Skip to main content

Asus may reveal a refreshed ZenBook Flip UX300-Series 2-in-1 in late February

asus ux370 hits fcc certification process zenflip
Asus plans to compete with Lenovo’s Yoga line of 2-in-1 convertibles in the second quarter of 2017 with its upcoming ZenFlip UX370, the successor to its ZenBook Flip UX360 released in June. The specs currently aren’t available for the newer model but images appeared online describing the UX370 as the new “hero” 2-in-1 for 2017.

That term likely points to what Microsoft deems as “hero” features in Windows 10. These essentially consist of Windows Hello, Cortana with Voice, Windows Ink, Continuum, Xbox, and eventually Windows Holographic. Microsoft recently focused on three of these during a keynote, indicating that Windows Hello, Windows Ink, and Cortana with Voice will provide a huge value to device owners.

Related Videos

That said, the upcoming UX370 may not only support Cortana with Voice but offer a fingerprint reader on specific configurations. There may also be units offering touch and stylus-based input on the screen supporting Windows 10’s baked-in Windows Ink feature. Infrared cameras likely won’t be offered on the menu, but we could be wrong.

Here is a refresher of what the UX360 currently offers in its various configurations:

Screen size: 13.3 inches with Touch
Screen resolution: 1,920 x 1,080 at 60Hz
3,200 x 1,800
Operating system: Windows 10 Home
Windows 10 Pro
Processor: Intel Core m3-6Y30
Intel Core m3-6Y54
Intel Core m3-6Y75
Intel Core i5-7Y54
Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 515 (integrated)
Intel HD Graphics 615 (integrated)
System memory: 4GB LPDDR3 at 1,866MHz (up to 8GB)
Storage: 128GB SATA 3 M.2 SSD
256GB SATA 3 M.2 SSD
512GB SATA 2 M.2 SSD
Webcam: HD web camera (facing)
HD camera (back)
Connectivity: Wireless AC (2×2)
Bluetooth 4.1
Audio: 2x 1.6-watt speakers
Digital array microphone
Asus SonicMaster technology
Battery: 54 Watt-hour
Ports: 1x Micro SD card reader
1x Microphone/headphone combo jack
2x USB 3.0
1x USB 3.1 Gen1 Type-C
1x Micro HDMI
Size: 12.71 x 8.66 x 0.54 inches
Weight: 2.86 pounds with battery

If Asus plans to stick with the Intel Core “m3” processor family in the upcoming refresh, the only seventh-generation model Intel currently offers is the Core m3-7Y30 released in the third quarter of 2016. This is a two-core, four-thread processor with a base clock speed of 1.00GHz and a boost clock speed of 2.60GHz. It includes the HD Graphics 615 GPU component with a base speed of 300MHz and a boost speed of 900MHz.

There is a good chance Asus will continue using the seventh-generation Core i5-7Y54 processor for the high-end UX370 models and throw in infrared cameras into the high-dollar mixture as well. The cameras would support facial recognition used by Windows 10’s Windows Hello security platform, ditching the need for a fingerprint scanner (not to mention usernames and passwords).

In addition to the ZenFlip UX370, Asus is also expected to reveal the UX490, the Vivobook S, the Vivobook Pro, and a mysterious gaming solution. The company will likely reveal its entire portfolio of new products during the Mobile World Congress 2017 convention in Barcelona later in February.

Editors' Recommendations

HP Dragonfly Pro vs. Apple MacBook Pro 14: a solid alternative?
The HP Dragonfly Pro Support app.

Apple's MacBook Pro 14 has taken over as the best 14-inch laptop you can buy today, thanks to great performance and battery life, a spectacular display, and an elegant, functional design. It's one of the best laptops you can buy, and it's just been upgraded with the newer Apple M2 Pro and Max CPUs for even better performance and efficiency.

HP introduced the Dragonfly Pro at CES 2023 to take on the MacBook Pro, and it has a pretty steep hill to climb. We haven't been able to review the laptop yet, but it marks an interesting switch for the Dragonfly to the consumer segment from the commercial market. Can HP's newly designated 14-inch machine take on the best?

Read more
ROG Flow X13 (2023) vs. ROG Zephyrus G14 (2023): compact gaming laptops
rog flow x13 vs zephyrus g14 asus 2023 front

Asus announced updates to two of its most portable gaming laptops at CES 2023. The 13.4-inch ROG Flow X13 has been slimmed down and powered up, making it an even more viable portable gaming option. Meanwhile, the 14.o-inch ROG Zephyrus G14 has received its own updates and is an incredibly powerful machine given its smaller chassis.

Both are solid offerings for anyone who wants a powerful gaming laptop they can easily carry around. The Flow X13 is slower by itself, but much faster with its XG Mobile add-on, while the Zephyrus G14 looks more like a gaming laptop and carries more power around with it. Which is the right portable gaming solution for you?

Read more
MacBook Pro 14 and 16 (2023): the M2 Pro/Max splash down
Apple MacBook Pro front view showing display and keyboard..

Apple’s 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros are its most powerful laptops, and they’ve won rave reviews since launching in October 2021, including our own five-star rating and Editor’s Choice award. In January 2023, however, Apple updated the laptops, updating them with new, more powerful chips.

We've rounded up everything there is to know about these new devices in this guide. If you're intrigued by the new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros, read on.
Price and release date

Read more