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Asus X751MA-TY148H Notebook Review Update

Sascha Mölck, Tanja Hinum, 02/01/2015

Bay Trail Office. The Asus X751MA offers a simple 17.3-inch laptop with a Pentium CPU. The performance is not powerful, but the laptop offers a lot of storage space and 8 GB of RAM.

For the original German review, see here.

The Asus X751MA-TY148H is not unfamiliar to us as a few weeks ago we tested its sister model, the F751LDV-TY178H (Core i5-4210UGeForce 820M). The X751MA is similar but weaker in hardware. The Pentium processor ensures long battery life and low power consumption. In our review, we will measure the strengths and weaknesses of this model.

The competitors of the X751MA are numerous and we will use the Acer Aspire E17 E5-721 and the HP Pavilion 17-f050ng for comparison. The models we tested are no longer available, but both Acer and HP offer similar configurations.

The X751MA and the F751LDV are identical, which means we will not mention the case, the connectivity, the input devices and the speakers. This information can be gleaned from the review of the Asus F751LDV-TY178H.

Display

The Asus model is equipped with a shiny 17.3-inch panel with a native resolution of 1600x900 pixels. Brightness (240.1 cd/m²), contrast (450:1) and black value (0.58 cd/m²) are not that high, but are appropriate for this price range.

240
cd/m²
237
cd/m²
236
cd/m²
243
cd/m²
261
cd/m²
233
cd/m²
241
cd/m²
245
cd/m²
225
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
Chi Mei N173FGE-L23
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 261 cd/m² Average: 240.1 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 86 %
Center on Battery: 261 cd/m²
Contrast: 450:1 (Black: 0.58 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 12.26 | 0.6-29.43 Ø6
ΔE Greyscale 11.97 | 0.64-98 Ø6.2
48% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 3D)
Gamma: 1.75
Asus X751MA-TY148H
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3530, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
Acer Aspire E17 E5-721-69FX
Radeon R4 (Beema), A6-6310, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
HP Pavilion 17-f050ng
Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L), A8-6410, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
Acer Aspire E1-771-33114G50Mnii
HD Graphics 4000, 3110M, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
Packard Bell EasyNote LE69KB-23804G50Mnsk
Radeon HD 8280, E2-3800, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
Acer Aspire E1-772G 54208G1TMnsk
GeForce 820M, 4200M, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
Toshiba Satellite C70D-A-10L
Radeon HD 8330, A4-5000, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
Screen
13%
-9%
7%
19%
24%
2%
Brightness middle
261
225
-14%
238
-9%
248
-5%
241
-8%
333
28%
261
0%
Brightness
240
217
-10%
227
-5%
243
1%
228
-5%
322
34%
240
0%
Brightness Distribution
86
81
-6%
88
2%
84
-2%
83
-3%
86
0%
79
-8%
Black Level *
0.58
0.31
47%
0.68
-17%
0.464
20%
0.34
41%
0.44
24%
0.54
7%
Contrast
450
726
61%
350
-22%
534
19%
709
58%
757
68%
483
7%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
12.26
10.86
11%
12.18
1%
10.43
15%
8.34
32%
10.61
13%
10.72
13%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
11.97
10.5
12%
13.57
-13%
11.64
3%
8.28
31%
10.74
10%
11.81
1%
Gamma
1.75 126%
1.85 119%
2.1 105%
2.23 99%
2.07 106%
3.79 58%
2.1 105%
CCT
10896 60%
10896 60%
14690 44%
6486 100%
9533 68%
12587 52%
13927 47%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
48
49
2%
45.6
-5%
50
4%
53.3
11%
44.7
-7%

* ... smaller is better

With default settings, the average DeltaE-2000 deviation of the panel is 12.26. Such high deviations are found in low-priced notebooks. The ideal would be a value of less than 3. Furthermore, the display has a blue tinge.

