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Asus ZenBook Flip 14 UX463FA in review: Classy convertible at a low price

Mirror, mirror... After we were able to get an impression of the Asus ZenBook Flip 15 UX563FD, we now take a look at its smaller sibling model. It has to make do with a Full HD display instead of a 4K display in our test configuration, but it convinces with a high-quality case. What the 14-inch convertible has to offer apart from the design will be revealed in our review.
Mike Wobker, 👁 Sebastian Jentsch, Andrea Grüblinger (translated by Stephanie Chamberlain),
Asus ZenBook Flip 14 UX463FA-AI039T

The Asus ZenBook Flip 15 UX563FD presented itself as a multimedia convertible in our review and made a good impression. The smaller ZenBook Flip 14 UX463FA, which is now available to us, shows itself with considerably weaker hardware, but the price stays under 1,000 Euros (~$1,098) in return. Users who like slightly smaller devices and who can do without a dedicated graphics card, for example, can save some money here. In our review, we compare the performance of the hardware in the Asus convertible with the competing devices listed below.

Asus ZenBook Flip 14 UX463FA-AI039T (ZenBook Flip 14 Series)
Processor
Intel Core i5-10210U 4 x 1.6 - 4.2 GHz, Comet Lake-U
Graphics adapter
Memory
8192 MB 
, dual channel
Display
14 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 157 PPI, capacitive, AU AUO323D, IPS, glossy: yes
Mainboard
Intel Comet Lake-U PCH-LP Premium
Storage
Kingston RBUSNS8154P3512GJ1, 512 GB 
, 426 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, 2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, Audio Connections: combined 3.5 mm audio jack, Card Reader: microSD
Networking
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 (a/b/g/h/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5.0
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 18 x 320 x 206 ( = 0.71 x 12.6 x 8.11 in)
Battery
50 Wh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: 0.9 MP, 16:9 (1280x720)
Additional features
Speakers: 2x 1 W stereo, Keyboard: chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, Protective cover, USB-to-LAN adapter, McAfee, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
1.4 kg ( = 49.38 oz / 3.09 pounds), Power Supply: 204 g ( = 7.2 oz / 0.45 pounds)
Price
950 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
85 %
05/2020
Asus ZenBook Flip 14 UX463FA-AI039T
i5-10210U, UHD Graphics 620
1.4 kg18 mm14"1920x1080
87 %
03/2020
Asus ZenBook Flip 15 UX563FD-A1027T
i7-10510U, GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q
1.9 kg19.9 mm15.6"3840x2160
81 %
02/2020
HP Pavilion x360 14-dh1153ng
i5-10210U, UHD Graphics 620
1.6 kg20.5 mm14"1920x1080
88 %
03/2020
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga 20R6S00800
i5-10210U, UHD Graphics 620
1.4 kg17.6 mm13.3"1920x1080

Case and connectivity - Stable Asus convertible with very fast WLAN

Because the case's quality and material hardly differ from the Asus ZenBook Flip 15, we point you to the latter's review for a detailed description. Many things also remain the same in terms of connectivity, but Asus only uses a microSD card reader in the ZenBook Flip 14. A USB to Gigabit LAN adapter and a carrying case are also included in the box.

The microSD card reader shows significantly lower read and write speeds with our reference memory card than the ZenBook Flip 15. However, this does not apply to the WLAN speed. The Flip 14 achieves very good speeds of 1,417 Mb/s for receiving data and 1,383 Mb/s for sending data with our reference router, the Netgear Nighthawk AX12.

The webcam's performance is on the same low level as displayed by most other laptops with a camera of only 0.9 MP.

Asus ZenBook Flip 14 UX463FA-AI039T
Asus ZenBook Flip 14 UX463FA-AI039T
Asus ZenBook Flip 14 UX463FA-AI039T
Asus ZenBook Flip 14 UX463FA-AI039T
Asus ZenBook Flip 14 UX463FA-AI039T

Size comparison

356 mm / 14 inch 229 mm / 9.02 inch 19.9 mm / 0.783 inch 1.9 kg4.19 lbs324 mm / 12.8 inch 222.9 mm / 8.78 inch 20.5 mm / 0.807 inch 1.6 kg3.48 lbs320 mm / 12.6 inch 206 mm / 8.11 inch 18 mm / 0.709 inch 1.4 kg3.09 lbs311.5 mm / 12.3 inch 219 mm / 8.62 inch 17.6 mm / 0.693 inch 1.4 kg3.14 lbs

