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Asus ZenBook 13 laptop review: Core i7-1165G7 versus Ryzen 7 5800U. Which one is the better ZenBook?

Tough choice. For the first time, the ZenBook 13 is available with either an Intel or an AMD SoC. We already reviewed the AMD version (89%) that, unfortunately, still has poor availability, and now it's the Intel competitor's turn. Will the review reveal a clear decision in favor of one of the two manufacturers?
Christian Hintze, 👁 Sebastian Jentsch (translated by Stephanie Chamberlain), 🇩🇪 🇳🇱 ...

We reviewed the ultra-light and ultra-thin Asus ZenBook 13 UX325JA predecessor last August, and it received a strong score of 88%. So how does the successor improve on that? On the one hand, the CPU has been updated. Instead of the Ice Lake Core i7-1065G7, a potentially more powerful and more energy-efficient Core i7-1165G7, including updated G7 Graphics, now runs in the 13-inch subnotebook. On the other hand, Asus should address the few points of criticism such as the weak contrast of the actually bright display. Furthermore, Asus has also released a ZenBook 13 with an AMD CPU and GPU this year, which we also just reviewed. We take a look at which version has the upper hand and whether Asus has worked on the few points of criticism.

Apart from the predecessor and the current AMD version, the competitors include other lightweight subnotebooks like the Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Carbon, the HP Spectre x360 14 (13.5-inch), or the Apple MacBook Air Late 2020 (13.3-inch, M1 CPU).

Since this is mostly a CPU/GPU and a display update, we'll skip the sections concerning the case, connectivity, input devices, and maintenance unless there's something new to report. These sections can be found in the review of the predecessor or in the current review of the AMD version.

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Asus ZenBook 13 UX325EA (ZenBook 13 Series)
Processor
Intel Core i7-1165G7 4 x 2.8 - 4.7 GHz, 40 W PL2 / Short Burst, 20 W PL1 / Sustained, Tiger Lake UP3
Memory
32768 MB 
, dual-channel, LPDDR4X
Display
13.30 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 166 PPI, Samsung SDC4155 (ATNA33XC09-0), OLED, glossy: yes, HDR, 60 Hz
Mainboard
Intel Tiger Lake-UP3 PCH-LP
Storage
SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N, 1024 GB 
, 1 TB NVMe SSD, 960 GB free
Soundcard
Intel Tiger Lake-U/Y PCH-LP - cAVS (Audio, Voice, Speech)
Connections
1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 2 USB 3.1 Gen2, 0 USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 20Gbps, 0 USB 4.0 40 Gbps, 2 Thunderbolt, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 1 HDMI, 2 DisplayPort, Audio Connections: audio jack connector via USB-C adapter, Card Reader: microSD reader
Networking
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 (a/b/g/h/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth Bluetooth 5.0 (Dual band) 2*2
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 13.9 x 304.2 x 203 ( = 0.55 x 11.98 x 7.99 in)
Battery
67 Wh Lithium-Ion, 4 cells, Battery runtime (according to manufacturer): 16 h
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Camera
Webcam: 720p IR webcam
Primary Camera: 1 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: stereo, Keyboard: edge-to-edge chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, USB-A to RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet adapter, USB-C to audio jack adapter, 24 Months Warranty, 12-month international (bring-in service)
Weight
1.16 kg ( = 40.92 oz / 2.56 pounds), Power Supply: 225 g ( = 7.94 oz / 0.5 pounds)
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Possible contenders in comparison

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
89 %
05/2021
Asus ZenBook 13 UX325EA
i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
1.2 kg13.9 mm13.30"1920x1080
88 %
08/2020
Asus ZenBook 13 UX325JA
i7-1065G7, Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
1.1 kg13.9 mm13.30"1920x1080
89 %
05/2021
Asus ZenBook 13 UM325S
R7 5800U, Vega 8 R5000
1.2 kg13.9 mm13.30"1920x1080
88 %
03/2021
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Carbon 13 ITL
i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
975 g15 mm13.30"2560x1600
89 %
12/2020
HP Spectre x360 14t-ea000
i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
1.3 kg17.2 mm13.50"1920x1280
91 %
12/2020
Apple MacBook Air Late 2020 (M1, 8 Core GPU, 8 GB RAM)
M1, M1 8-Core GPU
1.3 kg16.1 mm13.30"2560x1600

Case - Weak hinges

The weak hinges were already mentioned in the review of the Ryzen ZenBook, but the author didn't find them particularly annoying. However, this needs to be contradicted here. They are already very annoying when the device is placed on the lap, because the screen always tends to tilt backwards. The hinges should have a much firmer grip.

The dimensions are exactly the same as the predecessor or the AMD version; the former was 100 grams lighter, while the Intel and AMD variants only differ by a few grams. All rivals are thicker and mostly also deeper (3:2 displays in some cases), but they're sometimes a bit less wide in return.

In terms of weight, the Lenovo is even lighter at under 1 kg, while the remaining third-party rivals are about 100 grams heavier.

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Size comparison

304.1 mm / 12 inch 212.4 mm / 8.36 inch 16.1 mm / 0.634 inch 1.3 kg2.87 lbs304.2 mm / 12 inch 203 mm / 7.99 inch 13.9 mm / 0.547 inch 1.2 kg2.56 lbs304 mm / 12 inch 203 mm / 7.99 inch 13.9 mm / 0.547 inch 1.1 kg2.36 lbs304 mm / 12 inch 203 mm / 7.99 inch 13.9 mm / 0.547 inch 1.2 kg2.55 lbs298.5 mm / 11.8 inch 220 mm / 8.66 inch 17.2 mm / 0.677 inch 1.3 kg2.97 lbs296 mm / 11.7 inch 209 mm / 8.23 inch 15 mm / 0.591 inch 975 g2.15 lbs

Connectivity - 2x Thunderbolt 4

Right: MicroSD reader, USB-A 3.0
Right: MicroSD reader, USB-A 3.0
Left: HDMI 2.1, 2x USB-C Thunderbolt 4 including Power Delivery and DisplayPort
Left: HDMI 2.1, 2x USB-C Thunderbolt 4 including Power Delivery and DisplayPort

SD card reader

Unfortunately, the built-in card reader only supports small microSD cards, and the speeds are rather low, which is typical for subnotebooks. The HP Spectre proves that it's also possible to be faster in this class, since its reader copies and reads data more than twice as fast.

SDCardreader Transfer Speed
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
HP Spectre x360 14t-ea000
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 microSDXC 32GB)
162.54 MB/s ∼100% +107%
Asus ZenBook 13 UX325EA
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 microSDXC 64GB)
78.7 MB/s ∼48%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (18.1 - 195, n=53, last 2 years)
77.6 MB/s ∼48% -1%
Asus ZenBook 13 UX325JA
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 microSDXC 64GB)
75.3 MB/s ∼46% -4%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
HP Spectre x360 14t-ea000
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 microSDXC 32GB)
201.25 MB/s ∼100% +134%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (23.5 - 206, n=52, last 2 years)
88.1 MB/s ∼44% +2%
Asus ZenBook 13 UX325EA
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 microSDXC 64GB)
86 MB/s ∼43%
Asus ZenBook 13 UX325JA
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 microSDXC 64GB)
85.5 MB/s ∼42% -1%

Communication

The Intel AX201 Wi-Fi 6 module has become a standard module. The ZenBook's transmission rates for downloading data are excellent, but the upload speed leaves room for improvement.

