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Asus ZenBook UX3410UQ (7500U, 940MX, Full HD) Laptop Review

Sascha Mölck (translated by Mark Riege), 05/19/2017

Snazzy. With the ZenBook UX3410UQ, Asus delivers a sub-notebook in the 13.3-inch format that brings a 14-inch display. The computer scores with good features and a long battery life.

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With the ZenBook-UX3410 models, Asus extends the ZenBook series with 14-inch sub-notebooks which however, use the usual 13.3-inch cases. The notebook is not unknown to us. With the UX3410UQ, we have the sibling model of identical build as the ZenBook UX3410UA which we have already tested. Unlike the UX3410UA, the UX3410UQ uses a dedicated GeForce graphics core. The competitors are 13.3 as well as 14-inch notebooks. Here we mention the Acer Swift 5 SF514, the Acer TravelMate X349-G2, the HP Spectre 13, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1, and the Apple MacBook Pro 13.

Since both the ZenBook models have the same build, we will not discuss the case, features, input devices, and speakers here. The relevant information can be found in the ZenBook UX3410UA review. Note that the UX3410 ZenBook series is currently not available in the US, but the 14-inch ZenBooks are in the similar UX400s series (UX410, UX430) instead. For a comparison of the model specifications, see here.

Asus Zenbook UX3410UQ-GV077T (Zenbook Series)
Processor
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce 940MX - 2048 MB, Core: 1122-1176 MHz, Memory: 900 MHz, DDR3, 64-Bit connection, ForceWare 382.05, Optimus
Memory
16384 MB 
, DDR4-2132, dual-channel, one memory slot (occupied), 8 GB soldered in
Display
14 inch 16:9, 1920x1080 pixel 157 PPI, Chi Mei N140HCE-EN1, IPS, glossy: no
Mainboard
Intel Kaby Lake-U Premium PCH
Storage
SanDisk SD8SNAT256G1002, 256 GB 
, + Seagate ST1000LM035 (1 TB, 5400 rpm), 1131 GB free
Soundcard
Conexant
Connections
2 USB 2.0, 2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, Audio Connections: audio combo, Card Reader: SD, Brightness Sensor, TPM 2.0
Networking
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260 (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.2
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 18.95 x 323 x 223 ( = 0.75 x 12.72 x 8.78 in)
Battery
48 Wh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: HD
Additional features
Speakers: stereo, Keyboard: chiclet, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
1.4 kg ( = 49.38 oz / 3.09 pounds), Power Supply: 244 g ( = 8.61 oz / 0.54 pounds)
Price
1299 Euro

 

Size Comparison

SDCardreader Transfer Speed
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Acer Swift 5 SF514-51-59AV
(Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
68.1 MB/s ∼100% +100%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2017-20HQS03P00
(Toshiba Exceria Pro M401)
61.2 MB/s ∼90% +80%
Asus Zenbook UX3410UQ-GV077T
(Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
34 MB/s ∼50%
Asus UX310UQ-FC396T
(Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
33 MB/s ∼48% -3%
Asus Zenbook UX3410UA
(Toshiba Exceria Pro M401)
32.9 MB/s ∼48% -3%
Acer TravelMate X349-G2
(Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
23.6 MB/s ∼35% -31%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
Acer Swift 5 SF514-51-59AV
(Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
88 MB/s ∼100% +128%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2017-20HQS03P00
(Toshiba Exceria Pro M401)
82.88 MB/s ∼94% +115%
Asus Zenbook UX3410UQ-GV077T
(Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
38.6 MB/s ∼44%
Asus Zenbook UX3410UA
(Toshiba Exceria Pro M401)
38.49 MB/s ∼44% 0%
Asus UX310UQ-FC396T
(Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
38.4 MB/s ∼44% -1%
Acer TravelMate X349-G2
(Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
25.8 MB/s ∼29% -33%
Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2016
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
682 MBit/s ∼100% +4%
Asus Zenbook UX3410UQ-GV077T
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260 (I210-T1)
657 MBit/s ∼96%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2017-20HQS03P00
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265 (I217-V)
644 MBit/s ∼94% -2%
Acer TravelMate X349-G2
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265 (I210-T1)
542 MBit/s ∼79% -18%
Asus UX310UQ-FC396T
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260 (I210-T1)
512 MBit/s ∼75% -22%
HP Spectre 13-v131ng
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260 (I210-T1)
485 MBit/s ∼71% -26%
Asus Zenbook UX3410UA
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260 (Linksys EA8500, 5.0 GHz)
323 MBit/s ∼47% -51%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Acer TravelMate X349-G2
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265 (I210-T1)
672 MBit/s ∼100% +35%
HP Spectre 13-v131ng
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260 (I210-T1)
663 MBit/s ∼99% +34%
Asus UX310UQ-FC396T
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260 (I210-T1)
662 MBit/s ∼99% +33%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2016
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
653 MBit/s ∼97% +32%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2017-20HQS03P00
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265 (I217-V)
580 MBit/s ∼86% +17%
Asus Zenbook UX3410UQ-GV077T
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260 (I210-T1)
496 MBit/s ∼74%
Asus Zenbook UX3410UA
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260 (Linksys EA8500, 5.0 GHz)
469 MBit/s ∼70% -5%
Pixel grid
Pixel grid

