ASUS ZenBook Flip 14” 2-in-1 Laptop Review
We'Ll take a look at the features available and help you decide if it's worth buying let's start by checking out the specs in this model. There'S, an eighth gen Intel 8550: u quad core CPU, which runs at 1.8 gigahertz and can boost up to 4 gigahertz with a single core there's 16 gig of LP ddr3 memory running at 2100, 33 megahertz in dual channel for the storage there's, a 256 gig MDOT 2 SATA SSD and for the graphics, there's, no discrete GPU present in this model, so we've only got the integrated Intel. U HD, 620 graphics and we'll see how this performs later in the benchmarks, but you can also get it with NVIDIA MX 150 graphics. If you need more graphical power, there's a 14 inch, 1080p 60 Hertz IPS touchscreen, with a glossy finish and for the network connectivity there's Intel 8 to 65 Wi Fi with Bluetooth 4.1 support. No Ethernet connectivity here unless you plug in a USB dongle. The Zenbook flip has a grey all metal design featuring a matte interior and a smooth lid with this circular metal finish. The physical dimensions of the laptop are 32 point: seven centimeters in width 22, point six centimeters in depth and just one point: three: nine centimeters in height, so it's pretty thin. This model is listed at weighing 1.4 kilos and in my own testing I found it to weigh just under 1.5 kilos and just over one point: seven kilos with the power brick and cable for charging, so it's really quite portable.
As mentioned earlier. The display is a 14 inch, 60 Hertz, 1080p IPS glossy touchscreen and, as an IPS panel, the viewing angles look great from anywhere. I don't have much experience testing touch screens, but I had no issues while using this one. Just keep in mind. Your fingerprints will make it dirty fast, so I suggest using the included pen where possible, the touch screen, features, 10 point, multi touch and the included pen has 1024 pressure sensitivity levels, so it should be pretty decent for drawing I've, also measured the colors produced by the Screen using the spider 5 pro and my results, return 93 of srgb, 67 of NTSC and 72 of Adobe RGB. So in terms of color accuracy, it seems fairly good compared to many other laptops, I've tested and overall personally I thought the screen looked quite nice. It can get quite bright, although, as a glossy display will easily show reflections I've also performed my usual backlight bleed test, which involves having the screen completely black in a dark room to help emphasize any bleeding. I then take a long exposure photo to display any bleed. So this is a worst case scenario test there's. Basically, none a little imperfections that only the camera could pick up to my eyes in a completely dark room. It looked perfectly fine, but this will of course, vary between devices. There was minimal screenflex while moving the display as it's solid metal, with the hinges towards the corners while using it.
I noticed that if you push the screen back to what I'd consider to be an average viewing angle, the bottom of the screen comes into contact with the surface, underneath resulting in the back of the device lifting up a bit I'm, not sure if this contact with The desk would cause any problems long term. However, it does prevent the rubber feet at the back touching the desk properly, meaning that it's really easy for the back to slide around. If you lightly push it, I think it's meant to be a feature to slightly tilt. The keyboard up when in laptop mode – if so, it would have been better to perhaps have the bottom of the screen somehow rubberized to prevent this. The only way to stop it seems to be to have the screen at a 90 degree angle. This was also my first time testing a two in one device like this, where the screen can fully flip back to allow you to use it in tablet mode, and this is where the real use of the touchscreen comes into play. When you flip the screen back the keyboard and touchpad or automatically disabled, so you don't have to worry about accidentally pressing anything on the back while holding it like a tablet. As the side bezels of the screen are fairly thin, it makes it difficult to hold on to the edges without accidentally touching the screen triggering a click, so you'd even need to hold it down the bottom or or underneath or use it on a flat surface.
