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Gigabyte U4 UD laptop review: Lightweight with a lot of potential that goes to waste at times

U4 4 U? A processor with a speed of up to 5 GHz combined with 16 GB of RAM promises good performance. Read our review to find out whether the 14-inch compact Gigabyte U4 UD can fulfill these expectations, and how it stacks up in terms of graphics performance, battery life, and the like.
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With the U4 UD, Gigabyte presents an interesting subnotebook with a 14-inch Full HD display and Windows 11 in the price range below 1,000 Euros (~$1,120). One of its unique qualities is the still relatively new Intel Core i7-1195G7, which we have only seen in one review sample so far. There's no dedicated graphics solution, and the on-board Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs GPU is used instead. In addition, the manufacturer equips the device with 16 GB of DDR4 RAM and a solid selection of ports.

We compare the Gigabyte U4 UD with the slightly more expensive MSI Prestige 14 Evo A11MO-026US that has the same CPU/GPU combination. Furthermore, the HP Envy 13-ba1475ng with the slightly weaker i7-1165G7 and the dedicated GeForce MX450 graphics card as well as the Dell Inspiron 13 5301-0D0XN with the even weaker i5-1135G7/Iris Xe G7 80EUs combination, both of which belong to the same price range, have also been added to the mix. In terms of battery life, the LG Gram 14Z90P-G.AA79G endurance prodigy with the i7-1165G7 and the Iris Xe G7 96EUs is the toughest competitor.

Gigabyte U4 UD
Processor
Intel Core i7-1195G7 4 x 2.9 - 5 GHz, 46 W PL2 / Short Burst, 13 W PL1 / Sustained, Tiger Lake UP3
Graphics adapter
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs - 1024 MB, Core: 1200 MHz, Memory: 2000 MHz
Memory
16384 MB 
, DDR4-3200 dual-channel
Display
14.00 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 157 PPI, Chi Mei N140HCE-EN2, IPS, glossy: no, 60 Hz
Mainboard
Intel Tiger Lake-UP3 PCH-LP
Storage
512 GB Phison PS5016 ESR512GTLG-E6GBTNB4, 410 GB free
Soundcard
Intel Tiger Lake-U/Y PCH-LP - cAVS (Audio, Voice, Speech)
Connections
1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 20Gbps, 1 Thunderbolt, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: combo, Card Reader: microSD
Networking
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 (a/b/g/h/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5.2
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 17 x 322 x 217 ( = 0.67 x 12.68 x 8.54 in)
Battery
36.7 Wh, Battery runtime (according to manufacturer): 8 h
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 11 Pro
Camera
Webcam: 1
Primary Camera: 0.9 MPix HD
Additional features
Speakers: stereo, Keyboard: chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, 12 Months Warranty
Weight
958 g ( = 33.79 oz / 2.11 pounds), Power Supply: 210 g ( = 7.41 oz / 0.46 pounds)
Price
899 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Possible contenders in comparison

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
84.4 %
11/2021
Gigabyte U4 UD
i7-1195G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
958 g17 mm14.00"1920x1080
85.3 %
08/2021
MSI Prestige 14 Evo A11MO-026US
i7-1195G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
1.2 kg16 mm14.00"1920x1080
83.8 %
07/2021
Dell Inspiron 13 5301-0D0XN
i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
1.1 kg16 mm13.30"1920x1080
88.3 %
05/2021
LG Gram 14Z90P-G.AA79G
i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
967 g16.8 mm14.00"1920x1200
85.3 %
05/2021
HP Envy 13-ba1475ng
i7-1165G7, GeForce MX450
1.3 kg17 mm13.30"1920x1080

Very light subnotebook housed in a sober and robust aluminum case

The Gigabyte U4 UD is housed in a modestly designed aluminum case that leaves a respectable and high-quality impression. The device offers sufficient resistance to torsion for it to be carried around even when being held only from a corner. It also complies with the MIL-STD 810G military standard, which means that the device is protected against vibrations, extreme temperatures, and humidity.

The hinges are so stiff that the opened display barely experiences any wobbling or swaying. However, the device can only be opened with one hand using a lot of skill, which is also due to the low weight.

At just under one kilogram, the Gigabyte U4 UD is the lightest laptop in this comparison field, just ahead of the LG Gram 14Z90P. This is quite remarkable, since there are also some 13.3-inch models. The 14-incher is the biggest device in terms of width by a few millimeters, but it can keep up very well with the other subnotebooks when it comes to depth and thickness in particular. Overall, it's a pretty compact and, above all, a particularly light travel companion.

Size comparison

322 mm / 12.7 inch 217 mm / 8.54 inch 17 mm / 0.669 inch 958 g2.11 lbs319 mm / 12.6 inch 215 mm / 8.46 inch 16 mm / 0.63 inch 1.2 kg2.7 lbs313.4 mm / 12.3 inch 215.2 mm / 8.47 inch 16.8 mm / 0.661 inch 967 g2.13 lbs307 mm / 12.1 inch 195 mm / 7.68 inch 17 mm / 0.669 inch 1.3 kg2.76 lbs306 mm / 12 inch 203 mm / 7.99 inch 16 mm / 0.63 inch 1.1 kg2.53 lbs

Connectivity: Thunderbolt 4 and high data rates

Without a doubt, the Gigabyte U4 UD is above all a compact office and multimedia laptop that also looks good on the desk or sofa apart from when you're traveling. The port configuration, which is distributed across the left and right sides of the device, is in line with this as well.

External monitors can be connected using either the Thunderbolt 4 or HDMI 2.0 ports. There's a USB-A port on each side (one USB 3.2 Gen 1 port and one Gen 2 port), but unfortunately, there's only a USB-C port on the left. In addition, the ports are positioned relatively close to each other, so that a slightly thicker USB Type-A stick connected on the left side could very well block the Thunderbolt/USB-C port.

Left: 1x power supply, 1x HDMI 2.0 (with HDCP), 1x USB 3.2 Gen 1 (Type-A ), 1x Thunderbolt 4 (Type-C) with USB 4, DP, PD, and charging
Left: 1x power supply, 1x HDMI 2.0 (with HDCP), 1x USB 3.2 Gen 1 (Type-A ), 1x Thunderbolt 4 (Type-C) with USB 4, DP, PD, and charging
Right: 1x micro SD card reader, 1x combo audio jack, 1x USB 3.2 Gen 2 (Type-A), 1x Kensington lock
Right: 1x micro SD card reader, 1x combo audio jack, 1x USB 3.2 Gen 2 (Type-A), 1x Kensington lock

SD card reader

The card reader, which unfortunately only supports microSD and not SD cards, performs decently in our test of the Gigabyte U4 UD. When copying photos in JPG format with a 128 GB AV PRO microSD V60 test card, it shows the best performance. In the reading test with a 1 GB file, the card reader is still fast enough for second place, just behind the LG Gram, but also above the subnotebook average.

SD Card Reader
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Gigabyte U4 UD
  (AV PRO microSD 128 GB V60)
79 MB/s ∼100%
LG Gram 14Z90P-G.AA79G
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 microSDXC 64GB)
78 MB/s ∼99% -1%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (14.9 - 194.7, n=48, last 2 years)
77.1 MB/s ∼98% -2%
HP Envy 13-ba1475ng
  (AV Pro V60)
76.6 MB/s ∼97% -3%
Dell Inspiron 13 5301-0D0XN
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 microSDXC 64GB)
24.3 MB/s ∼31% -69%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
LG Gram 14Z90P-G.AA79G
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 microSDXC 64GB)
90 MB/s ∼100% +3%
Gigabyte U4 UD
  (AV PRO microSD 128 GB V60)
87 MB/s ∼97%
HP Envy 13-ba1475ng
  (AV Pro V60)
86 MB/s ∼96% -1%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (16.3 - 206, n=47, last 2 years)
86 MB/s ∼96% -1%
Dell Inspiron 13 5301-0D0XN
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 microSDXC 64GB)
28.1 MB/s ∼31% -68%

Communication

The device also performs similarly in our Wi-Fi test. It takes a clear lead when it comes to sending data. However, it only manages third place when receiving data, but the data rates are still above the average of the AX201 Wi-Fi module.