CalMAN - Color Checker
CalMAN - Color Checker
CalMAN - Gray Levels
CalMAN - Gray Levels
CalMAN - Saturation
CalMAN - Saturation
Outdoors
Outdoors

The panel of the X751MA is a TN model, which means that it has limited viewing angles. The notebook can be used outdoors. However, you should stick to well-shaded areas for good legibility.

Performance

The Asus X751MA-TY148H is a simple office notebook with a 17.3-inch panel. It offers sufficient performance for office and Internet use. Our test model is available for around 450 Euros (~$510). Asus offers various other configurations in the X751 and F751 series as well.

Processor

Inside the X751MA, a Pentium N3530 (quad-core CPU, Bay Trail) runs at 2.16 GHz. Turbo allows the speed to be boosted up to 2.58 GHz. The Turbo can be used on battery or mains and the CPU tests of the Cinebench benchmark always run at 2.58 GHz. Sadly, in all of our benchmarks the Asus model performs worse than the competitors, the Acer Aspire E17 E5-721 and the HP Pavilion 17-f050ng. Both laptops are equipped with stronger processors.

Cinebench R10 Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
4583
Cinebench R10 Rendering Single 32Bit
1311
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit
2889
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64Bit
1.84 Points
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit
6.38 fps
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64Bit
0.48 Points
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
97.8 %
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
6.24 fps
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
153 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
41 Points
Help
Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit (sort by value)
Asus X751MA-TY148H
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3530, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
41 Points ∼19%
Acer Aspire E17 E5-721-69FX
Radeon R4 (Beema), A6-6310, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
49 Points ∼22% +20%
HP Pavilion 17-f050ng
Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L), A8-6410, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
49 Points ∼22% +20%
Acer Aspire E1-771-33114G50Mnii
HD Graphics 4000, 3110M, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
78 Points ∼36% +90%
Packard Bell EasyNote LE69KB-23804G50Mnsk
Radeon HD 8280, E2-3800, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
28 Points ∼13% -32%
Acer Aspire E1-772G 54208G1TMnsk
GeForce 820M, 4200M, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
120 Points ∼55% +193%
Toshiba Satellite C70D-A-10L
Radeon HD 8330, A4-5000, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
33 Points ∼15% -20%
CPU Multi 64Bit (sort by value)
Asus X751MA-TY148H
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3530, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
153 Points ∼3%
Acer Aspire E17 E5-721-69FX
Radeon R4 (Beema), A6-6310, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
175 Points ∼4% +14%
HP Pavilion 17-f050ng
Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L), A8-6410, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
166 Points ∼4% +8%
Acer Aspire E1-771-33114G50Mnii
HD Graphics 4000, 3110M, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
204 Points ∼5% +33%
Packard Bell EasyNote LE69KB-23804G50Mnsk
Radeon HD 8280, E2-3800, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
103 Points ∼2% -33%
Acer Aspire E1-772G 54208G1TMnsk
GeForce 820M, 4200M, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
298 Points ∼7% +95%
Toshiba Satellite C70D-A-10L
Radeon HD 8330, A4-5000, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
120 Points ∼3% -22%
Cinebench R11.5
CPU Single 64Bit (sort by value)
Asus X751MA-TY148H
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3530, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
0.48 Points ∼20%
Acer Aspire E17 E5-721-69FX
Radeon R4 (Beema), A6-6310, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
0.6 Points ∼25% +25%
HP Pavilion 17-f050ng
Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L), A8-6410, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
0.6 Points ∼25% +25%
Acer Aspire E1-771-33114G50Mnii
HD Graphics 4000, 3110M, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
0.98 Points ∼40% +104%
Packard Bell EasyNote LE69KB-23804G50Mnsk
Radeon HD 8280, E2-3800, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
0.32 Points ∼13% -33%
Acer Aspire E1-772G 54208G1TMnsk
GeForce 820M, 4200M, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
1.36 Points ∼56% +183%
Toshiba Satellite C70D-A-10L
Radeon HD 8330, A4-5000, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
0.39 Points ∼16% -19%
CPU Multi 64Bit (sort by value)
Asus X751MA-TY148H
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3530, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
1.84 Points ∼4%
Acer Aspire E17 E5-721-69FX
Radeon R4 (Beema), A6-6310, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
2.15 Points ∼5% +17%
