Asus R-Series R511DA-BB10- CB Review

Asus has specialized in high end and top of the line laptops for quite some time now. Their products are built for numerous types of users and usually fall into an affordable price-range. Asus has defied many expectations and provided reliable and top notch products.

The Asus R-Series R511DA-BB10- CB is one such laptop. It has taken the market by storm and is predicted to continue its stronghold in the foreseeable future. This article reviews the highly popular laptop.

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Specs

  • Display

Screen Size

15.6 in

Native Screen Resolution

1366 x 768

LED Backlit Display

Yes

Touchscreen Display

No

3D Capable Display

No

Convertible/Hybrid Display

No

  • Processor

Processor Type

AMD A10-8700P

Processor Cores

4

Processor Speed

1.8 GHz

  • Storage & Memory

Hard Drive Capacity

1 TB

Hard Drive Speed (Revolutions Per Minute)

5400 RPM

SSD Function

Not Applicable

Solid-State Hybrid Drive

No

RAM Size

8 GB

RAM Type

DDR3

RAM Slots

1

Optical Drive

DL DVD±RW/CD-RW

Built-in Memory Card Reader

Yes

Memory Card Reader-Compatible Memory Types

SD

  • Graphics

Graphics Chipset

Radeon R6 Graphics

Video Memory Configuration

Integrated

Dedicated Video Memory Size

0 MB

Wireless Display (WiDi) Capable

No

Benefits

With its matte screen, the Asus R-Series R511DA-BB10- CB foregoes the glossy trend of most modern laptops. This results in colors that look slightly less saturated when compared to the competition, but in return, you get a bright display with almost 180-degree viewing angles and better outdoor visibility.

In terms of color reproduction, the Asus R-Series R511DA-BB10- CB ‘s display covered quite a high percentage of the spectrum, which is good but pretty standard for a system in this price range.

Despite its half-inch-thick fan less design, the Asus R-Series R511DA-BB10- CB never crossed the 95-degree-Fahrenheit comfort limit, making it very handy.

Equipped with integrated Intel HD 5300 graphics, the Asus R-Series R511DA-BB10- CB easily handled casual games that operated at medium graphics, with stable frame rates and smooth animations. Unfortunately, when I played more intense games, the Asus struggled to stay above at a certain rate at similar graphics settings.

The R-Series R511DA-BB10- CB nearly comes true on Asus’ claim of 10 hours of battery life. On the Laptop Mag Battery Test (continuous Web surfing over Wi-Fi at 100 nits), the Asus R-Series R511DA-BB10- CB lasted 9 hours and 38 minutes.

Drawbacks

The one area where the Asus R-Series R511DA-BB10- CB performed poorly was color accuracy. The panel registered a very low rating of 11.7 (closer to 0 is best).

The Asus R-Series R511DA-BB10- CB features stereo speakers designed with help from Bang & Olufsen. Unfortunately, the audio didn’t quite live up to the quality we’ve come to expect from the Danish sound experts.

Verdict

You simply won’t find a more well-rounded laptop for the money. With its Intel Core M CPU, 8GB of RAM and 256GB SSD, the $699 Asus R-Series R511DA-BB10- CB is an absolute bargain. The only downsides are the quiet speakers and the lack of a keyboard backlight.

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Author: Team CLR

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