Asus VivoBook Flip 14 (2018) Review


The Asus VivoBook Flip 14 has a clean, if fairly tasteless outline. Its adjusted corners, dim complete and scored base copy the MacBook Pro, however the likenesses end there. This 14-inch 2-in-1 has a huge bezel under the show, and its top is genuinely thick. Whenever shut, the strangely formed workstation helps me to remember a dessert sandwich.
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 (2018) Review

Asus VivoBook Flip 14 (2018) .

What emerges about the VivoBook's outline is its adaptability. Two pivots turn the show back 360 degrees, changing over the machine into a tablet, or you can wind the PC into tent mode for survey motion pictures or slideshows. A sparkly, silver Asus logo is fixated on the top and SonicMaster marking embellishes the deck.
Regardless of its straightforward outline, the VivoBook doesn't look shoddy. Its smooth, refined bends and finished aluminum materials give it a misleadingly premium appearance. I wouldn't be humiliated to convey it to class or work.
Asus VivoBook Flip 14

Its smooth, refined bends and finished aluminum materials give the VivoBook Flip 14 a misleadingly premium appearance.
Notwithstanding, while we don't expect premium materials at this value, the construct nature of the VivoBook Flip 14 is faulty. The deck flexed under strain, and a delicate tap made the show wobble. We likewise have worries about the machine's development. The depend on our survey unit was twisted, making the top be misaligned from the deck when shut. Asus sent us a substitution unit, and keeping in mind that it didn't show a similar issue, the top didn't sit flush with the sides of the base.
The VivoBook Flip 14 is moderately lightweight, at 3.2 pounds. The Acer Spin 3, another sub-$500 convertible, weighs 3.8 pounds. Furthermore, at 12.9 x 8.9 x 0.6 inches, the VivoBook is more reduced than the 13.2 x 9.1 x 0.8 inch Spin 3.


The VivoBook Flip 14 has a bizarre arrangement of ports. On the left side is a smaller scale USB 2.0 port, something we've never observed on a workstation. Asus says this port is for information exchange with cell phones, yet we question anybody utilizes a smaller scale USB-to-miniaturized scale USB link.
Asus VivoBook Flip 14

A more helpful element is the SD card opening that sits by a volume rocker and a power catch.
The correct side of the machine incorporates a miniaturized scale HDMI, a USB 3.1 Type-C port, an earphone/mic jack and a DC connector.


The 1920 x 1080-goals contact screen show on the Asus VivoBook Flip 14 isn't great, yet we've seen more awful at this cost. When I viewed the trailer for the forthcoming film Mile 22, Mark Wahlberg looked rather flat. At the point when the activity went ahead, the show's shortcomings turned out to be more clear. What ought to have been a serious battle scene with detonating hues was rather a washed-out battleground.

I likewise would have preferred more differentiation between the gleaming orange fire and blue environment in the trailer for Godzilla: King of the Monsters. Luckily, the VivoBook 14's 1080p board is sharp. I could obviously observe falling destruction left by the dangerous beast and in addition singular drops of dilute running Kyle Chandler's face. When I visited my most loved news destinations, their white foundation inclined red. I could adjust the white adjust issue utilizing Microsoft's shading alignment programming.
Obviously, the VivoBook Flip 14 delivered just 69 percent of the sRGB shading range. That is somewhat more awful than the Acer Spin 3's 70 percent and Lenovo Flex 6's 71 percent. It is no place close to the standard PC class normal of 91 percent or the Acer Aspire E 15's excellent 159 percent. That is particularly baffling considering a year ago's model created well more than 100 percent.
The VivoBook Flip 14 doesn't get splendid, either. It achieved a most extreme splendor of 221 nits, which is barely shy of both the Acer Spin 3's score (226 nits) and the standard workstation normal (231 nits). The Lenovo Flex 6 (206 nits) and a year ago's Acer Aspire E 15 (215 nits) were considerably dimmer. The show additionally looks blurred when seen from a point, and its shiny complete is exceptionally intelligent.
I didn't have any issues tapping on the touch screen to explore the web or draw pictures utilizing the SketchBook application.