Networking
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Asus ZenBook 13 UX325JA
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1350 (1315min - 1401max) MBit/s ∼100% +44%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Carbon 13 ITL
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1338 (871min - 1460max) MBit/s ∼99% +42%
HP Spectre x360 14t-ea000
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1163 (846min - 1445max) MBit/s ∼86% +24%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
  (49.8 - 1775, n=241)
1156 MBit/s ∼86% +23%
Asus ZenBook 13 UX325EA
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
940 (858min - 985max) MBit/s ∼70%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (49.8 - 1614, n=102, last 2 years)
863 MBit/s ∼64% -8%
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Asus ZenBook 13 UX325EA
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1542 (1352min - 1664max) MBit/s ∼100%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Carbon 13 ITL
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1426 (699min - 1490max) MBit/s ∼92% -8%
HP Spectre x360 14t-ea000
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1307 (1119min - 1370max) MBit/s ∼85% -15%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
  (136 - 1743, n=241)
1238 MBit/s ∼80% -20%
Asus ZenBook 13 UX325JA
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1132 (806min - 1267max) MBit/s ∼73% -27%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (240 - 1658, n=102, last 2 years)
955 MBit/s ∼62% -38%
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Asus ZenBook 13 UX325EA Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1541 (1352-1664)
Asus ZenBook 13 UX325JA Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1131 (806-1267)
Asus ZenBook 13 UX325EA Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø941 (858-985)
Asus ZenBook 13 UX325JA Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1362 (1315-1401)

Webcam

ColorChecker
18.4 ∆E
12.1 ∆E
14.5 ∆E
17.6 ∆E
13.1 ∆E
10.6 ∆E
10.8 ∆E
21.5 ∆E
14.7 ∆E
17.3 ∆E
12.2 ∆E
8.8 ∆E
24.8 ∆E
14.4 ∆E
22.1 ∆E
5.1 ∆E
16.1 ∆E
18.4 ∆E
3.3 ∆E
9.1 ∆E
10.7 ∆E
11.1 ∆E
14 ∆E
4.3 ∆E
ColorChecker Asus ZenBook 13 UX325EA: 13.55 ∆E min: 3.32 - max: 24.77 ∆E

Security

TPM is on board, but ASUS has decided against a fingerprint sensor in favor of Face Login via the IR webcam.

Accessories

Two adapters are included in the box as accessories. A USB-C adapter can be used to connect headphones and other external audio devices to an audio jack. In addition, there's a USB-A to RJ45 adapter for wired Internet connections. However, unlike with the AMD version, a case/sleeve is not included here.

LAN to USB-A adapter
LAN to USB-A adapter
Audio jack to USB-C adapter
Audio jack to USB-C adapter

Warranty

The manufacturer grants a two-year warranty.

Residual warranty: 24 months overall (image source: Asus)
Residual warranty: 24 months overall (image source: Asus)

Display - Good OLED with uneven brightness distribution

OLED subpixel grid
OLED subpixel grid

A glossy Full HD OLED panel from Samsung has been installed. The SDC4155 model's rates are only slightly different from those of the Samsung SDC4158 found in the AMD version of the ZenBook. The main difference between both panels is the poor brightness distribution in the display at hand. Here, the brightness ranges from 268 nits (lower right corner) to 406 nits (upper left corner), which might be a flaw in our specific test unit. The average brightness of 368 nits is acceptable.

In exchange, the display is calibrated much better out of the box; we only measure minor color deviations and a new calibration hardly results in any improvements. Since OLEDs have an optimal black level, their contrast ratios are also excellent. In addition, there is no screen bleeding at all.

The OLED panel also offers good color-space coverage, since it fully reproduces the sRGB space and even covers 87% of the AdobeRGB one. According to Asus, DCI-P3 is fully reproduced as well, and in addition, the display is Pantone certified.

PWM is used for brightness control starting at brightness levels of 90% and below. The applied frequency of a mere 60 Hz is very low and can consequently be bothersome for sensitive users.

Grayscales
Grayscales
Saturation
Saturation
ColorChecker
ColorChecker
Grayscales calibrated
Grayscales calibrated
Saturation calibrated
Saturation calibrated
ColorChecker calibrated
ColorChecker calibrated
sRGB
sRGB
AdobeRGB
AdobeRGB
406
cd/m²
404
cd/m²
390
cd/m²
393
cd/m²
390
cd/m²
306
cd/m²
378
cd/m²
374
cd/m²
268
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
Samsung SDC4155 (ATNA33XC09-0)
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 406 cd/m² Average: 367.7 cd/m² Minimum: 4.9 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 66 %
Center on Battery: 390 cd/m²
Contrast: ∞:1 (Black: 0 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 2.03 | 0.59-29.43 Ø5.6, calibrated: 3.1
ΔE Greyscale 1.28 | 0.64-98 Ø5.8
100% sRGB (Argyll 1.6.3 3D)
87% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 1.6.3 3D)
97.54% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
100% sRGB (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
99.94% Display P3 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
Gamma: 2.4
Asus ZenBook 13 UX325EA
Samsung SDC4155 (ATNA33XC09-0), OLED, 1920x1080, 13.30
Asus ZenBook 13 UX325JA
Sharp LQ133M1JW40, IPS, 1920x1080, 13.30
Asus ZenBook 13 UM325S
Samsung (SDC4158), OLED, 1920x1080, 13.30
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Carbon 13 ITL
N133GCA-GQ1, a-SI IPS LED, 2560x1600, 13.30
HP Spectre x360 14t-ea000
LG Philips LGD0663, IPS, 1920x1280, 13.50
Apple MacBook Air Late 2020 (M1, 8 Core GPU, 8 GB RAM)
IPS, 2560x1600, 13.30
Display
-25%
1%
-23%
-22%
Display P3 Coverage
99.94
63.75
-36%
99.95
0%
65.1
-35%
65.85
-34%
sRGB Coverage
100
94.51
-5%
100
0%
97.09
-3%
98.17
-2%
AdobeRGB 1998 Coverage
97.54
64.89
-33%
99.72
2%
66.63
-32%
67.86
-30%
Response Times
-961%
-67%
-1380%
-2440%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
2 (1, 1)
47 (22, 25)
-2250%
4 (2.4, 1.6)
-100%
38.4 (20.4, 18)
-1820%
62 (32, 30)
-3000%
Response Time Black / White *
2 (1, 1)
21 (16, 5)
-950%
4 (2, 2)
-100%
20.8 (10.8, 10)
-940%
39.6 (21.6, 18)
-1880%
PWM Frequency
60 (90)
250 (30)
317%
60 (100)
0%
Screen
-21%
-22%
-11%
-24%
Brightness middle
390
435
12%
370
-5%
325
-17%
443.5
14%
Brightness
368
404
10%
378
3%
297
-19%
394
7%
Brightness Distribution
66
83
26%
96
45%
83
26%
78
18%
Black Level *
0.565
0.05
0.26
0.17
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
2.03
2.66
-31%
4.33
-113%
2.2
-8%
2.7
-33%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
3.14
4.73
-51%
7.04
-124%
3.5
-11%
4.36
-39%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 calibrated *
3.1
1.19
62%
4.14
-34%
0.6
81%
2.61
16%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
1.28
3.65
-185%
0.92
28%
2.8
-119%
3.4
-166%
Gamma
2.4 92%
2.34 94%
2.38 92%
2.05 107%
2.09 105%
CCT
6359 102%
7109 91%
6394 102%
6452 101%
6144 106%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
87
60
-31%
89.4
3%
61.3
-30%
62.1
-29%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
100
95
-5%
100
0%
97
-3%
98.5
-1%
Contrast
770
7400
1250
2609
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-336% / -210%
-29% / -26%
-471% / -209%
-829% / -369%

