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Tuxedo InfinityBook Pro 14 (i7-8565U, SSD, FHD) Laptop Review

Sascha Mölck, Felicitas Krohn (translated by Andreas Osthoff), 01/30/2019

Linux laptop. The InfinityBook Pro 14 features a slim chassis and a decent list of features. You can adjust the configuration, including an optional LTE modem. The recommended operating system is Linux – but it is not required. All of this comes at a price: Even the least expensive model costs 899 Euros (~$1028).

They are available – Laptops with Linux out of the box. Our review unit InfinityBook Pro 14 from the company Tuxedo is such a device. It is a slim laptop with a 14-inch screen. Tuxedo recommends the use of Tuxedo Budgie (based on Ubuntu Linux), but they offer other Linux distributions as well and Windows 10 can be used as well. The InfinityBook Pro 14 is based on the N141WU Barebone from the manufacturer Clevo; we already know this chassis from the Schenker Slim 14 M18. We use the following comparison devices: the Acer Swift 3 SF314-55, the Huawei MateBook D 14 W50F, the Asus ZenBook 14 UX433FA, and the formerly mentioned Schenker Slim 14 M18.

The cases of the InfinityBook Pro 14 and the Schenker Slim 14 M18 are identical, so we are not covering the sections Case, Connectivity, Input Devices, Speakers, and the Display. All the corresponding information is available in our review of the Schenker Slim 14 M18.

Tuxedo InfinityBook Pro 14
Graphics adapter
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Core: 300-1150 MHz, Dual-Channel
Memory
32768 MB 
, DDR4-2400, Dual-Channel, two slots (both in use)
Display
14 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 157 PPI, ChiMei N140HCE-EN1, IPS, glossy: no
Mainboard
Intel Cannon Lake-U PCH-LP Premium
Storage
Samsung SSD 970 EVO 500GB, 500 GB 
, M.2-2280, NVME; free SATA-III slot for a 2.5-inch hard drive
Soundcard
Realtek ALC293 @ Intel Cannon Lake-LP PCH
Connections
2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 Thunderbolt, 1 HDMI, 2 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: headphone jack, microphone in, Card Reader: SD, SDHC, SDXC, MMC, RSMMC, MS, MS Pro, MS Duo, TPM 2.0
Networking
Realtek RTL8168/8111 Gigabit-LAN (10/100/1000/2500/5000MBit/s), Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265 (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 4.2
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 18.8 x 329.8 x 225 ( = 0.74 x 12.98 x 8.86 in)
Battery
36 Wh, 3100 mAh Lithium-Ion, 11.4 V
Operating System
Tuxedo Budgie 18.04 LTS 64Bit
Camera
Webcam: HD
Primary Camera: 0.9 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, Drivers DVD (Windows 10), Recovery USB drive, two pens, notepad, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
1.4 kg ( = 49.38 oz / 3.09 pounds), Power Supply: 269 g ( = 9.49 oz / 0.59 pounds)
Price
1354 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Size Comparison

329.8 mm / 13 inch 225 mm / 8.86 inch 18.8 mm / 0.74 inch 1.4 kg3.09 lbs329.8 mm / 13 inch 225 mm / 8.86 inch 18.8 mm / 0.74 inch 1.4 kg3.09 lbs323 mm / 12.7 inch 221 mm / 8.7 inch 16 mm / 0.63 inch 1.5 kg3.24 lbs323 mm / 12.7 inch 228 mm / 8.98 inch 14.9 mm / 0.587 inch 1.5 kg3.31 lbs319 mm / 12.6 inch 199 mm / 7.83 inch 15.9 mm / 0.626 inch 1.2 kg2.62 lbs

Operating System - Tuxedo Budgie

Our test model is equipped with the operating system Tuxedo budgie 18.04.01 LTS 64-bit. It is a Ubuntu Linux distribution (Ubuntu 18.04.01 LTS) with adjustments from the manufacturer including the Budgie desktop from the Linux distribution Solus. The OS is based on the Ubuntu LTS version (Long Term Service), so you get updates and support for the OS for at least five years.

Tuxedo Budgie
Tuxedo Budgie
Tuxedo Budgie
Tuxedo Budgie

It is pretty easy to reinstall the operating system. You just boot the laptop via the provided USB drive, which loads a miniature Linux version. It then downloads the installation files directly from the Internet and installs the operating system. The only problem is that this requires a wired network connection; it does not work via Wi-Fi.