Networking
iperf3 Client (transmit) 1 m 4M x10 Netgear AX12
Gigabyte U4 UD
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1535 (1491min - 1577max) MBit/s ∼100%
HP Envy 13-ba1475ng
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1427 (1280min - 1509max) MBit/s ∼93% -7%
MSI Prestige 14 Evo A11MO-026US
Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1675x (210NGW)
1356 (646min - 1574max) MBit/s ∼88% -12%
Dell Inspiron 13 5301-0D0XN
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
1315 (1111min - 1411max) MBit/s ∼86% -14%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
  (49.8 - 1775, n=322)
1162 MBit/s ∼76% -24%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (180 - 1614, n=100, last 2 years)
979 MBit/s ∼64% -36%
LG Gram 14Z90P-G.AA79G
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
919 (452min - 952max) MBit/s ∼60% -40%
iperf3 Client (receive) 1 m 4M x10 Netgear AX12
HP Envy 13-ba1475ng
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1459 (1045min - 1609max) MBit/s ∼100% +9%
MSI Prestige 14 Evo A11MO-026US
Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1675x (210NGW)
1397 (1280min - 1520max) MBit/s ∼96% +4%
Gigabyte U4 UD
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1338 (1145min - 1387max) MBit/s ∼92%
Dell Inspiron 13 5301-0D0XN
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
1266 (1216min - 1305max) MBit/s ∼87% -5%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
  (136 - 1743, n=322)
1261 MBit/s ∼86% -6%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (182 - 1690, n=100, last 2 years)
1099 MBit/s ∼75% -18%
LG Gram 14Z90P-G.AA79G
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
663 (634min - 685max) MBit/s ∼45% -50%
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Gigabyte U4 UD Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 Client (receive) 1 m 4M x10 Netgear AX12; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1338 (1145-1387)
MSI Prestige 14 Evo A11MO-026US Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1675x (210NGW); iperf3 Client (receive) 1 m 4M x10 Netgear AX12; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1396 (1280-1520)
Dell Inspiron 13 5301-0D0XN Intel Wireless-AC 9560; iperf3 Client (receive) 1 m 4M x10 Netgear AX12; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1266 (1216-1305)
LG Gram 14Z90P-G.AA79G Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 Client (receive) 1 m 4M x10 Netgear AX12; iperf 3.1.3: Ø663 (634-685)
HP Envy 13-ba1475ng Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 Client (receive) 1 m 4M x10 Netgear AX12; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1458 (1045-1609)
Gigabyte U4 UD Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 Client (transmit) 1 m 4M x10 Netgear AX12; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1535 (1491-1577)
MSI Prestige 14 Evo A11MO-026US Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1675x (210NGW); iperf3 Client (transmit) 1 m 4M x10 Netgear AX12; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1335 (646-1574)
Dell Inspiron 13 5301-0D0XN Intel Wireless-AC 9560; iperf3 Client (transmit) 1 m 4M x10 Netgear AX12; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1315 (1111-1411)
LG Gram 14Z90P-G.AA79G Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 Client (transmit) 1 m 4M x10 Netgear AX12; iperf 3.1.3: Ø904 (452-952)
HP Envy 13-ba1475ng Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 Client (transmit) 1 m 4M x10 Netgear AX12; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1427 (1280-1509)

Webcam

In contrast, the HD camera, which unfortunately can't be blocked with a mechanical shutter, only shows mediocre results. The average DeltaE of 20 is almost twice as high as in the HP Envy 13, meaning that the webcam isn't very accurate when it comes to capturing colors. The image is relatively dull overall, but it's sufficient for common tasks like video calls - just like the dual-array microphone.

ColorChecker
25.8 ∆E
25.1 ∆E
22.8 ∆E
24.7 ∆E
21.3 ∆E
16.9 ∆E
20 ∆E
25.4 ∆E
20.8 ∆E
18.3 ∆E
17.8 ∆E
21.3 ∆E
20 ∆E
26.2 ∆E
22.2 ∆E
15.1 ∆E
20.2 ∆E
24.2 ∆E
1.6 ∆E
10.2 ∆E
23.2 ∆E
24.7 ∆E
22.3 ∆E
11.9 ∆E
ColorChecker Gigabyte U4 UD: 20.09 ∆E min: 1.57 - max: 26.17 ∆E
ColorChecker
18.9 ∆E
15.1 ∆E
21.1 ∆E
18.9 ∆E
19.5 ∆E
16.1 ∆E
8.6 ∆E
23.1 ∆E
10.6 ∆E
9.1 ∆E
10.4 ∆E
9.8 ∆E
13.1 ∆E
9.3 ∆E
7.1 ∆E
2.6 ∆E
10.3 ∆E
15.5 ∆E
3 ∆E
4.4 ∆E
7.3 ∆E
6.2 ∆E
4.4 ∆E
5.5 ∆E
ColorChecker HP Envy 13-ba1475ng: 11.25 ∆E min: 2.63 - max: 23.12 ∆E

Security

Besides a Kensington lock port, the Gigabyte U4 UD features firmware-based TPM and supports the Intel Platform Trust Technology (Intel PTT). A fingerprint sensor is not available, unfortunately.

Accessories

Gigabyte only includes a 65-watt power adapter weighing a good 200 grams with the laptop. No other special accessories for the U4 are included - and there aren't any optional ones, either.

Maintenance

Twelve tiny screws block the way into the interior. Once these have been removed, 8 of the 16 GB of DDR4-3200 RAM can be replaced, but not expanded. The other 8 GB of RAM are soldered. In addition, there are two M.2 SSD slots (1x PCIe 4.0, 1x PCIe 3.0), so that another M.2 SSD can be installed.

Warranty

Gigabyte itself offers a 12-month warranty on the battery. All other cases are covered by the retailer warranty, which is 24 months in Germany.

Input devices: The keyboard offers many additional functions between "F1" and "F12"

Keyboard

Since the left and right borders are only about 2 cm thin, Gigabyte manages to fit a solidly sized keyboard into the U4 despite the compact 14-inch case. The individual keys are around 1.5 x 1.5 cm, and they can be typed on easily with average-sized male hands.

As a result, a familiar and swift typing speed is established quite quickly, which is accompanied by a pleasingly quiet background noise. Only the space bar (as in many other laptops), which is a bit clattery, stands out in terms of noise, especially when typing quickly.

The individual keys are also easy to see in the dark thanks to the backlight that can be adjusted to 5 levels in the Control Center. The brightness can also be regulated using the "F4" key as an option. Many other functions, such as managing external monitor settings, turning the display and webcam on or off, and more, can be conveniently controlled by using the "F1" to "F12" keys.

Touchpad

The 10.5 x 6.5 cm touchpad is centered below the keyboard. It has a comfortable, smooth feel, and the usual two click areas at the bottom border. These aren't separated in terms of haptics, nor are they particularly quiet when used. However, the mouse cursor can definitely be navigated across the screen smoothly and without issues.

The bright display is an enjoyable aspect in our laptop review

Almost no clouding and only a slight IPS glow in the lower corners
Almost no clouding and only a slight IPS glow in the lower corners
Viewing-angle stable panel thanks to IPS
Viewing-angle stable panel thanks to IPS

Gigabyte has installed a 14-inch matte IPS display from Chi Mei in the U4. It has a resolution of Full HD, which corresponds to 1920x1080 pixels. The refresh rate is the usual for non-gaming devices, namely 60 Hz.

The display scores very well in many measurements. Among other factors, it offers the brightest image with an average of 426 cd/m². However, the brightness distribution could be a bit more uniform, according to the measurements.

