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Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP410UA (i5-7200U, FHD) Convertible Review

Sascha Mölck, 👁 Sebastian Jentsch, Felicitas Krohn (translated by Stanislav Kokhanyuk), 11/22/2017

Not without flaws. The VivoBook Flip 14 comes with a bright, contrasty IPS display, a fast SSD and a backlit keyboard. The device also offers support for the separately available input devices from Asus. However, with a price tag of some 900 Euros (~$1073), the device does not represent a bargain buy.

For the original German review, click here.

With the VivoBook Flip 14, Asus has a 14-inch convertible in its product range, which is powered by a Kaby Lake processor. The touchscreen can be used with one’s fingers as well as the separately available Asus Pen. The competitors include: the HP Pavilion X360 14 and the Lenovo Yoga 510-14IKB.

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Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP410UA-EC242T (VivoBook Flip 14 Series)
Graphics adapter
Intel HD Graphics 620, Core: 300-1000 MHz, single-channel, 23.20.16.4849
Memory
8192 MB 
, DDR4-2133, single-channel, no memory slots, RAM soldered in
Display
14 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 157 PPI, capacitive, 10-Finger Multitouch, native pen support, Chi Mei N140HCE-EN1, IPS, glossy: yes
Mainboard
Intel Kaby Lake-U iHDCP 2.2 Premium PCH
Storage
SK Hynix HFS256G39TND-N210A, 256 GB 
, , 206 GB free
Soundcard
Realtek High Definition Audio
Connections
2 USB 2.0, 2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: microphone/headphone combo jack, Card Reader: SD, 1 Fingerprint Reader, Sensors: motion sensor , TPM 2.0
Networking
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265 (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 4.2
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 19 x 327.4 x 226.5 ( = 0.75 x 12.89 x 8.92 in)
Battery
42 Wh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: VGA
Additional features
Speakers: stereo, Keyboard: chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, Cyberlink PhotoDirector 5, Cyberlink PowerDirector 12, McAfee LiveSafe (test version), 24 Months Warranty
Weight
1.6 kg ( = 56.44 oz / 3.53 pounds), Power Supply: 147 g ( = 5.19 oz / 0.32 pounds)
Price
899 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Case & Connectivity

The case of the VivoBook Flip is made mostly of plastic. Only the back of the display lid is made of metal. There is nothing to complain about in terms of the build quality. However, the rigidity of the chassis is not satisfactory. It can be bent in multiple places and should have been more rigid. Things are better with the display. It benefits from the metal back. The notebook does not offer a maintenance hatch. The battery is built-in.

In order to reach the internals, one must open up the case. For this, you will have to remove all the screws on the underside of the device. After that, the device should be placed back on its feet. Now the upper side of the chassis can be removed with the help of a plastic putty knife. But be careful: The upper side of the chassis is connected to the motherboard by means of four flat ribbon cables. Three of the cables are partially glued to the motherboard. After the case is opened, you will have access to the fan, the Wi-Fi module and one empty SATA-III slot. The SSD would only be accessible after the removal of the motherboard.

The convertible offers a good selection of ports. Besides three USB Type-A ports (one USB 3.1 Gen 1 port, two USB 2.0 ports), the device also features one USB Type-C port (USB 3.1 Gen 1). A video output (HDMI) is available. The built-in SD card-reader can be used without any hassle. When copying large chunks of data, a transfer speed of 26.6 MB/s was achieved. The transfer of 250 JPG image files was completed with a transfer speed of 24.5 MB/s. We test the SD card-reader by means of a reference SD card (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II).

The Wi-Fi module comes from Intel (Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265). Besides the Wi-Fi standards 802.11a/b/g/n, it also supports the fast AC standard. The data transfer speeds that we have measured under the optimal conditions (no other Wi-Fi-enabled devices in close proximity, a short distance between the notebook and the server PC) are in good order.

