Analysis of the Vivobook E406MABV106T – Intel Pentium Silver N5000 from Asus.

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Choosing a new laptop means that you will have to decide between several models.Some computers have power, others have more basic features.To help you, we have tested this model according to several parameters.
The detail of our analysis in this article.

Vivobook E406MABV106T adapted to surf the internet?

What you expect from a mobile phone is that it allows you to surf the Web, and possibly allow you to write e-mails, do calculations in a spreadsheet or word processor. An inexpensive computer such as Vivobook E406MABV106T may seem to be the solution. 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 other words, don’t expect to keep it for more than 3 years.
With a 14 inches size, you’ll be able to carry it easily. The manufacturer offers a processor Intel Pentium Silver N5000; A mid-range orientation. Indeed, this processor is starting to date compared to what is on the market today. For a few euros more, it is possible to switch to more powerful processors. So certainly, with this laptop you have enough resources for internet surfing and word processing, but you may have to change it in less than 5 years. With less than a 4 Gb of RAM, it Vivobook E406MABV106T is a fair one. Chances are you’ll have to add some memory over time. Thanks to this, the laptop will allow a more fluid navigation.
Most other competing computers have more storage space. If you want to have your holiday photos locally, you’ll soon reach the limit of 128 Gb. And if really this point was blocking for you, you can always buy an external hard drive and plug it into the usb port.
Finally, an important point for a laptop: autonomy; here you will have 14 hours of freedom before you have to plug it back into the socket. This is standard for this range of laptops, and for the type of battery it is equipped with. Because of this last point, you can either switch to a competitor’s laptop or always have the product plugged in; it’s up to you.

Is Vivobook E406MABV106T okay to watch videos ?

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 E406MABV106T; more high-end products, which on the other hand will be a little more expensive. In other words, a computer dedicated to “classic” uses for most users, but not specifically audio and video oriented.
Equipped with a small screen size, 14 inches, it has a resolution format 1366×768. The colours are faithful, warm enough, and the contrasts allow a high level of detail. The major disadvantage of its small size is that in multimedia mode, watching a movie can be tiring for your eyes. However, this computer has a criteria that will interest some nomadic users, the weight; here it weighs only 1.3 kg, partly thanks to its small screen size.
Glossy screens are best suited to the indoor environment. Asus is primarily intended for film lovers the Vivobook E406MABV106T. Taking full advantage of the backlighting, this tile benefits from the glossy coating which offers more contrasts. On the other hand, you may feel visually tired after 2 or 3 hours of viewing.
As far as sound is concerned, the card equipment and speakers have been integrated into this Vivobook E406MABV106T. To test the audio quality, we turned up the volume with a movie trailer and then with a few songs of different types. Despite good quality, you won’t get the same sound level as with a decent set of external speakers. If necessary, you can later supplement with external elements if you consider the results too insufficient.
Obsolescence has already striken this laptop, equipped with a processor Intel Pentium Silver N5000 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. However, as long as you only run one application at a time, it may be enough.
Due to the level of the graphics card, you have one Intel UHD 605 Graphics, which with 4 Gb de Ram, will allow you to make multimedia (movie viewing, and some simple photo retouching). This will obviously be a bit light if you want to do 3D imaging, but will suit your needs.
Connectivity is unlikely to be a priority for Asus. For the Vivobook E406MABV106T has only 3 ports. You will have to choose which items to plug in first, as there is no room for all your peripherals.
Finally concerning the battery life, you will have time before you have to think about reconnecting the power cable. 14 hours of battery life is enough for the vast majority of the videos you’ll see. 

The Vivobook E406MABV106T- the right model to stay connected while travelling ?

