Asus ROG Flow X13 gaming laptop review: Tiny yet tremendous

The ROG Flow X13 is a compact laptop with plenty on offer. It might be small, but that doesn't mean it's not mighty. (image credit: Pocket-lint)
It's a 2-in-1 device, so you've got the flexibility of tablet mode, tent mode, or a traditional laptop setup. That's fairly unusual for a gaming laptop. (image credit: Pocket-lint)
It's surprisingly good for gaming, despite its small stature. The screen might be small, but it's a great-looking 16:10 display. (image credit: Pocket-lint)
The Flow X13 also has some satisfying design highlights. These included ridged lines and a solid frame. (image credit: Pocket-lint)
Paired with the XG Mobile external GPU, the Flow X13 becomes a lot more interesting. More power, more ports - and much more potential. (image credit: Pocket-lint)
On its own the Flow X13 looks like any other laptop - only with more style but plug it in and you get much more power. (image credit: Pocket-lint)
The XG Mobile external GPU gives you access to an RTX 3080 so you can dock it to larger monitors or TVs and game with more power on a bigger screen. (image credit: Pocket-lint)
The XG Mobile external GPU also gives you more USB connections, Ethernet connectivity and outputs for more displays too. (image credit: Pocket-lint)
Plugged in this way it's a powerhouse. But even on battery the Flow X13 can manage indie games without batting an eyelid. (image credit: Pocket-lint)
It's small and easy to carry about, but also really flexible. Use it for work, then bring it home for a great gaming session. Super. (image credit: Pocket-lint)
The keyboard is also surprisingly good considering the small frame of the machine itself. (image credit: Pocket-lint)
This is a great laptop with plenty of use case options and the power to play wherever you are. (image credit: Pocket-lint)

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