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Asus ExpertBook B6 Flip review: Beefy workstation convertible with stylus

Well cooled: Even for a workstation with a 16-inch screen, the Asus ExpertBook B6 Flip is quite big and heavy. But an efficient cooling system inside the convertible easily dissipates the 140 watts of waste heat generated by the Intel Core i9-12950HX and Nvidia RTX A2000.

As the name suggests, the ExpertBooks from Asus clearly indicate the purpose for which they were created. The powerful laptops for work purposes are particularly robust, offer screens that are easy on the eyes, and run on the Intel vPro platform. The specs alone reveal that the Asus ExpertBook B6 Flip is a strong workstation: An Intel Core i9-12950HX and a Nvidia RTX A2000 ensure comfortable computing performance. The 360° hinge turns the laptop into a convertible, which also displays typical equipment features. Inputs can be made on the ExpertBook with the touchscreen and digital pen.

However, the 2-in-1 laptop with its 16-inch screen and wide display edges is unusually large and also quite heavy as a workstation. Asus has placed a very strong cooling system into the somewhat bulky case so that it withstands almost any challenge. Large fans and heatsinks ensure that internal components remain cool.

Asus ExpertBook B6 Flip B6602FC2 (ExpertBook B6 Flip Series)
Processor
Intel Core i9-12950HX 16 x 1.7 - 5 GHz, 160 W PL2 / Short Burst, 55 W PL1 / Sustained, Alder Lake-HX
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU - 8 GB VRAM, Core: 1965 MHz, Memory: 1750 MHz, 90 W TDP, Nvidia RTX A-Series Driver 31.0.15.1763
Memory
32 GB 
, 4 slots SO-DIMM DDR5 4800MHz
Display
16.00 inch 16:10, 2560 x 1600 pixel 189 PPI, 10-Point-Multitouch, native pen support, AU Optronics Model: AUOE495, IPS, glossy: no, 120 Hz
Mainboard
Intel WM690 (Alder Lake-S PCH)
Storage
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR, 1024 GB 
, 900 GB free
Soundcard
Intel Alder Lake-S PCH - cAVS (Audio, Voice, Speech)
Connections
2 USB 3.1 Gen2, 2 USB 4.0 40 Gbps, 2 Thunderbolt, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 1 HDMI, 3 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: 3.5-mm-Audio jack, 1 SmartCard, 1 Fingerprint Reader, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: Ambient Light Sensor with colorperception
Networking
Intel I225-LM Ethernet Controller (10/100/1000/2500MBit/s), Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211 (a/b/g/h/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6/ Wi-Fi 6E 6 GHz), Bluetooth 5.2
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 27.2 x 383 x 272 ( = 1.07 x 15.08 x 10.71 in)
Battery
90 Wh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 11 Pro
Camera
Webcam: Full-HD
Primary Camera: 2.1 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: 2, Keyboard: Chicklet, Keyboard Light: yes, Stylus, 36 Months Warranty
Weight
2.765 kg ( = 97.53 oz / 6.1 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

We have chosen various workstations from a number of manufacturers with different focuses as competing devices. The Asus ProArt StudioBook 16, MSI CreatorPro Z16P and HP ZBook Studio 16 G9 are aimed more at media designers, while the ExpertBook and Dell Precision 7670 are directed more at CAD designers and engineers. For the sake of further comparison, we also include the Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Pro X as a competitor in the list, because the Nvidia RTX A2000 and Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 are ultimately based on the same graphics chip. 

Note: The full review of the Lenovo ThinkPad P16 G1 is unfortunately delayed at the moment.

Possible competitors in comparison

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
89.6 %
01/2023
Asus ExpertBook B6 Flip B6602FC2
i9-12950HX, RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
2.8 kg27.2 mm16.00"2560x1600
88.2 %
02/2023
Lenovo ThinkPad P16 G1 21D6001DMB
i7-12850HX, RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
3 kg30.23 mm16.00"2560x1600
90.1 %
11/2022
HP ZBook Studio 16 G9 62U04EA
i7-12800H, RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
1.8 kg19 mm16.00"3840x2400
88.4 %
10/2022
Dell Precision 7670
i7-12850HX, RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
2.7 kg24.7 mm16.00"3840x2400
84.3 %
11/2022
MSI CreatorPro Z16P B12UKST
i7-12700H, RTX A3000 Laptop GPU
2.4 kg19 mm16.00"2560x1600
12/2021
Asus ProArt StudioBook 16 W7600H5A-2BL2
W-11955M, RTX A5000 Laptop GPU
2.4 kg21.4 mm16.00"3840x2400
87.7 %
12/2022
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro X 14IAH7 82TK006CGE
i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3050 4GB Laptop GPU
1.5 kg18 mm14.50"3072x1920

Case - Heavyweight despite light metal

The 2-in-1 workstation from Asus is big, thick and heavy. Despite the aluminum casing, the laptop tips the scales at a heavy 2,675 grams. The manufacturer did not go too overboard with the design, making for a resilient and high-quality impression. We also find the typical design elements of Asus on the dark blue laptop. So the laptop has a certain resemblance to the old mobile phones from a certain Finnish manufacturer, at least in terms of haptics. The relatively large display bezels look somewhat retro on the opened workstation, while the screen is protected by a finely textured glass panel that is durable and yet anti-glare without negatively affecting the laptop's image quality. The 1, 2, 3, 4 keys primarily stand out as design elements, lighting up particularly intensively with their white edges when the keyboard backlight is turned on.

As a convertible, the ExpertBook B6 Flip is relatively thick. So using it as a tablet feels a little unusual. The notebook is also remarkably large for a workstation with a 16-inch screen.

Size Comparison

383 mm / 15.1 inch 272 mm / 10.7 inch 27.2 mm / 1.071 inch 2.8 kg6.1 lbs364 mm / 14.3 inch 266 mm / 10.5 inch 30.23 mm / 1.19 inch 3 kg6.51 lbs362 mm / 14.3 inch 264 mm / 10.4 inch 21.4 mm / 0.843 inch 2.4 kg5.29 lbs356 mm / 14 inch 258.34 mm / 10.2 inch 24.7 mm / 0.972 inch 2.7 kg6.01 lbs359 mm / 14.1 inch 256 mm / 10.1 inch 19 mm / 0.748 inch 2.4 kg5.23 lbs356 mm / 14 inch 242 mm / 9.53 inch 19 mm / 0.748 inch 1.8 kg4.03 lbs325 mm / 12.8 inch 221 mm / 8.7 inch 18 mm / 0.709 inch 1.5 kg3.35 lbs297 mm / 11.7 inch 210 mm / 8.27 inch 1 mm / 0.03937 inch 5.7 g0.01257 lbs

Equipment - Thunderbolt 4 and PowerDelivery

The selection of ports on the Asus Expertbook B6 Flip is relatively standard for a conventional workstation. At most, an SD card reader is missing here. The USB Type-C ports are fully equipped with Thunderbolt, DisplayPort and PowerDelivery. The large vents right next to the USB-A port on the right side are somewhat awkward. If not careful, you may accidentally damage the cooling fins with a USB plug. 

Power supply hollow socket; USB Type-A 3.1 Gen 2; LAN (RJ45); 2x USB Type-C with Thunderbolt 4 and PowerDelivery; 3.5 mm combo audio
Power supply hollow socket; USB Type-A 3.1 Gen 2; LAN (RJ45); 2x USB Type-C with Thunderbolt 4 and PowerDelivery; 3.5 mm combo audio
Smartcard reader; DisplayPort; USB Type-A 3.1 Gen 2; Kensington security slot
Smartcard reader; DisplayPort; USB Type-A 3.1 Gen 2; Kensington security slot

Communication

An Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211 module takes care of the WLAN connections, providing high transmission speeds in both directions in the ExpertBook. 

Networking
iperf3 transmit AX12
Average of class Workstation
  (last 2 years)
1421 MBit/s
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
  (1003 - 1501, n=4)
1320 MBit/s
Asus ProArt StudioBook 16 W7600H5A-2BL2
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
884 (468min - 938max) MBit/s
iperf3 receive AX12
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
  (1178 - 1623, n=4)
1409 MBit/s
Average of class Workstation
  (last 2 years)
1385 MBit/s
Asus ProArt StudioBook 16 W7600H5A-2BL2
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
579 (368min - 652max) MBit/s
iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz
MSI CreatorPro Z16P B12UKST
Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1675i 160MHz Wireless Network Adapter
1690 (1617min, 1618.16P1 - 1721max) MBit/s +5%
HP ZBook Studio 16 G9 62U04EA
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1646 (1567min, 1579.18P1 - 1666max) MBit/s +2%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro X 14IAH7 82TK006CGE
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1628 (1564min - 1677max) MBit/s +1%
Asus ExpertBook B6 Flip B6602FC2
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1608 (1578min - 1631max) MBit/s
Average of class Workstation
  (1106 - 1774, n=21, last 2 years)
1517 MBit/s -6%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
  (883 - 1857, n=161)
1496 MBit/s -7%
Dell Precision 7670
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1291 (749min - 1395max) MBit/s -20%
iperf3 receive AXE11000
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro X 14IAH7 82TK006CGE
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1718 (841min - 1737max) MBit/s +11%
Lenovo ThinkPad P16 G1 21D6001DMB
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1631 (1562min - 1660max) MBit/s +5%
Asus ExpertBook B6 Flip B6602FC2
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1552 (1432min - 1585max) MBit/s
Average of class Workstation
  (944 - 1777, n=19, last 2 years)
1462 MBit/s -6%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
  (582 - 1890, n=163)
1393 MBit/s -10%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz
MSI CreatorPro Z16P B12UKST
Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1675i 160MHz Wireless Network Adapter
1659 (1602min, 1605.19P1 - 1702max) MBit/s +6%
HP ZBook Studio 16 G9 62U04EA
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1622 (1552min, 1563.02P1 - 1659max) MBit/s +3%
Asus ExpertBook B6 Flip B6602FC2
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1568 (1139min - 1656max) MBit/s
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro X 14IAH7 82TK006CGE
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1534 (1271min - 1631max) MBit/s -2%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
  (623 - 1851, n=162)
1384 MBit/s -12%
Average of class Workstation
  (623 - 1659, n=21, last 2 years)
1212 MBit/s -23%
Dell Precision 7670
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1097 (844min - 1256max) MBit/s -30%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro X 14IAH7 82TK006CGE
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1454 (737min - 1496max) MBit/s +2%
Asus ExpertBook B6 Flip B6602FC2
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1430 (1044min - 1567max) MBit/s
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
  (464 - 1861, n=163)
1251 MBit/s -13%
Lenovo ThinkPad P16 G1 21D6001DMB
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1222 (849min - 1432max) MBit/s -15%
Average of class Workstation
  (521 - 1838, n=19, last 2 years)
1095 MBit/s -23%
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Asus ExpertBook B6 Flip B6602FC2 Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1568 (1139-1656)
MSI CreatorPro Z16P B12UKST Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1675i 160MHz Wireless Network Adapter: Ø1659 (1602-1702)

