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Product Overview

With this Asus Zenbook laptop, your bright ideas won’t be tied to a desk. Instead, the ultraportable design and 14-hour battery life means you can take your work and passion projects anywhere. And if you need loads of tabs or programs open all at once, don’t sweat it. the processor and RAM are powerful enough to handle multitasking with ease. With a Full HD touchscreen, you’ll still be able to type, email or design when you’re up stretching your legs as well (it also happens to be pretty handy for chilling out with a film in bed). Thanks to the 1TB SSD, there’s tons of storage for work, creative projects and apps. It’ll deliver super-fast loading too, so you can get stuck into the things you love quicker.

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[REVIEW] Asus ZenBook Flip 13 OLED UX363 – Than a Laptop

The Asus ZenBook Flip OLED 13 the more budget-friendly Asus ZenBook Flip S OLED UX371 that we reviewed earlier. It gets all the luxuriance design and built including the beefy Intel 11th Gen i7-1165G7 Tiger Lake processor and meticulous OLED display.

Design

There’s a 360-degree ErgoLift that can switch to Laptop Mode, Tent Mode and Tablet Mode seamlessly. It’s lightweight and thin thanks to the aluminium alloy uses on this laptop. The overall laptop design is minimalist and premium to the touch.

I did find the ZenBook Flip 13 OLED in Tent Mode offers a great movie watching experience with the Harman Kardon stereo speaker fire towards the front while the beautiful OLED display can be tilted to your perfect angles.

Connectivity

I/O ports are considered decent with two USB C Thunderbolt 4 that supports up to 8K display output and 40Gbps data bandwidth and HDMI 1.4 on the left. While on the right is the power button and a USB A 3.2 Gen 1. If you need to use a 3.5mm audio combo jack, Asus did include a USB C to 3.5mm dongle in the box.

Equipped with the latest Intel Wi-Fi 6 Gig that supports 160MHz and Bluetooth V5.0.

Keyboard NumberPad 2.0

The matte plastic finishes keyboard comes with three levels of backlit brightness that is tactile and responsive. The Fn lock key enabled easier and versatile input.

Asus NumberPad has been updated to version 2.0 where it now supports cursor function even with NumberPad enabled. It can be turned on/off by just a press of a button on the top right corner and a shortcut button on the top left to adjust the NumberPad backlit brightness while a swipe to launch calculator. This comes in handy for those who frequently punching numbers on Microsoft Excel. Talking about Microsoft, the ZenBook Flip 13 OLED is pre-installed with Microsoft Home Student 2019, so you don’t need to spend extra bucks for your productivity software.

OLED Display

The flushed glass OLED Full HD display with NanoEdge bezel deliver a stunning visual experience. It meet PANTONE Validated, VESA DisplayHDR 500 True Black and TÜV Rheinland certified offers deep black and high accurate colour.

Personally, I find the 13.3″ size display panel with Full HD resolution is more than enough. The excessive pixels on the Asus ZenBook Flip S OLED is kinda overkilled. Of course, extra pixels does counts but Windows 10 would it scale up to be viewable.

I can’t praise much more as the OLED display simply outstanding with high colour contrast till sometimes I doubt myself that the photos or videos that I edited on this laptop would look overly saturated or vice versa on non-OLED display devices.

Similar to the Flip S, it supports finger touch and as well as Asus active stylus Pen. It can recognize up-to 4,092 level pressure sensitivity which ideal for sketching.

Performance

The first things I did before I perform any benchmark test is to get the BIOS and as well drivers updated. On my initial test with the ZenBook Flip S OLED, the processor TDP was limited to only 15W and it seems the same case here with the ZenBook Flip 13 OLED.

