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Asus ZenBook 13 UX325JA in Review: 1100-gram Subnotebook with Excellent Battery Life

Compact long-distance runner. The slim ZenBook 13's wide range of features is convincing: There is an Ice Lake CPU, 16 GB of RAM (in dual-channel mode), an NVMe SSD, and Thunderbolt 3. Furthermore, the battery life is excellent thanks to the integrated 67-Wh battery.
Sascha Mölck, 👁 Sebastian Jentsch, Andrea Grüblinger (translated by Marius S.),

The Asus ZenBook 13 UX325JA is a compact, lightweight, 13.3-inch subnotebook. It is powered by a quad-core Core i7-1065G7 from Intel's Ice Lake generation. Its competition consists of devices such as the Samsung Galaxy Book Ion 13.3, Samsung Galaxy Book S, Acer Swift 3 SF313-52, Apple MacBook Air 2020, Huawei MateBook 13, and the HP Envy x360 13. The last of these devices is a 2-in-1 laptop. We have included it in this comparison due to the generally low availability of Ryzen-4000-based 13.3-inch subnotebooks.

Asus ZenBook 13 UX325JA (ZenBook 13 Series)
Processor
Intel Core i7-1065G7 4 x 1.3 - 3.9 GHz, Ice Lake U
Graphics adapter
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), Core: 300-1100 MHz, Dual-channel, 27.20.100.8476
Memory
16384 MB 
, LPDDR4X-3200MHz, dual-channel, soldered system memory, no slots
Display
13.3 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 166 PPI, Sharp LQ133M1JW40, IPS, glossy: no, 60 Hz
Mainboard
Intel 495 (Ice Lake-U PCH-LP Premium)
Storage
Intel SSD 660p 1TB SSDPEKNW010T8, 1024 GB 
, 909 GB free
Soundcard
Realtek ALC294 @ Intel Ice Point-LP PCH - cAVS
Connections
1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 2 USB 3.1 Gen2, 2 Thunderbolt, 1 HDMI, 2 DisplayPort, Card Reader: microSD, TPM 2.0
Networking
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 (a/b/g/h/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5.1
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 13.9 x 304 x 203 ( = 0.55 x 11.97 x 7.99 in)
Battery
67 Wh, 4347 mAh Lithium-Polymer, 15.48 V
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: 3D IR HD
Primary Camera: 0.9 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, USB-C to 3.5-mm headphone jack adapter, sleeve, McAfee LiveSafe (trial version), MS Office 365 (trial version), 24 Months Warranty
Weight
1.07 kg ( = 37.74 oz / 2.36 pounds), Power Supply: 222.7 g ( = 7.86 oz / 0.49 pounds)
Price
1399 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
88 %
08/2020
Asus ZenBook 13 UX325JA
i7-1065G7, Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
1.1 kg13.9 mm13.3"1920x1080
84 %
07/2020
Samsung Galaxy Book Ion 13.3
i5-10210U, UHD Graphics 620
970 g12.9 mm13.3"1920x1080
85 %
07/2020
Samsung Galaxy Book S Intel
i5-L16G7, UHD Graphics G7 (Lakefield GT2 64 EU)
940 g11.8 mm13.3"1920x1080
87 %
02/2020
Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-71Y7
i7-1065G7, Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
1.2 kg16.6 mm13.5"2256x1504
88 %
04/2020
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i5
i5-1030NG7, Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
1.3 kg16.1 mm13.3"2560x1600
84 %
07/2020
Huawei MateBook 13 2020 AMD
R5 3500U, Vega 8
1.3 kg14.9 mm13"2160x1440
86 %
06/2020
HP Envy x360 13-ay0010nr
R5 4500U, Vega 6 R4000
1.3 kg16.4 mm13.3"1920x1080

Case - UX325 with a Metal Chassis

Our ZenBook comes in a slim, compact metal case with a matte, dark-gray (Pine Grey) finish. An alternative, bright purple (Lilac Mist) variant of the laptop is available as well. In most areas, Asus has continued to use smooth surfaces. The back of the lid has a concentric, brushed finish with the "Asus" logo as the centerpiece. When opened, the bottom edge of the lid serves as a stand that slightly elevates the back of base unit. As a side effect, the airflow is improved. The battery is fixed. Furthermore, there is no maintenance hatch on the laptop. In order to access the components, the case needs to be opened.

The clearances are even and there are no excess materials. The device also does not suffer from any major rigidity issues. While the base unit can be twisted with a sufficient amount of force, the rigidity is still good enough to not be a reason for concern. The same holds true for the lid. Regardless: A higher rigidity should not be too much to ask from a highly mobile 1,400-Euro (~$1,665) laptop. Applying pressure to the back of the lid does not create distortions on the screen. Although the hinges hold the lid firmly in place, there is some teetering. The display can be opened to a maximum angle of about 140°. The display can be opened with one hand.

The ZenBook matches competitors in terms of its dimensions. Here, the Acer Swift 3 SF313-52 is an exception due to its 13.5-inch display with a 3:2 aspect ratio that significantly increases its width. At a weight of just below 1,100 grams (~2.43 lbs), the UX325JA is only bested by certain Samsung models.

Size Comparison

306.5 mm / 12.1 inch 194.6 mm / 7.66 inch 16.4 mm / 0.646 inch 1.3 kg2.78 lbs304.1 mm / 12 inch 212.4 mm / 8.36 inch 16.1 mm / 0.634 inch 1.3 kg2.84 lbs302 mm / 11.9 inch 234 mm / 9.21 inch 16.6 mm / 0.654 inch 1.2 kg2.56 lbs305.7 mm / 12 inch 199.8 mm / 7.87 inch 12.9 mm / 0.508 inch 970 g2.14 lbs304 mm / 12 inch 203 mm / 7.99 inch 13.9 mm / 0.547 inch 1.1 kg2.36 lbs305.2 mm / 12 inch 203.2 mm / 8 inch 11.8 mm / 0.4646 inch 940 g2.07 lbs286 mm / 11.3 inch 211 mm / 8.31 inch 14.9 mm / 0.587 inch 1.3 kg2.9 lbs

Features - ZenBook with Two Thunderbolt 3 Ports

Although the port selection of the ZenBook has been trimmed, it is well thought out. The laptop comes with two Thunderbolt 3 ports, both of which support Power Delivery and DisplayPort via USB-C. Combined with the HDMI port, the UX325 has a total of three video outputs. Additionally, a docking station or an external GPU can be connected.

A USB Type-C to USB Type-A adapter is not required. Instead, Asus has directly implemented a USB Type-A port (USB 3.2 Gen 1) in addition to the USB-C ports. However, a USB Type-C to headphone jack adapter is included in the package. There is no dedicated, combined audio jack.

