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Asus X302UV-FN016T Subnotebook Review

Sascha Mölck, 06/10/2016

Dim display. Thanks to the low system noise and good battery runtimes, the 13.3-inch subnotebook from Asus is appealing. These are coupled with a powerful processor and a solid-state Disk. The new GeForce 920MX makes a successful debut, delivering consistently higher frame rates than its predecessor. Unfortunately, once again, the computer comes with an inadequate display.

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Over the recent years, Asus has had a lot of success in the 13.3-inch subnotebook segment with the ZenBook UX303 and UX305 series. These slim and stylish computers are supposed to compete with the Air 13 models from Apple. The X302UV is also a 13.3-inch notebook. However, it lacks an elegant metal case. Since the price range of our current test model is lower, it comes with only a plastic casing. A Skylake processor and the brand new GeForce 920MX graphics core are on board. Our review will reveal whether this is a winning combination. This computer competes primarily with the Lenovo U31-70, the Lenovo E31-70, and the Acer Aspire V3-372.

Asus X302UV-FN016T
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce 920MX - 2048 MB, Core: 965-993 MHz, Memory: 900 MHz, DDR3, 64 bit connection, ForceWare 368.22 (10.18.13.6822), Optimus
Memory
8192 MB 
, DDR3-1600, Dual-Channel, one RAM slot (used), 4 GB soldered
Display
13.3 inch 16:9, 1366x768 pixel 118 PPI, InfoVision M133NWN1 R3, TN LED, glossy: no
Mainboard
Intel Skylake-U Premium PCH
Storage
Hynix HFS128G3MND, 128 GB 
, 90 GB free
Soundcard
Realtek ALC255 @ Intel Skylake PCH - High Definition Audio Controller
Connections
2 USB 2.0, 1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 VGA, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: audio combo, Card Reader: SD, TPM 2.0
Networking
Realtek RTL8168/8111 Gigabit-LAN (10/100/1000MBit), Realtek RTL8723BE Wireless LAN 802.11n PCI-E NIC (b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.0
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 25.6 x 328 x 234 ( = 1.01 x 12.91 x 9.21 in)
Battery
38 Wh, 4900 mAh Lithium-Ion, 7.8 V
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: HD webcam
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: no, Evernote, Foxit PhantomPDF, MS Office (trial version), McAfee LiveSafe-Internet Security (trial version), 24 Months Warranty
Weight
1.59 kg ( = 56.09 oz / 3.51 pounds), Power Supply: 223 g ( = 7.87 oz / 0.49 pounds)
Price
699 Euro

 

Case & Connectivity

The case of the X302UV is made entirely of plastics. The top side of the base unit is silver with two different textures. While the palm rests simulate brushed metal, the rest of the top side is covered by a grid pattern. The other parts of the case are black. There is also a texture on the lid: grooves spread from the center. Build quality and stability are alright. There is a small maintenance hatch on the underside of the computer, which covers a RAM module. Thus, it is possible to increase the RAM capacity. 4 GB are soldered to the motherboard.

In order to get to the innards, you have to open the case. First, all screws have to be removed from the underside of the computer. Note: You also have to remove the maintenance hatch, since it hides another screw. Afterwards, the notebook has to be placed on its feet. Now, you can remove the top side of the base unit. This should be done carefully since the shell is fixed by small plastic clips. In addition, the top side of the base unit is connected to the motherboard with two ribbon cables.

The small computer does not have any surprises in terms of connectivity. It comes with the usual interfaces. There are two video outs (VGA, HDMI). One of the three USB ports supports the USB-3.0 standard.

The memory card reader is not one of the fastest of its kind. It achieves a maximum transfer rate of 37.1 MB/s when copying large data blocks. Moving 250 jpg files (about 5 MB each) is done at 27.9 MB/s. We test memory card readers with a reference card (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II).

Left: power-in, Gigabit Ethernet, VGA-out, HDMI, USB 3.0, audio combo
Left: power-in, Gigabit Ethernet, VGA-out, HDMI, USB 3.0, audio combo
Right: Kensington lock slot, SD card reader, 2x USB 2.0
Right: Kensington lock slot, SD card reader, 2x USB 2.0

Input Devices

The Chiclet keyboard lacks a keyboard light. The flat, slightly roughened keys feature a medium key travel and a well-defined pressure point. In our opinion, the key resistance is a little too spongy and should be crisper. The central part of the keyboard springs slightly while typing. However, this was not disturbing. All things considered, Asus delivers a decent keyboard for home use. The multi-touch capable ClickPad is about 10.5 x 7.3 cm (~4.13 x 2.9 in). Thus, there is enough space for gesture control. Fingers glide easily on the smooth surface. The pad features a short travel and a well-defined pressure point.

Input Devices
Input Devices

Display

Pixel grid
Pixel grid

Asus has equipped the X302UV with a matte 13.3-inch display with a native resolution of 1366x768 pixels. Brightness (209.6 cd/m²) and contrast (436:1) are too low. Furthermore, at a brightness level of 90% and lower the display shows PWM flickering at a frequency of 50 Hz. This can also cause eye problems and/or headache in sensitive individuals.

