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Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP412UA (i3-8130U, SSD, FHD) Convertible Review

Sascha Mölck (translated by Stanislav Kokhanyuk), 04/05/2019

Unremarkable. The VivoBook Flip 14 comes with a Core i3 processor, dual-channel-enabled RAM and an SSD. The IPS touchscreen can be used not only with the fingers but also with the Asus Pen, which is sold separately.

The Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP412UA is a slim and compact 14-inch convertible with a Kaby Lake-based Core i3 processor. The device is no stranger to us. We have already reviewed an identically built model known as the Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP412UA-DB51T. The competing devices include: the HP Pavilion x360 14, the Lenovo Yoga 530-14IKB and the Acer Spin 3 SP314-51.

Because both VivoBook Flip 14 models are identically built, we shall skip the sections that deal with the case, connectivity, input devices and the speakers. You can find all the relevant information in the review of the TP412UA-DB51T.

Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP412UA-EC969T (VivoBook Flip 14 Series)
Graphics adapter
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Core: 300-1000 MHz, Dual-Channel, 25.20.100.6373
Memory
8192 MB 
, DDR4-2400, Dual-Channel, one RAM slot (occupied), 4 GB soldered-in
Display
14 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 157 PPI, capacitive, 10 10-finger multitouch, native pen support, AU Optronics B140HAN04.0, IPS, glossy: yes
Mainboard
Intel Kaby Lake-U iHDCP 2.2 Premium PCH
Storage
SanDisk SD9SN8W256G1002, 256 GB 
, 210 GB free
Soundcard
Realtek ALC256 @ Intel Sunrise Point-LP PCH - High Definition Audio Controller
Connections
2 USB 2.0, 2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: 3.5-mm combined audio jack, Card Reader: SD, 1 Fingerprint Reader, Sensors: motion sensor, TPM 2.0
Networking
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265 (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 4.2
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 17.6 x 327 x 224.75 ( = 0.69 x 12.87 x 8.85 in)
Battery
42 Wh, 3640 mAh Lithium-Polymer, 11.55 V
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: VGA
Primary Camera: 0.3 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet-style, Keyboard Light: yes, McAfee LiveSafe (trial version), 24 Months Warranty
Weight
1.5 kg ( = 52.91 oz / 3.31 pounds), Power Supply: 133 g ( = 4.69 oz / 0.29 pounds)
Price
699 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

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Size Compariosn

334.95 mm / 13.2 inch 229.95 mm / 9.05 inch 20.8 mm / 0.819 inch 1.7 kg3.75 lbs328.9 mm / 12.9 inch 230.1 mm / 9.06 inch 17.7 mm / 0.697 inch 1.8 kg3.99 lbs328 mm / 12.9 inch 229 mm / 9.02 inch 17.6 mm / 0.693 inch 1.6 kg3.53 lbs327.4 mm / 12.9 inch 224.8 mm / 8.85 inch 17.6 mm / 0.693 inch 1.5 kg3.31 lbs327 mm / 12.9 inch 224.75 mm / 8.85 inch 17.6 mm / 0.693 inch 1.5 kg3.31 lbs324 mm / 12.8 inch 224 mm / 8.82 inch 20 mm / 0.787 inch 1.6 kg3.61 lbs325.5 mm / 12.8 inch 227 mm / 8.94 inch 16 mm / 0.63 inch 1.6 kg3.55 lbs
SDCardreader Transfer Speed
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
HP Pavilion x360 14-cd0002ng
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
68.2 MB/s ∼100% +190%
Average of class Convertible
  (7.5 - 197, n=130)
61.8 MB/s ∼91% +163%
Dell Inspiron 7486 Chromebook 14 2-in-1
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 UHS-II)
56.89 MB/s ∼83% +142%
Lenovo Yoga 530-14IKB-81EK00CWGE
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
27.2 MB/s ∼40% +16%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP412UA-DB51T
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
25.3 MB/s ∼37% +8%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP412UA-EC969T
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
23.5 MB/s ∼34%
Acer Spin 3 SP314-51-548L
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
20.6 MB/s ∼30% -12%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
HP Pavilion x360 14-cd0002ng
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
83.2 MB/s ∼100% +198%
Average of class Convertible
  (19.2 - 246, n=127)
77 MB/s ∼93% +176%
Lenovo Yoga 530-14IKB-81EK00CWGE
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
29 MB/s ∼35% +4%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP412UA-EC969T
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
27.9 MB/s ∼34%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP412UA-DB51T
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
27.87 MB/s ∼33% 0%
Acer Spin 3 SP314-51-548L
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
24.8 MB/s ∼30% -11%
Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Dell Inspiron 7486 Chromebook 14 2-in-1
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265
673 MBit/s ∼100% +51%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP412UA-DB51T
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265
613 MBit/s ∼91% +37%
Acer Spin 3 SP314-51-548L
Atheros/Qualcomm QCA6174
596 MBit/s ∼89% +34%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP412UA-EC969T
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265
446 (min: 311, max: 511) MBit/s ∼66%
Lenovo Yoga 530-14IKB-81EK00CWGE
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165
312 MBit/s ∼46% -30%
HP Pavilion x360 14-cd0002ng
RealTek Semiconductor, Device ID: C821
271 (min: 261, max: 290) MBit/s ∼40% -39%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP412UA-EC969T
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265
566 (min: 407, max: 640) MBit/s ∼100%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP412UA-DB51T
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265
506 MBit/s ∼89% -11%
Dell Inspiron 7486 Chromebook 14 2-in-1
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265
491 MBit/s ∼87% -13%
HP Pavilion x360 14-cd0002ng
RealTek Semiconductor, Device ID: C821
325 (min: 314, max: 340) MBit/s ∼57% -43%
Lenovo Yoga 530-14IKB-81EK00CWGE
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165
317 MBit/s ∼56% -44%
Acer Spin 3 SP314-51-548L
Atheros/Qualcomm QCA6174
300 MBit/s ∼53% -47%
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Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP412UA-EC969T Intel Core i3-8130U, Intel UHD Graphics 620; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø445 (311-511)
HP Pavilion x360 14-cd0002ng Intel Core i3-8130U, Intel UHD Graphics 620; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø271 (261-290)
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP412UA-EC969T Intel Core i3-8130U, Intel UHD Graphics 620; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø566 (407-640)
HP Pavilion x360 14-cd0002ng Intel Core i3-8130U, Intel UHD Graphics 620; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø325 (314-340)

