Latest release in the range ASUS, we’ve been running tests onSTRIX3-G-G731GU-EV010T…Some computers have power, others have more basic features.To make the choice easier, we have judged this ASUS STRIX3-G-G731GU-EV010T according to what you are going to do with it.
In short, depending on your needs you will see if this model suits you.
STRIX3-G-G731GU-EV010T adapted 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 STRIX3-G-G731GU-EV010T is a lower quality laptop for those who are not very attentive. 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 other words, don’t expect to keep it for more than 3 years.
It’s almost the perfect tool for travelling. A screen 17.3 inches that makes this model transportable anywhere. Even if it is not equipped with a touch screen, this model is still easy to use. It’s not mandatory, but it’s still an interesting technology; unfortunately it’s not STRIX3-G-G731GU-EV010T equipped with it.
Nevertheless, it remains a quality product with an easy to use trackpad. After all ASUS, has accustomed us to design quality products, just like this model, which will serve you for a long time to come.
The computer is equipped with a relatively old processor, the Intel Core i7-9750H. 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. With less than a 16 Gb of RAM, it STRIX3-G-G731GU-EV010T is a fair one. It is highly likely that if you decide to use the STRIX3-G-G731GU-EV010T, you will have to add at least 2 Gb to one of the avaiilable.Thanks to this, the laptop will allow a more fluid navigation.
The disk size of this laptop is among the smallest on the market. For those who regularly work on a public or private cloud, the available 512 gigabytes will be enough. 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.
Last point concerning the autonomy of 4 hours: A time of freedom that you will have to take into account and keep the power kit not too far away. This is lower than what you can find in its competitors for the same price range. Not as good as what you can get on competing products, and that’s a pity, because in the end the laptop is pleasant to use.
The STRIX3-G-G731GU-EV010T- the right model for streaming and videos ?
ASUS presents this laptop as a standard product dedicated to a low-resource usage. If you are very mindful of the quality for multimedia use, we advise you to turn to models other than the STRIX3-G-G731GU-EV010T; more high-end products, which on the other hand will be a little more expensive. Finally, a simple computer, yet not really made for audio and video.
As for the screen, it is a model of reduced size, 17.3 inches, with a 1920×1080. Nevertheless, the colours remain beautiful, with detailed contrasts in the images. 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: 2.85 kg that it will be easy to take anywhere.
Like the majority of the laptops screen on the market, this model is equipped with the glossy finish. Enhanced contrast, sharpness and color brightness are the main benefits you will get from this STRIX3-G-G731GU-EV010T. On the other hand, because of this, the screen requires the viewer to take a break every 2 hours or so.
As far as sound is concerned, the card equipment and speakers have been integrated into this STRIX3-G-G731GU-EV010T. To test the audio quality, we turned up the volume with a movie trailer and then with a few songs of different types. 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.
Even if the use of this laptop does not require the latest generation of processor, be aware that it Intel Core i7-9750H is now outdated. 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.
As far as applications are concerned, did ASUS not install any. The operating system and that’s it. This is a Windows 10 on which you can install the software you need. Clearly, to watch movies, nothing more.
Equipped with the Nvidia GTX 1660Ti graphic card, and with 16 Gb of RAM, you will be able to see your movies and even do photo editing if needed. Not good enough for 3D imaging professionals, but good enough for most of us.
ASUS didn’t prioritize connectivity on this laptop. Indeed, it STRIX3-G-G731GU-EV010T has only 5 ports. It’s a little tight for you to plug everything in at once.
For multimedia use in travel or on-the-go mode, this STRIX3-G-G731GU-EV010T may not be suitable. That’s only 4 hours of battery life you have at your disposal. A management of the time available to take into account when you are on the move watching a movie. In other words, do not rely too much on performance and prefer to use this device always connected to electricity.
STRIX3-G-G731GU-EV010T compatible with on the move use ?
It STRIX3-G-G731GU-EV010T is certainly a laptop, but not really portable and certainly not intended for those who travel. It doesn’t seem to have been a priority when they designed this model ASUS. It only fits in a computer bag dedicated to its size, and if you decide to take it in your suitcase, it will be at the expense of clothes, it is so big.