SDCardreader Transfer Speed
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Tuxedo InfinityBook Pro 14
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
77 MB/s ∼100%
Schenker Slim 14 M18
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
70.1 MB/s ∼91% -9%
Average of class Office
  (10.2 - 191, n=268)
61.1 MB/s ∼79% -21%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-55-31N8
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
26.7 MB/s ∼35% -65%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
Schenker Slim 14 M18
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
82.2 MB/s ∼100%
Average of class Office
  (9.5 - 255, n=243)
77.5 MB/s ∼94%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-55-31N8
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
29.5 MB/s ∼36%

Display - IPS

Subpixel array
Subpixel array

The matte 14-inch IPS display of the InfinityBook has a native resolution of 1920x1080 pixels. Our results for the brightness (315.1 nits) and contrast ratio (1003:1) are good. It is the same IPS display with wide viewing angles that we already know from the Schenker Slim 14 M18, which is based on the same chassis. The measurements still differ a bit, but this is normal since even two similar panels are never completely identical.

The screen unfortunately uses PWM at 250 Hz as soon as the brightness drops to 10 percent or lower. This might cause problems such as eyestrain or headaches for sensitive users.

309
cd/m²
326
cd/m²
324
cd/m²
316
cd/m²
351
cd/m²
315
cd/m²
292
cd/m²
311
cd/m²
292
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
ChiMei N140HCE-EN1
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 351 cd/m² Average: 315.1 cd/m² Minimum: 21.4 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 83 %
Center on Battery: 351 cd/m²
Contrast: 1003:1 (Black: 0.35 cd/m²)
ΔE Greyscale 4.25 | 0.64-98 Ø6.3
Gamma: 2.43
Tuxedo InfinityBook Pro 14
IPS, 1920x1080, 14
Schenker Slim 14 M18
IPS, 1920x1080, 14
Huawei MateBook D 14 W50F
IPS, 1920x1080, 14
Acer Swift 3 SF314-55-31N8
IPS, 1920x1080, 14
Response Times
3308%
-17%
3298%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
41 (23, 18)
34 (16, 18)
17%
41 (21, 20)
-0%
41 (21, 20)
-0%
Response Time Black / White *
28 (16, 12)
26 (14, 12)
7%
37 (21, 16)
-32%
30 (18, 12)
-7%
PWM Frequency
250 (10)
25000
9900%
200 (90)
-20%
25000 (20)
9900%
Screen
6%
-16%
-3%
Brightness middle
351
379
8%
291
-17%
291
-17%
Brightness
315
348
10%
276
-12%
276
-12%
Brightness Distribution
83
84
1%
85
2%
90
8%
Black Level *
0.35
0.33
6%
0.46
-31%
0.27
23%
Contrast
1003
1148
14%
633
-37%
1078
7%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
4.25
4.49
-6%
4.21
1%
5.33
-25%
Gamma
2.43 91%
2.42 91%
2.46 89%
2.25 98%
CCT
7464 87%
7317 89%
6867 95%
7426 88%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
3.15
4.3
3.86
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
7.75
10.01
8.26
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 calibrated *
1.03
3.18
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
62
41
62
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
98
64
98
Total Average (Program / Settings)
1657% / 1106%
-17% / -16%
1648% / 1097%

* ... 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 250 Hz ≤ 10 % brightness setting

The display backlight flickers at 250 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) Flickering detected at a brightness setting of 10 % and below. There should be no flickering or PWM above this brightness setting.

The frequency of 250 Hz is relatively low, so sensitive users will likely notice flickering and experience eyestrain at the stated brightness setting and below.

In comparison: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 9418 (minimum: 43 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
28 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 16 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. » 59 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (25.1 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
41 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 23 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 0.9 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 50 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (40 ms).

Performance - More than enough

Tuxedo's InfinityBook 14 is a slim 14-inch laptop and it is more than powerful enough for office and web applications. You can customize the components based on your requirements. Our test unit retails for 1354 Euros (~$1548), while the entry-level SKU costs about 900 Euros (~$1029).

Review Parameters

We reviewed the InfinityBook Pro 14 running on Linux (Tuxedo Budgie 18.04.01 LTS), but we also installed Windows 10 for additional benchmarks. The results are listed in the tables below, but the Windows scores are not used for the rating of the laptop.

Processor

Our test model of the InfinityBook is powered by an Intel Core i7-8565U quad-core processor. It is a ULV chip with a nominal TDP of 15 watts based on Intel's Whiskey-Lake architecture. The processor is a good choice for all common applications and runs at a base frequency of 1.8 GHz. The maximum frequency via Turbo Boost is 4.1 GHz for all four cores, 4.5 GHz for two cores, and 4.6 GHz for one active core.

Our Cinebench R15 Multi tests via Windows 10 are executed at 2.5-2.8 GHz on mains and 2-2.2 GHz on battery. We see clocks between 3.2 up to 4.6 GHz in the Cinebench Single test.

