Asus Q553UB-BSI7T13 2-in-1 15.6″ Touch Laptop (Intel Core i7, Nvidia 940M GPU, 12GB RAM, 2TB HDD, Black)

The Asus Q553UB-BSI7T13 is a 2-in-1 15.6-inch touch-screen laptop PC with the popular band-back convertible design. The Q553UB-BSI7T13 is a higher-end model with the fast Intel Core i7 processor, a dedicated video card, 12GB of system memory, a huge 2TB hard drive, and a DVD drive, all encased in a black brushed aluminum chassis.

Furthermore, the 5.1-pound notebook is equipped with Full HD display resolution, IPS wide viewing angle technology, and keyboard backlight, rounding off the premium-class features. Another appealing aspect of the Asus Q553UB-BSI7T13 is port selection, since it provides the latest USB-C connector, besides two standard USB 3.0 ports and a USB 2.0 port. Furthermore, the 2-in-1 convertible sports HDMI video output, a combo audio port, and a multi-format media card reader. For sound, there are stereo speakers, while video conferencing is available via a 1-megapixel web camera. Internet connectivity is enabled via 802.11AC wireless or Ethernet LAN. The system also includes a Bluetooth interface.

Asus Q553UB-BSI7T13 2-in-1 15.6 Touch-Screen Laptop (Intel Core i7, 12GB Memory, 2TB Hard Drive, Black) 2

Performance-wise, the laptop offers more than the average 2016 notebook, especially in the graphics processing department. The included Nvidia GeForce 940M video card with 2GB of video memory is a huge upgrade over the common Intel HD 520 integrated graphics. The 940M is nevertheless just a lower-mid-range dedicated GPU, but still far better than the HD 520 when it comes to game rendering. And use of this kind of a GPU is quite rare in 2-in-1 laptops which by default rely on the basic integrated graphics. Furthermore, the main processor is excellent, too. Included is the 6th Generation Intel Core i7-6500U “Skylake” with two cores and enough computing muscle for fast completion of the daily home and office tasks, plus some potential for demanding media creation and similar duties. 12GB of system memory is more than enough for all scenarios an average user may encounter. You won’t have to worry about insufficient memory while running multiple web browser tabs and apps at the same time. The included 2TB HDD storage capacity is also on the higher-end, since common laptops usually have 500GB, only a quarter of 2TB. The only important downside related to performance is hard drive technology itself, since it greatly lags behind solid state storage in terms of performance.

The specs sheet of the Asus Q553UB-BSI7T13 list a 3-cell battery, but there’s no info on battery life.

Asus Q553UB-BSI7T13

Specifications of the Asus Q553UB-BSI7T13

Here's the specs sheet of the Asus Q553UB-BSI7T13. For specs comparison against other devices click on the "Compare Specs" button below.



Screen Size


Screen Resolution

1920×1080 pixels (Full HD)



Other Display Specs

IPS display tech (wide viewing angles)

Processor (CPU)

Intel Core i7-6500U 6th Gen “Skylake” Dual-Core 2.5-3.1GHz 4MB Cache (~4,450 PassMark benchmark points)

Graphics (GPU)

Nvidia GeForce GT 940M 2GB Dedicated Video Card

System Memory (RAM)



2000GB (2TB) HDD

DVD Optical Drive

DVD writer


Backlit keyboard with numeric pad
Multi-touch trackpad with integrated buttons

Speakers and Audio

Stereo speakers
Combo microphone and headphones audio jack





Ethernet LAN


3G - 4G Mobile Broadband





1 x USB-C
2 x USB 3.0 + 1 x USB 2.0

Video Ports

1 x HDMI

Media Card Reader

Yes (SD card reader)




5.1 pounds







Windows Version

Windows 10 Home



User reviews, comments, and Q&A on the Asus Q553UB-BSI7T13

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  1. Guillermo – April 20, 2017:

    Anybody knows if have option for another hard drive?

  2. richard cook – December 2, 2016:

    what is the battery life. I thought it was supposed to be 4-4 1/2 hrs. but I only seem to get 2 and a half hrs.

  3. Seg – October 24, 2016:

    What’s the best stylus for use with the screen of this laptop? Thanks in advance!

  4. Reese – August 28, 2016:

    Does it have blue ray?

    • Danijel Z – August 29, 2016:

      No, it doesn’t support Blu-ray. The built-in optical drive only supports CD and DVD reading and writing. You’ll need an external Blu-ray drive for that.

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