Reserve its use at home, between your living room and your bedroom.
Its weight of 2.85 Kg makes it easy to move. It is one of the lightest in its class. It’s difficult to get a large screen and a light weight for a laptop. A 17.3 inches size that can be painful when you have to stay there for more than an hour.
If you prefer the touch screen mode, you will be disappointed by this STRIX3-G-G731GU-EV010T. You’ll have to remember to always carry a mouse with you. The alternative could be the keyboard trackpad.
Well thought out, the backlit keyboard will STRIX3-G-G731GU-EV010T be handy for use in the dark. After spending some time typing on it, we can say it is of good quality.
Equipped with a glossy slab, it provides very good visual comfort. A beautiful screen and quality images. On the other hand, this last characteristic will be less interesting for outdoor use because of the sun reflections that will occur.
Too bad for the processor Intel Core i7-9750H that equips this computer; it is one of the weakest of the moment and moreoverit consumes too much power.
The result is a poorer autonomy. Furthermore, these figures reflect an estimate of ASUS; the reality is closer to 70% of this value.
With 4 hours, this model is unfortunately one of the weakest currently offered on laptops.
Thought for faster booting and calculations, and storage, this laptop has 2 hard disks; one type SSD, accompanied by another standard, of 512 Gb in total. The SSD for speed and lightness, and the standard disk for storing personal data (photos, music and your movie collection). The time it takes the laptop to start and leave the sleep mode is ultra-fast. If you still run out of space, all you need to do is buy an external drive.
Travel will be a mere formality when you decide to take it along. With a screen of 17.3 inches and an ultra light weight, it is one of the best in its category.
The manufacturer offers only a few connection options, with only 5 connectors. This makes it one of the least well equipped models currently.
Because of all these elements, we do not recommend this STRIX3-G-G731GU-EV010T for travel use.
The STRIX3-G-G731GU-EV010T to make 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. 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.
The components and applications of this laptop are for basic use. It is possible to edit, but it is not the task that the processor Intel Core i7-9750H does best. 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.
Valuable flash memory via the SSD for fast program execution, and a standard disk for storing personal data. It offers a total available storage space of 1 512 Gb, the best available. It is one of the top of the range for this parameter. The short film scenes you will have created will be stored locally without any problems. And if necessary, via its USB port, you can transfer files at high speed to external drives.
As with most laptops, don’t expect incredible battery life (4 hours). Unfortunately, it remains low for an audio-video use which needs a lot of computing power. Maybe the next model will be better off.
For the connector part, the STRIX3-G-G731GU-EV010Thas the USB3 format. The latest convenient protocol for interfacing computers and electronic devices such as external hard drives. 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.
STRIX3-G-G731GU-EV010T for video games?
It is now possible to use laptops for online or local gaming. With this STRIX3-G-G731GU-EV010T, 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. 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. This results in lower image quality when you are in game mode.
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. Unless you play games with designs older than 5-10 years.
On the question of hard drive size, this model is not very good.With 512 Gb it STRIX3-G-G731GU-EV010Tis below the average of the other laptops of the moment.
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 2.85 Kg.
One of the lowest battery life 4 hours, which will force you to often leave this laptop plugged in.
In the end, we do not recommend this STRIX3-G-G731GU-EV010T for games; low performance will degrade the rendering and playability. But it can be a good choice for office functions.
STRIX3-G-G731GU-EV010T the right choice for 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 Windows 10, last generation.
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. 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 2.85 Kg, which is the best at the moment.
This computer was really designed for office use. On the right-hand side you will find a number pad.
When working in semi-dark areas, you will appreciate the backlighting of the keypad on this STRIX3-G-G731GU-EV010T.
It’s one of the smallest backup spaces, with 512 Gb. If you’re working on shared documents in the cloud, such as Office365 or Google drive, no problem.
So, in summary, it appears that it STRIX3-G-G731GU-EV010T is less interesting than its competitors. For the same price you will find more suitable and more powerful models.
Finally, the STRIX3-G-G731GU-EV010T….
In the end, our analysis will have shown that it STRIX3-G-G731GU-EV010T is disappointing whatever the uses. 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
– travel use
– make audio and video editing
– playing video games
– office tasks