As a preamble to this test
Latest release in the range Asus, we’ve been running tests on P14 P1411FA-EK247R Argent -…Some computers have power, others have more basic features.From basic use (the Web, and e-mail) to online gaming with powerful machines.
The detail of our analysis in this article.
P14 P1411FA-EK247R Argent – compatible with internet use?
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 P14 P1411FA-EK247R Argent -. An inexpensive computer such as P14 P1411FA-EK247R Argent – 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.
This model is a mid-range model with a screen size of 14 inches. Easy to take along from time to time. The manufacturer offers a processor Core i3-8145U; A mid-range orientation. Indeed, this processor is starting to date compared to what is on the market today. The compromise could be on a model with a smaller screen size but with a better processor. So certainly, with this laptop you have enough resources for internet surfing and word processing, but you may have to change it in less than 5 years. Very clearly, with only 4 Gb ofRAM, this laptop is not the best equipped model. Chances are you’ll have to add some memory over time. Thanks to this, the laptop will allow a more fluid navigation.
This is one of the smallest available disk space among the laptops of the moment. With only 256 Gb, Asus considers that you won’t need to store too many files locally, and that you’ll rather do it on a public cloud. Not prohibitive in your daily use, but annoying; If you are used to consuming space, think about having a large USB key or external hard drive near you.
Finally, the autonomy of 4 hours is one of the worst on the market. Batteries store little energy, and the computer consumes a lot of energy when it is used. Not as good as what you can get on competing products, and that’s a pity, because in the end the laptop is pleasant to use.
P14 P1411FA-EK247R Argent – the right choice for watching movies ?
With this laptop, Asus offers a product oriented toward general use. This P14 P1411FA-EK247R Argent – 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. Finally, a simple computer, yet not really made for audio and video.
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 1.4 kg,it will be easy to take on the move.
Unfortunately, the screen of this model is not provided with a glossy finish. 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.
On the sound side, it P14 P1411FA-EK247R 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.
Even if the use of this laptop does not require the latest generation of processor, be aware that it Core i3-8145U is now outdated. As a result, in the important calculation phase, it may be a little brighter, and will consume more energy. 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. The operating system and that’s it. This is a Windows 10 Pro on which you can install the software you need. Clearly, to watch movies, nothing more.
Equipped with the Intel UHD Graphics 620 graphic card, and with 4 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.
In the connectivity part, you have 3 ports available. This is standard compared to computers currently available on the market.Between, the speakers, the mouse, and the external hard drive you will have little possibility to add many more peripherals.
In short, for those who wish to replace their TV set with this laptop, it P14 P1411FA-EK247R Argent – seems inappropriate. With its autonomy of 4 hours, don’t expect to do a movie marathon. 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.
The P14 P1411FA-EK247R Argent – to use while travelling.
This P14 P1411FA-EK247R Argent – is one of the average laptops; not really nomadic oriented, but still possible to carry on special occasions. We tested several functions depending on their intended use : for holidays, weekends, or continuously on public transport for work. The bottom line is this : Since the sum of its characteristics (weight, size, components) are better than the competition, it is in your best interest to choose this model.
Its light weight allows you to take it wherever you want. It is one of the lightest in this category. It’s difficult to get a large screen and a light weight for a laptop. 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 necessarily useful, except for those in dimly lit places.
Despite the absence of a shiny slab, you have good image definition. 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.
Here this laptop is not very powerful because of its processor Core i3-8145U; it’s inferior to the competition, and it’s not very good in terms of energy consumption.
Note that like all manufacturers, Asus is optimistic about the autonomy of this P14 P1411FA-EK247R Argent -. This figure is an estimate and consider instead that you will have 70% of this autonomy.
Battery life is worse than the competitors, with only 4 hours before the laptop has to be plugged back into the mains.
In order to reduce the risk of breakage while on the move, this model is equipped with a 256 Gb SSD hard drive. 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. 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.And if you absolutely need more storage, you can buy an external drive, or take out a cloud account.
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. The P14 P1411FA-EK247R Argent – is right in the middle compared to the competition with 14 inches and an acceptable weight.