208
cd/m²
218
cd/m²
221
cd/m²
195
cd/m²
218
cd/m²
210
cd/m²
196
cd/m²
217
cd/m²
203
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 221 cd/m² Average: 209.6 cd/m² Minimum: 12 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 88 %
Center on Battery: 218 cd/m²
Contrast: 436:1 (Black: 0.5 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 3.89 | - Ø
ΔE Greyscale 4.9 | - Ø
73% sRGB (Argyll) 46% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll)
Gamma: 2.41

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 detected 50 Hz90 % brightness setting

The display backlight flickers at 50 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) Flickering detected at a brightness setting of 90 % and below. There should be no flickering or PWM above this brightness setting.

The frequency of 50 Hz is very low, so the flickering may cause eyestrain and headaches after extended use.

In comparison: 57 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 6562 (minimum: 43 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

As a color profile is already active out-of-the-box, the color representation is very good in state of delivery. The display shows a DeltaE 2000 deviation of 3.89, which is very close to the target range (DeltaE smaller than 3). However, the display is bluish.

CalMAN - Color Checker
CalMAN - Color Checker
CalMAN - Grayscales
CalMAN - Grayscales
CalMAN - Color saturation
CalMAN - Color saturation

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
23 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 6 ms rise
↘ 17 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 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 23 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (26.7 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
42 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 20 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. » 52 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (42.8 ms).

The subnotebook comes with a viewing angle unstable TN panel. Thus, it is not possible to read from the screen from every position. Outdoor use of the X302UV is limited to shady and overcast environments, since the display brightness is very low. 

Outdoor use (direct sunlight)
Outdoor use (direct sunlight)
Outdoor use (sun behind the computer)
Outdoor use (sun behind the computer)

Performance

With the X302UV, Asus offers a 13.3-inch subnotebook. Thanks to the use of Skylake processors in this series, it does not lack CPU performance. The GeForce graphics core allows gaming to some extent. Our test model is available for about 690 Euros (~$776). Other configurations are available - with and without dedicated graphics cores. Currently, the cheapest model is available for about 550 Euros (~$619).

Processor

The CPU of the X302UV is already well-known: The device is powered by Intel's Core i5-6200U (Skylake) dual core processor. This mid-range processor should be quite sufficient for the requirements of most users. The Core i5 is a frugal ULV processor (TDP: 15 watts). The CPU works at a base clock of 2.3 GHz. Thanks to Turbo, the clock rate can increase to 2.7 GHz (both cores) and 2.8 GHz (single core), respectively. The CPU uses the Turbo in mains operation as well as on battery.

