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ASUS X540SA Series

alaTest has collected and analyzed 480 reviews of ASUS X540SA Series. The average rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviews about the screen and design are on the whole positive. The price and usability also get good opinions, whereas the reliability and durability get critical comments.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the ASUS X540SA Series is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Asus VivoBook X540SA-XX095T

 

Price-performance combination. Very reliable - no regrets.

Battery life slightly shorter than I'd wish, but that's being picky.

Aug, 2017

Consumer review (ao.com)

Awesome Laptop

 

"This is an amazing laptop it has enough space to store my documents and the laptop is also aesthetically pleasing. It is slick and a good weight so I can take it wherever I go. Moreover it comes with a CD player and that very awesome. In addition, it...

Aug, 2017

Consumer review (ao.com)

everyday laptop

 

"Looks good, does what's necessary, no operational problems, not used windows 10 before so getting used to it, some unnecessary software samples included. Only thing found not perfect is click button you have to press square on or you have to press...

Jul, 2017

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Asus VivoBook X540SA-XX095T

 

Value for money. Good price paid

Nothing

Jun, 2017

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Asus X540SA-XX345T

 

Price

Poor screen colour-balance Keyboard feels "loose" and is noisy No bluetooth

Jun, 2017

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Asus X540SA-XX345T

 

Lightweight, good screen, and does the job it was bought for.

May, 2017

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Asus VivoBook X540SA-XX095T

 

colour .large screen.that's it

Windows 10 absolute rubbish

May, 2017

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Asus X540SA-XX345T

 

Looks good

Processing speed is terribly slow. Should have paid more for a faster machine.

May, 2017

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Asus VivoBook X540SA-XX095T

 

Good value for money

Apr, 2017

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Asus VivoBook X540SA-XX095T

 

Decent powered laptop for less than £300

Touchpad is absolutely abysmal

Apr, 2017

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:ASUS SonicMaster / ASUS SonicMaster Technology / SonicMaster
Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speakers manufacturer:Altec Lansing

Battery

Battery Capacity:2600 / 33
Battery capacity (Watt hours):33
Battery life (max):5 / 6 / 8
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:3

Camera

Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution:640 x 480
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3 / 0.5

Certificates

Wi-Fi certified:Y

Design

Colour of product:Black / Black, Brown / Black, Chocolate / Black, Gold / Black, Silver / Black, Stainless Steel / Blue / Brown / Brown, Chocolate / Brown, Stainless steel / Chocolate / Grey / Red / Silver / Stainless steel / Turquoise / White
Form factor:Clamshell
Product colour:Black / Black, Brown / Black, Chocolate / Black, Gold / Black, grey / Black, Stainless Steel / Black,Chocolate / Blue / Brown / Brown, Chocolate / Brown, Stainless steel / Chocolate / Grey / Red / Silver / Stainless steel / Turquoise / White
Product Type:Notebook

Display

3D: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:39.6
Display Resolution:1366 x 768 / 1920 x 1080
Display Surface:Gloss / Matt
HD type:Full HD / HD / HD Ready / No
LED Backlight:Y / Yes
Touchscreen:N / No

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / No
Discrete graphics adapter model:N / No / Not available
Graphics adapter Open GL support: Yes
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:2 / 8
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:3
Number of execution units:12 / 16
On-board graphics adapter:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:200 / 320 / 400
On-board graphics adapter burst frequency:600 / 640 / 700
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12.0 / Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):700 / 950
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0xA16
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (DisplayPort):3200 x 2000
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (HDMI):3200 x 2000
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics / Intel HD Graphics 405 / Intel HD Graphics 4400 / Intel® HD Graphics / Intel® HD Graphics 400
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.3
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI / DisplayPort, HDMI, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP)

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard:Y / Yes
Island-style keyboard: Yes
Keyboard layout:AZERTY / QWERTY
Numeric keypad:Y / Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys:Y / Yes

Memory

Internal Memory:2 / 4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3L-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:2 / 4 / 8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):4 / 8
Memory clock speed:1600
Memory form factor:On-board
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 / 1 x 4
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G:N / No
4G:N / No
Bluetooth:No / Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100 / 10,100,1000 / 10,1000,100
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11n / Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11n

