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Asus F751LB Notebook Review

Sascha Mölck, Tanja Hinum (translated by Vinay Pradhan), 06/11/2015

Successful all-rounder. The F751LB boasts good connectivity and low emissions. Furthermore, the TN panel offers 99% coverage of the sRGB color spectrum.

For the original German review, see here.

The Asus F751LB-T4030H is a 17.3-inch allrounder with strong hardware. The notebook offers sufficient performance for any use case (including gaming). The Asus F751LDV and the Asus X751MA are sibling models we have previously tested. Both of these laptops offer similar hardware, but our test model should surpass them (in theory). We will find out if our assumption holds water in the following in-depth review.

The competition of the F751LB is varied and includes notebooks like the Acer Aspire E5-771G, the HP Pavilion 17 and the Toshiba Satellite L70.

We will skip a few areas as the F751LB has the same build as its siblings. These topics include the case, the connectivity, the input devices and the speakers. We suggest taking a peek at the Asus F751LDV review for information on these topics.

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Asus F751LB-T4030H
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce 940M - 2048 MB, Core: 1072-1176 MHz, Memory: 900 MHz, DDR3, 64 bit interface, ForceWare 352.86 (9.18.13.5286), Optimus
Memory
8192 MB 
, DDR3, Dual-Channel, one slot (occupied), 4 GB soldered
Display
17.3 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel, Chi Mei 173HGE, TN LED, glossy: no
Mainboard
Intel Broadwell-U PCH-LP (Premium)
Storage
Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024, 1000 GB 
, 5400 rpm, 880 GB free
Soundcard
Realtek ALC233 @ Intel Broadwell PCH-LP - High Definition Audio Controller
Connections
3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 VGA, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: Audio combo jack, Card Reader: SD, Sensors: Brightness sensor
Networking
Realtek RTL8168/8111 Gigabit-LAN (10/100/1000/2500/5000MBit/s), Atheros AR9485 WiFi Adapter (b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4)
Optical drive
HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GUC0N
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 33.5 x 415 x 272 ( = 1.32 x 16.34 x 10.71 in)
Battery
37 Wh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 8.1 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: HD webcam
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: no, McAfee LiveSafe-Internet Security (trial), MS Office (trial), 24 Months Warranty
Weight
2.8 kg ( = 98.77 oz / 6.17 pounds), Power Supply: 240 g ( = 8.47 oz / 0.53 pounds)
Price
849 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Display

The matte 17.3-inch panel of our test model has a native resolution of 1920x1080 pixels. Brightness (335.6 cd/m²) and contrast (1,217:1) are very good and leave no room for complaint.

362
cd/m²
341
cd/m²
344
cd/m²
330
cd/m²
353
cd/m²
306
cd/m²
321
cd/m²
348
cd/m²
315
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
Chi Mei 173HGE
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 362 cd/m² Average: 335.6 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 85 %
Center on Battery: 282 cd/m²
Contrast: 1217:1 (Black: 0.29 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 7.03 | 0.6-29.43 Ø6
ΔE Greyscale 6.08 | 0.64-98 Ø6.2
99% sRGB (Argyll 3D) 65% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 3D)
Gamma: 2.15
F751LB vs. sRGB
F751LB vs. sRGB
F751LB vs. AdobeRGB
F751LB vs. AdobeRGB

The panel has great coverage of the color spectrums: 65% of AdobeRGB and 99% of sRGB. Out of the box the DeltaE 2000 deviation is 7 (optimal would be below 3). The panel has a slight blue tinge.

Asus F751LB has a TN panel with decent viewing angles. Sadly, the panel is not legible from angles, but the laptop can be used outdoors.

Outdoors.
Outdoors.

Performance

Our 17.3-inch all-rounder offers sufficient performance for everyday use and gaming. Our test model is available for 850 Euros (~$957) and offers various different configurations.

Processor

The test model does not lack in performance thanks to an Intel Core i7-5500U dual-core processor (Broadwell). The CPU operates at a base clock speed of 2.4 GHz, which can be raised to 2.9 GHz (both cores) or 3 GHz (single core) using Turbo. This boost is available while plugged in and while running on battery.

