ASUS Launches ZenBook Flip S UX370 Ultra-Thin Convertible With Core i7 Power
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.