The Gigabyte U4 shows weaknesses when it comes to its black level, and the contrast ratio also lags slightly behind that of competitors. In return, the panel provides the lowest average response times.

413
cd/m²
421
cd/m²
405
cd/m²
440
cd/m²
463
cd/m²
442
cd/m²
411
cd/m²
418
cd/m²
420
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
Chi Mei N140HCE-EN2
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 463 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 425.9 cd/m² Minimum: 26 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 87 %
Center on Battery: 463 cd/m²
Contrast: 1218:1 (Black: 0.38 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 2.68 | 0.59-29.43 Ø5.4, calibrated: 0.81
ΔE Greyscale 4.8 | 0.64-98 Ø5.6
66.9% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
97.1% sRGB (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
65.4% Display P3 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
Gamma: 2.057
Gigabyte U4 UD
Chi Mei N140HCE-EN2, IPS, 1920x1080, 14.00
MSI Prestige 14 Evo A11MO-026US
B140HAN06.2, IPS, 1920x1080, 14.00
Dell Inspiron 13 5301-0D0XN
InfoVision M133NWF4 R0, IPS, 1920x1080, 13.30
LG Gram 14Z90P-G.AA79G
LG Display LP140WU1-SPA1, IPS, 1920x1200, 14.00
HP Envy 13-ba1475ng
CMN139D, IPS, 1920x1080, 13.30
Display
5%
-2%
27%
1%
Display P3 Coverage
65.4
70.3
7%
97.6
49%
66.4
2%
sRGB Coverage
97.1
99.2
2%
98.1
1%
99.9
3%
97.6
1%
AdobeRGB 1998 Coverage
66.9
71.5
7%
63.4
-5%
85.3
28%
67.5
1%
Response Times
-84%
-22%
-33%
-81%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
35.6 ?(17.6, 18)
59.6 ?(26.4, 33.2)
-67%
37 ?(17, 20)
-4%
45 ?(20, 25)
-26%
66 ?(30.4, 35.6)
-85%
Response Time Black / White *
16.4 ?(6.4, 10)
32.8 ?(16.4, 16.4)
-100%
23 ?(13, 10)
-40%
23 ?(9, 14)
-40%
28.8 ?(11.6, 17.2)
-76%
PWM Frequency
1000 ?(100)
26040 ?(40)
Screen
-0%
2%
-23%
7%
Brightness middle
463
306
-34%
302
-35%
352
-24%
423
-9%
Brightness
426
299
-30%
289
-32%
332
-22%
405
-5%
Brightness Distribution
87
92
6%
88
1%
91
5%
83
-5%
Black Level *
0.38
0.18
53%
0.22
42%
0.22
42%
0.23
39%
Contrast
1218
1700
40%
1373
13%
1600
31%
1839
51%
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
2.68
2.8
-4%
3.35
-25%
2.89
-8%
3.2
-19%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
8.11
6.2
24%
5.27
35%
4.66
43%
5.8
28%
Colorchecker dE 2000 calibrated *
0.81
1.3
-60%
2.7
-233%
1
-23%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
4.8
4.6
4%
4.07
15%
6.9
-44%
4.7
2%
Gamma
2.057 107%
2.26 97%
2.17 101%
2.34 94%
1.99 111%
CCT
6674 97%
6420 101%
7084 92%
7904 82%
6362 102%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
63
76
61.9
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
98
100
97.5
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-26% / -11%
-7% / -3%
-10% / -14%
-24% / -7%

* ... smaller is better

The display covers the sRGB color space by almost 100%, but only about 67% of the AdobeRGB and 65% of the P3 color spaces is covered. This makes the device less suitable for professional graphics editing. However, this is usually not among the common application purposes of subnotebooks like this one.

The average color deviation is good out of the box, but it can be reduced considerably by calibration (DeltaE values of 2.68 and 0.81, respectively).

CalMAN: Grayscales
CalMAN: Grayscales
CalMAN: Color saturation
CalMAN: Color saturation
CalMAN: ColorChecker
CalMAN: ColorChecker
CalMAN: Grayscales (calibrated)
CalMAN: Grayscales (calibrated)
CalMAN: Color saturation (calibrated)
CalMAN: Color saturation (calibrated)
CalMAN: ColorChecker (calibrated)
CalMAN: ColorChecker (calibrated)

The matte and very bright display as well as the high viewing-angle stability of IPS technology make the Gigabyte U4 UD ideally suited for outdoor use. The screen's legibility doesn't suffer even on sunny days.

Gigabyte U4 UD vs. sRGB
Gigabyte U4 UD vs. sRGB
Subpixel grid
Subpixel grid
Gigabyte U4 UD vs. AdobeRGB
Gigabyte U4 UD vs. AdobeRGB
Gigabyte U4 UD in outdoor use
Gigabyte U4 UD in outdoor use

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
16.4 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 6.4 ms rise
↘ 10 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. » 25 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (23.4 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
35.6 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 17.6 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 0.692 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 35 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (37 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: 52 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 21941 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

Performance: The Gigabyte U4 doesn't make full use of its powerful CPU

As stated earlier, our review unit is equipped with the Intel Core i7-1195G7, its Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs integrated GPU, and 16 GB of DDR4-3200 RAM in dual-channel mode. Gigabyte doesn't currently offer alternative versions of the U4 besides the UD configuration.

In contrast to some other measurements, we conducted the benchmarks using the Performance Mode found in the Control Center 3.0 software. If the Multimedia Mode is selected here, the device suffers significant speed losses in many performance tests.

CPU-Z
CPU-Z
GPU-Z
GPU-Z
HWiNFO
HWiNFO

Processor

The Core i7-1195G7 was only introduced in the middle of this year. Although it's still based on the now outdated Tiger Lake architecture, this is a refresh. Thanks to the 10nm+ manufacturing process, it's particularly frugal, but it still achieves up to 5 GHz for an individual core in Boost mode.

The maximum base clock speed is 3.9 GHz (28-watt TDP). Our long-term measurements revealed that Gigabyte supplies the CPU with about 13 watts (PL1) to 46 watts (PL2). This is considerably less compared to the 36 to 64 watts with which MSI supplies the Prestige 14 Evo.

This is also reflected in the performance rates in the different benchmarks. The U4 can't keep up with its competitor equipped with the same CPU by far. In some measurements, it doesn't even reach the values of the less powerful Intel Core i7-1165G7 found in the HP Envy 13. In most cases, though, it can at least hold its ground against the competitors with the slower processors. The performance in the Cinebench R15 Multi endurance test remains constant, albeit not very high. When the power adapter is not plugged in, the CPU's performance drops by about 15% to 20%.

Cinebench R15 Multi endurance test

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Gigabyte U4 UD Intel Core i7-1195G7: Ø650 (645.8-653.56)
MSI Prestige 14 Evo A11MO-026US Intel Core i7-1195G7: Ø895 (871.69-999.4)
Dell Inspiron 13 5301-0D0XN Intel Core i5-1135G7: Ø627 (601.14-719.68)
LG Gram 14Z90P-G.AA79G Intel Core i7-1165G7: Ø602 (507.87-688.11)
HP Envy 13-ba1475ng Intel Core i7-1165G7: Ø687 (682.5-699.4)
CPU Performance Rating - Percent
MSI Prestige 14 Evo A11MO-026US
Intel Core i7-1195G7
85.7 pt ∼86%
Average Intel Core i7-1195G7
 
