UPDATED: December 17, 2020 | 15:29 IST
Asus is one of the biggest names in the personal computing business and the company has to its name a portfolio of impressive laptops that excel not only in performance but also in design and build quality. And now, the company appears to have added to this by launching the all-new ZenBook Flip S.
However, unlike most products in its line-up, the ZenBook Flip S is a premium-end 2 in 1 ultrabook that can also transform into a full-fledged tablet with a stylus. What’s even more interesting is that despite this unique form factor, Flip S does not feel bulky. In fact, it is one of the lightest and most powerful portable computers you can get your hands on right now.
Asus has launched this premium-end notebook at Rs 1,49,990. Here’s are five features that make it interesting.
Sleek, lightweight design
As we mentioned above, the ASUS ZenBook Flip S is a very well designed device, which not only looks great but also feels well-built for added peace of mind. On the outside, Asus’s new ultrabook uses Red Copper diamond-cut highlights which are complemented by a Jade Black finish.
It’s also quite lightweight at merely 1.2kg and is also very sleek at 14mm thickness. Asus ZenBook Flip S also features the company’s 360° ErgoLift hinge design which enables the display to be flipped to any position, according to the user’s requirement. Asus claims the hinge has been tested for over 20,000 open/close cycles, to ensure durability.
Vibrant 4K display
The other big highlight of the Asus ZenBook Flip S is its 13.3-inch 4K OLED touchscreen with support for a high resolution of 3840×2160 pixels. The display is claimed to offer high colour reproduction with 100 per cent DCIP3 colour gamut coverage. In fact, Asus claims that this OLED panel is calibrated to accurately reproduce colors in a 3D color volume — ensuring that the panel cover 100% DCI-P3 color gamut regardless of the brightness level.ADVERTISEMENT
Further, the panel features a high 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio and is certified to supports up to 500 nits of brightness and 0.0005 nits of deep black levels for an immersive viewing experience.
Asus’ new laptop also packs within its sleek frame the latest 11th Generation Intel Core Tiger Lake processors — i7-1165G7 CPU. While the company is not marketing this device as a powerhouse, the ZenBook Flip S does promise to be exactly just that. This is because, inside its slim and lightweight chassis, the Flip S packs an ultrafast PCIe 3.0 x4 SSD, up to 16GB of 4266MHz LPDDR4X RAM and hardware for WiFi 6 (802.11ax) connectivity.
The new 11th Gen processor also brings with itself the Intel Iris X integrated GPU which promises more impressive gaming performance than ever. As for the processor itself, it can deliver up to 20% higher computing performance than previous generation laptops. Further, there’s also a 1TB PCIe 3.0 NVMe SSD on-board, as well as a Gen 3 PCIe X4 storage for a fast read, write speeds and load times.
The ultrabook also brings with itself a big 67-watt-hour high-capacity battery which keeps the lights on the device. The battery also supports fast-charge technology that according to Asus lets the user recharge up to 60 per cent capacity in as little as 49 minutes. The ultrabook also supports ASUS USB-C Easy Charge for using a USB-C Power Delivery-certified charger for quick and any standard USB-C charger for normal charging it.
ZenBook Flip S also promises a lot of connectivity options. The notebook features a full-size HDMI port, two Thunderbolt 4 USB-C ports, and a USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A port. The two Thunderbolt 4 USB-C ports on the new ZenBook Flip S promise “ultrafast speeds” and also support USB-C Power Delivery. The notebook also gets support for connecting external 4K UHD displays, and provide up to 40 Gbps data-transfer speeds for high-performance peripherals.