Rather than opting for a more conservative chip, it packed in a powerful seventh-generation Intel Core processor, the Core i7-7500U. Asus has done a lot of work to improve its audio on its thin-and-light laptops, giving the ZenBook Flip S four distinct speakers with capacity for surround sound, and it shows. Images: Asus The design of the Flip S is certainly impressive. It's a shame, though, that the adapter doesn't provide Ethernet for connecting to wired networks in the office. And for what it's worth, Asus' claims of three-times faster boot speeds from standby seemed to hold up under the hot lights on the show floor. If i am buying an new laptop for portability's sake, it might as well be an ultra. Bottom Line From the outside, the Asus ZenBook Flip S is a stone-cold stunner of a laptop that will turn heads wherever you go.
Plus, 178-degree viewing angles help when sharing the screen. Design and features The 13. But let's give it credit where it's due: The speakers are loud and clear, and the display, while on the dim side, offers up a ton of colors. Update 1-17-2017: Heat: The laptop gets hotter then some reviews have seemed to indicate. Along with the comfortable input devices, the ultrabook justifies the slightly higher. Artists, photographers and designers will love the endless possibilities that ZenBook Flip S has to offer.
A tiny sliver of a Windows Hello fingerprint reader worked well, when your finger happens to land in the right place. May not be combinable with other offers. Heat The Flip may not have a ton of room for heat to dissipate, but it stays cool nonetheless. A special scratch-resistant coating on the hinge reduces wear, and the dual-action rotation mechanism reduces the stresses exerted during operation, improving reliability and durability. This ultra-thin, ultra-light convertible is a stylish laptop, a handy tablet — or anything in between. The edge is a terrible place for a power button, yet designers of super-slim laptops keep putting them there.
Built for All-Day People A laptop as beautiful, powerful and prestigious as ZenBook Flip S deserves nothing less than all-day battery life. Basically, colors inside the black triangle are used by everyone and this is the essential part of the color quality and color accuracy of a mainstream notebook. There's a fingerprint reader, but it's mounted on the right-hand side, for extra convenience when using the system in tablet mode. Customers have to pay for express shipping to order to these two states. In terms of sheer portability, consider this — the ZenBook Flip S is within spitting distance of the 12.
I hope I don't have to reach out to customer care in the lifetime of this laptop. Please check with your supplier for exact offers. It does not have a back-lit keyboard. I'm not sure why but I'll figure it out. Designed without any compromises, the prestigious ZenBook Flip S gives you all the performance you need — and more.
The processor is monstrous for this price range. As for the sound profile of this laptop, we find it to be just fine. Also, the ZenBook Flip 14 with Core i5-8250U will set you back a few bucks less than the Flips S. The video loop test was more forgiving, helping the Asus last around nine and a half hours, which is right in line with its primary 2-in-1 competition. A laptop as beautiful, powerful and prestigious as ZenBook Flip S deserves nothing less than all-day battery life.
Offer valid from February 26, 2018 to December 31, 2019, while supplies last. I knew I wanted an ssd drive. The Bottom Line The Asus ZenBook Flip S offers similar design and performance to other slim 13-inch laptops, but the generous extras included in the box make it stand out as a great value. Refunds will take into account the discount. Anyone shopping for a slim 13-inch laptop or hybrid has a lot of choices.
But not all is perfect. I've taken it on international trips and edited video and photos without problem. You can even take a screenshot and share it in one click. Asus offers two color options: a combination of blue and gold or gray and silver. If you're planning to run demanding workloads though, beware that battery life may suffer. The is another thin and light 2-in-1 that offers a slightly larger display at 14 inches. It is a little pricey but definitely has the juice to perform.