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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.
We have oriented our test according to criteria such as use for travel, office automation, internet browsing, games or multimedia.
After reading this article you will know if this model suits your needs.
UX533FD-A9030T enough for internet use?
Chances are that your daily use is not limited to surfing the Internet, and that you need the other functions as well.A minimum quality level is important to guarantee reliability over time. It is a balance between a 1st price and the latest multi-processor designed for professionals.The key is to achieve balance with a cheap but solid laptop.This product will thus perfectly meet your needs.With this UX533FD-A9030T, ASUS is well positioned in relation to other competing models.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 overall design is of quality and is made to last. A product made to last a long time. Solid visible parts (the hull, the keyboard,…) and almost last generation internal components have been chosen by ASUS with a lot of care.
The manufacturer offers a processor Intel Core i7-8565U; A mid-range orientation. A technical choice to reduce the final price of the laptop. 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. With less than a 16 Gb of RAM, it UX533FD-A9030T is a fair one. It is highly likely that if you decide to use the UX533FD-A9030T, 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.
Most other competing computers have more storage space. If you want to have your holiday photos locally, you’ll soon reach the limit of 512 Gb. This shouldn’t be a major problem, but if you need to, remember to have a USB key with you.
Finally, thanks to an autonomy of 17 hours, you will have enough time to browse the web in Internet browsing mode with active Wifi. That’s a good thing in case you want to take it on vacation. A feature that will keep you surfing for a long time.
UX533FD-A9030T for videos?
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. Finally, a simple computer, yet not really made for audio and video.
This small model is equipped with a thumb screen 15.6, 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 big advantage of this size, however, is the weight: here you have a laptop that weighs only a 1.59 kilogram.
Offered with a glossy slab finish, this UX533FD-A9030T product is particularly suitable for multimedia-oriented use. Enhanced contrast, sharpness and color brightness are the main benefits you will get from this UX533FD-A9030T. 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. To test the audio quality, we turned up the volume with a movie trailer and then with a few songs of different types. Even if the result is good, be aware that even the best laptops will never beat a hi-fi system on this point. In short, it is relevant here to consider buying additional speakers if you are very sensitive to the quality of this function.
Obsolescence has already striken this laptop, equipped with a processor Intel Core i7-8565U that is several years old now. The result will be higher electricity consumption and less quiet than in recent generations. However, as long as you only run one application at a time, it may be enough.
On the application side, ASUS chose to let you do it. Only the operating system is installed. 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.
Equipped with the Nvidia GTX 1050 avec MAX-Q design 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.
Connectivity is unlikely to be a priority for ASUS. The UX533FD-A9030T only 3 ports only provides you with ports. It’s a little tight for you to plug everything in at once.
A laptop usually has an autonomy of several hours.ASUS promises 17hours of battery life; it’s the best on the market right now.What a pleasure it is not to have to check the battery level on a regular basis!
The UX533FD-A9030T to use while travelling.
It UX533FD-A9030T 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 UX533FD-A9030T. 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.
Its weight of 1.59 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 15.6 inches screen, it is not easy to surf the internet or to look at pictures in a group.
The touch screen is present on the UX533FD-A9030T, which gives you the possibility to avoid using the mouse. A few finger pinches to zoom in, side slides to test the comfort of use. It’s up to you to make accurate navigational selections.
The backlit keypad of this UX533FD-A9030T is simple and convenient for when you’re in a taxi or a dimly lit subway. In addition, it is well designed with quality materials.
The glossy slab offers better viewing comfort than the previous model. The rendering on screen is good. On the other hand, this last characteristic will be less interesting for outdoor use because of the sun reflections that will occur.
With the installation of the processor Intel Core i7-8565U, the power consumption is rather important.
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 this laptop and its autonomy of 17 hours, you have in fact one of the best models of the moment.
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 .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.
Travel will be a mere formality when you decide to take it along. With a screen of 15.6 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 3 connectors. This makes it one of the least well equipped models currently.
According to our analysis, we think it is better not to bring this UX533FD-A9030T on holiday.
The UX533FD-A9030T 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. 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. Here, both the processor and the general design of the model are obsolete. 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. The general design is now too old to consider this type of use in a pro version.
This model contains an SSD for the operating system and backup part. 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 512 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 many laptops, autonomy is a delicate subject. Here, it’s 17 hours of autonomy available. As a reminder, with such a powerful laptop, it’s hard to do much better ASUS.
On the connection side, the UX533FD-A9030Ti 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.
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 for video games?
Some laptops with sufficient performance, the right processors and the latest graphics cards can afford to gamble. Our tests have shown that yhis UX533FD-A9030T wasn’t designed for video games. Clearly, ASUS has done nothing here to meet that purpose.
This laptop has a resolution in 1920×1080, which is one of the poorest existing today. 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. Ideal for old design games, it has difficulty restoring the images and colors of the latest online games. In other words it is a good design model, but due to the lower power of the graphics card, it is less efficient for gaming.
Our tests have shown that for ASUS this computer is not intended for playing video games. 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.
Because you will have to carry it sometimes, you will appreciate its weight, 1.59 Kg, among the lightest of the moment.
An excellent autonomy of 17 hours, will allow you to play almost anywhere.
In short, if you want a fun gaming experience, choose another model than this UX533FD-A9030T one. On the other hand, it is very suitable for word processing and multimedia.
UX533FD-A9030T the right choice for office automation ?
This product could wrongly make you think that this is what you need. Review of the details for this new laptop.
Here, this model runs under a standard OS. 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. 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 1.59 Kg, which makes this computer one of the best in the lightest category.
Due to the size of the keyboard, all the office oriented elements are present. Hence the good idea to offer a default number pad as a complement.
When working in semi-dark areas, you will appreciate the backlighting of the keypad on this UX533FD-A9030T.
The storage of this model, 512 Gb, is one of the smallest. If you are used to backing up everything locally, you will have to think about adding an external hard drive, because the hard drive UX533FD-A9030Tcan be quickly filled.
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
The conclusion of the test UX533FD-A9030T is that almost all its specifications are below the others. Its aging technology will make its use disappointing fairly quickly.
To be clear enough, we do not recommend this laptop for :
– listening to music and watching videos
– travel use
– make audio and video editing
– playing video games
– office tasks
And we highly recommend this laptop for :
– surfing on the internet