Asus claims that the metal component of the laptop is 50% stronger than aluminum alloy. The laptop is priced at Rs.1,30,990, and is available across major retailers in the country.
Asus has launched its new ZenBook Flip S UX370UA laptop in the Indian market. This convertible and lightweight laptop houses the 8th generation Intel Core i7 processor and 16GB LPDDR3 RAM. It weighs 1.1kg and measures 11.2mm in thickness.
The new ZenBook Flip runs the Windows 10 OS and comes with a 1.8GHz Intel Core i7-8550 processor, Intel UHD Graphics GPU and 512GB SSD. It has a 13.3-inch anti-glare touchscreen display with full-HD resolution of 1920×1080 pixels and 300 nits brightness. The 2-cell Li-ion battery supports up to 11 hours of battery life. Asus further claims that the device can reach a charge of 60% within 49 minutes. Connectivity options include USB-Type C, Wi-Fi and dual-band Bluetooth 4.1.
The device is made from a single block of aerospace-grade 6013 aluminum alloy, with a metal finish that has been lent to it through a process of 40 steps. The metal is lighter than the standard laptop alloys, and is 50% stronger. It can turn 360 degrees on its hinge, which gives users the ability to use the display at convenient angles. The display works on multi-touch NanoEdge 360° flippable display technology that supports active stylus. The laptop comes in an attractive Royal Blue colour with golden accents at the edges.
The laptop has Asus SonicMaster Premium stereo speakers, which are Harmon Kardon certified. Added amplifiers further enhance the audio performance. Windows 10 comes with the usual features like Windows Ink, Modern Standby, Windows Hello and Cortana support. Other software built-ins include GiftBox, Smart Gesture, Splendid and HiPost.
Also present is Asus FlipLock, Power Director 12, CyberLink Photo Director 5 and Photo Director 12. Users can opt for additional accessories, which comes with the product, including stylus, Asus Mini Dock and black sleeves.
Like all high-end laptops, the ZenBook Flip S also has a backlit keyboard and 1mm travel for comfortable typing. Along with the 3.5mm headphone jack and a regular webcam, the device also has an in-built fingerprint scanner and a glass covered touchpad.
Asus is offering a stylish laptop with powerful features with this product. Before this the company had launched the Asus ROG Strix GL702ZC laptop in the country. It was priced slightly higher, at Rs.1,34,990, and was available for pre-order on Flipkart. It is powered by AMD’s eight-core Ryzen1700 processor.
In the smartphone category, Asus launched the ZenFone 5 series smartphone at MWC 2018, held in Barcelona earlier this year. All the models in the series come with Qualcomm processors and dual camera setup at the rear. With big data analytics and advanced AI algorithms in place, the ZenFone 5 series is being touted as the most intelligent ZenFone series ever.