Slowly but surely laptops with the Intel EVO standard are starting to appear on the world market. Each manufacturer also seems to have prepared their respective heroes. From ASUS there is the ZenBook Flip 13 (UX363). This laptop comes by adopting a convertible model in a very compact and premium design packaging. Are you curious about this laptop? Check out the reviews as follows.
ASUS ZenBook Flip 13 (UX363) design
Entering the premium ZenBook family, the ZenBook Flip 13 looks very elegant. This laptop retains the fine spun metal cover design that has become the hallmark of ZenBook.
The dimensions are also very concise. Its thickness is only about 11.9mm. Meanwhile, the weight is around 1.3 Kg. Not the thinnest and lightest, but still very compact and saves space in the bag when invited to travel. You also don’t need to worry when you ask him to travel. The reason is, the body has also been designed to be tough with military standards.
On the ASUS ZenBook Flip 13, we also find a series of connectivity ports that are quite complete in its class. In addition to two USB Type-C ports with support for Thunderbolt 4 connections, ZenBook Flip 13 (UX363) is also equipped with USB Type-A 3.2 and HDMI. Quite rarely we find these two ports on convertible laptops with a thin and light body design.
However, we did not find a 3.5mm audio jack port on the body. For some users who haven’t switched to wireless earbuds this might be a problem. But, fortunately, ASUS still includes a USB-C adapter to a 3.5mm audio jack in the sales package.
ASUS ZenBook Flip 13 (UX363) display
The screen sector ZenBook Flip 13 (UX363) again amazes us. Adopting the NanoEdge 13.3-inch flexible touch screen panel, it carries OLED technology with Full HD resolution. The response of the screen with a finger touch is very good. This screen panel also supports the DCI-P3% color coverage standard and is certified by PANTONE. So, the color is sure to be very accurate.
It is undeniable that this screen is indeed very charming and above the average of other laptops in its class. Apart from very accurate colors, we can also enjoy another advantage of the OLED display panel, namely the reproduction of very deep blacks.
This makes it ideal for content creators or professionals in the creative field. In addition, with VESA certified HDR support, the screen is also capable of presenting HDR content in great detail.
One added value, the screen panel has received TUV Rheinland certification, which means that the screen is very safe for long-term eye health.
Adopting a convertible style, the screen hinge is also very sturdy. We almost had no problem switching between usage modes. Including, when switching to tablet mode which makes the screen like a digital canvas.
ASUS ZenBook Flip 13 (UX363) Stylus Pen
This touch screen is also accommodated with a stylus pen. The stylus supports 4096 pressure levels of sensitivity. From our tests the stylus is very responsive. When used to draw the pen it is quite precise so it provides a natural user experience.
ASUS is also very careful in designing this stylus pen. Equipped with a magnetic system, the ZenBook Flip 13 (UX363) stylus pen attaches to the top edge of the body. The magnetic system is also quite strong and does not come apart easily.
Indeed, the absence of a slot or special media for storing the stylus pen is a bit inconvenient. But, with this smart solution, at least the stylus can be taken anywhere without worrying about losing it.
ASUS ZenBook Flip 13 (UX363) Keyboard and Trackpad
On ZenBook Flip 13 (UX363) ASUS presents a keyboard with Edge-to Edge features. This latest keyboard design is wider with larger key sizes. Each button is not too flat on the body and soft when pressed.
Supported by the 360 Ergolift Hinge design, the typing experience on ZenBook Flip 13 (UX363) is indeed very comfortable. Even if typing fast won’t make your hands feel sore quickly. Do not miss the keyboard is also equipped with backlit lights.
The keyboard is accompanied by a wide touchpad. The response with the touch of a finger is very good. Left and right clicks are also quiet and soft. ZenBook Flip 13 (UX363) also comes with a touchpad that is equipped with the NumberPad 2.0 feature. This feature allows ZenBook Flip 13 (UX363) users to change the touchpad function to numpad with just one touch.
ASUS ZenBook Flip 13 (UX363) Features
Apart from the stylus pen on the ASUS ZenBook Flip 13, we also find an array of other features. There are two features that are very optimal for WFH which is becoming a new lifestyle for workers.
The first feature is the IR Camera Tuning feature. Thanks to this feature, the infrared camera it carries can allow the camera on the ZenBook Flip 13 (UX363) to display better images.
Thanks to the Infrared camera, ZenBook Flip 13 (UX363) also supports touchless login with Windows Hello support. The ability of this infrared camera is also very precise in scanning faces even in low light places.
ASUS also presents a feature to turn off the camera when not in use. It’s important to maintain privacy. To deactivate the camera, you can press the F10 key on the keyboard.
The second feature of ZenBook Flip 13 (UX363) is a microphone with AI Noise Canceling technology. Thanks to this feature, the microphone it carries is able to reduce background noise and clarify your voice in front of the laptop. Very optimal when doing video conferencing.
