• CPU: Intel Pentium Silver N5000
  • GPU: Intel UHD Graphics 605
  • Display: 15.6”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), TN
  • Storage: 256GB SSD
  • RAM: 4GB (1x 4096MB) - DDR4, 2400MHz
  • Weight: 1.90 kg (4.2 lbs)

Pros

  • Extremely low price
  • Decent keyboard
  • Three USB ports (one 3.0) and a MicroSD card reader
  • Extremely efficient hardware
  • Full HD resolution and quick response times (BOE NT156FHM-N41)

Cons

  • Dated design (yet somewhat stylish)
  • Covers only 50% of sRGB (BOE NT156FHM-N41)
  • Poor viewing angles and contrast ratio (BOE NT156FHM-N41)
  • Lacks a USB Type-C port
  • Uses PWM for all brightness levels, except the maximum (although the high frequency makes it far less harmful) (BOE NT156FHM-N41)

ASUS X543 - Specs

CPU Performance #115
  • Intel Core i7-7Y75 2.3%
  • Intel Pentium Silver N5000
  • Intel Core i3-7100U 2.7%
  • Intel Pentium N4200 6.3%
GPU Performance #263
  • Intel HD Graphics 515 0.1%
  • Intel HD Graphics 615 0.1%
  • Intel UHD Graphics 605
  • Intel HD Graphics (Cherry Trail) 0.2%
Display
15.6”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), TN
panel 1
BOE NT156FHM-N41
Color accuracy 9.4 -> 3.3
HDD/SSD
256GB SSD
RAM
4GB (1x 4096MB) - DDR4, 2400MHz
OS
No OS
Battery
33Wh, 3-cell
Body material
Plastic / Polycarbonate
Dimensions
381 x 251 x 27.2 mm (15.00" x 9.88" x 1.07")
Weight
1.90 kg (4.2 lbs)
Ports and connectivity
  • 2x USB Type-A 2.0
  • 1x USB Type-A 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • HDMI
  • Card reader microSD
  • Wi-Fi 802.11ac
  • Bluetooth 4.2
  • Audio jack 3.5 mm combo
Features
  • Fingerprint reader н
  • Web camera VGA
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Microphone Analog
  • Speakers 2x 2W, ASUS SonicMaster Technology
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slot

 

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DISPLAY: 15.6-inch, 1920 x 1080, TN

Name BOE NT156FHM-N41
Diagonal 15.6"
Pixel density 141.21 ppi
Brightness 183 cd/m2
sRGB 50%
PWM frequency 6900 Hz
Panel Type TN
Resolution 1920 x 1080
Becomes "Retina" from 24 inches (62 cm)
Contrast 300:1
dE Color Checker 9.4 3.3
PWM Rating 5.5: (undesirable)
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Health-Guard

The first and most important profile (in our opinion) is the Health-Guard – when being used with our LM Profiles application, Health-Guard eliminates the harmful Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) and reduces the negative Blue Light which affects our eyes and body.

Since it’s custom tailored for every panel, it manages to keep the colors perceptually accurate (they may seem strange at first but after a few minutes our brain will start recognizing them as accurate ones – that’s how Health-Guard differs from alternatives like f.lux).

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Health-Guard Profile

Office Work and Web Design

The second profile type is Office Work and Web Design. Business tasks are various, most often related to a set of office-targeted applications. Sometimes, working outside is necessary. In such cases color accuracy is paramount, but so is image clarity, brightness, contrast etc. A piece of text must be legible, graphics and histograms must be clear. All of this is precisely what this profile is for. If you’re doing office work, web design, or simply value color accuracy when browsing the Internet, this is the profile to use!

It’s important to note that not all displays are suited for Web design – our profiles can not compensate for insufficient sRGB coverage (most TN panels have this problem), so you you might want to check our detailed color tests in the respective product reviews we’ve done if you want to use the machine for professional work.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Design & Gaming Profile

Gaming and Movie Nights

Gaming is among the main driving forces for the fast clip of hardware development. Gamers are well-aware of the fact that a poor image can ruin the entire experience.

The same goes for watching movies. Imagine sitting down for a nice movie after a long day, and barely making out what’s on the screen. The ‘Gaming and movie night’ profile can make a huge difference. We strongly recommend you use it, since it’s gamma curve is specifically tuned to reveal details in the dark sections of the image.

Here’s what this amounts to:

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Design & Gaming Profile

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ASUS X543 in-depth review

Nowadays, it's easier than ever to get an everyday notebook for a very symbolic price. Yes, many of the gaming and ultra-secure business laptops may set you back a couple of thousand bucks (sometimes even more), but what if you need a device for your daily computing needs? Nothing too fancy - browse the Web, watch a movie or your favorite TV series, or just text your friends. Ultimately, this means you don't need super-powerful hardware - a simple Pentium Silver N5000 with its integrated gra[...]

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