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Asus VivoBook 15 X542UA-GO946T

Specifications

Asus VivoBook 15 X542UA-GO946T
Asus VivoBook 15 X542UA-GO946T (VivoBook 15 X Series)
Processor
Intel Core i5-8250U 4 x 1.6 - 3.4 GHz, Kaby Lake Refresh
Graphics adapter
Memory
8 GB 
Display
15.60 inch 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixel 100 PPI, TN, glossy: yes
Storage
256 GB SSD
Connections
1 USB 2.0, 3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, Card Reader: undefined
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/), Bluetooth 4.1
Optical drive
DVD +/- RW Double Layer
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 23 x 380 x 251 ( = 0.91 x 14.96 x 9.88 in)
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Weight
2.3 kg ( = 81.13 oz / 5.07 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)

 

Price comparison

Reviews for the Asus VivoBook 15 X542UA-GO946T

¡CHOLLO! Asus VivoBook 15 X542UA-GO946T. Portátil 15,6" con Intel Core i5-8250U y SSD muy barato (499 €)
Source: Ofertaman Spanish ES→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Large screen; decent hardware; low price; nice performance.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/28/2018

Comment

Intel UHD Graphics 620: Integrated GPU (GT2, 24 EUs) found on some Kaby-Lake-Refresh CPU models (15 W ULV series). Technically identical to the previous Kaby-Lake GPU called HD Graphics 620.

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


i5-8250U: Kaby-Lake-Refresh based low power quad-core processor. The four cores are clocked between 1.6 and 3.4 GHz (Turbo Boost) and support HyperThreading. The integrated GPU is clocked between 300 and 1,100 MHz. The SoC is manufactured in a 14nm+ FinFET process. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


15.60":

15-inch display variants are the standard and are used for more than half of all laptops.

The reason for the popularity of mid-sized displays is that this size is reasonably easy on the eyes, often allows high resolutions and thus offers rich details on the screen, yet does not consume too much power and the devices can still be reasonably compact - simply the standard compromise.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


Asus: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. is a major Taiwanese computer hardware manufacturer based in Taipei, founded in 1989. Under the Asus brand name, the company manufactures a wide range of products, including laptops, desktops, motherboards, graphics cards, monitors, smartphones and networking equipment, complete systems and PC components for end users.

Under the ROG (Republic of Gamers) brand name, ASUS manufactures gaming laptops known by gamers for their powerful specifications, dedicated graphics cards, high refresh rate displays and advanced cooling systems.

Beyond gaming, a wide range of notebooks are offered for different needs and budgets, from ultra-slim and lightweight ultrabooks to versatile 2-in-1 convertibles and budget-friendly options. In 2023, Asus had a 7% global market share of the PC market.

Customer satisfaction with ASUS notebooks concerns performance, the features, and the good price-performance ratio of ASUS notebooks. However, as with any brand, there are occasional reports of problems such as overheating, driver compatibility, or build quality issues.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

 

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