The Intel Core i7 1165G7 4C/8T processor with 8GB LPRDDR4x 4,266MHz on our review unit able to hit the 28W peak performance and here are some result on Geekbench 5 and CineBench R20

  • Geekbench 5 (CPU) – 1,518 / 4,410 (Single / Multi)
  • Geekbench 5 (GPU) – 17,863
  • Cinebench R20 – 1,350

Aside from the display vary, the storage selection on this laptop is also different. Asus uses the Kingston OM8PCP3512F-AB 3.0 x4 NVMe SSD. The SSD offers pretty decent speeds and sufficient to be used as a scratch disk as well.

Battery Life

While Intel recognizing the Asus ZenBook Flip 13 OLED with Intel Evo platform, you will be offered an exceptional great battery life. Having the same 67Wh battery capacity and lower resolutions display, I was greeted with a 20% longer battery life compared to the 4K display.

The provided 65W fast charger offers 60% top-up from 0% in under 50 minutes.

Asus ZenBook Flip S UX371 review

With Thunderbolt 4 and a stunning screen the 2-in-1 ZenBook Flip S seems made for creatives, but bear in mind that peak performance is limited by the chassis design – and that there’s no headphone jack.

The ZenBook Flip S is a premium, performance-focussed convertible laptop. That’s arguably a niche within a niche, but if that’s where you are there is a lot to like here.

11th-gen Intel chips are paired with a slim build, a modern port selection (minus the startling omission of a 3.5mm headphone jack), and a 13.3in 4K OLED touchscreen – all in a 2-in-1 design that means you can use the Flip S as a regular laptop, or as a powerful Windows tablet.

Not many people will be able to justify the £1,799/1,549 outlay of course, but if you can afford it this can go toe-to-toe with most premium 2-in-1s right now.

Design ports

Asus has settled into an aesthetic when it comes to its premium notebooks, and the ZenBook Flip S fits right in.

The only available finish is Jade Black, which comes accompanied by diamond-cut copper highlights around the edge of the chassis and display.

The cut corners look the part, signalling that premium aesthetic without quite crossing over into garish. They are a bit…well, if not sharp, then definitely angular, however. You’ll notice the edges jutting into your palms and wrists – not to the point of pain, but occasionally discomfort. There’s certainly some element of form over function here.

The same can’t be said for the size of the laptop, where the two meet quite naturally. At 1.2kg it’s not the lightest device on the market, but it’s easy to carry – though, like most 2-in-1s, it never quite feels light enough to comfortably use one-handed as a tablet.

At just 13.9mm thick it’s also undeniably slim. Again, it’s not the slimmest around, but that’s for good reason, as Asus has maintained an (almost) full complement of ports. There’s USB 3.2, HDMI, and two USB-C ports, both packed with Thunderbolt 4 support and capable of charging the device – though annoyingly they’re both on the same side, when I’d rather have a charging option on either side.

What there isn’t, and I’m honestly baffled by the omission, is a headphone jack. I’ve long ago accepted that most phones no longer support 3.5mm headphones, but to see it dropped from a laptop that clearly has space for ports is a touch concerning.

I mostly use wireless headphones, but appreciate the wired option, and it seems especially odd on a device clearly partly targeted at creatives – for whom a reliable audio connection is especially important. Asus does include an adapter dongle (along with another for Ethernet), but that’s still an unnecessary inconvenience.

Keyboard, trackpad webcam

I like but don’t love the keyboard on the ZenBook Flip S. It’s a fairly comfortable size, though the keys get a touch cramped towards the edges – that is at least partly thanks to the decision to include Home, End, and Page Up Down keys, which aren’t a given on a laptop, and will be a welcome touch for some users.

There’s a little bit of travel to the keys, but they still feel responsive, and are certainly comfortable to type on. It never quite feels as instantly luxurious as the best laptop keyboards, but I doubt many people will find serious cause for complaint.

If the keyboard is good enough, the trackpad blows it out of the water. This glass touchpad is smooth, responsive, and expansive, with a wide design that makes the most of the chassis and gives you plenty of space to maneuvre.

