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Asus VivoBook 14X OLED K3405 Laptop Review: No-frills multimedia laptop with Core i5-13500H and vibrant 2.8K OLED display

Core i5-13500H says Hi! The new Asus VivoBook 14X OLED K3405 brings several notable improvements to the table including the Intel Core i5-13500H and a 2.8K OLED display. The VivoBook 14X OLED aspires to be sought after as a capable multimedia laptop and manages to achieve this for the most part. However, some of Asus's choices, such as using the now-ageing 35 W Nvidia RTX 3050, raise an eyebrow.
Asus VivoBook 14X K3405 in review

Asus has launched several upgraded VivoBooks this year. While the new VivoBook 15X offers Intel Raptor Lake-P and AMD Ryzen 7030U Barcelo-R options, the VivoBook Pro 16X turns up the notch all the way to the Core i9-13980HX. We now turn our focus towards the VivoBook 14X that comes with a Raptor Lake-H45 CPU.

The VivoBook 14X offers us the first glimpse of the Intel Core i5-13500H's performance together with an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU. OLEDs have now become more or less the mainstay of VivoBooks, excluding a few low-end SKUs. In this case, the VivoBook 14X boasts a 14-inch 2.8K OLED display with a 90 Hz refresh rate.

Asus also equips the laptop with 16 GB DDR4-3200 RAM, Wi-Fi 6E, and a 512 GB NVMe SSD. This configuration will set you back by ₹96,990 (US$1,172).

Asus VivoBook 14X K3405 (VivoBook 14X Series)
Processor
Intel Core i5-13500H 12 x 1.9 - 4.7 GHz, 82 W PL2 / Short Burst, 65 W PL1 / Sustained, Raptor Lake-H
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 4GB Laptop GPU, 40 W TDP, Game Ready Driver 531.61
Memory
16 GB 
, DDR4-3200, 8 GB soldered, Timings: 19-19-19-43
Display
14.00 inch 16:10, 2880 x 1800 pixel 243 PPI, Samsung ATNA40YK07-1, glossy: yes, HDR, 90 Hz
Mainboard
Intel Alder Lake-P PCH
Storage
Samsung PM9B1 512GB MZVL4512HBLU, 512 GB 
, 419 GB free
Soundcard
Intel Raptor Lake-P/U/H PCH - cAVS
Connections
3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm combo audio jack, 1 Fingerprint Reader
Networking
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211 (a/b/g/h/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6/ Wi-Fi 6E 6 GHz), Bluetooth 5.3
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 18.9 x 317.1 x 222.5 ( = 0.74 x 12.48 x 8.76 in)
Battery
63 Wh Lithium-Ion
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 11 Home
Camera
Webcam: 720p, Privacy shutter
Primary Camera: 0.9 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo speakers with Dirac audio, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, MyAsus, ProArt Creator Hub, 12 Months Warranty
Weight
1.4 kg ( = 49.38 oz / 3.09 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
1104 EUR
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Potential competitors in comparison

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
85.6 %
08/2023
Asus VivoBook 14X K3405
i5-13500H, GeForce RTX 3050 4GB Laptop GPU
1.4 kg18.9 mm14.00"2880x1800
86.3 %
07/2023
Acer Swift X SFX14-71G
i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
1.5 kg17.9 mm14.50"2880x1800
85.4 %
07/2023
MSI Stealth 14 Studio A13V
i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
1.7 kg19 mm14.00"2560x1600
89.4 %
05/2023
Gigabyte Aero 14 OLED BMF
i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
1.4 kg17 mm14.00"2880x1800
89.2 %
04/2023
Lenovo Slim Pro 7 14ARP8
R7 7735HS, GeForce RTX 3050 6GB Laptop GPU
1.6 kg15.6 mm14.50"2560x1600
88.8 %
10/2022
SCHENKER Vision 14 2022 RTX 3050 Ti
i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
1.3 kg16.6 mm14.00"2880x1800

Chassis: Lightweight yet utilitarian

Similar to the VivoBook 15X, Asus offers the VivoBook 14X in two color options: Cool Silver and Indie Black (our variant). As is generally the norm with VivoBooks, the 1.4 kg chassis primarily sports a plastic construction while the metallic lid features the distinctive VivoBook logo. 

Opening the display lid is a breeze, requiring just one finger, and the laptop remains stable without sliding. The display can be laid flat at a 180° angle. There is some flex in the display and the keyboard deck, but this should not be a concern during normal use.

The hinges feel solid with no creaks or excessive resistance. There's also Asus's antimicrobial guard that is touted to inhibit bacterial growth for at least three years. Asus also claims that the laptop meets MIL-STD-810H durability standards.

Size comparison

332.8 mm / 13.1 inch 228.1 mm / 8.98 inch 17.9 mm / 0.705 inch 1.5 kg3.37 lbs326 mm / 12.8 inch 227 mm / 8.94 inch 15.6 mm / 0.614 inch 1.6 kg3.58 lbs317.1 mm / 12.5 inch 222.5 mm / 8.76 inch 18.9 mm / 0.744 inch 1.4 kg3.09 lbs315 mm / 12.4 inch 246.6 mm / 9.71 inch 19 mm / 0.748 inch 1.7 kg3.76 lbs311 mm / 12.2 inch 220.8 mm / 8.69 inch 17 mm / 0.669 inch 1.4 kg3.1 lbs308.8 mm / 12.2 inch 215 mm / 8.46 inch 16.6 mm / 0.654 inch 1.3 kg2.89 lbs297 mm / 11.7 inch 210 mm / 8.27 inch 1 mm / 0.03937 inch 5.7 g0.01257 lbs

Connectivity: Wi-Fi 6E performance not up to the mark

The port arrangement resembles what we've seen on the VivoBook 15X before. On the left side, there is a single USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A port, while the rest are positioned on the right side.

This one-sided distribution of ports can be bothersome, especially when using an external mouse and if you intend to connect multiple peripherals. However, the spacing between the ports is sufficient and won't cause any issues with connectivity.

Left: USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A
Left: USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A
Right: 3.5 mm combo audio jack, USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C (Power Delivery/DisplayPort), USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A, HDMI 2.1 TMDS-out, DC-in
Right: 3.5 mm combo audio jack, USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C (Power Delivery/DisplayPort), USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A, HDMI 2.1 TMDS-out, DC-in

Communication

The Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211 in the VivoBook 14X suffers in 6 GHz performance
The Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211 in the VivoBook 14X suffers in 6 GHz performance

The Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211 card shows excellent performance in the 5 GHz band with no perceivable drops when tested with our reference Asus ROG Rapture GT-AXE11000 router.

However, the same cannot be said for the 6 GHz band, which shows inconsistent performance with regular throughput drops during the test.

In comparison, the Gigabyte Aero 14 OLED with an Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210 card performs well in both the bands.

