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Asus ZenBook 14 UX434FL Laptop Review: ScreenPad Is Here To Stay

2 screens, 1 laptop. This Asus Ultrabook is unlike any other competing model in its size class due to its integrated secondary display. Though awesome from a conceptual standpoint, we go over some hidden drawbacks that potential owners should know about.

The Asus ZenBook 14 UX434 is an update to the older ZenBook 14 UX433 series with newer GPU options (GeForce MX250 vs. MX150) and the all-important integrated ScreenPad 2.0. As explained here, the ScreenPad is a clickpad-turned-touchscreen that essentially mimics an external display to aid in multi-tasking. The simple concept of having two screens on your laptop at all times is alluring for both productivity and multimedia reasons.

Aside from the ScreenPad and GeForce MX250 GPU, the ZenBook 14 UX434 is visually identical to the ZenBook 14 UX433. We recommend checking out our review on the UX433 series as many of our existing comments apply here on the UX434. The system competes directly with other upper mid-range 14-inch Ultrabooks like the Lenovo IdeaPad 5, LG Gram 14, Lenovo Yoga Slim 7, or the MSI Modern 14.

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Asus ZenBook 14 UX434FL-DB77 (ZenBook 14 Series)
Processor
Intel Core i7-8565U 4 x 1.8 - 4.6 GHz (Intel Core i7)
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce MX250 - 2048 MB, Core: 937 MHz, Memory: 1502 MHz, GDDR5, 456.38, Optimus
Memory
16384 MB 
, Soldered, 1200 MHz, 16-20-20-45, Dual-Channel
Display
14 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 157 PPI, ScreenPad, AU Optronics B140HAN03.2, IPS, glossy: yes, 60 Hz
Mainboard
Intel Cannon Lake-U PCH-LP Premium
Storage
WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G, 512 GB 
Soundcard
Intel Cannon Lake-LP - cAVS
Connections
1 USB 2.0, 2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 2 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 HDMI, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm combo, Card Reader: MicroSD reader
Networking
Intel Wireless-AC 9560 (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5.1
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 16.9 x 319 x 199 ( = 0.67 x 12.56 x 7.83 in)
Battery
50 Wh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: 720p
Primary Camera: 0.9 MPix
Additional features
My Asus, ScreenPad, 12 Months Warranty
Weight
1.316 kg ( = 46.42 oz / 2.9 pounds), Power Supply: 196 g ( = 6.91 oz / 0.43 pounds)
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
82 %
09/2020
Asus ZenBook 14 UX434FL-DB77
i7-8565U, GeForce MX250
1.3 kg16.9 mm14"1920x1080
86 %
07/2020
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 14ARE05
R5 4500U, Vega 6 R4000
1.4 kg16.9 mm14"1920x1080
81 %
07/2020
Asus VivoBook S14 S433FL-EB029T
i7-10510U, GeForce MX250
1.4 kg16 mm14"1920x1080
85 %
05/2020
LG Gram 14Z90N
i7-1065G7, Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
994 g18 mm14"1920x1080
85 %
08/2020
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14ARE
R7 4800U, Vega 8 R4000
1.4 kg14.9 mm14"1920x1080
81 %
01/2020
MSI Modern 14 A10RB-459US
i5-10210U, GeForce MX250
1.2 kg16 mm14"1920x1080

Case

The chassis makes no compromises for the integrated ScreenPad as it is the same as the ScreenPad-less UX433. The design is 13 percent smaller in footprint than the older UX430 chassis due to the narrower bezels. The ErgoLift hinges, however, could be stiffer.

The very narrow display bezels on all for sides (instead of just the left and right like on most other laptops) help the ZenBook 14 be smaller in footprint than many competitors. Weight and thickness are otherwise comparable despite the integrated ScreenPad functionality.

Same chassis design and aluminum materials as the ZenBook 13 and ZenBook 15
Same chassis design and aluminum materials as the ZenBook 13 and ZenBook 15
Narrow bottom bezel. The hinge design makes the bottom bezel look narrower than it really is
Narrow bottom bezel. The hinge design makes the bottom bezel look narrower than it really is
ErgoLift hinges lift the base slightly
ErgoLift hinges lift the base slightly
Hinge rigidity could have been firmer as it feels weaker when close to the maximum angle
Hinge rigidity could have been firmer as it feels weaker when close to the maximum angle
Slightly roughened surfaces from top to bottom. Fingerprints show fairly well especially on the outer lid
Slightly roughened surfaces from top to bottom. Fingerprints show fairly well especially on the outer lid
Lid opened up to its maximum of ~150 degrees
Lid opened up to its maximum of ~150 degrees
325 mm / 12.8 inch 214 mm / 8.43 inch 16 mm / 0.63 inch 1.4 kg3.09 lbs323 mm / 12.7 inch 211 mm / 8.31 inch 18 mm / 0.709 inch 994 g2.19 lbs321.57 mm / 12.7 inch 211.59 mm / 8.33 inch 16.9 mm / 0.665 inch 1.4 kg3.04 lbs322 mm / 12.7 inch 222 mm / 8.74 inch 16 mm / 0.63 inch 1.2 kg2.69 lbs319 mm / 12.6 inch 199 mm / 7.83 inch 16.9 mm / 0.665 inch 1.3 kg2.9 lbs320.6 mm / 12.6 inch 208.2 mm / 8.2 inch 14.9 mm / 0.587 inch 1.4 kg3.15 lbs

Connectivity

The UX434 integrates the same ports as found on the UX433. Keep in mind that the USB-C port does not support Thunderbolt 3 or even DisplayPort. Port positioning along the left edge is also tight and so thicker cables may block access to adjacent ports.

Front: No connectivity
Front: No connectivity
Right: 3.5 mm combo audio, USB-A 2.0, MicroSD reader
Right: 3.5 mm combo audio, USB-A 2.0, MicroSD reader
Rear: No connectivity
Rear: No connectivity
Left: AC adapter, HDMI, USB-A 3.1 Gen. 2, USB-C 3.1 Gen. 2
Left: AC adapter, HDMI, USB-A 3.1 Gen. 2, USB-C 3.1 Gen. 2

SD Card Reader

Transfer rates with the integrated spring-loaded MicroSD card reader is slow at just under 30 MB/s. Moving 1 GB of pictures from our UHS-II test card to desktop takes about 45 seconds compared to under 7 seconds on the Dell XPS 13.

Fully inserted MicroSD card protrudes slightly from the edge for easy ejecting
Fully inserted MicroSD card protrudes slightly from the edge for easy ejecting
SDCardreader Transfer Speed
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
LG Gram 14Z90N
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 64 GB UHS-II)
80 MB/s ∼100% +243%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 14ARE05
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
78 MB/s ∼98% +234%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14ARE
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 64 GB UHS-II)
36.3 MB/s ∼45% +56%
MSI Modern 14 A10RB-459US
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
28 MB/s ∼35% +20%
Asus VivoBook S14 S433FL-EB029T
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 microSDXC 64GB)
23.5 MB/s ∼29% +1%
Asus ZenBook 14 UX434FL-DB77
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 64 GB UHS-II)
23.33 MB/s ∼29%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
LG Gram 14Z90N
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 64 GB UHS-II)
88 MB/s ∼100% +199%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 14ARE05
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
86.5 MB/s ∼98% +194%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14ARE
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 64 GB UHS-II)
37.8 MB/s ∼43% +28%
Asus ZenBook 14 UX434FL-DB77
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 64 GB UHS-II)
29.45 MB/s ∼33%
MSI Modern 14 A10RB-459US
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
27.1 MB/s ∼31% -8%
Asus VivoBook S14 S433FL-EB029T
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 microSDXC 64GB)
25.3 MB/s ∼29% -14%

Communication

The Intel AX201 comes standard for Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.1 compatibility. We experienced no issues when connected to our Netgear RAX200 test router, but average transmit speeds are oddly half of what we were expecting.

