At its pre-Computex 2017 event, Asus announced the ZenBook Flip S (UX370), the world’s thinnest 2-in-1 convertible notebook yet. It boasts a highly impressive 10.9mm thin profile and weighs in at just 1.1kg. In addition to a thin and light footprint, the 2-in-1 convertible features very thin bezels around its 13.3-inch display, referred to as “NanoEdge” by Asus.
The ZenBook Flip S features a 13.3-inch display with up to 4K resolution and support for active stylus input. As we mentioned above already, Asus has significantly trimmed down the bezels on the convertible. The side bezels measure just 6.11mm, which should help provide a more immersive viewing experience to the user. Asus uses a 360-degree ErgoLift hinge that allows users to flip the display to any position.
Let’s talk about the internals now. The ZenBook Flip S (UX370) is powered by the latest 7th Generation Intel Core i5/i7 U-series processors under the hood, with up to 16GB of RAM and 1TB of PCIe 3.0 x4 solid state drive. Since the convertible notebook is a lot thinner and lighter than conventional 13.3-inch ultrabooks, Asus has developed a new “liquid-crystal polymer fan” to cool the system. These new fans are just 0.3mm thin, allowing them to comfortably fit inside.
The Flip S runs Windows 10 S operating system and comes with a fingerprint sensor to allow for Windows Hello user authentication. Asus notebooks are usually quite impressive in the audio department, so we aren’t surprised to see Harman Kardon certified speakers on the ZenBook Flip S. As far as battery life is concerned, Asus claims the convertible is capable of delivering up to 11 hours of usage. Fast charging support is included as well, allowing the battery to charge up to the 60% mark in just 49 minutes.
The Asus Flip S will begin shipping in the United States in September this year with a base price of $1,099 (Rs.70,900).