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The ASUS ZenBook Flip 14 is a sleek 2-in-1 convertible with discrete graphics

By Koh Wanzi - on 23 Nov 2018, 3:21pm

The ASUS ZenBook Flip 14 is a sleek 2-in-1 convertible with discrete graphics

ASUS ZenBook Flip 14

ASUS has announced the ZenBook Flip 14 UX461, which it says is the world’s thinnest 2-in-1 laptop to feature a discrete graphics chip. Better still, it’s equipped with the latest Intel 8th-generation Whiskey Lake processors, so you get features like support for Gigabit Wi-Fi.

Its unibody aluminum frame measures a mere 13.9mm thick, so you can probably slip it quite easily into your bag. And even though it features a 14-inch display, the slim NanoEdge bezels mean that it’s closer in size to a 13.3-inch laptop.

Here’s an overview of its specifications:

  • 14-inch 1,920 x 1,080-pixel IPS touchscreen display
  • Intel Core i7-8565U processor (1.8GHz, 8MB L3 cache)
  • NVIDIA GeForce MX150
  • 512GB PCIe M.2 SSD
  • 57Wh lithium-polymer battery
  • 327.4 x 226.5 x 13.9mm
  • 1.4kg

The 1080p display has 100 per cent coverage of the sRGB color space and a peak brightness of 300 nits. In addition, it uses what ASUS refers to as its TruVivid direct-bonding technology, which gets rid of extra layers of glass to improve brightness and reduce reflections by up to 67 per cent.

ZenBook Flip 14

The laptop is also equipped with Harman Kardon-certified speakers like most of the ZenBook family.

There’s a wide selection of I/O ports as well, including one USB 3.1 (Gen 1) Type-C, two USB 3.1 (Gen 1) Type-A, one HDMI 2.0, and one microSD card reader.

ASUS is claiming up to 13 hours of use on the 57Wh battery. The battery also supports fast charging technology, and you can supposedly charge it up to 60 per cent in just 49 minutes. That’s useful if you need to get somewhere in a hurry, and ASUS says it designed the ZenBook Flip 14 for those who are always on the move.

Finally, the 360-degree hinge means that this is a very versatile little machine. You can use it as a regular laptop or flip it over to use tent or tablet modes. It also has a Windows Precision Touchpad with a built-in fingerprint sensor, so you can take advantage of Windows Hello’s biometric authentication. It’ll work with the ASUS Pen as well, a stylus that supports up to 1,024 pressure levels.

The ZenBook Flip 14 is available to buy now at S$1,898.