A laptop designed for audio-visual editing : Asus R515DA-EJ032T Argent – Ryzen 5 3500U

As a preamble to this test

Even if there are not really bad choices in laptops anymore, it is important to know that some models are more intended for multimedia, and others more for games.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.
From basic use (the Web, and e-mail) to online gaming with powerful machines.
So you’ll know what it’s worth at the end of this article.

R515DA-EJ032T Argent compatible with internet use?

Because a computer is above all a tool for leisure and educational use (browsing e-commerce or information sites, writing e-mails, etc.), you need to make sure that it will stand the test of time and that it is of high quality.Ensuring proper operation requires quality components and proven technological competence on the part of the manufacturer.
It is in this spirit that Asus has developed this R515DA-EJ032T Argent.A product positioned as mid-range but of good quality. Easy to handle, and cleverly thought out during its development.
The screen is quite large, with 15 inches. Not necessarily easy to carry around. The processor chosen for this model is a Ryzen 5 3500U. Considering that the components evolve very quickly, Asus offers a laptop of good quality that will remain a good choice over several years. Moreover, because of this processor, you can be sure that you have a tool that allows you to navigate the Internet correctly. The 8 Gb of RAM is in the average for this type of product. If needed you can add more, thanks to the extra slots inside.
For hard drive sizing, Asus decided to put 500 Gb. This is the standard model. If, on the other hand, you are storing photos, video or music, it will be filled up quickly. Considering the offers currently available in terms of public cloud, and your internet usage, it is highly likely that you will never completely fill the disk space of this laptop.
Finally, an important point for a laptop: autonomy; here you will have 5 hours of freedom before you have to plug it back into the socket. You will have a limited time of freedom, needing to have the power kit nearby. It’s annoying, because the interest of a laptop is still to be able to use it everywhere, without it being plugged in.

R515DA-EJ032T Argent the right choice for watching movies ?

You are considering laptops for standard multimedia use (watching movies, storing photos, listening to music)! Asus offers the R515DA-EJ032T Argent perfect for that. It’s easy to find much better ones, although you won’t find any in this price range.
In order to see if it will meet your needs, we have tested it for audio and video use.
Asus presents this model in a large size version. A 15 inches screen, and a resolution of 1366×768 make it one of the great products available on the market at the moment. Multimedia oriented, you will enjoy watching your films. Very good quality rendering, both in brightness and image detail.
The only disadvantage of this size, however, is the weight: here you have a laptop of 1.8 kg.
The glossy screen option is not possible on this model; it would have made the display easier to read. 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 short, you’ll prefer this finish for daytime movie viewing.
As far as sound is concerned, the card equipment and speakers have been integrated into this R515DA-EJ032T Argent. We tested it with movies and music at maximum volume. Even if it does well, this laptop will not be able to compete with a good hi-fi system. In short, it is relevant here to consider buying additional speakers if you are very sensitive to the quality of this function.
This R515DA-EJ032T Argent, equipped with a processor Ryzen 5 3500U, corresponds to a price/power ratio in the average, sufficient for a dedicated multimedia use. Although it is in the middle of the range, this processor will be able to evolve according to your future needs, and in the immediate future will allow a good compatibility with all your peripherals. You won’t have to worry about launching your audio and video applications.
Equipped with the AMD Radeon Vega 8 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.
Regarding the connectivity part, Asus has made efforts with available 4 ports. That makes it one with the biggest number of ports compared to what’s on the market right now. You will be able to connect all your peripherals to it.
Finally concerning the battery life, you will have time before you have to think about reconnecting the power cable. 5 hours of battery life is enough for the vast majority of the videos you’ll see. 

The R515DA-EJ032T Argent to use while travelling.

It R515DA-EJ032T Argent is certainly a laptop, but not really portable and certainly not intended for those who travel. This seems to be the issue that the Asus didn’t really take into account in the design of this R515DA-EJ032T Argent. It only fits in a computer bag dedicated to its size, and if you decide to take it in your suitcase, it will be at the expense of clothes, it is so big.
Forget about vacations and commuting.
It R515DA-EJ032T Argent is in the average, neither too light nor too heavy: 1.8 Kg. It’s still an easy-to-handle computer, even if it’s not an ultrabook. On the other hand, the large size will be an advantage to see photos during the holidays. For 15 inches, on the other hand, it allows you to have a clear display when you want to browse the internet or write e-mails.
The designers of this did not consider it useful to integrate the backlit keyboard. Not necessarily useful, except for those in dimly lit places.
Good image definition although the slab is not shiny. We appreciate the viewing on this screen.
This laptop is very comfortable to use. The image is beautiful, and with its anti-reflective matt tile, no more problems even outdoors.
With its processor Ryzen 5 3500U, this laptop has a power consumption in the average of the others.
However, please note that the autonomy indicated by Asus must be reduced. It is unlikely that you will reach manufacturer’s figures; rather, consider 70-80% at best.
An autonomy of 5 hours allows this model to average what the competitors do.
In order to reduce the risk of breakage while on the move, this model is equipped with a 500 Gb SSD hard drive. SSDs are much faster and lighter, and have no moving parts. Thanks to this, Asus was able to almost completely eliminate the noise caused by the rotation of the platters and the movements of the read/write heads existing on conventional disks.For those who will need more space, this R515DA-EJ032T Argent will require the purchase of an external drive, as a permanent home for photos, music and your movie collection.
When it comes to traveling, you’ll probably think twice before you take that computer with you. And the only times you’ll have to carry it will be between the bus or train and your hotel room. The main reason is its 15 inches, which makes it one of the largest in its class; every move, with its weight, may be difficult.
At the connector level, this model provides 4 inputs. It is thus at the top of the ranking, compared with other laptops on the market.
Bluetooth technology is great when you’re on the go, and you’ll enjoy the convenience of connecting easily to a phone or speakers.
According to our analysis, we think it is better not to bring this R515DA-EJ032T Argent on holiday.