Input Devices - VivoBook Flip 14 can be used with a stylus

Asus Pen
Asus Pen

According to Asus’s website, the TP412UA supports the Asus Pen, which is sold separately. What we have here is an active stylus that offers 1,024 pressure levels and costs 50 Euros (~$56).

Display - Laptop with an IPS screen

Pixel arrangement
Pixel arrangement

The 14-inch screen of our review device has a native resolution of 1920x1080. The contrast ratio of 1004:1 is quite good. However, the same cannot be said about the display brightness (241.7 cd/m²). Here we expect to see a screen brightness of at least 300 cd/m². The competitors do not do any better in this regard. In fact, they feature dimmer screens.

The Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP412UA comes with the same IPS-based touchscreen as the previously reviewed sibling model. The values that we measured are somewhat different. But this is quite normal. Two identically built panels never match 100%.

243
cd/m²
244
cd/m²
246
cd/m²
230
cd/m²
251
cd/m²
237
cd/m²
256
cd/m²
222
cd/m²
246
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
AU Optronics B140HAN04.0
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 256 cd/m² Average: 241.7 cd/m² Minimum: 15.7 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 87 %
Center on Battery: 251 cd/m²
Contrast: 1004:1 (Black: 0.25 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 4.03 | 0.6-29.43 Ø6, calibrated: 4.46
ΔE Greyscale 2.55 | 0.64-98 Ø6.2
59% sRGB (Argyll 3D) 38% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 3D)
Gamma: 2.48
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP412UA-EC969T
IPS, 1920x1080, 14
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP412UA-DB51T
IPS, 1920x1080, 14
Lenovo Yoga 530-14IKB-81EK00CWGE
IPS, 1920x1080, 14
HP Pavilion x360 14-cd0002ng
IPS, 1920x1080, 14
Acer Spin 3 SP314-51-548L
IPS, 1920x1080, 14
Response Times
-3%
-10%
-9%
-17%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
40 (18, 22)
38 (19.6, 18.4)
5%
45 (20, 25)
-13%
44 (24, 20)
-10%
43 (21, 22)
-8%
Response Time Black / White *
28 (16, 12)
30.8 (17.2, 13.6)
-10%
30 (14, 16)
-7%
30 (17, 13)
-7%
35 (21, 14)
-25%
PWM Frequency
520 (90)
2439 (30)
1000
Screen
-15%
9%
-20%
5%
Brightness middle
251
255.5
2%
240
-4%
225
-10%
220
-12%
Brightness
242
242
0%
234
-3%
195
-19%
221
-9%
Brightness Distribution
87
87
0%
93
7%
72
-17%
78
-10%
Black Level *
0.25
0.29
-16%
0.11
56%
0.14
44%
0.18
28%
Contrast
1004
881
-12%
2182
117%
1607
60%
1222
22%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
4.03
4.18
-4%
4.98
-24%
5.44
-35%
3.98
1%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
7.33
19.15
-161%
10.75
-47%
20.38
-178%
7.69
-5%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 calibrated *
4.46
3.8
15%
3.33
25%
4
10%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
2.55
2.2
14%
3.51
-38%
3.98
-56%
1.68
34%
Gamma
2.48 89%
2.05 107%
2.2 100%
2.32 95%
2.37 93%
CCT
6831 95%
6599 98%
6606 98%
6163 105%
6382 102%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
38
37.5
-1%
40
5%
39
3%
38
0%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
59
59.1
0%
62
5%
62
5%
58
-2%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-9% / -13%
-1% / 6%
-15% / -18%
-6% / 2%

* ... smaller is better

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
28 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 16 ms rise
↘ 12 ms fall
The screen shows relatively slow response rates in our tests and may be too slow for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 60 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (24.9 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
40 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 18 ms rise
↘ 22 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.9 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 45 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (39.7 ms).

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM not detected

In comparison: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 9354 (minimum: 43 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

CalMAN - Color accuracy
CalMAN - Color accuracy
CalMAN - Grayscale
CalMAN - Grayscale
CalMAN - Saturation
CalMAN - Saturation
CalMAN - Color accuracy (after calibration)
CalMAN - Color accuracy (after calibration)
CalMAN - Grayscale (after calibration)
CalMAN - Grayscale (after calibration)
CalMAN - Saturation (after calibration)
CalMAN - Saturation (after calibration)

Performance - Core i3 with Turbo

The VivoBook Flip 14 TP412UA is a slim 14-inch convertible that offers enough performance for web-browsing and office work. Our review device can be had for 620 Euros (~$696). Other hardware configurations are also available. The prices start at 500 Euros (~$561).

