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ASUS ZenBook 14 UX433FN (Core i7-8565U, MX150, SSD, FHD) Laptop Review

Sascha Mölck, 👁 Sebastian Jentsch (translated by Alex Alderson), 04/06/2019

Outmanoeuvred. ASUS has packed powerful hardware into a sleek and compact case, which is impressive on the face of it. Unfortunately, this feat cannot be done without compromising somewhere, which we tackle in this review. The UX433FN shares many of its features with its siblings that we have already reviewed like its IPS screen, NVMe SSD, dual-channel RAM and backlit keyboard. Sadly, ASUS equips this model with a reflective display too.

The UX433FN is the third of ASUS’ current ZenBook 14 generation to have entered our offices. While they all share Whiskey Lake processors, the UX433FN has a dedicated GPU, unlike the other two models that we have tested. ASUS has equipped the device with an NVIDIA GeForce MX150, which is an entry-level GPU that OEMs have been using in their compact laptops for the last couple of years. The GPU has 2 GB of VRAM, which is complemented by 16 GB of DDR4-2400 dual-channel RAM.

We have chosen to compare the UX433FN against other thin and light laptops. Our comparison devices include the Acer Swift 3 SF314-52G, Honor Magicbook, HP Envy 13, Huawei MateBook 13 and the Lenovo IdeaPad 720S-13ARR. All but the Lenovo are equipped with GeForce MX150 GPUs, for reference. By contrast, the Lenovo relies on the integrated AMD Radeon RX Vega 10 for graphics.

The UX433FN and its siblings are identical except for their CPUs and GPUs. Hence, we shall not cover the case, connectivity or the input devices in this review. We shall not cover the display or the speakers in depth either. Please see our ZenBook 14 UX433F review instead for our thoughts on these areas.

Asus Zenbook 14 UX433FN-A6023T (ZenBook 14 Series)
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce MX150 - 2048 MB, Core: 937-1038 MHz, Memory: 1253 MHz, GDDR5, 64-bit, Nvidia 419.67, Optimus
Memory
16384 MB 
, dual-channel soldered DDR4-2400, no SO-DIMM slots
Display
14 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 157 PPI, AU Optronics B140HAN03.2, IPS, glossy: yes
Mainboard
Intel Cannon Lake-U PCH-LP Premium
Storage
Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8, 512 GB 
, M.2 2280, NVMe, 437 GB free
Soundcard
Realtek ALC294 @ Intel Cannon Point PCH - cAVS (Audio, Voice, Speech)
Connections
1 USB 2.0, 2 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 HDMI, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm combined headphone and microphone jack, Card Reader: MicroSD, TPM 2.0
Networking
Intel Wireless-AC 9560 (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 15.9 x 319 x 199 ( = 0.63 x 12.56 x 7.83 in)
Battery
50 Wh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: HD
Primary Camera: 0.9 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, McAfee LiveSafe (trial version), 24 Months Warranty
Weight
1.19 kg ( = 41.98 oz / 2.62 pounds), Power Supply: 147 g ( = 5.19 oz / 0.32 pounds)
Price
1400 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Size Comparison

338 mm / 13.3 inch 234 mm / 9.21 inch 17.95 mm / 0.707 inch 1.6 kg3.53 lbs323.4 mm / 12.7 inch 226 mm / 8.9 inch 16.4 mm / 0.646 inch 1.5 kg3.26 lbs323 mm / 12.7 inch 221 mm / 8.7 inch 16 mm / 0.63 inch 1.4 kg3.18 lbs319 mm / 12.6 inch 199 mm / 7.83 inch 15.9 mm / 0.626 inch 1.2 kg2.62 lbs307 mm / 12.1 inch 212 mm / 8.35 inch 14.9 mm / 0.587 inch 1.2 kg2.67 lbs305.9 mm / 12 inch 213.82 mm / 8.42 inch 13.6 mm / 0.535 inch 1.1 kg2.51 lbs286 mm / 11.3 inch 211.1 mm / 8.31 inch 15 mm / 0.591 inch 1.3 kg2.87 lbs
SDCardreader Transfer Speed
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
HP Envy 13-ah0003ng
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 microSDXC 64GB)
78.3 MB/s ∼100% +166%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (8 - 186, n=120)
62.4 MB/s ∼80% +112%
HP Pavilion 14-ce0002ng
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
39.6 MB/s ∼51% +35%
Asus Zenbook 14 UX433FA-A6018T
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 microSDXC 64GB)
36 MB/s ∼46% +22%
Asus ZenBook 14 UX433FA
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 microSDXC)
31.2 MB/s ∼40% +6%
Asus Zenbook 14 UX433FN-A6023T
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 microSDXC 64GB)
29.4 MB/s ∼38%
Lenovo IdeaPad 530s-14IKB
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
26.8 MB/s ∼34% -9%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-52G-89SL
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
22.8 MB/s ∼29% -22%
MSI Prestige PS42 8RB-059
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
21.33 MB/s ∼27% -27%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
HP Envy 13-ah0003ng
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 microSDXC 64GB)
86 MB/s ∼100% +144%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (17.7 - 251, n=123)
79 MB/s ∼92% +124%
HP Pavilion 14-ce0002ng
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
36.7 MB/s ∼43% +4%
Asus ZenBook 14 UX433FA
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 microSDXC)
36.1 MB/s ∼42% +2%
Asus Zenbook 14 UX433FN-A6023T
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 microSDXC 64GB)
35.3 MB/s ∼41%
Lenovo IdeaPad 530s-14IKB
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
27.2 MB/s ∼32% -23%
Asus Zenbook 14 UX433FA-A6018T
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 microSDXC 64GB)
25.8 MB/s ∼30% -27%
MSI Prestige PS42 8RB-059
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
25.34 MB/s ∼29% -28%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-52G-89SL
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
24.9 MB/s ∼29% -29%
Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Asus Zenbook 14 UX433FA-A6018T
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
666 (min: 585, max: 685) MBit/s ∼100% +49%
Asus ZenBook 14 UX433FA
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
641 MBit/s ∼96% +43%
Honor Magicbook
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265
540 (min: 268, max: 550) MBit/s ∼81% +21%
Honor Magicbook
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265
534 (min: 263, max: 542) MBit/s ∼80% +19%
HP Envy 13-ah0003ng
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265
510 MBit/s ∼77% +14%
Asus Zenbook 14 UX433FN-A6023T
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
448 (min: 248, max: 548) MBit/s ∼67%
MSI Prestige PS42 8RB-059
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3168
336 MBit/s ∼50% -25%
Lenovo IdeaPad 530s-14IKB
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165
302 MBit/s ∼45% -33%
HP Pavilion 14-ce0002ng
RealTek Semiconductor, Device ID: C821
281 MBit/s ∼42% -37%
Lenovo Ideapad 720S-13ARR
Realtek 8821CE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC
279 MBit/s ∼42% -38%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-52G-89SL
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265
243 MBit/s ∼36% -46%
Lenovo Ideapad 720S-13ARR
Realtek 8821AE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC
41 MBit/s ∼6% -91%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Acer Swift 3 SF314-52G-89SL
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265
670 MBit/s ∼100% +2%
Asus Zenbook 14 UX433FN-A6023T
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
659 (min: 585, max: 715) MBit/s ∼98%
Honor Magicbook
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265
642 (min: 613, max: 660) MBit/s ∼96% -3%
Asus Zenbook 14 UX433FA-A6018T
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
631 (min: 503, max: 648) MBit/s ∼94% -4%
Honor Magicbook
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265
628 (min: 281, max: 654) MBit/s ∼94% -5%
HP Envy 13-ah0003ng
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265
611 MBit/s ∼91% -7%
Asus ZenBook 14 UX433FA
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
563 MBit/s ∼84% -15%
Lenovo Ideapad 720S-13ARR
Realtek 8821CE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC
325 MBit/s ∼49% -51%
MSI Prestige PS42 8RB-059
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3168
311 MBit/s ∼46% -53%
Lenovo IdeaPad 530s-14IKB
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165
289 MBit/s ∼43% -56%
HP Pavilion 14-ce0002ng
RealTek Semiconductor, Device ID: C821
287 MBit/s ∼43% -56%
Lenovo Ideapad 720S-13ARR
Realtek 8821AE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC
89 MBit/s ∼13% -86%
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Asus Zenbook 14 UX433FN-A6023T Intel Core i7-8565U, NVIDIA GeForce MX150; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø448 (248-548)
Honor Magicbook AMD Ryzen 5 2500U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø534 (527-542)
Honor Magicbook Intel Core i5-8250U, NVIDIA GeForce MX150; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø539 (527-550)
Asus Zenbook 14 UX433FA-A6018T Intel Core i5-8265U, Intel UHD Graphics 620; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø665 (585-685)
Asus Zenbook 14 UX433FN-A6023T Intel Core i7-8565U, NVIDIA GeForce MX150; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø659 (585-715)
Honor Magicbook AMD Ryzen 5 2500U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø642 (613-660)
Honor Magicbook Intel Core i5-8250U, NVIDIA GeForce MX150; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø630 (602-654)
Asus Zenbook 14 UX433FA-A6018T Intel Core i5-8265U, Intel UHD Graphics 620; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø631 (503-648)

