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ASUS ZenBook Flip 14 UM462DA Convertible Review: A solid all-rounder, but not for outdoors

Inge Schwabe, 👁 Sebastian Jentsch, Stefanie Voigt (translated by Alex Alderson), 09/19/2019

For number games The ZenBook Flip 14 attracts attention, not least because of its numeric keypad, which ASUS integrates within its trackpad. The pretty-looking convertible has a 360° hinge and packs an AMD processor, with a stylish design that puts it on par with its competitors. Laptops with AMD processors are on the rise, but currently remain rare. Read on to find out how the ZenBook Flip 14 fares in our tests.

ASUS ZenBook Flip 14 UM462DA

The ASUS ZenBook Flip 14 UM462DA is a convertible laptop, with its 360° hinge allowing to you use it as a traditional laptop, a tablet, or put it in tent mode when watching a movie. The UM462DA comes with an AMD Ryzen 7 3700U, a processor that is roughly comparable to the Intel Core i5-8250U. ASUS offers the ZenBook Flip 14 with a Core i5-8250U too, about which you can read in our ZenBook Flip 14 UX461UA review. We shall compare the two devices at various points during this, along with considering the UM462DA against HP Envy x360 13, another convertible equipped with a Ryzen 7 3700U. We shall also use the Lenovo Yoga 530-14ARR and Dell Latitude 3390 as comparison devices, which come with a Ryzen 7 2700U and Core i5-8250U respectively.

All our comparison devices come with 8 GB of RAM, as does our current review unit. ASUS offers the Flip 14 UM462 with a Ryzen 5 3500U too. The company also sells an active stylus for convertible.

Asus ZenBook Flip 14 UM462DA-AI023T (ZenBook Flip 14 Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
8192 MB 
, DDR4
Display
14 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 157 PPI, IPS, BOE CQ NV140FHM N63, glossy: yes
Storage
,  GB 
, 512 GB PCIe G3 x2 NVMe high-speed ​​SSD, 475 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, 2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, Audio Connections: combined 3.5 mm headphone and microphone jack, Card Reader: micro SD (SDXC), Brightness Sensor
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 4.2
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 18.9 x 322 x 215 ( = 0.74 x 12.68 x 8.46 in)
Battery
42 Wh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: HD IR camera
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo speakers, Keyboard: backlit chiclet keyboard, German layout, Keyboard Light: yes, nylon cover, Asus On Screen Display, Asus Splendid, 24 Months Warranty, HDMI 1.4, number pad integrated within the trackpad
Weight
1.6 kg ( = 56.44 oz / 3.53 pounds), Power Supply: 150 g ( = 5.29 oz / 0.33 pounds)
Price
899 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

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Case & Connectivity - class-appropriate connectivity in a stylish chassis

ASUS includes a black nylon case with a subtle company logo in the box, which should help keep the device protected while being in your bag. The UM462DA has a silver-coloured finish, with ASUS opting for an aluminium top case and a plastic bottom cover. The entire chassis is well made and sturdy, as is the 360° hinge that keeps the display in a good position.

ASUS complements the stylish design with a glossy trackpad, the upper right-hand corner of which contains an area for activating the built-in number pad. The UM462DA does not have a fingerprint scanner like the UX461UA does though. It does contain a Trusted Platform Module 2.0 (TPM 2.0), but Microsoft requires that of every device shipping with Windows 10. Just a slight pressure on the top right-hand corner of the trackpad brings up the number pad.

The UM462DA weighs 1.6 kg (~3.53 lb) and has an appropriate number of ports for an upper-midrange laptop. ASUS has included a full-sized HDMI port, along with three USB ports of various speeds and types, including a Type-C port. There is a micro-SD card reader too, so you will need an adapter if you wish to transfer files from a full-sized SD card. UM462DA does not have an Ethernet port either, so you must use another adapter if you need a wired internet connection. Our review unit achieved decent Wi-Fi transfer speeds though and supports up to IEEE 802.11 ac, allowing it to connect to 2.4 and 5 GHz networks. The device supports Bluetooth 4.2 too. Incidentally, accessing the internal components is relatively easy, with the bottom plate held in place with only eight screws.

ASUS ZenBook Flip 14 UM462DA - Laptop mode
ASUS ZenBook Flip 14 UM462DA - Laptop mode
ASUS ZenBook Flip 14 UM462DA - Topside
ASUS ZenBook Flip 14 UM462DA
ASUS ZenBook Flip 14 UM462DA and its 360° hinge

Size Comparison

328 mm / 12.9 inch 229 mm / 9.02 inch 17.6 mm / 0.693 inch 1.7 kg3.68 lbs324 mm / 12.8 inch 224.8 mm / 8.85 inch 20.4 mm / 0.803 inch 1.6 kg3.56 lbs322 mm / 12.7 inch 215 mm / 8.46 inch 18.9 mm / 0.744 inch 1.6 kg3.53 lbs327 mm / 12.9 inch 226 mm / 8.9 inch 13.9 mm / 0.547 inch 1.4 kg3.09 lbs306 mm / 12 inch 212 mm / 8.35 inch 14.7 mm / 0.579 inch 1.3 kg2.85 lbs

