Latest release in the range ASUS, we’ve been running tests onS432FA-EB003T…Some computers have power, others have more basic features.So we ran tests on ASUS S432FA-EB003T to find out what it was worth.
The detail of our analysis in this article.
S432FA-EB003T compatible with 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. With this S432FA-EB003T, the company wanted to design a very basic model. 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.
You will be able to carry it easily thanks to its 14 inches size. The manufacturer offers a processor Intel Core i7-8565U; A mid-range orientation. A technical choice to reduce the final price of the laptop. A latest-generation processor would have implied a higher price. 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 lack of RAM will surely be felt with this laptop which has just 8 Gb of memory. It is highly likely that if you decide to use the S432FA-EB003T, you will have to add at least 2 Gb to one of the avaiilable.Your computer will work better and longer.
This is one of the smallest available disk space among the laptops of the moment. With only 512 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. This shouldn’t be a major problem, but if you need to, remember to have a USB key with you.
Last point concerning the autonomy of 6 hours: A time of freedom that you will have to take into account and keep the power kit not too far away. The batteries that equip this model are less efficient than those of other models in the same category. In other words, you will have to keep this S432FA-EB003T most of the time connected to the power cable.
S432FA-EB003T for videos?
With this laptop, ASUS offers a product oriented toward general use. Due to its characteristics and internal components, this S432FA-EB003T 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.
This small model is equipped with a thumb screen 14, in 1920×1080, and a good quality of colours. The colours are faithful, warm enough, and the contrasts allow a high level of detail. 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: 1.4 kg that it will be easy to take anywhere.
As far as sound is concerned, the card equipment and speakers have been integrated into this S432FA-EB003T. By pushing the volume with music, we tested the rendering. Even if the result is good, be aware that even the best laptops will never beat a hi-fi system on this point. If necessary, you can later supplement with external elements if you consider the results too insufficient.
Unfortunately, this laptop has only got the processor Intel Core i7-8565U, 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. 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. There’s only the operating system. This is a Windows 10 that allows you to add the free or paid software you want. Clearly, to watch movies, nothing more.
Equipped with the Intel HD 620 Graphics graphic card, and with 8 Gb of RAM, you will be able to see your movies and even do photo editing if needed. This will obviously be a bit light if you want to do 3D imaging, but will suit your needs.
Few possibilities will be offered to you for the connection part. Indeed, it S432FA-EB003T has only 5 ports. You will have to choose which items to plug in first, as there is no room for all your peripherals.
For multimedia use in travel or on-the-go mode, this S432FA-EB003T may not be suitable. That’s only 6 hours of battery life you have at your disposal. 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. This situation may annoy many people, considering that the interest of a laptop is to be free of these details.
The S432FA-EB003T to use while travelling.
It’s a laptop, it folds like a laptop, but because of its size and weight, nothing makes S432FA-EB003T to be easily carried around. This seems to be the issue that the ASUS didn’t really take into account in the design of this S432FA-EB003T. 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.
In other words, leave it at home and only take it for occasional short trips.
Its weight of 1.4 Kg makes it easy to move. 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. With a 14 inches screen, it is not easy to surf the internet or to look at pictures in a group.
CPU Intel Core i7-8565U power consumption is a bit high considering the performance of the laptop.
Also, the batteries hold the charge for a shorter time; probably the worst results in this range. 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.
With 6 hours, this model is unfortunately one of the weakest currently offered on laptops.
Because of its probable use for travel, this laptop was thought to be thin and light with a SSD hard drive of 1 512 Gb. The induced advantage here is the absence of latencies, especially in the recovery phase after a standby or due to prolonged inactivity.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.
Travel will be a mere formality when you decide to take it along. With a screen of 14 inches and an ultra light weight, it is one of the best in its category.
It S432FA-EB003T provides only 5 connectors. This makes it one of the least well equipped models currently.
Bluetooth technology is great when you’re on the go, and you’ll enjoy the convenience of connecting easily to a phone or speakers.
Finally with the S432FA-EB003T, ASUS deliver us a laptop at a tight price but not intended for travelliing, or as an exception.
The S432FA-EB003T for audio or video editing ?
Not really designed for video editing or music. This type of use requires power and memory, which this model lacks. Of course you could still use it for this, but you will find that the result is too tight. Note that this model is not of the latest generation. In short, prefer a model that will be a little more expensive, but much more efficient.
It’s going to be a little harder on this model than on some of the other competitors. 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.
The designers of ASUS have chosen a single disk, an SSD, for this laptop. 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 S432FA-EB003T has only got one, with total 512 Gb storage for your movies and music. This computer, even if it is not intended for this use, is still a good product in terms of storage.
As with most laptops, don’t expect incredible battery life (6 hours). It’s not much, and it’s best to let it plugged in while you’re editing audio or video. Maybe the next model will be better off.
Well thought out in terms of connections, it S432FA-EB003T 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.
Clearly, it’s not S432FA-EB003T designed for audio-visual editing. This also explains its price positioning below the laptops designed for this specific use.
S432FA-EB003T the right choice to play online?
Some laptops with sufficient performance, the right processors and the latest graphics cards can afford to gamble. Our tests have shown that yhis S432FA-EB003T wasn’t designed for video games. The ASUS technical choices were rather made to meet classic needs such as internet browsing or word processing.
Provided with a resolution of 1920×1080, this model is unfortunately much less equipped than its competitors. The visual comfort during the game phase, and the image quality will be less good.
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.
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.
When it comes to disk space, this computer ranks low.He’s one of the worst of the moment, with only 512 Gb.
On the practical transport side, this model is one of the lightest on the market, with 1.4 Kg.
Note the disadvantage in terms of autonomy: it is one of the lowest with 6 hours available.
In short, if you want a fun gaming experience, choose another model than this S432FA-EB003T one. And save this one for more classic uses, like surfing the net.
The S432FA-EB003T 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. In detail, here’s what’s going on.
Customary of this OS, ASUS has chosen as usual. In this case, it is Windows 10.
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. Assuming that you will have to take this laptop to the office, on a trip, or any other travel, you will appreciate its weight. A weight of 1.4 Kg, which makes this computer one of the best in the lightest category.
The numeric keypad is not present on this model. Unless you only do word processing that does not require its use.
With only 512 Gb this model is one of the smaller models. If you’re working on shared documents in the cloud, such as Office365 or Google drive, no problem.
In short, the S432FA-EB003T is an average choice. Or for occasional use, knowing that due to its technical characteristics it will be obsolete in less than 3 years.
Finally, the S432FA-EB003T….
The conclusion of the test S432FA-EB003T is that almost all its specifications are below the others. 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
– travel use
– make audio and video editing
– playing video games
– office tasks