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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 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 – enough for internet use?
What you expect from a mobile phone is that it allows you to surf the Web, and possibly allow you to write e-mails, do calculations in a spreadsheet or word processor. An inexpensive computer such as VivoBook S433EA-EB160T Noir/Gris – may seem to be the solution. Even if the material is not of a very high quality, with plastic materials (at the level of the hull), the components and the internal circuits of the machine are still designed by Asus; a manufacturer who has been offering laptops for several years already. In the end, it is a product that will make you think about changing it in less than 4 years.
With a 14 inches size, you’ll be able to carry it easily. With a processor Core i7-1165G7, Asus offers an already outdated technology. 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. In the end, you shouldn’t ask too much of this computer, otherwise you’ll get annoyed by its slowness when you launch several applications in parallel. The 8 Gb of RAM available on this VivoBook S433EA-EB160T Noir/Gris – is correct, equivalent to other products in the same price range. If needed you can add more, thanks to the extra slots inside.
The 500 Gb make this laptop a mid-range laptop in terms of available space. If, on the other hand, you are storing photos, video or music, it will be filled up quickly. Asus comes with this VivoBook S433EA-EB160T Noir/Gris – a laptop that you’ll keep for a few years before it becomes obsolete.
Additional point concerning autonomy: 6 hours of tranquility. With this laptop VivoBook S433EA-EB160T Noir/Gris – it will therefore be necessary to always keep the power cable within easy reach. It’s annoying, because the interest of a laptop is still to be able to use it everywhere, without it being plugged in.
Is VivoBook S433EA-EB160T Noir/Gris – one for watching movies and listening to music ?
With this laptop, Asus offers a product oriented toward general use. Due to its characteristics and internal components, this VivoBook S433EA-EB160T Noir/Gris – is to be classified as entry-level: not exceptional, but on the other hand, not expensive. In short, this is a an unremarkable computer that is not comfortable with strictly multimedia use.
Equipped with a small screen size, 14 inches, it has a resolution format 1920×1080. 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. The big advantage of this size, however, is the weight: here you have a laptop that weighs only a 1.4 kilogram.
The glossy screen option is not possible on this model; it would have made the display easier to read. 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 VivoBook S433EA-EB160T Noir/Gris – 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.
Unfortunately, this laptop has only got the processor Core i7-1165G7, which today is rather light for this kind of use. As a result, in the important calculation phase, it may be a little brighter, and will consume more energy. It’s still acceptable in audio/video mode, you only need to launch one application at a time.
As far as applications are concerned, did Asus not install any. Only the operating system is installed. This is a Windows 10 on which you can install the software you need. For multimedia, you can possibly take VLC .
Due to the level of the graphics card, you have one Intel Iris Xe, which with 8 Gb de Ram, will allow you to make multimedia (movie viewing, and some simple photo retouching). Not good enough for 3D imaging professionals, but good enough for most of us.
Concerning the connections, this model has available 4 ports. Much better than most of the competition. Plenty of room to connect your mouse, speakers and other USB keys.
Finally concerning the battery life, you will have time before you have to think about reconnecting the power cable. 6 hours of battery life is enough for the vast majority of the videos you’ll see.
Is VivoBook S433EA-EB160T Noir/Gris – planned for travelling ?
The main interest of the laptop, is how easy it can be taken away. We therefore analysed this VivoBook S433EA-EB160T Noir/Gris – from the point of view of nomadic use. Under what conditions can you take it with you on trips, at weekends or on public transport? 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.
Its light weight allows you to take it wherever you want. It’s one of the best in its class. When sitting with the computer on your lap, it is perfectly wedged to prevent it from tipping over. The 14 inches screen is barely enough to surf the internet or write e-mails.
Unless perhaps you are used to working in dimly lit areas, you will not be bothered by the absence of a backlit keyboard. Not really necessary.
Finally, the absence of a glossy slab does not compromise image quality. The screen shows an interesting result.
This laptop is very comfortable to use. The image is beautiful, and with its anti-reflective matt tile, no more problems even outdoors.
Here this laptop is not very powerful because of its processor Core i7-1165G7; 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 VivoBook S433EA-EB160T Noir/Gris -. 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.
