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Choosing a new laptop means that you will have to decide between several models.What power? Which operating system? Linux, Windows or Mac OS X? So many points that won’t tell you if you’re making the right choice.
So we ran tests on Asus VivoBook S433EA-EB160T Noir/Gris – to find out what it was worth.
This article is therefore composed according to functions; What is the purpose of this model?
VivoBook S433EA-EB160T Noir/Gris – the right choice for surfing the internet?
If your need for a laptop comes down to surfing the web, whether on e-commerce or information sites, and to making a few tables in excel, you could be satisfied with this VivoBook S433EA-EB160T Noir/Gris -. An inexpensive computer such as VivoBook S433EA-EB160T Noir/Gris – may seem to be the solution. Asus is a manufacturer that has been offering laptops for several years now, but for this laptop they have used lower quality components. In the end, it is a product that will make you think about changing it in less than 4 years.
It’s almost the perfect tool for travelling. A screen 14 inches that makes this model transportable anywhere. The computer is equipped with a relatively old processor, the Core i7-1165G7. Indeed, this processor is starting to date compared to what is on the market today. A latest-generation processor would have implied a higher price. The power required for a fluid internet navigation, will sometimes be low on this model and may require a new purchase in 3 years. Having 8 Gb of RAM, VivoBook S433EA-EB160T Noir/Gris – is a laptop in the average. If needed you can add more, thanks to the extra slots inside.
For hard drive sizing, Asus decided to put 500 Gb. This is the standard model. Almost the same as its competitors and what is currently done on the market, you will have room to store. Considering the offers currently available in terms of public cloud, and your internet usage, it is highly likely that you will never completely fill the disk space of this laptop.
In the end, with an autonomy of 6 hours, you won’t have too much time to surf the web. This laptop is in the middle of the range for its autonomy. Because of this last point, you can either switch to a competitor’s laptop or always have the product plugged in; it’s up to you.
The VivoBook S433EA-EB160T Noir/Gris — the right model for streaming and videos ?
Asus has not designed this model for strictly multimedia use. This VivoBook S433EA-EB160T Noir/Gris – 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.
This small model is equipped with a thumb screen 14, in 1920×1080, and a good quality of colours. Nevertheless, the colours remain beautiful, with detailed contrasts in the images. Continuously over the course of a day’s work or movie viewing, you may feel tired; such a small screen means you have to concentrate more to see better. However, this computer has a criteria that will interest some nomadic users, the weight; here it weighs only 1.4 kg, partly thanks to its small screen size.
The glossy screen option is not possible on this model; it would have made the display easier to read. 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.
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 VivoBook S433EA-EB160T Noir/Gris -. By pushing the volume with music, we tested the rendering. 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.
Unfortunately, this laptop has only got the processor Core i7-1165G7, which today is rather light for this kind of use. The consequence will be that it will be less quiet and therefore will consume more electricity. However, as long as you only run one application at a time, it may be enough.
You will do what you want for the applications, as it is not Asus installed by default. Only the operating system is installed. As a standard, you have some Windows 10 on which it will be possible to add all the software you need. For multimedia, you can possibly take VLC .
Equipped with the Intel Iris Xe graphic card, and with 8 Gb of RAM, you will be able to see your movies and even do photo editing if needed. Not good enough for 3D imaging professionals, but good enough for most of us.
Regarding the connectivity part, Asus has made efforts with available 4 ports. It’s better than the competition. Speakers, a mouse (wired), an external hard drive and an output to a pocket projector when on business trip or when you travel.
About the batteries, be aware that you will have some time before you have to reconnect the power. You have 6 hours of autonomy in unplugged mode, which is in the average.
The VivoBook S433EA-EB160T Noir/Gris – to use while travelling.
One of the primary functions of a laptop is to be easily transportable. So we put this test to the VivoBook S433EA-EB160T Noir/Gris -. 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?
A priori, for holidays and home-to-work travel, it is one of the best of the moment.
With a weight of 1.4 Kg, it is easily transportable. It is one of the lightest in its class. It’s difficult to get a large screen and a light weight for a laptop. A 14 inches size that can be painful when you have to stay there for more than an hour.
No backlit keyboard on this VivoBook S433EA-EB160T Noir/Gris -. Not necessarily useful, except for those in dimly lit places.
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.
CPU Core i7-1165G7 power consumption is a bit high considering the performance of the laptop.
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.
As for the autonomy , the batteries will allow you to use it for about 6 hours.
