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Asus M509DA Review: Slow Speed WiFi in Ryzen 3 Notebook

Sascha Mölck (translated by DeepL / Ninh Duy), 01/23/2020

Good performance. Asus presents a 15.6-inch notebook with the M509DA, which can score with a large-capacity NVMe SSD, good performance development and low warming. The dark, low-contrast, viewing angle-unstable display doesn't arouse any enthusiasm.

Asus M509DA-EJ153T
Graphics adapter
AMD Radeon RX Vega 3 - 2048 MB, Core: 1200 MHz, Memory: 1200 MHz, Dual-Channel, Adrenalin 19.12.3 (26.20.15003.5016)
Memory
8192 MB 
, DDR4-2666, Dual Channel, one memory bank (occupied), 4 GB firmly soldered
Display
15.6 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 141 PPI, Chi Mei N156HGA-EA3, TN LED, glossy: no
Mainboard
AMD Promontory/Bixby FCH
Storage
Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8, 512 GB 
, 443 GB free
Soundcard
Realtek ALC256 @ AMD K17.1 - Audio Processor - High Definition Audio Controller
Connections
2 USB 2.0, 2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: 3.5mm Combo, Card Reader: MicroSD, TPM 2.0
Networking
Realtek 8821CE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 4.2
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 22.9 x 360.2 x 234.9 ( = 0.9 x 14.18 x 9.25 in)
Battery
32 Wh, 4050 mAh Lithium-Ion, 7.6 V
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: VGA
Primary Camera: 0.3 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: no, McAfee LiveSafe (trial version), MS Office 365 (trial version), 24 Months Warranty
Weight
1.8 kg ( = 63.49 oz / 3.97 pounds), Power Supply: 154 g ( = 5.43 oz / 0.34 pounds)
Price
479 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

RatingDateModelWeightHeightSizeResolutionBest Price
77%01/2020Asus M509DA-EJ153T
3200U, Vega 3
1.8 kg22.9 mm15.6"1920x1080
76%01/2020Lenovo Ideapad S145-15API 81UT002XGE
300U, Vega 3
1.9 kg19.9 mm15.6"1366x768
78%03/2018HP 250 G6 2UB93ES
6006U, HD Graphics 520
2 kg25 mm15.6"1920x1080
79%06/2018Acer Aspire 3 A315-41-R7BM
2200U, Vega 3
2.4 kg29.2 mm15.6"1920x1080

Case, Equipment and Input Devices - Asus Relies on a Plastic Case For the M509DA

The upper side of the base unit and the back of the lid of the plastic case are kept in a light silver grey, the lower shell in a darker grey. The display frame is coloured black. Processing defects are not noticeable. On the stability side, there is still air on top: The base unit and especially the lid should have a greater stiffness. The battery is firmly installed. There is no maintenance flap. You can get to the insides by removing the base unit.

Asus gave the M509DA four USB slots (2x USB 2.0, 2x USB 3.2 Gen 1). The type C slot is only used for connecting peripherals. It neither supports display port-per-USB-C nor power delivery. An external display can be connected via HDMI. Instead of a memory card reader for full format SD cards, Asus has a MicroSD reader. The device belongs to the slow representatives of its kind.

The WLAN module carries a chip from Realtek (8821CE), which supports the WLAN standards 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac. The transmission speeds determined by us under optimal conditions (no other WLAN devices in the immediate vicinity, short distance between notebook and server PC) turn out badly.

The chiclet keyboard, which is suitable for everyday use, yields minimally while typing. This has not proven to be disturbing. The keyboard does not have any lighting. However, M509DA models with an illuminated keyboard are available according to the Asus website. A multi-touch capable clickpad (about 10.5 x 7.3 cm) serves as a mouse replacement.