It also features a now-familiar Asus touch: a hidden LED numpad, activated by pressing down in the corner of the pad. This is the second-gen of the Asus tech, and this improved version makes it easier to continue using the touchpad normally even with the NumberPad active – it can tell the difference between you tapping a number or moving the cursor, so there’s no need to keep turning it on and off as you slog through a big Excel session.

Finally, there’s a webcam placed in the bezel above the display. It’s only 720p – disappointingly common still – and quality is decidedly average. It’ll do the job, but it won’t make you look your best.

The webcam works with Windows Hello to unlock the laptop – which is convenient since there’s no fingerprint scanner, so that’s your only biometric option.

Display

The ZenBook Flip S is a compact laptop with a compact display – in this case a 13.3in, 16:9 panel. Sadly Asus hasn’t yet followed Huawei, Dell, and others in adopting a taller 16:10 or 3:2 aspect ratio, which I find much more useful for productivity especially, but it’s not a huge complaint.

There’s a slim bezel around the edges of the display, though it’s thicker on the top and bottom and definitely not the thinnest about. This makes sense for a convertible though – you need something to grab onto in tablet mode, so if you’re keen on an all-screen experience you might have better luck sticking to standard clamshell designs.

Asus lists two screen specs on its site, but so far I can only find the premium 4K OLED version on sale anywhere – and that’s what I’ve reviewed. The cheaper option, if you can find it, is a Full HD IPS panel – either way, it’s also a touchscreen.

4K is arguably overkill on a display this size, but it makes sense if you assume that the Flip S is at least partly targeting creatives, who’ll appreciate the ability to work at high resolution. Just as importantly it’s highly colour accurate too – testing using a SypderX, I found that the panel covers 100% of sRGB, and 98% of AdobeRGB and DCI-P3. That’s not quite the 100% DCI-P3 that Asus is touting, but it’s pretty damn close.

Specs performance

As with the display, Asus touts a couple of different spec options, but only one setup appears to be on sale in the West. That combines an 11th-gen Intel i7 (the i7-1165G7, to be precise) with 16GB of DDR4 RAM and 1TB of storage, and includes support for Wi-Fi 6 too.

Given the size of the laptop it shouldn’t come as any great surprise that there’s no discrete graphics card, though the 11th-gen processor brings with it Intel’s Iris X e integrated graphics, which should help things along.

In benchmarks the Flip S gives solid, but unremarkable results. As we’ve seen elsewhere, the jump to 11th-gen silicon gives only modest performance boosts over the previous tech, and lags behind chips from AMD (seen in the Huawei MateBook 14 below) and Apple (in the new M1-powered MacBook Air).

concerningly, it lags behind the 11th-gen i5-powered Acer Swift 5 – which on paper this should trounce. This is the strongest suggestion that the issue here isn’t in fact the internals, but the fact that the laptop’s chassis design and cooling solution are leading to throttling that holds the CPU back.

It’s a similar story on graphical performance – the 3DMark Sky Diver score is an improvement on most 10th-gen laptops, but not an especially striking one, so you shouldn’t expect a radical improvement in either gaming performance or rendering. Once again, it lags behind the i5 Acer Swift 5, which also uses X e graphics.

Cooling is always a challenge in a chassis this small, and the Flip S does run hot, which likely explains the slightly underwhelming benchmark results – push the laptop hard and you’ll notice, and this leads to throttling that will limit peak performance.

This isn’t the worst laptop I’ve tested for heating – the early 2020 Dell XPS 13 takes that dubious prize – but it’s clear that Asus’s slim design is holding the otherwise powerful internals back, and you’re not really getting your full money’s worth on the specs.

Still, any laptop with an i7 and 16GB of RAM is going to hold its own in day-to-day use, and this is unsurprisingly nippy when you’re simply darting around Windows, using Chrome, and doing basic image editing and the like. That will be enough for most people, but anyone looking for proper power might be better off looking elsewhere.

Battery charging

Like overall performance, on battery life the Flip S is good but not great. Asus touts 15 hours of battery, though the laptop capped at 11 hours and 48 minutes in our continuous video playback test – pretty much in the middle of the pack for a laptop of this size.

