Rather light, the Asus R409JA-EK261T is a 14-inch laptop designed to handle your office tasks with responsiveness. It seduces first by its neat design with Full HD screen and then by the possibilities it offers with its 10th generation Intel Core i3 Turbo processor, its good amount of RAM and its responsive SSD storage of good capacity (512 GB). On the other hand, we should not expect anything from the small battery in terms of endurance and it is a thicker for a 14 inches in 2020. This last element is explained by the availability of a storage space 2.5 inches per l interior, a plus for those who like to store.
Specifications of the Asus R409JA-EK261T
|Screen (s)||14 “Full HD NanoEdge thin edges 200cd / m² (1920×1080, anti-glare)|
|Processor||Intel Core i3-1005G1 Ice Lake (1.2 GHz, 2 cores)|
|RAM installed||8 GB (1 x 8 GB) DDR4 2400MHz|
|Graphic card||Intel UHD Graphics G1|
|Storage||512 GB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD|
|Connectivity||2 USB 2.0 1 USB 3.1 1 USB 3.1 Type-C, 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 R409JA-EK261T
The Asus R409JA-EK261T does not revolutionize design codes 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 the lettering in sunny weather.
Side measurements, it is positioned in the middle high with a thickness of 22 mm and a reasonable weight around 1.6 kg , enough to open it up to a little nomadic life.
The screen has its contours significantly refined for a feeling of convincing immersion. It benefits from a Full HD definition (1920 x 1080 px) which provides a healthy display density to modulate the display or view High Definition content in the best conditions. In addition, the anti-glare coating facilitates viewing in strong ambient light and 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.
The connection has the advantage of integrating a USB Type-C port (versatile interface). The rest is to match 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 Wifi 802.11 AC and Bluetooth 4.2.
Performance, autonomy of the Asus R409JA-EK261T
As the primary argument of this PC, we find the storage, entrusted to a M.2 NVMe PCIe 512 GB SSD which will bring a welcome dose of responsiveness to the system. Compared to a standard mechanical hard drive, is is quieter, more robust and energy efficient, and allows Windows to achieve remarkable smoothness with short load times and zero latency execution. What\’s more, its capacity is nothing short of ridiculous and can accommodate a good chunk of your game library although some may not find it sufficient.
The Asus is based on a 10th generation Intel Core processor Core i3-1005G1 . This very recent processor has the advantage of taking advantage of a Turbo mode allowing it to seek a little more power if necessary. Be careful, we stay on a Dual Core i3 which is mainly intended for everyday office automation with Web browsing, Office suite, video playback, light touch-ups, etc. It’s hard to imagine performing more demanding tasks on this PC, even if the 8 GB RAM opens the way to multitasking.
The integrated graphics Intel UHD G1 is comparable to an Intel UHD 620 integrated in the processors of previous generations. It takes care of graphic tasks related to current use and can even support a few occasional games as long as they are not too demanding.
In terms of autonomy, do not expect more than 4 hours due to its small battery (32 Whr). It’s too limited to hope to work in mobility.