Productive users, the Asus Zenbook UM431DA-AM077T provides a promising configuration in an elegant setting. Centered around a borderless Full HD IPS screen that will delight moviegoers and an AMD base (Quad Core Ryzen 7, Vega 10), it is perfectly capable of withstanding everyday use as well as a bit of occasional play, with support for fast and good capacity SSD storage (512 GB). In addition, its chassis is compact, the keyboard is backlit and a fingerprint reader takes care of Windows Hello authentication. On the other hand, we should not expect much from autonomy.
Specifications for the Asus ZenBook UM431DA-AM077T
|Screen (s)||14 “Full HD IPS LED NanoEdge thin edges 6.45mm 100% sRGB (1920×1080, anti-reflective)|
|Processor||AMD Quad Core Ryzen 7 3700U Picasso (2.3 GHz, 4 cores)|
|RAM installed||8 GB (soldered) DDR4 2400 MHz|
|Graphic card||AMD Radeon RX Vega 10|
|Storage||512 GB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD|
|Connectivity||1 USB 2.0 1 USB 3.1 1 USB 3.1 Type-C (Gen1), HDMI, SD / SDXC|
|Network||Wi-Fi ac, Bluetooth 4.2|
|Windows Hello||Yes, via fingerprint reader|
|Audio system||4 Harman Kardon SonicMaster speakers, SmartAmp|
|Operating system||Windows 10 Home 64 bit|
|Autonomy announced / Battery||10 hours / Li-Polymer 2 cells 47Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||1.39 Kg / 324 x 212 x 15.9|
Chassis, connectors, screen of the Asus Zenbook UM431DA-AM077T
Dressed in an elegant Silver Blue design, a silver color that takes on bluish reflections, the Asus Zenbook UM431DA-AM077T does not lack charm. Its aesthetic is worked with the concentric effect dear to Zenbooks on the back of the cover and a brushed transverse finish around the keyboard. We also note that two speaker grilles take place on either side of the keyboard, which reflects the presence of 4 speakers inside the ultrabook. However, we should not expect a sound revolution at this level.
Note that its chassis meets the military resistance standard MIL-STD-810G for a solidity announced “foolproof” (extreme heat, shock, fall, humidity, altitude, exposure to the sun).
The ultrabook is equipped with “ErgoLift” hinges which raise the base when the screen opens to improve typing comfort on the keyboard and ensure better air circulation below. Speaking of the keyboard, it is equipped with a white backlighting system for the keys .
The screen takes advantage of refined NanoEdge edges a little thicker than on the Zenbook UX433 but which are enough to create a feeling of immersion. Its Full HD definition (1920 x 1080 px) makes it possible to offer a vast display space perfectly clear and to make the best use of the content in High Definition (more and more widespread) while the IPS technology takes care of opening viewing angles and reproduce faithful colors. Note that on this declination (UM431DA-AM), the panel is anti-reflective for better comfort in a light environment.
For its part, the connectivity ensures a very correct level with its standard size interfaces, which is no longer a detail at a time when fine silhouettes very often imply the arrival of micro formats. Here, an HDMI output and a full size SD card reader are present as well as two USB ports including a USB 3.0 and a USB Type-C Gen1 port . On the other hand, the Ethernet port disappears in favor of recent wireless modules (Wifi AC and Bluetooth 4.2).
Performance, autonomy of the Asus Zenbook UM431DA-AM077T
Let\’s continue with the component that powers the ultrabook: the low-consumption AMD Quad Core Ryzen 7 3700U processor . Comparable in terms of performance to an Intel Quad Core i7-8565U (9th gen), current use is fully supported and you can even tackle missions such as photo editing, video editing and light computing without shaking too much. Especially since the APU is supported by 8 GB of RAM , a total adequate to navigate smoothly in multitasking .
The graphics part is entrusted to the AMD Radeon RX Vega 10 chip integrated into the processor. In theory, it is capable of providing roughly the same level of play as a GeForce MX230 and therefore surpasses the Intel UHD 620 chip integrated in the Intel low-consumption processors. Some occasional players will be able to settle for it and launch most of the old and undemanding titles on condition of lowering the definition in HD.
Another strong point of this Zenbook UM431DA-AM077T, the 512 GB NVMe PCIe SSD will significantly strengthen the overall responsiveness of the system on a daily basis compared to a configuration with mechanical hard drive. Based on a PCIe interface faster than SATA3, the SSD ensures shorter loading times, almost instant Windows launch and very fast file copies, not to mention the qualities in terms of energy savings, durability and of silence from the SSD. To not spoil anything, its capacity is nothing ridiculous and can accommodate a good part of your toy library.
Finally, nomads can expect on average 5 to 6 hours of autonomy in web browsing via Wifi. A total that will undoubtedly be possible to extend with optimized drivers and an “energy saving” profile.