Small 11.6 inch laptop models seemed to be getting all the attention earlier this year but things seemed to have shifted a bit as budget friendly options that sport a full sized 15.6 inch display are starting to become popular again. This may be that while a small compact model sounds great for when you are on the go many are realizing the limitations of having such a small screen when it comes time to get some serious work done. Below we are going to review one of these latest full sized models the Asus VivoBook X540SA-XX345T and discuss some of the benefits and downsides it offers consumers.
Processor: Intel Pentium N3700
Memory: 8 GB of RAM
Storage: 1 TB SATA
Screen: 15.6 Inches
OS: Windows 10
When people think of a full sized laptop that instantly picture a device that is big and bulky and horrible when traveling but that isn’t the case with the Asus VivoBook X540SA-XX345T. It is actually quite light at just 1.9 KG and gives great battery life of up to 8 hours. While it will never compare to a small 11.6 inch model when it comes to mobility it stacks up really well compared to other full sized models.
Being affordable doesn’t mean it needs to lack some of the latest and greatest features. On this model you will find USB Type C along with HDMI, Card reader and even an optical drive which you see removed from many new laptop models.
Many budget models are trying to force you towards online storage but including very small storage amounts but Asus has done the opposite by going with a very large 1 TB drive. For those that save and save often the added space will be a big selling point on this laptop.
When it comes to performance consumers may not end up getting what they would expect out of a full sized model with the Asus VivoBook X540SA-XX345T. It does compare nicely to other models in this price range but that isn’t saying a whole lot as most of those budget models are quite under powered. It comes with an Intel Pentium N3700 processor which lacks the same capabilities as an Intel Core i series processor so you will start to noice some performance hiccups if you plan on running resource intensive applications.
For a budget model the Asus VivoBook X540SA-XX345T offers plenty of things that consumers will love like a large display, plenty of drive space and great mobility for the cost considering it has a large 15.6 inch display. It doesn’t offer amazing performance but for many will still give them enough to do what they need to comfortably.