2-in-1 ultrabook running Windows 10 Pro, the elegant Asus ZenBook Flip 13 BX371EA-HL328R is convertible into a Tablet, with its 13-inch OLED 4K touch screen open to 360 ° 100% DCI-P3 that displays faithful colors. This hybrid Ultrabook benefits from a Wi-Fi ax and USB 4 Type-C Thunderbolt 4 connection, a backlit chiclet keyboard with NumPad numeric keypad module and an infrared webcam for authentication by facial recognition. In addition, this thin and light versatile laptop PC performs well in everyday use with its good amount of RAM and its Intel Quad Core i7 Tiger Lake processor with Iris Xe capable of supporting not too demanding games. In addition, its responsiveness is enhanced by its fast SSD storage, however limited in capacity.
Specifications of the Asus ZenBook Flip 13 BX371EA-HL328R
|Screen (s)||13.3 “Ultra HD 4K OLED 100% DCI-P3 Pantone NanoEdge very thin edges (3.9mm) 400cd / m² 360 ° openable touchscreen (1920×1080, gloss)
|Processor||Intel Core i7-1165G7 Ice Lake (2.8 GHz, 4 cores, TDP 15W)|
|RAM installed (max)||16 GB (soldered) LPDDR4x 3200MHz|
|Graphic card||Intel Iris Xe integrated into the processor|
|Storage||512 GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4)|
|Connectivity||1 USB 3.0 2 USB 4 Type-C (Gen2) Thunderbolt 4, HDMI 1.4, microSD|
|Network||Wi-Fi ax (2×2), Bluetooth 5.0|
|Backlit Keyboard||Yes (1.35mm stroke)|
|Numeric keypad||Yes, via NumPad 2.0 (NumberPad)|
|Windows Hello||Yes, Infrared webcam|
|Audio system||2 Harman Kardon SonicMaster speakers|
|Operating system||Windows 10 Pro 64-bit|
|battery life announced / Battery||7 hours / Li-Polymer 4 cells 67Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||1.2 Kg / 305 x 211 x 11.9-13.9|
Chassis, connectors, screen of the Asus ZenBook Flip 13 BX371EA-HL328R
Rechargeable to approximately 60% in 49 minutes, this 2-in-1 Ultrabook with Jade Black aluminum chassis with Red Cooper edges sturdy and compliance with the US military resistance standard MIL-STD-810G has an elegant and original look.
This hybrid laptop PC can be opened 360 ° to transform into a Tablet thanks to its multi-touch touch screen: by applying at least one finger or the stylus provided, by pressing / gesturing, you can interact with the system and software.
The processing of the screen is brilliant because of its tactile aspect, which implies bright colors but sensitivity to reflections in bright environments (eg outdoors).
The screen is also distinguished by its Ultra HD 4K definition superior to Full HD and ideal for displaying (Very) High Definition content such as videos with 16: 9 sound. Its viewing angles, both horizontal and vertical, are also important and its colorimetry much more faithful than the average because it promises to be 100% DCI-P3 and OLED, which also implies very deep blacks.
The screen is covered by an Infrared webcam, a technology allowing authentication by facial recognition via Windows Hello technology.
Of course, the keys of the chiclet keyboard can be backlit, which is practical for distinguishing them in a dimly lit environment.
The keyboard is associated with NumPad technology (NumberPad 2.0) thanks to which you can convert the touchpad into a tactile numeric keypad, and this when you need it to enter numbers more easily.
It is all the more appreciable that like any laptop whose format is less than 15 inches, this hybrid Ultrabook does not have the necessary space on the right to house a physical numeric keypad.
This versatile 2-in-1 Ultrabook also benefits from a good connection including 2 USB 4 Type-C Thunderbolt 4 (against 1 maximum usually), a practical HDMI video output to easily connect it to a TV or a monitor for example, Wi-Fi ax wireless modules ( more recent and efficient than Wi-Fi ax ) and Bluetooth 5 to connect and communicate remotely without forgetting 1 USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible) guaranteeing transfers of up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if you connect a USB 3.0 device.
If no audio port is integrated, Asus provides here a USB-C to audio adapter, which is appreciable.
In addition, this laptop runs Windows 10 Pro, a more complete edition than classic Windows 10 with its advanced security and network management tools like BitLocker.
Performance, battery life of the Asus ZenBook Flip 13 BX371EA-HL328R
The Asus ZenBook Flip 13 BX371EA-HL328R is aimed at those looking for a compact and lightweight laptop PC ready for Very High Definition that reproduces colors faithfully, for everyday versatile use on the go.
The general performance it provides is able to satisfy many users as it relies on a good amount of 16 GB RAM combined with a low power Tiger Lake i7-1165G7 Quad Core processor.
The Intel Iris Xe graphics part integrated into the Core i7 Tiger Lake allows you to watch photos and videos but also to play titles that are not too greedy in graphics resources for a few concessions, such as a decrease in the definition of the l screen because 4K requires more computation than Full HD, which means lower fps in games.
The Iris Xe has the advantage of being significantly more efficient than the classic UHD 620.
On the other hand, it is clear that we gain by opting instead for a PC with a non-low consumption processor and a graphics card. dedicated dedicated if the objective is to often carry out heavy work in terms of processor and / or graphics resources.
Thanks to the on-board SSD storage, we get much better responsiveness and fluidity on a daily basis than with a simple hard drive. Thus, for example, we benefit from much faster starts / stops, processing and launches of software, or even faster arrival on the cards of online games.
Remember that an SSD is much faster than a hard drive but also more robust, less energy and silent.
The 512 GB capacity of the SSD may disappoint some: it is equivalent to the standard of hard drives.
In any case, if you need additional space, you can of course use an external storage unit such as a USB-C / Thunderbolt / USB 3.0 device to benefit from fast transfers.
Finally on the battery life side, expect around 7 hours of battery operation in light use (impacted by the 4K panel more greedy than Full HD) for this 2-in-1 hybrid Ultrabook convertible into a Tablet whose compactness, finesse and lightness facilitate transportation.