The ASUS ZenBook Flip 13 UX363EA is set to be released commercially in weeks, but a firsthand review of the laptop, which comes with Intel® Core™ i7-1165G7 and Intel® Core™ i5-1135G7 processor, indicates that unlike other laptops in its class, the features embedded in the device makes incredible.
Lightweight, sleek and fully connectable, the ASUS ZenBook Flip 13 UX363EA comes ready for the interest to artists and graphic designers as it comes with FHD OLED NanoEdge touchscreen, 178° wide viewing angle with 100% DCI-P3 color gamut, 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio; 0.2ms response time and 70% less harmful blue light than normal LCD.
Apart from the TÜV Rheinland Eye Care certification, the flip device has an incredible 1.3 kg lightweight as it is made of lightweight, diamond-cut aluminum alloy with an exclusive 360° ErgoLift hinge design and a durability-tested for over 20,000 open/close cycles.
For those who may be concerned about the memory, the ZenBook Flip 13 supports up to 16 GB of memory, 1TB PCIe® 3.0 NVMe™ SSDs or optional Intel® Optane™ Memory H10 storage as well as Thunderbolt™ 4, full-size HDMI and USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A port. It is also designed with the ASUS WiFi Master Premium Technology and WiFi 6 for ultra-fast downloads, smooth streaming, greater range and incredibly stable network connections.
It has an edge-to-edge keyboard with independent function keys, NumberPad 2.0 and up to 14-hour battery life, fast charge and easy charge support from 0% to 60% in under 49 minutes.
Other key features that rate ASUS ZenBook Flip 13 UX363EA over and above other laptops, especially for those looking for incredible ultra-thin laptops are:
The chassis and lids of ASUS ZenBook Flip 13 is made of aluminum alloy with Pine Grey color and the unique asymmetric -circle ZenBook finish is featured on the lids, presenting a surface that is soothing and sophisticated in appearance. ASUS ZenBook Flip 13 weighs only 1.3 kg and features a profile of less than 14 mm, which results in a sleek form factor that’s easy to carry.
Exclusive ASUS 360° ErgoLift Hinge
ASUS 360° ErgoLift hinge – ASUS ZenBook Flip 13 features the exclusive 360° ErgoLift hinge design, which allows the display to be flipped to any position, according to the user requirement. The hinge is durability-tested for over 20,000 open/close cycles.
4096 levels MPP stylus – ASUS ZenBook Flip 13 has an optional ASUS Pen (SA201) active stylus accessory that supports 4096 levels pressure sensitivity and MPP 2.0, allowing users to create more detailed and vivid works.
FHD OLED Display with 100% DCI-P3 Color Gamut
ASUS ZenBook Flip 13 has an up to 13.3-inch FHD OLED touchscreen that supports 1920 x 1080 resolution and 0.2 ms response time. The display offers an ultrawide color gamut of 100% DCI-P3, which is widely used in the motion picture industry.
Color accuracy is usually represented by a 2D color-gamut diagram that shows how colors are faithfully reproduced, but only at a particular brightness level. However, since the ability to reproduce colors accurately at different levels of brightness is crucial, ASUS OLED panels are calibrated to accurately reproduce colors in a 3D color volume – showing what the panel would reproduce at 100% DCI-P3 color gamut regardless of brightness level. This ensures all content is displayed accurately and as intended by its creators, not just at full brightness but at any brightness setting. This is especially important for HDR content. As a result, our OLED touchscreen color volume is up to 1.6X greater than a traditional LCD.
With the extreme contrast and accurate color reproduction at any level, everything looks crisp and vibrant – even within darker content. This helps with eye comfort, too: you can dial down the brightness, without losing contrast and color vibrancy, resulting in reduced blue-light emission.
In addition, studies have shown that blue light wavelengths between 415–460 nm can negatively affect human eyes. To give users peace of mind, ZenBook Flip 13 OLED display also manages the blue-light ratio to reduce potentially-harmful emissions up to 70% less than normal LCD, with certification from TÜV Rheinland for low blue light and flicker-free visuals – promising greater care for your eyes, even after many hours of use.
Ultimate input experience
Independent function keys– The keyboard also includes Home, Page Up, Page Down, and End functional keys. This allows users to perform functions with one hand (because it does not require them to also press the Fn key). This improves efficiency for activities such as reading or scanning documents.
