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Choosing a new laptop means that you will have to decide between several models.The overall quality of a model depends on the use you make of it.We have oriented our test according to criteria such as use for travel, office automation, internet browsing, games or multimedia.
In short, depending on your needs you will see if this model suits you.
Vivobook E402YA enough for 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 Vivobook E402YA. With this Vivobook E402YA, the company wanted to design a very basic model. The material used by Asus are of average quality and the components have characteristics that are already dating. So you can understand that you will not keep this product for more than 4 years.
A medium-sized, 14 inches-sized screen that you can slip into a computer bag and take with you on the go. No touch screen available on this model. It’s a shame because, when you get this Vivobook E402YA on your lap, you’ll see that it’s not so easy to move the cursor with the touchpad.
However, the materials seem to be of good quality. An important parameter for those whose laptop is not a daily work tool but who wish to make it last for several years; Asus thought it over carefully in this case.
The computer is equipped with a relatively old processor, the Amd Dual Core E2-7015. A technical choice to reduce the final price of the laptop. The compromise could be on a model with a smaller screen size but with a better processor. 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. With less than a 4 Gb of RAM, it Vivobook E402YA is a fair one. 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.
The disk size of this laptop is among the smallest on the market. For those who regularly work on a public or private cloud, the available 64 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 Vivobook E402YA can work 5 hours in wifi mode only activated by the batteries. Batteries store little energy, and the computer consumes a lot of energy when it is used. A lower autonomy is harmful, because the Vivobook E402YA is easy to access, and you have a lot of fun using it for a long time.
Vivobook E402YA the right choice for watching movies ?
Asus has not designed this model for strictly multimedia use. If you are very mindful of the quality for multimedia use, we advise you to turn to models other than the Vivobook E402YA; more high-end products, which on the other hand will be a little more expensive. In short, this is a an unremarkable computer that is not comfortable with strictly multimedia use.
Asus has chosen a medium size screen to meet everyone’s needs. With its 14 inches and resolution of 1920×1080, it can be suitable for a lot of uses including watching films. The rendered image is well detailed, with a bright and vivid rendering. In the end, a homogeneous product that allows you to watch films and, with its 1.65 kg,it will be easy to take on the move.
Offered with a glossy slab finish, this Vivobook E402YA product is particularly suitable for multimedia-oriented use. Enhanced contrast, sharpness and color brightness are the main benefits you will get from this Vivobook E402YA. On the other hand, because of this, the screen requires the viewer to take a break every 2 hours or so.
On the sound side, it Vivobook E402YA has good components: board and integrated speakers. 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 other words, if you are demanding on the sound part, you will have to add external speakers.
Obsolescence has already striken this laptop, equipped with a processor Amd Dual Core E2-7015 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.
Due to the level of the graphics card, you have one AMD Radeon R2 graphics, which with 4 Gb de Ram, will allow you to make multimedia (movie viewing, and some simple photo retouching). Not good enough for 3D imaging professionals, but good enough for most of us.
Connectivity is unlikely to be a priority for Asus. The Vivobook E402YA only 2 ports only provides you with ports. It’s a little tight for you to plug everything in at once.
For multimedia use in travel or on-the-go mode, this Vivobook E402YA may not be suitable. That’s only 5 hours of battery life you have at your disposal. A management of the time available to take into account when you are on the move watching a movie. Therefore, it is best to use this computer constantly plugged into an outlet, without worrying about battery life.
Vivobook E402YA the right choice for travelling connected ?
This Vivobook E402YA is one of the average laptops; not really nomadic oriented, but still possible to carry on special occasions. We have analysed different scenarios : depending on whether it will be used for work, with bus-metro-train travel, or just for holidays and weekends. Here’s what it turned out : What makes this one of the best laptops to carry is the balance between weight, size and the set of components chosen by Asus.
It Vivobook E402YA is in the average, neither too light nor too heavy: 1.65 Kg. It is easy to carry even if you prefer the ultra slim models of the competition. On your lap, this laptop holds well, and the size of the screen and the base remain acceptable. One of the reasons is its 14 inches screen.
If you prefer the touch screen mode, you will be disappointed by this Vivobook E402YA. If you’re only doing it with the mouse, don’t forget it in the satchel. Or you’ll have to deal with the trackpad.
