As we adapt our lives to cope with the ongoing pandemic, the demands on mobile working and studying have become a new norm for us.
When come to shopping for a brand new laptop, you could get confused with plenty of specs, design and sizes in the market. However, people often buy the wrong laptop specs and features that may not fit their needs.
Here comes the mainstream laptop by ASUS that could potentially meet the needs for your work, school and even moderate gaming without breaking your bank.
ASUS launched two budget mainstream laptops that could match your requirements; ASUS Laptop A416 and A516.
Transparent Silver or Slate Grey?
There are two stylish colour options to choose from; Transparent Silver that looks futuristic whereas the sleek yet professional Slate Grey colour would blend well in any environments
Modern Display with ASUS NanoEdge
I’m sure when you purchase a new laptop, you wouldn’t want to have monstrous bezels which also increase the footprint of the laptop.
ASUS uses the NanoEdge technology display that offers an immersive over 83% screen-to-body ratio. Besides that, the laptops equipped with an IPS display panel that offers a wide 178° viewing angle and matte anti-glare coating. This is a great panel ideal for productivity and also media consumption.
The huge 15.6-inch ASUS Laptop A516 is great for Netflix and Chill if you want to watch it on your comfy bed or favourite cafe.
Portability without Compromise
The ASUS Laptop A416 may be one of the smallest all-rounders 14-inch laptops out there and features packed. It can be beefed up to 10th Gen Intel Core i5-1035G1 and paired with NVIDIA GeForce MX330 for the higher demanding workload.
Besides having a blasting fast NVMe SSD storage, the ASUS VivoBook A416/A516 offers a more affordable 2.5″ SSD drive bay for further expansion.
Comprehensive connectivity makes connecting devices at ease. It has the usual Dual-band WiFi and Bluetooth for wireless connections. I/O ports include the dated USB Type-C for newer devices, three USB Type-A, full-sized HDMI 1.4 and even a microSD card slot for your smartphone and camera photos or videos backup.
ASUS also using lithium-polymer batteries which offers up to 3x more durable than standard lithium-ion batteries. The included 65W fast charging power adapter let you charge your flat battery up to 60% in just 49 minutes.
Link to MyASUS
The Link to MyASUS features is a handy tool that’s part of the MyASUS app. Its seamless integration of your smartphone with the ASUS Laptop A416 or A516. It not only enables you to transfer files or link between devices easily, the software can also allow you to control your phone from the laptop and even make phone calls or reply messages without pick up your smartphone. This is one useful feature that simplifies our life.
Who is this laptop for?
Working-class and students who are on a budget, but would like to have a lightweight and portable laptop. Not forgetting it preinstalled with Microsoft Office Home & Student 2019 where you saved a few hundred bucks. The ASUS Laptop A416/A516 is weight from 1.6kg and thickness under 20mm, with the starting price of just RM 2,049.
With the specification variant offered, I’m sure there’s one meet you requirement;
|ASUS Laptop A416JA||ASUS Laptop A516JA||ASUS Laptop A416JP||ASUS Laptop A516JP|
|Processor||Intel Core i3-1005G1, 2C/4T @ up to 3.4GHz||Intel Core i5-1035G1, 4C/8T @ up to 3.6GHz|
|RAM||4GB DDR4 On-board (Upgradeable to 12GB of RAM|
|Display||14-inch, 1,920 x 1,080 Full HD||15.6-inch, 1,366 x 768 HD||14-inch, 1,920 x 1,080 Full HD||15.6-inch, 1,366 x 768 HD|
|Graphics Card||Intel 620UHD Graphics||NVIDIA GeForce MX330 Discrete Graphics|
|Storage||256GB PCIe 3.0 x2 NVMe SSD with Upgradeable 2.5" Bay Kit||512GB PCIe 3.0 x2 NVMe SSD with Upgradeable 2.5" Bay Kit|
|Battery||37Wh, 2-cell, Li-Polymer Battery. Support 65W Fast Charging|
|Dimension||325 x 216 x 19.9mm||360 x 234 x 19.9mm||325 x 216 x 19.9mm||360 x 234 x 19.9mm|
|Warranty||2-year Global Warranty|
|Price||RM 2,049||RM 2,799|
You can get the ASUS Laptop A416 and A516 through ASUS authorised offline and online dealers;
- ASUS Official Concept Store & Authorised Retailers
- ASUS Lazada Official Store
- ASUS Shopee Official Store