ASUS continues to expand and refine its ZenBook family of mobile products, and that is clearly on display today with the announcement of the ZenBook Flip S UX370. The ZenBook Flip S features a convertible design, which means that it can be used a conventional notebook, or you can “flip” the display around 360 degrees to use it as a tablet.
We’ll start off by saying that the ZenBook Flip S is a handsome device that is constructed of premium materials. In this case, the convertible is crafted from a single block of aerospace-grade 6013 aluminum alloy and feature diamond-cut highlights along its edges. Weighing in at a mere 2.43 pounds, the ZenBook Flip S is an easy-to-tote productivity machine that will likely appear to business professionals.
On the hardware front, the ZenBook Flip S features a 13.3-inch multi-touch display with a resolution of 1920x1080 and is covered in tough Gorilla Glass. ASUS has adopted an Intel Kaby Lake Core i7-7500U processor, which is paired with up to 16GB of LPDDR3-2133 memory. On the storage front, ASUS has you covered with a 512GB PCIe SSD. When it comes to connectivity, physical ports are limited to just two USB-C ports and a combo audio port. Wireless connectivity is handled by 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.1.
Other features include a fingerprint sensor that is Windows Hello compatible, stereo speakers with smart amplifier (Harman Kardon-certified) and a VGA front-facing camera for web conferencing. We should also mention that touch display can also support a touch stylus, and an ASUS Pen is thankfully included in the package.
Despite the thin frame, which is just 10.9mm thick, ASUS has managed to cram a 39 WHr lithium-ion battery into the chassis that is supposed to offer “day-long battery life”. The ZenBook Flip S also supports fast-charging, which can take the battery from 0 percent to 60 percent in less than 50 minutes.
ASUS ZenBook Flip S UX370 will be available as a Microsoft Store-exclusive with an MSRP of $1,399. However, there will be a less expensive version, the ASUS Q325, which will be available from Best Buy for $1,199. The lower price tag means that you will receive Windows 10 Home (instead of Windows 10 Pro) and a slower 512GB SATA III SSD. All other specs remain the same.