Size Comparison

336 mm / 13.2 inch 232 mm / 9.13 inch 20.9 mm / 0.823 inch 1.7 kg3.81 lbs334.8 mm / 13.2 inch 226.9 mm / 8.93 inch 19.9 mm / 0.783 inch 1.7 kg3.79 lbs327.4 mm / 12.9 inch 226.5 mm / 8.92 inch 19 mm / 0.748 inch 1.6 kg3.53 lbs

Ports

Left side: Kensington lock, two USB 2.0 (Type-A) ports, SD card-reader, volume rocker, power button
Left side: Kensington lock, two USB 2.0 (Type-A) ports, SD card-reader, volume rocker, power button
Right side: microphone/headphone combo jack, two USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports (one Type-C, one Type-A), HDMI output, DC power socket
Right side: microphone/headphone combo jack, two USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports (one Type-C, one Type-A), HDMI output, DC power socket
SDCardreader Transfer Speed
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
HP Pavilion x360 14-ba011ng
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
81 MB/s ∼100% +231%
Lenovo Yoga 510-14IKB
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
59.7 MB/s ∼74% +144%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP410UA-EC242T
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
24.5 MB/s ∼30%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
HP Pavilion x360 14-ba011ng
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
87.9 MB/s ∼100% +230%
Lenovo Yoga 510-14IKB
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
85.3 MB/s ∼97% +221%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP410UA-EC242T
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
26.6 MB/s ∼30%
Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP410UA-EC242T
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265
526 MBit/s ∼100%
HP Pavilion x360 14-ba011ng
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3168
310 MBit/s ∼59% -41%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP410UA-EC242T
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265
665 MBit/s ∼100%
HP Pavilion x360 14-ba011ng
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3168
349 MBit/s ∼52% -48%

Input Devices

The VivoBook Flip comes with a backlit chiclet-style keyboard. The flat, smooth keys have short travel and a clear pressure point. However, the switches do not offer enough resistance for our taste. During typing, the keyboard exhibits quite a lot of flex, which should not be happening with a 900-Euro (~$1073) device. The backlight has three brightness levels, which you can switch between by means of two function keys. All in all, Asus delivers an “okay” keyboard for home use here. Anyone who has to type a lot will not be satisfied with it.

The multitouch-enabled ClickPad occupies an area of 10.5 x 7.3 cm (4.1 x 2.9 in). Therefore, there is enough space for the use of gesture controls. The smooth surface of the pad makes finger-gliding easy. The pad has short travel and a clear pressure point. The fingerprint-reader is located in the right upper corner of the ClickPad.

Input devices
Input devices

The VivoBook comes with a 10-finger multitouch screen. It works without any problems and reacts promptly to inputs. It can be used with one’s fingers as well as the Asus Pen, which is sold separately. In the case of the latter, what we are dealing with is an active stylus that, according to Asus, supports 1024 pressure levels. The stylus can be had for 50 Euros (~$60).

The Asus Pen...
The Asus Pen...
...can be bought for 50 Euros (~$60).
...can be bought for 50 Euros (~$60).

Display

Pixel arrangement
Pixel arrangement

The 14-inch touch-enabled display of the VivoBook Flip operates with a native resolution of 1920x1080. The brightness (307.6 cd/m2) and the contrast ratio (1422:1) are also in good order.

Unfortunately, at 80% brightness and below, the screen exhibits PWM-flickering with a frequency of 24,750 Hz. Because of such a high frequency, even susceptible individuals should not experience any adverse effects like headaches and eyestrain.

