ASUS ZenBook Flip S OLED (UX371) Review and Specs. This is the ASUS ZenBook Flip S OLED (UX371), which is the globe’s thinnest 13-inch 4K OLED exchangeable laptop. This case may be staying for some time considering that there aren’t many convertible laptops in the marketplace that have an OLED display. Yup, the OLED display is rather usual in mobile phones nowadays, however not on laptops. I have actually been utilizing this laptop for more than a number of weeks, here comes the complete review.
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You can’t state it’s a ZenBook without the iconic concentric circle design. The ASUS ZenBook Flip S OLED (UX371) has the very same off-centered concentric circle design on the cover with Red Copper diamond-cut highlights all over including the ASUS logo design. The Red Copper highlights blend well with the Jade Black finish, that makes the laptop looks classy.
The laptop weighs only 1.2 kg as well as features an account of less than 14mm, making it very easy to bring around. I directly such as this form factor as it is very easy to carry and also suits my laptop sleeve quickly. By the way, ASUS really included the laptop sleeve in the box, yet I like my very own one.
It includes a 360 ° ErgoLift joint design, which allows the screen to be turned to any kind of setting, depending on how you wish to use it. The joint is durability-tested for over 20,000 open/close cycles. The laptop will instantly change to tablet setting when you turn to a certain angle or also rotate the display orientation.
The left side of the laptop houses a full-sized HMDI port, two Thunderbolt 3 USB-C ports, as well as a battery LED indication. The ideal side has a USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A port as well as a power switch. It does not have a MicroSD card slot as well as 3.5 mm sound jack, yet ASUS did include a USB-C to 3.5 mm adapter with a built-in DAC that sustains Hi-Res Audio in the box. Because it can switch to tablet mode, I really prefer it to have a physical volume rocker as well.
The ZenBook Flip S OLED (UX371) features Windows Hi biometric face recognition function, which has two IR blasters in between the web cam. One underrated design is ASUS really covers the display and bezels with an item of glass, which is not typical for Windows laptops nowadays. Lots of Windows laptops use plastic bezels, the same material as the cover, and eventually, the screen sides will certainly gather dirt, which is discouraging for me. I personally like what ASUS has actually done with this laptop computer, as well as it looks even more premium. Just a tiny thing but it matters to me!
The ASUS ZenBook Flip S OLED (UX371) sports a 13.3 ″ OLED 4K UHD 400 nits NanoEdge touchscreen screen. If you’ve been adhering to the smartphone market, OLED panel is fairly common for several mobile phones, particularly those high-end phones. One advantage of an OLED panel is deep blacks, thanks to the capacity to switch each individual pixel off. According to ASUS, the laptop includes a 1,000,000:1 contrast proportion and also is certified VESA.
DisplayHDR 500 True Black, which can sustain approximately 500 nits of emphasize illumination and 0.0005 nits of deep black brightness, offering developers with a brighter and also even more in-depth watching experience.
Undoubtedly, the ZenBook Flip S OLED (UX371) has a superior display. With the extreme contrast and exact color reproduction at any type of degree, everything looks crisp and vivid– even within darker web content. This helps with eye comfort, also: you can call down the illumination, without losing comparison as well as shade vibrancy, resulting in reduced blue-light emission.
I locate that having a 4K UHD resolution is a little also much for a 13.3-inch display. Ordinary customers will not have the ability to set apart whether it is a 4K UHD or Complete HD resolution. I additionally discover that readying to 250% scaling is the best for me, not the advised 300% scaling. One more point is when the IR blaster is flashing for Windows Hi face unlock, you’ll notice the part of the display near the IR blaster will certainly also be flashing.
ASUS Pen SA201H.
The laptop computer features the ASUS Pen SA201H in the box, which supports 4,096 degrees of pressure sensitivity and also MPP 2.0 (Microsoft Pen Procedure 2.0). The stylus pen has two side buttons, one for computer mouse clicks, one for erase feature. Making use of the display feels like making use of a Wacom tablet computer during my degree days, though I still favor the general drawing experience with the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+, that S Pen experience with an ultra-low latency just really feels better, and also the pen pointer is softer.
Keyboard as well as Touchpad.
The ASUS ZenBook Flip S OLED (UX371) has an edge-to-edge full-sized backlit key-board as well as NumberPad 2.0. Primarily, the key-board and touchpad really feel rather similar to the ZenBook 13 (UX325) that I examined in 2014. If they both share the same keyboard as well as touchpad given that they are both 13-inch laptop computers, I wouldn’t surprise. You get the very same hotkeys on the key-board as well as pressing the “Fn” + “Esc” tricks will switch over in between hotkey features or general F1-F12 essential functions.
