Sporting a sober and elegant silver design, the new lightweight Asus R509FA-EJ945T laptop is efficient in everyday use and responsive thanks to its fast 512 GB SSD storage, its Whiskey Lake Quad Core i5 processor and its good amount of RAM. It is also equipped with a 15-inch Full HD anti-reflective screen and a USB 3.1 Type-C connector, but its keyboard cannot be backlit.
Specifications Asus R509FA-EJ945T
|Screen (s)||15.6 ” Full HD LED 45% NTSC 220cd / m² (1920×1080, anti-reflective)|
|Processor||Intel Core i5-8265U Whiskey Lake (1.6 GHz, 4 cores, TDP 15W)|
|RAM installed (max)||8 GB (4 GB soldered 4 GB) DDR4 2400 MHz (20 GB), 1 slot (occupied)|
|Graphic card||Intel UHD 620 integrated into the processor|
|Storage||512 GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe 3.0 x2)|
|Connectors||2 USB 2.0 1 USB 3.0 1 USB 3.1 Type-C (Gen1), HDMI, microSD / SDHC / SDXC|
|Network||Wi-Fi ac, Bluetooth 4.1|
|Audio system||2 SonicMaster speakers|
|Operating system||Windows 10 64 bit|
|Autonomy announced / Battery||4 hours / Li-Ion 2 cells 32Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||1.9 Kg / 360 x 235 x 22.9|
Chassis, connectors, screen of the Asus R509FA-EJ945T
It sports a sober and elegant design with its light silver chassis.
This light computer has good connectivity consisting of 1 USB 3.1 Type-C, Wi-Fi ac and Bluetooth 4.1 wireless modules for remote connections and communications, a practical HDMI video output for easy connection to a TV or a monitor for example, an audio port but also 3 USB all compatible with both USB 2.0 and USB 3.0, USB 3.0 ensuring transfers taking place up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if you plug in a USB 3.0 device.
The chiclet keyboard cannot be backlit, however, but it is difficult to blame this PC at this price level.
The screen will interest fans of High Definition and particularly videos with its precise Full HD definition and its 16: 9 format. As it is anti-reflective, the screen is also more readable than a glossy screen in a bright environment (eg outside).
Performance, autonomy of the Asus R509FA-EJ945T
The Asus R509FA-EJ945T is a compact 15-inch High Definition laptop designed for everyday use.
It delivers good performance in this area and in general because it is built around a Quad Core i5-8265U processor with low consumption Whiskey Lake and 8 GB of RAM.
However, this light computer is not designed for heavy graphics work like games because it is not equipped with a graphics card. Thanks to the modest benefits of the Intel UHD 620 part integrated into the processor, you can however view photos and videos of course.
In any case, reactivity is a daily requirement with this silver laptop because it benefits from SSD storage providing much better fluidity than a hard drive. This results in much faster start / stop and launch of applications, for example.
Remember that compared to a hard drive, an SSD is much faster while being more robust, less energy-consuming and quieter. And with its 512 GB, the on-board SSD competes with hard drives in terms of capacity, which is more and more common
As for autonomy, bet on about 4 hours of battery operation in light use for this computer whose weight under the bar of 2 Kg facilitates transport but which is not as thin as an Ultrabook.