303
cd/m²
305
cd/m²
293
cd/m²
305
cd/m²
327
cd/m²
309
cd/m²
294
cd/m²
323
cd/m²
309
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
Chi Mei N140HCE-EN1
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 327 cd/m² Average: 307.6 cd/m² Minimum: 19.3 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 90 %
Center on Battery: 327 cd/m²
Contrast: 1422:1 (Black: 0.23 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 2.63 | 0.6-29.43 Ø6
ΔE Greyscale 4.11 | 0.64-98 Ø6.2
97% sRGB (Argyll 3D) 63% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 3D)
Gamma: 2.45
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP410UA-EC242T
IPS, 1920x1080, 14
HP Pavilion x360 14-ba011ng
IPS, 1920x1080, 14
Lenovo Yoga 510-14IKB
IPS, 1920x1080, 14
Response Times
1%
-63%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
34 (19, 15)
41 (23, 18)
-21%
53 (20, 33)
-56%
Response Time Black / White *
29 (18, 11)
22 (14, 10)
24%
39 (12, 27)
-34%
PWM Frequency
24750 (80)
25000 (50)
1%
350 (60)
-99%
Screen
-55%
-37%
Brightness middle
327
252
-23%
243
-26%
Brightness
308
237
-23%
248
-19%
Brightness Distribution
90
90
0%
91
1%
Black Level *
0.23
0.21
9%
0.32
-39%
Contrast
1422
1200
-16%
759
-47%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
2.63
7.29
-177%
5.44
-107%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
6.58
17.55
-167%
9.73
-48%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
4.11
7.48
-82%
4.74
-15%
Gamma
2.45 90%
2.45 90%
2.38 92%
CCT
7352 88%
6953 93%
7799 83%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
63
40
-37%
39.6
-37%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
97
61
-37%
62.5
-36%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-27% / -42%
-50% / -43%

* ... smaller is better

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM detected 24750 Hz ≤ 80 % brightness setting

The display backlight flickers at 24750 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) Flickering detected at a brightness setting of 80 % and below. There should be no flickering or PWM above this brightness setting.

The frequency of 24750 Hz is quite high, so most users sensitive to PWM should not notice any flickering.

In comparison: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 9334 (minimum: 43 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

Because the device is shipped with an active color profile from Asus, the color reproduction, right out of the box, is in good order. The DeltaE-2000 color deviation of 2.63 is very good (DeltaE less than 3). The display does not suffer from a bluish cast.

CalMAN - ColorChecker
CalMAN - ColorChecker
CalMAN - Grayscale
CalMAN - Grayscale
CalMAN - Saturation
CalMAN - Saturation

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
29 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 18 ms rise
↘ 11 ms fall
The screen shows relatively slow response rates in our tests and may be too slow for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 68 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (24.8 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
34 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 19 ms rise
↘ 15 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.9 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 26 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (39.4 ms).

Asus equips the convertible with an IPS panel with very stable viewing angles. Therefore, the screen content can be read from any position. Under the open sky, the device can only be used when the sun does not shine too brightly, due to the reflective surface of the display.

Outdoor use
Outdoor use
Outdoor use
Outdoor use

Performance

With the VivoBook Flip 14, Asus delivers a 14-inch convertible. It offers more than enough performance for such usage scenarios as office work and Internet browsing. Our review device can be had for 900 Euros (~$1073). Other hardware configurations are also available.

Processor

Under the hood, the (dual-core) Intel Core i5-7200U processor does its duty. This mid-range, ultra-low-voltage CPU offers enough computing power for all modern usage scenarios. The processor has a base clock of 2.5 GHz and a boost clock of 3.1 GHz (both cores). During our CPU benchmarks, both when plugged in and when running off of battery power, the CPU operated at 3.1 GHz.

We check if the Turbo boost can be used continuously by running the Cinebench Multi-Core benchmark in a continuous loop for 30 minutes. The results of the convertible stay consistently on the same level. There are no drops in performance to report. 