Display

Sub-pixel array
Sub-pixel array

The UX433FN has a glossy 14-inch IPS display that runs natively at 1,920 x 1,080 like its siblings. Our review achieved an average maximum brightness of 285.1 cd/m², which is on par with its siblings. The UX433F has a slightly brighter display than the UX433FN, but that does not necessarily mean that ASUS has equipped the devices with different panels. Every panel is unique, and there are variances even in the same batch, so it is unsurprising that the three UX433 we have tested have slightly different display characteristics.

Our review unit also achieved a 1,435:1 contrast ratio and a 0.23 cd/m² black value, which are as good as the values that our comparison devices also produced in the same tests. In short, colors should look vibrant, and blacks will look rich, but we would prefer ASUS to have equipped its UX433 series with a brighter panel that consistently exceeds 300 cd/m² in our tests.

The UX433FN also has stable viewing angles thanks to its IPS panel. We noticed no brightness, color or image distortions even at acute viewing angles. Likewise, you should have no issues with using the device outside too, although it may be overwhelmed by reflections in bright sunshine. Hence, we would recommend finding some shade where possible if you must use the UX433FN or its sibling outside on a sunny day.

278
cd/m²
295
cd/m²
280
cd/m²
293
cd/m²
330
cd/m²
289
cd/m²
267
cd/m²
276
cd/m²
258
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
AU Optronics B140HAN03.2
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 330 cd/m² Average: 285.1 cd/m² Minimum: 18.6 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 78 %
Center on Battery: 331 cd/m²
Contrast: 1435:1 (Black: 0.23 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 5.77 | 0.6-29.43 Ø6, calibrated: 3.18
ΔE Greyscale 7.61 | 0.64-98 Ø6.2
88% sRGB (Argyll 3D) 57% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 3D)
Gamma: 2.46
Asus Zenbook 14 UX433FN-A6023T
IPS, 1920x1080, 14
Asus Zenbook 14 UX433FA-A6018T
IPS, 1920x1080, 14
Asus ZenBook 14 UX433FA
IPS, 1920x1080, 14
Honor Magicbook
IPS LED, 1920x1080, 14
Lenovo IdeaPad 530s-14IKB
IPS, 2560x1440, 14
Acer Swift 3 SF314-52G-89SL
IPS, 1920x1080, 14
Huawei MateBook 13 i7
IPS, 2160x1440, 13
HP Envy 13-ah0003ng
IPS, 1920x1080, 13.3
Lenovo Ideapad 720S-13ARR
IPS, 1920x1080, 13.3
MSI Prestige PS42 8RB-059
IPS, 1920x1080, 14
HP Pavilion 14-ce0002ng
IPS, 1920x1080, 14
Response Times
8%
17%
-4%
-17%
13%
-1%
27%
17%
21%
5%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
44 (24, 20)
42 (21, 21)
5%
39.6 (21.2, 18.4)
10%
44.4 (23.2, 21.2)
-1%
58.4 (29.2, 29.2)
-33%
41 (19, 22)
7%
43.2 (22, 21.2)
2%
31 (15, 16)
30%
36 (18, 18)
18%
34.4 (18, 16.4)
22%
40 (21, 19)
9%
Response Time Black / White *
31 (18, 13)
28 (16, 12)
10%
24 (14.4, 9.6)
23%
32.8 (18, 14.8)
-6%
31.2 (14.8, 16.4)
-1%
25 (15, 10)
19%
32 (18, 14)
-3%
24 (14, 10)
23%
26 (14, 12)
16%
24.8 (14.8, 10)
20%
31 (18, 13)
-0%
PWM Frequency
200 (100)
1000 (90)
128000 (90)
25000 (22)
200 (90)
Screen
3%
-5%
-11%
6%
-15%
15%
24%
5%
22%
-12%
Brightness middle
330
321
-3%
332.8
1%
287
-13%
311
-6%
233
-29%
366.6
11%
289
-12%
299
-9%
285.4
-14%
239
-28%
Brightness
285
282
-1%
310
9%
273
-4%
293
3%
217
-24%
360
26%
310
9%
306
7%
269
-6%
223
-22%
Brightness Distribution
78
77
-1%
87
12%
86
10%
85
9%
88
13%
93
19%
85
9%
90
15%
86
10%
88
13%
Black Level *
0.23
0.2
13%
0.29
-26%
0.21
9%
0.2
13%
0.27
-17%
0.39
-70%
0.23
-0%
0.27
-17%
0.31
-35%
0.27
-17%
Contrast
1435
1605
12%
1148
-20%
1367
-5%
1555
8%
863
-40%
940
-34%
1257
-12%
1107
-23%
921
-36%
885
-38%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
5.77
6.35
-10%
5.14
11%
5
13%
6
-4%
5.85
-1%
2.76
52%
1.64
72%
4.46
23%
1
83%
5.3
8%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
10.46
12.2
-17%
11.88
-14%
20.1
-92%
11.6
-11%
11.51
-10%
6.19
41%
3.31
68%
10.51
-0%
3.65
65%
10.03
4%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 calibrated *
3.18
1.88
41%
3.61
-14%
4.5
-42%
1.6
50%
1.53
52%
0.99
69%
0.98
69%
3.64
-14%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
7.61
8.35
-10%
8.8
-16%
2.7
65%
8.7
-14%
4.87
36%
4.2
45%
1.71
78%
2.41
68%
1.4
82%
5.85
23%
Gamma
2.46 89%
2.51 88%
2.33 94%
2.18 101%
2.19 100%
2.47 89%
2.22 99%
2.32 95%
2.29 96%
2.25 98%
2.45 90%
CCT
7485 87%
8227 79%
8227 79%
6653 98%
8426 77%
6908 94%
6271 104%
6291 103%
6757 96%
6699 97%
7169 91%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
57
59
4%
58.1
2%
40.59
-29%
60.9
7%
34
-40%
63.2
11%
52
-9%
55
-4%
63.82
12%
38
-33%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
88
91
3%
89.2
1%
62.66
-29%
96
9%
54
-39%
97.6
11%
82
-7%
83
-6%
98.91
12%
59
-33%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
6% / 4%
6% / -2%
-8% / -10%
-6% / 2%
-1% / -10%
7% / 13%
26% / 24%
11% / 7%
22% / 22%
-4% / -10%

