Released in March 2018, the Asus Vivobook Max X541SA laptop is a budget-friendly mid-range notebook that helps save costs. In fact, the Max in the name of this Vivobook stands for maximum cost-saving, but despite the fact that it maximises cost greatly, it is a very efficient PC that comes with a Windows 10 Operating System.
It is also powered by up to 7th-generation Intel Core processor, gaming-grade NVIDIA GeForce graphics, and exclusive SonicMaster audio incorporating ICEpower technology, but that’s not even all the VivoBook X541SA by Asus provides standout audiovisuals to be experienced on a laptop.
The Max X541SA looks metallic from a distance, but the keyboard and lid have a brushed aluminium that comes in different textured finishes with a black underside, but the model is actually made of plastic.
It is available in brushed metal effect finishes in silver gradient, chocolate brown, red, aqua blue, and white. It has a 15.6-inch screen (39.6cm), a weight of 2.0kg and a thickness of 27mm.
The Asus Vivobook X541SA employs improvements in keyboard and touchpad technologies and lets you enjoy a comfortable typing feel with its superb keypad, responsive keystrokes and a precise touchpad for a good input experience.
The keyboard has a full-size one-piece Chiclet keyboard that gives a comfortable typing experience with a 2.3mm key travel distance and minimal key float for more solid and responsive keystrokes.
The 106mm x 74mm touchpad which is 11% larger and smarter offers handwriting support. It also has a palm rejection feature that differentiates between fingertips and palm contact to prevent unintentional cursor movement.
The available ports in the Asus Vivobook Max X541SA are:
- Optical drive: DVD +/ -RW double layer on the right side
- 1 USB 3.0 Type C
- 1 USB 3.1 Type C
- 1 USB 2.0 Type A
- HDMI and VGA port
- RJ 45/Ethernet port
- 3 in 1 SD/SDHC/SDXC card reader
- 3.5mm headset/microphone jack for audio connection
- AC power port.
The Asus Vivobook Max X541SA has 15.6 inches, no touch and touch display with an HD LED panel display and antiglare display.
It also has a 16:9 aspect ratio and an 86% screen-to-body ratio with two different screen resolutions of 1366 x 768 pixels and 1920 X 1080. This laptop measures a dimension of 381 x 252 x 27.6 mm and has 100 PPI and 45% NTSC.
● Improved audio with:
- ASUS sonic master audio incorporating ICEpower technology
- Audio wizard: It gives five audio presets for gaming, music, movie, speech and recording, which gives the best settings for any of the five presets you opt for
- Built-in W Stereo speaker with microphone
● For security, this laptop has:
- BIOS user password protection
- HDD user password protection
● Asus Tru2 life video technology that intelligently optimises pixels in video frames to enhance sharpness or contrast by 150% to offer a quality image
● Asus Eye care mode. There are about four different modes which are Normal mode, Vivid mode, Manual mode and Eye care mode; the latter helps to enhance the viewing and reading experience by reducing blue light by up to 33%. It also protects you from eye fatigue, retina problems as well as other eye ailments
- 4GB DDR3 RAM
- NVIDIA GeForce GT 920 graphics
- Intel Pentium N3710 CPU
- Windows 10 Home operating system
- 15.6inches (1366 x 768 resolution) 100dpi TN LCD glossy
- 1.6 GHz, up to 2.56 GHz Burst Intel Pentium N3710, four cores, four threads
- Intel HD 405 GPU (Braswell)
- 1TB HDD 5400rpm
- WiFi 802.11b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity
- HD webcam
- Digital array mic
- MIL-STD 810G military standard.
- UK tiled keyboard
The Asus X541SA is packed with a non-removable SuperBatt battery with three times longer lifespan than standard batteries with its 36Wh 4-cell lithium-ion battery. Although battery life varies depending on usage, this laptop can last for up to 10 hours on regular standard use.
The Asus Vivobook X541SA price starts from $250 based on your preferred configuration such as display, internal storage, operating system and other specifications. Furthermore, this laptop comes with a one-year RTB warranty. It can be purchased on Asus’s official store or third-party e-commerce platforms.
- Overall Performance: The features of the Asus Vivobook Max X514SA make it ready for daily computing tasks and entertainment. With the SSD, you can have a supercharged performance of up to 5x faster laptop speed.
- Fast and easy connections: With the USB ports, the reversible USB type C ensures a proper connection every time and provides you with faster data transmission speeds of up to 5Gbps (almost 10 times faster than USB 2.0), which allows quick transfer of large files
- Immersive sound: Asus X541SA offers a good sound solution with its stereo speakers and microphone. The 3W speaker with a 24CC sound chamber and a special transmission line design provides rich and quality sound with a clearer dialogue. All of this work together with the Asus Sonic master technology and audio wizard which gives it crystal clear sound delivery.
- Optical drive: It has Super multi DVD
- This laptop is available in a variant of catchy colours.
- Battery capacity is low.
- Too many flexes surround the keyboard, which can affect typing feel and go to show that the laptop is not well built.
- Tough clicker, which is quite hard to press and loud, especially when you try to double click on the trackpad
- Narrow viewing angle
- Some slow ports like the USB type A
- Average build quality: Although the design looks like it is metal, it is actually made of plastic which is not very classy, but considering the price, it is passable
- Not good enough for high-speed gaming and video/photo editing photos. With the Intel HD Graphics 405 GPU, games that are not high-intensive can be played on this laptop.
In conclusion, the Asus Vivobook Max541SA laptop is a great choice for an average user or for low intense resource use. It’s also a good choice for those who want to buy a decent cheap laptop.
It has great features with the addition of a nice speaker for its price, and as such, it is considered to be a good purchase for those on a budget.