It Vivobook E406MABV106T is certainly a laptop, but not really portable and certainly not intended for those who travel. 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.
In other words, leave it at home and only take it for occasional short trips.
Its weight of 1.3 Kg makes it easy to move. It is one of the lightest in this category. When sitting with the computer on your lap, it is perfectly wedged to prevent it from tipping over. The 14 inches screen is barely enough to surf the internet or write e-mails.
The backlit keyboard decided by Asus for this model was not Vivobook E406MABV106T really necessary, but it will be useful if you work in a dimly lit plane, taxi or subway. After spending some time typing on it, we can say it is of good quality.
This model is supplied with a shiny slab. The rendering on screen is good. 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 anti-glare matt tile allows this laptop to be used outdoors even in bright sunshine.
Too bad for the processor Intel Pentium Silver N5000 that equips this computer; it is one of the weakest of the moment and moreoverit consumes too much power.
The result is a poorer autonomy. You will need to expect 2/3 of this estimate for standard use; if you push the processor, the number will drop a little more.
An autonomy of 14 hours allows this model to average what the competitors do.
Because of its probable use for travel, this laptop was thought to be thin and light with a SSD hard drive of 1 128 Gb. The induced advantage here is the absence of latencies, especially in the recovery phase after a standby or due to prolonged inactivity.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.And if you absolutely need more storage, you can buy an external drive, or take out a cloud account.
Thanks to a reduced space requirement, departures on holiday with all the plane-bus-hotel transfers will be simple. With a screen of 14 inches and an ultra light weight, it is one of the best in its category.
It Vivobook E406MABV106T provides only 3 connectors. Currently on all available models, it is the laptop that has the poorest equipment.
With the bluetooth functionality of this model you can also simply connect with your loved ones’ devices.
Because of all these elements, we do not recommend this Vivobook E406MABV106T for travel use.

The Vivobook E406MABV106T to make audio or video editing. 

The publishing or the musical creation are not the uses that the engineers of Asus have thought of for this Vivobook E406MABV106T. 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. Of course you could still use it for this, but you will find that the result is too tight. Here, both the processor and the general design of the model are obsolete. 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 components and applications of this laptop are for basic use. Nothing will stop you from modifying photos, videos and music, despite a processor Intel Pentium Silver N5000 that is almost obsolete. The general design is now too old to consider this type of use in a pro version.
Even if this corresponds to quality components, Asus 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. Here with 128 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.
As far as autonomy is concerned, it’s not extraordinary. For 14 hours of autonomy, you have a little time to work on your edits. That’s pretty much what the other laptops do.
Concerning the solutions of the usb ports, Asus made the choice of economy by not installing a usb 3. Here file transfers are done at a slower speed between your laptop and external drives.
Clearly, it’s not Vivobook E406MABV106T designed for audio-visual editing. This also explains its price positioning below the laptops designed for this specific use.

The Vivobook E406MABV106T 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 Vivobook E406MABV106T, 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 Asus technical choices were rather made to meet classic needs such as internet browsing or word processing.
Provided with a resolution of 1366×768, this model is unfortunately much less equipped than its competitors. This results in lower image quality when you are in game mode.
The technological evolution being wha it is, this model does much less than many other laptops. 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.
Since Asus has not designed this model for gaming, the display system is not dimensioned for an exemplary reactivity during your gaming sessions. Possibly, the display will be less degraded if you are playing old games, requiring fewer resources.
When it comes to disk space, this computer ranks low.128 Gb are the minimum for computers today, making it one of the laptops with the least amount of space.
Because you will have to carry it sometimes, you will appreciate its weight, 1.3 Kg, among the lightest of the moment.
For the autonomy, it is in the average of the other laptops, that is to say about 14 hours.
In the end, we do not recommend this Vivobook E406MABV106T for games; low performance will degrade the rendering and playability. On the other hand, it is very suitable for word processing and multimedia.

The Vivobook E406MABV106T for office automation.

Not really designed for office use, Vivobook E406MABV106T it’s still a good product. In detail, here’s what’s going on.
Asus has designed this new laptop for the majority of users. 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. A weight of 1.3 Kg, which makes this computer one of the best in the lightest category.
For office use, chances are that the absence of the numeric keypad will annoy you over time. As soon as you’ll have to do calculations on a spreadsheet, it will be less simple.
This Vivobook E406MABV106T eliminates the problems of light reflection on the screen, as it has a matt finish. You will benefit from a more diffuse natural image, which has the advantage of causing less eye strain.
Another interesting feature is the backlit keyboard option, which allows you to work in half light.
With only 128 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 E406MABV106Tcan be quickly filled.
So, in summary, it appears that it Vivobook E406MABV106T is less interesting than its competitors. For the same price you will find more suitable and more powerful models.

What about the Vivobook E406MABV106T ?

The conclusion of the test Vivobook E406MABV106T 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.
This model does not seem relevant to us for :
– web browsing
– listening to music and watching videos
– travel use
– make audio and video editing
– playing video games
– office tasks