Webcam

MyAsus webcam settings
MyAsus webcam settings

The workstation has a Full HD webcam, which is also capable of face recognition via Windows Hello. The webcam's contrast and general image quality are good, but the color reproduction leaves a lot to be desired. Skin tones in particular are poorly displayed in our test card. However, some AI improvements or adjustments to the image could be made through the MyAsus application.

ColorChecker
19.8 ∆E
15.2 ∆E
22.9 ∆E
19.7 ∆E
19.2 ∆E
15.2 ∆E
14 ∆E
25.8 ∆E
17.5 ∆E
16.4 ∆E
13.1 ∆E
13.2 ∆E
16.9 ∆E
19.5 ∆E
21.9 ∆E
8.1 ∆E
18.2 ∆E
20 ∆E
3 ∆E
16.3 ∆E
17.1 ∆E
18.4 ∆E
19.8 ∆E
11.8 ∆E
ColorChecker Asus ExpertBook B6 Flip B6602FC2: 16.79 ∆E min: 3.02 - max: 25.8 ∆E
ColorChecker
6.5 ∆E
7.2 ∆E
11.8 ∆E
7.3 ∆E
11.8 ∆E
7.4 ∆E
5.9 ∆E
11.9 ∆E
9.5 ∆E
3.4 ∆E
2.4 ∆E
4.8 ∆E
8.9 ∆E
4.9 ∆E
11 ∆E
2.9 ∆E
9.5 ∆E
7.8 ∆E
3.8 ∆E
3.1 ∆E
6.1 ∆E
5.5 ∆E
3.7 ∆E
5 ∆E
ColorChecker HP ZBook Studio 16 G9 62U04EA: 6.75 ∆E min: 2.42 - max: 11.94 ∆E

Security

The workstation is strongly positioned in terms of security. In addition to standards such as TPM 2.0, the ExpertBook B6 Flip has a SmartCard reader, a fingerprint sensor, a Kensington security slot and the option of face recognition. The Intel vPro also ensures ensures increased security in the company network.

Accessories

In addition to the power supply and documentation, the MPP 2.0 ASUS Pen is also included in the scope of delivery of the Asus ExpertBook B6 Flip.

Maintenance

Asus provides an English-language service manual for the ExpertBook B6 Flip, which describes how to open the convertible and how to replace the battery, M.2-SSD, RAM modules, motherboard and screen. Two of the four RAM slots and the two M.2 slots are easily accessible after removing the baseplate. The other two RAM slots are located on the motherboard's upper side. Those wanting to access these have to remove the entire motherboard. This is described in 16 steps in the manual. During this process, the screen and the entire cooling system must also be removed.

In our review device, RAM slots 3 and 4 as well as M.2 slot 2 are not occupied. Upgrades would thus be possible here without excessive modifications. But to replace the RTC battery, for example, the mainboard has to be removed.

Warranty

The Asus ExpertBook B6 Flip is offered with a three-year warranty worldwide. Depending on the country, the services offered may differ.

Input Devices - MPP 2.0 stylus and pleasant keyboard

With a keyboard, touchscreen, clickpad and stylus, the convertible offers many input possibilities. 

Keyboard

Asus ExpertWidget
Asus ExpertWidget

With key travel of 1.5 mm and a crisp pressure point, the chiclet keyboard of the Asus ExpertBook B6 Flip offers excellent haptics. The keyboard's backlight is also pleasant. However, the brightness cannot be adjusted. In any case, the separate keys in the upper row of numbers are striking.

Asus could have made better use of the space available on the laptop. The large workstation certainly has enough room for a standard numpad and full-size arrow keys. Then again, the keyboard areas have been pushed together rather closely. The manufacturer states that the keyboard is splash-proof.

Quick access can be set for the conspicuous 1 to 4 keys using the Asus ExpertWidget. In addition to some presets, customized functions can also be created.

Touchpad

The ClickPad on the ExpertBook measures 7.5 × 13 cm. As in many higher-end Asus laptops, the touchpad is also equipped with a glass surface. It thus offers a pleasant feel, high precision and is also resistant to abrasion. A wide variety of gestures, which Windows 11 recognizes, can be performed with up to five fingers.

Stylus

MPP 2.0 ASUS Pen
MPP 2.0 ASUS Pen

The laptop's screen also supports pen input. The MPP 2.0 ASUS Pen was included with our review sample. This stylus offers two function keys and 4,096 pressure levels and is powered by a AAAA battery. It weighs around 13 grams, has a diameter of 8 mm and a length of 14.5 cm. Inputs are precise on the ExpertBook B6 Flip.

A pen dock is not found on the workstation, but the pen can be magnetically attached to the laptop. Unfortunately, the strong magnet in the stylus can also trigger the laptop's lock sensor. This occasionally results in the screen being turned off or the laptop being put into sleep mode or shut down (depending on the settings) when the MPP 2.0 ASUS Pen is carelessly attached. 

Display - TÜV-Rheinland certified display

Subpixel grid
Subpixel grid
Black screen from various angles
Black screen from various angles

The screen in the Asus ExpertBook B6 Flip has a resolution of 2,560 × 1,660. The IPS panel is therefore in 16:10 format. No real screen bleeding is visible, but the panel polarizes the light so much that bright spots show up in the camera image. According to the spec sheet, the screen is capable of a brightness value of 500 cd/m². We measured a maximum of 447 cd/m². However, we were unable to ascertain to what extent the screen's brightness were influenced by the light sensors above the screen during our tests. The light sensor was illuminated during the brightness measurements. Whether this stimulates the screen to full brightness cannot be determined, and the sensor cannot be deactivated.

Together with a black value of 0.3 cd/m², this results in a contrast ratio of 1,467:1. The touchscreen in the 2-in-1 workstation is protected by a glass panel. This is anti-glare thanks to a matte surface, making the screen of the work laptop easy on the eyes. This has also been certified by TÜV-Rheinland.

