The ZenBook Flip 13 UX363 is a laptop that is very reminiscent of the ZenBook Flip S UX371 that we reviewed a few months ago. But, there are a few major differences between these two laptops.
So, let’s take a look at what the ZenBook Flip 13 UX363 has to offer.
Firstly, this laptop is pretty much identical in terms of shape and size. Even the materials and build quality are identical – but the first difference is the color of the trim. The ZenBook Flip 13 UX363 has the common silver color for the ASUS logo on the lid, whereby the ZenBook Flip S UX371 has golden ASUS logo on the lid and golden trims around the perimeter of the lid.
And the ZenBook Flip 13 UX363 still has the same concentric circle texture on the lid, which is very fine and will catch fingerprints, oils, and smudges, easily.
Opening up the lid reveals the star of the show – its 13.3-inch 1080p OLED screen. It’s a nice display that is bright and has beautiful colors to go alongside with its glossy, glass screen.
The main difference between this ZenBook Flip 13 UX363 and the ZenBook Flip S UX371 is that the S is using a 4K OLED touch screen instead of a 1080p OLED touch screen. Every other thing remains the same.
And that is because this is a convertible laptop. You can use it in whatever angle you want – and the hinge will stay put. For a convertible laptop, this is one of the best hinges I’ve seen as it doesn’t wobble when I poke the screen.
The ZenBook Flip 13 UX363 also comes with the ASUS Pen which is compatible with the Microsoft Pen Protocol 2.0, also known as MPP 2.0. I mean, if you want to draw on the screen – you can, but the lift-off distance is pretty short.
Also, I just realized when I was unboxing this laptop – ASUS has an “official” recommended placement for the pen on the laptop. And that is by placing it on the lid. I find that to be… very insecure since the pen is only attached via weak magnets, and it’s also in the way when I want to open or close the laptop lid.
The keyboard is still the same as it is still fun to type on but the keyboard is squished vertically, so each key looks elongated horizontally.
The extra column of keys on the right side is still here and it takes some time to get used to this keyboard layout – but I’m really glad that the arrow keys get to have their own dedicated space, despite being half-height.
The trackpad is good and the NumberPad is here as well. The palm rejection is decent enough and it is important on this laptop since the trackpad is in an ultrawide form factor. But hey – you can use the touch screen if you want to.
And then – the ports. For the left side:
- Full-sized HDMI port
- 2x Thunderbolt 4 ports
- Single USB 5Gb/s Type-A
Again, no audio jack – which surprisingly is not a problem for me, but I’m sure many people will appreciate the presence of an audio jack for this laptop. ASUS also included a dongle to convert a USB-C port to audio jack, but like we mentioned before – you’ll have to sacrifice a high-speed port.
And I think we should mention once again – ASUS, put one of the USB-C port on the right side please so we can charge the laptop by plugging it into either side.
Lastly – the battery life. I’m very happy with the battery life of this laptop, honestly. It drained about 10% battery for every 1.5 hours of Netflix at 50% brightness in tent mode while in silent power profile.
Then, I went on to work on a Word document while browsing the web for another hour, and it drained another 10%.
That means with whatever I’m doing, this laptop can last me for a full day on a single charge. Best of all, since it’s using the standard USB-PD charging standard at 65W, I can charge this ZenBook Flip 13 UX363 using some other 65W USB-PD charger.
The reason why I’m not talking about the performance here is that it’ll perform just the same as the ZenBook Flip S UX371, so click here to know more instead.
And then, the price. We have two to choose from:
- Intel Core i7-1165G7; 8GB RAM; 512GB SSD @ RM5,199 (we reviewed this)
- Intel Core i5-1135G7; 8GB RAM; 512GB SSD @ RM4,699
What I recommend you to get is the Core i5-1165G7 version at RM4,699. It still has the same 8GB RAM with 512GB SSD, but at a lower price. And honestly, for a laptop like this, an Intel Core i5 is plentiful for work.
Other than that – having a convertible laptop with an OLED screen is definitely a great combo – making this laptop fantastic for media consumption.