From afar, the ROG Stream Z13-ACRNM from Asus seems to be like a rugged pill just like the one magnesium-coated ToughPad fashions from Panasonic. Come nearer and the commercial design, the CNC-milled aluminum chassis, the bolstered corners and the bundled equipment simply ooze “schmexi-ness”, to paraphrase our sister publication, Laptopmag.
Produced in partnership with revered artist Errolson Hugh, the RMT02 (as it’s in any other case identified), is pitched as a gaming pill however its value (£2999 within the UK, $2500 within the US) and type issue make it a match in heaven for companies, organizations and professionals wanting to get a top quality slate with out an outrageous price ticket.
The truth that it runs Home windows 11 Professional by default, helps Microsoft Home windows Hey, has a stylus and a full array of equipment (accent bag, keyboard strap, principal strap and removable keyboard) makes it a really attractive proposition.
May or not it’s used as a enterprise pill? We would not say no. Cell workstation? Positively given its specs.
A fantastic various to boring enterprise tablets
And the RMT02 delivers value-for-money in spades however let’s begin with the unhealthy information although: it isn’t IP-rated so that you received’t be capable to use it in dusty or moist environments. It’s not been examined to MIL-STD-810G requirements both though Asus says that it has strong safety with loads of rubber across the chassis to mitigate any falls. There’s additionally no fingerprint reader which is a disgrace.
The remainder although is spectacularly good, excellent: there’s a thirteenth Gen Intel Core i9-13900H processor (that’s 14 cores and 20 threads), an Nvidia Geforce RTX 4070 GPU with 8GB GDDR6 (keep in mind, this can be a gaming laptop computer wannabe), 32GB LPDDR5, 1TB SSD and Wi-Fi 6E. Regardless of being a mere pill, it has a TB4 port with two USB ports, an audio jack and even a card reader.
The display screen definitely stays the spotlight: a luxurious QHD+ 13.4-inch show that’s not solely DCI-P3/Pantone validated (making it a really perfect show for Photoshop) but additionally one with a excessive brightness (500 nits), excellent for the busy outdoor. Asus selected a 56WHr battery, powered by a 130W AC GaN adapter, to maintain the pill operating. At 1.32Kg alone (add 390g for the backlit chiclet keyboard), the ROG Stream Z13-ACRNM is mild sufficient to be carried round.
There’s loads else to speak about: Dolby Atmos, two audio system, a trio of microphones, Dolby Imaginative and prescient HDR help and the flexibility to help exterior GPUs. Simply be conscious that battery life is not going to be nice due to the excessive refresh charge and the small battery measurement.