Networking / iperf3 transmit AXE11000
Asus VivoBook 14X K3405
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211 (iperf 3.1.3)
1640 (1603min - 1691max) MBit/s
Acer Swift X SFX14-71G
Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1675i 160MHz Wireless Network Adapter
1601 (1494min, 1511.98P1 - 1649max) MBit/s -2%
Gigabyte Aero 14 OLED BMF
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210 (iperf 3.1.3)
1574 (1478min - 1665max) MBit/s -4%
MSI Stealth 14 Studio A13V
Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1675i 160MHz Wireless Network Adapter
1475 (1388min, 1391.77P1 - 1512max) MBit/s -10%
SCHENKER Vision 14 2022 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 (iperf 3.1.3)
1458 (1294min - 1591max) MBit/s -11%
Lenovo Slim Pro 7 14ARP8
MediaTek Wi-Fi 6E MT7922 160MHz Wireless LAN Card (iperf 3.1.3)
1294 (1163min - 1438max) MBit/s -21%
Average of class Multimedia
  (358 - 1648, n=57, last 2 years)
1285 MBit/s -22%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
  (591 - 1861, n=136)
1262 MBit/s -23%
Networking / iperf3 receive AXE11000
Asus VivoBook 14X K3405
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211 (iperf 3.1.3)
1725 (1698min - 1754max) MBit/s
Gigabyte Aero 14 OLED BMF
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210 (iperf 3.1.3)
1679 (1641min - 1697max) MBit/s -3%
SCHENKER Vision 14 2022 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 (iperf 3.1.3)
1570 (1446min - 1613max) MBit/s -9%
MSI Stealth 14 Studio A13V
Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1675i 160MHz Wireless Network Adapter
1426 (1375min, 1379.64P1 - 1458max) MBit/s -17%
Acer Swift X SFX14-71G
Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1675i 160MHz Wireless Network Adapter
1419 (1355min, 1363.41P1 - 1447max) MBit/s -18%
Lenovo Slim Pro 7 14ARP8
MediaTek Wi-Fi 6E MT7922 160MHz Wireless LAN Card (iperf 3.1.3)
1407 (1164min - 1497max) MBit/s -18%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
  (826 - 1890, n=136)
1392 MBit/s -19%
Average of class Multimedia
  (701 - 1740, n=59, last 2 years)
1389 MBit/s -19%
Networking / iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz
Gigabyte Aero 14 OLED BMF
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210 (iperf 3.1.3)
1594 (1492min - 1637max) MBit/s +14%
Average of class Multimedia
  (944 - 1822, n=31, last 2 years)
1421 MBit/s +2%
Asus VivoBook 14X K3405
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211 (iperf 3.1.3)
1398 (1036min - 1510max) MBit/s
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
  (713 - 1851, n=143)
1393 MBit/s 0%
Networking / iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz
Gigabyte Aero 14 OLED BMF
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210 (iperf 3.1.3)
1667 (1652min - 1678max) MBit/s +5%
Asus VivoBook 14X K3405
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211 (iperf 3.1.3)
1592 (645min - 1665max) MBit/s
Average of class Multimedia
  (920 - 1803, n=31, last 2 years)
1504 MBit/s -6%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
  (883 - 1857, n=142)
1498 MBit/s -6%
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Asus VivoBook 14X K3405 Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211; iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1398 (1036-1510)
Gigabyte Aero 14 OLED BMF Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210; iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1594 (1492-1637)
Asus VivoBook 14X K3405 Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211; iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1570 (645-1665)
Gigabyte Aero 14 OLED BMF Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210; iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1667 (1652-1678)
Asus VivoBook 14X K3405 Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1640 (1603-1691)
Gigabyte Aero 14 OLED BMF Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1574 (1478-1665)
Asus VivoBook 14X K3405 Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1725 (1698-1754)
Gigabyte Aero 14 OLED BMF Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1679 (1641-1697)

Webcam

The integrated 720p webcam on the VivoBook 14X exhibits poor sharpness and significant color deviations. The X-Rite ColorChecker Passport test reveals the highest Delta E of 22.45 with the Purplish Blue color.

While the webcam may suffice for occasional video calls, Asus should have ideally equipped the laptop with a 1080p module for improved quality.

A physical webcam shutter is provided for added privacy.

ColorChecker
13.5 ∆E
16.3 ∆E
18.8 ∆E
15.5 ∆E
20 ∆E
17.4 ∆E
13.8 ∆E
22.5 ∆E
18.8 ∆E
13.3 ∆E
14.5 ∆E
14 ∆E
13.2 ∆E
13.4 ∆E
19.3 ∆E
13.3 ∆E
19 ∆E
18.3 ∆E
2.3 ∆E
14.4 ∆E
15.9 ∆E
15.9 ∆E
13.6 ∆E
8.5 ∆E
ColorChecker Asus VivoBook 14X K3405: 15.22 ∆E min: 2.33 - max: 22.45 ∆E

Security

Biometric logins are facilitated by a fingerprint scanner embedded in the touchpad. Additionally, a TPM 2.0 module is also present.

Accessories and Warranty

There are no additional accessories in the box apart from the 90 W power adapter and the usual paperwork.

In India, Asus offers the VivoBook 14X with a one-year standard warranty. Those who purchase the laptop before August 31, 2023 can also take advantage of Back to College benefits that include several warranty extension and local accidental damage protection options ranging from ₹99 to ₹2,999.

Maintenance

Accessing the internals requires removing seven PH0 screws from the back panel. Once inside, you can easily swap out the WLAN card and NVMe SSD.

It is worth noting that 8 GB of RAM comes soldered onto the motherboard, which means you can only upgrade one SO-DIMM slot. The battery can be unscrewed and replaced if necessary.

Asus VivoBook 14X OLED: Internals
Asus VivoBook 14X OLED: Internals

Input Devices: Decent keyboard and touchpad

Keyboard

The VivoBook 14X is equipped with what Asus calls an ErgoSense keyboard, offering a 1.4 mm key travel. Typing on this keyboard is a comfortable experience, thanks to the dished keycaps and well-spaced keys.

The top row contains both F1-F12 keys and special keys, whose primary functions can be configured using the MyAsus app. The arrow keys may feel slightly cramped, but this is typical for a laptop in this form factor. The three-stage backlighting offers decent legibility in dark environments.

Touchpad

The VivoBook 14X's touchpad measures 7.5 cm x 13 cm, providing ample space for navigation, and it offers a smooth gliding experience.

The entire surface serves as the left mouse button, and the clicks are responsive and relatively quiet.

The Asus VivoBook 14X offers a good input experience
The Asus VivoBook 14X offers a good input experience

Display: 2.8K OLED with HDR and 90 Hz PWM

The 2880 x 1800 16:10 90 Hz Samsung OLED panel in the VivoBook 14X offers a good brightness distribution and an essentially infinite contrast ratio.

We measured a maximum brightness of 373 nits in SDR mode. The display is certified for VESA DisplayHDR True Black 600, and we could measure up to 571 nits while playing HDR content. There is no backlight bleeding given that this is an OLED display. 

The MyAsus app offers several display options. We performed all testing using the factory-default Normal mode with a Native color gamut.

Subpixel matrix
Subpixel matrix
HDR peak brightness
HDR peak brightness
Color settings in the MyAsus app
Color settings in the MyAsus app
373
cd/m²
368
cd/m²
371
cd/m²
370
cd/m²
369
cd/m²
372
cd/m²
366
cd/m²
367
cd/m²
318
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
Samsung ATNA40YK07-1 tested with X-Rite i1Basic Pro 3
Maximum: 373 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 363.8 cd/m² Minimum: 0.88 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 85 %
Center on Battery: 367 cd/m²
Contrast: ∞:1 (Black: 0 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 2.85 | 0.5-29.43 Ø5.1, calibrated: 2.18
ΔE Greyscale 2.2 | 0.57-98 Ø5.3
96.5% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
100% sRGB (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
99.9% Display P3 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
Gamma: 2.15
Asus VivoBook 14X K3405
Samsung ATNA40YK07-1, , 2880x1800, 14.00
Acer Swift X SFX14-71G
ATNA45AF03-0, OLED, 2880x1800, 14.50
MSI Stealth 14 Studio A13V
B140QAN06.T, IPS, 2560x1600, 14.00
Gigabyte Aero 14 OLED BMF
Samsung SDC4192 (ATNA40YK14-0), OLED, 2880x1800, 14.00
Lenovo Slim Pro 7 14ARP8
LEN89C1, IPS, 2560x1600, 14.50
SCHENKER Vision 14 2022 RTX 3050 Ti
MNE007ZA1-1, IPS, 2880x1800, 14.00
Display
0%
-5%
-3%
-17%
-17%
Display P3 Coverage
99.9
99.9
0%
96.2
-4%
99.8
0%
72.9
-27%
74.1
-26%
sRGB Coverage
100
99.9
0%
99.6
0%
100
0%
98.2
-2%
97.4
-3%
AdobeRGB 1998 Coverage
96.5
96.2
0%
85.3
-12%
88.7
-8%
74.6
-23%
75.3
-22%
Response Times
109%
-159%
69%
-1350%
-1320%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
1.15 ?(0.57, 0.58)
0.4 ?(0.2, 0.2)
65%
5.5 ?(2.7, 2.8)
-378%
2.4 ?(1.4, 1)
-109%
31.8 ?(15.3, 16.5)
-2665%
31.5 ?(14, 17.5)
-2639%
Response Time Black / White *
14.4 ?(12.8, 1.6)
0.6 ?(0.3, 0.3)
96%
5.8 ?(2.1, 3.7)
60%
2.4 ?(1.4, 1)
83%
19.3 ?(11.4, 7.9)
-34%
14.5 ?(4.7, 9.8)
-1%
PWM Frequency
90.02 ?(100)
240 ?(100)
167%
300
233%
Screen
15%
3%
45%
-16%
-14%
Brightness middle
369
388
5%
419
14%
423
15%
344.7
-7%
421
14%
Brightness
364
390
7%
402
10%
427
17%
334
-8%
416
14%
Brightness Distribution
85
98
15%
89
5%
98
15%
92
8%
89
5%
Black Level *
0.43
0.1
0.31
0.28
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
2.85
2.2
23%
2.3
19%
0.55
81%
3.01
-6%
3.2
-12%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
4.22
3.9
8%
5.8
-37%
1.15
73%
6.3
-49%
5.5
-30%
Colorchecker dE 2000 calibrated *
2.18
1.9
13%
0.9
59%
1.15
47%
0.83
62%
2
8%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
2.2
1.4
36%
3.3
-50%
0.69
69%
4.6
-109%
4.4
-100%
Gamma
2.15 102%
2.22 99%
2.14 103%
2.42 91%
2.28 96%
2.22 99%
CCT
6518 100%
6380 102%
6550 99%
6479 100%
6420 101%
6384 102%
Contrast
974
4230
1112
1504
Total Average (Program / Settings)
41% / 33%
-54% / -26%
37% / 40%
-461% / -238%
-450% / -233%

