Asus R409FA-EK586T, 14 ″ Lightweight and Fast Silver Laptop PC with 512 GB SSD

Our opinion on the Asus R409FA-EK586T

L’Asus R409FA-EK586T is a sleek, thin and light silver laptop that is quite suitable for everyday use thanks to its 8 GB of RAM and its Comet Lake Intel Core i3 processor. Equipped with a 14-inch Full HD anti-glare screen ready for High Definition, this inexpensive laptop also benefits from a fast 512 GB SSD storage which enhances its responsiveness as well as a USB-C connection.

Specifications the Asus R409FA-EK586T

Screen (s) 14″ Full HD NanoEdge bords fins 45% NTSC 200cd/m² (1920×1080, antireflet/mate)
Processor Intel Core i3-10110U Comet Lake (2.1 GHz, 2 cœurs, TDP 15W)
Installed RAM (max) 8 Go (4 Go soudés + 4 Go) DDR4 2133 MHz (20 Go), 1 slot (occupé)
Graphic card Intel UHD 620 integrated into the processor
Storage 512 GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe 3.0 x2) + 1 free 2.5 inch slot (7mm)
Connectivity 1 USB 3.0 + 2 USB 2.0 + 1 USB 3.1 Type-C (Gen1), HDMI, microSD/SDHC/SDXC
Network Wi-Fi ac, Bluetooth 4.1
Backlit Keyboard
Numeric keypad
Windows Hello
Audio system 2 loudspeakers
Operating system Windows 10 64 bits
Autonomy announced / Battery 5 hours / Li-Ion 2 cells 32Whr
Weight / Dimensions (mm) 1.6 Kg / 325 x 216 x 22.9

The Asus R409FA-EK586T against the competition

The Asus R409FA-EK586T is currently displayed in promotion at Darty and at the Fnac. It offers an interesting equipment / price ratio for its category where it is one of the cheapest.

Chassis, connectors, screen of the Asus R409FA-EK586T

With its thin and light silver design, this laptop PC adopts an elegant and discreet look.

It is equipped with a good connection consisting of 1 USB-C, a practical HDMI video output to easily connect it to a TV or a monitor for example, wireless Wi-Fi ac modules and Bluetooth 4.1 for remote connections and communications, an audio port not to mention 3 USBs all compatible with USB 2.0 and USB 3.0, USB 3.0 guaranteeing transfers taking place up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if you plug in a USB 3.0 device.

The screen is ready for High Definition such as videos because it is adorned with a precise Full HD definition associated with a 16 / 9th format. Thanks to its anti-reflective treatment, the screen is also more readable than a shiny panel in a bright environment (eg outdoors).

Performance, autonomy of the Asus R409FA-EK586T

The Asus R409FA-EK586T is a stylish and lightweight High Definition laptop designed for everyday use.

In this field, as in Internet surfing and office automation, this thin and light laptop delivers good performance because it is equipped with 8 GB of RAM coupled to a low-power Intel Comet Lake Core i3-10110U processor.

The Intel UHD 620 graphics part housed within the latter allows you to watch photos and videos. Modest, however, it is not designed for heavy graphics work such as games.

The undeniable asset of this elegant silver laptop is its storage entrusted to an SSD which has the advantage of being silent but also more robust than a hard drive, less energy consuming and much faster.

Concretely thanks to the SSD, we obtain a much better fluidity and responsiveness on a daily basis compared to a simple hard drive. In practice, for example, with the SSD, we benefit from much faster starts / stops and launches of applications.

Here we find an SSD whose capacity of 512 GB rivals the standard of hard drives.
What if we need more space? A 2.5 inch slot is free to add a second SSD or a hard drive.
We also have the possibility of relying on an external storage unit. Opting for a USB-C / USB 3.0 device then represents an interesting solution to benefit from fast transfers.

As for the autonomy of this laptop, whose weight is easy to transport without making it as easy as an Ultrabook (thinner), expect about 5 hours of battery operation in light use.