Our Asus ExpertBook X516CDA-EJ0525T review
Cheap laptop in a deep blue design, theAsus ExpertBook X516CDA-EJ0525T lightweight suitable for High Definition content with a 15-inch Full HD anti-reflective screen benefits from connectivity with 2 HDMI and VGA video outputs but also Wi-Fi ax and USB-C . This computer that offers a webcam cache whose responsiveness is boosted by fast SSD storage is suitable for daily use with its 8 GB of RAM and its AMD Ryzen 3 processor.
Featured is the Asus ExpertBook X516CDA-EJ0525T
|screen(s).||15.6″ Full HD NanoEdge thin edges (1920×1080, anti-reflective)|
|Processor||AMD Ryzen 3 3250U Picasso (2.6 GHz, 2 cores, TDP 15W)|
|Installed RAM (max)||8 GB (soldered) DDR4 2666MHz (32 GB), 1 slot (free)|
|Graphic card||AMD Radeon Vega 3 is integrated into the processor|
|Storage||256GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4)|
|connectors||2 USB 3.2 (Gen2) + 1 USB 2.0 + 1 USB 3.2 Type-C (Gen2), HDMI 1.4, VGA, microSD|
|Network||Wi-Fi 6E ax (2×2), Bluetooth 5, Gigabit Ethernet|
|Audio system||2 x 2W speakers, SonicMaster|
|Operating system||Windows 10 64 bit|
|Autonomy revealed / Battery||5 hours / Li-Polymer 3 cells 42Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||1.75 Kg / 358 x 236.5 x 19.4|
The Asus ExpertBook X516CDA-EJ0525T against the competition
The Asus ExpertBook X516CDA-EJ0525T is currently shown at promotion in SMIDistri and meets several competitors in its category where it is one of the only ones to offer 2 HDMI + VGA video outputs but will also be provided with Wi-Fi ax and USB-C.
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Chassis, connectors, screen of Asus ExpertBook X516CDA-EJ0525T
With its thin and light deep blue frame that rises slightly forward when opened, it has an original, sober and elegant look.
this laptop is better equipped than many more expensive models in terms of connectivity with its 2 video outputs (against 1 maximum usually) HDMI and VGA (very rare in recent years) practical for easy connection its to a TV or monitor for example, its Wi -Fi ax modules (newer and better than Wi-Fi ac) and Bluetooth 5.0 and for wireless remote connections and communication, its Ethernet and audio ports, its USB-C as well as its 3 USB which are all compatible with USB 2.0 and USB 3.0, the USB 3.0 which transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 are guaranteed if you connect USB 3.0 peripherals.
Good point, the webcam can be hidden behind a conspicuous cover to maintain privacy.
Thanks to its 16:9 format, the screen excels at displaying videos and generally High Definition content as it uses accurate Full HD definition higher than the standard 1366×768 at this price level. Because it is anti-reflective, the screen is more readable than a glossy panel in a bright environment (eg outdoors).
Performance, autonomy of the Asus ExpertBook X516CDA-EJ0525T
The Asus ExpertBook X516CDA-EJ0525T is a thin and light High Definition laptop intended for everyday use.
In this area, as in office automation and surfing the Internet, this laptop PC, based on the Ryzen 3 3250U AMD APU (Accelerated Processing Unit) with a low-power Picasso processor and 8 GB of RAM, which is very useful in multitasking, delivering excellent performance.
If Ryzen 3 shows its limitations under processor-intensive applications like Intel Core i3 and of course less powerful processors, it nevertheless allows you to view photos and videos thanks to Radeon Vega 3 graphics modules it integrates.
SSD storage clearly improves day-to-day responsiveness and fluidity compared to a simple hard drive. Thanks to the SSD, we get faster start / stop, for example, as well as launching software.
Because SSD is faster than a hard drive but less energy, more stable and quieter.
Here we find a 256 GB SSD capable of receiving light and / or some files / software, which corresponds to half of what hard drives offer as standard.
However, in case more space is needed, an external storage unit such as a USB 3.0 / USB-C device can be used to get fast transfers.
As for the autonomy of this mobile computer that can easily be carried as an Ultrabook thanks to its efficiency and lightness, bet on approximately 5 hours of battery operation in light use.