HP Pavilion 17-f050ng
Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L), A8-6410, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
2.06 Points ∼5% +12%
Acer Aspire E1-771-33114G50Mnii
HD Graphics 4000, 3110M, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
2.25 Points ∼5% +22%
Packard Bell EasyNote LE69KB-23804G50Mnsk
Radeon HD 8280, E2-3800, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
1.28 Points ∼3% -30%
Acer Aspire E1-772G 54208G1TMnsk
GeForce 820M, 4200M, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
3.25 Points ∼7% +77%
Toshiba Satellite C70D-A-10L
Radeon HD 8330, A4-5000, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
1.39 Points ∼3% -24%
Cinebench R10
Rendering Single 32Bit (sort by value)
Asus X751MA-TY148H
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3530, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
1311 Points ∼12%
Acer Aspire E17 E5-721-69FX
Radeon R4 (Beema), A6-6310, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
1804 Points ∼17% +38%
HP Pavilion 17-f050ng
Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L), A8-6410, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
1890 Points ∼17% +44%
Packard Bell EasyNote LE69KB-23804G50Mnsk
Radeon HD 8280, E2-3800, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
2295 Points ∼21% +75%
Acer Aspire E1-772G 54208G1TMnsk
GeForce 820M, 4200M, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
4456 Points ∼41% +240%
Toshiba Satellite C70D-A-10L
Radeon HD 8330, A4-5000, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
1213 Points ∼11% -7%
Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit (sort by value)
Asus X751MA-TY148H
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3530, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
4583 Points ∼7%
Acer Aspire E17 E5-721-69FX
Radeon R4 (Beema), A6-6310, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
6200 Points ∼9% +35%
HP Pavilion 17-f050ng
Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L), A8-6410, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
5958 Points ∼9% +30%
Packard Bell EasyNote LE69KB-23804G50Mnsk
Radeon HD 8280, E2-3800, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
3575 Points ∼5% -22%
Acer Aspire E1-772G 54208G1TMnsk
GeForce 820M, 4200M, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
9897 Points ∼15% +116%
Toshiba Satellite C70D-A-10L
Radeon HD 8330, A4-5000, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
4191 Points ∼6% -9%
Geekbench 3
32 Bit Multi-Core Score (sort by value)
Asus X751MA-TY148H
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3530, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
3291 Points ∼4%
Acer Aspire E17 E5-721-69FX
Radeon R4 (Beema), A6-6310, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
4012 Points ∼5% +22%
HP Pavilion 17-f050ng
Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L), A8-6410, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
3722 Points ∼5% +13%
Packard Bell EasyNote LE69KB-23804G50Mnsk
Radeon HD 8280, E2-3800, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
2441 Points ∼3% -26%
Acer Aspire E1-772G 54208G1TMnsk
GeForce 820M, 4200M, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
5702 Points ∼7% +73%
32 Bit Single-Core Score (sort by value)
Asus X751MA-TY148H
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3530, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
993 Points ∼20%
Acer Aspire E17 E5-721-69FX
Radeon R4 (Beema), A6-6310, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
1289 Points ∼26% +30%
HP Pavilion 17-f050ng
Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L), A8-6410, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
1333 Points ∼27% +34%
Packard Bell EasyNote LE69KB-23804G50Mnsk
Radeon HD 8280, E2-3800, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
777 Points ∼16% -22%
Acer Aspire E1-772G 54208G1TMnsk
GeForce 820M, 4200M, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
2716 Points ∼56% +174%
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score (sort by value)
Asus X751MA-TY148H
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3530, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
305.3 ms * ∼3%
Acer Aspire E17 E5-721-69FX
Radeon R4 (Beema), A6-6310, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
415.5 ms * ∼5% -36%
Acer Aspire E17 E5-721-69FX
Radeon R4 (Beema), A6-6310, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
254.9 ms * ∼3% +17%
Octane V2 - Total Score (sort by value)
Asus X751MA-TY148H
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3530, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
4902 Points ∼9%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score (sort by value)
Asus X751MA-TY148H
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3530, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
6407.6 ms * ∼11%
Peacekeeper - --- (sort by value)
Asus X751MA-TY148H
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3530, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
855 Points ∼14%

