Even if there are not really bad choices in laptops anymore, it is important to know that some models are more for multimedia, and others more for games.
So we did some tests Razer RZ09-01663E53-R3U1 to find out what it was worth. The result depends on the use you will make of it.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’ve put this RZ09-01663E53-R3U1 through some tests based on how you’re going to use it.
After reading this article you will know if this model suits your needs.
RZ09-01663E53-R3U1 compatible with internet use?
If your need for a laptop comes down to surfing the web, whether on e-commerce or information sites, and to making a few tables in excel, you could be satisfied with this RZ09-01663E53-R3U1. An inexpensive computer such as RZ09-01663E53-R3U1 may seem to be the solution. Razer is a manufacturer that has been offering laptops for several years now, but for this laptop they have used lower quality components. So you can understand that you will not keep this product for more than 4 years.
You will be able to carry it easily thanks to its 17.3 inches size. Even if it is not equipped with a touch screen, this model is still easy to use. A point that could be impeding, for some users,with this RZ09-01663E53-R3U1 if you have to work on the road.
However, the materials seem to be of good quality. It is hoped that the other internal components of this laptop are future-proof; usually a lot of attention is Razer paid to the design of its products and the one tested should benefit from this.
With a processor Intel core i7 2,90 Ghz, Razer offers an already outdated technology. 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. In the end, you shouldn’t ask too much of this computer, otherwise you’ll get annoyed by its slowness when you launch several applications in parallel. Very clearly, with only 16 Gb ofRAM, this laptop is not the best equipped model. Chances are you’ll have to add some memory over time. In terms of memory, you will be assured of having a machine that is more fluid.
This is one of the smallest available disk space among the laptops of the moment. For those who regularly work on a public or private cloud, the available 1000 gigabytes will be enough. And if really this point was blocking for you, you can always buy an external hard drive and plug it into the usb port.
Last point about the autonomy. the RZ09-01663E53-R3U1 can work 10 hours in wifi mode only activated by the batteries. The batteries that equip this model are less efficient than those of other models in the same category. Not as good as what you can get on competing products, and that’s a pity, because in the end the laptop is pleasant to use.
RZ09-01663E53-R3U1 the right choice for watching movies ?
Razer has not designed this model for strictly multimedia use. This RZ09-01663E53-R3U1 is a multipurpose laptop that will suit most uses, whether it’s for playing resource-efficient games, light photo editing, or for office work and web browsing. In other words, a computer dedicated to “classic” uses for most users, but not specifically audio and video oriented.
As for the screen, it is a model of reduced size, 17.3 inches, with a 3840×2160. The colours are faithful, warm enough, and the contrasts allow a high level of detail. Continuously over the course of a day’s work or movie viewing, you may feel tired; such a small screen means you have to concentrate more to see better. The main advantage linked to this size, on the other hand, is its overall weight: 3.54 kg that it will be easy to take anywhere.
As far as sound is concerned, the card equipment and speakers have been integrated into this RZ09-01663E53-R3U1. To test the audio quality, we turned up the volume with a movie trailer and then with a few songs of different types. 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.
Obsolescence has already striken this laptop, equipped with a processor Intel core i7 2,90 Ghz that is several years old now. As a result, in the important calculation phase, it may be a little brighter, and will consume more energy. Still, it may be enough for multimedia use, as long as you only run one application at the same time.
As far as applications are concerned, did Razer not install any. Only the operating system is installed. As a standard, you have some Windows on which it will be possible to add all the software you need. For multimedia, you can possibly take VLC .
Equipped with the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 graphic card, and with 16 Gb of RAM, you will be able to see your movies and even do photo editing if needed. This will obviously be a bit light if you want to do 3D imaging, but will suit your needs.
Razer didn’t prioritize connectivity on this laptop. For the RZ09-01663E53-R3U1 has only 4 ports. Not enough to connect everything; you’ll have to choose.
In short, for those who wish to replace their TV set with this laptop, it RZ09-01663E53-R3U1 seems inappropriate. That’s only 10 hours of battery life you have at your disposal. You will have to anticipate the duration of the films, otherwise you will not know the end. Therefore, it is best to use this computer constantly plugged into an outlet, without worrying about battery life.
RZ09-01663E53-R3U1 compatible with on the move use ?
Easier to transport than a desktop computer, it is not intended for travelling. It doesn’t seem to have been a priority when they designed this model Razer. Having tested this laptop in situations as diverse as traveling, in a suitcase between shirts and jeans, while traveling between home and work, on a family weekend, here’s what you should remember.
Reserve its use at home, between your living room and your bedroom.
Its light weight allows you to take it wherever you want. It is one of the lightest in its class. When sitting with the computer on your lap, it is perfectly wedged to prevent it from tipping over. With a 17.3 inches screen, it is not easy to surf the internet or to look at pictures in a group.
If you prefer the touch screen mode, you will be disappointed by this RZ09-01663E53-R3U1. You’ll have to remember to always carry a mouse with you. The alternative could be the keyboard trackpad.
The backlit keypad of this RZ09-01663E53-R3U1 is simple and convenient for when you’re in a taxi or a dimly lit subway. After spending some time typing on it, we can say it is of good quality.