Port configuration

Left side: DC in, HDMI, 1x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A, 1x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C
Left side: DC in, HDMI, 1x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A, 1x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C
Right side: power button, combined 3.5 mm audio jack, 1x USB 2.0 Type-A, microSD card reader
Right side: power button, combined 3.5 mm audio jack, 1x USB 2.0 Type-A, microSD card reader
SDCardreader Transfer Speed
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
HP Pavilion x360 14-dh1153ng
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
77.3 MB/s ∼100% +190%
Asus ZenBook Flip 15 UX563FD-A1027T
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
76.6 MB/s ∼99% +187%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga 20R6S00800
 
74.4 MB/s ∼96% +179%
Average of class Convertible
  (7.5 - 197, n=157)
64.5 MB/s ∼83% +142%
Asus ZenBook Flip 14 UX463FA-AI039T
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 microSDXC 64GB)
26.7 MB/s ∼35%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga 20R6S00800
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 64 GB UHS-II)
85.1 MB/s ∼100% +209%
HP Pavilion x360 14-dh1153ng
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
83.2 MB/s ∼98% +203%
Average of class Convertible
  (19.2 - 246, n=152)
79.9 MB/s ∼94% +191%
Asus ZenBook Flip 14 UX463FA-AI039T
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 microSDXC 64GB)
27.5 MB/s ∼32%
Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Asus ZenBook Flip 14 UX463FA-AI039T
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1417 (1353min - 1440max) MBit/s ∼100%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
  (289 - 1722, n=105)
1216 MBit/s ∼86% -14%
Asus ZenBook Flip 15 UX563FD-A1027T
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
888 (626min - 939max) MBit/s ∼63% -37%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga 20R6S00800
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
682 (614min - 703max) MBit/s ∼48% -52%
HP Pavilion x360 14-dh1153ng
Realtek 8821CE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC
262 (248min - 281max) MBit/s ∼18% -82%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Asus ZenBook Flip 14 UX463FA-AI039T
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1383 (1321min - 1649max) MBit/s ∼100%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
  (49.8 - 1775, n=105)
1085 MBit/s ∼78% -22%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga 20R6S00800
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
688 (362min - 697max) MBit/s ∼50% -50%
Asus ZenBook Flip 15 UX563FD-A1027T
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
650 (378min - 680max) MBit/s ∼47% -53%
HP Pavilion x360 14-dh1153ng
Realtek 8821CE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC
291 (276min - 329max) MBit/s ∼21% -79%
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Asus ZenBook Flip 14 UX463FA-AI039T Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1417 (1353-1440)
Asus ZenBook Flip 15 UX563FD-A1027T Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø888 (626-939)
HP Pavilion x360 14-dh1153ng Realtek 8821CE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø261 (248-281)
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga 20R6S00800 Intel Wireless-AC 9560; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø681 (614-703)
Asus ZenBook Flip 14 UX463FA-AI039T Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1383 (1321-1649)
Asus ZenBook Flip 15 UX563FD-A1027T Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø650 (378-680)
HP Pavilion x360 14-dh1153ng Realtek 8821CE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø291 (276-329)
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga 20R6S00800 Intel Wireless-AC 9560; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø676 (362-697)
ColorChecker
11.4 ∆E
13.9 ∆E
21 ∆E
17.2 ∆E
22.5 ∆E
18.3 ∆E
10.4 ∆E
29.1 ∆E
18.8 ∆E
25.7 ∆E
15.1 ∆E
14.4 ∆E
27 ∆E
17.2 ∆E
24.3 ∆E
11.6 ∆E
24.2 ∆E
24.4 ∆E
2.3 ∆E
12 ∆E
16.8 ∆E
16.9 ∆E
16.8 ∆E
8 ∆E
ColorChecker Asus ZenBook Flip 14 UX463FA-AI039T: 17.48 ∆E min: 2.33 - max: 29.14 ∆E

Input devices - Convertible with keyboard suitable for frequent typists

The review of the Asus ZenBook Flip 15 provides a detailed impression of the input devices' quality.

Asus ZenBook Flip 14 UX463FA - Input devices
Asus ZenBook Flip 14 UX463FA - Input devices

Display - Glossy display without PWM

The Asus ZenBook Flip 14's screen consists of a 14-inch IPS panel and offers a resolution of 1920x1080 pixels. The brightness is on an average level with 286 cd/m² and is sufficiently high for using the convertible indoors. However, the highly reflective display is not suitable for outdoor use.

The brightness distribution of the display is somewhat uneven at 78%. In addition, we could also determine that Asus doesn't use PWM for brightness control.