The matte 14-inch display of the ZenBook works with a native resolution of 1920x1080 pixels. The brightness (367.8 cd/m2) and contrast (1270:1) know how to please. Unfortunately, with brightness levels of 30% and lower, the screen shows some PWM flickering with a frequency of 60 Hz. Even for people who are not sensitive, this can lead to headaches or eye problems.

390
cd/m²
385
cd/m²
382
cd/m²
363
cd/m²
381
cd/m²
371
cd/m²
328
cd/m²
356
cd/m²
354
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 390 cd/m² Average: 367.8 cd/m² Minimum: 22 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 84 %
Center on Battery: 381 cd/m²
Contrast: 1270:1 (Black: 0.3 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 2.84 | - Ø
ΔE Greyscale 4.02 | - Ø
86% sRGB (Argyll) 56% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll)
Gamma: 2.42
Asus Zenbook UX3410UQ-GV077T
IPS, 1920x1080, 14
Asus Zenbook UX3410UA
IPS, 1920x1080, 14
Acer TravelMate X349-G2
IPS, 1920x1080, 14
Acer Swift 5 SF514-51-59AV
IPS, 1920x1080, 14
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2017-20HQS03P00
IPS, 1920x1080, 14
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2016
2560x1600, 13.3
HP Spectre 13-v131ng
IPS UWVA, 1920x1080, 13.3
Response Times
4%
13853%
-7%
-2%
-43%
-10%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
44
33
25%
43
2%
51
-16%
41.6
5%
47.2
-7%
46
-5%
Response Time Black / White *
29
34
-17%
32
-10%
28
3%
31.6
-9%
51.6
-78%
33
-14%
PWM Frequency
60
25000
41567%
Screen
-1%
-32%
-24%
-18%
12%
-20%
Brightness
368
355
-4%
253
-31%
338
-8%
288
-22%
564
53%
382
4%
Brightness Distribution
84
87
4%
83
-1%
79
-6%
85
1%
89
6%
91
8%
Black Level *
0.3
0.32
-7%
0.35
-17%
0.29
3%
0.24
20%
0.57
-90%
0.35
-17%
Contrast
1270
1175
-7%
774
-39%
1355
7%
1296
2%
1053
-17%
1154
-9%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
2.84
3.2
-13%
5.05
-78%
6.17
-117%
5.5
-94%
1.5
47%
5.37
-89%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
4.02
4.4
-9%
4.3
-7%
6.8
-69%
6.2
-54%
2
50%
6.44
-60%
Gamma
2.42 99%
2.12 113%
2.44 98%
2.27 106%
2.02 119%
2.27 106%
2.52 95%
CCT
7430 87%
7440 87%
6726 97%
6873 95%
5950 109%
6855 95%
6738 96%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
56
63.78
14%
42
-25%
51
-9%
55.96
0%
77
38%
58
4%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
86
98.98
15%
39
-55%
91
6%
85.77
0%
92
7%
89
3%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
2% / 0%
6911% / 3755%
-16% / -21%
-10% / -15%
-16% / 1%
-15% / -18%

* ... smaller is better

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM detected 60 Hz30 % brightness setting

The display backlight flickers at 60 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) Flickering detected at a brightness setting of 30 % and below. There should be no flickering or PWM above this brightness setting.

