If you have been looking for a good mid-range 2-in-1 laptop with the latest AMD Ryzen 4000U APUs, then Asus has brought a new 2-in-1 laptop for you. Having launched the VivoBook Flip 14 TM420 back at the start of this month alongside the Asus ROG Zephyrus G14, this laptop has not got that much attention which should be given, considering its specs and pricing.
This laptop range has been launched with a starting price of just ₹ 49,990, making it one of the most affordable 2-in-1 laptop housing the latest AMD Ryzen 4000 processors. At its price can be a great notebook that is both portable and powerful along with long battery life.
The 2-in-1 laptop features a bold Bespoke Black all-metal chassis with diamond-cut edges, a recessed lid logo, a unique color-blocked Enter key with bright yellow edges and text, and a diamond-cut lid that makes it easy to flip open the lid.
It features a 14-inch LED-backlit Full HD (1920 x 1080) display with a 16:9 aspect ratio, covering 60% of sRGB color gamut and 82% screen-to-body ratio. For a more color-accurate display go with the Asus ZenBook 14 with these same AMD Ryzen 4000 APUs.
You get 3 options in terms of the APUs: the AMD Ryzen 3 4300U, Ryzen 5 4500U, and Ryzen 7 4700U with 4, 6, and 8 cores respectively and without SMT but includes the integrated Vega graphics.
The integrated AMD Radeon graphics is strong enough for a basic photo or 4K video editing and even light gaming as well. Asus also says that all of the all models of VivoBook Flip 14 feature keycaps that are larger than average, for comfortable and accurate input. On top of that, the MyASUS software helps you seamlessly integrate the VivoBook Flip 14 with mobile devices that lets you use features like wireless file & URL transfers and Remote File Access as well.
The laptop can be configured with up to 8GB of 3200 MHz DDR4 RAM along with 256GB / 512GB SSD options. Another good thing is that the RAM is upgradeable up to 12GB using a SO-DIMM slot, which I feel is a great headroom for those who intend to use the laptop for the long-term.
It features a full-size backlit keyboard with 1.4mm key travel along with an HD webcam. On the connectivity front, you get Intel WiFi 6 and Bluetooth 5.0 support. For ports we have 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C, 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A, 1 x USB 2.0, 1 x HDMI, 1 x Audio combo jack, 1 x MicroSD card reader, 1 x Kensington lock and a DC-in port.
The laptop comes equipped with 3-cells 50Wh lithium-polymer battery which shall give you a decent amount of battery life along with fast charging support that lets you charge up to 60% in 49 minutes. The VivoBook Flip 14 (TM420) is also durable because Asus says they have included a precision-engineered stepless 360° metal hinge that is tested to pass a 20,000-cycle open-and-close test.
Even though the launch price is ₹ 49,990, the base variant has been selling at ₹ 54,990, here are all of the links of the three variants available:
Ryzen 3 4300U/4GB/256GB SSD: https://amzn.to/2YK6YOK
Ryzen 5 4500U/8GB/512GB SSD: https://amzn.to/2Qyklxi
Ryzen 7 4700U/8GB/512GB SSD: https://amzn.to/2G6XTcw
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