Asus A540, R558UR notebooks with USB Type-C connectivity unveiled

By Press Release | Updated 15 Jun 2016
Asus A540, R558UR notebooks with USB Type-C connectivity unveiled
  • The Asus R558UR features a Full HD display and Nvidia GT930 graphics, while the Asus A540 features a glossy brushed finish

Asus has unveiled two new notebooks, A540 and R558UR. Both laptops feature USB Type-C connectivity, which the company says is a first in their respective segments. The Asus R559UR is an upgraded variant of the R558UF and features a Full HD anti-glare display. It also sports a Nvidia GT930MX graphics cards and an audio system powered by SonicMaster and Bang & Olufsen. The Asus A540 features a glossy brushed finish and weighs less than two kilograms. Like the R55UR, the A540 also sports an audio system powered by SonicMaster and Bang & Olufsen.

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ASUS, today unveiled two new mainstream notebooks, A540 & R558UR, updating its mainstream line up, and adding the latest features and performance updates. The R558UR is a substantially upgraded variant of the R88UF premium notebooks, While the A540 focusses more on the lower spectrum at the same time providing premium looks and lightweight design weighing just less than 2 Kg. Both boast of USB type C connectivity which is a first in their respective segments.

The ASUS R558UR is a considerable upgrade from the R558UF featuring a Full HD Antiglare display which has twice the pixel density as compared to a HD Display offered by most of the competition. It also features the latest ultra-fast DDR4 memory which currently is only available in high end gaming machines. The Graphics have also been bumped up, courtesy of the New GT930MX graphics from Nvidia offering upto twice the performance compared with the competitors. R558UR’s Audio system is powered by SonicMaster and Bang & Olufsen ICEpower while the exclusive Splendid technology makes sure that your visual experience remains unadulterated. Moreover, the eyecare mode along with the anti-glare display panel provides unmatched visual comfort.

The A540 is contemporarily designed with stylish and elegant Glossy Brushed finish distinguishing itself from the dull designs seen in majority of the notebooks in this segment. The A540 is ultralight, weighing just less than 2 Kg even though it has an internal optical drive. Like R558UR, the A540’s Audio system is also powered by SonicMaster and Bang & Olufsen ICEpower while ASUS Splendid Technology takes care of the task of delivering beautiful visual quality.

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Model Name R558UR
LCD Cover Color & Decoration Glossy Dark Brown IMR
Top Case Color & Decoration Matt Black IMR
On board processor Intel® Core™ i5-6200U Processor, 2.3GHz (3M Cache, up to 2.8GHz)
Operating System Free DOS
Memory Slot 1x
On board memory DDR4 4GB
Memory Max. 8G
How to upgrade memory Upgradablededicate Memory door on Bottom side
Total System Memory DDR4 4GB
Storage SATA 1TB 5400RPM 2.5' HDD
Display 15.6'//LED Back-lit//Ultra Slim 200nits//FHD 1920x1080 16:9//AG//NTSC:45%
External video display modes HDMI 1.4
Discrete/Share Discrete
Video Graphics NVIDIA® GeForce® 930MX (N16S-GMR)
IGPU Intel® HD graphics 520
Video memory DDR3 2GB
Video Camera VGA web camera (Fixed type)
Optical Drive [SATA] 8.9"mm 8X Super Multi with Double Layer
Wireless 802.11bgn+Bluetooth 4.0 (Single band) 1*1
LAN 10/100/1000 Mbps
Card Reader Spec: SD only
USB Port 1x USB 2.01x USB 3.01x USB3.1 Type C (gen 1)
Interface 1x Headphone-out & Audio-in Combo Jack1x RJ45 LAN Jack for LAN insert1x VGA Port (D-Sub)1x HDMI
Audio Built-in speakerBuilt-in microphoneSonic Master
Weight (Kg) 2.10 KG (Without Battery)
Dimension (cm) 38.2(W) x 25.6(D) x 2.55 ~ 2.55 (H) cm
AC Adapter 65W AC AdapterOutput : 19V DC, 3.42A, 65WInput : 100~240V AC, 50/60Hz universal
Battery 38WHrs, 2S1P, 2-cell Li-ion Polymer Battery Pack
Keyboard type Chiclet Keyboard
Keyboard Specification ASUS 348mm keyboard with 19mm full size key pitch, integrated Numeric keypad
Software ASUS Smart GestureASUS Splendid

 

Model Name A540LA
Color Black, Silver
On board processor Intel® Core™ i3-4005U Processor, 1.7GHz (3M Cache)
Operating System Free DOS
Memory Slot 1x
On board memory DDR3 4GB
Memory Max. 8G
Total System Memory DDR3 4GB
Storage SATA 1TB 5400RPM 2.5' HDD
EMMC/ISSD N/A
Display 15.6'//LED Back-lit//Slim 200nits//HD 1366x768 16:9//Glare//NTSC:45%
External video display modes HDMI 1.4
IGPU Intel HD Graphics 4400
Video Camera VGA web camera (Fixed type)
Optical Drive [SATA] 8.9"mm 8X Super Multi with Double Layer
Wireless 802.11bgn+Bluetooth 4.0 (Single band) 1*1
LAN 10/100 Mbps
Card Reader Spec: SDXC
USB Port 1x USB 2.01x USB 3.01x USB3.1 Type C (gen 1)
Interface 1x Headphone-out & Audio-in Combo Jack1x RJ45 LAN Jack for LAN insert1x VGA Port (D-Sub)1x HDMI
Audio Built-in speakerBuilt-in microphoneSonic Master
Weight (Kg) 1.84 KG (Without Battery)2.00 KG (with 3 cell battery)
Dimension (cm) 38.1(W) x 25.2(D) x 2.72 ~ 2.72 (H) cm
AC Adapter 45W AC Adapter: Output: 19V DC, 2.37A, 45W: Input: 100~240V AC50/60Hz universal
Battery 33WHrs, 3S1P, 3-cell Li-ion Battery Pack
Keyboard type Chiclet Keyboard
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