76.5 pt ∼77%
Average of class Subnotebook
 
70.3 pt ∼70%
Gigabyte U4 UD
Intel Core i7-1195G7
69.9 pt ∼70%
HP Envy 13-ba1475ng
Intel Core i7-1165G7
69 pt ∼69%
LG Gram 14Z90P-G.AA79G
Intel Core i7-1165G7
68.6 pt ∼69%
Dell Inspiron 13 5301-0D0XN
Intel Core i5-1135G7
65.1 pt ∼65%
Cinebench R23
CPU (Multi Core)
MSI Prestige 14 Evo A11MO-026US
Intel Core i7-1195G7
5950 Points ∼100% +40%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (965 - 12181, n=74, last 2 years)
5755 Points ∼97% +35%
Average Intel Core i7-1195G7
  (3142 - 6806, n=8)
4983 Points ∼84% +17%
HP Envy 13-ba1475ng
Intel Core i7-1165G7
4301 Points ∼72% +1%
Gigabyte U4 UD
Intel Core i7-1195G7
4264 Points ∼72%
LG Gram 14Z90P-G.AA79G
Intel Core i7-1165G7
4170 (4112.7min - 4169.54max) Points ∼70% -2%
Dell Inspiron 13 5301-0D0XN
Intel Core i5-1135G7
3972 Points ∼67% -7%
CPU (Single Core)
MSI Prestige 14 Evo A11MO-026US
Intel Core i7-1195G7
1513 Points ∼100% +15%
Average Intel Core i7-1195G7
  (1290 - 1624, n=8)
1439 Points ∼95% +9%
HP Envy 13-ba1475ng
Intel Core i7-1165G7
1397 Points ∼92% +6%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (409 - 1663, n=72, last 2 years)
1320 Points ∼87% 0%
Gigabyte U4 UD
Intel Core i7-1195G7
1319 Points ∼87%
LG Gram 14Z90P-G.AA79G
Intel Core i7-1165G7
1306 Points ∼86% -1%
Dell Inspiron 13 5301-0D0XN
Intel Core i5-1135G7
1259 Points ∼83% -5%
Cinebench R20
CPU (Multi Core)
MSI Prestige 14 Evo A11MO-026US
Intel Core i7-1195G7
2331 Points ∼100% +40%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (376 - 4704, n=109, last 2 years)
2002 Points ∼86% +20%
Average Intel Core i7-1195G7
  (1212 - 2590, n=8)
1893 Points ∼81% +13%
HP Envy 13-ba1475ng
Intel Core i7-1165G7
1679 Points ∼72% +1%
Gigabyte U4 UD
Intel Core i7-1195G7
1668 Points ∼72%
LG Gram 14Z90P-G.AA79G
Intel Core i7-1165G7
1663 Points ∼71% 0%
Dell Inspiron 13 5301-0D0XN
Intel Core i5-1135G7
1548 Points ∼66% -7%
CPU (Single Core)
MSI Prestige 14 Evo A11MO-026US
Intel Core i7-1195G7
563 Points ∼100% +3%
Average Intel Core i7-1195G7
  (498 - 620, n=8)
556 Points ∼99% +2%
Gigabyte U4 UD
Intel Core i7-1195G7
545 Points ∼97%
HP Envy 13-ba1475ng
Intel Core i7-1165G7
544 Points ∼97% 0%
Dell Inspiron 13 5301-0D0XN
Intel Core i5-1135G7
506 Points ∼90% -7%
LG Gram 14Z90P-G.AA79G
Intel Core i7-1165G7
505 Points ∼90% -7%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (157 - 633, n=110, last 2 years)
477 Points ∼85% -12%
Cinebench R15
CPU Multi 64Bit
MSI Prestige 14 Evo A11MO-026US
Intel Core i7-1195G7
999 (748.63min - 884.74max) Points ∼100% +53%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (162 - 2041, n=115, last 2 years)
920 Points ∼92% +41%
Average Intel Core i7-1195G7
  (574 - 999, n=8)
855 Points ∼86% +31%
Dell Inspiron 13 5301-0D0XN
Intel Core i5-1135G7
720 (601.14min - 719.68max) Points ∼72% +10%
HP Envy 13-ba1475ng
Intel Core i7-1165G7
699 (682.5min - 699.4max) Points ∼70% +7%
LG Gram 14Z90P-G.AA79G
Intel Core i7-1165G7
688 (507.87min - 688.11max) Points ∼69% +5%
Gigabyte U4 UD
Intel Core i7-1195G7
654 (645.8min - 653.56max) Points ∼65%
CPU Single 64Bit
MSI Prestige 14 Evo A11MO-026US
Intel Core i7-1195G7
234 Points ∼100% +9%
Average Intel Core i7-1195G7
  (198 - 238, n=7)
219 Points ∼94% +2%
Gigabyte U4 UD
Intel Core i7-1195G7
214 Points ∼91%
HP Envy 13-ba1475ng
Intel Core i7-1165G7
206 Points ∼88% -4%
LG Gram 14Z90P-G.AA79G
Intel Core i7-1165G7
203 Points ∼87% -5%
Dell Inspiron 13 5301-0D0XN
Intel Core i5-1135G7
198 Points ∼85% -7%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (70.1 - 239, n=107, last 2 years)
186.2 Points ∼80% -13%
Blender 2.79 - BMW27 CPU
Gigabyte U4 UD
Intel Core i7-1195G7
1211 Seconds * ∼100%
Gigabyte U4 UD
Intel Core i7-1195G7
682 Seconds * ∼56% +44%
Dell Inspiron 13 5301-0D0XN
Intel Core i5-1135G7
741 Seconds * ∼61% +39%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (253 - 2650, n=107, last 2 years)
714 Seconds * ∼59% +41%
LG Gram 14Z90P-G.AA79G
Intel Core i7-1165G7
713 Seconds * ∼59% +41%
Average Intel Core i7-1195G7
  (473 - 1211, n=9)
706 Seconds * ∼58% +42%
HP Envy 13-ba1475ng
Intel Core i7-1165G7
686 Seconds * ∼57% +43%
MSI Prestige 14 Evo A11MO-026US
Intel Core i7-1195G7
529 Seconds * ∼44% +56%
7-Zip 18.03
7z b 4
MSI Prestige 14 Evo A11MO-026US
Intel Core i7-1195G7
26183 MIPS ∼100% +22%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (4937 - 54374, n=108, last 2 years)
24109 MIPS ∼92% +12%
Average Intel Core i7-1195G7
  (17053 - 26183, n=8)
23359 MIPS ∼89% +9%
Gigabyte U4 UD
Intel Core i7-1195G7
21524 MIPS ∼82%
LG Gram 14Z90P-G.AA79G
Intel Core i7-1165G7
20624 MIPS ∼79% -4%
Dell Inspiron 13 5301-0D0XN
Intel Core i5-1135G7
18841 MIPS ∼72% -12%
HP Envy 13-ba1475ng
Intel Core i7-1165G7
18588 MIPS ∼71% -14%
7z b 4 -mmt1
MSI Prestige 14 Evo A11MO-026US
Intel Core i7-1195G7
5464 MIPS ∼100% +2%
Gigabyte U4 UD
Intel Core i7-1195G7
5368 MIPS ∼98%
Average Intel Core i7-1195G7
  (5059 - 5497, n=8)
5348 MIPS ∼98% 0%
HP Envy 13-ba1475ng
Intel Core i7-1165G7
5045 MIPS ∼92% -6%
LG Gram 14Z90P-G.AA79G
Intel Core i7-1165G7
4883 MIPS ∼89% -9%
Dell Inspiron 13 5301-0D0XN
Intel Core i5-1135G7
4718 MIPS ∼86% -12%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (2145 - 5800, n=108, last 2 years)
4541 MIPS ∼83% -15%
Geekbench 5.3
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
MSI Prestige 14 Evo A11MO-026US
Intel Core i7-1195G7
6349 Points ∼100% +34%
LG Gram 14Z90P-G.AA79G
Intel Core i7-1165G7
5040 Points ∼79% +6%
Average Intel Core i7-1195G7
  (4241 - 6349, n=6)
4975 Points ∼78% +5%
Dell Inspiron 13 5301-0D0XN
Intel Core i5-1135G7
4927 Points ∼78% +4%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (1024 - 9639, n=106, last 2 years)
4901 Points ∼77% +3%
HP Envy 13-ba1475ng
Intel Core i7-1165G7
4899 Points ∼77% +3%
Gigabyte U4 UD
Intel Core i7-1195G7
4748 Points ∼75%
64 Bit Single-Core Score
MSI Prestige 14 Evo A11MO-026US
Intel Core i7-1195G7
1639 Points ∼100% +4%
Gigabyte U4 UD
Intel Core i7-1195G7
1578 Points ∼96%
Average Intel Core i7-1195G7
  (1519 - 1639, n=6)
1556 Points ∼95% -1%
LG Gram 14Z90P-G.AA79G
Intel Core i7-1165G7
1518 Points ∼93% -4%
HP Envy 13-ba1475ng
Intel Core i7-1165G7
1495 Points ∼91% -5%
Dell Inspiron 13 5301-0D0XN
Intel Core i5-1135G7
1392 Points ∼85% -12%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (293 - 1740, n=106, last 2 years)
1276 Points ∼78% -19%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - 4k Preset
MSI Prestige 14 Evo A11MO-026US
Intel Core i7-1195G7
7.43 fps ∼100% +32%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (1.02 - 14.8, n=102, last 2 years)
6.46 fps ∼87% +15%
Average Intel Core i7-1195G7
  (4.23 - 8.8, n=8)
6.39 fps ∼86% +14%
HP Envy 13-ba1475ng
Intel Core i7-1165G7
5.64 fps ∼76% +1%
Gigabyte U4 UD
Intel Core i7-1195G7
5.61 fps ∼76%
LG Gram 14Z90P-G.AA79G
Intel Core i7-1165G7
5.5 fps ∼74% -2%
Dell Inspiron 13 5301-0D0XN
Intel Core i5-1135G7
5.01 fps ∼67% -11%
LibreOffice - 20 Documents To PDF
Average of class Subnotebook
  (12.9 - 157, n=108, last 2 years)
62.4 s * ∼100% -41%
HP Envy 13-ba1475ng
Intel Core i7-1165G7
55 s * ∼88% -24%
Dell Inspiron 13 5301-0D0XN
Intel Core i5-1135G7
53.6 s * ∼86% -21%
MSI Prestige 14 Evo A11MO-026US
Intel Core i7-1195G7
45.6 s * ∼73% -3%
LG Gram 14Z90P-G.AA79G
Intel Core i7-1165G7
45.3 s * ∼73% -2%
Average Intel Core i7-1195G7
  (39.2 - 50.2, n=8)
44.8 s * ∼72% -1%
Gigabyte U4 UD
Intel Core i7-1195G7
44.3 s * ∼71%
R Benchmark 2.5 - Overall mean
Average of class Subnotebook
  (0.501 - 1.728, n=107, last 2 years)
0.689 sec * ∼100% -21%
LG Gram 14Z90P-G.AA79G
Intel Core i7-1165G7
0.655 sec * ∼95% -15%
Dell Inspiron 13 5301-0D0XN
Intel Core i5-1135G7
0.641 sec * ∼93% -12%
HP Envy 13-ba1475ng
Intel Core i7-1165G7
0.606 sec * ∼88% -6%
Average Intel Core i7-1195G7
  (0.552 - 0.611, n=8)
0.576 sec * ∼84% -1%
MSI Prestige 14 Evo A11MO-026US
Intel Core i7-1195G7
0.571 sec * ∼83% -0%
Gigabyte U4 UD
Intel Core i7-1195G7
0.571 sec * ∼83%

