Asus’ ROG Flow Z13 is going to be a Surface Pro for gamers

Asus has announced its ROG Flow Z13, which it’s touting as the “world’s most powerful gaming tablet.” Yes, you read that correctly – it’s a tablet for gaming. Not mobile gaming, but PC gaming. It’s got an RTX 3050 Ti inside, and you can hook it up to Asus’ ROG XG Mobile external GPU for even more frames. Asus’ last crack at this sort of form factor, the ROG Mothership, started at $5,499. It may be a glimpse into a form factor that will eventually make its way to a more accessible tier. The primary benefit of these detachable devices is generally how thin and light they are. This thing is 2.43 pounds and 0.47 inches thick. The 13-inch, 3840 x 2400 touch display looks good and is responsive. There’s also a useful port selection that includes a USB-C with Thunderbolt 4 and DisplayPort 1.4, a USB-A, and a microSD slot in addition to a headphone jack. The Flow Z13 has up to a 12th Gen Intel Core i9-12900H, 16GB of RAM, and 1TB of storage in addition to the RTX 3050 Ti.