The Black and Gold look of the Asus X540LA-BB51-CB will quickly grab your attention when scanning the shelf for your next laptop purchase.
But as we know that isn’t all that you need to consider when picking out what will hopefully give you 3-5 years of solid computing.
Below we are going to breakdown some of the most notable benefits and downsides to this model to see if it might just be the best option for you.
|Processor||Intel Core i5-5200U|
|Processor Core||2 Core|
|Memory Type||DDR4 2133 MHz SDRAM|
|Storage||1 TB SATA|
|Screen||15.6″ 16:9 HD (1366×768) non-touchscreen|
|Graphics Card||Integrated Intel® HD Graphics|
|Wireless||Integrated 802.11 b/g/n|
|Interface||1 x Microphone-in/Headphone-out jack
1 x VGA port/Mini D-sub 15-pin for external monitor
1 x USB 3.0 port(s)
1 x USB 2.0 port(s)
1 x USB-C Gen 1 (up to 5 Gbps)
1 x RJ45 LAN Jack for LAN insert
1 x HDMI
|OS||Windows 10 Home 64-bit|
|Battery||3-cell Lithium Ion (Li-Ion)|
Like we mentioned above the look of the Asus X540LA-BB51-CB is stunning and while it isn’t necessarily the most important feature it is something that most consumers will consider when picking out there next laptop and because of this we feel it deserves to be listed as one of its benefits.
The power on this model may not blow you away but at the same time it isn’t going to leave you disappointed either as it can easily handle normal day to day tasks with enough performance left over to handle higher demand when called upon.
The Intel Core i5 processor is just a step down from the highest consumer processor available and when combined with 8 GB of RAM is a great bit of hardware to have packed into your new laptop.
With a large 1 TB hard drive you should easily find enough storage space to store all of your essentials files and not have to be consistently looking to delete files just to prevent space from running out.
One thing that would have really bumped this laptop model up a notch would have been the addition of an SSD drive older the more basic SATA configuration.
While you do lose some storage capacity by going this route the added performance and reliability that a drive with no moving parts can provide seems to be well worth it.
No touch screen will be a big downer for some who like to have all of the latest features and overall the price tag may seem a bit high for what it has to offer.
The Asus X540LA-BB51-CB is a well rounded laptop without any big time omissions and should cover the needs quite easily of most casual to moderate users. If anything really negative can be said about this model it is that the price feels a little high for what you get and the nice exterior design may have slightly inflated the price tag.