In recent years, as the creators’ requirements for product design and functions have bypassed the previous attempt of pure performance, the computer industry has also blown up “creator series” products. Under this trend, ASUS has spawned the ProArt Studiobook the highest level of the notebook product line However, for those who are not at the top of the pyramid but also have requirements such as performance, screen performance and product appearance, ASUS is represented by the Zenbook series Pro located in mobile business 2.8K 120Hz 15.6-inch ASUS Zenbook Pro 15 Flip OLED Flip Laptop.
▲ Zenbook’s iconic metal hairline concentric rings are still there, but the logo has been replaced by a new design
▲ Evo and PANTONE certified stickers
ASUS Zenbook Pro 15 Flip OLED is ASUS’ new and revamped Zenbook series model, it inherits Zenbook’s recognizable metal concentric ring top cover and stepped drill-cut body symbolizing “Zen”, but the logo has to change from the traditional ASUS text to ASUS 30 years The commemorative trademark “A” new rocket shape has more design sense; although the ASUS Zenbook Pro 15 Flip OLED is a standalone display model with a flip mechanism, it still manages at 18.9mm thick and 1.8 kg. , but also a product that complies with the Intel EVO specification.
▲ There are switches, two Thunderbolt 4 and headphone holes on the right
▲ The left side are the USB Type-A and HDMI 2.0 ports
▲ If it is emphasized that it is aimed at creators, at least the card reader should be a standard SD rather than microSD which is used by almost no photography equipment.
As a laptop product positioned for semi-business and creators, although ASUS Zenbook Pro 15 Flip OLED focuses on thinness and lightness, it does not sacrifice real convenience of use, providing two Thunderbolt 4 in the form of USB Type-C on the right side Additionally, the left side includes a USB Type-A, HDMI and microSD card reader; however, I personally think that for users who actually use the built-in card reader, it’s better to provide a standard SD instead of The form is real, if even I think it won’t the abolition of the microSD slot affects it due to space considerations.
▲ The keyboard is configured with a digital area
▲ With white light, it can be seen that the key stroke is still shorter than the thicker gaming machine
In addition, the keyboard of the ASUS Zenbook Pro 15 Flip OLED uses a configuration that includes a digital area, emphasizing the configuration of the ASUS ErgoSense keyboard, with a white light backlight, and a small depression in the middle of the keys; Of course, the models are still bad, but they are still excellent in similar thin models.
▲ The two-in-one shaft design is not a rare design
▲ The gap between the rotating shaft and the screen is also part of the air duct
The 2-in-1 design is not uncommon today. However, high-performance 2-in-1 laptops with independent displays have only appeared in recent years. The mechanism used in the ASUS Zenbook Pro 15 Flip OLED is a typical hinge type flip mechanism, which can stop at At any angle, it presents traditional notebook mode, tablet mode, tent viewing mode, etc. Its design places the air ducts in the shaft, on the both sides and on the bottom, which is today’s paradigm of mainstream thin and high-performance notebooks.
▲ The biggest selling point of Zenbook Pro 15 Flip OLED is this 2.8K 120Hz OLED panel
One of the selling points of the ASUS Zenbook Pro 15 Flip OLED is that it is the world’s first flip laptop with a 2.8K 120 Hz OLED NanoEdge Dolby Vision touch screen, which also has 100% DCI-P3, PANTONE certification and DisplayHDR True Black 500 Certification. it has high image quality and color rendering performance, whether it is watching videos or editing content, it can outperform ordinary screens. At the same time, the ASUS Pen 2.0 pressure-sensitive stylus can be used also as a drawing or presentation tool.
▲ i7-12700H processor, set at 45W TDP
▲ The memory is embedded on the PCB board, and the query from the above model is 48Gb LPDDR5X Samsung
In terms of core specifications, the ASUS Zenbook Pro 15 Flip OLED is powered by a combination of Intel’s 12th generation Core platform and Arc GPU. The Taiwanese model tested this time uses a high-performance i7-12700H CPU with Intel Arc A370M and 4GB GDDR6. A combination of GPU, with embedded 16GB LPDDR5 memory, storage interface is 1TB PCIe NVMe PCIe 3.0 x 4 SSD.