The WLAN module is not removable
The WLAN module is not removable
Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
LG Gram 14Z90N
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1397 (1247min - 1509max) MBit/s ∼100% +18%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14ARE
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
1343 (1313min - 1380max) MBit/s ∼96% +14%
Asus ZenBook 14 UX434FL-DB77
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
1182 (1103min - 1261max) MBit/s ∼85%
Asus VivoBook S14 S433FL-EB029T
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
875 (787min - 909max) MBit/s ∼63% -26%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 14ARE05
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
873 (819min - 899max) MBit/s ∼62% -26%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14ARE
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
1461 (1327min - 1616max) MBit/s ∼100% +175%
LG Gram 14Z90N
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1213 (1070min - 1354max) MBit/s ∼83% +128%
Asus VivoBook S14 S433FL-EB029T
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
621 (554min - 657max) MBit/s ∼43% +17%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 14ARE05
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
619 (590min - 645max) MBit/s ∼42% +16%
Asus ZenBook 14 UX434FL-DB77
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
532 (439min - 562max) MBit/s ∼36%
0501001502002503003504004505005506006507007508008509009501000105011001150120012501300Tooltip
; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1182 (1103-1261)
; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø532 (439-562)

Webcam

ColorChecker
6.9 ∆E
11.1 ∆E
15.3 ∆E
10.2 ∆E
17.2 ∆E
11 ∆E
7.8 ∆E
12.9 ∆E
16.1 ∆E
10.5 ∆E
11.1 ∆E
9.4 ∆E
5.8 ∆E
7.4 ∆E
19.7 ∆E
11.2 ∆E
18.1 ∆E
12.8 ∆E
2.3 ∆E
9.8 ∆E
12.1 ∆E
10.3 ∆E
3.1 ∆E
3.7 ∆E
ColorChecker Asus ZenBook 14 UX434FL-DB77: 10.66 ∆E min: 2.33 - max: 19.74 ∆E

Maintenance

The bottom panel is annoying to remove since you will need two types of screwdrivers plus a spatula to remove the rubber feet covering the hidden screws. There is not much to upgrade once inside other than the M.2 2280 SSD because both RAM and WLAN are soldered.

Accessories and Warranty

Asus throws in a USB-A to RJ-45 adapter in addition to the usual AC adapter and paperwork. The standard one-year limited manufacturer warranty applies.

Input Devices

Touchpad

As a regular clickpad, the multi-touch ScreenPad surface is smooth with excellent gliding properties and only minimal sticking even when moving at slow speeds. It feels like a traditional clickpad instead of a tablet touchscreen since the overlay is matte and not glossy. The integrated mouse buttons, however, are unfortunately shallow and with weak feedback.

Traditional clickpad replaced with a large 13 x 6.5 cm touchscreen
Traditional clickpad replaced with a large 13 x 6.5 cm touchscreen
Touchscreen is matte to improve gliding but at the cost of a grainier display. Fingerprints will accumulate quickly
Touchscreen is matte to improve gliding but at the cost of a grainier display. Fingerprints will accumulate quickly
Identical backlit keys and layout as the UX433. Travel is shallow but with satisfactory feedback
Identical backlit keys and layout as the UX433. Travel is shallow but with satisfactory feedback
Small arrow keys are spongier than main QWERTY keys
Small arrow keys are spongier than main QWERTY keys

ScreenPad

On paper, the 5.65-inch IPS touchscreen and its 2160 x 1080 native resolution, high contrast ratio, and ~90 percent color coverage sound as good as any popular Android smartphone. In practice, however, the screen will be grainier than anticipated due to the matte overlay. Reducing the resolution will hide some of the graininess, but there's no doubt that this matte overlay impacts visual quality by a noticeable degree.

Analyzing the ScreenPad with an X-Rite colorimeter reveals a backlight that's even brighter than the main display which is good because the user will almost always be looking at the ScreenPad from a wider angle than the main display. Colors are not that well calibrated and grayscale is overly cool, but it is possible to calibrate the ScreenPad to address these shortcomings. Colors and grayscale would improve noticeably after calibrating the display ourselves as shown by our screenshots below.

ScreenPad 2.0 is a significant step forward when compared to the original ScreenPad on the old ZenBook Pro 15 UX580 in terms of picture quality and usability. It's still not quite as crisp as we would like, but the differences are noticeable. An external mouse is still recommended or else precision inputs on the small display will be difficult.

HWiNFO reveals Toshiba to the original manufacturer of the ScreenPad with the panel name ScreenXpert. 

Black-White Response TimesGray-Gray Response TimesPWMMaximum/Minimum BrightnessCCTBlack LevelContrast RatioColorChecker DeltaE AverageColorChecker DeltaE MaximumColorChecker DeltaE Average After CalbrationGrayscale DeltaE AverageGammasRGB CoverageAdobeRGB Coverage
9.2 ms rise, 11.6 mm fall20.8 ms rise, 14.8 ms fallNone454.3 nits, 19.6 nits79530.38851:14.458.73.076.02.2788.7%57%
Grayscale before calibration
Grayscale before calibration
Saturation Sweeps before calibration
Saturation Sweeps before calibration
ColorChecker before calibration
ColorChecker before calibration
Grayscale after calibration
Grayscale after calibration
Saturation Sweeps after calibration
Saturation Sweeps after calibration
ColorChecker after calibration
ColorChecker after calibration
Black-White response times
Black-White response times
Gray-Gray response times
Gray-Gray response times
No pulse-width modulation
No pulse-width modulation
Microscope image of subpixel array is obscured by the thick and grainy matte overlay
Microscope image of subpixel array is obscured by the thick and grainy matte overlay
vs. sRGB
vs. sRGB
vs. AdobeRGB
vs. AdobeRGB
ScreenPad visibility is poor when outdoors unless if under shade
ScreenPad visibility is poor when outdoors unless if under shade

Display

The UX434 uses the same AU Optronics B140HAN03.2 IPS panel as found on the 2018 UX433 series meaning there are no changes to the display. This is great since the B140HAN03.2 is already a high quality display with good contrast ratio and color reproduction, but it's also disappointing at the same time because there are no new display options to choose from.

The Acer Spin 7 SP714 uses the same AU Optronics B140HAN03.2 panel as our Asus.