* ... smaller is better

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
31 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 18 ms rise
↘ 13 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. » 79 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (24.9 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
44 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 24 ms rise
↘ 20 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.9 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 65 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (39.6 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 9266 (minimum: 43 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

CalMAN: ColorChecker
CalMAN: ColorChecker
CalMAN: Grayscale
CalMAN: Grayscale
CalMAN: Color Saturation
CalMAN: Color Saturation
CalMAN: ColorChecker (calibrated)
CalMAN: ColorChecker (calibrated)
CalMAN: Grayscale (calibrated)
CalMAN: Grayscale (calibrated)
CalMAN: Color Saturation (calibrated)
CalMAN: Color Saturation (calibrated)

Performance

The UX433FN can handle all office and Internet-based applications. Its dedicated GPU is also powerful enough for some light gaming, which we will cover in more detail in our Graphics Card and Gaming Performance sections. Our review unit currently retails for about €1,400 (~ US$1,570), but prices start at closer to €1,100 (~ US$1,234) for the base model. The UX433FA and its variations thereof, like the UX433FA-A6018T, do not have dedicated GPUs like the UX433FN does.

Processor

ASUS equips the UX433FN with a Core i7-8565U processor, which is from Intel’s Whiskey Lake generation. The quad-core CPU has a 1.8 GHz base clock speed, but it can use Intel Turbo Boost technology to reach 4.1 GHz on all cores when required. The processor can turbo up to 4.5 GHz on two cores and 4.6 GHz on a single core too.

We subjected our review unit to a Cinebench R15 Multi 64-Bit benchmark to assess how it managed its CPU under sustained load. The Core i7-8565U initially operated at between 2.8 and 3.1 GHz before downclocking to between 2.5 and 2.7 GHz. By contrast, the CPU fluctuated between 2.5 and 4.6 GHz in the corresponding single core benchmark. Moreover, the system downclocked the chip when running on battery power to between 1.9 and 2.3 GHz in CB R15 Multi, while it maintained between 1.5 and 1.9 GHz in CB R15 Single.

In short, this clock speed behaviour resulted in disappointing benchmark scores as we have detailed in the graphs and tables below. The UX433FN somehow performed worse in Cinebench benchmarks than its siblings even though they are powered by Core i5-8265U and Core i7-8565U processors.

Consulting the Intel Extreme Tuning Utility revealed the reason for this unusual behavior. ASUS has set the thermal design power (TDP) of our review unit to 8 W and allows it to temporarily boost to 15 W. The Core i7-8565U has a 15 W TDP by design, as does the Core i5-8265U, which is the case with both the other UX433 laptops that we have tested. Moreover, these two models can temporarily boost their CPU to 25 W, which yields significantly better performance than our review unit can manage.

Intel XTU
Intel XTU
HWiNFO
HWiNFO
CPU-Z
CPU-Z

We also subjected the UX433FN to a looped CB R15 Multi benchmark to chart how its scores changed under sustained load. As expected, our review unit performs comparatively poorly and significantly worse than its siblings. Worse still, CB R15 scores plummet from an initial high of 580 points to 448 points by the fourth benchmark pass through, which puts the UX433FN on par with the HP Envy 13 and lower than all but the two IdeaPad 720S-13ARR models of our comparison devices. Scores settle at around 450 points by the end of the benchmark loop, so we suspect that the CPU exhausted its Turbo TDP by the end of the third benchmark pass through.

In short, the UX433FN has a baffling TDP limitation, which is compounded by its short boost TDP. We do not understand why ASUS has done this.

