Latest release in the range ASUS, we’ve been running tests onSTRIX3-G-G731GU-EV010T…Your computer will not be limited to technical specifications, so we have built a test plan according to the use you will make of it.To make the choice easier, we have judged this ASUS STRIX3-G-G731GU-EV010T according to what you are going to do with it.
So you’ll know what it’s worth at the end of this article.
STRIX3-G-G731GU-EV010T to surf the Internet?
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 STRIX3-G-G731GU-EV010T. This STRIX3-G-G731GU-EV010T is a lower quality laptop for those who are not very attentive. Even if the material is not of a very high quality, with plastic materials (at the level of the hull), the components and the internal circuits of the machine are still designed by ASUS; a manufacturer who has been offering laptops for several years already. In the end, it is a product that will make you think about changing it in less than 4 years.
You will be able to carry it easily thanks to its 17.3 inches size. This model is designed the old-fashioned way, without a touch screen. It’s not mandatory, but it’s still an interesting technology; unfortunately it’s not STRIX3-G-G731GU-EV010T equipped with it.
Nevertheless, the trackpad is intuitive and simple to use. After all ASUS, has accustomed us to design quality products, just like this model, which will serve you for a long time to come.
The computer is equipped with a relatively old processor, the Intel Core i7-9750H. By investing in this laptop, you take the risk of immediate obsolescence. A latest-generation processor would have implied a higher price. The power required for a fluid internet navigation, will sometimes be low on this model and may require a new purchase in 3 years. The lack of RAM will surely be felt with this laptop which has just 16 Gb of memory. It will be a very good idea to spend a few extra euros to upgrade your computer with an extra 2Gb or 4Gb. Your computer will work better and longer.
Most other competing computers have more storage space. For those who regularly work on a public or private cloud, the available 512 gigabytes will be enough. Not prohibitive in your daily use, but annoying; If you are used to consuming space, think about having a large USB key or external hard drive near you.
Last point about the autonomy. the STRIX3-G-G731GU-EV010T can work 4 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. A lower autonomy is harmful, because the STRIX3-G-G731GU-EV010T is easy to access, and you have a lot of fun using it for a long time.
Is STRIX3-G-G731GU-EV010T one for watching movies and listening to music ?
ASUS has not designed this model for strictly multimedia use. Due to its characteristics and internal components, this STRIX3-G-G731GU-EV010T is to be classified as entry-level: not exceptional, but on the other hand, not expensive. Finally, a simple computer, yet not really made for audio and video.
This small model is equipped with a thumb screen 17.3, in 1920×1080, and a good quality of colours. Despite this, the colors are correct, and the contrasts allow you to see the details. 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: 2.85 kg that it will be easy to take anywhere.
Glossy screens are best suited to the indoor environment. Enhanced contrast, sharpness and color brightness are the main benefits you will get from this STRIX3-G-G731GU-EV010T. On the other hand, you may feel visually tired after 2 or 3 hours of viewing.
On the sound side, it STRIX3-G-G731GU-EV010T has good components: board and integrated 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.
Even if the use of this laptop does not require the latest generation of processor, be aware that it Intel Core i7-9750H is now outdated. The result will be higher electricity consumption and less quiet than in recent generations. It’s still acceptable in audio/video mode, you only need to launch one application at a time.
Equipped with the Nvidia GTX 1660Ti graphic card, and with 16 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.
ASUS didn’t prioritize connectivity on this laptop. The STRIX3-G-G731GU-EV010T only 5 ports only provides you with 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 STRIX3-G-G731GU-EV010T seems inappropriate. With only a little autonomy, you don’t have a lot of time. Before the end of some movies in long version, you will have to put the power cable back on, otherwise this laptop will turn itself off. Therefore, it is best to use this computer constantly plugged into an outlet, without worrying about battery life.
The STRIX3-G-G731GU-EV010T- the right model to stay connected while travelling ?
It’s a laptop, it folds like a laptop, but because of its size and weight, nothing makes STRIX3-G-G731GU-EV010T to be easily carried around. At least that’s what we find out a priori. Difficult to store in a suitcase, not very suitable for transport, tests have shown that this laptop will be more in its element for very exceptional trips.
Reserve its use at home, between your living room and your bedroom.
With a weight of 2.85 Kg, it is easily transportable. 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.
Unfortunately, it is not STRIX3-G-G731GU-EV010T equipped with a touch screen as standard models. The constraint being then to always have the mouse in the computer bag. The alternative could be the keyboard trackpad.
Well thought out, the backlit keyboard will STRIX3-G-G731GU-EV010T be handy for use in the dark. After spending some time typing on it, we can say it is of good quality.
The glossy slab offers better viewing comfort than the previous model. Its screen displays good image definition and beautiful colours. The disadvantage will come in the event of using it outdoors with a lot of light.
With the installation of the processor Intel Core i7-9750H, the power consumption is rather important.