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Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
654 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
90.8 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
97.8 %
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
214 Points
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Performance Rating
Average of class Subnotebook
 
92.8 pt ∼93%
Gigabyte U4 UD
Intel Core i7-1195G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
86.1 pt ∼86%
Average Intel Core i7-1195G7
 
84.9 pt ∼85%
LG Gram 14Z90P-G.AA79G
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
81.5 pt ∼82%
HP Envy 13-ba1475ng
Intel Core i7-1165G7, GeForce MX450
81 pt ∼81%
Dell Inspiron 13 5301-0D0XN
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
80.5 pt ∼81%
MSI Prestige 14 Evo A11MO-026US -9!
Intel Core i7-1195G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
0 pt ∼0%
AIDA64 / FP32 Ray-Trace
Average of class Subnotebook
  (900 - 14130, n=86, last 2 years)
6657 KRay/s ∼100% +6%
Gigabyte U4 UD
Intel Core i7-1195G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
6269 KRay/s ∼94%
Average Intel Core i7-1195G7
  (4378 - 7361, n=7)
6129 KRay/s ∼92% -2%
HP Envy 13-ba1475ng
Intel Core i7-1165G7, GeForce MX450
5741 KRay/s ∼86% -8%
Dell Inspiron 13 5301-0D0XN
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
5505 KRay/s ∼83% -12%
LG Gram 14Z90P-G.AA79G
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
5427 KRay/s ∼82% -13%
AIDA64 / FPU Julia
Average of class Subnotebook
  (5075 - 89691, n=86, last 2 years)
33346 Points ∼100% +24%
Average Intel Core i7-1195G7
  (20576 - 30422, n=7)
27273 Points ∼82% +1%
Gigabyte U4 UD
Intel Core i7-1195G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
26927 Points ∼81%
HP Envy 13-ba1475ng
Intel Core i7-1165G7, GeForce MX450
23618 Points ∼71% -12%
Dell Inspiron 13 5301-0D0XN
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
22925 Points ∼69% -15%
LG Gram 14Z90P-G.AA79G
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
22797 Points ∼68% -15%
AIDA64 / CPU SHA3
Gigabyte U4 UD
Intel Core i7-1195G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
1799 MB/s ∼100%
Average Intel Core i7-1195G7
  (1310 - 2026, n=7)
1792 MB/s ∼100% 0%
HP Envy 13-ba1475ng
Intel Core i7-1165G7, GeForce MX450
1655 MB/s ∼92% -8%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (334 - 3077, n=86, last 2 years)
1653 MB/s ∼92% -8%
LG Gram 14Z90P-G.AA79G
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
1530 MB/s ∼85% -15%
Dell Inspiron 13 5301-0D0XN
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
1526 MB/s ∼85% -15%
AIDA64 / CPU Queen
Average of class Subnotebook
  (15300 - 101910, n=86, last 2 years)
53448 Points ∼100% +2%
Gigabyte U4 UD
Intel Core i7-1195G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
52185 Points ∼98%
Average Intel Core i7-1195G7
  (39180 - 56262, n=7)
52121 Points ∼98% 0%
HP Envy 13-ba1475ng
Intel Core i7-1165G7, GeForce MX450
50296 Points ∼94% -4%
LG Gram 14Z90P-G.AA79G
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
49653 Points ∼93% -5%
Dell Inspiron 13 5301-0D0XN
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
46656 Points ∼87% -11%
AIDA64 / FPU SinJulia
Average of class Subnotebook
  (1078 - 13703, n=86, last 2 years)
5713 Points ∼100% +32%
Average Intel Core i7-1195G7
  (3209 - 4937, n=7)
4354 Points ∼76% +1%
Gigabyte U4 UD
Intel Core i7-1195G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
4332 Points ∼76%
Dell Inspiron 13 5301-0D0XN
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
4120 Points ∼72% -5%
LG Gram 14Z90P-G.AA79G
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
4030 Points ∼71% -7%
HP Envy 13-ba1475ng
Intel Core i7-1165G7, GeForce MX450
3880 Points ∼68% -10%
AIDA64 / FPU Mandel
Average of class Subnotebook
  (2623 - 49277, n=86, last 2 years)
18616 Points ∼100% +16%
Average Intel Core i7-1195G7
  (12142 - 18123, n=7)
15996 Points ∼86% 0%
Gigabyte U4 UD
Intel Core i7-1195G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
15980 Points ∼86%
HP Envy 13-ba1475ng
Intel Core i7-1165G7, GeForce MX450
15140 Points ∼81% -5%
Dell Inspiron 13 5301-0D0XN
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
14040 Points ∼75% -12%
LG Gram 14Z90P-G.AA79G
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
13870 Points ∼75% -13%
AIDA64 / CPU AES
Gigabyte U4 UD
Intel Core i7-1195G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
63332 MB/s ∼100%
Average Intel Core i7-1195G7
  (41660 - 70936, n=7)
59490 MB/s ∼94% -6%
HP Envy 13-ba1475ng
Intel Core i7-1165G7, GeForce MX450
56994 MB/s ∼90% -10%
Dell Inspiron 13 5301-0D0XN
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
56511 MB/s ∼89% -11%
LG Gram 14Z90P-G.AA79G
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
56451 MB/s ∼89% -11%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (4999 - 121917, n=86, last 2 years)
50739 MB/s ∼80% -20%
AIDA64 / CPU ZLib
Average of class Subnotebook
  (117 - 807, n=89, last 2 years)
372 MB/s ∼100% +13%
Gigabyte U4 UD
Intel Core i7-1195G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
329 MB/s ∼88%
Average Intel Core i7-1195G7
  (231 - 399, n=8)
297 MB/s ∼80% -10%
HP Envy 13-ba1475ng
Intel Core i7-1165G7, GeForce MX450
290 MB/s ∼78% -12%
Dell Inspiron 13 5301-0D0XN
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
289 MB/s ∼78% -12%
LG Gram 14Z90P-G.AA79G
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
281 MB/s ∼76% -15%
MSI Prestige 14 Evo A11MO-026US
Intel Core i7-1195G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
0 MB/s ∼0% -100%
AIDA64 / FP64 Ray-Trace
Average of class Subnotebook
  (494 - 7412, n=86, last 2 years)
3579 KRay/s ∼100% +5%
Gigabyte U4 UD
Intel Core i7-1195G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
3404 KRay/s ∼95%
Average Intel Core i7-1195G7
  (2300 - 3949, n=7)
3342 KRay/s ∼93% -2%
HP Envy 13-ba1475ng
Intel Core i7-1165G7, GeForce MX450
3036 KRay/s ∼85% -11%
Dell Inspiron 13 5301-0D0XN
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
2981 KRay/s ∼83% -12%
LG Gram 14Z90P-G.AA79G
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
2763 KRay/s ∼77% -19%
AIDA64 / CPU PhotoWorxx
LG Gram 14Z90P-G.AA79G
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
44325 MPixel/s ∼100% +129%
Dell Inspiron 13 5301-0D0XN
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
36904 MPixel/s ∼83% +91%
HP Envy 13-ba1475ng
Intel Core i7-1165G7, GeForce MX450
28750 MPixel/s ∼65% +48%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (6569 - 45136, n=86, last 2 years)
24604 MPixel/s ∼56% +27%
Average Intel Core i7-1195G7
  (13455 - 35235, n=7)
21592 MPixel/s ∼49% +12%
Gigabyte U4 UD
Intel Core i7-1195G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
19361 MPixel/s ∼44%

