A laptop designed for audio-visual editing : Asus P5440FA-BM0541R Gris – SSD – Core i5-8265U

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Choosing a new laptop means that you will have to decide between several models.What power? Which operating system? Linux, Windows or Mac OS X? So many points that won’t tell you if you’re making the right choice.
We have oriented our test according to criteria such as use for travel, office automation, internet browsing, games or multimedia.
This article is therefore composed according to functions; What is the purpose of this model?

P5440FA-BM0541R Gris – SSD to surf the Internet?

Your needs are almost exclusively internet browsing and some word processing documents, but you don’t want any quality defects in this laptop.The objective is to ensure the proper execution of the tasks you request.
That’s the direction taken by Asus with this P5440FA-BM0541R Gris – SSD.The computer is positioned at the same level as competing models in this price range. Easy to handle, and cleverly thought out during its development.
A medium-sized, 14 inches-sized screen that you can slip into a computer bag and take with you on the go. The computer is equipped with a relatively old processor, the Core i5-8265U. By investing in this laptop, you take the risk of immediate obsolescence. For a few euros more, it is possible to switch to more powerful processors. So certainly, with this laptop you have enough resources for internet surfing and word processing, but you may have to change it in less than 5 years. Having 8 Gb of RAM, P5440FA-BM0541R Gris – SSD is a laptop in the average. If needed you can add more, thanks to the extra slots inside.
The 500 Gb make this laptop a mid-range laptop in terms of available space. Almost the same as its competitors and what is currently done on the market, you will have room to store. Asus comes with this P5440FA-BM0541R Gris – SSD a laptop that you’ll keep for a few years before it becomes obsolete.
Finally, thanks to an autonomy of 7 hours, you will have enough time to browse the web in Internet browsing mode with active Wifi. This is one of the most important laptops on the market at the moment compared to other laptops. A feature that will keep you surfing for a long time.

The P5440FA-BM0541R Gris – SSD- the right model for streaming and videos ?

This P5440FA-BM0541R Gris – SSD is a sensible option for anyone who will use it for watching movies and listening to music. It’s easy to find much better ones, although you won’t find any in this price range.
It is sometimes complicated to choose among all the laptops, which ones are specifically designed for this type of use; this section is made to identify if this model is made for you.
The computer proposed by Asusis of average size. With its 14 inches and resolution of 1920×1080, it can be suitable for a lot of uses including watching films. The image quality is bright and colorful, and provides an immersive experience. In conclusion, it is a well-balanced product that allows the films to be viewed correctly; and with a contained weight of 1.2 kg, it is easily transportable.
Unfortunately, the screen of this model is not provided with a glossy finish. This results in poorer quality in environments with intermediate to low light levels. It will be more delicate to perfectly distinguish the images without getting tired.
In fact, in order not to suffer from reflections on the screen, you will need to have full light conditions.
For the sound part, the P5440FA-BM0541R Gris – SSD is equipped with a correct sound card and speakers. We tested it with movies and music at maximum volume. Even if the result is good, be aware that even the best laptops will never beat a hi-fi system on this point. In other words, if you are demanding on the sound part, you will have to add external speakers.
Unfortunately, this laptop has only got the processor Core i5-8265U, which today is rather light for this kind of use. As a result, in the important calculation phase, it may be a little brighter, and will consume more energy. However, as long as you only run one application at a time, it may be enough.
Equipped with the Intel UHD Graphics 620 graphic card, and with 8 Gb of RAM, you will be able to see your movies and even do photo editing if needed. Sufficient for the majority of you, this will not be the case for those who want to make 3D images.
On the connectivity side, you will have 3 ports. About the average compared to the competition.Just what you need to connect your mouse, speakers and other USB keys.
Either it’s something you’re going to use while travelling or on the go, or you’re between your office and the living room.With 7 hours of autonomy, it is one of the best models in its range. Enjoy streaming, locally or on your Netflix session, or any other streaming platform.

The P5440FA-BM0541R Gris – SSD- the right model to stay connected while travelling ?

The main interest of the laptop, is how easy it can be taken away. So we put this test to the P5440FA-BM0541R Gris – SSD. Under what conditions can you take it with you on trips, at weekends or on public transport? Or should this use be confined to going from the living room to your kitchen.
However, we were able to discover through his overall score, that it is among the best for the travel aspect.
With a weight of 1.2 Kg, it is easily transportable. It’s one of the best in its class. When sitting with the computer on your lap, it is perfectly wedged to prevent it from tipping over. One of the causes of its weight is related to the size of his 14 inches screen.
The designers of this did not consider it useful to integrate the backlit keyboard. Not necessarily useful, except for those in dimly lit places.
Finally, the absence of a glossy slab does not compromise image quality. The viewing is up to the mark.
It is a product that is easy and pleasant to use. The image is beautiful, and with its anti-reflective matt tile, no more problems even outdoors.
CPU Core i5-8265U power consumption is a bit high considering the performance of the laptop.
Also, the batteries hold the charge for a shorter time; probably the worst results in this range. You will need to expect 2/3 of this estimate for standard use; if you push the processor, the number will drop a little more.
Regarding the autonomy of this laptop, you will have 7 hours before having to reconnect; that is to say one of the best csore on the market.
Because of its probable use for travel, this laptop was thought to be thin and light with a SSD hard drive of 1 500 Gb. The main advantage of this type of hard drive is that it contains fewer moving parts and is faster than standard drives.With SSD technology, however, you benefit from a considerable improvement in the time it takes your notebook to start up and get out of standby mode.For those who do not have enough space on the disk, it will be necessary to go through the option of a subscription on the cloud; the price decreases regularly.
With this model, Asus definitely designed a computer easily transportable, but not too small. Because of its size, 14 inches this laptop represents a good compromise.
Asus provides 3connectors on this model. This is roughly equivalent to what the competition is offering.
With the bluetooth functionality of this model you can also simply connect with your loved ones’ devices.
Taking all this into account, we can say that it will be useful for you on holiday.

