- Intel® Core™ i5-8250U Processor 1.6 GHz (6M Cache, up to 3.4 GHz, 4 cores)
- 15.6-inch, HD (1366 x 768) 16:9 aspect ratio, LED Backlit, 200nits, 45% NTSC color gamut, Anti-glare display
- 8GB DDR4 RAM
- 1TB HDD SATA 5400RPM
- Intel® HD Graphics 520
- Windows 10 Pro
- DVD writer 8X
- VGA camera
- Eng Keyboard
- SonicMaster Audio by ICEpower® Built-in speaker Built-in microphone
- Wi-Fi 5(802.11ac)+Bluetooth 4.2 (Dual band) 2*2
- 1.90 kg (4.19 lbs)
Asus X543 Laptop 8th Gen Core i5-8250U 15.6 Inch HD 8GB RAM 1TB HDD Win 10 Pro
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Asus X543 Laptop 8th Gen Core i5-8250U 15.6 Inch HD 8GB RAM 1TB HDD Win 10 Pro
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Design and construction
Despite the modern charger, ASUS X543’s design is far from 2020’s standards. It is thick and has a footprint similar to the one of the rear wheel of a Formula 1 car. Now, the exact measures of the profile are 27.2mm, while the weight is 1.90 kg. Actually, lighter than the average 15-incher. Now, we have to note that the design is not that bad actually – it comes in two colors a blue and a silver one. Of course, we are talking about plastic material, but the lid and the base have a brushed finish, while the keyboard deck features the dotted design, seen on the older ASUS notebooks.
ASUS X543 is equipped with a Full HD TN panel with a model number BOE NT156FHM-N41 (BOE069C). Its diagonal is 15.6″ (39.62 cm), and the resolution 1920 х 1080 pixels. The screen ratio is 16:9, and we are looking at a pixel density of – 142 ppi, and a pitch of 0.18 х 0.18 mm. The screen turns into Retina when viewed at distance equal to or greater than 60cm (24″) (from this distance one’s eye stops differentiating the separate pixels, and it is normal for looking at a laptop). As expected from a TN panel – the viewing angles are terrible. We offer images at 45° to evaluate image quality. The measured maximum brightness of 214 nits in the middle of the screen and 213 nits as an average for the whole area, with a maximum deviation of only 3%. The Correlated Color Temperature on a white screen is 6130K – slightly warmer than the optimal for the sRGB standard of 6500K. In the illustration below you can see how the display performs from a uniformity perspective. In other words, the leakage of light from the light source. Values of dE2000 over 4.0 should not occur, and this parameter is one of the first you should check if you intend to use the laptop for color-sensitive work. The contrast ratio is mediocre – 290:1. To make sure we are on the same page, we would like to give you a little introduction to the sRGB color gamut and the Adobe RGB. To start, there’s the CIE 1976 Uniform Chromaticity Diagram that represents the visible specter of colors by the human eye, giving you a better perception of the color gamut coverage and the color accuracy. Inside the black triangle, you will see the standard color gamut (sRGB) that is being used by millions of people in HDTV and on the web. As for the Adobe RGB, this is used in professional cameras, monitors, etc for printing. Basically, colors inside the black triangle are used by everyone and this is the essential part of the color quality and color accuracy of a mainstream notebook. Still, we’ve included other color spaces like the famous DCI-P3 standard used by movie studios, as well as the digital UHD Rec.2020 standard. Rec.2020, however, is still a thing of the future and it’s difficult for today’s displays to cover that well. We’ve also included the so-called Michael Pointer gamut, or Pointer’s gamut, which represents the colors that naturally occur around us every day. The yellow dotted line shows ASUS X543’s color gamut coverage. Its display covers 50% of the sRGB/ITU-R BT.709 (web/HDTV standard) in CIE1976. Our “Design and Gaming” profile delivers optimal color temperature (6500K) at 140 cd/m2 luminance and sRGB gamma mode. We tested the accuracy of the display with 24 commonly used colors like light and dark human skin, blue sky, green grass, orange, etc. You can check out the results at factory condition and also, with the “Design and Gaming” profile. Below you can compare the scores of ASUS X543 with the default settings (left), and with the “Gaming and Web design” profile (right).
The next figure shows how well the display is able to reproduce really dark parts of an image, which is essential when watching movies or playing games in low ambient light. The left side of the image represents the display with stock settings, while the right one is with the “Gaming and Web Design” profile activated. On the horizontal axis, you will find the grayscale and on the vertical axis – the luminance of the display. On the two graphs below you can easily check for yourself how your display handles the darkest nuances but keep in mind that this also depends on the settings of your current display, the calibration, the viewing angle, and the surrounding light conditions.
Response time (Gaming capabilities)
We test the reaction time of the pixels with the usual “black-to-white” and “white-to-black” method from 10% to 90% and vice versa. We recorded Fall Time + Rise Time = 11 ms.
PWM (Screen flickering)
Pulse-width modulation (PWM) is an easy way to control monitor brightness. When you lower the brightness, the light intensity of the backlight is not lowered, but instead turned off and on by the electronics with a frequency indistinguishable to the human eye. In these light impulses, the light/no-light time ratio varies, while brightness remains unchanged, which is harmful to your eyes. You can read more about that in our ASUS X543’s display backlight doesn’t flicker only at maximum brightness. However, the frequency of the pulsations is high-enough (7 kHz) to reduce the negative impact. Expectedly, the lid cannot be opened with a single hand. Also, be careful when twisting the laptop, because the lid is prone to flexes and bends. Here, you can also notice the huge bezels all around the display, which are the major beneficiaries of the big footprint. Next, let’s move to the base, where we’ll see a rather balanced keyboard with lots of travel and clicky feedback. Of course, at this price point, one should not expect a backlight, nor a great, durable material for the keys. However, there is a NumberPad section, and the arrow keys are full-sized. Further below, you can see the touchpad – it is not the fastest we’ve seen, neither it is super responsive. On the bright side, it supports most of the gestures in Windows, and it has a decent area with a nice silver band going all around it. Interestingly, the area is clickable everywhere across the surface. By the way, we shouldn’t skip to tell you that the keyboard deck is pretty bendable, even to the lightest of touches. Generally, this won’t be a problem but it can be annoying some times. Another intriguing design solution is the speaker placement – the sound comes from the top portion of the keyboard, as there are no dedicated cut-outs seen anywhere. On the bottom, you can only see a single ventilation grill, while the hot air escapes the device from the left side.
Interestingly, all of the ports of this notebook are populated on the left. There, you’ll see the power plug, a MicroSD card reader, an HDMI connector, followed by three USB Type-A ports – one 3.1 (Gen. 1) and two 2.0. Lastly, there is the Audio jack. Nothing too special, overall, but still a decent selection for a budget device.
What’s in the box?
Inside the package, we found the laptop itself, as well as some paper manuals, and the smallest charger for a notebook we’ve ever seen. It is a 33Wh unit and it has roughly the size of a smartphone charger. This is where energy-efficient hardware has gotten in 2020.