Asus VivoBook Flip 14 convertible PC model: TP412FA-SH51TCB

Asus VivoBook Flip 14 convertible PC

Quick Description

This laptop is all about versatility, capable of flipping into a tablet when it's more convenient and is powerful enough to get a lot of work done.

Other Considerations

Here are a few things about this laptop which could come as a surprise. For each point, you will find how to fix it (if it's an issue) and how much to budget for it. Not every point below will be a concern, but hopefully, we can keep your surprises to a minimum.

No Optical Drive. If you still use CDs, DVDs, or Blu-Ray disks on a regular basis, you will need an external drive to read them with this laptop.$30+

No Number Pad. If you primarily work with numbers, the lack of a number pad on this laptop could be inconvenient. You have the option of using an external number pad to remedy that, especially if you only need it on occasion.$20+

Assuming you are starting over fresh, you can expect to spend $20 on accessories, for a total cost of $1020.

Currently Exclusive to Staples for $1000

Based on 13 days of observation, the Asus VivoBook Flip 14 convertible PC usually costs 850 in Canada. The lowest price on record for this laptop is $829.99.

Scroll down to find charts comparing the Asus VivoBook Flip 14 convertible PC to similar devices, to see how well it runs your favorite apps and to find where it can be bought from.


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Here's how the Asus VivoBook Flip 14 convertible PC ranks compared to similar devices. The more stars there are, the better (except for the price row).


Bang for the Buck4/5
Versatility for the Price2/5
General-purpose power3/5
Graphical power2/5
Ease of Maintenance2/5


Bang for the Buck5/5
Versatility for the Price2.5/5
General-purpose power4/5
Graphical power3/5
Ease of Maintenance5/5

Large Tablets

Bang for the Buck5/5
Versatility for the Price3/5
General-purpose power4/5
Graphical power3.5/5
Ease of Maintenance5/5

Portable Laptops

Bang for the Buck4/5
Versatility for the Price2.5/5
General-purpose power2/5
Graphical power1/5
Ease of Maintenance2/5

All Smart Devices

Bang for the Buck3/5
Versatility for the Price2.5/5
General-purpose power2.5/5
Graphical power1.5/5
Ease of Maintenance2/5

The Meaty details

The Specs

Operating System: Windows
Processor: Intel Core i5-8265U
Graphics: Intel UHD Graphics 620
Memory: 8.00 GB
Storage: 512.00 GB
Screen Size: 14"
Screen Resolution: 1920×1080(157.35ppi)
Dimensions: 32.70 × 22.48 × 1.76 cm
Weight: 1.500 kg

The features

  • External Power Brick
  • Fixed storage: Solid State (very fast)
  • Webcam / Front-Facing Camera / Selfie Cam
  • Touch Screen
  • Built-in Microphone
  • Built-in Speakers
  • Built-in Media Card Reader
  • HDMI
  • Multiple Monitor Support
  • USB 2
  • USB 3
  • USB Type-A
  • USB Type-C
  • Built-In Keyboard
  • 3.5mm Headphone+Microphone combo jack
  • Bluetooth 4
  • Wi-Fi a
  • Wi-Fi ac
  • Wi-Fi b
  • Wi-Fi g
  • Wi-Fi n
  • Fingerprint Sensor

Repair / Upgrade Options

Score Ease of Maintenance
Battery Replacement6/10A technician can help you with that
Memory Upgrade5/10More complex than usual
Data Storage6/10A technician can help you with that
Graphics Upgrade0/10Can't be repaired or updated

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What it's capable of

Here are the tasks this computer can handle and how easily it'll breeze through it. A 5-star rating means it should handle the task at a professional level, a 1-star rating means it can do it, but it likely won't be a pleasant experience.

Activities it will handle

  • Web & Communication

    The basics 5/5
    Design Websites 4/5
  • Audio & Visual medias

    The basics 4/5
    Music Production 3/5
    Drawing and Illustrations 4/5
    Photo Editing 3/5
    Video Editing 3/5
  • Texts & Numbers

    The basics 5/5
  • Video Games

    Casual and Mobile Games 1/5
    Enthusiast Games 1/5
    Triple-A Video Games 0/5
  • 3D and CAD

    The basics 1/5

Programs, Apps and Games it will handle

Activity ratings are good but sometimes, you want to be absolutely sure your next purchase will be able to run a specific piece of software.

A 1 star rating means the program'll be usable (according to the developer's own definition; some are more demanding than others); 3 stars mean recommended specs are met with this device; 5 stars will means you will have plenty of overhead to handle uncommon uses of that program like mods, plug-ins and more.

Web & Communication (5 / 5)

Texts & Numbers (11 / 11)

Drawing and Illustrations (11 / 12)

Audio & Visual medias (4 / 4)

3D and CAD (5 / 9)

Music Production (8 / 11)

Photo Editing (6 / 6)

Video Editing (6 / 12)

Enthusiast Games (27 / 76)

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Video Games (9 / 12)

Triple-A Video Games (11 / 73)

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