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.We have oriented our test according to criteria such as use for travel, office automation, internet browsing, games or multimedia.
This article will help you make the right choice according to your needs.
Zenbook 13 UX325EA-AH005T Gris enough for 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 Zenbook 13 UX325EA-AH005T Gris. This Zenbook 13 UX325EA-AH005T Gris is a lower quality laptop for those who are not very attentive. The material used by Asus are of average quality and the components have characteristics that are already dating. In the end, it is a product that will make you think about changing it in less than 4 years.
With a 13 inches size, you’ll be able to carry it easily. The computer is equipped with a relatively old processor, the Core i7-1165G7. A technical choice to reduce the final price of the laptop. For a few euros more, it is possible to switch to more powerful processors. The power required for a fluid internet navigation, will sometimes be low on this model and may require a new purchase in 3 years. The amount of RAM provided is 16 Gb. Even if it has free slots in which you can add memory strips, it’s more than enough to get you started.
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. 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.
Finally, thanks to an autonomy of 16 hours, you will have enough time to browse the web in Internet browsing mode with active Wifi. That’s a good thing in case you want to take it on vacation. A feature that is probably what is expected of a laptop first and foremost.
The Zenbook 13 UX325EA-AH005T Gris- the right model for streaming and videos ?
Asus has not designed this model for strictly multimedia use. This Zenbook 13 UX325EA-AH005T 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 short, this is a an unremarkable computer that is not comfortable with strictly multimedia use.
Equipped with a small screen size, 13 inches, it has a resolution format 1920×1080. The colours are faithful, warm enough, and the contrasts allow a high level of detail. The only criticism that could be drawn is its size, which makes it a small device compared to other competing models at the same price; over a whole day, it can tire the eyes. The big advantage of this size, however, is the weight: here you have a laptop that weighs only a 1.1 kilogram.
Unfortunately, no glossy screen is available on this model. This results in poorer quality in environments with intermediate to low light levels. The readability of the display is therefore a little lower.
In fact, in order not to suffer from reflections on the screen, you will need to have full light conditions.
As far as sound is concerned, the card equipment and speakers have been integrated into this Zenbook 13 UX325EA-AH005T Gris. 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. In other words, if you are demanding on the sound part, you will have to add external speakers.
Obsolescence has already striken this laptop, equipped with a processor Core i7-1165G7 that is several years old now. The consequence will be that it will be less quiet and therefore will consume more electricity. It’s still acceptable in audio/video mode, you only need to launch one application at a time.
On the application side, Asus chose to let you do it. 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. Can only be VLC to manage the audio and video part.
Due to the level of the graphics card, you have one Intel Iris Xe, which with 16 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.
For connectivity, you will have 3 ports. About the average compared to the competition.Between, the speakers, the mouse, and the external hard drive you will have little possibility to add many more peripherals.
As for the batteries, you could almost replace your TV set with this Zenbook 13 UX325EA-AH005T Gris one. Asus promises 16hours of battery life; it’s the best on the market right now.Enjoy streaming, locally or on your Netflix session, or any other streaming platform.
Zenbook 13 UX325EA-AH005T Gris the right choice for travelling connected ?
Easy to carry, and usable wherever you go. We therefore analysed this Zenbook 13 UX325EA-AH005T Gris from the point of view of nomadic use. 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 ultimately will it have the function of staying at home?
However, we were able to discover through his overall score, that it is among the best for the travel aspect.
With a weight of 1.1 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. The 13 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. We appreciate the viewing on this screen.
It is a product that is easy and pleasant to use. The anti-glare matt tile allows this laptop to be used outdoors even in bright sunshine.
At the same time, the laptop processor Core i7-1165G7 is struggling; in terms of power it does less well than its competitors, and consumes a lot of energy.
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.
Regarding the autonomy of this laptop, you will have 16 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 1 500 Gb. The main advantage of this type of hard drive is that it contains fewer moving parts and is faster than standard drives.With no moving mechanical parts, there is less risk of brittleness and produced heat .And if you absolutely need more storage, you can buy an external drive, or take out a cloud account.
