Asus Zenbook Flip UX360 Review

With the Zenbook Flip, Asus has combined its thin and light laptops with a 360-degree hinged screen design to make a high-class convertible laptop. The Zenbook is expensive, but it’s one of the finest examples of a convertible laptop around.

SPECIFICATIONS:

CPU: 900MHz Core M3-6Y30 (dual-core, 4MB cache, 2.2GHz with Turbo Boost)
Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 515
RAM: 8GB DDR3L (1,866MHz SDRAM)
Screen: 13.3-inch, 1,920 x 1,080 IPS touch screen display
Storage: 512GB SSD (SATA3 M.2)
Ports: 2 x USB 3.0, USB-C Gen 1, micro HDMI, micro SDXC card reader, headphone jack
Connectivity: Integrated 802.11ac (2×2)
Camera: 1.2MP HD web camera
Weight: 2.86 lbs (1.29 kg)
Size: 12.71 x 8.66 x 0.54 inch (32.28 x 21.99 x 1.37 cm; W x D x H)

DESIGN:

The UX360UA looks and feels pretty much like you’d expect from a Zenbook. The UX360 still features the same all-aluminum chassis of its UX305 brother. It’s still stunningly thin, with the bottom portion being just a hair thicker than the two USB-A ports it houses. On the left of the device, you’ll find the power button, volume rocker, SD card slot and a single USB 3.0 port. Move to the right and you’re greeted with a 3.5mm combo jack, Micro HDMI, USB Type C, USB 3.0 and DC power input. The ZenBook Flip offers a striking design that’s subtle but managed to stand out from the crowd. It’s spun metal lid features a brushed sunburst effect that looks spectacular in sunlight. The Keyboard was good but it had one flaw that it wasn’t backlit. The trackpad is also good. It’s fairly large and has a smooth finish. Tracking accuracy is on point, making navigating small menus easy. Windows 10 features an array of multi-touch gestures, with the Zenbook handling them well.

PERFORMANCE:

Powered by Intel’s M-series processors, the ZenBook Flip is aimed at users who want a thin and light device, while still being able to cope with everyday tasks without issue. The m5 in my review sample coped with everything I threw at it, whether it was word processing, web browsing or video playback. Even with lots of tabs and programs open, the processor performed admirably, especially when you consider the laptop uses passive cooling only – there are no noisy fans here. The speakers turned out to be capable of pushing out considerable volume. Voices in videos came out clean and distinct, with minimal distortion. Music was tinny and scratchy and suffered more when the lid was flipped around because of the speakers’ positioning. I will tell you that the laptop performs just as you’d expect from this platform, can handle multitasking, browsing, office use, multimedia content and even games and more demanding software like Photoshop, Adobe Premier Pro and others, as long as you keep projects small.

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DISPLAY:

The 1080p touch screen on the ZenBook Flip produces vivid colors and has wide viewing angles. Despite the reflective quality of its touch screen, I could see the picture clearly at 75 degrees from the center of the screen. The vibrant display on the ZenBook Flip reproduces an excellent 102 percent of the RGB color gamut, which surpasses the 95 percent ultraportable category average. The main issue I have is with the reflectivity of the display. Even in modest light, the screen picks up the room around you, which can be distracting, and it’s far worse in bright environments. Normally this wouldn’t be a huge problem, but I found the display wasn’t bright enough to overcome the glossy screen. A smaller issue is that the screen has a slight haze to it – this is something that’s often found in matte displays, rather than the gloss finish here.

SOFTWARE:

There’s barely any extra software on the ZenBook Flip. The most notable app is the Splendid Utility, which lets users adjust the screen to reduce blue light or make hues more intense. Standard Windows 10 bloatware is also on board: Twitter, Flipboard and Candy Crush Soda Saga are pinned in their usual places in the start menu.

BATTERY:

Despite the impressive performance, battery life is reasonably good. The Zenbook Flip managed 7 hours 37 minutes at 57% brightness in the Powermark benchmark, running through a cycle of 5 minutes of video and 10 minutes of web browsing. In my real-world testing, I found that I had around 20% depletion after 2 hours of web browsing, which should get you a full working day of use and a little bit extra for the commute home. If you opt for the more powerful m7 and higher-resolution screen options, you should expect battery life to be reduced.

VERDICT:

The Asus ZenBook Flip UX360CA is a lightweight notebook that trades performance for a quiet, fanless design. It has a vivid display that you can customize to your liking, and you won’t spend too much time uninstalling junk from your machine. The best part about this 2-in-1 is its long battery life. Asus has tried something new with the ZenBook Flip, and is keeping up with the likes of Lenovo. It’s a good laptop, but only if you really value the touchscreen and tablet-style functionality. The price is reasonable considering there’s a 512GB SSD – the 128GB model is priced much lower, but you can still get better performance and a more elegant body if you choose an ordinary laptop.

It is Available to Buy on Amazon.in (Currently Unavailable) if you are looking to buy it Links are as Follows :

ASUS Zenbook Flip UX360 – https://goo.gl/y1NHBR

 

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