Well thought out, the backlit keyboard will Vivobook E402YA be handy for use in the dark. And our test – in the secretary-like way (thus intensive) – showed that it was of good quality.
Equipped with a glossy slab, it provides very good visual comfort. A beautiful screen and quality images. On the other hand, this last characteristic will be less interesting for outdoor use because of the sun reflections that will occur.
This model offers a pleasant user comfort. The image is beautiful, and with its anti-reflective matt tile, no more problems even outdoors.
With the installation of the processor Amd Dual Core E2-7015, the power consumption is rather important.
Also, the batteries hold the charge for a shorter time; probably the worst results in this range. This figure is an estimate and consider instead that you will have 70% of this autonomy.
With 5 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 64 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 no moving mechanical parts, there is less risk of brittleness and produced heat .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. The Vivobook E402YA is a fair alternative with iis 14 inches.
It Vivobook E402YA provides only 2 connectors. He’s one of the far less equipped laptops around right now.
The techno bluetooth of this model will allow you to connect locally to any type of device that accepts this communication protocol: phone, connected speakers, car…
In brief, this Vivobook E402YA can be considered useful when you decide to travel.
The Vivobook E402YA for audio or video editing ?
If your main professional activity is not audio or video editing, but you are looking for a laptop that can meet this need for your hobbies, then this Vivobook E402YA is the right choice. Even for an amateur level, editing and creating music requires processor speed and sufficient RAM. This is below what dedicated computers do for professional use, but a good level for those who need it.
It’s going to be a little harder on this model than on some of the other competitors. It is possible to edit, but it is not the task that the processor Amd Dual Core E2-7015 does best. The general design is now too old to consider this type of use in a pro version.
This model contains an SSD for the operating system and backup part. As a reminder, an audio and video editing use, involves a large capacity hard disk drive for storage, and speed of execution with an SSD. Here with 64 Gb you will have enough space to store everything. This computer, even if it is not intended for this use, is still a good product in terms of storage.
The autonomy of this Vivobook E402YA is of 5 hours in normal use; This is less than average, so we advise you to keep the power cable close by, otherwise you may lose your work unexpectedly. Maybe the next model will be better off.
On the connection side, the Vivobook E402YAi 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.
You will also be able to use it every day to browse the internet. In short, an interesting choice in this price range.
Vivobook E402YA for video games?
There are very few laptops today that do not allow you to play video games. It appears that in terms of performance or on the issue of general cooling, this Vivobook E402YA is one of the models in the average. On the other hand, if you have to go through several hours, these same components will seem weak.
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.
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. 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. Possibly, the display will be less degraded if you are playing old games, requiring fewer resources.
On the question of hard drive size, this model is not very good.With 64 Gb it Vivobook E402YAis below the average of the other laptops of the moment.
As far as space requirements are concerned, this computer weighs 1.65 Kg and is 14 inches sized; it is in the average range of other laptops.
Note the disadvantage in terms of autonomy: it is one of the lowest with 5 hours available.
In conclusion, it Vivobook E402YA is good when used for local games or online games, although other competing models may be preferred in the same price range. Good for games, but also for many other uses.
Is the Vivobook E402YA adapted to office automation ?
Access on efficiency, this Vivobook E402YA is part of the laptops provided for office automation. It is a mature product.
Asus has designed this new laptop for the majority of users. In this case, it is Windows 10 Famille.
Neither too heavy nor too light. Average weight, with 1.65 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.
This Vivobook E402YA eliminates the problems of light reflection on the screen, as it has a matt finish. But at the same time, the light intensity is low enough so as not to tire the eyes in the dark.
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 Vivobook E402YA.
With only 64 Gb this model is one of the smaller models. If you are used to backing up everything locally, you will have to think about adding an external hard drive, because the hard drive Vivobook E402YAcan be quickly filled.
Ultimately, this Vivobook E402YA is an intermediate choice. Well placed in terms of price, it will meet your needs for office use.
Finally, the Vivobook E402YA….
This Vivobook E402YA will be a one-time choice, and for moderate use. It’s not expensive, but it’s almost too much considering its low power.
This model does not seem relevant to us for :
– web browsing
– listening to music and watching videos
You can still, at the very least, use it to:
– travel use
– making audio and video editing
– playing video games
– office tasks