's not that cool. Other than 3080 is insane I didnt catch any positive during your review.. So is it cool or not? :D

  • CG Soul
    CG Soul

    For the price, at least, that Ram should be upgradable.

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    Steven Jomspencer

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  • alan sem
    alan sem

    student brings 3000 dollars laptop

  • XWolven

    How is this laptop $3000 with just a GTX1650 inside? How is that price dignified? It's just 13in too. WTF

  • Eric the Watcher
    Eric the Watcher

    I'm the weird niche that needs and wants this laptop, but zero in stock on earth

  • andrearusky

    but 13 inches screen option only?? :(

  • Deo Favente
    Deo Favente

    The thing is, the base model without the GPU is also crazy expensive sporting only a 1650 Max-Q. Yes, you can choose between 5800HS (~$300 cheaper) or 5900HS but the ROG Strix have those two and at least a 3060 for roughly the same price.

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  • S Gill
    S Gill

    I want this. So I can take it to work then come home and game. But I already have a gaming pc. So too late.

  • Mawin613

    I'm not that rich sorry Asus

  • Rob Bradley
    Rob Bradley

    I'm getting two. The first one is getting thrown off a parking garage on a youtube video to pay for the first one.

  • Dale Kim
    Dale Kim

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  • Sol

    Lord $3200?? I can't imagine a scenario where this would be preferable to a solid gaming laptop + a solid gaming pc for the same price. All on a tiny little screen at that

  • Vince Abednego
    Vince Abednego

    It would be cool if LTwhite had some settings in the player to adjust the texture quality, reflection quality, and overall details of the video to make my computer play smoother, and get better frame rates watching videos.

  • Vince Abednego
    Vince Abednego

    Sony had an external dgpu

  • Pegasus 777
    Pegasus 777

    Please What should I choose?? Lenovo Legion 5 Processor AMD Ryzen 5 4600H (6C / 12T, 3.0 / 4.0GHz, 3MB L2 / 8MB L3) NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 4GB GDDR6 2x 8GB SO-DIMM DDR4-3200 128GB SSD M.2 2242 PCIe NVMe 3.0×4 + 1TB HDD 5400rpm 2.5 ″Screen 15.6″ FHD (1920×1080) IPS 300nits Anti-glare, 144Hz, 100% sRGB, Dolby Vision 1400$ tax included Or Lenovo IdeaPad gaming 3 AMD Ryzen 7 4800H (8C / 16T, 2.9 / 4.2GHz, 4MB L2 / 8MB L3) NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 4GB GDDR6 2x 8GB SO-DIMM DDR4-3200 512 GB SSD PCIe M.2 ″Screen 15.6″ FHD (1920×1080) IPS 250nits 120Hz Free Dos 1200$ tax included

    • Alexander Chohan
      Alexander Chohan

      Lenovo legion with a rtx 2060, trust me buying a gtx 1650 ain’t worth it

  • MrKnifeart

    I'll give you an example what that might be useful for. I do day trading. I need to travel and be able to run one or two or even three monitors that are 32-in. I'm still trying to figure out the best way to do this... (I might have to drop to two minimum 27 in). Monitors can be tricky because I might need to be buying them maybe where I go it's difficult to travel with... They break in suitcases w/o bubble wrap.

  • Gate of hell Heaven bridge
    Gate of hell Heaven bridge

    Cool ideas, but waste potential of integrate gpu and just too expensive. I’m more interest in g14 or g15 since i could put it on my backpack and game VR.

  • Reza Yekani
    Reza Yekani

    Dave, is this machine even more powerful than ASUS ROG Zephyrus Duo SE that you reviewed earlier last month?

  • Aurélien

    I don't get the point... Why choosing a 13 inch model paired with such a powerful GPU. Who want to play at this screen size ? This concept would be great with a cheaper laptop (let's say 900/1000$) + a cheaper GPU like the 3060. The 3070 is available but it still cost 500€ and you have to pay nearly 1500€ for this crappy laptop (gtx 1650, poor battery life, poor refresh rate)

  • Ewan Prosser
    Ewan Prosser

    I just can't get over how cheap this thing looks. It honestly looks like one of the laptops my school used to have running windows 7.

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  • Mircea Dogaru
    Mircea Dogaru

    Hmm, If I sell my gaming desktop, my travel laptop and get a 5 year loan I can actually get this thing :)

  • Reh'both Okoroafor
    Reh'both Okoroafor

    Kinda didn't mention the ports on the eGPU 😅

  • CFPA Stephan
    CFPA Stephan

    question: compared to a razer blade stealth 13 with thunderbolt 4 and an equal eGPU. Who performs better?

  • My Big Boi Philip
    My Big Boi Philip

    that price tag makes my thinkpad p53 look like the cheapest laptop ever.

  • Konan Kunoichi
    Konan Kunoichi

    How do you upgrade the ssd? It's not a normal one and Idk how to tell what kind i need. There's more than 1 small ssd type

  • Doc Je
    Doc Je

    Im new to your channel and all I see first are Asus laptops. Does it also mean that you highly recommend the brand?

  • PLT

    The question nobody asks, Why would I wanna play games on hardcore level with a 13.4" screen?

  • Luke Verble
    Luke Verble

    the only part of this system that is valuable is totally ruined by the fact that it's proprietary. It only works with one particular build and you can't swap GPUs. This isn't much different than what razer or anyone else has done.

