When buying a new laptop, the brand can be just as important as the advertised specs. Sure, you can have a look at the best laptops around and choose from those, but we all have preferences. Many of the best and most popular laptops are from companies like HP or Lenovo, but maybe you just happen to prefer Asus. If that’s the case for you, then you’ve come to the right place.
In this article, we’ve rounded up some of the very best Asus laptops you can buy today, covering a wide range of products. Asus is perhaps best known for its gaming laptops, the ROG line, but the company actually makes some really cool products in other segments, too. From premium ultrabooks to creator laptops, there are plenty of great options to choose from. Without further ado, let’s get into our list.
Best overall: Asus ROG Flow X13
I may have the slightest bit of bias here, but having bought and currently using the Asus ROG Flow X13, I frankly couldn’t imagine buying any other laptop on this list for myself. The ROG Flow X13 is a phenomenal mix of powerful enough specs for occasional gaming, a lightweight build, and a versatile convertible design — pretty much everything I could want.
For performance, the Asus ROG Flow X13 comes with AMD’s latest Ryzen processors up to a Ryzen 9 6900HS, an 8-core, 16-thread processor with boost speeds up to 4.9GHz. This is a 35W processor and one of the most powerful ones at that. That’s backed up by up to an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 Ti graphics card with 4GB of RAM and up to 40W of power (with Dynamic Boost), giving you entry-level ray-tracing capabilities and solid performance to run just about any modern game. Beyond that, it can come with up to 32GB of RAM (soldered) and a 1TB SSD.
If you want top-of-the-line gaming performance, you can add the ROG Xg Mobile, an external GPU enclosure with a GeForce RTX 3080 inside, plus a few extra ports for your laptop. This is an expensive add-on, but it’s nice to see because AMD laptops don’t support Thunderbolt — Asus actually uses a proprietary connector to enable this, so it’s one of the few AMD laptops that can use an external GPU at all.
The display on the ROG Flow X13 is also great. It’s a 13.4-inch panel, and it comes in a 16:10 aspect ratio, unusual for a gaming laptop. The added vertical space makes for a great screen for productivity, though, and that makes this a very versatile laptop. The base model comes with a Full HD+ (1920 x 1200) display and a 120Hz refresh rate, but if you want a sharper image, you can also get a variant with an Ultra HD+ (3840 x 2400) display and a 60Hz refresh rate.
One area where it does cut some costs is the webcam. Asus is using a typical 720p webcam, which is still very common for laptops, and it also doesn’t have Windows Hello facial recognition. It does have a fingerprint sensor on the side of the laptop, though, so you can easily unlock your PC that way.
In the design department, Asus did some great work with the ROG Flow X13. Despite having dedicated RTX graphics and a 35W CPU, the ROG Flow X13 weighs just 2.87lbs, and it’s 15.8mm thin. That’s impressively thin and light for a laptop with these specs, and a convertible one at that. In terms of looks, the ROG Flow X13 is also subdued and sleek, featuring an all-black chassis with engraved stripes running across it. The only hint of RGB lighting is in the ROG banner on the lid, but only on some models.
Rounding things out with ports, the ROG Flow X13 has what we’d consider a good supply of ports considering its size. It has two USB Type-c (3.2 Gen 2) ports, one USB Type-A (3.2 Gen 2) port, HDMI 2.0b, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. One of the USB Type-C ports is also used for the ROG Xg Mobile connector if you plan to use it. For a 13-inch laptop, that’s not bad, and this covers most of the basics you could need.
All in all, this is a powerful and versatile laptop in a way you don’t often see. It’s got the right combination of processor and GPU to still allow for a thin design so it’s not just a gaming laptop, it’s great for almost anyone, and we’re tempted to say it’s one of the very best laptops Asus makes.
ASUS ROG Flow X13
Featuring powerful specs and a lightweight design, the Asus ROG Flow X13 is one of the best latops available today.
