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Asus ZenBook UX310UA (7500U, Full HD) Laptop Review

Sebastian Bade (translated by Ariana Brodsky), 03/10/2017

A beautiful machine! Asus isn't letting their products fall behind the times: the ZenBook series is now available with processors from the new Kaby Lake generation. Read on to find out how much of a performance boost the upgrade provides.

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As manufacturers keep their noses to the grindstone endlessly working to improve system performance, mobile devices don't escape their notice. Asus, for one, has chosen to equip the ZenBook UX310 series with the newest generation of Intel processors. Our test device houses the top model available for the ZenBook - the Intel Core i7-7500U. This processor has a generous 16 GB of DDR4 RAM at its beck and call, and the 256 GB SSD isn't short on storage space. In its particular hardware configuration, including a Full HD display, our test device currently carries a price tag of 999 Euros (~$1066).

From the outside, the Asus ZenBook UX310UA-FC347T is the spitting image of the recently reviewed Asus ZenBook UX310UQ-GL011T. It houses the same ports and connections in the same locations.

The Asus ZenBook UX310 comes in a variety of configurations, distinguished mostly by their individual processors, RAM sticks and mass storage devices. In the realm of displays, Asus is also offering two options: our test device's Full HD screen, or a QHD+ panel. As we write this review, we are concurrently testing another model from this series: the Asus ZenBook UX310UQ-FC396T, which can boast of an additional Nvidia GeForce 940MX. The Asus ZenBook UX310UA-FC347T doesn't offer this dedicated graphics card; the Intel HD Graphics 620 is left to master all the graphics tasks alone.

The devices that will serve as references throughout this review are subnotebooks priced between 1000 and 1300 Euros (~$1067-1387). This line-up includes the aforementioned model based on Skylake architecture (Asus ZenBook UX310UQ-GL011T), as well as the other ZenBook currently in our lab, equipped with the dedicated GPU. We also selected a couple of subnotebooks from other manufacturers: one is the brainchild of Acer, the other of Dell.

The following table lists the devices that will be compared throughout this article, along with basic information about their hardware.

Asus ZenBook UX310UQ-GL011T Asus ZenBook UX310UQ-FC396T Asus ZenBook UX3410UA Acer Swift 7 SF713-51 Dell XPS 13 9360 FHD i5
CPU Intel Core i7-6500U Intel Core i7-7500U Intel Core i7-7500U Intel Core i5-7Y54 Intel Core i5-7200U
GPU Nvidia GeForce 940MX Nvidia GeForce 940MX Intel HD Graphics 620 Intel HD Graphics 615 Intel HD Graphics 620
RAM 16 GB DDR4-2133 16 GB DDR4-2133 16 GB DDR4-2133 8 GB DDR3-1866 8 GB DDR3-1866
Price 1199 Euros 1299 Euros 1199 Euros 1299 Euros $1050
Asus Zenbook UX310UA-FC347T iGP (ZenBook UX310 Series)
Processor
Graphics adapter
Intel HD Graphics 620, Core: 300 - 1050 MHz, 21.20.16.4550
Memory
16384 MB 
, 8 GB soldered, 1 memory bank occupied, DDR4 2133, Samsung
Display
13.3 inch 16:9, 1920x1080 pixel 166 PPI, AU Optronics AUO272D, IPS, LED, glossy: no
Mainboard
Intel Kaby Lake-U Premium PCH
Storage
Micron SSD 1100 (MTFDDAV256TBN), 256 GB 
, M.2 2280
Soundcard
Conexant SmartAudio HD
Connections
2 USB 2.0, 1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 HDMI, Audio Connections: Audio in/out combined, 3.5 mm jack, Card Reader: SD/SDHC/SDXC, Brightness Sensor
Networking
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260 (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.1
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 18.35 x 323 x 223 ( = 0.72 x 12.72 x 8.78 in)
Battery
48 Wh, 4211 mAh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: HD 720p
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Underneath, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, Asus sleeve, Power supply, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
1.352 kg ( = 47.69 oz / 2.98 pounds), Power Supply: 180 g ( = 6.35 oz / 0.4 pounds)
Price
999 EUR

 

Size Comparison

SDCardreader Transfer Speed
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Dell XPS 13 9360 FHD i5
(Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
107.8 MB/s ∼100% +237%
Asus Zenbook UX310UQ-GL011T
(Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
34 MB/s ∼32% +6%
Asus UX310UQ-FC396T
(Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
33 MB/s ∼31% +3%
Asus Zenbook UX3410UA
(Toshiba Exceria Pro M401)
32.9 MB/s ∼31% +3%
Asus Zenbook UX310UA-FC347T iGP
(Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
32 MB/s ∼30%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
Dell XPS 13 9360 FHD i5
(Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
250.6 MB/s ∼100% +554%
Asus Zenbook UX310UQ-GL011T
(Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
39.7 MB/s ∼16% +4%
Asus Zenbook UX3410UA
(Toshiba Exceria Pro M401)
38.49 MB/s ∼15% 0%
Asus UX310UQ-FC396T
(Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
38.4 MB/s ∼15% 0%
Asus Zenbook UX310UA-FC347T iGP
(Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
38.3 MB/s ∼15%

Communication

Wi-Fi: 801.11 ac + Bluetooth
Wi-Fi: 801.11 ac + Bluetooth

An Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260 module bears the responsibility for WLAN communication. This module is also capable of connecting with external devices via Bluetooth (4.1). The theoretical gross data transfer rate for 2x 801.11 ac is 867 MBit/s. We recorded the Asus ZenBook UX310UA-FC347T's send speed at 665 MBit/s, and it received data at a good 495 MBit/s. These results reveal that the WLAN module runs at the same speed in both our test device and the Asus ZenBook UX310UQ-FC396T. Establishing a wired network connection is only possible with a USB adapter, as the Asus ZenBook UX310UA-FC347T lacks an Ethernet port. We successfully tested an adapter that communicated via the USB Type-C port. Over the adapter, our data transferred at up to 1 GBit/s.

Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Dell XPS 13 9360 FHD i5
Killer Wireless-n/a/ac 1535 Wireless Network Adapter
525 MBit/s ∼100% +6%
Asus UX310UQ-FC396T
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260 (I210-T1)
512 MBit/s ∼98% +3%
Asus Zenbook UX310UA-FC347T iGP
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260 (I210-T1)
495 MBit/s ∼94%
Asus Zenbook UX3410UA
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260 (Linksys EA8500, 5.0 GHz)
323 MBit/s ∼62% -35%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Asus Zenbook UX310UA-FC347T iGP
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260 (I210-T1)
665 MBit/s ∼100%
Asus UX310UQ-FC396T
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260 (I210-T1)
662 MBit/s ∼100% 0%
Dell XPS 13 9360 FHD i5
Killer Wireless-n/a/ac 1535 Wireless Network Adapter
575 MBit/s ∼86% -14%
Asus Zenbook UX3410UA
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260 (Linksys EA8500, 5.0 GHz)
469 MBit/s ∼71% -29%

Display

Subpixel structure
Subpixel structure
Light backlight bleeding in the upper-left corner
Light backlight bleeding in the upper-left corner

Our test device's IPS panel is identical to the one built into the Asus ZenBook UX310UQ-FC396T. The screen measures 13.3-inches along the diagonal and offers a resolution of 1920x1080 pixels. This translates to a pixel density of 166 pixels per square inch. Even though the AU Optronics panel (AUO272D) is the same model as the screen in the Asus ZenBook UX310UQ-FC396T, the results in our tests differed slightly.

