Speed and silence in a cheap 14-inch, that’s what the Asus Vivobook R415JA-BV356T offers you, an elegant and light ultrabook equipped for office automation. Among its strengths are a decent total of RAM (8 GB), fast NVMe SSD storage (256 GB) and a recent Inte Core i3 Turbo processor, quite capable of dealing with everyday jobs (browsing, streaming … .). The whole is installed in an elegant and compact box, equipped with a correct connection. On the other hand, we can blame him for his basic screen.
Features of the Asus R415JA-BV356T
|Screen (s)||14 “HD NanoEdge thin edges 200nits (1366×768, anti-glare)|
|Processor||Intel Core i3-1005G1 Ice Lake (1.2 GHz, 2 cores)|
|RAM installed||8 GB (4 GB soldered 4 GB) DDR4 2400 MHz, 1 slot (occupied)|
|Graphic card||Intel UHD 620 Graphics|
|Storage||256 GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe 3.0)|
|Connectivity||2 USB 2.0 1 USB 3.2 1 USB 3.2 Type-C (Gen1), HDMI 1.4, microSD|
|Network||Wi-Fi ac, Bluetooth 4.1|
|Audio system||2 SonicMaster speakers|
|Operating system||Windows 10 64-bit S mode|
|battery life announced / Battery||5 hours / Li-Ion 2 cells 37Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||1.6 Kg / 325.4 x 216 x 19.9|
Chassis, connectors, screen of the Asus R415JA-BV356T
The Asus R415JA-BV356T does not revolutionize design codes with its silver tones and rounded lines. However, the result is neat and neutral, without any textural effect. The silver keyboard is also not backlit, but Asus has tinted its keys in a darker gray tone, which contrasts with the lettering and ensures a better perception.
In terms of measurements, it falls into the category of ultrabooks with a thickness of 19.9 mm and a reasonable weight of around 1.6 kg , enough to open it up to a little nomadic life.
The screen also plays a decisive role in the aesthetic rendering of the ultrabook and its refined NanoEdge contours will not only increase the feeling of immersion but also allow a 14-inch panel to slide into a 13-inch chassis. This one is not very well endowed here. Its claims are even rather basic with a simple definition (1366 x 768 px) and TN type panel resulting in narrow viewing angles which limit the readability of the screen when you are not facing the panel. Opposite, the anti-reflective coating facilitates viewing in strong ambient light.
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 4.1.
Performance, battery life of the Asus R415JA-BV356T
The Asus VivoBook R415JA-BV356T is powered by a 10th generation Intel Core processor Core i3-1005G1 . This 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. This one takes care of the graphic tasks related to the current use and can even support some occasional parts as long as these are not too greedy.
Storage is entrusted to a 256 GB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD , bringing its share of fluidity to Windows 10 and to the overall execution of programs, knowing that it comes at the level of capacity. If we count the space occupied by the system and by the programs, there is only about 200 GB of free space, enough to house a small part of your game library. For the rest, you will have to opt for an external or online storage solution.
A word about Windows 10S, installed by default on this reference. It is a lightweight version of Windows designed for education that only supports apps from the Windows Store. It is therefore more secure but also more limited in actions. You can upgrade to a full version of Windows 10 at any time, but the reverse is not possible.
Let’s finish with the battery life which benefits from this variation of a small battery of 37 Whr. You should therefore not count on more than 4 or 5 hours of battery life in current use.