The frequency of 60 Hz is very low, so the flickering may cause eyestrain and headaches after extended use.

In comparison: 59 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 4457 (minimum: 43 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

Asus delivers the ZenBook with a preinstalled color profile. Thus the display shows a good color reproduction already as it comes from the factory. At 2.84, the DeltaE-2000 color discrepancy is fully within limits and the display does not suffer from a blue tint.

CalMAN - ColorChecker
CalMAN - ColorChecker
CalMAN - Grayscale
CalMAN - Grayscale
CalMAN - Saturation
CalMAN - Saturation

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
29 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 17 ms rise
↘ 12 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. » 66 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (27.1 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
44 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 24 ms rise
↘ 20 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. » 61 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (43.6 ms).

Asus has equipped the ZenBook with an IPS panel whose viewing angles are stable: the screen can be read from any viewing angle. The notebook can easily be used outside, but direct sun should be avoided. 

The ZenBook outside (sky completely overcast).
The ZenBook outside (sky completely overcast).

Performance

With the ZenBook, Asus has a slim notebook that brings a 14-inch display to its offerings. The hardware used offers sufficient computing power for all the usual application scenarios. Our test unit can be purchased for about 1300 Euros (~$1443). Variants with other features are available with prices starting at about 900 Euros (~$1000).

Processor

The ZenBook is driven by an Intel Core i7-7500U (Kaby Lake) dual-core processor. This is an energy-efficient ULV all-round processor, which does well in all the usual application areas. Those who want to save some money can grab a ZenBook model that is equipped with a Core i5-7200U processor. A slightly lower maximum performance is countered by a considerably lower price. The CPU operates with a basic speed of 2.7 GHz. Via Turbo, this can be increased up to 3.5 GHz (both cores).

The Turbo can be used in mains as well as battery operation. However, in the Multithread tests, the Turbo can only run at full speed for a few seconds. After that, the speed is decreased to 2.9 to 3 GHz. A further lowering of the speed does not occur. We ran the Cinebench R15 Multithread test in a continuous loop for about 30 minutes. From the second run on, the results remain on the same level.

