People out in the market to buy a mid-range convertible laptop just got a new option with the release of the Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP401. The new 2-in-1 comes with a sturdy, metal build at an acceptable price of $549.
The display is a 14-inch panel with 1366 x 768 resolution. It has an impressive 178-degree viewing angle as well as a hinge which can let it fold in on itself for the tablet mode (alongside tent, notebook, and entertainment orientation).
The hinge is said to have been tested for around 20,000 open-and-close cycles so you won’t have to worry about breaking the hinge accidentally. The convertible tips the scales at 3.3 pounds and is 15.4 mm thick.
Hardware and Connectivity
Under the hood, you get the entry-level Intel Core m3-7Y30 processor of up to 2.6 GHz clock with turbo boost. It is supported with 4 GB LPDDR3 RAM as well as Intel HD 615 graphics.
For connectivity, you get a USB Type-C 3.0 connector (no Thunderbolt, obviously), Micro-USB 2.0, Micro-HDMI, and SDXC slot, but no full-size USB-A ports. There are two speakers (with ASUS SonicMaster branding), and a headphone jack, onboard.
For wireless connections, you get Bluetooth 4.1 and Wi-Fi ac. The OS running is Windows 10 Home.
Battery and Price
The battery is a 39 Wh cell, which can last for up to a day. Unlike some recent products in the same category, it likely doesn’t feature fast-charging.
The VivoBook Flip 14 will be available in a Light Gray finish. As said earlier, it is available at $549 from ASUS directly or through one of its partners. You can look it up at one of the online stores in the coming weeks if you’re interested.