In functional terms, that means it’ll comfortably last a day of work assuming you’re not pushing the CPU to its limit, which has basically been my experience.

Charging comes via USB-C, and Asus ships a 65W charger with the laptop – though you’ll be able to top it up with any USB-C PD charger too. Coming from empty the laptop topped up to 42% in half an hour using the included charger, with a full charge taking a little over an hour.

Price availability

The ZenBook Flip S costs £1,799/1,549 for the only available SKU right now.

That’s arguably par for the course for the specs – i7, 1TB, 4K OLED – but factor in the throttling from the chassis design and it begins to look like slightly worse value.

Set aside the display and you can get similar, if not superior, performance for less than a grand. A 4K, colour-accurate OLED display understandably bumps things up a bit though, and if you know you need that – plus a lightweight design with Thunderbolt 4 – then then Flip S has a little less competition.

Check out our best laptop and best 2-in-1 laptop charts for more direct comparison with the competition.

Verdict

On paper the ZenBook Flip S offers a potent combination of a lightweight, convertible design with a modern, powerful spec sheet.

In practice, the thin chassis limits the laptop’s true performance, though the beautiful OLED touchscreen and terabyte of storage ensure this will still appeal to plenty. Thunderbolt 4 and HDMI ports don’t hurt either, but the lack of a fingerprint sensor or headphone jack could well be dealbreakers.

This isn’t the best 2-in-1 laptop around right now, but if money’s no object and you prioritise portability and display quality, you could do much worse.

Specs

Asus ZenBook Flip S UX371: Specs

  • 13.3-inch (3840 x 2160) 4K OLED touchscreen
  • 11th-gen Intel Core i7-1165G7
  • Intel Iris Xe graphics
  • 16GB 4266MHz DDR4x RAM
  • 1TB SSD
  • 802.11ax Wi-Fi 6
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • 2x USB-C Thunderbolt 4
  • 1x USB 3.2
  • 1xHMDI
  • Stereo speakers
  • 720p IR webcam
  • Backlit keyboard
  • NumberPad 2.0 trackpad
  • 67Wh lithium-ion battery
  • 65W USB-C charging
  • 305mm x 211mm x 13.9mm
  • 1.2kg

Asus ZenBook Flip S UX371 review

With Thunderbolt 4 and a stunning screen the 2-in-1 ZenBook Flip S seems made for creatives, but bear in mind that peak performance is limited by the chassis design – and that there’s no headphone jack.

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The ZenBook Flip S is a premium, performance-focussed convertible laptop. That’s arguably a niche within a niche, but if that’s where you are there is a lot to like here.

11th-gen Intel chips are paired with a slim build, a modern port selection (minus the startling omission of a 3.5mm headphone jack), and a 13.3in 4K OLED touchscreen – all in a 2-in-1 design that means you can use the Flip S as a regular laptop, or as a powerful Windows tablet.

Not many people will be able to justify the £1,799/1,549 outlay of course, but if you can afford it this can go toe-to-toe with most premium 2-in-1s right now.

Design ports

Asus has settled into an aesthetic when it comes to its premium notebooks, and the ZenBook Flip S fits right in.

asus, zenbook, flip, oled, laptop, intel

The only available finish is Jade Black, which comes accompanied by diamond-cut copper highlights around the edge of the chassis and display.

The cut corners look the part, signalling that premium aesthetic without quite crossing over into garish. They are a bit…well, if not sharp, then definitely angular, however. You’ll notice the edges jutting into your palms and wrists – not to the point of pain, but occasionally discomfort. There’s certainly some element of form over function here.

The same can’t be said for the size of the laptop, where the two meet quite naturally. At 1.2kg it’s not the lightest device on the market, but it’s easy to carry – though, like most 2-in-1s, it never quite feels light enough to comfortably use one-handed as a tablet.

