This week the ASUS folks unveiled the VivoBook Flip 14 (TM420) with a price tag of approximately $ 600 USD. There will be more than one configuration available, but this is the base price. This machine has a 14-inch FHD screen with world-class touch screen technology and a pen with a body that can flip from laptop to tablet. It runs Windows and AMD Ryzen 5 (or 7) mobile processors.
Why would I want that?
The ASUS VivoBook Flip 14 (for the year 2021) is a sharp-looking laptop that was designed to be better than the basics, but not exactly a workhorse. This is not the type of device you buy to edit and process video projects – and it is much more capable than an ordinary Chromebook.
This machine has a touch screen FHD (1920 x 1080) with 14-inch LED backlight. It has a 16: 9 aspect ratio with a 178 degree wide field of view. ASUS suggests that it has a “Frameless NanoEdge screen”, but continues to note that it has an 82% screen-to-body ratio. This is not bad – it just means that it is NOT ONLY the screen, it has an almost minimal amount of frame around your panel.
You may want this device to watch movies and stream games, as it works with Harman Kardon-certified speakers. It can flip up and around in “tent” mode so you don’t have to worry about accidentally pressing a button on the keyboard while connecting to a game controller (sold separately) and streaming with one of a variety of games. streaming services.
This device works with fast charging technology that allows charging from zero to 60% in approximately 49 minutes. It doesn’t seem to charge with USB-C, which is a drag, but it HAS more ports than you would expect from a notebook at this price.
Connectivity to this device includes a USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C, a USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A, a single USB 2.0 port, a full-size HDMI port, a combo audio connector (headphones, microphone) and a DC- in to be able. The laptop also has a Kensington lock hole and a MicroSD card reader.
What are my options?
Several versions of this device will be available. Two processor options include an AMD Ryzen 5 5500U and an AMD Ryzen 7 5700U. Memory options include 8 GB or 16 GB and 3200 MHz DDR4 RAM. Three storage options will be available, including 256 GB, 512 GB and 1 TB PCIe SSD.
All versions have the same 14-inch display and dual-band WiFi 5 (802.11ac) and Bluetooth 5.0. The ASUS VivoBook Flip 14 (TM420) will be available soon (if not immediately, after reading this article), in online stores like Walmart, Amazon, ASUS and Newegg. The starting price for the ASUS VivoBook Flip 14 (TM420) is approximately $ 600 USD.