The laptop for traveling : VivoBook Flip TM420IA-EC020T Noir – Ryzen 5 4500U from Asus

Foreword

Experienced users do not have the same needs as beginners. You are looking for a laptop and you hesitate between several models.Some computers have power, others have more basic features.So we ran tests on Asus VivoBook Flip TM420IA-EC020T Noir to find out what it was worth.
The detail of our analysis in this article.

VivoBook Flip TM420IA-EC020T Noir enough for internet use?

Because a computer is above all a tool for leisure and educational use (browsing e-commerce or information sites, writing e-mails, etc.), you need to make sure that it will stand the test of time and that it is of high quality.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 VivoBook Flip TM420IA-EC020T Noir.A product positioned as mid-range but of good quality. Easy to handle, and cleverly thought out during its development.
With a 14 inches size, you’ll be able to carry it easily. The computer is equipped with one of the latest processors Ryzen 5 4500U. A component providing impressive power and responsiveness. In addition, this model will make your web browsing sessions pleasant and fluid. The 8 Gb of RAM is in the average for this type of product. It’s up to you to add more on the additional pitches provided if your needs arise.
With its 500 Gb of hard disk, you are within the average of other computers. In any case, it should be enough for a use like surfing the web. Asus comes with this VivoBook Flip TM420IA-EC020T Noir a laptop that you’ll keep for a few years before it becomes obsolete.
Additional point concerning autonomy: 6 hours of tranquility. You will have a limited time of freedom, needing to have the power kit nearby. 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.

VivoBook Flip TM420IA-EC020T Noir the right choice for watching movies ?

This VivoBook Flip TM420IA-EC020T Noir is an interesting option for anyone who uses laptops to view movies, photos, or listen to music. The model has sufficient basic equipment for this purpose.
In order to see if it will meet your needs, we have tested it for audio and video use.
Equipped with a small screen size, 14 inches, it has a resolution format 1920×1080. The colours are faithful, warm enough, and the contrasts allow a high level of detail. 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. The main advantage linked to this size, on the other hand, is its overall weight: 1.5 kg that it will be easy to take anywhere.
Offered with a glossy slab finish, this VivoBook Flip TM420IA-EC020T Noir product is particularly suitable for multimedia-oriented use. Enhanced contrast, sharpness and color brightness are the main benefits you will get from this VivoBook Flip TM420IA-EC020T Noir. Also note that potentially this screen will be more stressful to the eyes, after 2-3 hours of use in a row.
For the sound part, the VivoBook Flip TM420IA-EC020T Noir is equipped with a correct sound card and speakers. By pushing the volume with music, we tested the rendering. Even if the result is good, be aware that even the best laptops will never beat a hi-fi system on this point. In other words, if you are demanding on the sound part, you will have to add external speakers.
The processor installed on this model is a high-end Ryzen 5 4500U. The result is extremely efficient for managing multiple tasks in parallel such as watching one movie and downloading another. Performance corresponding to billions of calculations per second.
As far as applications are concerned, did Asus not install any. There’s only the operating system. This is a Windows 10 on which you can install the software you need. Clearly, to watch movies, nothing more.
Due to the level of the graphics card, you have one AMD Radeon Vega 6, which with 8 Gb de Ram, will allow you to make multimedia (movie viewing, and some simple photo retouching). This will obviously be a bit light if you want to do 3D imaging, but will suit your needs.
On the connectivity side, you will have 3 ports. This is standard compared to computers currently available on the market.You will need to prioritize the devices you want to connect, as they will not all fit at the same time.
As for battery life, it VivoBook Flip TM420IA-EC020T Noir can allow you to have a multimedia use in nomadic mode. 6 hours of battery life is enough for the vast majority of the videos you’ll see. 

The VivoBook Flip TM420IA-EC020T Noir- the right model to stay connected while travelling ?

The main interest of the laptop, is how easy it can be taken away. So we put this test to the VivoBook Flip TM420IA-EC020T Noir. 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 finally, is this laptop, as in many homes, just a replacement for a fixed computer?
A priori, for holidays and home-to-work travel, it is one of the best of the moment.
With a weight of 1.5 Kg, it is easily transportable. It is one of the lightest in this category. When sitting with the computer on your lap, it is perfectly wedged to prevent it from tipping over. With a 14 inches screen, it is not easy to surf the internet or to look at pictures in a group.
Unless perhaps you are used to working in dimly lit areas, you will not be bothered by the absence of a backlit keyboard. But, unless you work in the dark, you won’t see the point.
The glossy slab offers better viewing comfort than the previous model. Its screen displays good image definition and beautiful colours. On the other hand, this last characteristic will be less interesting for outdoor use because of the sun reflections that will occur.
This model does not have a matt or anti-reflective tile. You will have to limit uses when the sun is too bright.
Equipped with a processor Ryzen 5 4500U, this model has a very low power consumption. It has a very low voltage, allowing you to benefit from a greater autonomy and thus reduce and extend the life of the batteries.
That doesn’t mean you’re going to reach that figure, because it’s an average estimate indicated by the manufacturer.
An autonomy of 6 hours allows this model to average what the competitors do.
In order to reduce the risk of breakage while on the move, this model is equipped with a 500 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 .For those who will need more space, this VivoBook Flip TM420IA-EC020T Noir will require the purchase of an external drive, as a permanent home for photos, music and your movie collection.
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. Its 14 inches screen is so compact that it’s almost the size of a large tablet.
This VivoBook Flip TM420IA-EC020T Noir allows external elements to be associated via 3 connectors. This is roughly equivalent to what the competition is offering.
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 Flip TM420IA-EC020T Noir to make audio or video editing. 

