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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.To help you, we have tested this model according to several parameters.
In short, depending on your needs you will see if this model suits you.
Notebook to surf the Internet?
Even if your use is limited to surfing the Web, writing e-mails and sometimes using an Excel spreadsheet, the minimum computer quality is essential.A minimum quality level is important to guarantee reliability over time. It is a balance between a 1st price and the latest multi-processor designed for professionals.A fairly powerful multi-processor, but one that won’t require you to take out a credit to pay for it.You only have to take it in your hand to see that the material is of quality.
With this Notebook, Asus is well positioned in relation to other competing models.This model is a mid-range model with a screen size of 14 inches. Easy to take along from time to time. As for the processor level, this model is equipped with the Ryzen 5 3500U. Its power will give you the assurance of having a laptop that will work very well for 10 years. In addition, with this model, you have at your disposal a tool that will make your internet navigation fluid. A standard equipment with 12 Gb of RAM. A large quantity, more than you will need for strictly web browsing use.
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. You’ll actually have plenty of space to store files and video locally on the 512 Gb provided. This Notebook allows you to save locally, and guarantees that you can watch all the movies you want without internet access.
Finally, the autonomy of 4 hours is one of the worst on the market. The batteries that equip this model are less efficient than those of other models in the same category. In other words, you will have to keep this Notebook most of the time connected to the power cable.
Notebook for videos?
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. In this section we will look at features such as screen size, resolution, built-in speakers.
Asus decided to make this laptop a very versatile product. A model with a standard template, 14 inches, and good resolution. 1920×1080. And in film display mode, you’ll have excellent visual quality with bright, realistic images. Clearly, big enough to tire your eyes when watching movies, but also rather light (1.5 kg) when you have to carry it.
Unfortunately, the screen of this model is not provided with a glossy finish. On the other hand, it will be annoying for regular use in a dark room. The readability of the display is therefore a little lower.
Therefore, when used in daylight conditions, you will appreciate the lack of this feature, as the light induces reflections, making it difficult to view.
As far as sound is concerned, the card equipment and speakers have been integrated into this Notebook. 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.
This model has one of the best processors of the moment; the Ryzen 5 3500U. Belonging to the latest generation of processors, this laptop will not be impressed by multiple multimedia tasks. With this model, you have a tool capable of making several billion calculations per second.
Equipped with the AMD Radeon Vega 8 graphic card, and with 12 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.
Speaking of connectivity, this laptop provides 4 ports.Much better than most of the competition. Plenty of room to connect your mouse, speakers and other USB keys.
In short, for those who wish to replace their TV set with this laptop, it Notebook seems inappropriate. Indeed, with 4 hours of autonomy, it is one of the worst specifications. You will have to anticipate the duration of the films, otherwise you will not know the end. Therefore, it is best to use this computer constantly plugged into an outlet, without worrying about battery life.
The Notebook- the right model to stay connected while travelling ?
The main interest of the laptop, is how easy it can be taken away. With this in mind, we tested the Notebook. Is it made to be taken on trips, packed in your luggage ? Will it be designed for your home-to-work transfers? Should you only consider it for weekend trips with your family? Or should this use be confined to going from the living room to your kitchen.
It appears that it is one of the best fulfilling the main criteria for nomadism, which are size, weight, quality of materials, and availability of wifi.
An acceptable gap regarding the displacement of this Notebook of 1.5 Kg. It’s still an easy-to-handle computer, even if it’s not an ultrabook. On the other hand, the large size will be an advantage to see photos during the holidays. One of the causes of its weight is related to the size of his 14 inches screen.
No backlit keyboard on this Notebook. But, unless you work in the dark, you won’t see the point.
We enjoy viewing on this screen which displays deep and vivid colours. 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.
Thanks to its processor Notebook, the use in exclusive battery mode is one of the most important of the competition. With the low voltage on the processor, the autonomy is increased and allows to last longer than competing models.
Please note that the autonomy is provided as an indication by Asus, and that you should rather take 70% of this value into account.
With 4 hours, this model is unfortunately one of the weakest currently offered on laptops.
