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Asus ZenBook Flip 15 UX563FD in review: Multimedia convertible for content creators

Potent convertible. The Asus convertible shines with powerful hardware, a sleek metal case, a backlit keyboard, good battery life and a Pantone-validated 4K touchscreen display. For the latter, users have the choice between using their fingers or the included Active Pen for inputs.
Sascha Mölck, 👁 Sebastian Jentsch, Andrea Grüblinger (translated by Marius S.),

The Asus ZenBook Flip 15 UX563FD is a potent multimedia convertible that comes in the 15.6-inch form factor. A four-core Core i7-10510U processor and a dedicated GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q deliver a sufficient amount of performance. The convertible does not exactly face an abundance of competition. However, it still directly competes with the Lenovo Yoga C940-15IRH, HP Spectre x360 15 and the Dell XPS 15 9575 in our database.

Asus ZenBook Flip 15 UX563FD-A1027T (ZenBook Flip 15 Series)
Processor
Intel Core i7-10510U 4 x 1.8 - 4.8 GHz, Comet Lake-U
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q - 4096 MB, Core: 1190-1329 MHz, Memory: 1752 MHz, GDDR5, 128-bit interface, Nvidia 442.50, Optimus
Memory
16384 MB 
, LPDDR3-2133, dual-channel, soldered memory, no slots
Display
15.6 inch 16:9, 3840 x 2160 pixel 282 PPI, capacitive, 10 multi-touch points, native pen support, BOE HF NE156QUM-N64, IPS, Pantone validated, glossy: yes, 60 Hz
Mainboard
Intel Comet Lake-U PCH-LP Premium
Storage
Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR, 1024 GB 
, M.2 2280, 907 GB free
Soundcard
Realtek ALC294 @ Intel Comet Point-LP PCH - cAVS
Connections
3 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 HDMI, Audio Connections: headset jack, Card Reader: SD, Sensors: Gyroscope, TPM 2.0
Networking
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 (a/b/g/h/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 19.9 x 356 x 229 ( = 0.78 x 14.02 x 9.02 in)
Battery
71 Wh, 4480 mAh Lithium-Ion, 15.4 V
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: HD
Primary Camera: 0.9 MPix
Secondary Camera: IR camera
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, Stylus (Asus Active Stylus SA200H), McAfee LiveSafe (trial version), MS Office 365 (trial version), 24 Months Warranty
Weight
1.9 kg ( = 67.02 oz / 4.19 pounds), Power Supply: 440 g ( = 15.52 oz / 0.97 pounds)
Price
1599 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
87 %
03/2020
Asus ZenBook Flip 15 UX563FD-A1027T
i7-10510U, GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q
1.9 kg19.9 mm15.6"3840x2160
86 %
12/2019
Lenovo Yoga C940-15IRH
i7-9750H, GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q
2 kg19.7 mm15.6"1920x1080
85 %
01/2020
HP Spectre X360 15-5ZV31AV
i7-10510U, GeForce MX250
2.1 kg19.3 mm15.6"3840x2160
87 %
05/2018
Dell XPS 15 9575 i7-8705G
i7-8705G, Vega M GL / 870
2 kg16 mm15.6"3840x2160

Case - ZenBook with a Solid Metal Chassis

For the ZenBook Flip, Asus has chosen a sleek, compact, black metal case with largely matte surfaces. The display surface aside, only the back of the convertible is glossy. However, the latter is only visible when the lid is closed. The top of the base unit has a subtle, laterally brushed finish. A silver stripe visually separates the palm rests from the keyboard. The build quality of the convertible does not warrant criticism. The clearances are even and there are no excess materials. Furthermore, the device looks very robust. While the base unit can only be twisted slightly, the lid does not allow for any twisting. Applying pressure to the back of the lid does not distort the screen. The hinges hold the display firmly in place. Opening the lid one-handed can be accomplished with some amount of finger, hand and arm acrobatics.

We also have to give the manufacturer credit for the power button. Pressing it requires quite a bit of force. As such, accidental presses when holding the convertible on the right edge are highly unlikely.

The devices in our comparison do not differ much in terms of the weight and dimensions. However, the ZenBook is still the most lightweight device of them all.

Size Comparison

361.2 mm / 14.2 inch 250 mm / 9.84 inch 19.3 mm / 0.76 inch 2.1 kg4.65 lbs356 mm / 14 inch 229 mm / 9.02 inch 19.9 mm / 0.783 inch 1.9 kg4.19 lbs355.2 mm / 14 inch 238.4 mm / 9.39 inch 19.7 mm / 0.776 inch 2 kg4.41 lbs354 mm / 13.9 inch 235 mm / 9.25 inch 16 mm / 0.63 inch 2 kg4.41 lbs

Features - Asus Convertible with No Surprises

The port selection is nothing out of the ordinary. There are 3 USB ports (2x Type-A, 1x Type-C) that are interfaced via the USB 3.2 Gen 1 standard. The USB Type-C port can only be used to connect peripherals or for data transfer. It does not support the DisplayPort via USB Type-C feature. Additionally, there is an HDMI port.

A Thunderbolt 3 port is missing. On a convertible in this price range, the latter should be included by default. It would allow users to connect feature-rich docking solutions or a more powerful, external GPU.

Left: USB 3.2 Gen 1 (Type-A), headset jack
Left: USB 3.2 Gen 1 (Type-A), headset jack
Right: power button, card reader (SD), 2x USB 3.2 Gen 1 (1x Type-C, 1x Type-A), HDMI, AC adapter
Right: power button, card reader (SD), 2x USB 3.2 Gen 1 (1x Type-C, 1x Type-A), HDMI, AC adapter

SD Card Reader

SD cards cannot be fully inserted into the integrated SD card reader; instead, memory cards protrude from the case by about 18 mm. The card reader itself is one of the faster models. 250 jpg image files (around 5 MB each) were transferred at a rate of 76.6 MB/s. We test card readers with the help of our reference card (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II).

SDCardreader Transfer Speed
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
HP Spectre X360 15-5ZV31AV
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 UHS-II)
154.7 MB/s ∼100% +102%
Dell XPS 15 9575 i7-8705G
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 UHS-II)
138 MB/s ∼89% +80%
Asus ZenBook Flip 15 UX563FD-A1027T
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
76.6 MB/s ∼50%
Average of class Convertible
  (7.5 - 197, n=156)
64.4 MB/s ∼42% -16%
Asus ZenBook Flip 15 UX561UD
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
31.7 MB/s ∼20% -59%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
Dell XPS 15 9575 i7-8705G
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 UHS-II)
200.36 MB/s ∼100%
HP Spectre X360 15-5ZV31AV
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 UHS-II)
183.5 MB/s ∼92%
Average of class Convertible
  (19.2 - 246, n=151)
79.8 MB/s ∼40%
Asus ZenBook Flip 15 UX561UD
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
35.6 MB/s ∼18%

Communication

The Wi-Fi module is equipped with an Intel chip (Wi-Fi 6 AX201). Apart from the Wi-Fi standards 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, the faster ax standard is also supported. On top of that, the module offers Bluetooth 5 functionality. Under optimal conditions (no other Wi-Fi devices in proximity, short distance between the laptop and server), we measured good transfer speeds. There is no Ethernet port on the Asus convertible. If needed, an appropriate USB adapter can be used.

Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Asus ZenBook Flip 15 UX563FD-A1027T
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
888 (626min - 939max) MBit/s ∼100%
Dell XPS 15 9575 i7-8705G
Killer Wireless-n/a/ac 1435 Wireless Network Adapter
640 MBit/s ∼72% -28%
Average of class Convertible
  (28.7 - 1470, n=176)
551 MBit/s ∼62% -38%
Asus ZenBook Flip 15 UX561UD
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265
461 MBit/s ∼52% -48%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Asus ZenBook Flip 15 UX561UD
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265
666 MBit/s ∼100% +2%
Asus ZenBook Flip 15 UX563FD-A1027T
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
650 (378min - 680max) MBit/s ∼98%
Average of class Convertible
  (36.4 - 1411, n=176)
545 MBit/s ∼82% -16%
Dell XPS 15 9575 i7-8705G
Killer Wireless-n/a/ac 1435 Wireless Network Adapter
521 MBit/s ∼78% -20%
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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)
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)

Webcam

The integrated webcam can take pictures with a maximum resolution of 1280x720 pixels. The results look somewhat washed-out. The color accuracy is disappointing as well. With a DeltaE of 20.4, it completely misses the mark (ideal: DeltaE of less than 3).

ColorChecker
22 ∆E
21 ∆E
24.6 ∆E
20.4 ∆E
25.5 ∆E
19 ∆E
16.3 ∆E
32.2 ∆E
20.4 ∆E
25.7 ∆E
16.9 ∆E
17.8 ∆E
33.2 ∆E
21.5 ∆E
25.1 ∆E
15.8 ∆E
24.9 ∆E
25.1 ∆E
2.3 ∆E
11.8 ∆E
22.2 ∆E
20.3 ∆E
18.9 ∆E
6.1 ∆E
ColorChecker Asus ZenBook Flip 15 UX563FD-A1027T: 20.37 ∆E min: 2.33 - max: 33.17 ∆E

Accessories

Aside from the usual accessories (warranty information, quick-start guide), the Flip 15 comes with an active pen (Asus Active Stylus SA200H).

Maintenance

There is no maintenance hatch on the bottom of the ZenBook. In order to reach the insides, the bottom plate needs to be removed. This can be accomplished by first removing all of the screws on the bottom. Subsequently, the bottom plate can be loosened with a spudger or a sharp-edged tool.

Warranty

Asus offers buyers of the ZenBook Flip a two-year warranty - including pick-up and delivery service.

Input Devices - Asus Package Includes a Stylus

Keyboard

Asus has equipped the UX563FD with a backlit chiclet keyboard that includes a numpad. The smooth keys offer shallow travel and a distinct actuation point. Pressing the keys requires an appropriate amount of force. While typing, the keyboard center slightly yields. This has not proven to be an issue. The keyboard backlight (three brightness levels) can be controlled with a function key. Overall, Asus has installed a well-rounded keyboard that goes beyond the requirements of daily use and is suitable even for regular typing tasks.

Touchpad/Screenpad

Instead of a normal ClickPad, our test device is equipped with the Asus Screenpad 2.0, which spans a surface area of about 13 x 6.5 cm (~5.12 x 2.56 in). The pad registers inputs all the way to the edges. The smooth surface has good gliding properties. The travel of the pad is shallow with a distinct actuation point.

The Screenpad is a second touchscreen display with extra features - for example, it can be used as a numpad, calculator or as an area for handwritten inputs. Using the Screenpad in this manner is completely optional and it can instead just be used as a normal ClickPad or be disabled entirely. The mode can be switched with a function key.

Touchscreen

The touchscreen supports 10 multi-touch points. We did not encounter any issues and inputs were promptly registered. The screen can be used with the included stylus (Asus Active Stylus SA200H) or your fingers.

Asus Active Stylus SA200H
Asus Active Stylus SA200H

Display - 4K IPS Touchscreen with Pantone Validation

The 15.6-inch touchscreen display of the ZenBook Flip has a native resolution of 3840x2160 pixels. The contrast (1132:1) and brightness (334.6 cd/m²) are good. For significantly brighter displays, users should consider competitors such as the Lenovo Yoga C940-15IRH and Dell XPS 15 9575. Positive: The display does not suffer from PWM flickering.

Subpixel array
Subpixel array
Backlight bleeding
Backlight bleeding
345
cd/m²
343
cd/m²
352
cd/m²
328
cd/m²
351
cd/m²
345
cd/m²
313
cd/m²
306
cd/m²
328
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
BOE HF NE156QUM-N64
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 352 cd/m² Average: 334.6 cd/m² Minimum: 18 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 87 %
Center on Battery: 351 cd/m²
Contrast: 1132:1 (Black: 0.31 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 1.74 | 0.6-29.43 Ø5.8
ΔE Greyscale 2.22 | 0.64-98 Ø6
97% sRGB (Argyll 3D) 62% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 3D)
Gamma: 2.35
Asus ZenBook Flip 15 UX563FD-A1027T
IPS, 3840x2160, 15.6
Lenovo Yoga C940-15IRH
IPS, 1920x1080, 15.6
HP Spectre X360 15-5ZV31AV
IPS, 3840x2160, 15.6
Dell XPS 15 9575 i7-8705G
IPS, 3840x2160, 15.6
Asus ZenBook Flip 15 UX561UD
IPS, 3840x2160, 15.6
Response Times
8%
-6%
10%
15%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
60 (29, 31)
48.4 (24.4, 24)
19%
56.8 (26, 30.8)
5%
48.4 (23.2, 25.2)
19%
52 (25, 27)
13%
Response Time Black / White *
35 (21, 14)
36.4 (21.2, 15.2)
-4%
40.8 (20.4, 20.4)
-17%
34.8 (19.2, 15.6)
1%
29 (15, 14)
17%
PWM Frequency
1000 (25)
Screen
-35%
-27%
-22%
-30%
Brightness middle
351
484.8
38%
284.6
-19%
488
39%
380
8%
Brightness
335
463
38%
285
-15%
440
31%
371
11%
Brightness Distribution
87
82
-6%
85
-2%
81
-7%
87
0%
Black Level *
0.31
0.26
16%
0.25
19%
0.3
3%
0.28
10%
Contrast
1132
1865
65%
1138
1%
1627
44%
1357
20%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
1.74
4.5
-159%
3.52
-102%
3.16
-82%
4.38
-152%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
2.76
7.55
-174%
5.56
-101%
8.8
-219%
7.59
-175%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
2.22
5.7
-157%
3.2
-44%
3.3
-49%
3.6
-62%
Gamma
2.35 94%
2.45 90%
2.28 96%
2.178 101%
2.32 95%
CCT
6667 97%
6101 107%
7070 92%
6811 95%
6860 95%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
62
58.7
-5%
61.1
-1%
71.7
16%
88
42%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
97
92.8
-4%
93.8
-3%
97.9
1%
100
3%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 calibrated *
1.19
3
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-14% / -28%
-17% / -23%
-6% / -17%
-8% / -22%

* ... smaller is better

The display is X-Rite Pantone-validated, which guarantees a very natural color representation. With a DeltaE-2000 color deviation of only 1.74, the display is below the reference point even ex-factory. It also does not suffer from a blue tint. The AdobeRGB color space cannot be fully reproduced (62%). Meanwhile, the sRGB color space is covered almost entirely (97%).