Cinebench R10 Rendering Single 32Bit
4400
Cinebench R10 Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
9940
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit
6219
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
115 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
290 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
36.81 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
99.6 %
Help
Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
Acer Aspire V3-372-57CW
Iris Graphics 550, 6267U, Kingston RBU-SNS8152S3256GG2
138 Points ∼100% +20%
Asus Zenbook UX303UB-R4100T
GeForce 940M, 6500U, Micron M600 MTFDDAK512MBF
129 Points ∼93% +12%
Lenovo U31-70 80M5003EGE
GeForce 920M, 5500U, Western Digital WD10S21X SSHD 1TB + 8GB SSD-Cache
123 Points ∼89% +7%
Asus X302UV-FN016T
GeForce 920MX, 6200U, Hynix HFS128G3MND
115 Points ∼83%
Apple MacBook Air 13 inch 2015-03
HD Graphics 6000, 5650U, Apple SSD SD0256F
112 Points ∼81% -3%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Acer Aspire V3-372-57CW
Iris Graphics 550, 6267U, Kingston RBU-SNS8152S3256GG2
339 Points ∼100% +17%
Apple MacBook Air 13 inch 2015-03
HD Graphics 6000, 5650U, Apple SSD SD0256F
296 Points ∼87% +2%
Asus X302UV-FN016T
GeForce 920MX, 6200U, Hynix HFS128G3MND
290 Points ∼86%
Asus Zenbook UX303UB-R4100T
GeForce 940M, 6500U, Micron M600 MTFDDAK512MBF
278 Points ∼82% -4%
Lenovo U31-70 80M5003EGE
GeForce 920M, 5500U, Western Digital WD10S21X SSHD 1TB + 8GB SSD-Cache
276 Points ∼81% -5%
Cinebench R10
Rendering Single 32Bit
Acer Aspire V3-372-57CW
Iris Graphics 550, 6267U, Kingston RBU-SNS8152S3256GG2
5216 Points ∼100% +19%
Apple MacBook Air 13 inch 2015-03
HD Graphics 6000, 5650U, Apple SSD SD0256F
4980 Points ∼95% +13%
Asus Zenbook UX303UB-R4100T
GeForce 940M, 6500U, Micron M600 MTFDDAK512MBF
4874 Points ∼93% +11%
Lenovo U31-70 80M5003EGE
GeForce 920M, 5500U, Western Digital WD10S21X SSHD 1TB + 8GB SSD-Cache
4695 Points ∼90% +7%
Asus X302UV-FN016T
GeForce 920MX, 6200U, Hynix HFS128G3MND
4400 Points ∼84%
Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
Acer Aspire V3-372-57CW
Iris Graphics 550, 6267U, Kingston RBU-SNS8152S3256GG2
11447 Points ∼100% +15%
Apple MacBook Air 13 inch 2015-03
HD Graphics 6000, 5650U, Apple SSD SD0256F
10008 Points ∼87% +1%
Asus X302UV-FN016T
GeForce 920MX, 6200U, Hynix HFS128G3MND
9940 Points ∼87%
Asus Zenbook UX303UB-R4100T
GeForce 940M, 6500U, Micron M600 MTFDDAK512MBF
9869 Points ∼86% -1%
Lenovo U31-70 80M5003EGE
GeForce 920M, 5500U, Western Digital WD10S21X SSHD 1TB + 8GB SSD-Cache
9543 Points ∼83% -4%
Geekbench 3
32 Bit Multi-Core Score
Acer Aspire V3-372-57CW
Iris Graphics 550, 6267U, Kingston RBU-SNS8152S3256GG2
6805 Points ∼100% +12%
Asus Zenbook UX303UB-R4100T
GeForce 940M, 6500U, Micron M600 MTFDDAK512MBF
6582 Points ∼97% +8%
Apple MacBook Air 13 inch 2015-03
HD Graphics 6000, 5650U, Apple SSD SD0256F
6406 Points ∼94% +6%
Asus X302UV-FN016T
GeForce 920MX, 6200U, Hynix HFS128G3MND
6067 Points ∼89%
Lenovo U31-70 80M5003EGE
GeForce 920M, 5500U, Western Digital WD10S21X SSHD 1TB + 8GB SSD-Cache
5769 Points ∼85% -5%
32 Bit Single-Core Score
Acer Aspire V3-372-57CW
Iris Graphics 550, 6267U, Kingston RBU-SNS8152S3256GG2
3290 Points ∼100% +14%
Apple MacBook Air 13 inch 2015-03
HD Graphics 6000, 5650U, Apple SSD SD0256F
3053 Points ∼93% +6%
Asus Zenbook UX303UB-R4100T
GeForce 940M, 6500U, Micron M600 MTFDDAK512MBF
3036 Points ∼92% +6%
Asus X302UV-FN016T
GeForce 920MX, 6200U, Hynix HFS128G3MND
2877 Points ∼87%
Lenovo U31-70 80M5003EGE
GeForce 920M, 5500U, Western Digital WD10S21X SSHD 1TB + 8GB SSD-Cache
2747 Points ∼83% -5%
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score
Asus X302UV-FN016T
GeForce 920MX, 6200U, Hynix HFS128G3MND
96.8 ms * ∼100%
Lenovo U31-70 80M5003EGE
GeForce 920M, 5500U, Western Digital WD10S21X SSHD 1TB + 8GB SSD-Cache
96.2 ms * ∼99% +1%
Asus Zenbook UX303UB-R4100T
GeForce 940M, 6500U, Micron M600 MTFDDAK512MBF
80.2 ms * ∼83% +17%
Acer Aspire V3-372-57CW
Iris Graphics 550, 6267U, Kingston RBU-SNS8152S3256GG2
75.6 ms * ∼78% +22%
JetStream 1.1 - 1.1 Total Score
Asus Zenbook UX303UB-R4100T
GeForce 940M, 6500U, Micron M600 MTFDDAK512MBF
214.46 Points ∼100% +9%
Acer Aspire V3-372-57CW
Iris Graphics 550, 6267U, Kingston RBU-SNS8152S3256GG2
209.34 Points ∼98% +6%
Asus X302UV-FN016T
GeForce 920MX, 6200U, Hynix HFS128G3MND
197.48 Points ∼92%
Lenovo U31-70 80M5003EGE
GeForce 920M, 5500U, Western Digital WD10S21X SSHD 1TB + 8GB SSD-Cache
116.6 Points ∼54% -41%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Lenovo U31-70 80M5003EGE
GeForce 920M, 5500U, Western Digital WD10S21X SSHD 1TB + 8GB SSD-Cache
2250.8 ms * ∼100% -78%
Acer Aspire V3-372-57CW
Iris Graphics 550, 6267U, Kingston RBU-SNS8152S3256GG2
1291.4 ms * ∼57% -2%
Asus X302UV-FN016T
GeForce 920MX, 6200U, Hynix HFS128G3MND
1266.8 ms * ∼56%
Asus Zenbook UX303UB-R4100T
GeForce 940M, 6500U, Micron M600 MTFDDAK512MBF
1118.2 ms * ∼50% +12%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Acer Aspire V3-372-57CW
Iris Graphics 550, 6267U, Kingston RBU-SNS8152S3256GG2
33031 Points ∼100% +14%
Asus Zenbook UX303UB-R4100T
GeForce 940M, 6500U, Micron M600 MTFDDAK512MBF
32020 Points ∼97% +10%
Asus X302UV-FN016T
GeForce 920MX, 6200U, Hynix HFS128G3MND
29057 Points ∼88%
Lenovo U31-70 80M5003EGE
GeForce 920M, 5500U, Western Digital WD10S21X SSHD 1TB + 8GB SSD-Cache
14491 Points ∼44% -50%
Peacekeeper - ---
Acer Aspire V3-372-57CW
Iris Graphics 550, 6267U, Kingston RBU-SNS8152S3256GG2
3131 Points ∼100% +21%
Asus Zenbook UX303UB-R4100T
GeForce 940M, 6500U, Micron M600 MTFDDAK512MBF
2951 Points ∼94% +14%
Lenovo U31-70 80M5003EGE
GeForce 920M, 5500U, Western Digital WD10S21X SSHD 1TB + 8GB SSD-Cache
2714 Points ∼87% +5%
Asus X302UV-FN016T
GeForce 920MX, 6200U, Hynix HFS128G3MND
2581 Points ∼82%

* ... smaller is better

System Performance

The system runs fast and smoothly without any problems, achieving very good results in the PC Mark benchmarks. It is not possible to improve the system performance. Asus has already maxed out the possibilities.

