Asus is hands down one of the best brands when it comes to laptops. We have seen a lot of great laptops from this company. Some of them even come with great innovation like the Dual Screen and what not. Well, this time around we have another great laptop from the Company to review. We are talking about the all-new ASUS ZenBook Flip 14 UM462DA which is a 2 in 1 Laptop from the Company. What does 2 in 1 even mean? Well, it simply means that the laptop can also be used as a Tablet. Now, should you consider taking a look at this laptop if you are out there looking for a new Portable 2 in 1 laptop for yourself?
Well, let’s find out. Today, in this post, we would be reviewing the ASUS ZenBook Flip 14 UM462DA and will be finding out if it is any good for the price (64,990 IR). With that being clear, that being said, let us now hop right into the review.
Here is a quick specification of the ASUS ZenBook Flip 14 UM462DA:
- AMD Ryzen™ 7 3700U Mobile Processor
AMD Ryzen™ 5 3500U Mobile Processor
- 8GB / 12GB / 16GB 2400MHz DDR4 onboard
- 256GB SATA SSD
256GB / 512GB PCIe® x2 SSD
- Integrated Graphics
- 14” LED-backlit Full HD (1920 x 1080) 16:9 slim-bezel NanoEdge display
- Pre-loaded Windows 10 Pro/ Home
- 42Wh 3-cell prismatic cell battery
- I/O Ports:
- 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C™ (USB-C™)
- 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A
- 1 x USB 2.0 Type-A™
- 1 x Standard HDMI
- 1 x MicroSD card reader
- 1 x Audio combo jack
- 1 x DC-jack
As you can see, from the above specifications, it clearly denotes that the ASUS ZenBook Flip 14 UM462DA is a decent all-round performer and is not a gaming-centric device. Having said that, let us now take a look at the Display aspect of the ASUS ZenBook Flip 14 UM462DA.
Since this is also a tablet, the display is one of the most important aspects which should be considered. Well, the Asus Zenbook Flip 14 comes with a 14-inch NanoEdge display which has an ultrathin bezel that means that it fits into a much smaller frame than a standard panel. The Laptop has a quite compact form factor which is quite identical to 13-inch Laptops in the market.
Thanks to the 90% Screen to Body Ratio, the screen of the laptop looks quite good. The viewing angles of this display is also quite amazing. We get 178 Degrees of viewing angles with the display of the ASUS ZenBook Flip 14 UM462DA. Even as a tablet, the device looks pretty well.
As soon as you open the laptop hinge, you’ll be greeted with a stunning looking display with very thin bezels around. Also, the hinge is a 360° ErgoLift hinge which means that you can even fold the screen of the laptop and can use it as a tablet. So now you know where the word Flip came from in the model of the laptop.
On top of this, the laptop has an all-metal finish which is again a pretty great thing to consider. With that being said, let us now take a look at the Hardware – Processing & GPU Performance of this laptop.
Hardware – Processing & GPU Performance
Under the hood, the ASUS ZenBook Flip 14 UM462DA has either AMD Ryzen™ 7 3700U Mobile Processor or AMD Ryzen™ 5 3500U Mobile Processor which is quite new and powerful. This is coupled up along with up to 16 GB of RAM.
Also, you get up to 512GB PCIe® SSD out of the box. With these specifications, you would be able to manage your day to day tasks pretty effectively and efficiently. You can do some casual gaming on this laptop, but you should not expect this device to handle heavy title games since it is not meant for it. So if you were expecting a Gaming Laptop, then you might want to check their other laptops.
Storage & Memory (RAM)
The ASUS ZenBook Flip 14 UM462DA comes with up to 16 GB of RAM. This is an LPDDR4 RAM which is clocked at 2400MHz to make sure that you get the best speeds when it comes to performance on your laptop, Also, you get a 512GB PCIe® SSD out of the box. For those of you who don’t already know SSDs are way more powerful than Hard Disk Drives. With SSDs, you’ll get great Read and Write Speeds. Well, this should be able to satisfy the needs of most of the people looking for a laptop under this price segment.
For those of you who want to have more space, then you can always add in more SSD for more storage to this laptop. All in all, the memory and amount of RAM which you get with this laptop should be enough for the majority of users.
Keyboard & Trackpad
The ASUS ZenBook Flip 14 UM462DA comes with a full-size backlit keyboard which looks pretty great. We didn’t face any issues with the keyboard on this laptop. The keys on this keyboard have a 1.4mm key travel which makes sure that you get a great and accurate typing experience. However, if you are someone who types a lot for longer durations, then you might wanna get some breaks since there is no support for the wrist. Anyways, if you are comfortable with typing on a standard laptop, then you should not face any issues at all.
Coming to the trackpad, we have a precision touchpad which is covered with glass for smooth control of the mouse. The sensitivity of this trackpad is also on point. All in all, the Keyboard and Trackpad of this laptop is pretty great. The trackpad can also be used as a number pad (optional).
The ASUS ZenBook Flip 14 UM462DA comes with a 42Wh lithium-polymer battery. Now, it also supports a Fast-charge technology that charges the laptop all the way from 0% to 60% in 49 mins. The adapter which you get with this laptop is a 45W power adapter with 19V DC Output. Asus claims that this laptop can last Up to 9 hours of battery life on a single charge. This seems to be pretty accurate with normal usage.
To conclude this review, we can say that the ASUS ZenBook Flip 14 UM462DA is a great laptop for those who are looking for a two in one laptop with greater portability. If you want to take complete advantage of a touch screen display by using the laptop as a tablet then this is a good option. However, if you are a Video Editor or a Gamer, then you should consider taking a look at their gaming series since this laptop is not meant for these kinds of tasks.