P5440FA-BM0541R Gris – SSD the right choice for audio or video editing ?

If you’re serious about editing and creating music, then you pay a lot of attention to processor speed and memory. It appears that this P5440FA-BM0541R Gris – SSDmeets this need perfectly. With these components, Asus puts at your disposal a laptop whose computing speed has been improved since the last generation. This laptop will facilitate multitasking, and you will be able to simultaneously run applications such as Photoshop, Magix Video or Vegas pro with an operating Windows 10 Pro system.
The software suite installed by default on this model provides the bare minimum to start working. You can always try to do video editing with the processor Core i5-8265U. The general design is now too old to consider this type of use in a pro version.
Even if this corresponds to quality components, Asus made the choice to put only one SSD. However, for audiovisual use, we would have preferred a dual-disk system: a large-capacity hard disk for backup, and an SSD for speed of execution. The P5440FA-BM0541R Gris – SSD allows a price reduction with this choice, with an available space of 500 Gb. This computer, even if it is not intended for this use, is still a good product in terms of storage.
As with many laptops, autonomy is a delicate subject. Here, it’s 7 hours of autonomy available. This model is one of the most powerful of the moment.
On the connection side, the P5440FA-BM0541R Gris – SSDi s equipped with USB 3 technology. The latest convenient protocol for interfacing computers and electronic devices such as external hard drives. With a throughput about 10 times faster than the previous standard (USB 2.0), you will be able to easily transfer all your video and audio files.
By choosing this P5440FA-BM0541R Gris – SSD, know that you will be well beyond what most laptops offer. Audio and video editing will be easier than ever. And at a price that is well ranked.
This is a good product to start doing audio-visual editing. 

The P5440FA-BM0541R Gris – SSD for online or local games.

There are very few laptops today that do not allow you to play video games. And this P5440FA-BM0541R Gris – SSD is one of the average laptops you can play with. During our tests, we found that the computer was raised correctly, as soon as the scenes in some games required fast movements and colour changes.
The higher the resolution of the image, the more detailed the visual rendering will be. On this computer, it’s a resolution of 1920×1080, nothing better at the moment
These generations of processor and graphics card are nowadays a little outdated, which makes this model below the others. Tests have shown the limitations of this laptop, including some image degradation and processor temperature rises. Finally, if you want to play often, we recommend a model with more power.
Asus like most manufacturers, knows that intensive and extensive use of the computer in game mode requires performance. A good compromise that justifies the choice of this model.
An average capacity/price ratio that makes this P5440FA-BM0541R Gris – SSD an interesting choice when you’re looking for a 500 Gb drive. A feature that interested those, and there are still many, who want to install and play locally.
The Wi-Fi technology of this model has wifi with 5GHz band, which facilitates online gaming. Interesting when you can play outside with full broadband.
Because you will have to carry it sometimes, you will appreciate its weight, 1.2 Kg, among the lightest of the moment.
An excellent autonomy of 7 hours, will allow you to play almost anywhere.
So it’s a middle ground for gaming; enough performance at the right price. You can also use it for word processing if you need it.

P5440FA-BM0541R Gris – SSD for office automation ?

Not really designed for office use, P5440FA-BM0541R Gris – SSD it’s still a good product. Here are the main reasons.
Customary of this OS, Asus has chosen as usual. It’s the latest version of Windows 10 Pro that’s running it.
Assuming that you will have to take this laptop to the office, on a trip, or any other travel, you will appreciate its weight. An almost featherweight of 1.2 Kg.
For office use, chances are that the absence of the numeric keypad will annoy you over time. As soon as you’ll have to do calculations on a spreadsheet, it will be less simple.
Asus chose the matt tile option for this P5440FA-BM0541R Gris – SSD that does not reflect light. But at the same time, the light intensity is low enough so as not to tire the eyes in the dark.
Under normal conditions of use, i.e. during the day, you will have no difficulty with the absence of a backlit keyboard.
As far as storage goes, this computer’s in the average. Equipped with a hard drive of 500 Gb, it will give you the possibility to store all your documents locally.
So, in summary, it appears that it P5440FA-BM0541R Gris – SSD is less interesting than its competitors. It would be more suitable for other, simpler uses, such as web browsing.

The P5440FA-BM0541R Gris – SSD – in summary

Almost impossible for a laptop to be good everywhere, but on the other hand it is possible to obtain a average result. The P5440FA-BM0541R Gris – SSD’ is average but will do the job very well.
This model does not seem relevant to us for :
– office tasks
Nevertheless, this laptop can be considered acceptable for :
– web browsing
– listening to music and watching videos
– playing video games
Also, we suggest this laptop on :
– travel use
– making audio and video editing