* ... smaller is better

System Performance

The system runs fluidly and we did not encounter any issues. The results of the PCMark benchmarks are appropriate for the Pentium CPU. Both competitors, the Acer Aspire E17 E5-721-69FX and the HP Pavilion 17-f050ng, perform much better thanks to their more powerful CPUs and graphic cards.

PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
1483 points
PCMark 8 Creative Score Accelerated v2
1358 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
1426 points
Help
PCMark 8 - Home Score Accelerated v2 (sort by value)
Asus X751MA-TY148H
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3530, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
1483 Points ∼24%
Packard Bell EasyNote LE69KB-23804G50Mnsk
Radeon HD 8280, E2-3800, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
1555 Points ∼26% +5%
HP Pavilion 17-f050ng
Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L), A8-6410, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
2033 Points ∼33% +37%
Acer Aspire E17 E5-721-69FX
Radeon R4 (Beema), A6-6310, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
2120 Points ∼35% +43%

Storage Devices

A Toshiba HDD is the storage device of the laptop. This HDD runs at 5400 rpm and offers a capacity of 1 TB. Asus divides the disk into two partitions: an OS partition (372 GB), and a data partition (537 GB). CrystalDiskMark shows a read speed of 110.5 MB/s. HD Tune offers an average transfer speed of 87.38 MB/s. These are quite good values for a 5400 rpm HDD.

Toshiba MQ01ABD100
Transfer Rate Minimum: 53.6 MB/s
Transfer Rate Maximum: 112.6 MB/s
Transfer Rate Average: 87.3 MB/s
Access Time: 17.8 ms
Burst Rate: 139.8 MB/s
CPU Usage: 2.3 %

Graphics Card

The Intel HD Graphics IGP is responsible for the graphics of the laptop. This IGP can be found in many SoCs from Intel. Depending on the SoC, the core may operate at different speeds. The Asus model employs the fastest configuration of this IGP. The chip runs at up to 896 MHz. Sadly, even the max speed cannot elevate the chip from the bottom of the performance table (3D mark results). The Acer Aspire E17 E5-721 and the HP Pavilion 17-f050ng use Radeon GPUs that far exceed the Intel IGP.

