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ASUS ROG's new product announcements include the Flow Z13, a gaming tablet

By Aaron Yip & Tim Augustin - on 5 Jan 2022, 3:56pm

ASUS ROG's new product announcements include the Flow Z13, a gaming tablet

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ASUS ROG showed up at CES 2022 with lots of new gaming gear to show off. The company revealed new accessories, notebooks and an incredibly powerful gaming tablet. Let’s run through these new announcements.

ASUS ROG had plenty of gaming notebooks to show off, to the surprise of no one. The ROG Strix SCAR’s latest revision features up to a 12th Gen Intel Core i9-12900H processor with the new GeForce RTX 3070 Ti GPU. It comes in 15 and 17-inch models with a MUX switch and Quad HD (240Hz refresh rate) or Full HD with 300Hz refresh rate options. These notebooks are ideal for esports games, should you be in the market for one. 

The ROG Strix G15 and G17 on the other hand, feature up to an AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX processor with an RTX 3070 Ti GPU - you’re probably noticing a pattern at this point. Depending on the model you go for, you have the option of a QUAD HD 165Hz to a Full HD 360Hz panel. These laptops come in a variety of colours, including Eclipse Gray, Volt Green and Electro Punk, and launch in the first quarter of 2022. 

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For desktop gamers, the ROG Strix GT15 has been updated this year with multiple configurations, featuring up to an Intel Core i7-12700KF, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 and 64GB of memory. The machine also comes with a built-in carrying handle and headphone hook for portability’s sake, and Aura Sync accents. 

The ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 is also getting a refresh this year. The 14-inch machine has a 16:10 aspect ratio, with up to an AMD Ryzen 9 6000 series processor with Radeon RX 6000S for graphics. Like the previous models we've mentioned, it comes with a MUX switch. It also features a powerful Nebula display, with 120Hz refresh rates, a peak brightness of 500 nits and Quad HD resolutions. 

For ASUS ROG’s final laptop announcement from CES 2022, meet the Zephyrus Duo 16. The dualscreen notebook launches in 2022 featuring a GeForce RTX 3080 Ti, a Ryzen 9 6980HX and a Nebula HDR display with an incredulous maximum brightness of 1100 nits, 1440p resolution and 165Hz refresh rates. A Dual Spec feature also allows users to switch between 4K/120Hz or 1080p/240Hz quickly. Interestingly, the company has confirmed that Dying Light 2 will exclusively support this notebook’s dualscreen technology when it launches too. 

And now for the star of the show: the ASUS ROG Flow Z13, a mind-boggling gaming tablet. This machine has a 13.4-inch display with up to an Intel Core i9-12900H 45W processor and an RTX 3050 Ti with 40W of graphics power. That’s some decent power under a very slim 12mm hood. It's when paired with an XG Mobile eGPU with, say, an RTX 3080 GPU, that the tablet truly shines - enabling it to run most modern games effortlessly.

It also boasts speedy DDR5 RAM and PCle 4.0 storage, with a detachable keyboard featuring per-key RGB backlighting. The display can be configured up to a 16:10 4K 60Hz display, with Adaptive Sync, 500 nits of peak brightness and Pantone validation for vivid colours. 

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ROG is also updating the Flow X13 with the new AMD Ryzen 9 6000 Series CPU and RTX 3050 Ti GPU in 2022. Both the Flow Z13 and X13 are compatible with the XG Mobile family of external GPUs, allowing you to connect these devices with an RTX 3080 if you so choose. The Z13 launches in 2022. We are waiting for our demo unit to arrive and can't wait to share our experience of it with you in a separate feature.

Finally, we have some new accessories. ASUS ROG is launching its new Fusion II 500 and Fusion 300 headsets with virtual 7.1 surround sound. The Fusion II 500 allows you to use a dial to adjust how loud your teammates are against the game you’re playing. There’s also the Strix Flare II Animate keyboard, which features AniMe Matrix LED to throw up notifications on your keyboard itself. The new ROG Chakram X Mouse also has a detachable joystick and 11 programmable buttons.

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