Asus seems to have introduced the world’s first notebook with an Intel discrete graphics card. To be more precise, there was no announcement – the novelty just appeared on the manufacturer’s website.
The device is called VivoBook Flip 14 (TP470EZ). It is a mobile convertible PC with a 14-inch Full HD screen (IPS panel), Intel Tiger Lake platform and the same graphics card that is listed on the site as First Intel Discrete Graphics. Apparently, it’s the same DG1, but unfortunately it doesn’t give any details about the graphics subsystem Asus yet. At the same time, the name First Intel Discrete Graphics is in the characteristics section and in the general description section, that is, it is possible that in the end it will be called so.
The heart of the innovation is the Tiger Lake processors. It can be a Core i5-1135G7 or a Core i7-1165G7. The RAM is 8 or 16 GB and the video card has its own 4 GB of memory. There are 128GB to 1TB SSDs for data storage and an optional Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage bundle, consisting of a 512GB SSD and a 32GB Optane module.
Battery capacity is 42 Wh and support for fast 65-watt charging (60% in 49 minutes). The size of the PC is 324 x 220 x 18.7 mm with a weight of 1.5 kg. There are Wi-Fi 6 (with Gig+) or Wi-Fi 5 and Bluetooth 5.0 adapters. A set of ports is available USB 2.0, USB 3.2, USB-C with support for Thunderbolt 4, HDMI and microSD slot. The case is made of metal, and the touchpad is complemented by a calculator (Numberpad 2.0) and a fingerprint scanner. There is no data on prices yet.