Processor

The VivoBook is powered by a Kaby Lake-based Intel Core i3-8130U dual-core processor. The CPU has a base frequency of 2.2 GHz and a boost frequency of 3.4 GHz. Therefore, the 8130U represents one of the first Core i3 models to support Intel’s Turbo Boost technology. Hyper-Threading (two threads can be processed by one core) is also supported. 

In the multi-core section of Cinebench R15, the CPU runs at 3.4 GHz for a few seconds. Subsequently, the clock rate sinks to 3.1 to 3.2 GHz. In the single-core section of Cinebench R15, the processor operates constantly at 3.4 GHz. However, this is only the case when the laptop is plugged in. When it is running on battery power, the clock rate fluctuates between 1.8 and 2.2 GHz in the multi-core benchmark and 1.4 and 1.8 GHz in the single-core benchmark.

Intel XTU
Intel XTU
HWiNFO
HWiNFO

We check if the Turbo boost can be utilized when the laptop is plugged in by running the Cinebench R15 multi-core benchmark in a continuous loop for 30 minutes. The results fall after the first benchmark run and then stay consistently on the same level. The Turbo Boost is utilized.

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Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP412UA-EC969T Intel Core i3-8130U, Intel Core i3-8130U: Ø330 (327.55-342.22)
Lenovo Yoga 530-14IKB-81EK00CWGE Intel Core i5-8250U, Intel Core i5-8250U: Ø502 (498.68-535.35)
HP Pavilion x360 14-cd0002ng Intel Core i3-8130U, Intel Core i3-8130U: Ø318 (296.31-322.82)
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP412UA-DB51T Intel Core i5-8250U, Intel Core i5-8250U: Ø549 (543.42-590.28)
Acer Spin 3 SP314-51-548L Intel Core i5-8250U, Intel Core i5-8250U: Ø476 (440.88-522.5)
CPU clock rate during the CB15 benchmark loop
CPU clock rate during the CB15 benchmark loop
Cinebench R10 Rendering Single 32Bit
5419
Cinebench R10 Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
12172
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit
7013
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
138 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
342 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
44.46 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
97.8 %
Help
Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
Acer Spin 3 SP314-51-548L
Intel Core i5-8250U
144 Points ∼66% +4%
Lenovo Yoga 530-14IKB-81EK00CWGE
Intel Core i5-8250U
144 Points ∼66% +4%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP412UA-DB51T
Intel Core i5-8250U
144 Points ∼66% +4%
HP Pavilion x360 14-cd0002ng
Intel Core i3-8130U
139 Points ∼64% +1%
Average Intel Core i3-8130U
  (138 - 140, n=3)
139 Points ∼64% +1%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP412UA-EC969T
Intel Core i3-8130U
138 Points ∼63%
Average of class Convertible
  (19 - 179, n=302)
105 Points ∼48% -24%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Lenovo Yoga 530-14IKB-81EK00CWGE
Intel Core i5-8250U
535 Points ∼12% +56%
Acer Spin 3 SP314-51-548L
Intel Core i5-8250U
523 Points ∼12% +53%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP412UA-DB51T
Intel Core i5-8250U
521 Points ∼12% +52%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP412UA-EC969T
Intel Core i3-8130U
342 Points ∼8%
Average Intel Core i3-8130U
  (320 - 342, n=3)
333 Points ∼8% -3%
HP Pavilion x360 14-cd0002ng
Intel Core i3-8130U
320 Points ∼7% -6%
Average of class Convertible
  (33 - 830, n=310)
300 Points ∼7% -12%
Cinebench R10
Rendering Single 32Bit
Acer Spin 3 SP314-51-548L
Intel Core i5-8250U
5540 Points ∼51% +2%
Average Intel Core i3-8130U
  (5419 - 5476, n=2)
5448 Points ∼50% +1%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP412UA-EC969T
Intel Core i3-8130U
5419 Points ∼50%
Average of class Convertible
  (466 - 7508, n=243)
3389 Points ∼31% -37%
Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
Acer Spin 3 SP314-51-548L
Intel Core i5-8250U
16067 Points ∼25% +32%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP412UA-EC969T
Intel Core i3-8130U
12172 Points ∼19%
Average Intel Core i3-8130U
  (12142 - 12172, n=2)
12157 Points ∼19% 0%
Average of class Convertible
  (706 - 26481, n=239)
7884 Points ∼12% -35%
Cinebench R20
CPU (Single Core)
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP412UA-EC969T
Intel Core i3-8130U
348 Points ∼68%
Average Intel Core i3-8130U
 
348 Points ∼68% 0%
Average of class Convertible
  (78 - 465, n=16)
321 Points ∼62% -8%
CPU (Multi Core)
Average of class Convertible
  (200 - 2024, n=16)
983 Points ∼14% +27%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP412UA-EC969T
Intel Core i3-8130U
774 Points ∼11%
Average Intel Core i3-8130U
 
