Asus launches refreshed VivoBook Flip 14 convertible with Kaby Lake-R and a new chassis
The 2017 Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP410 was an affordable convertible laptop with an impressive 1080p touchscreen for the price. For 2018, Asus has refreshed the system almost completely with updated processors and a sleeker design.
Called the VivoBook Flip 14 TP412, the new convertible sports Core i5-8250U and i7-8550U Kaby Lake-R CPUs to replace the aging Core i5-7200U and i7-7500U on the 2017 model. Thickness has decreased from 19 mm to 17.6 mm and the bezels are now narrower along the top edge of the notebook for a slightly lighter weight and a higher screen-to-body ratio (82 percent vs. 78.7 percent). The changes should make the newer model more ergonomic to use in all modes.
We're hopeful that the TP412 chassis will be more rigid as flexibility was one of our main complaints about the TP410. Both battery capacity and the variety of ports remain identical to last year's model.
The Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP412 is now shipping via online retailers for a starting price of $750 USD. Check out the official product page for more details and images on the system.
Specifications according to press release:
ASUS VivoBook Flip 14 (TP412)
|8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8550U (TP412UA-DB71T)
8th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-8250U (TP412UA-DB51T)
|Windows 10 Home
|14" FHD (1920x1080) IPS panel with 6.15mm NanoEdge bezel
|256GB SATA III SSD
|1 x HDMI 1.4b
1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A
2 x USB 2.0 Type-A
1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C™ (USB-C™), data transmission only
1 x Headset jack (combo)
1 x SD card
1 x DC jack
|12.89 x 8.85 x 0.69 in
327.4 x 224.75 x 17.6 mm