CalMAN - ColorChecker
CalMAN - ColorChecker
CalMAN - grayscale
CalMAN - grayscale
CalMAN - color saturation
CalMAN - color saturation
ZenBook Flip vs. sRGB
ZenBook Flip vs. sRGB
ZenBook Flip vs. AdobeRGB
ZenBook Flip vs. AdobeRGB

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
35 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 21 ms rise
↘ 14 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. » 90 % 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
60 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 29 ms rise
↘ 31 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. » 95 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (38.8 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 17612 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 2500000) Hz was measured.

Asus has equipped the ZenBook Flip with an IPS panel with good viewing angles. As a result, the screen can be read from any position. The device was primarily designed for indoor use. Outdoors, the glossy display layer can make it almost impossible to discern the screen content.

ZenBook outdoors (taken in bright sunlight)
ZenBook outdoors (taken in bright sunlight)
ZenBook outdoors (taken in bright sunlight)
ZenBook outdoors (taken in bright sunlight)
Viewing angles
Viewing angles

Performance - Hardware of the UX563FD Performs Well

Asus' ZenBook Flip 15 is a 15.6-inch convertible with enough computing power for all common use cases. Furthermore, games can be played on it thanks to the dedicated graphics chip. Our test device can be purchased for around 1600 Euros (~$1741). Other configurations are also available.

CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
GPU-Z
HWInfo
LatencyMon
 

Processor

The ZenBook Flip is powered by a four-core Intel Core i7-10510U processor. The Comet Lake CPU has a base clock of 1.8 GHz. Via Turbo, this can be increased to 4.3 GHz (four cores), 4.8 GHz (two cores) or 4.9 GHz (single core).

During the Cinebench multithread benchmark tests, the processor temporarily runs at 3.9 to 4.3 GHz. Afterwards, the clock rate drops to the 3.8 to 4 GHz range. During the single-thread tests, the clock speed ranges from 4.3 GHz to 4.9 GHz. In battery mode, clock rates from 1.8 GHz to 2.2 GHz (multithread) or 1.4 GHz to 1.8 GHz (single thread) can be observed.

Multithread (mains)
Multithread (mains)
Single thread (mains)
Single thread (mains)
Multithread (battery mode)
Multithread (battery mode)
Single thread (battery mode)
Single thread (battery mode)

By running the multithread test of the Cinebench R15 benchmark suite in a loop for at least 30 minutes, we determine whether the CPU Turbo is permanently active. The initial scores drop by the fourth loop, after which they slightly increase again to remain relatively consistent for the remainder of the test. Here, the CPU Turbo is active.

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Asus ZenBook Flip 15 UX563FD-A1027T Intel Core i7-10510U, Intel Core i7-10510U: Ø755 (699.58-835.95)
Lenovo Yoga C940-15IRH Intel Core i7-9750H, Intel Core i7-9750H: Ø1105 (1057.31-1230.47)
HP Spectre X360 15-5ZV31AV Intel Core i7-10510U, Intel Core i7-10510U: Ø546 (537.14-592.71)
Dell XPS 15 9575 i7-8705G Intel Core i7-8705G, Intel Core i7-8705G: Ø677 (641.53-746.06)
Asus ZenBook Flip 15 UX561UD Intel Core i7-8550U, Intel Core i7-8550U: Ø581 (569.97-761.01)
CPU clock rates during the CB15 loop
CPU clock rates during the CB15 loop
Cinebench R10 Rendering Single 32Bit
7748
Cinebench R10 Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
26265
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit
6828
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
197 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
836 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
109.74 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
99.6 %
Help
Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
Asus ZenBook Flip 15 UX563FD-A1027T
Intel Core i7-10510U
197 Points ∼100%
Lenovo Yoga C940-15IRH
Intel Core i7-9750H
184 Points ∼93% -7%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U
  (113 - 202, n=34)
177 Points ∼90% -10%
Dell XPS 15 9575 i7-8705G
Intel Core i7-8705G
174 Points ∼88% -12%
Asus ZenBook Flip 15 UX561UD
Intel Core i7-8550U
171 Points ∼87% -13%
HP Spectre X360 15-5ZV31AV
Intel Core i7-10510U
170 Points ∼86% -14%
Average of class Convertible
  (19 - 197, n=339)
111 Points ∼56% -44%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Lenovo Yoga C940-15IRH
Intel Core i7-9750H
1231 Points ∼100% +47%
Asus ZenBook Flip 15 UX563FD-A1027T
Intel Core i7-10510U
836 Points ∼68%
Asus ZenBook Flip 15 UX561UD
Intel Core i7-8550U
761 Points ∼62% -9%
Dell XPS 15 9575 i7-8705G
Intel Core i7-8705G
746 Points ∼61% -11%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U
  (482 - 856, n=36)
669 Points ∼54% -20%
HP Spectre X360 15-5ZV31AV
Intel Core i7-10510U
546 Points ∼44% -35%
Average of class Convertible
  (33 - 1049, n=348)
338 Points ∼27% -60%
Cinebench R10
Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
Asus ZenBook Flip 15 UX563FD-A1027T
Intel Core i7-10510U
26265 Points ∼100%
Asus ZenBook Flip 15 UX561UD
Intel Core i7-8550U
24180 Points ∼92% -8%
Dell XPS 15 9575 i7-8705G
Intel Core i7-8705G
23794 Points ∼91% -9%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U
  (6763 - 26265, n=3)
19637 Points ∼75% -25%
Average of class Convertible
  (706 - 26481, n=245)
8094 Points ∼31% -69%
Rendering Single 32Bit
Asus ZenBook Flip 15 UX563FD-A1027T
Intel Core i7-10510U
7748 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U
  (5740 - 7748, n=3)
6919 Points ∼89% -11%
Asus ZenBook Flip 15 UX561UD
Intel Core i7-8550U
6506 Points ∼84% -16%
Dell XPS 15 9575 i7-8705G
Intel Core i7-8705G
6436 Points ∼83% -17%
Average of class Convertible
  (466 - 7748, n=249)
3447 Points ∼44% -56%
Cinebench R20
CPU (Single Core)
Asus ZenBook Flip 15 UX563FD-A1027T
Intel Core i7-10510U
496 Points ∼100%
Lenovo Yoga C940-15IRH
Intel Core i7-9750H
434 Points ∼88% -12%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U
  (362 - 497, n=29)
433 Points ∼87% -13%
Average of class Convertible
  (78 - 496, n=51)
367 Points ∼74% -26%
HP Spectre X360 15-5ZV31AV
Intel Core i7-10510U
362 Points ∼73% -27%
CPU (Multi Core)
Lenovo Yoga C940-15IRH
Intel Core i7-9750H
2643 Points ∼100% +54%
Asus ZenBook Flip 15 UX563FD-A1027T
Intel Core i7-10510U
1721 Points ∼65%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U
  (1015 - 1897, n=29)
1394 Points ∼53% -19%
HP Spectre X360 15-5ZV31AV
Intel Core i7-10510U
1278 Points ∼48% -26%
Average of class Convertible
  (200 - 2829, n=51)
1260 Points ∼48% -27%
Geekbench 3
32 Bit Multi-Core Score
Asus ZenBook Flip 15 UX563FD-A1027T
Intel Core i7-10510U
16838 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U
  (16742 - 16838, n=2)
16790 Points ∼100% 0%
Average of class Convertible
  (954 - 16838, n=101)
5567 Points ∼33% -67%
32 Bit Single-Core Score
Asus ZenBook Flip 15 UX563FD-A1027T
Intel Core i7-10510U
4485 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U
  (4369 - 4485, n=2)
4427 Points ∼99% -1%
Average of class Convertible
  (561 - 4485, n=101)
2215 Points ∼49% -51%
Geekbench 4.4
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Asus ZenBook Flip 15 UX563FD-A1027T
Intel Core i7-10510U
17798 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U
  (13116 - 18364, n=14)
16270 Points ∼91% -9%
Average of class Convertible
  (2296 - 22524, n=63)
10775 Points ∼61% -39%
64 Bit Single-Core Score
Asus ZenBook Flip 15 UX563FD-A1027T
Intel Core i7-10510U
5498 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U
  (4976 - 5832, n=14)
5400 Points ∼98% -2%
Average of class Convertible
  (830 - 5629, n=63)
3814 Points ∼69% -31%
Geekbench 5
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Asus ZenBook Flip 15 UX563FD-A1027T
Intel Core i7-10510U
4476 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U
  (3143 - 4476, n=12)
3734 Points ∼83% -17%
Average of class Convertible
  (1078 - 5757, n=19)
3365 Points ∼75% -25%
64 Bit Single-Core Score
Asus ZenBook Flip 15 UX563FD-A1027T
Intel Core i7-10510U
1278 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U
  (1118 - 1278, n=12)
1208 Points ∼95% -5%
Average of class Convertible
  (377 - 1328, n=19)
1001 Points ∼78% -22%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Average of class Convertible
  (791 - 9177, n=229)
2284 ms * ∼100% -135%
Dell XPS 15 9575 i7-8705G
Intel Core i7-8705G (Edge 41.16299.371.0)
1099.6 ms * ∼48% -13%
Asus ZenBook Flip 15 UX561UD
Intel Core i7-8550U
1058.2 ms * ∼46% -9%
Asus ZenBook Flip 15 UX563FD-A1027T
Intel Core i7-10510U (Edge 44)
972.6 ms * ∼43%
HP Spectre X360 15-5ZV31AV
Intel Core i7-10510U (Edge 44.18362.449.0)
967.5 ms * ∼42% +1%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U
  (742 - 1184, n=28)
898 ms * ∼39% +8%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Average Intel Core i7-10510U
  (31505 - 50464, n=15)
40291 Points ∼100% +5%
Asus ZenBook Flip 15 UX563FD-A1027T
Intel Core i7-10510U (Edge 44)
38295 Points ∼95%
HP Spectre X360 15-5ZV31AV
Intel Core i7-10510U (Edge 44.18362.449.0)
38222 Points ∼95% 0%
Asus ZenBook Flip 15 UX561UD
Intel Core i7-8550U
36079 Points ∼90% -6%
Dell XPS 15 9575 i7-8705G
Intel Core i7-8705G (Edge 41.16299.371.0)
32262 Points ∼80% -16%
Average of class Convertible
  (3067 - 48558, n=205)
23065 Points ∼57% -40%
JetStream 1.1 - Total Score
Asus ZenBook Flip 15 UX563FD-A1027T
Intel Core i7-10510U (Edge 44)
271.46 Points ∼100%
HP Spectre X360 15-5ZV31AV
Intel Core i7-10510U (Edge 44.18362.449.0)
258.07 Points ∼95% -5%
Asus ZenBook Flip 15 UX561UD
Intel Core i7-8550U
248.35 Points ∼91% -9%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U
  (143 - 296, n=15)
245 Points ∼90% -10%
Dell XPS 15 9575 i7-8705G
Intel Core i7-8705G (Edge 41.16299.371.0)
243.88 Points ∼90% -10%
Average of class Convertible
  (33.5 - 288, n=190)
175 Points ∼64% -36%