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Asus Zenbook 14 UX433FN-A6023T Intel Core i7-8565U, Intel Core i7-8565U: Ø456 (442.93-580.91)
Honor Magicbook AMD Ryzen 5 2500U, AMD Ryzen 5 2500U: Ø521 (514.07-569.37)
Honor Magicbook Intel Core i5-8250U, Intel Core i5-8250U: Ø552 (547.12-598.25)
Lenovo IdeaPad 530s-14IKB Intel Core i7-8550U, Intel Core i7-8550U: Ø481 (476.32-517.64)
Acer Swift 3 SF314-52G-89SL Intel Core i7-8550U, Intel Core i7-8550U: Ø519 (514.26-550.65)
Huawei MateBook 13 i7 Intel Core i7-8565U, Intel Core i7-8565U: Ø581 (538.98-696.8)
HP Envy 13-ah0003ng Intel Core i7-8550U, Intel Core i7-8550U: Ø445 (425.56-530.84)
Lenovo Ideapad 720S-13ARR AMD Ryzen 7 2700U, AMD Ryzen 7 2700U: Ø367 (350.28-545.62)
Lenovo Ideapad 720S-13ARR AMD Ryzen 5 2500U, AMD Ryzen 5 2500U: Ø361 (354.65-551.62)
MSI Prestige PS42 8RB-059 Intel Core i7-8550U, Intel Core i7-8550U: Ø499 (478.26-503.96)
HP Pavilion 14-ce0002ng Intel Core i7-8550U, Intel Core i7-8550U: Ø512 (505.84-527.4)
Asus Zenbook 14 UX433FA-A6018T Intel Core i5-8265U, Intel Core i5-8265U: Ø504 (494.08-654.12)
Asus Zenbook 14 UX433FA-A6018T Intel Core i5-8265U, Intel Core i5-8265U; BIOS 204: Ø571 (557.17-647.21)
Asus ZenBook 14 UX433FA Intel Core i7-8565U, Intel Core i7-8565U: Ø591 (579.19-624.27)
CPU clock speeds during a loop of CB15 R15 Multi 64-Bit
CPU clock speeds during a loop of CB15 R15 Multi 64-Bit
Cinebench R10 Rendering Single 32Bit
6214
Cinebench R10 Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
16063
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit
3784
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
153 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
581 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
85.45 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
99.6 %
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Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
Huawei MateBook 13 i7
Intel Core i7-8565U
175 Points ∼80% +14%
Average Intel Core i7-8565U
  (73.1 - 193, n=48)
170 Points ∼78% +11%
Asus ZenBook 14 UX433FA
Intel Core i7-8565U
169 Points ∼78% +10%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-52G-89SL
Intel Core i7-8550U
167 Points ∼77% +9%
HP Pavilion 14-ce0002ng
Intel Core i7-8550U
166 Points ∼76% +8%
MSI Prestige PS42 8RB-059
Intel Core i7-8550U
162 Points ∼74% +6%
Lenovo IdeaPad 530s-14IKB
Intel Core i7-8550U
161 Points ∼74% +5%
HP Envy 13-ah0003ng
Intel Core i7-8550U
160 Points ∼73% +5%
Asus Zenbook 14 UX433FN-A6023T
Intel Core i7-8565U
153 Points ∼70%
Asus Zenbook 14 UX433FA-A6018T
Intel Core i5-8265U
149 Points ∼68% -3%
Honor Magicbook
Intel Core i5-8250U
145 Points ∼67% -5%
Honor Magicbook
AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
138 Points ∼63% -10%
Lenovo Ideapad 720S-13ARR
AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
135 Points ∼62% -12%
Lenovo Ideapad 720S-13ARR
AMD Ryzen 7 2700U
135 Points ∼62% -12%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (20 - 185, n=280)
117 Points ∼54% -24%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Asus Zenbook 14 UX433FA-A6018T
Intel Core i5-8265U
654 Points ∼15% +13%
Asus Zenbook 14 UX433FA-A6018T
Intel Core i5-8265U (BIOS 204)
647 Points ∼15% +11%
Huawei MateBook 13 i7
Intel Core i7-8565U
650 Points ∼15% +12%
Asus ZenBook 14 UX433FA
Intel Core i7-8565U
622 Points ∼14% +7%
Honor Magicbook
Intel Core i5-8250U
590 Points ∼13% +2%
Average Intel Core i7-8565U
  (361 - 815, n=49)
586 Points ∼13% +1%
Asus Zenbook 14 UX433FN-A6023T
Intel Core i7-8565U
581 Points ∼13%
Honor Magicbook
AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
576 Points ∼13% -1%
Lenovo Ideapad 720S-13ARR
AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
556 Points ∼13% -4%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-52G-89SL
Intel Core i7-8550U
550 Points ∼13% -5%
Lenovo Ideapad 720S-13ARR
AMD Ryzen 7 2700U
546 Points ∼12% -6%
HP Envy 13-ah0003ng
Intel Core i7-8550U
531 Points ∼12% -9%
HP Pavilion 14-ce0002ng
Intel Core i7-8550U
527.4 (min: 505.84, max: 527.4) Points ∼12% -9%
Lenovo IdeaPad 530s-14IKB
Intel Core i7-8550U
518 Points ∼12% -11%
MSI Prestige PS42 8RB-059
Intel Core i7-8550U
502 Points ∼11% -14%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (32 - 1051, n=290)
345 Points ∼8% -41%
Cinebench R10
Rendering Single 32Bit
Asus ZenBook 14 UX433FA
Intel Core i7-8565U
6760 Points ∼62% +9%
Average Intel Core i7-8565U
  (2682 - 8906, n=16)
6571 Points ∼61% +6%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-52G-89SL
Intel Core i7-8550U
6400 Points ∼59% +3%
HP Envy 13-ah0003ng
Intel Core i7-8550U
6221 Points ∼57% 0%
Lenovo IdeaPad 530s-14IKB
Intel Core i7-8550U
6219 Points ∼57% 0%
Asus Zenbook 14 UX433FN-A6023T
Intel Core i7-8565U
6214 Points ∼57%
Asus Zenbook 14 UX433FA-A6018T
Intel Core i5-8265U
5841 Points ∼54% -6%
Lenovo Ideapad 720S-13ARR
AMD Ryzen 7 2700U
4379 Points ∼40% -30%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (322 - 7345, n=466)
3176 Points ∼29% -49%
Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
Asus Zenbook 14 UX433FA-A6018T
Intel Core i5-8265U
20179 Points ∼31% +26%
Asus ZenBook 14 UX433FA
Intel Core i7-8565U
19689 Points ∼30% +23%
Average Intel Core i7-8565U
  (3806 - 23118, n=16)
16983 Points ∼26% +6%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-52G-89SL
Intel Core i7-8550U
16804 Points ∼26% +5%
Lenovo IdeaPad 530s-14IKB
Intel Core i7-8550U