* ... smaller is better

The strong reflections caused by the glossy surface are particularly annoying in outdoor use. The decent brightness and especially the good contrast ratio minimize this shortcoming to some extent, so that working in the shade is perfectly possible. However, content can only be recognized with difficulty in the sun.

Everything looks clear in a heavily overcast sky when looking directly at the screen
Everything looks clear in a heavily overcast sky when looking directly at the screen
There are many reflections from oblique viewing angles
There are many reflections from oblique viewing angles

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
2 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 1 ms rise
↘ 1 ms fall
The screen shows very fast response rates in our tests and should be very well suited for fast-paced gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 0 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (24 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
2 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 1 ms rise
↘ 1 ms fall
The screen shows very fast response rates in our tests and should be very well suited for fast-paced gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 0 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (38.1 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 60 Hz ≤ 90 % brightness setting

The display backlight flickers at 60 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 60 Hz is very low, so the flickering may cause eyestrain and headaches after extended use.

In comparison: 52 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 14793 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 2500000) Hz was measured.

The OLED display is very viewing-angle stable, and it outshines some IPS panels in more ways than just this. Even under extreme viewing angles, the screen content is barely distorted.

Performance - Hopeless CPU, excellent GPU

The 13-inch subnotebook can be equipped with an Intel Core i7-1165G7 (4 cores, 8 threads, G7 Graphics with 96 EUs) or with a weaker Intel Core i3-1115G4 (2 cores, 4 threads, G4 Graphics with 48 EUs). In our test model, the stronger of the two Intel processors competes against the AMD model with the AMD Ryzen 7 5800U (8 cores, 16 threads, RX Vega 8 with 8 CUs). In view of the number of cores, this is actually an unfair comparison, but Intel doesn't offer anything better. In return, our test model has a generous 32 GB of RAM instead of only 16 GB, and a 1 TB SSD serves as mass storage drive. With the still quite good processor and the strong internal GPU, the small device is also capable of handling tasks that are more computationally intensive.

To achieve the best results in our benchmark tests, we set the fan to performance mode using the MyAsus software. The manufacturer's software can be used to adjust some important system settings.

Processor

TDP in the CB R15 loop
TDP in the CB R15 loop

The Intel Core i7-1165G7 is an energy-efficient quad-core processor based on the current Tiger Lake architecture. It has a base clock speed of 2.8 GHz and boosts to a Turbo clock speed of up to 4.7 GHz (4.1 GHz on all cores).

In the Cinebench R15 loop, performance drops continuously after the first, strong run (860 points) and stabilizes at around 615 points after a few runs. In the first run, the TDP briefly reaches 42 watts, but it quickly drops to around 20 watts for the rest of the run. Both values drop in subsequent runs. Instead of 42 watts, the initial TDP is only 36 watts, and there's sometimes no increase at all from the 20 watts, with the latter only being 16 instead of 20 watts towards the end.

Compared with the predecessor, where the new Intel Core i7-1165G7 replaces the Core-i7-1065G7, a multithread gain of about 17% is achieved in the Cinebench R15 benchmark. But the Ryzen 7 in the AMD model is almost twice as fast here! A bitter defeat for Intel, at least in the multithread category. The two rivals are closer to each other in the single-core test, and the AMD model only wins by 6% here. Compared with the other competitors that use the same CPU, the ZenBook ranks in the middle, the HP Spectre is slightly faster, and the Lenovo Yoga Slim slightly slower. The M1 in the MacBook is about 50% faster in the Cinebench R23 multithread test, while the Ryzen processor is still 60% faster here.

On battery power, a new Cinebench R15 run resulted in a score of 795 points instead of the 860 points when plugged in (first run).

