Latest release in the range Asus, we’ve been running tests on S413EA-EB091T Noir/Gris – Iris…Our analysis was made according to 6 user typologies.From basic use (the Web, and e-mail) to online gaming with powerful machines.
So you’ll know what it’s worth at the end of this article.
S413EA-EB091T Noir/Gris – Iris to surf the Internet?
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. This S413EA-EB091T Noir/Gris – Iris 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 14 inches size, it is in the average, and you can carry it relatively easily. The manufacturer offers a processor Core i7-1165G7; A mid-range orientation. By investing in this laptop, you take the risk of immediate obsolescence. 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 is in the average for this type of product. Everyone is free to hand in a little more memory, for work that requires it.
The 500 Gb make this laptop a mid-range laptop in terms of available space. In any case, it should be enough for a use like surfing the web. And when you reach the limit, if you get there, you can always buy an external hard drive or a local file server like Synlogy NAS.
Additional point concerning autonomy: 6 hours of tranquility. You will have a limited time of freedom, needing to have the power kit nearby. It’s annoying, because the interest of a laptop is still to be able to use it everywhere, without it being plugged in.
The S413EA-EB091T Noir/Gris – Iris- the right model for streaming and videos ?
With this laptop, Asus offers a product oriented toward general use. This S413EA-EB091T Noir/Gris – Iris 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 other words, a computer dedicated to “classic” uses for most users, but not specifically audio and video oriented.
Asus has chosen a medium size screen to meet everyone’s needs. A model with a standard template, 14 inches, and good resolution. 1920×1080. The rendered image is well detailed, with a bright and vivid rendering. Clearly, big enough to tire your eyes when watching movies, but also rather light (1.4 kg) when you have to carry it.
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. It will be more delicate to perfectly distinguish the images without getting tired.
In fact, in order not to suffer from reflections on the screen, you will need to have full light conditions.
For the sound part, the S413EA-EB091T Noir/Gris – Iris is equipped with a correct sound card and 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. 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. 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. There’s only the operating system. This is a Windows 10 on which you can install the software you need. For multimedia, you can possibly take VLC .
Equipped with the Intel Iris Xe graphic card, and with 8 Gb of RAM, you will be able to see your movies and even do photo editing if needed. Sufficient for the majority of you, this will not be the case for those who want to make 3D images.
Concerning the connections, this model has available 4 ports. It’s better than the competition. You will be able to connect all your peripherals to it.
As for battery life, it S413EA-EB091T Noir/Gris – Iris can allow you to have a multimedia use in nomadic mode. Asus promises 6 hours of battery life; that’s about average.
The S413EA-EB091T Noir/Gris – Iris to use while travelling.
The main interest of the laptop, is how easy it can be taken away. With this in mind, we tested the S413EA-EB091T Noir/Gris – Iris. 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. One of the reasons is its 14 inches screen.
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.
Finally, the absence of a glossy slab does not compromise image quality. The viewing is up to the mark.
This laptop is very comfortable 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.
Note that like all manufacturers, Asus is optimistic about the autonomy of this S413EA-EB091T Noir/Gris – Iris. 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.
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. 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 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.
With this model, Asus definitely designed a computer easily transportable, but not too small. The S413EA-EB091T Noir/Gris – Iris is right in the middle compared to the competition with 14 inches and an acceptable weight.
The connector part is very interesting, with 4 inputs available. It is thus at the top of the ranking, compared with other laptops on the market.
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…
All in all, this S413EA-EB091T Noir/Gris – Iris is an interesting product for travel.
S413EA-EB091T Noir/Gris – Iris the right choice for audio or video editing ?
For this type of use, it seems necessary to turn to a high-performance product. With this S413EA-EB091T Noir/Gris – Iris, 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.
The software suite installed by default on this model provides the bare minimum to start working. You can always try to do video editing with the processor Core i7-1165G7. 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. 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 S413EA-EB091T Noir/Gris – Iris 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.
In terms of autonomy,the Asuskept it simple. For 6 hours of autonomy, you have a little time to work on your edits. However, it’s still a decent average range.
For the connector part, the S413EA-EB091T Noir/Gris – Irishas 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.
By choosing this S413EA-EB091T Noir/Gris – Iris, know that you will be well beyond what most laptops offer. Audio and video editing will be easier than ever. In summary an excellent choice in this price range.
S413EA-EB091T Noir/Gris – Iris 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. With this S413EA-EB091T Noir/Gris – Iris, 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. Clearly, Asus has done nothing here to meet that purpose.
As far as image resolution is concerned, it is important that it is high in order to obtain a good rendering. On this computer, it’s a resolution of 1920×1080, nothing better at the moment
The technological evolution being wha it is, this model does much less than many other laptops. Tests have shown the limitations of this laptop, including some image degradation and processor temperature rises. Clearly, if you want to use it to play all day long, it may be relevant to turn to a more powerful model.
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.
A space of 500 Gb to save your data; this is in the average of what other brands offer. A feature that interested those, and there are still many, who want to install and play locally.
For online gaming, it S413EA-EB091T Noir/Gris – Iris has high quality Wi-Fi. Interesting when you can play outside with full broadband.
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, if you want a fun gaming experience, choose another model than this S413EA-EB091T Noir/Gris – Iris one. And save this one for more classic uses, like surfing the net.
Is the S413EA-EB091T Noir/Gris – Iris adapted to office automation ?
Access on efficiency, this S413EA-EB091T Noir/Gris – Iris is part of the laptops provided for office automation. It is a mature product.
If you’re already a Linux or Apple user, your choice will probably head for this laptop. In this case, it is Windows 10.
Not all basic office applications may be available on this model. No applications pre-installed, one would expect more from. Asus in this product line. One of the big advantages of a laptop is naturally its ability to follow you when you’re on the move. 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.
This S413EA-EB091T Noir/Gris – Iris eliminates the problems of light reflection on the screen, as it has a matt finish. 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.
Storage in this model is in the middle of what is available elsewhere. About 500 Gb, more than enough for office use.
In the end, this S413EA-EB091T Noir/Gris – Iris is a good compromise. Well placed in terms of price, it will meet your needs for office use.
The S413EA-EB091T Noir/Gris – Iris in conclusion
The conclusion of the test S413EA-EB091T Noir/Gris – Iris 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.
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