440
cd/m²
440
cd/m²
460
cd/m²
406
cd/m²
440
cd/m²
403
cd/m²
383
cd/m²
412
cd/m²
376
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
AU Optronics Model: AUOE495 tested with X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 460 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 417.8 cd/m² Minimum: 24 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 82 %
Center on Battery: 447 cd/m²
Contrast: 1467:1 (Black: 0.3 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 2.81 | 0.5-29.43 Ø5, calibrated: 2.99
ΔE Greyscale 0.91 | 0.57-98 Ø5.3
85.52% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
99.89% sRGB (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
97.9% Display P3 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
Gamma: 2.2
Asus ExpertBook B6 Flip B6602FC2
AU Optronics Model: AUOE495, IPS, 2560x1600, 16.00
Lenovo ThinkPad P16 G1 21D6001DMB
NE160QDM-N63 , IPS LED, 2560x1600, 16.00
HP ZBook Studio 16 G9 62U04EA
BOE0A52, IPS, 3840x2400, 16.00
Dell Precision 7670
Samsung 160YV03, OLED, 3840x2400, 16.00
MSI CreatorPro Z16P B12UKST
B160QAN02.N, IPS, 2560x1600, 16.00
Asus ProArt StudioBook 16 W7600H5A-2BL2
ATNA60YV02-0, OLED, 3840x2400, 16.00
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro X 14IAH7 82TK006CGE
MNE507ZA1-1, IPS, 3072x1920, 14.50
Display
-14%
0%
5%
1%
6%
-21%
Display P3 Coverage
97.9
71.5
-27%
97.5
0%
99.9
2%
97.6
0%
99.9
2%
65.7
-33%
sRGB Coverage
99.89
100
0%
99.9
0%
100
0%
99.9
0%
100
0%
92.1
-8%
AdobeRGB 1998 Coverage
85.52
73.3
-14%
86.3
1%
97.5
14%
87.4
2%
98.6
15%
67.7
-21%
Response Times
-30%
61%
92%
60%
91%
-13%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
36 ?(16, 20)
37.7 ?(18.6, 19.1)
-5%
15.3 ?(6.9, 8.4)
57%
1.9 ?(1.1, 0.8)
95%
12.8 ?(6.2, 6.6)
64%
2 ?(1, 1)
94%
35 ?(16.4, 18.6)
3%
Response Time Black / White *
17 ?(7, 10)
26.3 ?(14, 12.3)
-55%
6.1 ?(2.1, 4)
64%
2 ?(0.8, 1.2)
88%
7.4 ?(3.4, 4)
56%
2 ?(1, 1)
88%
22 ?(11.6, 10.4)
-29%
PWM Frequency
59.5 ?(100)
240 ?(80)
Screen
-26%
10%
-62%
-0%
-12%
22%
Brightness middle
440
424
-4%
554
26%
340.1
-23%
407
-7%
353
-20%
430
-2%
Brightness
418
398
-5%
516
23%
342
-18%
388
-7%
360
-14%
408
-2%
Brightness Distribution
82
90
10%
84
2%
98
20%
88
7%
96
17%
85
4%
Black Level *
0.3
0.24
20%
0.47
-57%
0.36
-20%
0.29
3%
Contrast
1467
1767
20%
1179
-20%
1131
-23%
1483
1%
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
2.81
2.6
7%
1
64%
2.5
11%
1.3
54%
2.45
13%
0.7
75%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
4.62
4.9
-6%
2.4
48%
8.19
-77%
2.5
46%
3.75
19%
1.3
72%
Colorchecker dE 2000 calibrated *
2.99
0.8
73%
0.6
80%
0.7
77%
2.77
7%
0.4
87%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
0.91
4.1
-351%
1.6
-76%
3.5
-285%
2.1
-131%
1.88
-107%
1.3
-43%
Gamma
2.2 100%
2.13 103%
2.29 96%
2.12 104%
2.26 97%
2.31 95%
2.22 99%
CCT
6600 98%
7252 90%
6458 101%
6704 97%
6437 101%
6441 101%
6526 100%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-23% / -24%
24% / 15%
12% / -16%
20% / 8%
28% / 10%
-4% / 8%

* ... smaller is better

The display P3 color space and the sRGB color space are fully reproduced in the workstation convertible. The ExpertBook can render Adobe RGB at around 85%. Since the Display P3 color space is mainly used for films, the ExpertBook is more suitable for video than photo editing. 

ExpertBook B6 Flip vs. Adobe RGB
ExpertBook B6 Flip vs. Adobe RGB
ExpertBook B6 Flip vs. sRGB
ExpertBook B6 Flip vs. sRGB
ExpertBook B6 Flip vs. DisplayP3
ExpertBook B6 Flip vs. DisplayP3

With an average color deviation of ΔΕ 2.99, the Asus ExpertBook B6 Flip comes with a well-calibrated screen ex factory. When using the ICC profile from the info box, the average value drops only slightly, but the absolute values drop from ΔΕ2000 7.68 to ΔΕ2000 4.62. The screen is also able to accurately reproduce the color values in grayscale and saturation. 

Calman ColorChecker
Calman ColorChecker
Calman ColorChecker calibrated
Calman ColorChecker calibrated
Calman grayscale
Calman grayscale
Calman grayscale calibrated
Calman grayscale calibrated
Calman saturation
Calman saturation
Calman saturation calibrated
Calman saturation calibrated

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
17 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 7 ms rise
↘ 10 ms fall
The screen shows good response rates in our tests, but may be too slow for competitive gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.1 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 33 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (21.6 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
36 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 16 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 0.2 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 44 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (34 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: 53 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 18170 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

Compared to other workstations in our database, the screen's response times are quite high. But for a laptop that is unlikely to be used for gaming, the values are still reasonable.

Outdoors, the screen's slightly matte surface ensures few reflections. With the sun behind you, the readability of the display is still somewhat limited. A small readjustment of the viewing angle provides significant improvements here.

Asus ExpertBook B6 Flip outdoors
Asus ExpertBook B6 Flip outdoors
Asus ExpertBook B6 Flip outdoors
Asus ExpertBook B6 Flip outdoors

The ExpertBook has an extremely viewing-angle stable display. Regardless of the angle from which you look at the screen, neither color nor brightness deviations are visible to the naked eye. Even the camera image hardly reveals any changes in the display.

Asus ExpertBook B6 Flip viewing angle stability
Asus ExpertBook B6 Flip viewing angle stability

Performance - 140 watts for the i9 and A2000

The configuration options of the Asus ExpertBook B6 Flip start with the Intel Core i7-12850HX and 8 GB of RAM. An Intel Core i9-12950HX and 32 GB of DDR5 RAM represent the maximum so far. All configuration variants come with the Nvidia GeForce RTX A2000. Our review sample also comes in the best configuration (Intel Core i9 and 32 GB of RAM).

So the ExpertBook should meet the many demands of a workstation. However, the RAM may be a limiting factor, depending on the project scope. Extensive databases or 3D drawings with many components in CAD programs can quickly exhaust 32 GB. But this is upgradeable up to 128 GB.

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Performance Control and Testing Conditions

MyAsus - Performance Control
MyAsus - Performance Control

The performance of the Asus ExpertBook B6 Flip is controlled via the MyAsus app. The three different performance levels from Performance mode to Whisper mode do not change the output of the Intel Core 19-12950HX. In all performance levels, the convertible can work with 160 watts for short periods and with 55 to 60 watts for long periods. This leaves only the Nvidia RTX A2000, whose performance is affected by the different stages.

In Performance mode, the graphics card's performance is between 80 and 90 watts. Standard mode limits performance to 60 watts. In Whisper mode, the performance of the graphics card drops to around 25 watts within five to ten minutes, depending on the load.

All benchmarks were run in Performance mode. We also carried out various power consumption and volume measurements in Standard and Whisper mode.

Log: short stress test
Log: short stress test
Log: 10 minutes of Cinebench R23
Log: 10 minutes of Cinebench R23

Processor

The Intel Core i9-12950HX is one of the most powerful 12th generation Intel Core processors. The i9 has eight P and eight E cores and can therefore process 24 threads simultaneously. The processor is thus able to operate at full performance in the Asus ExpertBook B6 Flip, at least in spurts. In many benchmarks, the processor in our review sample sets new records among workstations. However, it quickly becomes clear in comparison with other devices that the Asus 2-in-1 laptop cannot maintain such high performance over long distances. Already in the third Cinebench R15 run, the score drops by 1,100 points.

Cinebench R15 Multi Sustained Load

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Asus ExpertBook B6 Flip B6602FC2 Intel Core i9-12950HX: Ø2480 (2404.42-3520.02)
HP ZBook Studio 16 G9 62U04EA Intel Core i7-12800H: Ø2518 (2462.45-2642.53)
Dell Precision 7670 Intel Core i7-12850HX: Ø1890 (1813.24-2431.76)
MSI CreatorPro Z16P B12UKST Intel Core i7-12700H: Ø2211 (2130.95-2274.54)
Asus ProArt StudioBook 16 W7600H5A-2BL2 Intel Xeon W-11955M: Ø1771 (1747.11-1845.61)
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro X 14IAH7 82TK006CGE Intel Core i7-12700H: Ø2055 (2007.13-2332.91)
CPU Performance Rating: Percent
Cinebench R23: Multi Core | Single Core
Cinebench R20: CPU (Multi Core) | CPU (Single Core)
Cinebench R15: CPU Multi 64Bit | CPU Single 64Bit
Blender: v2.79 BMW27 CPU
7-Zip 18.03: 7z b 4 | 7z b 4 -mmt1
Geekbench 5.5: Multi-Core | Single-Core
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2: 4k Preset
LibreOffice : 20 Documents To PDF
R Benchmark 2.5: Overall mean
CPU Performance Rating
Asus ExpertBook B6 Flip B6602FC2
Intel Core i9-12950HX
82.5 pt
Average Intel Core i9-12950HX
 
82.1 pt
Lenovo ThinkPad P16 G1 21D6001DMB
Intel Core i7-12850HX
74.8 pt
HP ZBook Studio 16 G9 62U04EA
Intel Core i7-12800H
74.7 pt
MSI CreatorPro Z16P B12UKST
Intel Core i7-12700H
72.3 pt
Dell Precision 7670
Intel Core i7-12850HX
67.3 pt
Average of class Workstation
 