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Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
Cinebench R10 Rendering Single 32Bit
5706
Cinebench R10 Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
11455
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit
6699
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
147 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
331 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
64.52 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
99.6 %
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Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
Asus Zenbook UX3410UQ-GV077T
Intel Core i7-7500U
147 Points ∼75%
Asus UX310UQ-FC396T
Intel Core i7-7500U
145 Points ∼74% -1%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2017-20HQS03P00
Intel Core i7-7500U
143 Points ∼73% -3%
Asus Zenbook UX3410UA
Intel Core i7-7500U
142 Points ∼73% -3%
HP Spectre 13-v131ng
Intel Core i7-7500U
140 Points ∼72% -5%
Acer Swift 5 SF514-51-59AV
Intel Core i5-7200U
128 Points ∼66% -13%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2016
Intel Core i5-6360U (Windows 10)
126 Points ∼65% -14%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2016
Intel Core i5-6360U (macOS)
124 Points ∼64% -16%
Acer TravelMate X349-G2
Intel Core i5-7200U
124 Points ∼64% -16%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Asus Zenbook UX3410UA
Intel Core i7-7500U
368 Points ∼20% +11%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2017-20HQS03P00
Intel Core i7-7500U
360 Points ∼19% +9%
Asus UX310UQ-FC396T
Intel Core i7-7500U
336 Points ∼18% +2%
Asus Zenbook UX3410UQ-GV077T
Intel Core i7-7500U
331 Points ∼18%
Acer Swift 5 SF514-51-59AV
Intel Core i5-7200U
320 Points ∼17% -3%
Acer TravelMate X349-G2
Intel Core i5-7200U
318 Points ∼17% -4%
HP Spectre 13-v131ng
Intel Core i7-7500U
314 Points ∼17% -5%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2016
Intel Core i5-6360U (macOS)
309 Points ∼17% -7%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2016
Intel Core i5-6360U (Windows 10)
309 Points ∼17% -7%
Cinebench R10
Rendering Single 32Bit
Asus Zenbook UX3410UQ-GV077T
Intel Core i7-7500U
5706 Points ∼64%
HP Spectre 13-v131ng
Intel Core i7-7500U
5613 Points ∼63% -2%
Asus UX310UQ-FC396T
Intel Core i7-7500U
5563 Points ∼63% -3%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2016
Intel Core i5-6360U
4846 Points ∼55% -15%
Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
Asus UX310UQ-FC396T
Intel Core i7-7500U
12098 Points ∼30% +6%
Asus Zenbook UX3410UQ-GV077T
Intel Core i7-7500U
11455 Points ∼28%
HP Spectre 13-v131ng
Intel Core i7-7500U
11223 Points ∼28% -2%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2016
Intel Core i5-6360U
10525 Points ∼26% -8%
Geekbench 3
32 Bit Multi-Core Score
Asus Zenbook UX3410UQ-GV077T
Intel Core i7-7500U
7736 Points ∼25%
32 Bit Single-Core Score
Asus Zenbook UX3410UQ-GV077T
Intel Core i7-7500U
3597 Points ∼77%
Geekbench 4.0
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Asus Zenbook UX3410UQ-GV077T
Intel Core i7-7500U
8449 Points ∼32%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2016
Intel Core i5-6360U (macOS)
7203 Points ∼27% -15%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2016
Intel Core i5-6360U (Win 10)
7202 Points ∼27% -15%
64 Bit Single-Core Score
Asus Zenbook UX3410UQ-GV077T
Intel Core i7-7500U
4375 Points ∼78%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2016
Intel Core i5-6360U (Win 10)
3776 (min: 7202) Points ∼67% -14%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2016
Intel Core i5-6360U (macOS)
3760 (min: 7202) Points ∼67% -14%
Geekbench 4.1
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Asus Zenbook UX3410UQ-GV077T
Intel Core i7-7500U
8740 Points ∼57%
64 Bit Single-Core Score
Asus Zenbook UX3410UQ-GV077T
Intel Core i7-7500U
4465 Points ∼93%
JetStream 1.1 - 1.1 Total Score
Asus Zenbook UX3410UQ-GV077T
Intel Core i7-7500U (Edge 40)
248.53 Points ∼74%
HP Spectre 13-v131ng
Intel Core i7-7500U (Edge 38.14393.0.0)
240.46 Points ∼72% -3%
Asus UX310UQ-FC396T
Intel Core i7-7500U (Edge: 38.14393.0.0)
240.34 Points ∼72% -3%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2017-20HQS03P00
Intel Core i7-7500U (Edge38.14939.0.0)
238.7 Points ∼72% -4%
Acer Swift 5 SF514-51-59AV
Intel Core i5-7200U
216.17 Points ∼65% -13%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2016
Intel Core i5-6360U (Edge 38 Win 10)
211.8 Points ∼63% -15%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2016
Intel Core i5-6360U (Safari 10 macOS)
203.9 Points ∼61% -18%
Asus Zenbook UX3410UA
Intel Core i7-7500U (Edge 38.14393.0.0)
206.6 Points ∼62% -17%
Acer TravelMate X349-G2
Intel Core i5-7200U
178.35 Points ∼53% -28%

System Performance

The hardware used ensures a fast and smooth running system. We did not encounter any problems. The PC Mark benchmark result confirms that the ZenBook has more than enough computing power for applications in the office and Internet areas. The performance cannot be increased, since Asus has already used up all the options.

PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
3923 points
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PCMark 8 - Home Score Accelerated v2
Asus UX310UQ-FC396T
GeForce 940MX, 7500U, SanDisk SD8SN8U512G1002
4028 Points ∼67% +3%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2017-20HQS03P00
HD Graphics 620, 7500U, Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW512HMJP
4025 Points ∼67% +3%
Asus Zenbook UX3410UA
HD Graphics 620, 7500U, SanDisk SD8SN8U512G1002
3965 Points ∼66% +1%
Asus Zenbook UX3410UQ-GV077T
GeForce 940MX, 7500U, SanDisk SD8SNAT256G1002
3923 Points ∼66%
HP Spectre 13-v131ng
HD Graphics 620, 7500U, Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW512HMJP
3789 Points ∼63% -3%
Acer TravelMate X349-G2
HD Graphics 620, 7200U, Intel SSD 600p SSDPEKKW512G7
3668 Points ∼61% -7%
Acer Swift 5 SF514-51-59AV
HD Graphics 620, 7200U, SK Hynix HFS256G39TND-N210A
3370 Points ∼56% -14%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2016
Iris Graphics 540, 6360U, Apple SSD AP0256
3280 Points ∼55% -16%

Storage Solution

In the ZenBook, Asus bets on a solid-state drive by SanDisk. It is a M.2 model (2280), which offers a total capacity of 256 GB, of which around 200 GB is usable. The remaining storage space is taken by the Windows installation and the recovery partition. The transfer rates of the SSD turn out well. In addition, the ZenBook brings a conventional 2.5-inch hard drive with a capacity of 1 TB.

SanDisk SD8SNAT256G1002
Sequential Read: 497 MB/s
Sequential Write: 323.7 MB/s
512K Read: 289 MB/s
512K Write: 288 MB/s
4K Read: 22.78 MB/s
4K Write: 79.5 MB/s
4K QD32 Read: 147 MB/s
4K QD32 Write: 257.2 MB/s
Asus Zenbook UX3410UQ-GV077T
SanDisk SD8SNAT256G1002
Asus Zenbook UX3410UA
SanDisk SD8SN8U512G1002
Acer TravelMate X349-G2
Intel SSD 600p SSDPEKKW512G7
Acer Swift 5 SF514-51-59AV
SK Hynix HFS256G39TND-N210A
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2017-20HQS03P00
Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW512HMJP
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2016
Apple SSD AP0256
HP Spectre 13-v131ng
Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW512HMJP
CrystalDiskMark 3.0
29%
125%
13%
218%
168%
158%
Write 4k QD32
257.2
249.3
-3%
210.8
-18%
242.5
-6%
495.6
93%
362
41%
416
62%
Read 4k QD32
147
351
139%
373.7
154%
277.1
89%
601.2
309%
533
263%
497.1
238%
Write 4k
79.5
56.45
-29%
133.4
68%
77.35
-3%
172.2
117%
11.02
-86%
140.2
76%
Read 4k
22.78
27.53
21%
34.93
53%
29.65
30%
60.97
168%
31.68
39%
57.47
152%
Write 512
288
419.7
46%
585.6
103%
258.5
-10%
1098
281%
1486
416%
911.3
216%
Read 512
289
328
13%
1134
292%
355
23%
814
182%
831
188%
753
161%
Write Seq
323.7
461.7
43%
581.9
80%
258.1
-20%
1383
327%
1320
308%
1088
236%
Read Seq
497
494.5
-1%
1818
266%
516.6
4%
1827
268%
1345
171%
1090
119%

Graphics Card

With the GeForce 940MX graphics core, a dedicated Nvidia mid-range GPU is built into the ZenBook. It supports DirectX 12 and reaches speeds of up to 1176 MHz. The graphics core is supported by 2048 MB DDR3 graphics memory. The results in the 3D Mark benchmarks remain at normal levels for the graphics core. In addition to the 940MX GPU, the notebook also has Intel's integrated HD Graphics 620 GPU. The two GPUs form a switchable graphics solution (Optimus). The Intel graphics core is responsible for the everyday and battery operation and the GeForce GPU is used during tasks that are graphics intensive. 