Like a table, if you set it up like this and use the pen, the screen is pretty stable, but does wobble a little above. The display is a HD camera capable of 720p video. It looks pretty grainy even with decent lighting and the microphone sounds okay, but it seems to pick up some of the tone fan noises. The chiclet keyboard has 1.4 millimeters of key travel, has white backlighting and can be adjusted between three levels of brightness or turned off. If you prefer, I had no issues typing with it. There was a little bit of keyboard flex while pushing down fairly hard, and it was a little noticeable while typing, if you're looking for it, but I had no problems with it while typing the touchpad worked quite well, it was very smooth and gives a satisfying click When pushed down as for the io on the Left, there's a battery power indicator which changes color based on the remaining charge, USB 3.1 gen2 on type, a port volume up and down buttons and the power button over on the right, there's, a micro SD card reader. Usb 3.1 gen2 on type C port, no thunderbolt support, unfortunately, 3.5 millimeter, audio combo jack, another USB 3.1 gen2 on type, a port, HDMI port and power input there's, nothing at all on the front and nothing on the back other than some Zen book. Branding up on the lid there's, just the a sous logo in the center, with a mirrored finish, underneath the some rubber feet on the corners which help prevent it from moving around on flat surfaces.
Unless you've got the lid opened further than about 90 degrees. As mentioned and a small air intake vent or what's, the back, the two speakers are found underneath on the front corners and they actually sound, really good there's, a fair bit of bass and they're, still pretty clear, even at full volume powering the Zen book. Flip is a 3 cell 57 watt hour battery and with a full charge and just watching YouTube videos with the screen on half brightness keyboard lighting off and background apps disabled, I was able to use it for 6 hours and 20 minutes with just the built in Until graphics, I thought this was a pretty good result, but this will of course differ if you have the model with the NVIDIA MX 150 graphics, during normal use, with an ambient room temperature of 25 degrees Celsius. The CPU and GPU idled fairly low – and here are the external temperatures of the laptop, where you'll actually be putting your hands sitting around 30 degrees under a full synthetic load. With a 264, the maximum temperature of the CPU rises, but it's, not very hot, as the CPU down clocks itself to 1.5 gigahertz on all cores to stay cool, I reported a similar result in my 85 50. You compare and video, although this is a powerful CPU. The thin laptops they're placed in generally don't seem to be enough to support a full multi core workload. The keyboard area warms up by about 10 degrees or so after an extended period of time.
So not too bad compared to other laptops, with discreet graphics. As for the fan noise produced during these tests, so let you have a listen at idle, even with my ear right. Next to it, it was completely silent and even a full load, it's still fairly quiet. Just a little louder than many gaming laptops at idle. Overall, I thought the temps were pretty good, it's, a shame. You do lose some performance as it heats up, but that's always going to be a trade off with such a thin machine. Although my model here doesn't, have discrete graphics, I've benchmarked a couple of eSports games as they're, usually able to run on just about anything just to give you a rough idea of how it holds up, dota 2 actually played all right at minimum settings I'm testing. With a fairly intensive replay here, so these should be close to a worst case scenario. Example in csgo the smoke in the benchmark I'm testing with really killed the framerate. It was somewhat playable on minimum settings, otherwise, but not a great experience. So less demanding games are sort of playable at minimum settings, but it's worth keeping in mind. This laptop is also available with NVIDIA MX, 150 graphics and, while not amazing, it would definitely be a nice step up above the integrated, CPU graphics we're dealing with here. If you wanted to do some occasional gaming in Crystal disc mark, the 256 gig SATA, 3 m2 SSD performed around 550 megabytes per second in sequential reads and 450 megabytes per second and sequential, writes so fairly typical for a SATA 3 based SSD.
With this exact hardware, it seems to go for 1800 to 2000 Australian dollars at the time of recording in the US. The model with the NVIDIA MX 150 graphics goes for just under 1300 US dollars quite a bit cheaper than what's available here in Australia and with better graphics. So what did you guys think about the Zen book? Flip 14? Laptop 4 masseuse. This is the first 2 in one device I've had for review so far, so at this time I don't have anything else to compare it with. Overall, though, I thought it was a nice machine in terms of bill quality, the tablet functionality worked well, if that's something you're off top and the only issue I had was the lid preventing the rear rubber feet coming into contact with the desk when in laptop mode. Let me know what you guys thought down in the comments or simply leave a like or dislike on the video too quickly. Let me know what you thought, thanks for watching and don't forget to subscribe for future tech.