Main display has an optional touchscreen. All options, however, are glossy
Main display has an optional touchscreen. All options, however, are glossy
Narrow bezels on all four sides of the display
Narrow bezels on all four sides of the display
Moderate uneven backlight bleeding along the top and bottom edges
Moderate uneven backlight bleeding along the top and bottom edges
Crisp RGB subpixels on main display with no graininess issues
Crisp RGB subpixels on main display with no graininess issues
338.7
cd/m²
362.6
cd/m²
348
cd/m²
335.7
cd/m²
355.8
cd/m²
323.4
cd/m²
342
cd/m²
341.1
cd/m²
319
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
AU Optronics B140HAN03.2
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 362.6 cd/m² Average: 340.7 cd/m² Minimum: 20.6 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 88 %
Center on Battery: 355.8 cd/m²
Contrast: 936:1 (Black: 0.38 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 4.47 | 0.6-29.43 Ø5.8, calibrated: 2.89
ΔE Greyscale 6.2 | 0.64-98 Ø6
91.6% sRGB (Argyll 3D) 59.3% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 3D)
Gamma: 2.27
Asus ZenBook 14 UX434FL-DB77
AU Optronics B140HAN03.2, IPS, 14, 1920x1080
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 14ARE05
AU Optronics B140HAN04.E, IPS, 14, 1920x1080
Asus VivoBook S14 S433FL-EB029T
Chi Mei CMN14D4, IPS, 14, 1920x1080
LG Gram 14Z90N
LG Philips LP140WF7-SPG1, IPS, 14, 1920x1080
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14ARE
AU Optronics B140HAN06.8, IPS, 14, 1920x1080
MSI Modern 14 A10RB-459US
Chi Mei N140HCE-EN2, IPS, 14, 1920x1080
Response Times
-3%
14%
-4%
-12%
-14%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
37.6 (19.6, 18)
41 (20, 21)
-9%
34 (16, 18)
10%
40.4 (20.8, 19.6)
-7%
45.6 (23.6, 22)
-21%
39.2 (20.8, 18.4)
-4%
Response Time Black / White *
28.8 (18, 10.8)
28 (16, 12)
3%
24 (14, 10)
17%
28.8 (18, 10.8)
-0%
29.6 (14.8, 14.8)
-3%
35.6 (21.2, 14.4)
-24%
PWM Frequency
250 (20)
25000 (28)
Screen
-11%
-20%
19%
17%
29%
Brightness middle
355.8
360
1%
220
-38%
316.8
-11%
399.6
12%
324.1
-9%
Brightness
341
317
-7%
204
-40%
298
-13%
385
13%
301
-12%
Brightness Distribution
88
82
-7%
68
-23%
89
1%
89
1%
87
-1%
Black Level *
0.38
0.41
-8%
0.155
59%
0.33
13%
0.37
3%
0.22
42%
Contrast
936
878
-6%
1419
52%
960
3%
1080
15%
1473
57%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
4.47
4.75
-6%
5.23
-17%
1.74
61%
3.2
28%
1.63
64%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
9.12
7.4
19%
21.51
-136%
5.41
41%
6.44
29%
4.25
53%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 calibrated *
2.89
4.86
-68%
4.4
-52%
1.37
53%
1.73
40%
1.42
51%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
6.2
3.75
40%
3.77
39%
2.7
56%
4.7
24%
2.2
65%
Gamma
2.27 97%
2.32 95%
2.35 94%
2.23 99%
2.21 100%
2.26 97%
CCT
8072 81%
6543 99%
6666 98%
6655 98%
7184 90%
6887 94%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
59.3
36
-39%
40
-33%
61.3
3%
66.3
12%
60.2
2%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
91.6
56
-39%
62
-32%
95.4
4%
99.5
9%
95
4%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-7% / -10%
-3% / -15%
8% / 16%
3% / 12%
8% / 22%

* ... smaller is better

Color space is comparable to most other mid-range to high-end Ultrabooks at over 90 percent sRGB or approximately 60 percent of AdobeRGB.

vs. sRGB
vs. sRGB
vs. AdobeRGB
vs. AdobeRGB

The display is poorly calibrated out of the box with its overly cool color temperature. After calibrating the panel ourselves, grayscale and colors would improve noticeably from average DeltaE values of 6.2 and 4.47 to just 2.1 and 2.89, respectively. We recommend calibrating the display to get the most out of its wide sRGB coverage.

Grayscale before calibration
Grayscale before calibration
Saturation Sweeps before calibration
Saturation Sweeps before calibration
ColorChecker before calibration
ColorChecker before calibration
Grayscale after calibration
Grayscale after calibration
Saturation Sweeps after calibration
Saturation Sweeps after calibration
ColorChecker after calibration
ColorChecker after calibration

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
28.8 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 18 ms rise
↘ 10.8 ms fall
The screen shows relatively slow response rates in our tests and may be too slow for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 67 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (24.4 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
37.6 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 19.6 ms rise
↘ 18 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. » 37 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (38.7 ms).

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

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

In comparison: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 9588 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

Outdoor visibility is average for the category and glare is ever present due to the glossy overlay. The MacBook Pro, HP EliteBook, and Dell XPS series have much brighter panels if outdoor visibility is a concern.

Outdoors under sunlight
Outdoors under sunlight
Outdoors under shade
Outdoors under shade
Outdoors under sunlight
Outdoors under sunlight
Wide IPS viewing angles. Colors and contrast degrade if viewing from extreme angles
Wide IPS viewing angles. Colors and contrast degrade if viewing from extreme angles

Performance

Though Asus offers 8th gen Core i5-8265U and Core i7-8565U options on this particular model, the newer refresh models includes 10th gen Core i5-10210U and Core i7-10510U options instead. Even so, the year-over-year performance gap between 8th gen Whiskey Lake-U and 10th gen Comet Lake-U is minuscule and so users wouldn't be missing out on much by going with the 8th gen series.

Nvidia Optimus comes standard for automatic graphics switching. Unlike the VivoBook S14 and its 25 W GeForce MX250, however, this ZenBook uses the much slower 10 W version with reduced clock rates across the board. AMD versions of the ZenBook 14 are also available albeit none come equipped with the ScreenPad feature as of this writing.

All benchmarks below were performed on High Performance mode for the best possible scores. We elected to enable the ScreenPad as well since this is a defining feature of the ZenBook 14 UX434 series.

 

Processor

CPU performance is good at about 10 to 15 percent faster than the average laptop in our database equipped with the same Core i7-8565U. It's within just a few percentage points of the newer Core i5-10210U or Core i7-10510U even though these latter processors are newer and often more expensive. Turbo Boost sustainability, however, is only average as performance can dip by as much as 20 percent when subjected to prolonged stress as shown by our CineBench R15 xT loop test results below.

See our dedicated page on the Core i7-8565U for more technical information and benchmark comparisons.

