ASUS ZenBook Flip UX360CA 13.3" 2 in 1 - Grey - PC World - £429
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ASUS ZenBook Flip UX360CA 13.3" 2 in 1 - Grey - PC World - £429

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Found 26th Apr 2017
First deal so apologies if missing info.

So looks like I just missed out on the Zenbook deal at AO (phoned up no update on when they will get more stock) and have come across this alternative, the only major difference I can see is the processor.

Apparently a £270 saving.

I'm very tempting to pick this up at this price, just wondering if I have missed something which makes this a less attractive option than the expired AO Zenbook.

Also, is the lenovo yogo better value at £379 currys.co.uk/gbu…tml?istCompanyId=bec25c7e-cbcd-460d-81d5-a25372d2e3d7&istItemId=xpqtpxlxli&istBid=tztx&srcid=198&cmpid=ppc~gg~1011+%28PLA%29+Windows+Laptops+%26+Convertibles+-+Adaptive~1011+%28PLA%29+Windows+Laptops+%26+Convertibles+ad+group~Exact&mctag=gg_goog_7904&kwid=GOOGLE&device=c&ds_kids=92700013443676151&PLA=1&gclid=CLC0ycGswtMCFcm6Gwod6dcJhw&gclsrc=aw.ds&dclid=CPGV18GswtMCFdEC0wody3gHEQ

Specs:

OVERVIEW
Type\x092 in 1
Operating system\x09Windows 10 (64-bit)
SPECIFICATION
Processor\x09- Intel® Core™ m3-6Y30 Processor
- Dual-core
- 0.9 GHz / 2.2 GHz with TurboBoost
- 4 MB cache
Memory (RAM)\x098 GB
Storage\x09128 GB SSD
SCREEN
Touchscreen\x0910-point multitouch screen
Screen size\x0913.3"
Screen type\x09LED
Resolution\x091920 x 1080
Screen features\x09LED backlighting
CONNECTIVITY
Wireless\x09802.11 ac
Ethernet\x0910/100 Ethernet
Bluetooth\x09Bluetooth 4.1
USB\x09- USB-C x 1
- USB 3.0 x 2
Video interface\x09HDMI x 1
Audio interface\x093.5 mm jack
MEDIA
Optical disc drive\x09No
Memory card reader\x09SD card reader
SOUND
Sound\x09SonicMaster
Speakers\x09Integrated stereo speakers
FEATURES
Camera\x09Integrated HD webcam
Microphone\x09Yes
Mouse / trackpad\x09Smart Gesture
Keyboard\x09Island-style keyboard
Security features\x09- Intel® Anti-theft
- HDD User Password Protection and Security
POWER
Battery type\x093-cell Lithium-ion
Battery life\x09Up to 12 hours
GENERAL
Colour\x09Grey
Box contents\x09- ASUS ZenBook Flip UX360CA 13.3" 2 in 1
- Power adapter
- User guide
Dimensions\x0914 x 323 x 220 mm (H x W x D)
Weight\x091.3 kg
Manufacturer’s guarantee\x091 year
Software included\x09* Full version of Microsoft Office not included
* Full version of anti-virus / internet security not included
- ASUS Splendid
- ASUS WebStorage Sync Agent
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I too missed the deal - by a few minutes - Saved me the bother of calling them now though.

Just found this:
Note: Asus also offers a Zenbook Flip UX360CA series, already available in stores. While they are part of the same UX360 series, the UX360UA is different in a few ways, including the fact that is built on a more powerful and fan-cooled Core U platform, while the UX360CA is built on fanless Intel Core M hardware. Check out our detailed review for more details.

ultrabookreview.com/118…ua/
Screen is a big drop in res too
Few extra snippets on the CA, have to say think I may avoid:

If you're after a sleek and light convertible laptop, don't have a big budget and only want to use it for basic everyday tasks like browsing, watching movies or editing documents, the Zenbook UX360CA is the right pick for you, especially if you're living in the US, as it is more expensive elsewhere. Just keep in mind this is not a very powerful computer, it lacks a backlit keyboard and is not going to handle outdoor use great either, due to its rather dim display. Read the review below for more details.

the keyboard is not backlit; only average build quality; dim and reflective screen; poor speaker placement that can impact audio quality

From ultrabookreview.com/119…ew/
Yeah the more I read the more I wished I'd bagged the AO deal ah well. Won't be the first time I've missed a pukka deal, probably not the last either!
Seems like a good deal to me, it has lower resolution screen than the AO deal QHD vs FHD - however from reviews they seem to say it is hard to tell the difference - however all reviews concur that battery life is improved on the FHD screen. Also there is some fan noise on laptop from the AO deal (360ua), there will be none on this. I have the UA model which I am more than happy with but at £429 seems a bargain to me if battery life and silent operation are important.
OOS
antmatz

Screen is a big drop in res too



Yes that's true. QHD at 13.3" is about 276 pixels per inch. The tech guys reckon the human eye can only tell the difference up to 188 pixels per inch. Any more than that is irrelevant as the human eye cannot distinguish or appreciate the difference. Similar to 4k TV screens from farther away compared to 1080 screens. It makes sense if you think about it as pixels are dots or squares and the farther you walk away, the smaller they are.

