Back in December 4, ASUS launched a new line of premium ZenBook laptops in the Philippines, including the ZenBook Flip S (UX371E). This new ZenBook is a convertible laptop that features a 4K touch display, as well as a new 11th gen Intel Core i7 processor. Given its specs, the new Flip S seems like a great laptop for content creators and/or creative professionals.
Recently, we got our hands on the ZenBook Flip S, and we were able to try it out for a bit. And while we can’t give our full verdict yet, here is our first impressions of ASUS’ latest convertible.
First up, let’s take a look at the laptop’s design. As with pretty much all other ZenBooks, the Flip S features a premium, brushed metal finish at the back, complete with the ASUS signature concentric circle design. Even with its metal finish, the Flip S is incredibly portable as it is only 1.2 kg light and 13.9 mm thin.
While it looks similar to most other ZenBook’s, the Flip S does have more noticeable hinges; this is because the Flip S has a 360-degree ErgoLift hinge.
The hinge is what makes the Flip S a convertible, as you can use it like you would a normal laptop, as a tablet, and in various other modes. Thanks to this, the Flip S has a lot of versatility that’s great for content creators, especially for digital artists. The convertible nature of the Flip S should also be useful for office workers, especially at times when collaborating with a team on a certain project.
As for the display, the ZenBook Flip S packs a 13.3-inch 4K UHD touchscreen OLED display with HDR and Pantone validation. Thanks to its HDR capability and the fact that it’s an OLED screen, the ZenBook Flip S’ display should be an excellent partner for movie and/or TV series marathons.
Meanwhile, the Pantone validation means that the display on the Flip S has accurate colors, making it a screen that should satisfy the needs of creative professionals. The display being a touchscreen is also helpful for content creation, especially considering that the Flip S comes with a stylus.
The ASUS stylus that comes with the ZenBook Flip S has 4096 pressure levels, meaning it should be a good partner for digital drawing. While I’ve yet to try out how the pen feels for drawing, from my initial tests, the stylus feels quite nice to use.
Moving on to the keyboard and touchpad, the Flip S has a tenkeyless keyboard, as well as a fairly large mousepad. As you may have expected, the Flip S has the Numpad 2.0 that’s found in other ZenBook laptops. Thanks to this, users get a numpad that’s integrated into the touchpad. The Numpad 2.0 can be turned on or off by tapping on the upper right side of the touchpad.
For I/O, the Flip S has 2 x Thunderbolt 4 USB Type-C, 1x USB 3.2 Type-A, and 1 x HDMI 2.0. While that’s not a lot, the Flip S has more ports compared to other slim laptops (looking at you, MacBook). Plus, the Flip S comes with a 3.5mm to USB-C and an ethernet port to USB-C dongle inside the box.
Powering the Flip S is an 11th Gen Intel Core i7 processor that comes with Intel Iris X integrated graphics, as well as 16GB of RAM. With these specs, the Flip S should have plenty of power for popular content creation apps such as Photoshop and more.
Even though we’ve only had the Flip S for a couple of days, the new ZenBook convertible is already quite promising thanks to its gorgeous display, great design, and capable hardware. But is it worth the PHP 94,995 price tag? Find out soon when we release our full review!
ASUS ZenBook Flip S UX371E Specs
- Processor: Intel Core i7 (11th Gen)
- Installed Memory: 16GB
- Operating System: Windows 10
- GPU: Intel Iris X Graphics (Integrated)
- Storage: 1TB SSD
- Display: 13.3” 4K UHD NanoEdge touchscreen OLED HDR display
- 2 x Thunderbolt 4 USB Type-C
- 1x USB 3.2 Type-A
- 1 x HDMI 2.0
- Price: PHP 94,995