Asus ZenBook Flip S is the world’s thinnest convertible laptop
If you’re shopping for a new laptop for the back-to-school season, get ready to be spoiled for choice. At its event in Taiwan today, ASUS showed off a slew of new laptops and convertibles, leading with the ZenBook Flip S, which the company says is the “world’s thinnest 2-in-1 convertible laptop”. At 10.9mm thin and weighing 1.1kg, the 13-inch Flip S certainly has a smaller footprint than other similarly sized systems from Apple, HP, Acer and Lenovo. That thin profile, along with new minimal display bezels that ASUS is calling “NanoEdge,” is the clear focus for the company’s laptop refresh this year.
At a crowded demo area here in Taipei, I spent some time with the Flip S, checking out its screen, keyboard and hinge in particular. Right off the bat, I was most taken by the Flip’s beautiful blue-and-gold color scheme, although the device was so smudge-prone that ASUS reps were swooping in with cloths to wipe the laptops down every other minute. I found images and text on the display crisp and colorful, while the keyboard was comfortable and the roomy touchpad was responsive as I navigated the Windows 10 OS. And indeed, the Flip S is light enough to easily lift with one hand.
To achieve that slick size, ASUS says it had to invent a new “liquid-crystal-polymer fan” that’s just 0.3mm thin to keep the system cool. If that sounds familiar, it’s because Microsoft also said it had to come up with its own liquid-cooling system for the Surface Pro 3.
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