774 Points ∼11% 0%
Geekbench 3
32 Bit Multi-Core Score
Acer Spin 3 SP314-51-548L
Intel Core i5-8250U
12350 Points ∼15% +67%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP412UA-EC969T
Intel Core i3-8130U
7402 Points ∼9%
Average Intel Core i3-8130U
  (6935 - 7402, n=2)
7169 Points ∼9% -3%
Average of class Convertible
  (954 - 14144, n=98)
5297 Points ∼7% -28%
32 Bit Single-Core Score
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP412UA-EC969T
Intel Core i3-8130U
3469 Points ∼71%
Acer Spin 3 SP314-51-548L
Intel Core i5-8250U
3421 Points ∼70% -1%
Average Intel Core i3-8130U
  (3107 - 3469, n=2)
3288 Points ∼67% -5%
Average of class Convertible
  (561 - 4102, n=98)
2165 Points ∼44% -38%
Geekbench 4.4
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
HP Chromebook x360 14 G1
Intel Core i5-8350U
15464 Points ∼27% +86%
Acer Spin 3 SP314-51-548L
Intel Core i5-8250U
12516 Points ∼22% +51%
Average of class Convertible
  (2296 - 18527, n=47)
9915 Points ∼17% +19%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP412UA-EC969T
Intel Core i3-8130U
8311 Points ∼14%
Average Intel Core i3-8130U
  (7470 - 8311, n=2)
7891 Points ∼14% -5%
64 Bit Single-Core Score
HP Chromebook x360 14 G1
Intel Core i5-8350U
4685 Points ∼74% +15%
Acer Spin 3 SP314-51-548L
Intel Core i5-8250U
4312 Points ∼68% +6%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP412UA-EC969T
Intel Core i3-8130U
4082 Points ∼64%
Average Intel Core i3-8130U
  (3919 - 4082, n=2)
4001 Points ∼63% -2%
Average of class Convertible
  (880 - 5523, n=47)
3676 Points ∼58% -10%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Average of class Convertible
  (809 - 9177, n=195)
2438 ms * ∼4% -71%
HP Pavilion x360 14-cd0002ng
Intel Core i3-8130U (42.17134.10 EDGE HTML 17.17134)
1937.2 ms * ∼3% -36%
Average Intel Core i3-8130U
  (1084 - 1937, n=4)
1442 ms * ∼2% -1%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP412UA-EC969T
Intel Core i3-8130U (Edge 44)
1428.9 ms * ∼2%
Acer Spin 3 SP314-51-548L
Intel Core i5-8250U (Edge 41)
1243.8 ms * ∼2% +13%
Dell Inspiron 7486 Chromebook 14 2-in-1
Intel Core i3-8130U (Chrome 71.0.3578.127)
1083.5 ms * ∼2% +24%
HP Chromebook x360 14 G1
Intel Core i5-8350U (Chrome 72.0.3626.122)
1016.5 ms * ∼2% +29%
Octane V2 - Total Score
HP Chromebook x360 14 G1
Intel Core i5-8350U
38722 Points ∼74% +46%
Dell Inspiron 7486 Chromebook 14 2-in-1
Intel Core i3-8130U (Chrome 71.0.3578.127)
31980 Points ∼61% +21%
Acer Spin 3 SP314-51-548L
Intel Core i5-8250U (Edge 41)
29884 Points ∼57% +13%
Average Intel Core i3-8130U
  (25180 - 31980, n=4)
27861 Points ∼53% +5%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP412UA-EC969T
Intel Core i3-8130U (Edge 44)
26467 Points ∼51%
HP Pavilion x360 14-cd0002ng
Intel Core i3-8130U (42.17134.10 EDGE HTML 17.17134)
25180 Points ∼48% -5%
Average of class Convertible
  (3067 - 42822, n=186)
22009 Points ∼42% -17%
Speedometer 2.0 - Result
HP Chromebook x360 14 G1
Intel Core i5-8350U (Chrome 72.0.3626.122)
100.9 runs/min ∼64% +131%
Average of class Convertible
  (29.8 - 101, n=6)
53.2 runs/min ∼34% +22%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP412UA-EC969T
Intel Core i3-8130U (Edge 44)
43.6 runs/min ∼28%
Average Intel Core i3-8130U
 
43.6 runs/min ∼28% 0%
WebXPRT 3 - ---
HP Chromebook x360 14 G1
Intel Core i5-8350U (Chrome 72.0.3626.122)
203 Points ∼77% +33%
Average of class Convertible
  (139 - 203, n=4)
169 Points ∼64% +10%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP412UA-EC969T
Intel Core i3-8130U (Edge 44)
153 Points ∼58%
Average Intel Core i3-8130U
 
153 Points ∼58% 0%

* ... smaller is better

System Performance

The system is very responsive. We did not encounter any problems. The VivoBook 14 has more than enough computing power for such usage scenarios as office work and web-browsing. The very good results in the PCMark benchmarks confirm this.

PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
3483 points
PCMark 8 Creative Score Accelerated v2
4327 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
4597 points
Help
PCMark 10
Digital Content Creation
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP412UA-DB51T
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, Micron 1100 MTFDDAV256TBN
2779 Points ∼23% +18%
Acer Spin 3 SP314-51-548L
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, Micron 1100 MTFDDAV256TBN
2706 Points ∼23% +15%
Lenovo Yoga 530-14IKB-81EK00CWGE
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, SK hynix PC401 HFS256GD9TNG
2695 Points ∼22% +15%
Average of class Convertible
  (605 - 4342, n=100)
2492 Points ∼21% +6%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP412UA-EC969T
UHD Graphics 620, 8130U, SanDisk SD9SN8W256G1002
2351 Points ∼20%
Average Intel Core i3-8130U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (2232 - 2351, n=3)
2277 Points ∼19% -3%
HP Pavilion x360 14-cd0002ng
UHD Graphics 620, 8130U, Toshiba KBG30ZMV256G
2232 Points ∼19% -5%
Productivity
Acer Spin 3 SP314-51-548L
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, Micron 1100 MTFDDAV256TBN
6270 Points ∼65% +11%
Average Intel Core i3-8130U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (5525 - 6079, n=3)
5751 Points ∼59% +2%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP412UA-DB51T
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, Micron 1100 MTFDDAV256TBN
5722 Points ∼59% +1%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP412UA-EC969T
UHD Graphics 620, 8130U, SanDisk SD9SN8W256G1002
5649 Points ∼58%
Lenovo Yoga 530-14IKB-81EK00CWGE
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, SK hynix PC401 HFS256GD9TNG
5583 Points ∼58% -1%
HP Pavilion x360 14-cd0002ng
UHD Graphics 620, 8130U, Toshiba KBG30ZMV256G
5525 Points ∼57% -2%
Average of class Convertible
  (1121 - 7179, n=102)
5266 Points ∼54% -7%
Essentials
Lenovo Yoga 530-14IKB-81EK00CWGE
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, SK hynix PC401 HFS256GD9TNG
7837 Points ∼71% +12%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP412UA-DB51T
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, Micron 1100 MTFDDAV256TBN
7731 Points ∼70% +11%
Acer Spin 3 SP314-51-548L
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, Micron 1100 MTFDDAV256TBN
7548 Points ∼69% +8%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP412UA-EC969T
UHD Graphics 620, 8130U, SanDisk SD9SN8W256G1002
6982 Points ∼63%
Average of class Convertible
  (2489 - 9678, n=102)
6963 Points ∼63% 0%
HP Pavilion x360 14-cd0002ng
UHD Graphics 620, 8130U, Toshiba KBG30ZMV256G
6902 Points ∼63% -1%
Average Intel Core i3-8130U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (6696 - 6982, n=3)
6860 Points ∼62% -2%
Score
Acer Spin 3 SP314-51-548L
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, Micron 1100 MTFDDAV256TBN
3613 Points ∼47% +11%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP412UA-DB51T
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, Micron 1100 MTFDDAV256TBN
3564 Points ∼46% +10%
Lenovo Yoga 530-14IKB-81EK00CWGE
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, SK hynix PC401 HFS256GD9TNG
3515 Points ∼45% +8%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP412UA-EC969T
UHD Graphics 620, 8130U, SanDisk SD9SN8W256G1002
3245 Points ∼42%
Average Intel Core i3-8130U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (3153 - 3245, n=3)
3209 Points ∼41% -1%
Average of class Convertible
  (872 - 4677, n=103)
3180 Points ∼41% -2%
HP Pavilion x360 14-cd0002ng
UHD Graphics 620, 8130U, Toshiba KBG30ZMV256G
3153 Points ∼41% -3%
PCMark 8 - Home Score Accelerated v2
Acer Spin 3 SP314-51-548L
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, Micron 1100 MTFDDAV256TBN
3650 Points ∼60% +5%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP412UA-EC969T
UHD Graphics 620, 8130U, SanDisk SD9SN8W256G1002
3483 Points ∼57%
Average Intel Core i3-8130U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (3198 - 3483, n=3)
3328 Points ∼55% -4%
HP Pavilion x360 14-cd0002ng
UHD Graphics 620, 8130U, Toshiba KBG30ZMV256G
3198 Points ∼52% -8%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP412UA-DB51T
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, Micron 1100 MTFDDAV256TBN
2986 Points ∼49% -14%
Average of class Convertible
  (741 - 4741, n=278)
2801 Points ∼46% -20%

Storage Devices

Asus uses a SATA-III SSD from SanDisk. The SSD comes in the M.2-2280 form factor and has a capacity of 256 GB. Only 210 GB is available to the user. The rest of the storage space is occupied by the Windows installation files and the recovery partition. The transfer rates are in good order.

SanDisk SD9SN8W256G1002
Sequential Read: 426.1 MB/s
Sequential Write: 464.1 MB/s
512K Read: 292.3 MB/s
512K Write: 314.7 MB/s
4K Read: 28.25 MB/s
4K Write: 51.63 MB/s
4K QD32 Read: 319.4 MB/s
4K QD32 Write: 203.9 MB/s
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP412UA-EC969T
SanDisk SD9SN8W256G1002
Lenovo Yoga 530-14IKB-81EK00CWGE
SK hynix PC401 HFS256GD9TNG
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP412UA-DB51T
Micron 1100 MTFDDAV256TBN
Acer Spin 3 SP314-51-548L
Micron 1100 MTFDDAV256TBN
Average SanDisk SD9SN8W256G1002
 
