ASUS has announced the launch of the VivoBook Flip 14, a light convertible that comes to the market with a contained price and a leading role for the internal AMD hardware it uses.
That AMD is playing its cards very well since the launch of the ZEN architecture is no longer news. The company has achieved the largest market share in x86 processors since 2013 and aims to reach 50% in 2021. If desktop CPUs are selling strongly in retail, the share in notebooks reaches a historic 20% and here it is. powered by oem, a segment where Intel has devastated the last decade.
Another example of the manufacturers’ approach to AMD comes to us from ASUS with the VivoBook Flip 14. A very interesting device for users looking for a mid-range convertible, versatile for various modes of use and with high mobility at a price that seems to us content for what it offers.
It has a screen 14-inch multi-touch IPS with FHD resolution. ASUS says it’s one of the most compact convertibles on the market with a standard 13-inch footprint. It offers 178 degrees of viewing angle, is capable of reproducing 100% of the sRGB color gamut, and supports the ASUS Pen stylus that comes with a bracket to attach to the computer.
It has a metal hinge that allows you to rotate the screen up to 360 degrees to place it on the keyboard and go from laptop to tablet mode or other types of use (tent tent for entertainment or presentations) of equipment with this design. Its chassis is completely metallic with a thickness of 17.5 mm and a weight of 1.3 kg. Nothing bad for a convertible.
Inside are the new Ryzen Mobile 4000, low-voltage “U” series accelerated processing units, which have Radeon integrated graphics and limit their TDP consumption to 15 watts. You can select between Ryzen 5 and Ryzen 7 8-core and is accompanied by 8 Gbytes of RAM and SSD with a minimum of 256 Gbytes for storage.
ASUS VivoBook Flip 14, specifications and price
- Screen: 14-inch IPS NanoEdge
- Resolution: FHD (1920 x 1080 pixels) with 16: 9 aspect ratio
- CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 4700U or Ryzen 5 4500U
- GPU: AMD Radeon – 7 cores at 1,600 MHz
- RAM: 8 GB
- Storage: SSD 512 – 256 GB
- Connectivity: Wi-Fi 5 – Bluetooth 5 – Three USB ports (3.2 Type C, 3.2 Type A, 2.0) – HDMI – Combo audio and microphone output – Harman Kardon speakers – microSD card reader – Kensington lock
- Dimensions: 17.3mm thick – 1.3kg weight
- Battery: 50 Wh with fast charge, 60% in 49 minutes
Convertible pre-installs Windows 10 Home and includes MyASUS software that makes it easy to using the convertible with devices like smartphones or tablets. Updated for the occasion, it includes wireless file transfers and URLs for users who frequently need to share files or view websites seamlessly between their laptop and mobile devices; remote access to files to allow moving files from one to another and also Mirror and Screen Extender modes.
ASUS VivoBook Flip 14 (model TM420) has a starting price of $ 599 and is already available in some regions. Content for what this lightweight and attractive convertible offers. And with AMD Ryzen processors.