Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the thinnest laptop of them all? As we found at Computex, when it comes to convertible laptops, Asus Zenbook Flip S is unbeatable. In matters of sheer power and graphics, though, its bigger brother, the also newly-created Zenbook Pro UX550, is a force to be reckoned with #hardwaremagic
ZenBook Flip S is a great option for all of you who hate carrying around bulky laptops and love the flexibility of a tablet. Asus names it “the world’s thinnest convertible laptop” and at 10.9mm thickness it’s hard to argue with that. MacBook Air, for example, Apple’s lightweight laptop, is 17mm thick and weighs 1.35kg, about 200gr more than this blue beauty:
At those measurements, Zenbook Flip S comes with a 13.3-inches 4K touchscreen that can flip 360 degrees. With a smaller display, last year, Zenbook 3 was even lighter than this machine, weighing just 910gr. Its Deluxe version, though, had to sacrifice that weight for a bigger 14-inch display.
Coming back to Flip S, though, you should know that besides the convenience factor, this piece of tech boasts an impressive set of specs. You’ll find an Intel Core i7-7500U processor, 1TB SSD and 16GB of RAM. The battery will last up to 11.5 hours and you can connect accessories to it via USB Type-C. Asus will make it available for purchase this September, at $1,099.
On the other hand, you have the ZenBook Pro UX550, a solid powerhouse. This laptop has a 15.6in 4K touchscreen display to show off and a better processor, the Intel Core i7-7700HQ quad-core. It also gets 16GB of DDR4 RAM, plus the Nvidia GTX 1050 Ti graphic card. Gamers, this is right up your alley! As for how it compares with Flip S in matters of portability, Zenbook Pro UX550 weighs 1.8kg and is just 18.9mm thick. This one will be available next month, from $1,299.