ZenBook Flip 13 UX363EA Review: Impressive 2-in-1 Laptop with Flexible Performance and Effortless Mobility
Before now, if you were looking for a device that is light, sleek, and fully connectable, you had a limited choice: the MacBook Air was the leader, and you didn’t have many other options. There are some other notebooks here and there that tried to build a slim and quality laptop, but with little or no success.
The reality now is, times have changed! These days there are lots of incredible ultra–thin laptops in the market especially from ASUS – a leading computer and phone hardware and electronics company driven by innovation and commitment for delivering products like laptops, software, motherboards, servers, desktop PCs, desktop monitors, sound cards, etc.
ASUS has over the years produced their own ultra-thin laptops and it seems they get slimmer & better every month. This article in particular features the latest in the ASUS portfolios of ultra-thin laptops: The ASUS ZenBook Flip 13 (UX363EA).
According to ASUS, the ZenBook Flip 13 (UX363EA) is the world’s thinnest convertible laptop to include full-size HDMI and USB Type-A ports — as well as two of the latest Thunderbolt 4 USB-C ports — for uncompromised on-the-go connectivity. The ZenBook Flip 13 (UX363EA) is a new multi–touch 2-in-1 convertible laptop with an all-new design that combines ultimate portability with supreme versatility.
Creatives who fancy working on the go have the perfect device to work with as the ZenBook Flip 13 is powered with the latest 11th Gen intel core i7 processor and Intel Iris Xe graphics, this incredible compact laptop is no lightweight and is powered to punch out incredible performances no matter how intensive or demanding the workload is.
What to expect from the ZenBook Flip 13 (UX363EA)?
Incredible Light Weight Machine
The ZenBook Flip 13 (UX363EA) weighs 1.3kg and 13.9 mm thin, the ZenBook Flip 13 is a versatile 2-in-1 convertible Ultrabook, which can be used as a laptop or transformed into a tablet when needed. The size and weight make it portable enough for stuffing into both backpacks or fashionable tote bags.
Despite the super-slim design, ZenBook Flip 13 (UX363EA) is packed with I/O options: with USB Type-A, HDMI, and two Thunderbolt™ 4 USB-C® ports, it’s the worlds thinnest convertible laptop with such an impressive list of input and output ports.
Screen and graphics – ASUS ZenBook Flip 13 features up to 13.3-inch FHD touchscreen that supports 1920 x 1080 resolution and 0.2 ms response time. The display offers an ultrawide colour gamut of 100% DCI-P3, which is widely used in the motion picture industry.
To give users peace of mind, ZenBook Flip 13 OLED display also manages the blue-light ratio to reduce potentially-harmful emissions up to 70% less than normal LCD, with certification from TÜV Rheinland for low blue light and flicker-free visuals – promising greater care for your eyes, even after many hours of use.
4096 Levels MPP Stylus
Artists, photographers, designers, and many more creatives will love the possibilities offered by the NanoEdge display when combining with the optional ASUS Pen and Windows Ink. The high-precision touchscreen is fully compatible with the new ASUS Pen’s 4096 levels of pressure sensitivity, providing an upgraded experience that makes ZenBook Flip 13 the perfect choice for unplanned creativity, note-taking, and instinctive editing in any supported app.
Edge-to-edge full-sized, backlit keyboard – The keyboard is backlit for convenient typing when working in dark environments. It also allows ample space between the middle of a key to the middle of its adjacent key while retaining many commonly used function keys, enabling users to type comfortably with accuracy.
The ZenBook Flip 13 (UX363EA) includes several dedicated hotkeys for ease of use. From allowing you to capture any part of the screen with a single tap, easily switch the webcam off, to locking the system in an instant for extra privacy.
The ZenBook Flip 13 (UX363EA) also includes an Fn key with a lock option, allowing users to quickly switch between hotkey functions or general F1-F12 key functions by pressing the Fn + Esc keys at the same time. The Fn key has a built-in LED light to indicate when the general F1-F12 functions are enabled. When the FN key light is turned off, the hotkey functions are enabled.
Silky, Smooth, and Powerful
The ZenBook Flip 13 (UX363EA) offers incredible and impressive performance. Every component delivers the best possible performance any user can dream of. The ZenBook Flip 13 (UX363EA) is powered by the latest 11th Generation Intel® Core™ processors with Intel Iris® Xe integrated graphics.
