Asus Zenbook Flip 15 Q538EI review

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The new Asus Zenbook Flip 15 Q538EI is a highly elegant, stylish, and brilliant allrounder machine. For the price bracket that it falls in, we were expecting it to meet our high expectations in all departments of use. Generally, it meets these demands, especially for any windows 10 laptop we have known.

Starting from its brushed metal body, solid build and smooth and sleek design to a 15-inch 4k resolution display complete with an excellent touch-screen feature, everything about this makes for an all-around and excellent user experience.


The new Asus Zenbook Flip 15 Q538EI comes with a brushed US military-grade metal. This material choice is brilliant and sets this laptop apart from other common laptop designs. The build is robust and the design is sleek, which makes it look classy right from the moment we open the box. This combined with its weight makes these laptops look like they could survive some knocks here and there.

The unique feature that these 2-in-1 laptops come in is the 360-degree Ergolift hinge. It is precisely engineered and tested with 20000 cycles of hinge tests. It provides a step-less, smooth action to set the laptop in any position and hold it securely in place. Users can choose many modes to work from- tent, stand, tablet, regular, and anything in between.

This body frame houses a 4k resolution four-sided frameless Nanoedge design, which has a 90% screen-to-body ratio, which is thanks to the ultra-thin 4.5mm bezel that surrounds the screen, which results in a maximum package of the screen into its chassis. It also has a backlit keyboard which allows you to work in any lighting conditions.

Input and output ports

The new Asus Zenbook Flip 15 Q538EI comes with an excellent I/O interface. It has got a plethora of ports. 2 USB-C type thunderbolt ports with a reading speed of up to 40Gbps, 1 USB-A type port with reading speeds of up to 4Gbps, 1 HDMI port, 1 SD card reader, and 1 audio combo jack.

Asus Zenbook Flip 15 Q538EI ports

Notably, there is no ethernet port in it. It was quite possible to accommodate one for the design it has, for this premium range of laptops one would expect such a connection as an option.

Audio and speakers

The design accommodates very good audio features with surround sound capabilities. The Asus golden ear team and the Harman Kardon audio specialist team have collaborated together to give an amazing Harman Kardon front-facing speaker. The speaker port runs on either side with good but not plenty of options to choose from. A special smart amplifier is built-in to provide crisp clear sound with minimum distortion.


The screen in the new Asus Zenbook Flip 15 Q538EI is a joy to use with its 4k OLED nano edge display, the viewing experience it offers is unparalleled. The detailing and life-like image quality combined with the Harman audio make it a very immersive user experience. The colour accuracy is also amazing, it is PANTONE validated. These features come out to enhance the user experience even in normal usages such as using Microsoft Office or browsing the web. To top it up it has a DCI-P3 colour gamut coverage of 100%, which makes it a dream machine for graphic designers and photographers.

Considering eye health, the makers have kept TUV Rhineland certified screen. This screen blocks the harmful blue-light emissions and gives a flicker-free and anti-glare display.

Asus Zenbook Flip 15 Q538EI design

It also comes with optional stylus support. The smooth-as-silk Nanoedge touch screen combined with this stylus having 4096 pressure level support makes this laptop a dream for graphic designers and digital artists. It can also be used for day-to-day uses and note-taking for regular users.

Graphics and performance

The new Asus Zenbook Flip 15 Q538EI comes with a very good performance index. The machine is packed with the best specifications in an ultra-compact design, to ensure high-quality performance. It comes with a 16 GB RAM, more than enough for heavy-duty software to operate. It comes with a Core i7 11th Gen processor and 1 TB SSD with intel Optane H10 memory. So, storage and its durability are no longer an issue.

The cherry on the cake is the gaming-grade graphic card that it offers. The laptop comes with an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti GPU. All of these features in combination make this laptop a perfect match for hardcore gaming, and graphic and video editing.

Work from home support

Due to the Covid 19 pandemic, the work from home culture came into the mainstream, and now it is starting to become a norm. In a work-from-home setup, there are increasing requirements to have a good quality audio-webcam setup for high quality and flawless video-conferencing for remote working. This need is satisfied in the new Asus Zenbook Flip 15 Q538EI. The company have introduced a new Asus AI-noise cancellation technology. This technology uses Artificial Intelligence to track unwanted ambient noise and only allow human noises to pass through. The Clearvoice mic feature filters out ambient noises and normalizes human voice, from all directions. Clearvoice speaker feature filters out any noise apart from human speech, thus allowing an optimum and flawless video-conferencing experience.

Final words on the Asus Zenbook Flip 15 Q538EI

The new Asus Zenbook Flip 15 Q538EI is an all-rounder 2-in-1 laptop. It has a very good build and a sleek and stylish design in it. The hardware specifications complete with a graphic card make this laptop capable of running some heavy-duty software and games. The 4k resolution OLED touch screen display combined with a stylus pen and brilliant colour schemas makes it an ideal choice for graphic designers, digital artists, and video editors.

The multimedia viewing experience is also amazing with the new Harman audio front-facing speakers along with surround sound making for an immersive entertainment experience. It comes with TUV Rhineland certified technology which makes sure of a comfortable experience, especially when using it for an extended period of time. It comes an AI-driven noise cancellation technology for an optimum and flawless video conferencing experience. All around it is a good device for the price and has some unique features which are sure to make your user experience incredible and smooth.

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