As for the NumberPad 2.0, it now only comes with two controls:.
- A single-touch sensing unit at the top-right of the touchpad turns NumberPad on and off.
- Swipe from the top left icon in any direction on the NumberPad 2.0 to turn on the Calculator application on the primary display.
- Despite the fact that it coincides vast touchpad with Windows precision driver, I did not experience the latency issue on this laptop computer, seems that it can be taken care of by means of a software application update as well as ASUS has actually fixed it.
The ASUS ZenBook Flip S OLED (UX371) is powered by the Intel Core i7-1165G7 cpu with 16GB 4,266 MHz LPDDR4x RAM and also 1TB PCIe NVMe 3.0 x4 M. 2 SSD, rather comparable to the VivoBook S15 S533EA that I examined.
The fan noise is really quite loud and also it begins rather regularly to cool down the laptop computer, which is a drawback of a thin as well as light laptop because it has actually restricted room to dissipate the heat. If you turn the display all the way back to use it as a tablet computer, the follower will certainly not work in tablet computer setting.
In regards to graphics efficiency, it uses the Intel Iris Xe Graphics, which is comparable to the NVIDIA GeForce MX350 discrete graphics. Playing GTA V at 1080p@60fps on typical setups is not a problem whatsoever.
ASUS ZenBook Flip S OLED (UX371) Specifications
- 13.3 ″ OLED 4K UHD 400 nits NanoEdge touchscreen display screen
- Intel Core i7-1165G7 cpu
- Intel Iris Xe graphics
- 16GB 4,266 MHz LPDDR4x RAM
- 1TB PCIe NVMe 3.0 x4 M. 2 SSD
- WiFi 6 with Job+ efficiency (802.11 ax), Bluetooth 5.0 (Double Band) connectivity
- IR web cam with Windows Hi support
- 2 x Thunderbolt 4 USB-C with ASUS USB-C Easy Cost, 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A, 1 x Requirement HDMI 2.0
- 67Wh battery
- Windows 10 Home with Office House & Pupil 2019 consisted of
- Weight: 1.2 kg.
- Dimensions: 30.50 x 21.10 x 1.19 ~ 1.39 centimeters.
The laptop computer runs on Windows 10 Residence with Workplace Residence & Pupil 2019 included. Kudos to ASUS Malaysia for including it so that you do not require to acquire it independently. And also, a copy of Office Residence & Trainee 2019 will certainly cost you RM529!
Just like various other ASUS laptops, it includes MyASUS software, which allows you tailor system setups such as Follower Profile, ASUS Splendid, ASUS Tru2Life, Smart Wi-Fi, and also much more. What missing from the VivoBook collection is the ASUS Intelligent Performance Modern Technology (AIPT), quite weird given that the ZenBook collection is in fact the higher-end series.
The ASUS ZenBook Flip S OLED (UX371) has a 67Wh 4-cell lithium-polymer battery, which charges from 0% to 60% in simply 49 mins by means of the Thunderbolt 4 USB-C port. Thanks to the USB-C Easy Fee feature, you can utilize a variety of USB-C chargers (5V to 20V) to charge the laptop computer. It includes a 65W battery charger, which is fairly large. Thankfully, I had the ability to use my UGREEN 65W PD GaN charger to bill it as well as it works flawlessly, which practically replaces the original battery charger!
ASUS claims that the laptop has up to 10 hours of battery life. Based on my examination, I had the ability to get around 7 hrs of battery life by just watching Netflix and YouTube videos, while utilizing it to do internet browsing and also keying just obtained me 5 hrs of battery life. When it comes to the Zoom teleconference, the battery just made it through 2 hours, though if you establish the battery power mode to ‘Best Battery Life’ will provide you another 30 minutes much more.
Retailing at RM6,799, the ASUS ZenBook Flip S OLED (UX371) no question is a premium convertible laptop computer. Directly, I assume that it’s a little bit lost to utilize a 4K panel on a 13.3-inch laptop computer as Full HD is actually good enough for typical customers. It has a top-notch OLED screen, better than any other laptops I’ve reviewed so far.
Once more, the USB-C Easy Charge remains my favorite attribute, all I require is simply a USB-C cable television and also I’ll have the ability to charge all my gadgets. And also with the incorporation of a stylus pen, this is the laptop computer I’ve been searching for, if only it has far better thermal administration to ensure that the follower won’t require to start that usually.
- Slim and light.
- Remarkable OLED display.
- USB-C Easy Fee feature is available in useful to make use of.
- No MicroSD card port.
- No 3.5 mm audio jack.
- Loud follower noise and also follower kicks in fairly often.