3DMark 11 Performance
280 points
3DMark Ice Storm Standard Score
21399 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
1703 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
177 points
Help
3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance (sort by value)
Asus X751MA-TY148H
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3530, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
280 Points ∼1%
Acer Aspire E17 E5-721-69FX
Radeon R4 (Beema), A6-6310, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
819 Points ∼2% +193%
HP Pavilion 17-f050ng
Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L), A8-6410, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
859 Points ∼2% +207%
Acer Aspire E1-771-33114G50Mnii
HD Graphics 4000, 3110M, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
540 Points ∼2% +93%
Packard Bell EasyNote LE69KB-23804G50Mnsk
Radeon HD 8280, E2-3800, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
554 Points ∼2% +98%
Acer Aspire E1-772G 54208G1TMnsk
GeForce 820M, 4200M, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
1389 Points ∼4% +396%
Toshiba Satellite C70D-A-10L
Radeon HD 8330, A4-5000, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
576 Points ∼2% +106%
3DMark
1920x1080 Fire Strike Score (sort by value)
Asus X751MA-TY148H
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3530, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
177 Points ∼1%
Acer Aspire E17 E5-721-69FX
Radeon R4 (Beema), A6-6310, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
500 Points ∼2% +182%
HP Pavilion 17-f050ng
Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L), A8-6410, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
485 Points ∼2% +174%
Packard Bell EasyNote LE69KB-23804G50Mnsk
Radeon HD 8280, E2-3800, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
303 Points ∼1% +71%
Acer Aspire E1-772G 54208G1TMnsk
GeForce 820M, 4200M, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
819 Points ∼3% +363%
Toshiba Satellite C70D-A-10L
Radeon HD 8330, A4-5000, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
307 Points ∼1% +73%
1280x720 Sky Diver Score (sort by value)
Asus X751MA-TY148H
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3530, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
619 Points ∼1%
Acer Aspire E17 E5-721-69FX
Radeon R4 (Beema), A6-6310, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
1934 Points ∼3% +212%
HP Pavilion 17-f050ng
Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L), A8-6410, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
1767 Points ∼3% +185%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Score (sort by value)
Asus X751MA-TY148H
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3530, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
1703 Points ∼3%
Acer Aspire E17 E5-721-69FX
Radeon R4 (Beema), A6-6310, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
3037 Points ∼5% +78%
HP Pavilion 17-f050ng
Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L), A8-6410, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
2489 Points ∼4% +46%
Acer Aspire E1-771-33114G50Mnii
HD Graphics 4000, 3110M, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
3063 Points ∼5% +80%
Packard Bell EasyNote LE69KB-23804G50Mnsk
Radeon HD 8280, E2-3800, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
2054 Points ∼3% +21%
Acer Aspire E1-772G 54208G1TMnsk
GeForce 820M, 4200M, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
4955 Points ∼8% +191%
Toshiba Satellite C70D-A-10L
Radeon HD 8330, A4-5000, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
2079 Points ∼3% +22%
1280x720 Ice Storm Standard Score (sort by value)
Asus X751MA-TY148H
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3530, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
21399 Points ∼2%
Acer Aspire E17 E5-721-69FX
Radeon R4 (Beema), A6-6310, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
36194 Points ∼3% +69%
HP Pavilion 17-f050ng
Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L), A8-6410, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
33555 Points ∼3% +57%
Acer Aspire E1-771-33114G50Mnii
HD Graphics 4000, 3110M, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
33303 Points ∼3% +56%
Packard Bell EasyNote LE69KB-23804G50Mnsk
Radeon HD 8280, E2-3800, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
24017 Points ∼2% +12%
Acer Aspire E1-772G 54208G1TMnsk
GeForce 820M, 4200M, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
43697 Points ∼4% +104%
Toshiba Satellite C70D-A-10L
Radeon HD 8330, A4-5000, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
24550 Points ∼2% +15%

Gaming Performance

Users who enjoy playing modern 3D games will not be happy with the X751MA. The hardware is barely strong enough to run only a few games fluidly - at low resolutions and details. The Acer Aspire E17 E5-721 and the HP Pavilion 17-f050ng have much stronger GPUs and can provide a fluid experience for most games. However, even they cannot be called gaming notebooks. 

If you like the Asus notebook, pick a more powerful configuration. For example, the Asus F751LN-TY114D is equipped with a Core i5-4210U and a GeForce 840M. The price is around 500 Euros (~$567; without the Windows OS). The F751LK-T4060H offers even more performance as it uses a GeForce GTX 850M. Furthermore, the laptop is equipped with a matte FHD panel. The device will cost around 650 Euros (~$737).

low med. high ultra
Tomb Raider (2013) 17.69.26.1fps
Assassin´s Creed IV: Black Flag (2013) 8.75.8fps
Watch Dogs (2014) 8.34.6fps
Fifa 15 (2014) 12.48.5fps
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor (2014) 8.56.1fps
Ryse: Son of Rome (2014) 3.72.5fps
The Evil Within (2014) 5.23.6fps
Civilization: Beyond Earth (2014) 11.54.3fps
Assassin's Creed Unity (2014) 4.32.4fps
Far Cry 4 (2014) 5.63.8fps
Dragon Age: Inquisition (2014) 74.6fps
The Crew (2014) 8.14.7fps
Asus X751MA-TY148H
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3530, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
Acer Aspire E17 E5-721-69FX
Radeon R4 (Beema), A6-6310, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
HP Pavilion 17-f050ng
Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L), A8-6410, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
Packard Bell EasyNote LE69KB-23804G50Mnsk
Radeon HD 8280, E2-3800, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
Acer Aspire E1-772G 54208G1TMnsk
GeForce 820M, 4200M, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
Toshiba Satellite C70D-A-10L
Radeon HD 8330, A4-5000, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
Tomb Raider
102%
19%
40%
303%
43%
1366x768 High Preset AA:FX AF:8x
6.1
12.5
105%
5.1
-16%
8.7
43%
21.7
256%
1366x768 Normal Preset AA:FX AF:4x
9.2
18.7
103%
12.3
34%
12.4
35%
37.9
312%
13
41%
1024x768 Low Preset
17.6
34.6
97%
24.6
40%
25.1
43%
77.5
340%
25.3
44%

