The ZenBook Flip OLED UX363EA is a convertible laptop from the Taiwanese electronics manufacturer Asus. The 2-in-1 laptop is powered using Intel’s 11th generation 1165G7 Core i7 processor code-named Intel Tiger Lake with the Intel Iris Xe graphics onboard which is capable of delivering a boost to graphics-intensive tasks without a dedicated GPU. The ZenBook Flip UX363EA features a 13-inch Full HD OLED NanoEdge touchscreen which is having a 178-degree wide viewing angle.
The Asus ZenBook Flip OLED weighs only 1.3kg with 13.9mm thickness, which makes the laptop the slimmest convertible laptop in the world. In this Asus ZenBook Flip OLED UX363EA review, we will be discovering all the good and bad of this versatile convertible laptop.
ZenBook Flip OLED UX363EA- Design
The ZenBook Flip is constructed fully with metal, making the device feels solid and sturdy in terms of in hands feel including the keyboard. Even with the convertible design, the device delivers a strong feel for the users. The ZenBook Flip 13 UX363 inherits the circle texture on the lid which is likely to attract fingerprints and smudges easily.
The 2-in1 convertible laptop can be used in almost all angles you want, the 360-degree ErgoLift hinges are strong enough to hold the device which makes a strong contender in the convertible laptop category. The bottom lid is made of metal with subtle curved edges which makes the device comfortable while holding the laptop with a side profile of 13.9mm. The rubber bushes underneath on the bottom gives decent elevation which enables the device to release the heat produced through the heat ventilation grills.
The 13.3-inch ZenBook Flip OLED UX363 has a fairly good keyboard like its predecessors. It has sufficient travel distance and good tactile feedback as well.
ZenBook Flip OLED UX363EA- Display
The ZenBook Flip OLED UX363 features a Full HD OLED NanoEdge Touch Screen with a 178-degree wide viewing angle with 100% DCI-P3 colour gamut which is widely used in the motion picture industry. The 13.3-inch display with a 100000:1 contrast ratio delivers a 0.2 ms response time. The display can support up to 500 nits of brightness and 0.0005 nits of deep black brightness.
The OLED panel offers a higher quality panel with increased brightness and nicer colours which is better when you consume video contents like Netflix or Amazon Prime. It is also TÜV Rheinland Eye care certified device that produces 70% less harmful blue light emission than a normal LCD.
The 13.3-inch display has a 16:9 slim bezel and 3.9mm side bezels which deliver an immersive experience for the users consuming the video content. Asus has included stylus support with the accessory ASUS Pen SA201 which supports 4096 pressure levels and it is compatible with Microsoft Pen Protocol 2.0 which is also known as MPP 2.0.
ZenBook Flip OLED UX363EA- Performance
The Asus ZenBook Flip 13 UX363EA is powered by the latest 11th Generation Intel Tiger Lake CPU which was introduced in Q3 2020. The Intel Core i7-1165G7 comes with a Quad-Core CPU with 8-threads which is supported up to 4.7GHz with Intel Iris X integrated graphics. The device features a non-upgradable 16GB LPDDR4X RAM with 4266MHz frequency which helps in multitasking. The 11th Generation Intel Processors can enable FHD gameplay at up to 60fps with reduced power consumption.
The 2-in-1 convertible laptop is integrated with Thunderbolt 4 to connect to a universe of peripherals and enable single-cable access to fast charging, external monitors, and extended storage. Thunderbolt 4 ports can support up to 40Gbps data bandwidth and 4K displays or a Single 8K display output. It is also capable of supporting the latest USB 4.0 standard for exceptional compatibility and a standard HDMI 1.4 port and a USB 3.2 Gen 1 type-A port.
The ZenBook Flip OLED UX363EA is equipped with ASUS WiFi Master premium technology, which not only has a built-in Intel Wi-Fi 6 wireless network for faster wireless transmission performance, but also adds ASUS exclusive WiFi SmartConnect and WiFi Stabilizer, which provides greater distance, stability, and a seamless wireless network experiences for users.
The Asus ZenBook Flip 13 comes with a storage of up to 1 TB PCIe 3.0 NVMe SSD, which delivers decent read and write speed. The device delivers exceptionally well in basic computing, productivity and to a little extent, content creation is also possible.
The 65Wh battery inside the ZenBook Flip 13 promises to deliver 14 hours of battery life. ASUS ships the UX363EA with a compact 65W charger which is light weight and a travel friendly adapter. The device takes about 2 hours to fully charge the device with the USB-C port. The quick charge allows the device fill-up to 60% of the battery in about 50mins during the testing.
ZenBook Flip OLED UX363EA- Keyboard, TouchPad and Audio
The Asus ZenBook Flip 13 has an edge-to-edge keyboard with a 1.4mm key travel which delivers a better typing experience while retaining most of the function keys like Home, Page Up, Page Down and End. This allows the users to type on the keyboard without much relying on the Fn keys. The 2-in-1 convertible laptop includes several dedicated hotkeys which are helpful for the users without going into deep down in the options to enable/disable the functions. The keyboard also has a backlit for convenient typing in dark environments.
The ZenBook Flip 13 OLED is equipped with ASUS Number pad 2.0, an LED-illuminated numeric keypad integrated into the touchpad. The touch sensor on the top right of the touchpad helps the users to turn the numberpad on and off easily and a tap on the top left icon will let the users to change the brightness levels.
The Asus ZenBook Flip OLED UX363EA Audio is tuned by the Asus Golden Ear team, and certified by the harman/kardon. It is also equipped with a smart amplifier chip which allows the maximum possible without damaging the sensitive voice coils of the speakers in the long term. The AI Noise-cancelling audio helps business travellers and remote working employees, which are quite common in these pandemic times. The clear voice mic feature lets the users choose four modes: Normal, Balance, Single Presenter and Multi Presenter.
When a user selects the single presenter mode, all ambient noise except human voices are filtered out. When a user selects the multi-presenter mode, the mic normalizes individual voices from different positions or distances, to have all the voices are at a similar volume.
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ZenBook Flip OLED UX363EA- Conclusion
During our review period of the two weeks with the ASUS ZenBook Flip OLED UX363EA, the Ultrabook have left some mixed feelings. The 2-in-1 Ultrabook has not made any noticeable compromises in terms of build quality. The aluminium materials were used for the construction of the device. We believe the asymmetric circular design on the lid is quite outdated and it is about time that Asus has to start taking their design language to the next level as they did with ROG Zephyrus 14 or a ROG Flow X13 Gaming Laptop.
The Battery life of the ZenBook Flip 13, is one of the highlights of this laptop. Its 100% DCI-P3 gamut OLED display produces vibrant colours and making it suitable for consuming OTT contents in its 13.3-inch screen with slim bezels. With its Stylus support and an optional Asus Pen as an accessory which lets you make your artistic works on the screen.
The ZenBook Flip OLED UX363EA is a relatively affordable OLED convertible Laptops available in the market with AED 4600 at Amazon UAE. Also, the omission of standard heavy power brick instead of a lightweight USB-C PD charger at 65W is a great advantage for travellers and business users.