Also great: Asus ROG Zephyrus G14
If you want a bit more graphics power and one of the most unique laptops out there, the ROG Zephyrus G14 is another fantastic option. It’s not quite as portable, but that’s to be expected considering it has higher-end specs. The 2022 model comes with some very noticeable improvements over the previous generation, so it’s better than ever.
Those specs include similar 35W AMD Ryzen processors, this time up to a Ryzen 9 6900HS with 8 cores, 16 threads, and boost speeds up to 4.9GHz. That’s similar to the ROG Flow X13’s top-tier configuration, but that’s not the case with the GPU. The Zephyrus G14 comes with an AMD Radeon RX 6800S, a powerful but efficient GPU with 8GB of memory and up to 105W of power (with AMD SmartShift), which is a very significant step up from the RTX 3050 Ti. It’s also a very noticeable improvement over the previous iteration of the Zephyrus G14. Aside from that, the laptop comes with up to 32GB of RAM (half of which is soldered) and a 1TB SSD for storage. This is a better machine for gaming, though that does come at the cost of some portability.
The display on the Zephyrus G14 is a 14-inch panel with a 16:10 aspect ratio, and the resolution is Quad HD+ (2560 x 1600) with a 120Hz refresh rate. Those are already very impressive specs and it means you’ll get a great experience for both work and play with this machine. But there’s more to it, because this is using Asus’ ROG Nebula Display, meaning it’s a mini-LED panel with local dimming. It can reach 500 nits of brightness and it covers 100% of DCI-P3, in addition to being Pantone Validated. It’s just a fantastic screen.
Another major upgrade in this model compared to last year’s is that it actually has a webcam. Yes, in its bid to be super compact, Asus didn’t include a webcam in the previous model, but now you get a 720p camera complete with Windows Hello facial recognition. While the webcam quality may not be the greatest, at least it’s something, and Windows Hello does make it much more convenient to unlock your PC.
Just like its predecessor, the lid of this laptop features a grid of LEDs covering half of its surface, and you can customize this panel to display anything you want. From text to images and animations, you can make the back of this laptop look more unique than any other laptop allows you to, and it’s actually been upgraded from the previous model to allow for smoother animations. Aside from that, the design is actually fairly subdued, and you can get an almost professional look if you turn off the LEDs on the lid. It’s not exactly a light laptop, but at 3.79lbs (3.64lbs without the LEDs on the lid), it’s not terribly heavy either. It’s also 19.5mm thick (18.5mm without the LEDs), so it’s a bit bigger than its predecessor, but that makes sense for the increase in power and capabilities here.
As for ports, you get two USB Type-C (3.2 Gen 2) with DisplayPort (but only one with power delivery), two USB Type-A (3.2 Gen 2) ports, HDMI 2.0b, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and a microSD card reader. That’s a solid and varied setup overall, though we have to wonder why don’t both USB-C ports support charging. Realistically, you’ll probably want to use the proprietary charger most of the time anyway, so maybe that’s why.
Regardless, the Zephyrus G14 is a great laptop for gaming and everyday use, with a powerful CPU and GPU but without being too heavy to carry to school or on a trip.
ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14
With powerful specs and a relatively light build, the ROG Zephyrus G14 is great for everyday use as well as gaming.
Best premium Asus laptop: Asus ZenBook 14 OLED
What if you’re not into gaming at all and you just want a high-quality, premium ultrabook? The answer to that is the Asus ZenBook 14 OLED, which is thin, light, and powerful enough to get through your workday just fine.
Performance-wise, the ZenBook 14 OLED is very much in line with premium laptops in 2022. It comes with Intel’s 12th-generation Core P-series processors, up to a Core i7-1260P. That’s a powerful processor with 12 cores, 16 threads, and boost speeds up to 4.8GHz. It also has Intel Iris Xe graphics, so it can handle some light GPU workloads. Additionally, you get 16GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 512GB of SSD storage depending on the configuration you get. That’s a very solid setup for an ultrabook.