294
cd/m²
320
cd/m²
290
cd/m²
272
cd/m²
280
cd/m²
251
cd/m²
305
cd/m²
279
cd/m²
282
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
AU AUO323D
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 320 cd/m² Average: 285.9 cd/m² Minimum: 16 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 78 %
Center on Battery: 280 cd/m²
Contrast: 1346:1 (Black: 0.208 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 3.97 | 0.6-29.43 Ø5.8, calibrated: 3.42
ΔE Greyscale 2.83 | 0.64-98 Ø6
85% sRGB (Argyll 3D) 56% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 3D)
Gamma: 2.34
Asus ZenBook Flip 14 UX463FA-AI039T
AU AUO323D, IPS, 1920x1080, 14
Asus ZenBook Flip 15 UX563FD-A1027T
BOE HF NE156QUM-N64, IPS, 3840x2160, 15.6
HP Pavilion x360 14-dh1153ng
BOE NV140FHM-N4K, IPS, 1920x1080, 14
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga 20R6S00800
N133HCE-EP2, IPS, 1920x1080, 13.3
Response Times
-46%
-20%
-6%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
36 (18, 18)
60 (29, 31)
-67%
44 (24, 20)
-22%
40 (21.6, 18.4)
-11%
Response Time Black / White *
28 (16, 12)
35 (21, 14)
-25%
33 (19, 14)
-18%
28 (15.6, 12.4)
-0%
PWM Frequency
192 (90)
25000 (50)
Screen
16%
-33%
35%
Brightness middle
280
351
25%
248
-11%
340
21%
Brightness
286
335
17%
238
-17%
336
17%
Brightness Distribution
78
87
12%
74
-5%
90
15%
Black Level *
0.208
0.31
-49%
0.235
-13%
0.18
13%
Contrast
1346
1132
-16%
1055
-22%
1889
40%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
3.97
1.74
56%
5.43
-37%
1.3
67%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
8.29
2.76
67%
17.96
-117%
2.8
66%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 calibrated *
3.42
5.7
-67%
0.7
80%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
2.83
2.22
22%
3.18
-12%
1.9
33%
Gamma
2.34 94%
2.35 94%
2.56 86%
2.15 102%
CCT
6556 99%
6667 97%
6642 98%
6735 97%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
56
62
11%
37.3
-33%
64.1
14%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
85
97
14%
58.4
-31%
99.6
17%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-15% / 6%
-27% / -31%
15% / 29%

* ... 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
28 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 16 ms rise
↘ 12 ms fall
The screen shows relatively slow response rates in our tests and may be too slow for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 60 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (24.4 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
36 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 18 ms rise
↘ 18 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 636 (maximum) ms. » 31 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (38.7 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 17520 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 2500000) Hz was measured.

With a contrast ratio of 1,346:1 and a black level of 0.208 cd/m², colors appear well separated from each other and black tones are deep and rich. The color-space coverage is also good at 85% (sRGB) and 56% (AdobeRGB).

The CalMAN analysis also shows that the display reproduces colors with a fairly low DeltaE deviation of 2.83 and with balanced color components out of the box. The deviation can be improved to a DeltaE value of 1.71 by calibration. The respective ICC file can be downloaded in the window above to the right of the display's brightness distribution graph.

CalMAN - Color accuracy
CalMAN - Color accuracy
CalMAN - Grayscales
CalMAN - Grayscales
CalMAN - Saturation
CalMAN - Saturation
CalMAN - Color accuracy (calibrated)
CalMAN - Color accuracy (calibrated)
CalMAN - Grayscales (calibrated)
CalMAN - Grayscales (calibrated)
CalMAN - Saturation (calibrated)
CalMAN - Saturation (calibrated)
Asus ZenBook Flip 14 - Outdoor use
Asus ZenBook Flip 14 - Outdoor use
Asus ZenBook Flip 14 - Screen bleeding
Asus ZenBook Flip 14 - Screen bleeding
Asus ZenBook Flip 14 - Viewing-angle stability
Asus ZenBook Flip 14 - Viewing-angle stability

Performance - ZenBook Flip 14 is well suited for everyday use

Asus ZenBook Flip 14 - Maintenance options
Asus ZenBook Flip 14 - Maintenance options

The Asus ZenBook Flip 14 is suitable for office programs, simple image-editing and surfing the internet. Nonetheless, the internal GPU's performance isn't enough for graphically demanding applications.

Users can reach the Asus convertible's interior if they loosen all the screws on the bottom. Two screws are hidden under the rear rubber feet. Only the SSD can be replaced inside; a RAM stick or WLAN card replacement isn't possible.

Processor

Intel's Core i5-10210U is a quad-core processor that can handle up to eight tasks simultaneously at clock speeds between 1.6 and 4.2 GHz. During our Cinebench R15 endurance test, the CPU started with a fairly low value. But after the cooling kicked in the performance rose to an above-average result.

