Asus Q528 Flagship Zenbook Flip 15 2-in-1 Laptop with Intel i7-1165G7 Review

Asus Q528 Flagship Zenbook Flip 15 2-in-1 Laptop

Asus Flagship Zenbook Flip 15 2-in-1 Laptop 15.6” FHD

Asus Q528 Flagship Zenbook Flip 15 is a 2-in-1 convertible laptop with a 15.6-inch Full HD touch display with IPS panel, Intel i7-1165G7 processor, NVIDIA GTX 1650 graphics card with 4GB dedicated memory, 512GB Solid State Drive, 16GB DDR4 SDRAM memory, Windows 10 Home 64-bit operating system, backlit keyboard and the latest connectivity options including WiFi 6 and Thunderbolt. 

The quad core Intel i7-1165G7 processor (12M smartcache, 8 threads with hyperthreading) works at a base speed of 2.8GHz and a maximum boost clock speed of up to 4.7GHz. This advanced Intel i7 CPU has an average Passmark benchmark score of 10650 to be able to handle both your daily and demanding tasks and offers good amount of multitasking power. It offers a similar performance to the Intel i7-10610U and i7-10810U processors in multicore apps and Intel i7-11370H, Ryzen 7 5800X or 5800H in single threaded applications. 

16GB DDR4 SDRAM would be more than adequate for a great percentage of computer users’ multitasking needs and they can have different apps and browsers open simultaneously. 512GB Solid State Drive is a good amount of local storage space and offers up to 30 times more speed than a standard SATA HDD hard drive. You can get the same Asus Zenbook with 1TB or 2TB SSD depending on your needs and please check the product page for the current price differences. Windows 10 comes pre-installed on this machine and you can upgrade it to the latest Windows 11 easily and free of charge through the Microsoft Store. 

15.6-inch Full HD NanoEdge touch display has the slim bezels for more screen space on a smaller package with 90% screen-to-body ratio, 1920 x 1080-pixel resolution, 100% sRGB color gamut and IPS panel with the 178-degree viewing angles vertically and horizontally. It is Pantone validated for color accuracy, and holds the TÜV Rhineland certification for eye care. The dedicated NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 graphics card with the 4GB dedicated memory has a videocard benchmark score of 7560 for an advanced graphics and gaming performance. You can play the latest games at higher settings and resolutions, for example Witcher 3 at above 50fps and Warframe and Destiny 2 at more than 60fps.

Asus Flagship Zenbook Flip 15 2-in-1 Laptop 15.6” FHD IPS

You also get the built-in Intel Iris Xe graphics card which offers above average performance for an integrated GPU and it is more than enough for your daily multimedia needs as well as playing some of the modern games at low to medium settings and resolutions. It comes with a 720p IR webcam for your live chats or taking still photos and the Harmon Kardon-certified sound system with the dual speakers and Asus SonicMaster Stereo Audio system. It is a face recognition webcam that makes the bootup time even faster. 

Grey Asus Zenbook Flip weighs 4.19 pounds and measures 14.01 x 9.05 x 0.78 inches. There is no Optical DVD Drive and the connectivity options include the 802.11ax WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.0, a USB-A 3.2 at up to 5 Gbps, 2 x Thunderbolt 4 USB-C ports at up to 40 Gbps, an SD Media Card Reader, a HDMI output, and a combo audio jack. The keyboard with the numeric pad on the side has the backlighting for letting you type comfortably in the dim light or dark. You can expect up to 10 hours of battery life from its 6-cell 86Wh battery at the reduced light settings. The vents at the bottom and on the side of this Zenbook will prevent potential overheating problem. Please note that you’ll get a pen and a HDMI cable included with your purchase. December 17, 2021 is the date it was first available at Amazon.con and it has an average customer rating of 5 out of 5 stars by 4 users at the time of this post release.

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