COMPUTEX 2017 | Asus Zenbook Flip S is the thinnest 2-in-1 laptop yet
Asus can now lay claim to the title of "maker of the world's thinnest 2-in-1," all thanks to its new ZenBook Flip S. The convertible laptop measures in at a ruler-defying 10.9 millimeters thick—or should I say, thin—edging out competing devices from HP and Apple, including both the MacBook and MacBook Air.
The ZenBook Flip S is pretty light, too. At 1.1 kg—just under 2.5 lbs—it's about as portable as portable gets. Yet, its small footprint doesn't necessarily mean it compromises too much when it comes to performance. The Flip S—depending on the chosen configuration—features a seventh-generation Intel Core i7-7500U processor along with Intel HD 620 integrated graphics, and up to 16 GB of LPDDR3-2133 memory. If you're worried about storage capacity, the Flip S fits either a 256 or 512 GB SATA3 SSD, or a faster PCIe 3.0 x4 SSD with 1 TB of space. Not bad for a tiny laptop.
Display-wise, the ZenBook Flip S sports a 13.3-inch, LED-backlit 1080p screen, but a 4K option is also available. Both screens feature a 60 Hz refresh rate and a wide 100% sRGB color gamut. Additional features include two USB 3.1 Type-C ports, Harman Kardon-certified stereo speakers with surround sound support, a side-mounted fingerprint sensor, and even a backlit keyboard. The Flip S runs either Windows 10 Home or Pro editions.
One final mention: Asus estimates over 11 hours of battery life on a full charge, and the notebook's fast charging technology means that it can go from 0-60 percent full in under 50 minutes.
The Asus ZenBook Flip S comes in two colors: Royal Blue and Smoky Grey, and is crafted from a single block of aerospace-grade aluminum alloy which is both lighter and stronger than standard alloy. The notebook will launch in September, at a starting price of $1,099.