The highlight of the ZenBook 14 OLED is its display, particularly because it’s one of the rare laptops with OLED displays that aren’t insanely expensive. OLED panels are becoming a bit more common in 2022, but this is still a great one. It’s a 14-inch panel with a 16:10 aspect ratio, and the resolution is 2.8K, or 2880 x 1800. That’s super sharp for a panel of this size, and on top of that, it has a smooth 90Hz refresh rate, up to 550 nits of peak brightness, and 100% coverage of DCI-P3, so it simply looks great all around. It also supports touch and pen input.
Above the display, the ZenBook 14 OLED has a typical 720p webcam, which is something that’s still unfortunately common with ASUS laptops. There’s no Windows Hello facial recognition, either, but a fingerprint sensor is built into the power button so unlocking your PC is easier.
In terms of looks, the Asus ZenBook 14 OLED comes in a subtle, but not boring Ponder Blue color and it looks very nice. The new signture Asus glyph on the lid gives the laptop a bit of personality, too. As per usual with Asus laptops, the touchpad also doubles as a number pad for number crunching in a pinch. The laptop itself is fairly thin at 16.9mm, and it weighs 3.06lbs, so it should be easy to carry around anywhere you go.
Rounding things out with ports, there’s a solid supply of them here. You get two Thunderbolt 4/USB Type-C ports, one USB Type-A (3.2 Gen 1), HDMI 2.0b, a headphone jack, and a microSD card reader. It’s not a mind-blowing setup of ports, but it does enough to cover all the basics, and you get expansion options thanks to Thunderbolt, too.
Aside from the 720p webcam, the ZenBook 14 OLED gets almost everything right, and with prices starting around $750, it gives you plenty of bang for the buck. The model with a Core i5, 8GB of RAM, and 256GB of storage is available below. If you want more GPU power, maybe consider the ZenBook 14X OLED, which also has discrete Nvidia graphics.
ASUS ZenBook 14 OLED
The ASUS ZenBook 14 OLED is a relatively thin premium laptop with powerful Intel processors and a stunning OLED display.
Best gaming Asus laptop: ROG Strix SCAR 15
For the all-out gamers, the Asus ROG Strix SCAR 15 is a beatstly machine, and one of the best gaming laptops out there. It’s powerful and it’s unapologetically gamer-focused, right down to its design.
First off, the ROG Strix SCAR 15 comes with an Intel Core i9-12900H processor, which is one of the most powerful CPUs on this list. It’s got a 45W TDP, and to go along with that, you get 14 cores, 20 threads, and boost speeds up to 5GHz, so you’re not missing out on any performance here. You can pair that with up to an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Ti with 16GB of memory and 150W of power (with Dynamic Boost), making for an extremely powerful laptop that can handle any modern game without breaking a sweat. Additionally, you can get up to 32GB of RAM (you can upgrade it yourself later) and a 1TB SSD for storage.
The Strix SCAR 15 comes with a 15.6-inch display in the typical 16:9 aspect ratio, and it gives you two options to choose from. You can get a Full HD (1920 x 1080) display with a 300HZ refresh rate if you need the absolute fastest response times, or you can go with a Quad HD (2560 x 1440) panel with a 240Hz refresh rate if you favor a sharper picture. It’s up to your preference, though we’d say the latter offers the best balance of being sharp and having a very smooth refresh rate.
A major downside of the Strix SCAR 15 is that there’s no built-in webcam at all, and thus, no support for Windows Hello facial recognition. This is a major downside in today’s reality, so it’s hard to overlook. In fact, there’s no Windows Hello support at all, since there also isn’t a fingerprint reader.
The ROG Strix SCAR 15 has a number of things that make it look very unique, for better or worse. The ROG logo on the lid is RGB backlit, and there’s also a strip of RGB lighting underneath the display panel, and another one running across the front of the laptop’s base and extending to the sides. The keyboard is also equipped with per-key RGB backlighting, so there’s no shortage of flair. Adding to this, part of the keyboard base of this laptop is translucent so you can see the inside, and it also includes an “armor cap” on the hinge, which you can swap with three different styles included (one of them also translucent). ASUS even has a template online so you can 3D print your own.
