Asus A540, R558 Laptops With 15.6-Inch Displays, USB Type-C Ports Launched in India

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Asus A540, R558 Laptops With 15.6-Inch Displays, USB Type-C Ports Launched in India
  • Asus A540 is priced at Rs. 20,990.
  • Asus R558 is priced at Rs. 43,990.
  • The notebooks run Free DOS, with no Windows pre-installed.
Taiwanese consumer electronics giant Asus has launched two new laptops in India, the A540 and R558. The notebooks bear USB Type-C ports, are priced at Rs. 20,990 and Rs. 43,990 respectively.

Notably, both the laptops run on Free DOS, which means there is no pre-installed Windows 10 on board. Both sport a VGA webcam, a 1TB 5400RPM HDD, and SD card reader support. The laptops also come with one port each of USB 2.0, USB 3.0, and USB 3.1 Type-C.

Starting with the ASUS R558, it comes with a 15.6-inch full-HD (1920x1080 pixels) LED back-lit display. It is powered by a 2.3GHz Intel Core i5-6200U (2 cores, 4 threads, 2.8GHz Turbo frequency, 3MB SmartCache), 4GB of DDR4 RAM (upgradable to 8GB), Intel HD Graphics 520, and 2GB of DDR3 Nvidia GeForce 930MX (N16S-GMR). The notebook packs a 2-cell Li-ion battery pack. Other connectivity options on the laptop include a headphone and microphone combo jack, Ethernet port, VGA port, a HDMI 1.4 port, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, and a DVD-RW drive. The Asus R558 is available in Black and Brown colour variants. It measures in at 382x256x25.5mm, and weighs 2.1 kilogrammes.


Coming to the Asus A540, the notebook features a 15.6-inch (1366x768 pixels) LED-backlit display. It is powered by a 1.7GHz Intel Core i3-4005U (2 cores, 4 threads, 3MB SmartCache) processor with Intel HD Graphics 4400. The notebook is paired with 4GB of DDR3 RAM (upgradable up to 8GB), and packs a 3-cell Li-ion battery pack. The Asus A540 will be available in Black and Silver colour variants. it measures in at 381x252x27.2, and weighs 2 kilogrammes with battery. It bears the same ports, connectivity options, and optical drive as the Asus R558.

Asus has recently also launched three Windows 10 laptops - namely, the ZenBook 3, Transformer 3 Pro, and Transformer 3 - at its Zenvolution event in May. The event also saw the launch of the ZenFone 3, ZenFone 3 Deluxe, and ZenFone 3 Ultra smartphone - varying in different sizes and specifications. All three smartphones don a full metal design makeover, and fingerprint support embedded on the back of the phones. All the models sport an 8-megapixel selfie camera (85-degree wide-angle lens), and support hybrid dual-SIM slots. The rear cameras feature optical image stabilisation and electronic image stabilisation for better handheld photography.

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Tasneem Akolawala is a Senior Reporter for Gadgets 360. Her reporting expertise encompasses smartphones, wearables, apps, social media, and the overall tech industry. She reports out of Mumbai, and also writes about the ups and downs in the Indian telecom sector. Tasneem can be reached on Twitter at @MuteRiot, and leads, tips, and releases can be sent to More
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