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The Asus ZenBook UX371 with the OLED Panel need some fine-tuning

The new ZenBook Flip S left a good impression in our review, but there are still some aspects about the convertible, that Asus could improve.

Many aspects of the new premium convertible Asus ZenBook Flip S UX371 left a good impression in our comprehensive review. It is also one of the first devices with a new Intel Tiger Lake processor, which is supposed to close the gap to the current AMD Ryzen processors. The ZenBook Flip S is either available with a 4K OLED screen like on our review unit (2500 Euros), or with a 1080p panel (both touchscreens) with the model designation UX363 starting at 1799 Euros.

The high-quality aluminum chassis meets the premium price tag and the combination of dark surfaces and copper accents looks very sophisticated. You get Thunderbolt 4, USB-C, and Wi-Fi 6, so you are well prepared for the next couple of years. We also like the input devices and the sound of the two stereo speakers.

However, Asus should have another look at the fan profiles. The fan stays very quiet all the time, but in return, the convertible cannot utilize the performance potential of the new Tiger Lake processor for sustained workloads, so it is slower than other devices with this processor both in CPU as well as GPU benchmarks. The Ryzen chips are also superior to the Flip S. Still, the performance is completely sufficient for common everyday tasks.

The 4K OLED touchscreen creates a great subjective picture, but our in-depth analysis shows comparatively high color deviations. Despite the high color gamut, this means the device is not suited for serious video/picture editing. The OLED screen also consumes a lot of power, so the battery runtimes will be around 6-8 hours in practice at most, and even much lower when you user higher brightness levels. If you plan on doing a lot of work on the go, you should select the standard 1080p screen.

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Andreas Osthoff, 2020-10- 2 (Update: 2020-10- 2)