As an introduction to this analysis
Latest release in the range Asus, we’ve been running tests on X409UA-BV050T Argent – SSD,…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 have oriented our test according to criteria such as use for travel, office automation, internet browsing, games or multimedia.
The detail of our analysis in this article.
X409UA-BV050T Argent – SSD, 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 X409UA-BV050T Argent – SSD,. This X409UA-BV050T Argent – SSD, 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 other words, don’t expect to keep it for more than 3 years.
This model is a mid-range model with a screen size of 14 inches. Easy to take along from time to time. The computer is equipped with a relatively old processor, the Core i3-7020U. By investing in this laptop, you take the risk of immediate obsolescence. The compromise could be on a model with a smaller screen size but with a better processor. 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. Very clearly, with only 4 Gb ofRAM, this laptop is not the best equipped model. It will be a very good idea to spend a few extra euros to upgrade your computer with an extra 2Gb or 4Gb. In terms of memory, you will be assured of having a machine that is more fluid.
The disk size of this laptop is among the smallest on the market. With only 256 Gb, Asus considers that you won’t need to store too many files locally, and that you’ll rather do it on a public cloud. This shouldn’t be a major problem, but if you need to, remember to have a USB key with you.
Finally, an important point for a laptop: autonomy; here you will have 5 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. It’s annoying, because the interest of a laptop is still to be able to use it everywhere, without it being plugged in.
X409UA-BV050T Argent – SSD, for 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 X409UA-BV050T Argent – SSD,; 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.
The computer proposed by Asusis of average size. A model with a standard template, 14 inches, and good resolution. 1366×768. 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 1.6 kg,it will be easy to take on the move.
The glossy screen option is not possible on this model; it would have made the display easier to read. 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. The display legibility will therefore be a little off.
Therefore, when used in daylight conditions, you will appreciate the lack of this feature, as the light induces reflections, making it difficult to view.
On the sound side, it X409UA-BV050T Argent – SSD, has good components: board and integrated speakers. By pushing the volume with music, we tested the rendering. Despite good quality, you won’t get the same sound level as with a decent set of external speakers. In short, it is relevant here to consider buying additional speakers if you are very sensitive to the quality of this function.
Unfortunately, this laptop has only got the processor Core i3-7020U, which today is rather light for this kind of use. The consequence will be that it will be less quiet and therefore will consume more electricity. Still, it may be enough for multimedia use, as long as you only run one application at the same time.
With Intel HD Graphics 620, ahigh-performance graphics card, a dedicated memory of 4 Gb of RAM, you can watch movies, with smooth images, possibly retouch photos or edit video. This will obviously be a bit light if you want to do 3D imaging, but will suit your needs.
For connectivity, you will have 3 ports. About the average compared to the competition.Just what you need to connect your mouse, speakers and other USB keys.
As for battery life, it X409UA-BV050T Argent – SSD, can allow you to have a multimedia use in nomadic mode. Asus promises 5 hours of battery life; that’s about average.
Is X409UA-BV050T Argent – SSD, planned for travelling ?
Making this laptop an easily transportable computer may not seem to be a priority in Asus the design of this X409UA-BV050T Argent – SSD,. 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 : Since the sum of its characteristics (weight, size, components) are better than the competition, it is in your best interest to choose this model.
An acceptable gap regarding the displacement of this X409UA-BV050T Argent – SSD, of 1.6 Kg. It is easy to carry even if you prefer the ultra slim models of the competition. On the other hand, the large size will be an advantage to see photos during the holidays. One of the reasons is its 14 inches screen.
Unless perhaps you are used to working in dimly lit areas, you will not be bothered by the absence of a backlit keyboard. Not really necessary.
Good image definition although the slab is not shiny. The screen shows an interesting result.
It is a product that is easy and pleasant to use. The image is beautiful, and with its anti-reflective matt tile, no more problems even outdoors.
The processor Core i3-7020U is inferior to other competitive products.
Note that like all manufacturers, Asus is optimistic about the autonomy of this X409UA-BV050T Argent – SSD,. This figure is an estimate and consider instead that you will have 70% of this autonomy.
