In a few words
Choosing a new laptop means that you will have to decide between several models.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.
This article is therefore composed according to functions; What is the purpose of this model?
Notebook enough for internet use?
Considering that your use of a computer is simple (surfing the internet, writing e-mails and/or letters, doing calculations on an Excel spreadsheet), it is important to focus on a laptop that is both of high quality and strong enough to last over time.Ensuring proper operation requires quality components and proven technological competence on the part of the manufacturer.
It is to respond to this type of need that Asus has developed this Notebook.The computer is positioned at the same level as competing models in this price range. Material that seem to be well-designed.
With a 17.3 inches size, you’re going to have some trouble carrying it around. The manufacturer offers a processor Intel Pentium N5000; A mid-range orientation. A technical choice to reduce the final price of the laptop. The compromise could be on a model with a smaller screen size but with a better processor. 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 8 Gb of RAM, it Notebookis a good product. Even if it has free slots in which you can add memory strips, it’s more than enough to get you started.
Of all the computers available at the moment, this one is the laptop with the largest hard drive. Even if you think 512 Gb is more than enough, it’s surprising to discover that it’s easy to fill a disc completely with photos, movies or games in a very short time. This Notebook allows you to save locally, and guarantees that you can watch all the movies you want without internet access.
Last point about the autonomy. the Notebook can work 4 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 Notebook is easy to access, and you have a lot of fun using it for a long time.
Notebook for videos?
This Notebook is an interesting option for anyone who uses laptops to view movies, photos, or listen to music. Not the best, however it is one of the models existing in a tight price range.
Through all the available laptops, you will know if, despite an average score, it corresponds to your needs.
For this model, Asus thought big. A 17.3 inches screen, and a resolution of 1920×1080 make it one of the great products available on the market at the moment. This model has a wide screen that will be essential for viewing your movies and streaming video. The color contrast is sharp, and the image is bright, no matter from what angle you look at it.
Note that one eliminatory criteria for some nomadic users is its weight; here this model weighs 2.1 kg, partly because of the screen size.
Unfortunately, no glossy screen is available on this model. This results in poorer quality in environments with intermediate to low light levels. It will be more delicate to perfectly distinguish the images without getting tired.
In short, you’ll prefer this finish for daytime movie viewing.
On the sound side, it Notebook has good components: board and integrated speakers. To test the audio quality, we turned up the volume with a movie trailer and then with a few songs of different types. 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.
Even if the use of this laptop does not require the latest generation of processor, be aware that it Intel Pentium N5000 is now outdated. 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.
With Intel UHD Graphics 605, ahigh-performance graphics card, a dedicated memory of 8 Gb of RAM, you can watch movies, with smooth images, possibly retouch photos or edit video. Sufficient for the majority of you, this will not be the case for those who want to make 3D images.
Asus didn’t prioritize connectivity on this laptop. Indeed, it Notebook has only 2 ports. You will have to choose which items to plug in first, as there is no room for all your peripherals.
In short, for those who wish to replace their TV set with this laptop, it Notebook seems inappropriate. That’s only 4 hours of battery life you have at your disposal. A management of the time available to take into account when you are on the move watching a movie. In other words, do not rely too much on performance and prefer to use this device always connected to electricity.
Is Notebook planned for travelling ?
It’s a laptop, it folds like a laptop, but because of its size and weight, nothing makes Notebook 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 Notebook. Difficult to store in a suitcase, not very suitable for transport, tests have shown that this laptop will be more in its element for very exceptional trips.
Reserve its use at home, between your living room and your bedroom.
It is one of the heaviest laptops in its class, with 2.1 Kg. It’s unpleasant to carry. For a laptop it”s bulky to move. The weight is mainly related to the size of the screen. For 17.3 inches, on the other hand, it allows you to have a clear display when you want to browse the internet or write e-mails.
No backlit keyboard on this Notebook. Not really necessary.
Good image definition although the slab is not shiny. This laptop displays deep and vivid colors.
This laptop is very comfortable to use. The anti-glare matt tile allows this laptop to be used outdoors even in bright sunshine.
The processor Intel Pentium N5000 is inferior to other competitive products.
