ASUS Zenbook Flip S 2020 full review, specifications, and price – naijainfolab
Hello fans, let’s take an in-depth look into all you need to know about the ASUS Zenbook Flip S, this laptop is reported to be one of the first Ultra-thin and light-weighted laptops to feature Intel’s Tiger lake CPUs alongside XD graphics. This convertible 2-in-1 laptop is pretty fast.
We’ll be checking the build quality, display, performance, and battery life of this Ultra-portable, Ultra-thin, convertible beast of a machine, after unboxing this laptop, the first surprise that’ll strike you about this laptop is its lightweight dress, weighing just 1.2Kg, it has a thickness of 13.9mm, this makes the ASUS Zenbook Flip S the world’s thinnest and lightest OLED comfortable laptop,
Build quality and design
Asus Zenbook Flip S is a 13.3-inch convertible laptop.
For the build quality, this device is a MIL STD810 G device, what that means is that this laptop is a US Military specification that guarantees a level of durability, this might also mean that this device has gone through a series of 29 test, ranging from sand dust exposure to gunfire vibration, in a nutshell, this device is reported to be tough.
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Zenbook Flip S comes with a sleeve that looks well-made and smells nice, moving on, It also comes with Stylus mondata calm, there’s also a USB type-A to RJ45 GB Ethernet adapter, also, this device comes with a USB Type-C to 3.5mm audio jack adapter, and a 65 Watts type-C adapter which adjusts this device from 0-60% in 54 Minutes
Zenbook Flip S Specs
This laptop comes with the latest Intel core i7 1165G7 (11th Gen) 4 Core, 8 threads, 16GB of high speed 4266 Mhz LPDDR4X, 1TB NBMe SSD, 13.3 inches 4K OLED display with touch support.
Looking at the overall specs of this laptop, it’s quite interesting how ASUS manages to put together all these functionalities in this small form factor.
This laptop has an HDMI 1.4 port, 2 USB Type-C, Thunderbolt 4 ports and you can use any of these to charge this laptop, there’s also a battery charging indicator light. On the right side, you get to see a USB 3.2 Gen 1 port, sadly, this laptop doesn’t come with a 3.5mm audio headphone jack, but you do get an adapter if you want to make use of your wired 3.5mm headset. Again there’s no SD card support on this device.
Keyboard and trackpad
This laptop and fingerprint go hand-in-hand, the jade color of this device somehow hides some of the smudges, opening the laptop, and the keyboard has an edge to edge design and is backlit with different brightness levels, the keys feel nice to type on, and they give good feedback.
Moving on to the track-pad, the trackpad is large and it has a glass surface making navigation smooth, Additionally, the Track-Pad doubles as a number pad and it comes in handy when you need to type a lot of numbers on a spreadsheet document or when doing quick calculations.
At the touch of the button on the upper right region of the trackpad, the trackpad doubles up as a number button, while the button at the upper left region serves as the trackpad brightness control button. The left and right clickable buttons below the trackpad are also tactile.
Zenbook Flip S Display
Asus Zenbook Flip S comes with a 13.3 inches OLED touchscreen with a resolution of 3840 by 2160 4K and it looks good, it offers a 100 DCI p3 color gamut, it is Pantone calibrated, resulting in vibrant contrasty and brightness. The screen has tiny bezels at the side, the top bezels look ok but the lower part has big bezels, though it would have been nice if the screen extended down a bit, I’m sure there’s a reason Asus made it that way. From my point of view, I think it allows one to hold the laptop firmly and comfortably when using it in tablet mode.
Asus Zenbook Flip S comes with a stylus pen, the pen comes with a battery that’s turned upside down to prevent the battery from draining while it’s in the package, you’ll have to open the stylus and put the battery in the correct position for you to use it.
In Tablet mode, the keyboard won’t work, so you can rest your hand comfortably and have a good grip on the laptop. The stylus supports 496 pressure levels and 10 to 30-gram pen tip force, making it perfect for drawing.
In Tablet mode, the fan doesn’t come on, the laptop doesn’t get hot, making it comfortable to hold.
Performance is one area where Zenbook Flip S shines, for casual use like typing, browsing, working on a spreadsheet, for gamers, casual games like Asphalt 9 will run at the highest graphics settings with no lag. Asus Zenbook Flip S plays demanding games too, although at the lowest settings, if you must play high demanding games, then you should check from this list of top best gaming laptops 2021, this laptop did get warm when gaming but thanks to its design which helps dissipate heat.
This laptop is suitable for photo and video editors looking for an Ultra-portable laptop that they can use while they’re on the move and they’re not into the Apple echo system.
Due to the pandemic that forces almost everybody to work from home, using this laptop with a video conferencing APP like ZOOM meetings will be incredible, with the stylus, one can explain what he/she means with will be useful for teachers.
AI noise cancellation
Zenbook Flip S comes with an AI noise-canceling microphone that’s expected to do the job of reducing background noise.
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Comes with a 67 Watts hour battery, charging this device from 0-60% was reported to be 54 minutes which isn’t bad, battery life depends on the usage but it’s expected to last 4-6 hours for video editing or gaming, and between 6-10 hours for movie watching and typing documents, the battery life depends on your usage, but overall, it’s pretty cool.
Zenbook Flip S Availability and price
The Asus Zenbook Flip S price is expected to sell around 435,000- 600,000 Nigerian Naira, depending on the model and store.