Those on a tight budget might be interested in the lightweight Asus X509UA-EJ187T with a sleek silver design. With a 15 inch Full HD anti-glare screen ready for High Definition, it is responsive with its 256 GB SSD storage and has a Pentium Kaby Lake Refresh processor as well as a USB 3.1 Type-C connection.
Specifications Asus X509UA-EJ187T
|Screen (s)||15.6 “Full HD NanoEdge thin edges 200 cd / m² 45% NTSC (1920×1080, anti-reflective / matte)|
|Processor||Intel Pentium Dual Core 4417U Kaby Lake Refresh (2.3 GHz, 2 cores, TDP 15W)|
|RAM installed (max)||4 GB (soldered) DDR4 2400MHz (12 GB), 1 slot (free)|
|Graphic card||Intel HD 610 integrated into the processor|
|Storage||256 GB M.2 SSD 1 free 2.5 inch (7mm) slot|
|Connectors||2 USB 2.0 1 USB 3.0 1 USB 3.1 Type-C (Gen1), HDMI, microSD|
|Network||Wi-Fi ac (1×1), Bluetooth 4.1|
|Audio system||2 SonicMaster speakers (2W)|
|Operating system||Windows 10 64 bit|
|Autonomy announced / Battery||5 hours / Li-Polymer 2 cells 32Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||1.6 Kg / 360.2 x 234.9 x 22.9|
Chassis, connectors, screen of the Asus X509UA-EJ187T
It sports a sober and elegant design with its Transparent Silver chassis with ErgoLift hinge which raises it slightly forward when opened.
In terms of connectivity, this laptop PC shouldn’t be ashamed of many (much) more expensive models. There are 1 USB 3.1 Type-C, Wi-Fi ac and Bluetooth 4.1 wireless modules for remote connections and communications, an audio port, a practical HDMI video output for easy connection to a TV or a monitor for example but also 3 USB all compatible with USB 2.0 and USB 3.0, USB 3.0 ensuring transfers made up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if you connect a USB 3.0 device.
With its 16: 9 format and its precise Full HD definition superior to the 1366×768 standard, the screen is well suited for displaying videos and more generally for High Definition content. As it is anti-reflective, it is more readable than a glossy panel in a light environment (ex: outdoor).
Performance, autonomy of the Asus X509UA-EJ187T
The Asus X509UA-EJ187T is a lightweight High Definition laptop for everyday use.
It delivers good services in this area such as office automation and surfing on the Internet as well as in multitasking not too advanced because it is based on a low-power Pentium Dual Core 4417U processor Kaby Lake Refresh coupled with 4 GB of RAM. Keep in mind that the processor shows its limits under software demanding CPU resources, which results in slowdowns.
In any case to be more comfortable in multitasking, there is the possibility of adding a RAM module on the free slot. Scalability is also possible in terms of storage since a 2.5 inch slot is available to add a hard drive or a second SSD.
Because this light computer integrates as standard an SSD much faster than a hard drive but also less energy-consuming, more robust and silent.
Result the SSD clearly reinforces the reactivity of this PC on a daily basis, offering a better fluidity than a simple hard drive. We thus obtain much faster start / stop and launch of applications.
Admittedly, the capacity of 256 GB of the SSD is lower than the standard of hard disks but is nevertheless sufficient for many uses. And if it turns out to be too fair, you can add an SSD / hard drive, or even use an external storage unit like a USB 3.0 device to benefit from fast transfers.
Logically, with regard to the positioning of this silver PC, no dedicated graphics card is embedded here. Exit therefore heavy graphic work like games. But of course with this laptop, you can watch photos and videos thanks to the benefits, admittedly modest, of the Intel HD 610 part integrated into the Pentium.
As for autonomy, count on about 5 hours of battery operation in light use for this Ultrabook whose lightness facilitates transport but which does not however enter the clan of Ultrabooks.