ASUS has announced their newest ZenBook Flip, the UX370 which will be available through the Microsoft store for $1399 USD some time in the near future. It is powered by a Kaby Lake i7-7500U with HD 620 graphics, 16GB of DDR3-2133 and a 512GB PCIE SSD. The 13.3" screen has a 1080p resolution, the size of which keeps the UX370 down to a svelte 2.43lb and a mere 10.9mm thickness.
Connectivity us handled by a pair of USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C plugs and an audio plug; networking is handled wirelessly via 802.11ac and Bluetooth 4.1. The speakers are Harman Kardon-certified and powered by ASUS' SonicMaster audio technology; hopefully we will soon have a chance to hear what that actually means in terms of sound quality.
Here are the specs, the PR is below.
Fremont, CA (August 28, 2017) — ASUS today announced the ZenBook Flip S UX370. Measuring a mere 10.9mm thin and weighing just 2.43 lb, the groundbreaking ZenBook Flip S combines elegant sophistication with the convenience and versatility of a 360°-flippable display, allowing it to be used as a powerful laptop, a handy tablet — or anything in between.
ASUS is a world leader in the ultrathin laptop market, setting the standard since 2011 with the pioneering and multiple-award-winning ZenBook Series. The ZenBook Flip S proudly continues the ZenBook heritage, embracing the classic qualities associated with this series of thin and light premium laptops, and incorporating innovative space- and weight-saving features. The ZenBook Flip S features premium aerospace-grade aluminum, an incredibly compact ErgoLift hinge, and an ultrathin vapor-chamber cooling system.
The ZenBook Flip S uses innovative best-in-class components to deliver uncompromising performance, anywhere and everywhere. Its power-packed specifications include an Intel® Core™ i7 processor, a 512GB SSD for storage and dual USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C™ (USB-C™) ports.
The ZenBook Flip S is the perfect choice for designers, creative office workers, or anyone who needs a stylish, sophisticated laptop that offers day-long battery life and ultimate versatility and performance.
Crafted to Perfection
Combining pioneering technology and world-renowned design, the thin-and-light unibody of ZenBook Flip S is just 10.9 mm thin and weighs a mere 2.43 lbs. It is precision-crafted from a single block of aerospace-grade 6013 aluminum alloy, a material that is lighter than standard laptop alloy but 50 percent stronger.
This beautiful laptop is enhanced with the iconic Zen-inspired spun-metal finish on the lid — a signature ZenBook detail that takes 40 painstaking steps to create — and brilliant diamond-cut highlights on its edges. Two sophisticated color options — Smokey Grey and Royal Blue — are available. Dual-phase anodizing provides luxurious golden highlights on the edges of the Royal Blue model.
To help achieve its effortlessly portable dimensions, the ZenBook Flip S incorporates the new ErgoLift hinge — one of the world’s most compact 360° hinges. The ErgoLift hinge features a precision-engineered multigear metal mechanism, with a silky-smooth, stepless action that holds the display securely at any angle. This innovative hinge has a dual-action mechanism that lifts and tilts the keyboard into the perfect typing position when the display is opened beyond 135°. To ensure maximum reliability, the ErgoLift hinge is subjected to a 20,000-cycle open-and-close test.
The ZenBook Flip S incorporates state-of-the-art components that deliver unprecedented performance in an ultrathin and ultralight form factor. Its powerful 7th Generation Intel Core i7 processor and 16GB of 2133MHz LPDDR3 RAM ensure effortless performance for smooth multitasking, while a 512GB solid-state disk (SSD) gives the ZenBook Flip S snappy and generous storage.
The two USB-C ports on ZenBook Flip S support external 4K UHD displays, power delivery and data transfer — all via the reversible, any-way-up USB-C connector. For added on-the-go convenience, the bundled Mini Dock provides an HDMI port, a USB 3.1 port, and a USB-C port that supports fast charging.
The ZenBook Flip S uses a specially designed high-capacity 39Wh lithium-polymer battery that is shaped to fit precisely into its impossibly thin profile. The battery supports fast-charge technology that allows it to be charged to 60 percent capacity in just 49 minutes.
Stunning NanoEdge Display
Bigger displays make multitasking easier and entertainment more immersive, which is why ZenBook Flip S features a 13.3-inch NanoEdge multitouch display with an ultrathin 6.11mm physical bezel that gives it an incredible 80 percent screen-to-body ratio. This stunning display features 178° wide-view technology that ensures image clarity at almost any viewing angle. It also features a layer of super-strong Corning® Gorilla® Glass for outstanding durability. To maximize viewing comfort, the NanoEdge display has a matte anti-glare surface to reduce reflections.
The NanoEdge display uses exclusive ASUS TruVivid direct-bonding technology that improves brightness and reduces reflections by 67 percent, for clearer outdoor viewing. For amazing video quality, the ZenBook Flip S includes exclusive ASUS Tru2Life Video technology with intelligent software that optimizes every pixel in every frame to produce the best possible image, improving contrast by up to 150 percent. The touchscreen display also supports an active stylus, such as the included ASUS Pen, for natural-feeling interactivity.
Designed for Intuitive, Effortless Experiences
Every aspect of the ZenBook Flip S is designed to provide users with an unrivaled computing experience. For unsurpassed audio quality, the ZenBook Flip S includes a Harman Kardon-certified stereo audio system, combined with next-generation ASUS SonicMaster audio technology. It features two high-quality speakers powered by a smart amplifier for 3X-louder sound and distortion-free, cinema-quality realism.
For enhanced security and ease of use, the ZenBook Flip S includes an amazingly accurate fingerprint sensor with super-quick recognition. With its incredibly small sensor — measuring just 16 x 3.6mm — it recognizes even partial fingerprint scans, making it the perfect companion for instant one-touch login via Windows Hello.
The ergonomic backlit keyboard on the ZenBook Flip S features full-size keys with 1mm travel for comfortable typing, and the highly accurate touchpad features precision touchpad (PTP) technology and ASUS Smart Gesture support for a more intuitive and natural feel. ASUS Smart Gesture allows up to four-finger gestures in Windows 10. The touchpad is superbly engineered for maximum comfort and accuracy, with a glass covering for smooth control. It also incorporates palm-rejection technology and handwriting support.
Full Windows 10 Feature Support
ZenBook Flip S supports all the latest innovative features in Windows 10, to give users a premium Windows experience. These features include Cortana, the clever new voice-controlled personal digital assistant; Windows Hello for easy and secure biometric login; Windows Ink for intuitive drawing, sketching and annotating with a stylus; and Modern Standby for near-instant resume from sleep mode.
The ASUS ZenBook Flip S UX370 is available exclusively at the Microsoft Store online and in-store in blue at MSRP $1399 USD.
Best Buy also carries a grey color variant, named the ASUS Q325, with Windows 10 Home and a 512GB SATA III SSD at MSRP $1199 USD