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Asus ZenBook 13 UX325EA Intel Core i7-1165G7: Ø638 (604.98-860.99)
Asus ZenBook 13 UX325JA Intel Core i7-1065G7: Ø547 (524.54-724.17)
Asus ZenBook 13 UM325S AMD Ryzen 7 5800U: Ø1209 (1163.3-1526.78)
Cinebench R23: CPU (Single Core) | CPU (Multi Core)
Cinebench R20: CPU (Single Core) | CPU (Multi Core)
Cinebench R15: CPU Single 64Bit | CPU Multi 64Bit
Blender 2.79: BMW27 CPU
7-Zip 18.03: 7z b 4 -mmt1 | 7z b 4
Geekbench 5.3: 64 Bit Single-Core Score | 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2: 4k Preset
LibreOffice : 20 Documents To PDF
R Benchmark 2.5: Overall mean
Cinebench R23 / CPU (Single Core)
Apple MacBook Air Late 2020 (M1, 8 Core GPU, 8 GB RAM)
Apple M1
1516 Points ∼100% +7%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7
  (1263 - 1534, n=37)
1428 Points ∼94% +1%
Asus ZenBook 13 UM325S
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U
1427 Points ∼94% +1%
Asus ZenBook 13 UX325EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7
1419 Points ∼94%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Carbon 13 ITL
Intel Core i7-1165G7
1355 Points ∼89% -5%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (424 - 1526, n=31, last 2 years)
1303 Points ∼86% -8%
Cinebench R23 / CPU (Multi Core)
Asus ZenBook 13 UM325S
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U
8154 Points ∼100% +97%
Apple MacBook Air Late 2020 (M1, 8 Core GPU, 8 GB RAM)
Apple M1
7714 Points ∼95% +86%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (1230 - 9164, n=34, last 2 years)
5280 Points ∼65% +27%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7
  (3773 - 6862, n=42)
5163 Points ∼63% +25%
Asus ZenBook 13 UX325EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7
4143 Points ∼51%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Carbon 13 ITL
Intel Core i7-1165G7
3949 (3587.73min - 3948.77max) Points ∼48% -5%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Single Core)
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Carbon 13 ITL
Intel Core i7-1165G7
556 Points ∼100% +5%
Asus ZenBook 13 UM325S
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U
555 Points ∼100% +5%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7
  (471 - 588, n=59)
554 Points ∼100% +5%
HP Spectre x360 14t-ea000
Intel Core i7-1165G7
542 Points ∼97% +2%
Asus ZenBook 13 UX325EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7
529 Points ∼95%
Asus ZenBook 13 UX325JA
Intel Core i7-1065G7
457 Points ∼82% -14%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (73 - 591, n=103, last 2 years)
418 Points ∼75% -21%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Multi Core)
Asus ZenBook 13 UM325S
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U
3303 Points ∼100% +107%
HP Spectre x360 14t-ea000
Intel Core i7-1165G7
1987 Points ∼60% +25%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7
  (1285 - 2657, n=59)
1983 Points ∼60% +24%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Carbon 13 ITL
Intel Core i7-1165G7
1859 Points ∼56% +17%
Asus ZenBook 13 UX325EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7
1595 Points ∼48%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (110 - 3839, n=104, last 2 years)
1584 Points ∼48% -1%
Asus ZenBook 13 UX325JA
Intel Core i7-1065G7
1312 Points ∼40% -18%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Single 64Bit
Asus ZenBook 13 UM325S
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U
227 Points ∼100% +6%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Carbon 13 ITL
Intel Core i7-1165G7
220 Points ∼97% +3%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7
  (199 - 230, n=53)
218 Points ∼96% +2%
Asus ZenBook 13 UX325EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7
214 Points ∼94%
HP Spectre x360 14t-ea000
Intel Core i7-1165G7
211.82 Points ∼93% -1%
Asus ZenBook 13 UX325JA
Intel Core i7-1065G7
183 Points ∼81% -14%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (31 - 228, n=107, last 2 years)
166 Points ∼73% -22%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Multi 64Bit
Asus ZenBook 13 UM325S
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U
1522 Points ∼100% +77%
HP Spectre x360 14t-ea000
Intel Core i7-1165G7
917.98 (705.49min - 917.98max) Points ∼60% +7%
Asus ZenBook 13 UX325EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7
860 Points ∼57%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7
  (599 - 1027, n=61)
860 Points ∼57% 0%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Carbon 13 ITL
Intel Core i7-1165G7
801 (598.25min - 801.23max) Points ∼53% -7%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (82.3 - 1674, n=112, last 2 years)
725 Points ∼48% -16%
Asus ZenBook 13 UX325JA
Intel Core i7-1065G7
724 Points ∼48% -16%
Blender 2.79 / BMW27 CPU
Asus ZenBook 13 UX325JA
Intel Core i7-1065G7
925.4 Seconds * ∼100% -26%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (4.2 - 6277, n=88, last 2 years)
904 Seconds * ∼98% -23%
Asus ZenBook 13 UX325EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7
732 Seconds * ∼79%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Carbon 13 ITL
Intel Core i7-1165G7
716 Seconds * ∼77% +2%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7
  (468 - 958, n=58)
612 Seconds * ∼66% +16%
HP Spectre x360 14t-ea000
Intel Core i7-1165G7
591 Seconds * ∼64% +19%
Asus ZenBook 13 UM325S
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U
372.7 Seconds * ∼40% +49%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4 -mmt1
Asus ZenBook 13 UM325S
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U
5359 MIPS ∼100% +3%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7
  (4651 - 5507, n=58)
5225 MIPS ∼97% 0%
Asus ZenBook 13 UX325EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7
5222 MIPS ∼97%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Carbon 13 ITL
Intel Core i7-1165G7
5211 MIPS ∼97% 0%
HP Spectre x360 14t-ea000
Intel Core i7-1165G7
4984 MIPS ∼93% -5%
Asus ZenBook 13 UX325JA
Intel Core i7-1065G7
4333 MIPS ∼81% -17%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (1653 - 5507, n=90, last 2 years)
4235 MIPS ∼79% -19%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4
Asus ZenBook 13 UM325S
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U
41574 MIPS ∼100% +107%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7
  (15556 - 27405, n=58)
23025 MIPS ∼55% +15%
HP Spectre x360 14t-ea000
Intel Core i7-1165G7
22118 MIPS ∼53% +10%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (3267 - 44827, n=90, last 2 years)
20287 MIPS ∼49% +1%
Asus ZenBook 13 UX325EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7
20077 MIPS ∼48%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Carbon 13 ITL
Intel Core i7-1165G7
19198 MIPS ∼46% -4%
Asus ZenBook 13 UX325JA
Intel Core i7-1065G7
14570 MIPS ∼35% -27%
Geekbench 5.3 / 64 Bit Single-Core Score
Apple MacBook Air Late 2020 (M1, 8 Core GPU, 8 GB RAM)
Apple M1
1730 Points ∼100% +10%
Asus ZenBook 13 UX325EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7
1566 Points ∼91%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Carbon 13 ITL
Intel Core i7-1165G7
1564 Points ∼90% 0%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7
  (882 - 1595, n=57)
1517 Points ∼88% -3%
HP Spectre x360 14t-ea000
Intel Core i7-1165G7
1515 Points ∼88% -3%
Asus ZenBook 13 UM325S
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U
1450 Points ∼84% -7%
Asus ZenBook 13 UX325JA
Intel Core i7-1065G7
1316 Points ∼76% -16%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (293 - 1740, n=93, last 2 years)
1151 Points ∼67% -27%
Geekbench 5.3 / 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Apple MacBook Air Late 2020 (M1, 8 Core GPU, 8 GB RAM)
Apple M1
7570 Points ∼100% +36%
Asus ZenBook 13 UM325S
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U
7026 Points ∼93% +27%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Carbon 13 ITL
Intel Core i7-1165G7
5588 Points ∼74% +1%
Asus ZenBook 13 UX325EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7
5548 Points ∼73%
HP Spectre x360 14t-ea000
Intel Core i7-1165G7
5374 Points ∼71% -3%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7
  (1821 - 5926, n=57)
5138 Points ∼68% -7%
Asus ZenBook 13 UX325JA
Intel Core i7-1065G7
4652 Points ∼61% -16%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (591 - 7590, n=93, last 2 years)
4186 Points ∼55% -25%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 / 4k Preset
Asus ZenBook 13 UM325S
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U
10.2 fps ∼100% +94%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7
  (1.39 - 8.47, n=58)
6.35 fps ∼62% +21%
HP Spectre x360 14t-ea000
Intel Core i7-1165G7
6.24 fps ∼61% +19%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Carbon 13 ITL
Intel Core i7-1165G7
5.28 fps ∼52% 0%
Asus ZenBook 13 UX325EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7
5.26 fps ∼52%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (0.65 - 11, n=86, last 2 years)
5.23 fps ∼51% -1%
Asus ZenBook 13 UX325JA
Intel Core i7-1065G7
4.11 fps ∼40% -22%
LibreOffice / 20 Documents To PDF
Average of class Subnotebook
  (12.9 - 281, n=77, last 2 years)
70.1 s * ∼100% -26%
Asus ZenBook 13 UX325EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7
55.8 s * ∼80%
Asus ZenBook 13 UM325S
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U
54.8 s * ∼78% +2%
Asus ZenBook 13 UX325JA
Intel Core i7-1065G7
51.64 s * ∼74% +7%
HP Spectre x360 14t-ea000
Intel Core i7-1165G7
51.6 s * ∼74% +8%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Carbon 13 ITL
Intel Core i7-1165G7
49.6 s * ∼71% +11%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7
  (21.5 - 88.1, n=57)
48.3 s * ∼69% +13%
R Benchmark 2.5 / Overall mean
Average of class Subnotebook
  (0.544 - 2.21, n=83, last 2 years)
0.753 sec * ∼100% -32%
Asus ZenBook 13 UX325JA
Intel Core i7-1065G7
0.68 sec * ∼90% -19%
HP Spectre x360 14t-ea000
Intel Core i7-1165G7
0.608 sec * ∼81% -7%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7
  (0.552 - 1.002, n=58)
0.591 sec * ∼78% -4%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Carbon 13 ITL
Intel Core i7-1165G7
0.574 sec * ∼76% -1%
Asus ZenBook 13 UX325EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7
0.57 sec * ∼76%
Asus ZenBook 13 UM325S
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U
0.544 sec * ∼72% +5%

* ... smaller is better

Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
860 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
96.7 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
97.8 %
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
214 Points
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System performance

The laptop performs exactly as expected in PCMark 10, which means that its performance corresponds to that of an average Core i7-1165G7.