On the last note about customization, there’s what Asus calls a keystone slotted on the right side of the laptop. Aside from adding a red accent to the laptop, keystones can store RGB profiles for the laptop, serve as a key to reveal a hidden drive on the laptop, and more. As for portability, the Strix SCAR 15 weighs 5.07lbs and measures 27.2mm at its thickest point. It’s far from the lightest or thinnest laptop around, but that shouldn’t be surprising with something this powerful.
Turning to connectivity, the ASUS ROG Strix SCAR 15 has one Thunderbolt 4/USB-C port, one standard USB Type-C (3.2 Gen 2) port, two USB Type-A (3.2 Gen 1) ports, 2.5Gb Ethernet, HDMI 2.1, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. The ports are all on the back or on the left side of the laptop. That’s a solid setup overall and it covers pretty much all the most common needs for a gaming laptop.
The ROG Strix SCAR 15 isn’t for everyone but if you’re an avid gamer that also appreciates the customizability of RGB lighting, this is a very unique and powerful laptop that will serve you very well.
ASUS ROG Strix SCAR 15
The ASUS ROG Strix SCAR 15 is powerful, and it’s not afraid to show off with plenty of customizable RGB lights and more.
Best Asus laptop for creative professionals: Asus ZenBook Pro Duo 15 OLED
Asus has many laptops focused on creative professionals, but none are quite as unique and interesting as the ZenBook Pro Duo 15 OLED. Featuring two great displays and powerful specs, this is a fantastic, albeit expensive laptop.
Starting with performance, the ZenBook Pro Duo 15 OLED has an Intel Core i9-12900H processor, featuring 14 cores, 20 threads, and boost speeds up to 5GHz. That’s already a fantastic start for creative workloads, but it also comes with up to an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 GPU with 6GB of video memory. That gives you plenty of performance for creative workloads like photo and video editing, though oddly enough the GPU is not as powerful as in the last-generation model. You also get 32GB of LPDDR5 RAM and a 1TB SSD for storage, so performance surely isn’t lacking here.
On to the display — or rather, displays — this is where the ZenBook Pro Duo gets its name. The main display is a 15.6-inch panel and it has a 16:9 aspect ratio, coming in Ultra HD (3840 x 2160) resolution. It’s also an OLED panel, so it offers 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio, DisplayHDR True Black 500 certification, and fast response times. Not only that, it covers 100% of DCI-P3 and it’s validated by PANTONE, so it’s a fantastic screen all around. The screen also supports touch and pen input.
But the keyboard base houses a second screen, and it’s not just a tiny display for quick glanceable information. This display is about half the height of the main display, but it’s just as wide, and it comes in the same pixel density, so the resolution is 3840 x 1100. Because it’s so big, this display can be used to display normal Windows apps, but it can also expand certain apps like Photoshop with precise touch-based controls. This screen is an IPS panel, though, so it’s not quite as nice as the main one. To help with visibility, the top of the display is raised when you open the laptop, and this also provides more airflow to keep the internals cool.
As crazy as everything else is on this laptop, it still comes with a 720p webcam, but at least it includes Windows Hello facial recognition, so it gets points for convenience.
Having a giant display on the keyboard base obviously influences how things are arranged, so the ZenBook Pro Duo has some interesting choices. The keyboard is pushed down to the bottom and to the left side of the keyboard deck, and on the right side, you get a vertically-oriented touchpad. Like many other ASUS laptops, you can also turn that touchpad into a virtual number pad for number-crunching. Having two screens and powerful internals means this laptop isn’t very light, weighing 5.16 lbs, but frankly, it could be worse. It’s also 21.5mm thick — again, not as bad as it could be, though obviously not slim.