67 pt
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro X 14IAH7 82TK006CGE
Intel Core i7-12700H
66.5 pt
Asus ProArt StudioBook 16 W7600H5A-2BL2
Intel Xeon W-11955M
56.5 pt
Cinebench R23 / Multi Core
Asus ExpertBook B6 Flip B6602FC2
Intel Core i9-12950HX
20263 Points
Average Intel Core i9-12950HX
  (16277 - 23113, n=7)
19930 Points -2%
Lenovo ThinkPad P16 G1 21D6001DMB
Intel Core i7-12850HX
17510 (17033.6min - 17510.5max) Points -14%
MSI CreatorPro Z16P B12UKST
Intel Core i7-12700H
17228 Points -15%
HP ZBook Studio 16 G9 62U04EA
Intel Core i7-12800H
16597 Points -18%
Average of class Workstation
  (4332 - 24560, n=27, last 2 years)
15109 Points -25%
Dell Precision 7670
Intel Core i7-12850HX
15093 (12275min - 15093.4max) Points -26%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro X 14IAH7 82TK006CGE
Intel Core i7-12700H
13572 Points -33%
Asus ProArt StudioBook 16 W7600H5A-2BL2
Intel Xeon W-11955M
10862 (10718min - 10862.2max) Points -46%
Cinebench R23 / Single Core
Asus ExpertBook B6 Flip B6602FC2
Intel Core i9-12950HX
1885 Points
HP ZBook Studio 16 G9 62U04EA
Intel Core i7-12800H
1859 Points -1%
Lenovo ThinkPad P16 G1 21D6001DMB
Intel Core i7-12850HX
1845 Points -2%
Average Intel Core i9-12950HX
  (1465 - 1922, n=7)
1835 Points -3%
Average of class Workstation
  (1144 - 2106, n=26, last 2 years)
1751 Points -7%
MSI CreatorPro Z16P B12UKST
Intel Core i7-12700H
1738 Points -8%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro X 14IAH7 82TK006CGE
Intel Core i7-12700H
1701 Points -10%
Dell Precision 7670
Intel Core i7-12850HX
1596 Points -15%
Asus ProArt StudioBook 16 W7600H5A-2BL2
Intel Xeon W-11955M
1480 Points -21%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Multi Core)
Asus ExpertBook B6 Flip B6602FC2
Intel Core i9-12950HX
7971 Points
Average Intel Core i9-12950HX
  (6625 - 8777, n=7)
7689 Points -4%
Lenovo ThinkPad P16 G1 21D6001DMB
Intel Core i7-12850HX
6764 Points -15%
MSI CreatorPro Z16P B12UKST
Intel Core i7-12700H
6742 Points -15%
HP ZBook Studio 16 G9 62U04EA
Intel Core i7-12800H
6433 Points -19%
Dell Precision 7670
Intel Core i7-12850HX
6217 Points -22%
Average of class Workstation
  (1669 - 9329, n=28, last 2 years)
5730 Points -28%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro X 14IAH7 82TK006CGE
Intel Core i7-12700H
5247 Points -34%
Asus ProArt StudioBook 16 W7600H5A-2BL2
Intel Xeon W-11955M
4250 Points -47%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Single Core)
Asus ExpertBook B6 Flip B6602FC2
Intel Core i9-12950HX
727 Points
Average Intel Core i9-12950HX
  (703 - 741, n=7)
727 Points 0%
HP ZBook Studio 16 G9 62U04EA
Intel Core i7-12800H
714 Points -2%
Lenovo ThinkPad P16 G1 21D6001DMB
Intel Core i7-12850HX
708 Points -3%
Dell Precision 7670
Intel Core i7-12850HX
687 Points -6%
Average of class Workstation
  (528 - 816, n=28, last 2 years)
679 Points -7%
MSI CreatorPro Z16P B12UKST
Intel Core i7-12700H
675 Points -7%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro X 14IAH7 82TK006CGE
Intel Core i7-12700H
672 Points -8%
Asus ProArt StudioBook 16 W7600H5A-2BL2
Intel Xeon W-11955M
568 Points -22%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Multi 64Bit
Asus ExpertBook B6 Flip B6602FC2
Intel Core i9-12950HX
3520 (2404.42min - 3485.54max) Points
Average Intel Core i9-12950HX
  (2464 - 3530, n=7)
3090 Points -12%
Lenovo ThinkPad P16 G1 21D6001DMB
Intel Core i7-12850HX
2926 Points -17%
HP ZBook Studio 16 G9 62U04EA
Intel Core i7-12800H
2518 (2462.45min, 2463.98P1 - 2642.53max) Points -28%
Dell Precision 7670
Intel Core i7-12850HX
2432 (1813.24min - 2431.76max) Points -31%
Average of class Workstation
  (706 - 3625, n=27, last 2 years)
2343 Points -33%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro X 14IAH7 82TK006CGE
Intel Core i7-12700H
2333 (2007.13min - 2332.91max) Points -34%
MSI CreatorPro Z16P B12UKST
Intel Core i7-12700H
2211 (2130.95min, 2137.41P1 - 2274.54max) Points -37%
Asus ProArt StudioBook 16 W7600H5A-2BL2
Intel Xeon W-11955M
1846 (1747.11min - 1845.61max) Points -48%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Single 64Bit
Asus ExpertBook B6 Flip B6602FC2
Intel Core i9-12950HX
274 Points
HP ZBook Studio 16 G9 62U04EA
Intel Core i7-12800H
269 Points -2%
Lenovo ThinkPad P16 G1 21D6001DMB
Intel Core i7-12850HX
268 Points -2%
Average Intel Core i9-12950HX
  (167 - 276, n=7)
257 Points -6%
Average of class Workstation
  (166.2 - 301, n=27, last 2 years)
254 Points -7%
Dell Precision 7670
Intel Core i7-12850HX
253 Points -8%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro X 14IAH7 82TK006CGE
Intel Core i7-12700H
245 Points -11%
MSI CreatorPro Z16P B12UKST
Intel Core i7-12700H
238 Points -13%
Asus ProArt StudioBook 16 W7600H5A-2BL2
Intel Xeon W-11955M
230 Points -16%
Blender / v2.79 BMW27 CPU
Asus ProArt StudioBook 16 W7600H5A-2BL2
Intel Xeon W-11955M
276 Seconds * -46%
Average of class Workstation
  (137 - 684, n=27, last 2 years)
253 Seconds * -34%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro X 14IAH7 82TK006CGE
Intel Core i7-12700H
225 Seconds * -19%
Dell Precision 7670
Intel Core i7-12850HX
205 Seconds * -8%
MSI CreatorPro Z16P B12UKST
Intel Core i7-12700H
201 Seconds * -6%
HP ZBook Studio 16 G9 62U04EA
Intel Core i7-12800H
192 Seconds * -2%
Asus ExpertBook B6 Flip B6602FC2
Intel Core i9-12950HX
189 Seconds *
Lenovo ThinkPad P16 G1 21D6001DMB
Intel Core i7-12850HX
181 Seconds * +4%
Average Intel Core i9-12950HX
  (138 - 193, n=7)
171.4 Seconds * +9%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4
Average Intel Core i9-12950HX
  (65637 - 85019, n=7)
77515 MIPS +6%
Asus ExpertBook B6 Flip B6602FC2
Intel Core i9-12950HX
73450 MIPS
Lenovo ThinkPad P16 G1 21D6001DMB
Intel Core i7-12850HX
69464 MIPS -5%
HP ZBook Studio 16 G9 62U04EA
Intel Core i7-12800H
68930 MIPS -6%
MSI CreatorPro Z16P B12UKST
Intel Core i7-12700H
66768 MIPS -9%
Average of class Workstation
  (20087 - 99351, n=27, last 2 years)
60746 MIPS -17%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro X 14IAH7 82TK006CGE
Intel Core i7-12700H
60030 MIPS -18%
Dell Precision 7670
Intel Core i7-12850HX
53893 MIPS -27%
Asus ProArt StudioBook 16 W7600H5A-2BL2
Intel Xeon W-11955M
47264 MIPS -36%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4 -mmt1
Asus ExpertBook B6 Flip B6602FC2
Intel Core i9-12950HX
6197 MIPS
Average Intel Core i9-12950HX
  (6022 - 6318, n=7)
6174 MIPS 0%
HP ZBook Studio 16 G9 62U04EA
Intel Core i7-12800H
5976 MIPS -4%
Lenovo ThinkPad P16 G1 21D6001DMB
Intel Core i7-12850HX
5916 MIPS -5%
Average of class Workstation
  (4777 - 6670, n=27, last 2 years)
5891 MIPS -5%
MSI CreatorPro Z16P B12UKST
Intel Core i7-12700H
5765 MIPS -7%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro X 14IAH7 82TK006CGE
Intel Core i7-12700H
5661 MIPS -9%
Dell Precision 7670
Intel Core i7-12850HX
5608 MIPS -10%
Asus ProArt StudioBook 16 W7600H5A-2BL2
Intel Xeon W-11955M
5222 MIPS -16%
Geekbench 5.5 / Multi-Core
Asus ExpertBook B6 Flip B6602FC2
Intel Core i9-12950HX
15483 Points
Average Intel Core i9-12950HX
  (14028 - 16009, n=7)
15046 Points -3%
Lenovo ThinkPad P16 G1 21D6001DMB
Intel Core i7-12850HX
13095 Points -15%
HP ZBook Studio 16 G9 62U04EA
Intel Core i7-12800H
12940 Points -16%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro X 14IAH7 82TK006CGE
Intel Core i7-12700H
12843 Points -17%
MSI CreatorPro Z16P B12UKST
Intel Core i7-12700H
12125 Points -22%
Dell Precision 7670
Intel Core i7-12850HX
11509 Points -26%
Average of class Workstation
  (5022 - 17487, n=27, last 2 years)
11509 Points -26%
Asus ProArt StudioBook 16 W7600H5A-2BL2
Intel Xeon W-11955M
8349 Points -46%
Geekbench 5.5 / Single-Core
Average Intel Core i9-12950HX
  (1847 - 1945, n=7)
1891 Points 0%
Asus ExpertBook B6 Flip B6602FC2
Intel Core i9-12950HX
1886 Points
HP ZBook Studio 16 G9 62U04EA
Intel Core i7-12800H
1838 Points -3%
Average of class Workstation
  (1474 - 2095, n=27, last 2 years)
1816 Points -4%
MSI CreatorPro Z16P B12UKST
Intel Core i7-12700H
1788 Points -5%
Lenovo ThinkPad P16 G1 21D6001DMB
Intel Core i7-12850HX
1787 Points -5%
Dell Precision 7670
Intel Core i7-12850HX
1777 Points -6%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro X 14IAH7 82TK006CGE
Intel Core i7-12700H
1762 Points -7%
Asus ProArt StudioBook 16 W7600H5A-2BL2
Intel Xeon W-11955M
1487 Points -21%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 / 4k Preset
Average Intel Core i9-12950HX
  (18.6 - 26.5, n=7)
22.3 fps +5%
Asus ExpertBook B6 Flip B6602FC2
Intel Core i9-12950HX
21.3 fps
HP ZBook Studio 16 G9 62U04EA
Intel Core i7-12800H
19.4 fps -9%
MSI CreatorPro Z16P B12UKST
Intel Core i7-12700H
19.4 fps -9%
Dell Precision 7670
Intel Core i7-12850HX
17.3 fps -19%
Lenovo ThinkPad P16 G1 21D6001DMB
Intel Core i7-12850HX
17.2 fps -19%
Average of class Workstation
  (5.09 - 26, n=27, last 2 years)
16.9 fps -21%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro X 14IAH7 82TK006CGE
Intel Core i7-12700H
16.7 fps -22%
Asus ProArt StudioBook 16 W7600H5A-2BL2
Intel Xeon W-11955M
13.4 fps -37%
LibreOffice / 20 Documents To PDF
Dell Precision 7670
Intel Core i7-12850HX
48.6 s * -15%
Average of class Workstation
  (36.5 - 95.2, n=27, last 2 years)
48.5 s * -15%
Lenovo ThinkPad P16 G1 21D6001DMB
Intel Core i7-12850HX
46.9 s * -11%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro X 14IAH7 82TK006CGE
Intel Core i7-12700H
46.7 s * -11%
HP ZBook Studio 16 G9 62U04EA
Intel Core i7-12800H
43.4 s * -3%
Asus ExpertBook B6 Flip B6602FC2
Intel Core i9-12950HX
42.2 s *
Average Intel Core i9-12950HX
  (34.7 - 45.4, n=7)
40.2 s * +5%
MSI CreatorPro Z16P B12UKST
Intel Core i7-12700H
38.2 s * +9%
Asus ProArt StudioBook 16 W7600H5A-2BL2
Intel Xeon W-11955M
23 s * +45%
R Benchmark 2.5 / Overall mean
Asus ProArt StudioBook 16 W7600H5A-2BL2
Intel Xeon W-11955M
0.57 sec * -26%
Dell Precision 7670
Intel Core i7-12850HX
0.4698 sec * -4%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro X 14IAH7 82TK006CGE
Intel Core i7-12700H
0.4669 sec * -3%
Average of class Workstation
  (0.3876 - 0.594, n=27, last 2 years)
0.4665 sec * -3%
MSI CreatorPro Z16P B12UKST
Intel Core i7-12700H
0.4541 sec * -1%
Asus ExpertBook B6 Flip B6602FC2
Intel Core i9-12950HX
0.4515 sec *
Lenovo ThinkPad P16 G1 21D6001DMB
Intel Core i7-12850HX
0.45 sec * -0%
HP ZBook Studio 16 G9 62U04EA
Intel Core i7-12800H
0.4442 sec * +2%
Average Intel Core i9-12950HX
  (0.4251 - 0.4515, n=7)
0.4374 sec * +3%