PCMark 10
PCMark 10
PCMark 10
Score
Asus ZenBook 13 UM325S
Vega 8 R5000, R7 5800U, SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
5890 Points ∼100% +22%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Carbon 13 ITL
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
4983 Points ∼85% +3%
HP Spectre x360 14t-ea000
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
4955 Points ∼84% +2%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (4531 - 5454, n=36)
4952 Points ∼84% +2%
Asus ZenBook 13 UX325EA
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
4839 Points ∼82%
Asus ZenBook 13 UX325JA
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Intel SSD 660p 1TB SSDPEKNW010T8
4309 Points ∼73% -11%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (790 - 5890, n=103, last 2 years)
4060 Points ∼69% -16%
Essentials
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (8997 - 11505, n=36)
10072 Points ∼100% +2%
HP Spectre x360 14t-ea000
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
10023 Points ∼100% +1%
Asus ZenBook 13 UM325S
Vega 8 R5000, R7 5800U, SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
9917 Points ∼98% 0%
Asus ZenBook 13 UX325EA
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
9899 Points ∼98%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Carbon 13 ITL
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
9864 Points ∼98% 0%
Asus ZenBook 13 UX325JA
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Intel SSD 660p 1TB SSDPEKNW010T8
8696 Points ∼86% -12%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (2544 - 10492, n=103, last 2 years)
8288 Points ∼82% -16%
Productivity
Asus ZenBook 13 UM325S
Vega 8 R5000, R7 5800U, SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
9410 Points ∼100% +40%
Asus ZenBook 13 UX325JA
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Intel SSD 660p 1TB SSDPEKNW010T8
6970 Points ∼74% +4%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Carbon 13 ITL
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
6797 Points ∼72% +1%
HP Spectre x360 14t-ea000
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
6772 Points ∼72% +1%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (5570 - 7136, n=36)
6728 Points ∼71% 0%
Asus ZenBook 13 UX325EA
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
6710 Points ∼71%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (1304 - 9410, n=103, last 2 years)
6139 Points ∼65% -9%
Digital Content Creation
Asus ZenBook 13 UM325S
Vega 8 R5000, R7 5800U, SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
5945 Points ∼100% +28%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Carbon 13 ITL
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
5009 Points ∼84% +8%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (4083 - 5495, n=36)
4875 Points ∼82% +5%
HP Spectre x360 14t-ea000
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
4867 Points ∼82% +5%
Asus ZenBook 13 UX325EA
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
4632 Points ∼78%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (405 - 5945, n=103, last 2 years)
3638 Points ∼61% -21%
Asus ZenBook 13 UX325JA
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Intel SSD 660p 1TB SSDPEKNW010T8
3583 Points ∼60% -23%
PCMark 8
Home Score Accelerated v2
HP Spectre x360 14t-ea000
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
4409 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (3769 - 5364, n=15)
4300 Points ∼98%
Asus ZenBook 13 UX325JA
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Intel SSD 660p 1TB SSDPEKNW010T8
3751 Points ∼85%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (1083 - 5361, n=68, last 2 years)
3546 Points ∼80%
Work Score Accelerated v2
Average of class Subnotebook
  (2227 - 5628, n=65, last 2 years)
4332 Points ∼100%
HP Spectre x360 14t-ea000
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
3039 Points ∼70%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (2431 - 3187, n=14)
2920 Points ∼67%
Asus ZenBook 13 UX325JA
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Intel SSD 660p 1TB SSDPEKNW010T8
2802 Points ∼65%
PCMark 10 Score
4839 points
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DPC latencies

Opening multiple browser tabs is no problem for the ZenBook, and even YouTube playback of our 4K/60 fps test video is mastered by the Zen laptop without latency issues or dropped frames. However, the Zen laptop's resources aren't enough for the subsequent 10 seconds of Prime95, and minor latencies set in. The predecessor had considerably more serious problems in this regard, though.

4K/60 fps is no problem
4K/60 fps is no problem
But Prime95 is
But Prime95 is
LatencyMon Drivers
LatencyMon Drivers
DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
Asus ZenBook 13 UX325JA
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Intel SSD 660p 1TB SSDPEKNW010T8
2166.4 μs * ∼100% -138%
HP Spectre x360 14t-ea000
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
1739.33 μs * ∼80% -91%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Carbon 13 ITL
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
931.6 μs * ∼43% -3%
Asus ZenBook 13 UX325EA
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
908.5 μs * ∼42%
Asus ZenBook 13 UM325S
Vega 8 R5000, R7 5800U, SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
395.4 μs * ∼18% +56%

* ... smaller is better

Storage

The NVMe SSD with 1 TB of storage space for data ranks 25th in our SSD/HDD database, so it should rather be regarded as a mid-range model. Furthermore, the same model also performs slightly better in the AMD ZenBook. Nevertheless, it's roughly on par with the Samsung PM981a SSD in the Yoga or the Spectre in our tests.

CrystalDiskMark 5
CrystalDiskMark 5
AS SSD
AS SSD
AS SSD Copy
AS SSD Copy
Asus ZenBook 13 UX325EA
SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
Asus ZenBook 13 UX325JA
Intel SSD 660p 1TB SSDPEKNW010T8
Asus ZenBook 13 UM325S
SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Carbon 13 ITL
Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
HP Spectre x360 14t-ea000
Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
Average SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
 