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System Performance

The convertible does not lack computing power. The installed CPU delivers enough performance for most common use cases. Thanks to the dedicated graphics chip, playing games is possible as well. The system is smooth and responsive. Similarly, the PCMark benchmark results are good. Positive: The RAM runs in dual-channel mode.

PCMark 10
PCMark 10
PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
3159 points
PCMark 8 Creative Score Accelerated v2
3788 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
4375 points
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PCMark 10
Digital Content Creation
Dell XPS 15 9575 i7-8705G
Vega M GL / 870, i7-8705G, SK hynix PC401 NVMe 500 GB
5346 Points ∼100% +55%
Lenovo Yoga C940-15IRH
GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, i7-9750H, Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 32GB + 512GB HBRPEKNX0202A(L/H)
4178 Points ∼78% +21%
Asus ZenBook Flip 15 UX561UD
GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile, i5-8550U, Micron 1100 MTFDDAV256TBN
4146 Points ∼78% +20%
Asus ZenBook Flip 15 UX563FD-A1027T
GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q, i7-10510U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
3441 Points ∼64%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q
 
3441 Points ∼64% 0%
HP Spectre X360 15-5ZV31AV
GeForce MX250, i7-10510U, Intel SSD 660p 2TB SSDPEKNW020T8
2981 Points ∼56% -13%
Average of class Convertible
  (605 - 5161, n=132)
2635 Points ∼49% -23%
Productivity
Lenovo Yoga C940-15IRH
GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, i7-9750H, Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 32GB + 512GB HBRPEKNX0202A(L/H)
7193 Points ∼100% +1%
Asus ZenBook Flip 15 UX563FD-A1027T
GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q, i7-10510U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
7151 Points ∼99%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q
 
7151 Points ∼99% 0%
Dell XPS 15 9575 i7-8705G
Vega M GL / 870, i7-8705G, SK hynix PC401 NVMe 500 GB
6786 Points ∼94% -5%
HP Spectre X360 15-5ZV31AV
GeForce MX250, i7-10510U, Intel SSD 660p 2TB SSDPEKNW020T8
6625 Points ∼92% -7%
Asus ZenBook Flip 15 UX561UD
GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile, i5-8550U, Micron 1100 MTFDDAV256TBN
6024 Points ∼84% -16%
Average of class Convertible
  (1121 - 7945, n=134)
5481 Points ∼76% -23%
Essentials
Lenovo Yoga C940-15IRH
GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, i7-9750H, Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 32GB + 512GB HBRPEKNX0202A(L/H)
10539 Points ∼100% +19%
HP Spectre X360 15-5ZV31AV
GeForce MX250, i7-10510U, Intel SSD 660p 2TB SSDPEKNW020T8
9477 Points ∼90% +7%
Dell XPS 15 9575 i7-8705G
Vega M GL / 870, i7-8705G, SK hynix PC401 NVMe 500 GB
9360 Points ∼89% +6%
Asus ZenBook Flip 15 UX563FD-A1027T
GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q, i7-10510U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
8848 Points ∼84%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q
 