System performance

Based on the CPU benchmarks, the device isn't able to fully utilize the processor's performance when it comes to system performance, either. However, since the CPU is inherently powerful compared to the subnotebook average and the comparison devices, it's still sufficient for a midfield ranking and a smooth system performance that is perfectly adequate for everyday use.

PCMark 10 / Score
MSI Prestige 14 Evo A11MO-026US
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1195G7, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
5406 Points ∼100% +6%
Average Intel Core i7-1195G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (5086 - 5406, n=5)
5202 Points ∼96% +2%
HP Envy 13-ba1475ng
GeForce MX450, i7-1165G7, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
5160 Points ∼95% +1%
Gigabyte U4 UD
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1195G7
5086 Points ∼94%
LG Gram 14Z90P-G.AA79G
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, SK Hynix PC601 1TB HFS001TD9TNG
4877 Points ∼90% -4%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (1671 - 6414, n=102, last 2 years)
4637 Points ∼86% -9%
Dell Inspiron 13 5301-0D0XN
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7
4529 Points ∼84% -11%
PCMark 10 / Essentials
MSI Prestige 14 Evo A11MO-026US
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1195G7, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
10614 Points ∼100% +5%
Average Intel Core i7-1195G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (10156 - 10614, n=5)
10432 Points ∼98% +3%
LG Gram 14Z90P-G.AA79G
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, SK Hynix PC601 1TB HFS001TD9TNG
10170 Points ∼96% 0%
Gigabyte U4 UD
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1195G7
10156 Points ∼96%
Dell Inspiron 13 5301-0D0XN
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7
9217 Points ∼87% -9%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (4599 - 10836, n=102, last 2 years)
9061 Points ∼85% -11%
HP Envy 13-ba1475ng
GeForce MX450, i7-1165G7, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
9047 Points ∼85% -11%
PCMark 10 / Productivity
HP Envy 13-ba1475ng
GeForce MX450, i7-1165G7, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
8312 Points ∼100% +24%
Average Intel Core i7-1195G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (6637 - 7390, n=5)
6926 Points ∼83% +3%
LG Gram 14Z90P-G.AA79G
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, SK Hynix PC601 1TB HFS001TD9TNG
6834 Points ∼82% +2%
MSI Prestige 14 Evo A11MO-026US
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1195G7, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
6800 Points ∼82% +1%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (2797 - 9852, n=102, last 2 years)
6778 Points ∼82% +1%
Gigabyte U4 UD
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1195G7
6706 Points ∼81%
Dell Inspiron 13 5301-0D0XN
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7
6349 Points ∼76% -5%
PCMark 10 / Digital Content Creation
MSI Prestige 14 Evo A11MO-026US
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1195G7, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
5941 Points ∼100% +13%
Average Intel Core i7-1195G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (4737 - 5941, n=5)
5304 Points ∼89% +1%
Gigabyte U4 UD
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1195G7
5244 Points ∼88%
HP Envy 13-ba1475ng
GeForce MX450, i7-1165G7, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
4960 Points ∼83% -5%
LG Gram 14Z90P-G.AA79G
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, SK Hynix PC601 1TB HFS001TD9TNG
4529 Points ∼76% -14%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (973 - 6709, n=102, last 2 years)
4477 Points ∼75% -15%
Dell Inspiron 13 5301-0D0XN
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7
4308 Points ∼73% -18%
PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
5215 points
PCMark 8 Creative Score Accelerated v2
7150 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
3269 points
PCMark 10 Score
5086 points
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AIDA64 / Memory Copy
LG Gram 14Z90P-G.AA79G
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
64363 MB/s ∼100% +67%
Dell Inspiron 13 5301-0D0XN
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
59765 MB/s ∼93% +55%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (11981 - 64946, n=85, last 2 years)
40750 MB/s ∼63% +6%
Gigabyte U4 UD
Intel Core i7-1195G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
38552 MB/s ∼60%
HP Envy 13-ba1475ng
Intel Core i7-1165G7, GeForce MX450
37881 MB/s ∼59% -2%
Average Intel Core i7-1195G7
  (23332 - 57053, n=7)
37710 MB/s ∼59% -2%
AIDA64 / Memory Read
LG Gram 14Z90P-G.AA79G
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
63778 MB/s ∼100% +46%
Dell Inspiron 13 5301-0D0XN
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
63154 MB/s ∼99% +44%
HP Envy 13-ba1475ng
Intel Core i7-1165G7, GeForce MX450
44181 MB/s ∼69% +1%
Gigabyte U4 UD
Intel Core i7-1195G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
43740 MB/s ∼69%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (10258 - 64497, n=85, last 2 years)
43593 MB/s ∼68% 0%
Average Intel Core i7-1195G7
  (24068 - 53332, n=7)
38394 MB/s ∼60% -12%
AIDA64 / Memory Write
LG Gram 14Z90P-G.AA79G
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
66352 MB/s ∼100% +52%
Dell Inspiron 13 5301-0D0XN
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
65343 MB/s ∼98% +49%
Gigabyte U4 UD
Intel Core i7-1195G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
43731 MB/s ∼66%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (10533 - 66893, n=85, last 2 years)
43470 MB/s ∼66% -1%
HP Envy 13-ba1475ng
Intel Core i7-1165G7, GeForce MX450
41636 MB/s ∼63% -5%
Average Intel Core i7-1195G7
  (22151 - 58855, n=7)
38784 MB/s ∼58% -11%
AIDA64 / Memory Latency
LG Gram 14Z90P-G.AA79G
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
89.9 ns * ∼100% -24%
Dell Inspiron 13 5301-0D0XN
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
88.2 ns * ∼98% -22%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (0 - 125, n=89, last 2 years)
87.6 ns * ∼97% -21%
HP Envy 13-ba1475ng
Intel Core i7-1165G7, GeForce MX450
82.3 ns * ∼92% -14%
Average Intel Core i7-1195G7
  (72.3 - 108, n=8)
81.2 ns * ∼90% -12%
Gigabyte U4 UD
Intel Core i7-1195G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
72.3 ns * ∼80%
MSI Prestige 14 Evo A11MO-026US
Intel Core i7-1195G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
0 ns * ∼0% +100%