CineBench R15
CineBench R15
CineBench R20
CineBench R20
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Asus ZenBook 14 UX434FL-DB77 GeForce MX250, i7-8565U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G; CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø547 (525.27-680.19)
Asus VivoBook 14 X403FA UHD Graphics 620, i5-8265U, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8; CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø538 (531.69-621.96)
Huawei MateBook X Pro 2020 i7 GeForce MX250, i7-10510U, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR; CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø466 (456.98-589.46)
Lenovo ThinkPad P43s-20RH001FGE Quadro P520, i7-8565U, WDC PC SN720 SDAQNTW-256G; CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø420 (415.34-452.98)
Cinebench R20: CPU (Multi Core) | CPU (Single Core)
Cinebench R15: CPU Multi 64Bit | CPU Single 64Bit
Blender 2.79: BMW27 CPU
7-Zip 18.03: 7z b 4 -mmt1 | 7z b 4
Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2: 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 R20 / CPU (Multi Core) - CPU (Multi Core)
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14ARE
AMD Ryzen 7 4800U
3213 Points ∼100% +130%
Dell XPS 13 7390 Core i7-10710U
Intel Core i7-10710U
2410 Points ∼75% +73%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 14ARE05
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
2401 Points ∼75% +72%
Intel Reference Design Laptop 28W
Intel Core i7-1185G7
2214 Points ∼69% +59%
HP Envy x360 15-ee0257ng
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
2016 Points ∼63% +45%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13 Core i5-1035G7
Intel Core i5-1035G7
1630 Points ∼51% +17%
Asus VivoBook S14 S433FL-EB029T
Intel Core i7-10510U
1525 Points ∼47% +9%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
AMD Ryzen 3 4300U
1432 Points ∼45% +3%
Asus ZenBook 14 UX434FL-DB77
Intel Core i7-8565U
1394 Points ∼43%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14s-20T00044GE
Intel Core i5-10210U
1323 Points ∼41% -5%
Asus ZenBook 13 UX325JA
Intel Core i7-1065G7
1312 Points ∼41% -6%
Average Intel Core i7-8565U
  (954 - 1645, n=20)
1257 Points ∼39% -10%
MSI Modern 14 A10RB-459US
Intel Core i5-10210U
1225 Points ∼38% -12%
LG Gram 14Z90N
Intel Core i7-1065G7
1081 Points ∼34% -22%
HP Elite Dragonfly-8MK79EA
Intel Core i5-8265U
1038 Points ∼32% -26%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Single Core) - CPU (Single Core)
Intel Reference Design Laptop 28W
Intel Core i7-1185G7
580 Points ∼100% +30%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14ARE
AMD Ryzen 7 4800U
474 Points ∼82% +6%
Dell XPS 13 7390 Core i7-10710U
Intel Core i7-10710U
460 Points ∼79% +3%
Asus ZenBook 13 UX325JA
Intel Core i7-1065G7
457 Points ∼79% +2%
Asus VivoBook S14 S433FL-EB029T
Intel Core i7-10510U
451 Points ∼78% +1%
HP Envy x360 15-ee0257ng
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
449 Points ∼77% +1%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 14ARE05
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
447 Points ∼77% 0%
Asus ZenBook 14 UX434FL-DB77
Intel Core i7-8565U
446 Points ∼77%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13 Core i5-1035G7
Intel Core i5-1035G7
439 Points ∼76% -2%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
AMD Ryzen 3 4300U
427 Points ∼74% -4%
MSI Modern 14 A10RB-459US
Intel Core i5-10210U
421 Points ∼73% -6%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14s-20T00044GE
Intel Core i5-10210U
414 Points ∼71% -7%
Average Intel Core i7-8565U
  (342 - 472, n=20)
409 Points ∼71% -8%
HP Elite Dragonfly-8MK79EA
Intel Core i5-8265U
370 Points ∼64% -17%
LG Gram 14Z90N
Intel Core i7-1065G7
358 Points ∼62% -20%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Multi 64Bit - CPU Multi 64Bit
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14ARE
AMD Ryzen 7 4800U
1568 Points ∼100% +131%
Dell XPS 13 7390 Core i7-10710U
Intel Core i7-10710U
1051 Points ∼67% +55%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 14ARE05
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
973 Points ∼62% +43%
Intel Reference Design Laptop 28W
Intel Core i7-1185G7
966 Points ∼62% +42%
Intel Reference Design Laptop 28W
Intel Core i7-1185G7
866 (754.55min - 866.1max) Points ∼55% +27%
HP Envy x360 15-ee0257ng
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
872 Points ∼56% +28%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13 Core i5-1035G7
Intel Core i5-1035G7
736 Points ∼47% +8%
Asus ZenBook 13 UX325JA
Intel Core i7-1065G7
724 Points ∼46% +6%
Asus ZenBook 14 UX434FL-DB77
Intel Core i7-8565U
680.19 (525.27min - 680.19max) Points ∼43%
Asus VivoBook S14 S433FL-EB029T
Intel Core i7-10510U
642 (535.78min - 642.12max) Points ∼41% -6%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14s-20T00044GE
Intel Core i5-10210U
619 (557.76min - 618.79max) Points ∼39% -9%
Average Intel Core i7-8565U
  (452 - 815, n=52)
612 Points ∼39% -10%
MSI Modern 14 A10RB-459US
Intel Core i5-10210U
596 Points ∼38% -12%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
AMD Ryzen 3 4300U
580 Points ∼37% -15%
HP Elite Dragonfly-8MK79EA
Intel Core i5-8265U
496 (406.64min - 496.34max) Points ∼32% -27%
LG Gram 14Z90N
Intel Core i7-1065G7
495 (446.17min - 494.8max) Points ∼32% -27%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Single 64Bit - CPU Single 64Bit
Intel Reference Design Laptop 28W
Intel Core i7-1185G7
224 Points ∼100% +26%
Asus ZenBook 13 UX325JA
Intel Core i7-1065G7
183 Points ∼82% +3%
Dell XPS 13 7390 Core i7-10710U
Intel Core i7-10710U
180 Points ∼80% +1%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14ARE
AMD Ryzen 7 4800U
180 Points ∼80% +1%
Asus ZenBook 14 UX434FL-DB77
Intel Core i7-8565U
178 Points ∼79%
Asus VivoBook S14 S433FL-EB029T
Intel Core i7-10510U
177.6 Points ∼79% 0%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 14ARE05
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
174 Points ∼78% -2%
HP Envy x360 15-ee0257ng
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
173 Points ∼77% -3%
Average Intel Core i7-8565U
  (138 - 193, n=51)
173 Points ∼77% -3%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13 Core i5-1035G7
Intel Core i5-1035G7
172 Points ∼77% -3%
MSI Modern 14 A10RB-459US
Intel Core i5-10210U
170 Points ∼76% -4%
LG Gram 14Z90N
Intel Core i7-1065G7
166 Points ∼74% -7%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
AMD Ryzen 3 4300U
165 Points ∼74% -7%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14s-20T00044GE
Intel Core i5-10210U
163 Points ∼73% -8%
HP Elite Dragonfly-8MK79EA
Intel Core i5-8265U
146 Points ∼65% -18%
Blender 2.79 / BMW27 CPU - BMW27 CPU
HP Elite Dragonfly-8MK79EA
Intel Core i5-8265U
1039 Seconds * ∼100% -36%
LG Gram 14Z90N
Intel Core i7-1065G7
1023 Seconds * ∼98% -34%
Asus ZenBook 13 UX325JA
Intel Core i7-1065G7
925.4 Seconds * ∼89% -21%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
AMD Ryzen 3 4300U
907 Seconds * ∼87% -18%
Average Intel Core i7-8565U
  (687 - 1175, n=22)
821 Seconds * ∼79% -7%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14s-20T00044GE
Intel Core i5-10210U
797 Seconds * ∼77% -4%
Asus VivoBook S14 S433FL-EB029T
Intel Core i7-10510U
781.8 Seconds * ∼75% -2%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13 Core i5-1035G7
Intel Core i5-1035G7
771 Seconds * ∼74% -1%
Asus ZenBook 14 UX434FL-DB77
Intel Core i7-8565U
766.2 Seconds * ∼74%
HP Envy x360 15-ee0257ng
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
747.7 Seconds * ∼72% +2%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 14ARE05
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
593.4 Seconds * ∼57% +23%
Dell XPS 13 7390 Core i7-10710U
Intel Core i7-10710U
585 Seconds * ∼56% +24%
Intel Reference Design Laptop 28W
Intel Core i7-1185G7
545 Seconds * ∼52% +29%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14ARE
AMD Ryzen 7 4800U
322 Seconds * ∼31% +58%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4 -mmt1 - 7z b 4 -mmt1
Intel Reference Design Laptop 28W
Intel Core i7-1185G7
5368 MIPS ∼100% +43%
Asus VivoBook S14 S433FL-EB029T
Intel Core i7-10510U
4681 MIPS ∼87% +25%
Average Intel Core i7-8565U
  (2029 - 5923, n=23)
4558 MIPS ∼85% +21%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14ARE
AMD Ryzen 7 4800U
4436 MIPS ∼83% +18%
Dell XPS 13 7390 Core i7-10710U
Intel Core i7-10710U
4425 MIPS ∼82% +18%
HP Envy x360 15-ee0257ng
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
4338 MIPS ∼81% +16%
Asus ZenBook 13 UX325JA
Intel Core i7-1065G7
4333 MIPS ∼81% +15%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 14ARE05
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
4288 MIPS ∼80% +14%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13 Core i5-1035G7
Intel Core i5-1035G7
4252 MIPS ∼79% +13%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14s-20T00044GE
Intel Core i5-10210U
4211 MIPS ∼78% +12%
LG Gram 14Z90N
Intel Core i7-1065G7
4166 MIPS ∼78% +11%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
AMD Ryzen 3 4300U
4014 MIPS ∼75% +7%
HP Elite Dragonfly-8MK79EA
Intel Core i5-8265U
3885 MIPS ∼72% +3%
Asus ZenBook 14 UX434FL-DB77
Intel Core i7-8565U
3755 MIPS ∼70%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4 - 7z b 4
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14ARE
AMD Ryzen 7 4800U
44804 MIPS ∼100% +168%
Dell XPS 13 7390 Core i7-10710U
Intel Core i7-10710U
27115 MIPS ∼61% +62%
Intel Reference Design Laptop 28W
Intel Core i7-1185G7
25086 MIPS ∼56% +50%
HP Envy x360 15-ee0257ng
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
24101 MIPS ∼54% +44%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 14ARE05
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
23610 MIPS ∼53% +41%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13 Core i5-1035G7
Intel Core i5-1035G7
19168 MIPS ∼43% +14%
Average Intel Core i7-8565U
  (10531 - 24847, n=23)
17993 MIPS ∼40% +7%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14s-20T00044GE
Intel Core i5-10210U
17548 MIPS ∼39% +5%
Asus ZenBook 14 UX434FL-DB77
Intel Core i7-8565U
16748 MIPS ∼37%
Asus VivoBook S14 S433FL-EB029T
Intel Core i7-10510U
16487 MIPS ∼37% -2%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
AMD Ryzen 3 4300U
15043 MIPS ∼34% -10%
Asus ZenBook 13 UX325JA
Intel Core i7-1065G7
14570 MIPS ∼33% -13%
HP Elite Dragonfly-8MK79EA
Intel Core i5-8265U
13812 MIPS ∼31% -18%
LG Gram 14Z90N
Intel Core i7-1065G7
13432 MIPS ∼30% -20%
Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2 / 64 Bit Single-Core Score - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
Asus ZenBook 13 UX325JA
Intel Core i7-1065G7
1316 Points ∼100% +13%
Asus VivoBook S14 S433FL-EB029T
Intel Core i7-10510U
1211 Points ∼92% +4%
Asus ZenBook 14 UX434FL-DB77
Intel Core i7-8565U
1163 Points ∼88%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14ARE
AMD Ryzen 7 4800U
1154 Points ∼88% -1%
Average Intel Core i7-8565U
  (1108 - 1163, n=2)
1136 Points ∼86% -2%
HP Envy x360 15-ee0257ng
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
1108 Points ∼84% -5%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 14ARE05
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
1098 Points ∼83% -6%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14s-20T00044GE
Intel Core i5-10210U
1072 Points ∼81% -8%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
AMD Ryzen 3 4300U
1027 Points ∼78% -12%
LG Gram 14Z90N
Intel Core i7-1065G7
948 Points ∼72% -18%
Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2 / 64 Bit Multi-Core Score - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14ARE
AMD Ryzen 7 4800U
6950 Points ∼100% +145%
HP Envy x360 15-ee0257ng
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
5091 Points ∼73% +79%
Asus ZenBook 13 UX325JA
Intel Core i7-1065G7
4652 Points ∼67% +64%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 14ARE05
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
4646 Points ∼67% +64%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14s-20T00044GE
Intel Core i5-10210U
3899 Points ∼56% +37%
Asus VivoBook S14 S433FL-EB029T
Intel Core i7-10510U
3721 Points ∼54% +31%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
AMD Ryzen 3 4300U
3330 Points ∼48% +17%
Average Intel Core i7-8565U
  (2839 - 3308, n=2)
3074 Points ∼44% +8%
Asus ZenBook 14 UX434FL-DB77
Intel Core i7-8565U
2839 Points ∼41%
LG Gram 14Z90N
Intel Core i7-1065G7
2464 Points ∼35% -13%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 / 4k Preset - 4k Preset
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14ARE
AMD Ryzen 7 4800U
10.768 fps ∼100% +123%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 14ARE05
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
6.72 fps ∼62% +39%
Intel Reference Design Laptop 28W
Intel Core i7-1185G7
6.46 fps ∼60% +34%
Dell XPS 13 7390 Core i7-10710U
Intel Core i7-10710U
6.032 fps ∼56% +25%
HP Envy x360 15-ee0257ng
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
5.86 fps ∼54% +22%
Asus ZenBook 14 UX434FL-DB77
Intel Core i7-8565U
4.82 fps ∼45%
Average Intel Core i7-8565U
  (3.24 - 5.5, n=22)
4.66 fps ∼43% -3%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13 Core i5-1035G7
Intel Core i5-1035G7
4.632 fps ∼43% -4%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14s-20T00044GE
Intel Core i5-10210U
4.61 fps ∼43% -4%
Asus VivoBook S14 S433FL-EB029T
Intel Core i7-10510U
4.6 fps ∼43% -5%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
AMD Ryzen 3 4300U
4.37 fps ∼41% -9%
Asus ZenBook 13 UX325JA
Intel Core i7-1065G7
4.11 fps ∼38% -15%
LG Gram 14Z90N
Intel Core i7-1065G7
3.67 fps ∼34% -24%
HP Elite Dragonfly-8MK79EA
Intel Core i5-8265U
3.51 fps ∼33% -27%
LibreOffice / 20 Documents To PDF - 20 Documents To PDF
HP Envy x360 15-ee0257ng
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
72.03 s ∼100% +3%
Asus ZenBook 14 UX434FL-DB77
Intel Core i7-8565U
69.6 s ∼97%
Average Intel Core i7-8565U
 