* ... smaller is better

Content creators will be pleased with the VivoBook 14X's impressive coverage of the entire sRGB color space (100%), along with a near-complete coverage of Adobe RGB (96.5%) and Display P3 (99.9%) color gamuts.

vs. sRGB - 100% coverage
vs. sRGB - 100% coverage
vs. Adobe RGB - 96.5% coverage
vs. Adobe RGB - 96.5% coverage
vs. Display P3 - 99.9% coverage
vs. Display P3 - 99.9% coverage

We performed color calibration in the Display P3 color space. The VivoBook 14X already shows low Delta E values in Grayscale and ColorChecker out-of-the-box. You can also use the ProArt Creator Hub and a compatible X-Rite i1Display calibrator to perform your own calibration.

Using our X-Rite i1Basic Pro 3 spectrophotometer and Calman Ultimate software from Portrait Displays, we could achieve a significantly lower Delta E of 0.8 in Grayscale. However, only marginal improvements were seen in ColorChecker values.

The calibrated ICC file can be downloaded from the link above.

Grayscale before calibration
Grayscale before calibration
ColorChecker before calibration
ColorChecker before calibration
Saturation Sweeps before calibration
Saturation Sweeps before calibration
Grayscale after calibration (Display P3)
Grayscale after calibration (Display P3)
ColorChecker after calibration (Display P3)
ColorChecker after calibration (Display P3)
Saturation Sweeps after calibration (Display P3)
Saturation Sweeps after calibration (Display P3)

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
14.4 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 12.8 ms rise
↘ 1.6 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 0.1 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 29 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (21.8 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
1.15 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 0.57 ms rise
↘ 0.58 ms fall
The screen shows very fast response rates in our tests and should be very well suited for fast-paced gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.2 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 2 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (34.3 ms).

Manual measurement was necessary to estimate response times due to the background flicker. A 100% black to 100% white transition takes 14.4 ms, which is slightly on the higher side for an OLED panel. However, the 50% grey to 80% grey transitions are much quicker at 1.15 ms.

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM detected 90.02 Hz
≤ 100 cd/m² brightness

The display backlight flickers at 90.02 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) Flickering detected at a brightness setting of 100 cd/m² and below. There should be no flickering or PWM above this brightness setting.

The frequency of 90.02 Hz is very low, so the flickering may cause eyestrain and headaches after extended use.

Flickering occurs at relatively low brightness settings, so extended use at this brightness setting or lower can cause eyestrain.

In comparison: 53 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 18719 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

The panel uses 90 Hz DC Dimming between 75% to 100% brightness. Below 75%, the panel switches to a PWM frequency of about 360 Hz.

The 90 Hz DC Dimming should be relatively less strenuous on the eyes compared to PWM flickering. This frequency goes down to 60 Hz at the corresponding refresh rate.

We recommend setting the brightness levels above 50% to minimize visual fatigue.

0% brightness: PWM 180.28 Hz
0% brightness: PWM 180.28 Hz
25% brightness: PWM 359.48 Hz
25% brightness: PWM 359.48 Hz
50% brightness: PWM 359.32 Hz
50% brightness: PWM 359.32 Hz
75% brightness: DC Dimming 269.96 Hz
75% brightness: DC Dimming 269.96 Hz
100% brightness: DC Dimming 90 Hz (90 Hz refresh rate)
100% brightness: DC Dimming 90 Hz (90 Hz refresh rate)
100% brightness: DC Dimming 60 Hz (60 Hz refresh rate)
100% brightness: DC Dimming 60 Hz (60 Hz refresh rate)

For more information, check out "Why PWM is such a headache" and "Analysis: DC Dimming vs PWM — Can you dim AMOLED displays without the flickering". An overview of measured PWM across all reviewed devices can be found in our PWM Ranking table.

Outdoor viewing under sunlight can be irksome owing to the glossy screen. Viewing angles are good with minimal loss of brightness at extreme angles and no visible green tinting.

Outdoor viewing under sunlight
Outdoor viewing under sunlight
Outdoor viewing under shade
Outdoor viewing under shade
Good viewing angle stability
Good viewing angle stability

Performance: Hamstrung Core i5-13500H with a bit of throttling

Our Asus VivoBook 14X OLED is powered by the Intel Core i5-13500H CPU and Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 4 GB Laptop GPU. The RTX 3050 SKUs can be configured either with a Core i5-13500H or a Core i9-13900H.

An RTX 2050 Mobile option is also available but only with a Core i5-13500H.

 

Testing Conditions

Asus redundantly splits performance settings between the MyAsus app and the ProArt Creator Hub, although the MyAsus app should be sufficient in most cases. However, you will need to use the ProArt Creator Hub to access the Full Speed mode.

We utilized the Full Speed mode for all performance benchmarks and the Standard mode for battery tests.

MyAsus app
MyAsus app
Performance profiles in MyAsus
Performance profiles in MyAsus
Performance profiles in ProArt Creator Hub
Performance profiles in ProArt Creator Hub
Performance optimization in ProArt Creator Hub
Performance optimization in ProArt Creator Hub

The table below illustrates how the Core i5-13500H's PL1 and PL2 values vary depending on the chosen performance setting.

Performance mode PL1 (PBP) / Tau PL2 (MTP) / Tau
Whisper 30 W / 56 s 54 W / 2.44 ms
Standard 50 W / 56 s 82 W / 2.44 ms
Performance 55 W / 56 s 82 W / 2.44 ms
Full Speed 65 W / 56 s 82 W / 2.44 ms

Processor

The VivoBook 14X's Core i5-13500H does not offer a well-sustained performance under load
The VivoBook 14X's Core i5-13500H does not offer a well-sustained performance under load

The Core i5-13500H offers 12 cores (4P + 8E) and 16 threads with single-core boosts up to 4.7 GHz and a TDP of 45 W. Overall CPU performance is largely in line with a Core i7-12700H, but it falls about 10% behind the Core i7-13700H in the MSI Stealth 14 Studio.

That being said, the CPU performance drops by about 18% by the end of the Cinebench R15 multi-core loop test. However, this throttling is not as drastic compared to what we observe with the Core i7-13700H in the Acer Swift X SFX14.

