• CPU: Intel Core i7-8550U
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (2GB GDDR5)
  • Display: 15.6”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS
  • Storage: 512GB SSD
  • RAM: 8GB DDR4, 2400 MHz
  • Weight: 2.00 kg (4.4 lbs)

Pros

  • Sturdy and high-quality build
  • Portable despite the 15-inch footprint
  • Excellent keyboard and touchpad
  • Great screen
  • No PWM above 30% brightness
  • Long battery life
  • Pretty powerful despite its size

Cons

  • Some units ship with M.2 SATA SSD instead of PCIe NVMe drives
  • Glossy finish and slightly below average maximum brightness make it hard to use outdoors

ASUS ZenBook Flip 15 (UX561UD) - Specs

CPU Performance #21
  • AMD Ryzen 7 3750H 0.5%
  • Intel Core i7-7820HK 0.8%
  • Intel Core i7-8550U
  • Intel Xeon E3-1505M v6 0.5%
  • Intel Core i7-8705G 0.6%
GPU Performance #45
  • AMD Radeon RX 560X (4GB GDDR5) 0.2%
  • NVIDIA Quadro M3000M (4GB GDDR5) 0.2%
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (2GB GDDR5)
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (4GB GDDR5) 0.2%
  • AMD Radeon R7 M460 (2GB DDR3) 0.3%
Display
15.6”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS
panel 1
Innolux N156HCE-EN1 (ASUS ZenBook Flip 15)
Color accuracy 4.7 -> 1.8
HDD/SSD
512GB M.2 SATA SSD
M.2 Slot
1x 2280 PCIe NVMe M.2
RAM
8GB DDR4, 2400 MHz
OS
Windows 10
Battery
52Wh
Body material
Aluminum
Dimensions
364 x 246 x 21.3 mm (14.33" x 9.69" x 0.84")
Weight
2.00 kg (4.4 lbs)
Ports and connectivity
  • 2x USB Type-A 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
  • 1x USB Type-C 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2)
  • HDMI
  • VGA
  • DVI
  • Ethernet LAN
  • Wi-Fi 802.11ac
  • Bluetooth 4.1
  • Audio jack headphone/microphone
Features
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Web camera
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Microphone
  • Speakers
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slot
Keyboard / Dock(Convertible)
Weight
0.00
Ports and connectivity
  • USB
Features

 

 

DISPLAY: 15.6-inch, 1920 x 1080, IPS

Name Innolux N156HCE-EN1 (ASUS ZenBook Flip 15)
Diagonal 15.6"
Pixel density 141.21 ppi
Brightness 286 cd/m2
sRGB 94%
PWM frequency 26000 Hz
Panel Type IPS
Resolution 1920 x 1080
Becomes "Retina" from 24 inches (62 cm)
Contrast 1240:1
dE Color Checker 4.7 1.8
PWM Rating 7.6: (acceptable)
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Health-Guard

The first and most important profile (in our opinion) is the Health-Guard – when being used with our LM Profiles application, Health-Guard eliminates the harmful Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) and reduces the negative Blue Light which affects our eyes and body.

Since it’s custom tailored for every panel, it manages to keep the colors perceptually accurate (they may seem strange at first but after a few minutes our brain will start recognizing them as accurate ones – that’s how Health-Guard differs from alternatives like f.lux).

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Health-Guard Profile

Office Work and Web Design

The second profile type is Office Work and Web Design. Business tasks are various, most often related to a set of office-targeted applications. Sometimes, working outside is necessary. In such cases color accuracy is paramount, but so is image clarity, brightness, contrast etc. A piece of text must be legible, graphics and histograms must be clear. All of this is precisely what this profile is for. If you’re doing office work, web design, or simply value color accuracy when browsing the Internet, this is the profile to use!

It’s important to note that not all displays are suited for Web design – our profiles can not compensate for insufficient sRGB coverage (most TN panels have this problem), so you you might want to check our detailed color tests in the respective product reviews we’ve done if you want to use the machine for professional work.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Design & Gaming Profile

Gaming and Movie Nights

Gaming is among the main driving forces for the fast clip of hardware development. Gamers are well-aware of the fact that a poor image can ruin the entire experience.

The same goes for watching movies. Imagine sitting down for a nice movie after a long day, and barely making out what’s on the screen. The ‘Gaming and movie night’ profile can make a huge difference. We strongly recommend you use it, since it’s gamma curve is specifically tuned to reveal details in the dark sections of the image.

Here’s what this amounts to:

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Design & Gaming Profile

You’ll find more information about the profiles HERE.

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Office Work - screen profile

Office Work

Office Work should be used mostly by users who spend most of the time looking at pieces of text, tables or just surfing. This profile aims to deliver better distinctness and clarity by keeping a flat gamma curve (2.20), native color temperature and perceptually accurate colors.

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Design and Gaming - screen profile

Design and Gaming

This profile is aimed at designers who work with colors professionally, and for games and movies as well. Design and Gaming takes display panels to their limits, making them as accurate as possible in the sRGB IEC61966-2-1 standard for Web and HDTV, at white point D65.

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Health-Guard - screen profile

Health-Guard

THealth-Guard eliminates the harmful Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) and reduces the negative Blue Light which affects our eyes and body. Since it’s custom tailored for every panel, it manages to keep the colors perceptually accurate. Health-Guard simulates paper so the pressure on the eyes is greatly reduced.

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ASUS ZenBook Flip 15 (UX561UD) in-depth review

A 15-inch laptop for multimedia, 360-degree rotatable hinge, has great battery life and it's conditionally suitable for gaming? Well, thanks to Intel's new processors and NVIDIA's undemanding but still powerful discrete GPUs, everything is possible. We once thought Lenovo's Yoga notebooks are a great breakthrough in the industry and we are witnessing another big leap forward. ASUS' ZenBook Flip 15 UX561UD notebook aims to be a universal solution and in the past, this has always been tied [...]

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CPU Performance: Intel Core i7-8550U

Results are from the Cinebench 15 CPU test (the higher the score, the better)
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GPU Performance: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (2GB GDDR5)

Results are for the 3DMark: Fire Strike (Graphics) benchmark (the higher the score, the better)

Some games you can play on this laptop

Rise of the Tomb Raider
quality
average
98 fps
64 fps
44 fps
X
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
GTA V
quality
average
116 fps
58 fps
33 fps
20 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
TC: Wildlands
quality
average
34 fps
30 fps
25 fps
X
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Far Cry 5
quality
average
41 fps
38 fps
35 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
TC: Six Siege
quality
average
94 fps
81 fps
74 fps
58 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
For Honor
quality
average
58 fps
55 fps
44 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
DOTA 2
quality
average
134 fps
112 fps
103 fps
85 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
CS:GO
quality
average
144+ fps
144+ fps
107 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Hearthstone
quality
average
144+ fps
144+ fps
142 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
World of Tanks
quality
average
144+ fps
107 fps
51 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
FIFA 19
quality
average
141 fps
137 fps
108 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Overwatch
quality
average
144+ fps
105 fps
62 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Fortnite
quality
average
144+ fps
141 fps
47 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
PUBG
quality
average
84 fps
69 fps
62 fps
50 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
AC: Odyssey
quality
average
80 fps
52 fps
23 fps
X
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Shadow of the Tomb Raider
quality
average
53 fps
31 fps
28 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)

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