Connectivity

Left-hand side: Mains connection, HDMI 1.4, USB 3.1 Gen1 Type-A, USB 3.1 Gen1 Type-C
Left-hand side: Mains connection, HDMI 1.4, USB 3.1 Gen1 Type-A, USB 3.1 Gen1 Type-C
Right-hand side: Power button, 3.5 mm jack, USB 2.0 Type-A, micro SD card reader
Right-hand side: Power button, 3.5 mm jack, USB 2.0 Type-A, micro SD card reader
SDCardreader Transfer Speed
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
HP Envy x360 13-ar0601ng
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 microSDXC 64GB)
77.7 MB/s ∼100% +141%
Average of class Convertible
  (7.5 - 197, n=132)
62 MB/s ∼80% +93%
Lenovo Yoga 530-14ARR-81H9000VGE
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
34 MB/s ∼44% +6%
Asus ZenBook Flip 14 UX461UA
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 microSDXC 64GB)
33.2 MB/s ∼43% +3%
Asus ZenBook Flip 14 UM462DA-AI023T
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 microSDXC 64GB)
32.2 MB/s ∼41%
Dell Latitude 3390
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
24.5 MB/s ∼32% -24%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
HP Envy x360 13-ar0601ng
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 microSDXC 64GB)
87.4 MB/s ∼100% +156%
Average of class Convertible
  (19.2 - 246, n=129)
77.1 MB/s ∼88% +126%
Lenovo Yoga 530-14ARR-81H9000VGE
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
38.3 MB/s ∼44% +12%
Asus ZenBook Flip 14 UX461UA
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 microSDXC 64GB)
36.5 MB/s ∼42% +7%
Asus ZenBook Flip 14 UM462DA-AI023T
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 microSDXC 64GB)
34.1 MB/s ∼39%
Dell Latitude 3390
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
27.7 MB/s ∼32% -19%
Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
HP Envy x360 13-ar0601ng
Realtek RTL8822BE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCIe Adapter
581 (min: 541, max: 615) MBit/s ∼100% +34%
Asus ZenBook Flip 14 UX461UA
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265
491 MBit/s ∼85% +13%
Asus ZenBook Flip 14 UM462DA-AI023T
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
434 (min: 322, max: 511) MBit/s ∼75%
Dell Latitude 3390
Qualcomm Atheros QCA61x4
355 (min: 165, max: 564) MBit/s ∼61% -18%
Lenovo Yoga 530-14ARR-81H9000VGE
Realtek 8821CE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC
281 (min: 274, max: 284) MBit/s ∼48% -35%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Asus ZenBook Flip 14 UX461UA
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265
668 MBit/s ∼100% +20%
HP Envy x360 13-ar0601ng
Realtek RTL8822BE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCIe Adapter
613 (min: 570, max: 664) MBit/s ∼92% +10%
Dell Latitude 3390
Qualcomm Atheros QCA61x4
593 (min: 555, max: 612) MBit/s ∼89% +7%
Asus ZenBook Flip 14 UM462DA-AI023T
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
556 (min: 475, max: 639) MBit/s ∼83%
Lenovo Yoga 530-14ARR-81H9000VGE
Realtek 8821CE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC
326 (min: 287, max: 355) MBit/s ∼49% -41%
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Asus ZenBook Flip 14 UM462DA-AI023T AMD Ryzen 7 3700U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 10; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø434 (322-511)
HP Envy x360 13-ar0601ng AMD Ryzen 7 3700U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 10; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø581 (541-615)
Lenovo Yoga 530-14ARR-81H9000VGE AMD Ryzen 7 2700U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 10; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø280 (274-284)
Asus ZenBook Flip 14 UM462DA-AI023T AMD Ryzen 7 3700U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 10; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø556 (475-639)
HP Envy x360 13-ar0601ng AMD Ryzen 7 3700U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 10; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø613 (570-664)
Lenovo Yoga 530-14ARR-81H9000VGE AMD Ryzen 7 2700U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 10; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø326 (287-355)

Input Devices - A convertible with a number pad

The UM462DA has a touchscreen, as is usually the case with convertibles, which worked perfectly during our tests. We found the chiclet keyboard easy to type on too, despite its relatively small stroke, while the inclusion of backlighting makes it easy to see the keys at night or in a dark room. ASUS has incorporated its Ergo Lift hinge technology too, which makes for a slightly more comfortable typing position than if the keyboard deck were lying flat. Placing the UM462DA on our lap in laptop mode can disturb the hinge though.

The integrated number pad is one distinguishing feature from many other modern laptops, with even some 15-inch devices now lacking a number pad. The pad has its uses though, even if you rarely need to input numbers. The mind-mapping program SimpleMind, for example, only supports zooming by pressing CTRL and the + button on a number pad. You can also use the trackpad and number pad simultaneously, so you need not switch back and forth when trying to input numbers and navigate between documents or cells. However, we did notice during our stress tests that heavy CPU load caused the cursor to start lagging. The trackpad's responsiveness even worsened during less intensive tasks like loading an email client.

Incidentally, the power button in our review unit has a high activation force. In practical terms, we had to press the button hard to wake the device from standby or put it to sleep.

A look at the keyboard deck with the number pad activated
A look at the keyboard deck with the number pad activated

Display - A low contrast 1080p panel

Sub-pixel array
Sub-pixel array

ASUS equips the UM462DA with a 1080p 14-inch panel just as it does with the UX461UA. All our comparison devices have 1080p displays too. Our review unit has a 0.39 cd/m² black level that yields a 785:1 contrast ratio, which is much better than the corresponding values we measured in the UX461UA we tested. However, all our other comparison devices have more contrast-rich panels than the one in the UM462DA, while the Envy x360 13 impresses with its bright display that gets over twice as bright as the one in our review unit.

