Even if there are not really bad choices in laptops anymore, it is important to know that some models are more for multimedia, and others more for games.
So we did some tests Asus Notebook to find out what it was worth. The result depends on the use you will make of it.Your computer will not be limited to technical specifications, so we have built a test plan according to the use you will make of it.We’ve put this Notebook through some tests based on how you’re going to use it.
So you’ll know what it’s worth at the end of this article.
Notebook adapted to surf the internet?
Chances are that your daily use is not limited to surfing the Internet, and that you need the other functions as well.It is necessary to be able to count on a quality laptop that will not let you down in 2 years, due to obsolescence.In fact, it’s all about finding a product with the right price/quality ratio. This product will thus perfectly meet your needs.By putting on the market the Notebook, Asus offers a well thought-out product of very good quality.
With a 15.6 inches size, you’re going to have some trouble carrying it around. Also note that this model is equipped with a touch screen; always interesting for when you get tired of the slippery mouse pad or when no flat surface is available when you have this Notebook on your lap. The materials appear to be designed to last several years. The engineers fromAsus have designed an interesting model with solid internal and external components.
The processor which equips this model, one Intel Core i5-1035G1, will be largely sufficient; it may even be too powerful compared to the need. Its power will give you the assurance of having a laptop that will work very well for 10 years. In short, this model will give you full satisfaction for an Internet browsing use. The amount of RAM provided is 8 Gb. Even if it has free slots in which you can add memory strips, it’s more than enough to get you started.
By offering a hard drive of this size, the company is making this model one of the laptops with the largest disk space on the market. Even with 512 Gb, you can be sure that many video and audio files are continuously stored. In case you would have to do without any internet connection, this size of space can be interesting.
Finally, thanks to an autonomy of 9 hours, you will have enough time to browse the web in Internet browsing mode with active Wifi. This is one of the most important laptops on the market at the moment compared to other laptops. A feature that is probably what is expected of a laptop first and foremost.
Notebook the right choice for watching movies ?
Making this Notebook a multimedia tool, such seems to have been the objective of Asus. A blend of your TV, stereo and media players in one machine. And to put it simply, this model is clearly one of the best in its category for watching videos or listening to music. A quality of image and sound that allows it to achieve an excellent score in this category.
For this model, Asus thought big. It is one of the largest, with a screen size of only a few 15.6 inches, and it has a good resolution of 1366×768. Multimedia oriented, you will enjoy watching your films. The color contrast is sharp, and the image is bright, no matter from what angle you look at it.
One of the disadvantages of this size, however, is the overall weight: 1.9 kg that will have to be transported.
Unfortunately, no glossy screen is available on this model. 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.
In short, you’ll prefer this finish for daytime movie viewing.
For the sound part, the Notebook is equipped with a correct sound card and speakers. We tested it with movies and music at maximum volume. Even if the result is good, be aware that even the best laptops will never beat a hi-fi system on this point. If necessary, you can later supplement with external elements if you consider the results too insufficient.
This model has one of the best processors of the moment; the Intel Core i5-1035G1. Unlike the brand’s older processors, energy efficiency is optimal and consumption is well controlled. Performance corresponding to billions of calculations per second.
Due to the level of the graphics card, you have one Intel UHD 620, which with 8 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.
A laptop usually has an autonomy of several hours.Asus promises 9hours of battery life; it’s the best on the market right now.What a pleasure it is not to have to check the battery level on a regular basis!
Notebook compatible with on the move use ?
Easier to transport than a desktop computer, it is not intended for travelling. At least that’s what we find out a priori. It only fits in a computer bag dedicated to its size, and if you decide to take it in your suitcase, it will be at the expense of clothes, it is so big.
Forget about vacations and commuting.
It Notebook weights 1.9 Kg which makes it a computer in the average of its category. You can transport it easily, without too much effort. On the other hand, it is also pleasant to use it to surf the internet or write e-mails. With its 15.6 inches, the screen will however render a large image.
Asus has decided to provide a touch screen on the Notebook. Always convenient, the operating mode is as simple as on your smartphone. It’s up to you to make accurate navigational selections.
The designers of this did not consider it useful to integrate the backlit keyboard. Not really necessary.
Good image definition although the slab is not shiny. We appreciate the viewing on this screen.
