Latest release in the range ASUS, we’ve been running tests onUX533FD-A9030T…What power? Which operating system? Linux, Windows or Mac OS X? So many points that won’t tell you if you’re making the right choice.
To help you, we have tested this model according to several parameters.
In short, depending on your needs you will see if this model suits you.
UX533FD-A9030T compatible with internet use?
Even if your use is limited to surfing the Web, writing e-mails and sometimes using an Excel spreadsheet, the minimum computer quality is essential.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.By putting on the market the UX533FD-A9030T, ASUS offers a well thought-out product of very good quality.
You will be able to carry it easily thanks to its 15.6 inches size. For all users who don’t appreciate the use of the mouse (with or without wires), it UX533FD-A9030T is provided by default with a touch screen. The materials here are of such a high standard that they will last for many years. It seems that ASUS has designed a solid model with latest generation components.
With a processor Intel Core i7-8565U, ASUS offers an already outdated technology. By investing in this laptop, you take the risk of immediate obsolescence. 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. Very clearly, with only 16 Gb ofRAM, this laptop is not the best equipped model. It will be a very good idea to spend a few extra euros to upgrade your computer with an extra 2Gb or 4Gb. In terms of memory, you will be assured of having a machine that is more fluid.
The disk size of this laptop is among the smallest on the market. By offering only 512 Gb, this UX533FD-A9030T is one of the smallest in its category. 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, even if, like many users, you keep this computer connected, you should know that its autonomy of 17 hours makes it one of the most durable models on the market. ASUS is among the best in terms of duration in only battery mode. Incidentally, you will have all the more pleasure to use it for a long time because of its very pleasant screen.
Is UX533FD-A9030T one for watching movies and listening to music ?
ASUS presents this laptop as a standard product dedicated to a low-resource usage. Due to its characteristics and internal components, this UX533FD-A9030T is to be classified as entry-level: not exceptional, but on the other hand, not expensive. In other words, a computer dedicated to “classic” uses for most users, but not specifically audio and video oriented.
This small model is equipped with a thumb screen 15.6, in 1920×1080, and a good quality of colours. Despite this, the colors are correct, and the contrasts allow you to see the details. The major disadvantage of its small size is that in multimedia mode, watching a movie can be tiring for your eyes. The main advantage linked to this size, on the other hand, is its overall weight: 1.59 kg that it will be easy to take anywhere.
Glossy screens are best suited to the indoor environment. UX533FD-A9030T will be ideal for movies, photos and games in a dark or half light environment because you will have the means to control light intensity. Also note that potentially this screen will be more stressful to the eyes, after 2-3 hours of use in a row.
On the sound side, it UX533FD-A9030T has good components: board and integrated speakers. We tested it with movies and music at maximum volume. Even if it does well, this laptop will not be able to compete with a good hi-fi system. In other words, if you are demanding on the sound part, you will have to add external speakers.
Even if the use of this laptop does not require the latest generation of processor, be aware that it Intel Core i7-8565U is now outdated. As a result, in the important calculation phase, it may be a little brighter, and will consume more energy. Still, it may be enough for multimedia use, as long as you only run one application at the same time.
On the application side, ASUS chose to let you do it. The operating system and that’s it. As a standard, you have some Windows 10 on which it will be possible to add all the software you need. Clearly, to watch movies, nothing more.
With Nvidia GTX 1050 avec MAX-Q design, ahigh-performance graphics card, a dedicated memory of 16 Gb of RAM, you can watch movies, with smooth images, possibly retouch photos or edit video. This will obviously be a bit light if you want to do 3D imaging, but will suit your needs.
ASUS didn’t prioritize connectivity on this laptop. The UX533FD-A9030T only 3 ports only provides you with ports. It’s a little tight for you to plug everything in at once.
As for the batteries, you could almost replace your TV set with this UX533FD-A9030T one. You get 17 hours of battery life, which is better than many other models. No need to constantly check the battery level; you’ll be able to watch movies and listen to music for a long time.
The UX533FD-A9030T to use while travelling.
It’s a laptop, it folds like a laptop, but because of its size and weight, nothing makes UX533FD-A9030T to be easily carried around. It doesn’t seem to have been a priority when they designed this model ASUS. Difficult to store in a suitcase, not very suitable for transport, tests have shown that this laptop will be more in its element for very exceptional trips.
Reserve its use at home, between your living room and your bedroom.
Its light weight allows you to take it wherever you want. It is one of the lightest in this category. It’s hard to have a large, lightweight laptop; the compromise is made according to your use. A 15.6 inches size that can be painful when you have to stay there for more than an hour.