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Asus ZenBook Flip 14 UX463FA-AI039T Intel Core i5-10210U, Intel Core i5-10210U: Ø694 (572.34-716.85)
Asus ZenBook Flip 15 UX563FD-A1027T Intel Core i7-10510U, Intel Core i7-10510U: Ø755 (699.58-835.95)
HP Pavilion x360 14-dh1153ng Intel Core i5-10210U, Intel Core i5-10210U: Ø501 (494.9-546.17)
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga 20R6S00800 Intel Core i5-10210U, Intel Core i5-10210U: Ø506 (500.98-533.71)

In the individual disciplines, the Core i5-10210U is at its best in multi-core performance in particular. The single-core value is, however, below the average of other laptops with this CPU.

Cinebench R15 / CPU Single 64Bit - CPU Single 64Bit
Asus ZenBook Flip 15 UX563FD-A1027T
Intel Core i7-10510U
197 Points ∼100% +21%
Average Intel Core i5-10210U
  (154 - 174, n=28)
167 Points ∼85% +2%
HP Pavilion x360 14-dh1153ng
Intel Core i5-10210U
166 Points ∼84% +2%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga 20R6S00800
Intel Core i5-10210U
164 Points ∼83% +1%
Asus ZenBook Flip 14 UX463FA-AI039T
Intel Core i5-10210U
163 Points ∼83%
Average of class Convertible
  (19 - 213, n=342)
112 Points ∼57% -31%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Multi 64Bit - CPU Multi 64Bit
Asus ZenBook Flip 15 UX563FD-A1027T
Intel Core i7-10510U
836 Points ∼100% +17%
Asus ZenBook Flip 14 UX463FA-AI039T
Intel Core i5-10210U
715 Points ∼86%
Average Intel Core i5-10210U
  (478 - 790, n=28)
616 Points ∼74% -14%
HP Pavilion x360 14-dh1153ng
Intel Core i5-10210U
546 Points ∼65% -24%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga 20R6S00800
Intel Core i5-10210U
515 Points ∼62% -28%
Average of class Convertible
  (33 - 1049, n=353)
342 Points ∼41% -52%
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
163 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
715 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
55.04 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
97.8 %
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System performance

The Asus ZenBook Flip 14 scores points in the PCMark 10 benchmark especially in the "digital content creation" discipline. However, it has to admit defeat to most of the competitors in our test field in the overall rating and ends up on the penultimate place.

During our test period, the Asus convertible always ran smoothly and started the operating system and programs without delays. The performance achieved by other laptops in our tests can be found in our CPU Benchmarks article.

PCMark 10
Digital Content Creation
Asus ZenBook Flip 15 UX563FD-A1027T
GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q, i7-10510U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
3441 Points ∼27% +6%
Asus ZenBook Flip 14 UX463FA-AI039T
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, Kingston RBUSNS8154P3512GJ1
3257 Points ∼25%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga 20R6S00800
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, Toshiba XG6 KXG6AZNV512G
3242 Points ∼25% 0%
Average Intel Core i5-10210U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (2487 - 4463, n=22)
3111 Points ∼24% -4%
HP Pavilion x360 14-dh1153ng
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 32GB + 512GB HBRPEKNX0202A(L/H)
2692 Points ∼21% -17%
Average of class Convertible
  (605 - 5161, n=134)
2659 Points ∼21% -18%
Productivity
Asus ZenBook Flip 15 UX563FD-A1027T
GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q, i7-10510U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
7151 Points ∼69% +8%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga 20R6S00800
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, Toshiba XG6 KXG6AZNV512G
6972 Points ∼67% +5%
HP Pavilion x360 14-dh1153ng
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 32GB + 512GB HBRPEKNX0202A(L/H)
6762 Points ∼65% +2%
Average Intel Core i5-10210U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (6099 - 7317, n=22)
6718 Points ∼64% +1%
Asus ZenBook Flip 14 UX463FA-AI039T
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, Kingston RBUSNS8154P3512GJ1
6634 Points ∼64%
Average of class Convertible
  (1121 - 7945, n=136)
5502 Points ∼53% -17%
Essentials
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga 20R6S00800
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, Toshiba XG6 KXG6AZNV512G
9907 Points ∼86% +24%
Asus ZenBook Flip 15 UX563FD-A1027T
GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q, i7-10510U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
8848 Points ∼77% +10%
Average Intel Core i5-10210U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (7172 - 10000, n=22)
8595 Points ∼75% +7%
HP Pavilion x360 14-dh1153ng
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 32GB + 512GB HBRPEKNX0202A(L/H)
8131 Points ∼71% +1%
Asus ZenBook Flip 14 UX463FA-AI039T
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, Kingston RBUSNS8154P3512GJ1
8011 Points ∼70%
Average of class Convertible
  (2489 - 10546, n=136)
7304 Points ∼64% -9%
Score
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga 20R6S00800
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, Toshiba XG6 KXG6AZNV512G
4353 Points ∼54% +9%
Asus ZenBook Flip 15 UX563FD-A1027T
GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q, i7-10510U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
4312 Points ∼53% +8%
Average Intel Core i5-10210U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (3752 - 4353, n=22)
4036 Points ∼50% +1%
Asus ZenBook Flip 14 UX463FA-AI039T
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, Kingston RBUSNS8154P3512GJ1
3995 Points ∼49%
HP Pavilion x360 14-dh1153ng
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 32GB + 512GB HBRPEKNX0202A(L/H)
3792 Points ∼47% -5%
Average of class Convertible
  (872 - 5214, n=137)
3358 Points ∼41% -16%
PCMark 10 Score
3995 points
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DPC latency