16794 Points ∼26% +5%
Asus Zenbook 14 UX433FN-A6023T
Intel Core i7-8565U
16063 Points ∼25%
HP Envy 13-ah0003ng
Intel Core i7-8550U
15505 Points ∼24% -3%
Lenovo Ideapad 720S-13ARR
AMD Ryzen 7 2700U
9812 Points ∼15% -39%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (661 - 31463, n=448)
7193 Points ∼11% -55%
Cinebench R20
CPU (Single Core)
Average Intel Core i7-8565U
  (176 - 472, n=17)
394 Points ∼77% +8%
Asus Zenbook 14 UX433FN-A6023T
Intel Core i7-8565U
365 Points ∼71%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (107 - 460, n=18)
334 Points ∼65% -8%
CPU (Multi Core)
Average Intel Core i7-8565U
  (880 - 1645, n=17)
1221 Points ∼18% +4%
Asus Zenbook 14 UX433FN-A6023T
Intel Core i7-8565U
1176 Points ∼17%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (151 - 2410, n=18)
1115 Points ∼16% -5%
Geekbench 3
32 Bit Multi-Core Score
Acer Swift 3 SF314-52G-89SL
Intel Core i7-8550U
13525 Points ∼17% +11%
Asus Zenbook 14 UX433FA-A6018T
Intel Core i5-8265U
13116 Points ∼16% +7%
Asus Zenbook 14 UX433FN-A6023T
Intel Core i7-8565U
12238 Points ∼15%
Average Intel Core i7-8565U
  (10521 - 13703, n=12)
12071 Points ∼15% -1%
HP Envy 13-ah0003ng
Intel Core i7-8550U
11795 Points ∼15% -4%
Lenovo Ideapad 720S-13ARR
AMD Ryzen 7 2700U
10423 Points ∼13% -15%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (1018 - 14015, n=79)
6315 Points ∼8% -48%
32 Bit Single-Core Score
Average Intel Core i7-8565U
  (3340 - 4820, n=12)
3882 Points ∼80% +3%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-52G-89SL
Intel Core i7-8550U
3779 Points ∼78% +1%
Asus Zenbook 14 UX433FN-A6023T
Intel Core i7-8565U
3753 Points ∼77%
Asus Zenbook 14 UX433FA-A6018T
Intel Core i5-8265U
3608 Points ∼74% -4%
HP Envy 13-ah0003ng
Intel Core i7-8550U
3520 Points ∼72% -6%
Lenovo Ideapad 720S-13ARR
AMD Ryzen 7 2700U
3136 Points ∼64% -16%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (592 - 4051, n=79)
2604 Points ∼53% -31%
Geekbench 4.4
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
HP Envy 13-ah0003ng
Intel Core i7-8550U
15166 Points ∼26% +10%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-52G-89SL
Intel Core i7-8550U
15117 Points ∼26% +10%
Average Intel Core i7-8565U
  (8142 - 16968, n=29)
14262 Points ∼25% +3%
Asus Zenbook 14 UX433FA-A6018T
Intel Core i5-8265U
13870 Points ∼24% +1%
Asus Zenbook 14 UX433FN-A6023T
Intel Core i7-8565U
13780 Points ∼24%
Asus ZenBook 14 UX433FA
Intel Core i7-8565U
12832 Points ∼22% -7%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (2593 - 17643, n=34)
10449 Points ∼18% -24%
Lenovo Ideapad 720S-13ARR
AMD Ryzen 7 2700U
8582 Points ∼15% -38%
64 Bit Single-Core Score
Asus ZenBook 14 UX433FA
Intel Core i7-8565U
5210 Points ∼82% +8%
Average Intel Core i7-8565U
  (2357 - 5547, n=29)
5053 Points ∼80% +5%
HP Envy 13-ah0003ng
Intel Core i7-8550U
4842 Points ∼76% 0%
Asus Zenbook 14 UX433FN-A6023T
Intel Core i7-8565U
4818 Points ∼76%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-52G-89SL
Intel Core i7-8550U
4813 Points ∼76% 0%
Asus Zenbook 14 UX433FA-A6018T
Intel Core i5-8265U
4437 Points ∼70% -8%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (1529 - 5280, n=34)
3910 Points ∼62% -19%
Lenovo Ideapad 720S-13ARR
AMD Ryzen 7 2700U
3357 Points ∼53% -30%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Average of class Subnotebook
  (740 - 30250, n=162)
1949 ms * ∼3% -70%
MSI Prestige PS42 8RB-059
Intel Core i7-8550U (Edge 41.16299.371.0)
1406.4 ms * ∼2% -23%
Huawei MateBook 13 i7
Intel Core i7-8565U (Edge 42.17134.1.0)
1271 ms * ∼2% -11%
Asus Zenbook 14 UX433FA-A6018T
Intel Core i5-8265U (Edge 44)
1223.5 ms * ∼2% -7%
Asus Zenbook 14 UX433FN-A6023T
Intel Core i7-8565U (Edge 44)
1143.3 ms * ∼2%
HP Pavilion 14-ce0002ng
Intel Core i7-8550U
1138.7 ms * ∼2% -0%
Lenovo Ideapad 720S-13ARR
AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
1137.6 ms * ∼2% -0%
Lenovo IdeaPad 530s-14IKB
Intel Core i7-8550U (Edge 42.17134.1.0)
1134.1 ms * ∼2% +1%
HP Envy 13-ah0003ng
Intel Core i7-8550U (Edge 42)
1121 ms * ∼2% +2%
Average Intel Core i7-8565U
  (730 - 2622, n=40)
1100 ms * ∼2% +4%
Asus ZenBook 14 UX433FA
Intel Core i7-8565U (Edge 42.17134.1.0)
1025.7 ms * ∼2% +10%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Asus ZenBook 14 UX433FA
Intel Core i7-8565U (Edge 42.17134.1.0)
35538 Points ∼68% +9%
Average Intel Core i7-8565U
  (13935 - 49795, n=40)
34671 Points ∼66% +7%
HP Envy 13-ah0003ng
Intel Core i7-8550U (Edge 42)
33496 Points ∼64% +3%
Asus Zenbook 14 UX433FN-A6023T
Intel Core i7-8565U (Edge 44)
32468 Points ∼62%
Lenovo IdeaPad 530s-14IKB
Intel Core i7-8550U (Edge 42.17134.1.0)
32233 Points ∼62% -1%
Asus Zenbook 14 UX433FA-A6018T
Intel Core i5-8265U (Edge 44)
31272 Points ∼60% -4%
Huawei MateBook 13 i7
Intel Core i7-8565U (Edge 42.17134.1.0)
27884 Points ∼53% -14%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (3963 - 44259, n=154)
25664 Points ∼49% -21%
Lenovo Ideapad 720S-13ARR
AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
25255 Points ∼48% -22%
MSI Prestige PS42 8RB-059
Intel Core i7-8550U (Edge 41.16299.371.0)
20864 Points ∼40% -36%
Speedometer 2.0 - Result
Average Intel Core i7-8565U
  (55.5 - 62.5, n=4)
59.2 runs/min ∼38% +7%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (26 - 110, n=5)
56.9 runs/min ∼36% +3%
Asus Zenbook 14 UX433FN-A6023T
Intel Core i7-8565U (Edge 44)
55.5 runs/min ∼35%
Asus Zenbook 14 UX433FA-A6018T
Intel Core i5-8265U (Edge 44)
53.5 runs/min ∼34% -4%

