Asus returns with a new version of his Zenbook Flip 15 that it is intended for an audience in search of multimedia . The Asus Zenbook Flip UX561UN-BO015T Flip contains a solid Kaby Lake Refresh i5 Core i5 supported by 8GB of RAM and a 1.1 TB hybrid storage. Its aluminum chassis also hides the graphics support of a GeForce MX150 Pascal , a beautiful full-screen IPS rotary screen with refined borders and a complete package of amenities like the backlit keyboard, the Thunderbolt 3 port, a satisfactory battery life and 4 Harman Kardon loudspeakers. It is displayed at less than 1100 euros .
Features of the Asus Zenbook Flip UX561UN-BO015T
|Slab||15.6 “Full HD IPS Touchscreen Multi-touch Capacitive 10 Point 72% NTSC Opening 360 ° NanoEdge (1920×1080, Glossy)|
|Processor||Intel Core i5-8250U Kaby Lake Refresh (1.6GHz, 4 cores, TDP 15W)|
|RAM installed (max)||8 GB (Welded) DDR4 2400 MHz (16 GB)|
|Storage space||128GB SSD M.2 (SATA 3.0) 1 TB at 5400 rpm|
|Graphic card||NVIDIA Pascal GeForce MX150 2GB GDDR5 dedicated, Intel UHD 620 integrated into the processor and Optimus|
|Audio system||2 speakers Harman Kardon 16W|
|webcam||Yes, Infrared HD with microphone|
|Network||Wi-Fi ac (2×2)|
|Video output (s)||HDMI|
|Fingerprint reader||Yes, with TPM 2.0 security chip|
|Entries exits)||Headphone / Mic Combo|
|USB||2 USB 3.0 1 USB 3.1 Type-C (Gen 2)|
|Operating system||Windows 10 64-bit|
|Drums||Li-Polymer 3 cells 52Whr|
|Autonomy announced||8 hours|
|Dimensions (mm)||364 x 246 x 20|
|Weight||1.9 Kg (with battery)|
|Other||Backlit chiclet keyboard with numeric keypad, multi-touch touchpad; USB to Ethernet adapter provided|
Announced as the most powerful convertible from Asus (for the UX561UD version with GTX 1050), the ZenBook Flip 15 UX561 slips into a 20 mm thick aluminum shell with an optimized weight of 1.9 kg . Asus has taken a particular care in assembling and finishing its ultrabook and has chosen a discreet and sober tone to dress, a dark gray (Quartz Gray) plain. Surfaces prefer a smooth, matte finish, which contrasts with the more screaming design of other Zenbooks. Only the surround of the touchpad has a chrome bevelled edge. In short, it\’s the perfect machine to blend into a professional environment.
Equipped with the exclusive ErgoLift hinge system , the ultrabook opens with one hand and effortlessly up to a 360 degree angle. The screen will thus be able to adopt several positions: opposite for traditional use, flat, tent mode or in the easel function.
Also note the presence of a white keyboard backlight system that will ensure a comfortable typing in dark ambience.
The autonomy should not break records but with about 7 hours expected in Web browsing with active WiFi, it is average.
The screen also plays a decisive role in the aesthetic rendering of the ultrabook and its refined contours (NanoEdge) will amplify the feeling of immersion. It has a full HD resolution (1920 x 1080 px) that provides a healthy display density to modulate the display or view in the best conditions of High Definition content. On the other hand, the IPS panel works to open viewing angles and faithfully reproduce colors while the touch offers a whole new dimension to Windows 10, more fun and interactive.
Opposite, the heart of the ultrabook is full of performance thanks to the Quad Core i5 Kaby Lake Refresh supported by 8 GB of RAM . This duo is perfectly comfortable with office and multimedia tasks, including surfing the Internet, playing videos, working on Office or photo editing (Photoshop, Lightroom). It can also tackle other missions a little more demanding (Adobe Premiere) in reasonable proportions. In addition, multitasking enthusiasts will have all the ease needed to multiply tabs on the web and active applications.
Guarantor of a responsive system, the hybrid storage solution is another strength of this ultrabook. Thanks to the dedicated 128 GB SSD , on which the operating system and most of the programs and games will be based, the system execution becomes particularly smooth and the loading times are considerably shortened. Opposite, the hard drive of 1000 GB will be responsible for housing all of your toy library to never run out of storage space.
This Asus Zenbook UX561UN-BO015T also hides a GeForce MX150 , a dedicated graphics card of last generation positioned on the mid-range. It – significantly exceeds the GTX 950M in terms of performance. In other words, it is meant for occasional players who do not care about details. The game will be limited to titles greedy and / or old in Full HD (1920 x 1080 px) and it will inevitably reduce the definition of the screen (1366 x 768 px) to preserve the fluidity on the last outputs.
Regarding the connection, the record is much better than a Lenovo Yoga 720. An HDMI output and three USB 3.1 ports including a USB Type-C are on the menu, without adapter supplied. Good point however, the latter is compatible Thunderbolt 3 and can overcome the lack of all missing interfaces. An SD card reader responds to the call as well as the latest generation of WiFi AC and Bluetooth 4.1 Dualband modules. Too bad that the fingerprint reader is apparently to absent subscribers.