* ... smaller is better

DPC latencies

Irregularities were found in our standardized test procedure for DPC latencies. Although the result is decent, the LatencyMon tool states that real-time audio and similar applications could still experience problems.

LatencyMon
LatencyMon
LatencyMon Drivers
LatencyMon Drivers
GPU and CPU load during YouTube stream
GPU and CPU load during YouTube stream
DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
MSI Prestige 14 Evo A11MO-026US
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1195G7, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
2509 μs * ∼100% -289%
LG Gram 14Z90P-G.AA79G
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, SK Hynix PC601 1TB HFS001TD9TNG
1159 μs * ∼46% -80%
HP Envy 13-ba1475ng
GeForce MX450, i7-1165G7, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
910 μs * ∼36% -41%
Gigabyte U4 UD
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1195G7
645 μs * ∼26%
Dell Inspiron 13 5301-0D0XN
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7
512 μs * ∼20% +21%

* ... smaller is better

Storage

While the CPU remains below expectations at times, the built-in SSD with 512 GB of storage space performs well. Thanks to the fast PCIe 4.0 connection, it often ranks among the first three places in our comparison field.

Drive Performance Rating - Percent
MSI Prestige 14 Evo A11MO-026US
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
93.6 pt ∼94%
Gigabyte U4 UD
 
79.6 pt ∼80%
LG Gram 14Z90P-G.AA79G
SK Hynix PC601 1TB HFS001TD9TNG
68.4 pt ∼68%
Average of class Subnotebook
 
55.2 pt ∼55%
Dell Inspiron 13 5301-0D0XN
 
39.4 pt ∼39%
HP Envy 13-ba1475ng
Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
38.9 pt ∼39%
Global Average -3
 
38.1 pt ∼38%
DiskSpd
seq read
Gigabyte U4 UD
 
2954 (2837.04min - 2953.87max) MB/s ∼100%
Global Average -3
  (201 - 4931, n=835)
1834 MB/s ∼62% -38%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (220 - 4315, n=105, last 2 years)
1801 MB/s ∼61% -39%
LG Gram 14Z90P-G.AA79G
SK Hynix PC601 1TB HFS001TD9TNG
1750 (1744.62min - 1750.49max) MB/s ∼59% -41%
MSI Prestige 14 Evo A11MO-026US
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
1689 (1508.06min - 1688.63max) MB/s ∼57% -43%
Dell Inspiron 13 5301-0D0XN
 
1561 (1541.26min - 1560.91max) MB/s ∼53% -47%
HP Envy 13-ba1475ng
Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
1367 (1342.6min - 1366.5max) MB/s ∼46% -54%
seq write
MSI Prestige 14 Evo A11MO-026US
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
3755 (3702.52min - 3754.95max) MB/s ∼100% +49%
Gigabyte U4 UD
 
2514 (2469.72min - 2514.06max) MB/s ∼67%
LG Gram 14Z90P-G.AA79G
SK Hynix PC601 1TB HFS001TD9TNG
2509 (2423.65min - 2509.03max) MB/s ∼67% 0%
Global Average -3
  (56.3 - 7889, n=835)
1831 MB/s ∼49% -27%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (62.6 - 4326, n=106, last 2 years)
1729 MB/s ∼46% -31%
Dell Inspiron 13 5301-0D0XN
 
1200 (1171.85min - 1199.9max) MB/s ∼32% -52%
HP Envy 13-ba1475ng
Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
938 (928.8min - 938.27max) MB/s ∼25% -63%
seq q8 t1 read
MSI Prestige 14 Evo A11MO-026US
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
5580 (4438.83min - 5579.85max) MB/s ∼100% +12%
Gigabyte U4 UD
 
5001 (4279.7min - 5001.35max) MB/s ∼90%
LG Gram 14Z90P-G.AA79G
SK Hynix PC601 1TB HFS001TD9TNG
3447 (3095.92min - 3447.32max) MB/s ∼62% -31%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (227 - 6754, n=104, last 2 years)
3023 MB/s ∼54% -40%
Global Average -3
  (200 - 13195, n=835)
2947 MB/s ∼53% -41%
Dell Inspiron 13 5301-0D0XN
 
2416 (2202.85min - 2416.12max) MB/s ∼43% -52%
HP Envy 13-ba1475ng
Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
1562 (1267.52min - 1561.77max) MB/s ∼28% -69%
seq q8 t1 write
MSI Prestige 14 Evo A11MO-026US
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
4248 (4205.82min - 4248.1max) MB/s ∼100% +68%
Gigabyte U4 UD
 
2524 (2503.16min - 2524.33max) MB/s ∼59%
LG Gram 14Z90P-G.AA79G
SK Hynix PC601 1TB HFS001TD9TNG
2484 (2203.9min - 2484.29max) MB/s ∼58% -2%
Global Average -3
  (57 - 9830, n=835)
2213 MB/s ∼52% -12%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (68.4 - 4955, n=105, last 2 years)
2153 MB/s ∼51% -15%
Dell Inspiron 13 5301-0D0XN
 
1251 (1064.72min - 1251.38max) MB/s ∼29% -50%
HP Envy 13-ba1475ng
Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
973 (969.09min - 973.44max) MB/s ∼23% -61%
4k q1 t1 read
MSI Prestige 14 Evo A11MO-026US
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
89.9 (89.53min - 89.93max) MB/s ∼100% +36%
Gigabyte U4 UD
 
66.3 (60.17min - 66.3max) MB/s ∼74%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (7.86 - 169.4, n=105, last 2 years)
53.1 MB/s ∼59% -20%
LG Gram 14Z90P-G.AA79G
SK Hynix PC601 1TB HFS001TD9TNG
52.5 (51.57min - 52.48max) MB/s ∼58% -21%
Global Average -3
  (7.53 - 285, n=835)
52.5 MB/s ∼58% -21%
Dell Inspiron 13 5301-0D0XN
 
41.7 (41.34min - 41.67max) MB/s ∼46% -37%
HP Envy 13-ba1475ng
Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
41.2 (40.8min - 41.23max) MB/s ∼46% -38%
4k q1 t1 write
Gigabyte U4 UD
 
333 (326.33min - 332.78max) MB/s ∼100%
MSI Prestige 14 Evo A11MO-026US
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
221 (220.13min - 221.18max) MB/s ∼66% -34%
LG Gram 14Z90P-G.AA79G
SK Hynix PC601 1TB HFS001TD9TNG
192 (187.4min - 191.8max) MB/s ∼58% -42%
Dell Inspiron 13 5301-0D0XN
 