Cinebench R15 Multi Loop

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Asus VivoBook 14X K3405 Intel Core i5-13500H: Ø1975 (1838.4-2234.26)
Acer Swift X SFX14-71G Intel Core i7-13700H: Ø1577 (1282.09-2465.48)
MSI Stealth 14 Studio A13V Intel Core i7-13700H: Ø2311 (2156.33-2742.92)
Gigabyte Aero 14 OLED BMF Intel Core i7-13700H: Ø2029 (1995.31-2490.5)
Lenovo Slim Pro 7 14ARP8 AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS: Ø2085 (2064.62-2107.26)
SCHENKER Vision 14 2022 RTX 3050 Ti Intel Core i7-12700H: Ø1988 (1948.94-2166.26)
CPU Performance Rating: Percent
Cinebench R23: Multi Core | Single Core
Cinebench R20: CPU (Multi Core) | CPU (Single Core)
Cinebench R15: CPU Multi 64Bit | CPU Single 64Bit
Blender: v2.79 BMW27 CPU
7-Zip 18.03: 7z b 4 | 7z b 4 -mmt1
Geekbench 5.5: Multi-Core | Single-Core
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2: 4k Preset
LibreOffice : 20 Documents To PDF
R Benchmark 2.5: Overall mean
CPU Performance Rating
MSI Stealth 14 Studio A13V
Intel Core i7-13700H
78.1 pt
Gigabyte Aero 14 OLED BMF
Intel Core i7-13700H
76.9 pt
Acer Swift X SFX14-71G
Intel Core i7-13700H
76.2 pt
Average Intel Core i5-13500H
 
72.8 pt
SCHENKER Vision 14 2022 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H
72.7 pt
Asus VivoBook 14X K3405
Intel Core i5-13500H
70.6 pt
Average of class Multimedia
 
66.7 pt
Lenovo Slim Pro 7 14ARP8
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS
60.3 pt
Cinebench R23 / Multi Core
MSI Stealth 14 Studio A13V
Intel Core i7-13700H
17260 (14061min - 17259.5max) Points +20%
Acer Swift X SFX14-71G
Intel Core i7-13700H
15609 Points +9%
SCHENKER Vision 14 2022 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H
14917 Points +4%
Average Intel Core i5-13500H
  (13542 - 16335, n=3)
14739 Points +3%
Asus VivoBook 14X K3405
Intel Core i5-13500H
14340 Points
Gigabyte Aero 14 OLED BMF
Intel Core i7-13700H
14325 (12974.5min - 14324.9max) Points 0%
Average of class Multimedia
  (3127 - 30789, n=94, last 2 years)
13147 Points -8%
Lenovo Slim Pro 7 14ARP8
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS
12932 (12714.3min - 12931.8max) Points -10%
Cinebench R23 / Single Core
Acer Swift X SFX14-71G
Intel Core i7-13700H
1896 Points +11%
Gigabyte Aero 14 OLED BMF
Intel Core i7-13700H
1840 Points +7%
Average Intel Core i5-13500H
  (1712 - 1783, n=3)
1757 Points +3%
Asus VivoBook 14X K3405
Intel Core i5-13500H
1712 Points
SCHENKER Vision 14 2022 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H
1678 Points -2%
Average of class Multimedia
  (819 - 2110, n=91, last 2 years)
1638 Points -4%
MSI Stealth 14 Studio A13V
Intel Core i7-13700H
1627 Points -5%
Lenovo Slim Pro 7 14ARP8
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS
1288 Points -25%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Multi Core)
MSI Stealth 14 Studio A13V
Intel Core i7-13700H
6597 Points +18%
Acer Swift X SFX14-71G
Intel Core i7-13700H
6070 Points +9%
SCHENKER Vision 14 2022 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H
5762 Points +3%
Average Intel Core i5-13500H
  (5108 - 6212, n=3)
5633 Points +1%
Asus VivoBook 14X K3405
Intel Core i5-13500H
5580 Points
Gigabyte Aero 14 OLED BMF
Intel Core i7-13700H
5373 Points -4%
Lenovo Slim Pro 7 14ARP8
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS
4983 Points -11%
Average of class Multimedia
  (1192 - 11768, n=92, last 2 years)
4962 Points -11%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Single Core)
Acer Swift X SFX14-71G
Intel Core i7-13700H
732 Points +11%
Gigabyte Aero 14 OLED BMF
Intel Core i7-13700H
712 Points +8%
SCHENKER Vision 14 2022 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H
701 Points +6%
Average Intel Core i5-13500H
  (661 - 687, n=3)
677 Points +2%
Asus VivoBook 14X K3405
Intel Core i5-13500H
661 Points
MSI Stealth 14 Studio A13V
Intel Core i7-13700H
640 Points -3%
Average of class Multimedia
  (316 - 812, n=92, last 2 years)
622 Points -6%
Lenovo Slim Pro 7 14ARP8
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS
502 Points -24%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Multi 64Bit
MSI Stealth 14 Studio A13V
Intel Core i7-13700H
2743 (2156.33min - 2742.92max) Points +23%
Gigabyte Aero 14 OLED BMF
Intel Core i7-13700H
2491 (1995.31min - 2490.5max) Points +12%
Acer Swift X SFX14-71G
Intel Core i7-13700H
2465 (1282.09min - 2465.48max) Points +10%
Average Intel Core i5-13500H
  (2234 - 2475, n=3)
2338 Points +5%
Asus VivoBook 14X K3405
Intel Core i5-13500H
2234 (1838.4min - 2234.26max) Points
SCHENKER Vision 14 2022 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H
2166 (1948.94min - 2166.26max) Points -3%
Average of class Multimedia
  (570 - 4703, n=98, last 2 years)
2148 Points -4%
Lenovo Slim Pro 7 14ARP8
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS
2107 (2064.62min - 2107.26max) Points -6%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Single 64Bit
Acer Swift X SFX14-71G
Intel Core i7-13700H
274 Points +10%
Gigabyte Aero 14 OLED BMF
Intel Core i7-13700H
268 Points +8%
SCHENKER Vision 14 2022 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H
263 Points +6%
Average Intel Core i5-13500H
  (249 - 261, n=3)
255 Points +2%
Asus VivoBook 14X K3405
Intel Core i5-13500H
249 Points
MSI Stealth 14 Studio A13V
Intel Core i7-13700H
241 Points -3%
Average of class Multimedia
  (119 - 308, n=94, last 2 years)
239 Points -4%
Lenovo Slim Pro 7 14ARP8
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS
206 Points -17%
Blender / v2.79 BMW27 CPU
Acer Swift X SFX14-71G
Intel Core i7-13700H
299 Seconds * -26%
Average of class Multimedia
  (107 - 956, n=88, last 2 years)
291 Seconds * -22%
SCHENKER Vision 14 2022 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H
262 Seconds * -10%
Average Intel Core i5-13500H
  (205 - 263, n=4)
242 Seconds * -2%
Lenovo Slim Pro 7 14ARP8
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS
241 Seconds * -1%
Asus VivoBook 14X K3405
Intel Core i5-13500H
238 Seconds *
Gigabyte Aero 14 OLED BMF
Intel Core i7-13700H
233 Seconds * +2%
MSI Stealth 14 Studio A13V
Intel Core i7-13700H
190 Seconds * +20%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4
MSI Stealth 14 Studio A13V
Intel Core i7-13700H
70614 MIPS +39%
Gigabyte Aero 14 OLED BMF
Intel Core i7-13700H
58703 MIPS +15%
Acer Swift X SFX14-71G
Intel Core i7-13700H
55929 MIPS +10%
Lenovo Slim Pro 7 14ARP8
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS
55502 MIPS +9%
Average of class Multimedia
  (11813 - 119900, n=88, last 2 years)
53482 MIPS +5%
Average Intel Core i5-13500H
  (50846 - 57276, n=4)
53260 MIPS +5%
Asus VivoBook 14X K3405
Intel Core i5-13500H
50846 MIPS
SCHENKER Vision 14 2022 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H
50517 MIPS -1%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4 -mmt1
Acer Swift X SFX14-71G
Intel Core i7-13700H
6100 MIPS +9%
Gigabyte Aero 14 OLED BMF
Intel Core i7-13700H
6041 MIPS +8%
SCHENKER Vision 14 2022 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H
5833 MIPS +4%
Average Intel Core i5-13500H
  (5606 - 5885, n=4)
5710 MIPS +2%
Asus VivoBook 14X K3405
Intel Core i5-13500H
5606 MIPS
Average of class Multimedia
  (2898 - 7163, n=88, last 2 years)
5483 MIPS -2%
MSI Stealth 14 Studio A13V
Intel Core i7-13700H
5335 MIPS -5%
Lenovo Slim Pro 7 14ARP8
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS
4779 MIPS -15%
Geekbench 5.5 / Multi-Core
MSI Stealth 14 Studio A13V
Intel Core i7-13700H
12988 Points +39%
Acer Swift X SFX14-71G
Intel Core i7-13700H
11556 Points +24%
SCHENKER Vision 14 2022 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H
10976 Points +18%
Gigabyte Aero 14 OLED BMF
Intel Core i7-13700H
10955 Points +18%
Average Intel Core i5-13500H
  (9312 - 11465, n=4)
10649 Points +14%
Average of class Multimedia
  (3307 - 20053, n=97, last 2 years)
10260 Points +10%
Asus VivoBook 14X K3405
Intel Core i5-13500H
9312 Points
Lenovo Slim Pro 7 14ARP8
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS
9021 Points -3%
Geekbench 5.5 / Single-Core
Gigabyte Aero 14 OLED BMF
Intel Core i7-13700H
1869 Points +12%
Acer Swift X SFX14-71G
Intel Core i7-13700H
1840 Points +10%
SCHENKER Vision 14 2022 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H
1778 Points +6%
Average Intel Core i5-13500H
  (1674 - 1762, n=4)
1734 Points +4%
MSI Stealth 14 Studio A13V
Intel Core i7-13700H
1713 Points +2%
Asus VivoBook 14X K3405
Intel Core i5-13500H
1674 Points
Average of class Multimedia
  (843 - 2137, n=97, last 2 years)
1651 Points -1%
Lenovo Slim Pro 7 14ARP8
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS
1327 Points -21%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 / 4k Preset
MSI Stealth 14 Studio A13V
Intel Core i7-13700H
18 fps +14%
Lenovo Slim Pro 7 14ARP8
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS
16 fps +1%
Asus VivoBook 14X K3405
Intel Core i5-13500H
15.8 fps
Average Intel Core i5-13500H
  (14.6 - 17.9, n=4)
15.8 fps 0%
Gigabyte Aero 14 OLED BMF
Intel Core i7-13700H
15.7 fps -1%
Average of class Multimedia
  (4.12 - 30.5, n=86, last 2 years)
14.4 fps -9%
SCHENKER Vision 14 2022 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H
13.8 fps -13%
Acer Swift X SFX14-71G
Intel Core i7-13700H
13.2 fps -16%
LibreOffice / 20 Documents To PDF
Lenovo Slim Pro 7 14ARP8
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS
58.8 s * -22%
MSI Stealth 14 Studio A13V
Intel Core i7-13700H
57.4 s * -19%
Average of class Multimedia
  (6.7 - 89.1, n=88, last 2 years)
49.4 s * -2%
Average Intel Core i5-13500H
  (44 - 54.3, n=3)
48.9 s * -1%
Asus VivoBook 14X K3405
Intel Core i5-13500H
48.3 s *
SCHENKER Vision 14 2022 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H
42.8 s * +11%
Gigabyte Aero 14 OLED BMF
Intel Core i7-13700H
41.1 s * +15%
Acer Swift X SFX14-71G
Intel Core i7-13700H
41 s * +15%
R Benchmark 2.5 / Overall mean
Lenovo Slim Pro 7 14ARP8
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS
0.585 sec * -19%
Average of class Multimedia
  (0.3826 - 0.994, n=88, last 2 years)
0.507 sec * -3%
MSI Stealth 14 Studio A13V
Intel Core i7-13700H
0.503 sec * -2%
Asus VivoBook 14X K3405
Intel Core i5-13500H
0.491 sec *
Average Intel Core i5-13500H
  (0.471 - 0.491, n=4)
0.4788 sec * +2%
SCHENKER Vision 14 2022 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H
0.4587 sec * +7%
Gigabyte Aero 14 OLED BMF
Intel Core i7-13700H
0.447 sec * +9%
Acer Swift X SFX14-71G
Intel Core i7-13700H
0.4398 sec * +10%