The Core i7-5500U CPU is a ULV processor with a TDP value of 15 W. The single-thread performance of our processor is similar to that of quad-core processors (TDP: 47 W). A laptop with a ULV processor is optimal for home use, as it requires less power for identical single-thread performance. Quad-core CPUs can really show off their power when running multithread programs.

Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit
6088
Cinebench R10 Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
9620
Cinebench R10 Rendering Single 32Bit
4483
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit
40.1 fps
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64Bit
3.2 Points
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64Bit
1.39 Points
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
99.6 %
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
50.47 fps
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
295 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
120 Points
Help
Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit (sort by value)
Asus F751LB-T4030H
GeForce 940M, 5500U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
120 Points ∼55%
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro VN7-791G-50MV
GeForce 840M, 4210H, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
129 Points ∼59% +8%
Acer Aspire V 17 Nitro (VN7-791G-759Q)
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
126 Points ∼58% +5%
Acer Aspire E5-771G-71PT
GeForce 840M, 5500U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
115 Points ∼53% -4%
HP Pavilion 17-f217ng
GeForce 830M, 5200U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541075A9E680
108 Points ∼50% -10%
HP Pavilion 17-f130ng
Radeon R7 M260, A10-5745M, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
64 Points ∼29% -47%
Toshiba Satellite P70-B-10T
Radeon R9 M265X, 4720HQ
134 Points ∼61% +12%
HP Envy 17-k203ng
GeForce GTX 850M, 5500U, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP
123 Points ∼56% +3%
CPU Multi 64Bit (sort by value)
Asus F751LB-T4030H
GeForce 940M, 5500U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
295 Points ∼7%
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro VN7-791G-50MV
GeForce 840M, 4210H, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
331 Points ∼8% +12%
Acer Aspire V 17 Nitro (VN7-791G-759Q)
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
660 Points ∼15% +124%
Acer Aspire E5-771G-71PT
GeForce 840M, 5500U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
293 Points ∼7% -1%
HP Pavilion 17-f217ng
GeForce 830M, 5200U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541075A9E680
260 Points ∼6% -12%
HP Pavilion 17-f130ng
Radeon R7 M260, A10-5745M, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
178 Points ∼4% -40%
Toshiba Satellite P70-B-10T
Radeon R9 M265X, 4720HQ
531 Points ∼12% +80%
HP Envy 17-k203ng
GeForce GTX 850M, 5500U, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP
294 Points ∼7% 0%
Cinebench R11.5
CPU Single 64Bit (sort by value)
Asus F751LB-T4030H
GeForce 940M, 5500U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
1.39 Points ∼57%
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro VN7-791G-50MV
GeForce 840M, 4210H, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
1.52 Points ∼62% +9%
Acer Aspire V 17 Nitro (VN7-791G-759Q)
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
1.29 Points ∼53% -7%
Acer Aspire E5-771G-71PT
GeForce 840M, 5500U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
1.42 Points ∼58% +2%
HP Pavilion 17-f217ng
GeForce 830M, 5200U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541075A9E680
1.26 Points ∼52% -9%
HP Pavilion 17-f130ng
Radeon R7 M260, A10-5745M, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
0.72 Points ∼30% -48%
Toshiba Satellite P70-B-10T
Radeon R9 M265X, 4720HQ
1.53 Points ∼63% +10%
HP Envy 17-k203ng
GeForce GTX 850M, 5500U, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP
1.42 Points ∼58% +2%
CPU Multi 64Bit (sort by value)
Asus F751LB-T4030H
GeForce 940M, 5500U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
3.2 Points ∼7%
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro VN7-791G-50MV
GeForce 840M, 4210H, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
3.66 Points ∼8% +14%
Acer Aspire V 17 Nitro (VN7-791G-759Q)
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
7.13 Points ∼16% +123%
Acer Aspire E5-771G-71PT
GeForce 840M, 5500U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
3.15 Points ∼7% -2%
HP Pavilion 17-f217ng
GeForce 830M, 5200U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541075A9E680
2.81 Points ∼6% -12%
HP Pavilion 17-f130ng
Radeon R7 M260, A10-5745M, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
1.93 Points ∼4% -40%
Toshiba Satellite P70-B-10T
Radeon R9 M265X, 4720HQ
5.48 Points ∼12% +71%
HP Envy 17-k203ng
GeForce GTX 850M, 5500U, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP
3.16 Points ∼7% -1%
Cinebench R10
Rendering Single 32Bit (sort by value)
Asus F751LB-T4030H
GeForce 940M, 5500U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
4483 Points ∼41%
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro VN7-791G-50MV
GeForce 840M, 4210H, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
4963 Points ∼46% +11%
Acer Aspire V 17 Nitro (VN7-791G-759Q)
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
4944 Points ∼46% +10%
Acer Aspire E5-771G-71PT
GeForce 840M, 5500U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
4627 Points ∼43% +3%
HP Pavilion 17-f217ng
GeForce 830M, 5200U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541075A9E680
4196 Points ∼39% -6%
HP Pavilion 17-f130ng
Radeon R7 M260, A10-5745M, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
2071 Points ∼19% -54%
Toshiba Satellite P70-B-10T
Radeon R9 M265X, 4720HQ
5184 Points ∼48% +16%
HP Envy 17-k203ng
GeForce GTX 850M, 5500U, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP
4656 Points ∼43% +4%
Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit (sort by value)
Asus F751LB-T4030H
GeForce 940M, 5500U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
9620 Points ∼15%
