The Vivobook lineup from Asus is one of the most popular budget series we have ever used till now. They have some unique designs within their high end laptops with some high end specs. The best part is the price. You will never going to have a single complaint regarding the price at which Vivobook available in the market. If you are a college student and want a well built hardware with affordable pricing and can manage with some extra bulk then this one is surely meant for you.
So, today to review we are having Asus Vivobook lineup, Asus Vivobook Max X541UA. This is one of the best among the price and hardware which we are getting in the market. The laptops from Asus and is priced at 27,500 INR. This laptop is surely going to give huge competition to other budget segment laptops available in the market.
|Asus Zenbook Max X541UA
|15.6″, 1920 x 1080px, IPS, non-touch, glossy
|Intel Core i3-7100U CPU
|Intel HD 620
|4 GB DDR4 2133 MHz
|1 TB (Mechanical Drive)
|Wifi, Bluetooth 4.1
|1x USB 3.1 Type-C gen 1, mic/headphone, VGA, HDMI, SD Card, Ethernet, 1xUSB 3.0 and 1xUSB 2.0
Design and Built
Coming to the design part, here with Asus Vivobook Max X541UA it comes with very basic design which we can expect from any budget oriented Laptop. Still the Quality which they have used it nice. The body part of the X541UA is mostly plastic and hardly any metal is being used under it. The top side of the lid has a textured pattern feel on it which doesn’t attract fingerprints and also add premiums to the laptop.
Coming to the other area of laptop like palm rest area, it has proper space which is needed by a person which working on it. We also get a full-sized keyboard which works well. The keys also make sound while we use them. They are made up of plastic and not rubber which makes it way better while typing. The spacing between keys are proper and are well comfortable while typing.
It have a decent camera for a good quality web face to face chatting with your friends. And have a good build quality keyboard keys for typing very smoothly.
The best part of these laptops are we never ran out of ports. We have all the ports which are needed by a person on there regular usage. Despite of being under budget segment we get USP Type C 3.0 (USB 1st Gen). We also get 1 USB 3.0 and 1 USB 2.0. We also get a VGA port which is sometime necessary in college while giving presentation and to support future is also has a HDMI port which is also necessary for students. On same side we also get 3.5mm Audio jack. Sometime premium flagship laptops don’t even have a Ethernet port but this one has it.
Now coming to the other side of the laptop we get a locking port which is used in some showrooms and a DVD writer which is hardly used in this era as of now. Still some of the users need DVD writers in there laptop. Rest, the bottom part is completely sealed off and the battery is not removable unless you open up the screws and take the battery out like we do in other premium laptops.
The Vivobook Max X541UA gets a 15.6-inch FHD display, with resolution of 1920 x 1080px. They have given a IPS panel. These days other manufacturers are providing the resolution of 1366×768 in the price where Asus is providing Full HD panel which offers great colors and viewing angles. For normal video editing and very minimal gaming that too at low setting, display won’t make you feel down in any scenario. This is not a touchscreen like what we get in other premium models.
The display is quite reflective and using in sunlight might affect you. If you travel a lot then i would suggest you to use some matte screen guard which will give extra protection to the screen as well as it won’t get reflective while using in outdoor.
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One thing which i want to add over is that the display only supports 45 percent of the NTSC colors gamut so it is only good for basic video and photo editing it is not best for color grading work or for professional print work.
The Asus Vivobook X541UA comes with a stereo 3W speakers and a Bang & Olufsen ICEpower audio enhancement. The AudioWizard app lets tweak between equalizer which is preset. Audio quality is actually pretty good, especially for movies and games. Vocals are distinct and loud. The speakers are placed above keyboard which means you are going to hear the audio in best way.
Coming to the main part which is performance, here Asus Vivobook Max X541UA comes with Core i7-7100U CPU which is supported with 4GB of DDR4 memory, and a 1TB Mechanical Hard Drive. You also get Bluetooth 4.1, dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11ac and a VGA webcam. We get Intel HD integrated 620 graphic card for normal graphic usage which include, 720p gaming, Photo editing, Watching 4k movies and Web Browsing. We can also do normal 1080p Video editing in Premiere Pro. I think with this power in portability you will just love it.
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The laptop supports a maximum of 12GB of RAM which can surely be done if needed to smoothen up the work if needed.
According to my usage, while working on word or using web browser for typing articles and surfing it was leading me about 4 to 5 hours which depends on work to work, Rest if you are doing Photoshop, Premier pro and other high intensity work it will hardly lead you to about 2.5 hours battery backup. In this price it seems to be ok to me because you can always upgrade the battery from external market according to your usage and work. Don’t expect to get a full day battery life with this model.
Personally when we consider the price of the laptop i just loved it, because i think this is the only laptop which is available in the market which this price and that too with Full HD panel in it. The specs are basic but for student and other normal work it is even more than enough. For graphic intensive user this budget is never gonna work that all users know already.
- Great Pricing
- Sound quality
- Up-gradable RAM
- Full HD Display
- Proper spacing in Keyboard
- All gestures in Windows 10 working on trackpad
- Battery life
- Plastic used
- VGA camera