ASUS_TP501 (1)

ASUS Announces VivoBook Flip Series

By in Science, Technology on April 26, 2016

Johannesburg, South Africa — ASUS has announced VivoBook Flip TP301 and TP501, 13.3- and 15.6-inch convertible laptops that allow users to flip instantly between laptop, tablet, tent, and stand modes to suit the task at hand. The VivoBook Flip Series is powered by the latest 6th-generation Intel® Core processors and up to NVIDIA® GeForce® 940M graphics. Running Windows 10, VivoBook Flip features a USB 3.1 Type-C port, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, and up to 10 hours of battery life for unrivalled productivity and entertainment throughout the day.

Unmatched versatility in one device

VivoBook Flip has a robust 360-degree, multi-gear metal hinge that allows users to flip seamlessly and instantly between laptop, tablet, and other modes. Users can enjoy it as a traditional laptop or tablet, go into tent mode to share the screen or conduct presentations, or create their own personal movie theater in stand mode.

VivoBook Flip has a sleek, lightweight design with a stylish metallic finish. The 13-inch VivoBook Flip TP301 is available in two eye-catching colors — Pure Black and Icicle Gold.

Next-generation processing and graphics performance

VivoBook Flip is designed for productivity and entertainment, delivering class-leading performance with a 6th-generation Intel Core i7 processor and up to NVIDIA GeForce 940M discrete graphics. Intel’s latest chip is thinner than ever and perfect for slim laptops. The ‘Skylake’ architecture platform delivers a significant performance leap for exceptional productivity and energy-efficiency. This gives users silky-smooth hardware acceleration for stutter-free media playback, fast image-editing, and high-speed video-processing. Discrete NVIDIA GeForce graphics power gives VivoBook Flip exceptional multimedia performance and lets users enjoy their photos and movies, surf the web, or play games at the highest visual settings. VivoBook Flip TP301 features a 55Wh battery that gives it up to 10 hours of battery life, making it ideal for users who are constantly on the go.

VivoBook Flip is available with numerous storage options; users can specify it with up to a 1TB hard disk drive, hybrid storage with a 500GB hard disk and 8GB solid state drive (SSD), or up to a 512GB SSD.

Fast and easy connectivity

VivoBook Flip includes the very latest USB Type-C port, which has a revolutionary reversible design for fast, effortless any-way-up connections.  USB 3.1 Gen 1 provides blindingly-fast data transfers that are up to ten times (10X) faster than USB 2.0.

The latest 802.11ac Wi-Fi delivers strong, stable signals and data transmission speeds three times (3X) that of previous Wi-Fi generations. It’s less prone to interference as well, allowing users to enjoy smooth streaming of high definition movies and videos.

Intuitive multi-touch controls with ASUS Smart Gesture technology

VivoBook Flip’s 10-point touch display has outstanding touchscreen accuracy and sensitivity, with high-precision touch sensors spaced at 5mm intervals, which is almost half the industry-standard distance of 9mm.

The large touchpad found on VivoBook Flip features ASUS Smart Gesture technology, making it even easier to navigate or control applications through intuitive Windows gestures. Smart Gesture supports up to 4-finger gestures in Windows 10, allowing users to easily switch applications, open Cortana or the Action Center simply by tapping or swiping on the touchpad.

VivoBook Flip has an ergonomically-designed full-sized backlit keyboard with 1.6mm of key travel for tactile keystrokes. ASUS FlipLock locks the keyboard and touchpad when the screen is flipped in tablet, stand, or tent mode to prevent accidental inputs.

Battery rundown test conditions: device is in offline mode and playing 1080p video on loop.

Storage options vary according to model – please refer to specifications below for details.