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Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
Cinebench R10 Rendering Single 32Bit
4983
Cinebench R10 Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
11351
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit
6428
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
127 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
330 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
37.56 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
97.8 %
Help
Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
Lenovo Yoga 510-14IKB
Intel Core i5-7200U
130 Points ∼60% +2%
HP Pavilion x360 14-ba011ng
Intel Core i5-7200U
127 Points ∼58% 0%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP410UA-EC242T
Intel Core i5-7200U
127 Points ∼58%
CPU Multi 64Bit
HP Pavilion x360 14-ba011ng
Intel Core i5-7200U
335 Points ∼8% +2%
Lenovo Yoga 510-14IKB
Intel Core i5-7200U
332 Points ∼8% +1%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP410UA-EC242T
Intel Core i5-7200U
330 Points ∼8%
Cinebench R10
Rendering Single 32Bit
HP Pavilion x360 14-ba011ng
Intel Core i5-7200U
5020 Points ∼46% +1%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP410UA-EC242T
Intel Core i5-7200U
4983 Points ∼46%
Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
HP Pavilion x360 14-ba011ng
Intel Core i5-7200U
11503 Points ∼18% +1%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP410UA-EC242T
Intel Core i5-7200U
11351 Points ∼17%
Geekbench 3
32 Bit Multi-Core Score
HP Pavilion x360 14-ba011ng
Intel Core i5-7200U
6484 Points ∼8% 0%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP410UA-EC242T
Intel Core i5-7200U
6477 Points ∼8%
32 Bit Single-Core Score
HP Pavilion x360 14-ba011ng
Intel Core i5-7200U
2912 Points ∼60% 0%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP410UA-EC242T
Intel Core i5-7200U
2903 Points ∼60%
Geekbench 4.0
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
HP Pavilion x360 14-ba011ng
Intel Core i5-7200U
6895 Points ∼19% +2%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP410UA-EC242T
Intel Core i5-7200U
6761 Points ∼19%
64 Bit Single-Core Score
HP Pavilion x360 14-ba011ng
Intel Core i5-7200U
3636 Points ∼58% 0%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP410UA-EC242T
Intel Core i5-7200U
3628 Points ∼57%
Geekbench 4.4
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
HP Pavilion x360 14-ba011ng
Intel Core i5-7200U
7199 Points ∼13% +1%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP410UA-EC242T
Intel Core i5-7200U
7102 Points ∼12%
64 Bit Single-Core Score
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP410UA-EC242T
Intel Core i5-7200U
3724 Points ∼59%
HP Pavilion x360 14-ba011ng
Intel Core i5-7200U
3707 Points ∼58% 0%
JetStream 1.1 - Total Score
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP410UA-EC242T
Intel Core i5-7200U (Edge 41)
222.74 Points ∼63%
HP Pavilion x360 14-ba011ng
Intel Core i5-7200U (Edge 40)
214.66 Points ∼61% -4%

System Performance

The system runs smoothly. We did not encounter any problems. The very good results in the PCMark benchmark confirm that the convertible has more than enough computing power for such usage scenarios as office work and Internet browsing. Asus has left some power unused, because the soldered-in RAM operates in single-channel mode, and not in dual-channel mode. This cannot be changed afterwards.

PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
3387 points
PCMark 8 Creative Score Accelerated v2
4327 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
4345 points
Help
PCMark 8 - Home Score Accelerated v2
Lenovo Yoga 510-14IKB
Radeon R5 M430, 7200U, Samsung MZYTY256HDHP
3550 Points ∼58% +5%
HP Pavilion x360 14-ba011ng
GeForce 940MX, 7200U, Samsung CM871a MZNTY128HDHP
3435 Points ∼56% +1%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP410UA-EC242T
HD Graphics 620, 7200U, SK Hynix HFS256G39TND-N210A
3387 Points ∼56%

Storage Devices

An SSD from SK Hynix serves as the system drive. What we see here is a SATA-III M.2-2280 SSD with a capacity of 256 GB. Right out of the box, only 206 GB is available to the user. The Windows installation files and the recovery partition take up the rest of the storage space. The transfer rates of the SSD are good.

Inside the device, there is an empty SATA-III slot complete with an installation frame. Therefore, one can put an additional (2.5-inch) SSD or HDD into the VivoBook.

