Asus refreshes the ZenBook Flip 13 with 10th-generation Intel Ice Lake CPUs
With Tiger Lake's release around the corner, it is quite surprising to see OEMs release laptops with Ice Lake CPUs. Asus has released a new variant of the ZenBook Flip 13 (UX363) that comes with many upgrades such as support for Wi-Fi 6 and a larger battery.
As mentioned earlier, the Asus ZenBook Flip 13 (UX363) is powered by Intel's Ice Lake line of CPUs. One can choose between an Intel Core i5-1035G1 and a Core i7-1065G7. Unfortunately, there is no option to add a dedicated GPU, and one has to make do with the included iGPU. Similarly, the notebook's maximum RAM capacity caps out at 8GB. A 16GB version is in the works, though. Thankfully, Asus lets you pair it with up to a 1TB NVMe SSD.
The Asus ZenBook Flip 13 (UX363) comes with a 13-inch FHD IPS LCD panel with a 16:9 aspect ratio. Its touchscreen supports up to 4096 levels of pressure sensitivity, making it an attractive buy for artists and illustrators on the go. Asus even throws in an Asus Pen to get things going. The notebook can double up as a tablet thanks to its flexible hinges. A dedicated button turns its trackpad into a Numpad in real-time.
Given its somewhat slim form factor, IO options on the Asus ZenBook Flip 13 (UX363) are slightly lacking. There is one full-sized HDMI and a USB 3.2 port. However, you get two Thunderbolt 3.0 ports that let you add further connectivity options via third-party docks. The notebook's 65Wh battery supports fast charging at up to 65W via the Thunderbolt ports.
The Asus ZenBook Flip 13 will retail at US$899 for the base version featuring the Core i5-1035G1 processor, 8GB of RAM and 512GB of storage. Upgrading that to a Core i7-1065G7 will set you back by US$1,199. Both notebooks will be available in the USA on Asus' website, Amazon, and B&H starting September 16. A global release is expected to follow suit shortly after.