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System Performance

The combination of an NVMe SSD, a crippled Core i7 processor and dual-channel RAM still provides solid system performance though. We did not encounter any problems during our tests, and our review unit has more than enough processing power for all office and Internet-based applications that we threw at it. Its dedicated GPU also helps it to achieve comparably good PCMark benchmark results despite its hamstrung CPU performance.

PCMark 10
PCMark 10
PCMark 7 Score
5840 points
PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
3691 points
PCMark 8 Creative Score Accelerated v2
4805 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
4952 points
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PCMark 10
Digital Content Creation
Huawei MateBook 13 i7
GeForce MX150, 8565U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
3645 Points ∼30% +14%
Average Intel Core i7-8565U, NVIDIA GeForce MX150
  (3194 - 3722, n=6)
3508 Points ∼29% +10%
MSI Prestige PS42 8RB-059
GeForce MX150, 8550U, Toshiba KSG60ZMV512G
3503 Points ∼29% +10%
Asus Zenbook 14 UX433FN-A6023T
GeForce MX150, 8565U, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
3194 Points ∼27%
HP Envy 13-ah0003ng
GeForce MX150, 8550U, SK Hynix BC501 HFM512GDJTNG
3071 Points ∼26% -4%
Honor Magicbook
Vega 8, 2500U, Samsung SSD PM871b MZNLN256HAJQ
3032 Points ∼25% -5%
Lenovo IdeaPad 530s-14IKB
GeForce MX150, 8550U, SK Hynix PC401 512GB M.2 (HFS512GD9TNG)
3008 Points ∼25% -6%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-52G-89SL
GeForce MX150, 8550U, Intel SSD 600p SSDPEKKW512G7
2972 Points ∼25% -7%
Asus Zenbook 14 UX433FA-A6018T
UHD Graphics 620, 8265U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-256G
2902 Points ∼24% -9%
Asus ZenBook 14 UX433FA
UHD Graphics 620, 8565U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
2781 Points ∼23% -13%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (534 - 4338, n=95)
2504 Points ∼21% -22%
Lenovo Ideapad 720S-13ARR
Vega 10, 2700U, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
2410 Points ∼20% -25%
Productivity
Huawei MateBook 13 i7
GeForce MX150, 8565U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
7281 Points ∼75% +20%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-52G-89SL
GeForce MX150, 8550U, Intel SSD 600p SSDPEKKW512G7
6587 Points ∼68% +8%
Average Intel Core i7-8565U, NVIDIA GeForce MX150
  (5994 - 7281, n=6)
6467 Points ∼67% +7%
Asus ZenBook 14 UX433FA
UHD Graphics 620, 8565U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
6400 Points ∼66% +5%
HP Envy 13-ah0003ng
GeForce MX150, 8550U, SK Hynix BC501 HFM512GDJTNG
6378 Points ∼66% +5%
Asus Zenbook 14 UX433FN-A6023T
GeForce MX150, 8565U, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
6072 Points ∼63%
Asus Zenbook 14 UX433FA-A6018T
UHD Graphics 620, 8265U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-256G
5939 Points ∼61% -2%
MSI Prestige PS42 8RB-059
GeForce MX150, 8550U, Toshiba KSG60ZMV512G
5811 Points ∼60% -4%
Lenovo IdeaPad 530s-14IKB
GeForce MX150, 8550U, SK Hynix PC401 512GB M.2 (HFS512GD9TNG)
5293 Points ∼55% -13%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (1014 - 7281, n=95)
5268 Points ∼54% -13%
Lenovo Ideapad 720S-13ARR
Vega 10, 2700U, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
3605 Points ∼37% -41%
Honor Magicbook
Vega 8, 2500U, Samsung SSD PM871b MZNLN256HAJQ
3470 Points ∼36% -43%
Essentials
Huawei MateBook 13 i7
GeForce MX150, 8565U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
8382 Points ∼76% +18%
Asus ZenBook 14 UX433FA
UHD Graphics 620, 8565U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
7952 Points ∼72% +12%
Average Intel Core i7-8565U, NVIDIA GeForce MX150
  (6763 - 8382, n=6)
7798 Points ∼71% +10%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-52G-89SL
GeForce MX150, 8550U, Intel SSD 600p SSDPEKKW512G7
7637 Points ∼69% +7%
Asus Zenbook 14 UX433FA-A6018T
UHD Graphics 620, 8265U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-256G
7618 Points ∼69% +7%
HP Envy 13-ah0003ng
GeForce MX150, 8550U, SK Hynix BC501 HFM512GDJTNG
7614 Points ∼69% +7%
Asus Zenbook 14 UX433FN-A6023T
GeForce MX150, 8565U, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
7117 Points ∼65%
MSI Prestige PS42 8RB-059
GeForce MX150, 8550U, Toshiba KSG60ZMV512G
7050 Points ∼64% -1%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (2062 - 9664, n=95)
6875 Points ∼63% -3%
Lenovo IdeaPad 530s-14IKB
GeForce MX150, 8550U, SK Hynix PC401 512GB M.2 (HFS512GD9TNG)
6829 Points ∼62% -4%
Honor Magicbook
Vega 8, 2500U, Samsung SSD PM871b MZNLN256HAJQ
6482 Points ∼59% -9%
Lenovo Ideapad 720S-13ARR
Vega 10, 2700U, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
5395 Points ∼49% -24%
Score
Huawei MateBook 13 i7
GeForce MX150, 8565U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
4344 Points ∼56% +17%
Average Intel Core i7-8565U, NVIDIA GeForce MX150
  (3704 - 4344, n=6)
4022 Points ∼52% +9%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-52G-89SL
GeForce MX150, 8550U, Intel SSD 600p SSDPEKKW512G7
3805 Points ∼49% +3%
HP Envy 13-ah0003ng
GeForce MX150, 8550U, SK Hynix BC501 HFM512GDJTNG
3802 Points ∼49% +3%
MSI Prestige PS42 8RB-059
GeForce MX150, 8550U, Toshiba KSG60ZMV512G
3753 Points ∼48% +1%
Honor Magicbook
GeForce MX150, 8250U, Samsung SSD PM871b MZNLN256HAJQ
3740 Points ∼48% +1%
Asus ZenBook 14 UX433FA
UHD Graphics 620, 8565U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
3736 Points ∼48% +1%
Asus Zenbook 14 UX433FN-A6023T
GeForce MX150, 8565U, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
3704 Points ∼48%
Asus Zenbook 14 UX433FA-A6018T
UHD Graphics 620, 8265U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-256G
3643 Points ∼47% -2%
Lenovo IdeaPad 530s-14IKB
GeForce MX150, 8550U, SK Hynix PC401 512GB M.2 (HFS512GD9TNG)
3421 Points ∼44% -8%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (743 - 4609, n=98)
3186 Points ∼41% -14%
Honor Magicbook
Vega 8, 2500U, Samsung SSD PM871b MZNLN256HAJQ
2928 Points ∼38% -21%
Lenovo Ideapad 720S-13ARR
Vega 10, 2700U, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
2584 Points ∼33% -30%
PCMark 8 - Home Score Accelerated v2
HP Envy 13-ah0003ng
GeForce MX150, 8550U, SK Hynix BC501 HFM512GDJTNG
4051 Points ∼66% +10%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-52G-89SL
GeForce MX150, 8550U, Intel SSD 600p SSDPEKKW512G7
3968 Points ∼65% +8%
Honor Magicbook
GeForce MX150, 8250U, Samsung SSD PM871b MZNLN256HAJQ
3741 Points ∼61% +1%
MSI Prestige PS42 8RB-059
GeForce MX150, 8550U, Toshiba KSG60ZMV512G
3740 Points ∼61% +1%
Asus Zenbook 14 UX433FA-A6018T
UHD Graphics 620, 8265U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-256G
3733 Points ∼61% +1%
Asus Zenbook 14 UX433FN-A6023T
GeForce MX150, 8565U, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
3691 Points ∼61%
Average Intel Core i7-8565U, NVIDIA GeForce MX150
  (3141 - 4092, n=6)
3688 Points ∼61% 0%
Huawei MateBook 13 i7
GeForce MX150, 8565U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
3616 Points ∼59% -2%
Lenovo IdeaPad 530s-14IKB
GeForce MX150, 8550U, SK Hynix PC401 512GB M.2 (HFS512GD9TNG)
3463 Points ∼57% -6%
HP Pavilion 14-ce0002ng
GeForce MX150, 8550U, SanDisk X600 SD9SN8W-128G
3379 Points ∼55% -8%
Asus ZenBook 14 UX433FA
UHD Graphics 620, 8565U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
3285 Points ∼54% -11%
Honor Magicbook
Vega 8, 2500U, Samsung SSD PM871b MZNLN256HAJQ
3231 Points ∼53% -12%
Lenovo Ideapad 720S-13ARR
Vega 8, 2500U, Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW128HEGR
3168 Points ∼52% -14%
Lenovo Ideapad 720S-13ARR
Vega 10, 2700U, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
3155 Points ∼52% -15%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (1027 - 4211, n=248)
3044 Points ∼50% -18%

