The most powerful Windows tablet in the the world, the Asus ROG Flow Z13 just went on sale with a massive 28% discount, giving it a price of $1299:
Sure it got some smaller price cuts during Black Friday and Cyber Monday week with $100 to $200 off, but nothing like this sale before the holidays. And this is with the keyboard included.
The tablet may have been built for gamers originally, but gamers need fast processors, powerful graphics processors, lots of RAM, and other high specs, and they need a keyboard too, so with the current discount, the Asus ROG Flow Z13 is a serious alternative to tablets such as the Surface Pro 9.
In a benchmark comparison, the Asus ROG Flow Z13 will beat a Surface Pro 9, especially at $1299.
A Surface Pro 9 with the most powerful choice of an Intel Core i7-1255U processor, will achieve a Geekbench 5 benchmark score average of up to 1600 in single-core, and up to 8700 in multi-core scores.
The Asus ROG Flow Z13 with the Intel Core i7-12700H processor and the Nvidia GPU achieve a benchmark score of over 1750 in single-core. In multi-core it all depends on the performance setting, and whether it’s in silent, normal, balanced, performance, or turbo boost mode, since the benchmark results there range from 5600 in silent mode, to over 13000 in Turbo mode.
So the hardware power is there, as you would expect from a tablet with GeForce RTX 3050 GPU. The 1920 x 1200 resolution display has a 120 Hz refresh rate, and it features Thunderbolt 4, Wi-Fi 6E, 3 mics, a fingerprint reader, and you can even change the colors of the backlit keys on the RGB keyboard.
– Jim Miller