Review: ASUS X540SA-XX085T 15.6″ Laptop with 4GB RAM & 1TB HDD

Guest blog by Gareth.

ASUS has been creating laptops and computing components since 1990. Based in Taiwan, ASUS mainly started with creating motherboards and now supply most other manufacturers with them, meaning at least one laptop you have used or owned will likely have had its main component made by ASUS! Their biggest achievement to date was creating the world’s thinnest notebook measuring a tiny 19mm.

Clearly a name with clout, the ASUS brand delivers some great tech at great prices. I tested out the ASUS X540SA-XX085T laptop – and can say it certainly packs a punch! Firstly, it has a massive 1TB hard drive, allowing you to store an (almost) endless amount of media and with Windows 10 it can still offer you the speed of most modern day desktops.

Next, I took a look at the design and styling. The laptop itself is finished in a brushed steel look, making sure to catch your eye at first glance. It has a solid but lightweight chassis weighing in at 1.9kg, making it ideal to take out with you, if you are a person on the move.

Specification wise, the X540SA-XX085T features a tasty 4GB of RAM (random access memory) backed up by an Intel Celeron N3050, giving you processor speeds of up to 2.16ghz which is ideal for surfing the web or your studies. As well as the 1TB hard drive it has a full HD 15.6 inch screen allowing you to enjoy videos and movies in the best definition. Coming in hot is the new USB Type C port which is reversible meaning you no longer have to find the one specific way round and it will also give you the fastest transfer rates too! In addition to the normal USB ports it also boasts an HDMI port, allowing you to connect your laptop straight to a TV if you want a bigger screen or making it perfect for those presentations.

The keyboard has an improved solid back design making typing much more comfortable and with the ASUS IceCool technology the palm rest and keyboard won’t overheat, which will help to extend the life of your laptop. For the audio enthusiasts out there you can customise your audio settings to one of five different modes, ranging from movies, music, gaming, clear speech and recording so you can find the perfect fit for whatever you find yourself doing. With ASUS’ own round speaker design you get excellent sound clarity with superior bass thanks to the extra-large 19.4cc chamber.

If you find yourself having problems with the hardware of your new laptop, ASUS have a great support division on their website where you can read the latest FAQ’s and any common known problems. You can also call their service centre where they will help you solve the problem over the phone or even download the MyASUS app from the Google Play Store where you can talk to advisor through their live chat system! When it comes to sending your laptop off for repair, ASUS have made that simple too, simply fill in the repair form on their website stating the problem you have and they will send a courier out to collect your laptop, you can then track the progress of your repair online and when it is fixed, they will send it straight back to you! Home, work or even through your nearest Hughes Store.

So, why not pop into your nearest Hughes branch where our friendly staff will be on hand to help you with the product and answer any questions you have. This fantastic ASUS laptop is available online with free delivery, via our brilliant Click & Collect service, where you can collect from your local store in as little as one hour, or even to rent from as little as £3.92 per week giving you complete peace of mind!