ASUS has formally unveiled the VivoBook Flip 14, the first personal computer with Intel DG1 discrete graphics and a 10nm Tiger Lake processor. The novelty appeared on the manufacturer’s website.
ASUS VivoBook Flip 14 comes with a 14-inch Full HD IPS screen with an 82% area. The hardware base of the laptop is an Intel Core i7-1165G7 or Core i5-1135G7 processor. Both belong to the 11th generation, have 4 cores / 8 threads and a cache of 12 and 8 MB, respectively. The clock speed of the Core i7 is up to 4.7 GHz, while the Core i5 is up to 4.2 GHz. The configuration also includes LPDDR4X RAM up to 16 GB (in the basic version – 8 GB) and a PCIe SSD drive with a capacity of 128 GB or 1 TB. An optional 32GB Intel Optane Memory (H10) can be installed. Laptop thickness – 1.87 cm, weight – 1.5 kg.
Yet the most important feature of this laptop is the fact that it is equipped with Intel’s first discrete graphics card. Despite the fact that no details are given in the specifications, it uses the DG1 processor, which will be based on Intel discrete graphics for a specific segment of laptops. The DG1 is expected to have the same 96 execution units and 768 cores as the standard Iris Xe GPU, but with higher clock speeds and dedicated memory. The DG1 GPU will have 4GB of memory, probably GDDR6.
In addition to all this, the laptop is equipped with a set of all the necessary ports and connectors: USB-C (Thunderbolt 4), USB 3.2, USB 2.0, HDMI and microSD slot. There is support for Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi 6 (Gig + 802.11ax) and Wi-Fi 5. The device is equipped with a 42 Wh battery with fast charging support. The laptop comes with a 65W power adapter that can be used to charge it to 60% in just 49 minutes.
The timing and cost of ASUS VivoBook Flip 14 has not yet been announced. The estimated price of new items will be about $ 1,000.