Robust and elegant, the new Asus P5440FA-BM0541R Ultrabook, thin and light, with a silver-oriented aluminum design Pros offers an autonomy of 8 hours. With a 14-inch IPS Full HD anti-reflective screen, it proves to be efficient in everyday use with its Quad Core i5 Whiskey Lake processor but also responsive thanks to its fast 512 GB SSD storage. It benefits from a secure fingerprint reader , a backlit chiclet keyboard and a USB 3.1 Type-C connector.
|Screen (s)||14 “Full HD NanoEdge thin edges 5.7mm 100% sRGB (1920×1080, anti-reflective)|
|Processor||Intel Core i5-8265U Whiskey Lake (1.6 GHz, 4 cores, TDP 15W)|
|RAM installed (max)||8 GB (soldered) DDR4 2400 MHz (24 GB), 1 slot (free)|
|Graphic card||Intel UHD 620 integrated into the processor|
|Storage||512 GB M.2 SSD 1 free 2.5 inch (7mm) slot|
|Connectivity||2 USB 3.0 1 USB 3.1 Type-C (Gen1), HDMI 1.4b, SD / MMC|
|Network||Wi-Fi ac, Bluetooth 4.2 Gigabit Ethernet (via USB to RJ-45 LAN adapter provided)|
|Windows Hello||Yes, via fingerprint reader, TPM 2.0 security chip|
|Audio system||2 SonicMaster speakers (2W)|
|Operating system||Windows 10 Pro 64 bit|
|Autonomy announced / Battery||8 hours / Li-Polymer 3 cells 50Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||1.26 Kg / 326 x 229.3 x 10.1-18.5|
Chassis, connectors, screen of the Asus P5440FA-BM0541R
Robust with its silver magnesium alloy chassis that can be opened at 180 ° completely flat, it sports a sober, elegant and professional design.
Good point, it offers easy access to RAM and storage. This is all the more interesting for scalability as here, a DDR4 slot is free as is a 2.5 inch slot for hard drive or SSD.
The connectivity built into this thin and light PC is good, including 1 USB 3.1 Type-C, Bluetooth 4.2 and Wi-Fi ac wireless modules to communicate and connect remotely, a practical HDMI video output to easily connect this Ultrabook to a TV or a monitor for example, an audio port but also 3 USB all compatible with both USB 2.0 and USB 3.0, the USB 3.0 ensuring transfers taking place up to 10 times faster than in USB 2.0 if USB 3.0 devices are connected to it.
In addition, you can take advantage of Gigabit Ethernet if needed thanks to the supplied USB to RJ-45 LAN adapter.
The screen has significant horizontal and vertical viewing angles while reproducing colors more faithfully than average thanks to its IPS and 100% sRGB characteristics. It also lends itself very well to the display of High Definition content and particularly to videos due to its precise Full HD definition and its 16: 9 format. As it is anti-reflective, the screen is also more readable than a glossy panel in a bright environment (eg outside).
A backlight system equips the chiclet keyboard which is very practical to better distinguish its keys in the event of reduced ambient light.
This Ultrabook runs more precisely on Windows 10 Pro, a more complete edition than Windows 10 classic with its advanced network management and security tools like BitLocker.
And for more security, Asus integrates into this PC a biometric reader accompanied by a TPM 2.0 security chip. We can therefore authenticate on the system in a simple and secure way by fingerprint recognition, and this via Windows Hello technology.
Performance, autonomy of the Asus P5440FA-BM0541R
The Asus P5440FA-BM0541R is a compact 15 inch high definition laptop designed for everyday mobile use and professional oriented.
Its transport is clearly facilitated by its compactness, its finesse and its lightness. In addition to autonomy, we can count on about 8 hours of battery operation in light use.
For this, this Ultrabook relies on energy-efficient components like its heart. Composed of 8 GB of RAM and a low-consumption Quad Core i7-8565U processor, it delivers good general performance able to satisfy many users.
To regularly carry out heavy work in processor resources, however keep in mind that it is preferable to opt for a PC based on a processor not low consumption.
In any case, this robust silver Ultrabook is very responsive to use, helped by its SSD storage. With its 512 GB, the on-board SSD competes with hard drives in terms of capacity while being much faster, more energy-efficient, more shock-resistant and quieter.
Result thanks to the SSD, we benefit from a much better fluidity and reactivity in everyday life than with a hard drive. This translates in particular into significantly faster start / stop and launch of software.
As for the graphics processing, they are entirely managed by the modest Intel UHD 620 part integrated into the Quad Core i7 because no dedicated graphics card is on board. This thin and light Ultrabook is therefore not designed for demanding graphic work like games but obviously allows you to view photos and videos.