An autonomy of 5 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 1 256 Gb. This disk technology (solid-state drive), tried and tested for more than 20 years, allows to store data, on the same principle as the usb key. With no moving mechanical parts, there is less risk of brittleness and produced heat .And if you absolutely need more storage, you can buy an external drive, or take out a cloud account.
With this model, Asus definitely designed a computer easily transportable, but not too small. Because of its size, 14 inches this laptop represents a good compromise.
With 3 connectors, this X409UA-BV050T Argent – SSD, allows multiple connections. This is roughly equivalent to what the competition is offering.
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…
All the same, this X409UA-BV050T Argent – SSD, is interesting for those who travel.
The X409UA-BV050T Argent – SSD,- the right model for audio or video editing ?
Considering that the assembly that you intend to carry out is of the range of leisure, this X409UA-BV050T Argent – SSD, can suit you. Even for an amateur level, editing and creating music requires processor speed and sufficient RAM. Of course, there are models with much better performance, but this is already a good model.
It’s going to be a little harder on this model than on some of the other competitors. Nothing will stop you from modifying photos, videos and music, despite a processor Core i3-7020U that is almost obsolete. However, there’s no question of switching to professional applications; the processor performance and the 256 Gb disk size will calm your nerves due to their lack of power and space.
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. The X409UA-BV050T Argent – SSD, allows a price reduction with this choice, with an available space of 256 Gb. This computer, even if it is not intended for this use, is still a good product in terms of storage.
In terms of autonomy,the Asuskept it simple. The available battery life is of 5 hours in standard conditions of use, which means keeping the charger close at hand because the audio-visual assembly consumes a lot of power. A result in the average of the competitors.
On the connection side, the X409UA-BV050T Argent – SSD,i s equipped with USB 3 technology. The latest convenient protocol for interfacing computers and electronic devices such as external hard drives. 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.
The X409UA-BV050T Argent – SSD,- the right model to play with?
It is sometimes interesting, when you decide to buy a laptop, to be able to use it for several functions. Our tests have shown that yhis X409UA-BV050T Argent – SSD, wasn’t designed for video games. Clearly, Asus has done nothing here to meet that purpose.
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.
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.
When it comes to disk space, this computer ranks low.He’s one of the worst of the moment, with only 256 Gb.
For online gaming, it X409UA-BV050T Argent – SSD, has high quality Wi-Fi. Interesting when you can play outside with full broadband.
As far as space requirements are concerned, this computer weighs 1.6 Kg and is 14 inches sized; it is in the average range of other laptops.
By offering 5 hours of autonomy, this computer is in the middle of the market.
In short, an average rendering that makes this X409UA-BV050T Argent – SSD, a poor choice for video games, whether local or online. On the other hand, it is very suitable for word processing and multimedia.
The X409UA-BV050T Argent – SSD, for office automation.
Not really designed for office use, X409UA-BV050T Argent – SSD, it’s still a good product. Review of the details for this new laptop.
Customary of this OS, Asus has chosen as usual. In this case, it is Windows 10.
In contrast to other larger models, this model is in the middle of the pack in terms of space requirements. In short, an average laptop with 1.6 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. As soon as you’ll have to do calculations on a spreadsheet, it will be less simple.
Thanks to the matt treated screen surface, there is almost no reflection of direct sunlight or lamps in the offices. In use, a matte screen gets dirty less quickly than a glossy one.
During daytime use, the absence of a backlit keyboard will not be a problem.
The storage of this model, 256 Gb, is one of the smallest. 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 X409UA-BV050T Argent – SSD, is less interesting than its competitors. It would be more suitable for other, simpler uses, such as web browsing.
What about the X409UA-BV050T Argent – SSD, ?
In the end, our analysis will have shown that it X409UA-BV050T Argent – SSD, is disappointing whatever the uses. Its aging technology will make its use disappointing fairly quickly.
In other words, this model is not really made for :
– web browsing
– listening to music and watching videos
– playing video games
– office tasks
Nevertheless, this laptop can be considered acceptable for :
– travel use
– making audio and video editing