ASUS S5100UQ8250 review: 15.6-inch Notebook with Intel Core i5-8250U

ASUS S5100UQ8250 review: 15.6-inch Notebook with Intel Core i5-8250U

The new laptop ASUS S5100UQ8250 continues the line of models S5100 from the Taiwanese manufacturer. The engineers of the company embodied in the novelty a number of updates and improvements, equipping it with a 15.6-inch screen with a resolution of 1920 x 1080, an Intel Core i5-8250U eighth generation, NVIDIA GeForce 940MX with 2GB and 8GB of RAM.

ASUS S5100UQ8250: SpecificationsASUS S5100UQ8250 review: 15.6-inch Notebook with Intel Core i5-8250U ASUS S5100UQ8250 review: 15.6-inch Notebook with Intel Core i5-8250UASUS S5100UQ8250: Design

The ASUS S5100UQ8250 combines both classic design and bright, stylish appearance. The laptop looks very beautiful, very bright and stylish.

If you do not take into account the design of the cover, the design of the ASUS S5100UQ8250 is quite classic. The 15.6-inch screen is surrounded by a matte black frame. The working panel is metalized, with the texture of polished metal. It is firm, strong and pleasant to touch.

ASUS S5100UQ8250 review: 15.6-inch Notebook with Intel Core i5-8250U

The top cover of the laptop is made of metal, but unlike previous devices, the surface was treated not in the form of concentric rings, but in the vertical texture of the metal.

The side and front edges are made of processed plastic, which in color is indistinguishable from the metal cover, thanks to this the design of the laptop looks like a single whole. On the front side, there are indicators of working with pictograms on the working panel. Well, the lateral faces, traditionally, are equipped with connectors.ASUS S5100UQ8250 review: 15.6-inch Notebook with Intel Core i5-8250U The bottom panel is made of metalized plastic with rubber foot-strips, grids of multimedia speakers, and a small cover for a fast upgrade of RAM. There is no air intake, but this does not mean that the ASUS S5100UQ has a fanless design. The thermal design of the laptop is even more inventive, there are two holes between the shaft and the screen. One of them is the air intake, and the other is the air outlet. When the laptop is working, it will form a cooling air duct. The non-perforated design allows the machine to improve the aesthetic appearance and can protect against dust.

The notebook has dimensions – length 361 mm, width 243 mm, thickness only 19 mm and weight 1.7 kg. For models with a diagonal of 15.6 inches, this is a relatively thin case.ASUS S5100UQ8250 review: 15.6-inch Notebook with Intel Core i5-8250U

ASUS S5100UQ8250: Screen

ASUS S5100UQ8250 has a 15.6-inch IPS screen with a resolution (Full HD) of 1920 × 1080 pixels. An aspect ratio of the display is 16: 9. Around the screen is a narrow frame, on both sides the width of the frame is only 7.8 mm, while the screen accounts for up to 80% of the front surface. On the top frame

The screen is very good – there is an acceptable margin of brightness, enough for daily use, viewing angles, as well as high-quality color rendering. If necessary, the user can choose between several display modes.

ASUS S5100UQ8250 review: 15.6-inch Notebook with Intel Core i5-8250U

ASUS S5100UQ8250: Keyboard and Touchpad

The novelty uses a full-sized island-type keyboard with an additional digital block and a number of function keys. Due to the 1.4 mm stroke and the improved mechanism, the layout provides a comfortable and fast typing. A sufficient distance between the keys minimizes the number of typos.

ASUS S5100UQ8250 review: 15.6-inch Notebook with Intel Core i5-8250U On the wide palm rest, a large touchpad with multi-touch support and ASUS Smart Gesture technology for managing gestures is installed. I note that the smooth touch surface very accurately recognizes all touches, so it is quite capable of replacing a computer mouse while using the device.

ASUS S5100UQ8250 review: 15.6-inch Notebook with Intel Core i5-8250U ASUS S5100UQ8250: Sound

A pair of speakers mounted on the end of the bottom panel of the notebook produces a magneto-resonant sound. It is pointing down, so if the device is on a hard surface, then the sound is more ringing and saturated. I note the high volume of SonicMaster acoustics and the excellent sound quality – it is voluminous, saturated with pleasant basses. At maximum volume when playing music, he lacks clarity, but otherwise, the speakers are great for any multimedia tasks.

ASUS S5100UQ8250 review: 15.6-inch Notebook with Intel Core i5-8250U ASUS S5100UQ8250: Performance

For the performance of the ASUS S5100UQ8250 notebook is the quad-core Intel Core i5-8250U of the eighth generation. The processor is based on a 14-nm process, code-named Kaby Lake Refresh with a base frequency of 1.6 GHz, and with support for Boost mode, in which the CPU is forced to 3.4 GHz.

Also presently integrated graphics Intel UHD Graphics 620 operating at a frequency of 300 to 1050 MHz and good discrete graphics NVIDIA GeForce 940MX with 2GB of VRAM 8 GB of memory (one slot SO-DIMM), a hard drive on 500G or SSD-storage capacity of 128 GB.

As in synthetic tests, and in everyday use, the laptop shows a high level of performance and the ability to cope with any office and multimedia tasks, including not too demanding games.

ASUS S5100UQ8250 review: 15.6-inch Notebook with Intel Core i5-8250U

ASUS S5100UQ8250: Communications

Here there is a completely classical set of interfaces. Among the wireless, there is Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.0.

With wired connectors, everything is much more interesting. The right panel contains two USB 2.0 connectors and an SD card slot.

On the left side, there is a slot for charging, USB 3.1, HDMI, as well as USB 3.1 Type-C and 3.5 mm headset. So the new connector gradually goes out into the masses.

ASUS S5100UQ8250 review: 15.6-inch Notebook with Intel Core i5-8250U

ASUS S5100UQ8250: Battery

The laptop is equipped with a Li-polymer battery with a capacity of 42 Wh available to provide a very good autonomy.

The manufacturer notes that the new laptops use lithium-polymer batteries with extended service life – up to 700 recharging cycles, after which the battery saves up to 80% of the original capacity. Thus, the laptop will certainly work longer.

In the HD-video playback mode at medium brightness with the wireless interfaces turned on, the laptop will run for 2 hours. While in read/office mode, its charge will last for more than 9 hours.

ASUS S5100UQ8250: Price

You can buy ASUS S5100UQ8250 on the Internet store Gearbest for $ 977.69.

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