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Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
2234 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
163.9 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
99.6 %
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
249 Points
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Running the Cinebench R15 multi-core loop in different performance modes reveals that the VivoBook 14X's Core i5-13500H implementation cannot fully utilize its allocated TDP budget. In the Standard and Full Speed profiles, the peak package power observed is only 70 W against the allowed 82 W.

Additionally, this power level is reached only during the initial loop, with the maximum clock around the 3.5 GHz mark. In the Whisper mode, the processor can utilize up to 54 W peak but averages at just about 16 W during the test.

Cinebench R20 takes a nosedive on battery mode with 45% and 41% drops single-core and multi-core performance, respectively.

CPU clocks, core temperatures, and package powers during a Cinebench R15 loop. (Red: Full Speed, Green: Standard, Blue: Whisper)
CPU clocks, core temperatures, and package powers during a Cinebench R15 loop. (Red: Full Speed, Green: Standard, Blue: Whisper)
Cinebench R20 scores take a significant hit on battery
Cinebench R20 scores take a significant hit on battery
Performance Rating
MSI Stealth 14 Studio A13V
Intel Core i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
89.3 pt
Lenovo Slim Pro 7 14ARP8
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS, GeForce RTX 3050 6GB Laptop GPU
81.4 pt
Gigabyte Aero 14 OLED BMF
Intel Core i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
81.2 pt
Asus VivoBook 14X K3405
Intel Core i5-13500H, GeForce RTX 3050 4GB Laptop GPU
73.6 pt
Average Intel Core i5-13500H
 
73.6 pt
SCHENKER Vision 14 2022 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
70.6 pt
Average of class Multimedia
 