The convertible offers...
The convertible offers...
...a slot for a 2.5-inch drive.
...a slot for a 2.5-inch drive.
SK Hynix HFS256G39TND-N210A
Sequential Read: 499.7 MB/s
Sequential Write: 261.9 MB/s
512K Read: 325.8 MB/s
512K Write: 262.5 MB/s
4K Read: 29.75 MB/s
4K Write: 77.68 MB/s
4K QD32 Read: 313.8 MB/s
4K QD32 Write: 259.3 MB/s
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP410UA-EC242T
SK Hynix HFS256G39TND-N210A
HP Pavilion x360 14-ba011ng
Samsung CM871a MZNTY128HDHP
Lenovo Yoga 510-14IKB
Samsung MZYTY256HDHP
CrystalDiskMark 3.0
6%
23%
Write 4k QD32
259.3
161.2
-38%
246.3
-5%
Read 4k QD32
313.8
398.4
27%
368.7
17%
Write 4k
77.68
95.51
23%
106.7
37%
Read 4k
29.75
35.29
19%
35.66
20%
Write 512
262.5
170.2
-35%
274.5
5%
Read 512
325.8
408.1
25%
408
25%
Write Seq
261.9
328.2
25%
476.5
82%
Read Seq
499.7
519
4%
517.5
4%

Graphics Card

The Intel HD Graphics 620 GPU supports DirectX 12 and has a maximum core clock of 1000 MHz. The results in the 3DMark benchmarks are on the normal level for this kind of GPU. An increase in performance through the activation of dual-channel mode is not possible. The soldered-in RAM operates in single-channel mode right out of the gate. Furthermore, the convertible does not have any RAM slots at its disposal.

3DMark 11 Performance
1541 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
5700 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
749 points
Help
3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
HP Pavilion x360 14-ba011ng
NVIDIA GeForce 940MX, Intel Core i5-7200U
2543 Points ∼5% +78%
Lenovo Yoga 510-14IKB
AMD Radeon R5 M430, Intel Core i5-7200U
1643 Points ∼3% +15%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP410UA-EC242T
Intel HD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-7200U
1425 Points ∼3%

Gaming Performance

The GPU of the device can only achieve playable frame rates in games with low system requirements. By this, we mean games like Farming Simulator 2017, Team Fortress 2 and The Sims 4. However, one will have to be content with running these games at low resolution and with low graphics settings. Games with high system requirements like Destiny 2 are not playable.

low med. high ultra
BioShock Infinite (2013) 41.4 24 19.6 6.5 fps
Assassin´s Creed Origins (2017) 8 fps

Emissions & Energy Management

System Noise

During idle operation, the fan of the VivoBook operates continuously with a low speed. The noise of the fan can only be heard in very quiet environments. Under load, the fan begins to spin up. During the stress test, we measured a sound pressure level of 38.8 dB. There are no abnormal sounds to report.

Noise Level

Idle
31.2 / 31.2 / 31.2 dB(A)
Load
36.2 / 38.3 dB(A)
  red to green bar
 
 
30 dB
silent
40 dB(A)
audible
50 dB(A)
loud
 
min: dark, med: mid, max: light   Audix TM1, Arta (15 cm distance)   environment noise: 30.3 dB(A)
dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2034.933.731.534.534.92533.1313233.233.13133.535.333.43833.54028.932.53132.528.95032.332.33233.532.36328.72829.73028.78027.228.226.526.927.210027.125.426.326.427.112524.925.324.32624.916024.424.12424.124.4200242422.722.92425024.723.721.922.524.731526.124.822.620.926.14002523.420.820.22550025.925.521.119.725.963024.623.419.61924.680025.724.319.818.225.7100027.124.919.617.927.1125026.424.518.717.826.4160027.224.918.717.427.2200029.42719.417.529.4250029.226.419.317.529.2315027.825.418.317.727.8400026.323.41817.826.3500022.720.217.917.922.7630020.41918.21820.4800019.218.518.21819.21000018.718.418.218.118.71250018.518.418.21818.51600018.419.718.418.118.4SPL38.436.231.230.338.4N2.82.41.51.42.8median 25median 24.1median 19.4median 18.1median 25Delta2.12.31.82.12.1hearing rangehide median Fan NoiseAsus VivoBook Flip 14 TP410UA-EC242T

Temperature

The VivoBook during the stress test.
The VivoBook during the stress test.