69.6 s ∼97% 0%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
AMD Ryzen 3 4300U
62.2 s ∼86% -11%
LG Gram 14Z90N
Intel Core i7-1065G7
61.5 s ∼85% -12%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 14ARE05
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
58.19 s ∼81% -16%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14ARE
AMD Ryzen 7 4800U
57.8 s ∼80% -17%
Asus VivoBook S14 S433FL-EB029T
Intel Core i7-10510U
55.76 s ∼77% -20%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14s-20T00044GE
Intel Core i5-10210U
53.2 s ∼74% -24%
Asus ZenBook 13 UX325JA
Intel Core i7-1065G7
51.64 s ∼72% -26%
R Benchmark 2.5 / Overall mean - Overall mean
Asus ZenBook 14 UX434FL-DB77
Intel Core i7-8565U
0.851 sec * ∼100%
Average Intel Core i7-8565U
  (0.682 - 0.851, n=2)
0.767 sec * ∼90% +10%
LG Gram 14Z90N
Intel Core i7-1065G7
0.761 sec * ∼89% +11%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14s-20T00044GE
Intel Core i5-10210U
0.729 sec * ∼86% +14%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
AMD Ryzen 3 4300U
0.686 sec * ∼81% +19%
Asus ZenBook 13 UX325JA
Intel Core i7-1065G7
0.68 sec * ∼80% +20%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 14ARE05
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
0.639 sec * ∼75% +25%
Asus VivoBook S14 S433FL-EB029T
Intel Core i7-10510U
0.638 sec * ∼75% +25%
HP Envy x360 15-ee0257ng
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
0.614 sec * ∼72% +28%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14ARE
AMD Ryzen 7 4800U
0.613 sec * ∼72% +28%
Intel Reference Design Laptop 28W
Intel Core i7-1185G7
0.571 sec * ∼67% +33%
Cinebench R20: CPU (Multi Core) | CPU (Single Core)
Cinebench R15: CPU Multi 64Bit | CPU Single 64Bit
Blender 2.79: BMW27 CPU
7-Zip 18.03: 7z b 4 -mmt1 | 7z b 4
Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2: 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

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Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
680.19 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
93.5 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
99.6 %
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
178 Points
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System Performance

PCMark benchmarks are where we expect them to be relative to other laptops with the same CPU and GPU. We experienced no software or hardware issues during our time with the unit, though there is a small learning curve before the ScreenPad becomes second nature.