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro VN7-791G-50MV
GeForce 840M, 4210H, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
11114 Points ∼17% +16%
Acer Aspire V 17 Nitro (VN7-791G-759Q)
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
19485 Points ∼30% +103%
Acer Aspire E5-771G-71PT
GeForce 840M, 5500U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
10004 Points ∼15% +4%
HP Pavilion 17-f217ng
GeForce 830M, 5200U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541075A9E680
8578 Points ∼13% -11%
HP Pavilion 17-f130ng
Radeon R7 M260, A10-5745M, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
5429 Points ∼8% -44%
Toshiba Satellite P70-B-10T
Radeon R9 M265X, 4720HQ
16073 Points ∼25% +67%
HP Envy 17-k203ng
GeForce GTX 850M, 5500U, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP
9743 Points ∼15% +1%
Geekbench 3
32 Bit Multi-Core Score (sort by value)
Asus F751LB-T4030H
GeForce 940M, 5500U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
6037 Points ∼7%
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro VN7-791G-50MV
GeForce 840M, 4210H, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
6311 Points ∼8% +5%
Acer Aspire E5-771G-71PT
GeForce 840M, 5500U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
6044 Points ∼7% 0%
HP Pavilion 17-f217ng
GeForce 830M, 5200U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541075A9E680
4998 Points ∼6% -17%
HP Pavilion 17-f130ng
Radeon R7 M260, A10-5745M, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
3647 Points ∼5% -40%
Toshiba Satellite P70-B-10T
Radeon R9 M265X, 4720HQ
11025 Points ∼14% +83%
HP Envy 17-k203ng
GeForce GTX 850M, 5500U, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP
6098 Points ∼8% +1%
32 Bit Single-Core Score (sort by value)
Asus F751LB-T4030H
GeForce 940M, 5500U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
2896 Points ∼59%
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro VN7-791G-50MV
GeForce 840M, 4210H, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
2938 Points ∼60% +1%
Acer Aspire E5-771G-71PT
GeForce 840M, 5500U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
2927 Points ∼60% +1%
HP Pavilion 17-f217ng
GeForce 830M, 5200U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541075A9E680
2484 Points ∼51% -14%
HP Pavilion 17-f130ng
Radeon R7 M260, A10-5745M, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
1460 Points ∼30% -50%
Toshiba Satellite P70-B-10T
Radeon R9 M265X, 4720HQ
3383 Points ∼69% +17%
HP Envy 17-k203ng
GeForce GTX 850M, 5500U, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP
2948 Points ∼60% +2%
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score (sort by value)
Asus F751LB-T4030H
GeForce 940M, 5500U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
93.5 ms * ∼1%
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro VN7-791G-50MV
GeForce 840M, 4210H, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
89.5 ms * ∼1% +4%
Acer Aspire E5-771G-71PT
GeForce 840M, 5500U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
101.7 ms * ∼1% -9%
HP Pavilion 17-f217ng
GeForce 830M, 5200U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541075A9E680
111.6 ms * ∼1% -19%
HP Pavilion 17-f130ng
Radeon R7 M260, A10-5745M, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
259.8 ms * ∼3% -178%
Toshiba Satellite P70-B-10T
Radeon R9 M265X, 4720HQ
84.4 ms * ∼1% +10%
HP Envy 17-k203ng
GeForce GTX 850M, 5500U, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP
101.7 ms * ∼1% -9%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score (sort by value)
Asus F751LB-T4030H
GeForce 940M, 5500U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
2322.1 ms * ∼4%
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro VN7-791G-50MV
GeForce 840M, 4210H, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
2121 ms * ∼4% +9%
Acer Aspire E5-771G-71PT
GeForce 840M, 5500U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
2290 ms * ∼4% +1%
HP Pavilion 17-f217ng
GeForce 830M, 5200U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541075A9E680
2583.5 ms * ∼4% -11%
HP Pavilion 17-f130ng
Radeon R7 M260, A10-5745M, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
5953.6 ms * ∼10% -156%
Toshiba Satellite P70-B-10T
Radeon R9 M265X, 4720HQ
2017.8 ms * ∼3% +13%
HP Envy 17-k203ng
GeForce GTX 850M, 5500U, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP
2235.5 ms * ∼4% +4%
Octane V2 - Total Score (sort by value)
Asus F751LB-T4030H
GeForce 940M, 5500U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
14871 Points ∼28%
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro VN7-791G-50MV
GeForce 840M, 4210H, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
16075 Points ∼31% +8%
Acer Aspire E5-771G-71PT
GeForce 840M, 5500U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
13819 Points ∼26% -7%
HP Pavilion 17-f217ng
GeForce 830M, 5200U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541075A9E680
12545 Points ∼24% -16%
HP Pavilion 17-f130ng
Radeon R7 M260, A10-5745M, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
5708 Points ∼11% -62%
Toshiba Satellite P70-B-10T
Radeon R9 M265X, 4720HQ
16420 Points ∼31% +10%
HP Envy 17-k203ng
GeForce GTX 850M, 5500U, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP
14652 Points ∼28% -1%
Peacekeeper - --- (sort by value)
Asus F751LB-T4030H
GeForce 940M, 5500U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
2952 Points ∼48%
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro VN7-791G-50MV
GeForce 840M, 4210H, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
3025 Points ∼49% +2%
Acer Aspire E5-771G-71PT
GeForce 840M, 5500U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
2697 Points ∼44% -9%
HP Pavilion 17-f217ng
GeForce 830M, 5200U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541075A9E680
2203 Points ∼36% -25%
HP Pavilion 17-f130ng
Radeon R7 M260, A10-5745M, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
1126 Points ∼18% -62%
Toshiba Satellite P70-B-10T
Radeon R9 M265X, 4720HQ
3182 Points ∼51% +8%
HP Envy 17-k203ng
GeForce GTX 850M, 5500U, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP
2759 Points ∼45% -7%