The R515DA-EJ032T Argent- the right model for audio or video editing ?

The use of a laptop for audio or video editing requires a high-performance product. It appears that this R515DA-EJ032T Argentmeets this need perfectly. Since the last generation designed by Asus, there have been many improvements on the components. It is a laptop designed for multitasking presented with Windows 10, which will allow to manage at the same time the audio-video applications consuming calculations.
Generally speaking, for occasional use, the choice of processor Ryzen 5 3500U makes it possible. Having 8 Gb de ram, it is good and powerful enough. All the applications you’ll need to get started are available. And in case you want to go further, you will be able to do so provided you add a bit of memory.
This model contains an SSD for the operating system and backup part. The advantage is the speed of starting and execution, but the disadvantage is the shorter lifetime of the disk. The R515DA-EJ032T Argent has only got one, with total 500 Gb storage for your movies and music. This computer, even if it is not intended for this use, is still a good product in terms of storage.
For the autonomy part, Asus proposes last generation batteries. Indicated for an autonomy of 5 hours by the manufacturer, it is preferable to keep your charger close by if you need to make changes while on the move or if you use a lot of resources for your audio or video editing. A result in the average of the competitors.
On the connection side, the R515DA-EJ032T Argenti s equipped with USB 3 technology. An interesting format for transfers when you want to move your large audio-video files. This standard allows transmission speeds of up to 5 Gbit per second, about ten times faster than USB 2.0.
With the R515DA-EJ032T Argent, you’re moving towards a very good product. Audio and video editing will be easier than ever. And at a price that is well ranked.
A quality product, designed by Asus with facilities on the use in audiovisual editing mode. 

The R515DA-EJ032T Argent for online or local games.

It is sometimes interesting, when you decide to buy a laptop, to be able to use it for several functions. With this R515DA-EJ032T Argent, it will certainly be possible to play simple games, but as soon as the need for calculations requires more power, the image rendering will degrade. Clearly, Asus has done nothing here to meet that purpose.
Provided with a resolution of 1366×768, this model is unfortunately much less equipped than its competitors. In fact, the game phases will present lower quality images.
The graphics AMD Radeon Vega 8 card and processor Ryzen 5 3500U will be sufficient to fill your screen. Of course, there are much better ones, but with the processor Ryzen 5 3500U’s computing power, the image recreated in terms of colorimetry and fluidity are of good quality.
During the tests we ran on this laptop, the components used by the brand’s engineers proved that they could hold the load.
For most games, this model will be suitable for gaming mode. With a display system, this machine provides a speed in the average of what is currently done.
With its 500 Gb of space, this R515DA-EJ032T Argent is on a level playing field with its competitors. A feature that interested those, and there are still many, who want to install and play locally.
For online gaming, it R515DA-EJ032T Argent has high quality Wi-Fi. More speed for those living in full Wi-Fi areas.
With a weight 1.8 Kg and a screen size of 15 inches, it is a tool in the average of other laptops.
For the autonomy, it is in the average of the other laptops, that is to say about 5 hours.
In short, an average rendering that makes this R515DA-EJ032T Argent a poor choice for video games, whether local or online. But it can be a good choice for office functions.

The R515DA-EJ032T Argent for office automation.

Like the majority of its competitors, Asus has designed R515DA-EJ032T Argent for office automation. With this product, the manufacturer brings a quality computer to the market.
Customary of this OS, Asus has chosen as usual. In this case, it is Windows 10.
In contrast to other larger models, this model is in the middle of the pack in terms of space requirements. Average weight, with 1.8 Kg.
Key spacing will be important for office use. If you work frequently on a spreadsheet, you will appreciate the presence of the numeric keypad.
Thanks to the matt treated screen surface, there is almost no reflection of direct sunlight or lamps in the offices. In use, a matte screen gets dirty less quickly than a glossy one.
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.
Ultimately, this R515DA-EJ032T Argent is an intermediate choice. The middle groud for recurring use in office automation mode.

Finally, the R515DA-EJ032T Argent….

The conclusion of the test R515DA-EJ032T Argent is that almost all its specifications are below the others. Its aging technology will make its use disappointing fairly quickly.
In other words, this model is not really made for :
– travel use
– playing video games
This laptop is average for the following uses:
– web browsing
– listening to music and watching videos
– office tasks
Also, we suggest this laptop on :
– making audio and video editing