Right: card reader (microSD), USB 3.2 Gen 1 (Type-A)
Right: card reader (microSD), USB 3.2 Gen 1 (Type-A)
Left: HDMI, 2x Thunderbolt 3
Left: HDMI, 2x Thunderbolt 3

SD Card Reader

The microSD card reader is one of the faster models. When transferring larger files, it achieves a maximum transfer speed of 85.5 MB/s. We also transferred 250 jpg image files (around 5 MB each) at 75.3 MB/s. We use our reference card (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 microSDXC 64 GB) to test card readers.

SDCardreader Transfer Speed
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
HP Envy x360 13-ay0010nr
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 64 GB UHS-II)
77.8 MB/s ∼100% +3%
Samsung Galaxy Book Ion 13.3
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 microSDXC 64GB)
75.5 MB/s ∼97% 0%
Asus ZenBook 13 UX325JA
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 microSDXC 64GB)
75.3 MB/s ∼97%
Samsung Galaxy Book S Intel
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 64 GB UHS-II)
63.9 MB/s ∼82% -15%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (8 - 186, n=142)
63.5 MB/s ∼82% -16%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
Samsung Galaxy Book Ion 13.3
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 microSDXC 64GB)
88.6 MB/s ∼100% +4%
HP Envy x360 13-ay0010nr
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 64 GB UHS-II)
86 MB/s ∼97% +1%
Asus ZenBook 13 UX325JA
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 microSDXC 64GB)
85.5 MB/s ∼97%
Samsung Galaxy Book S Intel
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 64 GB UHS-II)
82.4 MB/s ∼93% -4%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (17.7 - 251, n=144)
79.6 MB/s ∼90% -7%

Communication

The Intel Wi-Fi chip (Wi-Fi 6 AX201) supports the Wi-Fi standards 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax. Furthermore, it supports Bluetooth 5. The transfer rates are very good under optimal conditions (no other Wi-Fi devices in proximity, short distance between the laptop and the server).

Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
HP Envy x360 13-ay0010nr
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
1333 (1206min - 1383max) MBit/s ∼100% +18%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
  (289 - 1722, n=85)
1187 MBit/s ∼89% +5%
Asus ZenBook 13 UX325JA
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1132 (806min - 1267max) MBit/s ∼85%
Samsung Galaxy Book S Intel
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
1007 (635min - 1216max) MBit/s ∼76% -11%
Samsung Galaxy Book Ion 13.3
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
857 (782min - 887max) MBit/s ∼64% -24%
Huawei MateBook 13 2020 AMD
Realtek 8822CE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC
652 (639min - 661max) MBit/s ∼49% -42%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i5
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
612 (576min - 636max) MBit/s ∼46% -46%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (30.9 - 1658, n=168)
610 MBit/s ∼46% -46%
Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-71Y7
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
289 (167min - 328max) MBit/s ∼22% -74%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Asus ZenBook 13 UX325JA
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1350 (1315min - 1401max) MBit/s ∼100%
HP Envy x360 13-ay0010nr
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
1246 (1148min - 1320max) MBit/s ∼92% -8%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
  (49.8 - 1775, n=85)
1060 MBit/s ∼79% -21%
Samsung Galaxy Book S Intel
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
814 (528min - 898max) MBit/s ∼60% -40%
Huawei MateBook 13 2020 AMD
Realtek 8822CE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC
666 (328min - 692max) MBit/s ∼49% -51%
Samsung Galaxy Book Ion 13.3
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
625 (543min - 707max) MBit/s ∼46% -54%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (36 - 1416, n=168)
580 MBit/s ∼43% -57%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i5
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
550 (546min - 561max) MBit/s ∼41% -59%
Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-71Y7
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
49.8 (3min - 102max) MBit/s ∼4% -96%
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Asus ZenBook 13 UX325JA Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1131 (806-1267)
Samsung Galaxy Book Ion 13.3 Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø856 (782-887)
Samsung Galaxy Book S Intel Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1007 (635-1216)
Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-71Y7 Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø289 (167-328)
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i5 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10: Ø612 (576-637)
Huawei MateBook 13 2020 AMD Realtek 8822CE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø652 (639-661)
HP Envy x360 13-ay0010nr Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1332 (1206-1383)
Asus ZenBook 13 UX325JA Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1362 (1315-1401)
Samsung Galaxy Book Ion 13.3 Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø625 (543-707)
Samsung Galaxy Book S Intel Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø814 (528-898)
Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-71Y7 Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø49.6 (3-102)
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i5 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10: Ø551 (544-561)
Huawei MateBook 13 2020 AMD Realtek 8822CE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø656 (328-692)
HP Envy x360 13-ay0010nr Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1246 (1148-1320)

Webcam

The integrated webcam (3D IR HD; 0.9 MP) offers a maximum resolution of 1280x720 pixels. The color accuracy is lackluster. The deltaE-2000 color deviation of 30 is far removed from the ideal range (deltaE of less than three).

ColorChecker
37.3 ∆E
28 ∆E
37.5 ∆E
35.2 ∆E
36.2 ∆E
29.2 ∆E
37 ∆E
42.8 ∆E
34.9 ∆E
37.2 ∆E
23.3 ∆E
23.8 ∆E
41.5 ∆E
26.3 ∆E
31.9 ∆E
18.5 ∆E
33.7 ∆E
29.2 ∆E
2.3 ∆E
11.8 ∆E
22.8 ∆E
31.5 ∆E
35.5 ∆E
18.5 ∆E
ColorChecker Samsung Galaxy Book Ion 13.3: 29.41 ∆E min: 2.33 - max: 42.76 ∆E
ColorChecker
11.2 ∆E
15.2 ∆E
18.3 ∆E
15.5 ∆E
15.9 ∆E
7.3 ∆E
11.7 ∆E
23.8 ∆E
20.6 ∆E
14.9 ∆E
12.8 ∆E
6.9 ∆E
14.3 ∆E
11.5 ∆E
26.6 ∆E
5.9 ∆E
20 ∆E
11.8 ∆E
2.9 ∆E
12.3 ∆E
14.1 ∆E
12.1 ∆E
6.1 ∆E
6.8 ∆E
ColorChecker Asus ZenBook 13 UX325JA: 13.27 ∆E min: 2.9 - max: 26.58 ∆E
ColorChecker
6.8 ∆E
7.1 ∆E
3.7 ∆E
7.7 ∆E
5.8 ∆E
7.3 ∆E
6.7 ∆E
6.7 ∆E
6.8 ∆E
3.2 ∆E
8.4 ∆E
9 ∆E
5.4 ∆E
8.2 ∆E
10.7 ∆E
7.9 ∆E
9.5 ∆E
11.5 ∆E
4.8 ∆E
5.5 ∆E
7.1 ∆E
6.4 ∆E
5.2 ∆E
4.4 ∆E
ColorChecker Apple MacBook Air 2020 i5: 6.91 ∆E min: 3.19 - max: 11.46 ∆E
ColorChecker
7.8 ∆E
6.5 ∆E
7.1 ∆E
7.7 ∆E
10.5 ∆E
7.9 ∆E
6.3 ∆E
5.9 ∆E
5.8 ∆E
4.2 ∆E
5 ∆E
5.5 ∆E
6.1 ∆E
3.2 ∆E
5.9 ∆E
4.4 ∆E
7.7 ∆E
11.2 ∆E
4.1 ∆E
5.5 ∆E
7.3 ∆E
8.9 ∆E
5.7 ∆E
6.1 ∆E
ColorChecker HP Envy x360 13-ay0010nr: 6.52 ∆E min: 3.23 - max: 11.17 ∆E

Accessories

Apart from the usual documents (warranty information, quick-start guide), the laptop also comes with a sleeve and a USB-C to headphone jack adapter.