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System Performance

The system performance is nice, which translates into a fluid and reliable OS. The PCMark benchmark results are very good for our test model and the Acer Aspire E5-771G can match this score thanks to its similar hardware. The quad-core notebooks, listed in our comparison diagram below, outpace our test model by a small margin due to their stronger graphic chips. The Toshiba Satellite P70-B creates an exceptionally large lead thanks to its AMD GPU, which the PCMark 8 benchmark heavily favors. It is possible to raise the system performance by replacing the hard drive with an SSD.

PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
3215 points
PCMark 8 Creative Score Accelerated v2
3656 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
4079 points
Help
PCMark 8 - Home Score Accelerated v2 (sort by value)
Asus F751LB-T4030H
GeForce 940M, 5500U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
3215 Points ∼53%
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro VN7-791G-50MV
GeForce 840M, 4210H, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
2858 Points ∼47% -11%
Acer Aspire V 17 Nitro (VN7-791G-759Q)
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
3620 Points ∼59% +13%
Acer Aspire E5-771G-71PT
GeForce 840M, 5500U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
3301 Points ∼54% +3%
HP Pavilion 17-f217ng
GeForce 830M, 5200U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541075A9E680
2949 Points ∼48% -8%
HP Pavilion 17-f130ng
Radeon R7 M260, A10-5745M, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
2603 Points ∼43% -19%
Toshiba Satellite P70-B-10T
Radeon R9 M265X, 4720HQ
3939 Points ∼65% +23%
HP Envy 17-k203ng
GeForce GTX 850M, 5500U, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP
3312 Points ∼54% +3%

