Need a responsive 15-inch laptop for office automation that offers significant storage capacity? Look on the side of the Asus VivoBook S501QA-EJ189T. Its design is neat and its balanced configuration contains the right amount of RAM alongside an AMD Quad Core A12 processor ready for everyday tasks, all installed in a reasonably-priced box. The amenities are a bit lacking on the other hand and it will not expect much autonomy (about 5 hours).
Asus S501QA-EJ189T Specs
|Screen (s)||15.6 “Full HD LED (1920×1080, anti-glare / matte)|
|Processor||AMD Quad Core A12-9720P Bristol Ridge (2.7 GHz, 4 cores)|
|Installed RAM||8 GB (1 x 8 GB) DDR4 2133 MHz|
|Graphic card||AMD Radeon R7|
|Storage||512 GB PCIe3x2 NVMe M.2 SSD|
|Connectors||2 USB 2.0 1 USB 3.1 1 USB 3.1 Type-C (Gen1), HDMI, SD / SDXC|
|Network||Wi-Fi ac, Bluetooth 4.2|
|Audio system||2 speakers (2W) SonicMaster|
|Operating system||Windows 10 64-bit family|
|Announced Autonomy / Battery||5 hours / Li-ion 3 cells 42Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||1.7 Kg / 361.4 x 243.5 x 19|
Chassis, connectors, Asus screen VivoBook S501QA-EJ189T
With its refined design and refined screen borders, the Asus Vivobook S501QA-EJ189T is no shortage of charm. Its small weight of 1.7 kg and its thickness of 19 mm make him an all-round partner for your occasional trips. Its gray metallic finish with a brushed effect on the lid marks the elegance, besides the back of the screen is reinforced by aluminum for more robustness.
At the opening, we discover a screen framed with fairly fine NanoEdge contours that will amplify the feeling of immersion. It has a full HD resolution (1920 x 1080 px) which provides a healthy display density to modulate the display or view in the best conditions of high definition content, perfect for movie lovers in particular. Its matte treatment is also welcome since it limits reflections in a bright environment but it will be necessary to deal with the support of a TN panel with unstable viewing angles.
Connectivity issue, compact format requires the optical drive and Ethernet port (RJ45) are missing to keep only the essentials. Well distributed and positioned, there is therefore an HDMI output, an SD card reader and three Type-A USB ports, two of which are still limited by the 2.0 standard. A USB Type-C (Gen1) is also part of and recent modules Wifi AC and Bluetooth 4.2.
Performance, autonomy of the Asus VivoBook S501QA-EJ189T
Storage is in the spotlight here as it is entrusted to a dedicated 512 GB NVMe PCIe SSD that will significantly enhance the overall system responsiveness on a daily basis. Overall quieter, more robust, and more energy efficient than a mechanical drive, it allows Windows to achieve a remarkable level of fluidity with short load times and latency-free operation. What’s more, its capacity is quite honest and can host a good part of your toy library.
Designed for office use, the VivoBook S501QA-EJ189T is based on an AMD A12-9720P Quad Core APU backed by 8GB of RAM. As it stands, this combination delivers sufficient performance to run all common tasks (surfing the Internet, desktop tool, video playback) and a little editing, carrying its capacity to a Core i3 at Intel. Multitasking is also comfortable thanks to RAM. So you can multiply tabs without worrying about meeting latencies.
As for the graphics part, it is entrusted to the chip Radeon R7 integrated processor. In the best case, it will be able to match the capabilities of a GeForce MX110 to allow a few casual players to distract themselves. This will require greatly limiting the details and sometimes switch to a lower definition (768p).
The battery is limited (42 Whr) and will not leave much amplitude if the PC is away from a power outlet. Count on 5 hours of autonomy in Internet browsing with active Wifi, no more.