The 250-dollar Asus X540SA-SCL0205N in one of the newest-generation ultra-cheap full-size notebooks. The Windows 10-based 15.6-inch X540SA-SCL0205N includes all the necessary modern laptop features and provides basic computing components – an Intel Celeron processor, 4GB of RAM, and a 500GB hard drive.
The 4.4-pound laptop with a 1″ thick “chocolate black” casing made of plastics features a common 15.6″ 1366-by-768-pixel non-touch screen, a full-size keyboard with chiclet-style keys, and a well-sized trackpad with integrated buttons. Inside the chassis, there’s an Intel Celeron N3050 (review) dual-core processor, belonging to the lowest segment of laptop-use CPU scale. However, it can juggle your daily computing chores quite well. But, if you’re planning to do heavy stuff like video and photography editing regularly, the Celeron won’t be a satisfactory solution. You should seek a laptop with Intel’s Core i-series processors for these purposes. The 4GB of included RAM is capacious enough for the great majority of users. The included 500GB hard drive at 5,400rpm offers a standard capacity and storage speed, meaning it provides a decent amount of space for files and programs and also slow data access and read-write speeds. The laptop comes with a DVD writer built-in.
The Asus X540SA-SCL0205N has two standard-size USB ports – a USB 3.0 and a USB 2.0. In addition it features the latest USB-C type port. The laptop has stereo speakers, a webcam, Wi-Fi 802.11n wireless, Ethernet LAN port, HDMI and VGA video output connectors, an SD card reader, and a combo microphone / headphones jack.
There’s no info no battery life. Given that Asus has included a relatively low-capacity 33 WHr battery to power the 15.6″ screen and the power-saving Celeron CPU, one can expect a maximal run time of around 4 hours with reduced screen brightness.