HWInfo (Windows 10)
HWInfo (Windows 10)
Intel XTU (Windows 10)
Intel XTU (Windows 10)

We use our Cinebench R15 Multi loop (Windows 10) for about 30 minutes to check the utilization of the CPU Turbo. The score drops by about 20% after the first benchmark run and levels off at this value. The Turbo starts at 2.5-2.8 GHz in the first two minutes, but the clock then drops to 2-2.2 GHz.

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Schenker Slim 14 M18 Intel Core i7-8550U, Intel Core i7-8550U: Ø532 (520.13-566.63)
Huawei MateBook D 14 W50F Intel Core i5-8250U, Intel Core i5-8250U: Ø525 (518.44-565)
Acer Swift 3 SF314-55-31N8 Intel Core i3-8145U, Intel Core i3-8145U: Ø349 (347.66-361.38)
Tuxedo InfinityBook Pro 14 Intel Core i7-8565U, Intel Core i7-8565U; Windows 10: Ø476 (468.41-588.37)
CPU clocks during the CB15 Multi loop (Win 10)
CPU clocks during the CB15 Multi loop (Win 10)
Geekbench 4.3
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Average Intel Core i7-8565U
  (8142 - 16890, n=21)
13949 Points ∼32% +2%
Tuxedo InfinityBook Pro 14
Intel Core i7-8565U
13734 Points ∼31%
Tuxedo InfinityBook Pro 14
Intel Core i7-8565U (Windows 10)
13711 Points ∼31% 0%
Average of class Office
  (1736 - 21722, n=71)
9030 Points ∼21% -34%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-55-31N8
Intel Core i3-8145U
7859 Points ∼18% -43%
64 Bit Single-Core Score
Tuxedo InfinityBook Pro 14
Intel Core i7-8565U (Windows 10)
5518 Points ∼87% +5%
Tuxedo InfinityBook Pro 14
Intel Core i7-8565U
5271 Points ∼83%
Average Intel Core i7-8565U
  (2357 - 5547, n=21)
4991 Points ∼79% -5%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-55-31N8
Intel Core i3-8145U
4118 Points ∼65% -22%
Average of class Office
  (957 - 5547, n=71)
3530 Points ∼56% -33%
Geekbench 3
32 Bit Multi-Core Score
Tuxedo InfinityBook Pro 14
Intel Core i7-8565U (Windows 10)
12463 Points ∼40% +18%
Average Intel Core i7-8565U
  (10521 - 13703, n=9)
12261 Points ∼39% +17%
Tuxedo InfinityBook Pro 14
Intel Core i7-8565U
10521 Points ∼34%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-55-31N8
Intel Core i3-8145U
7420 Points ∼24% -29%
Average of class Office
  (1016 - 13931, n=188)
5710 Points ∼18% -46%
32 Bit Single-Core Score
Tuxedo InfinityBook Pro 14
Intel Core i7-8565U
4820 Points ∼100%
Tuxedo InfinityBook Pro 14
Intel Core i7-8565U (Windows 10)
4360 Points ∼90% -10%
Average Intel Core i7-8565U
  (3568 - 4820, n=9)
4034 Points ∼84% -16%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-55-31N8
Intel Core i3-8145U
3360 Points ∼70% -30%
Average of class Office
  (595 - 4820, n=188)
2306 Points ∼48% -52%
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score
Tuxedo InfinityBook Pro 14
Intel Core i7-8565U (Chromium 71.0.3578.98)
228.3 ms * ∼3%
Tuxedo InfinityBook Pro 14
Intel Core i7-8565U (Chromium 71.0.3578.98 - Windows 10)
215.7 ms * ∼2% +6%
Average of class Office
  (62.5 - 835, n=169)
186 ms * ∼2% +19%
Average Intel Core i7-8565U
  (80.7 - 228, n=4)
154 ms * ∼2% +33%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-55-31N8