PCMark 7 Score
4955 points
PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
3466 points
PCMark 8 Creative Score Accelerated v2
3885 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
4464 points
Help
PCMark 8 - Home Score Accelerated v2
Acer Aspire V3-372-57CW
Iris Graphics 550, 6267U, Kingston RBU-SNS8152S3256GG2
4079 Points ∼100% +18%
Apple MacBook Air 13 inch 2015-03
HD Graphics 6000, 5650U, Apple SSD SD0256F
3579 Points ∼88% +3%
Asus X302UV-FN016T
GeForce 920MX, 6200U, Hynix HFS128G3MND
3466 Points ∼85%
Asus Zenbook UX303UB-R4100T
GeForce 940M, 6500U, Micron M600 MTFDDAK512MBF
3320 Points ∼81% -4%
Lenovo U31-70 80M5003EGE
GeForce 920M, 5500U, Western Digital WD10S21X SSHD 1TB + 8GB SSD-Cache
2841 Points ∼70% -18%
PCMark 7 - Score
Acer Aspire V3-372-57CW
Iris Graphics 550, 6267U, Kingston RBU-SNS8152S3256GG2
5979 Points ∼100% +21%
Apple MacBook Air 13 inch 2015-03
HD Graphics 6000, 5650U, Apple SSD SD0256F
5205 Points ∼87% +5%
Asus Zenbook UX303UB-R4100T
GeForce 940M, 6500U, Micron M600 MTFDDAK512MBF
5162 Points ∼86% +4%
Asus X302UV-FN016T
GeForce 920MX, 6200U, Hynix HFS128G3MND
4955 Points ∼83%
Lenovo U31-70 80M5003EGE
GeForce 920M, 5500U, Western Digital WD10S21X SSHD 1TB + 8GB SSD-Cache
3819 Points ∼64% -23%

Storage Device

A 2.5-inch solid-state disk with a capacity of 128 GB is used as the system drive. About 90 GB of the total capacity is free; the rest is used by the Windows installation and the recovery partition. The transfer rates of the SSD are good.

Hynix HFS128G3MND
Sequential Read: 428.2 MB/s
Sequential Write: 178.6 MB/s
512K Read: 282.6 MB/s
512K Write: 179.1 MB/s
4K Read: 6.559 MB/s
4K Write: 71.15 MB/s
4K QD32 Read: 253 MB/s
4K QD32 Write: 174 MB/s

Graphics Card

GPU-Z
GPU-Z

Nvidia has launched refreshed editions of the 920M930M, and 940M graphics cores in the first quarter of 2016. An "X" has been added to their name. While the 930MX and 940MX graphic cores are only slightly higher-clocked variants of their predecessors, significantly more has been changed in the 920MX GPU: Nvidia also uses the Maxwell GPU architecture in the entry-level model now. The 920M core is still based on the Kepler architecture. The GeForce 920MX features a base clock of 965 MHz, which can be increased to 993 MHz by the Boost. The GPU comes with 2048 MB of DDR3 VRAM. The 3D Mark benchmarks show little performance differences between 920M and 920MX.

The "X" models have another new feature: They support fast GDDR5 VRAM. Whether manufacturers will ever equip a 920MX GPU with GDDR5 VRAM remains to be seen. The faster VRAM is supposed to make a performance gain of up to 20% possible.