The average brightness of 347 cd/m² is very good and makes work in bright environments much easier. The contrast ratio of 1377:1 is also very good, as we would expect of an IPS panel. In combination with the low black value (0.26), these features generate bold colors and inky blacks. There is hardly any bothersome gray cast to speak of. Our test device's brightness distribution was only 87% similar across the screen, compared to the 92% we recorded for the structurally identical panel in the Asus ZenBook UX310UQ-FC396T. Even upon close inspection of a totally black image, we didn't detect much screen bleeding. The Asus ZenBook UX310UA-FC347T uses pulse-width modulation (PWM) to regulate its display brightness.

349
cd/m²
355
cd/m²
322
cd/m²
357
cd/m²
358
cd/m²
327
cd/m²
346
cd/m²
372
cd/m²
335
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 372 cd/m² Average: 346.8 cd/m² Minimum: 21.8 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 87 %
Center on Battery: 362 cd/m²
Contrast: 1377:1 (Black: 0.26 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 5.22 | - Ø
ΔE Greyscale 6.69 | - Ø
91% sRGB (Argyll) 59% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll)
Gamma: 2.35
Asus Zenbook UX310UA-FC347T iGP
AU Optronics AUO272D, 1920x1080, 13.3
Asus Zenbook UX310UQ-GL011T
AU Optronics AUO142D, 1920x1080, 13.3
Asus UX310UQ-FC396T
AU Optronics AUO272D, 1920x1080, 13.3
Asus Zenbook UX3410UA
ChiMei N140HCE-EN1, 1920x1080, 14
Acer Swift 7 SF713-51
Chimei Innolux, N133HCE-GP1, 1920x1080, 13.3
Dell XPS 13 9360 FHD i5
Sharp SHP1449 LQ133M1, 1920x1080, 13.3
Response Times
-27%
8%
-19%
-1%
-17%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
40
39
2%
31
22%
33
17%
31
22%
32.8
18%
Response Time Black / White *
22
24
-9%
21
5%
34
-55%
27
-23%
33.2
-51%
PWM Frequency
200
50
-75%
192
-4%
Screen
-15%
1%
7%
5%
-3%
Brightness
347
240
-31%
343
-1%
355
2%
344
-1%
325
-6%
Brightness Distribution
87
90
3%
92
6%
87
0%
92
6%
89
2%
Black Level *
0.26
0.43
-65%
0.28
-8%
0.32
-23%
0.25
4%
0.195
25%
Contrast
1377
574
-58%
1293
-6%
1175
-15%
1436
4%
1801
31%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
5.22
4.74
9%
5.08
3%
3.2
39%
4.57
12%
7.4
-42%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
6.69
4.87
27%
6.21
7%
4.4
34%
5.2
22%
6.71
-0%
Gamma
2.35 102%
2.57 93%
2.4 100%
2.12 113%
2.47 97%
2.74 88%
CCT
6745 96%
7450 87%
6817 95%
7440 87%
6887 94%
7222 90%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
59
57
-3%
60
2%
63.78
8%
58
-2%
50.48
-14%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
91
88
-3%
92
1%
98.98
9%
89
-2%
73.31
-19%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-21% / -18%
5% / 2%
-6% / 2%
2% / 4%
-10% / -6%

* ... smaller is better

91% sRGB coverage
91% sRGB coverage
59% AdobeRGB coverage
59% AdobeRGB coverage

As is generally true of IPS panels, the display quality is good. The high contrast (1377:1) couples with the low black value (0.26) to render rich, vivid colors. In factory default state, the Asus ZenBook UX310UA-FC347T's DeltaE 2000 values are again somewhat too high (ColorChecker 5.22, grayscale 6.69). Calibrating the screen can improve these numbers and diminish the slight blue cast. The ICC profile for this panel is available for download: we have provided a link directly above the preceding comparison table.

The display's color-space coverage is satisfactory: 91% for sRGB and still a good 59% for the AdobeRGB is more than enough for semi-professional use in graphics processing.

Grayscale
Grayscale
Color accuracy
Color accuracy
Color saturation
Color saturation

For outdoor use, a high brightness level and matte display surface are mandatory. The Asus ZenBook UX310UA-FC347T provides both. Even in direct sunlight, working on this computer isn't a struggle. The following photos exhibit the device in operation outdoors. In the shade, the screen content is perfectly visible. The glow is even strong enough to display the screen content at a lower brightness setting, which in turn conserves battery life.

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
22 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 5 ms rise
↘ 17 ms fall
The screen shows good response rates in our tests, but may be too slow for competitive gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 15 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (27.1 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
40 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 12 ms rise
↘ 28 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.9 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 41 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (43.7 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 detected 200 Hz20 % brightness setting

The display backlight flickers at 200 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) Flickering detected at a brightness setting of 20 % and below. There should be no flickering or PWM above this brightness setting.

The frequency of 200 Hz is relatively low, so sensitive users will likely notice flickering and experience eyestrain at the stated brightness setting and below.

In comparison: 59 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 4396 (minimum: 43 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

The display's viewing angles are again typical of IPS panels. From any perspective the reference images are easily recognizable, and often the screen achieves a perfectly true representation. The panel from AU Optronics only has problems when viewed from very flat angles. In everyday circumstances a user won't be limited by this imperfection, as most will never view the screen from these uncomfortable perspectives.

Viewing angles: Asus ZenBook UX310UA-FC347T
Viewing angles: Asus ZenBook UX310UA-FC347T

Performance

Thanks to its quick Intel Core i7-7500U processor, the Asus ZenBook UX310UA-FC347T's performance is beyond critique. The 16 GB of RAM that stands by the processor provides more than enough memory space to prevent bottlenecking, even for the distant future. An SSD with 256 GB of storage space serves as our test device's mass storage system. This is roomy enough for the average user, and its solid-state technology helps the system run smoothly. If this storage space isn't enough, the Asus ZenBook UX310UA-FC347T has an unoccupied 2.5-inch slot that the user can fill with a second mass storage device.

CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
GPU-Z
GPU-Z
HWiNFO
DPC latencies
Intel Extreme Tuning Utility
 

Processor

The Kaby Lake CPU is soldered to the motherboard.
The Kaby Lake CPU is soldered to the motherboard.

The dual-core Intel Core i7-7500U processor is plenty powerful for the computer's advertised applications. This Kaby Lake model is the successor to the Intel Core i7-6500U and clocks at 2.7 GHz. When necessary, the clock rate can increase to up to 3.5 GHz. The Intel Core i7-7500U supports Hyper-Threading and has a TDP of 15 Watts.

The Asus ZenBook UX310UA-FC347T is capable of summoning the full processing power available to the CPU. The Cinebench R15 benchmarks underline this fact, especially as our test device leads the competition here.

Cinebench R10
Cinebench R10
Cinebench R11.5
Cinebench R11.5
Cinebench R15
Cinebench R15
Jetstream 1.1
Jetstream 1.1
Octane V2
Octane V2
Mozilla Kraken 1.1
Mozilla Kraken 1.1
Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
Asus Zenbook UX310UA-FC347T iGP
Intel Core i7-7500U, 2700
146 Points ∼75%
Asus UX310UQ-FC396T
Intel Core i7-7500U, 2700
145 Points ∼74% -1%
Asus Zenbook UX3410UA
Intel Core i7-7500U, 2700
142 Points ∼73% -3%
Asus Zenbook UX310UQ-GL011T
Intel Core i7-6500U, 2500
130 Points ∼67% -11%
Dell XPS 13 9360 FHD i5
Intel Core i5-7200U, 2500
124 Points ∼64% -15%
Acer Swift 7 SF713-51
Intel Core i5-7Y54, 1200
111 Points ∼57% -24%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Asus Zenbook UX3410UA
Intel Core i7-7500U, 2700
368 Points ∼20% +6%
Asus Zenbook UX310UA-FC347T iGP
Intel Core i7-7500U, 2700
346 Points ∼19%
Asus UX310UQ-FC396T
Intel Core i7-7500U, 2700
336 Points ∼18% -3%
Asus Zenbook UX310UQ-GL011T
Intel Core i7-6500U, 2500
327 Points ∼18% -5%
Dell XPS 13 9360 FHD i5
Intel Core i5-7200U, 2500
318 Points ∼17% -8%
Acer Swift 7 SF713-51
Intel Core i5-7Y54, 1200
207 Points ∼11% -40%
Cinebench R11.5
CPU Single 64Bit
Asus Zenbook UX310UA-FC347T iGP
Intel Core i7-7500U, 2700
1.66 Points ∼75%
Asus UX310UQ-FC396T
Intel Core i7-7500U, 2700
1.65 Points ∼75% -1%
Asus Zenbook UX310UQ-GL011T
Intel Core i7-6500U, 2500
1.48 Points ∼67% -11%
Dell XPS 13 9360 FHD i5
Intel Core i5-7200U, 2500
1.45 Points ∼66% -13%
Acer Swift 7 SF713-51
Intel Core i5-7Y54, 1200
1.27 Points ∼58% -23%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Asus Zenbook UX310UA-FC347T iGP
Intel Core i7-7500U, 2700
3.8 Points ∼19%
Asus UX310UQ-FC396T
Intel Core i7-7500U, 2700
3.73 Points ∼19% -2%
Dell XPS 13 9360 FHD i5
Intel Core i5-7200U, 2500
3.61 Points ∼18% -5%
Asus Zenbook UX310UQ-GL011T
Intel Core i7-6500U, 2500
3.15 Points ∼16% -17%
Acer Swift 7 SF713-51
Intel Core i5-7Y54, 1200
2.32 Points ∼12% -39%
Cinebench R10
Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
Asus UX310UQ-FC396T
Intel Core i7-7500U, 2700
7305 Points ∼81% 0%
Asus Zenbook UX310UA-FC347T iGP
Intel Core i7-7500U, 2700
7274 Points ∼80%
Asus Zenbook UX310UQ-GL011T
Intel Core i7-6500U, 2500
6407 Points ∼71% -12%
Acer Swift 7 SF713-51
Intel Core i5-7Y54, 1200
5545 Points ∼61% -24%
Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
Asus Zenbook UX310UA-FC347T iGP
Intel Core i7-7500U, 2700
15817 Points ∼39%
Asus UX310UQ-FC396T
Intel Core i7-7500U, 2700
15619 Points ∼38% -1%
Asus Zenbook UX310UQ-GL011T
Intel Core i7-6500U, 2500
14075 Points ∼34% -11%
Acer Swift 7 SF713-51
Intel Core i5-7Y54, 1200
8756 Points ∼21% -45%
JetStream 1.1 - 1.1 Total Score
Asus UX310UQ-FC396T
Intel Core i7-7500U, 2700 (Edge: 38.14393.0.0)
240.34 Points ∼1% +1%
Asus Zenbook UX310UA-FC347T iGP
Intel Core i7-7500U, 2700 (Edge: 38.14393.0.0)
237.11 Points ∼1%
Asus Zenbook UX310UQ-GL011T
Intel Core i7-6500U, 2500 (EDGE: 38.14393.0.0)
208.98 Points ∼1% -12%
Asus Zenbook UX3410UA
Intel Core i7-7500U, 2700 (Edge 38.14393.0.0)
206.6 Points ∼1% -13%
Acer Swift 7 SF713-51
Intel Core i5-7Y54, 1200 (EDGE: 38.14393.0.0)
184.5 Points ∼1% -22%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Asus UX310UQ-FC396T
Intel Core i7-7500U, 2700 (Edge: 38.14393.0.0)
36353 Points ∼73% +2%
Asus Zenbook UX310UA-FC347T iGP
Intel Core i7-7500U, 2700 (Edge: 38.14393.0.0)
35740 Points ∼72%
Dell XPS 13 9360 FHD i5
Intel Core i5-7200U, 2500
31023 Points ∼63% -13%
Asus Zenbook UX3410UA
Intel Core i7-7500U, 2700 (Edge 38.14393.0.0)
29985 Points ∼61% -16%
Asus Zenbook UX310UQ-GL011T
Intel Core i7-6500U, 2500 (EDGE: 38.14393.0.0)
29762 Points ∼60% -17%
Acer Swift 7 SF713-51
Intel Core i5-7Y54, 1200 (EDGE: 38.14393.0.0)
25796 Points ∼52% -28%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Acer Swift 7 SF713-51
Intel Core i5-7Y54, 1200 (EDGE: 38.14393.0.0)
1309 ms * ∼2% -24%
Asus Zenbook UX310UQ-GL011T
Intel Core i7-6500U, 2500 (EDGE: 38.14393.0.0)
1196.3 ms * ∼2% -13%
Asus Zenbook UX3410UA
Intel Core i7-7500U, 2700 (Edge 38.14393.0.0)
1172.9 ms * ∼2% -11%
Asus Zenbook UX310UA-FC347T iGP
Intel Core i7-7500U, 2700 (Edge: 38.14393.0.0)
1055.9 ms * ∼2%
Asus UX310UQ-FC396T
Intel Core i7-7500U, 2700 (Edge: 38.14393.0.0)
1053.4 ms * ∼2% -0%

