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Asus ZenBook Flip 14 UM462D review: Solid performance and build quality

The sturdy laptop, powered by AMD processor, handles day-to-day tasks and light gaming with ease

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Last Updated: Feb 08, 2020, 11.00 PM IST
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It comes with a 14-inch FHD touch display and Stylus support. (Image: asus.com)
Highlight: Ryzen 5 & 7 processors
Get it for: Rs 64,999 onwards

Laptop brands usually tinker with the design or add new features to differentiate themselves in a crowded computer market. Few attempt to change the processor and go beyond Intel. Taiwanese tech giant Asus has, however, bucked the trend and added AMD’s Ryzen processor to its new ZenBook Flip 14 UM462D.

While the starting model, priced at Rs 64,999, runs on Ryzen 5 processor, there is also a premium Ryzen 7 variant.

The Flip 14 is powered by a Ryzen-5 3500U processor that comes with Radeon Vega 8 integrated graphics processing unit (GPU). The processor is based on AMD’s Zen Core architecture and can attain maximum clock speed of 3.7 GHz with turbo boost. The processor supports dual-channel 2,400 MHz system memory and has four cores and eight threads and features 4MB L3 cache memory. This is a competent processor since the laptop handles day-to-day tasks with ease and also manages to churn out decent frame rate while gaming. Although gaming is not the core strength here, this laptops can handle light gaming without effort.

The Flip 14 is powered by a Ryzen-5 3500U processor that comes with Radeon Vega 8 integrated graphics processing unit (GPU).
The Flip 14 is powered by a Ryzen-5 3500U processor that comes with Radeon Vega 8 integrated graphics processing unit (GPU).

The Flip 14 features a 2-in-1 convertible form factor. Asus has never been lazy in terms of build quality and this laptop is no different. It feels solid and comes with MIL-STD 810G certification that further ensures the device’s durability.

Open the lid and there is a 14-inch FHD touch display with Stylus support. Bezels are thin across all sides and the hinge mechanism is also smooth. We also noticed a little stiff hinge - it helps the laptop hold different positions well. Viewing angles were good and saturation, brightness and contrast levels satisfactory. The laptop’s battery manages to last for 4-5 hours during medium use.

The new convertible from Asus shows a lot of promise and the AMD processors manage to deliver solid performance.

- The writer is with gadgetsnow.com
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