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD-RW / DVD±RW / N / No

Other features

Audio system:ASUS SonicMaster / ASUS SonicMaster Technology / SonicMaster

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Manual:Y
Power cord included:Y
Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Manual:Y / Yes
Power cord included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Charging port type:DC-in jack
Combo headphone/mic port:Y / Yes
DC-in jack:Y / Yes
Docking connector:N / No
DVI port:N / No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:No / Y / Yes
Mini VGA ports quantity:1
Number of SATA III connectors:2
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
Total number of SATA connectors:2
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-C ports quantity:1
USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-C ports quantity:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:2.37 / 2.47
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:33 / 45

Processor

Bus type:DMI / DMI2
Conflict Free processor:Y / Yes
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:N / No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16 / 8
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:10 / 4
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600 / 1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3L / DDR3L-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM
Motherboard chipset:Intel SoC
PCI Express configurations:1x2+2x1, 1x4, 2x2, 4x1 / 1x2+2x1,1x4,2x2,4x1 / 1x2, 1x2+2x1, 1x4, 2x2, 4x1 / 1x2, 1x4, 2x2, 2x1, 4x1 / 1x2, 1x4, 4x1 / 1x2,1x4,2x2,2x1,4x1 / 1x4, 4x1
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor boost frequency:2.08 / 2.16 / 2.24 / 2.4 / 2.48 / 2.56
Processor cache:2 / 3
Processor cache type:L2 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Braswell / Haswell
Processor Cores:2 / 4
Processor family:4th gen Intel® Core™ i3 / Intel® Celeron® / Intel® Pentium®
Processor frequency:1.6 / 1.7
Processor lithography:14 / 22
Processor Model:I3-4005U / N3050 / N3060 / N3150 / N3160 / N3700 / N3710
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Celeron N3000 series / Intel Celeron Processor N3000 series for Mobile / Intel Core i3-4000 Mobile series / Intel Pentium N3000 series for Mobile / Intel® Pentium N3000 Series for Mobile
Processor Socket:BGA 1170 / BGA1168 / BGA1170
Processor threads:2 / 4
Scenario Design Power (SDP):4
Stepping:C0 / D1
System bus rate:2.5 / 5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15 / 6
Tjunction:100 / 90

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:No / Y / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States:Y / Yes
Integrated 4G WiMAX:N
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology:No / Yes
Intel Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:No / Y / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID:No / Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel HD Audio Technology: Yes
Intel HD Graphics:No / Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider:No / Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology:No / Yes
Intel Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel ME Firmware Version:9.5
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology:N / No / Yes
Intel Secure Boot:Y / Yes
Intel Secure Boot Technology version:1.00
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:0.00
Intel Smart Cache:No / Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology:N / No / Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology version:0.00
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N / No
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / No
Intel TSX-NI: No
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / No
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT): No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / No
Intel® Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y / Yes
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):Y / Yes
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / No
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™:N / No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / Y
Intel® Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST): No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT): No
Intel® OS Guard:N / No
Intel® Pro Wireless Display (Intel® Pro WiDi):Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N / No
Intel® Smart Cache: No
Intel® Smart Response Technology:N / No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:N / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology:N / No
OS Guard: No
Processor ARK ID:87257 / 87258 / 87261 / 91830 / 91831 / 91832 / N3050 / N3060 / N3150 / N3700 / N3710
Processor code:SR29E / SR29F / SR29H / SR2A7 / SR2A8 / SR2KL / SR2KN / SR2KP / SSSR2KL
Processor package size:25 / 25 x 27 / 40
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes
UART:Y / Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:N / Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Password protection:Y / Yes
Password protection type:BIOS, HDD / BIOS, HDD, User / BIOS, Supervisor, User

Software

Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:FreeDOS / N / No / Windows 10 / WINDOWS 10 HOME
Operating System Language:Italian
Trial software:Microsoft Office 365

Storage

Card reader integrated:Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:microSDXC / SD, SDHC, SDXC / SD,SDHC,SDXC / SDXC
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / SATA III
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400
HDD Capacity:1000 / 500
HDD interface:SATA / SATA III
HDD Size:2.5
HDD Speed:5400
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Number of HDDs installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128
SSD capacity:128
Storage Media:HDD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 128 / 500

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:25.1 / 25.2 / 251.5 / 252
Height :190 / 2.54 / 2.72 / 25.4 / 27.2
Weight:1.9 / 2 / 381.4
Width:2.54 / 38.1 / 381 / 381.4