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ASUS VivoBook Flip 14", AMD Ryzen 5 5700U (8C/16T), 1080p IPS Touch, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD $1397 + Delivery @ Bing Lee


JB-Hifi is currently selling this laptop for $1848, whilst Bing Lee currently sells it for $1397. Model number TM420UA-EC018T

Bespoke Black

Operating System
Windows 10 Home - ASUS recommends Windows 10 Pro for business
Free Upgrade to Windows 11¹ (when available, see below)

AMD Ryzen™ 7 5700U Mobile Processor (8-core/16-thread, 12MB cache, up to 4.3 GHz max boost)

AMD Radeon™ Graphics

14.0-inch, FHD (1920 x 1080) 16:9, IPS-level Panel , LED Backlit , Glossy display, Touch screen, With stylus support, - Screen-to-body ratio: 82 %

8GB DDR4 on board, 8GB DDR4 SO-DIMM, - Memory Max Up to:16GB

512GB M.2 NVMe™ PCIe® 3.0 SSD

I/O Ports
1x USB 2.0 Type-A
1x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A
1x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C
1x HDMI 1.4
1x 3.5mm Combo Audio Jack
1x DC-in
Micro SD 4.0 card reader

Expansion Slots (includes used)
- 1x DDR4 SO-DIMM slot
- 1x M.2 2280 PCIe 3.0x2

Keyboard & Touchpad
Chiclet Keyboard
Backlit Chiclet Keyboard
1.35mm Key-travel
Support NumberPad (Optional)

720p HD camera

Built-in speaker
Built-in array microphone
harman/kardon (Mainstream)
with Cortana and Alexa voice-recognition support

Network and Communication
Wi-Fi 6(802.11ax)+Bluetooth 5.0 (Dual band) 2*2

42WHrs, 3S1P, 3-cell Li-ion

Power Supply
ø4.0, 65W AC Adapter, Output: 19V DC, 3.42A, 65W, Input: 100~240V AC 50/60Hz universal

1.50 kg (3.31 lbs)

Dimensions (W x D x H)
32.40 x 22.00 x 1.82 ~ 1.82 cm (12.76" x 8.66" x 0.72" ~ 0.72")

¹The Windows 11 upgrade will be delivered to qualifying devices late 2021 into 2022. Timing will vary by device. Certain features require specific hardware (see aka.ms/windows11-spec)

Asus AU website claims the screen is 100% sRGB in their marketing


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closed Comments

  • pretty good

  • +2

    Asus screen specs are often pretty poor. Low brightness and 45% NTSC color. For $1,400 I'd hope this is not the case.

    • Only 250 nits, good pick up.

      • +1

        Where are you obtaining these specifications from and what is the model number? Because specifications can vary by region.

    • +1

      Spot on, it's easy to see this at jb hifi. Screens so dim and dull compared to laptops next to it

  • +1

    battery seems small

    • It can't help it, was manufactured that way.

  • I can testify to the bargain quality of this model; so good that I got a second on special from JB at that bargain price.
    Best I've seen at that price point for my unique needs; without dedicated graphics and decent power efficient CPU.
    Compatible with Linux and the battery is good for 4 hours of video playback in Linux.
    As commented, screen is indeed… adequate.
    Speakers=average. Keyboard+touchpad=good.
    WiFi/BT=good. Webcam=average.
    All around performer and solid build.

  • I can't decide between this or the IdeaPad Flex 5. Same specs but different outer builds.

    • I recently upgraded to this from a Lenovo, which traditionally was great to me, but I was sorely disappointed with Lenovo support from a failed BIOS update from them.
      This model seems to have a good build quality which is what impressed me most.
      It's always a crap-shoot, but this model seems to be nicely over-engineered and ready to cope with my usual battering.
      If you need the touchscreen and flip at around 1.5kg and 14", this is pretty competitive IMHO.

      • is there any point to this over a 4700u model? i don't really see the extra 8 virtual cores to be of much benefit on light tasks. or is the iGPU on the 5700u significantly faster?

        • Got the 4xxx model end of last year when it was on special for <900 (plus officework price beat).

          Planning on giving to the kid for school when it actually start. Hope the tablet mode would work out well for school. (and hope the battery last, claims 6 hours… school wants 4minimum).

        • My older model, same chassis is the 4700u and generally not a huge difference (and the 4700 has less power demand and battery lasts longer) but for intensive pure compiling jobs the 5700 does make a significant difference, everyday work I would guess not much in it.

  • 1x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C

    Dpalt and PD charging?

  • How does this compare to Dell XPS 13" in build quality?

    • Like my comments above, I've not looked at the Dell's for quite some time, but I can support this model being a solid build.
      Even things like hinges and general chassis parts like corners and connectors are all solid for this price range and the weight of this model too.

      I sound like a ASUS promoter but in the past they have been iffy.
      I can say this model is tested by me to be solid for travel and home use for some time now.

  • I got almost this exact model during the BF sales. Screen seems perfectly fine for use around home, I haven't tried it outside though and likely never will so YMMV. For that price it had the best specs I could find, especially for a 14" model.

  • +2

    Am I the only one that won't go near anything that doesn't charge via USB C these days?

    For me it's an essential convenience - especially when travelling so you don't have to pack a heap of different chargers.

  • Officeworks also have this for the same price (where it's still available). I saw one in store at Doncaster, VIC. It looks like a good machine, echo the comments on the screen brightness being an issue. Wasn't the right fit for me as I needed Thunderbolt. Also it's h e a v y if that's a factor.


  • i bought this Intel based one for almost the same price https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/675028
    Wondering if the Vivobook might be a better bet?

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