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 for multimedia, and others more for games.
So we did some tests Asus R409JA-EK050T Argent 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.
The detail of our analysis in this article.
R409JA-EK050T Argent adapted 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 R409JA-EK050T Argent, the company wanted to design a very basic model. The material used by Asus are of average quality and the components have characteristics that are already dating. In other words, don’t expect to keep it for more than 3 years.
A medium-sized, 14 inches-sized screen that you can slip into a computer bag and take with you on the go. The manufacturer offers a processor Core i3-1005G1; A mid-range orientation. By investing in this laptop, you take the risk of immediate obsolescence. 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. The 8 Gb of RAM available on this R409JA-EK050T Argent is correct, equivalent to other products in the same price range. If needed you can add more, thanks to the extra slots inside.
The 500 Gb make this laptop a mid-range laptop in terms of available space. If, on the other hand, you are storing photos, video or music, it will be filled up quickly. Asus comes with this R409JA-EK050T Argent a laptop that you’ll keep for a few years before it becomes obsolete.
Last point concerning the autonomy of 4 hours: A time of freedom that you will have to take into account and keep the power kit not too far away. The batteries that equip this model are less efficient than those of other models in the same category. A lower autonomy is harmful, because the R409JA-EK050T Argent is easy to access, and you have a lot of fun using it for a long time.
Is R409JA-EK050T Argent one for watching movies and listening to music ?
Asus presents this laptop as a standard product dedicated to a low-resource usage. Due to its characteristics and internal components, this R409JA-EK050T Argent is to be classified as entry-level: not exceptional, but on the other hand, not expensive. Finally, a simple computer, yet not really made for audio and video.
The computer proposed by Asusis of average size. A model with a standard template, 14 inches, and good resolution. 1920×1080. The image quality is bright and colorful, and provides an immersive experience. Clearly, big enough to tire your eyes when watching movies, but also rather light (1.6 kg) when you have to carry it.
The glossy screen option is not possible on this model; it would have made the display easier to read. This results in poorer quality in environments with intermediate to low light levels. The display legibility will therefore be a little off.
In fact, in order not to suffer from reflections on the screen, you will need to have full light conditions.
On the sound side, it R409JA-EK050T Argent 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. If necessary, you can later supplement with external elements if you consider the results too insufficient.
Obsolescence has already striken this laptop, equipped with a processor Core i3-1005G1 that is several years old now. The consequence will be that it will be less quiet and therefore will consume more electricity. It’s still acceptable in audio/video mode, you only need to launch one application at a time.
Equipped with the Intel UHD G1 graphic card, and with 8 Gb of RAM, you will be able to see your movies and even do photo editing if needed. Sufficient for the majority of you, this will not be the case for those who want to make 3D images.
Regarding the connectivity part, Asus has made efforts with available 4 ports. That makes it one with the biggest number of ports compared to what’s on the market right now. You will be able to connect all your peripherals to it.
It R409JA-EK050T Argent is one of the worst endowed laptops on the market. Indeed, with 4 hours of autonomy, it is one of the worst specifications. 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. In other words, do not rely too much on performance and prefer to use this device always connected to electricity.
R409JA-EK050T Argent the right choice for travelling connected ?
One of the primary functions of a laptop is to be easily transportable. With this in mind, we tested the R409JA-EK050T Argent. Is he home-work oriented? Or will you be able to take it on a trip? These are the questions we will answer. Or ultimately will it have the function of staying at home?
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 R409JA-EK050T Argent of 1.6 Kg. It is easy to carry even if you prefer the ultra slim models of the competition. On your lap, this laptop holds well, and the size of the screen and the base remain acceptable. The explanation mainly comes down to the size of the screen: 14inches.
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. This laptop displays deep and vivid colors.
This model offers a pleasant user comfort. Good image definition and a matt anti-reflective tile that you’ll appreciate when you’re outdoors, with no sun glare.
Here this laptop is not very powerful because of its processor Core i3-1005G1; it’s inferior to the competition, and it’s not very good in terms of energy consumption.
