Is the R409JA-EK050T Argent for you?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.
So we ran tests on Asus R409JA-EK050T Argent to find out what it was worth.
After reading this article you will know if this model suits your needs.
R409JA-EK050T Argent enough for internet use?
We can consider that for certain uses, such as surfing the web, it is not necessary to buy a high-powered model. This R409JA-EK050T Argent 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 other words, don’t expect to keep it for more than 3 years.
A medium-sized, 14 inches-sized screen that you can slip into a computer bag and take with you on the go. The computer is equipped with a relatively old processor, the Core i3-1005G1. 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. The 8 Gb of RAM is in the average for this type of product. If needed you can add more, thanks to the extra slots inside.
For hard drive sizing, Asus decided to put 500 Gb. This is the standard model. If, on the other hand, you are storing photos, video or music, it will be filled up quickly. 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.
Finally, the autonomy of 4 hours is one of the worst on the market. 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.
R409JA-EK050T Argent for videos?
With this laptop, Asus offers a product oriented toward general use. This R409JA-EK050T Argent 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 decided to make this laptop a very versatile product. A model with a standard template, 14 inches, and good resolution. 1920×1080. And in film display mode, you’ll have excellent visual quality with bright, realistic images. In conclusion, it is a well-balanced product that allows the films to be viewed correctly; and with a contained weight of 1.6 kg, it is easily transportable.
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. The readability of the display is therefore a little lower.
Therefore, when used in daylight conditions, you will appreciate the lack of this feature, as the light induces reflections, making it difficult to view.
On the sound side, it R409JA-EK050T Argent 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. 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 Core i3-1005G1 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. 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 UHD G1 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.
Regarding the connectivity part, Asus has made efforts with available 4 ports. It’s better than the competition. You will be able to connect all your peripherals to it.
Nothing is more unpleasant than a computer that shuts down before the end of the film because of batteries of poor autonomy. With only a little autonomy, you don’t have a lot of time. 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 R409JA-EK050T Argent- the right model to stay connected while travelling ?
Easy to carry, and usable wherever you go. We therefore analysed this R409JA-EK050T Argent from the point of view of nomadic use. Is it made to be taken on trips, packed in your luggage ? Will it be designed for your home-to-work transfers? Should you only consider it for weekend trips with your family? Or ultimately will it have the function of staying at home?
It appears that it is one of the best fulfilling the main criteria for nomadism, which are size, weight, quality of materials, and availability of wifi.
An acceptable gap regarding the displacement of this R409JA-EK050T Argent of 1.6 Kg. It’s still an easy-to-handle computer, even if it’s not an ultrabook. On the other hand, it is also pleasant to use it to surf the internet or write e-mails. The explanation mainly comes down to the size of the screen: 14inches.
No backlit keyboard on this R409JA-EK050T Argent. 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. This laptop displays deep and vivid colors.
This laptop is very comfortable to use. The anti-glare matt tile allows this laptop to be used outdoors even in bright sunshine.
The processor Core i3-1005G1 is inferior to other competitive products.
Note that like all manufacturers, Asus is optimistic about the autonomy of this R409JA-EK050T Argent. This figure is an estimate and consider instead that you will have 70% of this autonomy.
With 4 hours, this model is unfortunately one of the weakest currently offered on laptops.
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. Thanks to this, Asus was able to almost completely eliminate the noise caused by the rotation of the platters and the movements of the read/write heads existing on conventional disks.For those who will need more space, this R409JA-EK050T Argent will require the purchase of an external drive, as a permanent home for photos, music and your movie collection.
Even if a portable laptop stays at the hotel 80% of the time, it is relevant to have a screen that is not too big so as not to be disturbed, but big enough to enjoy the image. Because of its size, 14 inches this laptop represents a good compromise.
At the connector level, this model provides 4 inputs. That makes it one of the best equipped models on the market.
With the bluetooth functionality of this model you can also simply connect with your loved ones’ devices.
Taking all this into account, we can say that it will be useful for you on holiday.
The R409JA-EK050T Argent- the right model 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. 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. Note that this model is not of the latest generation. It will be more suitable for word processing and Internet browsing, and as soon as you try to run applications in parallel, you will have frozen screens and a rise in computer temperature, whose processor will quickly reach its operating limits.
The components and applications of this laptop are for basic use. You can always try to do video editing with the processor Core i3-1005G1. However, there’s no question of switching to professional applications; the processor performance and the 500 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. 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. 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.
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. On this point Asus could have done much better.
For the connector part, the R409JA-EK050T Argenthas the USB3 format. This model will allow you to connect to an external storage drive for even more space when your local disk is full. With a throughput about 10 times faster than the previous standard (USB 2.0), you will be able to easily transfer all your video and audio files.
As you will have understood, it R409JA-EK050T Argent proposes a rather basic oriented use. This also explains its price positioning below the laptops designed for this specific use.
The R409JA-EK050T Argent- the right model to play with?
Some laptops with sufficient performance, the right processors and the latest graphics cards can afford to gamble. Clearly, if your only need is to play games with this R409JA-EK050T Argent, 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.
Simply put, the higher the screen resolution, the more accurate the details in a game. With a resolution in 1920×1080 this laptop fis one of the best of its class.
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. 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. Possibly, the display will be less degraded if you are playing old games, requiring fewer resources.
An average capacity/price ratio that makes this R409JA-EK050T Argent an interesting choice when you’re looking for a 500 Gb drive. Not necessary for everyone who plays online, but convenient for those who prefer to play locally.
A better access to wifi on this R409JA-EK050T Argent that is standard equipped with the 5GHz band. 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.
You’ll like this handy laptop, and rather light (1.6 Kg and 14 inches), comparable to most similar products.
For autonomy, 4 hours, this model is worse than most other laptops.
In short, if you want a fun gaming experience, choose another model than this R409JA-EK050T Argent one. And save this one for more classic uses, like surfing the net.
The R409JA-EK050T Argent for office automation.
Asus has chosen to respond to all users who wish to have a basic use of their R409JA-EK050T Argent. It corresponds to a good quality computer.
Asus has designed this new laptop for the majority of users. It is equipped with Windows 10.
It’s not R409JA-EK050T Argent equipped with all the applications you’ll need. You will have to download the applications you need, which implyies for some software a slight increase in the overall cost.
It is one of the laptops available in the range. In short, an average laptop with 1.6 Kg that can be carried on holiday or to the office.
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.
Thanks to the matt treated screen surface, there is almost no reflection of direct sunlight or lamps in the offices. In use, a matte screen gets dirty less quickly than a glossy one.
During daytime use, the absence of a backlit keyboard will not be a problem.
As far as storage goes, this computer’s in the average. Equipped with a hard drive of 500 Gb, it will give you the possibility to store all your documents locally.
In the end, this R409JA-EK050T Argent is a good compromise. It makes it possible to make office automation for a tight price.
Finally, the R409JA-EK050T Argent….
The conclusion of the test R409JA-EK050T Argent is that almost all its specifications are below the others. Its aging technology will make its use disappointing fairly quickly.
This model does not seem relevant to us for :
– web browsing
– listening to music and watching videos
– make audio and video editing
– playing video games
You can still, at the very least, use it to:
– office tasks
And we highly recommend this laptop for :
– travel use