69.2 pt
Acer Swift X SFX14-71G
Intel Core i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
61.7 pt
AIDA64 / FP32 Ray-Trace
MSI Stealth 14 Studio A13V
Intel Core i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
16696 KRay/s +26%
Lenovo Slim Pro 7 14ARP8
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS, GeForce RTX 3050 6GB Laptop GPU
15378 KRay/s +16%
Asus VivoBook 14X K3405
Intel Core i5-13500H, GeForce RTX 3050 4GB Laptop GPU
13269 KRay/s
Gigabyte Aero 14 OLED BMF
Intel Core i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
12817 KRay/s -3%
Average Intel Core i5-13500H
  (11081 - 15390, n=4)
12725 KRay/s -4%
SCHENKER Vision 14 2022 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
12366 KRay/s -7%
Average of class Multimedia
  (2677 - 27340, n=85, last 2 years)
11526 KRay/s -13%
Acer Swift X SFX14-71G
Intel Core i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
8777 KRay/s -34%
AIDA64 / FPU Julia
Lenovo Slim Pro 7 14ARP8
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS, GeForce RTX 3050 6GB Laptop GPU
94989 Points +43%
MSI Stealth 14 Studio A13V
Intel Core i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
83661 Points +26%
Asus VivoBook 14X K3405
Intel Core i5-13500H, GeForce RTX 3050 4GB Laptop GPU
66233 Points
Gigabyte Aero 14 OLED BMF
Intel Core i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
64115 Points -3%
Average Intel Core i5-13500H
  (56813 - 74251, n=4)
63644 Points -4%
SCHENKER Vision 14 2022 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
61721 Points -7%
Average of class Multimedia
  (12762 - 136048, n=85, last 2 years)
59628 Points -10%
Acer Swift X SFX14-71G
Intel Core i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
43430 Points -34%
AIDA64 / CPU SHA3
MSI Stealth 14 Studio A13V
Intel Core i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
3824 MB/s +15%
Asus VivoBook 14X K3405
Intel Core i5-13500H, GeForce RTX 3050 4GB Laptop GPU
3324 MB/s
Lenovo Slim Pro 7 14ARP8
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS, GeForce RTX 3050 6GB Laptop GPU
3154 MB/s -5%
Average Intel Core i5-13500H
  (2768 - 3623, n=4)
3125 MB/s -6%
Gigabyte Aero 14 OLED BMF
Intel Core i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
3016 MB/s -9%
SCHENKER Vision 14 2022 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
2850 MB/s -14%
Average of class Multimedia
  (841 - 6681, n=85, last 2 years)
2813 MB/s -15%
Acer Swift X SFX14-71G
Intel Core i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
2374 MB/s -29%
AIDA64 / CPU Queen
Gigabyte Aero 14 OLED BMF
Intel Core i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
107159 Points +34%
MSI Stealth 14 Studio A13V
Intel Core i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
105914 Points +33%
Acer Swift X SFX14-71G
Intel Core i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
105541 Points +32%
SCHENKER Vision 14 2022 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
91588 Points +15%
Lenovo Slim Pro 7 14ARP8
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS, GeForce RTX 3050 6GB Laptop GPU
91524 Points +15%
Average of class Multimedia
  (31314 - 134321, n=85, last 2 years)
88820 Points +11%
Average Intel Core i5-13500H
  (79924 - 85727, n=4)
84136 Points +5%
Asus VivoBook 14X K3405
Intel Core i5-13500H, GeForce RTX 3050 4GB Laptop GPU
79924 Points
AIDA64 / FPU SinJulia
Lenovo Slim Pro 7 14ARP8
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS, GeForce RTX 3050 6GB Laptop GPU
11441 Points +51%
MSI Stealth 14 Studio A13V
Intel Core i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
10457 Points +38%
Gigabyte Aero 14 OLED BMF
Intel Core i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
8708 Points +15%
Average of class Multimedia
  (3099 - 15484, n=85, last 2 years)
8594 Points +13%
SCHENKER Vision 14 2022 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
8278 Points +9%
Asus VivoBook 14X K3405
Intel Core i5-13500H, GeForce RTX 3050 4GB Laptop GPU
7576 Points
Average Intel Core i5-13500H
  (7249 - 8086, n=4)
7552 Points 0%
Acer Swift X SFX14-71G
Intel Core i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
6318 Points -17%
AIDA64 / FPU Mandel
Lenovo Slim Pro 7 14ARP8
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS, GeForce RTX 3050 6GB Laptop GPU
51853 Points +58%
MSI Stealth 14 Studio A13V
Intel Core i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
41000 Points +25%
Asus VivoBook 14X K3405
Intel Core i5-13500H, GeForce RTX 3050 4GB Laptop GPU
32823 Points
Gigabyte Aero 14 OLED BMF
Intel Core i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
31971 Points -3%
Average Intel Core i5-13500H
  (27820 - 38336, n=4)
31771 Points -3%
Average of class Multimedia
  (7417 - 68591, n=85, last 2 years)
31158 Points -5%
SCHENKER Vision 14 2022 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
30137 Points -8%
Acer Swift X SFX14-71G
Intel Core i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
22194 Points -32%
AIDA64 / CPU AES
Gigabyte Aero 14 OLED BMF
Intel Core i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
112823 MB/s +3%
Asus VivoBook 14X K3405
Intel Core i5-13500H, GeForce RTX 3050 4GB Laptop GPU
109370 MB/s
Average Intel Core i5-13500H
  (99649 - 120493, n=4)
107453 MB/s -2%
Acer Swift X SFX14-71G
Intel Core i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
83025 MB/s -24%
MSI Stealth 14 Studio A13V
Intel Core i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
76215 MB/s -30%
Average of class Multimedia
  (23702 - 151546, n=85, last 2 years)
73315 MB/s -33%
SCHENKER Vision 14 2022 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
69002 MB/s -37%
Lenovo Slim Pro 7 14ARP8
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS, GeForce RTX 3050 6GB Laptop GPU
49927 MB/s -54%
AIDA64 / CPU ZLib
MSI Stealth 14 Studio A13V
Intel Core i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
1116 MB/s +21%
SCHENKER Vision 14 2022 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
962 MB/s +4%
Asus VivoBook 14X K3405
Intel Core i5-13500H, GeForce RTX 3050 4GB Laptop GPU
926 MB/s
Average Intel Core i5-13500H
  (782 - 987, n=4)
871 MB/s -6%
Gigabyte Aero 14 OLED BMF
Intel Core i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
841 MB/s -9%
Lenovo Slim Pro 7 14ARP8
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS, GeForce RTX 3050 6GB Laptop GPU
811 MB/s -12%
Average of class Multimedia
  (228 - 1901, n=86, last 2 years)
804 MB/s -13%
Acer Swift X SFX14-71G
Intel Core i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
671 MB/s -28%
AIDA64 / FP64 Ray-Trace
MSI Stealth 14 Studio A13V
Intel Core i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
9072 KRay/s +30%
Lenovo Slim Pro 7 14ARP8
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS, GeForce RTX 3050 6GB Laptop GPU
7816 KRay/s +12%
Asus VivoBook 14X K3405
Intel Core i5-13500H, GeForce RTX 3050 4GB Laptop GPU
6988 KRay/s
Gigabyte Aero 14 OLED BMF
Intel Core i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
6913 KRay/s -1%
Average Intel Core i5-13500H
  (5955 - 8495, n=4)
6859 KRay/s -2%
SCHENKER Vision 14 2022 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
6587 KRay/s -6%
Average of class Multimedia
  (1501 - 14155, n=86, last 2 years)
6201 KRay/s -11%
Acer Swift X SFX14-71G
Intel Core i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
4595 KRay/s -34%
AIDA64 / CPU PhotoWorxx
Gigabyte Aero 14 OLED BMF
Intel Core i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
52727 MPixel/s +161%
Acer Swift X SFX14-71G
Intel Core i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
39826 MPixel/s +97%
MSI Stealth 14 Studio A13V
Intel Core i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
35953 MPixel/s +78%
Average of class Multimedia
  (7419 - 52727, n=86, last 2 years)
33352 MPixel/s +65%
Average Intel Core i5-13500H
  (20212 - 37618, n=4)
29975 MPixel/s +48%
SCHENKER Vision 14 2022 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
29949 MPixel/s +48%
Lenovo Slim Pro 7 14ARP8
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS, GeForce RTX 3050 6GB Laptop GPU
27099 MPixel/s +34%
Asus VivoBook 14X K3405
Intel Core i5-13500H, GeForce RTX 3050 4GB Laptop GPU
20212 MPixel/s

System Performance

The VivoBook 14X trails behind the MSI Stealth 14 in PCMark 10 and CrossMark tests but not by much. Overall system performance in typical daily usage is smooth and responsive.