The lower resolution model is about 170 pixels per inch so quite close to the maximum amount the eye can tell the difference.

Those are the technical facts however I had a Lenovo Miix 3 with the 1920 x 1200 10.1" screen (229 ppi) and then I bought the Asus T300chi with 1920 x 1080 12.5" screen (180 ppi). I can tell you the miix had the nicer screen. Don't get me wrong the Asus was nice, but the Lenovo was better.
Edited by: "Smartguy1" 26th Apr 2017
I've got the previous UX303 model which apart from the flip looks to be the same. For standard browsing, email, iPlayer, etc (or actually for me running VNC so I can work from home) it's great. Processor may seem low perf compared to i5 but is perfectly adequate and best bit needs no noisy fan to keep it cool so it's totally silent (not even an HDD to make a sound). So, if you want a laptop for serious photoshopping, video rendering or gaming then this probably not for you but if you want a compact, silent laptop for basic stuff then it's brilliant.
just noticed this one is touchscreen while my UX305 isn't .... fortunately Windows 10 doesn't really need touch screen so not sure it's a benefit or not!
Smartguy1

Yes that's true. QHD at 13.3" is about 276 pixels per inch. The tech guys … Yes that's true. QHD at 13.3" is about 276 pixels per inch. The tech guys reckon the human eye can only tell the difference up to 188 pixels per inch. Any more than that is irrelevant as the human eye cannot distinguish or appreciate the difference. Similar to 4k TV screens from farther away compared to 1080 screens. It makes sense if you think about it as pixels are dots or squares and the farther you walk away, the smaller they are. The lower resolution model is about 170 pixels per inch so quite close to the maximum amount the eye can tell the difference. Those are the technical facts however I had a Lenovo Miix 3 with the 1920 x 1200 10.1" screen (229 ppi) and then I bought the Asus T300chi with 1920 x 1080 12.5" screen (180 ppi). I can tell you the miix had the nicer screen. Don't get me wrong the Asus was nice, but the Lenovo was better.


Fully agree with your comments. It also depends on your usage, sometimes you just want to get a little more content on the screen, which is limited by a lower resolution.
antmatz

Fully agree with your comments. It also depends on your usage, sometimes … Fully agree with your comments. It also depends on your usage, sometimes you just want to get a little more content on the screen, which is limited by a lower resolution.



That's true. Being older I had to increase the text size on both the Lenovo and the T300chi. Downside of getting older lol. I have the TP300 Flip now which runs a 1366 x 768 screen at 13.3". Low resolution yes but perfect for me with applying a scaling factor. I use Katy Perry's Roar video on Youtube as a good test for the screen quality and she still looks good on 1366 x 768 lol.
Edited by: "Smartguy1" 27th Apr 2017
OOS now
Smartguy1

The tech guys reckon the human eye can only tell the difference up to 188 … The tech guys reckon the human eye can only tell the difference up to 188 pixels per inch.


Well that depends how far the human eye is from the screen.
pibpob

Well that depends how far the human eye is from the screen.



Yes it would but the 188 is a maximum pixel density which implies that if any screen has 188 pixels per inch or or 2,000 pixels per inch you will see no difference in screen quality on the theory that more pixels gives better quality. There is no point in producing screens that have a higher pixel density if this is true and would appear just to be a marketing ploy. There are other factors which add to the quality of the screen and not just the amount of pixels it has which is probably the reason why the Samsung tablet at 9.6" running a 1280 x 800 resolution looks superior to my Lenovo tab 10.1" which is 1920 x 1080.
Edited by: "Smartguy1" 3rd May 2017
Smartguy1

Yes it would but the 188 is a maximum pixel density which implies that if … Yes it would but the 188 is a maximum pixel density which implies that if any screen has 188 pixels per inch or or 2,000 pixels per inch you will see no difference in screen quality on the theory that more pixels gives better quality. There is no point in producing screens that have a higher pixel density if this is true and would appear just to be a marketing ploy. There are other factors which add to the quality of the screen and not just the amount of pixels it has which is probably the reason why the Samsung tablet at 9.6" running a 1280 x 800 resolution looks superior to my Lenovo tab 10.1" which is 1920 x 1080.


Oh I agree with you that ridiculously high DPIs are nothing more than marketing, but that figure needs to be qualified with a viewing distance.
Yes I agree although it didn't say what distance in the tech review I read. These clever boys do like to keep some of their superior knowledge to themselves me thinks. They reckon after a certain distance 4k tv's are indistinguishable from 1080 tv's and I have seen the chart for that but with all of these things a lot is to do with personal preference but Samsung on their tablets appear to create a nice image from what is a low resolution screen. I just read another report which says 220dpi is about the limit for the human eye to distinguish so who do you believe. My opinion is if the screen quality appeals to the user then that is all that counts and who cares if it's HD, Full HD, QHD or whatever HD they wish to come up with next.
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