Rather light, the Asus R409BA-EK036T is a 14-inch laptop designed to react quickly to your office tasks. It seduces first by its neat design with Full HD screen then by the possibilities it offers with its AMD processor, its good amount of RAM and its responsive 256 GB SSD storage. However, you should not expect anything from the small battery in terms of autonomy and it is a thick one. This last element is explained by the availability of a 2.5 inch storage space inside, a plus for those who like to store.
Specifications for the Asus R409BA-EK036T
|Screen (s)||14 “Full HD NanoEdge thin edges 200cd / m² (1920×1080, anti-reflective)|
|Processor||AMD Dual Core Ryzen 3 3200U Picasso (2.6 GHz, 2 cores)|
|RAM installed||8 GB (1 x 8 GB) DDR4 2400MHz|
|Graphic card||AMD Radeon Vega 3|
|Storage||256 GB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD|
|Connectors||2 USB 2.0 1 USB 3.1, HDMI, microSD|
|Network||Wi-Fi ac, Bluetooth 4.1|
|Audio system||2 SonicMaster speakers|
|Operating system||Windows 10 Home 64 bit|
|Autonomy announced / Battery||4 hours / Li-ion 2 cells 32Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||1.6 Kg / 325 x 216 x 22.9|
Chassis, connectors, screen of the Asus R409BA-EK036T
The Asus R409BA-EK036T does not revolutionize the codes of design with its silver 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 and a reasonable weight around 1.6 kg , enough to open it up for a bit of nomadic life.
The screen sees its contours significantly refined for a convincing 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 content in High Definition in the best conditions. In addition, the anti-reflection treatment facilitates viewing in high ambient light and the viewing angles are stabilized despite the use of TN. Note that the screen is placed on ErgoLift hinges which will raise the keyboard base when the cover is opened, a plus for comfort.
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 R409BA-EK036T
A strong point of this configuration, the privileged storage gives pride of place to reactivity. Indeed, a dedicated 256 GB NVMe PCIe SSD is on hand, allowing to bring its share of fluidity to Windows 10 and to the overall execution of programs while not sacrificing too much capacity. If you count the space occupied by the system and by the programs, there is approximately 200 GB of free space, enough to accommodate a small part of your toy library. For the rest, you will have to opt for an external or online solution.
The Asus R409BA-EK036T also shines with its amount of RAM of 8 GB , a capacity greater than the standard of 4 GB. Thus, the fluidity will be multitasking. A plus if you tend to collect tabs on the browser. This reactivity parameter seconds an A9-9425 APU which delivers sufficient performance to run all the common tasks (surfing the Internet, office tools, video playback) as well as a minimum of editing. By cons, no need to hope to use any photo processing software for example.
In terms of autonomy, do not count on more than 4 hours because of its small battery (32 Whr). It is too limited to hope to work on the move.