ASUS launches ZenBook Flip 15 with NVIDIA MX150 in the Philippines



Apart from the wallet-friendly VivoBook laptops, ASUS also brought their new 2-in-1 notebook to the Philippine market and a refresh of the thinnest convertible currently available.

ZenBook Flip 15

The ZenBook Flip 15 is ASUS’ more powerful convertible. It has a 15.6-inch Full HD NanoEdge touchscreen with support for the ASUS Pen and has a 360-degree hinge. The screen-to-body ratio is at 79 percent, making it an immersive notebook to work on without the thick, boring bezels.

The new convertible doesn’t skimp on ports, making it a full-fledged multimedia laptop. It’s got a full-size HDMI, USB 3.0, and also USB-C 3.1. Windows Hello is present with a fingerprint reader onboard and has support for Cortana with voice.

Pricing starts at PhP 69,995 with a configuration of the latest 8th-generation Intel Core i7-8550U processor paired with 8GB of memory and NVIDIA GeForce MX150 or GTX 1050 discrete graphics. Storage options include a combo drive of a 128GB SSD plus 1TB HDD, or just a super-fast 512GB SSD.

ZenBook Flip S

The thinnest convertible hasn’t been dethroned, yet. ASUS doesn’t have a new design for the ZenBook Flip S, but the company has refreshed its flagship 2-in-1 with the latest specifications available. As a refresher, the notebook is just 10.9mm thin and weighs 1.1kg with its aerospace-grade aluminum body. Its 13.3-inch display, on the other hand, is toughened with Corning Gorilla Glass.

With an untouched starting price of PhP 84,995, the ZenBook Flip S gets a new processor option to an 8th-generation Intel Core i7-8550U. Memory is still at 16GB while storage is a speedy 512GB SSD. All are run by Windows 10 Home.

SEE ALSO: ASUS brings new affordable VivoBook laptops to the Philippines

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Lenovo releases latest ThinkStation P3 desktops, ThinkPad laptops

Power and performance



Lenovo ThinkStation

Two months after releasing its AMD Ryzen-powered ThinkPad laptops, Lenovo has announced the availability of the latest ThinkStation P3 series desktop workstations and next-gen ThinkPad laptops.

All devices are powered by the latest 13th Gen Intel Core processors and NVIDIA RTX graphics, while offering improved memory and storage capacities to support even the heaviest workloads for various professionals.

Limitless possibilities: ThinkStation P3 series

Lenovo’s latest ThinkStation P3 series desktops come with refined form factors, making them space-savers while being versatile and powerful.


  • Up to 13th Gen Intel Core processors
  • Up to NVIDIA RTX A5500 graphics
  • Up to 128GB DDR5 memory
  • Six storage drives
  • Four PCIe expansion slots
  • Expanded chassis to support power supplies up to 1100W
  • Up to 26TB storage options for data-heavy applications


  • Space-saving chassis, four-liter volume
  • Up to RTX A5500 graphics
  • Optional BMC for advanced remote monitoring and systems management


  • Fits any location with its one-liter volume
  • NVIDIA T1000 graphics for up to six displays

Relentless innovation: ThinkPad P series

Meanwhile, the latest ThinkPad laptops champion power, premium design, and durability. The latest P series models provide human-centric innovations designed for hybrid work, so professionals can enjoy power and performance on the go.

P16 Gen 2

  • 13th Gen Intel Core HX-series processors
  • NVIDIA RTX 5000 Ada Generation GPUs
  • Storage and I/O support
  • Up to 192GB DDR5 for high-definition rendering and high-end VR

P1 Gen 6

  • NVIDIA RTX 5000 Ada Generation GPUs
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
  • Thin, light form factor
  • 16-inch OLED touch screen
  • Wi-Fi 6E, optional 4G LTE
  • 5MP camera
  • Low blue light display

P16v i Gen 1

  • 13th Gen Intel Core H series processors
  • NVIDIA RTX 2000 Ada Generation GPUs
  • Dual thermal outflow for maximized cooling

P14s i Gen 4 and P16s i Gen 2

  • 14-inch and 16-inch displays
  • Longest battery life among latest models
  • Optional OLED and low blue light displays
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13 reasons why you should get the ASUS Zenbook S 13 OLED

It’s slimmer, lighter, and definitely better~



Technology and style go hand-in-hand with ASUS’s Zenbook S lineup. With a yearly upgrade, the latest ASUS Zenbook S 13 OLED (UX5304) exhibits 13 new reasons why it’s the laptop to check out if you’re in the market for one.

