As an introduction to this analysis
Choosing a new laptop means that you will have to decide between several models.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.
The detail of our analysis in this article.
TUF 505DT-BQ437T Noir – adapted to surf the internet?
Considering that your use of a computer is simple (surfing the internet, writing e-mails and/or letters, doing calculations on an Excel spreadsheet), it is important to focus on a laptop that is both of high quality and strong enough to last over time.The objective is to ensure the proper execution of the tasks you request.
That’s the direction taken by Asus with this TUF 505DT-BQ437T Noir -.A well-made laptop that positions itself as mid-range compared to its competitors and because of its price. Material that seem to be well-designed.
The screen is quite large, with 15 inches. Not necessarily easy to carry around. The processor at the heart of this laptop, a Ryzen 7 3750H, is a rational choice. Asus basic idea that you’re not going to put too much strain on that laptop. Moreover, because of this processor, you can be sure that you have a tool that allows you to navigate the Internet correctly. The amount of RAM provided is 16 Gb. A large quantity, more than you will need for strictly web browsing use.
The 500 Gb make this laptop a mid-range laptop in terms of available space. Almost the same as its competitors and what is currently done on the market, you will have room to store. 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.
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. 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 TUF 505DT-BQ437T Noir – most of the time connected to the power cable.
The TUF 505DT-BQ437T Noir — the right model for streaming and videos ?
This TUF 505DT-BQ437T Noir – is a sensible option for anyone who will use it for watching movies and listening to music. Not the best, however it is one of the models existing in a tight price range.
It is sometimes complicated to choose among all the laptops, which ones are specifically designed for this type of use; this section is made to identify if this model is made for you.
Asus presents this model in a large size version. It is one of the largest, with a screen size of only a few 15 inches, and it has a good resolution of 1920×1080. Because of its wide screen, it is perfectly designed for watching movies. Very good quality rendering, both in brightness and image detail.
Note that one eliminatory criteria for some nomadic users is its weight; here this model weighs 2.3 kg, partly because of the screen size.
Unfortunately, the screen of this model is not provided with a glossy finish. The effect is of lower quality in environments with intermediate or even low light levels – often corresponding to the conditions in which a film is viewed. 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.
As far as sound is concerned, the card equipment and speakers have been integrated into this TUF 505DT-BQ437T Noir -. By pushing the volume with music, we tested the rendering. Even if it does well, this laptop will not be able to compete with a good hi-fi system. In short, it is relevant here to consider buying additional speakers if you are very sensitive to the quality of this function.
This TUF 505DT-BQ437T Noir -, equipped with a processor Ryzen 7 3750H, corresponds to a price/power ratio in the average, sufficient for a dedicated multimedia use. A mid-range element with the latest components (chipsets) ensuring better compatibility with your peripherals. This will result in fluid video and audio sessions.
You will do what you want for the applications, as it is not Asus installed by default. Only the operating system is installed. This is a Windows 10 on which you can install the software you need. For multimedia, you can possibly take VLC .
Equipped with the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 graphic card, and with 16 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.
On the connectivity side, you will have 3 ports. This is standard compared to computers currently available on the market.Between, the speakers, the mouse, and the external hard drive you will have little possibility to add many more peripherals.
For multimedia use in travel or on-the-go mode, this TUF 505DT-BQ437T Noir – may not be suitable. With its autonomy of 4 hours, don’t expect to do a movie marathon. A management of the time available to take into account when you are on the move watching a movie. This situation may annoy many people, considering that the interest of a laptop is to be free of these details.
The TUF 505DT-BQ437T Noir — the right model to stay connected while travelling ?
It TUF 505DT-BQ437T Noir – is certainly a laptop, but not really portable and certainly not intended for those who travel. This seems to be the issue that the Asus didn’t really take into account in the design of this TUF 505DT-BQ437T Noir -. Having tested this laptop in situations as diverse as traveling, in a suitcase between shirts and jeans, while traveling between home and work, on a family weekend, here’s what you should remember.
Reserve its use at home, between your living room and your bedroom.
With its 2.3 Kg, it TUF 505DT-BQ437T Noir – is one of the heaviest in its class. It’s complicated when you have to transport it. If you use it on your lap, you will find that it is cumbersome. The weight is mainly related to the size of the screen. With its 15 inches, the screen will however render a large image.
No backlit keyboard on this TUF 505DT-BQ437T Noir -. Not necessarily useful, except for those in dimly lit places.
Despite the absence of a shiny slab, you have good image definition. We appreciate the viewing on this screen.
This laptop is very comfortable to use. The image is beautiful, and with its anti-reflective matt tile, no more problems even outdoors.
A processor Ryzen 7 3750Hthat allows this computer to be equivalent to other laptops in terms of power and power consumption.
However,you’ll have to decrease the manufacturer’s data concerning the autonomy figures given for this TUF 505DT-BQ437T Noir -. This is an estimate for average current use; you can consider that the actual range will be around 75%.
Battery life is worse than the competitors, with only 4 hours before the laptop has to be plugged back into the mains.
