On an event in Computex Taipei 2017, one of the world’s largest computer and technology trade shows, Asus launched five laptops, one monitor, and two all-in-one PCs. Among those revealed, the Asus Zenbook Flip S has been getting attentions worldwide because of it’s thinnest profile among the 2-in-1 convertible laptops. Asus claims the 10.9mm thick Zenbook Flip S (UX370) is the world’s thinnest convertible. Not just the thin profile, this new laptop is hitting nails right on the head both on the design and the specs. So, here’s a brief overview of the device.
Asus Zenbook Flip S: What’s Inside?
This new convertible laptop from Asus is not just thin but is arguably light at just 1.1kg. It looks as stunning as any other Asus laptops but has a newer NanoEdge design profile with much slimmer bezels around its 13.3inch (1080p/4K) display that senses multitouch and supports a stylus. This display is Corning Gorilla glass protected and supports 100% sRGB color gamut. The high-end version of the laptop packs a 7th gen Intel Core i7-7500U paired with 16GB RAM of 2133MHz whereas the affordable option will rather pack Core i5-7200U CPU paired with 8GB RAM. The storage options in the device ranges from 256GB/512GB SATA SSD to 1Terabyte PCIe SSD.
New to the device is the ErgoLift Hinge that is engineered to tilt and lift the keyboard when tilt angle is beyond 135degree. Asus claims to have tested the hinge for 20,000 open/close assuring the hinge’s durability. It has a full sized backlit keyboard with 1mm key travel and a glass-covered trackpad. Rest of the specs include, a side mounted fingerprint sensor, dual USB 3.1 ports, a webcam, microphone-array and Harman Kardon tuned 2 channel speakers. Addressing Wireless connections, it has WiFi 802.11ac and Bluetooth 4.1.
Asus Zenbook Flip S has a 39Wh 2cell li-po battery with fast charging capabilities. Asus claims the battery charges upto 60% in 49minutes and lasts for 11.5hours on single charge.
The base model starts at $1099 and there are still some uncertainities regarding the pricing of higher end ones. Plus, the Asus will start shipping of the device only in early september.