Storage Devices

ASUS has equipped our review unit with an Intel 660p NVMe SSD. The drive has a capacity of 512 GB, of which about 437 GB is available upon delivery. The remaining space is distributed between the Windows installation and the recovery partition. The SSD performed well in CrystalDiskMark and achieved much faster transfer speeds than its SATA III counterparts, which can only reach up to 600 MB/s. In real terms, the OS and programs should boot quickly, and you should not notice any lags or micro stutters.

Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
Sequential Read: 1428 MB/s
Sequential Write: 872.4 MB/s
512K Read: 869.4 MB/s
512K Write: 842.2 MB/s
4K Read: 53.48 MB/s
4K Write: 124.7 MB/s
4K QD32 Read: 314.6 MB/s
4K QD32 Write: 370.5 MB/s
Asus Zenbook 14 UX433FN-A6023T
Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
Honor Magicbook
Samsung SSD PM871b MZNLN256HAJQ
Lenovo IdeaPad 530s-14IKB
SK Hynix PC401 512GB M.2 (HFS512GD9TNG)
Huawei MateBook 13 i7
Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
HP Envy 13-ah0003ng
SK Hynix BC501 HFM512GDJTNG
Lenovo Ideapad 720S-13ARR
Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
Lenovo Ideapad 720S-13ARR
Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW128HEGR
MSI Prestige PS42 8RB-059
Toshiba KSG60ZMV512G
HP Pavilion 14-ce0002ng
SanDisk X600 SD9SN8W-128G
Average Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
 
Average of class Subnotebook
 
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6
-38%
35%
74%
-4%
9%
10%
-36%
-48%
14%
8%
Write 4K
93.1
82.08
-12%
136.1
46%
159.4
71%
112.9
21%
87.53
-6%
127
36%
96.33
3%
69.48
-25%
122 (93.1 - 156, n=13)
31%
95.1 (3.23 - 191, n=104)
2%
Read 4K
44.32
21.11
-52%
44.52
0%
47.31
7%
38.69
-13%
31.39
-29%
42.21
-5%
25.29
-43%
34.71
-22%
53.1 (44.3 - 60.7, n=13)
20%
68.2 (5.37 - 3738, n=104)
54%
Write Seq
875.2
451.7
-48%
1279
46%
1899
117%
653.9
-25%
1281
46%
781.3
-11%
475.8
-46%
382.1
-56%
960 (872 - 986, n=13)
10%
809 (48.9 - 2334, n=103)
-8%
Read Seq
1427
477.7
-67%
1665
17%
2173
52%
641.9
-55%
1453
2%
1552
9%
464.5
-67%
435.3
-69%
1478 (1318 - 1634, n=13)
4%
1081 (142 - 2760, n=103)
-24%
Write 4K Q32T1
344.5
242.2
-30%
327.5
-5%
368.1
7%
305.9
-11%
169.4
-51%
189.6
-45%
182
-47%
158.1
-54%
346 (220 - 485, n=13)
0%
292 (3.6 - 868, n=104)
-15%
Read 4K Q32T1
211.8
257.4
22%
391.8
85%
525.9
148%
351.6
66%
241.8
14%
312.5
48%
264.6
25%
200.6
-5%
322 (212 - 343, n=13)
52%
327 (17.4 - 1580, n=104)
54%
Write Seq Q32T1
948.9
525.8
-45%
1387.2
46%
1914
102%
868.5
-8%
1337
41%
783.4
-17%
512.1
-46%
205.4
-78%
970 (920 - 987, n=13)
2%
954 (16.7 - 2992, n=104)
1%
Read Seq Q32T1
1846
549.7
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2693
46%
3487
89%
1683
-9%
2786
51%
3079
67%
544.6
-70%
540.8
-71%
1699 (1416 - 1858, n=13)
-8%
1818 (113 - 3563, n=104)
-2%

Graphics Card

GPU-Z
GPU-Z

The GeForce MX150 is based on NVIDIA’s Pascal architecture and supports DirectX 12. The GPU has a 937 MHz base clock speed but can boost up to 1,038 MHz when needed. The GPU also integrates 2,048 MB of GDDR5 VRAM and performed at expected levels for a GeForce MX150 in 3DMark benchmarks.

Please keep in mind that ASUS equips UX433FN with the 1D12 variant of the GeForce MX150, which is capped at a 10 W TDP compared to the 25 W that the 1D10 model can reach. The difference in TDP typically results in approximately a 30% performance difference in benchmarks and games. Frustratingly, OEMs and NVIDIA continue to not acknowledge this and continually market the two GPUs as the same model. Please see our corresponding technical article where we go into greater depth about the differences between the 1D10 and 1D12.