* ... smaller is better

Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit
9438
Cinebench R10 Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
12394
Cinebench R10 Rendering Single 32Bit
5601
Cinebench R10 Shading 64Bit
10192 Points
Cinebench R10 Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
15817 Points
Cinebench R10 Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
7274 Points
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64Bit
1.66 Points
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64Bit
3.8 Points
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit
46.96 fps
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
51.54 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
97.7 %
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
346 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
146 Points
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System Performance

The processor's ability to tap into its full performance potential seems to inspire the whole system to put its best foot forward. The results in the PCMark 8 benchmark make this abundantly clear. The three devices fitted with the Intel Core i7-7500U processor are more or less on par with one another, meaning there’s no clear winner here. The 8 GB RAM stick soldered to the motherboard is accompanied by an optional module that brings the total memory space to an ample 16 GB. This generous provision gives the system the ability to easily process memory-intensive applications.

PCMark 8 Home
PCMark 8 Creative
PCMark 8 Work
PCMark 8 Storage
PCMark 7
PCMark Vantage
PCMark 8
Work Score Accelerated v2
Asus Zenbook UX3410UA
Intel Core i7-7500U, 2700, SanDisk SD8SN8U512G1002
5033 Points ∼77% +1%
Asus Zenbook UX310UA-FC347T iGP
Intel Core i7-7500U, 2700, Micron SSD 1100 (MTFDDAV256TBN)
4990 Points ∼77%
Asus UX310UQ-FC396T
Intel Core i7-7500U, 2700, SanDisk SD8SN8U512G1002
4947 Points ∼76% -1%
Asus Zenbook UX310UQ-GL011T
Intel Core i7-6500U, 2500, SanDisk SD8SNAT256G1002
4603 Points ∼71% -8%
Dell XPS 13 9360 FHD i5
Intel Core i5-7200U, 2500, Toshiba NVMe THNSN5256GPUK
4568 Points ∼70% -8%
Creative Score Accelerated v2
Asus Zenbook UX310UA-FC347T iGP
Intel Core i7-7500U, 2700, Micron SSD 1100 (MTFDDAV256TBN)
4931 Points ∼53%
Asus UX310UQ-FC396T
Intel Core i7-7500U, 2700, SanDisk SD8SN8U512G1002
4814 Points ∼52% -2%
Asus Zenbook UX310UQ-GL011T
Intel Core i7-6500U, 2500, SanDisk SD8SNAT256G1002
4440 Points ∼48% -10%
Dell XPS 13 9360 FHD i5
Intel Core i5-7200U, 2500, Toshiba NVMe THNSN5256GPUK
4211 Points ∼45% -15%
Acer Swift 7 SF713-51
Intel Core i5-7Y54, 1200, Kingston RBU-SNS4180S3256GG
3429 Points ∼37% -30%
Home Score Accelerated v2
Asus UX310UQ-FC396T
Intel Core i7-7500U, 2700, SanDisk SD8SN8U512G1002
4028 Points ∼67% +1%
Asus Zenbook UX310UA-FC347T iGP
Intel Core i7-7500U, 2700, Micron SSD 1100 (MTFDDAV256TBN)
3980 Points ∼67%
Asus Zenbook UX3410UA
Intel Core i7-7500U, 2700, SanDisk SD8SN8U512G1002
3965 Points ∼66% 0%
Asus Zenbook UX310UQ-GL011T
Intel Core i7-6500U, 2500, SanDisk SD8SNAT256G1002
3769 Points ∼63% -5%
Dell XPS 13 9360 FHD i5
Intel Core i5-7200U, 2500, Toshiba NVMe THNSN5256GPUK
3535 Points ∼59% -11%
Acer Swift 7 SF713-51
Intel Core i5-7Y54, 1200, Kingston RBU-SNS4180S3256GG
3064 Points ∼51% -23%
PCMark 7
Productivity
Asus UX310UQ-FC396T
Intel Core i7-7500U, 2700, SanDisk SD8SN8U512G1002
4866 Points ∼45% 0%
Asus Zenbook UX310UA-FC347T iGP
Intel Core i7-7500U, 2700, Micron SSD 1100 (MTFDDAV256TBN)
4844 Points ∼44%
Asus Zenbook UX310UQ-GL011T
Intel Core i7-6500U, 2500, SanDisk SD8SNAT256G1002
3933 Points ∼36% -19%
Acer Swift 7 SF713-51
Intel Core i5-7Y54, 1200, Kingston RBU-SNS4180S3256GG
3499 Points ∼32% -28%
Score
Asus Zenbook UX310UA-FC347T iGP
Intel Core i7-7500U, 2700, Micron SSD 1100 (MTFDDAV256TBN)
5857 Points ∼73%
Asus UX310UQ-FC396T
Intel Core i7-7500U, 2700, SanDisk SD8SN8U512G1002
5731 Points ∼71% -2%
Asus Zenbook UX310UQ-GL011T
Intel Core i7-6500U, 2500, SanDisk SD8SNAT256G1002
5305 Points ∼66% -9%
Acer Swift 7 SF713-51
Intel Core i5-7Y54, 1200, Kingston RBU-SNS4180S3256GG
4857 Points ∼60% -17%
PCMark Vantage Result
18093 points
PCMark 7 Score
5857 points
PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
3980 points
PCMark 8 Creative Score Accelerated v2
4931 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
4990 points
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Storage Device

The Asus ZenBook UX310UA-FC347T is equipped with a 256 GB Micron SSD. According to the manufacturer, the drive should reach speeds of up to 530 MB/s (reading) and 500 MB/s (writing). At a recorded speed of 494 MB/s in our sequential read test, the SSD's performance approximated the manufacturer's specifications; but the speed of 368 MB/s in the sequential write test falls far short of the drive's theoretical potential. On the plus side, the 4K read speed of just over 25 MB/s is nothing to sneeze at.

An unoccupied 2.5-inch slot offers the user the option of expanding the Asus ZenBook UX310UA-FC347T's mass storage space, should the 256 GB prove to be a tight squeeze.

