Designed for office use, the Asus X543BA-GQ730T silver is a new laptop with 15-inch anti-glare screen that is based on an entry-level AMD Stoney Ridge processor. Its reactivity is reinforced by its fast SSD storage.
|Screen (s)||15.6 ” WXGA HD LED (1366×768, anti-reflective)|
|Processor||AMD A6-9225 Stoney Ridge (2.6 GHz, 2 cores, TDP 15W)|
|RAM installed (max)||4 GB (soldered) DDR4 2400 MHz (12 GB), 1 slot (free)|
|Graphic card||AMD Radeon R4 integrated into the processor|
|Storage||256 GB SSD (SATA 3.0)|
|Connectivity||2 USB 2.0 1 USB 3.0, HDMI, microSD|
|Network||Wi-Fi ac, Bluetooth 4.2|
|Audio system||2 SonicMaster 2W speakers|
|Operating system||Windows 10 64 bit|
|Autonomy announced / Battery||4 hours / Li-Polymer 3 cells 33Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||1.9 Kg / 381 x 251 x 27.2|
Chassis, connectors, screen of the Asus X543BA-GQ730T
It sports an elegant and discreet design with its silver Star Gray chassis and takes advantage of IceCool technology to keep temperatures at a reasonable level (between 28 ° and 35 °), particularly at the wrist rest.
This computer is properly equipped in terms of connectivity with its practical HDMI video output to easily connect it to a monitor or TV for example, its Wi-Fi ac and Bluetooth 4.2 wireless modules for remote connections and communications, its port audio as well as its 3 USB all compatible with USB 2.0 and USB 3.0, USB 3.0 guaranteeing transfers up to 10 times faster than with USB 2.0 if a USB 3.0 device is connected to it.
With its definition of 1366×768 and its 16: 9 format, the screen adopts classic specifications. However, it is distinguished by its anti-reflective treatment making it more readable in a light environment (eg outside) than a shiny panel.
Performance, autonomy of the Asus X543BA-GQ730T
The Asus X543BA-GQ730T is a 15-inch laptop designed for everyday use.
It delivers modest benefits that are suitable for multitasking content and basic everyday use, such as office automation and surfing the Internet. It is in fact built around an AMD APU processor (Accelerated Processing Unit) low consumption entry level Stoney Ridge A6-9225 which quickly shows its limits under software a little greedy in CPU resources, which results in slowdowns.
To be more comfortable in multitasking, you can add a RAM module to the free DDR4 slot.
Logically in terms of its positioning, this computer does not have a dedicated graphics card. It is not designed for gaming and more generally heavy graphics work but obviously allows you to view photos and videos thanks to the modest Radeon R4 part integrated into the Stoney Ridge.
Storage is the main advantage of this PC because it is entrusted to an SSD much faster than a hard drive but also less energy-consuming, more robust and silent.
Result thanks to the SSD, we benefit from a significantly more reactive and fluid operation than with a hard drive. On a daily basis, this translates in particular into much faster start / stop and launch of applications.
Here, we find a 256 GB SSD on board, sufficient capacity for a number of uses. It is certainly lower than the standard of hard disks, but difficult to hold it against this price point.
And all the more so since we always have the option of relying on an external storage unit if 256 GB is too tight. Opting for a USB 3.0 device then represents an advantageous solution because we thus obtain rapid transfers.
As for autonomy, bet on about 4 hours of battery operation in light use for this computer whose controlled weight facilitates transport without making it as easy as for Ultrabook.