8848 Points ∼84% 0%
Asus ZenBook Flip 15 UX561UD
GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile, i5-8550U, Micron 1100 MTFDDAV256TBN
8388 Points ∼80% -5%
Average of class Convertible
  (2489 - 10546, n=134)
7275 Points ∼69% -18%
Score
Dell XPS 15 9575 i7-8705G
Vega M GL / 870, i7-8705G, SK hynix PC401 NVMe 500 GB
5001 Points ∼100% +16%
Lenovo Yoga C940-15IRH
GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, i7-9750H, Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 32GB + 512GB HBRPEKNX0202A(L/H)
4887 Points ∼98% +13%
Asus ZenBook Flip 15 UX563FD-A1027T
GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q, i7-10510U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
4312 Points ∼86%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q
 
4312 Points ∼86% 0%
Asus ZenBook Flip 15 UX561UD
GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile, i5-8550U, Micron 1100 MTFDDAV256TBN
4249 Points ∼85% -1%
HP Spectre X360 15-5ZV31AV
GeForce MX250, i7-10510U, Intel SSD 660p 2TB SSDPEKNW020T8
4101 Points ∼82% -5%
Average of class Convertible
  (872 - 5214, n=135)
3339 Points ∼67% -23%
PCMark 8
Work Score Accelerated v2
Lenovo Yoga C940-15IRH
GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, i7-9750H, Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 32GB + 512GB HBRPEKNX0202A(L/H)
5359 Points ∼100% +22%
HP Spectre X360 15-5ZV31AV
GeForce MX250, i7-10510U, Intel SSD 660p 2TB SSDPEKNW020T8
4633 Points ∼86% +6%
Dell XPS 15 9575 i7-8705G
Vega M GL / 870, i7-8705G, SK hynix PC401 NVMe 500 GB
4469 Points ∼83% +2%
Asus ZenBook Flip 15 UX561UD
GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile, i5-8550U, Micron 1100 MTFDDAV256TBN
4401 Points ∼82% +1%
Asus ZenBook Flip 15 UX563FD-A1027T
GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q, i7-10510U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
4375 Points ∼82%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q
 
4375 Points ∼82% 0%
Average of class Convertible
  (1007 - 5366, n=257)
3831 Points ∼71% -12%
Home Score Accelerated v2
Dell XPS 15 9575 i7-8705G
Vega M GL / 870, i7-8705G, SK hynix PC401 NVMe 500 GB
4235 Points ∼100% +34%
Lenovo Yoga C940-15IRH
GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, i7-9750H, Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 32GB + 512GB HBRPEKNX0202A(L/H)
4069 Points ∼96% +29%
Asus ZenBook Flip 15 UX561UD
GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile, i5-8550U, Micron 1100 MTFDDAV256TBN
3614 Points ∼85% +14%
HP Spectre X360 15-5ZV31AV
GeForce MX250, i7-10510U, Intel SSD 660p 2TB SSDPEKNW020T8
3365 Points ∼79% +7%
Asus ZenBook Flip 15 UX563FD-A1027T
GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q, i7-10510U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
3159 Points ∼75%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q
 
3159 Points ∼75% 0%
Average of class Convertible
  (741 - 4741, n=307)
2863 Points ∼68% -9%

Storage Solution

A 1 TB Samsung NVMe SSD (M.2 2280) serves as the system drive and delivers good performance overall. There is no space for additional storage drives inside the convertible.

An NVMe SSD serves as the system drive
An NVMe SSD serves as the system drive
Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
Sequential Read: 2449 MB/s
Sequential Write: 1635 MB/s
512K Read: 1377 MB/s
512K Write: 1296 MB/s
4K Read: 44.78 MB/s
4K Write: 138.6 MB/s
4K QD32 Read: 425.7 MB/s
4K QD32 Write: 434.2 MB/s
Asus ZenBook Flip 15 UX563FD-A1027T
Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
Lenovo Yoga C940-15IRH
Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 32GB + 512GB HBRPEKNX0202A(L/H)
HP Spectre X360 15-5ZV31AV
Intel SSD 660p 2TB SSDPEKNW020T8
Dell XPS 15 9575 i7-8705G
SK hynix PC401 NVMe 500 GB
Asus ZenBook Flip 15 UX561UD
Micron 1100 MTFDDAV256TBN
Average Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
 
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6
-5%
-12%
-30%
-59%
-6%
Write 4K
137.8
102.2
-26%
151.5
10%
118.1
-14%
112.6
-18%
125 (92.4 - 164, n=23)
-9%
Read 4K
44.15
114.3
159%
59.27
34%
26.1
-41%
29.67
-33%
44.5 (37 - 52.6, n=23)
1%
Write Seq
2073
468.3
-77%
1424
-31%
1255
-39%
432.1
-79%
1947 (981 - 2377, n=23)
-6%
Read Seq
2165
1236
-43%
1609
-26%
1873
-13%
479.9
-78%
1717 (976 - 2543, n=23)
-21%
Write 4K Q32T1
431.9
555.7
29%
393.6
-9%
268.8
-38%
191
-56%
397 (205 - 603, n=23)
-8%
Read 4K Q32T1
427.7
421.6
-1%
369.4
-14%
299.7
-30%
246.5
-42%
432 (270 - 592, n=23)
1%
Write Seq Q32T1
2253
1264
-44%
1946
-14%
1390
-38%
450.3
-80%
2347 (1706 - 2404, n=23)
4%
Read Seq Q32T1
3480
2239
-36%
1934
-44%
2661
-24%
522.4
-85%
3218 (1758 - 3505, n=23)
-8%

GPU Performance

The GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q GPU is a version of the regular GTX 1050 that has been tuned for efficiency. The mid-range Pascal GPU has a base core clock speed of 1190 MHz. Via boost, this can be increased to up to 1329 MHz. Even higher speeds are possible, provided the GPU does not cross certain temperature or energy thresholds. During our The Witcher 3 test for example, we recorded an average clock speed of 1599 MHz. Our measurements also show a peak value of 1647 MHz. The GPU has access to fast GDDR5 video memory (4.096 GB).

The 3DMark benchmark results match our expectations for this GPU. In battery mode, the raw graphics performance only decreases marginally. The integrated UHD Graphics 620 GPU is active and the laptop uses Nvidia's graphics-switching solution Optimus.