PCMark 10 / Score
Gigabyte Aero 14 OLED BMF
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, i7-13700H, Gigabyte AG470S1TB-SI B10
7273 Points +9%
Acer Swift X SFX14-71G
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, i7-13700H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
7271 Points +9%
MSI Stealth 14 Studio A13V
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, i7-13700H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
6924 Points +4%
Asus VivoBook 14X K3405
GeForce RTX 3050 4GB Laptop GPU, i5-13500H, Samsung PM9B1 512GB MZVL4512HBLU
6645 Points
Average Intel Core i5-13500H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 4GB Laptop GPU
 
6645 Points 0%
SCHENKER Vision 14 2022 RTX 3050 Ti
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
6623 Points 0%
Lenovo Slim Pro 7 14ARP8
GeForce RTX 3050 6GB Laptop GPU, R7 7735HS, SK hynix PC801 HFS512GEJ9X115N
6437 Points -3%
Average of class Multimedia
  (4039 - 8083, n=81, last 2 years)
6380 Points -4%
PCMark 10 / Essentials
Gigabyte Aero 14 OLED BMF
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, i7-13700H, Gigabyte AG470S1TB-SI B10
11549 Points +13%
Acer Swift X SFX14-71G
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, i7-13700H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
11450 Points +12%
SCHENKER Vision 14 2022 RTX 3050 Ti
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
10440 Points +2%
MSI Stealth 14 Studio A13V
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, i7-13700H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
10283 Points +1%
Average of class Multimedia
  (8448 - 12144, n=81, last 2 years)
10234 Points 0%
Asus VivoBook 14X K3405
GeForce RTX 3050 4GB Laptop GPU, i5-13500H, Samsung PM9B1 512GB MZVL4512HBLU
10199 Points
Average Intel Core i5-13500H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 4GB Laptop GPU
 
10199 Points 0%
Lenovo Slim Pro 7 14ARP8
GeForce RTX 3050 6GB Laptop GPU, R7 7735HS, SK hynix PC801 HFS512GEJ9X115N
9943 Points -3%
PCMark 10 / Productivity
Acer Swift X SFX14-71G
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, i7-13700H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
9435 Points +5%
Gigabyte Aero 14 OLED BMF
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, i7-13700H, Gigabyte AG470S1TB-SI B10
9390 Points +5%
Asus VivoBook 14X K3405
GeForce RTX 3050 4GB Laptop GPU, i5-13500H, Samsung PM9B1 512GB MZVL4512HBLU
8964 Points
Average Intel Core i5-13500H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 4GB Laptop GPU
 
8964 Points 0%
SCHENKER Vision 14 2022 RTX 3050 Ti
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
8530 Points -5%
Average of class Multimedia
  (5462 - 11186, n=81, last 2 years)
8528 Points -5%
MSI Stealth 14 Studio A13V
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, i7-13700H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
8368 Points -7%
Lenovo Slim Pro 7 14ARP8
GeForce RTX 3050 6GB Laptop GPU, R7 7735HS, SK hynix PC801 HFS512GEJ9X115N
8077 Points -10%
PCMark 10 / Digital Content Creation
MSI Stealth 14 Studio A13V
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, i7-13700H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
10472 Points +20%
Acer Swift X SFX14-71G
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, i7-13700H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
9658 Points +11%
Gigabyte Aero 14 OLED BMF
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, i7-13700H, Gigabyte AG470S1TB-SI B10
9627 Points +11%
Lenovo Slim Pro 7 14ARP8
GeForce RTX 3050 6GB Laptop GPU, R7 7735HS, SK hynix PC801 HFS512GEJ9X115N
9016 Points +4%
SCHENKER Vision 14 2022 RTX 3050 Ti
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
8855 Points +2%
Asus VivoBook 14X K3405
GeForce RTX 3050 4GB Laptop GPU, i5-13500H, Samsung PM9B1 512GB MZVL4512HBLU
8711 Points
Average Intel Core i5-13500H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 4GB Laptop GPU
 
8711 Points 0%
Average of class Multimedia
  (3861 - 11777, n=81, last 2 years)
8212 Points -6%
CrossMark / Overall
Acer Swift X SFX14-71G
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, i7-13700H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1930 Points +18%
Gigabyte Aero 14 OLED BMF
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, i7-13700H, Gigabyte AG470S1TB-SI B10
1842 Points +13%
MSI Stealth 14 Studio A13V
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, i7-13700H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1734 Points +6%
SCHENKER Vision 14 2022 RTX 3050 Ti
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
1654 Points +1%
Average of class Multimedia
  (970 - 2146, n=78, last 2 years)
1650 Points +1%
Asus VivoBook 14X K3405
GeForce RTX 3050 4GB Laptop GPU, i5-13500H, Samsung PM9B1 512GB MZVL4512HBLU
1635 Points
Average Intel Core i5-13500H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 4GB Laptop GPU
 
1635 Points 0%
Lenovo Slim Pro 7 14ARP8
GeForce RTX 3050 6GB Laptop GPU, R7 7735HS, SK hynix PC801 HFS512GEJ9X115N
1361 Points -17%
CrossMark / Productivity
Acer Swift X SFX14-71G
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, i7-13700H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1877 Points +16%
Gigabyte Aero 14 OLED BMF
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, i7-13700H, Gigabyte AG470S1TB-SI B10
1793 Points +11%
MSI Stealth 14 Studio A13V
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, i7-13700H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1631 Points +1%
SCHENKER Vision 14 2022 RTX 3050 Ti
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
1625 Points 0%
Asus VivoBook 14X K3405
GeForce RTX 3050 4GB Laptop GPU, i5-13500H, Samsung PM9B1 512GB MZVL4512HBLU
1617 Points
Average Intel Core i5-13500H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 4GB Laptop GPU
 
1617 Points 0%
Average of class Multimedia
  (921 - 2064, n=78, last 2 years)
1581 Points -2%
Lenovo Slim Pro 7 14ARP8
GeForce RTX 3050 6GB Laptop GPU, R7 7735HS, SK hynix PC801 HFS512GEJ9X115N
1308 Points -19%
CrossMark / Creativity
Acer Swift X SFX14-71G
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, i7-13700H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1995 Points +17%
Gigabyte Aero 14 OLED BMF
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, i7-13700H, Gigabyte AG470S1TB-SI B10
1925 Points +13%
MSI Stealth 14 Studio A13V
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, i7-13700H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1909 Points +12%
Average of class Multimedia
  (933 - 2865, n=78, last 2 years)
1819 Points +7%
SCHENKER Vision 14 2022 RTX 3050 Ti
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
1727 Points +1%
Asus VivoBook 14X K3405
GeForce RTX 3050 4GB Laptop GPU, i5-13500H, Samsung PM9B1 512GB MZVL4512HBLU
1703 Points
Average Intel Core i5-13500H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 4GB Laptop GPU
 
1703 Points 0%
Lenovo Slim Pro 7 14ARP8
GeForce RTX 3050 6GB Laptop GPU, R7 7735HS, SK hynix PC801 HFS512GEJ9X115N
1516 Points -11%
CrossMark / Responsiveness
Acer Swift X SFX14-71G
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, i7-13700H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1898 Points +27%
Gigabyte Aero 14 OLED BMF
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, i7-13700H, Gigabyte AG470S1TB-SI B10
1725 Points +16%
MSI Stealth 14 Studio A13V
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, i7-13700H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1560 Points +4%
SCHENKER Vision 14 2022 RTX 3050 Ti
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
1531 Points +3%
Asus VivoBook 14X K3405
GeForce RTX 3050 4GB Laptop GPU, i5-13500H, Samsung PM9B1 512GB MZVL4512HBLU
1493 Points
Average Intel Core i5-13500H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 4GB Laptop GPU
 
1493 Points 0%
Average of class Multimedia
  (926 - 2234, n=78, last 2 years)
1450 Points -3%
Lenovo Slim Pro 7 14ARP8
GeForce RTX 3050 6GB Laptop GPU, R7 7735HS, SK hynix PC801 HFS512GEJ9X115N
1108 Points -26%
AIDA64 / Memory Copy
Gigabyte Aero 14 OLED BMF
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, i7-13700H, Gigabyte AG470S1TB-SI B10
78081 MB/s +93%
Acer Swift X SFX14-71G
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, i7-13700H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
61369 MB/s +51%
MSI Stealth 14 Studio A13V
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, i7-13700H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
60487 MB/s +49%
Average of class Multimedia
  (20513 - 92447, n=86, last 2 years)
55148 MB/s +36%
Lenovo Slim Pro 7 14ARP8
GeForce RTX 3050 6GB Laptop GPU, R7 7735HS, SK hynix PC801 HFS512GEJ9X115N
52012 MB/s +28%
SCHENKER Vision 14 2022 RTX 3050 Ti
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
47829 MB/s +18%
Asus VivoBook 14X K3405
GeForce RTX 3050 4GB Laptop GPU, i5-13500H, Samsung PM9B1 512GB MZVL4512HBLU
40558 MB/s
Average Intel Core i5-13500H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 4GB Laptop GPU
 
