With its capacity-rich storage and 8 GB RAM, the Asus M509DA-EJ333T has a good level of responsiveness. If it can first seduce by its neat design, the possibilities it offers cover all common tasks with a little editing, enough to meet the majority of users looking for a 15 inch PC competitive. The system is responsive thanks to the RAM in good quantity and fast SSD storage and the Full HD screen with refined edges will delight moviegoers. On the other hand, nothing should be expected from the small battery and we have already seen 15 inches thinner.
Specifications Asus M509DA-EJ333T
|Screen (s)||15.6 “Full HD LED 220cd / m² (1920×1080, anti-reflective)|
|Processor||AMD Ryzen 7 3700U Picasso (2.3 GHz, 4 cores)|
|RAM installed||8 GB (1 x 8 GB) DDR4 2400 MHz|
|Graphic card||AMD Radeon Vega 10|
|Storage||256 GB M.2 SSD 1 TB at 5400 rpm|
|Connectors||2 USB 2.0 1 USB 3.1 1 USB 3.1 Type-C (Gen1), HDMI, microSD / SDXC|
|Network||Wi-Fi ac, Bluetooth 4.1|
|Audio system||2 SonicMaster speakers|
|Operating system||Windows 10 64 bit|
|Autonomy announced / Battery||5 hours / Li-Ion 3 cells 41Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||1.9 Kg / 360.2 x 234.9 x 22.9|
Chassis, connectors, screen of the Asus M509DA-EJ333T
The Asus M509DA-EJ333T does not revolutionize the codes of design with its silver / gray tones and rounded lines. However, the result is neat and neutral, with no texture effect. The silver keyboard is also not backlit, which can interfere with the perception of lettering in sunny weather.
In terms of measurements, it is positioned in the high middle with a thickness of 22 mm offset by a rather reasonable weight around 1.9 kg , enough to open it up for a bit of nomadic life.
At the opening, we discover a screen framed with fairly fine NanoEdge contours that will amplify the feeling of immersion. It benefits from a Full HD definition (1920 x 1080 px) which provides a healthy display density to modulate the display or view in the best conditions High Definition content, perfect for moviegoers in particular. Its matt 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 has the advantage of integrating a USB Type-C port (versatile interface). The rest is in keeping with a microSD card reader, an HDMI output and three other USB ports, two of which are limited by the 2.0 standard. The wireless modules are entrusted to Wi-Fi 802.11 AC and Bluetooth 4.2.
Performance, autonomy of the Asus M509DA-EJ333T
Focus on one of the elements that bring real added value to the PC, storage, there to promote system responsiveness without compromising on capacity. Indeed, the dedicated 256 GB SSD will be able to accommodate the operating system and all programs and games and thus contribute to more responsive execution, shorter loading times and a more lively environment overall. The additional 1000 GB hard drive is there to allow you to archive your entire game library without limits.
The low consumption AMD Quad Core Ryzen 7 3700U processor is just as decisive and provides multimedia scope for the PC. This succeeds the Ryzen 7 2700U with a gain of more or less 10% in terms of power, enough to arrive at a level close to an Intel Quad Core i7-8550U. In fact, everyday use is fully supported and you can even tackle photo editing, video editing and light compute assignments with confidence. Alongside it, the 8 GB of RAM is essential for indulging in multitasking.
The graphics part is based on the AMD Radeon RX Vega 10 chip integrated into the processor. In theory, it is capable of providing roughly the same level of play as a GeForce MX230 or even GeForce MX250 under certain profiles and therefore surpasses the Intel UHD 620 chip integrated into Intel low-consumption processors. Some occasional players will be able to content themselves with it and launch most of the old and undemanding titles on condition of limiting the level of details. For more recent opus and sharper details, it will even be necessary to lower it to a basic definition (900p or even 768p).
In terms of autonomy, do not count on more than 5 hours because of its small battery (41 Whr). It is too limited to consider working on the move.