ASUS has unveiled its first laptop equipped with an Intel Tiger Lake processor and discrete graphics based on the Intel DG1 GPU. This new product is called ASUS VivoBook Flip 14.
The device is a lightweight convertible laptop. Its weight is 1.5 kg with a maximum case thickness of 18.7 mm. The device is equipped with a 14-inch NanoEdge display with Full HD resolution and coverage of 100% sRGB color space. This model uses new Intel Tiger Lake processors (Core i3-1135G7 or Core i7-1165G7 chips) and – for the first time in laptops – the latest discrete graphics from Intel, which replaced the NVIDIA GeForce MX graphics cards. ASUS did not specify the specific name of the graphics subsystem, but the code of the web page describing the laptop appears as Iris Xe Max. It is not entirely clear yet whether this name refers to a graphics core integrated into a processor or a discrete graphics card (Intel DG1). Previous leaks claimed that the Iris Xe Max graphics card includes 96 compute units (768 shader units). At the same time, both the graphics core in the Core i7-1165 Xe processor and the discrete Intel DG1 solution include 96 computing units each. The system also includes a WiFi 6 wireless module, a fingerprint reader, Thunderbolt 4 interface and Harman Kordon speakers.
> VivoBook Flip 14 is powered by the latest Intel Core i7 processor with Intel Iris Xe Max graphics. pic.twitter.com/rh9pAuuedx
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Information on the timing of the start of sales and the estimated price of the laptop ASUS VivoBook Flip 14 has not yet been reported.