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6
-14%
18%
6%
-1%
15%
Write 4K
115.9
139.7
21%
151.6
31%
139.5
20%
82.21
-29%
151 (116 - 183, n=8)
30%
Read 4K
44.69
56.43
26%
63.15
41%
36.38
-19%
45.7
2%
60.5 (44.7 - 73.2, n=8)
35%
Write Seq
1916
1265
-34%
2292
20%
1977
3%
2000
4%
2285 (1916 - 3005, n=7)
19%
Read Seq
1991
1492
-25%
2073
4%
2207
11%
2206
11%
2138 (1991 - 2358, n=7)
7%
Write 4K Q32T1
436.1
402.5
-8%
504.9
16%
510
17%
451.2
3%
464 (390 - 525, n=8)
6%
Read 4K Q32T1
346
329.3
-5%
413.5
20%
387.8
12%
351
1%
438 (346 - 473, n=8)
27%
Write Seq Q32T1
2958
1786
-40%
3136.5
6%
2986
1%
2982
1%
2843 (1390 - 3166, n=8)
-4%
Read Seq Q32T1
3455
1923
-44%
3604.2
4%
3540
2%
3529
2%
3551 (3455 - 3607, n=8)
3%
Write 4K Q8T8
488.9
487 (485 - 489, n=2)
Read 4K Q8T8
1275.8
1397 (1276 - 1518, n=2)
AS SSD
-44%
15%
9%
-11%
7%
Seq Read
2635
1586.98
-40%
2916
11%
2861.05
9%
2187.57
-17%
2869 (2635 - 3133, n=9)
9%
Seq Write
1524
938.09
-38%
1566
3%
1321.04
-13%
1319.57
-13%
1746 (1501 - 2969, n=9)
15%
4K Read
57.99
50.97
-12%
55.98
-3%
52.55
-9%
53.52
-8%
53.1 (39.7 - 58, n=9)
-8%
4K Write
143.79
141.85
-1%
159.75
11%
196.67
37%
123.69
-14%
129 (69 - 160, n=9)
-10%
4K-64 Read
1013.99
575.53
-43%
1011.3
0%
1152.72
14%
1010.09
0%
1319 (1011 - 1891, n=9)
30%
4K-64 Write
1341.81
583.92
-56%
2135.86
59%
1807.06
35%
1807.55
35%
1958 (1342 - 2216, n=9)
46%
Access Time Read *
0.038
0.083
-118%
0.028
26%
0.064
-68%
0.055
-45%
0.0494 (0.028 - 0.093, n=9)
-30%
Access Time Write *
0.028
0.04
-43%
0.028
-0%
0.018
36%
0.076
-171%
0.0456 (0.028 - 0.102, n=9)
-63%
Score Read
1336
785
-41%
1359
2%
1491
12%
1282
-4%
1659 (1336 - 2259, n=9)
24%
Score Write
1638
820
-50%
2452
50%
2136
30%
2063
26%
2262 (1638 - 2508, n=9)
38%
Score Total
3615
1990
-45%
4451
23%
4322
20%
3970
10%
4721 (3615 - 5630, n=9)
31%
Copy ISO MB/s
1743.71
1311.34
-25%
1982.82
14%
1644.15
-6%
1791 (1277 - 2081, n=6)
3%
Copy Program MB/s
690.23
310.29
-55%
792.33
15%
919.95
33%
772 (575 - 964, n=6)
12%
Copy Game MB/s
1404.85
801.15
-43%
1456.6
4%
1724.84
23%
1425 (943 - 1855, n=6)
1%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-29% / -33%
17% / 16%
8% / 8%
-6% / -7%
11% / 10%

* ... smaller is better

SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
CDM 5/6 Read Seq Q32T1: 3455 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write Seq Q32T1: 2958 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K Q32T1: 346 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K Q32T1: 436.1 MB/s
CDM 5 Read Seq: 1991 MB/s
CDM 5 Write Seq: 1916 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K: 44.69 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K: 115.9 MB/s

Continuous load read: DiskSpd Read Loop, Queue Depth 8

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Graphics card

The Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs internal graphics card is responsible for graphics processing. It's currently Intel's most powerful internal GPU. In the 3DMark benchmarks, it's 40% to 60% faster than the G7 graphics of the predecessor, and it can finally beat the AMD ZenBook in terms of performance for once, but the lead is rather narrow across all tests. Our ZenBook is on par with the performance of the Yoga and the Spectre here.

On battery power, graphics performance is throttled by about 16% in 3DMark 11.

3DMark 11
3DMark 11
3DMark Time Spy
3DMark Time Spy
3DMark Fire Strike
3DMark Fire Strike
3DMark Cloud Gate
3DMark Cloud Gate
3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Carbon 13 ITL
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1165G7
6830 Points ∼100% +3%
HP Spectre x360 14t-ea000
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1165G7
6658 Points ∼97% 0%
Asus ZenBook 13 UX325EA
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1165G7
6642 Points ∼97%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (4841 - 7090, n=51)
6382 Points ∼93% -4%
Asus ZenBook 13 UM325S
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 5000), AMD Ryzen 7 5800U
5870 Points ∼86% -12%
Asus ZenBook 13 UX325JA
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), Intel Core i7-1065G7
4152 Points ∼61% -37%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (410 - 12199, n=100, last 2 years)
4010 Points ∼59% -40%
3DMark
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Graphics
HP Spectre x360 14t-ea000
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1165G7
29671 Points ∼100% +18%
Asus ZenBook 13 UM325S
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 5000), AMD Ryzen 7 5800U
28491 Points ∼96% +13%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (19487 - 38040, n=43)
27150 Points ∼92% +8%
Asus ZenBook 13 UX325EA
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1165G7
25164 Points ∼85%
Asus ZenBook 13 UX325JA
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), Intel Core i7-1065G7
18164 Points ∼61% -28%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (1652 - 53539, n=80, last 2 years)
17327 Points ∼58% -31%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
HP Spectre x360 14t-ea000
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1165G7
5384 Points ∼100% 0%
Asus ZenBook 13 UX325EA
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1165G7
5358 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (3113 - 5909, n=57)
4895 Points ∼91% -9%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Carbon 13 ITL
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1165G7
4669 Points ∼87% -13%
Asus ZenBook 13 UM325S
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 5000), AMD Ryzen 7 5800U
3861 Points ∼72% -28%
Asus ZenBook 13 UX325JA
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), Intel Core i7-1065G7
2983 Points ∼55% -44%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (313 - 8743, n=103, last 2 years)
2757 Points ∼51% -49%
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Carbon 13 ITL
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1165G7
1562 Points ∼100% +3%
HP Spectre x360 14t-ea000
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1165G7
1546 Points ∼99% +2%
Asus ZenBook 13 UX325EA
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1165G7
1512 Points ∼97%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (994 - 1682, n=57)
1437 Points ∼92% -5%
Asus ZenBook 13 UM325S
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 5000), AMD Ryzen 7 5800U
1082 Points ∼69% -28%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (116 - 3276, n=85, last 2 years)
949 Points ∼61% -37%
Asus ZenBook 13 UX325JA
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), Intel Core i7-1065G7
788 Points ∼50% -48%
3DMark 11 Performance
6994 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
16428 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
4714 points
3DMark Time Spy Score
1657 points
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Gaming performance

Although gaming is possible with the ZenBook, the results vary quite a bit. For example, the internal Intel GPU performs about 4% above an average G7 from our database in The Witcher 3 and consequently beats the assembled competition. In DOTA 2 Reborn or X-Plane, on the other hand, it falls a bit short and leaves the top positions to the competition. The MacBook Air is about 20% faster in Shadow of the Tomb Raider.

Overall, you can play most games at medium resolutions and details with the ZenBook. However, when it comes to modern and very demanding games (see Shadow of the Tomb Raider), there might only be enough power to play at the minimum settings.