The SSD installed.
The SSD installed.
The 256 GB SSD comes in the M.2 2280 form factor.
The 256 GB SSD comes in the M.2 2280 form factor.
The 256 GB SSD comes in the M.2 2280 form factor.
The 256 GB SSD comes in the M.2 2280 form factor.
There is space for another mass storage device.
There is space for another mass storage device.
AS SSD
AS SSD
CrystalDiskMark
CrystalDiskMark
CrystalDiskInfo
CrystalDiskInfo
ATTO
ATTO
Asus Zenbook UX310UA-FC347T iGP
Micron SSD 1100 (MTFDDAV256TBN)
Asus Zenbook UX310UQ-GL011T
SanDisk SD8SNAT256G1002
Asus UX310UQ-FC396T
SanDisk SD8SN8U512G1002
Asus Zenbook UX3410UA
SanDisk SD8SN8U512G1002
Acer Swift 7 SF713-51
Kingston RBU-SNS4180S3256GG
Dell XPS 13 9360 FHD i5
Toshiba NVMe THNSN5256GPUK
CrystalDiskMark 3.0
-21%
2%
2%
4%
69%
Write 4k QD32
251.5
200.2
-20%
257.7
2%
249.3
-1%
325.6
29%
218.3
-13%
Read 4k QD32
246.3
147.4
-40%
286
16%
351
43%
329.4
34%
479.2
95%
Write 4k
88.65
72.07
-19%
56.18
-37%
56.45
-36%
76.07
-14%
116.9
32%
Read 4k
26.68
22.03
-17%
28.45
7%
27.53
3%
36.62
37%
29.31
10%
Write 512
389.1
272.8
-30%
458
18%
419.7
8%
313.6
-19%
439.9
13%
Read 512
356.7
318.6
-11%
344.8
-3%
328
-8%
283.7
-20%
1036
190%
Write Seq
431.6
319.2
-26%
468
8%
461.7
7%
401
-7%
732.6
70%
Read Seq
489.4
468.1
-4%
519.4
6%
494.5
1%
431.2
-12%
1233
152%
Micron SSD 1100 (MTFDDAV256TBN)
Sequential Read: 489.4 MB/s
Sequential Write: 431.6 MB/s
512K Read: 356.7 MB/s
512K Write: 389.1 MB/s
4K Read: 26.68 MB/s
4K Write: 88.65 MB/s
4K QD32 Read: 246.3 MB/s
4K QD32 Write: 251.5 MB/s

Graphics Card

Unlike the other ZenBook currently under our scrutiny (the Asus ZenBook UX310UQ-FC396T), the Asus ZenBook UX310UA-FC347T lacks a dedicated graphics card. Responsibility for graphics output falls to the Intel HD Graphics 620. Compared to its predecessor, the Intel HD Graphics 520, this newer model runs about 20 to 30% faster. Even so, our test device can't compete with the graphics performance offered by the two computers fitted with the Nvidia GeForce 940MX.

In 3DMark Fire Strike, the two ZenBooks with the dedicated GPU pull ahead by a margin of a good 40%.

3DMark Ice Storm
3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited
3DMark Ice Storm Extreme
3DMark Cloud Gate
3DMark Sky Diver
3DMark Sky Diver Stress Test
3DMark Fire Strike
3DMark Fire Strike Extreme
3DMark Fire Strike Ultra
3DMark Time Spy
3DMark Time Spy Stress Test
3DMark 11
3DMark Vantage
3DMark 06
3DMark 05
3DMark 03
 
 
3DMark
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
Asus Zenbook UX310UQ-GL011T
NVIDIA GeForce 940MX, Intel Core i7-6500U
1589 Points ∼4% +42%
Asus UX310UQ-FC396T
NVIDIA GeForce 940MX, Intel Core i7-7500U
1575 Points ∼4% +41%
Asus Zenbook UX310UA-FC347T iGP
Intel HD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-7500U
1120 Points ∼3%
Asus Zenbook UX3410UA
Intel HD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-7500U
1114 Points ∼3% -1%
Dell XPS 13 9360 FHD i5
Intel HD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-7200U
963 Points ∼2% -14%
Acer Swift 7 SF713-51
Intel HD Graphics 615, Intel Core i5-7Y54
647 Points ∼2% -42%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Graphics
Asus Zenbook UX310UA-FC347T iGP
Intel HD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-7500U
9364 Points ∼6%
Asus Zenbook UX3410UA
Intel HD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-7500U
9307 Points ∼6% -1%
Asus UX310UQ-FC396T
NVIDIA GeForce 940MX, Intel Core i7-7500U
8594 Points ∼5% -8%
Asus Zenbook UX310UQ-GL011T
NVIDIA GeForce 940MX, Intel Core i7-6500U
8519 Points ∼5% -9%
Dell XPS 13 9360 FHD i5
Intel HD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-7200U
8177 Points ∼5% -13%
Acer Swift 7 SF713-51
Intel HD Graphics 615, Intel Core i5-7Y54
5541 Points ∼3% -41%
1280x720 Ice Storm Standard Graphics
Asus Zenbook UX310UA-FC347T iGP
Intel HD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-7500U
92261 Points ∼12%
Dell XPS 13 9360 FHD i5
Intel HD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-7200U
77111 Points ∼10% -16%
Acer Swift 7 SF713-51
Intel HD Graphics 615, Intel Core i5-7Y54
50760 Points ∼7% -45%
Asus UX310UQ-FC396T
NVIDIA GeForce 940MX, Intel Core i7-7500U
46925 Points ∼6% -49%
Asus Zenbook UX310UQ-GL011T
NVIDIA GeForce 940MX, Intel Core i7-6500U
46764 Points ∼6% -49%
3DMark 11
1280x720 Performance GPU
Asus Zenbook UX310UQ-GL011T
NVIDIA GeForce 940MX, Intel Core i7-6500U
2321 Points ∼5% +41%
Asus UX310UQ-FC396T
NVIDIA GeForce 940MX, Intel Core i7-7500U
2249 Points ∼4% +36%
Asus Zenbook UX3410UA
Intel HD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-7500U
1666 Points ∼3% +1%
Asus Zenbook UX310UA-FC347T iGP
Intel HD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-7500U
1649 Points ∼3%
Dell XPS 13 9360 FHD i5
Intel HD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-7200U
1545 Points ∼3% -6%
Acer Swift 7 SF713-51
Intel HD Graphics 615, Intel Core i5-7Y54
1039 Points ∼2% -37%
1280x720 Performance
Asus Zenbook UX310UQ-GL011T
NVIDIA GeForce 940MX, Intel Core i7-6500U
2424 Points ∼8% +33%
Asus UX310UQ-FC396T
NVIDIA GeForce 940MX, Intel Core i7-7500U
2379 Points ∼8% +30%
Asus Zenbook UX3410UA
Intel HD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-7500U
1863 Points ∼6% +2%
Asus Zenbook UX310UA-FC347T iGP
Intel HD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-7500U
1828 Points ∼6%
Dell XPS 13 9360 FHD i5
Intel HD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-7200U
1699 Points ∼6% -7%
Acer Swift 7 SF713-51
Intel HD Graphics 615, Intel Core i5-7Y54
1143 Points ∼4% -37%
3DMark 06 - 1280x1024 Standard AA:0x AF:0x
Asus UX310UQ-FC396T
NVIDIA GeForce 940MX, Intel Core i7-7500U
12237 Points ∼29% +20%
Asus Zenbook UX310UQ-GL011T
NVIDIA GeForce 940MX, Intel Core i7-6500U
10351 Points ∼25% +2%
Asus Zenbook UX310UA-FC347T iGP
Intel HD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-7500U
10161 Points ∼24%
3DMark 03 Standard
23293 points
3DMark 05 Standard
16394 points
3DMark 06 Standard
10161 points
3DMark Vantage P Result
6610 points
3DMark 11 Performance
1828 points
3DMark Ice Storm Standard Score
74524 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
7245 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
1022 points
3DMark Fire Strike Extreme Score
476 points
3DMark Time Spy Score
398 points
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Gaming Performance