Considering that the assembly that you intend to carry out is of the range of leisure, this VivoBook Flip TM420IA-EC020T Noir can suit you. It is correctly equipped on the processor level for speed and RAM for task management; Of course, it is not at the level of what is done for professionals, but it responds well anyway.
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.However, if you decide to go for business applications, you should know that the performance of the processor Ryzen 5 4500U, and the size of the storage space of 500 Gb, will allow you to do so.
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. Here with 500 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.
In terms of autonomy,the Asuskept it simple. For 6 hours of autonomy, you have a little time to work on your edits. A duration which is on the other hand equivalent to the other machines at the moment.
Well thought out in terms of connections, it VivoBook Flip TM420IA-EC020T Noir receives the USB3 connection. An interesting format for transfers when you want to move your large audio-video files. In addition, this technology offers a better rate of high-speed file transfer between your laptop and external drives.
A quality product, designed by Asus with facilities on the use in audiovisual editing mode. It will also do very well for word processing or web browsing when you need it. In short, a relevant choice for a contained price.

VivoBook Flip TM420IA-EC020T Noir the right choice to play online?

Laptops, thanks to the rise in performance of processors and graphics cards, allow some people to gamble. And this VivoBook Flip TM420IA-EC020T Noir is one of the average laptops you can play with. During our tests, we found that the computer was raised correctly, as soon as the scenes in some games required fast movements and colour changes.
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
Asus has also chosen a processor Ryzen 5 4500U which has the merit of doing many calculations in parallel, and for the graphic part, the AMD Radeon Vega 6, for a good result. Of course, there are much better ones, but with the processor Ryzen 5 4500U’s computing power, the image recreated in terms of colorimetry and fluidity are of good quality.
For the vast majority of users, this brings a result perfectly adapted to most of the games of the moment.
With an average score on the GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) ranking, this laptop allows you to try some games. It corresponds to a median choice, neither extremely powerful nor too expensive.
An average capacity/price ratio that makes this VivoBook Flip TM420IA-EC020T Noir an interesting choice when you’re looking for a 500 Gb drive. Useful for local games; as there are still many of them, even though online games are progressing.
For online gaming, it VivoBook Flip TM420IA-EC020T Noir has high quality Wi-Fi. 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.
On the practical transport side, this model is one of the lightest on the market, with 1.5 Kg.
By offering 6 hours of autonomy, this computer is in the middle of the market.
In conclusion, it VivoBook Flip TM420IA-EC020T Noir is good when used for local games or online games, although other competing models may be preferred in the same price range. Good for games, but also for many other uses.

Is the VivoBook Flip TM420IA-EC020T Noir adapted to office automation ?

In case your unique and main everyday use is a tool for office automation, Asus may have put a rather low computer on the market. Here are the main reasons.
Asus has designed this new laptop for the majority of users. It’s Windows 10, last generation.
Not all basic office applications may be available on this model. It’s up to you to download and/or purchase the software suite that suits you. One of the big advantages of a laptop is naturally its ability to follow you when you’re on the move. A weight of 1.5 Kg, which makes this computer one of the best in the lightest category.
The numeric keypad is not present on this model. Unless you only do word processing that does not require its use.
This VivoBook Flip TM420IA-EC020T Noir has no matt slab. The Matte screen is ideal for use outdoors or near bright light. Testing the lamp next to the screen can affect the quality of work in office use. Concerning light intensity, is is: not so good for eye comfort and work, but powerful in the dark to watch videos.
Under normal conditions of use, i.e. during the day, you will have no difficulty with the absence of a backlit keyboard.
Storage in this model is in the middle of what is available elsewhere. Equipped with a hard drive of 500 Gb, it will give you the possibility to store all your documents locally.
Simply put, it’s not VivoBook Flip TM420IA-EC020T Noir the best choice for office use. It would be more suitable for other, simpler uses, such as web browsing.

Finally, the VivoBook Flip TM420IA-EC020T Noir….

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 VivoBook Flip TM420IA-EC020T Noir corresponds to a product that is certainly average, but still effective.
This model does not seem relevant to us for :
– office tasks
You can still, at the very least, use it to:
– web browsing
– listening to music and watching videos
– making audio and video editing
– playing video games
Also, we suggest this laptop on :
– travel use