ASUS has just unveiled VivoBook Flip 14; it’s first Notebook to feature Intel DG1 Discrete Graphics chip and the 10nm Tiger Lake CPU.
As far as the specifications are concerned, Flip 14 features Intel’s 11th Generation Processors, 10nm Tiger Lake CPUs. Two options provided for the Flip 14 are Intel’s Core i7-1165G7 and Core i5-1135G7 with maximum clock speeds of up to 4.70Ghz and 4.20GHz respectively. Both CPUs feature four cores and eight threads and 12or 8 MB of cache.
Moreover, the Notebook also features 14 inches LED-backlit display with 82% screen to body ratio and a Full HD resolution. As for the ports it features Thunderbolt 4 USB Type-C port, 1 USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A port, 1 USB 2.0 port,1 MicroSD card reader,1 HDMI output, one security lock, and the DC-in power plug. Bluetooth 5.0 along with WiFi 6 (Gig+ 802.11ax) and WiFi 5 capabilities are also provided. The Notebook features a 42W batter with a 65W power adaptor and fast charging that takes 49 minutes to charge 60%. It weighs in at 1.5kg with the following dimensions: 1.87cm (height), 32.40cm (width), 22.00cc (depth).
The Notebook can be configured with up to 16GB LPDDR4X (4266 MHz) memory while 8 GB LPDDR4X memory is provided as a basic memory configuration. The storage includes a base configuration of 128 GB PCIe SSDs. 32Gb of Intel Optane memory onboard (H10) is also offered.
The Notebook’s most important aspect is the DG1 GPU. Although no specifications are mentioned, it is expected that DG1 will feature its dedicated memory and 96 EUs or 768 cores as the standard Iris Xe GPU.
According to Momomo_US, the GPU is specifically referred to as Intel Iris Xe Max on ASUS’s website. A few days ago, the benchmarks for Intel Iris Xe Max appeared at the Compubench database (via TUM_APISAK), and it shows that Max chip is a little ahead of the Iris Xe GPU.
The expected price for ASUS VivoBook Flip 14 is around $1000 while there’s no news regarding the launch date.