PCMark 10 Standard
PCMark 10 Standard
PCMark 8 Home Accelerated
PCMark 8 Home Accelerated
PCMark 8 Work Accelerated
PCMark 8 Work Accelerated
PCMark 10
Digital Content Creation
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14ARE
Vega 8 R4000, R7 4800U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
5758 Points ∼44% +64%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 14ARE05
Vega 6 R4000, R5 4500U, Samsung PM991 MZALQ512HALU
4728 Points ∼37% +35%
MSI Modern 14 A10RB-459US
GeForce MX250, i5-10210U, Kingston RBUSNS8154P3512GJ
4461 Points ∼34% +27%
Asus ZenBook 14 UX434FL-DB77
GeForce MX250, i7-8565U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
3510 Points ∼27%
Average Intel Core i7-8565U, NVIDIA GeForce MX250
  (3133 - 3841, n=9)
3489 Points ∼27% -1%
LG Gram 14Z90N
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB256HAHQ
3285 Points ∼25% -6%
Asus VivoBook S14 S433FL-EB029T
GeForce MX250, i7-10510U, Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 32GB + 512GB HBRPEKNX0202A(L/H)
2903 Points ∼22% -17%
Productivity
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14ARE
Vega 8 R4000, R7 4800U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
7631 Points ∼73% +10%
LG Gram 14Z90N
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB256HAHQ
7057 Points ∼68% +1%
MSI Modern 14 A10RB-459US
GeForce MX250, i5-10210U, Kingston RBUSNS8154P3512GJ
7040 Points ∼68% +1%
Asus ZenBook 14 UX434FL-DB77
GeForce MX250, i7-8565U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
6956 Points ∼67%
Average Intel Core i7-8565U, NVIDIA GeForce MX250
  (6302 - 7443, n=9)
6948 Points ∼67% 0%
Asus VivoBook S14 S433FL-EB029T
GeForce MX250, i7-10510U, Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 32GB + 512GB HBRPEKNX0202A(L/H)
6845 Points ∼66% -2%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 14ARE05
Vega 6 R4000, R5 4500U, Samsung PM991 MZALQ512HALU
6636 Points ∼64% -5%
Essentials
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14ARE
Vega 8 R4000, R7 4800U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
9637 Points ∼84% +17%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 14ARE05
Vega 6 R4000, R5 4500U, Samsung PM991 MZALQ512HALU
8876 Points ∼77% +8%
LG Gram 14Z90N
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB256HAHQ
8866 Points ∼77% +7%
Asus VivoBook S14 S433FL-EB029T
GeForce MX250, i7-10510U, Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 32GB + 512GB HBRPEKNX0202A(L/H)
8310 Points ∼73% +1%
Asus ZenBook 14 UX434FL-DB77
GeForce MX250, i7-8565U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
8248 Points ∼72%
Average Intel Core i7-8565U, NVIDIA GeForce MX250
  (7204 - 8929, n=9)
8038 Points ∼70% -3%
MSI Modern 14 A10RB-459US
GeForce MX250, i5-10210U, Kingston RBUSNS8154P3512GJ
7861 Points ∼69% -5%
Score
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14ARE
Vega 8 R4000, R7 4800U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
5383 Points ∼66% +28%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 14ARE05
Vega 6 R4000, R5 4500U, Samsung PM991 MZALQ512HALU
4682 Points ∼58% +11%
MSI Modern 14 A10RB-459US
GeForce MX250, i5-10210U, Kingston RBUSNS8154P3512GJ
4497 Points ∼55% +7%
LG Gram 14Z90N
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB256HAHQ
4231 Points ∼52% +1%
Asus ZenBook 14 UX434FL-DB77
GeForce MX250, i7-8565U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
4202 Points ∼52%
Average Intel Core i7-8565U, NVIDIA GeForce MX250
  (3759 - 4547, n=9)
4153 Points ∼51% -1%
Asus VivoBook S14 S433FL-EB029T
GeForce MX250, i7-10510U, Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 32GB + 512GB HBRPEKNX0202A(L/H)
3933 Points ∼48% -6%
PCMark 8
Work Score Accelerated v2
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14ARE
Vega 8 R4000, R7 4800U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
5661 Points ∼83% +17%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 14ARE05
Vega 6 R4000, R5 4500U, Samsung PM991 MZALQ512HALU
5277 Points ∼77% +9%
LG Gram 14Z90N
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB256HAHQ
5141 Points ∼75% +6%
Average Intel Core i7-8565U, NVIDIA GeForce MX250
  (4796 - 5277, n=9)
5047 Points ∼74% +4%
MSI Modern 14 A10RB-459US
GeForce MX250, i5-10210U, Kingston RBUSNS8154P3512GJ
4992 Points ∼73% +3%
Asus ZenBook 14 UX434FL-DB77
GeForce MX250, i7-8565U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
4844 Points ∼71%
Home Score Accelerated v2
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14ARE
Vega 8 R4000, R7 4800U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
4657 Points ∼76% +30%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 14ARE05
Vega 6 R4000, R5 4500U, Samsung PM991 MZALQ512HALU
4215 Points ∼69% +18%
Average Intel Core i7-8565U, NVIDIA GeForce MX250
  (3331 - 4220, n=9)
3738 Points ∼61% +4%
Asus ZenBook 14 UX434FL-DB77
GeForce MX250, i7-8565U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
3578 Points ∼59%
MSI Modern 14 A10RB-459US
GeForce MX250, i5-10210U, Kingston RBUSNS8154P3512GJ
3464 Points ∼57% -3%
LG Gram 14Z90N
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB256HAHQ
3402 Points ∼56% -5%
PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
3578 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
4844 points
PCMark 10 Score
4202 points
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DPC Latency

LatencyMon shows DPC latency issues when opening multiple browser tabs on our homepage. Additionally, 4K UHD playback at 60 FPS is not smooth with 86 dropped frames and an unusually high CPU load of ~56 percent during our minute-long YouTube video test when the discrete GPU is active. Deactivating the discrete GPU fixes the playback problem although the DPC latency issues remain.

4K60 playback with Nvidia GPU active
4K60 playback with Nvidia GPU active
4K60 playback with Nvidia GPU inactive
4K60 playback with Nvidia GPU inactive
DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
LG Gram 14Z90N
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB256HAHQ
2562.3 μs * ∼100% -29%
Asus ZenBook 13 UX325JA
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Intel SSD 660p 1TB SSDPEKNW010T8
2166.4 μs * ∼85% -9%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14ARE
Vega 8 R4000, R7 4800U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
2163.7 μs * ∼84% -9%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14s-20T00044GE
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB256HBHQ
2080.2 μs * ∼81% -5%
Asus ZenBook 14 UX434FL-DB77
GeForce MX250, i7-8565U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
1985 μs * ∼77%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
Vega 5, R3 4300U, SK hynix BC511 HFM256GDJTNI-82A0
800.1 μs * ∼31% +60%
Asus VivoBook S14 S433FL-EB029T
GeForce MX250, i7-10510U, Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 32GB + 512GB HBRPEKNX0202A(L/H)
573 μs * ∼22% +71%
HP Envy x360 15-ee0257ng
Vega 6 R4000, R5 4500U, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
505.8 μs * ∼20% +75%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 14ARE05
Vega 6 R4000, R5 4500U, Samsung PM991 MZALQ512HALU
266.2 μs * ∼10% +87%

* ... smaller is better

Storage Devices

The WD SN520 is an entry-level M.2 PCIe x2 NVMe SSD in contrast to the pricier PCIe x4 SN720 series. Theoretical sequential read and write rates top at 1700 MB/s and 1400 MB/s, respectively, which we're able to reach with CrystalDiskMark and DiskSpd. Though performance is more than sufficient considering the U-series CPU and GeForce MX GPU setup, higher-end Ultrabooks ship with the much faster Samsung PM981 series SSDs instead.

See our table of HDDs and SSDs for more benchmark comparisons.

