Gone are the days when stationary computers housed in giant rooms noisily crunched numbers. Modern lifestyles demand lightweight mobility, and the brand-new 13.3” ASUS ZenBook Flip S UX370UA is here to offer it like a pro. Weighing a mere 2.4lbs and with a thickness of only 10.9mm, this convertible is one of the sleekest ever. It comes with a 360-degree flippable display, an Intel Core i7 processor, and a full High Definition screen that supports a stylus. Let’s delve into the stylish world of the new ASUS ZenBook and explore what it brings to the table.
Designed for the Run
Built with great attention to agility and portability, the lightweight and thin ZenBook is created for the run. It has a solid aluminum body—aerospace grade metal—that is up to 50% stronger than many conventional laptops. An innovative ErgoLift hinge is a standout feature of the design for it enhances your ease of operation. It settles the ergonomic keyboard (backlit) into an even more comfortable typing position. Like the overall build, this hinge is also intensively tested for reliability (over 20,000 open/close cycles).
However, for all the functionality of the design, by no means is it run-of-the-mill or staid. The classic spun-metal finish you associate with the ASUS ZenBook is intact in this one, and the royal blue coloring is a sight to behold. (It is also available in smoky grey.) The edges have unique diamond-cut highlights that add to the luxurious appeal. Available on Amazon.
The ZenBook has consistently delivered on the performance front, and this model is no different. Driven by an Intel Core i7-8550U processor (boost up to 4.0GHz), 16GB RAM (LPDDR3), and 1TB of SSD storage space, this laptop is adequate and more for all your everyday computing tasks. It is also excellent at multitasking, thanks in part to the Windows 10 Home operating system. Security-wise, the support for Windows Hello and an integrated fingerprint sensor make logging in ultra-secure and hassle-free; you don’t need to key in lengthy passwords but only use your touch to sign in.
How’s the battery life? Astonishing! This powerful machine can run unplugged for 11 hours on its lithium-polymer battery (39Wh). This supports you for your entire work day and then some more. Additionally, the battery also supports fast-charging which means you can power it up to 60% in about 49 minutes. The long-lasting battery is definitely a feather in the cap for this portable wonder.
All that action is certain to produce considerable heat and warrants a superior cooling system. Inside this ZenBook you will find a liquid-crystal-polymer fan (only 0.3mm thin) and a vapor chamber. The combination can increase heat dissipation by almost 50%, thereby keeping the innards of your computer cool and running optimally.
Display & Graphics
A computer of the modern era must mandatorily deliver in the territory of display and graphics. This is because increasingly larger sections of the audience use their computers for multimedia experiences, high-res image editing, and gaming. The ASUS ZenBook Flip S UX370UA supports Integrated Intel HD Graphics 620. It has a sharp, accurate display with a refresh rate of 60Hz and a screen resolution of 1920 x 1080. It has a terrific pixel density of 331ppi which renders all the imagery meticulously. A wide-view (178°) ensures you can enjoy crisp picture quality from multiple viewing angles. Also at work is the ASUS Tru2Life video technology that improves contrast and brightness. Since the sRGB color gamut is already 100%, this basically makes every frame almost magical.
Perhaps the most impressive display win of the ZenBook Flip S is its NanoEdge design. The bezel is super thin at just 6.11mm, and the screen-to-body ratio is high at 80%. This makes everything more immersive and realistic, even belying the fact that you only have a 13.3” screen.
If you need to use the laptop for designing (read doodling, note-taking, etc.), you will cherish the support for ASUS Pen and Windows Ink. The pen supports 1024 pressure levels which practically translate into an experience as smooth as pen on paper. Plus, like everything else in this luxuriant machine, the aluminum-design stylus also has a premium, elegant feel.
It is worth noting that the display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass—much stronger and more dependable than the soda-lime glass used by several other laptops. Talk about another cherry on the cake when it comes to lugging your laptop along wherever you go!
The Realm of Sound
Complementing the stellar display is a tremendous audio system by Harman Kardon. There are two stereo speakers and an amplifier—all tuned by the ASUS SonicMaster audio technology. You get sound that is not only fine but also loud, smooth, and free of distortion. Here’s a little sneak peek into the secret: magnets that are twice as large as those in the previous generation and voice coils that are 1.5 times larger.
Device Support & Wireless Connectivity
This laptop offers abundant provisions to connect to any devices or peripherals you may need. There is a USB-C port that supports three things in one: external displays (up to two 4K displays), power, and data transfer. The speeds of data transfer are astounding—up to 5GB per second. Additionally, you also get an SD card reader, a LAN port, a VGA, and an HDMI.
Facilitating wireless connectivity on this ZenBook are Bluetooth 4.1 and 802.11ac Wi-Fi (dual-band).
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Easily one of the most portable convertibles in the marketplace today, the ASUS ZenBook Flip S UX370UA is also a steady and powerful machine. Its strong processing configuration, 11-hour battery life, and vivid display render it suitable for modern-day professionals (creative and otherwise).
A dependable design that’s both good-looking and long-lasting give this ZenBook a distinct edge among contemporaries that often end up valuing either form or function but not both.