With multimedia arguments favorable to productivity, the Asus Zenbook Flip UM462DA-AI024T and its convertible configuration has everything from the modular ultrabook par excellence. If it seduces first by its neat aluminum design with tiltable screen 360 degrees, the possibilities it offers cover all common tasks with a little editing, enough to meet the majority of users to looking for a competitive ultrabook. The system is responsive thanks to the RAM in good quantity and the fast SSD storage and of good capacity and the backlit keyboard will be of a precious help for working in the dark, added to the smart NumPad (supposed). Add to that a complete connection, an infrared webcam for facial recognition and fairly compact measurements on a solid chassis. On the other hand, its operation is a bit noisy and the autonomy will not take you far enough for a machine called nomad.
Specifications for the Asus ZenBook Flip UM462DA-AI024T
|Screen (s)||14 “Full HD IPS LED multi-touch touch screen that can be opened 360 ° (1920×1080, bright)|
|Processor||AMD Ryzen 7 3700U Picasso (2.3 GHz, 4 cores)|
|RAM installed||8 GB (1 x 8 GB) DDR4 2400 MHz|
|Graphic card||AMD Radeon Vega 10|
|Storage||512 GB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD|
|Connectors||1 USB 2.0 1 USB 3.1 1 USB 3.1 Type-C (Gen1), HDMI, microSD|
|Network||Wi-Fi ac (2×2), Bluetooth 4.2|
|Numeric keypad||Yes, via NumPad|
|Windows Hello||Yes, via webcam|
|Audio system||2 Harman Kardon speakers, SonicMaster|
|Operating system||Windows 10 Home 64 bit|
|Autonomy announced / Battery||8 hours / Li-ion 3 cells 42Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||1.6 Kg / 322 x 210 x 18.9|
Chassis, connectors, screen of the Asus ZenBook Flip UM462DA-AI024T
The chassis of the Asus ZenBook Flip UM462DA-AI024T is essentially made of aluminum and put on an angular silhouette with sharp, bevelled and chrome edges around the base and the touchpad. The color prefers a perfectly smooth sober silver tone, enough to go unnoticed in a professional environment.
We find the ErgoLift hinge system dear to Asus which on this model lifts the base at an angle of 140 degrees then swivels up to 360 degrees to offer different uses (tablet, tent, easel, etc.). The design of the hinges has been revised with a glossy finish.
The keyboard is backlit by white LEDs on three intensity levels , a plus for working in the dark. Another welcome feature on this Zenbook Flip, the Number Pad will allow a highlighted numeric keypad (retro LED) to appear on the touchpad after pressing in its upper right corner. This is very convenient for those who enter numbers regularly. A doubt remains however on its actual presence on this model since the NumPad is announced as an option on the series.
For its part, the screen is surrounded by refined Nano Edge borders which participate in the compacted chassis. Its Full HD definition (1920 x 1080 px) makes it possible to offer a vast space of display perfectly clear and to take the best advantage of the content in High Definition while the IPS technology takes care of opening the angles of vision and reproducing faithfully the colors. Touch offers a whole new dimension to Windows 10, which is more fun and interactive, but involves a bright screen that will reflect the ambient light. We have no information as to the presence or not of an active stylus with this model.
Let\’s finish the tour of the box with the connectors. We stay in the standard with three USB ports, one limited by the 2.0 standard and a USB Type-C Gen1 (no Thunderbolt 3), a microSD card reader and an HDMI output. The webcam is infrared for easy recognition of Windows Hello and fairly recent wireless modules with Wifi AC and Bluetooth 4.2.
Performance, autonomy of the Asus ZenBook Flip UM462DA-AI024T
At its heart, the ultrabook contains the low-consumption AMD Quad Core Ryzen 7 3700U processor . Landed in 2019, it is intended to compete with Quad Core low consumption from Intel. In fact, current use is perfectly taken care of and you can even tackle missions such as photo editing, video editing and light computing without shaking too much. Especially since the APU is supported by 8 GB of RAM , a total adequate to navigate smoothly in multitasking.
The graphics part is based on the AMD Radeon RX Vega 10 chip integrated into the processor. In theory, it is capable of providing roughly the same level of play as a GeForce MX230 or even GeForce MX150 under certain profiles and therefore surpasses the Intel UHD 620 chip integrated in Intel low-consumption processors. Some occasional players will be able to content themselves with it and launch most of the old and undemanding titles on condition of limiting the level of details. For more recent opus and sharper details, you will even have to lower it to a basic definition (1366 x 768 px).
Another more fundamental element, the storage is entrusted to an NVMe PCIe 512 GB SSD . This significantly improves the overall responsiveness of the system on a daily basis. Based on a PCIe interface faster than SATA3, the SSD ensures shorter loading times, almost instant Windows launch and very fast file copies. What is more, its capacity is quite honest and can house a good part of your toy library.
Finally, from the standpoint of autonomy, the ZenBook Flip UM462DA-AI024T must deal with a small battery of 42 Whr. So expect not to often exceed 6 hours in Internet browsing with active Wifi.