As a preamble to this test
Choosing a new laptop means that you will have to decide between several models.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.
To make the choice easier, we have judged this Asus Zenbook UX434FLCA6422T according to what you are going to do with it.
So you’ll know what it’s worth at the end of this article.
Zenbook UX434FLCA6422T 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 Zenbook UX434FLCA6422T. With this Zenbook UX434FLCA6422T, the company wanted to design a very basic model. 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.
It’s almost the perfect tool for travelling. A screen 14 inches that makes this model transportable anywhere. It Zenbook UX434FLCA6422T comes standard with a touch screen; one more argument if you are not a regular mouse user, or if you don’t have a space available. The materials here are of such a high standard that they will last for many years. Solid visible parts (the hull, the keyboard,…) and almost last generation internal components have been chosen by Asus with a lot of care.
With a processor Intel Core i7-10510U, Asus offers an already outdated technology. Indeed, this processor is starting to date compared to what is on the market today. 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. With less than a 16 Gb of RAM, it Zenbook UX434FLCA6422T is a fair one. It is highly likely that if you decide to use the Zenbook UX434FLCA6422T, you will have to add at least 2 Gb to one of the avaiilable.Thanks to this, the laptop will allow a more fluid navigation.
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. This shouldn’t be a major problem, but if you need to, remember to have a USB key with you.
Last point about the autonomy. the Zenbook UX434FLCA6422T can work 12 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 Zenbook UX434FLCA6422T is easy to access, and you have a lot of fun using it for a long time.
Zenbook UX434FLCA6422T the right choice for watching movies ?
With this laptop, Asus offers a product oriented toward general use. If you are very mindful of the quality for multimedia use, we advise you to turn to models other than the Zenbook UX434FLCA6422T; 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.
As for the screen, it is a model of reduced size, 14 inches, with a 1920×1080. 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 big advantage of this size, however, is the weight: here you have a laptop that weighs only a 1.05 kilogram.
For the sound part, the Zenbook UX434FLCA6422T is equipped with a correct sound card and speakers. 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.
Unfortunately, this laptop has only got the processor Intel Core i7-10510U, 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. However, as long as you only run one application at a time, it may be enough.
Equipped with the Nvidia MX 250 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.
For multimedia use in travel or on-the-go mode, this Zenbook UX434FLCA6422T may not be suitable. With only a little autonomy, you don’t have a lot of time. You will have to anticipate the duration of the films, otherwise you will not know the end. In other words, do not rely too much on performance and prefer to use this device always connected to electricity.
The Zenbook UX434FLCA6422T to use while travelling.
It’s a laptop, it folds like a laptop, but because of its size and weight, nothing makes Zenbook UX434FLCA6422T to be easily carried around. This seems to be the issue that the Asus didn’t really take into account in the design of this Zenbook UX434FLCA6422T. 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 weight of 1.05 Kg makes it easy to move. 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. The 14 inches screen is barely enough to surf the internet or write e-mails.
This Zenbook UX434FLCA6422T is convenient with its touch screen that frees you from the mouse. Here you will be in a familiar environment; an ease of use that is identical to your smartphone. It’s up to you to make accurate navigational selections.
The processor Intel Core i7-10510U is inferior to other competitive products.
Also, the batteries hold the charge for a shorter time; probably the worst results in this range. 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.
Battery life is worse than the competitors, with only 12 hours before the laptop has to be plugged back into the mains.
In order to reduce the risk of breakage while on the move, this model is equipped with a 512 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.
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 14 inches and an ultra light weight, it is one of the best in its category.
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…
According to our analysis, we think it is better not to bring this Zenbook UX434FLCA6422T on holiday.
The Zenbook UX434FLCA6422T- the right model for audio or video editing ?
The publishing or the musical creation are not the uses that the engineers of Asus have thought of for this Zenbook UX434FLCA6422T. 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.
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 Intel Core i7-10510U that is almost obsolete. You’ll soon discover that the processor lacks power and memory.
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. The Zenbook UX434FLCA6422T has only got one, with total 512 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 Zenbook UX434FLCA6422T is of 12 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. On this point Asus could have done much better.
Well thought out in terms of connections, it Zenbook UX434FLCA6422T receives the USB3 connection. This model will allow you to connect to an external storage drive for even more space when your local disk is full. This standard allows transmission speeds of up to 5 Gbit per second, about ten times faster than USB 2.0.
As you will have understood, it Zenbook UX434FLCA6422T proposes a rather basic oriented use. This also explains its price positioning below the laptops designed for this specific use.
The Zenbook UX434FLCA6422T for online or local games.
It is now possible to use laptops for online or local gaming. With this Zenbook UX434FLCA6422T, 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.
With only 1920×1080, this model is below standard ones. The visual comfort during the game phase, and the image quality will be less good.
These generations of processor and graphics card are nowadays a little outdated, which makes this model below the others. Tests have shown the limitations of this laptop, including some image degradation and processor temperature rises. Finally, if you want to play often, we recommend a model with more power.
Our tests have shown that for Asus this computer is not intended for playing video games. Unless you play games with designs older than 5-10 years.
Besides the amount of storage space is clearly insufficient.512 Gb are the minimum for computers today, making it one of the laptops with the least amount of space.
On the practical transport side, this model is one of the lightest on the market, with 1.05 Kg.
For autonomy, 12 hours, this model is worse than most other laptops.
In short, an average rendering that makes this Zenbook UX434FLCA6422T a poor choice for video games, whether local or online. And save this one for more classic uses, like surfing the net.
The Zenbook UX434FLCA6422T for office automation.
Not really designed for office use, Zenbook UX434FLCA6422T it’s still a good product. Review of the details for this new laptop.
Among the choices available to you, it will be interesting to take into account the weight in order to facilitate its transport. A weight of 1.05 Kg, which makes this computer one of the best in the lightest category.
The numeric keypad is not present on this model. In fact, if you want one, it will be necessary to buy a pad connected via the usb port.
The storage of this model, 512 Gb, is one of the smallest. Not really a problem for office use, but perhaps penalizing for some users.
In short, the Zenbook UX434FLCA6422T is an average choice. For the same price you will find more suitable and more powerful models.
What about the Zenbook UX434FLCA6422T ?
In the end, our analysis will have shown that it Zenbook UX434FLCA6422T 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
– travel use
– make audio and video editing
– playing video games
– office tasks