Maintenance

There is no maintenance hatch on the laptop. In order to reach the components, the bottom plate has to be removed. First, all the screws on the bottom of the device need to be loosened. Careful: Two of the screws are hidden beneath the rubber feet in the back. The bottom plate can subsequently be removed with a sharp edge. It is latched fairly tightly onto the base unit.

Hardware ZenBook 13
Hardware ZenBook 13

Warranty

The system comes with a two-year warranty. A warranty extension to three years can be purchased for around 50 Euros (~$60).

Input Devices - Onboard Keyboard Backlighting

Keyboard

The ZenBook is equipped with a backlit chiclet keyboard, which stretches itself across the entire length of the base unit. The smooth, flat keys offer short travel and a distinct actuation point. The QWERTY keys have a size of 16 x 13 mm. Meanwhile, the arrow keys are very small at 7 x 13 mm. As a result, trying to press the arrow-up/-down key often results in accidentally pressing the key above or below it, respectively.

The keyboard area slightly yields when typing. This did not prove to be a major issue. The backlighting offers three brightness levels, which can be switched between via a dedicated function key. Overall, Asus has delivered a keyboard that is suitable for day-to-day use.

Touchpad

The multi-touch ClickPad occupies an area of about 13x6 cm. Thus, a lot of space is available for gesture controls. Fingers effortlessly glide across the smooth surface of the touchpad. The touchpad offers short travel and a distinct actuation point. There are a few extra functions: A numpad can be displayed on the surface of the ClickPad by tapping the top right corner. A swiping gesture from the top left corner opens the Windows calculator.

Keyboard ZenBook 13
Keyboard ZenBook 13
Touchpad ZenBook 13
Touchpad ZenBook 13

Display - Bright IPS Screen

The matte, 13.3-inch display has a native resolution of 1920x1080 pixels. While the screen delivers a high maximum brightness (404 cd/m²), the contrast ratio (770:1) is on lower end of the spectrum. For the latter, we consider values of above 1000:1 good.

Unfortunately, we detected flickering at a frequency of 250 Hz at brightness levels of 30% and below. Due to the low frequency, sensitive users may experience headaches and/or eyestrain.

Subpixel array
Subpixel array
Backlight bleeding
Backlight bleeding
418
cd/m²
391
cd/m²
402
cd/m²
400
cd/m²
435
cd/m²
363
cd/m²
421
cd/m²
413
cd/m²
393
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
Sharp LQ133M1JW40
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 435 cd/m² Average: 404 cd/m² Minimum: 26.3 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 83 %
Center on Battery: 435 cd/m²
Contrast: 770:1 (Black: 0.565 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 2.66 | 0.6-29.43 Ø5.8, calibrated: 1.19
ΔE Greyscale 3.65 | 0.64-98 Ø6
95% sRGB (Argyll 3D) 60% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 3D)
Gamma: 2.34
Asus ZenBook 13 UX325JA
Sharp LQ133M1JW40, IPS, 1920x1080, 13.3
Samsung Galaxy Book Ion 13.3
BOE087A, IPS (QLED), 1920x1080, 13.3
Samsung Galaxy Book S Intel
BOE07E7, IPS, 1920x1080, 13.3
Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-71Y7
BOE, NE135FBM-N41, IPS, 2256x1504, 13.5
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i5
APPA042, IPS, 2560x1600, 13.3
Huawei MateBook 13 2020 AMD
Chi Mei CMN8201 P130ZFA-BA1, IPS, 2160x1440, 13
HP Envy x360 13-ay0010nr
IPS, 1920x1080, 13.3
Response Times
-19%
-27%
-27%
15558%
7806%
3282%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
47 (22, 25)
47 (22, 25)
-0%
51.2 (24.4, 26.8)
-9%
55 (25, 30)
-17%
38.7 (19.6, 19)
18%
40.8 (22.4, 18.4)
13%
47.6 (24.8, 22.8)
-1%
Response Time Black / White *
21 (16, 5)
29 (18, 11)
-38%
30.4 (18, 12.4)
-45%
31 (17, 14)
-48%
30.44 (17.9, 12.6)
-45%
25.6 (13.2, 12.4)
-22%
32.4 (16.4, 16)
-54%
PWM Frequency
250 (30)
208 (90)
-17%
117000 (75)
46700%
58820 (52)
23428%
25000 (45)
9900%
Screen
7%
-7%
4%
19%
-17%
20%
Brightness middle
435
467
7%
385
-11%
474
9%
430
-1%
374
-14%
452.6
4%
Brightness
404
437
8%
354
-12%
426
5%
405
0%
364
-10%
438
8%
Brightness Distribution
83
88
6%
88
6%
82
-1%
89
7%
94
13%
93
12%
Black Level *
0.565
0.29
49%
0.3
47%
0.29
49%
0.32
43%
0.6
-6%
0.29
49%
Contrast
770
1610
109%
1283
67%
1634
112%
1344
75%
623
-19%
1561
103%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
2.66
4.73
-78%
3.8
-43%
2.38
11%
1.8
32%
2.9
-9%
2.67
-0%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
4.73
6.07
-28%
6.4
-35%
5.88
-24%
4.6
3%
7.4
-56%
4.11
13%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 calibrated *
1.19
2.2
-85%
2.69
-126%
1.6
-34%
1.36
-14%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
3.65
4.33
-19%
4.6
-26%
3.75
-3%
1.1
70%
4.8
-32%
2.1
42%
Gamma
2.34 94%
2.34 94%
2.2 100%
2.37 93%
2.16 102%
2.01 109%
CCT
7109 91%
6954 93%
7424 88%
6466 101%
6644 98%
6631 98%
6505 100%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
60
65.3
9%
65
8%
64.2
7%
62.2
4%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
95
97.2
2%
100
5%
97.6
3%
97.6
3%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-6% / 2%
-17% / -10%
-12% / -3%
7789% / 3348%
3895% / 2117%
1651% / 719%

* ... smaller is better

Ex-factory, the color accuracy of the display is good and within the ideal deltaE-2000 color deviation range of less than three (2.7). It does not suffer from a blue tint. We managed to improve the display by calibrating it. This resulted in a lower color deviation of 1.19 and a more balanced grayscale. The display is unable to display the color spaces AdobeRGB (60%) and sRGB (95%) in their entirety.

