The Asus Zenbook Flip S is shaping up to be a reliable ultra thin 2-in-1 laptop because it’s only 10.9 mm thick. It can be used in different modes thanks to the 360-degree hinge which offers maximum flexibility.
There’s a lot to say about this device, not just its super slim figure. It is a big departure from the previous Zenbook Flip UX360 that was already slim to begin with. This construction directly affects the weight. You would be grateful that the S is not only portable, but also lightweight. It weighs roughly a little over a kilo. In terms of durability, the notebook also delivers because the whole body is made of aluminum. Pay attention to the hinge, you’ll notice that it resembles those on the Lenovo Yoga Series. Well, it seems to have been a standard among hybrid laptops nowadays. It allows the lid to rotate 360 degrees and transform into a tablet. The keyboard also showcases strength as you spin it around.
The Asus Zenbook Flip S has a 13.3in full HD screen. It can be mistaken for a tablet, but the screen is where the comparison ends. Tablets are designed for fun, so they’re typically available in smaller screens, but there are some that offer large ones, too. The Flip has a large screen, which is great for enjoying multimedia content and working. The quality is stunning and it shows when you use it to view videos. The colors look vibrant and lively. As a hybrid laptop, it coming with touch function isn’t surprising. It can be operated using a stylus or the fingers. While the resolution isn’t the highest, pixelation isn’t noticeable to say the least. The wide viewing angles make up for it as well. The display looks sharp from any direction.
Keyboard and trackpad
The keyboard offers a feel-good, easy typing experience due to its ample space. The key travel is great, so is the keystroke. It gives enough feedback for typing texts at high speeds. In the meantime, the trackpad features multi-gesture support, so you can use it to do different things on the screen. It feels challenging at first, but the feature is actually beneficial. If you don’t feel like using the gestures, just turn off this option.
At the heart of the laptop is a 2.5GHz Intel Core i5-7200U paired with 8GB of RAM. It also offers 512GB PCIe 3.0 M.2 SSD for storage. The processor guarantees solid performance. Meanwhile, the RAM is sufficient for loading a broad range of applications. For those who want to buy this laptop to carry out daily tasks, you won’t be disappointed. The best part is during intensive use, the device manages to remain quiet.
For gaming, it utilizes Intel HD Graphics 620 GPU, which is good enough to handle moderate-level graphics processing. It does heat up, but wouldn’t say it’s a major issue because it’s still comfortable to touch with bare hands. The connectivity is a bit limiting, though. There’s no full-size USB here, only USB Type-C ports. If this is bothering you, get a connectivity hub that’s sold separately. Thankfully, basic necessities like 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.2 are included.
Asus Zenbook Flip S specs:
- 313 x 218 x 10.9mm (Size)
- 13.3in Full HD (1,920 x 1,080) multitouch display
- Intel Core i5-7200U processor
- 8GB of RAM, 512GB of storage
- HD Graphics 620 GPU
- Windows 10 Home