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Asus ZenBook Flip Signature Edition 13.3" Laptop: m3-6Y30, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD EXPIRED

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Microsoft Store has Asus ZenBook Flip Signature Edition 13.3" 2-in-1 Laptop (UX360CA-UBM1T) on sale for $479 now $499. Shipping is free. Thanks Suryasis

Specs:
  • 13.3" 1920x1080 touchscreen display
  • Intel Core m3-6Y30 Dual-Core CPU w/ HyperThreading
  • 8GB 1866MHz DDR3 RAM
  • 256GB Solid State Drive SSD
  • Wi-Fi 802.11ac + Bluetooth 4.1
  • 3-Cell 54WHr battery
  • Windows 10 Home 64-Bit
  • Weight: 2.80 lbs
  • Laptop sleeve included
  • Ports:
    • 2x USB 3.0
    • 1x USB Type C (USB 3.1)
    • 1x Micro HDMI
    • 1x Headphone/Mic (combo)
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Microsoft store has popular Zenbook Flip UX360CA-UBM1T 2-in-1 Ultrabook with 13.3" 1080P IPS Display, Skylake Core M3-6Y30 Dual Core CPU, 8GB LPDDR3 1866 MHz Ram, 256GB SSD, USB 3.1 Type-C Port, Windows 10 Home 64 Bit @ $479 with free shipping. Tax in most states.
This is $20 cheaper than the last FP deal.

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https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/s...dgm7c/7f6g

SPEC:
  • Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
  • 13.3" 1080P IPS Touchscreen Display
  • Skylake Core m3-6Y30 0.9 GHz (2.2 GHz Turbo, 4MB Cache)
  • Intel HD Graphics 515
  • 8GB LPDDR3 1866 MHz Ram
  • 256GB M.2 SSD
  • Bang & Olufsen ICEpower Speakers
  • DUal Band 802.11ac WiFi + Bluetooth 4.1
  • PORTS:
    • 2x USB 3.0 (1 /w Charge Function)
    • 1x USB 3.1 Type-C Gen1
    • 1x Micro HDMI
    • 1x Audio Combo Jack
  • 3 Cell 54 WHr Li-Polymer battery
  • 2.80 lbs / 1.27 kg
  • Laptop carrying Sleeve Included
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I bought this earlier this this year. If you're using it for office, web browsing and entertainment, it's perfect for that. Nice keyboard and track pad, good screen. If you want to use it for programming where you're running an IDE or for photo editing with Lightroom or Photoshop, it does lag.
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I just bought this a few weeks ago.. the M3 is plenty fast enough. It's fine for office work, web browsing, and movies. Only thing I wouldn't suggest this for is gaming. Surprisingly it can game, but 30fps isn't great.

I have 3 other i7 machines in the house..for average use I can't tell there's a speed difference.

The M3 with an SSD drive is snappy. No fans..quiet.

Reviews I read showed it is as fast as last gens i5 cpu and doesn't throttle as much as the newer i5s ..which can have advantages.. my point is..it's not that slow. Battery life is better than most.

If you're worried get the 15" HP that was just posted for $550 with an i5.
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The m3 and m5 CPUs are actually equivalent to a mobile (dual core) i7. They have 4 MB of cache just like the i7, not 3 MB like the regular mobile i3 and i5. You can actually see this in certain benchmarks - if it's short, the M3 will outperform the i5 at the same clock speed.

The Core M processors thermal throttle more aggressively, and have a lower TDP. TDP is just Intel's recommendation for how much cooling the CPU needs. So the Core M CPUs end up paired with weak cooling, resulting in them throttling pretty quickly.

That's what makes them unsuitable for heavy workloads. For web browsing, office tasks, and watching videos, they do just fine. RDP is trivial. You can run a RDP client on an old Pentium 4. Probably even older CPUs, it's just that the oldest computer I've been able to try RDP on had a P4. Heck, I have a RDP client on my phone.



