Asus Q524UQ(-BI7T20, -BHI7T15) 15.6″ 2-in-1 Touch Laptop (Intel Core i7, GeForce 940MX, 12GB RAM, 2TB HDD, Black)


Asus Q524UQ-BI7T20 Q524UQ-BHI7T15 15.6 2-in-1 Touch-Screen Laptop (Intel Core i7, GeForce 940MX, 12GB RAM, 2TB HDD, Sandblasted Black Aluminum)

The Asus Q524UQ is a higher-end 15.6-inch convertible 2-in-1 notebook series. The laptop is characterized by the popular band-back multi-mode design, admirable internal components, and sleek looks with black aluminum finish.

There are two SKUs from the series available in the US stores. The Q524UQ-BI7T20 and Q524UQ-BHI7T15. Except the model name, we weren’t able to find any differences between them. They both feature the 7th Generation Intel Core i7-7500U processor, the Nvidia GeForce 940MX video card, 12GB of system memory, a 2-Terabyte hard drive, Full HD display resolution, keyboard backlight, and Windows 10 Home operating system.

The FHD 1920×1080-pixel 15.6″ touch-screen is mounted on a pair of robust “gunmetal” hinges. Online product pages of the Asus Q524UQ-BI7T20 and Q524UQ-BHI7T15 don’t mention IPS technology for wide viewing angles, but Asus’ official website lists IPS as one of the features of the Q524UQ series. Therefore, it’s safe to assume IPS is included in the available models.

Asus Q524UQ(-BI7T20, -BHI7T15) 15.6 2-in-1 Touch-Screen Laptop (Intel Core i7, GeForce 940MX, 12GB RAM, 2TB HDD, Sandblasted Black Aluminum) 1

With its “sandblasted” matte black aluminum finish and “gunmetal” hinges, the Q524UQ-BI7T20 / Q524UQ-BHI7T15 is not only premium looking. It’s also one of the most powerful 2-in-1 laptop PCs performance-wise. The included Intel Core i7-7500U is among the fastest CPUs for the mainstream laptop category, while the GeForce 940MX 2GB video card provides some extra graphics muscle for handling games. When you add large memory and hard drive capacities of 12GB and 2TB (~2000GB) to the mix, you get a quite capable machine for the routine day-to-day duties, a decent potential for more demanding media creation and similar tasks and 3D gaming support, a great multitasking ability, and a plenty of storage space for users files. Most users won’t need anything more powerful than this. The only downside is that the storage device is a traditional mechanical hard drive, instead of much faster solid state drives. For comparison, the very similar Acer R 15 2-in-1 has a speedy SSD, but also much lower storage capacity of 256GB.

The Asus Q524UQ-BI7T20 and Q524UQ-BHI7T15 stand out from the crowd in the audio department. Besides built-in stereo speakers, Asus has additionally provided an external subwoofer speaker for extra bass. It’s included in the package by default. The sound is optimized via Bang & Olufsen ICEpower audio technology.

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Another uncommon perk is support for Thunderbolt 3 standard for extremely fast data transfer to and from compatible external devices. Thunderbolt 3 is provided via a USB-C port. Besides the USB-C connector, there are three standard-size USB 3.0 ports, HDMI video output, an SD memory card reader, a combo jack for headphones and microphone, and a dedicated jack for the subwoofer. For networking, the Q524UQ-BI7T20 / Q524UQ-BHI7T15 provides 802.11AC Wi-Fi wireless connection. Bluetooth is present, too. As expected, the Q524UQ has a built-in webcam. It sports 720p resolution.

According to Asus, the 4-cell battery of the Q524UQ-BI7T20 / Q524UQ-BHI7T15 delivers “up to 6.5 hours” of power autonomy.

The Q524UQ weighs in at 5.1 pounds, which is an average weight for this type of a 2-in-1 notebook.

Asus Q524UQ-BI7T20 / Q524UQ-BHI7T15

Specifications of the Asus Q524UQ(-BI7T20, -BHI7T15)

Here's the specs sheet of the Asus Q524UQ(-BI7T20, -BHI7T15). For comparison against other devices click on the "Compare Specs" button below.

Brand

Asus

Screen Size

15.6-inch

Screen Resolution

1920×1080 pixels (Full HD)

Touchscreen

Yes

Other Display Specs

IPS display tech (wide viewing angles)

Processor (CPU)

Intel Core i7-7500U 7th Gen “Kaby Lake” dual-core 2.7-3.5GHz 4MB cache (~5,250 PassMark benchmark points)

Graphics (GPU)

Nvidia GeForce GT 940MX 2GB Dedicated Video Card

System Memory (RAM)

12GB

Storage

2000GB (2TB) HDD

DVD Optical Drive

None

Input

Backlit keyboard without numeric pad
Multi-touch trackpad with integrated buttons
Touchscreen

Speakers and Audio

Stereo speakers with subwoofer
Combo microphone and headphones audio jack

Cameras

Front

Wi-Fi

802.11AC

Bluetooth

Yes

Ethernet LAN

No

USB

1 x USB-C
3 x USB 3.0

Video Ports

1 x HDMI

Media Card Reader

Yes (SD card reader)

Other Features

External subwoofer speaker
Thunderbolt 3.0 technology

Battery

Up to 6.5 hours of battery life
4-Cell

Weight

5.1 pounds

Height

0.9″

Width

15″

Depth

10″

Windows Version

Windows 10 Home

Warranty

1-Year

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