CDM 5.5
CDM 5.5
AS SSD
AS SSD
Single internal M.2 2280 slot
Single internal M.2 2280 slot
Asus ZenBook 14 UX434FL-DB77
WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 14ARE05
Samsung PM991 MZALQ512HALU
Asus VivoBook S14 S433FL-EB029T
Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 32GB + 512GB HBRPEKNX0202A(L/H)
LG Gram 14Z90N
Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB256HAHQ
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14ARE
Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
MSI Modern 14 A10RB-459US
Kingston RBUSNS8154P3512GJ
AS SSD
11%
-21%
33%
71%
-14%
Copy Game MB/s
1016.87
681.1
-33%
1069.66
5%
1328.91
31%
872.21
-14%
Copy Program MB/s
416.96
276.17
-34%
538.82
29%
550.02
32%
496.45
19%
Copy ISO MB/s
1287.09
981.59
-24%
1519.52
18%
1587.84
23%
956.48
-26%
Score Total
2387
2745
15%
1581
-34%
3380
42%
5133
115%
2294
-4%
Score Write
926
1108
20%
763
-18%
1658
79%
2361
155%
916
-1%
Score Read
971
1100
13%
544
-44%
1138
17%
1802
86%
911
-6%
Access Time Write *
0.077
0.032
58%
0.046
40%
0.081
-5%
0.087
-13%
0.136
-77%
Access Time Read *
0.059
0.065
-10%
0.107
-81%
0.059
-0%
0.049
17%
0.084
-42%
4K-64 Write
708.79
859.2
21%
605.09
-15%
1372.47
94%
1985.83
180%
733.32
3%
4K-64 Read
814.78
855.34
5%
386.2
-53%
906.58
11%
1576.44
93%
769.2
-6%
4K Write
130.63
121.59
-7%
122.82
-6%
140.92
8%
128.6
-2%
86.98
-33%
4K Read
39.06
47.13
21%
62.4
60%
57.37
47%
59.49
52%
35.59
-9%
Seq Write
868.27
1268.17
46%
353.13
-59%
1450.19
67%
2463.95
184%
953
10%
Seq Read
1170.5
1970
68%
957.04
-18%
1743.8
49%
1657.77
42%
1060.87
-9%
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6
10%
27%
42%
72%
-9%
Write 4K
134.2
102.8
-23%
124.9
-7%
183.6
37%
146.1
9%
107.7
-20%
Read 4K
45.41
45.48
0%
147.9
226%
48.51
7%
47.18
4%
39.73
-13%
Write Seq
1080
1255
16%
753
-30%
1520
41%
2896
168%
926.3
-14%
Read Seq
1168
1434
23%
1223
5%
1914
64%
2754
136%
1014
-13%
Write 4K Q32T1
412.5
441
7%
369.2
-10%
528.9
28%
425.8
3%
343.6
-17%
Read 4K Q32T1
357.2
474.1
33%
358.1
0%
559.8
57%
513.8
44%
499.1
40%
Write Seq Q32T1
1457
1456
0%
1057
-27%
1540
6%
2989
105%
1033
-29%
Read Seq Q32T1
1710
2085
22%
2738
60%
3408
99%
3568
109%
1604
-6%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
11% / 11%
3% / -1%
38% / 36%
72% / 72%
-12% / -12%

* ... smaller is better

WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
CDM 5/6 Read Seq Q32T1: 1710 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write Seq Q32T1: 1457 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K Q32T1: 357.2 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K Q32T1: 412.5 MB/s
CDM 5 Read Seq: 1168 MB/s
CDM 5 Write Seq: 1080 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K: 45.41 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K: 134.2 MB/s

Disk Throttling: DiskSpd Read Loop, Queue Depth 8

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: Ø1750 (1647.58-1752.65)

GPU Performance

Of the 25 different laptops in our database with the GeForce MX250, the one in this Asus is the slowest. 3DMark benchmarks reveal the GPU to be about 17 percent slower than the average MX250 which means it's slower than most older MX150 laptops. Even Asus' cheaper Asus VivoBook S14 S433FL is about to offer 30 percent faster graphics performance than our ZenBook with the same nominal MX250 GPU.

The disappointing graphics performance can be attributed to the 10 W TDP GPU whereas most other MX250 laptops are using the faster 25 W version. Boost clock rates top out at only 1038 MHz here compared to 1582 MHz on the MateBook 14.

See our dedicated page on the GeForce MX250 for more technical information and benchmark comparisons.

3DMark 11
3DMark 11
Cloud Gate
Cloud Gate
Fire Strike
Fire Strike
Time Spy
Time Spy
3DMark
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
Intel Reference Design Laptop 28W
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, i7-1185G7
1618 Points ∼100% +83%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14ARE
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000), R7 4800U
1173 Points ∼72% +32%
Asus VivoBook S14 S433FL-EB029T
NVIDIA GeForce MX250, i7-10510U
1163 Points ∼72% +31%
Razer Blade Stealth i7-8565U
NVIDIA GeForce MX150, i7-8565U
1147 Points ∼71% +29%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX250
  (881 - 1169, n=21)
1065 Points ∼66% +20%
Asus ZenBook 14 UX434FL-DB77
NVIDIA GeForce MX250, i7-8565U
886 Points ∼55%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 14ARE05
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000), R5 4500U
852 Points ∼53% -4%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13 Core i5-1035G7
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i5-1035G7
794 Points ∼49% -10%
Asus ZenBook 13 UX325JA
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7
788 Points ∼49% -11%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
AMD Radeon RX Vega 5, R3 4300U
733 Points ∼45% -17%
LG Gram 14Z90N
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7
533 Points ∼33% -40%
Dell XPS 13 7390 Core i7-10710U
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i7-10710U
425 Points ∼26% -52%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14s-20T00044GE
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U
402 Points ∼25% -55%
2560x1440 Time Spy Score
Intel Reference Design Laptop 28W
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, i7-1185G7
1798 Points ∼100% +82%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14ARE
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000), R7 4800U
1338 Points ∼74% +35%
Asus VivoBook S14 S433FL-EB029T
NVIDIA GeForce MX250, i7-10510U
1282 Points ∼71% +29%
Razer Blade Stealth i7-8565U
NVIDIA GeForce MX150, i7-8565U
1280 Points ∼71% +29%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX250
  (980 - 1308, n=21)
1180 Points ∼66% +19%
Asus ZenBook 14 UX434FL-DB77
NVIDIA GeForce MX250, i7-8565U
990 Points ∼55%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 14ARE05
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000), R5 4500U
967 Points ∼54% -2%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13 Core i5-1035G7
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i5-1035G7
899 Points ∼50% -9%
Asus ZenBook 13 UX325JA
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7
885 Points ∼49% -11%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
AMD Radeon RX Vega 5, R3 4300U
825 Points ∼46% -17%
LG Gram 14Z90N
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7
602 Points ∼33% -39%
Dell XPS 13 7390 Core i7-10710U
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i7-10710U
491 Points ∼27% -50%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14s-20T00044GE
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U
461 Points ∼26% -53%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
Intel Reference Design Laptop 28W
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, i7-1185G7
5652 Points ∼100% +92%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14ARE
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000), R7 4800U
3938 Points ∼70% +34%
Asus VivoBook S14 S433FL-EB029T
NVIDIA GeForce MX250, i7-10510U
3819 Points ∼68% +30%
Razer Blade Stealth i7-8565U
NVIDIA GeForce MX150, i7-8565U
3726 Points ∼66% +27%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX250
  (2939 - 3885, n=28)
3521 Points ∼62% +20%
Asus ZenBook 13 UX325JA
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7
2983 Points ∼53% +1%
Asus ZenBook 14 UX434FL-DB77
NVIDIA GeForce MX250, i7-8565U
2945 Points ∼52%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 14ARE05
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000), R5 4500U
2876 Points ∼51% -2%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13 Core i5-1035G7
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i5-1035G7
2692 Points ∼48% -9%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
AMD Radeon RX Vega 5, R3 4300U
2438 Points ∼43% -17%
LG Gram 14Z90N
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7
1487 Points ∼26% -50%
Dell XPS 13 7390 Core i7-10710U
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i7-10710U
1339 Points ∼24% -55%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14s-20T00044GE
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U
1227 Points ∼22% -58%
3DMark 11
1280x720 Performance Combined
Asus VivoBook S14 S433FL-EB029T
NVIDIA GeForce MX250, i7-10510U
4546 Points ∼100% +15%
Razer Blade Stealth i7-8565U
NVIDIA GeForce MX150, i7-8565U
4394 Points ∼97% +11%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14ARE
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000), R7 4800U
4323 Points ∼95% +10%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX250
  (3532 - 4638, n=28)
4242 Points ∼93% +8%
Asus ZenBook 14 UX434FL-DB77
NVIDIA GeForce MX250, i7-8565U
3943 Points ∼87%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 14ARE05
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000), R5 4500U
3767 Points ∼83% -4%
Asus ZenBook 13 UX325JA
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7
3639 Points ∼80% -8%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13 Core i5-1035G7
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i5-1035G7
3409 Points ∼75% -14%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
AMD Radeon RX Vega 5, R3 4300U
3288 Points ∼72% -17%
Dell XPS 13 7390 Core i7-10710U
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i7-10710U
2078 Points ∼46% -47%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14s-20T00044GE
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U
1729 Points ∼38% -56%
LG Gram 14Z90N
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7
1571 Points ∼35% -60%
1280x720 Performance GPU
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14ARE
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000), R7 4800U
6085 Points ∼100% +70%
Razer Blade Stealth i7-8565U
NVIDIA GeForce MX150, i7-8565U
4905 Points ∼81% +37%
Asus VivoBook S14 S433FL-EB029T
NVIDIA GeForce MX250, i7-10510U
4785 Points ∼79% +33%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 14ARE05
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000), R5 4500U
4400 Points ∼72% +23%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX250
  (3585 - 4942, n=28)
4396 Points ∼72% +23%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13 Core i5-1035G7
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i5-1035G7
4279 Points ∼70% +19%
Asus ZenBook 13 UX325JA
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7
4152 Points ∼68% +16%
Asus ZenBook 14 UX434FL-DB77
NVIDIA GeForce MX250, i7-8565U
3585 Points ∼59%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
AMD Radeon RX Vega 5, R3 4300U
3535 Points ∼58% -1%
LG Gram 14Z90N
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7
3150 Points ∼52% -12%
Dell XPS 13 7390 Core i7-10710U
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i7-10710U
1940 Points ∼32% -46%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14s-20T00044GE
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U
1844 Points ∼30% -49%
3DMark 11 Performance
3930 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
12886 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
2726 points
3DMark Time Spy Score
990 points
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Asus ZenBook 14 UX434FL-DB77 GeForce MX250, i7-8565U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G: Ø55.7 (53-58)
low med. high ultra
GTA V (2015) 109 95.4 35.9 16.1 fps
The Witcher 3 (2015) 59.5 33 19.4 10.3 fps
Dota 2 Reborn (2015) 113 88.6 61.3 54.1 fps
Final Fantasy XV Benchmark (2018) 33.7 16.4 11 fps
X-Plane 11.11 (2018) 49.2 41.1 37.5 fps
Strange Brigade (2018) 71.3 26.7 19.9 15.7 fps

