Elegant in its carefully designed silver chassis, the Asus Zenbook Flip UM462DA-AI009T is a 14-inch ultrabook convertible tablet for office automation. Its latest generation AMD Ryzen 5 3500U with integrated Radeon Vega 8 mobile graphics solution, 8 GB of RAM and a dedicated SSD of great capacity ensure their share of responsiveness and system responsiveness, all set in images by a beautiful NanoEdge touchscreen rotary edge-to-edge. Added to this is a complete connectivity with USB Type-C, an infrared HD camera, a backlit keyboard with NumPad and fairly compact measurements on a solid aluminum chassis. By cons, its operation is a bit noisy and autonomy will not take you far enough for a so-called nomadic machine.
Specifications of the Asus ZenBook Flip UM462DA-AI009T
|Slab||14 ” Full HD IPS LED 300 Nits Touch Multi-touch 10 Point Openable 360 ° Thin Edge (1920×1080, Glossy)|
|Processor||AMD Ryzen 5 3500U Picasso (2.1 GHz, 4 cores, TDP 15W)|
|Installed RAM||8 GB (1 x 8 GB) DDR4 2400 MHz|
|Storage space||512 GB M.2 SSD (SATA 3.0)|
|Graphic card||AMD Radeon Vega 8 integrated into the processor|
|Audio system||2 speakers Harman Kardon IcePower SonicMaster|
|webcam||Yes, 720p infrared HD with microphone|
|Bluetooth||Yes, Bluetooth 4.2|
|Card reader||Yes, microSD / SDXC|
|Video output (s)||HDMI|
|Entries exits)||Headphone / Mic Combo|
|USB||1 USB 2.0 1 USB 3.0 (USB 3.1 Gen1) 1 USB 3.1 Type-C (Gen1)|
|Operating system||Windows 10 64-bit|
|Drums||Li-ion 3 cells 42Whr|
|Autonomy announced||9 hours|
|Dimensions (mm)||322 x 215 x 18.9|
|Weight||1.6 Kg (with battery)|
|Other||Backlit chiclet keyboard, multi-touch touchpad with NumPad (numeric keypad); supplied stylus|
Chassis, connectivity, screen of the Asus ZenBook Flip UM462DA-AI009T
The chassis of the Asus ZenBook Flip UM462DA-AI009T is much closer to that of its big brother under Intel (Asus ZenBook Flip UX562). It is composed mainly of aluminum and set on an angular silhouette with sharp edges, beveled and chrome around the base and the touchpad. The color prefers a sober silver tone perfectly smooth, enough to go unnoticed in a professional environment.
We find the system of hinges ErgoLift dear to Asus which on this model raise the base on an angle of 140 degrees and then rotate up to 360 degrees to offer different uses (tablet, tent, bridge, etc.). The design of the hinges has been revised with a glossy finish.
The keyboard is backlit by white LEDs on three levels of intensity, a plus for working in the dark. Another feature welcome on this Zenbook Flip, Number Pad will allow to appear a keypad highlighted (retro LED) on the touchpad following a pressure in the upper right corner. This is very convenient for those who regularly enter numbers.
For its part, the screen sports Nano Edge trimmed edges that take advantage of the compacted chassis. The impression of immersion is even more present. Its Full HD (1920 x 1080px) resolution provides a large, clean display space and makes the most of High Definition content, while IPS technology opens up viewing angles and reproduces faithfully the colors. The touch offers a whole new dimension to Windows 10 more fun and interactive but involves a glossy display that will reflect the ambient brightness. The active stylus is provided to make the most of the touch screen and work accurately.
Let’s finish this study of the case by a tour of connectivity. We stay in the basic with three USB ports including a limited by the standard 2.0 and a USB Type-C Gen1 (no Thunderbolt 3), a microSD card reader and an HDMI output. The webcam is infrared for the easy recognition of Windows Hello and Asus updates the Wifi modules AC and Bluetooth 4.2.
Performance, autonomy of the Asus ZenBook Flip UM462DA-AI009T
At its heart, the ultrabook contains an AMD processor of last generation Quad Core Ryzen 5 3500U low consumption. Announced at the beginning of the year, it succeeds the Ryzen 5 2500U with a gain of more and less 10% in terms of power, what to come to a level close to a Quad Core i5-8265U. In fact, the current use is well supported and you can even tackle the missions of photo editing, video editing and light calculation without shaking too much. Especially since the APU is supported by 8 GB of RAM , a total adequate to navigate with fluidity in multitasking .
The AMD Radeon Vega 8 chipset integrated in the processor will take care of the graphic rendering, namely that it holds the high drama to the Intel UHD 620 chip of Whiskey Lake GPUs. While the latter is similar to a GeForce MX110 in terms of performance, the Vega 8 will match a GeForce MX130 and allow a little game definition and average details (1366 x 768 px).
Storage is also central to this configuration since it is entrusted to a dedicated 512 GB SSD . Overall quieter, more robust, and more energy efficient than a mechanical drive, it allows Windows to achieve a remarkable level of fluidity with short load times and latency-free operation. To avoid spoiling, its storage capacity is generous for a SSD (512 GB) and may contain a large portion of your toy library without necessarily resort to an external solution.
A point on autonomy now, which has to deal with a small battery of 42 Whr. Expect not to exceed often 6 hours in Internet browsing with active WiFi.