The Asus X415JA-BV473T is a slim and light budget laptop with a sleek silver design that boasts fast 512GB SSD storage for enhanced responsiveness. Equipped with a 14-inch anti-glare screen, this Ultrabook is suitable for everyday use with its Intel Ice Lake Core i3 processor and benefits from a USB-C connection.
Features of the Asus X415JA-BV473T
|Screen (s)||14 “WXGA HD NanoEdge thin edges 200cd / m² 45% NTSC (1366×768, anti-glare / matte)|
|Processor||Intel Core i3-1005G1 Ice Lake (1.2 GHz, 2 cores, TDP 15W)|
|RAM installed (max)||4 GB (soldered) DDR4 2400MHz, 1 slot (free)|
|Graphic card||Intel UHD 620 integrated into the processor|
|Storage||512 GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe 3.0)|
|Connectivity||2 USB 2.0 1 USB 3.0 1 USB 3.1 Type-C (Gen1), HDMI 1.4, microSD|
|Network||Wi-Fi ac (Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 4.1|
|Backlit Keyboard||No (1.4mm stroke)|
|Audio system||2 Harman Kardon (2W) ICEPower speakers|
|Operating system||Windows 10 64-bit|
|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 X415JA-BV473T
With its thin light silver design and light Transparent Silver, this Ultrabook has an elegant and discreet look.
It is equipped with a good connection consisting of 1 USB-C, a useful HDMI video output to easily connect it to a TV or a monitor for example, wireless Wi-Fi ac and Bluetooth 4.1 modules for remote connections and communications, an audio port as well as 3 USBs all compatible with USB 2.0 and USB 3.0, USB 3.0 guaranteeing transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if a USB 3.0 device is plugged into it.
The screen lends itself well to video playback with its 16: 9 format, here associated with a definition of 1366×768, classic characteristics. However, it stands out with its anti-reflective treatment, making it more readable than a shiny panel in a bright environment (eg outdoors).
Performance, battery life of the Asus X415JA-BV473T
The Asus X415JA-BV473T is a compact laptop designed for everyday use.
In this area as well as in content multitasking, it delivers good performance because it is based on 4 GB of RAM associated with a low-consumption Intel Core i3-1005G1 Ice Lake processor.
The latter shows its limits under software that is greedy in processor resources, like the AMD Ryzen 3 and less powerful processors of course.
However, you can be more comfortable multitasking by adding a RAM bar on the free slot.
In any case, unsurprisingly at this price level, no dedicated graphics card is on board.
As a result, this thin and light laptop PC is not designed for heavy graphics work like gaming. It is particularly suitable for office automation, surfing the Internet but also for viewing photos and videos thanks to the modest Intel UHD 620 solution integrated into the Core i3.
Storage is clearly the main asset of this sleek silver Ultrabook. It is indeed entrusted to an SSD which clearly reinforces the responsiveness and fluidity on a daily basis compared to a simple hard drive.
Thanks to the SSD, we benefit in particular from much faster application launches as well as starts / stops.
With its 512 GB, the onboard SSD is positioned at the level of the standard of hard drives in terms of capacity. But if you need more space of course, you can use an external storage unit such as a USB-C / USB 3.0 device to take advantage of fast transfers.
As for the battery life of this Ultrabook whose transport is facilitated by the compactness, finesse and lightness, expect about 5 hours of battery operation in light use.