Asus ROG Flow X16 2022 GV601RM-M6054WS Gaming Laptop (Ryzen 7 6800HS/ 16GB/ 1TB SSD/ Win11 / 6GB Graph) price in India starts from ₹1,91,990. It is available at the lowest price on Amazon in India as on Nov 11, 2022. Take a look at Asus ROG Flow X16 2022 GV601RM-M6054WS Gaming Laptop (Ryzen 7 6800HS/ 16GB/ 1TB SSD/ Win11 / 6GB Graph) detailed specifications and features.
|Series||ROG Flow X16|
|OS||Windows 11 Home (64-bit)|
|Dimensions||29.74 x 22.04 x 1.64 cm|
|Warranty||1-year Onsite Warranty|
|Type||ROG Nebula HDR Display |
QHD+ 16:10 (2560 x 1600, WQXGA)
|Resolution||2560 x 1600 pixels|
FreeSync Premium Pro
Support stylus: Yes
MUX Switch + Optimus
Support Dolby Vision HDR :
|WiFi||Wi-Fi 6E(802.11ax) Dual band) 2×2|
|USB Ports||2x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A|
1x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C support DisplayPort / power delivery / G-SYNC
1x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C support
|HDMI||1 x HDMI Port|
|Other Ports||USB 4 Ports (USB 4 (up to 40 Gbps), USB 3.1 Gen 2 (up to 10 Gbps)|
|Camera||720P HD IR Camera for Windows Hello|
|Keyboard||Backlit Chiclet Keyboard 1-Zone RGB|
|Inbuilt Microphone||Built-in array microphone|
|Sound||Smart Amp Technology|
AI noise-canceling technology
Support Microsoft Cortana near field/Far field
|Chipset||AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS|
|Cores||3.2 GHz, Octa Core Turbo Boost Upto 4.7 GHz|
|GPU||NVIDIA GeForce RTX™ 3070 Ti Laptop GPU|
ROG Boost: 1085MHz* at 125W (1035MHz Boost Clock+50MHz OC, 100W+25W Dynamic Boost)
|Dedicated Memory||8GB GDDR6|
|RAM||32GB DDR5-4800 SO-DIMM x 2|
Support dual channel memory
|Solid State Drive||2TB PCIe 4.0 NVMe™ M.2 Performance SSD|
90WHrs, 4S1P, 4-cell Li-ion
|Battery Backup||Up to 4-5 hours|
The Asus ROG Flow X16 2022 is probably the most anticipated laptop I’ve had to deal with in a long time, and it’s finally at my doorstep. I’ll admit, the Zephyrus S17 last year was very intriguing as well. But because Asus took so long to release it last year, I went with the Lenovo Legion 7 instead. No regrets there.
But now that I saw what the Asus ROG Flow X16 2022 had to offer, it was easy for me to decide that this is the laptop I want to use as my daily driver. Not only does it have a powerful CPU and GPU in a thin chassis, but it also fixes some of the minor deal breakers that make buying a thin and light gaming option a little tougher pill to swallow – two SSD slots and two RAM slots.
The chassis of the Asus ROG Flow X16 2022 is very balanced and is very easy to grip. I prefer gripping from the vent side since the feet are there, but it’s still fine to grab from the other side. The small ridges on both top and bottom provide just enough grip to make this stand out better than just flat aluminum.
Lifting the lid is a simple one-finger operation. The hinge is strong enough for the most part, but a little wobbly for a touchscreen. It’s mainly because it’s heavy though, as it’s 16” and has a piece of glass. Sure it could be stronger, but it’s fine as long as you don’t plan on carrying your laptop at angles where the weight of the lid causes it to move.
The main feature of this lid is that it rotates back 360 degrees. It does so nicely and you technically could use this laptop as a large tablet since it has a touchscreen with a built-in digitizer. It’s a pretty thick and heavy “tablet” but hey, if you’re only doing this occasionally and don’t care about the keyboard feel on the backside, you could make it work.
There’s a decent amount of IO on this model too. On the left-hand side, there’s a power jack, thankfully towards the rear. Next to it is an HDMI 2.0 jack and a USB-C port which supports USB 3.2 for now but will eventually support USB 4.0. It also supports PD charging up to 100W. Finally, there’s the MGM port which is used for an external GPU from Asus. I don’t have this to test, but it’s there and available nonetheless.
On the right-hand side, there’s a pair of USB-A ports that support 3.2 Gen 1 There’s also a microSD card reader, which allows the cards to sit flush with the edge. Finally, there’s a low-profile power button towards the front. It works fine but it’s very difficult to press by feeling or sight since it’s very low profile and sits flush with the edge.
