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Latest release in the range Asus, we’ve been running tests onZenBook…Our analysis was made according to 6 user typologies.So we ran tests on Asus ZenBook to find out what it was worth.
This article will help you make the right choice according to your needs.
ZenBook enough for internet use?
Just because your use of a laptop is limited to e-mail and web browsing sessions, doesn’t mean you should buy any model.A minimum quality level is important to guarantee reliability over time. It is a balance between a 1st price and the latest multi-processor designed for professionals.In fact, it’s all about finding a product with the right price/quality ratio. You only have to take it in your hand to see that the material is of quality.
By putting on the market the ZenBook, Asus offers a well thought-out product of very good quality.
A medium-sized, 14 inches-sized screen that you can slip into a computer bag and take with you on the go. A reasonable choice equips this model; the Intel Core i5-10210U. 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. A standard equipment with 8 Gb of RAM. It’s the certainty that the computer will work better and longer.
The size of the hard drive makes this laptop one of the biggest. Even if you think 512 Gb is more than enough, it’s surprising to discover that it’s easy to fill a disc completely with photos, movies or games in a very short time. Here, Asus provides with this ZenBook a laptop that will allow you to watch all your films locally for a long time.
Finally, thanks to an autonomy of 10 hours, you will have enough time to browse the web in Internet browsing mode with active Wifi. That’s a good thing in case you want to take it on vacation. A feature that is probably what is expected of a laptop first and foremost.
The ZenBook- the right model for streaming and videos ?
Making this ZenBook a multimedia tool, such seems to have been the objective of Asus. You will benefit from an unparalleled comfort of use. And to put it simply, this model is clearly one of the best in its category for watching videos or listening to music. A quality of image and sound that allows it to achieve an excellent score in this category.
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. And in film display mode, you’ll have excellent visual quality with bright, realistic images. In conclusion, it is a well-balanced product that allows the films to be viewed correctly; and with a contained weight of 1.5 kg, it is easily transportable.
Unfortunately, the screen of this model is not provided with a glossy finish. The effect is of lower quality in environments with intermediate or even low light levels – often corresponding to the conditions in which a film is viewed. It will be more delicate to perfectly distinguish the images without getting tired.
Therefore, when used in daylight conditions, you will appreciate the lack of this feature, as the light induces reflections, making it difficult to view.
As far as sound is concerned, the card equipment and speakers have been integrated into this ZenBook. 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.
The ZenBook has a processor Intel Core i5-10210U, a little more powerful than average, compared to those dedicated to office automation. With this, you are sure to have a scalable product (if needed), and that will fit perfectly with your peripherals (speakers, video projectors, etc…). You won’t have to worry about launching your audio and video applications.
With Intel UHD Graphics 620, ahigh-performance graphics card, a dedicated memory of 8 Gb of RAM, you can watch movies, with smooth images, possibly retouch photos or edit video. Sufficient for the majority of you, this will not be the case for those who want to make 3D images.
Speaking of connectivity, this laptop provides 3 ports.It’s better than the competition. Speakers, a mouse (wired), an external hard drive and an output to a pocket projector when on business trip or when you travel.
A laptop usually has an autonomy of several hours.You get 10 hours of battery life, which is better than many other models. Your viewing will not be abruptly stopped in the middle of your movie, Netflix session, or any other streaming platform.
The ZenBook to use while travelling.
One of the primary functions of a laptop is to be easily transportable. So we put this test to the ZenBook. Is he home-work oriented? Or will you be able to take it on a trip? These are the questions we will answer. Or ultimately will it have the function of staying at home?
It appears that it is one of the best fulfilling the main criteria for nomadism, which are size, weight, quality of materials, and availability of wifi.
It ZenBook weights 1.5 Kg which makes it a computer in the average of its category. You can transport it easily, without too much effort. On the other hand, it is also pleasant to use it to surf the internet or write e-mails. The explanation mainly comes down to the size of the screen: 14inches.
Unless perhaps you are used to working in dimly lit areas, you will not be bothered by the absence of a backlit keyboard. But, unless you work in the dark, you won’t see the point.
Finally, the absence of a glossy slab does not compromise image quality. The screen shows an interesting result.
It is a product that is easy and pleasant to use. Good image definition and a matt anti-reflective tile that you’ll appreciate when you’re outdoors, with no sun glare.
By equipping this model with a processorIntel Core i5-10210U, the manufacturer is on a par with most of its competitors; it is in the average range and it allows a contained power consumption.
The manufacturer estimates a possible range that you can reduce. This is an estimate for average current use; you can consider that the actual range will be around 75%.
Regarding the autonomy of this laptop, you will have 10 hours before having to reconnect; that is to say one of the best csore on the market.
In order to speed up booting up and calculations, this laptop is equipped with a hard drive type SSD of 512 Gb. SSDs are much faster and lighter, and have no moving parts. 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 will need more space, this ZenBook will require the purchase of an external drive, as a permanent home for photos, music and your movie collection.
