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ASUS, today unveiled two new mainstream notebooks, A540 & R558UR, updating its mainstream line up, and adding the latest features and performance updates. The R558UR is a substantially upgraded variant of the R88UF premium notebooks, While the A540 focusses more on the lower spectrum at the same time providing premium looks and lightweight design weighing just less than 2 Kg. Both boast of USB type C connectivity which is a first in their respective segments.

Asus Launched A540 and R558 Notebooks in India

The ASUS R558UR is a considerable upgrade from the R558UF featuring a Full HD Antiglare display which has twice the pixel density as compared to a HD Display offered by most of the competition. It also features the latest ultra-fast DDR4 memory which currently is only available in high end gaming machines.

Asus R558 Notebook
Asus R558 Notebook

The Graphics have also been bumped up, courtesy of the New GT930MX graphics from Nvidia offering upto twice the performance compared with the competitors. R558UR’s Audio system is powered by SonicMaster and Bang & Olufsen ICEpower while the exclusive Splendid technology makes sure that your visual experience remains unadulterated. Moreover, the eyecare mode along with the anti-glare display panel provides unmatched visual comfort.

Asus R540 Notebook
Asus R540 Notebook

The A540 is contemporarily designed with stylish and elegant Glossy Brushed finish distinguishing itself from the dull designs seen in majority of the notebooks in this segment. The A540 is ultralight, weighing just less than 2 Kg even though it has an internal optical drive. Like R558UR, the A540’s Audio system is also powered by SonicMaster and Bang & Olufsen ICEpower while ASUS Splendid Technology takes care of the task of delivering beautiful visual quality.

ASUS A540 and R558UR are priced at Rs 20,990 and Rs 43,990 respectively

Asus R540 Notebook Back
Asus R540 Notebook

Asus R558UR Notebook Specifications

Model NameR558UR
LCD Cover Color & DecorationGlossy Dark Brown IMR
Top Case Color & DecorationMatt Black IMR
On board processorIntel® Core™ i5-6200U Processor, 2.3GHz (3M Cache, up to 2.8GHz)
Operating SystemFree DOS
Memory Slot1x
On board memoryDDR4 4GB
Memory Max.8G
How to upgrade memoryUpgradable
dedicate Memory door on Bottom side
Total System MemoryDDR4 4GB
StorageSATA 1TB 5400RPM 2.5′ HDD
Display15.6’//LED Back-lit//Ultra Slim 200nits//FHD 1920×1080 16:9//AG//NTSC:45%
External video display modesHDMI 1.4
Discrete/ShareDiscrete
Video GraphicsNVIDIA® GeForce® 930MX (N16S-GMR)
IGPUIntel® HD graphics 520
Video memoryDDR3 2GB
Video CameraVGA web camera (Fixed type)
Optical Drive[SATA] 8.9″mm 8X Super Multi with Double Layer
Wireless802.11bgn+Bluetooth 4.0 (Single band) 1*1
LAN10/100/1000 Mbps
Card ReaderSpec: SD only
USB Port1x USB 2.0
1x USB 3.0
1x USB3.1 Type C (gen 1)
Interface1x Headphone-out & Audio-in Combo Jack
1x RJ45 LAN Jack for LAN insert
1x VGA Port (D-Sub)
1x HDMI
AudioBuilt-in speaker
Built-in microphone
Sonic Master
Weight (Kg)2.10 KG (Without Battery)  
Dimension (cm)38.2(W) x 25.6(D) x 2.55 ~ 2.55 (H) cm
AC Adapter65W AC Adapter
Output : 19V DC, 3.42A, 65W
Input : 100~240V AC, 50/60Hz universal
Battery38WHrs, 2S1P, 2-cell Li-ion  Polymer Battery Pack
Keyboard typeChiclet Keyboard
Keyboard SpecificationASUS 348mm keyboard with 19mm full size key pitch, integrated Numeric keypad
SoftwareASUS Smart Gesture
ASUS Splendid

Asus R540LA Notebook Specifications

Model NameA540LA
ColorBlack, Silver
On board processorIntel® Core™ i3-4005U Processor, 1.7GHz (3M Cache)
Operating SystemFree DOS
Memory Slot1x
On board memoryDDR3 4GB
Memory Max.8G
Total System MemoryDDR3 4GB
StorageSATA 1TB 5400RPM 2.5′ HDD
EMMC/ISSDN/A
Display15.6’//LED Back-lit//Slim 200nits//HD 1366×768 16:9//Glare//NTSC:45%
External video display modesHDMI 1.4
IGPUIntel HD Graphics 4400
Video CameraVGA web camera (Fixed type)
Optical Drive[SATA] 8.9″mm 8X Super Multi with Double Layer
Wireless802.11bgn+Bluetooth 4.0 (Single band) 1*1
LAN10/100 Mbps
Card ReaderSpec: SDXC
USB Port1x USB 2.0
1x USB 3.0
1x USB3.1 Type C (gen 1)
Interface1x Headphone-out & Audio-in Combo Jack
1x RJ45 LAN Jack for LAN insert
1x VGA Port (D-Sub)
1x HDMI
AudioBuilt-in speaker
Built-in microphone
Sonic Master
Weight (Kg)1.84 KG (Without Battery)
2.00 KG (with 3 cell battery)
Dimension (cm)38.1(W) x 25.2(D) x 2.72 ~ 2.72 (H) cm
AC Adapter45W AC Adapter: Output: 19V DC, 2.37A, 45W: Input: 100~240V AC
50/60Hz universal
Battery33WHrs, 3S1P, 3-cell Li-ion Battery Pack
Keyboard type

Chiclet Keyboard

Asus A540 and R558 Notebooks

Summary: ASUS, today unveiled two new mainstream notebooks, A540 & R558UR, updating its mainstream line up, and adding the latest features and performance updates.

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  1. A540LA - a retrograde move

    The pricing of the 15.6 inch A540LA laptop — at around ₹21K, is great. But, why would a new laptop with a 4th gen. Intel processor be launched in 2016, when laptops like HP 15-ac184TU (T0X61PA) and HP 15-ac122TU (N8M18PA) with identical configuration — except for newer 5th Gen Ci3-5005U — is listed at ₹ 25,499 and ₹ 26,790 respectively.
    Many reviewers of Asus laptops have mentioned that they have poor viewing angles. The A540LA has FreeDOS as OS, which means Windows or Linux will have to be installed by the customer.
    Also, almost all the new Asus laptops (A540LA is an exception) have a 2-cell battery. And, Asus conveniently doesn’t mention how long the battery will last.
    The Asus website doesn’t have the complete specs for most models.

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