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Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
3520 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
344 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
99.6 %
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
274 Points
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Performance Rating
Average Intel Core i9-12950HX
 
96.5 pt
Lenovo ThinkPad P16 G1 21D6001DMB
Intel Core i7-12850HX, RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
87.5 pt
MSI CreatorPro Z16P B12UKST
Intel Core i7-12700H, RTX A3000 Laptop GPU
85.4 pt
Asus ExpertBook B6 Flip B6602FC2
Intel Core i9-12950HX, RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
84.1 pt
HP ZBook Studio 16 G9 62U04EA
Intel Core i7-12800H, RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
83.6 pt
Average of class Workstation
 
81.2 pt
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro X 14IAH7 82TK006CGE
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3050 4GB Laptop GPU
76.4 pt
Dell Precision 7670
Intel Core i7-12850HX, RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
68.5 pt
Asus ProArt StudioBook 16 W7600H5A-2BL2 -9!
Intel Xeon W-11955M, RTX A5000 Laptop GPU
0 pt
AIDA64 / FP32 Ray-Trace
Average Intel Core i9-12950HX
  (15499 - 22868, n=7)
17911 KRay/s +14%
Lenovo ThinkPad P16 G1 21D6001DMB
Intel Core i7-12850HX, RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
16752 KRay/s +6%
Asus ExpertBook B6 Flip B6602FC2
Intel Core i9-12950HX, RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
15759 KRay/s
Average of class Workstation
  (2619 - 25776, n=27, last 2 years)
15714 KRay/s 0%
HP ZBook Studio 16 G9 62U04EA
Intel Core i7-12800H, RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
15206 KRay/s -4%
MSI CreatorPro Z16P B12UKST
Intel Core i7-12700H, RTX A3000 Laptop GPU
14572 KRay/s -8%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro X 14IAH7 82TK006CGE
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3050 4GB Laptop GPU
13498 KRay/s -14%
Dell Precision 7670
Intel Core i7-12850HX, RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
12983 KRay/s -18%
AIDA64 / FPU Julia
Average Intel Core i9-12950HX
  (77846 - 115907, n=7)
92341 Points +12%
Lenovo ThinkPad P16 G1 21D6001DMB
Intel Core i7-12850HX, RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
87231 Points +6%
Asus ExpertBook B6 Flip B6602FC2
Intel Core i9-12950HX, RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
82212 Points
HP ZBook Studio 16 G9 62U04EA
Intel Core i7-12800H, RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
80002 Points -3%
Average of class Workstation
  (12909 - 109059, n=27, last 2 years)
77642 Points -6%
MSI CreatorPro Z16P B12UKST
Intel Core i7-12700H, RTX A3000 Laptop GPU
73967 Points -10%
Dell Precision 7670
Intel Core i7-12850HX, RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
68219 Points -17%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro X 14IAH7 82TK006CGE
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3050 4GB Laptop GPU
67282 Points -18%
AIDA64 / CPU SHA3
Average Intel Core i9-12950HX
  (3426 - 5069, n=7)
4106 MB/s +17%
Lenovo ThinkPad P16 G1 21D6001DMB
Intel Core i7-12850HX, RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
3818 MB/s +9%
HP ZBook Studio 16 G9 62U04EA
Intel Core i7-12800H, RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
3684 MB/s +5%
MSI CreatorPro Z16P B12UKST
Intel Core i7-12700H, RTX A3000 Laptop GPU
3648 MB/s +4%
Asus ExpertBook B6 Flip B6602FC2
Intel Core i9-12950HX, RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
3509 MB/s
Average of class Workstation
  (824 - 4981, n=27, last 2 years)
3469 MB/s -1%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro X 14IAH7 82TK006CGE
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3050 4GB Laptop GPU
3161 MB/s -10%
Dell Precision 7670
Intel Core i7-12850HX, RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
3098 MB/s -12%
AIDA64 / CPU Queen
HP ZBook Studio 16 G9 62U04EA
Intel Core i7-12800H, RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
108084 Points +5%
Average Intel Core i9-12950HX
  (102752 - 104726, n=7)
103895 Points +1%
Asus ExpertBook B6 Flip B6602FC2
Intel Core i9-12950HX, RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
103214 Points
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro X 14IAH7 82TK006CGE
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3050 4GB Laptop GPU
101744 Points -1%
MSI CreatorPro Z16P B12UKST
Intel Core i7-12700H, RTX A3000 Laptop GPU
101642 Points -2%
Average of class Workstation
  (26716 - 131931, n=27, last 2 years)
97872 Points -5%
Lenovo ThinkPad P16 G1 21D6001DMB
Intel Core i7-12850HX, RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
95664 Points -7%
Dell Precision 7670
Intel Core i7-12850HX, RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
26716 Points -74%
AIDA64 / FPU SinJulia
Average Intel Core i9-12950HX
  (10134 - 12823, n=7)
11619 Points +4%
Lenovo ThinkPad P16 G1 21D6001DMB
Intel Core i7-12850HX, RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
11286 Points +1%
Asus ExpertBook B6 Flip B6602FC2
Intel Core i9-12950HX, RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
11172 Points
Average of class Workstation
  (3105 - 14742, n=27, last 2 years)
10380 Points -7%
Dell Precision 7670
Intel Core i7-12850HX, RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
9869 Points -12%
HP ZBook Studio 16 G9 62U04EA
Intel Core i7-12800H, RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
9658 Points -14%
MSI CreatorPro Z16P B12UKST
Intel Core i7-12700H, RTX A3000 Laptop GPU
9475 Points -15%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro X 14IAH7 82TK006CGE
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3050 4GB Laptop GPU
8525 Points -24%
AIDA64 / FPU Mandel
Average Intel Core i9-12950HX
  (37146 - 57340, n=7)
44595 Points +13%
Lenovo ThinkPad P16 G1 21D6001DMB
Intel Core i7-12850HX, RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
42580 Points +8%
Asus ExpertBook B6 Flip B6602FC2
Intel Core i9-12950HX, RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
39344 Points
Average of class Workstation
  (6967 - 58181, n=27, last 2 years)
39278 Points 0%
HP ZBook Studio 16 G9 62U04EA
Intel Core i7-12800H, RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
38179 Points -3%
MSI CreatorPro Z16P B12UKST
Intel Core i7-12700H, RTX A3000 Laptop GPU
35917 Points -9%
Dell Precision 7670
Intel Core i7-12850HX, RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
34218 Points -13%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro X 14IAH7 82TK006CGE
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3050 4GB Laptop GPU
32763 Points -17%
AIDA64 / CPU AES
MSI CreatorPro Z16P B12UKST
Intel Core i7-12700H, RTX A3000 Laptop GPU
132156 MB/s +78%
Average Intel Core i9-12950HX
  (72599 - 181128, n=7)
119390 MB/s +61%
Lenovo ThinkPad P16 G1 21D6001DMB
Intel Core i7-12850HX, RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
80775 MB/s +9%
Asus ExpertBook B6 Flip B6602FC2
Intel Core i9-12950HX, RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
74354 MB/s
HP ZBook Studio 16 G9 62U04EA
Intel Core i7-12800H, RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
73928 MB/s -1%
Average of class Workstation
  (19489 - 132156, n=27, last 2 years)
73265 MB/s -1%
Dell Precision 7670
Intel Core i7-12850HX, RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
63362 MB/s -15%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro X 14IAH7 82TK006CGE
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3050 4GB Laptop GPU
62266 MB/s -16%
AIDA64 / CPU ZLib
Average Intel Core i9-12950HX
  (996 - 1417, n=7)
1195 MB/s +18%
Lenovo ThinkPad P16 G1 21D6001DMB
Intel Core i7-12850HX, RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
1102 MB/s +9%
HP ZBook Studio 16 G9 62U04EA
Intel Core i7-12800H, RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
1047 MB/s +3%
Asus ExpertBook B6 Flip B6602FC2
Intel Core i9-12950HX, RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
1014 MB/s
MSI CreatorPro Z16P B12UKST
Intel Core i7-12700H, RTX A3000 Laptop GPU
1013 MB/s 0%
Average of class Workstation
  (314 - 1472, n=27, last 2 years)
920 MB/s -9%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro X 14IAH7 82TK006CGE
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3050 4GB Laptop GPU
888 MB/s -12%
Dell Precision 7670
Intel Core i7-12850HX, RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
817 MB/s -19%
Asus ProArt StudioBook 16 W7600H5A-2BL2
Intel Xeon W-11955M, RTX A5000 Laptop GPU
0 MB/s -100%
Asus ProArt StudioBook 16 W7600H5A-2BL2
Intel Xeon W-11955M, RTX A5000 Laptop GPU
0 MB/s -100%
AIDA64 / FP64 Ray-Trace
Average Intel Core i9-12950HX
  (8455 - 12432, n=7)
9620 KRay/s +12%
Lenovo ThinkPad P16 G1 21D6001DMB
Intel Core i7-12850HX, RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
9145 KRay/s +6%
Asus ExpertBook B6 Flip B6602FC2
Intel Core i9-12950HX, RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
8598 KRay/s
HP ZBook Studio 16 G9 62U04EA
Intel Core i7-12800H, RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
8559 KRay/s 0%
Average of class Workstation
  (1473 - 13800, n=27, last 2 years)
8461 KRay/s -2%
MSI CreatorPro Z16P B12UKST
Intel Core i7-12700H, RTX A3000 Laptop GPU
7829 KRay/s -9%
Dell Precision 7670
Intel Core i7-12850HX, RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
7671 KRay/s -11%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro X 14IAH7 82TK006CGE
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3050 4GB Laptop GPU
7382 KRay/s -14%
AIDA64 / CPU PhotoWorxx
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro X 14IAH7 82TK006CGE
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3050 4GB Laptop GPU
52207 MPixel/s +47%
MSI CreatorPro Z16P B12UKST
Intel Core i7-12700H, RTX A3000 Laptop GPU
42574 MPixel/s +20%
Dell Precision 7670
Intel Core i7-12850HX, RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
42035 MPixel/s +18%
Average Intel Core i9-12950HX
  (35479 - 42655, n=7)
40844 MPixel/s +15%
HP ZBook Studio 16 G9 62U04EA
Intel Core i7-12800H, RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
38574 MPixel/s +9%
Asus ExpertBook B6 Flip B6602FC2
Intel Core i9-12950HX, RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
35479 MPixel/s
Average of class Workstation
  (11898 - 48483, n=27, last 2 years)
35056 MPixel/s -1%
Lenovo ThinkPad P16 G1 21D6001DMB
Intel Core i7-12850HX, RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
33415 MPixel/s -6%