The Witcher 3
1366x768 Medium Graphics & Postprocessing
Asus ZenBook 13 UX325EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
54.5 fps ∼100%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (21.4 - 67, n=51)
52.6 fps ∼97% -3%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Carbon 13 ITL
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
52.3 (43min - 58max) fps ∼96% -4%
HP Spectre x360 14t-ea000
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
50.9 (15min - 58max) fps ∼93% -7%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (5.9 - 92, n=54, last 2 years)
41.4 fps ∼76% -24%
1920x1080 High Graphics & Postprocessing (Nvidia HairWorks Off)
Asus ZenBook 13 UX325EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
30.15 fps ∼100%
HP Spectre x360 14t-ea000
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
30.1 (27min - 34max) fps ∼100% 0%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (10.6 - 45.9, n=50)
28.2 fps ∼94% -6%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Carbon 13 ITL
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
27.6 (22min - 31max) fps ∼92% -8%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (7 - 52.8, n=52, last 2 years)
23.3 fps ∼77% -23%
1920x1080 Ultra Graphics & Postprocessing (HBAO+)
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (10.3 - 20.1, n=42)
14.4 fps ∼100% +1%
Asus ZenBook 13 UX325EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
14.2 fps ∼99%
HP Spectre x360 14t-ea000
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
13.6 (12min - 16max) fps ∼94% -4%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (5.13 - 30.1, n=38, last 2 years)
13.3 fps ∼92% -6%
Dota 2 Reborn
1280x720 min (0/3) fastest
Asus ZenBook 13 UM325S
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 5000)
111.1 (95.5min) fps ∼100% +70%
HP Spectre x360 14t-ea000
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
83.6 (46.8min) fps ∼75% +28%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (36 - 120, n=55)
80.8 fps ∼73% +24%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Carbon 13 ITL
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
80.1 (45.9min) fps ∼72% +22%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (32.2 - 147, n=88, last 2 years)
79.2 fps ∼71% +21%
Asus ZenBook 13 UX325JA
Intel Core i7-1065G7, Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
77.8 (66.4min) fps ∼70% +19%
Asus ZenBook 13 UX325EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
65.4 (25min) fps ∼59%
1366x768 med (1/3)
Asus ZenBook 13 UM325S
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 5000)
87.9 (72.3min) fps ∼100% +33%
Asus ZenBook 13 UX325EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
65.9 (42.8min) fps ∼75%
HP Spectre x360 14t-ea000
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
65.5 (44.4min) fps ∼75% -1%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (31.6 - 107, n=55)
64.5 fps ∼73% -2%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (15.2 - 129, n=88, last 2 years)
57.9 fps ∼66% -12%
Asus ZenBook 13 UX325JA
Intel Core i7-1065G7, Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
50.2 (37.4min) fps ∼57% -24%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Carbon 13 ITL
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
47.3 (30.9min) fps ∼54% -28%
1920x1080 high (2/3)
HP Spectre x360 14t-ea000
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
53 (34.5min) fps ∼100% +8%
Asus ZenBook 13 UM325S
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 5000)
53 (46.4min) fps ∼100% +8%
Asus ZenBook 13 UX325EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
49.1 (26.3min) fps ∼93%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (31.3 - 88.1, n=55)
45.1 fps ∼85% -8%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Carbon 13 ITL
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
40 (27.8min) fps ∼75% -19%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (6 - 121, n=86, last 2 years)
37.5 fps ∼71% -24%
Asus ZenBook 13 UX325JA
Intel Core i7-1065G7, Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
30.7 (24.7min) fps ∼58% -37%
X-Plane 11.11
1280x720 low (fps_test=1)
HP Spectre x360 14t-ea000
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
46.6 fps ∼100% +73%
Asus ZenBook 13 UM325S
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 5000)
44.7 fps ∼96% +66%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Carbon 13 ITL
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
40.1 fps ∼86% +49%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (15.8 - 88.4, n=59)
38.9 fps ∼83% +45%
Asus ZenBook 13 UX325JA
Intel Core i7-1065G7, Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
34.3 fps ∼74% +28%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (5.04 - 96.4, n=90, last 2 years)
32.4 fps ∼70% +20%
Asus ZenBook 13 UX325EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
26.9 fps ∼58%
1920x1080 med (fps_test=2)
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (17.9 - 69.5, n=59)
35.5 fps ∼100% +5%
HP Spectre x360 14t-ea000
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
34.7 fps ∼98% +2%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Carbon 13 ITL
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
34.2 fps ∼96% +1%
Asus ZenBook 13 UM325S
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 5000)
33.9 fps ∼95% 0%
Asus ZenBook 13 UX325EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
33.9 fps ∼95%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (3.42 - 87.5, n=90, last 2 years)
25.9 fps ∼73% -24%
Asus ZenBook 13 UX325JA
Intel Core i7-1065G7, Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
18.9 fps ∼53% -44%
1920x1080 high (fps_test=3)
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (17.3 - 59.8, n=59)
31.8 fps ∼100% +4%
HP Spectre x360 14t-ea000
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
31.3 fps ∼98% +3%
Asus ZenBook 13 UX325EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
30.5 fps ∼96%
Asus ZenBook 13 UM325S
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 5000)
29.9 fps ∼94% -2%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Carbon 13 ITL
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
29.3 fps ∼92% -4%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (3.09 - 72.3, n=89, last 2 years)
23.3 fps ∼73% -24%
Asus ZenBook 13 UX325JA
Intel Core i7-1065G7, Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
17.6 fps ∼55% -42%
Rise of the Tomb Raider
1024x768 Lowest Preset
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (67.2 - 85.5, n=3)
76.5 fps ∼100% +14%
Asus ZenBook 13 UX325EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
67.2 fps ∼88%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (10.2 - 135, n=9, last 2 years)
51.6 fps ∼67% -23%
1366x768 Medium Preset AF:2x
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (43 - 47.3, n=3)
44.7 fps ∼100% +2%
Asus ZenBook 13 UX325EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
43.8 fps ∼98%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (15.3 - 93, n=6, last 2 years)
43.5 fps ∼97% -1%
1920x1080 High Preset AA:FX AF:4x
Asus ZenBook 13 UX325EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
27.5 fps ∼100%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (24 - 27.5, n=3)
25.5 fps ∼93% -7%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (7.89 - 50.9, n=7, last 2 years)
22 fps ∼80% -20%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider
1280x720 Lowest Preset
Apple MacBook Air Late 2020 (M1, 8 Core GPU, 8 GB RAM)
Apple M1, Apple M1 8-Core GPU
78 fps ∼100% +56%
Asus ZenBook 13 UX325EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
50 fps ∼64%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Carbon 13 ITL
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
48.6 (17min - 117max) fps ∼62% -3%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (29 - 63, n=13)
46.1 fps ∼59% -8%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (9 - 102, n=27, last 2 years)
42 fps ∼54% -16%
1920x1080 Lowest Preset
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (33 - 42, n=4)
36.3 fps ∼100% +4%
Asus ZenBook 13 UX325EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
35 fps ∼96%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (18 - 42, n=9, last 2 years)
31.4 fps ∼87% -10%
1920x1080 Medium Preset
Apple MacBook Air Late 2020 (M1, 8 Core GPU, 8 GB RAM)
Apple M1, Apple M1 8-Core GPU
27 fps ∼100% +23%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Carbon 13 ITL
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
25.8 (8min - 69max) fps ∼96% +17%
Asus ZenBook 13 UX325EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
22 fps ∼81%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (10.7 - 55, n=19, last 2 years)
21.3 fps ∼79% -3%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (13 - 26, n=13)
20 fps ∼74% -9%
1920x1080 High Preset AA:SM
Apple MacBook Air Late 2020 (M1, 8 Core GPU, 8 GB RAM)
Apple M1, Apple M1 8-Core GPU
25 fps ∼100% +19%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (13 - 44, n=9, last 2 years)
21.6 fps ∼86% +3%
Asus ZenBook 13 UX325EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
21 fps ∼84%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (12 - 24, n=8)
18.1 fps ∼72% -14%
low med. high ultra
The Witcher 3 (2015) 85.4 54.5 30.15 14.2 fps
Dota 2 Reborn (2015) 65.4 65.9 49.1 47.2 fps
Rise of the Tomb Raider (2016) 67.2 43.8 27.5 21.5 fps
X-Plane 11.11 (2018) 26.9 33.9 30.5 fps
Shadow of the Tomb Raider (2018) 50 22 21 18 fps

