ASUS 14" ZenBook Flip 14 UX461 Multi-Touch 2-in-1 Laptop (Slate Gray)
The 14" ZenBook Flip 14 UX461 Multi-Touch 2-in-1 Laptop (Slate Gray) from Asus is a versatile system thanks to its 360° hinge, which lets you adjust it to multiple viewing modes. Specs-wise, it's equipped with a 1.8 GHz Intel Core i7-8550U quad-core processor, 16GB of LPDDR3 RAM, a 512GB PCIe SSD, and an an NVIDIA GeForce MX150 graphics card. With these combined, you'll be able to easily tackle everyday tasks and even some light graphical work. Its 14" display has a 1920 x 1080 Full HD resolution and minimal bezels for a more immersive viewing experience. Other integrated features include a microSD card, USB Type-A and Type-C connectivity, an HDMI port, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, a fingerprint reader, a webcam, microphone, speakers, and a 3.5mm combo audio jack. The operating system installed is Windows 10 Home (64-Bit).
- The ZenBook Flip 14 features an all-aluminum enclosure measuring 0.55" thin and weighing in at 3.3 lbs. Moreover, it has a 2-in-1 convertible design with a 360° hinge, which lets you fold the screen backwards for a variety of viewing modes. The hinge has been tested with more than 20,000 open/close cycles to ensure its durability and reliability.
- Thanks to 7.15mm ultra-thin NanoEdge bezels, the ZenBook 14 can fit a large screen into a smaller frame. It has an 80% screen-to-body ratio, wide 178° viewing angles, as well as 100% sRGB gamut coverage. Additionally, it features Asus Splendid, Eye Care, and Tru2Life Video technologies to help improve your viewing experience across a variety of applications.
- The ZenBook Flip 14 is equipped with a 57 Wh li-polymer battery, which is rated to last up to 12 hours on a single charge. It also features fast-charging technology, which can recharge the battery up to 60% capacity in just 49 minutes. Please note that actual battery life will vary depending on use.
- Keyboard & Touchpad
- The keyboard on the ZenBook Flip 14 has a 1.4 mm key travel distance and built-in backlighting for a comfortable typing experience, even in dimly lit environments. Meanwhile, its touchpad has a glass cover for smooth control, palm-rejection technology, as well as multi-touch gestures and handwriting support.
- Fingerprint Sensor
- Thanks to its built-in fingerprint sensor, the ZenBook Flip 14 is secure, yet easy to access in case you forget your password.
- The ZenBook Flip 14 is equipped with Asus SonicMaster audio technology to help improve your listening experience. Enjoy louder sounds with less distortion for music, movies, video chats, and more.
- Start Menu
- After its hiatus in Windows 8, the Start Menu has returned. Utilizing a combination of the traditional menu system and Windows 8's Live Tiles, the improved Start Menu gives you more information at a glance, showing notification information alongside your applications and other pinned items.
- Microsoft's digital personal assistant, Cortana can answer your questions with information gleaned from both your device and the internet at large. You can type or even talk with her, if your system has a microphone. Using her Notebook, Cortana keeps track of your needs and wants, and she learns over time to improve her information gathering skills.
- Microsoft Edge
- After nearly 20 years, Microsoft has finally replaced its Internet Explorer web browser. With Microsoft Edge, users can write directly on web pages and share notes with friends and colleagues. It also improves the online reading experience by adding a distraction-free mode and read-it-later functionality. Edge also has built-in Cortana integration; you can have her help you find a restaurant, make a reservation, and pull up directions without leaving your browser.
- Windows Store
- For Windows 10, Microsoft has unified the Windows Store. Now, apps for PCs, tablets, and phones will all be accessible from one place. And with support for Universal Apps, one version of an app can work across all your compatible devices automatically.
- Windows Continuum
- Windows 10 was designed for a variety of screen sizes and input styles, and with its Continuum feature, it automatically adapts to fit your needs. A Windows 10 tablet on its own requires a touch-centric approach, but attaching a mouse and keyboard will shift everything to a more traditional interface. You can even attach an external monitor to your Windows 10 phone for a near-desktop experience. But it's not just the operating system; Windows Universal Apps take advantage of Continuum as well.
- Xbox on Windows 10
- Gaming is a big focus of Windows 10. Xbox integration allows for PC players to match up against Xbox One players on supported games, and if you have an Xbox One, you can even stream compatible titles to your PC. Native support for recording with the new Game DVR feature makes it easy to capture and share your gameplay. The new DirectX12 takes better advantage of multi-core processors, giving games a performance boost, even on older hardware. Windows 10 also features native support for virtual reality headsets, such as the Oculus Rift.