Asus VivoBook Flip 14 Laptop Review (2021) || AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
So in this review we will go over the features, specs benchmarks and also do a teardown of this laptop, so please sit back, relax and enjoy the review. Also, please subscribe to the channel and hit the bell icon for notifications for the future videos. So let’s do a quick unboxing in the box we have a vivobook flip 14 laptop 65 watt power, adapter quick, start guide and warranty information. Now let’s look at the specs. The laptop is powered by 14 inch. Full hd touchscreen display amd ryzen, 5. 5500. U6. Core processor 8gb ram 256gb hard drive, vega, 7, integrated graphics, 802.11, asc, wi, fi, 5, bluetooth, 4.2, 720p, webcam, fingerprint reader 45 volt hour battery microsoft, windows, 10 weighs 3.31 pounds and our unit was priced 529. Now let’s look at the ports. The laptop is equipped with one usb 2 type: a port one, usb 3.2 gen, 2 type, a port one, usb 3.2 gen, 2 type c port 1, hdmi port headphone and microphone, jack micro, sd card reader and a power button. The laptop comes with 720p resolution camera with microphone and following is a video quality from the webcam. The camera’s picture. Quality is one of the best we have seen from widget laptop category picture. Quality was sharp and audio quality was great as well. Overall vivobook flip 14 has a design that is simple and clean and smooth aluminum body hides fingerprints very well, there’s, also fingerprint reader for extra security.
When it comes to upgradability asus allows you to upgrade some of the components you can access the laptop of the board by rooming the screws from the back cover. You need to be careful by removing the back cover proper tool, but the process is very simple: you can replace the existing nvme hard drive with bigger and faster hard drive, and you can also change the wi fi car to wi fi 6.. You can also upgrade the ram by adding additional ram with the available ram slot with max up to 16 gb. You can access the ram and hard drive by removing the civil matter casing, which is held by some tape. Asus also allows you to pre configure the laptop with a lot of configuration options on the website that includes a faster wi, fi six card, more ram and a bigger hard drives. I would also recommend dual channel ram setup. As we know, amd processor performance will benefit from dual channel ram setup. In the cpu cooling we have a single copper heat pipe with heatsink and a single fan. You can hear the fan noise during general usage, but temperature never crossed 95 degrees celsius during our test. But cpu fan kicks into higher gear a lot but enough to keep the laptop temperature under control during gaming or cpu intensive workloads. Now let’s talk about design and build quality, starting at just 3.31 pounds. The laptop is light enough to carry around school or college campus.
The laptop offers a clean and modern look, the top cover is aluminum, but the rest of the laptop build material is plastic. First impression from a visual standpoint are very good when compared to any other laptop in this price. Category there’s some flex in the body around the keyboard, but the overall build quality is great, with great level of attention to detail, with smooth feel on the surface. Providing good comfort to the touch the overall laptop’s construction does not feel cheap and the body will be able to withstand general day to day usage. Now let’s talk about specs and features. The vivobook flip 14 display has thin bezels, and our unit came with 14 inch. Full hd touchscreen, the nano edge display, allows a 14 inch panel to fit into a 13 inch chassis. As a result, the laptop offers more compact dimensions, asus rates, a screen, ips level like also the screen – needs a lot of help from other hand when open the lid up. The touch screen is responsive and there’s. An optional asus pen active stylus to draw on the screen the metal hinge on the laptop, is tested to pass 20k cycle open and close test. So you can easily flip into a tablet mode to browse the web or stream a tv show in the tent mode. With this much flexibility, you will always find your perfect viewing angle. The laptop’s visuals are handled by integrated amd, radon graphics, watching youtube will netflix content looks very good, and this display works very well in low light conditions.
The screen brightness comes in around 250 nits with 100 srgb. Also, the viewing angles are good, with good contrast ratio. The laptop’s keyboard is good for longer typing experience. The pressure point is noticeable, provides clicky feedback and a decent 1.3 millimeter key travel. The key size and arrangements are very good, and our unit came with the backlit keyboard. Of course, this signature asus number pad 2.0 unselected models which lets you turn the trackpad into a number pad. It is a regular size, touchpad and it feels good during general usage and makes a solid clicking sound. Now. Let’S talk about performance, our laptop is equipped with amd ryzen, 5 5500u processor, the processor based on amd’s latest ryzen, 7 nanometer z2 technology with 6 cores and 12 threads with base clock, speed of 2.1 gigahertz and a maximum clock speed of 4 gigahertz. This processor is used in mainstream and 2 in one laptops. Its performance is sufficient for every digital usage office tasks and some gaming. It can also handle very well some more demanding stuff, such as video editing, falling is a 4k video file sample at high bit rate, and the laptop was able to run it flawlessly without any lag or problem. During our video editing test in adobe premiere pro, we were able to load 4k video clips and, while scrubbing around, it was able to handle it without any problem and finish the 4k clip encoding to h.265 format with decent speed compared to its intel counterpart.
Cpus now let’s look at some benchmarks: amd ryzen, 5, 5500u processor, score 7185 points in cinebench, multi thread, cpu performance, benchmark and 1143 points in single core test running at 2.1 gigahertz and comparing against amd ryzen 7 4700 u8 core processor, which scored 2 661 points in Cinebench running at 2 gigahertz, this is a great multi core performance by amd latest cpu in completely destroying its intel counterparts in this price category, in cinebench, multi thread, cpu performance benchmarks and in cpu z, benchmark laptop scored, ’22 points in multi thread and 497 points in Single thread: next in geekbench, cpu benchmark amd ryzen, 5 cpu score 1090 points in single core and 5 44 points in multi core, also in geekbench gpu benchmark amd gpu, scored 13 197 points. Moving on to the laptop’s hard drive, the samsung 256 gb nvme offers great read and write rates, aren’t scored 1805 megabytes per second read and 645 megabytes per second right in ssd benchmark. The fast nvme ssd makes a tremendous difference in system, performance and responsiveness. Looking into the laptop audios, the harman kardon speakers produce a clear, sound with good quality. They get loud enough to fill a small size room and falling is audio sample in the battery option. Laptop comes with 45 watt hour battery unit. The 45 watt hour battery can provide up to 10 to 12 hours of web browsing and about 10 hours of video playback with brightness lower to 120 nits.
This is more than enough for students for on campus projects or taking notes during classes. The laptop also comes with 65 watt power adapter, and it is small and light enough to carry around in the backpack let’s. Do the final summary overall, the asus vivobook flip 14 laptop is a very good convertible. Two in one machine with no major weak points. The latest amd ryzen 5 processor, in particular, offers better cpu and gpu performance and destroys its intel counterparts in most categories. It is also a great budget friendly gaming machine for gradual gamers and powerful enough to handle 4k video editing as well. From my standpoint, the asus vivo flip 14 is an excellent buy for under 550, and our unit was priced at 529, which is the best price currently available in the market. For this laptop, the overall great performance by amd, processor and nvme storage provides a super snappy experience and the touch screen seems to work very well and also the ability to upgrade the laptop with more ram hard drive and wi. Fi is also a big plus point and there are plenty of configuration options from asus website. Having said that, i can recommend asus vivo flip 14 laptop for anyone who’s in the market for budget friendly convertible laptop for around 500, which offers excellent performance without breaking the bank.