The Asus ZenBook UX310UA-FC347T isn't designed for gaming. The frame rates we recorded in our tests reflect that fact. Often the Intel HD Graphics 620's performance is only strong enough to smoothly render older games in HD resolution at medium presets.

The Asus ZenBook UX310UQ-FC396T is equipped with an Nvidia GeForce 940MX, but potential buyers should temper their expectations even of models that possess the entry-level dedicated graphics card. Current games generally require higher-end GPUs.

BioShock Infinite - 1366x768 Medium Preset
Asus UX310UQ-FC396T
NVIDIA GeForce 940MX, Intel Core i7-7500U
49.4 fps ∼100% +42%
Asus Zenbook UX310UQ-GL011T
NVIDIA GeForce 940MX, Intel Core i7-6500U
48.7 (min: 13.4) fps ∼99% +40%
Asus Zenbook UX310UA-FC347T iGP
Intel HD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-7500U
34.9 fps ∼71%
Asus Zenbook UX3410UA
Intel HD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-7500U
32.7 fps ∼66% -6%
Acer Swift 7 SF713-51
Intel HD Graphics 615, Intel Core i5-7Y54
22.4 (min: 8.8) fps ∼45% -36%
Battlefield 4 - 1366x768 Medium Preset
Asus UX310UQ-FC396T
NVIDIA GeForce 940MX, Intel Core i7-7500U
44.1 fps ∼100% +45%
Asus Zenbook UX310UQ-GL011T
NVIDIA GeForce 940MX, Intel Core i7-6500U
43.8 fps ∼99% +44%
Asus Zenbook UX3410UA
Intel HD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-7500U
32.9 fps ∼75% +8%
Asus Zenbook UX310UA-FC347T iGP
Intel HD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-7500U
30.5 fps ∼69%
Acer Swift 7 SF713-51
Intel HD Graphics 615, Intel Core i5-7Y54
18.3 fps ∼41% -40%
The Witcher 3 - 1366x768 Medium Graphics & Postprocessing
Asus Zenbook UX310UA-FC347T iGP
Intel HD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-7500U
17.1 fps ∼100%
Asus UX310UQ-FC396T
NVIDIA GeForce 940MX, Intel Core i7-7500U
16.8 fps ∼98% -2%
Asus Zenbook UX310UQ-GL011T
NVIDIA GeForce 940MX, Intel Core i7-6500U
16.3 fps ∼95% -5%
Asus Zenbook UX3410UA
Intel HD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-7500U
10.3 fps ∼60% -40%
low med. high ultra
BioShock Infinite (2013) 64.534.929.18.9fps
Battlefield 4 (2013) 48.630.522.47.8fps
The Witcher 3 (2015) 24.317.16.9fps

Emissions

Sound characteristics
Sound characteristics

System Noise

Even though the Asus ZenBook UX310UA-FC347T houses the same cooling unit as the model with the Nvidia GeForce 940MX, this laptop generates somewhat less noise. The reason: There is no dedicated GPU to generate extra heat, so the fan doesn't have to work as hard to expel hot air from the case. While idling, the little fan spins fairly slowly - we measured the volume of its whir at 30.9 dB(A). Under load, the sound pressure level increases to 35.6 dB(A). These results land our test device in second place. Only the Dell XPS 13 9360 can boast of a quieter cooling unit. Because the Acer Swift 7 has no active cooling component, it runs silently by nature and required no testing in this area. For this reason, there are no results listed for the Acer device in the table below.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2034.436.335.435.834.42534.934.534.333.334.93131.733.132.932.631.74029.731.730.631.329.75030.631.330.729.930.66329.628.929.131.129.68029.629.328.928.229.610029.328.328.128.329.312527.225.426.425.327.216026.426.425.425.626.420025.926.425.424.925.925025.525.12423.525.53152523.923.322.92540024.423.521.521.824.450023.923.121.220.923.963023.122.320.519.923.180024.523.919.319.324.5100024.323.219.118.924.312502422.118.218.224160024.923.11818.224.9200025.623.317.817.825.6250024.822.817.917.624.8315024.521.917.717.624.5400022.820.717.917.622.8500020.919.617.917.620.9630020.118.917.817.820.1800018.718.117.917.818.71000018.117.817.717.718.11250017.917.717.917.517.9160001817.71817.718SPL35.734.130.930.835.7N2.42.11.51.52.4median 24.4Asus Zenbook UX310UA-FC347T iGPmedian 23.1median 18.2median 18.2median 24.4Delta2.11.92.12.32.1hearing rangehide median Fan Noise
The cooling unit consists of a heat pipe and a fan.
The cooling unit consists...
The cooling unit consists of a heat pipe and a fan.
...of a heat pipe and a fan.

Noise Level

Idle
30.9 / 30.9 / 30.9 dB(A)
Load
35.6 / 34.1 dB(A)
 
 
 
30 dB
silent
40 dB(A)
audible
50 dB(A)
loud
 
min: dark, med: mid, max: light   Audix TM1, Arta (15 cm distance)   environment noise: 30.7 dB(A)
Asus Zenbook UX310UA-FC347T iGP
Intel Core i7-7500U, HD Graphics 620
Asus Zenbook UX310UQ-GL011T
Intel Core i7-6500U, GeForce 940MX
Asus UX310UQ-FC396T
Intel Core i7-7500U, GeForce 940MX
Asus Zenbook UX3410UA
Intel Core i7-7500U, HD Graphics 620
Acer Swift 7 SF713-51
Intel Core i5-7Y54, HD Graphics 615
Dell XPS 13 9360 FHD i5
Intel Core i5-7200U, HD Graphics 620
Noise
-3%
-5%
-9%
7%
off / environment *
30.7
30.5
1%
30.7
-0%
29.9
3%
Idle Minimum *
30.9
30.5
1%
31.1
-1%
29.9
3%
28.9
6%
Idle Average *
30.9
30.5
1%
31.1
-1%
29.9
3%
28.9
6%
Idle Maximum *
30.9
31.5
-2%
31.5
-2%
35.2
-14%
28.9
6%
Load Average *
35.6
36.2
-2%
38.5
-8%
43.5
-22%
30.9
13%
Load Maximum *
34.1
40
-17%
39.7
-16%
43.8
-28%
33.5
2%

* ... smaller is better

Temperature

3DMark 11 after the stress test
3DMark 11 after the stress test

In every spot we measured, the case temperatures remained below the 40 °C mark (104 °F). The warmest area (max. 41 °C; 105.8 °F) is located on the underside of the device, in the vicinity of the fan output. Directly compared to the competition, the Asus ZenBook UX310UA-FC347T's case warms up the least.