Note that like all manufacturers, ASUS is optimistic about the autonomy of this STRIX3-G-G731GU-EV010T. Furthermore, these figures reflect an estimate of ASUS; the reality is closer to 70% of this value.
With 4 hours, this model is unfortunately one of the weakest currently offered on laptops.
Reduce the risk of breakage when traveling with an OS installed on an SSD, and storing on a standard HD, this model provides a total of 512 Gb of space. The main advantage of this disc mix is that the SSD contains fewer moving parts, and is faster, and that the standard disc allows more recording-erasing phases. With an absence of moving mechanical parts on the OS and startup part, it means less risk in terms of fragility and generated heat that can cause the laptop to fail. And if you still need more storage, you’ll need to add an external drive, or take out a private cloud subscription.
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. Equipped with a compact 17.3 inches screen, it is one of the smallest models of the moment.
It STRIX3-G-G731GU-EV010T provides only 5 connectors. This makes it one of the least well equipped models currently.
Because of all these elements, we do not recommend this STRIX3-G-G731GU-EV010T for travel use.
The STRIX3-G-G731GU-EV010T for audio or video editing ?
Definitely not intended for audio and video editing. The weak point of this model is its processor, and its amount of memory. However, this does not prevent you from editing as long as you are patient and no other applications are launched. You should also be aware that this model is becoming outdated. In short, prefer a model that will be a little more expensive, but much more efficient.
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 Intel Core i7-9750H. You’ll soon discover that the processor lacks power and memory.
For audio and video editing use, it is interesting to have a laptop combining hard drive and SSD; hard drive for large storage capacity, SSD for fast flash memory. It offers a total available storage space of 1 512 Gb, the best available. It’s one of the best on the market right now. You won’t have to worry about storage space for your audio and video creations. In extreme cases, you will still have the option of external storage via usb ports.
As with most laptops, don’t expect incredible battery life (4 hours). It’s not much, and it’s best to let it plugged in while you’re editing audio or video. Maybe the next model will be better off.
On the connection side, the STRIX3-G-G731GU-EV010Ti s equipped with USB 3 technology. The latest convenient protocol for interfacing computers and electronic devices such as external hard drives. This standard allows transmission speeds of up to 5 Gbit per second, about ten times faster than USB 2.0.
In the end, it is a product not allowing audio and video editing. However, it will be perfect for web browsing and word processing.
The STRIX3-G-G731GU-EV010T- the right model to play with?
It is now possible to use laptops for online or local gaming. Clearly, if your only need is to play games with this STRIX3-G-G731GU-EV010T, it may be better to go to other models. The ASUS technical choices were rather made to meet classic needs such as internet browsing or word processing.
Provided with a resolution of 1920×1080, this model is unfortunately much less equipped than its competitors. In fact, the game phases will present lower quality images.
Each year the power of the components increases, so this model is now far behind the others. Tests have shown the limitations of this laptop, including some image degradation and processor temperature rises. In other words it is a good design model, but due to the lower power of the graphics card, it is less efficient for gaming.
Our tests have shown that for ASUS this computer is not intended for playing video games. An exception to this is if you play on games that are more than 5 years old.
Besides the amount of storage space is clearly insufficient.He’s one of the worst of the moment, with only 512 Gb.
On the practical transport side, this model is one of the lightest on the market, with 2.85 Kg.
One of the lowest battery life 4 hours, which will force you to often leave this laptop plugged in.
In short, if you want a fun gaming experience, choose another model than this STRIX3-G-G731GU-EV010T one. But it can be a good choice for office functions.
STRIX3-G-G731GU-EV010T the right choice for office automation ?
In case your unique and main everyday use is a tool for office automation, ASUS may have put a rather low computer on the market. Review of the details for this new laptop.
If you’re already a Linux or Apple user, your choice will probably head for this laptop. In this case, it is Windows 10.
Assuming that you will have to take this laptop to the office, on a trip, or any other travel, you will appreciate its weight. This model, with its 2.85 Kg is one of the ultra-compact ones.
Key spacing will be important for office use. On the right-hand side you will find a number pad.
Another interesting feature is the backlit keyboard option, which allows you to work in half light.
It’s one of the smallest backup spaces, with 512 Gb. Not really a problem for office use, but perhaps penalizing for some users.
In short, the STRIX3-G-G731GU-EV010T is an average choice. Or for occasional use, knowing that due to its technical characteristics it will be obsolete in less than 3 years.
The STRIX3-G-G731GU-EV010T – in summary
The conclusion of the test STRIX3-G-G731GU-EV010T is that almost all its specifications are below the others. With an interesting price, it will be able to do the job if you know you’re going to change in 3/4 years.
To be clear enough, we do not recommend this laptop for :
– web browsing
– listening to music and watching videos
– travel use
– make audio and video editing
– playing video games
– office tasks