3DMark 06 Standard
10781 points
3DMark Vantage P Result
6584 points
3DMark 11 Performance
1888 points
3DMark Ice Storm Standard Score
58897 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
5744 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
1154 points
3DMark Fire Strike Extreme Score
586 points
Help
3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance
Acer Aspire V3-372-57CW
Iris Graphics 550, 6267U, Kingston RBU-SNS8152S3256GG2
2703 Points ∼100% +43%
Asus Zenbook UX303UB-R4100T
GeForce 940M, 6500U, Micron M600 MTFDDAK512MBF
2488 Points ∼92% +32%
Asus X302UV-FN016T
GeForce 920MX, 6200U, Hynix HFS128G3MND
1888 Points ∼70%
Lenovo U31-70 80M5003EGE
GeForce 920M, 5500U, Western Digital WD10S21X SSHD 1TB + 8GB SSD-Cache
1849 Points ∼68% -2%
Lenovo B70-80 80MR0006GE
GeForce 920M, 5200U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPCX-24UE4T0
1822 Points ∼67% -3%
Dell Inspiron 15-5558
GeForce 920M, 5200U, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
1793 Points ∼66% -5%
Asus F555LJ-XX110H
GeForce 920M, 5010U, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
1766 Points ∼65% -6%
Toshiba Satellite C55-C-1NE
GeForce 920M, 5005U, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
1748 Points ∼65% -7%
Apple MacBook Air 13 inch 2015-03
HD Graphics 6000, 5650U, Apple SSD SD0256F
1459 Points ∼54% -23%
3DMark
1920x1080 Fire Strike Score
Acer Aspire V3-372-57CW
Iris Graphics 550, 6267U, Kingston RBU-SNS8152S3256GG2
1439 Points ∼100% +25%
Asus Zenbook UX303UB-R4100T
GeForce 940M, 6500U, Micron M600 MTFDDAK512MBF
1428 Points ∼99% +24%
Asus X302UV-FN016T
GeForce 920MX, 6200U, Hynix HFS128G3MND
1154 Points ∼80%
Lenovo U31-70 80M5003EGE
GeForce 920M, 5500U, Western Digital WD10S21X SSHD 1TB + 8GB SSD-Cache
1073 Points ∼75% -7%
Lenovo B70-80 80MR0006GE
GeForce 920M, 5200U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPCX-24UE4T0
1059 Points ∼74% -8%
Toshiba Satellite C55-C-1NE
GeForce 920M, 5005U, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
1056 Points ∼73% -8%
Dell Inspiron 15-5558
GeForce 920M, 5200U, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
1050 Points ∼73% -9%
Asus F555LJ-XX110H
GeForce 920M, 5010U, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
1045 Points ∼73% -9%
Apple MacBook Air 13 inch 2015-03
HD Graphics 6000, 5650U, Apple SSD SD0256F
903 Points ∼63% -22%
1280x720 Sky Diver Score
Asus Zenbook UX303UB-R4100T
GeForce 940M, 6500U, Micron M600 MTFDDAK512MBF
5291 Points ∼100% +26%
Asus X302UV-FN016T
GeForce 920MX, 6200U, Hynix HFS128G3MND
4209 Points ∼80%
Lenovo U31-70 80M5003EGE
GeForce 920M, 5500U, Western Digital WD10S21X SSHD 1TB + 8GB SSD-Cache
4053 Points ∼77% -4%
Dell Inspiron 15-5558
GeForce 920M, 5200U, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
3984 Points ∼75% -5%
Asus F555LJ-XX110H
GeForce 920M, 5010U, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
3907 Points ∼74% -7%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Score
Acer Aspire V3-372-57CW
Iris Graphics 550, 6267U, Kingston RBU-SNS8152S3256GG2
8171 Points ∼100% +42%
Asus Zenbook UX303UB-R4100T
GeForce 940M, 6500U, Micron M600 MTFDDAK512MBF
6223 Points ∼76% +8%
Apple MacBook Air 13 inch 2015-03
HD Graphics 6000, 5650U, Apple SSD SD0256F
6061 Points ∼74% +6%
Lenovo U31-70 80M5003EGE
GeForce 920M, 5500U, Western Digital WD10S21X SSHD 1TB + 8GB SSD-Cache
5778 Points ∼71% +1%
Asus X302UV-FN016T
GeForce 920MX, 6200U, Hynix HFS128G3MND
5744 Points ∼70%
Lenovo B70-80 80MR0006GE
GeForce 920M, 5200U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPCX-24UE4T0
5312 Points ∼65% -8%
Dell Inspiron 15-5558
GeForce 920M, 5200U, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
5193 Points ∼64% -10%
Asus F555LJ-XX110H
GeForce 920M, 5010U, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
5142 Points ∼63% -10%
Toshiba Satellite C55-C-1NE
GeForce 920M, 5005U, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
5045 Points ∼62% -12%
1280x720 Ice Storm Standard Score
Acer Aspire V3-372-57CW
Iris Graphics 550, 6267U, Kingston RBU-SNS8152S3256GG2
81852 Points ∼100% +39%
Asus X302UV-FN016T
GeForce 920MX, 6200U, Hynix HFS128G3MND
58897 Points ∼72%
Apple MacBook Air 13 inch 2015-03
HD Graphics 6000, 5650U, Apple SSD SD0256F
56022 Points ∼68% -5%
Asus F555LJ-XX110H
GeForce 920M, 5010U, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
53548 Points ∼65% -9%
Asus Zenbook UX303UB-R4100T
GeForce 940M, 6500U, Micron M600 MTFDDAK512MBF
48845 Points ∼60% -17%
Lenovo B70-80 80MR0006GE
GeForce 920M, 5200U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPCX-24UE4T0
47982 Points ∼59% -19%
Toshiba Satellite C55-C-1NE
GeForce 920M, 5005U, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
47293 Points ∼58% -20%
Lenovo U31-70 80M5003EGE
GeForce 920M, 5500U, Western Digital WD10S21X SSHD 1TB + 8GB SSD-Cache
45983 Points ∼56% -22%
Dell Inspiron 15-5558
GeForce 920M, 5200U, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
44189 Points ∼54% -25%
3DMark 06 - 1280x1024 Standard AA:0x AF:0x
Acer Aspire V3-372-57CW
Iris Graphics 550, 6267U, Kingston RBU-SNS8152S3256GG2
14581 Points ∼100% +35%
Asus Zenbook UX303UB-R4100T
GeForce 940M, 6500U, Micron M600 MTFDDAK512MBF
11576 Points ∼79% +7%
Asus X302UV-FN016T
GeForce 920MX, 6200U, Hynix HFS128G3MND
10781 Points ∼74%
Apple MacBook Air 13 inch 2015-03
HD Graphics 6000, 5650U, Apple SSD SD0256F
9408 Points ∼65% -13%
Lenovo U31-70 80M5003EGE
GeForce 920M, 5500U, Western Digital WD10S21X SSHD 1TB + 8GB SSD-Cache
9199 Points ∼63% -15%
Asus F555LJ-XX110H
GeForce 920M, 5010U, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
8626 Points ∼59% -20%