Also, the batteries hold the charge for a shorter time; probably the worst results in this range. 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 4 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 500 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 SSD technology, however, you benefit from a considerable improvement in the time it takes your notebook to start up and get out of standby mode.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 if a portable laptop stays at the hotel 80% of the time, it is relevant to have a screen that is not too big so as not to be disturbed, but big enough to enjoy the image. Because of its size, 14 inches this laptop represents a good compromise.
At the connector level, this model provides 4 inputs. That makes it one of the best equipped models on the market.
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…
Asus clearly provides with this R409JA-EK050T Argent a very good choice for the trip.
The R409JA-EK050T Argent to make audio or video editing.
The publishing or the musical creation are not the uses that the engineers of Asus have thought of for this R409JA-EK050T Argent. The weak point of this model is its processor, and its amount of memory. Of course you could still use it for this, but you will find that the result is too tight. You should also be aware that this model is becoming outdated. In short, prefer a model that will be a little more expensive, but much more efficient.
The components and applications of this laptop are for basic use. You can always try to do video editing with the processor Core i3-1005G1. 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. 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. Here with 500 Gb you will have enough space to store everything. It’s a product that provides enough space to save all your audio and video creations.
The autonomy of this R409JA-EK050T Argent is of 4 hours in normal use; 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 R409JA-EK050T Argenthas the USB3 format. An interesting format for transfers when you want to move your large audio-video files. 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.
In the end, it is a product not allowing audio and video editing. However, it will be perfect for web browsing and word processing.
The R409JA-EK050T Argent- 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. Clearly, if your only need is to play games with this R409JA-EK050T Argent, it may be better to go to other models. The Asus technical choices were rather made to meet classic needs such as internet browsing or word processing.
As far as image resolution is concerned, it is important that it is high in order to obtain a good rendering. With a resolution in 1920×1080 this laptop fis one of the best of its class.
Each year the power of the components increases, so this model is now far behind the others. Ideal for old design games, it has difficulty restoring the images and colors of the latest online games. Clearly, if you want to use it to play all day long, it may be relevant to turn to a more powerful model.
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.
A space of 500 Gb to save your data; this is in the average of what other brands offer. Not necessary for everyone who plays online, but convenient for those who prefer to play locally.
A better access to wifi on this R409JA-EK050T Argent that is standard equipped with the 5GHz band. 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.
For autonomy, 4 hours, this model is worse than most other laptops.
In the end, we do not recommend this R409JA-EK050T Argent for games; low performance will degrade the rendering and playability. But it can be a good choice for office functions.
Is the R409JA-EK050T Argent adapted to office automation ?
Like the majority of its competitors, Asus has designed R409JA-EK050T Argent for office automation. It is a mature product.
Customary of this OS, Asus has chosen as usual. It is equipped with Windows 10.
It is one of the laptops available in the range. Its weight of 1.6 Kg is not too high for a mobile computer.
For office use, chances are that the absence of the numeric keypad will annoy you over time. In fact, if you want one, it will be necessary to buy a pad connected via the usb port.
This R409JA-EK050T Argent eliminates the problems of light reflection on the screen, as it has a matt finish. With less or no glare, this screen will also stay cleaner for longer.an advantage when working on the screen several hours.
Under normal conditions of use, i.e. during the day, you will have no difficulty with the absence of a backlit keyboard.
About storage, this model has average space . It’s 500 Gb available, perfect for office use, but maybe tight for recording movies.
Ultimately, this R409JA-EK050T Argent is an intermediate choice. The middle groud for recurring use in office automation mode.
What about the R409JA-EK050T Argent ?
This R409JA-EK050T Argent will be a one-time choice, and for moderate use. With an interesting price, it will be able to do the job if you know you’re going to change in 3/4 years.
To be clear enough, we do not recommend this laptop for :
– web browsing
– listening to music and watching videos
– make audio and video editing
– playing video games
You can still, at the very least, use it to:
– office tasks
And we highly recommend this laptop for :
– travel use