Here this laptop is not very powerful because of its processor Intel core i7 2,90 Ghz; it’s inferior to the competition, and it’s not very good in terms of energy consumption.
The result is a poorer autonomy. This figure is an estimate and consider instead that you will have 70% of this autonomy.
With 10 hours, this model is unfortunately one of the weakest currently offered on laptops.
In order to reduce the risk of breakage while on the move, this model is equipped with a 1000 Gb SSD hard drive. 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.
Even though your laptop will stay in the hotel more often than in a briefcase when you take it to the airport, you will appreciate its volume. With a screen of 17.3 inches and an ultra light weight, it is one of the best in its category.
The connector part is less well supplied, with only 4 possibilities. He’s one of the far less equipped laptops around right now.
With the bluetooth functionality of this model you can also simply connect with your loved ones’ devices.
Finally with the RZ09-01663E53-R3U1, Razer deliver us a laptop at a tight price but not intended for travelliing, or as an exception.
The RZ09-01663E53-R3U1 for audio or video editing ?
The publishing or the musical creation are not the uses that the engineers of Razer have thought of for this RZ09-01663E53-R3U1. Indeed, to meet this need it is necessary to have a laptop with a high processor and RAM speed, but this is not the case here. However, this does not prevent you from editing as long as you are patient and no other applications are launched. Note that this model is not of the latest generation. It will be more suitable for word processing and Internet browsing, and as soon as you try to run applications in parallel, you will have frozen screens and a rise in computer temperature, whose processor will quickly reach its operating limits.
The software suite installed by default on this model provides the bare minimum to start working. Nothing will stop you from modifying photos, videos and music, despite a processor Intel core i7 2,90 Ghz that is almost obsolete. However, there’s no question of switching to professional applications; the processor performance and the 1000 Gb disk size will calm your nerves due to their lack of power and space.
Even if this corresponds to quality components, Razer 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 RZ09-01663E53-R3U1 has only got one, with total 1000 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 autonomy of this RZ09-01663E53-R3U1 is of 10 hours in normal use; It’s not much, and it’s best to let it plugged in while you’re editing audio or video. On this point Razer could have done much better.
On the connection side, the RZ09-01663E53-R3U1i s equipped with USB 3 technology. An interesting format for transfers when you want to move your large audio-video files. 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.
In the end, it is a product not allowing audio and video editing. However, it will be perfect for web browsing and word processing.
RZ09-01663E53-R3U1 the right choice to play online?
It is sometimes interesting, when you decide to buy a laptop, to be able to use it for several functions. With this RZ09-01663E53-R3U1, 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. The main causes are related to a lack of homogeneity in the choice of the graphics chip, associated with the processor, the screen and the cooling level of the laptop.
As far as image resolution is concerned, it is important that it is high in order to obtain a good rendering. This model is proposed in resolution 3840×2160, that is to say one of the best on the market.
These generations of processor and graphics card are nowadays a little outdated, which makes this model below the others. Ideal for old design games, it has difficulty restoring the images and colors of the latest online games. Finally, if you want to play often, we recommend a model with more power.
Not really designed for gaming, which leads to a display system that is a little behind the times Unless you play games with designs older than 5-10 years.
When it comes to disk space, this computer ranks low.1000 Gb are the minimum for computers today, making it one of the laptops with the least amount of space.
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.
On the practical transport side, this model is one of the lightest on the market, with 3.54 Kg.
One of the lowest battery life 10 hours, which will force you to often leave this laptop plugged in.
In the end, we do not recommend this RZ09-01663E53-R3U1 for games; low performance will degrade the rendering and playability. On the other hand, it is very suitable for word processing and multimedia.
The RZ09-01663E53-R3U1 for office automation.
This product could wrongly make you think that this is what you need. Here are the main reasons.
Razer has designed this new laptop for the majority of users. It’s Windows, last generation.
Not all basic office applications may be available on this model. No applications pre-installed, one would expect more from. Razer in this product line. One of the big advantages of a laptop is naturally its ability to follow you when you’re on the move. A weight of 3.54 Kg, which makes this computer one of the best in the lightest category.
No numeric keypad comes standard on this model. In fact, if you want one, it will be necessary to buy a pad connected via the usb port.
If you plan to use your computer at the end of the day, in total darkness or semi-darkness, opt for a backlit keyboard such as the one offered on the RZ09-01663E53-R3U1.
With only 1000 Gb this model is one of the smaller models. If you’re working on shared documents in the cloud, such as Office365 or Google drive, no problem.
So, in summary, it appears that it RZ09-01663E53-R3U1 is less interesting than its competitors. Or for occasional use, knowing that due to its technical characteristics it will be obsolete in less than 3 years.
Finally, the RZ09-01663E53-R3U1….
This RZ09-01663E53-R3U1 will be a one-time choice, and for moderate use. With an interesting price, it will be able to do the job if you know you’re going to change in 3/4 years.
In other words, this model is not really made for :
– web browsing
– listening to music and watching videos
– travel use
– make audio and video editing
– playing video games
– office tasks