ASUS VivoBook Max X541NA overview
Featured: Great for Basic Browsing
15″ screen + bargain price = affordable functionality
This 15.6″ VivoBook Max X541NA Notebook from Asus is a well-rounded system designed for everyday tasks such as browsing the Internet, composing and editing documents, as well as watching and streaming online videos. Specs-wise, it’s equipped with a 1.1 GHz Intel Pentium N4200 quad-core processor, 4GB of DDR3L RAM, integrated Intel HD graphics, and a 500GB 5400 rpm HDD. Connect to the Internet via 802.11b/g/n or with the 10/100 Ethernet port. Other integrated features include multiple USB ports, one of which features a USB Type-C interface, a SuperMultiDVD drive, an SDXC media card reader, a webcam, speakers, a microphone, HDMI and VGA outputs, and a combo audio jack. The operating system installed is Windows 10 Home.
Asus SonicMaster Audio
The VivoBook Max features 3W speakers with a 24cc sound chamber and a special transmission line design to provide rich, deep bass and clear vocals. Furthermore, Asus SonicMaster Audio fine-tunes your audio to deliver true-to-life surround sound.
Asus AudioWizard offers you five audio presets: Music, Movie, Gaming, Speech, and Recording to fit your current application. Switch through them easily with its intuitive user interface.
Asus Tru2Life Video enhances and optimizes your display with increased sharpness and contrast for a better viewing experience.
Asus Eye Care
Asus Eye Care reduces blue light emissions to reduce eyestrain caused by extended viewing periods.
Larger, Smarter Touchpad
The larger, smarter touchpad features palm rejection technology to prevent unintentional cursor movement.
The Asus SuperBatt Battery can last up to 700 charge cycles, which is three times the lifespan of standard batteries.
After its hiatus in Windows 8, the Start Menu has returned. Utilizing a combination of the traditional menu system and Windows 8’s Live Tiles, the improved Start Menu gives you more information at a glance, showing notification information alongside your applications and other pinned items.
Microsoft’s digital personal assistant, Cortana can answer your questions with information gleaned from both your device and the internet at large. You can type or even talk with her, if your system has a microphone. Using her Notebook, Cortana keeps track of your needs and wants, and she learns over time to improve her information gathering skills.
After nearly 20 years, Microsoft has finally replaced its Internet Explorer web browser. With Microsoft Edge, users can write directly on web pages and share notes with friends and colleagues. It also improves the online reading experience by adding a distraction-free mode and read-it-later functionality. Edge also has built-in Cortana integration; you can have her help you find a restaurant, make a reservation, and pull up directions without leaving your browser.
For Windows 10, Microsoft has unified the Windows Store. Now, apps for PCs, tablets, and phones will all be accessible from one place. And with support for Universal Apps, one version of an app can work across all your compatible devices automatically.
Windows 10 was designed for a variety of screen sizes and input styles, and with its Continuum feature, it automatically adapts to fit your needs. A Windows 10 tablet on its own requires a touch-centric approach, but attaching a mouse and keyboard will shift everything to a more traditional interface. You can even attach an external monitor to your Windows 10 phone for a near-desktop experience. But it’s not just the operating system; Windows Universal Apps take advantage of Continuum as well.
Xbox on Windows 10
Gaming is a big focus of Windows 10. Xbox integration allows for PC players to match up against Xbox One players on supported games, and if you have an Xbox One, you can even stream compatible titles to your PC. Native support for recording with the new Game DVR feature makes it easy to capture and share your gameplay. The new DirectX12 takes better advantage of multi-core processors, giving games a performance boost, even on older hardware. Windows 10 also features native support for virtual reality headsets, such as the Oculus Rift.