Asus, Lenovo will release ROG Flow Z13, Legion Y700 game tablets before CES
Game-specific tablets have not been “a thing” for several years, as the hardware just hasn’t been beefy enough to handle more than casual games. In fact, it may be Apple's flagship iPad gaming lineups, given the iOS gaming ecosystem that has been built up in recent years. Our list of best playlists does not include anything like a dedicated unit for gamers, but that may change in 2022.
Two PC manufacturers who have created successful game logos in recent years appear to be releasing recordings designed specifically for gaming, according to information they have released before start CES 2022 next week. Lenovo closed things off last week with a few details on Chinese social media site Weibo about the new Legion Y700 record, and Asus has continued to teaser itself (see below) through its Gamers Republic Twitter Feed about what he calls "the most powerful game record in the world."
Details are lacking for both albums, though Asus announces that it will reveal more about the "ROG Flow Z13" on January 4 as part of its CES ads. Lenovo has given us a little more details, however, noting that the Y700 will run Android and be built around an 8.8-inch display with a resolution of 2,500x1,600 and a 120Hz refresh rate. But some of the other key specs - processor, RAM size and storage - and pricing are not yet known. It has also released some official product pictures, which you can see here.
With it boasted, Asus seems to be not using Android for the Flow Z13, which seems to be drawing a fine line between a tablet and a small 2 - in - 1 laptop. Technical sites have noticed that the teaser icon shows a slot for an Asus XG Mobile external graphics unit, which surprisingly does not work with the ROG Flow X13 laptop. It will be interesting to see how Asus tries to separate the Z13 from the X13, with the number of similarities they share.
Despite the various ways to create a game table, Asus and Lenovo are promising the most strenuous effort to revive the genre from Nvidia's shield and competing tablets that went out half a decade ago. Is the time spent making the idea of a dedicated tablet more vulnerable to gamers, or will these devices suffer the same situation as their predecessors? ? It will be an interesting story to follow as 2022 expands.