The Asus VivoBook Flip 14 (2021) is a 2-in-1 laptop that looks great on paper but comes with a display that fails to impress. It has solid performance and great battery life, but also quite a few design issues that make it a tough recommendation.
ASUS VivoBook FLIP Ryzen5-5500U/8GB RAM/256GB SSD/14″ Full HD-Touch/Windows 10 Home Laptop
Pros and Cons of ASUS VivoBook Flip 2-in-1 Laptop
|Decent performance for productivity apps||Dim screen|
|Good battery life||Drastic performance reduction on battery|
|The convenience of a 2-in-1 convertible||RAM may feel inadequate|
|Responsive touch screen||Bit of flex in the chassis|
Display, Design, and Build
Asus comes in what the company states as Bespoke Black, an all-black affair. The construction is primarily plastic but has a metallic lid, likely an aluminum alloy. At the price it comes with the extra bells and whistles, we can overlook the absence of all metallic finish here. Visually, the laptop looks good. This Flip 14 weighs 1.5kg and measures 0.7 inches in thickness.
This one is clearly not in the nomination for the thinnest and lightest laptop out there. The laptop shows signs of flex under the slightest of pressure, especially at the bottom and the keyboard deck. Nevertheless, aesthetically this is a well-made machine. But just handle it with care.
The Flip 14 has a touchscreen Full HD IPS display. Its viewing angles are excellent. Brightness is just around 240 nits. The contrast is 720:1. Coverage of the Adobe RGB gamut came in at just 50%, and of the sRGB gamut at just 66%. These readings don’t excite me much but in the budget segment, we have many competitors offering similar displays. So this is definitely not an odd man standing in the crowd.
Keyboard and Touchpad
The keyboard layout is good, it has got a backlight. The keys have 1.4mm key travel. Personally, I found it comfortably for typing with its clicky feedback and decent key travel. The Fn+F key combination toggles between Whisper, Balanced, and Performance modes. The backlight can be turned off and additionally there are three brightness levels.
The F10 key acts as a camera disable toggle. The touchpad is a bit small, but there is not much room either in the deck to accommodate a larger one. The touchpad also includes the fingerprint reader in the right-hand upper corner. The touchpad supports Windows 10 multitouch gestures.
There are two slots, one has a 4GB soldered on the motherboard, and the other has a 4GB plugged, which can be swapped for an 8GB chip if needed and increase your RAM to 12GB. Some markets also have a customization option for a maximum of 16GB. For this segment, I was quite impressed with the performance. Though, it depends on the kind of action you want to put on this laptop. Synthetic tests aside, let me tell you how Flip 14 fares in real-world performance. The Ryzen 5 I feel outshines its Intel counterparts.
The CPU performance is very impressive in productivity app usage. Like, I could even edit 4K video clips on Premiere Pro with some effects thrown in, if I have to use this machine for some editing on the go. I had no issues with my other office tasks working on the Microsoft Office suite of apps. It really stood up for the everyday tasks. Where it could let down is if you push it for graphic-intensive tasks.
I was quite happy with the battery life I managed on this machine. In my video loop test, where I played Tears of Steel 720p clip on 50% brightness and 70% volume, the Flip 14 lasted close to 9 hours. Even in my mixed real-life use, I could get 8+ hours, which is still impressive. The Flip 14 is equipped with 42WHrs, 3S1P, 3-cell Li-ion battery. It supports fast charging with a 60% battery topped in 49 minutes.
Technical Specification of Asus Vivobook Flip (2020)
- Body: (W x D x H) 32.40 x 22.00 x 1.82 ~ 1.82 cm (12.76″ x 8.66″ x 0.72″ ~ 0.72″), 1.50 kg (3.31 lbs)
- Display: 14.0-inch, 16:9,IPS-level Panel,Glossy display,LED Backlit,250nits,NTSC: 45%,Screen-to-body ratio: 82 %,Touch screen, With stylus support
- Resolution: FHD (1920 x 1080 pixels)
- CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 5500U Processor 2.1GHz (8M Cache, up to 4.0GHz, 6 cores)
- GPU: AMD Radeon™ Graphics
- RAM: 4GB DDR4 on board,4GB DDR4 SO-DIMM
- Storage: 256 GB M.2 NVMe™ PCIe® 3.0 SSD
- Webcam: 720p HD camera
- Battery: 42WHrs, 3S1P, 3-cell Li-ion
Asus Vivobook Flip Laptop Price and Availability in Nepal
The official price of Asus Vivobook Flip Laptop (2020) in Nepal is Rs. 89,500. It is officially available online through Aliteq Store(Buy Here.
|Asus Vivobook Flip Laptop||Price in Nepal (Official)|
|ASUS VivoBook FLIP Ryzen5-5500U/8GB RAM/256GB SSD/14″ Full HD-Touch/Windows 10 Home Laptop||Rs. 89,500 (Buy Here)|