Nomadic with its 12-hour battery life, finesse and lightness, the Asus Zenbook UX534FT-AA318T blue Ultrabook with a 15-inch 4K screen benefits from an NVIDIA Turing GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q graphics card to run many games and speed up. processing as well as fast SSD storage with a large capacity of 1TB. Efficient in everyday use thanks to its good amount of RAM and its Quad Core i7 Comet Lake processor, this versatile laptop benefits from a second ScreenPad 2.0 screen offering multiple functions but also an infrared webcam for authentication by facial recognition, a backlit chiclet keyboard or even a USB 3.1 Type-C connection. However, it skips the Wi-Fi ax and Thunderbolt.
Specifications Asus Zenbook UX534FT-AA318T
|Screen (s)||15.6 “Ultra HD 4K IPS NanoEdge ultra thin edges 2.9mm 100% sRGB (3840×2160, glossy)
ScreenPad 2.0: 5.6 inch FullHD (2160×1080) IPS glass touchscreen
|Processor||Intel Core i7-10510U Comet Lake (1.8 GHz, 4 cores, TDP 15W)|
|Installed RAM (max)||16 GB DDR4 2133 MHz|
|Graphic card||NVIDIA Pascal GeForce GTX 1650 4 GB GDDR5 dedicated Max-Q, Intel UHD 620 integrated in the processor and Optimus|
|Storage||1TB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe)|
|Connection||2 USB 3.0 1 USB 3.1 Type-C (Gen2), HDMI 1.4b, SD / MMC|
|Network||Wi-Fi ac (2×2), Bluetooth 5.0 Gigabit Ethernet (via USB to RJ-45 adapter supplied)|
|Numeric keypad||Yes, via ScreenPad 2.0|
|Windows Hello||Yes, Infrared webcam|
|Audio system||2 SonicMaster speakers|
|Operating system||Windows 10 64 bit|
|Autonomy announced / Battery||12 hours / Li-Ion 8 cells 71Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||1.65 Kg / 354 x 220 x 18.9|
Chassis, connectors, screen of Asus Zenbook UX534FT-AA318T
It sports an original elegant design with its blue frame in brushed metal finish with ErgoLift hinge which raises it 3 ° forward when opened. It is intended to be robust with its compliance with the military resistance standard MIL-STD-810G.
The connectivity integrated into this versatile Ultrabook is good, including 1 USB 3.1 Type-C, wireless Bluetooth 5.0 and Wi-Fi ac modules to communicate and connect remotely, a practical HDMI video output to easily connect this PC to a TV or monitor for example, an audio port or even 2 USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible) guaranteeing transfers taking place up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if USB 3.0 peripherals are connected to it.
Too bad, however, that Asus does not offer Thunderbolt and Wi-Fi ax connectivity …
The screen will be of interest to fans of (Very) High Definition content such as videos because it adopts a 4K Ultra HD definition more precise than Full HD as well as a 16: 9 format. It displays large vertical and horizontal viewing angles as well as more faithful-than-average colors thanks to its IPS and 100% sRGB specifications.
Asus has chosen here a glossy treatment which certainly revives the colors but we would have expected anti-reflective for less sensitivity to reflections in a bright environment (eg outdoors).
Above the screen sits an Infrared webcam, a technology that allows authentication to the system by facial recognition via Windows Hello technology.
A backlighting system is fitted to the chiclet keyboard, which is very practical for distinguishing its keys in a dimly lit environment.
Below instead of the traditional touchpad, there is a ScreenPad 2.0, a second but touch screen that offers multiple features to discover in our test dedicated to the ScreenPad .
Performance, battery life of Asus Zenbook UX534FT-AA318T
The Asus Zenbook UX534FT-AA318T targets those looking for a versatile 15-inch compact laptop PC on the go, with a gaming and creative focus.
Fairly easy to transport thanks to its thinness and relative lightness, this Ultrabook will be of interest to nomads who want to be able to use their PC all day away from a power outlet because on the autonomy side, we can expect about 12 hours of battery operation in light use.
To do this, this versatile blue Ultrabook relies on energy-efficient components like the low-power Quad Core i7-10510U Comet Lake processor. It is here coupled with a good amount of 16 GB RAM. This duo thus delivers good general performance capable of satisfying many users.
However, those who often perform CPU intensive work will benefit from opting instead for a PC based on a non-low power processor to obtain faster processing.
However, in processing, the 16 GB of RAM are significant, as is the on-board graphics card, which is much more powerful in comparison to the processor.
This is the NVIDIA Turing GeForce GTX 1650, here in the Max-Q edition .
The GeForce GTX 1650 has the advantage of speeding up processing in software using GPU computing power, such as Sony Vegas or Adobe Photoshop / Premiere.
Depending on the tasks performed, the onboard NVIDIA Optimus technology switches automatically and in real time between the GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q and the Intel UHD 620 solution integrated into the Quad Core i7.
Optimus uses the Intel UHD 630 as much as possible despite its very modest features because it is energy efficient and therefore promotes autonomy. The GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q is in practice activated by Optimus to perform graphics processing deemed too heavy for the Intel UHD 620.
With one or the other, you can obviously watch photos and videos while with the GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, you can indulge in many games if you agree to settings under the greedy titles in graphics resources to achieve good gameplay. For example, we might think about reducing the definition of the screen because 4K requires more calculation from the graphics card than Full HD, which implies a lower number of fps.
On the storage side, Asus made the wise and logical choice of an SSD because it is more energy efficient than a hard drive while being less energy intensive, silent and much faster.
Result thanks to the SSD, one reaches for example faster on the cards of the online games and one takes advantage of launches of games / software, treatments and starts / stops much faster.
In addition here, we find an integrated 1 TB SSD, a large capacity that rivals hard drives.
Finally, keep in mind that this PC is heard and heats up in the event of strong demands (eg: treatments, games).