Gaming Performance

The GeForce 920MX graphics core has a successful debut. While the 3D Mark benchmarks show little differences between the 920M and 920MX, the results are different in real-world gaming. Our comparison table shows that the 920MX achieves about 20% higher frame rates than the GeForce 920M GPU. The frame rates often come very close to the GeForce 930M GPU's. The 920MX might be able to outperform the 930M when combined with a fast GDDR5 VRAM. All things considered, the X302UV can run many games smoothly in HD resolution (1366x768 pixels) with low to medium graphics settings. Higher settings are possible in a few games. This is primarily true for games with moderate hardware requirements. Performance-hungry games such as “Far Cry Primal” are not playable.

low med. high ultra
Diablo III (2012) 122.879.364.739.1fps
Tomb Raider (2013) 104.252.630.614.6fps
BioShock Infinite (2013) 77.443.135.712.1fps
Battlefield 4 (2013) 54.537.82611fps
GRID: Autosport (2014) 176.668.430.714.9fps
Dirt Rally (2015) 170.344.422.6fps
Batman: Arkham Knight (2015) 22199fps
World of Warships (2015) 97.565.929.7fps
FIFA 16 (2015) 91.251.231.7fps
Anno 2205 (2015) 38.119.1fps
Fallout 4 (2015) 27.917.4fps
Star Wars Battlefront (2015) 42.625.511.3fps
Rainbow Six Siege (2015) 54.334.117.2fps
Just Cause 3 (2015) 31.524.7fps
Rise of the Tomb Raider (2016) 23.214.78.1fps
Far Cry Primal (2016) 24119fps
The Division (2016) 29.418.2fps
Hitman 2016 (2016) 23.717.7fps
Need for Speed 2016 (2016) 28.124.7fps
Tomb Raider - 1366x768 Normal Preset AA:FX AF:4x
Toshiba Satellite C70-C-1FT
GeForce 930M, 6200U, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
60 fps ∼100% +14%
Asus Zenbook UX303UB-R4100T
GeForce 940M, 6500U, Micron M600 MTFDDAK512MBF
59.2 fps ∼99% +13%
HP Envy 15-w000ng x360
GeForce 930M, 5200U, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
58.7 fps ∼98% +12%
HP Envy 15-w103ng x360
GeForce 930M, 6200U, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP
58 fps ∼97% +10%
Asus X302UV-FN016T
GeForce 920MX, 6200U, Hynix HFS128G3MND
52.6 fps ∼88%
Lenovo U31-70 80M5003EGE
GeForce 920M, 5500U, Western Digital WD10S21X SSHD 1TB + 8GB SSD-Cache
43.9 fps ∼73% -17%
Dell Inspiron 15-5558
GeForce 920M, 5200U, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
43.3 fps ∼72% -18%
Lenovo B70-80 80MR0006GE
GeForce 920M, 5200U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPCX-24UE4T0
43 fps ∼72% -18%
Asus F555LJ-XX110H
GeForce 920M, 5010U, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
42.9 fps ∼72% -18%
Apple MacBook Air 13 inch 2015-03
HD Graphics 6000, 5650U, Apple SSD SD0256F
34.5 fps ∼58% -34%
BioShock Infinite - 1366x768 Medium Preset
Acer Aspire V3-372-57CW
Iris Graphics 550, 6267U, Kingston RBU-SNS8152S3256GG2
50.9 fps ∼100% +18%
Toshiba Satellite C70-C-1FT
GeForce 930M, 6200U, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
47.65 fps ∼94% +11%
HP Envy 15-w000ng x360
GeForce 930M, 5200U, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
45.4 fps ∼89% +5%
Asus X302UV-FN016T
GeForce 920MX, 6200U, Hynix HFS128G3MND
43.1 fps ∼85%
Toshiba Satellite C55-C-1NE
GeForce 920M, 5005U, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
35.31 fps ∼69% -18%
Asus F555LJ-XX110H
GeForce 920M, 5010U, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
35.3 fps ∼69% -18%
Apple MacBook Air 13 inch 2015-03
HD Graphics 6000, 5650U, Apple SSD SD0256F
26.61 fps ∼52% -38%
GRID: Autosport - 1366x768 Medium Preset
Asus Zenbook UX303UB-R4100T
GeForce 940M, 6500U, Micron M600 MTFDDAK512MBF
74 fps ∼100% +8%
Asus X302UV-FN016T
GeForce 920MX, 6200U, Hynix HFS128G3MND
68.4 fps ∼92%
HP Envy 15-w000ng x360
GeForce 930M, 5200U, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
58.3 fps ∼79% -15%
Lenovo B70-80 80MR0006GE
GeForce 920M, 5200U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPCX-24UE4T0
57.4 fps ∼78% -16%
Lenovo Yoga 500-14ISK
GeForce 920M, 6200U, WDC Slim WD10SPCX-24HWST1
