Our opinion on the Asus ZenBook Flip UM462DA-AI036T
Practical with its 360-degree swivel screen to multiply uses, the Asus Zenbook Flip UM462DA-AI036T is a 14-inch ultrabook convertible tablet for multimedia. Its latest-generation AMD Quad Core Ryzen 7 processor with integrated Radeon Vega 10 mobile graphics solution, 8GB of RAM and fast dedicated SSD handles common usage with responsive and even a little bit of gameplay, all in one. images by a beautiful touch-screen NanoEdge rotary edge-to-edge. Added to this is a complete connection with USB Type-C, an infrared HD camera, a backlit keypad with Number Pad numeric keypad and fairly compact measurements on a solid aluminum chassis. On the other hand, its operation is a little noisy, the storage is limited (256 GB) and the
Asus ZenBook Flip UM462DA-AI036T
|Slab||14 \’\’ Full HD IPS LED 300 Nits Touch Multi-touch 10 Point Openable 360 ° Thin Edge (1920×1080, Glossy)|
|Processor||AMD Ryzen 7 3700U Picasso (2.3 GHz, 4 cores)|
|Installed RAM||8 GB (1 x 8 GB) DDR4 2400 MHz|
|Storage space||SSD M.2 NVMe 256GB PCIe|
|Graphic card||AMD Radeon Vega 10 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)|
Chassis, connectivity, screen of the Asus ZenBook Flip UM462DA-AI036T
The frame of the Asus ZenBook Flip UM462DA-AI036T is composed mainly of aluminum and put on an angular silhouette with sharp, beveled and chromed edges 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 raises the base on an angle of 140 degrees then pivots 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. We have no information on the presence or absence of an active stylet provided with this model.
Let\’s finish the tour of the case by the connectors. We remain in the standard 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-AI036T
Let\’s continue with the component that gives all its power to the ultrabook, the processor AMD Quad Core Ryzen 7 3700U low consumption. Announced at the beginning of 2019, it succeeds the Ryzen 7 2700U with a gain of more and less 10% in terms of power, enough to reach a level close to a Quad Core i7-8565U. In fact, the current use is fully 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 graphic part is entrusted to the AMD Radeon RX Vega 10 chip integrated into the processor. In theory, it is able to provide roughly the same level of play as a GeForce MX230 and therefore surpasses the Intel UHD 620 chip embedded in the Intel low conso processor. Some casual players will be happy and launch most of the old and undemanding titles on condition to lower the definition in Full HD. For newer releases and sharper details, it will still reduce the definition (1366 x 768 px).
Another strong point on this declension, the privileged storage gives pride of place to the reactivity. Indeed, a dedicated 256 GB SSD is in the game, allowing to bring its fluidity to Windows 10 and the overall execution of programs while not sacrificing too much capacity. If you count the place occupied by the system and programs, there is about 200 GB free, enough to house a small part of your toy library. For the rest, it will be necessary to opt for an external solution or online, not knowing if the free slot of 2.5 inches inside is wired.
From the point of view of autonomy finally, the PC has to deal with a small battery of 42 Whr. Expect not to exceed often 6 hours in Internet browsing with active WiFi.