Concerning the battery part, the autonomy is correct with 6 hours before the breakdown.
In order to speed up booting up and calculations, this laptop is equipped with a hard drive type SSD of 500 Gb. The main advantage of this type of hard drive is that it contains fewer moving parts and is faster than standard drives.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 VivoBook S433EA-EB160T Noir/Gris – 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. Equipped with a compact 14 inches screen, it is one of the smallest models of the moment.
On the connector side, it VivoBook S433EA-EB160T Noir/Gris – has 4 ports. It is thus at the top of the ranking, compared with other laptops on the market.
Bluetooth technology is great when you’re on the go, and you’ll enjoy the convenience of connecting easily to a phone or speakers.
Taking all this into account, we can say that it will be useful for you on holiday.
The VivoBook S433EA-EB160T Noir/Gris — the right model for audio or video editing ?
The use of a laptop for audio or video editing requires a high-performance product. With this VivoBook S433EA-EB160T Noir/Gris -, you can be sure you have the right machine. With these components, Asus puts at your disposal a laptop whose computing speed has been improved since the last generation. The parallel processing of tasks with Windows 10 are perfectly suited for audio or video editing.
It’s going to be a little harder on this model than on some of the other competitors. You can always try to do video editing with the processor Core i7-1165G7. 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 – allows a price reduction with this choice, with an available space of 500 Gb. It’s a product that provides enough space to save all your audio and video creations.
For the autonomy part, Asus proposes last generation batteries. 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.
For the connector part, the VivoBook S433EA-EB160T Noir/Gris -has the USB3 format. An interesting format for transfers when you want to move your large audio-video files. With a throughput about 10 times faster than the previous standard (USB 2.0), you will be able to easily transfer all your video and audio files.
With the VivoBook S433EA-EB160T Noir/Gris -, you’re moving towards a very good product. Audio and video editing will be easier than ever. And for the right price/quality ratio.
VivoBook S433EA-EB160T Noir/Gris – the right choice to play online?
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. The Asus technical choices were rather made to meet classic needs such as internet browsing or word processing.
As far as image resolution is concerned, it is important that it is high in order to obtain a good rendering. 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.
Asus like most manufacturers, knows that intensive and extensive use of the computer in game mode requires performance. With a display system, this machine provides a speed in the average of what is currently done.
An average capacity/price ratio that makes this VivoBook S433EA-EB160T Noir/Gris – an interesting choice when you’re looking for a 500 Gb drive. 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. More speed for those living in full Wi-Fi areas.
On the practical transport side, this model is one of the lightest on the market, with 1.4 Kg.
By offering 6 hours of autonomy, this computer is in the middle of the market.
In short, an average rendering that makes this VivoBook S433EA-EB160T Noir/Gris – a poor choice for video games, whether local or online. 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.
If you’re already a Linux or Apple user, your choice will probably head for this laptop. It’s the latest version of Windows 10 that’s running it.
This laptop is mainly for office use and will require some work on your side of things. No applications pre-installed, one would expect more from. Asus in this product line. Among the choices available to you, it will be interesting to take into account the weight in order to facilitate its transport. This model, with its 1.4 Kg is one of the ultra-compact ones.
No numeric keypad comes standard on this model. In fact, if you want one, it will be necessary to buy a pad connected via the usb port.
Our tests have verified that the matt treated screen limits the effects of light. You will benefit from a more diffuse natural image, which has the advantage of causing less eye strain.
If you work on your computer in the evening, you might regret that the backlight option is not provided on this laptop.
As far as storage goes, this computer’s in the average. Equipped with a hard drive of 500 Gb, it will give you the possibility to store all your documents locally.
In the end, this VivoBook S433EA-EB160T Noir/Gris – is a good compromise. It makes it possible to make office automation for a tight price.
What about the VivoBook S433EA-EB160T Noir/Gris – ?
This VivoBook S433EA-EB160T Noir/Gris – will be a one-time choice, and for moderate use. It’s not expensive, but it’s almost too much considering its low power.
Simply put, we were not convinced for uses such as :
– web browsing
– listening to music and watching videos
– playing video games
You can still, at the very least, use it to:
– office tasks
And we highly recommend this laptop for :
– travel use
– making audio and video editing