System Performance

The strong processor benchmarks are also mirrored in the system performance benchmarks with PCMark10 and Crossmark: The Asus ExpertBook B6 Flip is an exceptionally powerful laptop, with both benchmark programs attesting to its high performance capabilities. The ExpertBook also overtakes the MSI CreatorPro Z16P and Asus ProArt StudioBook 16. Both laptops, with the supposedly stronger A3000 and A5000, graphics chips, are powered with 90 watts, just like the ExpertBook. So the A2000 is able to surpass the supposedly stronger chips in terms of content creation. 

Even in battery mode, the performance of Asus' workstation is still quite high. The notebook always impresses with its high level of responsiveness. None of the tested applications from Fusion 360 to Solid Edge to various image or video editors were able to overload the laptop to such an extent that the system stalled.

PCMark 10 mains operation
PCMark 10 mains operation
PCMark 10 battery operation
PCMark 10 battery operation
PCMark 10 / Score
Asus ExpertBook B6 Flip B6602FC2
RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, i9-12950HX, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
7246 Points
Average Intel Core i9-12950HX, NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
 
7246 Points 0%
MSI CreatorPro Z16P B12UKST
RTX A3000 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
7086 Points -2%
Asus ProArt StudioBook 16 W7600H5A-2BL2
RTX A5000 Laptop GPU, W-11955M, 2x Micron 2300 2TB MTFDHBA2T0TDV (RAID 0)
6951 Points -4%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro X 14IAH7 82TK006CGE
GeForce RTX 3050 4GB Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
6845 Points -6%
Average of class Workstation
  (5488 - 8587, n=26, last 2 years)
6831 Points -6%
Dell Precision 7670
RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, i7-12850HX, SK Hynix HFS001TEJ9X115N
6663 Points -8%
HP ZBook Studio 16 G9 62U04EA
RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, i7-12800H, Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
6321 Points -13%
Lenovo ThinkPad P16 G1 21D6001DMB
RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, i7-12850HX, Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
6226 Points -14%
PCMark 10 / Essentials
Asus ExpertBook B6 Flip B6602FC2
RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, i9-12950HX, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
10834 Points
Average Intel Core i9-12950HX, NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
 
10834 Points 0%
MSI CreatorPro Z16P B12UKST
RTX A3000 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
10583 Points -2%
Dell Precision 7670
RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, i7-12850HX, SK Hynix HFS001TEJ9X115N
10555 Points -3%
Average of class Workstation
  (9151 - 12197, n=26, last 2 years)
10494 Points -3%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro X 14IAH7 82TK006CGE
GeForce RTX 3050 4GB Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
10287 Points -5%
Asus ProArt StudioBook 16 W7600H5A-2BL2
RTX A5000 Laptop GPU, W-11955M, 2x Micron 2300 2TB MTFDHBA2T0TDV (RAID 0)
10145 Points -6%
Lenovo ThinkPad P16 G1 21D6001DMB
RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, i7-12850HX, Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
10128 Points -7%
HP ZBook Studio 16 G9 62U04EA
RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, i7-12800H, Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
9431 Points -13%
PCMark 10 / Productivity
Asus ExpertBook B6 Flip B6602FC2
RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, i9-12950HX, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
10374 Points
Average Intel Core i9-12950HX, NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
 
10374 Points 0%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro X 14IAH7 82TK006CGE
GeForce RTX 3050 4GB Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
9397 Points -9%
MSI CreatorPro Z16P B12UKST
RTX A3000 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
9351 Points -10%
Lenovo ThinkPad P16 G1 21D6001DMB
RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, i7-12850HX, Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
9349 Points -10%
Average of class Workstation
  (7846 - 10820, n=26, last 2 years)
9102 Points -12%
Dell Precision 7670
RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, i7-12850HX, SK Hynix HFS001TEJ9X115N
9008 Points -13%
Asus ProArt StudioBook 16 W7600H5A-2BL2
RTX A5000 Laptop GPU, W-11955M, 2x Micron 2300 2TB MTFDHBA2T0TDV (RAID 0)
8971 Points -14%
HP ZBook Studio 16 G9 62U04EA
RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, i7-12800H, Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
7889 Points -24%
PCMark 10 / Digital Content Creation
Asus ProArt StudioBook 16 W7600H5A-2BL2
RTX A5000 Laptop GPU, W-11955M, 2x Micron 2300 2TB MTFDHBA2T0TDV (RAID 0)
10015 Points +10%
MSI CreatorPro Z16P B12UKST
RTX A3000 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
9757 Points +7%
HP ZBook Studio 16 G9 62U04EA
RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, i7-12800H, Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
9212 Points +1%
Average of class Workstation
  (5399 - 13947, n=26, last 2 years)
9179 Points +1%
Asus ExpertBook B6 Flip B6602FC2
RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, i9-12950HX, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
9128 Points
Average Intel Core i9-12950HX, NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
 
