The Good The Asus ZenBook Flip 14 puts discrete graphics in a thin-and-light, two-in-one laptop. The system's other components are better than you'd find in competing models at the same price.
The Bad Its USB-C port isn't Thunderbolt 3 and can't be used to charge the laptop, the keyboard feel might take some adjustment and there's no storage for the included pen.
The Bottom Line Asus packed a lot of value -- and discrete graphics -- into the slim ZenBook Flip 14, making it fine choice for more performance and portability in a two-in-one design.
A slim, stylish 2-in-1 with some graphics muscle
Asus currently makes the world's thinnest 13.3-inch laptop with discrete graphics,. If you'd rather have the flexibility of a two-in-one, Asus has you covered there, too, with the ZenBook Flip 14.
Though the Flip 14 is slightly larger, owing to its 14-inch 1,920x1,080-resolution display, it's nearly the same thickness as the ZenBook 13 at 0.5-inch (13.9mm). That, for the moment, makes the Flip 14 the thinnest two-in-one to trade integrated graphics for a more powerful discrete GPU, in this case an entry-level Nvidia GeForce MX150.
While integrated graphics are more power efficient, run cooler and cost less than a standalone discrete graphics chip, they also eat into your system memory and can't handle more demanding graphics tasks such as photo and video editing or gaming. The Flip 14 is not a full-fledged gaming laptop or a graphics workstation, but games are smoother and faster, and it can make quicker work of tasks you wouldn't even consider doing on other thin-and-light convertibles.
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