Storage Device

The owner of the F751LB will not lack storage space thanks to the 1 TB HDD in our test model. Asus formats its notebooks with a standard OS partition of 372 GB and a data partition of 542 GB. The device operates at 5,400 rpm and offers transfer speeds typical for its class. 

Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
Transfer Rate Minimum: 24.3 MB/s
Transfer Rate Maximum: 115.8 MB/s
Transfer Rate Average: 82.6 MB/s
Access Time: 17.5 ms
Burst Rate: 270.1 MB/s
CPU Usage: 3.8 %

Graphics Card

The F751LB is equipped with a GeForce 940M GPU, which is the successor of the GeForce 840M. Although the two GPUs are essentially the same, the 940M offers a 0.5% higher max clock speed (1,124 MHz to 1,179 MHz). There are no other differences. The results of the 3DMark benchmark confirm that our test model offers equivalent graphics performance to an 840M notebook with the same Core i7-5500 processor (see Acer Aspire E5-771G).

The HD Graphics 5500 is the IGP of the laptop which allows the manufacturer to use Optimus. This technology allows the laptop to dynamically switch between the IGP and dedicated GPU depending on how much graphics performance is required. The IGP is in charge when handling everyday tasks, like surfing the web and using office programs. The dedicated GPU is activated when more performance is necessary, like when playing games. The switch is automatic but the user can also manually choose one of the two.