ASUS has decided to provide a touch screen on the UX533FD-A9030T. Here you will be in a familiar environment; an ease of use that is identical to your smartphone. It’s up to you to make accurate navigational selections.
The backlit keyboard decided by ASUS for this model was not UX533FD-A9030T really necessary, but it will be useful if you work in a dimly lit plane, taxi or subway. In addition, the materials used are of good quality.
Equipped with a glossy slab, it provides very good visual comfort. Its screen displays good image definition and beautiful colours. On the other hand, this shiny slab can be a nuisance in brightly lit areas.
At the same time, the laptop processor Intel Core i7-8565U 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.
With this model you have one of the best autonomy of the moment with 17 hours.
In order to speed up booting up and calculations, this laptop is equipped with a hard drive type SSD of 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 UX533FD-A9030T 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. With a screen of 15.6 inches and an ultra light weight, it is one of the best in its category.
It UX533FD-A9030T provides only 3 connectors. This makes it one of the least well equipped models currently.
Because of all these elements, we do not recommend this UX533FD-A9030T for travel use.
UX533FD-A9030T the right choice for audio or video editing ?
Definitely not intended for audio and video editing. 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. However, this does not prevent you from editing as long as you are patient and no other applications are launched. You should also be aware that this model is becoming outdated. In short, prefer a model that will be a little more expensive, but much more efficient.
The software suite installed by default on this model provides the bare minimum to start working. Nothing will stop you from modifying photos, videos and music, despite a processor Intel Core i7-8565U that is almost obsolete. However, there’s no question of switching to professional applications; the processor performance and the 512 Gb disk size will calm your nerves due to their lack of power and space.
Even if this corresponds to quality components, ASUS made the choice to put only one SSD. 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. The UX533FD-A9030T allows a price reduction with this choice, with an available space of 512 Gb. It’s a product that provides enough space to save all your audio and video creations.
The interest of the laptop is to be able to be used in unplugged mode. With 17 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.
Well thought out in terms of connections, it UX533FD-A9030T 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. This standard allows transmission speeds of up to 5 Gbit per second, about ten times faster than USB 2.0.
In the end, it is a product not allowing audio and video editing. This also explains its price positioning below the laptops designed for this specific use.
UX533FD-A9030T 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. Clearly, if your only need is to play games with this UX533FD-A9030T, it may be better to go to other models. 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.
This laptop has a resolution in 1920×1080, which is one of the poorest existing today. In fact, the game phases will present lower quality images.
Each year the power of the components increases, so this model is now far behind the others. After our analysis, it appears that use in game mode generates processor overheating and degradations in terms of images and colors. Finally, if you want to play often, we recommend a model with more power.
Since ASUS has not designed this model for gaming, the display system is not dimensioned for an exemplary reactivity during your gaming sessions. An exception to this is if you play on games that are more than 5 years old.
On the question of hard drive size, this model is not very good.512 Gb are the minimum for computers today, making it one of the laptops with the least amount of space.
On the practical transport side, this model is one of the lightest on the market, with 1.59 Kg.
An excellent autonomy of 17 hours, will allow you to play almost anywhere.
In short, an average rendering that makes this UX533FD-A9030T a poor choice for video games, whether local or online. On the other hand, it is very suitable for word processing and multimedia.
Is the UX533FD-A9030T adapted to office automation ?
This product could wrongly make you think that this is what you need. In detail, here’s what’s going on.
Customary of this OS, ASUS has chosen as usual. 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. It’s up to you to download and/or purchase the software suite that suits you. Among the choices available to you, it will be interesting to take into account the weight in order to facilitate its transport. This model weighs 1.59 Kg, which is the best at the moment.
Key spacing will be important for office use. Hence the good idea to offer a default number pad as a complement.
If you plan to use your computer at the end of the day, in total darkness or semi-darkness, opt for a backlit keyboard such as the one offered on the UX533FD-A9030T.
The storage of this model, 512 Gb, is one of the smallest. If you’re working on shared documents in the cloud, such as Office365 or Google drive, no problem.
Simply put, it’s not UX533FD-A9030T the best choice for office use. Or for occasional use, knowing that due to its technical characteristics it will be obsolete in less than 3 years.
The UX533FD-A9030T – in summary
This UX533FD-A9030T will be a one-time choice, and for moderate use. It’s not expensive, but it’s almost too much considering its low power.
This model does not seem relevant to us for :
– listening to music and watching videos
– travel use
– make audio and video editing
– playing video games
– office tasks
In summary, we advise this model for :
– surfing on the internet