Size Comparison

381.6 mm / 15 inch 259 mm / 10.2 inch 29.2 mm / 1.15 inch 2.4 kg5.29 lbs384 mm / 15.1 inch 243 mm / 9.57 inch 25 mm / 0.984 inch 2 kg4.41 lbs360.2 mm / 14.2 inch 234.9 mm / 9.25 inch 22.9 mm / 0.902 inch 1.8 kg3.97 lbs362 mm / 14.3 inch 256 mm / 10.1 inch 19.9 mm / 0.783 inch 1.9 kg4.08 lbs
SDCardreader Transfer Speed
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Acer Aspire 3 A315-41-R7BM
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
75.9 MB/s ∼100% +110%
Average of class Office
  (10.2 - 191, n=286)
62 MB/s ∼82% +72%
Asus M509DA-EJ153T
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 microSDXC 64GB)
36.1 MB/s ∼48%
HP 250 G6 2UB93ES
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
24.2 MB/s ∼32% -33%
Lenovo Ideapad S145-15API 81UT002XGE
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
23.6 MB/s ∼31% -35%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
Acer Aspire 3 A315-41-R7BM
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
86.2 MB/s ∼100% +127%
Average of class Office
  (9.5 - 255, n=261)
78 MB/s ∼90% +106%
Asus M509DA-EJ153T
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 microSDXC 64GB)
37.9 MB/s ∼44%
Lenovo Ideapad S145-15API 81UT002XGE
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
37.2 MB/s ∼43% -2%
HP 250 G6 2UB93ES
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
29.9 MB/s ∼35% -21%
Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Acer Aspire 3 A315-41-R7BM
Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 Wireless Network Adapter
338 MBit/s ∼100% +293%
Lenovo Ideapad S145-15API 81UT002XGE
Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 Wireless Network Adapter
321 (min: 310, max: 336) MBit/s ∼95% +273%
HP 250 G6 2UB93ES
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3168
299 MBit/s ∼88% +248%
Asus M509DA-EJ153T
Realtek 8821CE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC
86 (min: 43, max: 100) MBit/s ∼25%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
HP 250 G6 2UB93ES
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3168
350 MBit/s ∼100% +539%
Acer Aspire 3 A315-41-R7BM
Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 Wireless Network Adapter
345 MBit/s ∼99% +530%
Lenovo Ideapad S145-15API 81UT002XGE
Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 Wireless Network Adapter
292 (min: 247, max: 325) MBit/s ∼83% +433%
Asus M509DA-EJ153T
Realtek 8821CE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC
54.8 (min: 31, max: 87) MBit/s ∼16%
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Asus M509DA-EJ153T AMD Ryzen 3 3200U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 3; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø85.1 (43-100)
Lenovo Ideapad S145-15API 81UT002XGE AMD Athlon 300U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 3; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø321 (310-336)
Asus M509DA-EJ153T AMD Ryzen 3 3200U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 3; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø54.8 (31-87)
Lenovo Ideapad S145-15API 81UT002XGE AMD Athlon 300U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 3; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø292 (247-325)

Display - Asus Notebook with Dark, Low-contrast Panel

Sub-pixel Array
Sub-pixel Array

Brightness (212.3 cd/m²) and contrast (466:1) of the matt, unstable viewing angle of the 15.6-inch screen (1,920 x 1,080 pixels) are far too low. This makes the notebook primarily suitable for use inside buildings. We consider rates beyond 300 cd/m² or 1.000:1 as good. Unfortunately, the display shows a flickering with a frequency of 250 Hz at brightness levels of 20 percent and below.

The color display in the as-delivered state is not convincing. The target (Delta-E less than 3) is clearly missed with a Delta-E-2000 color deviation of just under 8. The display also suffers from a clear blue cast. By calibrating the screen, the color deviation drops to 4.45, the blue cast disappears and the gray scales are displayed in a much more balanced way. The screen cannot display the color spaces AdobeRGB (40 percent) and sRGB (63 percent).

194
cd/m²
202
cd/m²
200
cd/m²
205
cd/m²
226
cd/m²
206
cd/m²
226
cd/m²
222
cd/m²
230
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
Chi Mei N156HGA-EA3
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 230 cd/m² Average: 212.3 cd/m² Minimum: 11 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 84 %
Center on Battery: 226 cd/m²
Contrast: 466:1 (Black: 0.485 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 7.76 | 0.6-29.43 Ø6, calibrated: 4.45
ΔE Greyscale 9.11 | 0.64-98 Ø6.2
63% sRGB (Argyll 3D) 40% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 3D)
Gamma: 2.11
Asus M509DA-EJ153T
TN LED, 1920x1080, 15.6
Lenovo Ideapad S145-15API 81UT002XGE
TN LED, 1366x768, 15.6
HP 250 G6 2UB93ES
TN LED, 1920x1080, 15.6
Acer Aspire 3 A315-41-R7BM
TN LED, 1920x1080, 15.6
Response Times
-13%
305%
3301%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
45 (24, 21)
43 (23, 20)
4%
42 (23, 19)
7%
44 (23, 21)
2%
Response Time Black / White *
14 (10, 4)
17 (9, 8)
-21%
13 (8, 5)
7%
14 (10, 4)
-0%
PWM Frequency
250 (20)
192 (90)
-23%
2500 (90)
900%
25000 (10)
9900%
Screen
-26%
-17%
-10%
Brightness middle
226
218
-4%
184
-19%
234
4%
Brightness
212
207
-2%
178
-16%
211
0%
Brightness Distribution
84
80
-5%
80
-5%
83
-1%
Black Level *
0.485
0.645
-33%
0.38
22%
0.43
11%
Contrast
466
338
-27%
484
4%
544
17%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
7.76
12.12
-56%
11.29
-45%
11.27
-45%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
12.44
23.06
-85%
19.48
-57%
18.03
-45%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 calibrated *
4.45
3.53
21%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
9.11
15.09
-66%
12.43
-36%
11.54
-27%
Gamma
2.11 104%
2.32 95%
2.34 94%
2.09 105%
CCT
9905 66%
18082 36%
13823 47%
11607 56%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
40
35
-12%
37
-7%
38
-5%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
63
55
-13%
59
-6%
60
-5%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-20% / -23%
144% / 58%
1646% / 754%

