Asus will offer its standout ROG Flow X13 ultraportable convertible laptop without having to pony up for the custom eGPU GeForce RTX 3080 unit as well.
The company said late Tuesday that it made the change based on reaction from the public to the launch of the ROG Flow X13, which stole the show at CES with its amazing three-pound weight, stupidly fast Ryzen 9 CPU, GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, and gorgeous 16:10 aspect-ratio panel. The real hat trick was the custom XG Mobile eGPU, which stuffs Nvidia’s stunning new GeForce RTX 3080 into a tiny cabinet.
Despite the appeal of the high-performance GPU, many apparently only wanted the laptop. Gizmodo’s Joanna Nelius went so far as to say the inability to buy it without the eGPU broke her heart like a Corleone.