Average of class Convertible
 
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6
141%
4%
17%
0%
92%
Write 4K
44.92
123.1
174%
66.49
48%
90.72
102%
44.9
0%
95.4 (1.168 - 194, n=96)
112%
Read 4K
25.32
43.24
71%
24.65
-3%
27.58
9%
25.3
0%
34.7 (0.536 - 114, n=95)
37%
Write Seq
466.2
763.4
64%
413.2
-11%
396.1
-15%
466
0%
772 (27.9 - 2372, n=92)
66%
Read Seq
415.6
1632
293%
465.2
12%
486.8
17%
416
0%
1089 (74.7 - 2677, n=91)
162%
Write 4K Q32T1
237.4
268.6
13%
227
-4%
253.4
7%
237
0%
273 (1.212 - 747, n=96)
15%
Read 4K Q32T1
172.2
345.2
100%
188.4
9%
246.4
43%
172
0%
282 (1.189 - 570, n=96)
64%
Write Seq Q32T1
532
800.2
50%
439.9
-17%
436
-18%
532
0%
923 (18.4 - 2985, n=96)
73%
Read Seq Q32T1
563.3
2620
365%
533.3
-5%
524.1
-7%
563
0%
1748 (68.9 - 3522, n=96)
210%

Graphics Card

Intel’s HD Graphics 620 is responsible for image-rendering. It supports DirectX 12 and operates at 300 to 1000 MHz. The results in the 3DMark benchmarks are on the normal level for this kind of GPU.

3DMark 11 Performance
1713 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
7150 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
1003 points
Help
3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP412UA-DB51T
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-8250U
1737 Points ∼100% +11%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (1235 - 2006, n=168)
1714 Points ∼99% +10%
Lenovo Yoga 530-14IKB-81EK00CWGE
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-8250U
1663 Points ∼96% +7%
Acer Spin 3 SP314-51-548L
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-8250U
1634 Points ∼94% +5%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP412UA-EC969T
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i3-8130U
1561 Points ∼90%
HP Pavilion x360 14-cd0002ng
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i3-8130U
1451 Points ∼84% -7%
Average of class Convertible
  (173 - 7483, n=327)
1275 Points ∼73% -18%
3DMark
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
Average Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (557 - 1401, n=136)
1125 Points ∼100% +2%
Acer Spin 3 SP314-51-548L
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-8250U
1117 Points ∼99% +1%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP412UA-EC969T
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i3-8130U
1103 Points ∼98%
Lenovo Yoga 530-14IKB-81EK00CWGE
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-8250U
1068 Points ∼95% -3%
Average of class Convertible
  (132 - 5965, n=238)
1016 Points ∼90% -8%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Graphics
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP412UA-EC969T
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i3-8130U
9312 Points ∼100%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (6910 - 11436, n=154)
9137 Points ∼98% -2%
Acer Spin 3 SP314-51-548L
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-8250U
9128 Points ∼98% -2%
Lenovo Yoga 530-14IKB-81EK00CWGE
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-8250U
8374 Points ∼90% -10%
HP Pavilion x360 14-cd0002ng
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i3-8130U
7357 Points ∼79% -21%
Average of class Convertible
  (1023 - 37388, n=289)
6753 Points ∼73% -27%

Gaming Performance

The TP412UA can run some games smoothly, but only at low resolutions and on low settings. This only applies to titles that have low system requirements. Modern AAA titles such as Anthem or The Division 2 are not playable.

low med. high ultra
BioShock Infinite (2013) 62.433.428.28.4fps
Apex Legends (2019) 24.3fps
Metro Exodus (2019) 10.9fps
Anthem (2019) 8.2fps
Dirt Rally 2.0 (2019) 39.812.7fps
The Division 2 (2019) 14fps

Emissions & Energy Management - Everything is in order

System Noise

When idle, the fan often stands still, which leads to silent operation. Under load, the fan starts to spin up, but it never becomes overly loud. During the stress test, we measured a sound pressure level of 37.5 dB(A).

Noise Level

Idle
30.7 / 30.7 / 31 dB(A)
Load
33.9 / 37.5 dB(A)
  red to green bar
 
 
30 dB
silent
40 dB(A)
audible
50 dB(A)
loud
 
min: dark, med: mid, max: light   Audix TM1, Arta (15 cm distance)   environment noise: 30.7 dB(A)
dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2036.433.730.93436.42531.434.532.334.131.43132.733.636.333.732.74036.630.432.532.336.65033.333.730.629.633.36330.130.831.427.530.18028.625.927.324.628.610027.526.926.426.727.51252627.125.124.82616025.224.524.124.525.220024.22423.223.924.225023.522.823.122.623.531523.823.221.721.523.840022.521.820.720.522.550023.622.319.820.123.663024.522.519.719.124.580026.422.819.318.526.4100030.426.219.418.530.4125028.423.618.517.728.4160028.522.918.417.728.5200027.322.218.117.627.3250026.321.61818.126.3315025.320.318.218.425.3400021.91918.418.321.95000211918.618.521630019.718.918.818.719.7800019.219191919.21000019.119.119.21919.11250019.119.119.119.119.11600019.519.519.419.219.5SPL37.833.931.130.837.8N2.51.81.41.32.5median 24.2median 22.3median 19.3median 19median 24.2Delta2.421.51.52.4hearing rangehide median Fan NoiseAsus VivoBook Flip 14 TP412UA-EC969T

Temperature

The VivoBook during the stress test.
The VivoBook during the stress test.

The VivoBook completes our stress test (Prime95 and FurMark running continuously for at least one hour) with similar results, both when plugged in and when running on battery power. The processor operates at 1.8 to 2.8 GHz for the first minute. Subsequently, the clock rate sinks to 1 to 1.1 GHz and stays consistently at that level. The GPU starts the test at 950 to 1000 MHz and then throttles downs to 750 to 850 MHz.

