Our opinion on the Asus Vivobook R415FA-EK040T
Compactness, lightness and elegance are the prerogative of the Ultrabook Asus Vivobook R415FA-EK040T Fine silver ready for High Definition with its 14 inch IPS Full HD anti-glare and which facilitates the entry of numbers with its NumPad keypad module. Equipped with USB-C connectivity as well as fast 512 GB SSD storage for increased responsiveness, this discreet laptop is suitable for everyday use with its 8 GB of RAM and its Core i3 Intel Comet Lake processor.
Specifications of the Asus Vivobook R415FA-EK040T
|Screen (s)||14″ Full HD 45% NTSC 220cd/m² (1920×1080, antireflet)|
|Processor||Intel Core i3-10110U Comet Lake (2.1 GHz, 2 cœurs)|
|RAM installed||8 Go (4 Go soudés + 4 Go) DDR4 2400 MHz, 1 slot (occupé)|
|Graphic card||Intel UHD 620 integrated into the processor|
|Storage||SSD M.2 de 512 Go (NVMe PCIe)|
|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|
|Numeric keypad||Oui, via NumPad (NumberPad)|
|Audio system||2 SonicMaster speakers, ICEPower|
|Operating system||Windows 10 Home 64-bit|
|Autonomy announced / Battery||5 hours / Li-ion 2 cells 37Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||1.6 Kg / 325.4 x 216 x 19.9|
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Chassis, connectors, screen of the Asus Vivobook R415FA-EK040T
With its thin and light light silver design, it adopts an elegant and understated appearance.
The connection that this Ultrabook incorporates is good, consisting of 1 USB-C, a useful HDMI video output in order to easily connect this PC to a TV or a monitor for example, Wi-Fi ac and Bluetooth 4.1 modules for remote wireless connections and communications, an audio port or even 3 USBs compatible with both USB 2.0 and USB 3.0, USB 3.0 guaranteeing transfers made up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if you plug a USB 3.0 device into it.
No backlighting system for the keyboard, logically considering the price charged.
But while there is insufficient space on the right to accommodate a physical numeric keypad as in any model with a format less than 15 inches, Asus here decides to offer its NumPad technology.
The NumberPad, which is activated at the touchpad, displays a tactile numeric keypad making it easier to enter numbers.
The screen lends itself well to the display of High Definition content such as videos due to its precise Full HD definition higher than the 1366×768 standard and its 16: 9 format. As it is anti-reflective, the screen is also more readable than a shiny panel in a bright environment (eg outdoors).
Performance, autonomy of the Asus Vivobook R415FA-EK040T
The Asus Vivobook R415FA-EK040T is a thin and light 14-inch High Definition laptop designed for everyday use.
In this area as in Internet surfing and office automation, this discreet laptop PC delivers good performance because it relies on a good amount of 8 GB RAM which is very appreciable in multitasking as well as a low consumption Intel Core i3-10110U processor. Comet Lake.
The latter houses the Intel UHD 620, a modest graphics solution that takes care of all the graphics. It is not designed for heavy graphics work like games but allows viewing of photos and videos of course.
It should be borne in mind that this sleek silver Ultrabook shows its limits under CPU demanding software, like models based on an AMD Ryzen 3 processor and of course less powerful chip.
Storage side, Asus opts for an SSD providing both a suitable capacity of 512 GB corresponding to the standard of disks as well as greater responsiveness and fluidity compared to the latter. As a result, thanks to the SSD, we obtain much faster starts / stops as well as application launches.
Remember that an SSD is much faster than a hard drive but also more robust, less energy and silent.
In the event that 512 GB is too tight, we can nevertheless rely on an external storage unit such as a USB-C / USB 3.0 device to benefit from fast transfers.
As for the autonomy, bet on approximately 5 hours of operation on battery in light use for this Ultrabook whose transport is facilitated by the weight contained and the smoothness.