At just 13.9mm thick it’s also undeniably slim. Again, it’s not the slimmest around, but that’s for good reason, as Asus has maintained an (almost) full complement of ports. There’s USB 3.2, HDMI, and two USB-C ports, both packed with Thunderbolt 4 support and capable of charging the device – though annoyingly they’re both on the same side, when I’d rather have a charging option on either side.

What there isn’t, and I’m honestly baffled by the omission, is a headphone jack. I’ve long ago accepted that most phones no longer support 3.5mm headphones, but to see it dropped from a laptop that clearly has space for ports is a touch concerning.

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I mostly use wireless headphones, but appreciate the wired option, and it seems especially odd on a device clearly partly targeted at creatives – for whom a reliable audio connection is especially important. Asus does include an adapter dongle (along with another for Ethernet), but that’s still an unnecessary inconvenience.

Keyboard, trackpad webcam

I like but don’t love the keyboard on the ZenBook Flip S. It’s a fairly comfortable size, though the keys get a touch cramped towards the edges – that is at least partly thanks to the decision to include Home, End, and Page Up Down keys, which aren’t a given on a laptop, and will be a welcome touch for some users.

There’s a little bit of travel to the keys, but they still feel responsive, and are certainly comfortable to type on. It never quite feels as instantly luxurious as the best laptop keyboards, but I doubt many people will find serious cause for complaint.

If the keyboard is good enough, the trackpad blows it out of the water. This glass touchpad is smooth, responsive, and expansive, with a wide design that makes the most of the chassis and gives you plenty of space to maneuvre.

It also features a now-familiar Asus touch: a hidden LED numpad, activated by pressing down in the corner of the pad. This is the second-gen of the Asus tech, and this improved version makes it easier to continue using the touchpad normally even with the NumberPad active – it can tell the difference between you tapping a number or moving the cursor, so there’s no need to keep turning it on and off as you slog through a big Excel session.

Finally, there’s a webcam placed in the bezel above the display. It’s only 720p – disappointingly common still – and quality is decidedly average. It’ll do the job, but it won’t make you look your best.

The webcam works with Windows Hello to unlock the laptop – which is convenient since there’s no fingerprint scanner, so that’s your only biometric option.

Display

The ZenBook Flip S is a compact laptop with a compact display – in this case a 13.3in, 16:9 panel. Sadly Asus hasn’t yet followed Huawei, Dell, and others in adopting a taller 16:10 or 3:2 aspect ratio, which I find much more useful for productivity especially, but it’s not a huge complaint.

There’s a slim bezel around the edges of the display, though it’s thicker on the top and bottom and definitely not the thinnest about. This makes sense for a convertible though – you need something to grab onto in tablet mode, so if you’re keen on an all-screen experience you might have better luck sticking to standard clamshell designs.

Asus lists two screen specs on its site, but so far I can only find the premium 4K OLED version on sale anywhere – and that’s what I’ve reviewed. The cheaper option, if you can find it, is a Full HD IPS panel – either way, it’s also a touchscreen.

4K is arguably overkill on a display this size, but it makes sense if you assume that the Flip S is at least partly targeting creatives, who’ll appreciate the ability to work at high resolution. Just as importantly it’s highly colour accurate too – testing using a SypderX, I found that the panel covers 100% of sRGB, and 98% of AdobeRGB and DCI-P3. That’s not quite the 100% DCI-P3 that Asus is touting, but it’s pretty damn close.

Specs performance

As with the display, Asus touts a couple of different spec options, but only one setup appears to be on sale in the West. That combines an 11th-gen Intel i7 (the i7-1165G7, to be precise) with 16GB of DDR4 RAM and 1TB of storage, and includes support for Wi-Fi 6 too.

Given the size of the laptop it shouldn’t come as any great surprise that there’s no discrete graphics card, though the 11th-gen processor brings with it Intel’s Iris X e integrated graphics, which should help things along.