293
cd/m²
317
cd/m²
311
cd/m²
279
cd/m²
306
cd/m²
304
cd/m²
256
cd/m²
297
cd/m²
284
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 317 cd/m² Average: 294.1 cd/m² Minimum: 14.8 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 81 %
Center on Battery: 306 cd/m²
Contrast: 785:1 (Black: 0.39 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 5.16 | 0.6-29.43 Ø6, calibrated: 3.07
ΔE Greyscale 5.86 | 0.64-98 Ø6.2
85% sRGB (Argyll 3D) 56% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 3D)
Gamma: 2.31
Asus ZenBook Flip 14 UM462DA-AI023T
1920x1080, 14
Dell Latitude 3390
BOE06A7, NV13FHM, , 1920x1080, 13.3
HP Envy x360 13-ar0601ng
InfoVision, M133NVF3 R2, , 1920x1080, 13.3
Lenovo Yoga 530-14ARR-81H9000VGE
AU Optronics B140HAN04.0, , 1920x1080, 14
Asus ZenBook Flip 14 UX461UA
BOE NV140FHM-N62, , 1920x1080, 14
Response Times
3%
26%
9%
-1%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
42 (20, 22)
42 (22, 20)
-0%
35 (18, 17)
17%
42 (19, 23)
-0%
44 (24, 20)
-5%
Response Time Black / White *
34 (18, 16)
32 (18, 14)
6%
22 (12, 10)
35%
28 (16, 12)
18%
33 (19, 14)
3%
PWM Frequency
208 (90)
4065 (90)
200 (90)
Screen
-22%
36%
-5%
-1%
Brightness middle
306
276
-10%
633
107%
239
-22%
302
-1%
Brightness
294
274
-7%
675
130%
233
-21%
288
-2%
Brightness Distribution
81
82
1%
75
-7%
85
5%
90
11%
Black Level *
0.39
0.29
26%
0.55
-41%
0.175
55%
0.57
-46%
Contrast
785
952
21%
1151
47%
1366
74%
530
-32%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
5.16
5.84
-13%
3.12
40%
5.39
-4%
5.17
-0%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
9.9
26.72
-170%
6.37
36%
16.51
-67%
7.68
22%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 calibrated *
3.07
5.15
-68%
1.83
40%
4.46
-45%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
5.86
3.54
40%
3.89
34%
3.54
40%
3.26
44%
Gamma
2.31 95%
2.43 91%
2.39 92%
2.22 99%
2.45 90%
CCT
6349 102%
6747 96%
6476 100%
6562 99%
7142 91%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
56
39
-30%
59
5%
36
-36%
55
-2%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
85
61
-28%
91
7%
56
-34%
85
0%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-10% / -18%
31% / 35%
2% / -3%
-1% / -1%

* ... smaller is better

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
34 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 18 ms rise
↘ 16 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 88 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (24.9 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
42 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 20 ms rise
↘ 22 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.9 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 55 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (39.6 ms).

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM not detected

In comparison: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 9270 (minimum: 43 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

56% AdobeRGB colour space coverage
56% AdobeRGB colour space coverage
85% sRGB colour space coverage
85% sRGB colour space coverage

We also analysed the display with CalMAN analysis software, which determined a DeltaE deviation of 5.16 for colours, well above the ideal value of 3 and a desirable value of 4. The software also determined that the display has a slight green tint to it.

CalMAN: Colour Accuracy
CalMAN: Colour Accuracy
CalMAN: Colour Saturation
CalMAN: Colour Saturation
CalMAN: Greyscale
CalMAN: Greyscale
CalMAN: Colour Accuracy - calibrated
CalMAN: Colour Accuracy - calibrated
CalMAN: Colour Saturation - calibrated
CalMAN: Colour Saturation - calibrated
CalMAN: Greyscale - calibrated
CalMAN: Greyscale - calibrated

The IPS display can also be viewed well from the side, as we have tried to show in the right-hand photo below. However, the glossy touchscreen and average maximum brightness of 294 cd/m² make the display barely readable in direct sunlight, as the other photo below demonstrates.

Using the ASUS ZenBook Flip 14 outdoors
Using the ASUS ZenBook Flip 14 outdoors
A look at the display from side-on outdoors
A look at the display from side-on outdoors

Performance - AMD is doing well against Intel

As we mentioned earlier, the UM462DA comes with a Ryzen 7 3700U processor, but ASUS sells Ryzen 5 3500U and Core i5-8250U versions too. All three processors should be powerful enough for daily office work, but the Ryzen 7 3700U offers the best compromise between CPU and GPU performance of the three processors. We shall cover the integrated Radeon RX Vega 10 GPU in the Graphics Card and Gaming Performance sections of this review. The UM462DA comes with a maximum of 8 GB of RAM, for reference.

Processor

The Ryzen 7 3700U has a 2.3 GHz base clock speed that it can boost to 4 GHz when required. The processor performs on par with the Core i5-8250U in single-core synthetic benchmarks like Cinebench R15 Single 64Bit, but our review unit scores 17% more than its Core i5-8250U powered sibling in the corresponding multicore benchmark. All our Ryzen powered comparison devices score at least 17% more our Intel-powered ones in the same benchmark too.

Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
Asus ZenBook Flip 14 UX461UA
Intel Core i5-8250U
144 Points ∼66% +1%
Dell Latitude 3390
Intel Core i5-8250U
143 Points ∼66% +1%
Asus ZenBook Flip 14 UM462DA-AI023T
AMD Ryzen 7 3700U
142.24 Points ∼65%
HP Envy x360 13-ar0601ng
AMD Ryzen 7 3700U
139 Points ∼64% -2%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 3700U
  (127 - 146, n=6)
139 Points ∼64% -2%
Lenovo Yoga 530-14ARR-81H9000VGE
AMD Ryzen 7 2700U
136 Points ∼62% -4%
Average of class Convertible
  (19 - 179, n=304)
106 Points ∼49% -25%
CPU Multi 64Bit
HP Envy x360 13-ar0601ng
AMD Ryzen 7 3700U
676 Points ∼15% +4%
Lenovo Yoga 530-14ARR-81H9000VGE
AMD Ryzen 7 2700U
654 Points ∼15% 0%
Asus ZenBook Flip 14 UM462DA-AI023T
AMD Ryzen 7 3700U
651.58 Points ∼15%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 3700U
  (537 - 683, n=6)
649 Points ∼15% 0%
Asus ZenBook Flip 14 UX461UA
Intel Core i5-8250U
558 Points ∼13% -14%
Dell Latitude 3390
Intel Core i5-8250U
554 Points ∼13% -15%
Average of class Convertible
  (33 - 830, n=313)
304 Points ∼7% -53%
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
47.33 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
98.02 %
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
142.24 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
651.58 Points
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We also checked how well our review unit maintains its peak CPU performance by running CB R15 Multi 64Bit on a loop for at least 30 minutes. The performance of the UM462DA and all our comparison devices drop off by the second benchmark run-through, the worst offender being the Envy x360 13. The UM462DA throttles by around 28% after just four benchmarks though, putting it behind its Core i5-8250U powered sibling. This is a considerable performance loss, but one which is consistent with Ryzen 7 3700U laptops as the Envy x360 13 also demonstrates.

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Asus ZenBook Flip 14 UM462DA-AI023T AMD Ryzen 7 3700U, AMD Ryzen 7 3700U: Ø497 (487.04-651.58)
Dell Latitude 3390 Intel Core i5-8250U, Intel Core i5-8250U: Ø456 (443.4-564.5)
HP Envy x360 13-ar0601ng AMD Ryzen 7 3700U, AMD Ryzen 7 3700U: Ø440 (425.31-674.59)
Lenovo Yoga 530-14ARR-81H9000VGE AMD Ryzen 7 2700U, AMD Ryzen 7 2700U: Ø573 (548.16-653.78)
Asus ZenBook Flip 14 UX461UA Intel Core i5-8250U, Intel Core i5-8250U: Ø514 (499.85-558.16)

System Performance

There are hardly any outliers in our test field when it comes to system performance benchmarks though. All devices consistently outperform the class average in PCMark 8 and PCMark 10, with the UM462DA holding its own against our comparison devices. However, the Envy x360 13 just edges our review unit overall in PCMark 10.

PCMark 10
Digital Content Creation
Asus ZenBook Flip 14 UM462DA-AI023T
Vega 10, 3700U
3352 Points ∼28%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 3700U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 10
  (3082 - 3581, n=6)
3311 Points ∼28% -1%
Lenovo Yoga 530-14ARR-81H9000VGE
Vega 10, 2700U, SK hynix BC501 HFM256GDHTNG
3251 Points ∼27% -3%
HP Envy x360 13-ar0601ng
Vega 10, 3700U, SK Hynix BC501 HFM512GDJTNG
3094 Points ∼26% -8%
Asus ZenBook Flip 14 UX461UA
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, SanDisk SD8SN8U256G1002
2739 Points ∼23% -18%
Dell Latitude 3390
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, SK hynix SC311 SATA
2731 Points ∼23% -19%
Average of class Convertible
  (605 - 4342, n=102)
2509 Points ∼21% -25%
Productivity
HP Envy x360 13-ar0601ng
Vega 10, 3700U, SK Hynix BC501 HFM512GDJTNG
5875 Points ∼61% +5%
Dell Latitude 3390
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, SK hynix SC311 SATA
5867 Points ∼61% +5%
Asus ZenBook Flip 14 UX461UA
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, SanDisk SD8SN8U256G1002
5830 Points ∼60% +4%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 3700U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 10
  (5459 - 5952, n=6)
5732 Points ∼59% +2%
Asus ZenBook Flip 14 UM462DA-AI023T
Vega 10, 3700U
5611 Points ∼58%
Average of class Convertible
  (1121 - 7179, n=104)
5291 Points ∼55% -6%
Lenovo Yoga 530-14ARR-81H9000VGE
Vega 10, 2700U, SK hynix BC501 HFM256GDHTNG
4493 Points ∼46% -20%
Essentials
Dell Latitude 3390
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, SK hynix SC311 SATA
7526 Points ∼68% +7%
HP Envy x360 13-ar0601ng
Vega 10, 3700U, SK Hynix BC501 HFM512GDJTNG
7472 Points ∼68% +7%
Lenovo Yoga 530-14ARR-81H9000VGE
Vega 10, 2700U, SK hynix BC501 HFM256GDHTNG
7320 Points ∼67% +5%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 3700U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 10
  (6927 - 7692, n=6)
7243 Points ∼66% +3%
Asus ZenBook Flip 14 UX461UA
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, SanDisk SD8SN8U256G1002
7124 Points ∼65% +2%
Asus ZenBook Flip 14 UM462DA-AI023T
Vega 10, 3700U
7003 Points ∼64%
Average of class Convertible
  (2489 - 9678, n=104)
6999 Points ∼64% 0%
Score
Average AMD Ryzen 7 3700U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 10
  (3522 - 3903, n=6)
3699 Points ∼48% +1%
HP Envy x360 13-ar0601ng
Vega 10, 3700U, SK Hynix BC501 HFM512GDJTNG
3685 Points ∼47% +1%
Asus ZenBook Flip 14 UM462DA-AI023T
Vega 10, 3700U
3647 Points ∼47%
Dell Latitude 3390
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, SK hynix SC311 SATA
3541 Points ∼46% -3%
Asus ZenBook Flip 14 UX461UA
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, SanDisk SD8SN8U256G1002
3473 Points ∼45% -5%
Lenovo Yoga 530-14ARR-81H9000VGE
Vega 10, 2700U, SK hynix BC501 HFM256GDHTNG
3402 Points ∼44% -7%
Average of class Convertible
  (872 - 4677, n=105)
3199 Points ∼41% -12%
PCMark 8 - Home Score Accelerated v2
HP Envy x360 13-ar0601ng
Vega 10, 3700U, SK Hynix BC501 HFM512GDJTNG
3863 Points ∼63% +3%
Dell Latitude 3390
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, SK hynix SC311 SATA
3797 Points ∼62% +1%
Asus ZenBook Flip 14 UM462DA-AI023T
Vega 10, 3700U
3766 Points ∼62%
Asus ZenBook Flip 14 UX461UA
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, SanDisk SD8SN8U256G1002
3660 Points ∼60% -3%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 3700U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 10
  (3325 - 3993, n=6)
3632 Points ∼60% -4%
Lenovo Yoga 530-14ARR-81H9000VGE
Vega 10, 2700U, SK hynix BC501 HFM256GDHTNG
3365 Points ∼55% -11%
Average of class Convertible
  (741 - 4741, n=280)
2807 Points ∼46% -25%
PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
3766 points
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Storage Devices