CalMAN - ColorChecker
CalMAN - ColorChecker
CalMAN - Grayscale
CalMAN - Grayscale
CalMAN - Saturation sweeps
CalMAN - Saturation sweeps
CalMAN - ColorChecker (calibrated)
CalMAN - ColorChecker (calibrated)
CalMAN - Grayscale (calibrated)
CalMAN - Grayscale (calibrated)
CalMAN - Saturation sweeps (calibrated)
CalMAN - Saturation sweeps (calibrated)

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
21 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 16 ms rise
↘ 5 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. » 27 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (24.4 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
47 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 22 ms rise
↘ 25 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 75 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (38.8 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 detected 250 Hz ≤ 30 % brightness setting

The display backlight flickers at 250 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) Flickering detected at a brightness setting of 30 % and below. There should be no flickering or PWM above this brightness setting.

The frequency of 250 Hz is relatively low, so sensitive users will likely notice flickering and experience eyestrain at the stated brightness setting and below.

In comparison: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 17699 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 2500000) Hz was measured.

Asus has fitted the ZenBook with an IPS display with good viewing angles. Thus, the screen can be read from any position. Even outdoors the screen content remains discernible. That being said, users should avoid direct sunlight.

ZenBook 13 outdoors (captured on a sunny day)
ZenBook 13 outdoors (captured on a sunny day)
Viewing angles
Viewing angles

Performance - Ice Lake-based Asus System

With the ZenBook 13 UX325JA, Asus has created a slim, lightweight, mobile 13.3-inch laptop with more than enough performance for office and web applications. Our test device can be purchased for approximately 1,400 Euros (~$1,660). Other configurations are available as well with prices starting at about 1,080 Euros (~$1,280).

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CPU-Z
CPU-Z
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GPU-Z
HWInfo
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Processor

The ZenBook is powered by a quad-core Core i7-1065G7 (Ice Lake) processor. In this case, it is a ULV variant with a TDP of 15 watts. The CPU has a base clock speed of 1.3 GHz. Via turbo, the clock speed can be increased to between 3.4 GHz (four cores) and 3.9 GHz (single core). Hyper-Threading, which allows each physical core to handle two threads simultaneously, is supported.

In our Cinebench multithread benchmark, the processor initially runs at clock speeds of 3.2 to 3.5 GHz. Subsequently, the clock speeds drop to the 2.5-2.6 GHz range. The single-thread tests were completed at clock speeds of 3 to 3.9 GHz. In battery mode, we observed clock rates of 1.3 to 3.8 GHz (multithread) and 1.5 to 3.1 GHz (single-thread).

Multithread (mains)
Multithread (mains)
Multithread (battery mode)
Multithread (battery mode)
Single-thread (mains)
Single-thread (mains)
Single-thread (battery mode)
Single-thread (battery mode)

By running the Cinebench R15 multithread test in a loop for at least 30 minutes, we determine whether the CPU Turbo Boost is permanently active while on mains. After the first loop, the scores drop by a large margin. Thereafter, the results slowly and steadily drop after each additional loop. Although the Turbo Boost is still permanently active, the frequency increase compared to the base clock speed is low.

