Asus R541UA 15" Laptop model: R541UA-RS51

Asus R541UA 15" Laptop

Quick Description

Combining versatility and affordability, this laptop is worth considering if you do a little more than productivity work.

Guillaume's pick!

This laptop stood out to me on 2 occasions while compiling the weekly Tech Worth Buying Newsletter. It was most recently selected on 2017-10-06, selling for $700.

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+

Assuming you are starting over fresh, you can expect to spend $20 on accessories.

Currently not sold (new) anywhere I know.

It was last seen on 2017-12-30, priced at $599.88.

Based on 136 days of observation, the Asus R541UA 15" Laptop usually costs 699 in Canada. The lowest price on record for this laptop is $599.88.

Scroll down to find charts comparing the Asus R541UA 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 R541UA 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: Intel Core i5-7200U
Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 620
Memory: 8.00 GB
Storage: 1 TB
Screen Size: 15.6"
Screen Resolution: 1920×1080(141.21ppi)
Dimensions: 38.10 × 25.15 × 2.80 cm
Weight: 2.000 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 3
  • USB 3.1
  • USB Type-C
  • Ethernet 10
  • Ethernet 100
  • 3.5mm Headphone+Microphone combo jack
  • Bluetooth 4
  • Wi-Fi b
  • Wi-Fi g
  • Wi-Fi n
  • Built-in Microphone
  • Built-in Speakers
  • USB Type-A
  • Multiple Monitor Support
  • Built-in Number Pad
  • USB 2
  • 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 4/5
  • Audio & Visual medias

    The basics 4/5
    Music Production 3/5
    Drawing and Illustrations 4/5
    Photo Editing 3/5
    Video Editing 2/5
  • Texts & Numbers

    The basics 5/5
  • Video Games

    Casual and Mobile Games 1/5
    Enthusiast Games 1/5
    Triple-A Video Games 0/5
  • 3D and CAD

    The basics 1/5

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 (3 / 3)

Texts & Numbers (9 / 9)

Drawing and Illustrations (11 / 12)

Audio & Visual medias (4 / 4)

3D and CAD (5 / 9)

Music Production (8 / 11)

Photo Editing (5 / 5)

Video Editing (7 / 11)

Enthusiast Games (28 / 71)

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Video Games (10 / 13)

Triple-A Video Games (10 / 75)

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