ASUS ZenBook Flip vs Dell XPS 13 High-end Tiger Lake laptops compared

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In summary
ZenBook Flip is a convertible from ASUS with a metal casing that feels sturdy. The laptop has a nice keyboard with a lot of travel and despite the reasonably compact housing, it has full-size HDMI and ditto USB ports. The screen is well-calibrated, but the brightness is disappointing. The Tiger Lake processor does not come into its own particularly well in the ZenBook Flip, because it is tuned quite efficiently compared to the competition. The battery life is fine with about thirteen hours while browsing. As far as connections are concerned, some will miss a card reader.

Fullsize HDMI and USB
Keyboard with a lot of travel
Good screen calibration
Good battery life at low load
Silent cooling
Relatively slow CPU
Slow SSD
Moderate maximum brightness
Card reader is missing
HDMI 1.4 connection

Intel’s latest laptop processor is codenamed Tiger Lake, and the first laptop we tested with it was the Acer Swift 5 . Meanwhile, more manufacturers have provided laptops with the new processor, including Dell and ASUS. From both manufacturers we look at the 13 “laptops with household names, XPS 13 and ZenBook Flip, and we look at which manufacturer built the best laptop around the Tiger Lake CPU.

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