3DMark 11 Performance
2487 points
3DMark Ice Storm Standard Score
43489 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
6543 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
1409 points
Help
3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance (sort by value)
Asus F751LB-T4030H
GeForce 940M, 5500U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
2487 Points ∼7%
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro VN7-791G-50MV
GeForce 840M, 4210H, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
2579 Points ∼7% +4%
Acer Aspire V 17 Nitro (VN7-791G-759Q)
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
5178 Points ∼15% +108%
Acer Aspire E5-771G-71PT
GeForce 840M, 5500U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
2471 Points ∼7% -1%
HP Pavilion 17-f217ng
GeForce 830M, 5200U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541075A9E680
2094 Points ∼6% -16%
HP Pavilion 17-f130ng
Radeon R7 M260, A10-5745M, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
1912 Points ∼5% -23%
Toshiba Satellite P70-B-10T
Radeon R9 M265X, 4720HQ
2830 Points ∼8% +14%
HP Envy 17-k203ng
GeForce GTX 850M, 5500U, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP
3910 Points ∼11% +57%
3DMark
1920x1080 Fire Strike Score (sort by value)
Asus F751LB-T4030H
GeForce 940M, 5500U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
1409 Points ∼5%
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro VN7-791G-50MV
GeForce 840M, 4210H, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
1493 Points ∼6% +6%
Acer Aspire V 17 Nitro (VN7-791G-759Q)
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
3633 Points ∼14% +158%
Acer Aspire E5-771G-71PT
GeForce 840M, 5500U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
1381 Points ∼5% -2%
HP Pavilion 17-f217ng
GeForce 830M, 5200U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541075A9E680
1250 Points ∼5% -11%
HP Pavilion 17-f130ng
Radeon R7 M260, A10-5745M, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
940 Points ∼4% -33%
Toshiba Satellite P70-B-10T
Radeon R9 M265X, 4720HQ
1866 Points ∼7% +32%
HP Envy 17-k203ng
GeForce GTX 850M, 5500U, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP
2569 Points ∼10% +82%
1280x720 Sky Diver Score (sort by value)
Asus F751LB-T4030H
GeForce 940M, 5500U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
5459 Points ∼9%
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro VN7-791G-50MV
GeForce 840M, 4210H, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
5735 Points ∼9% +5%
Acer Aspire V 17 Nitro (VN7-791G-759Q)
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
11716 Points ∼18% +115%
Acer Aspire E5-771G-71PT
GeForce 840M, 5500U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
5355 Points ∼8% -2%
HP Pavilion 17-f217ng
GeForce 830M, 5200U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541075A9E680
4697 Points ∼7% -14%
HP Pavilion 17-f130ng
Radeon R7 M260, A10-5745M, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
1833 Points ∼3% -66%
Toshiba Satellite P70-B-10T
Radeon R9 M265X, 4720HQ
6581 Points ∼10% +21%
HP Envy 17-k203ng
GeForce GTX 850M, 5500U, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP
8328 Points ∼13% +53%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Score (sort by value)
Asus F751LB-T4030H
GeForce 940M, 5500U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
6543 Points ∼11%
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro VN7-791G-50MV
GeForce 840M, 4210H, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
6883 Points ∼11% +5%
Acer Aspire V 17 Nitro (VN7-791G-759Q)
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
16299 Points ∼26% +149%
Acer Aspire E5-771G-71PT
GeForce 840M, 5500U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
6514 Points ∼11% 0%
HP Pavilion 17-f217ng
GeForce 830M, 5200U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541075A9E680
5850 Points ∼9% -11%
HP Pavilion 17-f130ng
Radeon R7 M260, A10-5745M, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
3819 Points ∼6% -42%
Toshiba Satellite P70-B-10T
Radeon R9 M265X, 4720HQ
9869 Points ∼16% +51%
HP Envy 17-k203ng
GeForce GTX 850M, 5500U, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP
9414 Points ∼15% +44%
1280x720 Ice Storm Standard Score (sort by value)
Asus F751LB-T4030H
GeForce 940M, 5500U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
43489 Points ∼4%
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro VN7-791G-50MV
GeForce 840M, 4210H, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
69310 Points ∼6% +59%
Acer Aspire E5-771G-71PT
GeForce 840M, 5500U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
44471 Points ∼4% +2%
HP Pavilion 17-f217ng
GeForce 830M, 5200U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541075A9E680
49492 Points ∼4% +14%
HP Pavilion 17-f130ng
Radeon R7 M260, A10-5745M, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
36176 Points ∼3% -17%
Toshiba Satellite P70-B-10T
Radeon R9 M265X, 4720HQ
65135 Points ∼6% +50%
HP Envy 17-k203ng
GeForce GTX 850M, 5500U, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP
44248 Points ∼4% +2%

Gaming Performance

The Asus laptop can run most games fluidly at the HD resolution (1366x768 pixels) with medium or high settings. However, more demanding games, like Evolve, Assassin's Creed Unity or The Witcher 3, will necessitate lower settings to run smoothly. Sadly, most games do not run well at the native FHD resolution of the laptop. The Asus F751LB offers almost the exact same performance the Acer Aspire E5-771G does with its 840M GPU. This further supports our assertion: there is little to no performance difference between the GeForce 840M and the GeForce 940M.

In a case like this, the CPU often has a large impact: the Acer Aspire VN7-791G-50MV with its 840M GPU and a typical mobile processor (ULV: 47 W) offers better frames than the F751LB. This difference in performance grows the more a game benefits from a strong CPU. We assume that the 840M notebooks will be sold off in the coming weeks. As such, it might be possible to get a laptop with similar performance to a 940M notebook for a discount.