Ending things off with ports, the ZenBook Pro Duo 15 OLED comes with two Thunderbolt 4 ports, one USB Type-A (3.2 Gen 2) port, HDMI 2.1, and a headphone jack, giving you an overall solid setup. Understandably, there isn’t a ton of space for ports with everything that’s already packed into the laptop, but this covers almost everyone’s basic needs.
Obviously, the ZenBook Pro Duo 15 OLED isn’t for everyone, and the price makes that even more apparent. But if you need a powerful laptop and the convenience of a second screen on the go sounds enticing, Asus has created one of the most interesting laptops out there.
ASUS ZenBook Pro Duo 15 OLED
With two super-sharp screens and powerful specs, the ZenBook Pro Duo 15 is perfect for creative professionals who want the latest and greatest.
Best business laptop: Asus ExpertBook B5 Flip
When you think of Asus, business laptops probably aren’t the first thing that comes to mind, but the company does make some great devices that can rival the best business laptops out there. The latest Asus ExpertBook B5 Flip is a great example – a business convertible with high-end performance and everything you’d expect.
Starting with the performance, you’re getting an Intel Core i7-1260P here, and that’s a 28W processor with 12 cores and 16 threads, delivering great performance for just about any kind of work task, whether that’s editing spreadsheets or browsing the web. Beyond that, this model comes with 16GB of RAM and a 1TB SSD, so multi-tasking should be a breeze and you’ll have plenty of space for your work files, too.
As the name suggests, the Asus ExpertBook B5 Flip is also a convertible. It comes with a 14-inch display and a 16:10 aspect ratio, which means you have more vertical space to work with in laptop mode, but also a more comfortable view when you want to use it in tablet mode. The resolution is Full HD+, which is just right for this size. Of course, it supports touch and pen input, too, and there’s actually a pen stored inside the laptop itself, so it’s always ready to use at a moment’s notice. One downfall of this model is the webcam, which only has 720p resolution, but at least it comes with Windows Hello facial recognition support.
In terms of design, this is about what you’d expect from a business laptop. It looks very clean and sleek, coming in a dark blue color that fits well into any office. It’s about 18mm thick and weighs 3.04lbs, which is pretty light for a convertible, so portability shouldn’t be a problem here. It also meets MIL-STD-810H durability standards, so this is a machine that should last you a long time. In classic Asus fashion, the touchpad can double as a number pad, which should make number crunching a bit easier if that’s part of your workflow.
One of the highlights of the Asus ExpertBook B5 Flip is the supply of ports. You get two Thunderbolt 4 ports, two USB Type-A ports, HDMI, RJ45 Ethernet (1Gbps), a headphone jack, and a microSD card reader. Business laptops tend to have a lot of ports, and thankfully, that’s no different here.
All of this makes for a pretty great business laptop, and of course, it also comes with Windows 11 Pro so you have more advanced management features. Like most business laptops, it’s a bit pricy, but you’re getting excellent performance in a solidly-built laptop.
Asus ExpertBook B5 Flip
The Asus ExpertBook B5 Flip gives you high-end performance for work in a durable design.
Best budget laptop: Asus VivoBook S14
We can’t all afford to buy premium and high-end laptops, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get a solid experience from Asus. The Asus VivoBook S14 is a great laptop that’s still decently affordable, and it packs in some solid specs.
Of course, being a budget laptop means it’s hard to get the latest specs. As such, the Vivobook S14 is powered by an 11th-generation Intel Core i5-1135G7, which is a quad-core, eight-thread processor that can boost up to 4.2GHz. Naturally, it’s not quite as fast as newer and higher-end processors, but this is still a great CPU that also includes Intel Iris Xe graphics. Paired with that, you get 8GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD, which is frankly kind of fantastic for a laptop under $600 (thanks to a discount).
The display is also solid here. It’s a 14-inch panel with a 16:9 aspect ratio, as you’d probably expect, but it does come in Full HD resolution, so it’s more than sharp enough for the vast majority of users. It covers 45% of the NTSC color space and has 250 nits of brightness, so it’s not on the same level as the more expensive laptops on this list, but it’s certainly serviceable.