The ZenBook UX3410UA sibling model which we have already tested has no dedicated GPU on board and can only offer the integrated HD Graphics 620 graphics core. The GeForce 940X GPU offers about 30% to 40% higher performance than the Intel iGPU. A look at our comparison chart shows the performance difference.

3DMark 11 Performance
2205 points
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3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2016
Intel Iris Graphics 540, Intel Core i5-6360U
2401 Points ∼5% +11%
Asus UX310UQ-FC396T
NVIDIA GeForce 940MX, Intel Core i7-7500U
2249 Points ∼4% +4%
Asus Zenbook UX3410UQ-GV077T
NVIDIA GeForce 940MX, Intel Core i7-7500U
2171 Points ∼4%
Asus Zenbook UX3410UA
Intel HD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-7500U
1666 Points ∼3% -23%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2017-20HQS03P00
Intel HD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-7500U
1641 Points ∼3% -24%
HP Spectre 13-v131ng
Intel HD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-7500U
1562 Points ∼3% -28%
Acer Swift 5 SF514-51-59AV
Intel HD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-7200U
1529 Points ∼3% -30%

Gaming Performance

The CPU-GPU combination built into the ZenBook fluidly displays quite a lot of games on the screen. Most games reach sufficiently high frame rates in HD resolution (1366x768 pixels) and low to medium quality settings. Games that do not have high demands on the hardware offer more. For a game such as "Mafia 3" however, the computing performance of the built-in hardware is not sufficient. 

low med. high ultra
BioShock Infinite (2013) 83.845.437.413.2fps
BioShock Infinite - 1366x768 High Preset
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2016
Iris Graphics 540, 6360U, Apple SSD AP0256
40.3 fps ∼100% +8%
Asus UX310UQ-FC396T
GeForce 940MX, 7500U, SanDisk SD8SN8U512G1002
39.8 fps ∼99% +6%
Asus Zenbook UX3410UQ-GV077T
GeForce 940MX, 7500U, SanDisk SD8SNAT256G1002
37.4 fps ∼93%
Asus Zenbook UX3410UA
HD Graphics 620, 7500U, SanDisk SD8SN8U512G1002
28.5 fps ∼71% -24%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2017-20HQS03P00
HD Graphics 620, 7500U, Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW512HMJP
26.6 fps ∼66% -29%
Acer TravelMate X349-G2
HD Graphics 620, 7200U, Intel SSD 600p SSDPEKKW512G7
26.5 fps ∼66% -29%
Acer Swift 5 SF514-51-59AV
HD Graphics 620, 7200U, SK Hynix HFS256G39TND-N210A
25.6 fps ∼64% -32%
HP Spectre 13-v131ng
HD Graphics 620, 7500U, Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW512HMJP
24.6 fps ∼61% -34%

Emissions

Noise Emissions

Noise characteristics
Noise characteristics

The ZenBook does not produce much noise during any kind of load scenario. During load, the fan does not rev up very much and during the stress test we measured a sound pressure level of 37.6 dB(A) - a good value. During idle, the fan is often stopped and it is completely silent. However, a small load (such as opening web sites) is sufficient to start up the fan. It then runs with a constant low speed which cannot be heard in normal environment noise levels. In quiet surroundings, the whirring of the fan can be annoying, though. Users of the ZenBook UX3410UA sibling model also talk about this in our forum. 

Using the Notebook FanControl tool, the fan can be silenced in idle most of the time. Some users of our forum report that the profile for the Asus ZenBook UX360UAK can be used. We can confirm that. After we left the automatic control of the fan to Notebook FanControl, we did not hear anything anymore. Note that the use of Notebook FanControl is at your own risk and possible damage to the notebook is the responsibility of the user.