ASUS equips the UM462DA with a 512 GB Intel SSD, which performed respectably in AS SSD and CrystalDiskMark. Interestingly, our tests confirm that our review unit has an NVMe drive, which achieves much faster transfer speeds than the SanDisk SATA III SSD that we saw in the UX461UA. The Dell Latitude 3390 has a SATA III SSD too, for reference.

Asus ZenBook Flip 14 UM462DA-AI023T
 
Dell Latitude 3390
SK hynix SC311 SATA
HP Envy x360 13-ar0601ng
SK Hynix BC501 HFM512GDJTNG
Lenovo Yoga 530-14ARR-81H9000VGE
SK hynix BC501 HFM256GDHTNG
Asus ZenBook Flip 14 UX461UA
SanDisk SD8SN8U256G1002
Global Average -3
 

Average of class Convertible
 
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6
-47%
-27%
-19%
-44%
-10%
-23%
Write 4K
142.1
52.36
-63%
88.26
-38%
107.3
-24%
52.4
-63%
102 (0.179 - 272, n=758)
-28%
95.7 (1.168 - 194, n=98)
-33%
Read 4K
44.75
24.71
-45%
34.84
-22%
37.7
-16%
27.91
-38%
42.1 (0.176 - 3738, n=757)
-6%
35 (0.536 - 114, n=97)
-22%
Write Seq
484.1
740.1
817.7
428.2
940 (21.4 - 4263, n=744)
771 (27.9 - 2372, n=94)
Read Seq
548.3
984.8
1130
435.9
1180 (8.3 - 5325, n=743)
1094 (74.7 - 2677, n=93)
Write 4K Q32T1
252.4
329.9
31%
313.7
24%
237.3
-6%
246
-3%
303 (0.222 - 1707, n=760)
20%
274 (1.212 - 747, n=98)
9%
Read 4K Q32T1
340.9
250.7
-26%
243.1
-29%
286.1
-16%
255.6
-25%
343 (0.417 - 1580, n=760)
1%
283 (1.189 - 570, n=98)
-17%
Write Seq Q32T1
1457
508.3
-65%
845.7
-42%
819.9
-44%
455.6
-69%
1119 (16.7 - 4316, n=760)
-23%
924 (18.4 - 2985, n=98)
-37%
Read Seq Q32T1
1723.3
549.7
-68%
1782.7
3%
1586
-8%
554.3
-68%
1953 (51.4 - 8905, n=760)
13%
1753 (68.9 - 3522, n=98)
2%
Write 4K Q8T8
1164.2
350.5
-70%
305.7
-74%
808 (4.69 - 2665, n=88)
-31%
598 (122 - 1435, n=17)
-49%
Read 4K Q8T8
1103.3
359.7
-67%
697.5
-37%
824 (31.7 - 1859, n=88)
-25%
692 (134 - 1315, n=17)
-37%
AS SSD
-15%
59%
32%
-17%
-114%
-260%
Copy Game MB/s
552.15
202.24
-63%
392.87
-29%
289.71
-48%
186.06
-66%
418 (10.7 - 1854, n=1271)
-24%
339 (44 - 1278, n=174)
-39%
Copy Program MB/s
203.6
137.36
-33%
253.09
24%
127.77
-37%
118.61
-42%
230 (8 - 984, n=1270)
13%
188 (22.2 - 631, n=174)
-8%
Copy ISO MB/s
1024.42
293.96
-71%
521.16
-49%
462.34
-55%
324.09
-68%
644 (10 - 3259, n=1280)
-37%
529 (57.2 - 2990, n=174)
-48%
Score Total
1194
860
-28%
1913
60%
1485
24%
908
-24%
1584 (19 - 7428, n=1774)
33%
1256 (25 - 5215, n=259)
5%
Score Write
449
304
-32%
829
85%
503
12%
236
-47%
560 (4 - 3605, n=1775)
25%
389 (4 - 1832, n=259)
-13%
Score Read
492
367
-25%
741
51%
664
35%
441
-10%
687 (6 - 2545, n=1775)
40%
582 (10 - 2545, n=259)
18%
Access Time Write *
0.084
0.071
15%
0.048
43%
0.051
39%
0.086
-2%
1.055 (0.016 - 291, n=1958)
-1156%
1.96 (0.021 - 291, n=264)
-2233%
Access Time Read *
0.13
0.093
28%
0.049
62%
0.07
46%
0.123
5%
1.3 (0.024 - 433, n=1941)
-900%
2.17 (0.029 - 433, n=260)
-1569%
4K-64 Write
377.18
217.51
-42%
700.37
86%
376.18
0%
146.36
-61%
380 (0.044 - 3064, n=1981)
1%
271 (0.044 - 1461, n=264)
-28%
4K-64 Read
430.16
294.82
-31%
567.3
32%
511.93
19%
368.32
-14%
507 (0.096 - 2280, n=1983)
18%
462 (0.096 - 2280, n=264)
7%
4K Write
34.69
51.34
48%
74.74
115%
73.07
111%
50.7
46%
80.7 (0.2 - 11894, n=1985)
133%
68.2 (0.2 - 175, n=264)
97%
4K Read
19.38
23.88
23%
32.24
66%
35.16
81%
26.93
39%
30 (0.23 - 266, n=1984)
55%
28.8 (0.39 - 66.3, n=264)
49%
Seq Write
374.47
354.88
-5%
540.38
44%
540.19
44%
388.17
4%
617 (14 - 4110, n=1994)
65%
437 (18.5 - 2381, n=268)
17%
Seq Read
424.45
479.54
13%
1412.01
233%
1167.88
175%
459.86
8%
988 (32.9 - 4886, n=1990)
133%
869 (74.2 - 2888, n=267)
105%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-31% / -26%
16% / 28%
7% / 17%
-31% / -25%
-62% / -76%
-142% / -174%