3DMark 06 Standard
19038 points
3DMark 11 Performance
3886 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
12432 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
2615 points
3DMark Time Spy Score
961 points
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3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
Acer Swift 3 SF314-52G-89SL
NVIDIA GeForce MX150, Intel Core i7-8550U
4690 Points ∼100% +32%
MSI Prestige PS42 8RB-059
NVIDIA GeForce MX150, Intel Core i7-8550U
4686 Points ∼100% +32%
Huawei MateBook 13 i7
NVIDIA GeForce MX150, Intel Core i7-8565U
4514 Points ∼96% +27%
Honor Magicbook
NVIDIA GeForce MX150, Intel Core i5-8250U
4494 Points ∼96% +26%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX150
  (2796 - 4905, n=47)
4191 Points ∼89% +18%
Lenovo IdeaPad 530s-14IKB
NVIDIA GeForce MX150, Intel Core i7-8550U
3833 Points ∼82% +8%
Asus Zenbook 14 UX433FN-A6023T
NVIDIA GeForce MX150, Intel Core i7-8565U
3560 Points ∼76%
HP Envy 13-ah0003ng
NVIDIA GeForce MX150, Intel Core i7-8550U
3512 Points ∼75% -1%
Honor Magicbook
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8, AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
3482 Points ∼74% -2%
HP Pavilion 14-ce0002ng
NVIDIA GeForce MX150, Intel Core i7-8550U
2945 Points ∼63% -17%
Lenovo Ideapad 720S-13ARR
AMD Radeon RX Vega 10, AMD Ryzen 7 2700U
2688 Points ∼57% -24%
Lenovo Ideapad 720S-13ARR
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8, AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
1668 Points ∼36% -53%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (230 - 10699, n=368)
1319 Points ∼28% -63%
3DMark
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX150
  (830 - 1085, n=15)
985 Points ∼100% +14%
Lenovo IdeaPad 530s-14IKB
NVIDIA GeForce MX150, Intel Core i7-8550U
905 Points ∼92% +5%
Asus Zenbook 14 UX433FN-A6023T
NVIDIA GeForce MX150, Intel Core i7-8565U
862 Points ∼88%
HP Envy 13-ah0003ng
NVIDIA GeForce MX150, Intel Core i7-8550U
843 Points ∼86% -2%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (85 - 2840, n=42)
553 Points ∼56% -36%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
MSI Prestige PS42 8RB-059
NVIDIA GeForce MX150, Intel Core i7-8550U
3712 Points ∼100% +29%
Huawei MateBook 13 i7
NVIDIA GeForce MX150, Intel Core i7-8565U
3586 Points ∼97% +25%
HP Pavilion 14-ce0002ng
NVIDIA GeForce MX150, Intel Core i7-8550U
3561 Points ∼96% +24%
Honor Magicbook
NVIDIA GeForce MX150, Intel Core i5-8250U
3459 Points ∼93% +20%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX150
  (2323 - 3739, n=44)
3310 Points ∼89% +15%
HP Envy 13-ah0003ng
NVIDIA GeForce MX150, Intel Core i7-8550U
2874 Points ∼77% 0%
Asus Zenbook 14 UX433FN-A6023T
NVIDIA GeForce MX150, Intel Core i7-8565U
2874 Points ∼77%
Honor Magicbook
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8, AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
2328 Points ∼63% -19%
Lenovo IdeaPad 530s-14IKB
NVIDIA GeForce MX150, Intel Core i7-8550U
2323 Points ∼63% -19%
Lenovo Ideapad 720S-13ARR
AMD Radeon RX Vega 10, AMD Ryzen 7 2700U
1567 Points ∼42% -45%
Lenovo Ideapad 720S-13ARR
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8, AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
1095 Points ∼29% -62%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (222 - 3726, n=247)
1057 Points ∼28% -63%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Graphics
MSI Prestige PS42 8RB-059
NVIDIA GeForce MX150, Intel Core i7-8550U
21586 Points ∼100% +16%
Honor Magicbook
NVIDIA GeForce MX150, Intel Core i5-8250U
21461 Points ∼99% +15%
Huawei MateBook 13 i7
NVIDIA GeForce MX150, Intel Core i7-8565U
21260 Points ∼98% +14%
HP Pavilion 14-ce0002ng
NVIDIA GeForce MX150, Intel Core i7-8550U
19698 Points ∼91% +6%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX150
  (16227 - 22183, n=43)
19512 Points ∼90% +5%
Lenovo IdeaPad 530s-14IKB
NVIDIA GeForce MX150, Intel Core i7-8550U
18946 Points ∼88% +2%
Asus Zenbook 14 UX433FN-A6023T
NVIDIA GeForce MX150, Intel Core i7-8565U
18633 Points ∼86%
HP Envy 13-ah0003ng
NVIDIA GeForce MX150, Intel Core i7-8550U
17325 Points ∼80% -7%
Honor Magicbook
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8, AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
15109 Points ∼70% -19%
Lenovo Ideapad 720S-13ARR
AMD Radeon RX Vega 10, AMD Ryzen 7 2700U
9364 Points ∼43% -50%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (1484 - 22615, n=276)
7743 Points ∼36% -58%
Lenovo Ideapad 720S-13ARR
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8, AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
7309 Points ∼34% -61%

Gaming Performance

Our review unit can play most modern games smoothly in 720p at medium to high graphics. The UX433FN can even handle older games like BioShock Infinite in 1080p at playable framerates too. Likewise, modern triple-A games like Far Cry New Dawn and The Division 2 are only playable at minimum graphics in 720p, while power-hungry titles like Anthem and Metro Exodus are unplayable even at their lowest settings.

low med. high ultra
BioShock Infinite (2013) 152.8 104 81.1 30 fps
Apex Legends (2019) 52.5 22.8 17.6 16.8 fps
Far Cry New Dawn (2019) 39 18 17 15 fps
Metro Exodus (2019) 10.4 7.6 6.1 5.3 fps
Anthem (2019) 24.6 16.1 12 11.6 fps
Dirt Rally 2.0 (2019) 80.6 26.9 19.8 10 fps
The Division 2 (2019) 37 18 12 8 fps
BioShock Infinite - 1920x1080 Ultra Preset, DX11 (DDOF)
MSI Prestige PS42 8RB-059
Intel Core i7-8550U, NVIDIA GeForce MX150
34.8 fps ∼100% +16%
Huawei MateBook 13 i7
Intel Core i7-8565U, NVIDIA GeForce MX150
34.3 fps ∼99% +14%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-52G-89SL
Intel Core i7-8550U, NVIDIA GeForce MX150
34 fps ∼98% +13%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX150
  (27.8 - 35.2, n=33)
31.8 fps ∼91% +6%
Lenovo IdeaPad 530s-14IKB
Intel Core i7-8550U, NVIDIA GeForce MX150
31.4 fps ∼90% +5%
Asus Zenbook 14 UX433FN-A6023T
Intel Core i7-8565U, NVIDIA GeForce MX150
30 fps ∼86%
HP Envy 13-ah0003ng
Intel Core i7-8550U, NVIDIA GeForce MX150
28.4 fps ∼82% -5%
Lenovo Ideapad 720S-13ARR
AMD Ryzen 5 2500U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8
12.1 fps ∼35% -60%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (2.8 - 70.3, n=139)
11.4 fps ∼33% -62%
Lenovo Ideapad 720S-13ARR
AMD Ryzen 7 2700U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 10
8 fps ∼23% -73%

Emissions

Fan Noise

The UX433FN does get rather loud under sustained load, but it typically runs silently in general tasks like web browsing or word processing. The fan occasionally reached a maximum of 30.7 dB(A) when idle and 39.3 dB(A) during our stress test, which is on par with many other modern compact laptops. Nevertheless, you will be able to hear the fans if you are sitting in front of the machine while pushing the system hard, which may irritate some people.

Noise Level

Idle
30.7 / 30.7 / 30.7 dB(A)
Load
38.8 / 39.3 dB(A)
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40 dB(A)
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50 dB(A)
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