* ... smaller is better

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
14 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 10 ms rise
↘ 4 ms fall
The screen shows good response rates in our tests, but may be too slow for competitive gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 16 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (24.9 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
45 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 24 ms rise
↘ 21 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.9 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 69 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (39.6 ms).

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM detected 250 Hz ≤ 20 % brightness setting

The display backlight flickers at 250 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) Flickering detected at a brightness setting of 20 % and below. There should be no flickering or PWM above this brightness setting.

The frequency of 250 Hz is relatively low, so sensitive users will likely notice flickering and experience eyestrain at the stated brightness setting and below.

In comparison: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 13658 (minimum: 43 - maximum: 2500000) Hz was measured.

CalMAN - Color Checker
CalMAN - Color Checker
CalMAN - Grayscale
CalMAN - Grayscale
CalMAN - Color Saturation
CalMAN - Color Saturation
CalMAN - Color Checker (calibrated)
CalMAN - Color Checker (calibrated)
CalMAN - Grayscale (calibrated)
CalMAN - Grayscale (calibrated)
CalMAN - Color Saturation (calibrated)
CalMAN - Color Saturation (calibrated)

Performance, Emissions and Battery Life - Ryzen 3 with Good Performance Development in the Asus Notebook

The computer offers enough power for office and internet applications. This is confirmed not least by the good results in the PC-Mark benchmark. The M509DA does not represent a gaming notebook. Nevertheless, games that only place moderate demands on the hardware achieve smooth refresh rates - with low resolutions and low quality settings.

The M509DA is powered by a Ryzen 3 3200U APU (2 CPU cores, 4 threads; Radeon RX Vega 3 GPU) from AMD. The Cinebench R15 loop test betrays that nothing stands in the way of a permanent, even power delivery. The CPU turbo is used with constant speed, but doesn't work at full power. The integrated Vega-3 GPU also does well and delivers the best results we've ever measured with this graphics core in some GPU benchmarks. 

The computer produces a normal level of noise over the entire load range. In idle and under low load, the fan is often at a standstill. Although the Asus computer's hardware can work at full power for a long time, the notebook heats up moderately at best even under load. The stereo loudspeakers produce an acceptable sound that lacks bass.

The M509DA doesn't reveal an excessive hunger for energy. We register a maximum power consumption of 32 watts. The Asus computer doesn't belong to the long-runners. It reached a runtime of 5:34 h in our practical WLAN test (simulates the load when calling up websites with a script) - the small-capacity battery (32 Wh) makes itself felt here.

Cinebench R15 Loop

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Asus M509DA-EJ153T AMD Ryzen 3 3200U, AMD Ryzen 3 3200U: Ø315 (312.09-318.08)
Lenovo Ideapad S145-15API 81UT002XGE AMD Athlon 300U, AMD Athlon 300U: Ø293 (289.82-308.71)
HP 250 G6 2UB93ES Intel Core i3-6006U, Intel Core i3-6006U: Ø213 (211.11-213.45)
Acer Aspire 3 A315-41-R7BM AMD Ryzen 3 2200U, AMD Ryzen 3 2200U: Ø315 (300.8-318.81)
CPU-Taktraten während der Ausführung der CB15-Schleife
CPU-Taktraten während der Ausführung der CB15-Schleife
Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
Asus M509DA-EJ153T
AMD Ryzen 3 3200U
130 Points ∼60%
Average AMD Ryzen 3 3200U
 
