As an introduction to this analysis
Even if there are not really bad choices in laptops anymore, it is important to know that some models are more intended for multimedia, and others more for games.Our analysis was made according to 6 user typologies.We’ve put this ZenBook through some tests based on how you’re going to use it.
After reading this article you will know if this model suits your needs.
ZenBook the right choice for surfing the internet?
Just because your use of a laptop is limited to e-mail and web browsing sessions, doesn’t mean you should buy any model.It is necessary to be able to count on a quality laptop that will not let you down in 2 years, due to obsolescence.In fact, it’s all about finding a product with the right price/quality ratio. Here you have an almost perfect product.With this ZenBook, 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. A reasonable choice equips this model; the Intel Core i5-10210U. Indeed, the power it delivers is interesting, even if it is not the latest generation of component. Contrary to a video editing style use that requires computing power, this model is correct for surfing the internet; a use that does not require too much computing power. With 8 Gb of RAM, it ZenBookis 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 with 512 Gb, you can be sure that many video and audio files are continuously stored. This ZenBook allows you to save locally, and guarantees that you can watch all the movies you want without internet access.
Finally, thanks to an autonomy of 10 hours, you will have enough time to browse the web in Internet browsing mode with active Wifi. Asus is among the best in terms of duration in only battery mode. A feature that is probably what is expected of a laptop first and foremost.
ZenBook the right choice for watching movies ?
The ZenBook will now allow you to go beyond the exclusive use for work and will also serve as a tool for digital entertainment. You will benefit from an unparalleled comfort of use. Among all the laptops of the moment, it appeared to us as one of the best for multimedia use. 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. With its 14 inches and resolution of 1920×1080, it can be suitable for a lot of uses including watching films. The rendered image is well detailed, with a bright and vivid rendering. In the end, a homogeneous product that allows you to watch films and, with its 1.5 kg,it will be easy to take on the move.
Unfortunately, no glossy screen is available on this model. On the other hand, it will be annoying for regular use in a dark room. 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.
For the sound part, the ZenBook is equipped with a correct sound card and speakers. 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.
The ZenBook has a processor Intel Core i5-10210U, a little more powerful than average, compared to those dedicated to office automation. A mid-range element with the latest components (chipsets) ensuring better compatibility with your peripherals. This will result in fluid video and audio sessions.
Due to the level of the graphics card, you have one Intel UHD Graphics 620, which with 8 Gb de Ram, will allow you to make multimedia (movie viewing, and some simple photo retouching). Sufficient for the majority of you, this will not be the case for those who want to make 3D images.
Speaking of connectivity, this laptop provides 3 ports.It’s better than the competition. You will be able to connect all your peripherals to it.
As for the batteries, you could almost replace your TV set with this ZenBook one. On thisZenBook, Asus indicates 10 hours of autonomy, a better performance than the competition. Enjoy streaming, locally or on your Netflix session, or any other streaming platform.
Is ZenBook planned for travelling ?
The main interest of the laptop, is how easy it can be taken away. With this in mind, we tested the ZenBook. 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?
However, we were able to discover through his overall score, that it is among the best for the travel aspect.
It ZenBook is in the average, neither too light nor too heavy: 1.5 Kg. You can transport it easily, without too much effort. On your lap, this laptop holds well, and the size of the screen and the base remain acceptable. One of the causes of its weight is related to the size of his 14 inches screen.
The designers of this did not consider it useful to integrate the backlit keyboard. But, unless you work in the dark, you won’t see the point.
Good image definition although the slab is not shiny. We appreciate the viewing on this screen.
This model offers a pleasant user comfort. The image is beautiful, and with its anti-reflective matt tile, no more problems even outdoors.
With its processor Intel Core i5-10210U, this laptop has a power consumption in the average of the others.
However, please note that the autonomy indicated by Asus must be reduced. This is an estimate for average current use; you can consider that the actual range will be around 75%.
Regarding the autonomy of this laptop, you will have 10 hours before having to reconnect; that is to say one of the best csore on the market.
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. SSDs are much faster and lighter, and have no moving parts. 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 will need more space, this ZenBook will require the purchase of an external drive, as a permanent home for photos, music and your movie collection.
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.
On the connector side, it ZenBook has 3 ports. Convenient for travelling when you will need it, it ranks among those with the most.
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…
In conclusion, it can be considered that this ZenBook can be used for travel purposes.
The ZenBook- the right model for 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. With this ZenBook, you can be sure you have the right machine. Whether in terms of computing speed or memory capacity, Asus has designed an interesting product. 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.
In the event of occasional audio-visual use, the processor Intel Core i5-10210U of this laptop is within the market average. With its 8 Gb of RAM, it has enough memory for image processing. All the applications you’ll need to get started are available. And in case you want to go further, you will be able to do so provided you add a bit of memory.
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 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 pleasure of working on a computer without being a slave to the electrical connection. With 10 hours in calculation mode only on battery, you will be able to work in nomadic mode on your audio or video editing. This model is one of the most powerful of the moment.
On the connection side, the ZenBooki s equipped with USB 3 technology. 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.
It ZenBook is consequently well designed for this type of use. Perfectly designed for audio video use. In summary an excellent choice in this price range.
The ZenBook for online or local games.
Today’s most popular gaming titles require performance and can take up huge amounts of storage space: this laptop meets both of these requirements. Until recently, with rare exceptions, only desktop computers could be used. Thanks to this ZenBook, 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. On this computer, it’s a resolution of 1920×1080, nothing better at the moment
The graphics Intel UHD Graphics 620 card and processor Intel Core i5-10210U will be sufficient to fill your screen. Of course, there are much better ones, but with the processor Intel Core i5-10210U’s computing power, the image recreated in terms of colorimetry and fluidity are of good quality.
The most demanding will prefer a processor and graphics chip of the latest generation, but for the majority, Asus has chosen the features resulting in good playability on most games currently available.
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.
Even though online games today do not require disk space, the one installed on this model is one of the largest. With 512 Gb, you’ll be able to store some games locally and add movies as needed.
A better access to wifi on this ZenBook that is standard equipped with the 5GHz band. More speed for those living in full Wi-Fi areas.
You’ll like this handy laptop, and rather light (1.5 Kg and 14 inches), comparable to most similar products.
With an autonomy of 10 hours, it’s better than the competition.
In summary, an excellent machine, whether for the graphics, the processor, or the acceptable weight, this ZenBook is an excellent choice for video game use. In addition, it is good value for money compared to competitors. And if necessary, you can even use it for office functions between two games.
The ZenBook for office automation.
Whatever the type of operating system, it is possible today to have an office use on all laptops. For those who prefer Apple, there are MacBooks, free distributions for Linux, and Windows computers for the vast majority. This ZenBook is clearly intended for those who will use it for office use.
If you’re already a Linux or Apple user, your choice will probably head for this laptop. It’s Windows 10, last generation.
It is one of the laptops available in the range. Its weight of 1.5 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. Unless you only do word processing that does not require its use.
This ZenBook eliminates the problems of light reflection on the screen, as it has a matt finish. But at the same time, the light intensity is low enough so as not to tire the eyes in the dark.
During daytime use, the absence of a backlit keyboard will not be a problem.
It has a storage space of 512 Gb.You may never fill it out, especially if you are just browsing the Internet, word processing and making spreadsheets.
In conclusion, the ZenBook is an excellent choice for office use. The right choice for anyone who wants an efficient computer.
What about the ZenBook ?
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 – ZenBook from Asus.
And we highly recommend this laptop for :
– surfing on the internet
– listening to music and watching videos
– travel use
– making audio and video editing
– playing video games
– office tasks