The Asus ZenBook UX370UA Is “Limitless”, Ultra-Slim, With All-Day Battery Life


Could something so beautiful in the tech industry possibly be described as a vanity piece? That’s the word out there, and it might be right. The ZenBook Flip S (UX370UA) might be elegant, gorgeous even. More importantly, because of its ridiculously thin and light frame, this is a hybrid that goes beyond something you’d consider a tech company achieving while fitting a 360-degree hinge, and the latest Intel Core-i7 CPU processor.

Now that you’ve gotten that picture in your mind, you need to know exactly what an ASUS ZenBook Flip S is all about. It’s a 2-in-1 with a fine screen, and it’s surely a pleasure to work on, Again, yes it’s beautiful, and it certainly looks the part if you’re taking an outside-only perspective. The Flip S- it’s definitely stylish, and yet the greatest part of distinguishing the welfare of a good old’ Windows hybrid actually has a lot to do with finding out whether the internals match the externals. Hence, the case begins. Outer body-wise, the ZenBook Flip S from ASUS has a crazy-thin LCD screen, measuring just 10.9mm thick.

More about this screen, the UX370U hybrid features a 13-inch, 1,920 x 1,080 touchscreen display, royal blue or gray options for its color, and a body made of all-metal (what ASUS calls) aerospace-grade aluminum, which is stronger than aluminum. Its corners are filled with a sassy diamond cut edging, and the keyboard’s backlit keys are helpful sporting their golden hue. Since it is a 2-in-1 hybrid, most reviews like to talk about hinge, and in this case, it’s a well made one. An alternative meaning for that, is the hinge is easily converted from laptop to tablet, without cringing at any noise or man-handling. This may sound like a nitpicky specification, but many laptops, even the prestigious Dell Inspiron 11 (3147) suffered from many complaints of hinge problems.

Along with a healthy build, display, and hinge, potential buyers may feel good about grabbing it in tablet mode for full convenience, to laying it out in laptop mode for work. Inside, there’s a 2.7GHz Intel Core-i7 7500U, packed with 16GB DDR3 SDRAM, 128MB of Intel HD Graphics 620, and a 512GB SSD. Connectivity and ports include 802.11ac Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth 4.1, plus a full-function USB-C dongle for peripherals, power delivery, and data transfer; also bundled with an SD card reader, an HDMI, USB 3.1, LAN, VGA, and a standard USB-C port for charging.

ASUS made this 2-in-1 to be not only beautiful, but work longer, charge faster, and have an all-day battery life. At up to 11.5 hours, and a 39Wh lithium-polymer battery that somehow fits into the ultra-thin frame, there is an additional fast charging technology. Similar to the way we use in our phone chargers these days, this tech allows charges of up to 60% capacity in less than 50 minutes. According to ASUS’s website, pricing for said configuration, is about $1,996.

There’s no denying there are many other 2-in-1 hybrids in a very similar caliber, with similar components, and similar things going for it. On the other hand, many hybrids may not claim to be the thinnest 13-inch out there. Starting at $1,399.

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