The Asus ZenBook 14 UX463FA didn't show an elevated DPC latency in our test.

DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
Asus ZenBook Flip 14 UX463FA-AI039T
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, Kingston RBUSNS8154P3512GJ1
466 μs * ∼100%

* ... smaller is better

Storage

Asus has installed a Kingston SSD in our test configuration of the ZenBook Flip 14. Although it offers significantly faster read and write speeds than a conventional HDD, it doesn't come close to the speeds of the SSDs in the competing devices that we've chosen.

In our HDD/SSD Benchmarks article you can compare the performance of other mass storage devices.

Asus ZenBook Flip 14 UX463FA-AI039T
Kingston RBUSNS8154P3512GJ1
Asus ZenBook Flip 15 UX563FD-A1027T
Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
HP Pavilion x360 14-dh1153ng
Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 32GB + 512GB HBRPEKNX0202A(L/H)
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga 20R6S00800
Toshiba XG6 KXG6AZNV512G
Average Kingston RBUSNS8154P3512GJ1
 
Average of class Convertible
 
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6
98%
107%
101%
23%
20%
Write 4K
54.61
137.8
152%
162.7
198%
172.3
216%
87.6 (54.6 - 108, n=3)
60%
102 (1.168 - 194, n=130)
87%
Read 4K
28.19
44.15
57%
190.5
576%
44.37
57%
40.3 (28.2 - 47.2, n=3)
43%
39.6 (0.536 - 191, n=129)
40%
Write Seq
839.9
2073
147%
450.1
-46%
1492
78%
941 (840 - 993, n=3)
12%
871 (27.9 - 2372, n=125)
4%
Read Seq
905
2165
139%
1624
79%
1471
63%
1070 (905 - 1176, n=3)
18%
1170 (74.7 - 2677, n=124)
29%
Write 4K Q32T1
409.5
431.9
5%
353.5
-14%
483.1
18%
418 (355 - 491, n=3)
2%
295 (1.212 - 747, n=130)
-28%
Read 4K Q32T1
292.4
427.7
46%
397.7
36%
550.6
88%
428 (292 - 518, n=3)
46%
303 (1.189 - 585, n=130)
4%
Write Seq Q32T1
1038
2253
117%
936.9
-10%
2950.5
184%
1035 (1033 - 1038, n=3)
0%
1101 (18.4 - 3019, n=130)
6%
Read Seq Q32T1
1607
3480
117%
2145
33%
3289.4
105%
1629 (1607 - 1644, n=3)
1%
1900 (68.9 - 3565, n=130)
18%
Write 4K Q8T8
1498.1
688 (122 - 1498, n=21)
Read 4K Q8T8
1530.6
778 (134 - 1531, n=21)
AS SSD
95%
15%
134%
36%
-454%
Score Total
1786
3582
101%
1567
-12%
4310
141%
2372 (1786 - 2695, n=3)
33%
1385 (25 - 5215, n=291)
-22%
Score Write
601
1628
171%
668
11%
1674
179%
821 (601 - 961, n=3)
37%
460 (4 - 2021, n=291)
-23%
Score Read
804
1335
66%
606
-25%
1749
118%
1037 (804 - 1154, n=3)
29%
621 (10 - 2545, n=291)
-23%
Access Time Write *
0.072
0.029
60%
0.045
37%
0.029
60%
0.0533 (0.044 - 0.072, n=3)
26%
1.766 (0.021 - 291, n=296)
-2353%
Access Time Read *
0.074
0.082
-11%
0.097
-31%
0.041
45%
0.0417 (0.051 - 0.074, n=3)
44%
1.942 (0.029 - 433, n=292)
-2524%
4K-64 Write
482.91
1370.88
184%
515.82
7%
1286.69
166%
654 (483 - 772, n=3)
35%
330 (0.044 - 1651, n=296)
-32%
4K-64 Read
643.83
1013.4
57%
416.86
-35%
1425.92
121%
852 (644 - 959, n=3)
32%
490 (0.096 - 2280, n=296)
-24%
4K Write
52.67
125.99
139%
114.83
118%
142.79
171%
82.2 (52.7 - 101, n=3)
56%
73.1 (0.2 - 175, n=296)
39%
4K Read
26.65
47.43
78%
65.41
145%
51.51
93%
45.1 (26.7 - 54.6, n=3)
69%
30.6 (0.39 - 76, n=296)
15%
Seq Write
652.81
1307.15
100%
372.52
-43%
2441
274%
848 (653 - 953, n=3)
30%
502 (18.5 - 2441, n=300)
-23%
Seq Read
1336.41
2739.08
105%
1240.77
-7%
2719
103%
1398 (1336 - 1454, n=3)
5%
952 (74.2 - 2888, n=299)
-29%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
97% / 96%
61% / 54%
118% / 120%
30% / 30%
-217% / -255%