With 3 connectors, this P14 P1411FA-EK247R Argent – allows multiple connections. It’s one of the average laptops.
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…
If it is for an exceptional trip, we think it can be taken away.
The P14 P1411FA-EK247R Argent — the right model for audio or video editing ?
Not really designed for video editing or music. Indeed, to meet this need it is necessary to have a laptop with a high processor and RAM speed, but this is not the case here. Even if it would be possible to do audio or video cutting, it doesn’t seem to correspond to this need. Asus has favoured more standard uses, which require less computing speed. Here, both the processor and the general design of the model are obsolete. So use this laptop for simple tasks, otherwise you’ll reach the limits and very often you’ll have frozen screens .
It’s going to be a little harder on this model than on some of the other competitors. It is possible to edit, but it is not the task that the processor Core i3-8145U does best. You’ll soon discover that the processor lacks power and memory.
This model contains an SSD for the operating system and backup part. The advantage is the speed of starting and execution, but the disadvantage is the shorter lifetime of the disk. Here with 256 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.
With 4 hours in battery-only calculation mode, you’ll have little latitude. This is less than average, so we advise you to keep the power cable close by, otherwise you may lose your work unexpectedly. With most competitors on the market, this figure is better.
For the connector part, the P14 P1411FA-EK247R Argent -has 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.
As you will have understood, it P14 P1411FA-EK247R Argent – proposes a rather basic oriented use. This also explains its price positioning below the laptops designed for this specific use.
The P14 P1411FA-EK247R Argent – for online or local games.
It is now possible to use laptops for online or local gaming. With this P14 P1411FA-EK247R Argent -, it will certainly be possible to play simple games, but as soon as the need for calculations requires more power, the image rendering will degrade. The main causes are related to a lack of homogeneity in the choice of the graphics chip, associated with the processor, the screen and the cooling level of the laptop.
Simply put, the higher the screen resolution, the more accurate the details in a game. This model is proposed in resolution 1920×1080, that is to say one of the best on the market.
These generations of processor and graphics card are nowadays a little outdated, which makes this model below the others. After our analysis, it appears that use in game mode generates processor overheating and degradations in terms of images and colors. 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.
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.
Besides the amount of storage space is clearly insufficient.With 256 Gb it P14 P1411FA-EK247R Argent -is below the average of the other laptops of the moment.
The Wi-Fi technology of this model has wifi with 5GHz band, which facilitates online gaming. 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.
Because you will have to carry it sometimes, you will appreciate its weight, 1.4 Kg, among the lightest of the moment.
For autonomy, 4 hours, this model is worse than most other laptops.
In short, an average rendering that makes this P14 P1411FA-EK247R Argent – a poor choice for video games, whether local or online. And save this one for more classic uses, like surfing the net.
The P14 P1411FA-EK247R Argent – for 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. Review of the details for this new laptop.
If you’re already a Linux or Apple user, your choice will probably head for this laptop. In this case, it is Windows 10 Pro.
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. 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, with its 1.4 Kg is one of the ultra-compact ones.
No numeric keypad comes standard on this model. Unless you only do word processing that does not require its use.
Thanks to the matt treated screen surface, there is almost no reflection of direct sunlight or lamps in the offices. You will benefit from a more diffuse natural image, which has the advantage of causing less eye strain.
Under normal conditions of use, i.e. during the day, you will have no difficulty with the absence of a backlit keyboard.
With only 256 Gb this model is one of the smaller models. If you are used to backing up everything locally, you will have to think about adding an external hard drive, because the hard drive P14 P1411FA-EK247R Argent -can be quickly filled.
In short, the P14 P1411FA-EK247R Argent – is an average choice. For the same price you will find more suitable and more powerful models.
The P14 P1411FA-EK247R Argent – in conclusion
In the end, our analysis will have shown that it P14 P1411FA-EK247R Argent – is disappointing whatever the uses. Its aging technology will make its use disappointing fairly quickly.
Simply put, we were not convinced for uses such as :
– web browsing
– listening to music and watching videos
– make audio and video editing
– playing video games
– office tasks
This laptop is average for the following uses:
– travel use