Emissions - Slightly louder under load

Noise emissions

The fans remain silent under most light workloads of everyday use such as browsing the web or streaming video. However, the device gets a bit louder than the competition under load but never irritatingly loud.

This only applies to the fan's standard mode, though, where the laptop dynamically adjusts the fan speed depending on the load. If you switch to performance mode, the fans initially turn on even in idle usage, but they also turn off later. However, they become active again when browsing or streaming videos.

Therefore, if you don't need maximum performance, you should leave the fan in standard mode to work more quietly. When the fans are completely silent, we can hear a slight coil buzz coming from the ZenBook, but only when we hold it close to our ear.

Noise Level

Idle
26 / 26 / 30.5 dB(A)
Load
43.9 / 43.9 dB(A)
  red to green bar
 
 
30 dB
silent
40 dB(A)
audible
50 dB(A)
loud
 
min: dark, med: mid, max: light   Earthworks M23R, Arta (15 cm distance)   environment noise: 26 dB(A)
Asus ZenBook 13 UX325EA
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
Asus ZenBook 13 UX325JA
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Intel SSD 660p 1TB SSDPEKNW010T8
Asus ZenBook 13 UM325S
Vega 8 R5000, R7 5800U, SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Carbon 13 ITL
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
HP Spectre x360 14t-ea000
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
Noise
-2%
-2%
0%
10%
off / environment *
26
30.1
-16%
29.6
-14%
28.7
-10%
25.8
1%
Idle Minimum *
26
30.1
-16%
30.5
-17%
28.7
-10%
25.9
-0%
Idle Average *
26
30.1
-16%
30.5
-17%
28.7
-10%
25.9
-0%
Idle Maximum *
30.5
30.1
1%
30.5
-0%
30.6
-0%
25.9
15%
Load Average *
43.9
32.7
26%
35.7
19%
37.3
15%
26.4
40%
Load Maximum *
43.9
38.5
12%
37.2
15%
37.3
15%
41.5
5%
Witcher 3 ultra *
38.6
37.3
36.9

* ... smaller is better

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2036.637.131.834.936.62537.840.539.938.437.83138.14439.643.238.1403038.734.433.2305034.132.932.834.934.16324.328.826.431.424.38022.923.423.326.322.910023.322.92425.123.312520.623.225.82320.616018.219.519.319.718.220017.418.819.719.217.425016.717.918.117.416.731516.918.618.217.916.940015.620.720.415.115.650016.421.320.114.216.463015.823.222.414.415.880014.320.720.313.714.3100015.526.225.613.715.5125015.627.226.913.715.6160015.226.826.813.615.2200015.928.428.413.915.9250016.830.130.114.216.8315017.531.231.51417.5400019.232.932.914.519.2500015.934.834.914.715.9630017.137.938.115.117.1800026.635.935.815.326.61000018.834.234.616.118.8125001525.325.615.2151600013.716.215.715.513.7SPL30.543.94426.830.5N1.3440.91.3median 16.7median 25.3median 25.6median 15.1median 16.7Delta1.45.35.71.81.435.331.23135.733.132.430.43633.536.930.936.332.432.13033.133.230.929.432.729.836.528.730.229.826.92529.527.924.323.927.826.725.123.828.425.92423.126.325.42421.72525.422.32224.824.621.120.224.723.920.219.52423.219.81923.622.919.218.223.22318.817.623.323.418.317.224.323.517.617.324.622.717.316.924.222.817.116.524.424.51716.526.324.31716.426.224.917.216.726.624.917.316.826.923.417.417.126.521.617.617.422.721.317.817.721.621.618.118.121.521.918.718.521.835.730.229.537.22.41.41.32.7median 23.5median 18.3median 17.7median 24.61.11.71.91.4hearing rangehide median Fan NoiseAsus ZenBook 13 UX325EAAsus ZenBook 13 UM325S

Temperature

The ZenBook always stays pleasantly cool in idle usage, but the AMD version heats up noticeably here. Under load, the Intel ZenBook can heat up to 47 °C (~117 °F) at the bottom, while it's much cooler at the top at a maximum of 39 °C (~102 °F). The AMD version is a bit more balanced in this respect; overall, both devices are equally warm under load.

The hot spot is in the central area towards the display, where the air vents are found. The palm rests and large parts of the keyboard don't get particularly warm even under load.

Max. Load
 34.7 °C
94 F
39.3 °C
103 F
31.3 °C
88 F
 
 31.4 °C
89 F
32.9 °C
91 F
32.3 °C
90 F
 
 26.9 °C
80 F
25.5 °C
78 F
24.9 °C
77 F
 
Maximum: 39.3 °C = 103 F
Average: 31 °C = 88 F
31.9 °C
89 F
47.3 °C
117 F
43.9 °C
111 F
27.1 °C
81 F
31.7 °C
89 F
32.5 °C
91 F
26.9 °C
80 F
29.5 °C
85 F
29.1 °C
84 F
Maximum: 47.3 °C = 117 F
Average: 33.3 °C = 92 F
Power Supply (max.)  36.8 °C = 98 F | Room Temperature 22.1 °C = 72 F | FIRT 550-Pocket
(+) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 31 °C / 88 F, compared to the average of 30.7 °C / 87 F for the devices in the class Subnotebook.
(+) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 39.3 °C / 103 F, compared to the average of 35.7 °C / 96 F, ranging from 22 to 57 °C for the class Subnotebook.
(-) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 47.3 °C / 117 F, compared to the average of 39.5 °C / 103 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 24.1 °C / 75 F, compared to the device average of 30.7 °C / 87 F.
(+) Playing The Witcher 3, the average temperature for the upper side is 31.3 °C / 88 F, compared to the device average of 30.7 °C / 87 F.
(+) The palmrests and touchpad are cooler than skin temperature with a maximum of 28.6 °C / 83.5 F and are therefore cool to the touch.
(±) The average temperature of the palmrest area of similar devices was 28.4 °C / 83.1 F (-0.2 °C / -0.4 F).
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