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ASUS Zenbook Prime Linux Benchmarks

Michael Larabel

Published on 28 December 2013
Written by Michael Larabel
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Last week I began sharing my Linux performance benchmarks from the ASUS Zenbook Prime UX32VD, an Intel ultrabook with some nice hardware and build quality. In last week's initial testing I carried out NVIDIA Optimus benchmarks on Ubuntu Linux and compared it to Windows 8.1. In today's article I have a number of reference benchmarks comparing the performance of the ASUS Zenbook Prime to six other systems, all running Ubuntu 13.10.

The Zenbook Prime (UX32VD-DS72) features an Intel Core i7 3517U processor, 4GB of DDR3 RAM, dual 128GB SSDs capable of RAID 0, Intel HD Graphics 4000 + NVIDIA GeForce GT 620M 1GB graphics, and a 13.3-inch 1920 x 1080 display. After last week's Optimus testing article that compared the OpenGL performance to Windows, these benchmarks are just comparing the overall laptop/ultrabook performance to six other portable systems with Intel CPUs and spanning several generations of hardware.

In the few weeks that I have been using the ASUS Zenbook Prime, I've been rather impressed with this ultrabook. For background information on my ultrabook purchasing decision, read about Choosing A 2013 Laptop/Ultrabook For Linux. I've been using this ultrabook as well for Phoronix Test Suite 5.0 development activities and it's been panning out very good. As said in that article I'm sad it's not a Haswell ultrabook, but aside from that and NVIDIA Optimus not being great on Linux, it's doing well.

For those curious about more ASUS Zenbook Prime details on Ubuntu Linux in general, check out the extensive information available via the Ubuntu Wiki.

The benchmarks today -- and the Optimus results last week -- are just the first of many articles to come featuring the ASUS Zenbook Prime. This ultrabook is very nice and can be found for fewer than one thousand dollars, so it will be used as the basis for many forthcoming Linux performance tests at Phoronix.

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