* ... smaller is better

Kingston RBUSNS8154P3512GJ1
CDM 5/6 Read Seq Q32T1: 1607 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write Seq Q32T1: 1038 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K Q32T1: 292.4 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K Q32T1: 409.5 MB/s
CDM 5 Read Seq: 905 MB/s
CDM 5 Write Seq: 839.9 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K: 28.19 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K: 54.61 MB/s

Graphics card

The Intel UHD Graphics 620 internal graphics unit is responsible for the graphics content in the ZenBook Flip 14. It profits from the built-in dual-channel configuration and therefore even achieves slightly above-average results in the 3DMark benchmarks.

The expected performance with other graphic cards can be found in our GPU Benchmarks article.

3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
Asus ZenBook Flip 15 UX563FD-A1027T
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q, Intel Core i7-10510U
7291 Points ∼100% +293%
Asus ZenBook Flip 14 UX463FA-AI039T
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-10210U
1855 Points ∼25%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga 20R6S00800
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-10210U
1849 Points ∼25% 0%
HP Pavilion x360 14-dh1153ng
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-10210U
1744 Points ∼24% -6%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (1235 - 2006, n=225)
1743 Points ∼24% -6%
Average of class Convertible
  (173 - 17421, n=366)
1516 Points ∼21% -18%
3DMark - 1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
Asus ZenBook Flip 15 UX563FD-A1027T
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q, Intel Core i7-10510U
5616 Points ∼100% +337%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga 20R6S00800
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-10210U
1333 Points ∼24% +4%
Asus ZenBook Flip 14 UX463FA-AI039T
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-10210U
1285 Points ∼23%
Average of class Convertible
  (132 - 13158, n=273)
1215 Points ∼22% -5%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (557 - 1418, n=195)
1152 Points ∼21% -10%
HP Pavilion x360 14-dh1153ng
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-10210U
1083 Points ∼19% -16%
3DMark 11 Performance
2079 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
1151 points
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Gaming performance

The internal graphics unit of the ZenBook Flip 14 is only suitable for simple or older games. Users should, however, do without high graphics levels and Full HD resolution, since these quickly lead to frame-rate drops. 

The expected performance for the Intel UHD Graphics 620 in various games is listed in our GPU Games article.

Dota 2 Reborn
1920x1080 high (2/3)
Average of class Convertible
  (5.6 - 93.8, n=45)
24 fps ∼100% +13%
Asus ZenBook Flip 14 UX463FA-AI039T
Intel Core i5-10210U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
21.2 (19.6min) fps ∼88%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga 20R6S00800
Intel Core i5-10210U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
20.4 (19min) fps ∼85% -4%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (16.1 - 23.4, n=74)
20 fps ∼83% -6%
1366x768 med (1/3)
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga 20R6S00800
Intel Core i5-10210U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
52.5 (45min) fps ∼100% +2%
Asus ZenBook Flip 14 UX463FA-AI039T
Intel Core i5-10210U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
51.6 (44.1min) fps ∼98%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (33.7 - 57.1, n=74)
44.5 fps ∼85% -14%
Average of class Convertible
  (11.9 - 102, n=49)
42.6 fps ∼81% -17%
1280x720 min (0/3) fastest
Asus ZenBook Flip 14 UX463FA-AI039T
Intel Core i5-10210U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
83.2 (69.6min) fps ∼100%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga 20R6S00800
Intel Core i5-10210U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
82 (71.2min) fps ∼99% -1%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (45.1 - 90, n=74)
72.5 fps ∼87% -13%
Average of class Convertible
  (18.3 - 113, n=49)
65.8 fps ∼79% -21%
low med. high ultra
Dota 2 Reborn (2015) 83.2 51.6 21.2 18.7 fps

Emissions and energy - Enough battery charge for a short workday

Noise emissions

Noise
Noise

In daily use, the ZenBook Flip 14 is usually inaudibly quiet. The fans are often silent and only start up with a strong delay under load.