55.28 (min: 47.37) fps ∼75% -19%
Lenovo U31-70 80M5003EGE
GeForce 920M, 5500U, Western Digital WD10S21X SSHD 1TB + 8GB SSD-Cache
52.5 fps ∼71% -23%
Asus F555LJ-XX110H
GeForce 920M, 5010U, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
51.9 fps ∼70% -24%
Battlefield 4 - 1024x768 Low Preset
Acer Aspire V3-372-57CW
Iris Graphics 550, 6267U, Kingston RBU-SNS8152S3256GG2
59.8 fps ∼100% +10%
Asus X302UV-FN016T
GeForce 920MX, 6200U, Hynix HFS128G3MND
54.5 fps ∼91%
HP Envy 15-w000ng x360
GeForce 930M, 5200U, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
53.3 fps ∼89% -2%
Rainbow Six Siege - 1024x768 Low Preset AA:T AF:Linear
Asus Zenbook UX303UB-R4100T
GeForce 940M, 6500U, Micron M600 MTFDDAK512MBF
55.3 fps ∼100% +2%
Asus X302UV-FN016T
GeForce 920MX, 6200U, Hynix HFS128G3MND
54.3 fps ∼98%
Acer Aspire V3-372-57CW
Iris Graphics 550, 6267U, Kingston RBU-SNS8152S3256GG2
48.4 fps ∼88% -11%
Lenovo U31-70 80M5003EGE
GeForce 920M, 5500U, Western Digital WD10S21X SSHD 1TB + 8GB SSD-Cache
48.3 fps ∼87% -11%
Star Wars Battlefront - 1024x768 Low Preset
Acer Aspire V3-372-57CW
Iris Graphics 550, 6267U, Kingston RBU-SNS8152S3256GG2
52.6 fps ∼100% +23%
Asus Zenbook UX303UB-R4100T
GeForce 940M, 6500U, Micron M600 MTFDDAK512MBF
48.9 fps ∼93% +15%
HP Envy 15-w103ng x360
GeForce 930M, 6200U, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP
46.2 fps ∼88% +8%
Asus X302UV-FN016T
GeForce 920MX, 6200U, Hynix HFS128G3MND
42.6 fps ∼81%
Lenovo U31-70 80M5003EGE
GeForce 920M, 5500U, Western Digital WD10S21X SSHD 1TB + 8GB SSD-Cache
34.7 fps ∼66% -19%
FIFA 16 - 1366x768 High Preset AA:2x MS
Asus Zenbook UX303UB-R4100T
GeForce 940M, 6500U, Micron M600 MTFDDAK512MBF
59.3 fps ∼100% +16%
HP Envy 15-w103ng x360
GeForce 930M, 6200U, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP
57.8 fps ∼97% +13%
Asus X302UV-FN016T
GeForce 920MX, 6200U, Hynix HFS128G3MND
51.2 fps ∼86%
Lenovo U31-70 80M5003EGE
GeForce 920M, 5500U, Western Digital WD10S21X SSHD 1TB + 8GB SSD-Cache
46 fps ∼78% -10%
Diablo III - 1366x768 High AA:on
Acer Aspire V3-372-57CW
Iris Graphics 550, 6267U, Kingston RBU-SNS8152S3256GG2
96.1 fps ∼100% +49%
HP Envy 15-w103ng x360
GeForce 930M, 6200U, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP
73.3 fps ∼76% +13%
Asus X302UV-FN016T
GeForce 920MX, 6200U, Hynix HFS128G3MND
64.7 fps ∼67%
Asus F555LJ-XX110H
GeForce 920M, 5010U, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
59.6 fps ∼62% -8%
World of Warships - 1366x768 Medium Preset AF:Trilinear
Asus Zenbook UX303UB-R4100T
GeForce 940M, 6500U, Micron M600 MTFDDAK512MBF
77.8 fps ∼100% +18%
HP Envy 15-w103ng x360
GeForce 930M, 6200U, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP
75.3 fps ∼97% +14%
Acer Aspire V3-372-57CW
Iris Graphics 550, 6267U, Kingston RBU-SNS8152S3256GG2
74.8 fps ∼96% +14%
Asus X302UV-FN016T
GeForce 920MX, 6200U, Hynix HFS128G3MND
65.9 fps ∼85%
Dirt Rally - 1366x768 Medium Preset
Asus Zenbook UX303UB-R4100T
GeForce 940M, 6500U, Micron M600 MTFDDAK512MBF
52.6 fps ∼100% +18%
Asus X302UV-FN016T
GeForce 920MX, 6200U, Hynix HFS128G3MND
44.4 fps ∼84%
HP Envy 15-w000ng x360
GeForce 930M, 5200U, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
42.2 fps ∼80% -5%
Acer Aspire V3-372-57CW
Iris Graphics 550, 6267U, Kingston RBU-SNS8152S3256GG2
38.8 fps ∼74% -13%
Lenovo U31-70 80M5003EGE
GeForce 920M, 5500U, Western Digital WD10S21X SSHD 1TB + 8GB SSD-Cache
34.3 fps ∼65% -23%
Asus F555LJ-XX110H
GeForce 920M, 5010U, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
33.2 fps ∼63% -25%
Dell Inspiron 15-5558
GeForce 920M, 5200U, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
33.1 fps ∼63% -25%

Emissions & Energy

System Noise

Fan noise
Fan noise

While idling, the fan runs quietly and at a consistently low speed. Surprisingly, the fan does not get very loud during the stress test – even though the CPU and GPU work at high speed. The noise level increases to a mere 34.6 dB(A).

