ASUS VivoBook Flip 14 TP410UA-DS52T Touchscreen Laptop Review
If you’ve ever used an ASUS computer, you are likely to have noted the inherent mobility of the device, easy adaptability to the grit and grime of modern-day living. True to its goal of facilitating computing needs without bogging you down, the ASUS VivoBook Flip 14 TP410UA-DS52T laptop is 14” and 3.5lbs of unbridled style. This VivoBook, priced at $749, is the first ever 14” convertible with a stunning narrow bezel design. But the design aside, how does the laptop fare at day-to-day tasks? Is it a good candidate for a reliable home or office computer? Let’s find out.
Happily, the ASUS VivoBook Flip 14 does not compromise on processing prowess in its quest for style and portability. Equipped with an eighth-generation Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB RAM and 1TB of storage space (HDD), this VivoBook has ample power for most everyday computing needs, from taking notes and working on presentations to browsing the internet. The i5 processor can be clocked up to 3.4 GHz. The storage is abundant for your personal or professional needs such as documents, photo albums or other multimedia content. Note that this laptop runs Windows 10 which is, by the by, also a contributor to the efficiency and multitasking capabilities of this device.
Perhaps the most significant win of this VivoBook is its extra-long battery life; it can even last you all day long, depending on your usage. This imparts splendid mobility to this computer, offering unplugged brilliance on-the-go. Further, the battery complies with an innovative ASUS Battery Health Charging technology that prevents your battery from getting overcharged.
While it is the commonest sight in the world to see people using laptops that remain plugged in the entire day, it isn’t advisable to overcharge the battery; you are only asking for oxidative damage and a shorter lifespan. But with ASUS Battery Health Charging, you can set the charging state (60, 80 or 100 percent) and circumvent this risk. The battery life will, of course, reduce with time, but the insulation against damage gives it a great head-start for remaining new and energetic for years.
What You See Is What You Get
The ASUS VivoBook Flip 14 is a stylish, flexible laptop that tempts you to expect a similar style quotient inside. And that is exactly what you do end up getting. The narrow bezel design (0.35”) lets the laptop fit a wider screen (14”) into the frame you’d find in a 13” laptop. It also makes everything appear more immersive by increasing the screen-to-body ratio to 78.7 percent.
Look inside, and you see a full High-Definition display with a screen resolution of 1080p. The display also supports wide-view, letting you view undistorted images from angles as wide as 178°. For most purposes, you experience bright pictures, meticulous coloring, and impressively accurate contest.
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The Sound System
This territory is yet another triumph for the ASUS VivoBook Flip 14, delivering a performance that’s truly pleasing to experience. The laptop uses the latest ASUS SonicMaster technology. This sound system has been developed together by ASUS Golden Ear and ICEpower and smartly combines hardware and software to produce realistic, pure sound. It is pleasant to watch A/V content on this laptop or simply tune in to your favorite music while you’re on the road—the sound manages to be reasonably free of distortion.
Device Support & Wireless Connectivity
With this VivoBook, you get one USB-C port, two USB 2.0 ports, one USB 3.0 port, and an HDMI. The device support is handy for connecting to any peripherals you need or for collaborating with friends and colleagues. In terms of wireless connectivity too, the support is competent: 802.11ac Wi-Fi (dual-band) and Bluetooth 4.1. Notably, the Wi-Fi is a good deal faster and more reliable than standards from the previous generation (some tests indicate it might be up to 6 times as fast!).
Where You Go, I Follow
Indeed, the ASUS VivoBook Flip 14 TP410UA-DS52T is one of the most flexible and transferable laptops out there. Since it has a thickness of only 0.7” and a width of 12.9”, it lends itself readily to being snug inside a backpack—perhaps one of the cool ASUS ROG or Artemis backpacks, eh?
You can use this computer in four modes of operation—say a laptop or a tablet—by merely jiggling about with the metallic hinge (360°). The body is highly durable, constructed with a specially engineered aluminum chassis. It is convenient to carry the laptop around with you, wherever you go, without being afraid that the movement or travel will inflict damage upon its body. (Note that the product does come with a one-year warranty.) In fact, the durability of this laptop is thoroughly tested, including the ease of use of the metallic hinge, against as many as 20,000-cycles of open-and-close.
The touchpad also contributes to the comfort of this laptop, especially outside a stationary workstation. The touchpad is highly precise, thanks to the sensors placed at small intervals of 6mm. This lets the touchpad detect even hurried, half-there touches. The included stylus makes it smooth to interact with your device exactly how you please (read doodle, draw or scribble notes).
Till date, the VivoBook series has done a remarkable job of offering smart computing solutions to the modern-day audience. The laptops in this series are an excellent amalgam of power, style and portability. The ASUS VivoBook Flip 14 TP410UA-DS52T continues the tradition, proving to be a machine that neatly wears many hats and partners with you at home and office with equal ease. It delivers competent processing strength, a bright and vivid display, convenient device support and connectivity, and ease of transport that few other convertibles can match. If a sleek, high-performing laptop that accompanies you as you vroom through your day is what you are looking for, look no further.