Asus first unveiled its super thin and light convertible ZenBook Flip S laptop at Computex earlier this year, and the company didn’t specify which processor it was using inside. Now that Intel has officially unveiled its 8th generation Core chips, Asus is announcing at IFA this week that its range of ZenBook Flip laptops now have the latest quad-core processors.
ZenBook Flip S
The Flip S is just 10.9mm thick and weighs 2.42 pounds, which makes it slimmer than even Apple’s 12-inch MacBook but a little more heavier. Asus is using Intel’s latest 8th Generation Intel Core i7-8550U processor, alongside fast 1TB PCIe SSD storage. Asus is claiming around 11.5 hours of battery life, and there’s a single USB-C port to charge. The 13.3-inch 4K screen folds around 360 degrees for tablet use, just like Lenovo’s Yoga range of laptops.
The Flip S also includes a tiny fingerprint sensor that can be used in laptop or tablet mode, and supports Windows Hello for logging into Windows 10. Asus’ ZenBook Flip S starts at $ 1,099.
ZenBook Flip 14 and ZenBook Flip 15
Asus is also introducing two bigger laptops in its Flip range at IFA today. The Flip 14 is a thin 2-in-1 laptop that includes the usual 360-degree flipping screen and Asus’ own pen support. Asus is using Intel’s latest quad-core Core i7 processor on the Flip 14, alongside 16GB of RAM, discrete Nvidia MX150 graphics, and 512GB of SSD storage. The 14-inch display has tiny bezels that make the overall laptop feel more like a 13-inch notebook. Asus is promising up to 13 hours of battery life for the Flip 14, and it will be available for 799 euros.
The larger Flip 15 includes a 15.6-inch display in either 4K or Full HD options, and is powered by Nvidia’s GTX 1050 graphics. That should make the Flip 15 a good option for some light gaming on the go, and Asus has equipped it with USB-C Thunderbolt ports if you’re interested in using an external GPU too. There’s also up to a 2TB HDD and 512GB SSD, and Intel’s latest quad-core Core i7 processor. Asus’ Flip 15 starts at 899 euros, but the company isn’t providing exact availability.