9128 Points 0%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro X 14IAH7 82TK006CGE
GeForce RTX 3050 4GB Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
9006 Points -1%
Dell Precision 7670
RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, i7-12850HX, SK Hynix HFS001TEJ9X115N
8443 Points -8%
Lenovo ThinkPad P16 G1 21D6001DMB
RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, i7-12850HX, Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
6918 Points -24%
CrossMark / Overall
Asus ExpertBook B6 Flip B6602FC2
RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, i9-12950HX, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1962 Points
Average Intel Core i9-12950HX, NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
 
1962 Points 0%
MSI CreatorPro Z16P B12UKST
RTX A3000 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1932 Points -2%
HP ZBook Studio 16 G9 62U04EA
RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, i7-12800H, Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
1843 Points -6%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro X 14IAH7 82TK006CGE
GeForce RTX 3050 4GB Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
1786 Points -9%
Lenovo ThinkPad P16 G1 21D6001DMB
RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, i7-12850HX, Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
1720 Points -12%
Average of class Workstation
  (1154 - 1972, n=26, last 2 years)
1709 Points -13%
Dell Precision 7670
RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, i7-12850HX, SK Hynix HFS001TEJ9X115N
1509 Points -23%
CrossMark / Productivity
Asus ExpertBook B6 Flip B6602FC2
RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, i9-12950HX, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1836 Points
Average Intel Core i9-12950HX, NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
 
1836 Points 0%
MSI CreatorPro Z16P B12UKST
RTX A3000 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1823 Points -1%
HP ZBook Studio 16 G9 62U04EA
RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, i7-12800H, Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
1723 Points -6%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro X 14IAH7 82TK006CGE
GeForce RTX 3050 4GB Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
1653 Points -10%
Average of class Workstation
  (1188 - 1842, n=26, last 2 years)
1637 Points -11%
Lenovo ThinkPad P16 G1 21D6001DMB
RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, i7-12850HX, Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
1611 Points -12%
Dell Precision 7670
RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, i7-12850HX, SK Hynix HFS001TEJ9X115N
1445 Points -21%
CrossMark / Creativity
Asus ExpertBook B6 Flip B6602FC2
RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, i9-12950HX, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
2156 Points
Average Intel Core i9-12950HX, NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
 
2156 Points 0%
HP ZBook Studio 16 G9 62U04EA
RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, i7-12800H, Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
2091 Points -3%
MSI CreatorPro Z16P B12UKST
RTX A3000 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
2071 Points -4%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro X 14IAH7 82TK006CGE
GeForce RTX 3050 4GB Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
2049 Points -5%
Lenovo ThinkPad P16 G1 21D6001DMB
RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, i7-12850HX, Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
1943 Points -10%
Average of class Workstation
  (1180 - 2248, n=26, last 2 years)
1889 Points -12%
Dell Precision 7670
RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, i7-12850HX, SK Hynix HFS001TEJ9X115N
1682 Points -22%
CrossMark / Responsiveness
MSI CreatorPro Z16P B12UKST
RTX A3000 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1865 Points +3%
Asus ExpertBook B6 Flip B6602FC2
RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, i9-12950HX, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1805 Points
Average Intel Core i9-12950HX, NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
 
1805 Points 0%
HP ZBook Studio 16 G9 62U04EA
RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, i7-12800H, Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
1545 Points -14%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro X 14IAH7 82TK006CGE
GeForce RTX 3050 4GB Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
1491 Points -17%
Lenovo ThinkPad P16 G1 21D6001DMB
RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, i7-12850HX, Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
1454 Points -19%
Average of class Workstation
  (990 - 1865, n=26, last 2 years)
1448 Points -20%
Dell Precision 7670
RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, i7-12850HX, SK Hynix HFS001TEJ9X115N
1238 Points -31%
PCMark 10 Score
7246 points
Help
AIDA64 / Memory Copy
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro X 14IAH7 82TK006CGE
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3050 4GB Laptop GPU
80511 MB/s +35%
Average Intel Core i9-12950HX
  (59731 - 64732, n=7)
63039 MB/s +6%
Dell Precision 7670
Intel Core i7-12850HX, RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
62841 MB/s +5%
MSI CreatorPro Z16P B12UKST
Intel Core i7-12700H, RTX A3000 Laptop GPU
62711 MB/s +5%
HP ZBook Studio 16 G9 62U04EA
Intel Core i7-12800H, RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
61978 MB/s +4%
Asus ExpertBook B6 Flip B6602FC2
Intel Core i9-12950HX, RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
59731 MB/s
Average of class Workstation
  (24508 - 74486, n=27, last 2 years)
57253 MB/s -4%
Lenovo ThinkPad P16 G1 21D6001DMB
Intel Core i7-12850HX, RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
53840 MB/s -10%
AIDA64 / Memory Read
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro X 14IAH7 82TK006CGE
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3050 4GB Laptop GPU
79442 MB/s +31%
Dell Precision 7670
Intel Core i7-12850HX, RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
68747 MB/s +13%
Average Intel Core i9-12950HX
  (59744 - 70359, n=7)
66028 MB/s +9%
MSI CreatorPro Z16P B12UKST
Intel Core i7-12700H, RTX A3000 Laptop GPU
65648 MB/s +8%
HP ZBook Studio 16 G9 62U04EA
Intel Core i7-12800H, RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
65470 MB/s +8%
Asus ExpertBook B6 Flip B6602FC2
Intel Core i9-12950HX, RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
60831 MB/s
Lenovo ThinkPad P16 G1 21D6001DMB
Intel Core i7-12850HX, RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
58944 MB/s -3%
Average of class Workstation
  (25882 - 73331, n=27, last 2 years)
56622 MB/s -7%
AIDA64 / Memory Write
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro X 14IAH7 82TK006CGE
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3050 4GB Laptop GPU
88660 MB/s +50%
MSI CreatorPro Z16P B12UKST
Intel Core i7-12700H, RTX A3000 Laptop GPU
65459 MB/s +11%
HP ZBook Studio 16 G9 62U04EA
Intel Core i7-12800H, RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
64424 MB/s +9%
Dell Precision 7670
Intel Core i7-12850HX, RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
64365 MB/s +9%
Average Intel Core i9-12950HX
  (57750 - 67899, n=7)
63186 MB/s +7%
Average of class Workstation
  (22240 - 92336, n=27, last 2 years)
61299 MB/s +4%
Asus ExpertBook B6 Flip B6602FC2
Intel Core i9-12950HX, RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
59170 MB/s
Lenovo ThinkPad P16 G1 21D6001DMB
Intel Core i7-12850HX, RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
52160 MB/s -12%
AIDA64 / Memory Latency
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro X 14IAH7 82TK006CGE
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3050 4GB Laptop GPU
105.7 ns * -15%
Average of class Workstation
  (83.4 - 138.9, n=27, last 2 years)
97.3 ns * -6%
Lenovo ThinkPad P16 G1 21D6001DMB
Intel Core i7-12850HX, RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
95.4 ns * -3%
MSI CreatorPro Z16P B12UKST
Intel Core i7-12700H, RTX A3000 Laptop GPU
95.2 ns * -3%
Asus ExpertBook B6 Flip B6602FC2
Intel Core i9-12950HX, RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
92.2 ns *
HP ZBook Studio 16 G9 62U04EA
Intel Core i7-12800H, RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
89.3 ns * +3%
Dell Precision 7670
Intel Core i7-12850HX, RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
88.5 ns * +4%
Average Intel Core i9-12950HX
  (84.5 - 92.2, n=7)
87.9 ns * +5%

* ... smaller is better

DPC Latency

Despite the latest drivers at the time of review, we observed increased DPC latencies. Real-time applications are occasionally executed with a delay of more than 2 ms. If production machinery is to be controlled by the ExpertBook, this should be taken into account and programs with the largest possible buffer should be used. 

On the other hand, no dropped frames were registered during the playback of a 4K60 Hz YouTube test video.

YouTube video playback
YouTube video playback
LatancyMon
LatancyMon
LatancyMon drivers
LatancyMon drivers
DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
Asus ExpertBook B6 Flip B6602FC2
RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, i9-12950HX, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
2258 μs *
Asus ProArt StudioBook 16 W7600H5A-2BL2
RTX A5000 Laptop GPU, W-11955M, 2x Micron 2300 2TB MTFDHBA2T0TDV (RAID 0)
1493 μs * +34%
Dell Precision 7670
RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, i7-12850HX, SK Hynix HFS001TEJ9X115N
1205.3 μs * +47%
HP ZBook Studio 16 G9 62U04EA
RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, i7-12800H, Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
1136.6 μs * +50%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro X 14IAH7 82TK006CGE
GeForce RTX 3050 4GB Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
1076 μs * +52%
MSI CreatorPro Z16P B12UKST
RTX A3000 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
512.3 μs * +77%

* ... smaller is better

Storage Devices

The Asus ExpertBook B6 Flip has a problem with temperature. The Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR gets so hot during operation that it has to reduce its power after short periods of time. Consequently, the performance of the M.2 SSD in the DiskSpd loop drops by half. Subsequent tests show that this can become even worse, with the performance of the SSD dropping below 800 MB/s in sequential read. Such temperature increases occur again and again in modern NVMe SSDs when they are installed without cooling, as is the case here. It is often sufficient for manufacturers to attach thermal pads under the SSDs to dissipate the waste heat from the small circuit board of the M.2 SSD to the larger motherboard underneath. On YouTube, creator der8auer recently examined the effects of various cooling methods for SDDs. The video shows that even small changes can have a big impact.