As usual for budget laptops, the webcam is one area that gets sacrificed, so you get a 720p sensor and no Windows Hello facial recognition here. There is a fingerprint sensor, though, and that’s actually surprising for a laptop at this price.
Design isn’t usually a priority for budget laptops, but the Vivobook S14 actually looks great, particularly in Dreamy White. It has this colorful sheen to it that really stands out, though you can also get it in black. We should point out that the white model is currently cheaper, though. Aside from that, the Vivobook S14 is fairly thin, at 15.9mm, and it weighs 3.09lbs, so it’s fairly portable for a budget laptop.
Rounding things out with ports, the VivoBook S14 includes a USB Type-C port, three USB Type-A ports (one USB 3.2 Gen 1, two USB 2.0), HDMI 1.4, a headphone jack, and a microSD card reader. That’s not a bad setup for a laptop at this price, and you have all your basic needs covered. There’s no Thunderbolt support, but that’s not uncommon at this price point.
All in all, the VivoBook S14 is a great mid-range laptop, and thanks to a big ongoing discount, it costs under $600. It’s one of the best Asus laptops you can buy at this price, and while it’s still a solid laptop for its MSRP, we definitely recommend taking advantage of this deal if you want to save some money.
ASUS VivoBook S14
If you can’t afford to spend over $1,000 on a laptop, the Asus Vivobook S14 is a great budget-oriented choice, especially if you can find it on sale.
Best Chromebook: ASUS Chromebook Flip CX5
Finally, for the Chrome OS fans, we have the Asus Chromebook Flip CX5. This latest model comes with some great modern specs, but it’s also very affordable, so you can get a solid experience without spending a lot of money.
At the heart of the Asus Chromebook Flip CX5 is an Intel Core i3-1215U (though models exist going up to a Core i7), and that gets you 6 cores and eight threads, which is already a great starting point for performance. Since Chrome OS is a lightweight operating system, that’s enough for you to have a great experience. On top of that, it comes with 8GB of RAM and a 128GB SSD. The storage may seem a bit small, but Chrome OS is meant for cloud-focused users, so this should be more than enough.
For the display, we have a 16-inch panel with a 16:10 aspect ratio and Full HD+ (1920 x 1200) resolution. At this size, that isn’t incredibly sharp, but that’s not to say it looks bad at all unless you’re starting too closely at the screen. Of course, this is a convertible, which means you also get touch and pen support for a more natural input method. You should also get a solid audio experience thanks to the quad-speaker system. Above that screen, there’s a 1080p webcam, which is great to see if you’re interested in making video calls and participating in meetings.
The design of the Asus Chromebook Flip CX5 doesn’t really stand out, but it doesn’t look bad. It comes in a dark Mineral Grey colorway so it’s great for work or school without attracting too much attention. It’s heavy, at 4.77lbs, though that’s not shocking for a large convertible like this, especially an affordable one like this.
As for ports, it comes with two USB Type-C ports, which support Thunderbolt 4 on some models, one USB Type-A port, HDMI, and a headphone jack, so you get a pretty solid selection overall. Most people should have enough ports here for whatever they need, though you can always get more with a USB-C hub.
For its price, the Asus Chromebook Flip CX5 is a great choice, and you can check it out below.
ASUS Chromebook CX5
The ASUS Chromebook Flip CX5 is a great Chromebook that doesn’t break the bank.
And those are what we’d consider the best Asus laptops you can buy right now. I’d be lying if I said I don’t love the ROG Flow X13, but that’s because it’s a fantastic laptop. It’s a fantastic combination of specs, portability, and versatility, and that’s why it’s at the top of this list. But there are great options for different kinds of users here. I also find the ZenBook Pro Duo 15 OLED an extremely interesting laptop, personally, but you might be interested in any of the others.