ASUS ROG Flow X16 (GV601, 2023) review – the most powerful convertible on the market

In the last couple of years, ASUS has done the unthinkable. It has brought the heavy-duty gaming industry to the convertible and tablet market. Its ROG Flow series really revolutionized the world and how we think of gaming devices as a whole.

Today, we are going to take a look at the ROG Flow X16 (GV601, 2023). It is a 16-inch convertible (which sounds strange by itself), which features beastly hardware. Apparently, ASUS is so confident in its cooling solution, that the only processor option here is the Intel Core i9-13900H.

To be honest, we can understand where the confidence comes from – after all, there is a liquid metal thermal compound applied to the CPU. But the processor is not what usually makes gaming machines excel in their craft.

This is where the GPU comes in handy. Your options here are the RTX 4050, RTX 4060, and RTX 4070. All of them have a MUX Switch, which will connect the dedicated GPU directly to the crazy 240Hz 2560 by 1600 Mini LED display.

Let’s not spoil everything this laptop has to offer before we’ve talked about the design of the machine and how did ASUS manage to pull a convertible gaming laptop.

You can check the prices and configurations in our Specs System:


Specs, Drivers, What’s in the box

ASUS ROG Flow X16 (GV601, 2023) - Specs

  • BOE NE160QDM-NM4 (BOE0B74)
  • Color accuracy  2.6
  • up to 8000GB SSD
  • M.2 Slot
  • 2x 2280 PCIe NVMe 4.0 x4  See photo
  • RAM
  • up to 64GB
  • OS
  • Windows 11 Home, Windows 11 Pro
  • Battery
  • 90Wh, 4-cell, 90Wh, 4-cell
  • Body material
  • Aluminum, Magnesium alloy
  • Dimensions
  • 355 x 243 x 19.4 - 21.9 mm (13.98" x 9.57" x 0.76")
  • Weight
  • 2.20 kg (4.9 lbs)
  • Ports and connectivity
  • 2x USB Type-A
  • 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps)
  • 1x USB Type-C
  • 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps), Power Delivery (PD), DisplayPort
  • 1x USB Type-C
  • Thunderbolt 4, Power Delivery (PD), DisplayPort
  • HDMI
  • 2.1
  • Card reader
  • MicroSD (UHS-II)
  • Wi-Fi
  • 802.11ax
  • Bluetooth
  • 5.2
  • Audio jack
  • 3.5mm Combo Jack
  • ROG XG Mobile Interface
  • Features
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Web camera
  • FHD IR with support for Windows Hello
  • Backlit keyboard
  • optional
  • Microphone
  • 3x Microphone Array with Support for Microsoft Cortana near field/Far field, AI noise-canceling technology
  • Speakers
  • 4 Speaker System with Smart Amplifier Technology
  • Optical drive

All ASUS ROG Flow X16 (GV601, 2023) configurations



All drivers and utilities for this notebook can be found here:

What’s in the box?

Inside this notebook’s package, we found some paper manuals, a 280W charger, and a dedicated stylus.

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