With the VivoBook S 16 Flip 2023, Asus has introduced a new convertible that relies on AMD Ryzen 7000, but on variants based on the older Zen 3 architecture. Because the model with an IPS panel relies on the AMD Ryzen 5 7530U, the OLED variant is equipped with the Ryzen 7 7730U. Customers get six to eight processor cores and the outdated AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 iGPU.
The outdated architecture is also noticeable in the connections because you won’t find USB 4.0 on the Asus VivoBook S 16 Flip 2023, instead, Asus has installed a USB-C connection (10 Gbit/s) and three USB-A ports, one of which only USB 2.0 supported. There is also Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5, HDMI 2.1, and a 3.5 mm headphone jack. Asus installs 16 GB of DDR4 RAM and a 1 TB PCIe 3.0 SSD.
The 16-inch 16:10 display is optionally available as an IPS panel with a resolution of 1,920 x 1,200 pixels, a brightness of 300 nits, and an image frequency of 60 Hz, which can only display 45 percent of the NTSC color space.
Price and availability
The Asus VivoBook S 16 Flip 2023 is now available on the Amazon.com and Newegg.com websites at prices starting at $699.99.
Asus VivoBook S 16 Flip 2023 specifications
- Operating system: Windows 11 Home, Windows 11 Pro
- Processor: AMD Ryzen 5 7530U Mobile Processor (6-core/12-thread, 16MB cache, up to 4.3 GHz max boost)
- GraphicsAMD Radeon Vega 7 graphics
- Display: 16.0 inch, WUXGA (1920 x 1200) 16:10, IPS-level panel, LED backlighting, 60Hz refresh rate, 300nits, NTSC: 45%, glossy display, TÜV Rheinland-certified, touch screen, (screen-to-body ratio)85%, With stylus support
- Memory: 8GB DDR4 SO-DIMM; up to 16GB
- Storage: 1TB M.2 NVMe PCIe 3.0 SSD
- Ports: 1x USB 2.0 Type-A, 1x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A, 1x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type C support indicator/power supply, 1x HDMI 2.1 TMDS, 1x 3.5mm Combo Audio Jack
- Keyboard & touchpad: Backlit chiclet keyboard, 1.4mm key travel, touchpad
- Camera: 1080p FHD camera
- Audio: Smart Amp Technology, Built-in array microphone, Harman/Kardon (Mainstream) with Cortana and Alexa voice-recognition support
- Communication: Wi-Fi 6E(802.11ax) (Dual band) 2*2, Bluetooth 5
- Battery: 42Wh, 3S1P, 3-cell lithium-ion
- Dimensions: 35.52 x 25.24 x 1.96 ~ 1.97 cm
- Weight: 1.90kg / 4.19lbs
Asus recently also made available the Vivobook Pro 16 OLED HDR laptop with Intel Core i9-13900H and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 GPU. It is the perfect laptop for professionals who require a powerful and reliable machine to accomplish their work. The 3.2K OLED laptop offers a combination of cutting-edge features and robust performance, making it an ideal choice for individuals who demand the best. Pricing starts from $1,500.