Even if a portable laptop stays at the hotel 80% of the time, it is relevant to have a screen that is not too big so as not to be disturbed, but big enough to enjoy the image. Because of its size, 14 inches this laptop represents a good compromise.
On the connector side, it ZenBook has 3 ports. That makes it one of the best equipped models 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.
Asus clearly provides with this ZenBook a very good choice for the trip.
The ZenBook to make audio or video editing.
For this type of use, it seems necessary to turn to a high-performance product. Clearly, this ZenBookcorresponds perfectly to the need related to this use. With these components, Asus puts at your disposal a laptop whose computing speed has been improved since the last generation. The parallel processing of tasks with Windows 10 are perfectly suited for audio or video editing.
Possibly for occasional use, the processor Intel Core i5-10210U will allow you to perform certain tasks, if they are initiated individually. Having 8 Gb of RAM, the rendering speed is sufficient for image processing. All the applications you’ll need to get started are available. If you decide to install pro applications, you may need to add more memory or you may experience performance degradation.
The designers of Asus have chosen a single disk, an SSD, for this laptop. The advantage is the speed of starting and execution, but the disadvantage is the shorter lifetime of the disk. The ZenBook has only got one, with total 512 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.
The interest of the laptop is to be able to be used in unplugged mode. With 10 hours in calculation mode only on battery, you will be able to work in nomadic mode on your audio or video editing. This model is one of the most powerful of the moment.
For the connector part, the ZenBookhas the USB3 format. This model will allow you to connect to an external storage drive for even more space when your local disk is full. This standard allows transmission speeds of up to 5 Gbit per second, about ten times faster than USB 2.0.
With the ZenBook, you’re moving towards a very good product. And much more if you finally decide to use it only for word processing or web browsing, instead of audio video editing. In summary an excellent choice in this price range.
ZenBook for video games?
If the question you are asking yourself is “Can I play games with this laptop?” then the answer is yes, even though most computers today can meet this need. Until recently, with rare exceptions, only desktop computers could be used. Asus has installed the components that make it a formidable tool for gaming, with fluidity of the image and excellent display speed.
As far as image resolution is concerned, it is important that it is high in order to obtain a good rendering. With a resolution in 1920×1080 this laptop fis one of the best of its class.
With its graphics Intel UHD Graphics 620 card and processor Intel Core i5-10210U, Asus has indeed chosen an interesting option. Even if the components are not to the level of the best, the processor Intel Core i5-10210U and the board Intel UHD Graphics 620 allow to achieve a very good result in terms of image and colors.
The most demanding will prefer a processor and graphics chip of the latest generation, but for the majority, Asus has chosen the features resulting in good playability on most games currently available.
Asus like most manufacturers, knows that intensive and extensive use of the computer in game mode requires performance. It corresponds to a median choice, neither extremely powerful nor too expensive.
This laptop has one of the largest internal storage spaces. With 512 Gb of available space, you will be able to store your backups, music and movies.
For online gaming, it ZenBook has high quality Wi-Fi. A guarantee of quality that will allow, if your living area is equipped with it, to have a faster and generally more reliable web access.
You’ll like this handy laptop, and rather light (1.5 Kg and 14 inches), comparable to most similar products.
An excellent autonomy of 10 hours, will allow you to play almost anywhere.
Clearly, a good quality rendering on the graphics, a size of 14 inches, thin and rather light (1.5 Kg), make this ZenBook an excellent one for a video game use. Be aware that in addition, you will benefit from an autonomy of 10 hours. Perfect for a sustained gaming session!
Is the ZenBook adapted to office automation ?
Whatever the type of operating system, it is possible today to have an office use on all laptops. For those of you who are users of specific operating systems, your choice will probably not head towards this model. Perfectly office oriented, this ZenBook is efficient.
Asus has designed this new laptop for the majority of users. It’s the latest version of Windows 10 that’s running it.
It is one of the laptops available in the range. In short, an average laptop with 1.5 Kg that can be carried on holiday or to the office.
For office use, chances are that the absence of the numeric keypad will annoy you over time. In fact, if you want one, it will be necessary to buy a pad connected via the usb port.
Thanks to the matt treated screen surface, there is almost no reflection of direct sunlight or lamps in the offices. The colour palette is of good quality; blacks and whites do not look like yellow and grey.
During daytime use, the absence of a backlit keyboard will not be a problem.
With more 512 Gb, it’s not one of the biggest.You may never fill it out, especially if you are just browsing the Internet, word processing and making spreadsheets.
In short, it ZenBook is perfectly suited for word processing and spreadsheet use. It combines ergonomics with power, with an interesting price/quality ratio.
What about the ZenBook ?
This laptop is finally the one that allows you to enjoy its excellent performance whatever the use you will make of it. It performs well in almost everything, the ZenBook remains reasonable in terms of price.
In summary, we advise this model for :
– surfing on the internet
– listening to music and watching videos
– travel use
– making audio and video editing
– playing video games
– office tasks