Intel Core i3-8145U (Edge 42)
97 ms * ∼1% +58%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Average of class Office
  (872 - 9672, n=239)
2096 ms * ∼4% -140%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-55-31N8
Intel Core i3-8145U (Edge 42)
1313.6 ms * ∼2% -51%
Average Intel Core i7-8565U
  (730 - 2622, n=33)
1086 ms * ∼2% -25%
Tuxedo InfinityBook Pro 14
Intel Core i7-8565U (Chromium 71.0.3578.98 - Windows 10)
889.4 ms * ∼1% -2%
Tuxedo InfinityBook Pro 14
Intel Core i7-8565U (Chromium 71.0.3578.98)
872 ms * ∼1%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Tuxedo InfinityBook Pro 14
Intel Core i7-8565U (Chromium 71.0.3578.98 - Windows 10)
49795 Points ∼95% +23%
Tuxedo InfinityBook Pro 14
Intel Core i7-8565U (Chromium 71.0.3578.98)
40550 Points ∼77%
Average Intel Core i7-8565U
  (13935 - 49795, n=33)
35418 Points ∼68% -13%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-55-31N8
Intel Core i3-8145U (Edge 42)
29392 Points ∼56% -28%
Average of class Office
  (3727 - 49795, n=231)
23010 Points ∼44% -43%
WebXPRT 2015 - Overall Score
Tuxedo InfinityBook Pro 14
Intel Core i7-8565U (Chromium 71.0.3578.98 - Windows 10)
697 Points ∼86% +26%
Average Intel Core i7-8565U
  (520 - 697, n=3)
589 Points ∼73% +7%
Tuxedo InfinityBook Pro 14
Intel Core i7-8565U (Chromium 71.0.3578.98)
551 Points ∼68%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-55-31N8
Intel Core i3-8145U (Edge 42)
428 Points ∼53% -22%
Average of class Office
  (128 - 697, n=31)
343 Points ∼43% -38%
JetStream 1.1 - Total Score
Average Intel Core i7-8565U
  (108 - 277, n=27)
240 Points ∼68% +19%
Tuxedo InfinityBook Pro 14
Intel Core i7-8565U (Chromium 71.0.3578.98 - Windows 10)
231.56 Points ∼66% +15%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-55-31N8
Intel Core i3-8145U (Edge 42)
215.86 Points ∼61% +7%
Schenker Slim 14 M18
Intel Core i7-8550U
209.82 Points ∼60% +4%
Tuxedo InfinityBook Pro 14
Intel Core i7-8565U (Chromium 71.0.3578.98)
201.71 Points ∼57%
Average of class Office
  (36.7 - 268, n=233)
175 Points ∼50% -13%
Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
Tuxedo InfinityBook Pro 14
Intel Core i7-8565U (Windows 10)
176 Points ∼81%
Average Intel Core i7-8565U
  (73.1 - 193, n=38)
170 Points ∼78%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-55-31N8
Intel Core i3-8145U
150 Points ∼69%
Schenker Slim 14 M18
Intel Core i7-8550U
146 Points ∼67%
Huawei MateBook D 14 W50F
Intel Core i5-8250U
143 Points ∼66%
Average of class Office
  (20 - 193, n=521)
111 Points ∼51%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Average Intel Core i7-8565U
  (361 - 815, n=39)
593 Points ∼14%
Tuxedo InfinityBook Pro 14
Intel Core i7-8565U (Windows 10)
588 Points ∼13%
Schenker Slim 14 M18
Intel Core i7-8550U
566 Points ∼13%
Huawei MateBook D 14 W50F
Intel Core i5-8250U
565 Points ∼13%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-55-31N8
Intel Core i3-8145U
361 Points ∼8%
Average of class Office
  (36 - 1050, n=530)
339 Points ∼8%