The VivoBook Flip performs differently in our stress test when it is plugged in and when it is running off of battery power. When running on battery power, the CPU and the GPU operate at full tilt only for a short time, before throttling down to their minimum clock speeds (CPU: 400 MHz, GPU: 300 MHz). When plugged in, the processor runs at 1.6 to 2.0 GHz. The GPU’s core clock sits at 1000 MHz.

The convertible does not get hot at all. During the stress test, the temperatures at all measurement points remained well below 40 °C (104 °F).

Max. Load
 23.7 °C
75 F
29.9 °C
86 F
31 °C
88 F
 
 23.8 °C
75 F
34.2 °C
94 F
34.1 °C
93 F
 
 22.6 °C
73 F
24.8 °C
77 F
26.1 °C
79 F
 
Maximum: 34.2 °C = 94 F
Average: 27.8 °C = 82 F
31.7 °C
89 F
33.4 °C
92 F
27.4 °C
81 F
30.5 °C
87 F
31.7 °C
89 F
25.4 °C
78 F
26.5 °C
80 F
26.2 °C
79 F
22.5 °C
73 F
Maximum: 33.4 °C = 92 F
Average: 28.4 °C = 83 F
Power Supply (max.)  47.4 °C = 117 F | Room Temperature 21.3 °C = 70 F | FIRT 550-Pocket
(+) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 27.8 °C / 82 F, compared to the average of 30.3 °C / 87 F for the devices in the class Convertible.
(+) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 34.2 °C / 94 F, compared to the average of 35.4 °C / 96 F, ranging from 21.8 to 55.7 °C for the class Convertible.
(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 33.4 °C / 92 F, compared to the average of 36.5 °C / 98 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 22.5 °C / 73 F, compared to the device average of 30.3 °C / 87 F.
(+) The palmrests and touchpad are cooler than skin temperature with a maximum of 26.1 °C / 79 F and are therefore cool to the touch.
(+) The average temperature of the palmrest area of similar devices was 28.9 °C / 84 F (+2.8 °C / 5 F).
Heat distribution under load (upper side)
Heat distribution under load (upper side)
Heat distribution under load (underside)
Heat distribution under load (underside)
Heat distribution when idle (upper side)
Heat distribution when idle (upper side)
Heat distribution when idle (underside)
Heat distribution when idle (underside)

Speakers

The stereo speakers are located on the underside of the device. They produce a very voluminous, pleasant sound. They can be used for long listening sessions.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2034.334.534.32530.833.230.83135.63835.64031.932.531.95033.233.533.26327.93027.98031.426.931.410040.926.440.912550.62650.616052.524.152.52004222.94225050.322.550.331558.420.958.440064.620.264.650065.319.765.363066.41966.480073.118.273.1100070.817.970.8125068.217.868.2160066.517.466.5200068.217.568.225006517.565315063.417.763.4400068.917.868.9500063.317.963.3630061.61861.6800062.31862.3100006318.1631250055.61855.61600059.718.159.7SPL79.130.379.1N45.51.445.5median 63.3median 18.1median 63.3Delta5.42.15.435.335.132.931.831.83236.535.132.428.93328.936.328.848.32761.52752.924.860.92462.822.763.32269.521.267.82174.82075.919.472.718.97117.770.117.86917.671.817.668.117.671.417.673.717.670.417.571.617.671.617.669.617.459.717.583.630.662.51.5median 69.6median 17.84.62.4hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseAsus VivoBook Flip 14 TP410UA-EC242TApple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP410UA-EC242T audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (73.14 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(±) | reduced bass - on average 14.1% lower than median
(-) | bass is not linear (17.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 4.6% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (6.4% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 1.5% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (6% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(+) | overall sound is linear (13.8% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 7% of all tested devices in this class were better, 1% similar, 92% worse
» The best had a delta of 11%, average was 22%, worst was 53%
Compared to all devices tested
» 11% of all tested devices were better, 3% similar, 86% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (83.6 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(±) | reduced bass - on average 11.3% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (14.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 2.4% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (5.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 2% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (4.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(+) | overall sound is linear (9.3% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 1% of all tested devices in this class were better, 1% similar, 97% worse
» The best had a delta of 8%, average was 20%, worst was 50%
Compared to all devices tested
» 1% of all tested devices were better, 1% similar, 98% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Frequency diagram in comparison (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked!)

