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ASUS VivoBook Flip 14 FHD Touch Display, Ryzen 5 5500U, 8GB RAM, 512GB $968.33 + Post ($0 with Prime) @ Amazon US via AU

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Ram allegedly updatable
Screen not amazing
Lowest ever price I've found is $894.48 - https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/624787

Still - seems somewhat decent

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
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closed Comments

  • +1 vote

    allegedly updatable
    somewhat decent
    Screen not amazing

    You don't work in Sales, do you?

    • +13 votes

      Ahhh this laptop is a real beaut. Got this same model at home myself.
      customer looks at another laptop
      Ahhh this one is great! I use the same one at home.
      customer moves to yet another laptop
      You have great taste my friend. I own this laptop myself.

    • +1 vote

      He doesnt work for them
      Gotta appreciate the guy's honesty mate

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    For those interested in using with a dock - there is no video out or power delivery via USB-C.

    • +1 vote

      Whoever works on the USB IF clearly forgot what the U stands for. The type c connector has become one of the least universal connectors I've seen in recent times.

  • +1 vote

    Why would this be an bargan when it's more expensive than the last deal? In fact, I was looking to buy one before FY. It was below $900 for some time. This is probably the most expensive to buy in the last 2 months.

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      it's all relative…

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      been looking at similar myself
      They all look to have gone up over the past few months

      Still heaps cheaper than local JB etc

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    Got last years model with the 4700U
    4GB of ram is soldered on, so im running 20GB of ram
    No type C Charging sucks but isnt a killer
    Battery life is great 5+, fan even when running hasn't got anything on a gaming laptop
    CSGO on low @ 1080 gets me around 30-40 FPS, basically limited to 720p + Low Gaming unless old games
    Keyboard i find good to type on with good key travel and spacing, i actually like the green enter button

    • +1 vote

      I must have the same one you do. It's a great little laptop. The Ryzen 7 makes gaming quite alright on a convertible laptop. I find the screen could be brighter, and the speakers could be louder. That alone makes me consider selling it and getting something else.

      Would I recommend this laptop? It's hard to say. It has it's issues, but it's great value for what you get.

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    Is Vivobook series a sub range to the Zenbook?

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    Would an IPS panel such as on this laptop be suitable for photo editing? My wife is heavily into photography and at one point would edit using an old 17" HP laptop - it got the job done but if you were sitting at even the slightest angle during work, your edits would look terrible when looking at a screen straight-on.. very frustrating.

    Thinking of getting her a laptop like this (AMD are fairly good for photoshop work) but if she'll have the same screen issues, I'll save my money for a NUC PC.

    • +1 vote

      you would need a colour accurate screen as possible when editing photos or video.

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    NTSC: 45%

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      So that's bad right?

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        yeah it's bad. 45% NTSC means the panel covers less colour gamut. VivoBook series usually do not come with full sRGB coverage in their panel. Maybe think about Asus zenbook or lenovo ideapad series

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    Just spoke to JB and the best they can do was $1404 (it's in-stock) and it's also got a 256GB SSD…

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    I got last year's ASUS VivoBook Flip 14 model, at about 750ish. It was really buggy and had to do a few returns. Strange keyboard ghosting, etc. I see ASUS have models up to $1500+. Am I really unlucky, or are <$1k stuff just crap?