Design & Ports
Let’s take a look at the ZenBook Flip S’s pouch first. It might look the same as before – but opening it up reveals a special little design – a built-in pen holder and a little pouch behind it. The pen holder is obviously for you to stash the ASUS Pen, whereas the pouch is for you to put the dongle there.
Though, the little pouch to fit in the dongle seems to be an afterthought, as it will create a bulge behind the laptop sleeve. Though, ASUS Pen can be fitted into the pouch naturally.
The ZenBook Flip S is actually looking pretty sleek, too. It’s impossibly thin. It’s so thin that it can’t even fit in any USB-A ports, as those ports are thicker than the laptop itself. ASUS makes up for this by having a total of two USB-C ports. They’re not Thunderbolt 3 ports, unfortunately. There’s no possible way to hook up an external graphics card.
Other than that, there’s a headphone/microphone combo jack, a fingerprint scanner, volume rocker, and power button.
As the ZenBook Flip S is a convertible laptop, you can flip it and use it at whichever angle you choose. The hinge is nothing new if you’ve seen other ASUS convertible laptops before. If it works, then there’s no reason to fix it.