Energy Consumption

There are no abnormalities in terms of energy consumption to report. During idle operation, we measured a maximum power draw of 9.3 watts. During the stress test, the power draw rose to 33 watts. The power draw would have been higher if the CPU had not throttled down. The nominal power draw of the AC adapter is 45 watts.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.6 / 0.25 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 3.9 / 7 / 9.3 Watt
Load midlight 35 / 33 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy

Battery Life

Our practically-oriented Wi-Fi test simulates loads that are consistent with surfing the web. The “balanced” profile is selected, the energy-saving functions turned off and the display brightness set to 150 cd/m². The VivoBook Flip achieves a battery runtime of 6 hours and 47 minutes.

Battery Runtime
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3 (Edge 41)
6h 47min
Battery Runtime - WiFi Websurfing 1.3
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP410UA-EC242T
7200U, HD Graphics 620, 42 Wh
407 min ∼15%
Lenovo Yoga 510-14IKB
7200U, Radeon R5 M430, 35 Wh
373 min ∼14% -8%
HP Pavilion x360 14-ba011ng
7200U, GeForce 940MX, 41.5 Wh
373 min ∼14% -8%

Pros

+ IPS screen
+ Full HD resolution
+ doesn’t get hot
+ empty SATA-III slot
+ wireless-AC
+ USB Type-C
+ optional stylus

Cons

- average battery life
- chassis lacks rigidity

Verdict

The Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP410UA-EC242T,  provided courtesy of: notebooksbilliger.de
The Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP410UA-EC242T, provided courtesy of: notebooksbilliger.de

The VivoBook Flip 14 offers more than enough performance for office and Internet applications. The device does not get hot under all kinds of loads. The touch-enabled IPS display pleases the eye with very stable viewing angles, great brightness and a very good contrast ratio.

The touchscreen can be used not only with the fingers but also with an optionally available Asus Pen, which costs 50 Euros (~$60).

A fast SSD makes for a very responsive system. Furthermore, an empty SATA-III slot for a 2.5-inch drive is located inside the device. The keyboard of the VivoBook should have been crisper. Moreover, it exhibits quite a lot of flex during typing. Nevertheless, here Asus delivers a keyboard that should suffice for home use. 

The battery runtime that we measured in the Wi-Fi test is acceptable. In this area, the device should have offered more. Instead of an additional SATA-III slot, one could have given the convertible a battery with a larger capacity in order to increase battery life. After all, what we are dealing with here is a mobile device. The built-in 256 GB SSD should suffice for most users.

All in all, Asus demands a lot of money for an extensively well-made convertible. However, in terms of hardware, the device does not offer anything exciting (e.g. NVMe SSD, dedicated GPU, Thunderbolt 3) that would justify a price tag of 900 Euros (~$1073). At this price, flaws like the non-rigid chassis and the flexible keyboard should not show up. The RAM should also run in dual-channel mode. Furthermore, one would expect that for 900 Euros (~$1073) the separately available Asus Pen would be included in the box.

Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP410UA-EC242T - 11/13/2017 v6(old)
Sascha Mölck

Chassis
75 / 98 → 77%
Keyboard
77%
Pointing Device
83%
Connectivity
51 / 80 → 64%
Weight
68 / 35-78 → 76%
Battery
89%
Display
86%
Games Performance
55 / 68 → 81%
Application Performance
84 / 87 → 96%
Temperature
96%
Noise
91%
Audio
61 / 91 → 67%
Camera
35 / 85 → 42%
Average
73%
82%
Convertible - Weighted Average

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Sascha Mölck, 2017-11-22 (Update: 2017-11-24)