It’s that time of the year again. No not Christmas, unless you’re a hardware junkie. This is Computex Taipei. Also known as the Taipei International Information Technology Show, this is a computer expo held annually in Taipei, Taiwan. Held since the early 2000’s, Computex Taipei is among one of the largest computer and technology trade shows in the world.
Technically even though Computex Taipei kicks off tomorrow (30th May), Asus has decided to start things off with a bang. Apart from unveiling a new router that resembles a bladeless fan, the company also unveiled a new line up of laptops. Among these is the Asus Zenbook Flip S.
What’s so special about the Asus Zenbook Flip S?
Well, for starters, Asus claim that it is the world’s thinnest 2-in-1 convertible laptop. Measuring just 10.9mm in thickness, the Asus Zenbook Flip S packs a 2.7-GHz Intel Core i7-7500U CPU, 16GB of RAM and up to 1TB of SSD storage. The Asus Zenbook Flip S is equipped with a 13.3″ touch display which features a 360-degree hinge so you can convert the device from a laptop to a fully functional tablet with a simple flip (hence the name). Weighing in at around 1.1KG, the Asus Zenbook Flip S also has security in mind with a fingerprint security sensor for logins via Windows Hello.
Speaking of Windows, the Asus Zenbook Flip S runs Microsoft’s stripped version of Windows 10, Windows 10 S and fully supports Windows Ink, thus enabling onscreen pen input. This also means that you’ll be confined to apps only available in the Windows App store (you also may not be able to run Google Chrome). In terms of connectivity, the Asus Zenbook Flip S has inbuilt Wi-Fi and also has to USB type-C ports for data and charging. This also means that you’ll need dongles and/or adapters to use your legacy devices.
In terms of availability, Asus is yet to reveal anything but we do know that the Asus Zenbook Flip S will cost USD 1,099. If you were expecting a cheap laptop, then you’re better off looking somewhere else. However, given the specs, form factor and build quality, the price does seem acceptable.
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