low med. high ultra
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (2011) 71.5 47.1 34.5 18 fps
Anno 2070 (2011) 119.4 61.3 38.2 21 fps
Alan Wake (2012) 40.6 24.4 13.8 fps
Hitman: Absolution (2012) 53.7 35.2 15.9 6.3 fps
Tomb Raider (2013) 126 62.5 33.8 16.7 fps
StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm (2013) 199.4 88.6 45 17.6 fps
Batman: Arkham Origins (2013) 92 62 26 12 fps
Wolfenstein: The New Order (2014) 38.4 32.3 16.1 fps
Watch Dogs (2014) 42 29.9 9.2 5.7 fps
Risen 3: Titan Lords (2014) 45.6 33.2 14.1 12.5 fps
The Evil Within (2014) 35.2 24.3 14.2 fps
Dragon Age: Inquisition (2014) 42.3 36.5 20.8 14.3 fps
The Crew (2014) 38.1 31.3 15.3 8.2 fps
Battlefield Hardline (2015) 59.3 41.8 19.1 10.3 fps
Dirt Rally (2015) 135.5 45.1 23 12.5 fps
The Witcher 3 (2015) 29.2 17.7 9.7 5.6 fps
Tomb Raider
1366x768 High Preset AA:FX AF:8x (sort by value)
Asus F751LB-T4030H
GeForce 940M, 5500U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
33.8 fps ∼7%
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro VN7-791G-50MV
GeForce 840M, 4210H, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
37 fps ∼7% +9%
Acer Aspire V 17 Nitro (VN7-791G-759Q)
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
97.5 fps ∼19% +188%
Acer Aspire E5-771G-71PT
GeForce 840M, 5500U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
34.1 fps ∼7% +1%
HP Pavilion 17-f217ng
GeForce 830M, 5200U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541075A9E680
31.3 fps ∼6% -7%
HP Pavilion 17-f130ng
Radeon R7 M260, A10-5745M, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
21.2 fps ∼4% -37%
Toshiba Satellite P70-B-10T
Radeon R9 M265X, 4720HQ
48.2 fps ∼10% +43%
HP Envy 17-k203ng
GeForce GTX 850M, 5500U, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP
64 fps ∼13% +89%
1366x768 Normal Preset AA:FX AF:4x (sort by value)
Asus F751LB-T4030H
GeForce 940M, 5500U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
62.5 fps ∼11%
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro VN7-791G-50MV
GeForce 840M, 4210H, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
68.2 fps ∼12% +9%
Acer Aspire V 17 Nitro (VN7-791G-759Q)
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
156.6 fps ∼27% +151%
Acer Aspire E5-771G-71PT
GeForce 840M, 5500U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
62.4 fps ∼11% 0%
HP Pavilion 17-f217ng
GeForce 830M, 5200U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541075A9E680
55.4 fps ∼10% -11%
HP Pavilion 17-f130ng
Radeon R7 M260, A10-5745M, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
34.1 fps ∼6% -45%
Toshiba Satellite P70-B-10T
Radeon R9 M265X, 4720HQ
67.7 fps ∼12% +8%
HP Envy 17-k203ng
GeForce GTX 850M, 5500U, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP
111.4 fps ∼20% +78%

Emissions

System Noise

Despite its powerful hardware, the test model is relatively quiet. While idle, the fan may turn off at times. Typically, the fan operates at low speeds and even during the stress test, the emissions are in an acceptable region: 41.2 dB.

Noise Level

Idle
31.4 / 33.2 / 33.2 dB(A)
HDD
33.4 dB(A)
DVD
36.4 / 41.2 dB(A)
Load
36.4 / 33.4 dB(A)
  red to green bar
 
 
30 dB
silent
40 dB(A)
audible
50 dB(A)
loud
 
min: dark, med: mid, max: light   Voltcraft sl-320 (15 cm distance)

Temperature

Stress test.
Stress test.

The GPU runs at its full speed of 1,176 MHz in the stress test (Prime95 and Furmark run for at least an hour together), regardless whether the laptop is plugged in or running on battery. The CPU speed fluctuates between 500 to 2.9 GHz while the laptop is plugged in. If the laptop runs the stress test on battery, the CPU operates at a constant 500 MHz. The test model does not heat up significantly: all points on our case were below 40 °C.

