Asus has launched the new Asus R558UQ laptop in the Indian market. There are in fact 2 models launched by Asus for the R558UQ. There is a Core i5 model and another higher end Core i7 laptop model. Both the laptops are powered by the 7th generation Intel Kaby Lake Processors.
There is Intel Kaby lake 7th Gen Core i7-7700U processor clocked at 2.7 GHz on the higher model while the lower model comes with Core i5-7500U processor clocked at 2.5 GHz.
Both the laptops come with 15.6 Inch Full HD display (1920*1080) pixels resolutions . The screen has maximum brightness of 200 nits which is not too high for outdoor legibility.
The laptop is powered by the Nvidia GTX 940 MX graphics card with 2 GB GDDR3 Vram. It is sufficient to play some modern games and handle applications like adobe photoshop or lightroom with ease.
The laptop comes with a 1 TB 5400 RPM Hard disk drive, there is no SSD. The Asus R558UQ laptops come with USB 2.0, USB 3.0 and USB type C port for connectivity.
The laptop comes with 2-cell 38Whr Li-ion battery pack and also HDMI port along with the headphone jack.
The Asus R558UQ laptop offers 4 GB ram for the Core i5 model while the Core i7 model has 8 GB of Ram.
The Core i5 model is priced at Rs. 45990 while the higher model is available for Rs 59990.
The laptop weighs 2.3 KG and had 25.5 mm of thickness. The laptop will be available in Brown, Gold , Red and Blue color options.
Peter Chang, Regional Head, South Asia and Country Manager, System Business Group, Asus India said “The demand for the mainstream notebooks has been steadily increasing over the years and hence this segment will be one of our key focus areas this year,”.