ASUS ROG XG Mobile external graphics dock was introduced for the Flow X13 laptop
Yesterday at the CES 2021 exhibition next to the unveiling gaming laptop 13-inch ROG Flow X13 introduced a new external graphics dock that is compatible with this laptop. Based on Asus’ new graphics dock is known as the ROG XG Mobile GV301, reports AnandTech news agency, and it boosts the ROG Flow X13 laptop’s ability to process graphics-oriented tasks.
With the ROG XG Mobile GV301 dock, the ROG Flow X13 laptop turns into a powerful portable gaming system. Graphics docks are not new peripherals and there were examples of them on the market before; However, the new Asus dock has noticeable differences from other docks due to its portability.
From a professional point of view, ROG XG Mobile GV301 external graphics dock reaches new achievements. At the beating heart of this dock, we see a powerful graphics processor, and Asus has decided to use Nvidia’s new laptop-class graphics processors, RTX 3070 and RTX 3080, in this dock. Both mentioned GPUs are much more powerful than the GeForce GTX 1650 GPU used in the more powerful Flow X13 laptop.
Because it is equipped with a 280 watt power supply inside. In addition, ROG XG Mobile GV301 external graphics dock is equipped with HDMI port, DisplayPort, Gig Ethernet, four USB-A 3.2 Gen 1 and SD card reader. This feature is related to their main portal. Asus has decided to use a dedicated port instead of relying on the Thunderbolt port in its new dock. The port currently has no specific name and is divided into two parts, one of which is PCIe data. It carries 3.0 x8 and the other is a USB-C port that allows for data transfer and charging. Using this strange port greatly reduces the compatibility of Asus external graphics dock with different products; But its most important advantage is providing twice the bandwidth of PCIe, more than Thunderbolt 3 and Thunderbolt 4.
- Asus ROG Flow X13 laptop thickness Challenges gaming laptops
It is portable so that this dock does not just appear as a home product and it can be carried to different places together with Flow X13; For this reason, Asus has produced the aforementioned dock with dimensions of 208 x 155 x 29.6 mm. This means that the ROG XG Mobile dock looks like your secondary laptop and weighs about the same (one kilogram). Asus offers a special bag with the Flow X13 laptop to make it easy to carry with the ROG XG Mobile dock. But it will be released in the current season.