Emissions & Energy Management

System Noise

While idling, the fan is usually quiet. The hard disk is audible, but this can be easily fixed by replacing it with a Solid State Disk. At load, the fan turns up and the noise emissions hit 43.8 dB(A).

Noise Level

Idle
32.8 / 32.8 / 32.8 dB(A)
HDD
33.3 dB(A)
DVD
36.4 / dB(A)
Load
33.5 / 43.8 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

The Asus X751MA in the stress test.
The Asus X751MA in the stress test.

The X751MA does not have any heating issues. Even during the stress test (Prime95 and FurMark run simultaneously for at least one hour), the temperatures lie below 40 degrees Celsius (~104 °F). The fan is noticeable in this case and the laptop runs the stress test (mains and on battery) at max performance (2.58 GHz). The GPU runs at 620 MHz (battery) and 860 MHz (mains).

 23.6 °C
74 F
24 °C
75 F
23 °C
73 F
 
 24.5 °C
76 F
24.7 °C
76 F
23.2 °C
74 F
 
 25.3 °C
78 F
25.7 °C
78 F
25.9 °C
79 F
 
Maximum: 25.9 °C = 79 F
Average: 24.4 °C = 76 F
22.8 °C
73 F
24.7 °C
76 F
23.5 °C
74 F
23.1 °C
74 F
28.2 °C
83 F
26 °C
79 F
23.1 °C
74 F
25.1 °C
77 F
26.5 °C
80 F
Maximum: 28.2 °C = 83 F
Average: 24.8 °C = 77 F
Power Supply (max.)  37 °C = 99 F | Room Temperature 21.4 °C = 71 F | Voltcraft IR-360
(+) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 26 °C / 79 F, compared to the average of 29.4 °C / 85 F for the devices in the class Office.
(+) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 30 °C / 86 F, compared to the average of 33.9 °C / 93 F, ranging from 21.2 to 62.5 °C for the class Office.
(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 33.4 °C / 92 F, compared to the average of 36.4 °C / 98 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 24.4 °C / 76 F, compared to the device average of 29.4 °C / 85 F.
(+) The palmrests and touchpad are cooler than skin temperature with a maximum of 27.1 °C / 80.8 F and are therefore cool to the touch.
(±) The average temperature of the palmrest area of similar devices was 28.1 °C / 82.6 F (+1 °C / 1.8 F).

Power Consumption

While idling, the Asus laptop has a similar energy consumption as the Acer Aspire E17 E5-721 and the HP Pavilion 17-f050ng. At full load, the laptops depict similar consumption patterns. However, the CPUs of the competitors do not run at full speed during the stress test (whereas the processor of the X751MA does). If they were to run at full performance, then their energy consumption would be higher than 30 Watts.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0 / 0.2 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 6.3 / 10.5 / 10.8 Watt
Load midlight 19.1 / 27 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Voltcraft VC 940

Battery Life

In the practical WLAN test, our script loads various websites every 40 seconds. The "Power Saver" profile is active and brightness is set to 150 cd/m². The X751MA reaches a run time of 3:48 hours - which is decent for a 17.3-inch notebook.