Slimmer, thinner

Forget heavy, bulky laptops of the past and even those ~slim~ laptops that don’t really like one. The Zenbook S 13 OLED (UX5304) is so slim, it fits in my laptop sleeve inside my backpack, sling bag, and even my briefcase. There’s even room to slide in a tablet or another laptop!

It’s also incredibly thin at 10.9mm and still houses an impressive amount of ports. One USB-A, one full-sized HDMI port, two USB-C Thunderbolt 4 ports, and of course, an audio jack.

So lightweight

Weighing only 1 kilogram in weight, I didn’t feel I was carrying the laptop when inside my bag. I had to double-check twice if it was already in there. Plus, I can carry it using only three fingers without straining my forearms, something that I can’t even do with the Macbook Air.

That 180-degree hinge

The Zenbook S 13 OLED has that Ergo Lift Hinge where the bottom part lifts up when you lift open the laptop. It has that air vent for cooling and a perfect angle for typing.

But more than that, the 180-degree hinge creates more versatility in terms of productivity. For people who are used to presenting their pitches and concepts to clients, a laptop that you can almost fold provides a better preview to make presentations easier.


Like most ASUS notebooks, the Zenbook S 13 OLED has a MIL-STD 810H military-grade in terms of durability. It was tested against harsh environments and stress tests such as power-on drop tests, vibration tests, and operation at extremes of humidity, altitude, and temperature.

It exceeded an extreme test, just like the iconic ASUS Zenbook 14X OLED Space Edition!

S means Style

I’d like to think that the S in Zenbook S 13 OLED doesn’t just mean slim, but it also means style, too. The lid is extremely stylish, smudge-resistant, and so smooth with a matte finish.

It has metallic line accents making out the ASUS A monogram, which the company debuted during its 30th anniversary a few years back. Moreover, it uses a new material called plasma ceramic aluminum making it look more premium, and more durable while being good for nature with zero harmful compounds, and a shell that’s 100% recyclable.

S also means Sustainable

The new Zenbook S 13 OLED is the first Zenbook made with eco-friendly materials. Its chassis cover and bottom case were made of 50% recycled aluminum, and the keyboard cover comes from 90% recycled magnesium and aluminum.

Both were made using the post-industrial kind, which is waste recycled from the manufacturing process. Meanwhile, the keycaps on the keyboard are all 50% recycled plastic and the speakers are made from 5% ocean-bound plastics.

Moreover, the packaging is so eco-friendly, it was made with zero plastics and no glues. Just 100% recyclable and compostable paper!

ASUS Lumina OLED Display

Using the ASUS Lumina OLED, the Zenbook S 13 OLED comes with a stunning, immersive display. Yes, it has an 85% screen-to-body ratio and sports a NanoEdge design with ultra-slim bezels.

But just in case you didn’t know, having the ASUS Lumina OLED on your laptop means you’ll get professionally-graded colors.

Aside from that, you’ll experience a PANTONE-validated display, a customizable color gamut, 70% blue light reduction for eye care, and buttery-smooth motion clarity, thanks to its 120Hz refresh rate.

In a nutshell, it has a gorgeous 2.8K OLED panel with a 16:10 aspect ratio. More importantly, the panel exhibits punchy colors and an exceptional level of color accuracy — perfect for consuming and creating content.

Impressive audio

Creating and consuming content wouldn’t be great if the device didn’t come with an impressive audio system. The audio-visual experience is something ASUS prides itself at, thanks to its Harmon-Kardon tuned Dolby Atmos speakers and ASUS’ very own Smart Amp.