* ... smaller is better

Transfer Rate Minimum: 62.2 MB/s
Transfer Rate Maximum: 926.2 MB/s
Transfer Rate Average: 739.4 MB/s
Access Time: 0.1 ms
Burst Rate: 157.7 MB/s
CPU Usage: 3.9 %

Graphics Card

The Ryzen 7 3700U integrates a Radeon RX Vega 10 GPU, which we alluded to earlier. AMD bases the Radeon RX Vega 10 on its 5th generation GCN Vega architecture and has enabled DirectX 12 support, among other APIs. Generally, the Radeon RX Vega 10 sits between the NVIDIA GeForce 940MX or Radeon Pro 450 and GeForce MX150 or Radeon Pro 555. In short, it is much more powerful than the UHD Graphics 620 that Intel integrates within the Core i5-8250U. The Radeon RX Vega 10 consistently outperforms the UHD Graphics 620 in 3DMark 11, for example.

3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
HP Envy x360 13-ar0601ng
AMD Radeon RX Vega 10, AMD Ryzen 7 3700U
4056 Points ∼100% +32%
Lenovo Yoga 530-14ARR-81H9000VGE
AMD Radeon RX Vega 10, AMD Ryzen 7 2700U
4045 Points ∼100% +32%
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 10
  (2688 - 4165, n=14)
3460 Points ∼85% +13%
Asus ZenBook Flip 14 UM462DA-AI023T
AMD Radeon RX Vega 10, AMD Ryzen 7 3700U
3064 Points ∼76%
Asus ZenBook Flip 14 UX461UA
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-8250U
1764 Points ∼43% -42%
Dell Latitude 3390
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-8250U
1597 Points ∼39% -48%
Average of class Convertible
  (173 - 7483, n=329)
1288 Points ∼32% -58%
3DMark 11 Performance
3139 points
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Gaming Performance

The Radeon RX Vega 10 should also be able to play most games in 720p or 1080p depending on the graphics settings, although it will probably struggle in most modern triple-A titles. Our review unit can play "Counter Strike: GO" and "League of Legends" at medium graphics, "Dota 2" and "Overwatch" on the low preset or "Quake Champions" at high graphics, for instance.

low med. high ultra
BioShock Infinite (2013) 115.09 89.06 64.13 58.36 fps

Emissions - Quiet not only when working, but also under load

Fan Noise

The UM462DA has a single fan that remains quiet for the most part and is only noticeable at moderate load. The fan spins up when we have several programs open or are frequently opening and closing instances. They peaked at 37.5 dB(A) under full load too, which is pleasingly quiet.

Noise Level

Idle
30 / 30 / 30 dB(A)
Load
34.2 / 37.5 dB(A)
  red to green bar
 
 
30 dB
silent
40 dB(A)
audible
50 dB(A)
loud
 
min: dark, med: mid, max: light   Audix TM1, Arta (15 cm distance)   environment noise: 30 dB(A)
dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2032.332.635.131.432.32532.632.3323032.63129.232.430.531.629.24029.829.829.930.429.85028.729.329.13128.76329.128.328.528.329.18027.627.525.525.427.61002626.325.126.52612524.324.52524.424.316024.124.424.623.224.120023.922.622.722.623.925023.322.421.422.523.331522.422.321.121.122.440021.721.220.320.221.750021.820.619.719.121.863021.320.318.718.321.380023.221.118.118.123.2100027.723.817.817.927.7125025.722.217.517.425.7160025.121.917.417.325.1200027.924.417.417.227.9250026.523.117.317.226.5315024.522.117.417.424.5400025.222.817.817.425.2500024.422.217.617.524.4630028.721.817.617.628.7800023.118.917.917.723.11000019.118.317.917.719.11250018.217.917.817.718.21600017.91817.817.817.9SPL37.534.230.13037.5N2.721.41.42.7median 24.1median 22.2median 17.9median 17.8median 24.1Delta1.71.11.41.61.731.834.333.533.831.832.533.333.434.332.534.838.338.937.334.830.732.232.633.430.730.832.630.233.230.828.830.331.629.828.827.428.728.127.727.426.626.927.125.726.625.525.825.925.525.524.624.724.524.924.623.323.824.124.223.322.623.423.823.322.622.723.42422.222.720.522.523.321.220.520.521.822.22020.519.92121.219.519.919.122.422.818.719.118.927.326.718.318.918.324.625.11818.3182626.817.418182525.517.6181827.52817.6181823.724.417.91818.221.721.817.918.21822.123.818.21818.32121.618.218.318.319.119.218.118.318.318.518.618.218.318.118.418.318.218.118.218.418.318.218.230.836.136.630.630.81.32.22.31.31.3median 18.3median 23.4median 23.8median 18.2median 18.31.921.821.937.832.73330.937.833.536.333.532.133.537.237.33433.737.232.129.330.629.332.131.130.330.330.631.12928.728.427.22927.528.226.127.227.526.126.325.825.126.126.325.625.524.626.323.824.524.22323.822.623.523.222.722.621.822.323.122.421.8222222.321.62221.121.121.220.321.120.321.82118.820.319.421.320.618.519.419222017.81919.223.519.817.719.218.924.219.317.718.919.525.820.217.719.52026.420.417.32019.625.219.817.719.619.326.119.717.819.318.724.118.818.118.718.722.718.918.218.718.720.318.918.518.718.718.91918.518.718.718.818.918.618.719.320.119.718.519.318.91919.518.718.931.535.93230.431.51.62.31.71.41.6median 19.4median 22.7median 20median 18.5median 19.41.11.91.52.21.1hearing rangehide median Fan NoiseAsus ZenBook Flip 14 UM462DA-AI023TLenovo Yoga 530-14ARR-81H9000VGEAsus ZenBook Flip 14 UX461UA

