Asus Zenbook Flip UX360UAK-BB283T
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Reviews for the Asus Zenbook Flip UX360UAK-BB283T
Source: Stiftung Warentest - 4/2017
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 03/01/2017
Rating: Total score: 92% performance: 94% display: 89% mobility: 92%
Model: It’s quite common these days to be spoilt for choice when it comes to the notebook market with many categories from your average clamshell notebook, to ultrabooks or even convertibles. One such specimen is the Asus Zenbook Flip UX360UAK-BB283T, which is technically the sister model of the normal UX360UA. So what’s different this time around? The Zenbook Flip UX360UAK is powered by an Intel Core i5-7200U processor, 8 GB of non-expandable RAM and a 256 GB SSD. As the Zenbook Flip UX360UAK and its predecessor are identical there isn’t much to be said about the chassis, keyboard and its speakers. However, the predecessor suffered from weak hinges. This has been rectified in this current iteration where the hinges are noticeably stiffer, which is an actual improvement to say the least. Users can now use it confidently without being worried about the cost of repairing those hinges. The Zenbook Flip UX360UAK is equipped with a Full HD IPS panel which has a compelling brightness level. As for color accuracy, the provided panel was able to achieve about 92 percent of the sRGB rating, which is quite a decent color reproduction score. Because of its size IO remains a little scarce with only two USB type A ports, a USB type C port, an SD card slot and a HDMI port which is considered a bonus considering how cramped the sides would become.
Because this is a convertible it should be mentioned that the display has touch support with up to 10 points, which is about standard. The touch panel is also quite reasonably sensitive and responsive when it comes to corners as usually touch panels tend to face reduced or even lost sensitivity towards those areas. Naturally as this is a convertible a long battery life is a must, so how well does the Zenbook Flip UX360UAK score in those metrics? Quite surprising well at a total runtime of 11 hours and 42 minutes on Wi-FI which easily outpaces most of its competition. So overall verdict being, while its previous iteration mostly suffered from hinge issues it has mostly been rectified in the present iteration. Along with its power sipping Core i5, the Zenbook Flip UX360UAK actually manages itself quite well. This includes its LCD panel which has a good balance between brightness, contrast and viewing angles. The Zenbook Flip was always one of the most popular choice for a convertible and this model just made it better.
Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam
Intel HD Graphics 620: Integrated GPU (GT2) found on some Kaby-Lake CPU models (15 W ULV series).
Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.
i5-7200U: Kaby-Lake based SoC with two CPU cores clocked at 2.5 to 3.1 GHz, HyperThreading and manufactured with an improved 14nm process.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this size.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
In former time,s this weight was typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal. Nowadays, often 15 inch laptops weigh as much.
Asus: ASUSTeK Computer Incorporated, a Taiwanese multinational company, produces motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, PDAs, computer monitors, notebook computers, servers, networking products, mobile phones, computer cases, computer components, and computer cooling systems. The company's 2007 revenues reached US$6.9 billion. ASUS also produces components for other manufacturers. The Eee PC initiated the netbook boom in 2008.
In the notebook sector, Asus had a global market share of about 11% from 2014-2016, making it the fourth largest laptop manufacturer. In the smartphone sector, Asus is not among the Top 5 and has only a small market share (as of 2016).
92%: There do not exist many models, which are rated better. The most ratings get ratings, which are a bit worse.
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