It is a product that is easy and pleasant to use. The anti-glare matt tile allows this laptop to be used outdoors even in bright sunshine.
Thanks to its processor Notebook, the use in exclusive battery mode is one of the most important of the competition. With its processor, the manufacturer has chosen to produce one of the most powerful laptops in its range.
On the other hand, these are estimated data based on average laptop usage.
Regarding the autonomy of this laptop, you will have 9 hours before having to reconnect; that is to say one of the best csore on the market.
In order to reduce the risk of breakage while on the move, this model is equipped with a 512 Gb SSD hard drive. The induced advantage here is the absence of latencies, especially in the recovery phase after a standby or due to prolonged inactivity.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.
When it comes to taking your laptop with you, it will seem safer to do so only occasionally. And the only times you’ll have to carry it will be between the bus or train and your hotel room. Indeed, because of its size, 15.6 inches, you have there, one of the largest laptops of the moment.
Bluetooth technology is great when you’re on the go, and you’ll enjoy the convenience of connecting easily to a phone or speakers.
Finally with the Notebook, Asus deliver us a laptop at a tight price but not intended for travelliing, or as an exception.
The Notebook- the right model for audio or video editing ?
If you’re serious about editing and creating music, then you pay a lot of attention to processor speed and memory. It appears that this Notebookmeets this need perfectly. Whether in terms of computing speed or memory capacity, Asus has designed an interesting product. It is a laptop designed for multitasking presented with Windows 10, which will allow to manage at the same time the audio-video applications consuming calculations.
This model, Asusoffers an effective product without being too expensive.The software suite provided on this model includes everything you need to start editing photos, videos and music.If needed, you can install more pro-oriented applications on the 512 Gb available of the hard disk.
The designers of Asus have chosen a single disk, an SSD, for this laptop. The advantage is the speed of starting and execution, but the disadvantage is the shorter lifetime of the disk. The Notebook 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.
The interest of the laptop is to be able to be used in unplugged mode. Being only on batteries, you have 9 hours of autonomy at your disposal. This is the best on the market today.
For the connector part, the Notebookhas the USB3 format. The latest convenient protocol for interfacing computers and electronic devices such as external hard drives. This standard allows transmission speeds of up to 5 Gbit per second, about ten times faster than USB 2.0.
It Notebook is consequently well designed for this type of use. And much more if you finally decide to use it only for word processing or web browsing, instead of audio video editing. In summary an excellent choice in this price range.
The Notebook for online or local 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 Notebook 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.
With only 1366×768, this model is below standard ones. 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. Tests have shown the limitations of this laptop, including some image degradation and processor temperature rises. 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.
Although you won’t need it because of online games, it’s probably one of the biggest hard drives today. With 512 Gb, you’ll be able to store some games locally and add movies as needed.
The Wi-Fi technology of this model has wifi with 5GHz band, which facilitates online gaming. A guarantee of quality that will allow, if your living area is equipped with it, to have a faster and generally more reliable web access.
You’ll like this handy laptop, and rather light (1.9 Kg and 15.6 inches), comparable to most similar products.
It has an autonomy of 9 hours, more than many others.
It Notebook is finally an interesting compromise for those who want performance without spending too much on the purchase. You can also use it for word processing if you need it.
Notebook for office automation ?
Access on efficiency, this Notebook is part of the laptops provided for office automation. It corresponds to a good quality computer.
If you’re already a Linux or Apple user, your choice will probably head for this laptop. It’s Windows 10, last generation.
Neither too heavy nor too light. Its weight of 1.9 Kg is not too high for a mobile computer.
Key spacing will be important for office use. Hence the good idea to offer a default number pad as a complement.
This Notebook 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 work on your computer in the evening, you might regret that the backlight option is not provided on this laptop.
With more 512 Gb, it’s not one of the biggest.That gives you a little time before you have to find another data storage area.
In conclusion, this laptop is interesting. The middle groud for recurring use in office automation mode.
The Notebook in conclusion
There is no such thing as a perfect laptop for every purpose, unless you put a price tag on it, and keep in mind that it will be too powerful for most of your needs. The Notebook’ is average but will do the job very well.
In other words, this model is not really made for :
– travel use
Nevertheless, this laptop can be considered acceptable for :
– playing video games
– office tasks
And we highly recommend this laptop for :
– surfing on the internet
– listening to music and watching videos
– making audio and video editing