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Lots of power below the hood, good battery life, digital pen - Asus ZenBook Flip 15 UX563FD in review

Asus ZenBook Flip 15 UX563FD in review: Multimedia convertible for content creators
Asus ZenBook Flip 15 UX563FD in review: Multimedia convertible for content creators
The Asus convertible shines with powerful hardware, a sleek metal chassis, a backlit keyboard, good battery life and a Pantone validated 4K touchscreen display. The latter responds to both fingers and the included Active Pen.
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The Asus Zenbook Flip 15 UX563FD is a powerful multimedia convertible and comes in the 15.6-inch form factor. A four-core Core i7-10510U and a dedicated GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q GPU provide the necessary computing power. Both the processor and the dedicated graphics chip are able to consistently run at high speeds. For the CPU, this only applies while on mains.

Apart from the CPU and GPU, the RAM is soldered as well, which makes it impossible to upgrade it. Asus has Zenbook Flip models with 8 or 16 GB of RAM on offer. Here, we would have liked to see a more future-proof 32 GB option.

Asus has wrapped up the technology side of the Flip 15 in a sleek metal chassis, which is fairly rigid. The base unit can barely be twisted and the lid resists twisting entirely. The 4K IPS touchscreen display shines with a good contrast ratio, viewing angles, brightness and - thanks to Pantone validation - great colors. It responds to both fingers and the included digital pen.

Unfortunately, the UX563FD does not offer a Thunderbolt 3 port. Instead, Asus has only equipped the Zenbook Flip with one USB Type-C 3.2 Gen 1 port, which can only be used for connecting peripherals. It does not support the DisplayPort via USB Type-C feature.

More information and various benchmark results can be found in our in-depth review of the Asus Zenbook Flip 15 UX563FD.

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Sascha Mölck
Editor of the original article: Sascha Mölck - Senior Tech Writer - 806 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2012
What started as a side job during my computer science studies later became my main job: For more than 20 years now I have been working as an editor and author in the IT sector. While working in the print sector I also contributed to the creation of various loose-leaf publications and published original written pieces. I have been working for Notebookcheck since 2012.
Marius Schell
Translator: Marius Schell - Tech Writer - 268 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2020
Even in my youth I was already very enthusiastic about technology, and as a result I started building PCs, optimizing them, and writing programs while I was still in school. When dealing with the inevitable hardware and software problems associated with computers, I was always relentless in my search for the necessary solutions. The compact forms of laptops and smartphones introduced further challenges in this regard. In my reviews for Notebookcheck I try to communicate as objectively as possible how well a device copes with these hurdles.
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Sascha Mölck, 2020-03-28 (Update: 2021-03-31)