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ASUS VivoBook Flip 14, AMD Ryzen 5 5500U, 1080p IPS Touch, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD $894.48 + Delivery ($0 Prime) @ Amazon US via AU

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JB-Hifi usually sells this laptop with with only a 256GB SSD for $1397(on sale currently for $1187). Amazon is currently selling this laptop for $894.48 with a 512GB SSD, and free delivery if you have Prime.

Specifications from the Asus website

  • Powerful & efficient AMD Ryzen™ 5 5500U Processor (8M Cache, up to 4.0GHz, 6 cores/12 threads)
  • Windows 10 Home, 512GB SSD and 8GB DDR4 RAM
  • 14” Full HD Wideview touch display (with glossy finish) with up to 178° viewing angle
  • 12.8” wide, 0.7” thin with a stunning 82% screen-to-body ratio
  • Brushed aluminum chassis and lightweight at 3.31 pounds
  • Palmrest, stylus, and holder included
  • 2-in-1 laptop with four viewing modes: tablet, tent, stand, and laptop
  • Fingerprint sensor, USB 3.2 Type-A (Gen2), USB 3.2 Type-C (Gen2), USB 2.0
  • SD card reader, and HDMI
  • Lightning-fast dual band Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac) keeps you connected through interference

Asus international warranty information can be found here:

https://www.asus.com/au/support/article/1057/

If you have a Suncorp/AAMI account, you can use the discounted Amazon gift cards to reduce the price even further.

You can also refer to Passmark if you want to compare the AMD Ryzen 5 5500U(Scores 13820) to the Intel i5 1135G7 (Scores 10104), where higher is better.

https://www.cpubenchmark.net/compare/AMD-Ryzen-5-5500U-vs-In...

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  • +2 votes

    How many nits?

    • +2 votes

      looks like 250

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        how is 250nits acceptable in 2021..

  • +2 votes

    Thanks, got one for uni

  • +9 votes

    fwiw despite being a 5xxx series, it's a rebadged zen 2 cpu so you won't get the performance increases that come with the zen 3 architecture.
    (5300u/5500u/5700u are all zen 2, rest are zen 3)

  • +2 votes

    Good budget laptop. Unfortunately only covers ~64% SRGB colour gamut so not ideal for colour accurate work.

    • +10 votes

      To be fair, it isn't really intended for that market either.

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        I thought it was when I saw the stylus inclusion

        • +3 votes

          That's more for students taking notes / people playing with sketches than professional art.

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    Can you upgrade the ram to 16 GB?

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      I -think- you can but that's not a promise, Asus make a lot of similar models. It seems to have 4gb soldered and then a free slot.

  • +4 votes

    Man that lime green Enter key would drive me insane hah

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      I own a 4700u model, I actually enjoy the enter button

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    2.13 kg?

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      Obviously not. Either the shipping weight or a typo.

      • +1 vote

        Should be 1.5 kg, thank you

  • +3 votes

    Thanks for this! Was looking to replace my old one.
    I believe the RAM and NVMe slots are replacable.
    RAM is 4GB Soldered, 1x DDR4 SO-DIMM slot (up to 16GB Max) - 20GB System Total
    1x M.2 2280 PCIe 3.0x2 (Possibly up to 1TB)

    • +13 votes

      Great, post some then.

  • +2 votes

    I needed a laptop with 16GB RAM and I ordered this from Amazon US for $834.
    Lenovo Flex 5 14" 2-in-1 Laptop, 14.0" FHD (1920 x 1080) Touch Display, AMD Ryzen 5 4500U Processor, 16GB DDR4, 256GB SSD, AMD Radeon Graphics, Digital Pen Included, Win 10, 81X20005US

    • +4 votes

      It only advantage your post has is the 16GB of soldered RAM. The CPU is slower, and has half the SSD space. The VivoBook flip have a single SODIMM slot in addition to soldered RAM. If the Ryzen 5500U version of the the Flex was on sale again it would be a good comparison.

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        Does it support charging via USB-C? I have a docking station and would like to use a portable wall charger instead of a brick if possible.

        UPD: Looks like it doesn't support power delivery over USB-C.

        • +1 vote

          Just scanned through the user manual from ASUS website and it's a non USB power connector and the manual advises to strictly use the power brick.

          • +1 vote

            @x d: Wow! At this price point you would like to have USB C charging. I have a few various

            Chromebooks from $299 and up that in the last few years have all had USB C PD charging.