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Asus ZenBook 13 UX325JA Intel Core i7-1065G7, Intel Core i7-1065G7: Ø547 (524.54-724.17)
Samsung Galaxy Book Ion 13.3 Intel Core i5-10210U, Intel Core i5-10210U: Ø460 (452.11-479.49)
Samsung Galaxy Book S Intel Intel Core i5-L16G7, Intel Core i5-L16G7: Ø253 (249.12-254.89)
Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-71Y7 Intel Core i7-1065G7, Intel Core i7-1065G7: Ø553 (544.51-599.88)
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i5 Intel Core i5-1030NG7, Intel Core i5-1030NG7; macOS 10.15: Ø401 (363.09-448.1)
Huawei MateBook 13 2020 AMD AMD Ryzen 5 3500U, AMD Ryzen 5 3500U: Ø571 (564.95-646.42)
HP Envy x360 13-ay0010nr AMD Ryzen 5 4500U, AMD Ryzen 5 4500U: Ø814 (768.42-834.85)
CPU clock rates during the CB15 loop
CPU clock rates during the CB15 loop
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
183 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
724 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
64.3 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
97.8 %
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Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
Asus ZenBook 13 UX325JA
Intel Core i7-1065G7
183 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i7-1065G7
  (141 - 190, n=28)
176 Points ∼96% -4%
Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-71Y7
Intel Core i7-1065G7
175 Points ∼96% -4%
HP Envy x360 13-ay0010nr
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
173 Points ∼95% -5%
Samsung Galaxy Book Ion 13.3
Intel Core i5-10210U
164.09 Points ∼90% -10%
Huawei MateBook 13 2020 AMD
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
144.46 Points ∼79% -21%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i5
Intel Core i5-1030NG7 (macOS 10.15)
140 Points ∼77% -23%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (20 - 185, n=322)
121 Points ∼66% -34%
Samsung Galaxy Book S Intel
Intel Core i5-L16G7
88.3 Points ∼48% -52%
CPU Multi 64Bit
HP Envy x360 13-ay0010nr
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
835 (768.42min - 834.85max) Points ∼100% +15%
Asus ZenBook 13 UX325JA
Intel Core i7-1065G7
724 Points ∼87%
Average Intel Core i7-1065G7
  (288 - 836, n=29)
655 Points ∼78% -10%
Huawei MateBook 13 2020 AMD
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
646 (564.95min - 646.42max) Points ∼77% -11%
Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-71Y7
Intel Core i7-1065G7
615 Points ∼74% -15%
Samsung Galaxy Book Ion 13.3
Intel Core i5-10210U
480 (452.11min - 479.49max) Points ∼57% -34%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i5
Intel Core i5-1030NG7 (macOS 10.15)
448 (363min - 448max) Points ∼54% -38%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (32 - 1287, n=336)
380 Points ∼46% -48%
Samsung Galaxy Book S Intel
Intel Core i5-L16G7
255 (249.12min - 254.89max) Points ∼31% -65%
Blender 2.79 - BMW27 CPU
Samsung Galaxy Book S Intel
Intel Core i5-L16G7
2156 Seconds * ∼100% -133%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i5
Intel Core i5-1030NG7 (Win 10)
1310 Seconds * ∼61% -42%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (4.2 - 6277, n=55)
1284 Seconds * ∼60% -39%
Samsung Galaxy Book Ion 13.3
Intel Core i5-10210U
954.4 Seconds * ∼44% -3%
Asus ZenBook 13 UX325JA
Intel Core i7-1065G7
925.4 Seconds * ∼43%
Average Intel Core i7-1065G7
  (679 - 1650, n=17)
920 Seconds * ∼43% +1%
Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-71Y7
Intel Core i7-1065G7
835 Seconds * ∼39% +10%
Huawei MateBook 13 2020 AMD
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
795.9 Seconds * ∼37% +14%
HP Envy x360 13-ay0010nr
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
605 Seconds * ∼28% +35%
7-Zip 18.03
7z b 4
HP Envy x360 13-ay0010nr
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
23237 MIPS ∼100% +59%
Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-71Y7
Intel Core i7-1065G7
16982 MIPS ∼73% +17%
Average Intel Core i7-1065G7
  (10406 - 22898, n=18)
16695 MIPS ∼72% +15%
Huawei MateBook 13 2020 AMD
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
15825 MIPS ∼68% +9%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (2692 - 37081, n=50)
15292 MIPS ∼66% +5%
Samsung Galaxy Book Ion 13.3
Intel Core i5-10210U
14717 MIPS ∼63% +1%
Asus ZenBook 13 UX325JA
Intel Core i7-1065G7
14570 MIPS ∼63%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i5
Intel Core i5-1030NG7
10924 MIPS ∼47% -25%
Samsung Galaxy Book S Intel
Intel Core i5-L16G7
7230 MIPS ∼31% -50%
7z b 4 -mmt1
Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-71Y7
Intel Core i7-1065G7
4397 MIPS ∼100% +1%
Asus ZenBook 13 UX325JA
Intel Core i7-1065G7
4333 MIPS ∼99%
Average Intel Core i7-1065G7
  (3948 - 4589, n=18)
4318 MIPS ∼98% 0%
HP Envy x360 13-ay0010nr
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
4281 MIPS ∼97% -1%
Samsung Galaxy Book Ion 13.3
Intel Core i5-10210U
4225 MIPS ∼96% -2%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (1653 - 15198, n=50)
4013 MIPS ∼91% -7%
Huawei MateBook 13 2020 AMD
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
3502 MIPS ∼80% -19%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i5
Intel Core i5-1030NG7
3472 MIPS ∼79% -20%
Samsung Galaxy Book S Intel
Intel Core i5-L16G7
3174 MIPS ∼72% -27%
Cinebench R20
CPU (Single Core)
Asus ZenBook 13 UX325JA
Intel Core i7-1065G7
457 Points ∼100%
Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-71Y7
Intel Core i7-1065G7
441 Points ∼96% -4%
Average Intel Core i7-1065G7
  (358 - 474, n=25)
438 Points ∼96% -4%
HP Envy x360 13-ay0010nr
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
424 Points ∼93% -7%
Samsung Galaxy Book Ion 13.3
Intel Core i5-10210U
418 Points ∼91% -9%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i5
Intel Core i5-1030NG7 (macOS)
375 Points ∼82% -18%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i5
Intel Core i5-1030NG7 (Win10)
330 Points ∼72% -28%
Huawei MateBook 13 2020 AMD
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
370 Points ∼81% -19%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (73 - 475, n=63)
355 Points ∼78% -22%
Samsung Galaxy Book S Intel
Intel Core i5-L16G7
276 Points ∼60% -40%
CPU (Multi Core)
HP Envy x360 13-ay0010nr
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
2095 Points ∼100% +60%
Average Intel Core i7-1065G7
  (1081 - 2024, n=25)
1504 Points ∼72% +15%
Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-71Y7
Intel Core i7-1065G7
1392 Points ∼66% +6%
Huawei MateBook 13 2020 AMD
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
1355 Points ∼65% +3%
Asus ZenBook 13 UX325JA
Intel Core i7-1065G7
1312 Points ∼63%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (110 - 2935, n=63)
1196 Points ∼57% -9%
Samsung Galaxy Book Ion 13.3
Intel Core i5-10210U
1182 Points ∼56% -10%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i5
Intel Core i5-1030NG7 (macOS)
987 Points ∼47% -25%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i5
Intel Core i5-1030NG7 (Win10)
764 Points ∼36% -42%
Samsung Galaxy Book S Intel
Intel Core i5-L16G7
609 Points ∼29% -54%
Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Asus ZenBook 13 UX325JA
Intel Core i7-1065G7
4652 Points ∼100%
HP Envy x360 13-ay0010nr
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
4469 Points ∼96% -4%
Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-71Y7
Intel Core i7-1065G7
4374 Points ∼94% -6%
Average Intel Core i7-1065G7
  (2464 - 4855, n=13)
4240 Points ∼91% -9%
Samsung Galaxy Book Ion 13.3
Intel Core i5-10210U
3960 Points ∼85% -15%
Huawei MateBook 13 2020 AMD
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
3076 Points ∼66% -34%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (591 - 5600, n=45)
3047 Points ∼65% -35%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i5
Intel Core i5-1030NG7 (macOS)
2881 Points ∼62% -38%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i5
Intel Core i5-1030NG7 (Win 10)
2539 Points ∼55% -45%
Samsung Galaxy Book S Intel
Intel Core i5-L16G7
1441 Points ∼31% -69%
64 Bit Single-Core Score
Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-71Y7
Intel Core i7-1065G7
1316 Points ∼100% 0%
Asus ZenBook 13 UX325JA
Intel Core i7-1065G7
1316 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i7-1065G7
  (948 - 1334, n=13)
1276 Points ∼97% -3%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i5
Intel Core i5-1030NG7 (macOS)
1167 Points ∼89% -11%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i5
Intel Core i5-1030NG7 (Win 10)
1010 Points ∼77% -23%
HP Envy x360 13-ay0010nr
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
1096 Points ∼83% -17%
Samsung Galaxy Book Ion 13.3
Intel Core i5-10210U
1078 Points ∼82% -18%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (310 - 1324, n=45)
959 Points ∼73% -27%
Huawei MateBook 13 2020 AMD
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
894 Points ∼68% -32%
Samsung Galaxy Book S Intel
Intel Core i5-L16G7
797 Points ∼61% -39%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - 4k Preset
HP Envy x360 13-ay0010nr
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
6.7 fps ∼100% +63%
Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-71Y7
Intel Core i7-1065G7
4.66 fps ∼70% +13%
Average Intel Core i7-1065G7
  (2.2 - 6.38, n=16)
4.4 fps ∼66% +7%
Asus ZenBook 13 UX325JA
Intel Core i7-1065G7
4.11 fps ∼61%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (0.63 - 8.33, n=50)
3.93 fps ∼59% -4%
Samsung Galaxy Book Ion 13.3
Intel Core i5-10210U
3.61 fps ∼54% -12%
Huawei MateBook 13 2020 AMD
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
3.35 fps ∼50% -18%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i5
Intel Core i5-1030NG7
2.95 fps ∼44% -28%
Samsung Galaxy Book S Intel
Intel Core i5-L16G7
1.44 fps ∼21% -65%
LibreOffice - 20 Documents To PDF
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i5
Intel Core i5-1030NG7
110 s ∼100% +113%
Huawei MateBook 13 2020 AMD
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
91.4 s ∼83% +77%
Samsung Galaxy Book S Intel
Intel Core i5-L16G7
89.3 s ∼81% +73%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (32.3 - 281, n=35)
88.2 s ∼80% +71%
HP Envy x360 13-ay0010nr
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
61.8 s ∼56% +20%
Average Intel Core i7-1065G7
  (46.9 - 85.3, n=13)
61.1 s ∼56% +18%
Asus ZenBook 13 UX325JA
Intel Core i7-1065G7
51.64 s ∼47%
Samsung Galaxy Book Ion 13.3
Intel Core i5-10210U
49.58 s ∼45% -4%
R Benchmark 2.5 - Overall mean
Samsung Galaxy Book S Intel
Intel Core i5-L16G7
0.987 sec * ∼100% -45%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (0.613 - 2.43, n=40)
0.926 sec * ∼94% -36%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i5
Intel Core i5-1030NG7 (macOS)
0.922 sec * ∼93% -36%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i5
Intel Core i5-1030NG7 (Win 10)
0.909 sec * ∼92% -34%
Huawei MateBook 13 2020 AMD
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
0.804 sec * ∼81% -18%
Average Intel Core i7-1065G7
  (0.661 - 0.899, n=13)
0.726 sec * ∼74% -7%
Samsung Galaxy Book Ion 13.3
Intel Core i5-10210U
0.724 sec * ∼73% -6%
Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-71Y7
Intel Core i7-1065G7
0.691 sec * ∼70% -2%
Asus ZenBook 13 UX325JA
Intel Core i7-1065G7
0.68 sec * ∼69%
HP Envy x360 13-ay0010nr
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
0.629 sec * ∼64% +7%