130 Points ∼60% 0%
Acer Aspire 3 A315-41-R7BM
AMD Ryzen 3 2200U
128 Points ∼59% -2%
Lenovo Ideapad S145-15API 81UT002XGE
AMD Athlon 300U
119 Points ∼55% -8%
Average of class Office
  (20 - 202, n=551)
113 Points ∼52% -13%
HP 250 G6 2UB93ES
Intel Core i3-6006U
83 Points ∼38% -36%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Average of class Office
  (36 - 1050, n=558)
350 Points ∼8% +10%
Acer Aspire 3 A315-41-R7BM
AMD Ryzen 3 2200U
318 Points ∼7% 0%
Asus M509DA-EJ153T
AMD Ryzen 3 3200U
318 Points ∼7%
Average AMD Ryzen 3 3200U
 
318 Points ∼7% 0%
Lenovo Ideapad S145-15API 81UT002XGE
AMD Athlon 300U
308 Points ∼7% -3%
HP 250 G6 2UB93ES
Intel Core i3-6006U
213 Points ∼5% -33%
PCMark 10 - Score
Average of class Office
  (803 - 5409, n=169)
3331 Points ∼41% 0%
Asus M509DA-EJ153T
Vega 3, 3200U, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
3326 Points ∼41%
Average AMD Ryzen 3 3200U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 3
 
3326 Points ∼41% 0%
Acer Aspire 3 A315-41-R7BM
Vega 3, 2200U, SK Hynix HFS256G39TND-N210A
3064 Points ∼38% -8%
Lenovo Ideapad S145-15API 81UT002XGE
Vega 3, 300U, Samsung PM991 MZALQ128HBHQ-000L2
2921 Points ∼36% -12%
HP 250 G6 2UB93ES
HD Graphics 520, 6006U, Samsung SSD PM871a MZNLN256HMHQ
2480 Points ∼31% -25%
Acer Extensa 2519-P35U
HD Graphics 405 (Braswell), N3710, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPCX-24C6HT0
1090 Points ∼13% -67%
Asus M509DA-EJ153T
Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
Lenovo Ideapad S145-15API 81UT002XGE
Samsung PM991 MZALQ128HBHQ-000L2
HP 250 G6 2UB93ES
Samsung SSD PM871a MZNLN256HMHQ
Acer Aspire 3 A315-41-R7BM
SK Hynix HFS256G39TND-N210A
Average Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
 
Average of class Office
 
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6
8%
-46%
-55%
11%
-10%
Write 4K
128.7
128.2
0%
81
-37%
64.52
-50%
131 (93.1 - 203, n=17)
2%
98.7 (0.217 - 208, n=169)
-23%
Read 4K
52.3
48.2
-8%
31.48
-40%
25.1
-52%
54.1 (44.3 - 65.3, n=17)
3%
34.5 (0.176 - 166, n=169)
-34%
Write Seq
983.6
953.3
-3%
452.1
-54%
260.2
-74%
964 (872 - 986, n=17)
-2%
740 (21.4 - 2714, n=168)
-25%
Read Seq
1291
1547
20%
486.5
-62%
505.3
-61%
1493 (1291 - 1651, n=17)
16%
1023 (74 - 2827, n=168)
-21%
Write 4K Q32T1
235.7
238.9
1%
184.6
-22%
164
-30%
348 (210 - 526, n=17)
48%
273 (0.222 - 701, n=170)
16%
Read 4K Q32T1
324.6
319.8
-1%
203.9
-37%
200.7
-38%
324 (212 - 345, n=17)
0%
295 (0.647 - 773, n=170)
-9%
Write Seq Q32T1
984.3
971.5
-1%
483.2
-51%
258.5
-74%
973 (920 - 987, n=17)
-1%
942 (56.5 - 3280, n=170)
-4%
Read Seq Q32T1
1390
2190
58%
537
-61%
512.9
-63%
1707 (1390 - 1883, n=17)
23%
1656 (78.6 - 3561, n=170)
19%
3DMark - 1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
Asus M509DA-EJ153T
AMD Radeon RX Vega 3, AMD Ryzen 3 3200U
1435 Points ∼100%
Acer Aspire 3 A315-41-R7BM
AMD Radeon RX Vega 3, AMD Ryzen 3 2200U
1388 Points ∼97% -3%
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 3
  (969 - 1435, n=5)
1209 Points ∼84% -16%
Average of class Office
  (138 - 4109, n=492)
1038 Points ∼72% -28%
Lenovo Ideapad S145-15API 81UT002XGE
AMD Radeon RX Vega 3, AMD Athlon 300U
969 Points ∼68% -32%
HP 250 G6 2UB93ES
Intel HD Graphics 520, Intel Core i3-6006U
755 Points ∼53% -47%
BioShock Infinite - 1366x768 High Preset
Asus M509DA-EJ153T
AMD Ryzen 3 3200U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 3
41.7 fps ∼100%
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 3
  (28.1 - 41.7, n=5)
32 fps ∼77% -23%
Acer Aspire 3 A315-41-R7BM
AMD Ryzen 3 2200U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 3
31 fps ∼74% -26%
Lenovo Ideapad S145-15API 81UT002XGE
AMD Athlon 300U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 3
28.1 fps ∼67% -33%
Average of class Office
  (4.43 - 128, n=356)
27.7 fps ∼66% -34%
HP 250 G6 2UB93ES
Intel Core i3-6006U, Intel HD Graphics 520
19.7 fps ∼47% -53%
low med. high ultra
BioShock Infinite (2013) 84.2 48.1 41.7 13.6 fps

