Asus is expanding its VivoBook Fip line of convertible laptops with new models sporting Intel Skylake processors, USB Type-C ports, optional NVIDIA graphics, and 13.3 inch and 15.6 inch displays.
The Asus VivoBook Flip TP301 is the new 13.3 inch model, and the VivoBook Flip TP501 has a 15.6 inch screen. They join the smaller, cheaper, lower-power 11.6 inch VivoBook Flip TP200 which features a choice of Celeron or Pentium Braswell processors.
Asus will offer the new models with up to a Core i7 processor, and up to NVIDIA GeForce 940M graphics. They can support up to 8GB of RAM and up to 1TB of hard drive storage or up to 512GB of solid state storage.
The notebooks support 802.11ac WiFi, backlit keyboards, and capacitive touchscreen displays that can bend over backward allowing you to hold the notebook like a tablet or prop it up in tent or stand modes.
Other features include 1.6 watt stereo speakers, two USB 3.0 ports, one USB 2.0 port, a USB Type-C port, an HDMI jack, headset jack, and SDHC card reader.
Asus says the 13.3 inch model should get up to 10 hours of battery life from its 55 Wh battery. Oddly the larger model has a smaller 45 Wh battery. Maybe it’s to keep the weight down? The VivoBook Flip TP501 measures 0.9 inches thick and weighs about 4.9 pounds, while the 13 inch model is 0.8 inches thick and 3.3 pounds.
Asus hasn’t provided a battery life estimate for the larger model yet. The company also hasn’t revealed the price or launch date for its new convertible notebooks yet.