ASUS Zenbook Flip S13

ASUS Zenbook Flip S13

ASUS Zenbook Flip S13

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BEST RATING
Portability:
4.8
GENERAL USE: Good7.7/10
GAMING/AI: Fair6.4/10
ENG/DESIGN: Good7.3/10
SOFTWARE DEV: Good7.6/10
CONTENT CREATION: Good7.8/10
PORTABILITY: Excellent9.3/10
BATTERY: Very Good8.2/10
OVERALL SCREEN QUALITY: Very Good8.2/10
OVERALL PERFORMANCE: Good7.3/10
SIZE: 13.3"








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Pros
  • Convertible to tablet mode
  • High-resolution OLED touchscreen
  • Excellent portability score
  • Good build and heat management
  • Backlit keyboard and fingerprint reader
Cons
  • Fair 3D/machine learning performance
  • Limited to integrated graphics
  • No available RAM or storage slots
  • No Ethernet or hardware ray tracing

Ratings by Category

Portability:
4.8
PerfectRec’s portability rating takes into account the volume and thickness of the laptop as well as its weight.
Battery Life:
4.5
PerfectRec’s Battery Life rating is based on hours of battery life in typical usage scenarios.
General Use Screen Quality:
4.5
The general use screen score is based on the screen technology, contrast ratio, resolution, brightness, color gamut and color accuracy. This score does not take into account specialized display features for specific use cases, such as high refresh rate for gaming.
General Use:
4.3
The ASUS Zenbook Flip S13 excels in general use due to its powerful CPU and ample RAM that handle everyday tasks efficiently, combined with high screen quality that presents sharp, vibrant images. Its lightweight design and long battery life make it highly portable, while the good quality keyboard and speakers contribute to a comfortable user experience.
Software Development:
4.3
PerfectRec’s Software Development Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for software development. In addition to a strong emphasis on overall performance, this score also places very high importance on screen quality. Heat management, storage, keyboard and speaker quality are also incorporated, with fan noise rounding out this score.
Content Creation:
4.3
PerfectRec’s Content Creation Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for photo editing, and video editing work. In addition to a strong emphasis on overall performance, this score also places very high importance on screen quality. Heat management, storage, keyboard and speaker quality are also incorporated, with fan noise rounding out this score.
Build Quality:
4.3
PerfectRec’s Build Quality Score incorporates case materials, display and keyboard flex, hinge quality, chassis rigidity, and overall reliability. Our assessment of build quality includes many details that are difficult to quantify. Our laptop experts use their best judgment to produce the final score.
Engineering & Design:
4.2
PerfectRec’s Engineering and Design Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for graphic design, CAD and 3D work. In addition to a strong emphasis on overall performance, this score also places very high importance on screen quality. Heat management, storage, keyboard and speaker quality are also incorporated, with fan noise rounding out this score.
Keyboard Quality:
4.0
The Keyboard Quality score is based on the PerfectRec experts’ assessment of tactile feedback, typing comfort, keyboard reliability and typing noise.
Gaming & AI:
3.5
The ASUS Zenbook Flip S13 is fair for gaming and 3D because its integrated GPU, the Intel Iris Xe, is less powerful than a dedicated gaming GPU, limiting performance in graphically intensive tasks. Additionally, its screen refresh rate is capped at 60Hz, which is lower than the rates preferred for smooth game play and 3D rendering.
Operating Noise:
3.5
PerfectRec’s Operating Noise Score is based on fan noise measurements. Laptops with a fanless design, such as Macbooks, receive the maximum score.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$1,400
Release Date
August 1, 2021
Overall Dimensions
12'' x 8.3'' x 0.51''
Weight
2.65 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel i7-1165G7
Graphics
Iris Xe G7
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
No
RAM
16 GB
DDR Memory Version
4

BATTERY

Battery Life
10.5 Hours
Battery Capacity
67 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
13.3"
Display Technology
IPS
Resolution
3840 x 2160
Refresh Rate
60Hz
Display Brightness
372 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
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7.8/10
Portability Score
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9.3/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
No
Fan Noise Score
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6.5/10
Keyboard Lighting Color
White
Warranty Period
1 year

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
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7/10
Speaker Quality Score
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7.5/10
Webcam
720p
Fingerprint Reader
No
Backlit Keyboard
Yes
Number Pad
Yes

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
1
USB-C ports
2
USB-C Charging
Yes
Display Outputs
3
Thunderbolt Version
4

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Tom's Hardware

Charles Jefferies | January 2023
"The Asus Zenbook S 13 Flip is an ultra-sleek 2-in-1 convertible. A gorgeous OLED screen and lightweight magnesium chassis make this convertible a traveller’s dream. Its SSD isn’t fast, but it won’t hold you back in everyday use. Its battery life also isn’t class leading, but it’s hardly off the pace. Overall, the Zenbook S 13 Flip OLED holds its head high in the premium convertible category and is a smaller alternative to the Spectre x360 13.5 and the Yoga 9i Gen 7."

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