Today the mobility is the most important thing about laptops. We want portable, light, thin and powerful laptop for good price. It’s all about ULTRABOOKS. The Asus Zenbook Flip UX360CA is thin, light, powerful, cheap, and the most important VERY GOOD BATTERY LIFE. About 12 hours of battery life. Gorgeous.
Advantages: Great battery life, good multitasking, great display quality, good metal construction, nice key travel and trackpad, 360 rotate, touch.
Disadvantages: Glossy display
Processor: Intel Core m3-6Y30 0.9 GHz
Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 515
Memory: 8192 MB dual-channel LPDDR3 1866MHz SDRAM onboard memory, up to 8 GB SDRAM
Display: 13.3 inch 16:9, 1920×1080 pixel 166 PPI, glare touchscreen
Mainboard: Intel Skylake-Y Premium PCH
Storage: 128 GB SSD M.2
Weight1.348 kg ( = 47.55 oz / 2.97 pounds)
The touchscreen can be used without interruptions also up into the lateral areas. This is standard. The display’s instability during stronger swipe and tap gestures annoyed us. Users who are a bit more careful will not have problems, though.
Asus delivers 1920×1080 pixels on a 13.3-inch IPS panel with a 72% NTSC coverage according to the manufacturer. Although the brightness of 300 cd/m² is not ideal, the illumination is distributed very homogeneously; there are no bright spots or backlight bleeding.
We would call this consistent: Instead of confusing buyers with processor, SSD and resolution options, Asus only offers some downgrades of the Zenbook UX360CA. The Core m3 besides an 8 GB working memory is standard just like the FHD resolution. The buyer can only choose between the colors black and gold, and between a 128 GB and 256 GB SSD storage.
The speakers are situated on the underside and radiate their sound toward the tabletop. The volume is relatively low. Presumably, this setting is to prevent the small speakers from scratching and distorting at high volumes.
The comparison of power consumption clearly illustrates the goal of a Core m: It is not absolute high-performance, but rather low energy requirement in idle or during low load. Non-stop video editing and CAD constructions will likely be possible on such subnotebooks to a very limited degree. An idle minimum of 3.4 watts is therefore remarkably low. However, other devices – primarily fanless tablets – also manage this.