Are you sure you aren't thinking of the first gen Macbook? The first-gen Core M processors (Broadwell) were crippled. They had a base clock speed of 800 or 900 MHz, and could turbo boost to about 2 GHz. Except they could only turbo boost when running on a single core. If you tried to use both cores, they were limited to the base clock speed. That's what earned Core M its terrible reputation.

But that reputation is not applicable to later generations. Beginning with the next gen (Skylake, including the m3 and m5) both cores could turbo boost. As I stated above, the m3 and m5 are basically a mobile dual core i7, which throttle quickly after any sustained load. For short tasks, they will actually outperform a similar clock speed mobile i5.



As seemingly all 95% of the population does with their laptops is email, web browsing, Word, and watching cat videos on Facebook and YouTube, these systems are suitable for the vast majority of people. The half dozen people I've recommended these systems to have not complained, and in fact have raved how they love how cool it stays and how long the battery life is.

I'm actually considering picking one up myself for use around the house (battery life on my quad core i7 laptop is only 5-6 hours of web browsing, less if I do anything processor intensive). Use it for web browsing and email, and use Steam In-home Streaming so I can play games on the sofa while at home. Any other processor-intensive tasks (programming/compiling, video rendering, photo processing) I can run on my i7 laptop or my desktop, and use remote desktop to access it like it's native.
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My wife might need a new computer to RDP into her office. She might like something svelte like this. How might this perform in such a task? Should I be looking at i3 or better for such tasks?
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My wife might need a new computer to RDP into her office. She might like something svelte like this. How might this perform in such a task? Should I be looking at i3 or better for such tasks?
I have the non-flip version m3-6y30. I have used it for RDP purposes as well as your typical work tasks (MSFT Office, etc.). It can get a little slow if you've got several programs open along with a bunch of browser windows/tabs, but it's fine for 95% of purposes.
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My wife might need a new computer to RDP into her office. She might like something svelte like this. How might this perform in such a task? Should I be looking at i3 or better for such tasks?
I just bought this a few weeks ago.. the M3 is plenty fast enough. It's fine for office work, web browsing, and movies. Only thing I wouldn't suggest this for is gaming. Surprisingly it can game, but 30fps isn't great.

I have 3 other i7 machines in the house..for average use I can't tell there's a speed difference.

The M3 with an SSD drive is snappy. No fans..quiet.

Reviews I read showed it is as fast as last gens i5 cpu and doesn't throttle as much as the newer i5s ..which can have advantages.. my point is..it's not that slow. Battery life is better than most.

If you're worried get the 15" HP that was just posted for $550 with an i5.
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Why it is getting so many TD? This deal with $499 price tag was FP and popular deals for multiple time. Not sure why it is getting TD with $20 cheaper price.
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can find these for $550 new on ebay ect with no tax pretty easily, saving about $30 after tax here so it's a good deal. not slick, but if you're in the market grab it.
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Any idea this is eligible for student discount?
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Any idea this is eligible for student discount?
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I bought this earlier this this year. If you're using it for office, web browsing and entertainment, it's perfect for that. Nice keyboard and track pad, good screen. If you want to use it for programming where you're running an IDE or for photo editing with Lightroom or Photoshop, it does lag.
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Just male sure you're using the Asus indoors with minimal lighting. I've never seen a screen pick up as much glare as this one.
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My wife might need a new computer to RDP into her office. She might like something svelte like this. How might this perform in such a task? Should I be looking at i3 or better for such tasks?
This would be pretty awesome for that.. I use it to RDP into my desktop when I need to do some heavier lifting, but as mentioned this machine will handle at least what most people use a computer for.. I'm on it right now and use it as my main machine.. Battery life is fantastic at least 9 hours for anything other than playing warcraft iii or starcraft ii...

I can't recommend this thing enough, I'm a heavy chrome tab user as well and I'll get the occasional pause but nothing that stops me from still having 20 - 40 chrome tabs open at a time...

Only downside is that the wireless range is a little less than what I was use to on my SP3 i5 model... other that that, the speed is the same IMO and the double ram and storage was a huge upgrade for me
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does this machine support Windows 7? i hate windows 10.
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I don't see any thing about pen function???
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