Battery Runtime
WiFi Surfing
3h 48min
Battery Runtime - WiFi (sort by value)
Asus X751MA-TY148H
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3530, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
228 min ∼67%
Acer Aspire E1-771-33114G50Mnii
HD Graphics 4000, 3110M, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
180 min ∼53%
Acer Aspire E1-772G 54208G1TMnsk
GeForce 820M, 4200M, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
237 min ∼69%
Toshiba Satellite C70D-A-10L
Radeon HD 8330, A4-5000, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
238 min ∼70%
HP Pavilion 17-f050ng
Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L), A8-6410, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
274 min ∼80%
Packard Bell EasyNote LE69KB-23804G50Mnsk
Radeon HD 8280, E2-3800, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
301 min ∼88%
Acer Aspire E17 E5-721-69FX
Radeon R4 (Beema), A6-6310, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
342 min ∼100%

Verdict

The Asus X751MA-TY148H offers sufficient performance for office and Internet use. The laptop runs quietly and barely heats up. The storage is sufficient thanks to the 1 TB HDD. Contrast and brightness of the panel are decent. In our opinion, the biggest sticking point is the price: 450 Euros (~$510) is the price for a laptop with little performance. For 50 Euros (~$57) extra, the buyer can purchase the more powerful configuration (F751LDV-TY198H) with a Core i3-4010U CPU and GeForce 820M GPU. Both competitors, the Acer Aspire E17 E5-721 and the HP Pavilion 17-f050ng, offer more performance. The Aspire also offers long battery life.

 

 

 

 

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The Asus X751MA-TY148H. Test model provided by Cyberport.de
The Asus X751MA-TY148H. Test model provided by Cyberport.de

Specifications

Asus X751MA-TY148H (X751 Series)
Graphics adapter
Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Core: 313-896 MHz, 10.18.10.3496
Memory
8192 MB 
, DDR3, one RAM slot (occupied), 4 GB soldered
Display
17.3 inch 16:9, 1600 x 900 pixel, Chi Mei N173FGE-L23, TN LED, glossy: yes
Storage
Toshiba MQ01ABD100, 1000 GB 
, 5400 rpm, 880 GB free
Soundcard
Intel Valleyview SoC - HD 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 jack, Card Reader: SD
Networking
Realtek RTL8168/8111 Gigabit-LAN (10/100/1000/2500/5000MBit/s), Ralink RT5390 802.11 b/g/n WiFi Adapter (b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4)
Optical drive
Slimtype DVD A DA8A5SH-L
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 31 x 415 x 270 ( = 1.22 x 16.34 x 10.63 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), 12 Months Warranty
Weight
2.8 kg ( = 98.77 oz / 6.17 pounds), Power Supply: 143.4 g ( = 5.06 oz / 0.32 pounds)
Price
449 Euro

 

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Links

  • Tips for buying a notebook - notebookCHECK Purchase Advisory

  • Find the right notebook - notebookCHECK Hardware Guide

  • Display resolution comparison - DPI (grain size) of displays

  • Our test criteria

Price Comparison

Pros

+Works silently
+Barely heats up
+A lot of storage space
 

Cons

-Only 12 months warranty
-No maintenance flap

Shortcut

What we like

The low emissions of the laptop.

What we miss

A matte panel.

What surprises us

A 12 month warranty is not acceptable, even at such a low price.

The competition

Acer Aspire E17 E5-721, HP Pavilion 17-f050ng, Acer Aspire E1-771, Packard Bell EasyNote LE69KB-23804G50Mnsk, Acer Aspire E1-772G, Toshiba Satellite C70D-A-10L

Rating

Asus X751MA-TY148H - 01/23/2015 v4(old)
Sascha Mölck

Chassis
78 / 98 → 80%
Keyboard
71%
Pointing Device
83%
Connectivity
61 / 80 → 76%
Weight
58 / 20-67 → 81%
Battery
81%
Display
71%
Games Performance
39 / 68 → 57%
Application Performance
50 / 92 → 54%
Temperature
95%
Noise
84%
Audio
60%
Camera
37 / 85 → 44%
Average
67%
74%
Office - Weighted Average
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Sascha Mölck, 2015-02- 1 (Update: 2018-05-15)