The audio sector is also very satisfying. ASUS ZenBook Flip 13 (UX363) carries a harman / cardon speaker. The sound quality of the speakers is very good. Very clear and powerful. To boost the sound output, ASUS also adds the DTS Audio feature, which provides a variety of presets and EQ settings manually.
Performance of the ASUS ZenBook Flip 13 (UX363)
Getting the Intel EVO standard, the ASUS ZenBook Flip 13 (UX363) clearly brings the advantages of the 11th Generation Intel Core processor and the Intel Iris Xe GPU.
For the model we are reviewing, it uses an Intel Core i7-165G7 processor, 16GB RAM and 1TB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD storage space. The benchmark results are as follows.
With these specifications the ASUS ZenBook Flip 13 (UX363) is able to offer very powerful performance for various needs. For daily productivity, running office applications and browsing is no longer in doubt. The performance feels very responsive. Used to edit photos and videos up to 4K resolution, it is very capable.
As a convertible laptop, ZenBook Flip 13 (UX363) also has pretty good thermal management. With the special cooling system it carries, the operating temperature can be kept relatively low in standard usage scenarios. The cooling fan is also very quiet. So, it is convenient to use in various modes of use. For use with a rather heavy computing load, the temperature is relatively hot and creates a warm sensation on the underside of the body and above the keyboard surface.
ASUS ZenBook Flip 13 (UX363) battery
ASUS ZenBook Flip 13 (UX363) battery life is also very satisfying. Of course, for battery life, it returns to the settings and computing needs of each user.
To test the battery endurance, we activated Battery Saver mode in the Windows power setting, deactivated the location feature, bluetooth, backlit keyboard and 20% screen brightness. With the usage scenario for WFH running office applications, browsing, occasionally watching Youtube and connecting to WiFi the battery can last nearly 13 hours. This means, the battery can accompany you to work all day. In fact, it can take up to two days without the need to be recharged.
Gaming laptops and laptops in the thin and light category are indeed becoming the prima donna. However, convertible laptops are still not devoid of enthusiasts. The ASUS ZenBook Flip 13 (UX363) comes at the perfect time. While manufacturers are competing to present laptops with the Intel Evo platform in a thin and light body packaging, ZenBook Flip 13 (UX363) appears with a convertible design that is very compact and premium. This laptop is also equipped with a top-notch display panel and very powerful performance. The durability of the battery is also very durable.
Most attractive is the selling price. ASUS ZenBook Flip 13 (UX363) with an Intel Core i7 variant is sold at IDR 22,999,000. Relatively cheap with all the features it carries. This makes it one of the most ideal contemporary laptops and must be looked at for the needs of creative content and productivity for users with high mobility.
ASUS ZenBook Flip 13 is suitable for: content creators, creative workers, photographers, young executives, students
ASUS ZenBook Flip 13 is not suitable for: gamers, students, business people who need a laptop with business features
The advantages of ASUS ZenBook Flip 13 (UX363):
+ Compact dimensions and light weight
+ Strong body design
+ Convertible design
+ Complete connectivity
+ Fast performance
+ Competitive price
+ Excellent screen panel
+ Long battery life
+ Thunderbolt 4
+ Clear and powerful audio
+ Stylus pen magnetic
Cons of ASUS ZenBook Flip 13 (UX363)
– No memory card slot
– No 3.5mm audio jack
– No upgrade option
|Main Spec.||ASUS ZenBook Flip 13 (UX363)|
|CPU||Intel® Core ™ i7-1165G7 Processor 2.8 GHz (12M Cache, up to 4.7 GHz)|
Intel® Core ™ i5-1135G7 Processor 2.4 GHz (8M Cache, up to 4.2 GHz)
|Operating System||Windows 10 Home|
|Storage||1TB M.2 NVMe ™ PCIe® 3.0 SSD|
512GB M.2 NVMe ™ PCIe® 3.0 SSD
|Display||13.3 ″ (16: 9) OLED FHD (1920 x 1080), 400 nits, 100% DCI-P3, 133% sRGB, NanoEdge Display, Touchscreen, PANTONE® Validated display, TÜV Rheinland eye-care certified display|
|Graphics||Intel® Iris® X? Graphics|
|Input / Output||1x HDMI 1.4, 1x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A, 2x Thunderbolt ™ 4 USB Type-C supports display and power delivery|
|Camera||HD camera with IR function to support Windows Hello|
|Connectivity||Intel Wi-Fi 6 (Gig +) (802.11ax) + Bluetooth 5.0 (Dual band) 2 * 2|
|Audio||SonicMaster, Smart Amp Technology, Built-in array microphone, harman / kardon certified|
|Battery||67WHrs, 4S1P, 4-cell Li-ion|
|Dimension||30.50 x 21.10 x 1.19 ~ 1.39 cm|
|Warranty||2 years global warranty|