3DMark 11 (mains)
3DMark 11 (mains)
3DMark 11 (battery mode)
3DMark 11 (battery mode)
3DMark Vantage P Result
26044 points
3DMark 11 Performance
7603 points
3DMark Ice Storm Standard Score
35083 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
18746 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
5237 points
3DMark Time Spy Score
1798 points
Help
3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
Lenovo Yoga C940-15IRH
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, Intel Core i7-9750H
12259 Points ∼100% +68%
Dell XPS 15 9575 i7-8705G
AMD Radeon RX Vega M GL / 870, Intel Core i7-8705G
10118 Points ∼83% +39%
Asus ZenBook Flip 15 UX561UD
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile, Intel Core i7-8550U
7339 Points ∼60% +1%
Asus ZenBook Flip 15 UX563FD-A1027T
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q, Intel Core i7-10510U
7291 Points ∼59%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q
  (6874 - 7385, n=4)
7142 Points ∼58% -2%
HP Spectre X360 15-5ZV31AV
NVIDIA GeForce MX250, Intel Core i7-10510U
4659 Points ∼38% -36%
Average of class Convertible
  (173 - 17421, n=363)
1491 Points ∼12% -80%
3DMark
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
Lenovo Yoga C940-15IRH
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, Intel Core i7-9750H
3238 Points ∼100% +98%
Dell XPS 15 9575 i7-8705G
AMD Radeon RX Vega M GL / 870, Intel Core i7-8705G
2072 Points ∼64% +27%
Asus ZenBook Flip 15 UX563FD-A1027T
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q, Intel Core i7-10510U
1634 Points ∼50%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q
  (1596 - 1634, n=2)
1615 Points ∼50% -1%
HP Spectre X360 15-5ZV31AV
NVIDIA GeForce MX250, Intel Core i7-10510U
1098 Points ∼34% -33%
Average of class Convertible
  (85 - 5126, n=61)
623 Points ∼19% -62%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
Lenovo Yoga C940-15IRH
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, Intel Core i7-9750H
8618 Points ∼100% +53%
Dell XPS 15 9575 i7-8705G
AMD Radeon RX Vega M GL / 870, Intel Core i7-8705G
7348 Points ∼85% +31%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q
  (5616 - 5792, n=4)
5677 Points ∼66% +1%
Asus ZenBook Flip 15 UX563FD-A1027T
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q, Intel Core i7-10510U
5616 Points ∼65%
Asus ZenBook Flip 15 UX561UD
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile, Intel Core i7-8550U
5329 Points ∼62% -5%
HP Spectre X360 15-5ZV31AV
NVIDIA GeForce MX250, Intel Core i7-10510U
3530 Points ∼41% -37%
Average of class Convertible
  (132 - 13158, n=271)
1191 Points ∼14% -79%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Graphics
Lenovo Yoga C940-15IRH
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, Intel Core i7-9750H
53981 Points ∼100% +99%
Dell XPS 15 9575 i7-8705G
AMD Radeon RX Vega M GL / 870, Intel Core i7-8705G
42351 Points ∼78% +57%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q
  (27059 - 36630, n=4)
33618 Points ∼62% +24%
Asus ZenBook Flip 15 UX563FD-A1027T
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q, Intel Core i7-10510U
27059 Points ∼50%
HP Spectre X360 15-5ZV31AV
NVIDIA GeForce MX250, Intel Core i7-10510U
19117 Points ∼35% -29%
Asus ZenBook Flip 15 UX561UD
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile, Intel Core i7-8550U
16381 Points ∼30% -39%
Average of class Convertible
  (1023 - 38419, n=318)
7498 Points ∼14% -72%

Gaming Performance

The CPU/GPU combination of the Flip 15 can display all the games in our database smoothly on its screen. Older titles, or games with lower hardware requirements, can be played at Full HD resolution and medium to medium high quality settings. In many current titles, the resolution and/or graphics need to be toned down in order to keep the frame rates sufficiently high. At best, only a handful of games will be playable at higher resolutions than Full HD.

BioShock Infinite - 1920x1080 Ultra Preset, DX11 (DDOF)
Lenovo Yoga C940-15IRH
Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q
84.3 fps ∼100% +40%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q
  (59 - 62.1, n=4)
60.9 fps ∼72% +1%
Asus ZenBook Flip 15 UX563FD-A1027T
Intel Core i7-10510U, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q
60.4 fps ∼72%
Asus ZenBook Flip 15 UX561UD
Intel Core i7-8550U, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
55.5 fps ∼66% -8%
Dell XPS 15 9575 i7-8705G
Intel Core i7-8705G, AMD Radeon RX Vega M GL / 870
52.5 fps ∼62% -13%
HP Spectre X360 15-5ZV31AV
Intel Core i7-10510U, NVIDIA GeForce MX250
35.3 fps ∼42% -42%
Average of class Convertible
  (1.2 - 60.4, n=166)
12 fps ∼14% -80%
The Witcher 3 - 1920x1080 High Graphics & Postprocessing (Nvidia HairWorks Off)
Lenovo Yoga C940-15IRH
Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q
65.1 fps ∼100% +89%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q
  (34 - 41, n=3)
36.5 fps ∼56% +6%
Asus ZenBook Flip 15 UX563FD-A1027T
Intel Core i7-10510U, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q
34.5 fps ∼53%
HP Spectre X360 15-5ZV31AV
Intel Core i7-10510U, NVIDIA GeForce MX250
21.9 fps ∼34% -37%
Average of class Convertible
  (4.2 - 64.4, n=33)
17 fps ∼26% -51%
GTA V - 1920x1080 High/On (Advanced Graphics Off) AA:2xMSAA + FX AF:8x
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q
  (61.8 - 62.1, n=2)
62 fps ∼100% 0%
Asus ZenBook Flip 15 UX563FD-A1027T
Intel Core i7-10510U, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q
61.8 fps ∼100%
Average of class Convertible
  (6.14 - 61.8, n=7)
24.7 fps ∼40% -60%
Rage 2 - 1280x720 Low Preset (Resolution Scale Off)
Asus ZenBook Flip 15 UX563FD-A1027T
Intel Core i7-10510U, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q
69.5 fps ∼100%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q
 
69.5 fps ∼100% 0%
Average of class Convertible
  (22.4 - 69.5, n=4)
42.4 fps ∼61% -39%
F1 2019 - 1920x1080 High Preset AA:T AF:16x
Asus ZenBook Flip 15 UX563FD-A1027T
Intel Core i7-10510U, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q
49 fps ∼100%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q
 
49 fps ∼100% 0%
Average of class Convertible
  (19 - 49, n=3)
29.3 fps ∼60% -40%
Borderlands 3 - 1280x720 Very Low Overall Quality (DX11)
Asus ZenBook Flip 15 UX563FD-A1027T
Intel Core i7-10510U, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q
81.3 fps ∼100%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q
 
81.3 fps ∼100% 0%
Average of class Convertible
  (14.2 - 87.5, n=8)
42.5 fps ∼52% -48%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider - 1280x720 Lowest Preset
Lenovo Yoga C940-15IRH
Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q
105 fps ∼100% +139%
HP Spectre X360 15-5ZV31AV
Intel Core i7-10510U, NVIDIA GeForce MX250
53 fps ∼50% +20%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q
  (44 - 57, n=2)
50.5 fps ∼48% +15%
Asus ZenBook Flip 15 UX563FD-A1027T
Intel Core i7-10510U, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q
44 fps ∼42%
Average of class Convertible
  (3 - 72, n=17)
23.7 fps ∼23% -46%

In order to check the frame rates for consistency over a prolonged amount of time, we ran The Witcher 3 for around 60 minutes at Full HD resolution and maximum quality settings. The character portrayed by the player was not moved over the entire duration. We did not observe any frame rate dips.