  • Alan Roll
    Alan Roll

    Great video thank you I've seen it for $2700 Do you know if you can just buy the GPU on is own That would be awesome

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  • EdgyShooter

    When the "useable" GPU is better than your main GPU :')

  • Nguyen Diep
    Nguyen Diep

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  • Unit Pax
    Unit Pax

    Are you able to make any comment about the relative noise levels of the zephyrus g15 and the flow at comparable levels of performance? Also, I read that the detached 3080 didn’t deliver the same degree of power as an integrated 3080. Was that your impression?

  • RedzaImran0480

    5:11 and crazy expensive but that's how it is

  • Cluck TheChicken
    Cluck TheChicken

    I just ordered one. I went with the 1080p panel for the battery life. I have the Acer predator 4k curved 34 inch monitor to enjoy the 4k output. For me it's the ultimate replacement for my current but dated desktop. I don't have to keep transferring between the two systems now. It's my work horse, my media tablet and my gaming rig. Both portable and super powerful. The spec should stay relevant for the next 5yrs easily. Wish the price was $1000 less!

  • Enoch Gitonga
    Enoch Gitonga

    This is the kind of innovation and competition I love to see because it pushes the tech forward. AMD have done a great job of waking up Intel. I'm excited to see how Intel is responding from pressure from AMD, Arm, Apple and Microsoft. I love Thunderbolt but Intel need the support of more than just Apple, they need AMD as well. Thunderbolt should switch to PCIe 6.0 to support eGPUs better.

  • G One
    G One

    So the tint external cpu thing only works with that laptop?

  • Gianluca Bing
    Gianluca Bing

    What's the meaning if you can't catch desktop 3070 neither... :| A waste of opportunity to carry desktop performance with eGPU "trick" :( It seems a bit faster than usual 3080 mobile.

  • robert pirsig
    robert pirsig

    I bought one last night in my dreams should arrive tonight in another dream.

  • MechaTerryNutkins

    Your thin and light has 3 GPUs, subscribed.

  • dudebro

    Battery life is super disappointing.

  • welcome to the Real
    welcome to the Real

    Why not simply get any laptop with thunderbolt v3 and connect 25% more power desktop 3080 card there?

  • welcome to the Real
    welcome to the Real

    Stupid thing with crazy price. What is the point of external GPU if it is as powerful as laptop with the same card but with less price?


    More than 3000 bucks 😬🥴🤦🏼‍♂️

  • aaazzi

    How does the eGPU work with oculus link for VR?

  • No Name
    No Name

    Simple/ every 3070 on pc are more powerful than 3080 on pc - need to buy a new pc? Just get the 3070.

  • My Day
    My Day

    Why in the world they put 1650MQ in there??? AMD already have pretty capable Vega 8 inside CPU. Less weight, more battery, less price. And if you need GPU power you still have external. It's so pity you didn't stress this thing. I guess because it's as bad as it should be with this kind a specs in this tiny case.

  • Devesh Khare
    Devesh Khare

    Liked for the last minute! And I believe that the category of such people would be people who had to relocate/travel a lot. Travel as in for your job (like think 3 months of work in a different country as a consultant and not the holiday).

  • SirTubeALotMore

    Everything smells next gen except the gtx 1650 ... 👎

  • Rishang Prashnani
    Rishang Prashnani

    OEMs need to mention the TGP. There are RTX 3070 laptops performing better than RTX 3080 laptops. This is very wrong

  • At 2015071
    At 2015071

    This is a great concept for me because I live in a small apartment in a very expensive city but that steep price is just nah. Would be cool to see a TUF version of it or some integration of that graphic card port to normal asus laptop.

  • yeungscs

    something something "where's the AMD eGPU!?" something something

  • A.

    Where do i buy this its not on amazon And its not available on the official site

  • Ashish T Varghese
    Ashish T Varghese

    This laptop without that external gpu might become really good laptop at affordable prices. I did not find other laptops with same specs.

  • Visaural

    M.2 2230 SSD? Eugh.

  • blackpistol

    3299 really isn’t that bad for what you’re getting. Portability really makes things more expensive, but very well worth the money I feel.

  • Alejandro Bravo
    Alejandro Bravo

    Dave, where could I trade in my laptop

  • Test Test
    Test Test

    Very bad review. What about temperatures when connected to an external GPU? What about when you plug in an external monitor to that GPU? Not enough detail. Cant make a well-informed decision based on these few numbers.

  • Lord Mada
    Lord Mada

    05:11 and crazy expensive

  • random email
    random email

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  • Pangtundure

    I'll might get the laptop only it's $1500 (1080p/16GB4266MHz/1TBssd/1650 GDDR6) 5900HS/5980HS Was thinking of xps 15 and its $1800 for same config i.e 8 core Intel and 1650ti.

  • Anarchy

    According to my research The 4k version comes with 1TB/32GB/5980HS internals (Supernova Edition) and the FHD 120 hz is less powerful with the 5900HS and usually with 512GB/16GB. So I'd still get the 4k version for gaming... especially on external monitors.

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    random email

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  • Gill Harshgill
    Gill Harshgill

    Dave is happy about this product

  • Jerome Ng
    Jerome Ng

    For this external portable GPU combo design remind me a beautiful device years ago: Sony VAIO Z 15th anniversary edition.