The convertible does not become excessively hot. During the stress test, the 40 °C (104 °F) mark is never exceeded. The stress test is an extreme case scenario, which is very unlikely to occur in real life. We use it to test system stability under full load.

Max. Load
 29.4 °C
85 F
34.3 °C
94 F
32.5 °C
91 F
 
 28.2 °C
83 F
36 °C
97 F
33 °C
91 F
 
 23.2 °C
74 F
23.7 °C
75 F
24.6 °C
76 F
 
Maximum: 36 °C = 97 F
Average: 29.4 °C = 85 F
36.6 °C
98 F
37.3 °C
99 F
30.1 °C
86 F
32 °C
90 F
32.6 °C
91 F
27.3 °C
81 F
24.7 °C
76 F
24 °C
75 F
22.5 °C
73 F
Maximum: 37.3 °C = 99 F
Average: 29.7 °C = 85 F
Power Supply (max.)  47.9 °C = 118 F | Room Temperature 23 °C = 73 F | FIRT 550-Pocket
(+) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 29.4 °C / 85 F, compared to the average of 30.3 °C / 87 F for the devices in the class Convertible.
(+) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 36 °C / 97 F, compared to the average of 35.4 °C / 96 F, ranging from 21.8 to 55.7 °C for the class Convertible.
(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 37.3 °C / 99 F, compared to the average of 36.5 °C / 98 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 25 °C / 77 F, compared to the device average of 30.3 °C / 87 F.
(+) The palmrests and touchpad are cooler than skin temperature with a maximum of 24.6 °C / 76.3 F and are therefore cool to the touch.
(+) The average temperature of the palmrest area of similar devices was 28.9 °C / 84 F (+4.3 °C / 7.7 F).
Heat distribution under load - top
Heat distribution under load - top
Heat distribution under load - bottom
Heat distribution under load - bottom
Heat distribution at idle - top
Heat distribution at idle - top
Heat distribution at idle - bottom
Heat distribution at idle - bottom

Speakers

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2037.43437.42534.734.134.73139.133.739.14032.832.332.8503129.6316329.427.529.48029.924.629.910035.526.735.512542.724.842.716045.824.545.82004523.9452505422.65431561.121.561.140064.120.564.15006420.16463064.319.164.380073.918.573.910007318.57312506917.769160068.717.768.7200072.517.672.5250070.118.170.1315070.518.470.5400069.818.369.850007318.573630073.818.773.8800074.11974.11000074.41974.41250077.219.177.21600077.819.277.8SPL8430.884N551.355median 69.8median 19median 69.8Delta81.5840.637.240.637.23637.23531.23537.828.537.837.632.237.639.228.739.239.128.639.141.727.541.742.825.142.844.125.544.146.923.646.951.12351.158.322.158.360.12160.158.620.258.659.92059.960.218.760.26717.96766.81866.868.317.368.367.217.367.266.817.366.867.217.267.270.61770.669.41769.466.417.166.460.717.160.763.617.363.660.117.360.155.217.555.278.830.278.841.51.241.5median 60.2median 17.9median 60.26.82.76.836.730.636.736.731.836.740.729.640.732.730.732.736.128.636.128.527.628.526.92626.925.425.825.426.42426.432.523.632.537.422.737.452.221.152.259.320.959.362.720.362.755.619.655.654.718.854.763.818.463.863.21863.261.818.561.86517.66569.917.769.966.218.166.263.51863.562.417.862.45717.95763.518.163.565.318.265.366.318.266.364.61864.658.11858.176.530.476.535.71.335.7median 62.4median 18.2median 62.47.527.5hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseAsus VivoBook Flip 14 TP412UA-EC969THP Pavilion x360 14-cd0002ngLenovo Yoga 530-14IKB-81EK00CWGE
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP412UA-EC969T audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (77.19 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 22.4% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (10.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 3.6% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (5.4% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 2.5% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (2.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (16.8% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 22% of all tested devices in this class were better, 6% similar, 71% worse
» The best had a delta of 11%, average was 22%, worst was 53%
Compared to all devices tested
» 23% of all tested devices were better, 7% similar, 71% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

HP Pavilion x360 14-cd0002ng audio analysis

(-) | not very loud speakers (70.6 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(±) | reduced bass - on average 12.7% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (7.6% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 3.8% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (4.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 6.2% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (5.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (16% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 18% of all tested devices in this class were better, 6% similar, 76% worse
» The best had a delta of 11%, average was 22%, worst was 53%
Compared to all devices tested
» 20% of all tested devices were better, 4% similar, 76% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Lenovo Yoga 530-14IKB-81EK00CWGE audio analysis

(-) | not very loud speakers (69.87 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 23.6% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (13.4% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 3.5% away from median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (8.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 2.6% away from median
(±) | linearity of highs is average (7.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (19.1% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 38% of all tested devices in this class were better, 9% similar, 53% worse
» The best had a delta of 11%, average was 22%, worst was 53%
Compared to all devices tested
» 37% of all tested devices were better, 7% similar, 56% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Energy Consumption

When idle, we measured a maximum power draw of 8.4 watts. During the stress test (Prime95 and FurMark running continuously for at least one hour), the energy consumption peaked at 40.3 watts. When we stressed the system using only Prime95, the power consumption reached 46 watts. The rated output of the AC adapter amounts to 45 watts. 