Noise Emissions

Noise Level

Idle
30.3 / 30.3 / 31.1 dB(A)
Load
40.7 / 40.8 dB(A)
  red to green bar
 
 
30 dB
silent
40 dB(A)
audible
50 dB(A)
loud
 
min: dark, med: mid, max: light   Audix TM1, Arta (15 cm distance)   environment noise: 30.3 dB(A)
dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2033.131.833.834.333.1253335.535.834.1333136.737.235.93636.74031.932.53133.831.95029.231.731.932.229.26328.530.129.43128.5802928.429.228.22910030.128.529.229.330.112530.328.627.429.330.31602524.82524.32520023.423.723.322.423.425023.12322.222.423.131523.523.32121.223.540025.124.42120.425.1500252520.219.52563028.728.819.918.728.78003030.32018.330100035.535.321.217.735.5125031.831.219.217.731.8160029.229.41817.129.2200029.729.81817.429.7250028.728.817.717.428.7315029.929.817.817.629.9400022.422.618.117.722.4500020.320.418.31820.3630019.119.318.31819.1800018.618.618.318.318.61000018.418.418.318.118.41250018.218.418.118.218.21600018.318.318.218.218.3SPL40.840.731.130.440.8N3.33.31.61.43.3median 25median 24.8median 19.2median 18.2median 25Delta4.74.41.82.34.7hearing rangehide median Fan NoiseAsus M509DA-EJ153T

Temperature

Max. Load
 31.8 °C
89 F
28.2 °C
83 F
22.2 °C
72 F
 
 33.7 °C
93 F
28.7 °C
84 F
22.4 °C
72 F
 
 27.3 °C
81 F
27.1 °C
81 F
25.8 °C
78 F
 
Maximum: 33.7 °C = 93 F
Average: 27.5 °C = 82 F
24.5 °C
76 F
27.7 °C
82 F
36.1 °C
97 F
25.2 °C
77 F
33.2 °C
92 F
34.8 °C
95 F
23.8 °C
75 F
26.2 °C
79 F
26.5 °C
80 F
Maximum: 36.1 °C = 97 F
Average: 28.7 °C = 84 F
Power Supply (max.)  47.3 °C = 117 F | Room Temperature 21.8 °C = 71 F | Fluke t3000 FC / FIRT 550-Pocket
(+) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 27.5 °C / 82 F, compared to the average of 29.4 °C / 85 F for the devices in the class Office.
(+) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 33.7 °C / 93 F, compared to the average of 34 °C / 93 F, ranging from 21.2 to 62.5 °C for the class Office.
(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 36.1 °C / 97 F, compared to the average of 36.4 °C / 98 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 23.4 °C / 74 F, compared to the device average of 29.4 °C / 85 F.
(+) The palmrests and touchpad are cooler than skin temperature with a maximum of 27.3 °C / 81.1 F and are therefore cool to the touch.
(±) The average temperature of the palmrest area of similar devices was 28.1 °C / 82.6 F (+0.8 °C / 1.5 F).
Heat development top (load)
Heat development top (load)
Heat development bottom (load)
Heat development bottom (load)
Heat development top (idle)
Heat development top (idle)
Heat development bottom (idle)
Heat development bottom (idle)