* ... smaller is better

System Performance

We are not surprised that the system is responsive and runs smoothly thanks to the combination of Core i7 processor, Solid State Disk and dual-channel memory. We did not notice any problems with the device during our review period.

Two memory slots are available.
Two memory slots are available.
PCMark 10
Digital Content Creation
Average Intel Core i7-8565U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (2264 - 3370, n=17)
2961 Points ∼26%
Tuxedo InfinityBook Pro 14
UHD Graphics 620, 8565U, Samsung SSD 970 EVO 500GB (Windows 10)
2948 Points ∼26%
Schenker Slim 14 M18
UHD Graphics 620, 8550U, Samsung SSD 970 Pro 1TB
2947 Points ∼26%
Huawei MateBook D 14 W50F
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, SanDisk SD9SN8W256G1027
2804 Points ∼25%
Average of class Office
  (320 - 3884, n=138)
2610 Points ∼23%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-55-31N8
UHD Graphics 620, 8145U, Kingston RBUSNS8154P3128GJ
2392 Points ∼21%
Productivity
Tuxedo InfinityBook Pro 14
UHD Graphics 620, 8565U, Samsung SSD 970 EVO 500GB (Windows 10)
7588 Points ∼78%
Average Intel Core i7-8565U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (3381 - 7588, n=17)
6721 Points ∼69%
Schenker Slim 14 M18
UHD Graphics 620, 8550U, Samsung SSD 970 Pro 1TB
6369 Points ∼66%
Huawei MateBook D 14 W50F
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, SanDisk SD9SN8W256G1027
5758 Points ∼59%
Average of class Office
  (1266 - 7964, n=138)
5437 Points ∼56%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-55-31N8
UHD Graphics 620, 8145U, Kingston RBUSNS8154P3128GJ
5274 Points ∼54%
Essentials
Average Intel Core i7-8565U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (5450 - 9029, n=17)
8244 Points ∼75%
Tuxedo InfinityBook Pro 14
UHD Graphics 620, 8565U, Samsung SSD 970 EVO 500GB (Windows 10)
8140 Points ∼74%
Schenker Slim 14 M18
UHD Graphics 620, 8550U, Samsung SSD 970 Pro 1TB
8108 Points ∼74%
Huawei MateBook D 14 W50F
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, SanDisk SD9SN8W256G1027
7373 Points ∼67%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-55-31N8
UHD Graphics 620, 8145U, Kingston RBUSNS8154P3128GJ
6911 Points ∼63%
Average of class Office
  (2683 - 9402, n=138)
6903 Points ∼63%
Score
Tuxedo InfinityBook Pro 14
UHD Graphics 620, 8565U, Samsung SSD 970 EVO 500GB (Windows 10)
4063 Points ∼52%
Average Intel Core i7-8565U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (2486 - 4178, n=17)
3919 Points ∼50%
Schenker Slim 14 M18
UHD Graphics 620, 8550U, Samsung SSD 970 Pro 1TB
3827 Points ∼49%
Huawei MateBook D 14 W50F
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, SanDisk SD9SN8W256G1027
3526 Points ∼45%
Average of class Office
  (803 - 4597, n=139)
3226 Points ∼42%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-55-31N8
UHD Graphics 620, 8145U, Kingston RBUSNS8154P3128GJ
3179 Points ∼41%
PCMark 8 - Home Score Accelerated v2
Tuxedo InfinityBook Pro 14
UHD Graphics 620, 8565U, Samsung SSD 970 EVO 500GB (Windows 10)
4179 Points ∼69%
Schenker Slim 14 M18
UHD Graphics 620, 8550U, Samsung SSD 970 Pro 1TB
3764 Points ∼62%
Average Intel Core i7-8565U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (2577 - 4179, n=16)
3570 Points ∼59%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-55-31N8
UHD Graphics 620, 8145U, Kingston RBUSNS8154P3128GJ
3281 Points ∼54%
Average of class Office
  (1169 - 4770, n=396)
3048 Points ∼50%

Storage Devices

The primary drive is an NVMe-SSD from Samsung. It is an M.2-2280 drive with a total storage capacity of 500 GB. The transfer rates are excellent and NVMe SSDs manage higher transfer rates compared to the SATA-III models thanks to their PCI Express 3.0 x4 interface.

1x M.2-SSD
1x M.2-SSD
There is a slot for a 2.5-inch drive.
There is a slot for a 2.5-inch drive.
Tuxedo InfinityBook Pro 14
Samsung SSD 970 EVO 500GB, Tuxedo Budgie 18.04 LTS 64Bit
Schenker Slim 14 M18
Samsung SSD 970 Pro 1TB, Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Huawei MateBook D 14 W50F
SanDisk SD9SN8W256G1027, Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Acer Swift 3 SF314-55-31N8
Kingston RBUSNS8154P3128GJ, Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Tuxedo InfinityBook Pro 14
Samsung SSD 970 EVO 500GB, Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit
Average Samsung SSD 970 EVO 500GB
 
Average of class Office
 
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6
Write 4K
161.3
60.54
96.83
130.9
115 (100 - 131, n=3)
93.7 (0.217 - 204, n=142)
Read 4K
58.49
21.63
36.99
44.66
43.3 (41.6 - 44.7, n=3)
32.8 (0.176 - 166, n=142)
Write Seq
1593
450.9
463.1
1187
1353 (1187 - 1466, n=3)
676 (21.4 - 1895, n=143)
Read Seq
1561
482.3
794.2
1190
1255 (1190 - 1376, n=3)
973 (74 - 2827, n=143)
Write 4K Q32T1
310.7
248.9
291.7
317.4
297 (279 - 317, n=3)
262 (0.222 - 701, n=143)
Read 4K Q32T1
404.7
267.6
352
386.1
369 (344 - 386, n=3)
284 (0.647 - 773, n=143)
Write Seq Q32T1
2741
534.1
468.1
2510
2483 (2442 - 2510, n=3)
843 (56.5 - 3280, n=143)
Read Seq Q32T1
3550
562.8
1489
3560
3544 (3524 - 3560, n=3)
1588 (78.6 - 3560, n=143)

GPU Performance

Intel's UHD Graphics 620 GPU handles all the graphics output. The GPU core runs at speeds of between 300 and 1150 MHz and the integrated video decoder helps keep the CPU load down during video playback of common formats such as H.264, HEVC/H.265, and VP9 – including videos with a resolution of up to 4096x2160 pixels.