Because of its probable use for travel, this laptop was thought to be thin and light with a SSD hard drive of 1 500 Gb. The induced advantage here is the absence of latencies, especially in the recovery phase after a standby or due to prolonged inactivity.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.
Even though your laptop will stay in the hotel more often than in a briefcase when you take it to the airport, you will appreciate its volume. With a screen of 14 inches and an ultra light weight, it is one of the best in its category.
At the connector level, this model provides 4 inputs. 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.
Taking all this into account, we can say that it will be useful for you on holiday.
The VivoBook S433EA-EB160T Noir/Gris – to make 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 VivoBook S433EA-EB160T Noir/Gris -meets this need perfectly. Since the last generation designed by Asus, there have been many improvements on the components. 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.
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 Core i7-1165G7 that is almost obsolete. However, there’s no question of switching to professional applications; the processor performance and the 500 Gb disk size will calm your nerves due to their lack of power and space.
This model contains an SSD for the operating system and backup part. 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 VivoBook S433EA-EB160T Noir/Gris – has only got one, with total 500 Gb storage for your movies and music. It is nevertheless one of the good laptops in terms of storage, compared to its competitors.
For the autonomy part, Asus proposes last generation batteries. The available battery life is of 6 hours in standard conditions of use, which means keeping the charger close at hand because the audio-visual assembly consumes a lot of power. However, it’s still a decent average range.
Well thought out in terms of connections, it VivoBook S433EA-EB160T Noir/Gris – receives the USB3 connection. 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.
By choosing this VivoBook S433EA-EB160T Noir/Gris -, know that you will be well beyond what most laptops offer. Perfectly designed for audio video use. And for the right price/quality ratio.
The VivoBook S433EA-EB160T Noir/Gris – for online or local games.
It is sometimes interesting, when you decide to buy a laptop, to be able to use it for several functions. Our tests have shown that yhis VivoBook S433EA-EB160T Noir/Gris – wasn’t designed for video games. Clearly, Asus has done nothing here to meet that purpose.
Simply put, the higher the screen resolution, the more accurate the details in a game. On this computer, it’s a resolution of 1920×1080, nothing better at the moment
Each year the power of the components increases, so this model is now far behind the others. After our analysis, it appears that use in game mode generates processor overheating and degradations in terms of images and colors. Finally, if you want to play often, we recommend a model with more power.
With an average score on the GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) ranking, this laptop allows you to try some games. A good compromise that justifies the choice of this model.
With its 500 Gb of space, this VivoBook S433EA-EB160T Noir/Gris – is on a level playing field with its competitors. Not necessary for everyone who plays online, but convenient for those who prefer to play locally.
For Wi-Fi technology, Asus decided to make the use of the 5GHz wireless band possible. Interesting when you can play outside with full broadband.
Even if the weight is not very important when you use it for games, know that this model is one of the lightest of the market with its 1.4 Kg.
Please note that with an autonomy of 6 hours, you will have enough time to play video games requiring few resources.
In the end, we do not recommend this VivoBook S433EA-EB160T Noir/Gris – for games; low performance will degrade the rendering and playability. But it can be a good choice for office functions.
VivoBook S433EA-EB160T Noir/Gris – the right choice for office automation ?
Asus has chosen to respond to all users who wish to have a basic use of their VivoBook S433EA-EB160T Noir/Gris -. It is a mature product.
Customary of this OS, Asus has chosen as usual. In this case, it is Windows 10.
This laptop is mainly for office use and will require some work on your side of things. It’s up to you to download and/or purchase the software suite that suits you. Assuming that you will have to take this laptop to the office, on a trip, or any other travel, you will appreciate its weight. This model weighs 1.4 Kg, which is the best at the moment.
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.
We gave it the lamp test, positioned next to the screen, and it was found to be sufficiently matt to avoid the reflection phenomenon. In use, a matte screen gets dirty less quickly than a glossy one.
If you work on your computer in the evening, you might regret that the backlight option is not provided on this laptop.
Storage in this model is in the middle of what is available elsewhere. About 500 Gb, more than enough for office use.
In conclusion, this laptop is interesting. Well placed in terms of price, it will meet your needs for office use.
Finally, the VivoBook S433EA-EB160T Noir/Gris -….
The conclusion of the test VivoBook S433EA-EB160T Noir/Gris – is that almost all its specifications are below the others. It’s not expensive, but it’s almost too much considering its low power.
In other words, this model is not really made for :
– web browsing
– listening to music and watching videos
– playing video games
You can still, at the very least, use it to:
– office tasks
In summary, we advise this model for :
– travel use
– making audio and video editing