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System Performance

The system is smooth and responsive. We did not encounter any issues. The laptop offers more than enough performance for everyday office and web apps. The PCMark benchmark results are good. Positive: The system memory runs in dual-channel mode.

PCMark 10
PCMark 10
PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
3751 points
PCMark 8 Creative Score Accelerated v2
4155 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
2802 points
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PCMark 10
Digital Content Creation
HP Envy x360 13-ay0010nr
Vega 6 R4000, R5 4500U, Toshiba KBG30ZMV256G
4472 Points ∼100% +25%
Average Intel Core i7-1065G7, Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
  (3260 - 3998, n=16)
3695 Points ∼83% +3%
Asus ZenBook 13 UX325JA
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Intel SSD 660p 1TB SSDPEKNW010T8
3583 Points ∼80%
Huawei MateBook 13 2020 AMD
Vega 8, R5 3500U, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G
3509 Points ∼78% -2%
Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-71Y7
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Intel SSD 660p 1TB SSDPEKNW010T8
3260 Points ∼73% -9%
Samsung Galaxy Book Ion 13.3
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB256HBHQ
2727 Points ∼61% -24%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (405 - 4905, n=136)
2642 Points ∼59% -26%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i5
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i5-1030NG7, Apple SSD AP0512
2174 Points ∼49% -39%
Samsung Galaxy Book S Intel
UHD Graphics G7 (Lakefield GT2 64 EU), i5-L16G7, 256 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
1838 Points ∼41% -49%
Productivity
HP Envy x360 13-ay0010nr
Vega 6 R4000, R5 4500U, Toshiba KBG30ZMV256G
7752 Points ∼100% +11%
Asus ZenBook 13 UX325JA
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Intel SSD 660p 1TB SSDPEKNW010T8
6970 Points ∼90%
Samsung Galaxy Book Ion 13.3
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB256HBHQ
6791 Points ∼88% -3%
Average Intel Core i7-1065G7, Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
  (5518 - 7379, n=16)
6764 Points ∼87% -3%
Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-71Y7
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Intel SSD 660p 1TB SSDPEKNW010T8
6301 Points ∼81% -10%
Huawei MateBook 13 2020 AMD
Vega 8, R5 3500U, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G
5900 Points ∼76% -15%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (1014 - 7676, n=136)
5369 Points ∼69% -23%
Samsung Galaxy Book S Intel
UHD Graphics G7 (Lakefield GT2 64 EU), i5-L16G7, 256 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
3409 Points ∼44% -51%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i5
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i5-1030NG7, Apple SSD AP0512
3033 Points ∼39% -56%
Essentials
Average Intel Core i7-1065G7, Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
  (8302 - 9902, n=16)
9184 Points ∼100% +6%
HP Envy x360 13-ay0010nr
Vega 6 R4000, R5 4500U, Toshiba KBG30ZMV256G
9124 Points ∼99% +5%
Asus ZenBook 13 UX325JA
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Intel SSD 660p 1TB SSDPEKNW010T8
8696 Points ∼95%
Samsung Galaxy Book Ion 13.3
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB256HBHQ
8336 Points ∼91% -4%
Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-71Y7
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Intel SSD 660p 1TB SSDPEKNW010T8
8302 Points ∼90% -5%
Huawei MateBook 13 2020 AMD
Vega 8, R5 3500U, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G
7548 Points ∼82% -13%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (2062 - 9664, n=136)
7075 Points ∼77% -19%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i5
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i5-1030NG7, Apple SSD AP0512
6746 Points ∼73% -22%
Samsung Galaxy Book S Intel
UHD Graphics G7 (Lakefield GT2 64 EU), i5-L16G7, 256 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
5613 Points ∼61% -35%
Score
HP Envy x360 13-ay0010nr
Vega 6 R4000, R5 4500U, Toshiba KBG30ZMV256G
4884 Points ∼100% +13%
Average Intel Core i7-1065G7, Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
  (3878 - 4679, n=16)
4385 Points ∼90% +2%
Asus ZenBook 13 UX325JA
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Intel SSD 660p 1TB SSDPEKNW010T8
4309 Points ∼88%
Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-71Y7
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Intel SSD 660p 1TB SSDPEKNW010T8
3975 Points ∼81% -8%
Huawei MateBook 13 2020 AMD
Vega 8, R5 3500U, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G
3861 Points ∼79% -10%
Samsung Galaxy Book Ion 13.3
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB256HBHQ
3855 Points ∼79% -11%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (743 - 4956, n=139)
3297 Points ∼68% -23%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i5
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i5-1030NG7, Apple SSD AP0512
2540 Points ∼52% -41%
Samsung Galaxy Book S Intel
UHD Graphics G7 (Lakefield GT2 64 EU), i5-L16G7, 256 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
2348 Points ∼48% -46%
PCMark 8
Work Score Accelerated v2
HP Envy x360 13-ay0010nr
Vega 6 R4000, R5 4500U, Toshiba KBG30ZMV256G
5249 Points ∼100% +87%
Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-71Y7
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Intel SSD 660p 1TB SSDPEKNW010T8
4802 Points ∼91% +71%
Huawei MateBook 13 2020 AMD
Vega 8, R5 3500U, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G
4436 Points ∼85% +58%
Average Intel Core i7-1065G7, Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
  (2723 - 5291, n=16)
4425 Points ∼84% +58%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (1283 - 5573, n=250)
4097 Points ∼78% +46%
Asus ZenBook 13 UX325JA
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Intel SSD 660p 1TB SSDPEKNW010T8
2802 Points ∼53%
Samsung Galaxy Book S Intel
UHD Graphics G7 (Lakefield GT2 64 EU), i5-L16G7, 256 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
2227 Points ∼42% -21%
Home Score Accelerated v2
HP Envy x360 13-ay0010nr
Vega 6 R4000, R5 4500U, Toshiba KBG30ZMV256G
4127 Points ∼100% +10%
Huawei MateBook 13 2020 AMD
Vega 8, R5 3500U, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G
3846 Points ∼93% +3%
Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-71Y7
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Intel SSD 660p 1TB SSDPEKNW010T8
3759 Points ∼91% 0%
Asus ZenBook 13 UX325JA
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Intel SSD 660p 1TB SSDPEKNW010T8
3751 Points ∼91%
Average Intel Core i7-1065G7, Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
  (3305 - 4275, n=16)
3751 Points ∼91% 0%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (1027 - 4349, n=279)
3097 Points ∼75% -17%
Samsung Galaxy Book S Intel
UHD Graphics G7 (Lakefield GT2 64 EU), i5-L16G7, 256 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
2813 Points ∼68% -25%