We did not observe any abnormalities in terms of power consumption. That being said, the sibling model with a quad-core CPU draws a little less power.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.3 / 0.45 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 2.8 / 5.4 / 8.4 Watt
Load midlight 38 / 40.3 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP412UA-EC969T
8130U, UHD Graphics 620, 42 Wh
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP412UA-DB51T
8250U, UHD Graphics 620, 42 Wh
Lenovo Yoga 530-14IKB-81EK00CWGE
8250U, UHD Graphics 620, 45 Wh
HP Pavilion x360 14-cd0002ng
8130U, UHD Graphics 620, 41 Wh
Acer Spin 3 SP314-51-548L
8250U, UHD Graphics 620, 52.5 Wh
Average of class Convertible
 
Power Consumption
9%
5%
-1%
17%
-14%
Idle Minimum *
2.8
3.3
-18%
3.3
-18%
3.9
-39%
2.9
-4%
4.66 (1 - 23, n=377)
-66%
Idle Average *
5.4
5.2
4%
5.8
-7%
5.9
-9%
5.2
4%
7.81 (1.3 - 32.3, n=377)
-45%
Idle Maximum *
8.4
5.6
33%
8
5%
7.1
15%
5.4
36%
9.33 (1.8 - 61, n=377)
-11%
Load Average *
38
32.9
13%
29.2
23%
29.4
23%
29.4
23%
26.5 (1.4 - 94, n=375)
30%
Load Maximum *
40.3
35.2
13%
31.1
23%
39
3%
29.6
27%
31.7 (6.8 - 117, n=376)
21%

* ... smaller is better

Battery Life

Our practically oriented Wi-Fi test simulates loads that are consistent with surfing the web. The “balanced” power plan is selected, the energy-saving functions are turned off and the display brightness is set to 150 cd/m². The VivoBook achieves a battery runtime of 6 h 52 m.

This result is quite surprising to us, because the convertible lasts about three hours less than the sibling model that features a battery with the same capacity. The higher energy consumption when compared to the sibling model seems to be the main culprit here.

To check if this anomaly was caused by Asus’s software, we installed a clean copy of Windows 10 on one of our SSDs. This did not affect the Wi-Fi runtimes at all.

Battery Runtime
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3 (Edge 44)
6h 52min
Battery Runtime - WiFi Websurfing 1.3
HP Chromebook x360 14 G1
8350U, UHD Graphics 620, 60.9 Wh
738 min ∼28% +79%
Dell Inspiron 7486 Chromebook 14 2-in-1
8130U, UHD Graphics 620, 56 Wh
637 min ∼24% +55%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP412UA-DB51T
8250U, UHD Graphics 620, 42 Wh
578 min ∼22% +40%
Acer Spin 3 SP314-51-548L
8250U, UHD Graphics 620, 52.5 Wh
496 min ∼19% +20%
Average of class Convertible
  (153 - 1010, n=253)
455 min ∼17% +10%
HP Pavilion x360 14-cd0002ng
8130U, UHD Graphics 620, 41 Wh
446 min ∼17% +8%
Lenovo Yoga 530-14IKB-81EK00CWGE
8250U, UHD Graphics 620, 45 Wh
417 min ∼16% +1%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP412UA-EC969T
8130U, UHD Graphics 620, 42 Wh
412 min ∼16%

Pros

+ IPS screen
+ Full HD resolution
+ optional stylus

Cons

- dim screen
- average battery life
- slow SD card reader
- poor webcam

Verdict

The Asus VivoBook TP412UA-EC969T, provided courtesy of: cyberport
The Asus VivoBook TP412UA-EC969T, provided courtesy of: cyberport

The Asus VivoBook Flip 14 is a very small and compact 14-inch convertible. The included Core i3 processor offers more than enough performance for office work and Internet-browsing. Thanks to the Turbo Boost, the CPU performs as well as a last-gen Core i5 processor. The laptop does not become hot under any load and produces very little noise when idle.

With the VivoBook Flip 14 TP412UA, Asus delivers a solid 14-inch convertible that does not stand out from the crowd.

A solid state drive creates a very responsive system. It can be replaced with a model that has a higher storage capacity. For this, you will have to open the case. There is no maintenance hatch. The keyboard is suitable for day-to-day use. Positive: The keyboard features a backlight.

The runtimes that we have recorded in our Wi-Fi test are worse than those of the sibling model. The battery life of our review device can only be described as mediocre. We do not know if Asus can fix the issue with the higher power through a BIOS update.

The IPS-based touchscreen scores some major points with a good contrast ratio and stable viewing angles. However, the display brightness proves to be too low. This is why the convertible cannot be used outdoors. The touchscreen can be used not only with the fingers but also with the Asus Pen, which is sold separately. 

Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP412UA-EC969T - 04/06/2019 v6(old)
Sascha Mölck

Chassis
79 / 98 → 81%
Keyboard
77%
Pointing Device
83%
Connectivity
52 / 80 → 65%
Weight
69 / 35-78 → 79%
Battery
89%
Display
83%
Games Performance
59 / 68 → 86%
Application Performance
85 / 87 → 98%
Temperature
95%
Noise
92%
Audio
61 / 91 → 67%
Camera
35 / 85 → 42%
Average
74%
83%
Convertible - Weighted Average

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> Notebook / Laptop Reviews and News > Reviews > Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP412UA (i3-8130U, SSD, FHD) Convertible Review
Sascha Mölck, 2019-04- 5 (Update: 2019-04- 8)