Asus ROG Flow X13 R7 5800HS/GTX 1650 $2198 + Delivery @ Harvey Norman


I checked delivery for my postcode and it seems to be $19.95.
I posted a deal a couple of minutes ago for this device at JB Hi-Fi, but this is cheaper so here is my description:

The one linked is the lower end model with a Ryzen 7 5800H and GTX 1650, and it does not come with the XG mobile eGPU. There are also models with a Ryzen 9 5900HS and a RTX 3050/3050ti, but those are around $2600/$2700.

The model with a Ryzen 9 5980HS and GTX 1650 internal graphics that comes with an RTX 3080 in an external GPU is $3998 at JB Hi-Fi.

This is definitely a one-of-a-kind laptop which is super portable (1.3kg) and relatively powerful (dedicated GPU in 13") at the same time.

The XG mobile connects via a proprietry connector with PCIE Gen3 x8 bandwidth. You can use part of the connection as a regular USB-C when not using the eGPU. The XG mobile also acts a IO hub and power supply for the Flow X13.


  • 13.3" WUXGA 16:10 (1920 x 1200) 120Hz IPS touchscreen display
  • AMD Ryzen™ 7 5800HS processor (3.2 - 4.3 GHz)
  • NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1650 4GB GDDR6 graphic (35W, 40W with Dynamic Boost)
  • 16GB RAM
  • 512GB SSD storage
  • 1 x HDMI 2.0b port, 1 x USB-A 3.2 Gen 2 port, 2 x USB-C 3.2 Gen 2 ports, 1x 3.5mm Combo Audio Jack
  • Bluetooth v5.1
  • Wi-Fi 6 802.11 ax
  • 100W AC USB Type-C adapter
  • 1.30kg
  • Windows® 10 Home

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  • +10

    Would rather spend the extra $40 at JB to not support Gerry if we're being honest.

    • +5

      Same, screw Harvey Norman.

    • +4

      JB will price match for sure, you don't need to pay $40 extra

    • What's the context with Gerry?

      • Most of the hate goes back to Gerry Harvey being the public face of Australian retailers campaigning for GST on import to level the playing field.

        He's also had a crack at ozbargainers cleaning up sale items too fast.

        Lately it's been about keeping his jobkeeper payments after making huge increased profits. It seems like he has finally returned about 1/4 of them. It's imaging a lot of the remaining are his franchisees share not his.

  • Any deals on Razer blade?

  • +1

    2.2k for a 1650????

    • +1

      Yes, its 2.2k for a 1650 and 2.7k for the 3050ti that struggles to beat a 1660ti, however, any other laptop at this weight class & form factor have no discrete gpu to speak of and comes with much worse CPU.

    • The premium goes is for a slim 13 inch 2-in-1 with a high refresh touch screen with capability to extend its power using its proprietary eGPU, which is better than anything else on the market so far. It is really one of a kind for its class.

    • In the 13" ultrabook range, you are looking at laptops like the Dell XPS 13, Asus Zenbook 13, Lenovo Slim 7 13", which all come with low power components and integrated graphics. The only real competition for high-powered 13" laptops is the Razer Blade Stealth 13, which is less powerful and isn't as versatile. So if this laptop fits your use case (high-power in a small form factor), $2.2k is justifiable.

  • If you guys dont mind 90g more heavier and 10~12% less cpu power but $500 cheaper, x2 storage space and same GPU can get this instead Acer Swift X
    Or else $50 cheaper than this, slightly slower CPU speed and 90g heavier but with RTX3050 and x2 storage space can go for this model

    • Comparing HS and U processors? I think more than 10-12% slower

      • +1

        Agreed. U series has 15W TDP while HS has 35W. Not to mention that the 5700U is (confusingly) a Zen 2 CPU, not Zen 3, which means less cache and reduced single core performance.

    • I understand you are trying to find bargains, but your estimations are completely off.

      First, the 5700u is definitely not just 10-12% less cpu power, its a 25w max rebranded zen2 design. The 5600u is a zen3 alright, but like the 5700u, its a 25w max cpu, and its a 6 core. The 5800hs is lowered powered than normal 5800h, but its still a 35w, 8 core chip that can temporary boost to 45w, while I havent seen any real benchmarks on the 5800hs so I cant compare the scores directly, but the 5800hs definitely kills the former two as far as performance is concerned.

      Of course, the new swift x have a 3050 and both swifts have an extra 500gb of storage, however, the x13 have just as many favourable points to itself as well: 180 degrees foldable 120hz touchscreen panel, and two usb c ports that support both PD charging and display output. This isnt to say there isnt some premium tax on the x13, but the three laptops are definitely far enough in specs that there isnt a definite bargain among the three.

      • Sorry, I didnt do my research throughly. My bad :(

    • Acer swift x with 5800U, 3050Ti, 16gb ram, 512gb SSD was on amazon US for USD 999 last week (currently not discounted at 1099). Baffled by australian pricing…

  • Damn, lots of power for a 13 inch.

  • Anyone who has used and can confirm about thermals ?

    Seems a good deal but Slim 7 Carbon OLED AMD is expected in November. Should wait ?

    • +1

      Jarrod have done a through review incl. thermal benchmarks:

    • +2

      I have this laptop and it's great. There is a discord dedicated to it with loads of benchmarks and comments.
      A couple of things to note. It does get hot while gaming but raising the back a little bit to let the air get to the underside vents keeps it at a reasonable temperature.
      The second thing to note is it only works well on its 100W Asus charger while being used and charging. It will throttle itself on 3rd party USB C chargers even of equivalent wattage. This doesn't bother me so much for general use but is painful if trying to do any performance tasks or game.
      Linux works well on this thing too and is a great little dev machine.

  • Anyone knows of any bargain for the Ryzen 9 with RTX3050Ti ?


    • +1

      Here is a deal I posted just then, $2599 for the 3050ti model. I think it's the cheapest it has been since launch.