Max. Load
 34.2 °C
94 F
27.2 °C
81 F
27.1 °C
81 F
 
 33.5 °C
92 F
34.3 °C
94 F
25.8 °C
78 F
 
 25.4 °C
78 F
29.7 °C
85 F
28.7 °C
84 F
 
Maximum: 34.3 °C = 94 F
Average: 29.5 °C = 85 F
27.8 °C
82 F
34.4 °C
94 F
36.2 °C
97 F
28.3 °C
83 F
37.9 °C
100 F
35.1 °C
95 F
28.2 °C
83 F
24.3 °C
76 F
26.6 °C
80 F
Maximum: 37.9 °C = 100 F
Average: 31 °C = 88 F
Power Supply (max.)  55.9 °C = 133 F | Room Temperature 21.5 °C = 71 F | Voltcraft IR-360
(+) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 29.5 °C / 85 F, compared to the average of 30.9 °C / 88 F for the devices in the class Multimedia.
(+) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 34.3 °C / 94 F, compared to the average of 36.5 °C / 98 F, ranging from 21.1 to 71 °C for the class Multimedia.
(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 37.9 °C / 100 F, compared to the average of 38.8 °C / 102 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 23.8 °C / 75 F, compared to the device average of 30.9 °C / 88 F.
(+) The palmrests and touchpad are cooler than skin temperature with a maximum of 29.7 °C / 85.5 F and are therefore cool to the touch.
(±) The average temperature of the palmrest area of similar devices was 29.1 °C / 84.4 F (-0.6 °C / -1.1 F).

Energy Management

Power Consumption

The F751LB has typical power consumption levels. While idle, we measure a power consumption of max 12.2 W. During the stress test, the consumption can rise up to 55.1 W. However, the stress test scenario is unlikely to occur, even when playing games. As such, the user should expect about 41.3 W when gaming. A similar notebook, like the Acer Aspire E5-771G, has very close consumption levels.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.1 / 0.2 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 3.9 / 11.6 / 12.2 Watt
Load midlight 41.3 / 55.6 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Voltcraft VC 940

Battery Life

In the practical WLAN test, our script loads a website every 40 seconds. The "Balanced" power profile is active and the brightness is set to about 150 cd/m². The F751LB achieves a runtime of 3:54 h, which is typical for a 17.3-inch notebook.

Battery Runtime
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3 (IE 11)
3h 54min
Battery Runtime
WiFi v1.3 (sort by value)
Asus F751LB-T4030H
GeForce 940M, 5500U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
234 min ∼87%
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro VN7-791G-50MV
GeForce 840M, 4210H, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
208 min ∼78%
HP Pavilion 17-f217ng
GeForce 830M, 5200U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541075A9E680
246 min ∼92%
HP Envy 17-k203ng
GeForce GTX 850M, 5500U, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP
268 min ∼100%
WiFi (sort by value)
Acer Aspire V 17 Nitro (VN7-791G-759Q)
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
220 min ∼99%
Acer Aspire E5-771G-71PT
GeForce 840M, 5500U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
283 min ∼127%
HP Pavilion 17-f130ng
Radeon R7 M260, A10-5745M, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
161 min ∼72%
Toshiba Satellite P70-B-10T
Radeon R9 M265X, 4720HQ
223 min ∼100%

Pros

+ Bright FHD panel with strong contrast
+ Barely heats up
+ Gaming ready
+ Quiet
+ Lots of storage

Cons

- No maintenance flap

Verdict

The Asus F751LB-T4030H. Test model provided by Notebooksbilliger.de
The Asus F751LB-T4030H. Test model provided by Notebooksbilliger.de

Asus delivers a well-rounded 17.3-inch notebook, which has nothing special to offer, but it performs all its tasks well.

The CPU-GPU combo of our test model offers sufficient performance for everyday tasks and for playing most games. The laptop is relatively quiet and barely heats up. The 1 TB HDD offers plenty of space for data and the display is quite good. Asus has picked a matte panel which offers a nice brightness and contrast. One flaw of this notebook would be that the panel is a TN model that has relatively worse viewing angles than an IPS screen, which would have been feasible in this price range. We especially dislike the keyboard, as it is only good for home use. The laptop does not have a maintenance flap, so the entire case has to be removed if you wish to swap out the hard drive. 

Asus F751LB-T4030H - 06/04/2015 v4(old)
Sascha Mölck

Chassis
78 / 98 → 80%
Keyboard
71%
Pointing Device
83%
Connectivity
63 / 81 → 78%
Weight
58 / 20-67 → 81%
Battery
83%
Display
84%
Games Performance
82 / 85 → 96%
Application Performance
85 / 92 → 92%
Temperature
94%
Noise
89 / 95 → 94%
Audio
60%
Camera
37 / 85 → 44%
Average
74%
81%
Multimedia - Weighted Average

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Sascha Mölck, 2015-06-11 (Update: 2015-06-13)