      • +2 votes

        Was looking at this Vivobook but thinking about getting a second Lenovo Flex 5 actually for my other daughter going to high school next year. Double the RAM might be more useful than double the SSD. CPU a bit slower but not likely to impact. Biggest advantage of the Lenovo is USB C power connector that can be powered by a PD powerbank for when she needs to keep it going in class and not next to a power point.

        • +1 vote

          and Lenovo is probably better build quality

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            @netjock: Eh the Flex is pretty cheap and nasty feeling. Honestly either would be great for a student.

            • +1 vote

              @Merlict: My oldest daughter has been using a Flex 5 for a few months now. Does not feel cheap or nasty at all. I have played around with it and it's great. Only issue so far is the pen doesn't work as reliably when powered by rechargable AAAA batteries. It looks like it runs better on normal alkaline batteries with slightly higher Voltage. Wonder if the ASUS pen will be better in this regard.

          • +3 votes

            @netjock: I believe the Flex is a plastic based chassis, whilst the Vivobook is aluminum.

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              @shellshocked: Horses for courses, if you have a crap battery then aluminium just makes for a heavier paperweight.

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                @netjock: I also recently got the flex 5. It's plastic but feels no worse than all the other plastic laptops I had before aluminium became cool.

                • +1 vote

                  @Blargman2001: People hate plastic but if you look at how many Lenovo Thinkpads are still in service without cracked cases. It really is about what you do with the plastic.

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                    @netjock: Lol there is no comparison between a real Thinkpad and the flex.

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                      @Merlict: The flex is a 2 in 1 and quite a bit cheaper than a Thinkpad, guess they had to make compromises somewhere to get the reversible touch screen.

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    How does warranty work for items supplied from US? Couldn't see if there was a global warranty for this - does anyone know?

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      Please refer to the link in my post below the specifications under point 11.

  • +1 vote

    Can so one confirm if these can plug directly into a usb-c mo it or to charge and output display at the same time?

    • +2 votes

      Neither unfortunately. The USB-C port is just for data (no display or power delivery).

      • +3 votes

        Wow… seriously… that's a terrible move by Asus.

        I was about to purchase this, but I refuse to buy anything that doesn't charge via USB PD. I guess the Flex is going to have to be it!

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    42Wh battery, so not very good battery life

  • +2 votes

    Guess this is about as cheap as a touchscreen laptop gets
    Need a windows (preferably touch) laptop for a few random bits of software so might fit the bill
    Still overkill and wont get used much but cant see anything being much cheaper

  • -2 votes

    Got this laptop, don't get it, plastic build, started creeking a few months in, it has a big crack which is expanding and the touchpad keeps playing up. Do yourself a favour and get a laptop with good build quality (metal/aluminium) and a brighter screen. Performance is pretty good tho, I have one with 8250u so this one will even be better.

    • +5 votes

      I have one with 8250u
      In other words you have a completely unrelated model from year ago.

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        Yea, this one looks aluminium, sorry ddin't read it

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      You concerned me

  • +1 vote

    How would you plug this into the power outlet?

    Need to buy a converter and adapter?

    • +2 votes

      Buying electronics from Amazon US they've never included an adapter, but it's just a $2 travel adapter plug.

    • +2 votes

      Some power bricks have a two pin plug and you can just buy a new cable with Australian plug which would probably cost $10. Or you can go the cheap $2 plug converter but be warned they are not always a tight fit.

  •  

    Is this a really good deal? I am seriously considering buying one.

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      There haven't been many 14 inch deals lately so I think so if you need one. I got one

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        Thanks, seems really tempting for me cause I was going to buy a desktop but thats difficult for a bunch of reasons and my current laptop has no working battery etc.

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          What you wanna get out of it? Will the 2 in 1 and pen be it any use? Might be best waiting for a think pad but it's been a while

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            @teacherer: the pen I dont care about, its just general use. I use a computer a lot.

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      Would someone just get downvoted if they told you it wasnt a really good deal?
      With laptops its a minefield of Windows 10 incompatibility.
      If you dont get stuck in an Update/restore loop youre doing ok.

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    How does this compare to the recent HP Spectre x360 that was on sale (sold out now)? This Asus has lower brightness but cheaper price

    • +1 vote

      That has a nicer screen, probably better made. This is quite a bit more powerful especially if you upgrade the ram.

    • +4 votes

      The Spectre has better build quality, though some are prone to overheating issues. The AMD CPU in the Asus blows past any 10th/11th Gen Intel CPU in this TDP range for workloads due to to the higher core count.

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    Thanks OP, got one for work.

