GPU and Storage Performance

Considering the Blade Stealth is not designed for gaming, its graphics performance isn't hugely important. But let's look at how it performs anyway.

In 3DMark, the new Blade Stealth is 18 percent faster than the old Blade Stealth on average, which is a respectable performance gain. The Blade Stealth is also a significant 20 percent faster than the Asus ZenBook 3, despite both laptops packing the same GPU, which could be down to different CPU and GPU management.

My review unit came with 256GB of SSD storage, provided by a Samsung MZVLV256. This is a widely-used PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD, so its solid performance didn't surprise me. This Samsung drive performs particularly well when it comes to random reads and writes, which is exactly what I want to see.