The inside temperatures rose significantly during our stress test with Prime95. We recorded a maximum temperature of 72 °C (161.6 °F) at a clock rate of 2.9 GHz. Our test device doesn't struggle with thermal throttling. The same can't be said of the Asus ZenBook UX310UQ-FC396T: the extra heat generated by the Nvidia GeForce 940MX causes the inner components to reach substantially higher temperatures.

We ran 3DMark 11 immediately following the stress test and found that the computer performed about the same as after a cold boot.

Stress test Prime95 + Furmark
Stress test Prime95 + Furmark
Stress test only Furmark
Stress test only Furmark
Stress test only Prime95
Stress test only Prime95
Asus Zenbook UX310UA-FC347T iGP
HD Graphics 620, 7500U, Micron SSD 1100 (MTFDDAV256TBN)
Asus Zenbook UX310UQ-GL011T
GeForce 940MX, 6500U, SanDisk SD8SNAT256G1002
Asus UX310UQ-FC396T
GeForce 940MX, 7500U, SanDisk SD8SN8U512G1002
Asus Zenbook UX3410UA
HD Graphics 620, 7500U, SanDisk SD8SN8U512G1002
Acer Swift 7 SF713-51
HD Graphics 615, 7Y54, Kingston RBU-SNS4180S3256GG
Dell XPS 13 9360 FHD i5
HD Graphics 620, 7200U, Toshiba NVMe THNSN5256GPUK
Heat
-7%
-15%
-13%
-21%
-22%
Maximum Upper Side *
33.7
38.5
-14%
40
-19%
39.4
-17%
45.7
-36%
43.4
-29%
Maximum Bottom *
34.1
40.4
-18%
42.4
-24%
35.2
-3%
48.7
-43%
49.2
-44%
Idle Upper Side *
25.2
24.8
2%
23.9
5%
29.4
-17%
25.5
-1%
26.4
-5%
Idle Bottom *
24.1
23.8
1%
29.3
-22%
27.6
-15%
25.2
-5%
26.4
-10%

* ... smaller is better

Max. Load
 31.5 °C27.3 °C26 °C 
 33.7 °C32.6 °C25.3 °C 
 28.8 °C25.7 °C25.7 °C 
Maximum: 33.7 °C
Average: 28.5 °C
29.4 °C34.1 °C33.3 °C
27.2 °C32.5 °C33 °C
26.1 °C28.7 °C30.5 °C
Maximum: 34.1 °C
Average: 30.5 °C
Power Supply (max.)  48.2 °C | Room Temperature 21.8 °C | FIRT 550-Pocket
Idle top
Idle top
Idle bottom
Idle bottom
Load top
Load top
Load bottom
Load bottom

Speakers

Speaker characteristics
Speaker characteristics
AudioWizard
AudioWizard

The two Harman/Kardon stereo speakers are located on the front of the device. The sound streams from the case through perforated zones on the left and right, underneath the palm rest. If the computer is sitting on a soft surface, the sound is substantially muffled. The size of the speakers limits the sound to mostly high and mid tones, but for video chats and similar applications the audio quality is satisfactory. However, those who take great pleasure in high-fidelity audio won't be content without an external sound system. The AudioWizard program included with the OS enables the user to adapt the acoustics to their personal taste, but the software is no miracle worker.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2040.535.840.52538.433.338.43137.532.637.54039.131.339.15040.329.940.36340.231.140.2804228.24210043.728.343.712544.525.344.516047.825.647.820050.524.950.525055.823.555.831559.522.959.540058.721.858.750061.120.961.163063.419.963.480064.219.364.210006418.964125065.918.265.9160067.218.267.2200069.617.869.6250070.717.670.7315072.517.672.5400073.817.673.850007317.673630071.717.871.7800068.117.868.11000065.317.765.3125006117.5611600063.917.763.9SPL81.830.881.8N50.71.550.7median 64Asus Zenbook UX310UA-FC347T iGPmedian 18.2median 64Delta6.12.36.135.335.132.931.831.83236.535.132.428.93328.936.328.848.32761.52752.924.860.92462.822.763.32269.521.267.82174.82075.919.472.718.97117.770.117.86917.671.817.668.117.671.417.673.717.670.417.571.617.671.617.669.617.459.717.583.630.662.51.5median 69.6Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHzmedian 17.84.62.4hearing rangehide median Pink Noise
Asus Zenbook UX310UA-FC347T iGP audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (73 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(±) | reduced bass - on average 13.7% lower than median
(+) | bass is linear (6.4% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 2.5% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (3.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 6.7% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (4% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(+) | overall sound is linear (14.4% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 22% of all tested devices in this class were better, 5% similar, 72% worse
» The best had a delta of 9%, average was 18%, worst was 41%
Compared to all devices tested
» 14% of all tested devices were better, 3% similar, 83% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 22%, worst was 53%

Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (83.6 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(±) | reduced bass - on average 11.3% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (14.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 2.4% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (5.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 2% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (4.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(+) | overall sound is linear (9.3% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 2% of all tested devices in this class were better, 2% similar, 97% worse
» The best had a delta of 9%, average was 18%, worst was 41%
Compared to all devices tested
» 1% of all tested devices were better, 1% similar, 98% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 22%, worst was 53%

Frequency diagram comparison (checkboxes above are selectable/deselectable!)

Energy Management

The power supply delivers a maximum of 45 watts.
The power supply delivers...
The power supply delivers a maximum of 45 watts.
...a maximum of 45 watts.

Power Consumption

As we expected, our test device uses much less energy than the Asus ZenBook UX310UQ-FC396T. Under load, the difference comes to about 25 watts: the Nvidia GeForce 940MX guzzles that much energy. Our test device consumes a maximum of 39.6 watts; while idling it needs an average of 6.6 watts and falls more or less in the middle of the competition. The most efficient devices prove to be the Acer Swift 7 (which is equipped with very energy-efficient components) and the Dell XPS 13 9360. Both of these computers are about 20% more efficient than our test device.