Noise Level

Idle
30.1 / 30.1 / 30.1 dB(A)
Load
30.1 / 32.02 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: 30.1 dB(A)
dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs203330.531.832332530.938.532.933.430.93130.631.130.53130.64029.330.829.22929.35032.831.63231.532.86327.726.528.229.627.78026.826.526.725.126.810028.426.325.525.428.412524.524.823.825.124.516023.323.422.923.523.32002321.922.322.22325021.921.722.422.621.931521.220.120.821.421.240020.720.220.320.420.750020.320.220.520.220.363019.418.618.818.619.480019.217.917.617.919.2100019.81717.417.519.8125020.117.117.416.820.1160020.317.117.21720.3200021.917.217.116.921.9250020.817.217.31720.8315019.417.617.817.419.4400019.517.717.817.419.5500018.51818.11818.5630018.518.318.218.218.5800018.618.518.518.518.61000018.818.718.618.618.812500191918.918.8191600019.219.319.319.119.2SPL3230.230.330.232N1.71.41.41.41.7median 20.1median 18.6median 18.6median 18.6median 20.1Delta1.61.31.51.61.6hearing rangehide median Fan NoiseAsus ZenBook Flip 14 UX463FA-AI039T

Temperature

Stress test
Stress test

The Asus convertible's case heats to up to 41 °C (~106 °F) under load. Therefore, it's just warm enough that it can be used on the lap without issues, for example.

During our one-hour stress test, the defensive fan behavior caused the core temperatures to rise to over 90 °C (~194 °F) right at the beginning. As the fans kicked in, the temperatures dropped to an average value of about 80 °C (~176 °F). The system could still be operated relatively smoothly then, which is why users shouldn't expect restrictions due to the temperatures being too high when using the ZenBook Flip 14 UX463FA.

Max. Load
 41 °C
106 F
39.1 °C
102 F
33.9 °C
93 F
 
 38.5 °C
101 F
36.1 °C
97 F
28.1 °C
83 F
 
 32.9 °C
91 F
29.7 °C
85 F
28.8 °C
84 F
 
Maximum: 41 °C = 106 F
Average: 34.2 °C = 94 F
36 °C
97 F
39.3 °C
103 F
40.3 °C
105 F
31.7 °C
89 F
36.4 °C
98 F
37.2 °C
99 F
29.4 °C
85 F
33.4 °C
92 F
33.6 °C
92 F
Maximum: 40.3 °C = 105 F
Average: 35.3 °C = 96 F
Power Supply (max.)  42.1 °C = 108 F | Room Temperature 24 °C = 75 F | FIRT 550-Pocket
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 34.2 °C / 94 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 41 °C / 106 F, compared to the average of 35.3 °C / 96 F, ranging from 21.8 to 55.7 °C for the class Convertible.
(±) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 40.3 °C / 105 F, compared to the average of 36.5 °C / 98 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 26.6 °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 (32.9 °C / 91.2 F) and are therefore not hot.
(-) The average temperature of the palmrest area of similar devices was 28.9 °C / 84 F (-4 °C / -7.2 F).
Heat map in idle usage - Top
Heat map in idle usage - Top
Heat map in idle usage - Bottom
Heat map in idle usage - Bottom
Heat map under load - Top
Heat map under load - Top
Heat map under load - Bottom
Heat map under load - Bottom

Speakers

Speakers
Speakers

The ZenBook Flip 14's speakers are relatively quiet but offer a fairly broad sound spectrum. Therefore, they can be used for playing media content in very quiet environments.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2033.13233.12532.133.432.13129.93129.94028.92928.95032.131.532.1632629.6268026.925.126.910029.625.429.612534.525.134.516034.823.534.820034.422.234.42504922.64931554.221.454.240061.920.461.95006720.26763061.518.661.580068.817.968.8100061.217.561.2125063.416.863.4160063176320006616.966250065.11765.131506217.462400067.417.467.4500065.71865.7630070.918.270.9800064.818.564.81000066.618.666.6125007118.8711600063.119.163.1SPL78.130.278.1N43.31.443.3median 63.1median 18.6median 63.1Delta71.6735.335.132.931.831.83236.535.132.428.93328.936.328.848.32761.52752.924.860.92462.822.763.32269.521.267.82174.82075.919.472.718.97117.770.117.86917.671.817.668.117.671.417.673.717.670.417.571.617.671.617.669.617.459.717.583.630.662.51.5median 69.6median 17.84.62.4hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseAsus ZenBook Flip 14 UX463FA-AI039TApple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Asus ZenBook Flip 14 UX463FA-AI039T audio analysis

