ZenBook 3 Deluxe UX490UA - ATTO, Sunspider, PCMark Performance
The ATTO Disk benchmark gives a look at how the ASUS ZenPad 3’s NVMe PCI Express 512GB SSD performs with various transfer sizes.
The SSD seem improved over that in the 12.5-inch UX390. Maximum performance is similar, with read speeds about 1.7GB/sec and write speeds around 1.5GB/sec. But this larger model performs at that level more consistently, across a much larger range of transfer sizes. It’s good performance, but we’ve seen faster read speeds in laptops like the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.
The UX490UA performs exactly as we’d expect from a Kaby Lake ultrabook. It’s fast, particularly compared to most notebooks with older-generation processors.
We selected three tests from the PCMark 8 benchmark suite: Home, Storage and Work. Futuremark recently improved all three tests with PCMark 8 version 2 that offers a nice swath of mixed media workloads, from document editing, to video conferencing and editing. We selected the Open CL "Accelerated" options for both the Home and Work modules, which let's the benchmark take advantage of current generation integrate GPU engines to accelerate some aspects of processing.
Again we see just what we expect to from a Kaby Lake ultrabook. Performance is excellent for a low-wattage dual-core chip. Bottom line: there are no real surprises, and the minor differences you see between the ZenBook and other similar laptops are small enough that you’re not likely to notice any difference in day-to-day productivity work.