Asus R-Series 15" Laptop model: R511DA-BB10-CB

Asus R-Series 15

Quick Description

An interesting laptop if you're looking for "nothing special".

It's worth noting that this laptop has no Bluetooth connectivity... That's not a deal breaker for most but if you wanted to interact with your smartphone or connect to wireless speakers with your laptop, you might want to continue your search.

Other Considerations

Here are a few things about this laptop which could come as a surprise. For each point, you will find how to fix it (if it's an issue) and how much to budget for it. Not every point below will be a concern, but hopefully, we can keep your surprises to a minimum.

Slow storage. Once started, this laptop should perform ok, however, expect it to take some time to start up, launch programs and open large documents. This could potentially be fixed by replacing the hard drive with a faster component but I couldn't confirm that it is indeed an option in this case.$60-$250

Limited Workspace. The included screen has a lower resolution than the typical TV or computer monitor. This could hinder your ability to multi-task, especially if you work with multiple windows at once. On the plus side, things will tend to be displayed larger on screen if your eyesight is challenging.
This is easy to fix on a desk by connecting to an external monitor, but hard to address anywhere else.

Assuming you are starting over fresh, you can expect to spend $90 on accessories.

Currently not sold (new) anywhere I know.

It was last seen on 2018-03-14, priced at $529.99.

Based on 472 days of observation, the Asus R-Series 15" Laptop usually costs ~$530 in Canada. The lowest price on record for this laptop is $449.97.

Scroll down to find charts comparing the Asus R-Series 15" Laptop to similar devices, to see how well it runs your favorite apps and to find where it can be bought from.

Pricing

History

Here's how this device has been priced up to now:

Sorry, I do not know of any Canadian retailer currently selling this product.

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Specs

Here's how the Asus R-Series 15" Laptop ranks compared to similar devices. The more stars there are, the better (except for the price row).

The Meaty details

The Specs

Operating System: Windows
Processor: AMD A10-8700P
Graphics: AMD Radeon R6
Memory: 8.00 GB
Storage: 1 TB
Screen Size: 15.6"
Screen Resolution: 1366×768(100.45ppi)
Dimensions: 38.10 × 25.65 × 2.54 cm
Weight: 4.76 kg

The features

  • Built-in Media Card Reader
  • DVD
  • Fixed storage: 54000 RPM hard drive (slow)
  • Webcam / Front-Facing Camera / Selfie Cam
  • HDMI
  • VGA
  • USB 2
  • USB 3
  • Ethernet 10
  • Ethernet 100
  • Ethernet 1000 (Gigabit)
  • Built-in Number Pad
  • 3.5mm Headphone+Microphone combo jack
  • Built-in Microphone
  • Built-in Speakers
  • Wi-Fi b
  • Wi-Fi g
  • Wi-Fi n
  • Multiple Monitor Support
  • USB Type-A
  • Built-In Keyboard

What it's capable of

Here are the tasks this computer can handle and how easily it'll breeze through it. A 5-star rating means it should handle the task at a professional level, a 1-star rating means it can do it, but it likely won't be a pleasant experience.

Activities it will handle

  • Web & Communication

    The basics 5/5
    Design Websites 2/5
  • Audio & Visual medias

    The basics 3/5
    Music Production 2/5
    Drawing and Illustrations 2/5
    Photo Editing 2/5
    Video Editing 1/5
  • Texts & Numbers

    The basics 5/5
  • Video Games

    Casual and Mobile Games 4/5
    Enthusiast Games 0/5
    Triple-A Video Games 0/5
  • 3D and CAD

    The basics 0/5

Programs, Apps and Games it will handle

Activity ratings are good but sometimes, you want to be absolutely sure your next purchase will be able to run a specific piece of software.

A 1 star rating means the program'll be usable (according to the developer's own definition; some are more demanding than others); 3 stars mean recommended specs are met with this device; 5 stars will means you will have plenty of overhead to handle uncommon uses of that program like mods, plug-ins and more.

Web & Communication (4 / 4)

Texts & Numbers (7 / 7)

Drawing and Illustrations (6 / 7)

Audio & Visual medias (2 / 2)

3D and CAD (1 / 8)

Music Production (4 / 6)

Photo Editing (3 / 3)

Video Editing (3 / 3)

Video Games (10 / 13)

Enthusiast Games (8 / 37)

Triple-A Video Games (2 / 32)

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