Temperature

System information during a FurMark & Prime 95 combined stress test
System information during a FurMark & Prime 95 combined stress test

Surface temperatures in our review unit reach 44 °C (~111 °Fduring our tests. You should only notice this if you have the device on your lap though, as the palm rest remains much cooler even under sustained load. Regardless, the UM462DA should never feel uncomfortably hot.

We also ran FurMark and Prime95 simultaneously for one hour to see how the system coped under extreme conditions. CPU cores temperatures peaked at 77 °C (~171 °F) during these tests, which is well below its critical operating temperature of 105 °C (~221 clock speed to F). However, these increased temperatures still forced its clock speed to briefly drop to 400 MHz, before increasing to just under 1 GHz for the remainder of the stress test.

Max. Load
 43.6 °C
110 F
44.2 °C
112 F
36.1 °C
97 F
 
 42.6 °C
109 F
42 °C
108 F
33 °C
91 F
 
 35.2 °C
95 F
31.5 °C
89 F
32.6 °C
91 F
 
Maximum: 44.2 °C = 112 F
Average: 37.9 °C = 100 F
39.2 °C
103 F
43.6 °C
110 F
42 °C
108 F
34.8 °C
95 F
40.6 °C
105 F
42.3 °C
108 F
32.1 °C
90 F
32.3 °C
90 F
33.4 °C
92 F
Maximum: 43.6 °C = 110 F
Average: 37.8 °C = 100 F
Power Supply (max.)  53.1 °C = 128 F | Room Temperature 23.6 °C = 74 F | FIRT 550-Pocket
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 37.9 °C / 100 F, compared to the average of 30.3 °C / 87 F for the devices in the class Convertible.
(±) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 44.2 °C / 112 F, compared to the average of 35.4 °C / 96 F, ranging from 21.8 to 55.7 °C for the class Convertible.
(±) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 43.6 °C / 110 F, compared to the average of 36.5 °C / 98 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 26.7 °C / 80 F, compared to the device average of 30.3 °C / 87 F.
(+) The palmrests and touchpad are reaching skin temperature as a maximum (35.2 °C / 95.4 F) and are therefore not hot.
(-) The average temperature of the palmrest area of similar devices was 28.9 °C / 84 F (-6.3 °C / -11.4 F).
Heatmap of the topside of the device at idle
Heatmap of the topside of the device at idle
Heatmap of the bottom of the device at idle
Heatmap of the bottom of the device at idle
Heatmap of the topside of the device under load
Heatmap of the topside of the device under load
Heatmap of the bottom of the device under load
Heatmap of the bottom of the device under load

Speakers

Pink noise speaker characteristics
Pink noise speaker characteristics

As you may have spotted, ASUS has etched the Harman/Kardon logo onto the keyboard deck of the UM462DA, indicating that the two companies have partnered on the device. The UM462DA has stereo speakers that project from the underside of the device, meaning they fire downwards when the device is being used as a laptop, or against the display lid in tablet mode. They will also face away or towards you in tent mode depending on which way you orientate the device. The speakers did not impress us during our tests though, despite the Harman/Kardon branding. They sound overly quiet, which is odd as the ones in the UX461UA sound much better to our ears. Incidentally, the latter has better speakers than all our other comparison devices too.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2033.631.433.62531.63031.63131.631.631.64030.130.430.150293129632828.328802625.42610032.226.532.212537.324.437.316041.223.241.220039.422.639.42504922.5493155721.1574006320.26350065.119.165.16306418.36480063.218.163.2100062.717.962.7125063.217.463.2160057.617.357.6200059.517.259.5250062.317.262.3315059.917.459.9400053.717.453.7500052.117.552.1630057.317.657.3800058.517.758.51000055.617.755.61250048.117.748.11600047.417.847.4SPL72.43072.4N311.431median 57.3median 17.8median 57.3Delta6.61.66.635.933.835.940.734.340.734.837.334.833.533.433.533.133.233.141.629.841.631.827.731.827.625.727.632.725.532.735.824.935.838.824.238.850.423.350.457.622.257.662.621.262.658.62058.660.419.560.470.118.770.16818.36865.41865.462.717.462.764.517.664.561.217.661.259.917.959.959.417.959.457.918.257.957.518.257.554.818.154.859.118.259.165.718.265.764.518.264.575.430.675.432.91.332.9median 59.4median 18.2median 59.46.626.636.130.936.132.132.132.133.133.733.130.729.330.730.130.630.129.227.229.230.827.230.840.225.140.245.624.645.647234741.722.741.750.122.450.155.421.655.457.520.357.556.818.856.856.118.556.160.917.860.960.717.760.759.817.759.859.617.759.659.417.359.458.717.758.761.417.861.458.218.158.25618.25657.518.557.560.618.560.660.518.660.559.418.559.459.118.759.171.430.471.429.51.429.5median 58.2median 18.5median 58.23.62.23.6hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseAsus ZenBook Flip 14 UM462DA-AI023TLenovo Yoga 530-14ARR-81H9000VGEAsus ZenBook Flip 14 UX461UA
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Asus ZenBook Flip 14 UM462DA-AI023T audio analysis

