360° of Freedom.
The Asus ZenBook Flip UX360CA comes as another notebook/tablet hybrid – but it does pack some decent power underneath that ultra-thin shell.
First off, let me say that the UX360CA is one of those notebooks that you wouldn’t mind bringing every day. At its thickest point, the UX360CA only measure 13.9 mm thin – and weighs only 1.3 kilograms. These dimensions easily make it a top choice for an ultraportable.
The UX360CA comes with a 13.3-inch QHD+ screen that supports a resolution of 3200 x 1800 pixels – the insane resolution allows it to display brilliant colors that is visible enough to be used outside even in direct sunlight. It’s touch screen as well, so you can freely use the device with your fingers or the traditional keyboard and mouse. The trackpad is huge and a joy to use, though I wish they could’ve added backlighting to the chiclet-style keyboard.
And the UX360CA is excellently built that I didn’t have any trouble going from notebook to tablet by simply rotating the screen to the other side. It easily works on either mode, though my only caveat is the accumulation of fingerprints on the screen.
The notebook works well for its purpose – which is mainly for productivity tasks like sending emails or browsing the web. Don’t expect it to be a multimedia machine, but it can play some games with variable frame rates.
An Intel Core m3 6Y30 processor with 8 GB of RAM powers the UX360CA. Along with that, this particular model we got for testing also includes a 256 GB m.2 SSD drive and Intel HD Graphics. The tablet runs Windows 10 and works well with the touchscreen.
Also present are dual stereo speakers, USB-C and USB 3.0 ports, micro HDMI, and an SD card reader. I initially has trouble looking for the power button, which is usually part of the keyboard – they’ve relocated the power button to the side along with physical volume buttons so it will be easier to operate when in tablet mode.
On a full charge I managed to get about a day’s worth of battery life on the UX360CA – and that is on normal usage. Using it for more intensive tasks would somehow yield to a lesser battery life.
Priced at 3,499 AED, the Asus ZenBook Flip UX360CA does the job well in providing a decent tablet/notebook experience.