Note that like all manufacturers, Asus is optimistic about the autonomy of this Notebook. 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.
With 4 hours, this model is unfortunately one of the weakest currently offered on laptops.
Because of its probable use for travel, this laptop was thought to be thin and light with a SSD hard drive of 1 512 Gb. 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. 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.
When away on business, your laptop will mostly stay at the hotel. 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, 17.3 inches, you have there, one of the largest laptops of the moment.
The connector part is less well supplied, with only 2 possibilities. Currently on all available models, it is the laptop that has the poorest equipment.
Bluetooth technology is great when you’re on the go, and you’ll enjoy the convenience of connecting easily to a phone or speakers.
Following our tests, it appeared to us that it is not Notebook really made for travelling.
Notebook the right choice for audio or video editing ?
Considering that the assembly that you intend to carry out is of the range of leisure, this Notebook can suit you. It is correctly equipped on the processor level for speed and RAM for task management; Of course, there are models with much better performance, but this is already a good model.
The software suite installed by default on this model provides the bare minimum to start working. You can always try to do video editing with the processor Intel Pentium N5000. 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. The advantage is the speed of starting and execution, but the disadvantage is the shorter lifetime of the disk. Here with 512 Gb you will have enough space to store everything. 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; 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 Notebookhas the USB3 format. The latest convenient protocol for interfacing computers and electronic devices such as external hard drives. In addition, this technology offers a better rate of high-speed file transfer between your laptop and external drives.
With this Notebook product, Asusoffer us a good start for an advanced use of audio and video editing. If necessary, it can be used for word processing and e-mails. In short, a relevant choice for a contained price.
The Notebook- the right model to play with?
If the question you are asking yourself is “Can I play games with this laptop?” then the answer is yes, even though most computers today can meet this need. Gone are the days of having to play where the computer is fixed; now you can play anywhere. With this Notebook, the engineers of Asus have succeeded in balancing the right graphics chip, the processor with enough power, the screen with the right size and the cooling that goes well.
The higher the resolution of the image, the more detailed the visual rendering will be. On this computer, it’s a resolution of 1920×1080, nothing better at the moment
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. 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.
For most games, this model will be suitable for gaming mode. It corresponds to a median choice, neither extremely powerful nor too expensive.
This laptop has one of the largest internal storage spaces. With 512 Gb, you’ll be able to store some games locally and add movies as needed.
For online gaming, it Notebook has high quality Wi-Fi. Interesting when you can play outside with full broadband.
One of the heaviest laptops of the moment, partly due to its 17.3 inches size.
Note the disadvantage in terms of autonomy: it is one of the lowest with 4 hours available.
In summary, an excellent machine, whether for the graphics, the processor, or the acceptable weight, this Notebook is an excellent choice for video game use. Cheaper than many other less powerful laptops. Perfect for a sustained gaming session!
Is the Notebook adapted to office automation ?
Whatever the type of operating system, it is possible today to have an office use on all laptops. The OSes available on the market are all different technical ecosystems with their own applications. This Notebook is clearly intended for those who will use it for office use.
Customary of this OS, Asus has chosen as usual. In this case, it is Windows 10S.
As soon as you have to take this laptop to the office, or on a trip, you will regret its consequent weight. Note that with its 2.1 Kg it is one of the heaviest.
For office use, chances are that the absence of the numeric keypad will annoy you over time. Unless you only do word processing that does not require its use.
We gave it the lamp test, positioned next to the screen, and it was found to be sufficiently matt to avoid the reflection phenomenon. 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.
It has a storage space of 512 Gb.Today it is one of the largest storage capacities available.
In short, it Notebook is perfectly suited for word processing and spreadsheet use. Well thought out in terms of ergonomics.
In short, is the Notebook, the right choice ?
Almost impossible for a laptop to be good everywhere, but on the other hand it is possible to obtain a average result. The Notebook’ is average but will do the job very well.
In other words, this model is not really made for :
– travel use
This laptop is average for the following uses:
– web browsing
– listening to music and watching videos
– making audio and video editing
In summary, we advise this model for :
– playing video games
– office tasks