(-) | not very loud speakers (65.09 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(±) | reduced bass - on average 14.6% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (14.6% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 5% higher than median
(+) | mids are linear (5.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 2.8% away from median
(±) | linearity of highs is average (8.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (18.3% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 32% of all tested devices in this class were better, 7% similar, 61% worse
» The best had a delta of 11%, average was 22%, worst was 53%
Compared to all devices tested
» 32% of all tested devices were better, 7% similar, 61% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Lenovo Yoga 530-14ARR-81H9000VGE audio analysis

(-) | not very loud speakers (70.1 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 18.9% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (13.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 4.8% away from median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (9.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 1.5% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (4.9% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (18.4% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 32% of all tested devices in this class were better, 8% similar, 61% worse
» The best had a delta of 11%, average was 22%, worst was 53%
Compared to all devices tested
» 33% of all tested devices were better, 7% similar, 61% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Asus ZenBook Flip 14 UX461UA audio analysis

(-) | not very loud speakers (61.39 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(±) | reduced bass - on average 11.6% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (14.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 1.7% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (3.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 1.6% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (4.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(+) | overall sound is linear (10.5% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 0% of all tested devices in this class were better, 2% similar, 98% worse
» The best had a delta of 11%, average was 22%, worst was 53%
Compared to all devices tested
» 2% of all tested devices were better, 2% similar, 96% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Power Management

Power Consumption

Our review unit consumes between 3.7 and 9.4 W at idle, with it peaking at 44 W under sustained load. This puts the UM462DA in good stead against our comparison devices, but UX461UA did not rise above 35.4 W even during our stress tests.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.38 / 0.48 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 3.7 / 6.9 / 9.4 Watt
Load midlight 34 / 44 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy

Battery Life

ASUS equips the UM462DA with a 42 Wh battery, giving it a 15 Wh smaller capacity than the battery in the UX461UA. Correspondingly, the former could not match the latter in our practical Wi-Fi battery life test. However, the UM462DA still lasted for 7:28 hours before it needed recharging, a runtime that put it second in our comparison table. Our review unit does fall 6 minutes short of the class average, though.

Battery Runtime - WiFi Websurfing 1.3
Asus ZenBook Flip 14 UX461UA
8250U, UHD Graphics 620, 57 Wh
566 min ∼21% +26%
Average of class Convertible
  (153 - 1010, n=255)
456 min ∼17% +2%
Asus ZenBook Flip 14 UM462DA-AI023T
3700U, Vega 10, 42 Wh
448 min ∼17%
HP Envy x360 13-ar0601ng
3700U, Vega 10, 53 Wh
437 min ∼17% -2%
Dell Latitude 3390
8250U, UHD Graphics 620, 42 Wh
402 min ∼15% -10%
Lenovo Yoga 530-14ARR-81H9000VGE
2700U, Vega 10, 45 Wh
401 min ∼15% -10%
Battery Runtime
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3
7h 28min

Pros

+ tablet mode
+ good battery life
+ 512 GB NVMe SSD
+ backlit and integrated number pad
+ USB Type-C

Cons

- dim display
- underwhelming speakers
- heavy throttling under sustained load

Verdict - An all-rounder with battery life to match

The Asus ZenBook Flip 14 UM462DA convertible review. Test device courtesy of ASUS Germany.
The Asus ZenBook Flip 14 UM462DA convertible review. Test device courtesy of ASUS Germany.

The ASUS ZenBook Flip 14 UM462DA is an appealing convertible with a few aspects that distinguish it from its contemporaries. It should be powerful enough for most students or professionals, with it even being capable of some light gaming despite having no dedicated GPU.

The ASUS ZenBook Flip UM462DA is a competent convertible, whose integrated number pad dispenses with the need to buy a dedicated equivalent.

Nevertheless, we would not consider the ZenBook Flip 14 UM462DA a business device, as it lacks biometric authentication or optional WWAN integration. The device should last a full working day between charges, but its dim display limits its use outdoors. Do not let these shortcomings put you off though, as it performed well in all our other tests, and stays quiet even under sustained load too.

The UM462DA currently retails for around $1,000, which is a good price for a device with 8 GB of RAM and a 512 GB NVMe SSD. The ability to play some older games at decent resolutions and graphics levels set the convertible out from many of its contemporaries.

Asus ZenBook Flip 14 UM462DA-AI023T - 09/19/2019 v7
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Chassis
80 / 98 → 81%
Keyboard
86%
Pointing Device
84%
Connectivity
42 / 75 → 56%
Weight
68 / 20-75 → 87%
Battery
77%
Display
77%
Games Performance
56 / 78 → 72%
Application Performance
74 / 85 → 87%
Temperature
90%
Noise
96%
Audio
52 / 91 → 57%
Camera
30 / 85 → 35%
Average
70%
81%
Convertible - Weighted Average

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Inge Schwabe, 2019-09-19 (Update: 2019-09-22)
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