GFXBench
off screen Car Chase Offscreen
Tuxedo InfinityBook Pro 14
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-8565U (Windows 10)
34.4 fps ∼100% +25%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (24 - 34.4, n=5)
29.9 fps ∼87% +9%
Average of class Office
  (8.4 - 63.2, n=23)
29 fps ∼84% +5%
Tuxedo InfinityBook Pro 14
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-8565U
27.5 fps ∼80%
on screen Car Chase Onscreen
Average Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (25 - 56.6, n=4)
35.1 fps ∼100% +30%
Tuxedo InfinityBook Pro 14
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-8565U (Windows 10)
32 fps ∼91% +19%
Average of class Office
  (8.8 - 43.5, n=23)
28.4 fps ∼81% +5%
Tuxedo InfinityBook Pro 14
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-8565U
27 fps ∼77%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
1920x1080 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16
Tuxedo InfinityBook Pro 14
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-8565U (Windows 10)
130.4 fps ∼100% +9%
Tuxedo InfinityBook Pro 14
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-8565U
119.1 fps ∼91%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (73.3 - 135, n=5)
114 fps ∼87% -4%
Average of class Office
  (27 - 269, n=46)
94.7 fps ∼73% -20%
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16
Tuxedo InfinityBook Pro 14
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-8565U (Windows 10)
116.5 fps ∼100% +94%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (58.7 - 117, n=5)
71 fps ∼61% +18%
Average of class Office
  (21 - 126, n=42)
65.3 fps ∼56% +9%
Tuxedo InfinityBook Pro 14
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-8565U
60 fps ∼52%
GFXBench 3.0
off screen Manhattan Offscreen OGL
Tuxedo InfinityBook Pro 14
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-8565U (Windows 10)
70.7 fps ∼100% +14%
Tuxedo InfinityBook Pro 14
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-8565U
61.8 fps ∼87%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (38.5 - 70.7, n=5)
58.5 fps ∼83% -5%
Average of class Office
  (11.7 - 121, n=44)
41.6 fps ∼59% -33%
on screen Manhattan Onscreen OGL
Tuxedo InfinityBook Pro 14
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-8565U (Windows 10)
64.1 fps ∼100% +16%
Tuxedo InfinityBook Pro 14
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-8565U
55.2 fps ∼86%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (33.4 - 64.1, n=5)
51.7 fps ∼81% -6%
Average of class Office
  (14 - 66.7, n=40)
37.9 fps ∼59% -31%
GFXBench 3.1
off screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen
Tuxedo InfinityBook Pro 14
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-8565U (Windows 10)
45.7 fps ∼100% +10%
Tuxedo InfinityBook Pro 14
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-8565U
41.6 fps ∼91%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (29.7 - 45.7, n=5)
39.5 fps ∼86% -5%
Average of class Office
  (12.7 - 89.7, n=25)
37.9 fps ∼83% -9%
on screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen
Tuxedo InfinityBook Pro 14
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-8565U (Windows 10)
43.8 fps ∼100% +7%
Tuxedo InfinityBook Pro 14
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-8565U
40.8 fps ∼93%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (36 - 43.8, n=5)
40.1 fps ∼92% -2%
Average of class Office
  (14.4 - 58.2, n=25)
36.1 fps ∼82% -12%
3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
Tuxedo InfinityBook Pro 14
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-8565U (Windows 10)
1863 Points ∼100%
Schenker Slim 14 M18
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-8550U
1841 Points ∼99%
Huawei MateBook D 14 W50F
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-8250U
1776 Points ∼95%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (1235 - 3743, n=155)
1719 Points ∼92%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-55-31N8
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i3-8145U
1415 Points ∼76%
Average of class Office
  (185 - 5332, n=642)
1291 Points ∼69%
3DMark
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
Tuxedo InfinityBook Pro 14
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-8565U (Windows 10)
1399 Points ∼100%
Huawei MateBook D 14 W50F
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-8250U
1245 Points ∼89%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (557 - 1401, n=124)
1119 Points ∼80%
Average of class Office
  (138 - 4109, n=464)
997 Points ∼71%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-55-31N8
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i3-8145U
838 Points ∼60%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Graphics
Tuxedo InfinityBook Pro 14
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-8565U (Windows 10)
11059 Points ∼100%
Huawei MateBook D 14 W50F
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-8250U
9730 Points ∼88%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (6910 - 11436, n=142)
9118 Points ∼82%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-55-31N8
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i3-8145U
7152 Points ∼65%
Average of class Office
  (1208 - 27117, n=511)
6914 Points ∼63%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score
Tuxedo InfinityBook Pro 14
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-8565U (Windows 10)
91672 Points ∼100%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (65949 - 104630, n=63)
87634 Points ∼96%
Average of class Office
  (100 - 252549, n=118)
82745 Points ∼90%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-55-31N8
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i3-8145U
65949 Points ∼72%