▲ Basic performance test
In terms of performance, after all, the ASUS Zenbook Pro 15 Flip OLED is powered by a 14-core, TDP 45W i7-12700H, which can boost the clock to 4.7GHz It’s quite a flip which focuses on the power of 2-in- laptop 1. More than enough; as for the Intel Arc A370M, the performance of the corresponding Intel Arc A370M is only the entry-level game performance, but if the game is mainly used, it is due to Intel’s weak compatibility with the old API, so choose the RTX 3050 from the same level with NVIDIA. Possibly relatively safe.
▲ Using a dual fan cooling mechanism
▲ When the CPU and GPU are used together, the maximum CPU clock is around 4.4GHz
▲ The CPU will rush to 90 degrees in an instant, and it will be controlled later
▲ The heat and power dissipation architecture will roughly control the CPU and GPU at around 70 degrees
However, since the ASUS Zenbook Pro 15 Flip OLED is not a heavy gaming model, and in order to fully release the full performance of the i7-12700H, it is only conservatively set to a maximum TDP of 45W; however, with the combination of dual Intel Platforms and dual ASUS ASUS IceCool Plus fans, the performance mode can reach a total TDP of 85W, and can maintain a performance of 98% in the endurance and reliability test. The maximum temperature of the CPU immediately is almost 100 degrees, and the average temperature of the CPU and GPU is 69 degrees. In this way, the maximum CPU clock falls around 4.3GHz.
▲ SSD performance is not bad, after all, it’s a PCIe Gen 3.0 1TB SSD that can read 3,200MB/s
Of course, the ASUS Zenbook Pro 15 Flip OLED was not originally positioned as an e-sports product, but aimed at creating content. In addition to the high-performance CPU with abundant cores, the acceleration feature on for content creation along with Arc GPU is also the focus; Intel Arc A370M The biggest advantage in image processing is that it is the first to integrate AV1 hardware encoding and decoding, which can process video files and live broadcast more efficiently. Second, the XMX AI engine can be used to improve the resolution images in addition to XeSS in games And the details are improved, while DeepLink technology can combine CPU and GPU transformation with AI functions.
▲ The game simulation situation is less than two hours of electricity
▲ The office in dynamic mode simulates almost 7 hours of electricity
▲ The energy saving mode lasts for almost 9 hours
▲ Due to the high performance H version processor together with Arc A730M GPU, with 150W inverter
However, because the platform used by the ASUS Zenbook Pro 15 Flip OLED is a high-performance hybrid, the power consumption gap between the standby state and the workload is more obvious. It can be seen that the difference in battery life between general daily use and the use of more hardware resources is quite significant. , the game simulation situation in the dynamic power mode is less than 2 hours, the document in the same mode is almost 7 hours of power, and the power saving mode is further extended to almost 9 hours .
▲ Flip design gives creators more flexibility in terms of usage patterns
ASUS Zenbook Pro 15 Flip OLED is positioned as a high-end 2-in-1 creator laptop. In addition to the combination of Alder Lake generation i7-12700H CPU and Arc A370M, it also has high quality that is professionally certified. the latest 2.8K 120Hz OLED screen meets the needs of professional creators for screen quality and pixel density. With the optional ASUS Pen 2.0 pressure-sensitive pen, creators can create on the screen more intuitively.
▲ With 1TB SSD, it is SK hynix product
In addition, the hardware specifications of ASUS Zenbook Pro 15 Flip OLED not only have the performance required by creators, but also the thickness and weight of the body which is convenient to carry. At the same time, it’ the ports also support two Thunderbolt 4, one HDMI 2.0 and a standard USB Type -A, easily connected to various peripherals, although the fuselage does not retain a second M.2 slot, it directly provides PCIe 3.0 SSD with 1TB capacity.
▲ The combination of extensive performance for content creation, high-quality touch screen and 2-in-1 flip structure are the main features of ASUS Zenbook Pro 15 Flip OLED
Although the ASUS Zenbook Pro 15 Flip OLED is not a top-performing model in the same price range, with its high-quality screen, supported by a stylus, and a design that balances portability and performance, it is already 2-in- model 1. With excellent hardware specifications, it can be said to be a mobile work tool for users who focus on carrying the creator’s laptop with them.
ASUS Zenbook Pro 15 Flip OLED is priced at 54,900 yuan on the ASUS official website