Speakers

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2031.234.331.22534.434.134.43136.73636.74030.433.830.45031.932.231.96328.33128.38029.228.229.210029.429.329.412529.929.329.916030.724.330.720033.922.433.92504422.44431549.121.249.140055.620.455.650056.219.556.263056.218.756.280060.118.360.1100055.817.755.8125052.317.752.3160051.117.151.1200054.917.454.9250053.917.453.9315052.517.652.5400048.317.748.3500053.91853.96300571857800054.518.354.51000054.718.154.71250053.418.253.41600046.318.246.3SPL66.730.466.7N22.11.422.1median 53.4median 18.2median 53.4Delta5.72.35.7hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseAsus M509DA-EJ153T
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Asus M509DA-EJ153T audio analysis

(-) | not very loud speakers (60.12 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 17.2% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (9.4% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 2.7% away from median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (8.4% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 1.9% away from median
(±) | linearity of highs is average (7.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (17.9% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 27% of all tested devices in this class were better, 8% similar, 65% worse
» The best had a delta of 8%, average was 21%, worst was 51%
Compared to all devices tested
» 29% of all tested devices were better, 7% similar, 64% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Energy Consumption

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.35 / 0.48 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 3.5 / 6.2 / 6.6 Watt
Load midlight 32 / 29 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy

Battery Life

Battery Runtime
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3 (Edge 44)
5h 34min
Battery Runtime - WiFi Websurfing 1.3
Average of class Office
  (105 - 1104, n=367)
417 min ∼16% +25%
HP 250 G6 2UB93ES
6006U, HD Graphics 520, 41.6 Wh
409 min ∼16% +22%
Acer Aspire 3 A315-41-R7BM
2200U, Vega 3, 37 Wh
344 min ∼13% +3%
Asus M509DA-EJ153T
3200U, Vega 3, 32 Wh
334 min ∼13%
Lenovo Ideapad S145-15API 81UT002XGE
300U, Vega 3, 30 Wh
270 min ∼10% -19%
Acer Extensa 2519-P35U
N3710, HD Graphics 405 (Braswell),  Wh
164 min ∼6% -51%

Pros

+ matte display
+ Full HD resolution
+ NVMe-SSD
+ hardly warms up
+ good performance of the APU
+ two-year warranty

Cons

- dark, low-contrast screen with unstable viewing angle
- below-average battery life
- No Ethernet slot
- VGA webcam
- slow WLAN transfer rates
- only one MicroSD memory card reader

Verdict

The Asus M509DA-EJ153T (90NB0P51-M01910), provided by:
The Asus M509DA-EJ153T (90NB0P51-M01910), provided by:

The built-in Ryzen-3-3200U-APU pleases with a good power delivery and offers enough computing power for office and internet applications. Thanks to the dual-channel memory, it is used to its full potential. The notebook barely heats up over the entire load range and works quietly at least in idle and at low load.

Asus supplies an office notebook for home use with the M509DA, which isn't free of weaknesses. Most users should be able to live with these.

An NVMe-SSD (512 GB) ensures a fast running system. An exchange of the SSD would be possible. To do so, the case would have to be opened. Inside the notebook there is a compartment for a 2.5 inch storage medium. However, neither the frame, which is necessary for the installation, nor the SATA port are included with our test device.

The matt Full HD display won't win any prizes. You're dealing with a dark, low-contrast and unstable viewing angle model. The keyboard made a decent impression and proved to be suitable for everyday use. The battery life doesn't tear anyone away. In our WLAN test, the M509DA achieves a battery life of only 5:34 h, because Asus decided on a small-capacity battery (32 Wh). We expect more from a 15.6 inch device nowadays.

Asus has not only put the red pencil to the battery. The webcam (VGA with poor image quality) and the Ethernet slot (not available) have also been spared. The lack of a full format SD card reader is also to be criticized. There is no lack of space for such a reader. Nevertheless, Asus has installed a MicroSD model.

Asus M509DA-EJ153T - 01/21/2020 v7
Sascha Mölck

Chassis
75 / 98 → 77%
Keyboard
77%
Pointing Device
87%
Connectivity
39 / 80 → 49%
Weight
65 / 20-75 → 83%
Battery
67%
Display
75%
Games Performance
52 / 78 → 66%
Application Performance
74 / 95 → 78%
Temperature
96%
Noise
91%
Audio
52%
Camera
22 / 85 → 26%
Average
67%
77%
Office - Weighted Average

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> Notebook / Laptop Reviews and News > Reviews > Asus M509DA Review: Slow Speed WiFi in Ryzen 3 Notebook
Sascha Mölck, 2020-01-23 (Update: 2020-01-24)