If you have a very special laptop waiver this right. Here is the Asus Zenbook flip and see the sticker right here. Yes, it is one of the first products from the company to feature the rise in chipsets. So is this machine actually that good or Asus really needs to work a little bit more. Let’s find out in my full review of the Asus Zenbook flip.
Let’s get started let’s talk about the design first having used sign books for a while. Now I’m quite accustomed to the Nano edge display. Now while the zenbook flip does not have massive bezels. They are still noticeable but that’s a good thing because that gives you an added screen space to hold on when the laptop is being used in tablet mode. In fact, you still get a display with a 90 percent screen to body ratio. On the backside, you get a clean silver finish with the Asus logo in the middle. The company has let go of the signature circular finish that was there on the previous zen books.
This surface is smooth and more importantly is not a fingerprint magnet for a convertible weight of the laptop of 1.6 kg. Thus feels surprisingly high on paper. While it should be fine using it while folded is a different story for some reason. It doesn’t feel that comfortable. Now maybe the keyboard or the bag or maybe it’s the weight distribution inside the laptop. It’s hard to pinpoint what factor is leading to this experience but yeah I wish that the laptop was a tad bit lighter. Now in terms of connectivity the Zen book flip.
Actually offers a very decent package. You get a DC charging port a full-size HDMI port a USB 3.1 type a port and USB 3.1 type-c port on to the left side. Over to the right side, you get a micro SD card slot. A USB 2.0 port 3.5 mm headphone jack and a power button. Overall the placement is fine but I do wish that there was USB power delivery.
Here like seriously now the Zenbook flip 14 as the name suggests has a 14-inch display. The panel here is a full HD display with 100% srgb color gamut 978-degree wide-view technology. Now I’ve come to expect great displays on Zen books and this one is no different almost everything about this display is good. The color reproduction is great and the content feels super-rich not to forget that this is a touch display – regardless of which mode you want to use it in the touch response.
Here feels good and there are no complaints. As such that said the panel isn’t that bright so how do you say is a bit limited the keyboard. Here is a mixed bag one that works really. Well if you have a good muscle memory see the thing is that the keyboard in itself is pretty good.
The 1.4 mm key travel is great and the keyboard layout is fine too. In fact, I was able to get an average typing speed of 66 words per minute which is decent enough. The problem here though is with the keyboards backlight due to the color of the laptop. The white light doesn’t seem to illuminate the keys properly due to bad contrast. As a result, it doesn’t matter. If you have the backlight on or off the keys are almost always difficult to see.
This one right here is different almost everything here works well the surface feels smooth and premium and there is no regressed touch. The gestures work fine I just wish the touchpad had a bigger area. Overall but then again that’s more of a nitpick on the whole the touchpad is great. Something that I would like to see Asus make more of the Zen book flip. Let’s go of the fingerprint scanners that we are used to seeing here and instead comes with a 3d IR camera.
I found the best use case for them in tank word though because that is how you get. The sounds to be really enhanced. Trust me you’d need that because the speakers on this thing are really mediocre and they don’t sound that loud ok. So this is the most interesting part right here for a long time. Now I’ve been in touch with issues and I’ve been begging them to make a laptop with their AMD Ryzen chipsets. You know for how great they are in terms of performance and well we finally have a laptop with the AMD Ryzen chipset.
To be honest, I feel a bit guilty because this laptop is not what I wanted you to see in terms of core benchmarks and day to day usage. The laptop flies that’s great but that’s all if you have the system plugged. At the moment you unplug the charger the performance just takes it. All you can see lags here and there yeah lags on an SSD and sometimes. Even Chrome hangs a bit I mean the overall performance on the battery sucks speaking of the battery.
The Ryzen is a power-hungry chipset that brings you to the next part of this laptop review. The battery AMD’s chipsets are unknown to be power-hungry. Even being a mobile chipset does not help the rise in 3700. The Zenbook flip packs in a 42 watt or 3-cell battery which the company claims should last up to 9 hours.
Now that’s a big job because to keep the system running an optimum condition. You need to use it in high-performance mode and in that mode. The laptop barely manages to last three hours that is such a shame because this laptop is clearly designed for portability and mobility and to have such a mediocre battery life really spoil as the one.
Now let’s keep this short and simple is the Zen book flip actually worth your money. No the whole idea of this laptop is Portability and the overall performance of this laptop is its biggest downfall. If you’re looking for a rise and powered laptop is n look 14 with a Ryzen chipset is what it should be looking at this.
On the other hand, it feels like a tough recommendation for it offers features. That doesn’t work in sync. It feels like such a wasted opportunity because the Asus Zen book flip is actually a very good machine. For your desk replacement but once you unplug the laptop it’s just not that good well.