Gaming Performance

The Linux laptop can provide smooth gameplay as long as the title is not very demanding. However, you are still limited to low resolutions and graphics settings. For a performance comparison between Linux and Windows, we used the benchmark of the old title "GRID: Autosport", which is available for both operating systems.

low med. high ultra
GRID: Autosport (2014) 82.923.616.712.5fps
GRID: Autosport - 1024x768 Ultra Low Preset
Tuxedo InfinityBook Pro 14
Intel Core i7-8565U, Intel UHD Graphics 620 (Windows 10)
132.9 fps ∼100% +60%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (82.9 - 133, n=3)
108 fps ∼81% +30%
Average of class Office
  (12.5 - 187, n=49)
90.4 fps ∼68% +9%
Tuxedo InfinityBook Pro 14
Intel Core i7-8565U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
82.9 fps ∼62%
BioShock Infinite - 1280x720 Very Low Preset
Schenker Slim 14 M18
Intel Core i7-8550U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
80 fps ∼100%
Tuxedo InfinityBook Pro 14
Intel Core i7-8565U, Intel UHD Graphics 620 (Windows 10)
79.3 fps ∼99%
Huawei MateBook D 14 W50F
Intel Core i5-8250U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
70.5 fps ∼88%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (18.3 - 83, n=141)
59.7 fps ∼75%
Average of class Office
  (12.2 - 208, n=358)
55.2 fps ∼69%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-55-31N8
Intel Core i3-8145U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
40.2 fps ∼50%

Emissions & Energy Management - Not much stamina

System Noise

The fan of the Linux laptop is usually deactivated while idling. It will spin up occasionally, but is not really audible. This obviously changes under maximum load: We measured a maximum fan noise of 39.5 dB(A), but did not notice any additional electronic sounds from the machine.

Noise Level

Idle
30.4 / 30.9 / 31.2 dB(A)
Load
36 / 39.5 dB(A)
  red to green bar
 
 
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: 30.4 dB(A)
dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs203030.230.9302531.932.730.731.93132.931.935.232.9403230.429.332502828.126.9286326.227.226.726.28025.626.925.325.610023.924.324.523.91252425.124.92416023.723.923.623.720023.523.32223.52502222.720.82231521.121.720.121.140020.221.519.620.250019.821.618.819.863019.221.618.219.280018.821.71818.8100018.923.81818.9125018.62417.818.6160018.623.317.918.6200018.324.618.218.3250018.327.617.918.3315018.527.71818.5400018.623.318.418.6500018.521.618.318.5630018.721.118.418.7800018.819.918.618.81000018.919.518.618.91250018.919.418.618.9160001919.418.919SPL313630.531N1.32.21.31.3median 18.9median 22.7median 18.6median 18.9Delta1.41.411.4hearing rangehide median Fan NoiseTuxedo InfinityBook Pro 14

Temperature

The InfinityBook Pro does not become overly warm and we only measure a surface temperature of 40 °C (~104 °F) at one spot under maximum load. All the other spots stay cooler, and there are no problems in everyday situations. We used a loop of Google's Octane V2 benchmark and the Jetstream benchmark to stress the Linux laptop.

Max. Load
 29.1 °C
84 F
32.8 °C
91 F
30.3 °C
87 F
 
 28.5 °C
83 F
32.1 °C
90 F
29.6 °C
85 F
 
 27.1 °C
81 F
26.7 °C
80 F
26.4 °C
80 F
 
Maximum: 32.8 °C = 91 F
Average: 29.2 °C = 85 F
34 °C
93 F
40 °C
104 F
32.7 °C
91 F
28.6 °C
83 F
32.2 °C
90 F
31 °C
88 F
26.8 °C
80 F
28.6 °C
83 F
29.2 °C
85 F
Maximum: 40 °C = 104 F
Average: 31.5 °C = 89 F
Power Supply (max.)  49 °C = 120 F | Room Temperature 23.1 °C = 74 F | FIRT 550-Pocket
(+) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 29.2 °C / 85 F, compared to the average of 29.4 °C / 85 F for the devices in the class Office.
(+) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 32.8 °C / 91 F, compared to the average of 33.9 °C / 93 F, ranging from 21.2 to 62.5 °C for the class Office.
(±) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 40 °C / 104 F, compared to the average of 36.4 °C / 98 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 24.3 °C / 76 F, compared to the device average of 29.4 °C / 85 F.
(+) The palmrests and touchpad are cooler than skin temperature with a maximum of 27.1 °C / 80.8 F and are therefore cool to the touch.
(±) The average temperature of the palmrest area of similar devices was 28.1 °C / 82.6 F (+1 °C / 1.8 F).