In benchmarks the Flip S gives solid, but unremarkable results. As we’ve seen elsewhere, the jump to 11th-gen silicon gives only modest performance boosts over the previous tech, and lags behind chips from AMD (seen in the Huawei MateBook 14 below) and Apple (in the new M1-powered MacBook Air).

concerningly, it lags behind the 11th-gen i5-powered Acer Swift 5 – which on paper this should trounce. This is the strongest suggestion that the issue here isn’t in fact the internals, but the fact that the laptop’s chassis design and cooling solution are leading to throttling that holds the CPU back.

It’s a similar story on graphical performance – the 3DMark Sky Diver score is an improvement on most 10th-gen laptops, but not an especially striking one, so you shouldn’t expect a radical improvement in either gaming performance or rendering. Once again, it lags behind the i5 Acer Swift 5, which also uses X e graphics.

Cooling is always a challenge in a chassis this small, and the Flip S does run hot, which likely explains the slightly underwhelming benchmark results – push the laptop hard and you’ll notice, and this leads to throttling that will limit peak performance.

This isn’t the worst laptop I’ve tested for heating – the early 2020 Dell XPS 13 takes that dubious prize – but it’s clear that Asus’s slim design is holding the otherwise powerful internals back, and you’re not really getting your full money’s worth on the specs.

Still, any laptop with an i7 and 16GB of RAM is going to hold its own in day-to-day use, and this is unsurprisingly nippy when you’re simply darting around Windows, using Chrome, and doing basic image editing and the like. That will be enough for most people, but anyone looking for proper power might be better off looking elsewhere.

Battery charging

Like overall performance, on battery life the Flip S is good but not great. Asus touts 15 hours of battery, though the laptop capped at 11 hours and 48 minutes in our continuous video playback test – pretty much in the middle of the pack for a laptop of this size.

In functional terms, that means it’ll comfortably last a day of work assuming you’re not pushing the CPU to its limit, which has basically been my experience.

Charging comes via USB-C, and Asus ships a 65W charger with the laptop – though you’ll be able to top it up with any USB-C PD charger too. Coming from empty the laptop topped up to 42% in half an hour using the included charger, with a full charge taking a little over an hour.

Price availability

The ZenBook Flip S costs £1,799/1,549 for the only available SKU right now.

That’s arguably par for the course for the specs – i7, 1TB, 4K OLED – but factor in the throttling from the chassis design and it begins to look like slightly worse value.

Set aside the display and you can get similar, if not superior, performance for less than a grand. A 4K, colour-accurate OLED display understandably bumps things up a bit though, and if you know you need that – plus a lightweight design with Thunderbolt 4 – then then Flip S has a little less competition.

Check out our best laptop and best 2-in-1 laptop charts for more direct comparison with the competition.

Verdict

On paper the ZenBook Flip S offers a potent combination of a lightweight, convertible design with a modern, powerful spec sheet.

In practice, the thin chassis limits the laptop’s true performance, though the beautiful OLED touchscreen and terabyte of storage ensure this will still appeal to plenty. Thunderbolt 4 and HDMI ports don’t hurt either, but the lack of a fingerprint sensor or headphone jack could well be dealbreakers.

This isn’t the best 2-in-1 laptop around right now, but if money’s no object and you prioritise portability and display quality, you could do much worse.

Specs

Asus ZenBook Flip S UX371: Specs

  • 13.3-inch (3840 x 2160) 4K OLED touchscreen
  • 11th-gen Intel Core i7-1165G7
  • Intel Iris Xe graphics
  • 16GB 4266MHz DDR4x RAM
  • 1TB SSD
  • 802.11ax Wi-Fi 6
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • 2x USB-C Thunderbolt 4
  • 1x USB 3.2
  • 1xHMDI
  • Stereo speakers
  • 720p IR webcam
  • Backlit keyboard
  • NumberPad 2.0 trackpad
  • 67Wh lithium-ion battery
  • 65W USB-C charging
  • 305mm x 211mm x 13.9mm
  • 1.2kg

Top 5 Features of the Asus ZenBook Flip 13

The Asus ZenBook Flip 13 is here, and can be purchased from KES 145K at Elevetus Technologies Ltd.