40558 MB/s 0%
AIDA64 / Memory Read
Gigabyte Aero 14 OLED BMF
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, i7-13700H, Gigabyte AG470S1TB-SI B10
79656 MB/s +88%
MSI Stealth 14 Studio A13V
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, i7-13700H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
69259 MB/s +64%
Acer Swift X SFX14-71G
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, i7-13700H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
62651 MB/s +48%
Average of class Multimedia
  (22917 - 79656, n=85, last 2 years)
56486 MB/s +34%
Lenovo Slim Pro 7 14ARP8
GeForce RTX 3050 6GB Laptop GPU, R7 7735HS, SK hynix PC801 HFS512GEJ9X115N
45140 MB/s +7%
Asus VivoBook 14X K3405
GeForce RTX 3050 4GB Laptop GPU, i5-13500H, Samsung PM9B1 512GB MZVL4512HBLU
42282 MB/s
Average Intel Core i5-13500H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 4GB Laptop GPU
 
42282 MB/s 0%
SCHENKER Vision 14 2022 RTX 3050 Ti
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
37476 MB/s -11%
AIDA64 / Memory Write
Gigabyte Aero 14 OLED BMF
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, i7-13700H, Gigabyte AG470S1TB-SI B10
92353 MB/s +121%
Acer Swift X SFX14-71G
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, i7-13700H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
71966 MB/s +72%
Average of class Multimedia
  (20226 - 95196, n=85, last 2 years)
58300 MB/s +40%
Lenovo Slim Pro 7 14ARP8
GeForce RTX 3050 6GB Laptop GPU, R7 7735HS, SK hynix PC801 HFS512GEJ9X115N
51089 MB/s +22%
MSI Stealth 14 Studio A13V
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, i7-13700H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
50091 MB/s +20%
SCHENKER Vision 14 2022 RTX 3050 Ti
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
47179 MB/s +13%
Asus VivoBook 14X K3405
GeForce RTX 3050 4GB Laptop GPU, i5-13500H, Samsung PM9B1 512GB MZVL4512HBLU
41730 MB/s
Average Intel Core i5-13500H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 4GB Laptop GPU
 
41730 MB/s 0%
AIDA64 / Memory Latency
Lenovo Slim Pro 7 14ARP8
GeForce RTX 3050 6GB Laptop GPU, R7 7735HS, SK hynix PC801 HFS512GEJ9X115N
109.7 ns * -23%
Acer Swift X SFX14-71G
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, i7-13700H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
106 ns * -19%
Average of class Multimedia
  (75 - 133.9, n=85, last 2 years)
94.4 ns * -6%
Gigabyte Aero 14 OLED BMF
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, i7-13700H, Gigabyte AG470S1TB-SI B10
92.9 ns * -4%
SCHENKER Vision 14 2022 RTX 3050 Ti
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
92.7 ns * -4%
Asus VivoBook 14X K3405
GeForce RTX 3050 4GB Laptop GPU, i5-13500H, Samsung PM9B1 512GB MZVL4512HBLU
89 ns *
Average Intel Core i5-13500H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 4GB Laptop GPU
 
89 ns * -0%
MSI Stealth 14 Studio A13V
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, i7-13700H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
86.8 ns * +2%

* ... smaller is better

PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
5514 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
6078 points
PCMark 10 Score
6645 points
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DPC Latency

DPC latency seems to be on the higher side. The measured interrupt-to-process latency was initially 709.20 µs during a 4K YouTube video playback.

This value increased to 1285.40 µs after a 10-second Prime95 stress, suggesting that real-time workflows can get impacted under heavy load.

Initial DPC latency during 4K video playback
Initial DPC latency during 4K video playback
Increased DPC latency after a short Prime95 stress
Increased DPC latency after a short Prime95 stress
Windows Kernel Mode Driver Framework shows the highest execution time
Windows Kernel Mode Driver Framework shows the highest execution time
DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
Acer Swift X SFX14-71G
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, i7-13700H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
6692.6 μs * -421%
Gigabyte Aero 14 OLED BMF
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, i7-13700H, Gigabyte AG470S1TB-SI B10
2089.1 μs * -63%
MSI Stealth 14 Studio A13V
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, i7-13700H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1558.8 μs * -21%
Lenovo Slim Pro 7 14ARP8
GeForce RTX 3050 6GB Laptop GPU, R7 7735HS, SK hynix PC801 HFS512GEJ9X115N
1510 μs * -17%
Asus VivoBook 14X K3405
GeForce RTX 3050 4GB Laptop GPU, i5-13500H, Samsung PM9B1 512GB MZVL4512HBLU
1285.4 μs *
SCHENKER Vision 14 2022 RTX 3050 Ti
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
868.4 μs * +32%

* ... smaller is better

Our DPC Latency Ranking page offers more latency comparisons across reviewed devices.

Storage Devices

The Samsung PM9B1's does not match up to the PM9A1's performance
The Samsung PM9B1's does not match up to the PM9A1's performance

The installed Samsung PM9B1 NVMe SSD is offers satisfactory performance for most applications. Asus has provided a thermal pad underneath the drive, which helps maintain relatively stable performance during the DiskSpd read loop test.

That being said, the PM9B1 SSD falls significantly behind the competition in nearly all aspects save for 4K writes. There is no scope for storage expansion.

Samsung PM9B1 512GB MZVL4512HBLU
CDM 5/6 Read Seq Q32T1: 3601.8 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write Seq Q32T1: 2481.4 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K Q32T1: 635.5 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K Q32T1: 566.8 MB/s
CDM 5 Read Seq: 2652 MB/s
CDM 5 Write Seq: 1742 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K: 81.17 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K: 179.2 MB/s
CDM 6 Write 4K Q8T8: 611.6 MB/s
CDM 6 Read 4K Q8T8: 1194.8 MB/s
Drive Performance Rating - Percent
Acer Swift X SFX14-71G
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
96.4 pt
MSI Stealth 14 Studio A13V
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
91.6 pt
SCHENKER Vision 14 2022 RTX 3050 Ti
Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
88.3 pt
Gigabyte Aero 14 OLED BMF
Gigabyte AG470S1TB-SI B10
83 pt
Average of class Multimedia
 
56.5 pt
Lenovo Slim Pro 7 14ARP8
SK hynix PC801 HFS512GEJ9X115N
55 pt
Asus VivoBook 14X K3405
Samsung PM9B1 512GB MZVL4512HBLU
47.8 pt
Average Samsung PM9B1 512GB MZVL4512HBLU
 
43.6 pt
DiskSpd
seq read
Acer Swift X SFX14-71G
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
4537 (4515.8min - 4536.98max) MB/s +78%
Lenovo Slim Pro 7 14ARP8
SK hynix PC801 HFS512GEJ9X115N
4252 (4172.12min - 4252.28max) MB/s +67%
MSI Stealth 14 Studio A13V
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
4040 (4016.61min - 4040.26max) MB/s +59%
SCHENKER Vision 14 2022 RTX 3050 Ti
Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
3878 (3830.24min - 3878.26max) MB/s +52%
Average of class Multimedia
  (756 - 4861, n=84, last 2 years)
2681 MB/s +5%
Gigabyte Aero 14 OLED BMF
Gigabyte AG470S1TB-SI B10
2582 (2345.38min - 2582.01max) MB/s +1%
Asus VivoBook 14X K3405
Samsung PM9B1 512GB MZVL4512HBLU
2546 (2411.31min - 2545.79max) MB/s
Average Samsung PM9B1 512GB MZVL4512HBLU
  (2440 - 2625, n=3)
2537 MB/s 0%
seq write
Acer Swift X SFX14-71G
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
4564 (4538.66min - 4564.03max) MB/s +157%
MSI Stealth 14 Studio A13V
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
4277 (4221.99min - 4277.39max) MB/s +141%
SCHENKER Vision 14 2022 RTX 3050 Ti
Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
4000 (3970.36min - 3999.69max) MB/s +125%
Lenovo Slim Pro 7 14ARP8
SK hynix PC801 HFS512GEJ9X115N
3321 (3278.42min - 3320.91max) MB/s +87%
Average of class Multimedia
  (790 - 5709, n=84, last 2 years)