Power Consumption

The InfinityBook consumes quite a bit of power while idling with a maximum value of 16.6 watts. This is too much considering the hardware specs. The maximum consumption under load is 38 watts, so the 45-W power adapter is sufficient.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.36 / 0.85 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 12.4 / 15.5 / 16.6 Watt
Load midlight 38 / 37 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy

Battery Runtime

Our realistic WLAN runtime test uses a script to simulate the load during web browsing. The display luminance is adjusted to 150 nits and the power-saving features are deactivated. The InfinityBook manages a runtime of 5:29 hours – not a good result. We also performed the WLAN test with Windows (also with the Chromium browser) and got the same result.

Battery Runtime
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3 (Chromium 71.0.3578.98)
5h 29min
Battery Runtime - WiFi Websurfing 1.3
Acer Swift 3 SF314-55-31N8
8145U, UHD Graphics 620, 50.7 Wh (Edge 42)
614 min ∼23% +87%
Huawei MateBook D 14 W50F
8250U, UHD Graphics 620, 57 Wh
597 min ∼23% +81%
Schenker Slim 14 M18
8550U, UHD Graphics 620, 36 Wh
420 min ∼16% +28%
Average of class Office
  (105 - 964, n=337)
412 min ∼16% +25%
Tuxedo InfinityBook Pro 14
8565U, UHD Graphics 620, 36 Wh (Chromium 71.0.3578.98)
329 min ∼12%
Tuxedo InfinityBook Pro 14
8565U, UHD Graphics 620, 36 Wh (Chromium 71.0.3578.98 - Windows 10)
322 min ∼12% -2%

Pros

+ matte IPS screen
+ 1080p resolution
+ NVMe-SSD
+ free SATA-III slot
+ Thunderbolt 3
+ LTE ready
+ sturdy case
+ keyboard illumination
+ 3 video outputs
+ 10 GB cloud storage

Cons

- quiet speakers
- meager battery runtime

Verdict

In review: Tuxedo InfinityBook Pro 14. Test model courtesy of Tuxedo.
In review: Tuxedo InfinityBook Pro 14. Test model courtesy of Tuxedo.

The overall impression of the Tuxedo InfinityBook Pro 14 is good after the review. The slim laptop is powered by a Core i7 CPU, which provides plenty of performance for office and web applications. The same can be said about the less expensive Core i5 processor though, and you are never underpowered independent of the choice.

A small NVMe-SSD ensures a responsive system. You also get an additional 2.5-inch slot for another hard drive. Buyers of a Tuxedo laptop also get 10 GB free storage in the myTuxedo cloud for free. Tuxedo explicitly mentions that the corresponding data centers are located in Germany. The matte IPS screen is sufficiently bright, offers a good contrast ratio and wide viewing angles. The keyboard is also decent and suited for everyday tasks. Positive: A background illumination for the keyboard is included.

The InfinityBook Pro 14 offers a wide range of ports and can be configured based on your requirements, so it might be an option even if you are not a fan of Linux.

Despite its compact dimensions, the Linux laptop offers a lot of ports, including a versatile Thunderbolt 3 connector. It can either be used as a third video output (DisplayPort via USB-C, requires additional adapter), for charging, or for an external GPU.

The InfinityBook Pro unfortunately lacks the stamina you expect from a compact 14-inch laptop. We only determine a runtime of about 5:30 hours – both running Linux as well as Windows 10. Not a good result by any means.

 

 

Tuxedo InfinityBook Pro 14 - 01/29/2019 v6
Sascha Mölck

Chassis
82 / 98 → 83%
Keyboard
76%
Pointing Device
79%
Connectivity
65 / 80 → 81%
Weight
70 / 20-67 → 100%
Battery
85%
Display
90%
Games Performance
61 / 68 → 90%
Application Performance
90 / 92 → 97%
Temperature
95%
Noise
91%
Audio
50%
Camera
37 / 85 → 43%
Average
75%
85%
Office - Weighted Average

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Sascha Mölck, 2019-01-30 (Update: 2019-01-30)
Andreas Osthoff
Andreas Osthoff - Senior Editor Business
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