Introducing the world's most powerful gaming tablet: the ROG Flow Z13

Jan 05, 2022 Written by:ROG Article

The next addition to the ROG Flow family is the world’s most powerful gaming tablet. With serious gaming horsepower in a brand-new form factor, the ROG Flow Z13 combines the best aspects of tablet mobility with PC performance and versatility to create an all-new gaming experience. Designed from the ground up as a gaming tablet, this device supports touch input, a gamepad, or traditional mouse and keyboard, letting you choose the perfect way to play. And just like the Flow X13, the brand new Z13 is fully compatible with the XG Mobile ecosystem, allowing for one-cable pairing with a powerful GPU and I/O hub when you need an all-out gaming battlestation. 

An all-new form factor


As the world’s fastest gaming tablet, the Z13 has some unique design benefits over typical laptops. Inspired by the ROG Mothership, the Flow Z13 houses its components behind the screen, keeping those components away from your desk and granting them much better access to fresh air than they’d have in a traditional gaming laptop. In addition, the lack of a hinge mechanism allows for a wider vapor chamber and larger fans thanks to the extra space inside the chassis, all while keeping the machine just 12mm thick. 

The Flow Z13’s innovative chassis allows it to deliver much more performance than you might expect from a 13” tablet. Its unusual form factor let us use a dual-sided motherboard, with flexibility for larger-than-normal hardware components, like the voltage regulation modules. A CNC-milled window at the rear of the chassis allows a look straight into the Z13’s mainboard, and also gives the components beneath more freedom and height than traditional designs. All together, these design elements enable the Z13 to deliver the performance of a gaming PC in a device you can comfortably hold with one hand.


With a built-in kickstand that can be opened up to 170°, you can comfortably watch your favorite content anywhere. The integrated keyboard doubles as a screen protector, while still offering a deep 1.7mm key travel with N-key rollover to ensure precise commands at all times. A pair of USB Type-C ports and a USB Type-A port make it easy to connect wired mice or other peripherals, and Wi-Fi 6E support ensures a solid connection when it's paired with a Wi-Fi6E router, even in heavily congested networks. Weighing in at just 1.1kg, the Flow Z13 is the perfect traveling companion for a gamer on the go. 

Class-defying power

Despite its compact chassis, the Flow Z13 is packed with serious gaming hardware. Boasting up to an Intel® Core™ i9-12900H processor, this machine is ready to tackle all the latest games and most demanding applications. Bucking normal tablet conventions, the Z13 also features up to a GeForce RTX™ 3050 Ti Laptop GPU. This dedicated chip drives much higher graphics performance than the typical integrated graphics found on a tablet, allowing you to enjoy PC-quality AAA games while out and about.


ROG is also pushing the envelope with its memory configuration. Up to 16GB of blazing fast LPDDR5-5200 RAM will make sure that the CPU stays fed with information at all times. Up to a 1TB SSD is available for longer term storage, with a UHS-II microSD card cleverly hidden underneath the kickstand for additional expansion.  

Comprehensive cooling

The free-standing design of the Flow Z13 does a lot of work to allow heat to rise naturally and exhaust from the chassis, letting you enjoy sustained gaming performance without undue noise or uncomfortable surface temperatures. But we didn’t stop there.  A custom, extra wide vapor chamber covers multiple heat sources including the CPU, GPU, and voltage regulation components. With up to 44% larger heat dissipation surface area and 50% better heat transfer efficiency than a standard heat pipe design, the Z13 never loses its cool. This Ambient Cooling solution allows the fans to turn off completely in the Silent operating mode, letting you concentrate on your work or enjoy a move with less distraction. If CPU or GPU temperatures increase, the fans will automatically switch on again. 

Further augmenting this robust solution is the inclusion of liquid metal thermal compound on the CPU. This high-efficiency thermal interface material can reduce CPU temperatures by up to 10 degrees Celsius compared to traditional thermal pastes, with the added benefit of not drying out over time. Years of stability and low temperatures await. 

More ways to play


The Flow Z13 reframes the definition of mobile gaming by combining the power of a PC and the portability of a tablet. With a touchscreen display that comes either in 4K 60Hz or 1080p 120Hz varieties, traditional mobile gaming via touch is a joy—especially with Pantone Validation and Dolby Vision HDR in tow. The immersive 16:10 display is responsive to touch input, and with up to a 500-nit peak brightness, it can be used in brightly lit rooms or even outdoors.  

For a more traditional experience, the included keyboard can be paired with a wired or wireless mouse for precise and accurate gaming. The Z13 was also designed for robust gamepad support. Pair up to four controllers, stand the Z13 on a table, and enjoy on-the-go split screen action with your friends. In case you need a second screen, one USB Type-C port with Thunderbolt 4 and one Type-C with DisplayPort 1.4 support keeps a multi-monitor setup just one cable away.

ROG Flow Z13

Intel Core i9-12900H 
Intel Core i7-12800H 
Intel Core i5-12500H 


NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti 
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 


4K 60Hz 85% DCI-P3 touchscreen 
Full HD 120Hz 100% sRGB touchscreen 

Memory Up to 16GB DDR5 5200MHz 
Storage Up to 1TB PCIe Gen 4 SSD 

1x XG Mobile interface    
1x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C 
1x USB 2.0 Type-A   
1x 3.5mm audio combo jack

Battery 56Wh 

302.8 x 204.8 x 12mm 

XG Mobile power


When you really need to turn the power up to 11, the Flow Z13 is fully compatible with  ROG’s XG Mobile ecosystem. Connect to 2021’s NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU model, or the brand new 2022 AMD Radeon RX 6850M XT GPU to unlock incredible performance in an incredibly mobile form factor. These powerful standalone GPUs also come equipped with additional I/O ports, serving as a convenient docking station when you need to turn your Z13 from a tablet into a full-blown battle station. No matter what you need to do, or where you need to do it, the Z13 goes with the flow. 

ROG XG Mobile

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 
AMD Radeon RX 6850M XT 


4x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A    
1x 2.5G LAN RJ45  
1x HDMI 2.1 
1x DisplayPort 1.4    
1x SD card reader     
1x Power (DC) input port  


217 x 165 x 32.6mm 

Catch the wave

Don’t judge a book by its cover. Although it’s a seriously small and light machine, the ROG Flow Z13 brings outsized power to the table within its compact form factor. As a tablet, a gaming laptop, or a mobile canvas for creative projects, this machine demonstrates incredible flexibility. And since it’s compatible with the ROG XG Mobile ecosystem, the Flow Z13 can turn on a dime into the hub of your complete gaming setup or creative workstation for limitless potential.