(-) | not very loud speakers (70.97 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 23.7% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (10.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 2.2% away from median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (10.9% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 3.3% away from median
(±) | linearity of highs is average (7.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (18.6% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 34% of all tested devices in this class were better, 9% similar, 57% worse
» The best had a delta of 10%, average was 22%, worst was 53%
Compared to all devices tested
» 35% of all tested devices were better, 7% similar, 58% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (83.6 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(±) | reduced bass - on average 11.3% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (14.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 2.4% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (5.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 2% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (4.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(+) | overall sound is linear (9.3% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 2% of all tested devices in this class were better, 1% similar, 97% worse
» The best had a delta of 8%, average was 20%, worst was 50%
Compared to all devices tested
» 2% of all tested devices were better, 0% similar, 98% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Energy consumption

With an energy consumption of 51 watts maximum under load, the Asus ZenBook Flip 14 shows an average power demand. The included power adapter has an output of 65 watts and therefore has sufficient capacity to be able to supply the Windows convertible with energy at any time.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.35 / 0.52 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 3.6 / 7.5 / 9.4 Watt
Load midlight 42 / 51 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy

Battery life

The Asus ZenBook Flip 14 reaches a runtime of almost 8 hours in our practical WLAN test. Therefore, it doesn't utilize the 50 Wh battery as well as the Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga, for example, which lasts for a similarly long time with 46 Wh.

The convertible is fully recharged after a bit over 2 hours with the included charger.

Battery Runtime - WiFi Websurfing 1.3
Asus ZenBook Flip 15 UX563FD-A1027T
i7-10510U, GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q, 71 Wh
566 min ∼21% +23%
Average of class Convertible
  (153 - 1141, n=290)
467 min ∼18% +1%
Asus ZenBook Flip 14 UX463FA-AI039T
i5-10210U, UHD Graphics 620, 50 Wh
461 min ∼17%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga 20R6S00800
i5-10210U, UHD Graphics 620, 46 Wh
459 min ∼17% 0%
HP Pavilion x360 14-dh1153ng
i5-10210U, UHD Graphics 620, 41 Wh
377 min ∼14% -18%
Battery Runtime
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3
7h 41min

Pros

+ high-quality design
+ very good WLAN performance
+ good multi-core performance

Cons

- almost no maintenance options
- fan control slightly too defensive
- only average battery life

Verdict - Adequate price for the Asus Windows convertible

In review: Asus ZenBook Flip 14 UX463FA. Test device provided by:
In review: Asus ZenBook Flip 14 UX463FA. Test device provided by:

The Asus ZenBook Flip 14 UX463FA has a very high-end case. This is well manufactured and visually attractive but also very heavy, which is especially noticeable in tablet mode. The very good keyboard and the flicker-free display convince in laptop mode, whereby the connectivity is hardly missing anything either. 

The Asus ZenBook Flip 14 is more laptop than tablet and convinces with its good price-performance ratio.

Only the somewhat short battery life and the glossy display remain as points of criticism after our test. A regular user shouldn't have any problems in everyday use with the defensive fan control, and the slightly limited maintenance options are also bearable. Those who rarely use their convertible as a tablet but don't want to buy a pure laptop either are in good hands here.

Asus ZenBook Flip 14 UX463FA-AI039T - 05/19/2020 v7
Mike Wobker

Chassis
86 / 98 → 88%
Keyboard
84%
Pointing Device
87%
Connectivity
52 / 75 → 69%
Weight
70 / 20-75 → 91%
Battery
78%
Display
80%
Games Performance
51 / 78 → 66%
Application Performance
84 / 85 → 98%
Temperature
92%
Noise
99%
Audio
60 / 91 → 66%
Camera
32 / 85 → 38%
Average
73%
85%
Convertible - Weighted Average

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Mike Wobker, 2020-05-22 (Update: 2020-05-22)
Mike Wobker
Editor of the original article: Mike Wobker - Editor
I made my first IT walking attempts on a 386 with 4 MB of RAM. After that followed various PCs and notebooks, which I looked after and repaired in my circle of friends and acquaintances. After an apprenticeship as a telecommunications systems engineer and several years of professional experience, I graduated with a bachelor's degree in industrial engineering. Today I live out my fascination for IT, technology and mobile devices by writing test reports. In my free time I like to devote myself to vegan cooking and spend time with my family, which includes a whole range of animal roommates.