Asus opens VivoBook Flip 14 with Intel DG1 “Iris Xe Max”

Asus has just inaugurated the VivoBook Flip 14. This laptop is the first to use Intel’s discrete GPU, the DG1, along with the Tiger Lake family CPU. Intel DG1 itself is the first discrete GPU from Intel for the laptop / notebook segment.

In terms of technical data, the ASUS VivoBook Flip 14 “TP470EZ” has the Intel 10 nm Tiger Lake CPU, which is part of the 11th generation. The laptop has two CPU options, Core i7-1165G7 and Core i5-1135G7. Both CPUs have a 4-core and 8-thread configuration and are equipped with a 12 MB / 8 MB cache. The clock rate for the Core i7 reaches up to 4.70 GHz, while the Core i5 chip works with up to 4.20 GHz.

The laptop can be configured with up to 16 GB LPDDR4X RAM (at a speed of 4266 MHz). In the basic configuration, however, 8 GB LPDDR4X-RAM are used. The storage includes the basic 128GB PCIe SSD configuration and capacities up to 1TB. There is also an integrated Intel Optane (H10) memory with a capacity of 32 GB.

The most important aspect of the laptop is that its GPU specs include “First Intel Discrete Graphics”. This refers to DG1, which denotes Intel’s discrete GPU for the laptop / notebook segment. There are no clear specifications for the DG1, but the DG1 is expected to sport the same 96 EU or 768 cores as the standard Iris Xe GPU, but with a higher clock speed and dedicated memory. The GPU DG1 is configured with 4 GB VRAM and is most likely based on GDDR6.

In addition, this laptop has a 14-inch display with LED backlighting and Full HD resolution. The screen has a screen-to-body ratio of 82%. The I / O port has Thunderbolt 4 USB Type C, 1 USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type A port, 1 USB 2.0 port, 1 HDMI output, 1 MicroSD card reader, 1 security key and a DC-In power plug. There are WiFi 6 (Gig + 802.11ax) and WiFi 5 functions along with Bluetooth 5.0. This laptop has a fast charge function and takes 49 minutes to charge up to 60%. It comes with a 42W battery and a 65W power adapter. The dimensions of this notebook are 1.87 cm (height), 32.40 cm (width) and weighs 1.5 kg.

Unfortunately, there is no information about when this laptop will be available or information about the retail price.