In order to reduce the risk of breakage while on the move, this model is equipped with a 512 Gb SSD hard drive. 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 .For those who will need more space, this Notebook will require the purchase of an external drive, as a permanent home for photos, music and your movie collection.
Knowing that you’ll have to carry this laptop by plane, train, or other means, it’s handy. Because of its size, 14 inches this laptop represents a good compromise.
On the connector side, it Notebook has 4 ports. Convenient for travelling when you will need it, it ranks among those with the most.
With the bluetooth functionality of this model you can also simply connect with your loved ones’ devices.
All in all, this Notebook is an interesting product for travel.
The Notebook to make audio or video editing.
For non-professional use for audio or video editing, this Notebook may be fine. Thanks to its processor and its RAM, it accepts multitasking without flinching. Of course, it is not at the level of what is done for professionals, but it responds well anyway.
With this laptop, Asus has developed an effective tool for those who want to have an affordable video editing laptop whose price remains tight. The software suite provided on this model includes everything you need to start editing photos, videos and music.However, if you decide to go for business applications, you should know that the performance of the processor Ryzen 5 3500U, and the size of the storage space of 512 Gb, will allow you to do so.
The designers of Asus have chosen a single disk, an SSD, for this laptop. 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 Notebook 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 Notebook is of 4 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.
For the connector part, the Notebookhas 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. In addition, this technology offers a better rate of high-speed file transfer between your laptop and external drives.
It will also do very well for word processing or web browsing when you need it. In short, an interesting choice in this price range.
Notebook for video games?
With this model, you will be able to move quickly in any game, without parasitic elements, screen freezing or image tearing. For a long time, laptops were not powerful enough to be used to play games. Thanks to this Notebook, Asus has designed a laptop powerful enough to meet this need.
The higher the resolution of the image, the more detailed the visual rendering will be. With a resolution in 1920×1080 this laptop fis one of the best of its class.
Equipped with a graphics car AMD Radeon Vega 8 and the processor Ryzen 5 3500U, you can enjoy the power of calculation and image restitution. This new chip increases gaming capacity and is perfectly suited for this type of use. And despite the power of the components, the engineers at de Asus have designed an efficient cooling system.
What is expected from a gaming laptop is speed performance. It is among the best in terms of GPUs (Graphics Processing Unit).
Even though online games today do not require disk space, the one installed on this model is one of the largest. The 512 Gb of Notebook can still be used by a large number of players in the case of locally installed games.
The Wi-Fi technology of this model has wifi with 5GHz band, which facilitates online gaming. Interesting when you can play outside with full broadband.
You’ll like this handy laptop, and rather light (1.5 Kg and 14 inches), comparable to most similar products.
Note the disadvantage in terms of autonomy: it is one of the lowest with 4 hours available.
Clearly, a good quality rendering on the graphics, a size of 14 inches, thin and rather light (1.5 Kg), make this Notebook an excellent one for a video game use. Be aware that in addition, you will benefit from an autonomy of 4 hours. Perfect for a sustained gaming session!
Is the Notebook adapted to office automation ?
Which operating system to choose? In fact, there are no bad choices any more today. For those of you who are users of specific operating systems, your choice will probably not head towards this model. This Notebook is clearly intended for those who will use it for office use.
Asus has designed this new laptop for the majority of users. It’s Windows 10, last generation.
It is one of the laptops available in the range. In short, an average laptop with 1.5 Kg that can be carried on holiday or to the office.
No numeric keypad comes standard on this model. As soon as you’ll have to do calculations on a spreadsheet, it will be less simple.
Our tests have verified that the matt treated screen limits the effects of light. 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.
With more 512 Gb, it’s not one of the biggest.Today it is one of the largest storage capacities available.
In conclusion, the Notebook is an excellent choice for office use. It combines ergonomics with power, with an interesting price/quality ratio.
Notebook the right choice for the right use
This laptop is finally the one that allows you to enjoy its excellent performance whatever the use you will make of it. And it’s all at an affordable price – Notebook from Asus.
Nevertheless, this laptop can be considered acceptable for :
– making audio and video editing
In summary, we advise this model for :
– surfing on the internet
– listening to music and watching videos
– travel use
– playing video games
– office tasks