Emissions

System Noise

The single internal fan will idle when sitting on desktop, but it will quickly pick up in speed when running tasks like browsers or videos. Fan noise, for example, would slowly build up to its maximum of 41.5 dB(A) in less than 90 seconds when running 3DMark 06 to be louder than many other 14-inch Ultrabooks. The good news is that any RPM changes are steady and gradual and never too sudden.

We can notice no electronic noise or coil whine on our test unit.

Cooling solution is small as it consists of just a single ~50 mm fan and very short heat pipe for both the CPU and GPU
Cooling solution is small as it consists of just a single ~50 mm fan and very short heat pipe for both the CPU and GPU
Fan ramps up and down frequently, but the change in RPM is steady and unobtrusive
Fan ramps up and down frequently, but the change in RPM is steady and unobtrusive
Fan noise profile (White: Background, Red: System idle, Blue: 3DMark 06, Orange: Witcher 3, Green: Prime95+FurMark)
Fan noise profile (White: Background, Red: System idle, Blue: 3DMark 06, Orange: Witcher 3, Green: Prime95+FurMark)
Asus ZenBook 14 UX434FL-DB77
GeForce MX250, i7-8565U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 14ARE05
Vega 6 R4000, R5 4500U, Samsung PM991 MZALQ512HALU
Asus VivoBook S14 S433FL-EB029T
GeForce MX250, i7-10510U, Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 32GB + 512GB HBRPEKNX0202A(L/H)
LG Gram 14Z90N
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB256HAHQ
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14ARE
Vega 8 R4000, R7 4800U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
MSI Modern 14 A10RB-459US
GeForce MX250, i5-10210U, Kingston RBUSNS8154P3512GJ
Noise
-12%
-11%
4%
7%
-2%
off / environment *
26.2
30.7
-17%
30.7
-17%
28.6
-9%
26.3
-0%
28.7
-10%
Idle Minimum *
26.2
30.7
-17%
31
-18%
28.6
-9%
26.5
-1%
29.5
-13%
Idle Average *
27.2
30.7
-13%
31
-14%
29.2
-7%
26.5
3%
29.5
-8%
Idle Maximum *
27.2
30.7
-13%
31.3
-15%
29.2
-7%
26.5
3%
29.5
-8%
Load Average *
41.5
41.3
-0%
43.4
-5%
29.2
30%
31.8
23%
33.4
20%
Witcher 3 ultra *
39.7
42.8
-8%
35.9
10%
37.9
5%
Load Maximum *
41.1
41.5
-1%
29.5
28%
35.9
13%
40.5
1%

* ... smaller is better

Noise Level

Idle
26.2 / 27.2 / 27.2 dB(A)
Load
41.5 / 41.1 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: 26.2 dB(A)
dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2031.328.731.533.630.32531.832.23232.931.53123.321.823.321.7244020.922.422.722.423.25020.121.522.72024.66325.82526.823.731.68021.122.820.820.422.210019.320.11920.220.512519.720.117.618.9211601920.417.918.719.820020.721.916.717.820.425021.321.817.11721.431520.822.118.217.422.740020.222.21716.722.250022.224.519.415.32463022.624.915.915.124.580029.925.115.314.324.4100025.827.215.313.926.4125027.629.115.41428.5160030321613.831.6200032.333.815.613.633.5250028.630.614.713.730.1315028.430.914.713.730.5400027.830.61413.829.950002628.513.813.928.1630025.128.513.713.727.7800020.123.513.313.622.71000016.619.313.213.618.51250015.117.41313.316.41600013.214.612.212.712.8SPL39.741.527.226.241.1N33.50.90.83.3median 22.2median 24.5median 15.4median 13.9median 24Delta3.74.11.61.43.7hearing rangehide median Fan NoiseAsus ZenBook 14 UX434FL-DB77

Temperature

Surface temperatures are cooler toward the front while the back can be as warm as 36 C simply by idling on desktop. Hot spots on the keyboard center and bottom can be as warm as 48 C to 53 C as shown by the temperature maps below to be similar to what we observed on the Lenovo Yoga Slim 7. You're going to want a desk if you plan on running games or other high loads on this machine.

No rear exhaust. Instead, heat is expelled upwards toward the front of the screen
No rear exhaust. Instead, heat is expelled upwards toward the front of the screen
AC adapter after running Witcher 3 for over an hour
AC adapter after running Witcher 3 for over an hour
Max. Load
 47 °C
117 F
47.4 °C
117 F
37.2 °C
99 F
 
 44.6 °C
112 F
46.8 °C
116 F
35 °C
95 F
 
 39.4 °C
103 F
36.6 °C
98 F
36.2 °C
97 F
 
Maximum: 47.4 °C = 117 F
Average: 41.1 °C = 106 F
41.8 °C
107 F
54.2 °C
130 F
47.8 °C
118 F
38.2 °C
101 F
44.8 °C
113 F
44 °C
111 F
36.2 °C
97 F
40.4 °C
105 F
40 °C
104 F
Maximum: 54.2 °C = 130 F
Average: 43 °C = 109 F
Power Supply (max.)  44 °C = 111 F | Room Temperature 23 °C = 73 F | Fluke 62 Mini IR Thermometer
(-) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 41.1 °C / 106 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 47.4 °C / 117 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 54.2 °C / 130 F, compared to the average of 39.6 °C / 103 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 30.6 °C / 87 F, compared to the device average of 30.7 °C / 87 F.
(±) Playing The Witcher 3, the average temperature for the upper side is 33.9 °C / 93 F, compared to the device average of 30.7 °C / 87 F.
(±) The palmrests and touchpad can get very hot to the touch with a maximum of 39.4 °C / 102.9 F.
(-) The average temperature of the palmrest area of similar devices was 28.5 °C / 83.3 F (-10.9 °C / -19.6 F).
System idle (top)
System idle (top)
System idle (bottom)
System idle (bottom)
Witcher 3 stress (top)
Witcher 3 stress (top)
Witcher 3 stress (bottom)
Witcher 3 stress (bottom)
Prime95+FurMark stress (top)
Prime95+FurMark stress (top)