Asus M509DA 15-inch Notebook model: M509DA-SS51-CB

Asus M509DA 15-inch Notebook

Quick Description

This cost-efficient laptop could be worth looking into to handle productivity tasks.

There are a few quirks to consider; the screen's low resolution's not ideal for multitasking, battery autonomy is limited, but for the price, it's a capable system with a fast drive which will keep loading times to a minimum.

Other Considerations

Here are a few things about this laptop which could come as a surprise. For each point, you will find how to fix it (if it's an issue) and how much to budget for it. Not every point below will be a concern, but hopefully, we can keep your surprises to a minimum.

No Optical Drive. If you still use CDs, DVDs, or Blu-Ray disks on a regular basis, you will need an external drive to read them with this laptop.$30+

Limited Workspace. The included screen has a lower resolution than the typical TV or computer monitor. This could hinder your ability to multi-task, especially if you work with multiple windows at once. On the plus side, things will tend to be displayed larger on screen if your eyesight is challenging.
This is easy to fix on a desk by connecting to an external monitor, but hard to address anywhere else.

Assuming you are starting over fresh, you can expect to spend $20 on accessories.

Currently out-of-stock everywhere I've looked.

It was last seen on 2021-03-18, priced at $599.97.

Based on 92 days of observation, the Asus M509DA 15-inch Notebook usually costs ~$650 in Canada. The lowest price on record for this laptop is $549.99.

Scroll down to find charts comparing the Asus M509DA 15-inch Notebook to similar devices, to see how well it runs your favorite apps and to find where it can be bought from.

Pricing

History

Here's how this device has been priced up to now:

Sorry, this laptop is currently out-of-stock for every Canadian retailer I've looked at.

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Specs

Here's how the Asus M509DA 15-inch Notebook ranks compared to similar devices. The more stars there are, the better (except for the price row).

The Meaty details

The Specs

Operating System: Windows
Processor: AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
Graphics: AMD Radeon Vega 8 Mobile
Memory: 8.00 GB
Storage: 512.00 GB
Screen Size: 15.6"
Screen Resolution: 1366×768(100.45ppi)
Dimensions: 36.02 × 23.49 × 2.29 cm
Weight: 1.800 kg

The features

  • Fixed storage: Solid State (very fast)
  • HDMI
  • Multiple Monitor Support
  • USB 2
  • USB 3.1
  • USB Type-A
  • USB Type-C
  • Built-In Keyboard
  • 3.5mm Headphone+Microphone combo jack
  • Bluetooth 4
  • Wi-Fi a
  • Wi-Fi ac
  • Wi-Fi b
  • Wi-Fi g
  • Wi-Fi n
  • External Power Brick
  • Webcam / Front-Facing Camera / Selfie Cam
  • Built-in Number Pad
  • Built-in Microphone
  • Built-in Speakers

Repair / Upgrade Options

Score Ease of Maintenance
Battery Replacement6/10A technician can help you with that
Memory Upgrade5/10More complex than usual
Data Storage6/10A technician can help you with that
Graphics Upgrade0/10Can't be repaired or updated

Want more details concerning repairs and upgrades options for this products?

Official Support Page for this Product

What it's capable of

Here are the tasks this computer can handle and how easily it'll breeze through it. A 5-star rating means it should handle the task at a professional level, a 1-star rating means it can do it, but it likely won't be a pleasant experience.

Activities it will handle

  • Web & Communication

    The basics 5/5
    Design Websites 4/5
  • Audio & Visual medias

    The basics 4/5
    Music Production 3/5
    Drawing and Illustrations 4/5
    Photo Editing 3/5
    Video Editing 3/5
  • Texts & Numbers

    The basics 5/5
  • Video Games

    Casual and Mobile Games 1/5
    Enthusiast Games 1/5
    Triple-A Video Games 0/5
  • 3D and CAD

    The basics 1/5

Programs, Apps and Games it will handle

Activity ratings are good but sometimes, you want to be absolutely sure your next purchase will be able to run a specific piece of software.

A 1 star rating means the program'll be usable (according to the developer's own definition; some are more demanding than others); 3 stars mean recommended specs are met with this device; 5 stars will means you will have plenty of overhead to handle uncommon uses of that program like mods, plug-ins and more.

Web & Communication (3 / 3)

Texts & Numbers (9 / 10)

Drawing and Illustrations (10 / 12)

Audio & Visual medias (4 / 4)

3D and CAD (4 / 9)

Music Production (4 / 11)

Photo Editing (6 / 6)

Video Editing (5 / 13)

Enthusiast Games (21 / 60)

Video Games (7 / 9)

Triple-A Video Games (8 / 72)

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