ASUS VivoBook X540YA-XX055T is a new laptop powered by the A8-7410P processor (AMD says that it’s an APU – a processor with integrated graphics chip). This model is one for home use. It can be used for Internet browsing, HD movies and simple games.
It does not cost too much and because of the modern features we have a feature packed laptop that will last more than 5 years. How it looks like can be seen from below and I must say that’s interesting how Asus laptop look more and more like Macbooks.
The portability is good because the chassis weights about 1.9 kg and the battery life is about 4-6 hours. The autonomy depends on what you do with the laptop… it can last longer or less than what the manufacturer mentions.
The screen is a decent one with HD resolution
It comes with good graphics card – model Radeon R5.
A modern laptop like this ASUS X540YA-XX055T has modern interfaces like USB 3.0 and C. Besides it has USB 2 for older Operating Systems. (Keep in mind that USB 3.0 support USB sticks that are on USB 2.0. The manufacturers still mount version 2.0 because some older OSes support only 2.0.)
The memory is good because this model has plenty of RAM (8GB) and a big hard drive (1000GB).
You can go on Internet instant because of the pre-installed OS that is Windows 10 64 bit. Other people might want to install Windows 7, but I don’t recommend 7 because it’s old and the drivers are not compatible.
It does not have wireless ac. It supports b, g and n standards.
The screen has only HD resolution. I would loved to see FHD or 4K on an IPS panel. Nobody stops you from connecting this laptop to an external monitor via the HDMI or VGA (D-Sub).
If you want a nice looking notebook with new tech and that is reliable than this X540YA-XX055T would be great.
The A8-7410 processor is one with a score of 2679 points in benchmark. So we can say that it’s the equivalent for i3 or i5. Another laptop with the A8 procesor is the HP 15ab127na.