ROG Flow X16, Asus unveils slim gaming laptop with 16-inch Nebula HDR display

ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced the all-new ROG Flow X16 gaming laptop. This slim and light 16-inch laptop features an AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS processor and NVIDIA GeForce RTXTM 3070 Ti GPU, with support for the XG Mobile family of external GPUs, all at just 2.1kg and in a 15-inch chassis.

ROG Flow X16 also features a Nebula HDR main panel, a dazzling QHD/165Hz mini-LED display with 1,100 nits peak brightness, 512 local dimming zones and 100% DCI-P3 colorimetry. These advanced components are complemented by an all-new cooling system featuring Frost Force Technology and a Pulsar heatsink, incorporating three fans and a high-density heatsink to maintain high performance and low temperatures.

Thin and light, 16 inches, peak performance

ROG Flow X16 is the third member to join the ROG Flow family, and the most powerful to date, after ROG Flow X13 (launched in 2021 and updated in 2022) and ROG Flow Z13 (launched at CES 2022 and features a single detachable format). Equipped with an AMD RyzenTM 9 6900HS processor and NVIDIA® GeForce RTXTM 3070 Ti laptop GPU with Switch MUX, ROG Flow X16 can render gaming frames much faster than its chassis suggests. It is 19.4mm thick. Powered by the RTX 3070 Ti at a maximum TGP of 125W with Dynamic Boost, ROG Flow X16 redefines what gaming and ultra-portable content creation will look like.

ROG didn’t sacrifice ease of use and upgradeability for this thin and light form factor. 4800MHz DDR5 memory and an ultra-fast, upgradable PCIe® 4.0 SSD are both accessible. ROG Flow X16 supports up to 64GB of RAM, while dual SO-DIMMs are easily accessible for future upgrades. Packed with up to 2TB of SSD storage, ROG Flow X16 also features an open second M.2 slot, making it easy to add extra storage for your hard drive or music library.Games are bigger.

Convertible, portable and versatile design

As a member of the Flow family, portability and versatility were a key design factor in the ROG Flow X16. Using a 360-degree hinge, gamers can convert a traditional laptop into tent mode, maximizing airflow when using an external keyboard or gamepad. They can also flip the screen into tablet mode to use the touch function. No matter where, how or what kind of game you play, ROG Flow X16 adapts to any need.

ROG Flow X16 Laptop

This versatility also includes full support for the XG Mobile family of external GPUs. These compact packages contain the laptop variants of the highest-performance custom graphics chips from AMD and NVIDIA, while being portable enough to carry in a backpack. These unique external GPUs also act as an I/O expansion hub, featuring dedicated Ethernet, USB Type-A ports, DisplayPort TM, HMDI® 2.1 and a micro-SD card reader.


Certification of the new ROG Nebula display requires 100% coverage of the DCI-P3 color space, a maximum brightness of at least 500 nits, and a response time of 3ms or less. The ROG Flow X16’s Nebula HDR display meets all of these requirements, while pushing the boundaries of stunning HDR performance.

The Nebula HDR display with QHD resolution, 16:10, 165Hz uses small LEDs capable of reaching a peak brightness of 1,100 nits. Nebula HDR is VESA DisplayHDRTM 1000 certified and features 512 dimming zones for excellent contrast and an unparalleled HDR experience. Powered by AUO’s AmLED technology and ROG Nebula HDR engine, Nebula HDR uses incredibly accurate backlights for local dimming that produce stunning contrast. This software combination of adaptive image processing combined with adaptive backlight dimming results in incredibly sharp images with minimal halo.

ROG Flow X16 Laptop

Whether gamers choose to use this stunning HDR display for gaming or comfortably view their favorite content in tablet mode, this device is the perfect choice for all needs on the go.

Absolute cooling

Packing all the gaming and multitasking power of ROG Flow X16 into a chassis less than 20mm thick was no easy feat. ROG Flow X16 features Grizzly Thermal Fluid Metal on the CPU and all-new Frost Force technology, which features dual fans that direct airflow through precision-calculated vents and into key internal components. The third additional fan also transfers heat from the GPU directly to the new Pulsar heatsink that covers the entire back of the device. The Flow X16 is built using ultra-dense fins with a thickness of only 0.1mm, and the total heat dissipation area is 110,902mm2.

The addition of a third auxiliary fan keeps GPU temperatures 7°C cooler than conventional solutions, allowing ROG Flow X16 to maintain high frame rates during continuous gaming sessions in the dark. One of its four modes. Gamers looking for maximum portability without sacrificing power: meet ROG Flow X16.

Price and availability

ROG Flow X16 will be available during Q3 2022 starting at €3,199 including tax-recommended retail price at all ASUS partner retailers, as well as in the Asus Store.

Healer Up to Ryzen 9 6900HS CPU
Graphics Card Up to GeForce RTX™ 3070 Ti 8GB 125W GDDR6 TGP Card with Dynamic Boost
Operating System Windows 11 Pro
an offer Small 16″ QHD LED Touchscreen (2560 x 1600), 165Hz, 3ms, 100% DCI-P3, 1100 nits, 100,000:1 contrast, 512 local dimming zones, touchscreen with Adaptive Sync, Pantone® certified and Dolby Vision

16-inch 16:10 IPS QHD (2560 x 1600), 165 Hz, 3 ms, 100% DCI-P3, 500 nits, touchscreen with Adaptive-Sync, Pantone and Dolby Vision certified

memory 2 x SO-DIMM DDR5 4800MHz up to 64GB
storage PCIe Gen.4 SSD, up to 2TB
keyboard 1 RGB / 1 White Zone with Aura Sync

Chiclette backlit keyboard

Compatible with N key and 1.7mm key operating distance

sound 4 speakers with SmartAMP Dolby Atmos

Hi-Res Audio Certification

3D microphone with AI 2-way noise cancellation

camera 3DNR + HD Infrared Webcam with Windows Hello Support
Wifi/Bluetooth WIFI 6E (802.11ax) Bluetooth 5.2
I/O . ports I/O PORTS1 x XG Mobile Interface (Including 1x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C with DisplayPortTM 1.4 and Power Delivery)

1 x USB 3.2 Type-C with DisplayPortTM 1.4 support and power supply

2 USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A ports

1 x HDMI 2.0b

1 x 3.5mm audio jack

1 x microSD card reader

the battery 90 watts
Dimensions 355 x 243 x 19.4 mm
weight 2.0-2.1 kg

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