Noise Level

Idle
32.9 / 32.9 / 33 dB(A)
HDD
33 dB(A)
Load
33 / 34.6 dB(A)
 
 
 
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: 31.2 dB(A)

Temperature

The X302UV during the stress test
The X302UV during the stress test

During the stress test (Prime95 and FurMark run for at least one hour), the X302UV behaves almost the same in mains operation and on battery. The graphics core works consistently at maximum speed (993 MHz) and the processor clocks at 2.7 GHz (mains operation) and 2.6 to 2.7 GHz (on battery), respectively. Although CPU and GPU clock at high speed and the fan does not get too loud, the temperature increases very moderately during the stress test. The 40 °C (~104 °F) level is exceeded only at a single measurement point.

Max. Load
 29.1 °C28.2 °C26.8 °C 
 29.6 °C28.4 °C27.2 °C 
 28.7 °C26 °C25.6 °C 
Maximum: 29.6 °C
Average: 27.7 °C
31.3 °C41 °C34.1 °C
27.1 °C37.7 °C36.8 °C
24.6 °C25.5 °C26.4 °C
Maximum: 41 °C
Average: 31.6 °C
Power Supply (max.)  42 °C | Room Temperature 22.2 °C | FIRT 550-Pocket

Speakers

Pink Noise
Pink Noise

The stereo speakers of the X302UV are located on the underside of the case. They produce an acceptable sound, which lacks bass. You have to use headphones or external speakers for a better sound experience.

Power Consumption

While idling, the maximum power consumption of the X302UV is 5.2 watts - a very good value. During the stress test, the power consumption increases to 44 watts, which is slightly lower than comparable GeForce 920M notebooks'. This is due to the more frugal Maxwell architecture of the 920MX GPU. During real-world gaming, the energy demand is about 30 watts (+/-5 watts). The power adapter is rated at 65 watts.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.3 / 0.38 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 3.3 / 5.1 / 5.2 Watt
Load midlight 29.5 / 44 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy

Battery Life

Our realistic Wi-Fi test simulates the load during web surfing. The "balanced" profile is active, the energy saving settings of the notebook are enabled, and the display brightness is set to about 150 cd/m². The X302UV achieves a good battery life of 6:32 h.

Battery Runtime
WiFi Surfing v1.3 (Edge 25.10586.0.0)
6h 32min
Battery Runtime - WiFi v1.3
Asus X302UV-FN016T
6200U, 38 Wh
392 min ∼15%
Acer Aspire V3-372-57CW
6267U, 51 Wh
412 min ∼15%
Lenovo U31-70 80M5003EGE
5500U, 35 Wh
253 min ∼9%
Asus Zenbook UX303UB-R4100T
6500U, 50 Wh
410 min ∼15%
Apple MacBook Air 13 inch 2015-03
5650U, 54 Wh
620 min ∼23%
Asus Zenbook UX305UA-FC040T
6500U, 56 Wh
561 min ∼21%

Pros

+ matte display
+ works quietly
+ does hardly get warmer
+ Solid State Disk
+ good battery runtimes

Cons

- dark display

Verdict

In review: Asus X302UV-FN016T. Test model provided by Notebooksbilliger.de
In review: Asus X302UV-FN016T. Test model provided by Notebooksbilliger.de

Acer offers a 13.3-inch subnotebook in the X302UV. With a price tag of about 700 Euros (~$788), the test model is cheaper than established 13.3-inch laptops such as the Apple MacBook Air 13, the Asus ZenBook UX303, and the Asus ZenBook UX305. However, it uses a simple plastic case instead of a slim metal case. In addition, the X302UV does not come with an IPS display.

The integrated Skylake processor delivers sufficient CPU performance for all usual application scenarios. The new GeForce 920MX graphics core enables limited gaming capabilities. The 920MX performs better than comparable models from AMD. Regardless of the load, the computer works quietly and hardly gets warm. A fast SSD ensures a fast system. With a total capacity of 128 GB, the SSD's storage capacity is quite low. This is where the price range becomes noticeable. You have to open the case to replace the SSD. The built-in keyboard is not one of the top models, but appears decent. The battery runtimes are good.

The dark, low-contrast, viewing angle unstable display is a weakness. The displays of subnotebooks in particular should not have these properties.

So, the X302UV can only be used indoors. It would have been better if Asus had equipped the laptop with a better display than an SSD. Buyers can upgrade to an SSD themselves, but it is not possible to improve the display after purchase.

Asus X302UV-FN016T - 06/06/2016 v5.1
Sascha Mölck

Chassis
76 /  98 → 77%
Keyboard
74%
Pointing Device
83%
Connectivity
45 / 80 → 56%
Weight
68 / 78 → 77%
Battery
89%
Display
79%
Games Performance
60 / 68 → 89%
Application Performance
82 / 87 → 94%
Temperature
95 / 91 → 100%
Noise
88%
Audio
55 / 91 → 60%
Camera
42 / 85 → 49%
Average
72%
80%
Subnotebook - Weighted Average

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Sascha Mölck, 2016-06-10 (Update: 2016-06-17)