Our battery life test uses PCMark 10’s Modern Office battery test which comprises of the Modern Office benchmark within PCMark 10 but looped ad infinitum until the system shuts off due to low battery.
The test sees teleconferencing, browsing, spreadsheet, word processing and video viewing to simulate daily office tasks. This is very consistent with most daily tasks that we see today.
We had a Core i5 model for our initial impression and unboxing stream of the ROG Flow Z13 but I wasn’t able to get all the software ready on it due to size constraints hence why I wasn’t able to do a full test on it.
We did however manage to catch a couple of benchmarks but I think the important bit here is battery life. With no dGPU and a lower clocked CPU, battery is really impressive on the ROG Flow Z13 Core-i5 model (GZ301ZA-LD072W). Clocking in at 4 hours in Modern Office, definitely the perfect fit for the work-on-the-go and play-at-home scenario that the ROG Flow devices are designed for. Our actual review sample, the ROG Flow Z13 Core i7 model clocks in at around 2 hours and 29 minutes which is respectable and is better than standard laptops we’ve looked at but is nowhere near ideal for a pure battery-only work day.