AS SSD
AS SSD
AS SSD copy benchmark
AS SSD copy benchmark
CrystalDiskInfo
CrystalDiskInfo
DiskSpd Loop with temperature monitoring
DiskSpd Loop with temperature monitoring
 
 
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
Sequential Read: 5548.33MB/s
Sequential Write: 4477.47MB/s
4K Read: 80.58MB/s
4K Write: 210.34MB/s
4K-64 Read: 2629.41MB/s
4K-64 Write: 3103.76MB/s
Access Time Read: 0.038ms
Access Time Write: 0.02ms
Copy ISO: 2501.09MB/s
Copy Program: 852.49MB/s
Copy Game: 1784.74MB/s
Score Read: 3265Points
Score Write: 3762Points
Score Total: 8646Points
Drive Performance Rating - Percent
MSI CreatorPro Z16P B12UKST -8!
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
89 pt
Asus ExpertBook B6 Flip B6602FC2
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
82.5 pt
Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
 
71.6 pt
Average of class Workstation
 
61.1 pt
HP ZBook Studio 16 G9 62U04EA
Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
59.9 pt
Dell Precision 7670
SK Hynix HFS001TEJ9X115N
57.5 pt
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro X 14IAH7 82TK006CGE
Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
51.2 pt
Asus ProArt StudioBook 16 W7600H5A-2BL2
2x Micron 2300 2TB MTFDHBA2T0TDV (RAID 0)
44.7 pt
DiskSpd
seq read
Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
  (1761 - 4677, n=79)
3768 MB/s +104%
HP ZBook Studio 16 G9 62U04EA
Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
3491 (3384.54min - 3491.28max) MB/s +89%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro X 14IAH7 82TK006CGE
Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
3455 (3405.26min - 3454.64max) MB/s +87%
Average of class Workstation
  (1844 - 4658, n=26, last 2 years)
3246 MB/s +76%
Dell Precision 7670
SK Hynix HFS001TEJ9X115N
2931 (2920.07min - 2930.98max) MB/s +59%
Asus ProArt StudioBook 16 W7600H5A-2BL2
2x Micron 2300 2TB MTFDHBA2T0TDV (RAID 0)
2419 (2064.08min - 2418.84max) MB/s +31%
Asus ProArt StudioBook 16 W7600H5A-2BL2
2x Micron 2300 2TB MTFDHBA2T0TDV (RAID 0)
2388 (2192.8min - 2388.07max) MB/s +30%
Asus ExpertBook B6 Flip B6602FC2
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1844 (1797.68min - 1844.45max) MB/s
seq write
Dell Precision 7670
SK Hynix HFS001TEJ9X115N
7185 (7028.4min - 7184.53max) MB/s +59%
Asus ExpertBook B6 Flip B6602FC2
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
4516 (4459.06min - 4515.6max) MB/s
Average of class Workstation
  (1309 - 7185, n=26, last 2 years)
3581 MB/s -21%
Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
  (2220 - 4564, n=79)
3578 MB/s -21%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro X 14IAH7 82TK006CGE
Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
3396 (3236.14min - 3395.84max) MB/s -25%
HP ZBook Studio 16 G9 62U04EA
Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
3248 (2832.2min - 3247.86max) MB/s -28%
Asus ProArt StudioBook 16 W7600H5A-2BL2
2x Micron 2300 2TB MTFDHBA2T0TDV (RAID 0)
2755 (2420.1min - 2754.55max) MB/s -39%
Asus ProArt StudioBook 16 W7600H5A-2BL2
2x Micron 2300 2TB MTFDHBA2T0TDV (RAID 0)
2720 (2204.11min - 2719.6max) MB/s -40%
seq q8 t1 read
HP ZBook Studio 16 G9 62U04EA
Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
6607 (6240.5min - 6607.08max) MB/s +64%
Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
  (3421 - 7079, n=79)
6458 MB/s +60%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro X 14IAH7 82TK006CGE
Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
6431 (5584.03min - 6430.64max) MB/s +59%
Asus ProArt StudioBook 16 W7600H5A-2BL2
2x Micron 2300 2TB MTFDHBA2T0TDV (RAID 0)
6274 (5892.58min - 6274.29max) MB/s +55%
Asus ProArt StudioBook 16 W7600H5A-2BL2
2x Micron 2300 2TB MTFDHBA2T0TDV (RAID 0)
6053 (5002.76min - 6052.8max) MB/s +50%
Average of class Workstation
  (3290 - 7157, n=26, last 2 years)
6125 MB/s +52%
Dell Precision 7670
SK Hynix HFS001TEJ9X115N
5974 (5689.31min - 5973.95max) MB/s +48%
Asus ExpertBook B6 Flip B6602FC2
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
4037 (3423.05min - 4037.23max) MB/s
seq q8 t1 write
Dell Precision 7670
SK Hynix HFS001TEJ9X115N
9243 (9104.19min - 9242.96max) MB/s +80%
Average of class Workstation
  (2526 - 9243, n=26, last 2 years)
5213 MB/s +2%
Asus ProArt StudioBook 16 W7600H5A-2BL2
2x Micron 2300 2TB MTFDHBA2T0TDV (RAID 0)
5154 (5111.23min - 5153.51max) MB/s 0%
Asus ProArt StudioBook 16 W7600H5A-2BL2
2x Micron 2300 2TB MTFDHBA2T0TDV (RAID 0)
5146 (4733.66min - 5145.56max) MB/s 0%
Asus ExpertBook B6 Flip B6602FC2
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
5131 (5103.91min - 5130.89max) MB/s
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro X 14IAH7 82TK006CGE
Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
4961 (4564.02min - 4960.96max) MB/s -3%
Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
  (2216 - 5259, n=79)
4796 MB/s -7%
HP ZBook Studio 16 G9 62U04EA
Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
4543 (4312.16min - 4542.64max) MB/s -11%
4k q1 t1 read
Asus ExpertBook B6 Flip B6602FC2
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
92.2 (90.8min - 92.21max) MB/s
Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
  (48.4 - 97.4, n=79)
76.8 MB/s -17%
Average of class Workstation
  (44.3 - 92.2, n=26, last 2 years)
63.2 MB/s -31%
Dell Precision 7670
SK Hynix HFS001TEJ9X115N
58.8 (58.07min - 58.79max) MB/s -36%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro X 14IAH7 82TK006CGE
Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
58.2 (57.23min - 58.2max) MB/s -37%
Asus ProArt StudioBook 16 W7600H5A-2BL2
2x Micron 2300 2TB MTFDHBA2T0TDV (RAID 0)
50.9 (43.69min - 50.91max) MB/s -45%
Asus ProArt StudioBook 16 W7600H5A-2BL2
2x Micron 2300 2TB MTFDHBA2T0TDV (RAID 0)
44.1 (38.83min - 44.09max) MB/s -52%
HP ZBook Studio 16 G9 62U04EA
Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
49.4 (46.05min - 49.39max) MB/s -46%
4k q1 t1 write
Asus ExpertBook B6 Flip B6602FC2
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
251 (244.61min - 251.27max) MB/s
Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
  (49.9 - 280, n=79)
188 MB/s -25%
HP ZBook Studio 16 G9 62U04EA
Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
153 (151.36min - 152.95max) MB/s -39%
Average of class Workstation
  (106.8 - 251, n=26, last 2 years)
150.8 MB/s -40%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro X 14IAH7 82TK006CGE
Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
148.6 (146.64min - 148.59max) MB/s -41%
Dell Precision 7670
SK Hynix HFS001TEJ9X115N
135.6 (133.9min - 135.64max) MB/s -46%
Asus ProArt StudioBook 16 W7600H5A-2BL2
2x Micron 2300 2TB MTFDHBA2T0TDV (RAID 0)
106 (104.21min - 105.58max) MB/s -58%
Asus ProArt StudioBook 16 W7600H5A-2BL2
2x Micron 2300 2TB MTFDHBA2T0TDV (RAID 0)
102 (100.51min - 101.6max) MB/s -59%
4k q32 t16 read
Asus ExpertBook B6 Flip B6602FC2
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
3965 (3935.17min - 3965.45max) MB/s
Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
  (376 - 4185, n=79)
2566 MB/s -35%
Average of class Workstation
  (577 - 3965, n=26, last 2 years)
1342 MB/s -66%
Dell Precision 7670
SK Hynix HFS001TEJ9X115N
1176 (1023.94min - 1175.98max) MB/s -70%
HP ZBook Studio 16 G9 62U04EA
Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
920 (850.96min - 920.44max) MB/s -77%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro X 14IAH7 82TK006CGE
Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
855 (808.2min - 855.13max) MB/s -78%
Asus ProArt StudioBook 16 W7600H5A-2BL2
2x Micron 2300 2TB MTFDHBA2T0TDV (RAID 0)
783 (693.78min - 782.9max) MB/s -80%
Asus ProArt StudioBook 16 W7600H5A-2BL2
2x Micron 2300 2TB MTFDHBA2T0TDV (RAID 0)
769 (682.08min - 768.78max) MB/s -81%
4k q32 t16 write
Asus ExpertBook B6 Flip B6602FC2
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
3306 (3235.54min - 3305.73max) MB/s
Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
  (291 - 3559, n=79)
1933 MB/s -42%
Dell Precision 7670
SK Hynix HFS001TEJ9X115N