Our ZenBook's power supply delivers a maximum of 45 watts: an adequate amount of power given its energy consumption rates.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.29 / 0.48 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 3.5 / 6.6 / 7.5 Watt
Load midlight 34.7 / 39.6 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Asus Zenbook UX310UA-FC347T iGP
7500U, HD Graphics 620, Micron SSD 1100 (MTFDDAV256TBN), IPS, LED, 1920x1080, 13.3
Asus Zenbook UX310UQ-GL011T
6500U, GeForce 940MX, SanDisk SD8SNAT256G1002, TN LED, 1920x1080, 13.3
Asus UX310UQ-FC396T
7500U, GeForce 940MX, SanDisk SD8SN8U512G1002, IPS, LED, 1920x1080, 13.3
Asus Zenbook UX3410UA
7500U, HD Graphics 620, SanDisk SD8SN8U512G1002, IPS, 1920x1080, 14
Acer Swift 7 SF713-51
7Y54, HD Graphics 615, Kingston RBU-SNS4180S3256GG, IPS, WLED, 1920x1080, 13.3
Dell XPS 13 9360 FHD i5
7200U, HD Graphics 620, Toshiba NVMe THNSN5256GPUK, IPS, 1920x1080, 13.3
Power Consumption
-12%
-32%
-3%
20%
23%
Idle Minimum *
3.5
3
14%
4.1
-17%
3.7
-6%
4.1
-17%
4.1
-17%
Idle Average *
6.6
5.6
15%
8.2
-24%
6
9%
6.4
3%
4.2
36%
Idle Maximum *
7.5
6.8
9%
8.9
-19%
6.78
10%
6.8
9%
5.1
32%
Load Average *
34.7
48.7
-40%
48
-38%
37.3
-7%
16
54%
22.1
36%
Load Maximum *
39.6
63
-59%
64.1
-62%
47.4
-20%
18.7
53%
29.4
26%

* ... smaller is better

Battery Life

3DMark 11 in battery mode
3DMark 11 in battery mode

Although our test device goes about its work much more efficiently than the structurally identical ZenBook with the dedicated GPU, in the realm of battery life the two laptops are on par with each other. While the system idled, a full charge of the 48 Wh lithium-ion battery lasted 16:06 hours. On the other hand, under full load the time was up after just 1:52 hours. Our WLAN test mimics web-surfing and comes closest to simulating everyday use. During this test the "balanced" energy profile is always active, and the display brightness is set to about 150 cd/m². For our test device, this means the brightness was reduced by five levels. The Asus ZenBook UX310UA-FC347T held out for 9:37 hours here - a very good runtime. Only the Dell XPS 13 9360 was able to chug along longer. With a much large battery capacity (60 Wh), the Dell device also has a considerable edge here.

The 48 Wh lithium-ion battery is soldered to the motherboard.
The 48 Wh lithium-ion battery is soldered to the motherboard.
Maximum battery life
Maximum battery life
Minimum battery life
Minimum battery life
WLAN battery life
WLAN battery life
H.264 battery life
H.264 battery life
Charge time
Charge time
Battery Runtime
Idle (without WLAN, min brightness)
16h 06min
WiFi Surfing v1.3 (Edge: 38.14393.0.0)
9h 37min
Big Buck Bunny H.264 1080p
6h 56min
Load (maximum brightness)
1h 52min
Asus Zenbook UX310UA-FC347T iGP
7500U, HD Graphics 620, 48 Wh
Asus Zenbook UX310UQ-GL011T
6500U, GeForce 940MX, 48 Wh
Asus UX310UQ-FC396T
7500U, GeForce 940MX, 48 Wh
Asus Zenbook UX3410UA
7500U, HD Graphics 620, 48 Wh
Acer Swift 7 SF713-51
7Y54, HD Graphics 615, 41.58 Wh
Dell XPS 13 9360 FHD i5
7200U, HD Graphics 620, 60 Wh
Battery Runtime
-8%
-3%
5%
5%
30%
Reader / Idle
966
878
-9%
918
-5%
1063
10%
792
-18%
1295
34%
Load
112
103
-8%
109
-3%
98
-12%
182
63%
157
40%
WiFi v1.3
577
486
-16%
530
-8%
443
-23%
438
-24%
677
17%
H.264
416
419
1%
439
6%
607
46%
410
-1%

Pros

+ long battery life
+ slim and classy design
+ good choice of materials
+ IPS display with stable viewing angles
+ high system performance
+ respectable and well-distributed selection of connections
+ USB Type-C
+ Asus sleeve

Cons

- keys feel somewhat spongy
- slightly bouncy display
- average speaker quality

Verdict

In review: Asus ZenBook UX310UA-FC347T. Test model courtesy of Notebook.de
In review: Asus ZenBook UX310UA-FC347T. Test model courtesy of Notebook.de

The Asus ZenBook UX310UA-FC347T is an elegant laptop that scores lots of points in our book for its excellent manufacturing quality. At just 1.4 kg (~3.1 lbs), the device is lightweight but still very stable. The system is able to take advantage of the full performance power available to the Intel Core i7-7500U, and everything runs smoothly. The mass storage space certainly could be larger, but 256 GB of flash storage should be plenty for starters - and an empty 2.5-inch slot gives the user the option to upgrade. The lack of a dedicated GPU didn't bother us during our tests, given that the Intel HD Graphics 620's performance is powerful enough for the computer's anticipated uses.

With its classy design and flawless manufacturing, the Asus ZenBook UX310UA-FC347T is a memorable device. There is hardly anything to criticize, so we expect those who purchase the Asus ZenBook UX310UA-FC347T will enjoy the laptop for a long time. The ZenBook's good input devices and high-quality display are also attractive features.

Last but not least, Asus' ZenBook UX310UA-FC347T is a subnotebook with very good battery life and fairly powerful performance capabilities. The manufacturer was generous with its connectivity features, and thanks to the USB Type-C port, the computer is well-equipped for the future. For these reasons, the price tag of 999 Euros (~$1066) is justifiable. As a small but sensible bonus, our test device came with a matching sleeve to protect it from dirt and scratches during transport.

Asus Zenbook UX310UA-FC347T iGP - 02/24/2017 v6
Sebastian Bade

Chassis
81 /  98 → 83%
Keyboard
81%
Pointing Device
75%
Connectivity
53 / 80 → 66%
Weight
71 / 78 → 83%
Battery
90%
Display
88%
Games Performance
59 / 68 → 86%
Application Performance
90 / 87 → 100%
Temperature
95 / 91 → 100%
Noise
92%
Audio
59 / 91 → 65%
Camera
46 / 85 → 54%
Average
75%
85%
Subnotebook - Weighted Average

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Sebastian Bade, 2017-03-10 (Update: 2017-04- 2)