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[SPONSORED] ZenBook Flip 13 (UX 363EA) Review: Unboxing and first impressions

March 16, 2021 · 5 min read
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The days when “mini” laptops used to be slow, bulky and non-impressive is fast gone. The ZenBook Flip 13 (UX363EA) is an elegant laptop from ASUS that spares no chance to impress with it’s no compromise performance as it is powered by up to an 11th-generation Intel Core i7 processor with Intel Iris X3 graphics and 8GB or 16BG RAM, and up to 1TB of PCIe 3.0 SSD. It is flexible and has an all-round gorgeous yet functional and durable form factor.

Unboxing the ZenBook Flip 13.

Inside the package, you will find the ZenBook Flip 13 (UX363EA) sitting pretty in the box, a 65W USB Type-C power brick, an ASUS stylus pen, USB-A to RJ45 gigabit ethernet adapter, USB C to 3.5mm Audio dongle, and a Protective sleeve. 

Nothing short of the expectations – this incredible device sports great visuals and a full-aluminium body. One key attribute of the ZenBook Flip 13 (UX363EA) is the portability of the device – at 1.3 kg weight and just about 13.9 mm thin, it’s perfect for on-the-move productivity and creativity.

How About the Specs?

The ASUS ZenBook Flip 13 (UX363EA) even with its thin and light form factors, is equipped with the 11th gen Intel® Core™ processors with Intel Iris® Xe integrated graphics. In addition, it is integrated with the latest, highest-speed Wi-Fi technology as well as 2 Thunderbolt 3 USB-C® technology to connect to a universe of peripherals and enable single-cable access for fast charging, external monitors, and extended storage, HDMI and USB Type-A. It’s important to note that ZenBook Flip 13 (UX363EA) is the world’s thinnest convertible laptop with such an impressive list of ports. It also supports up to 16 GB of memory and a 1 TB PCIe® 3.0 NVMe™ SSD. 

ASUS ZenBook Flip 13 (UX363EA) is equipped with a 67Whr battery which can provide up to 14 hours of battery life* — more than enough to cover a day of work or play.

Impressive Display to Show

ASUS ZenBook Flip 13 (UX363EA) display is a Touch screen, 13.3-inch, FHD (1920 x 1080) 16:9, IPS-level Panel, Glossy display, LED Backlit, 450nits, 100% sRGB, 80% screen-to-body ratio, with a very good contrast ratio, and comfortable viewing angles. Artists, photographers and designers will absolutely love the NanoEdge display combined with the ASUS Pen/Stylus support. The smooth-as-silk touchscreen supports the 4096 levels of pressure sensitivity that the ASUS Stylus provides; allowing users to create more detailed and vivid works. The ASUS Stylus Pen works with Windows Ink to allow you to create sticky notes, so you can capture ideas and details as they happen. You can also use the intuitive Ink Tools in Microsoft Office apps to input handwriting or shapes, apply highlighting, or edit using gestures.

Also, with the extreme contrast and accurate colour reproduction at any level, everything looks crisp and vibrant – even within darker content. This helps with eye comfort, too: you can dial down the brightness, without losing contrast and colour vibrancy, resulting in reduced blue-light emission. The display offers an ultrawide colour gamut of 100% DCI-P3, which is widely used in the motion picture industry. Thankfully, for art and design professionals, the colour accuracy is excellent, when the gaming and web design profile is applied.

 

Impressive Battery Performance

The ZenBook Flip 13 (UX363EA) comes with an impressive battery life you can count on for working on the go, as it should enable a runtime of at least 14 hours. The device charges with the ASUS USB-C Easy Charge for convenient charging on the go and it features fast-charge technology, which takes it from 1% to 60% in under 50 minutes. You can enjoy ultrafast charging with any PD (Power Delivery) certified charger, including the supplied 65-watt fast-charge adapter, or juice up your device on the go with airline chargers, portable chargers or power banks. It’s incredibly convenient when there are no wall sockets available, such as on flights or in vehicles.

Impressive Keyboard and Trackpad

The ZenBook Flip 13 (UX363EA) has an edge-to-edge full-sized, backlit keyboard with wide buttons which offer the perfect balance between crispness and softness. This helps to improve users typing accuracy and replicate the comfort you get when using a desktop PC keyboard. The backlit keys make typing in dark environments so much easier. 

The trackpad features a smooth surface and with an LED-illuminated numeric keypad; which can be found on many modern ASUS laptops whose keyboard lacks a full numeric keypad on the right. The keypad is activated by means of a single-touch sensor at the top-right of the touchpad. Surprisingly, turning the NumberPad on does not interfere with using the touchpad as an actual touchpad. 

More from ASUS ZenBook Flip 13 (UX363EA) 

Operating System: Windows 10 Home

Processor: Intel® Core™ i7-1165G7 processor 1.30 GHz quad-core with Turbo Boost (up to 3.90 GHz) and 8 MB cache / Intel® Core™ i5-1135G7 processor 1.00 GHz quad-core with Turbo Boost (up to 3.60 GHz) and 6 MB cache

Graphics: Intel® Iris® Xe graphics

Display: 13.3-inch LED-backlit FHD OLED (1920 x 1080) 16:9 slim-bezel NanoEdge touchscreen, 3.9 mm-thin side bezel, 178° wide-view technology, 100% DCI-P3

Memory: 8 GB / 16 GB 4266 MHz LPDDR4x

Storage: 1 TB PCIe® NVMe™ 3.0 x4 M.2 SSD, 256 GB / 512 GB PCIe® NVMe™ 3.0 x2 M.2 SSD, 32 GB + 512 GB Intel® Optane™ Memory H10 with SSD

Interfaces: 2 x Thunderbolt™ 4 USB-C® (up to 40 Gbps), 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A (up to 5 Gbps), 1 x Standard HDMI, Thunderbolt™ 4 USB-C®USB 3.2 Gen 1HDMI

Keyboard: Edge-to-edge design, full-size backlit, with 1.4 mm key travel

Touchpad: Glass-covered; intelligent palm-rejection, Precision Touchpad (PTP) technology supports up to four-finger gestures

Audio: Dual-speaker Harman Kardon-certified audio system, ASUS SonicMaster stereo audio system with surround-sound; smart amplifier for maximum audio performance, Array microphone with Cortana voice-recognition support

Camera: IR webcam with Windows Hello support

Wireless Connectivity: Intel WiFi 6 with Gig+ performance (802.11ax), Bluetooth 5.0

Battery: Up to 14 hours battery life, 67 Wh 4-cell lithium-polymer battery

Power: 65W power adaptor, Plug Type: USB-C

Dimensions: 1.39 x 30.5 x 21.1cm

Weight: 1.3 kg

Where and how to buy?

The ZenBook Flip 13 (UX363EA) is priced at NGN598,990 and it is available in the following SPAR outlets across Nigeria: Adeola Odeku -VI; Lekki and PH Mall.

Read more: https://www.asus.com/wa/Laptops/For-Home/ZenBook/Zenbook-Flip-13-UX363-11th-gen-Intel/

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