Console and Touchpad 

I wouldn't have any desire to compose a report utilizing the VivoBook Flip 14's island-style console. The keys are on the little side, and they feel delicate and soft when squeezed. At 1 millimeter, key travel is shy of our base 1.5mm inclination. I ended up every now and again bottoming out, an awkward circumstance in which your fingers hit the base after you've completely discouraged the keys. I likewise wish the console were illuminated.
Asus VivoBook Flip 14

While the console isn't happy to use for long sessions, its low incitation power of 61 grams helped me finish the composing test at 109 words for every moment with a precision of 96 percent. That equivalents my 109 wpm normal and is ideal around my 95 percent precision normal.
I had no issues utilizing the touchpad to execute motions, similar to squeeze to-zoom or changing to assignment see with a three-finger swipe up. Nonetheless, I noticed a slight slack when opening certain highlights, as Cortana.


The VivoBook 14's side-terminating speakers aren't eminently noisy, however they completed a great job filling a little meeting room. When I tuned in to "Desolate Town," Brandon Flowers' vocals sounded to some degree removed, yet the lucidity and detachment of the instruments recreated the astounding '80s vibe the Killers' lead artist was going for.
The VivoBook completed a superior occupation conveying Drake's vocals to the bleeding edge when I tuned in to "God's Plan," yet an extreme absence of bass depleted the melody of vitality. The VivoBook neglected to vindicate itself when I tuned in to the Skrillex remix of Avicii's "Levels." The bass seemed like an uproar of images conflicting together rather than a low crash.


With an Intel Core m3-7Y30, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of eMMC stockpiling, the VivoBook Flip 14 can deal with fundamental undertakings however clasps under an overwhelming workload. The workstation backed off essentially when I propelled twelve Google Chrome tabs and viewed a 1080p YouTube video. Indeed, even certain Windows forms, such as empowering Cortana or opening the Start Menu, were deferred.
On the Geekbench 4 generally execution test, the VivoBook Flip 14 scored 5,507. That check is a long ways behind that of the Core i3-prepared Acer Spin 3 (7,658) and the standard PC normal (8,423). Be that as it may, the Core i3-7100U-prepared Acer E 15 (5,408) and Lenovo Flex 6 (3,072) with a Celeron N4000 CPU scored even lower.

Battery Life 

The VivoBook Flip 14's battery life is marginally less than impressive. It kept going 7 hours and 23 minutes on the Laptop Mag Battery Test, which includes constant web surfing over Wi-Fi at 150 nits of shine. That is fundamentally superior to the Acer Spin 3's season of only 6 hours. In any case, the Flip 14 was beated by the 11-inch Lenovo Flex 6 (9:11) and Acer Aspire E 15 (7:48). The standard PC normal is a couple of minutes longer, at 7:37.


The webcam on the VivoBook Flip 14 is bleak. The picture it caught of my face was so out of center that I wiped the focal point supposing it was smeared. Tsk-tsk, no measure of cleaning would settle the 640 x 480 selfie cam. Making an already difficult situation even worse, my dim shirt was a profound dark, and my face was dark to the point that it appeared as though I was wearing eyeliner.

Programming and Warranty 

The Asus VivoBook Flip 14 is a hotbed for preinstalled programming. The 2-in-1's Windows 10 Home OS accompanies an organizer of Asus utilities, including Hello, Install, Utility, Splendid and WinFlash. Asus Install will consequently refresh your gadget with the most recent drivers, while Asus Splendid gives you a chance to change the shading temperature of the show.

There are additionally separate Asus programs for modifying the battery mode, enlisting the workstation and accepting exceptional offers on Windows applications. Another application, called MyAsus Service Center, gives you brisk access to client benefit and instructional recordings. Other bloatware taking up restricted storage room incorporates the McAfee Security application and a Microsoft Office knockoff called WPS Office.
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