Noise Level

Idle
30 / 30 / 31.1 dB(A)
HDD
31 dB(A)
Load
32.2 / 37.6 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 dB(A)
dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2035.435.434.235.636.235.42532.732.433.134.232.232.73129.43130.732.631.729.44034.731.330.431.42934.75036.629.629.129.128.836.66328.229.327.328.530.828.28028.226.428.128.928.328.210026.629.826.529.528.926.612525.725.324.525.724.525.71602924.524.924.7242920026.42522.723.924.626.425025.823.62223.722.125.831526.923.121.621.92226.940024.621.92021.420.824.650025.621.519.62120.325.663026.52118.720.319.326.580027.422.318.921.218.627.4100026.621.718.520.217.926.6125026.320.517.419.117.726.3160027.721.317.219.21727.7200027.120.317.118.617.127.1250025.819.617.217.916.925.8315025.719.117.117.91725.7400024.318.51717.516.924.3500023.118.216.917.516.923.1630023.818.117.117.51723.8800020.617.517.117.317.220.61000018.817.417.217.317.118.81250018.417.717.317.517.218.41600018.117.817.517.717.418.1SPL37.632.23031.13037.6N2.91.71.41.61.42.9median 25.8Asus Zenbook UX3410UQ-GV077Tmedian 21median 17.5median 19.2median 17.7median 25.8Delta1.62.51.92.321.6hearing rangehide median Fan Noise

Temperature

The ZenBook in the stress test.
The ZenBook in the stress test.

The ZenBook runs through our stress test (Prime95 and FurMark run for at least one hour) in slightly different ways in mains and battery operation. The graphics core always runs at full speed (1176 MHz). In mains operation, the processor begins the stress test at 2.5 GHz. The speed then is lowered rather quickly in steps down to 1.5 - 1.6 GHz and remains at that level. In battery operation, the CPU runs through the stress test mostly at 400 MHz. At times, some individual cores are accelerated up to 3.5 GHz. During the stress test (mains operation), the notebook hardly warms, and at all measured points the temperatures remain below 40 °C (104 °F).

Max. Load
 31 °C33.4 °C29 °C 
 31.4 °C34.1 °C26.3 °C 
 28.2 °C22.7 °C23.7 °C 
Maximum: 34.1 °C
Average: 28.9 °C
32.8 °C38.3 °C33.6 °C
28 °C33.4 °C32.1 °C
25.1 °C27.1 °C26.9 °C
Maximum: 38.3 °C
Average: 30.8 °C
Power Supply (max.)  36 °C | Room Temperature 20 °C | FIRT 550-Pocket
Heat development top (load)
Heat development top (load)
Heat development bottom (load)
Heat development bottom (load)
Heat development top (idle)
Heat development top (idle)
Heat development bottom (idle)
Heat development bottom (idle)

Speakers

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs203936.2392539.832.239.83140.531.740.54042.32942.35041.928.841.96342.930.842.9804428.34410045.628.945.612547.724.547.716048.12448.12005024.65025053.122.153.131556.12256.140058.820.858.85006520.36563072.119.372.180073.318.673.3100068.317.968.3125068.817.768.8160068.31768.3200067.717.167.7250067.216.967.2315068.11768.1400068.116.968.1500064.716.964.7630057.81757.8800059.917.259.91000060.817.160.81250062.117.262.11600058.817.458.8SPL79.83079.8N46.31.446.3median 62.1Asus Zenbook UX3410UQ-GV077Tmedian 17.7median 62.1Delta7.127.135.335.132.931.831.83236.535.132.428.93328.936.328.848.32761.52752.924.860.92462.822.763.32269.521.267.82174.82075.919.472.718.97117.770.117.86917.671.817.668.117.671.417.673.717.670.417.571.617.671.617.669.617.459.717.583.630.662.51.5median 69.6Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHzmedian 17.84.62.4hearing rangehide median Pink Noise
Asus Zenbook UX3410UQ-GV077T audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (73 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(±) | reduced bass - on average 12% lower than median
(+) | bass is linear (4.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 6.5% higher than median
(+) | mids are linear (6.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 3.9% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (4.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (15.2% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 28% of all tested devices in this class were better, 14% similar, 59% worse
» The best had a delta of 9%, average was 18%, worst was 41%
Compared to all devices tested
» 17% of all tested devices were better, 5% similar, 79% 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 in comparison (checkboxes above can be checked/un-checked!)