We used the laptop for a couple of days, and here are some features we think will appeal to the target buyer.

Note: this is the UX363EA model. It comes with 8 GB of RAM, 512 GB of SSD storage, 11 th Gen Intel Core i7-1165G7 and Iris Xe Graphics. Everything is modern here, including the chip and graphics processor, which is one of the most popular option in late 2020. This is an integrated graphics processor that cannot compete against dedicated video cards.

The box has two dongles, one for ethernet for that fast and uninterrupted connection, and a 3.5mm headphone dongle.

The box also has a stylus because the screen supports touch.

Weight

This is a very light computer, and it is obvious because the device is targeting people who want their laptops small, either for work and travel or basic use at home. At 1.3 kg, it could be lighter but still, I love how you can pick it up, drop it in a bag and forget it is even there.

Part of it being skinny is the display size, which as the computer’s name suggests, is at 13.3 inches. Some ports have also been eliminated, perhaps to use the smallest motherboard for the computer as possible. about those ports in a few…

Still, the size of this computer should be attractive to any customer, and it is refreshing to see that locals can pick the device up without jumping the hurdle that is importing.

That 360-degree hinge

These are points in two; first, the Flip 13 all the way to its back, making it look like an oversized tablet (for which Windows 10 would request if you want to switch to Tablet Mode), and that the display is touch sensitive. I have an older computer that does the two things just right, but to see them in this small factor was actually exciting, bearing in mind I could flip the device and use it as my watching device in bed (I do that a lot).

These are the kind of flexibilities that I like, and I am glad they are here.

By the way, the screen supports 4096 pressure levels, and a stylus is included, so you don’t need to spend additional money to purchase one.

Build quality

This is a tiny, well built-machine. Asus says that it has that US military-grade durability, and I agree.

The display is very rigid, the keyboard deck feels robust, and when closed, the device oozes that premium feel, that its designers and manufacturer took their time to ensure that the Flip 13 is well put together.

I am confident that this device will stay for a while, perhaps do 5 years easily without showing any signs of aging.

No one wants a poorly built machine, but for the price, I expected this level of admirable craftsmanship.

Amazing battery life

The 67Wh battery packaged in the Flip 13’ chassis lasts a long time. No scientific tests were performed here, and I didn’t have a long time with the laptop to gauge average longevity over and extended period of use.

However, I got 7 hours of usage, and this is with the performance mode activated. The screen brightness was at 50 percent, and I was indoors during the test period to need more than that brightness.

7 hours is a darn good number, which means you can fully juice this device, go out with it, do some work and come back home with some juice still – all with the charger at home.

Besides, the device charges via USB Type-C – and there are two Type C ports on the left, all of which charge the laptop. I just wish they were placed on either side for that flexibility.

Also, the 65W charger juices up the device quite fast (not like the insane 180W charger for the G14 – but that is a whole different laptop).

Temperatures and comfort

With my pedestrian use of laptops, I expected the device to remain quiet and cold at all times, and it did just that.

I never use a lot of apps, and my work revolves around the internet (I used Edge at all times because it is easy on the RAM) and processing documents.

There is a single fan in the chassis, and the only time it spun is when I was resetting the machine.

A quiet, and cool machine is a win for me.

The device is an excellent ultrabook, and will surely surprise many people because it is put together very well, lasts a long time thanks to that efficient 11 th Gen CPU, and executes basic tasks without putting much of a fight.

However, at a starting price of 145k, I feel that Asus could have used a 16 RAM chip instead of the paltry 8 GB. The screen could also be brighter, the keys could need more space because typing on the machine, especially if you are doing a lot of it, is a nightmare and we could also have loved to see a fingerprint scanner – although Windows Hello via the IR cameras work just fine.

The webcam is terrible too – but which computer has a good webcam?

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