Thanks to a reduced space requirement, departures on holiday with all the plane-bus-hotel transfers will be simple. Its 13 inches screen is so compact that it’s almost the size of a large tablet.
With 3 connectors, this Zenbook 13 UX325EA-AH005T Gris allows multiple connections. It’s one of the average laptops.
With the bluetooth functionality of this model you can also simply connect with your loved ones’ devices.
All in all, this Zenbook 13 UX325EA-AH005T Gris is an interesting product for travel.
Zenbook 13 UX325EA-AH005T Gris the right choice 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 13 UX325EA-AH005T 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. 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. It is possible to edit, but it is not the task that the processor Core i7-1165G7 does best. The general design is now too old to consider this type of use in a pro version.
This model contains an SSD for the operating system and backup part. However, for audiovisual use, we would have preferred a dual-disk system: a large-capacity hard disk for backup, and an SSD for speed of execution. Here with 500 Gb you will have enough space to store everything. It is nevertheless one of the good laptops in terms of storage, compared to its competitors.
The pleasure of working on a computer without being a slave to the electrical connection. Here, it’s 16 hours of autonomy available. This is the best on the market today.
Well thought out in terms of connections, it Zenbook 13 UX325EA-AH005T Gris receives the USB3 connection. This model will allow you to connect to an external storage drive for even more space when your local disk is full. 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.
It Zenbook 13 UX325EA-AH005T Gris is consequently well designed for this type of use. Audio and video editing will be easier than ever. In summary an excellent choice in this price range.
The Zenbook 13 UX325EA-AH005T Gris for online or local games.
There are very few laptops today that do not allow you to play video games. The tests we ran showed that the choices of Asus in terms of components – the chip, the processor generation, or the quality of cooling – make this an average laptop for gaming. On the other hand, if you have to go through several hours, these same components will seem weak.
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.
Each year the power of the components increases, so this model is now far behind the others. Tests have shown the limitations of this laptop, including some image degradation and processor temperature rises. 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. With a display system, this machine provides a speed in the average of what is currently done.
A space of 500 Gb to save your data; this is in the average of what other brands offer. Not necessary for everyone who plays online, but convenient for those who prefer to play locally.
A better access to wifi on this Zenbook 13 UX325EA-AH005T Gris that is standard equipped with the 5GHz band. 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 1.1 Kg.
With an autonomy of 16 hours, it’s better than the competition.
In conclusion, it Zenbook 13 UX325EA-AH005T Gris is good when used for local games or online games, although other competing models may be preferred in the same price range. You can also use it for word processing if you need it.
The Zenbook 13 UX325EA-AH005T Gris for office automation.
This product could wrongly make you think that this is what you need. In detail, here’s what’s going on.
Asus has designed this new laptop for the majority of users. It is equipped with Windows 10.
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. An almost featherweight of 1.1 Kg.
No numeric keypad comes standard on this model. Unless you only do word processing that does not require its use.
Our tests have verified that the matt treated screen limits the effects of light. With less or no glare, this screen will also stay cleaner for longer.an advantage when working on the screen several hours.
During daytime use, the absence of a backlit keyboard will not be a problem.
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.
So, in summary, it appears that it Zenbook 13 UX325EA-AH005T Gris is less interesting than its competitors. For the same price you will find more suitable and more powerful models.
Finally, the Zenbook 13 UX325EA-AH005T Gris….
The conclusion of the test Zenbook 13 UX325EA-AH005T Gris is that almost all its specifications are below the others. With an interesting price, it will be able to do the job if you know you’re going to change in 3/4 years.
To be clear enough, we do not recommend this laptop for :
– web browsing
– listening to music and watching videos
– office tasks
This laptop is average for the following uses:
– playing video games
Also, we suggest this laptop on :
– travel use
– making audio and video editing