Power Management

Power Consumption

While idling, we measured a maximum power consumption of 7.1 Watts - a good value. During the stress test, the power consumption rises to 65 watts. Since the operating speed of the CPU decreases quickly, the power consumption decreases as well. The power supply is rated at 65 watts.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.28 / 0.6 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 3.5 / 6.6 / 7.1 Watt
Load midlight 30 / 65 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy

Battery Life

Our practically relevant WLAN test simulates the load when opening web pages. The "balanced" profile is active, the power saving functions are deactivated, and the display brightness is adjusted to about 150 cd/m². The ZenBook achieves a runtime of 8:31 h. This is on the same level as its 13.3-inch sibling model. However, it lasts for about 90 minutes longer than the 14-inch ZenBook UX3410UA sibling, which does not have dedicated graphics.

Battery Runtime
WiFi Surfing v1.3 (Edge 40)
8h 31min
Battery Runtime - WiFi Websurfing 1.3
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2016
6360U, Iris Graphics 540, 54 Wh
686 min ∼100% +34%
Acer Swift 5 SF514-51-59AV
7200U, HD Graphics 620, 53.9 Wh
549 min ∼80% +7%
Asus UX310UQ-FC396T
7500U, GeForce 940MX, 48 Wh (Edge: 38.14393.0.0)
530 min ∼77% +4%
Asus Zenbook UX3410UQ-GV077T
7500U, GeForce 940MX, 48 Wh (Edge 40)
511 min ∼74%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2017-20HQS03P00
7500U, HD Graphics 620, 57 Wh
496 min ∼72% -3%
Acer TravelMate X349-G2
7200U, HD Graphics 620, 48.9 Wh
456 min ∼66% -11%
Asus Zenbook UX3410UA
7500U, HD Graphics 620, 48 Wh (Edge 38.14393.0.0)
443 min ∼65% -13%
HP Spectre 13-v131ng
7500U, HD Graphics 620, 38 Wh (Edge 38.14393.0.0)
394 min ∼57% -23%

Verdict

Pros

+ Matte IPS display
+ Full HD resolution
+ SSD+HDD
+ good battery life
+ compact and stable case

Cons

- slow memory card reader
- key stoke could be more pronounced
The Asus ZenBook UX3410UQ-GV077T, provided by Asus Germany.
The Asus ZenBook UX3410UQ-GV077T, provided by Asus Germany.

Asus has equipped the ZenBook with a Core-i7 processor of the Kaby-Lake generation. In combination with the GeForce 940MX graphics core, the computer offers sufficient power even for applications beyond the office and Internet. The built-in GeForce graphics core is the main difference compared to the ZenBook UX3410UA that we have already tested, which does not have a dedicated GPU.

You might be concerned that the additional graphics core would lead to an increased noise development and decreased battery life. We cannot confirm this. 

Overall, the UX3410UQ operates more quietly than the UX3410UA and achieves a better runtime in our practically relevant WLAN test.

A solid-state drive assures a fast running system. In addition, there is a conventional 2.5-inch hard-drive (1 TB) serving as data storage. Both of the storage media can be switched. However, to do that, you will have to open the case. The matte IPS display pleases with high brightness and contrast and stable viewing angles.

Asus Zenbook UX3410UQ-GV077T - 05/17/2017 v6
Sascha Mölck

Chassis
83 /  98 → 85%
Keyboard
81%
Pointing Device
75%
Connectivity
55 / 80 → 69%
Weight
70 / 78 → 82%
Battery
91%
Display
90%
Games Performance
62 / 68 → 91%
Application Performance
88 / 87 → 100%
Temperature
95 / 91 → 100%
Noise
93%
Audio
61 / 91 → 67%
Camera
59 / 85 → 69%
Average
77%
86%
Subnotebook - Weighted Average

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Sascha Mölck, 2017-05-19 (Update: 2017-05-20)