As a preamble to this test
Even if there are not really bad choices in laptops anymore, it is important to know that some models are more intended for multimedia, and others more for games.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.
After reading this article you will know if this model suits your needs.
Zenbook UX534FA-A8094T to surf the Internet?
We can consider that for certain uses, such as surfing the web, it is not necessary to buy a high-powered model. With this Zenbook UX534FA-A8094T, 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 other words, don’t expect to keep it for more than 3 years.
With a 15.6 inches size, you’ll be able to carry it easily. It Zenbook UX534FA-A8094T 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 overall design is of quality and is made to last. A product made to last a long time. 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With a processor Intel Core i5-10210U, ASUS offers an already outdated technology. 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. 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 8 Gb of RAM, it Zenbook UX534FA-A8094T 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. With only 512 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. And if really this point was blocking for you, you can always buy an external hard drive and plug it into the usb port.
Last point concerning the autonomy of 10 hours: A time of freedom that you will have to take into account and keep the power kit not too far away. Batteries store little energy, and the computer consumes a lot of energy when it is used. A lower autonomy is harmful, because the Zenbook UX534FA-A8094T is easy to access, and you have a lot of fun using it for a long time.
Is Zenbook UX534FA-A8094T one for watching movies and listening to music ?
ASUS has not designed this model for strictly multimedia use. This Zenbook UX534FA-A8094T is a multipurpose laptop that will suit most uses, whether it’s for playing resource-efficient games, light photo editing, or for office work and web browsing. In other words, a computer dedicated to “classic” uses for most users, but not specifically audio and video oriented.
As for the screen, it is a model of reduced size, 15.6 inches, with a 1920×1080. Nevertheless, the colours remain beautiful, with detailed contrasts in the images. The only criticism that could be drawn is its size, which makes it a small device compared to other competing models at the same price; over a whole day, it can tire the eyes. The big advantage of this size, however, is the weight: here you have a laptop that weighs only a 1.38 kilogram.
On the sound side, it Zenbook UX534FA-A8094T has good components: board and integrated speakers. We tested it with movies and music at maximum volume. Despite good quality, you won’t get the same sound level as with a decent set of external speakers. 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 Intel Core i5-10210U that is several years old now. The result will be higher electricity consumption and less quiet than in recent generations. Still, it may be enough for multimedia use, as long as you only run one application at the same time.
Equipped with the Intel UHD 620 Graphics graphic card, and with 8 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.
Connectivity is unlikely to be a priority for ASUS. For the Zenbook UX534FA-A8094T has only 3 ports. It’s a little tight for you to plug everything in at once.
In short, for those who wish to replace their TV set with this laptop, it Zenbook UX534FA-A8094T seems inappropriate. That’s only 10 hours of battery life you have at your disposal. 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 Zenbook UX534FA-A8094T to use while travelling.
It’s a laptop, it folds like a laptop, but because of its size and weight, nothing makes Zenbook UX534FA-A8094T to be easily carried around. It doesn’t seem to have been a priority when they designed this model ASUS. 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.
In other words, leave it at home and only take it for occasional short trips.
Its weight of 1.38 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 15.6 inches screen is barely enough to surf the internet or write e-mails.
The touch screen is present on the Zenbook UX534FA-A8094T, which gives you the possibility to avoid using the mouse. A few finger pinches to zoom in, side slides to test the comfort of use. It’s up to you to make accurate navigational selections.
Too bad for the processor Intel Core i5-10210U 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. This figure is an estimate and consider instead that you will have 70% of this autonomy.
Unfortunately for the specifications of the batteries will only allow 10 hours of availability, one of the lowest at the moment.
In order to reduce the risk of breakage while on the move, this model is equipped with a 512 Gb SSD hard drive. SSDs are much faster and lighter, and have no moving parts. 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.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.
Travel will be a mere formality when you decide to take it along. Its 15.6 inches screen is so compact that it’s almost the size of a large tablet.
The connector part is less well supplied, with only 3 possibilities. 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…
Finally with the Zenbook UX534FA-A8094T, ASUS deliver us a laptop at a tight price but not intended for travelliing, or as an exception.
The Zenbook UX534FA-A8094T 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 UX534FA-A8094T. This type of use requires power and memory, which this model lacks. Even if it would be possible to do audio or video cutting, it doesn’t seem to correspond to this need. ASUS has favoured more standard uses, which require less computing speed. Note that this model is not of the latest generation. 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 i5-10210U 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. The Zenbook UX534FA-A8094T allows a price reduction with this choice, with an available space of 512 Gb. This computer, even if it is not intended for this use, is still a good product in terms of storage.
As with most laptops, don’t expect incredible battery life (10 hours). Unfortunately, it remains low for an audio-video use which needs a lot of computing power. On this point ASUS could have done much better.
For the connector part, the Zenbook UX534FA-A8094Thas the USB3 format. 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 UX534FA-A8094T proposes a rather basic oriented use. This also explains its price positioning below the laptops designed for this specific use.
Zenbook UX534FA-A8094T for video games?
It is sometimes interesting, when you decide to buy a laptop, to be able to use it for several functions. With this Zenbook UX534FA-A8094T, 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 1920×1080, this model is unfortunately much less equipped than its competitors. In fact, the game phases will present lower quality images.
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.
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.
On the question of hard drive size, this model is not very good.With 512 Gb it Zenbook UX534FA-A8094Tis below the average of the other laptops of the moment.
Because you will have to carry it sometimes, you will appreciate its weight, 1.38 Kg, among the lightest of the moment.
For autonomy, 10 hours, this model is worse than most other laptops.
In the end, we do not recommend this Zenbook UX534FA-A8094T for games; low performance will degrade the rendering and playability. But it can be a good choice for office functions.
Zenbook UX534FA-A8094T for office automation ?
This product could wrongly make you think that this is what you need. In detail, here’s what’s going on.
Here, this model runs under a standard OS. It’s Windows 10, last generation.
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 1.38 Kg, which makes this computer one of the best in the lightest category.
Key spacing will be important for office use. If you work frequently on a spreadsheet, you will appreciate the presence of the numeric keypad.
It’s one of the smallest backup spaces, with 512 Gb. Not really a problem for office use, but perhaps penalizing for some users.
Simply put, it’s not Zenbook UX534FA-A8094T the best choice for office use. It would be more suitable for other, simpler uses, such as web browsing.
What about the Zenbook UX534FA-A8094T ?
The conclusion of the test Zenbook UX534FA-A8094T is that almost all its specifications are below the others. 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