DPC Latencies

In our standardized LatencyMon test (web browsing, 4K video playback, Prime95 high load), we noticed DPC latency issues. Thus, the system does not appear to be suitable for real-time audio or video-editing tasks.

DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i5
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i5-1030NG7, Apple SSD AP0512
2635 μs * ∼100% -22%
Asus ZenBook 13 UX325JA
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Intel SSD 660p 1TB SSDPEKNW010T8
2166.4 μs * ∼82%
Samsung Galaxy Book S Intel
UHD Graphics G7 (Lakefield GT2 64 EU), i5-L16G7, 256 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
1576.1 μs * ∼60% +27%
HP Envy x360 13-ay0010nr
Vega 6 R4000, R5 4500U, Toshiba KBG30ZMV256G
1171.6 μs * ∼44% +46%
Samsung Galaxy Book Ion 13.3
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB256HBHQ
1167.9 μs * ∼44% +46%
Huawei MateBook 13 2020 AMD
Vega 8, R5 3500U, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G
993.2 μs * ∼38% +54%

* ... smaller is better

Storage Solution

An Intel NVMe SSD (M.2 2280) with a capacity of 1 TB serves as the system drive and offers good transfer rates. That being said, it is not one of the fastest models. There is no space for an additional internal drive.

An NVMe SSD serves as the system drive
An NVMe SSD serves as the system drive
Intel SSD 660p 1TB SSDPEKNW010T8
CDM 5/6 Read Seq Q32T1: 1923 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write Seq Q32T1: 1786 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K Q32T1: 329.3 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K Q32T1: 402.5 MB/s
CDM 5 Read Seq: 1492 MB/s
CDM 5 Write Seq: 1265 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K: 56.43 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K: 139.7 MB/s
Asus ZenBook 13 UX325JA
Intel SSD 660p 1TB SSDPEKNW010T8
Samsung Galaxy Book Ion 13.3
Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB256HBHQ
Samsung Galaxy Book S Intel
256 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-71Y7
Intel SSD 660p 1TB SSDPEKNW010T8
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i5
Apple SSD AP0512
Huawei MateBook 13 2020 AMD
WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G
HP Envy x360 13-ay0010nr
Toshiba KBG30ZMV256G
Average Intel SSD 660p 1TB SSDPEKNW010T8
 
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6
35%
-62%
22%
9%
-29%
3%
Write 4K
139.7
159.6
14%
37.71
-73%
187.4
34%
143.9
3%
94.8
-32%
145 (140 - 190, n=12)
4%
Read 4K
56.43
48.22
-15%
11
-81%
63.8
13%
45.91
-19%
45.5
-19%
53.7 (55.6 - 63.8, n=12)
-5%
Write Seq
1265
2343
85%
403.14
-68%
1776
40%
1307.2
3%
731.5
-42%
1417 (1265 - 1776, n=11)
12%
Read Seq
1492
2184
46%
768.74
-48%
1693
13%
1435
-4%
958.7
-36%
1402 (1492 - 1693, n=11)
-6%
Write 4K Q32T1
402.5
342.2
-15%
155.87
-61%
492.3
22%
237.1
-41%
224.6
-44%
410 (403 - 545, n=12)
2%
Read 4K Q32T1
329.3
485.4
47%
195.61
-41%
539.4
64%
332.7
1%
365.2
11%
453 (329 - 582, n=12)
38%
Write Seq Q32T1
1786
2354
32%
407.9
-77%
1769.9
-1%
2698.4
51%
863.8
-52%
1604 (1738 - 1802, n=12)
-10%
Read Seq Q32T1
1923
3555
85%
1102.1
-43%
1715
-11%
3393.8
76%
1580
-18%
1674 (1780 - 1929, n=12)
-13%
Write 4K Q8T8
899.2
880 (860 - 899, n=2)
Read 4K Q8T8
630
629 (628 - 630, n=2)
AS SSD
19%
-78%
20%
-59%
42%
-124%
9%
Copy Game MB/s
801.15
366.64
-54%
819.74
2%
725
-10%
620.06
-23%
726.79
-9%
1044 (761 - 1328, n=9)
30%
Copy Program MB/s
310.29
190
-39%
480.42
55%
363
17%
266.41
-14%
367.85
19%
486 (310 - 568, n=9)
57%
Copy ISO MB/s
1311.34
368.87
-72%
1400.88
7%
1433
9%
433.18
-67%
842.76
-36%
1531 (1311 - 1736, n=9)
17%
Score Total
1990
1974
-1%
1014
-49%
2313
16%
1528
-23%
3879
95%
1567
-21%
2217 (1990 - 2372, n=11)
11%
Score Write
820
648
-21%
306
-63%
1085
32%
321
-61%
1485
81%
416
-49%
1033 (820 - 1174, n=11)
26%
Score Read
785
893
14%
486
-38%
811
3%
793
1%
1600
104%
770
-2%
773 (730 - 819, n=11)
-2%
Access Time Write *
0.04
0.025
37%
0.144
-260%
0.038
5%
0.163
-308%
0.039
2%
0.592
-1380%
0.0805 (0.038 - 0.128, n=11)
-101%
Access Time Read *
0.083
0.077
7%
0.232
-180%
0.044
47%
0.295
-255%
0.074
11%
0.162
-95%
0.0606 (0.036 - 0.128, n=9)
27%
4K-64 Write
583.92
282.36
-52%
245.42
-58%
783.07
34%
159.51
-73%
1156.4
98%
256.4
-56%
759 (584 - 854, n=11)
30%
4K-64 Read
575.53
542.46
-6%
373.46
-35%
583.98
1%
665.24
16%
1274.6
121%
613.88
7%
584 (576 - 592, n=11)
1%
4K Write
141.85
147.79
4%
25.69
-82%
164.37
16%
24.52
-83%
96.93
-32%
96.94
-32%
129 (77.5 - 164, n=11)
-9%
4K Read
50.97
52.85
4%
17.79
-65%
56.81
11%
12.95
-75%
40.76
-20%
42.49
-17%
47.5 (25.6 - 57.8, n=11)
-7%
Seq Write
938.09
2175.11
132%
349
-63%
1373
46%
1367.4
46%
2316.24
147%
628.39
-33%
1443 (938 - 1637, n=11)
54%
Seq Read
1586.98
2979.57
88%
945
-40%
1703
7%
1152.6
-27%
2843.98
79%
1134.51
-29%
1407 (1038 - 1753, n=11)
-11%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
27% / 26%
-70% / -72%
21% / 21%
-59% / -59%
26% / 30%
-77% / -89%
6% / 7%

