·         R558UR: The Only mainstream notebook in India to Feature Next gen USB Type C and the first to feature Nvidia GT930MX

·         A540: Entry Level and Mainstream notebooks weighing less than 2 Kg and first to feature Next Gen USB Type C connectivity in the segment

ASUS, on June 15 2016 unveiled two new mainstream notebooks, A540 & R558UR, updating its mainstream line up, and adding the latest features and performance updates. The R558UR is a substantially upgraded variant of the R88UF premium notebooks, While the A540 focusses more on the lower spectrum at the same time providing premium looks and lightweight design weighing just less than 2 Kg. Both boast of USB type C connectivity which is a first in their respective segments.

The ASUS R558UR is a considerable upgrade from the R558UF featuring a Full HD Antiglare display which has twice the pixel density as compared to a HD Display offered by most of the competition. It also features the latest ultra-fast DDR4 memory which currently is only available in high end gaming machines. The Graphics have also been bumped up, courtesy of the New GT930MX graphics from Nvidia offering upto twice the performance compared with the competitors. R558UR’s Audio system is powered by SonicMaster and Bang & Olufsen ICEpower while the exclusive Splendid technology makes sure that your visual experience remains unadulterated. Moreover, the eyecare mode along with the anti-glare display panel provides unmatched visual comfort.

The A540 is contemporarily designed with stylish and elegant Glossy Brushed finish distinguishing itself from the dull designs seen in majority of the notebooks in this segment. The A540 is ultralight, weighing just less than 2 Kg even though it has an internal optical drive. Like R558UR, the A540’s Audio system is also powered by SonicMaster and Bang & Olufsen ICEpower while ASUS Splendid Technology takes care of the task of delivering beautiful visual quality.

The specifications of each are as follows:

Model Name R558URA540LA
LCD Cover Color & Decoration Glossy Dark Brown IMRBlack
Top Case Color & Decoration Matt Black IMRSilver
On board processor Intel® Core™ i5-6200U Processor, 2.3GHz (3M Cache, up to 2.8GHz)Intel® Core™ i3-4005U Processor, 1.7GHz (3M Cache)
Operating System Free DOSFree DOS
Memory Slot 1x
On board memory DDR4 4GB
Memory Max. 8G8G
How to upgrade memory Upgradable
dedicate Memory door on Bottom side
Total System Memory DDR4 4GBDDR3 4GB
StorageSATA 1TB 5400RPM 2.5' HDDSATA 1TB 5400RPM 2.5' HDD
Display15.6'//LED Back-lit//Ultra Slim 200nits//FHD 1920x1080 16:9//AG//NTSC:45%15.6'//LED Back-lit//Slim 200nits//HD 1366x768 16:9//Glare//NTSC:45%
External video display modes HDMI 1.4HDMI 1.4
Discrete/Share Discrete
Video Graphics NVIDIA® GeForce® 930MX (N16S-GMR)
IGPU Intel® HD graphics 520Intel HD Graphics 4400
Video memory DDR3 2GB
Video Camera VGA web camera (Fixed type)VGA web camera (Fixed type)
Optical Drive [SATA] 8.9"mm 8X Super Multi with Double Layer[SATA] 8.9"mm 8X Super Multi with Double Layer
Wireless 802.11bgn+Bluetooth 4.0 (Single band) 1*1802.11bgn+Bluetooth 4.0 (Single band) 1*1
LAN 10/100/1000 Mbps10/100 Mbps
Card Reader Spec: SD onlySpec: SDXC
USB Port 1x USB 2.0
1x USB 3.0
1x USB3.1 Type C (gen 1)
1x USB 2.0
1x USB 3.0
1x USB3.1 Type C (gen 1)
Interface 1x Headphone-out & Audio-in Combo Jack
1x RJ45 LAN Jack for LAN insert
1x VGA Port (D-Sub)
1x Headphone-out & Audio-in Combo Jack
1x RJ45 LAN Jack for LAN insert
1x VGA Port (D-Sub)
Audio Built-in speaker
Built-in microphone
Sonic Master
Built-in speaker
Built-in microphone
Sonic Master
Weight (Kg) 2.10 KG (Without Battery)1.84 KG (Without Battery)
2.00 KG (with 3 cell battery)
Dimension (cm) 38.2(W) x 25.6(D) x 2.55 ~ 2.55 (H) cm38.1(W) x 25.2(D) x 2.72 ~ 2.72 (H) cm
AC Adapter65W AC Adapter
Output : 19V DC, 3.42A, 65W
Input : 100~240V AC, 50/60Hz universal
45W AC Adapter: Output: 19V DC, 2.37A, 45W: Input: 100~240V AC
50/60Hz universal
Battery 38WHrs, 2S1P, 2-cell Li-ion Polymer Battery Pack33WHrs, 3S1P, 3-cell Li-ion Battery Pack
Keyboard typeChiclet KeyboardChiclet Keyboard
Keyboard SpecificationASUS 348mm keyboard with 19mm full size key pitch, integrated Numeric keypad
SoftwareASUS Smart Gesture
ASUS Splendid