Keyboard and Trackpad
The keyboard of Asus ROG Flow X16 2022 on this unit is solid. It was very easy for me to type on, as the keys are properly spaced out and have ample feedback and travel.
Like most ROG keyboards, there are 4 customizable hotkey buttons up top. You can set these to whatever you want in the Armory crate or leave them as they are. I change the mute mic button to something more useful and leave everything else alone.
The keyboard is backlit and offers single-zone RGB lighting. With darker keys, this is great because pretty much any color looks good. Again, you can set these colors using the Aura tab in Armory Crate.
The trackpad of Asus ROG Flow X16 2022 is excellent on this laptop as well. It’s very large, glass, and smooth to the touch, despite the pattern on it that blends well with the palm rest. Tracking and touch gestures worked flawlessly during my use and I had no trouble with palm rejection. This is pretty much as good as trackpads get on Windows machines.
The panel of Asus ROG Flow X16 2022 in this model is made by AU Optronics and is 16” with a 16:10 aspect ratio and a resolution of 2560×1600 px. What makes it so special is that it is an OLED IPS panel, which means it can have multizone backlight control to increase the contrast. You can opt for either the multi-zone or the single-zone mode in the Armory Crate control app.
And the result is ridiculously good. This is as close as it gets to having OLED-level blacks without having the drawbacks of OLED burn-in and crushed blacks on low-light videos. The contrast ratio is nearly 10x higher than your typical IPS panel.
- Panel HardwareID: AU Optronics AUO8E9D (B160QAN02.S)
- Single zone backlight coverage: 162.2% sRGB, 114.9% DCI-P3, 111.7% AdobeRGB;
- Single zone backlight coverage: 166.9% sRGB, 115% DCI-P3, 118.3% AdobeRGB;
- Measured gamma: 2.2;
- Max brightness in the middle of the screen: 602 cd/m2 on power with multizone and 483 cd/m2 on power with single zone backlighting;
- Contrast at max brightness: 10000:1 on multi-zone and 1150:1 for single-zone
- Native white point: around 6600 K;
- Black on max brightness: 0.42 cd/m2 on a single zone and .06 cd/m2 on a multizone.
Hardware and performance
The Asus ROG Flow X16 2022 packs in a lot of good hardware. All models come standard with a Ryzen 9 6900HS, which has 8 cores that boost up to 4.9Ghz. My unit also has 32GB of DDR5 RAM which has two DIMMs and is upgradeable up to 64GB. This is quite a big deal too since pretty much every thin ROG laptop over the past several years has either soldered or partially soldered RAM.
The GPU on Asus ROG Flow X16 2022 is an RTX 3070 Ti with 8GB GDDR6 of VRAM. You can also get an RTX 3060 with 6GB GDDR6 of VRAM if you wanted to save some money. All these GPUs reportedly can reach a TDP of 125 watts.
The SSD is Micron based and has very good speeds, as seen in my Crystaldisk benchmarks. It’s 1TB, which is plenty of space for most people. But you can always upgrade if you needed more.
The webcam is probably the biggest weakness of the machine. It’s only HD (720p) and needs a lot of light to produce a decent image. But even then, it’s not all that sharp. At least Windows Hello is enabled. If this is the only thing I can pick on, I think we’re in pretty good shape.
The Asus ROG Flow X16 2022 has a 90Whr battery, which is nearly as big as it can get, especially in such a thin laptop. Considering it’s paired with a Ryzen processor, I had high expectations on how long this would last on a charge.
Even for a dedicated work machine though, 4-5 hours of heavy use isn’t too bad at all. I’ve been using this laptop frequently on battery and never felt I urgently needed to plug in, other than at the end of the day.
If you couldn’t tell from my tone at the beginning, I really like this laptop. It’s thin, light, and packs a lot of power inside. But the real value is the added versatility that your typical gaming laptop doesn’t have. The touchscreen with pen input, for example, is something that just doesn’t exist on a laptop that can be part of the gaming genre.
On top of that, the screen is just gorgeous. For years, I’ve been patiently waiting for OLED to come standard on gaming laptops. But I think this screen has deep enough blacks to hold me over indefinitely, especially since I don’t have to worry about burn-in.
To top everything off, the Asus ROG Flow X16 2022 has an excellent keyboard and trackpad. And even the speakers are above average. This makes it an ideal machine to be used for work and media consumption, as well as gaming.
Of course, every laptop has flaws – the Asus ROG Flow X16 2022 isn’t a unicorn. The webcam is pretty lousy. At least it includes biometrics, but that’s about all it’s good for in my opinion. The cooling is also not optimal for long-term use on surfaces that can provide extra ventilation, such as a lap desk.