In order to speed up booting up and calculations, this laptop is equipped with a hard drive type SSD of 500 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.And if you absolutely need more storage, you can buy an external drive, or take out a cloud account.
When it comes to traveling, you’ll probably think twice before you take that computer with you. And the only times you’ll have to carry it will be between the bus or train and your hotel room. The reason for this is its size; with 15 inches, it is one of the largest laptops of the moment.
With 3 connectors, this TUF 505DT-BQ437T Noir – allows multiple connections. It is in the average of what is done on competing models.
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…
Because of all these elements, we do not recommend this TUF 505DT-BQ437T Noir – for travel use.
TUF 505DT-BQ437T Noir – the right choice for audio or video editing ?
Definitely not intended for audio and video editing. This type of use requires power and memory, which this model lacks. Even if it would be possible to do audio or video cutting, it doesn’t seem to correspond to this need. Asus has favoured more standard uses, which require less computing speed. You should also be aware that this model is becoming outdated. So use this laptop for simple tasks, otherwise you’ll reach the limits and very often you’ll have frozen screens .
In the event of occasional audio-visual use, the processor Ryzen 7 3750H of this laptop is within the market average. Having 16 Gb of RAM, the rendering speed is sufficient for image processing. This model comes with a pre-installed software suite by default. If on the other hand you start on pro applications, it will be necessary to add more memory.
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. Here with 500 Gb you will have enough space to store everything. This computer, even if it is not intended for this use, is still a good product in terms of storage.
With 4 hours in battery-only calculation mode, you’ll have little latitude. This is less than average, so we advise you to keep the power cable close by, otherwise you may lose your work unexpectedly. On this point Asus could have done much better.
On the connection side, the TUF 505DT-BQ437T Noir -i s equipped with USB 3 technology. This model will allow you to connect to an external storage drive for even more space when your local disk is full. In addition, this technology offers a better rate of high-speed file transfer between your laptop and external drives.
With this TUF 505DT-BQ437T Noir – product, Asusoffer us a good start for an advanced use of audio and video editing. As you will have understood, it TUF 505DT-BQ437T Noir – proposes a rather basic oriented use. However, it will be perfect for web browsing and word processing.
The TUF 505DT-BQ437T Noir – for online or local games.
Most manufacturers are aware that the use of laptops is not limited to word processing and spreadsheets. And this TUF 505DT-BQ437T Noir – is one of the average laptops you can play with. During our tests, we found that the computer was raised correctly, as soon as the scenes in some games required fast movements and colour changes.
As far as image resolution is concerned, it is important that it is high in order to obtain a good rendering. This model is proposed in resolution 1920×1080, that is to say one of the best on the market.
With its graphics NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 card and processor Ryzen 7 3750H, Asus has indeed chosen an interesting option. Thanks to the technical elements installed on this laptop, the card NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 and the processor Ryzen 7 3750H are raised to a very good level.
The most demanding will prefer a processor and graphics chip of the latest generation, but for the majority, Asus has chosen the features resulting in good playability on most games currently available.
The huge advantage of choosing a gamer laptop is that they are able to do everything very quickly. This laptop obtains one of the best GPU rankings, allowing it to perform complex calculations.
With its 500 Gb of space, this TUF 505DT-BQ437T Noir – is on a level playing field with its competitors. A feature that interested those, and there are still many, who want to install and play locally.
The Wi-Fi technology of this model has wifi with 5GHz band, which facilitates online gaming. A guarantee of quality that will allow, if your living area is equipped with it, to have a faster and generally more reliable web access.
One of the heaviest laptops of the moment, partly due to its 15 inches size.
Note the disadvantage in terms of autonomy: it is one of the lowest with 4 hours available.
In conclusion, it TUF 505DT-BQ437T Noir – 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.
TUF 505DT-BQ437T Noir – for office automation ?
Like the majority of its competitors, Asus has designed TUF 505DT-BQ437T Noir – for office automation. It corresponds to a good quality computer.
Asus has designed this new laptop for the majority of users. In this case, it is Windows 10.
This laptop is mainly for office use and will require some work on your side of things. You will have to download the applications you need, which implyies for some software a slight increase in the overall cost.
Given its size, it is not advisable to be taken away too often. With a weight of 2.3 Kg, you will limit as often as possible the various movements of this laptop.
Key spacing will be important for office use. If you work frequently on a spreadsheet, you will appreciate the presence of the numeric keypad.
This TUF 505DT-BQ437T Noir – eliminates the problems of light reflection on the screen, as it has a matt finish. With less or no glare, this screen will also stay cleaner for longer.an advantage when working on the screen several hours.
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. It’s 500 Gb available, perfect for office use, but maybe tight for recording movies.
Ultimately, this TUF 505DT-BQ437T Noir – is an intermediate choice. The middle groud for recurring use in office automation mode.
Finally, the TUF 505DT-BQ437T Noir -….
This TUF 505DT-BQ437T Noir – 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 :
– travel use
– make audio and video editing
Nevertheless, this laptop can be considered acceptable for :
– web browsing
– listening to music and watching videos
– playing video games
– office tasks