Extra-useful Hotkeys & Fn key with a lock option–– The ZenBook Flip 13 UX363 includes several dedicated hotkeys. You can use these to capture any part of the screen with a single tap, easily switch the webcam off, or lock the system in an instant for extra privacy. The ZenBook Flip 13 UX363 also includes an Fn key with a lock option, allowing users to quickly switch between hotkey functions or general F1-F12 key functions by pressing the Fn + Esc keys at the same time. It also includes a built-in LED light on the Fn key to indicate when the general F1-F12 functions are enabled. When the light is turned off, the hotkey functions are enabled.
Comfortable, precise dish-shaped keys and long key travel
Exclusive ASUS NumberPad 2.0 – ZenBook Flip 13 is available with NumberPad 2.0, an LED-illuminated numeric keypad integrated in the touchpad that makes up for the lack of physical numeric keypads in compact laptops. A single-touch sensor at the top-right of the touchpad turns NumberPad on and off, and a tap on the icon at the top left lets you choose one of two brightness levels. You can also swipe from the top left icon in any direction on the NumberPad 2.0 to activate the Calculator app on the main display.
It gives you a productive way to enter numbers, solving the age-old problem of the lack of a numeric keypad on compact laptops. With NumberPad, you can quickly perform data entry or calculations, and in Touchpad mode the glass covering provides super-smooth and precise fingertip control with multitouch gesture support.
Impressive, Comprehensive Specifications
With thin and light form factors, ASUS ZenBook Flip 13 is equipped with the 11th gen Intel® Core™ processors. It also supports up to 16 GB of memory and a 1 TB PCIe® 3.0 NVMe™ SSD as well as Thunderbolt™ 4, HDMI 1. 4 and USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A ports. All of these options ensure comprehensive connectivity.
ASUS ZenBook Flip 13 is equipped with a 67 Wh battery which can provide up to 14 hours of battery life* — more than enough to cover a day of work or play.
Battery tests conducted by ASUS on August 21, 2020 using the 1080p Video Playback scenario. Test configuration: ZenBook Flip 13 UX363EA, FHD LCD panel, Intel® Core™ i7-1165G7 processor, 256 GB PCIe 3.0 x2 SSD, 8 GB RAM. Test settings: WiFi enabled, the display brightness set to 150 cd/m2, NumberPad off. Actual battery life may vary depending on product configuration, usage, operational conditions and power management settings. Battery life will decrease over the lifetime of the battery.
11th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors with Integrated Intel® Iris® Xe graphics
ASUS ZenBook Flip 13 UX363EA is powered by the latest 11th Generation Intel® Core™ processors with Intel Iris® Xe integrated graphics. Compared with the previous generation of processors, the 11th Gen Intel® Core™ processors provide better computing performance and can enable FHD gameplay at up to 60 fps with better battery life and mobility than previously possible. The new processors revolutionize modern creative workflows with Intel® Deep Learning Boost AI acceleration and AV1 media encoding and decoding technology.
In addition, they integrate the latest, highest-speed Wi-Fi technology as well as new Thunderbolt™ 4 technology to connect to a universe of peripherals and enable single-cable access to fast charging, external monitors, and extended storage.
SSD or optional Intel® Optane™ storage
The ZenBook Flip 13 UX363EA features up to a 1TB PCIe® 3.0 NVMe™ SSD or an optional high-speed 32GB+512GB Intel Optane™ Memory H10 module for 1.35X faster data access speeds. Intel® Optane™ storage offers close to the speeds of DRAM with the capacity and non-volatility of conventional storage – like an SSD or HDD, it does not lose what is stored when the PC is turned off, making the PC feel far more responsive. Compared to a similarly configured PC with an SSD, Intel® Optane™ Memory significantly speeds up launch and load times for files, graphics‑intensive apps, and games.
The Intel® Optane™ Memory H10 module offered as an option for the new ZenBook storage combines 32GB of Optane™ memory with 512GB of 3D QLC NAND storage (similar to the type of storage used by fast SSDs).
Long Battery Life for All Day Use
Up to 14 hours battery life and fast charging – ASUS ZenBook Flip 13 is available with a 67-watt-hour battery that offers an incredible battery life of 14 hours*, allowing users to work an entire day without charging. Along with up to 14 hours of battery life, the ZenBook Flip 13 also offers a fast charge function that charges the battery from 0% to 60% in just 49 minutes.
Easy USB-C® Charging ensures 4.5-watt charging when connecting to a non-Power Delivery charger, including portable chargers or USB Type-A to USB-C® chargers. When using a Power Delivery charger, the charging speed will match the connected adapter’s power output, up to a maximum of 65 watts.