Enjoy watching your favorite shows while you’re on your break!

Advanced camera systems

Don’t get fooled by the Zenbook S 13 OLED’s light and small frame.

It houses a bunch of improvements on the video calling fronts, such as its new 3D noise-reduction technology, AI noise-canceling audio technology, lighting optimization to help compensate for poor lighting conditions, background blurring, and even motion tracking to keep you in the center of a frame.

The power of 13th gen

Multitasking is seamless and easy, even with a thin and light laptop like the Zenbook S 13 OLED. It’s powered by up to a 13th-gen Intel Core i7 CPU, integrated Intel Iris Xe graphics, LPDDR5 RAM up to 32GB, and 1TB of PCIe 4.0×4 storage.

Despite having a small frame, it houses so much power to help you have uninterrupted, productive sessions when using this machine. Moreover, the Zenbook S 13 OLED is Intel Evo certified, which basically states that it’s a high-quality laptop that meets incredibly high standards.

To put it simply, it’s definitely a daily driver you can trust!

Almost all-day battery life

The Zenbook S 13 OLED has a 64Wh battery, promising a full workday or more. You won’t really need to rely on electric sockets when working outside!

Fast charging

If you’re still worried about the battery life, fret not. The Zenbook S 13 OLED ships with a 65W power adapter, charging the device from 0 to 70% in 49 minutes. Although, it still supports any other USB Power Delivery charger you have and even a power bank — just expect a slower speed.

Rivals MacBook Air

Above all, the ASUS Zenbook S 13 OLED (UX5304) prides itself as a worthy rival against the MacBook Air. We even compared the 2022 model before! But of course, this 2023 model is slimmer (10.9mm versus 11.3mm), lighter (1kg versus 1.24kg), and more powerful as compared to the MacBook Air M2.

Heck, its panel is even brighter. I mean, OLED versus IPS display? Come on, man.

Price and availability

The ASUS Zenbook S 13 OLED (UX5304) retails at PhP 79.995. It’s currently available in ASUS Concept stores, online stores, and authorized shops and resellers. Click here to see the full list of where you can get this device.

The laptop is also available via Home Credit with 0% interest and up to 18 months of flexible payment terms. Upon purchase, it has ASUS Platinum Warranty: 1-year local warranty and 2 years of Global Warranty.

Peace of mind is also guaranteed since there are currently 69 service centers nationwide. You’re safe, bud!

On another note, ASUS has also launched other Zenbook laptops: the Zenbook Pro 14 OLED (UX6404) and the Zenbook 14 Flip OLED (UP3404).

This feature article is a collaboration between GadgetMatch and ASUS Philippines.

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MediaTek reportedly partners with Nvidia for gaming chips

For mobile and notebook chipsets



MediaTek can certainly hold its own in the chipset industry. After all, the company continues to produce a prolific lineup of smartphone chipsets today. However, one industry that the company is still struggling to penetrate is high-end gaming. Following a newly reported partnership with Nvidia, that might soon change.

First reported by DigiTimes, MediaTek has reportedly struck a deal with Nvidia to integrate the latter’s GPUs into a flagship mobile processor by 2024. Besides smartphones, the upcoming integration will also grace notebooks with MediaTek chipsets.

An integration will more easily see the brand’s devices perform capably well in the gaming market. While MediaTek-based smartphones can handle gaming already, an infusion of Nvidia chips will greatly boost the brand’s stance in the market.

Most notably, the company will greatly benefit in the laptop segment. Currently, MediaTek is a staple for lower-end Chromebooks. The brand isn’t exactly a big name for gaming notebooks as users continue to prefer AMD and Intel. Inking a partnership with Nvidia, the company can potentially make a breakthrough in the high-end notebooks market outside of Chromebooks.

Since the partnership is still in its early rumored stages right now, it’s impossible to see how the company plans to position its upcoming chipsets in the future. Still, it’s an interesting development for the chipset maker.

SEE ALSO: MediaTek joins fray for satellite connectivity

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