Asus ZenBook Flip S UX370 review

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If you’re experiencing a sense of deja vu, then worry not, there’s no glitch in the matrix here, just another relentless release schedule.

It wasn’t too long ago that Asus updated its ZenBook Flip S, only a few months ago in fact, but then Intel released some new Kaby Lake R 8th-generation processors and Asus felt the need to squeeze them into its product lines. And we’re glad it did, as the Asus ZenBook Flip S UX370 is a machine that has plenty of performance to spare, while keeping the base frequency low until it’s needed.

Beyond the hardware thrashing away inside this machine, the externals are pretty much as we’ve already seen – which is no bad thing, as the ZenBook Flip S is a flexible joy to use.

If you’ve not had chance to play with a 2-in-1 convertible, then it’s certainly worth trying to get hands on with one, as what seems like a gimmick at first glance actually has some practical uses once you get used to it.

If you have to present any work, then they’re particularly deft at the task, as indeed they are at playing back movies without a keyboard glowing underneath the screen.

It’s a performance upgrade to a versatile machine then, but it also comes with a higher list price. In fact, the kind of money you’ll need to drop to get the Asus ZenBook Flip S UX370 model that we have in for review is MacBook Pro territory, so should you be considering this over the popular fruity option? Time to find out.

 

SPEC SHEET
Here is the Asus ZenBook Flip S UX370 configuration sent to TechRadar for review:
CPU: 1.8GHz Intel Core i7-8550U (quad-core, 8MB cache up to 3.7GHz)
Graphics: Integrated Intel UHD Graphics 620
RAM: 16GB 2133MHz LPDDR3
Screen: 13.3-inch Full HD (1,920 x 1,080) LED-backlit (60Hz, 100% sRGB, 178-degree viewing angle, Corning Gorilla Glass)
Storage: 512GB PCIe SSD
Ports:  2x USB 3.1 Type-C
Connectivity: 802.11ac/b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1
Camera: 480p (VGA) webcam
Weight: 2.42 pounds (1.1 kg)
Size: 12.32 x 8.58 x 0.43 inches (31.3 x 21.8 x 1.09 cm; W x D x H)

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