150 (134.45min - 150.32max) MB/s ∼45% -55%
Global Average -3
  (14.3 - 421, n=833)
145.4 MB/s ∼44% -56%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (10.7 - 333, n=105, last 2 years)
142.7 MB/s ∼43% -57%
HP Envy 13-ba1475ng
Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
120 (99.71min - 120.27max) MB/s ∼36% -64%
4k q32 t16 read
MSI Prestige 14 Evo A11MO-026US
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
2629 (2230.58min - 2628.57max) MB/s ∼100% +52%
LG Gram 14Z90P-G.AA79G
SK Hynix PC601 1TB HFS001TD9TNG
1950 (1633.62min - 1949.6max) MB/s ∼74% +13%
Gigabyte U4 UD
 
1730 (1722.17min - 1730.27max) MB/s ∼66%
Global Average -3
  (27.4 - 4198, n=834)
1185 MB/s ∼45% -32%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (10.2 - 3297, n=105, last 2 years)
1046 MB/s ∼40% -40%
Dell Inspiron 13 5301-0D0XN
 
694 (593.78min - 693.95max) MB/s ∼26% -60%
HP Envy 13-ba1475ng
Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
344 (343.26min - 344.35max) MB/s ∼13% -80%
4k q32 t16 write
MSI Prestige 14 Evo A11MO-026US
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
2016 (1842.95min - 2015.91max) MB/s ∼100% +95%
LG Gram 14Z90P-G.AA79G
SK Hynix PC601 1TB HFS001TD9TNG
1508 (1337.98min - 1507.57max) MB/s ∼75% +46%
Global Average -3
  (17.4 - 4249, n=834)
1084 MB/s ∼54% +5%
Gigabyte U4 UD
 
1035 (949.88min - 1034.77max) MB/s ∼51%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (11.7 - 2416, n=105, last 2 years)
774 MB/s ∼38% -25%
Dell Inspiron 13 5301-0D0XN
 
462 (291.52min - 461.69max) MB/s ∼23% -55%
HP Envy 13-ba1475ng
Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
423 (339.69min - 422.7max) MB/s ∼21% -59%
AS SSD
Score Total
MSI Prestige 14 Evo A11MO-026US
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
6377 Points ∼100% +33%
Gigabyte U4 UD
 
4788 Points ∼75%
LG Gram 14Z90P-G.AA79G
SK Hynix PC601 1TB HFS001TD9TNG
4579 Points ∼72% -4%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (545 - 7939, n=100, last 2 years)
3309 Points ∼52% -31%
Global Average -3
  (19 - 9380, n=2569)
2224 Points ∼35% -54%
HP Envy 13-ba1475ng
Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
1797 Points ∼28% -62%
Dell Inspiron 13 5301-0D0XN
 
1441 Points ∼23% -70%
Score Read
MSI Prestige 14 Evo A11MO-026US
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
2430 Points ∼100% +1%
Gigabyte U4 UD
 
2408 Points ∼99%
LG Gram 14Z90P-G.AA79G
SK Hynix PC601 1TB HFS001TD9TNG
1886 Points ∼78% -22%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (179 - 3512, n=100, last 2 years)
1274 Points ∼52% -47%
Global Average -3
  (6 - 3634, n=2570)
904 Points ∼37% -62%
Dell Inspiron 13 5301-0D0XN
 
749 Points ∼31% -69%
HP Envy 13-ba1475ng
Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
534 Points ∼22% -78%
Score Write
MSI Prestige 14 Evo A11MO-026US
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
2737 Points ∼100% +129%
LG Gram 14Z90P-G.AA79G
SK Hynix PC601 1TB HFS001TD9TNG
1811 Points ∼66% +52%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (251 - 3060, n=100, last 2 years)
1418 Points ∼52% +19%
Gigabyte U4 UD
 
1195 Points ∼44%
HP Envy 13-ba1475ng
Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
1018 Points ∼37% -15%
Global Average -3
  (4 - 4414, n=2570)
877 Points ∼32% -27%
Dell Inspiron 13 5301-0D0XN
 
368 Points ∼13% -69%
Seq Read
MSI Prestige 14 Evo A11MO-026US
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
3970 MB/s ∼100% +11%
Gigabyte U4 UD
 
3569 MB/s ∼90%
LG Gram 14Z90P-G.AA79G
SK Hynix PC601 1TB HFS001TD9TNG
2975 MB/s ∼75% -17%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (426 - 5546, n=100, last 2 years)
2387 MB/s ∼60% -33%
Dell Inspiron 13 5301-0D0XN
 
2089 MB/s ∼53% -41%
HP Envy 13-ba1475ng
Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
1608 MB/s ∼41% -55%
Global Average -3
  (266 - 6562, n=2785)
1382 MB/s ∼35% -61%
Seq Write
MSI Prestige 14 Evo A11MO-026US
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
3048 MB/s ∼100% +28%
Gigabyte U4 UD
 
2373 MB/s ∼78%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (114 - 3955, n=100, last 2 years)
1472 MB/s ∼48% -38%
LG Gram 14Z90P-G.AA79G
SK Hynix PC601 1TB HFS001TD9TNG
1261 MB/s ∼41% -47%
Global Average -3
  (52.2 - 7663, n=2789)
918 MB/s ∼30% -61%
Dell Inspiron 13 5301-0D0XN
 
685 MB/s ∼22% -71%
HP Envy 13-ba1475ng
Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
659 MB/s ∼22% -72%
4K Read
Gigabyte U4 UD
 
82.8 MB/s ∼100%
MSI Prestige 14 Evo A11MO-026US
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
81 MB/s ∼98% -2%
HP Envy 13-ba1475ng
Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
51.3 MB/s ∼62% -38%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (8.95 - 84.8, n=100, last 2 years)
50.7 MB/s ∼61% -39%
LG Gram 14Z90P-G.AA79G
SK Hynix PC601 1TB HFS001TD9TNG
49.97 MB/s ∼60% -40%
Dell Inspiron 13 5301-0D0XN
 
39.32 MB/s ∼47% -53%
Global Average -3
  (8.89 - 267, n=2779)
36 MB/s ∼43% -57%
4K Write
Gigabyte U4 UD
 
293.5 MB/s ∼100%
MSI Prestige 14 Evo A11MO-026US
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
187.7 MB/s ∼64% -36%
LG Gram 14Z90P-G.AA79G
SK Hynix PC601 1TB HFS001TD9TNG
168.4 MB/s ∼57% -43%
HP Envy 13-ba1475ng
Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
151.8 MB/s ∼52% -48%
Dell Inspiron 13 5301-0D0XN
 
141.8 MB/s ∼48% -52%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (25.7 - 294, n=100, last 2 years)
141.3 MB/s ∼48% -52%
Global Average -3
  (13.9 - 11894, n=2780)
96 MB/s ∼33% -67%
4K-64 Read
Gigabyte U4 UD
 
1968 MB/s ∼100%
MSI Prestige 14 Evo A11MO-026US
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
1952 MB/s ∼99% -1%
LG Gram 14Z90P-G.AA79G
SK Hynix PC601 1TB HFS001TD9TNG
1539 MB/s ∼78% -22%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (122.9 - 2938, n=100, last 2 years)
985 MB/s ∼50% -50%
Global Average -3
  (13.1 - 2966, n=2778)
677 MB/s ∼34% -66%
Dell Inspiron 13 5301-0D0XN
 
501 MB/s ∼25% -75%
HP Envy 13-ba1475ng
Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
322.1 MB/s ∼16% -84%
4K-64 Write
MSI Prestige 14 Evo A11MO-026US
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
2245 MB/s ∼100% +238%
LG Gram 14Z90P-G.AA79G
SK Hynix PC601 1TB HFS001TD9TNG
1517 MB/s ∼68% +128%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (125.7 - 2627, n=100, last 2 years)
1129 MB/s ∼50% +70%
HP Envy 13-ba1475ng
Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
800 MB/s ∼36% +20%
Gigabyte U4 UD
 
664 MB/s ∼30%
Global Average -3
  (17.7 - 3859, n=2776)
639 MB/s ∼28% -4%