Particularly for gamers, the 11th Gen Intel® Core™ processors deliver better computing performance and can enable FHD gameplay at up to 60 fps with better battery life and mobility than is possible before now. The new processors are built to transform modern creative workflows with Intel® Deep Learning Boost AI acceleration and AV1 media encoding and decoding technology.
In addition, the ZenBook Flip 13 (UX 363EA) is part of the Intel Evo program and thus has both Wi-Fi 6 and 2 Thunderbolt 4/USB-C ports connectivity (up to 40Gbps). They integrate the latest, highest-speed Wi-Fi technology as well as new Thunderbolt™ 4 technology to connect to a universe of peripherals and enable single-cable access to fast charging, external monitors, and extended storage. Users also get to enjoy the best Wi-Fi experience with the ASUS Wi-Fi Master Premium technologies. A 4-celled 67 Whr lithium battery powers the laptop.
Up to 16 GB LPDDR4X 4266 MHz memory – ASUS ZenBook Flip 13 (UX363EA) adopts an on-board memory design to allow for a thinner and lighter chassis, but this still provides up to 16 GB capacity and 4266 MHz clock LPDDR4X memory specifications to provide plenty of processing power.
SSD or optional Intel® Optane™ storage – The ZenBook Flip 13 (UX363EA) features up to a 1TB PCIe® 3.0 NVMe™ SSD or an optional high speed 32GB+512GB Intel Optane™ Memory H10 module for 1.35X faster data access speeds.
Intel® Optane™ storage offers close to the speeds of DRAM with the capacity and non-volatility of conventional storage – like an SSD or HDD, it does not lose what is stored when the PC is turned off, making the PC feel far more responsive. Compared to a similarly configured PC with an SSD, Intel® Optane™ Memory significantly speeds up launch and load times for files, graphics‑intensive apps, and games.
The Intel® Optane™ Memory H10 module offered as an option for the new ZenBook storage combines 32GB of Optane™ memory with 512GB of 3D QLC NAND storage (similar to the type of storage used by fast SSDs).
Dual Thunderbolt 4 – ASUS ZenBook Flip 13 features two Thunderbolt™ 4 USB-C® ports, each Thunderbolt 4 port can support up to 40 Gbps data bandwidth and dual 4K or single 8K display output, and it also can support the new USB 4.0 standard for exceptional compatibility.
In addition, ASUS ZenBook Flip 13 also offers a standard HDMI 1.4 port, and a USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A port. This makes it possible for ASUS ZenBook Flip 13 to easily output to a 60Hz 4K display, connect to storage devices or expand connections.
Exclusive and Incredible ASUS 360° ErgoLift Hinge – With its precision-engineered 360° ErgoLift hinge, the ASUS ZenBook Flip 13 (UX363EA) allows versatile usage modes. The impressive 360° ErgoLift hinge has a well-engineered multi-gear component that’s cleverly designed to lift and tilt the new edge-to-edge keyboard into a comfortable typing position while improving cooling airflow when the NanoEdge display is opened beyond 135°.
The edge-to-edge keyboard design also adds space for a whole new row of function keys on the right-hand side. The ErgoLift hinge holds the display securely at any angle, allowing the versatile ZenBook Flip 13 to be used in laptop, tablet, stand, or tent modes — or anything angle you can imagine. When in tablet mode, the dual-action hinge automatically rotates out of the way to allow the display to fold flat against the base.
In summary, if you’re looking for a premium 2-in-1 laptop with a classy and portable touch for everyday use, a device that can get charged in minutes, the ZenBook Flip 13 (UX363EA) should top your list, especially if you are a creative that likes to work on the go.
It is no doubt that ASUS did an amazing job on the design and build quality of the UX363EA, especially with the screen, the set of ports on it, and the Intel Tiger Lake hardware and a large battery. The ZenBook Flip 13 (UX363EA) is one of the first 2 – in one-1 laptops available with the Tiger Lake hardware.
The laptop is priced at NGN598,990 and it is available in the following SPAR outlet across Nigeria: Adeola Odeku -VI; Lekki and PH Mall.
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