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Asus ZenBook Flip 15 UX563FD-A1027T GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q, i7-10510U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR: Ø18.4 (16-20)
Lenovo Yoga C940-15IRH GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, i7-9750H, Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 32GB + 512GB HBRPEKNX0202A(L/H): Ø32.1 (29-35)
GPU readings during our The Witcher 3 test
GPU readings during our The Witcher 3 test
low med. high ultraQHD4K
Counter-Strike: GO (2012) 316 296.3 233.3 143.8 93.5 53.4 fps
Tomb Raider (2013) 333.8 216.6 157.8 73.8 fps
BioShock Infinite (2013) 278.7 172.9 151.8 60.4 fps
GTA V (2015) 154.1 139.8 61.8 27.7 29.1 fps
The Witcher 3 (2015) 100.5 57.6 34.5 20.8 13.1 fps
World of Warships (2015) 174.8 140.9 109.3 83.3 26.1 fps
Rainbow Six Siege (2015) 170.3 127.3 80.4 67 26.1 fps
Ashes of the Singularity (2016) 53.8 33.5 29.1 18.9 fps
Deus Ex Mankind Divided (2016) 70.5 54.8 30.1 21.4 9.6 fps
For Honor (2017) 135.2 52.7 49.8 38.2 15 fps
World of Tanks enCore (2018) 429.1 132.4 51.4 32.5 16 fps
Far Cry 5 (2018) 71 38 35 32 22 11 fps
Shadow of the Tomb Raider (2018) 44 27 25 23 16 8 fps
Assassin´s Creed Odyssey (2018) 56 37 31 16 10 6 fps
Farming Simulator 19 (2018) 183.8 104.8 64.7 46.6 31.5 15.5 fps
Apex Legends (2019) 107.9 44.4 35.3 35.3 24.8 12.7 fps
Far Cry New Dawn (2019) 69 39 37 34 24 12 fps
Metro Exodus (2019) 52.1 24.9 18.7 14.6 11.4 7.1 fps
Anthem (2019) 58.2 29.9 28.6 23.5 13.5 6.9 fps
Dirt Rally 2.0 (2019) 142.1 45.7 38.8 21.8 16.1 8.8 fps
The Division 2 (2019) 73 34 27 19 12 6 fps
Anno 1800 (2019) 73.2 45.8 26.5 14.1 10.1 6.1 fps
Rage 2 (2019) 69.5 31.1 26.6 26 16.3 4.9 fps
Total War: Three Kingdoms (2019) 119.3 38.5 23.2 16.9 6.5 3.3 fps
F1 2019 (2019) 134 58 49 43 27 15 fps
Control (2019) 67.8 23 16.8 10.5 5.1 fps
Borderlands 3 (2019) 81.3 35.3 22.5 16.5 11.6 4.9 fps
FIFA 20 (2019) 200.7 105.2 100.7 86.4 69.4 47.1 fps
Ghost Recon Breakpoint (2019) 56 31 29 19 11 6 fps
GRID 2019 (2019) 89.1 41.2 29.2 21.3 11.7 7.3 fps
Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2019 (2019) 56.4 36.1 28.7 25.7 17.3 9.1 fps
Need for Speed Heat (2019) 61.3 34.4 29.8 27.7 19.5 10 fps
Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order (2019) 43.6 35.8 31.1 19.9 9.9 fps
Red Dead Redemption 2 (2019) 35.1 25.3 16.1 9.8 fps
Hunt Showdown (2020) 83.1 32.5 26.4 15.4 7.5 fps

Emissions - Asus Laptop with Moderate Heat Development

System Noise

Despite the powerful hardware inside the UX563FD, the laptop does not emit excessive amounts of noise. While idling, the fans often do not spin at all for completely silent operation. Under load, the fan noise remains within reason as well. During the stress test for example, we recorded a maximum noise level of 38.9 dB(A) - a more than adequate result.

Noise Level

Idle
30.3 / 30.3 / 30.3 dB(A)
Load
33.7 / 38.9 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: 30.3 dB(A)
dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs202928.629.929.5292529.331.528.635.129.33129.331.628.930.329.34026.829.125.927.326.85026.926.626.726.226.96325.82626.324.725.88028.925.124.42428.910026.32424.523.626.312522.52322.62322.516022.523.522.222.222.520022.622.121.521.222.625021.121.821.220.821.131522.12120.420.222.140022.220.619.819.922.250022.720.619.219.322.763023.520.81918.823.58002421.818.618.524100025.921.418.618.225.9125027.122.118.21827.1160027.92318.218.227.9200030.224.217.917.830.2250029.323.317.817.929.3315028.622.217.917.828.6400026.720.81817.826.7500025.419.917.917.825.4630026.719.617.717.826.780002418.917.717.924100002118.417.617.8211250018.418.317.517.818.41600017.918.517.617.617.9SPL38.933.730.330.338.9N31.91.41.43median 24median 21.4median 18.2median 18.2median 24Delta2.31.21.21.22.3hearing rangehide median Fan NoiseAsus ZenBook Flip 15 UX563FD-A1027T
Asus ZenBook Flip 15 UX563FD-A1027T
i7-10510U, GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q
Lenovo Yoga C940-15IRH
i7-9750H, GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q
HP Spectre X360 15-5ZV31AV
i7-10510U, GeForce MX250
Dell XPS 15 9575 i7-8705G
i7-8705G, Vega M GL / 870
Asus ZenBook Flip 15 UX561UD
i5-8550U, GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q
 
Average of class Convertible
 
Noise
-7%
0%
0%
-2%
-3%
5%
off / environment *
30.3
28.7
5%
30.1
1%
28.2
7%
30.4
-0%
30.4 (30.3 - 30.5, n=4)
-0%
29.7 (26.1 - 32.2, n=166)
2%
Idle Minimum *
30.3
28.7
5%
30.1
1%
28.2
7%
31.3
-3%
30.4 (30.3 - 30.7, n=4)
-0%
28.6 (26.1 - 37.8, n=325)
6%
Idle Average *
30.3
28.8
5%
30.1
1%
28.2
7%
31.3
-3%
30.4 (30.3 - 30.7, n=4)
-0%
28.9 (26.1 - 37.8, n=325)
5%
Idle Maximum *
30.3
28.8
5%
30.1
1%
28.2
7%
31.3
-3%
30.8 (30.3 - 31.8, n=4)
-2%
29.2 (26.1 - 39, n=323)
4%
Load Average *
33.7
45
-34%
30.1
11%
29
14%
36.4
-8%
38.3 (33.7 - 44.7, n=4)
-14%
33.2 (28.2 - 46.6, n=323)
1%
Witcher 3 ultra *
37.4
44.7
-20%
39.7
-6%
44.7
-20%
Load Maximum *
38.9
44.7
-15%
42
-8%
47.4
-22%
37.1
5%
39.1 (33.7 - 42, n=4)
-1%
35.2 (28.8 - 53.5, n=325)
10%

* ... smaller is better

Temperature

ZenBook Flip 15 stress test
ZenBook Flip 15 stress test

The processor only initially reports clock speeds of 3 GHz during our stress test (running Prime95 and FurMark for at least one hour). After just one minute, the clock rates drop to the 1.7 GHz to 1.8 GHz range, where they stabilize. Meanwhile, the graphics chip runs at 1.2 GHz to 1.3 GHz. In battery mode, these values change to 1.8 GHz to 2.6 GHz (CPU) and 1 GHz (GPU). The stress test represents an extreme case that does not occur during day-to-day use. We use this test to determine whether the system is stable even under maximum load.

The heat development of the Asus computer is moderate. During our stress test, we recorded hot spots with temperatures of slightly above 40 °C. While performing our The Witcher 3 test (running the game for one hour at Full HD resolution and maximum quality settings) the temperatures are slightly lower still. Users will not need to worry about the temperatures during daily use, either.