* ... smaller is better

Continuous read: DiskSpd Read Loop, Queue Depth 8

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Asus ZenBook 13 UX325JA Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Intel SSD 660p 1TB SSDPEKNW010T8: Ø1958 (1846.41-1963.62)
Samsung Galaxy Book Ion 13.3 UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB256HBHQ: Ø3415 (3149.72-3547.75)
Samsung Galaxy Book S Intel UHD Graphics G7 (Lakefield GT2 64 EU), i5-L16G7, 256 GB UFS 3.0 Flash: Ø1102 (993.84-1106.04)
Huawei MateBook 13 2020 AMD Vega 8, R5 3500U, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G: Ø3365 (1783.84-3410.08)
HP Envy x360 13-ay0010nr Vega 6 R4000, R5 4500U, Toshiba KBG30ZMV256G: Ø1399 (1241.06-1421.03)

GPU Performance

Intel's Iris Plus Graphics G7 is responsible for video output. The integrated GPU supports DirectX 12 and clock speeds of up to 1100 MHz. The 3DMark benchmark results match our expectations for this GPU.

3DMark 11
3DMark 11
Fire Strike
Fire Strike
Night Raid
Night Raid
3DMark 11 Performance
4380 points
3DMark Ice Storm Standard Score
70684 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
12855 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
2587 points
3DMark Time Spy Score
885 points
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3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
HP Envy x360 13-ay0010nr
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000), AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
4419 Points ∼100% +6%
Asus ZenBook 13 UX325JA
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), Intel Core i7-1065G7
4152 Points ∼94%
Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-71Y7
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), Intel Core i7-1065G7
4138 Points ∼94% 0%
Average Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
  (2112 - 4630, n=24)
4006 Points ∼91% -4%
Huawei MateBook 13 2020 AMD
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000), AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
3486 Points ∼79% -16%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i5
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), Intel Core i5-1030NG7
2924 Points ∼66% -30%
Samsung Galaxy Book Ion 13.3
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-10210U
1674 Points ∼38% -60%
Samsung Galaxy Book S Intel
Intel UHD Graphics G7 (Lakefield GT2 64 EU), Intel Core i5-L16G7
1658 Points ∼38% -60%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (230 - 11501, n=408)
1498 Points ∼34% -64%
3DMark
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
HP Envy x360 13-ay0010nr
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000), AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
821 Points ∼100% +4%
Huawei MateBook 13 2020 AMD
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000), AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
790 Points ∼96% 0%
Asus ZenBook 13 UX325JA
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), Intel Core i7-1065G7
788 Points ∼96%
Average Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
  (526 - 847, n=19)
734 Points ∼89% -7%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (85 - 3098, n=69)
632 Points ∼77% -20%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i5
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), Intel Core i5-1030NG7
526 Points ∼64% -33%
Samsung Galaxy Book Ion 13.3
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-10210U
353 Points ∼43% -55%
Samsung Galaxy Book S Intel
Intel UHD Graphics G7 (Lakefield GT2 64 EU), Intel Core i5-L16G7
349 Points ∼43% -56%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
Asus ZenBook 13 UX325JA
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), Intel Core i7-1065G7
2983 Points ∼100%
HP Envy x360 13-ay0010nr
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000), AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
2854 Points ∼96% -4%
Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-71Y7
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), Intel Core i7-1065G7
2743 Points ∼92% -8%
Average Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
  (1418 - 3156, n=22)
2589 Points ∼87% -13%
Huawei MateBook 13 2020 AMD
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000), AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
2335 Points ∼78% -22%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i5
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), Intel Core i5-1030NG7
1846 Points ∼62% -38%
Samsung Galaxy Book S Intel
Intel UHD Graphics G7 (Lakefield GT2 64 EU), Intel Core i5-L16G7
1217 Points ∼41% -59%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (222 - 8093, n=287)
1197 Points ∼40% -60%
Samsung Galaxy Book Ion 13.3
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-10210U
1092 Points ∼37% -63%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Graphics
HP Envy x360 13-ay0010nr
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000), AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
22109 Points ∼100% +22%
Huawei MateBook 13 2020 AMD
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000), AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
18329 Points ∼83% +1%
Asus ZenBook 13 UX325JA
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), Intel Core i7-1065G7
18164 Points ∼82%
Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-71Y7
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), Intel Core i7-1065G7
16731 Points ∼76% -8%
Average Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
  (7024 - 18881, n=21)
15250 Points ∼69% -16%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (1484 - 30436, n=305)
8395 Points ∼38% -54%
Samsung Galaxy Book S Intel
Intel UHD Graphics G7 (Lakefield GT2 64 EU), Intel Core i5-L16G7
7556 Points ∼34% -58%