  •  

    I got one, anyone know if shopback cashback works on stuff from amazon us?

    • +1 vote

      i always try either way with cashrewards

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    Thx op bought one

  •  

    I am looking for something with at least 16gb so am weighing up between this or this Lenovo: https://www.lenovo.com/au/en/laptops/thinkpad/thinkpad-edge/...

    Max budget is $1K. Will use mostly for heavy word docs and excel use.

    Any advice which one is the better one?
    Had a Lenovo once for work and their keyboards are great.

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    Can someone confirm if this can be upgraded to 16 GB RAM?

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      20gb no issues!

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    Looks like it's unavailable now.

  •  

    Cancelled the Ryzen 7 4700u version @ $1017
    which I ordered 3 weeks ago and got this instead .
    Already have a 16gb stick and 1tb nvme to replace.
    Ripper deal! Cheers Op!!

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      Just wondering where did you buy the 16gb stick and 1tb nvme from? Thanks

      • +1 vote

        WB BLUE an 550 1Tb

        https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B07YFFX5MD/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_g...

        Crucial 1 x 16gb
        https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Crucial-16GB-1x16GB-DDR4-SODIMM-...

        Simple easy install.
        20gb Ram EVEN THOUGH the official website has a maximum 16Gb capacity on all the different configurations.
        But yeh definitely can confirm no issues over here!

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          Thanks for that. Does the build feel more sturdy compare to Lenovo Flex 5? Wonder if you have any issue to date as warranty seems to only be covered via Amazon. Some people also mention in the thread there is issue with latency? Thanks

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            @Paxie: Haven’t had a Lenovo Flex mate so wouldn’t know.

            In my experience Amazon are the best with returns warranty’s etc so I’m not stressed.

            1 thing for sure, this laptop is a fingerprint magnet!

  •  

    Back in stock - for almost $1400.00 … bleh.

    •  

      Price has dropped to $919.15 now.

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        Yeh all good, I put in an order about 10 minutes after that price hit on the 26th lol

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    Has anyones shipped yet or have an ETA? Mines still pending

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      Mine was shipped on Sunday. ETA for mine was 18th June

      •  

        is this sent by ship? some of my orders from amazon us take one week to arrive..

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          I believe I selected Expedited Shipping which was via plane? Things could be slower given COVID restrictions, limited number of flights etc.
          With that said, an update check shows it 'Completed Customs Clearance Process AU' (Sunday 30 May)

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            @uG: just checked mine says completed customs clearance too. wonder how long it will take to get sent to melbourne? hopefully will have this tomorrow :)

            • +1 vote

              @poormansfriedchicken: Based on the person below, (located in Melb apparently), maybe tomorrow or the day after? I'll race ya LOL

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                @uG: knowing my luck it'll come on friday.

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                @uG: Received by carrier 23:57 Sun 30 May 2021 Assuming this the times on the tracking site is US based.

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                  @poormansfriedchicken: mine just came in :)

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                    @poormansfriedchicken: Wow nice! Congrats! Mine is still somewhere!

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                      @uG: Mine says 26 June :( hopefully quicker

                  •  

                    @poormansfriedchicken: Im having a problem with mine, the ping / latency is awful, and its not because of the network,

                    can you test:

                    1. https://www.meter.net/ping-test/

                    or

                    1. open command prompt / cmd

                    type ping google.com.au

                    press enter

                    you can check same thing on your other laptop / pc to see if one is better, on mine, the old laptop gives 10ms for google flat, and 25 avg 80 max for meter.net

                    on this new vivobook, the google ping is 30-200 all over the place and similar for meter.net

                    I need to know if others have same problem with this model or its just mine

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      Got mine 2 days after ordering, used express shipping though.

  •  

    Back in stock for $919.15, purchased for $891.58 with discounted Amazon gift card

  •  

    Anyone know if this deal work with CashRewards?

  •  

    I received it guys… It didn't come with an adapter. Its a USA type A plug. Laptop was also horribly packaged in a big box with no padding and the box was falling apart.

    Is Amazon meant to provide one? Surely they cant sell it on their Amazon AU site and ship you an item that you cant even turn on.

    edit:
    amazon says its not their problem, turns out I have a universal adapter already from my phone exactly like this:
    https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/144013699337

    but I cant get the 2 pin plug into it. There is little bulges of metal stopping it from plugging in. Am I doing it wrong?

    edit:
    I did it, its just SUPER rigid

    Now I need to buy a better one somewhere

    •  

      nice where are you located? hope it comes with the right specs havent bought from amazon us before