Max. Load
 41.2 °C
106 F
42.6 °C
109 F
41.8 °C
107 F
 
 34.8 °C
95 F
40.1 °C
104 F
33.5 °C
92 F
 
 29 °C
84 F
27.5 °C
82 F
30 °C
86 F
 
Maximum: 42.6 °C = 109 F
Average: 35.6 °C = 96 F
40.8 °C
105 F
38 °C
100 F
41.5 °C
107 F
34.9 °C
95 F
36.1 °C
97 F
38.1 °C
101 F
30.8 °C
87 F
31.5 °C
89 F
32.6 °C
91 F
Maximum: 41.5 °C = 107 F
Average: 36 °C = 97 F
Power Supply (max.)  41.3 °C = 106 F | Room Temperature 22.5 °C = 73 F | FIRT 550-Pocket
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 35.6 °C / 96 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 42.6 °C / 109 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 41.5 °C / 107 F, compared to the average of 36.5 °C / 98 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 24.9 °C / 77 F, compared to the device average of 30.3 °C / 87 F.
(±) Playing The Witcher 3, the average temperature for the upper side is 35.4 °C / 96 F, compared to the device average of 30.3 °C / 87 F.
(+) The palmrests and touchpad are cooler than skin temperature with a maximum of 31.6 °C / 88.9 F and are therefore cool to the touch.
(-) The average temperature of the palmrest area of similar devices was 28.9 °C / 84 F (-2.7 °C / -4.9 F).
Heat development top (load)
Heat development top (load)
Heat development top (idle)
Heat development top (idle)
Heat development top (The Witcher 3)
Heat development top (The Witcher 3)
Heat development bottom (load)
Heat development bottom (load)
Heat development bottom (idle)
Heat development bottom (idle)
Heat development bottom (The Witcher 3)
Heat development bottom (The Witcher 3)
Asus ZenBook Flip 15 UX563FD-A1027T
i7-10510U, GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q
Lenovo Yoga C940-15IRH
i7-9750H, GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q
HP Spectre X360 15-5ZV31AV
i7-10510U, GeForce MX250
Dell XPS 15 9575 i7-8705G
i7-8705G, Vega M GL / 870
Asus ZenBook Flip 15 UX561UD
i5-8550U, GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q
 
Average of class Convertible
 
Heat
-4%
0%
-8%
1%
-8%
-6%
Maximum Upper Side *
42.6
46.2
-8%
47
-10%
45
-6%
41.9
2%
48.2 (42.6 - 58.6, n=4)
-13%
40.7 (28.8 - 55.7, n=432)
4%
Maximum Bottom *
41.5
45
-8%
47.4
-14%
36.6
12%
40.6
2%
47.8 (41.5 - 60, n=4)
-15%
42.9 (24.2 - 67.1, n=432)
-3%
Idle Upper Side *
26.4
25.4
4%
22.8
14%
30.2
-14%
26.6
-1%
27.4 (26 - 29.3, n=4)
-4%
29.6 (21.8 - 43.2, n=422)
-12%
Idle Bottom *
26.3
27
-3%
23.6
10%
33
-25%
26
1%
26.6 (25.2 - 29.4, n=4)
-1%
29.7 (20.8 - 42.6, n=422)
-13%

* ... smaller is better

Speakers

The stereo speakers are located on the bottom near the front edge of the device. While they produce a very good sound with a wide sound stage, they could benefit from a more pronounced bass.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2032.729.532.72534.835.134.83134.730.334.74028.927.328.95026.226.226.26328.224.728.28028242810035.723.635.712543.12343.116044.922.244.920049.621.249.625057.320.857.331562.520.262.540063.519.963.550065.819.365.863066.418.866.480066.518.566.510006418.264125065.21865.2160071.418.271.4200072.717.872.725007117.971315068.517.868.5400062.617.862.6500064.317.864.3630073.417.873.4800076.517.976.51000077.717.877.71250073.617.873.61600066.917.666.9SPL83.130.383.1N54.61.454.6median 65.8median 18.2median 65.8Delta6.71.26.7hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseAsus ZenBook Flip 15 UX563FD-A1027T
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Asus ZenBook Flip 15 UX563FD-A1027T audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (77.73 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 17% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (12.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 2.3% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (4% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 6.1% higher than median
(±) | linearity of highs is average (7.6% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (15.7% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 17% of all tested devices in this class were better, 6% similar, 77% worse
» The best had a delta of 10%, average was 22%, worst was 53%
Compared to all devices tested
» 18% of all tested devices were better, 4% similar, 78% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Energy Management - Asus ZenBook 15 Does Not Lack Stamina

Energy Consumption

There are no surprises in terms of the energy consumption of the Asus convertible. During idle, we recorded a peak consumption of 11 watts. Over the course of our stress test, this value increased to up to 118 watts. While gaming, the laptop demands less power. While performing our The Witcher 3 test, we registered an average consumption of 68 watts (57 watts to 72 watts). The AC adapter is rated for 120 watts.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.6 / 0.7 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 2.3 / 10.3 / 11 Watt
Load midlight 77 / 118 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Asus ZenBook Flip 15 UX563FD-A1027T
i7-10510U, GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q
Lenovo Yoga C940-15IRH
i7-9750H, GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q
HP Spectre X360 15-5ZV31AV
i7-10510U, GeForce MX250
Dell XPS 15 9575 i7-8705G
i7-8705G, Vega M GL / 870
Asus ZenBook Flip 15 UX561UD
i5-8550U, GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q
 
Average of class Convertible
 
Power Consumption
-51%
-6%
-38%
-37%
-17%
16%
Idle Minimum *
2.3
5.2
-126%
5.2
-126%
6.2
-170%
5.4
-135%
4.48 (2.3 - 6.8, n=4)
-95%
4.57 (1 - 23, n=412)
-99%
Idle Average *
10.3
10.7
-4%
8.5
17%
12.9
-25%
10.8
-5%
9.58 (8 - 10.3, n=4)
7%
7.72 (1.3 - 32.3, n=412)
25%
Idle Maximum *
11
24.3
-121%
8.7
21%
13.6
-24%
13.9
-26%
11.6 (10.6 - 13.4, n=4)
-5%
9.24 (1.8 - 61, n=412)
16%
Load Average *
77
84.4
-10%
65.6
15%
76.1
1%
94
-22%
77.3 (74 - 82, n=4)
-0%
27.4 (1.4 - 94, n=410)
64%
Witcher 3 ultra *
68
83.9
-23%
56.5
17%
84.3
-24%
Load Maximum *
118
142.8
-21%
92.4
22%
99.4
16%
116.6
1%
106 (89 - 122, n=4)
10%
33.4 (6.8 - 118, n=411)
72%

* ... smaller is better

Battery Life

In our real-world Wi-Fi test, the ZenBook Flip lasts for 9:26 h. Here, we simulate a web-browsing load with the help of a script. Before the test, we selected the "balanced" profile, disabled energy-saving features and set the display brightness to approximately 150 cd/m². The 15.6-inch device completes our video test after 11:09 h. This test consists of playing the short film Big Buck Bunny (H.264 codec, 1920x1080 pixels) in a continuous loop. For this test, we also selected the "balanced" profile, disabled any energy-saver features, reduced the brightness to 150 cd/m² and additionally disabled the wireless modules.

The battery has a capacity of 71 Wh
The battery has a capacity of 71 Wh
Battery Runtime
Idle (without WLAN, min brightness)