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Asus X540MA 15.6" Laptop - Full HD IPS / 1TB / 4GB RAM £249 @ AO / ebay
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Asus X540MA 15.6" Laptop - Full HD IPS / 1TB / 4GB RAM £249 @ AO / ebay

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Posted 25th Jun

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At under £200 on this, with a good amount of storage and a FHD IPS display, there really isn't a great deal to complain about. Would probably be suited to students / casual home users, that won't need big CPU power for editing / gaming ect...

We saw this a little while ago at £249 and I posted it as a deal, as it was a good price. So really quite happy with such a big discount compared to then

For this price use code PURE20

Delivery is included in the price

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  • Dimensions: 27.2cm(H) 38.1cm(W) 25.2cm(D)
  • Manufacturer Warranty: 1 Year
  • Weight: 1.84 Kg
  • Screen Size: 15.6 Inches
  • Screen Type: LCD IPS
  • Resolution Size: 1920 x 1080
  • Resolution Type: Full HD
  • WiFi: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Headphone Socket: Yes
  • Product Width: 38.1 cm
  • Battery Life: Up To 4 Hours
  • Built-In Microphone: Yes
  • Trackpad: Standard
  • Graphics Detail: 605
  • Laptop Type: Laptop
  • Camera: Yes
  • Operating System: Windows 10
  • Processor Number: N5000
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • Standard USB: Yes
  • USB Type-C: No
  • AC Wifi: No
  • HDMI: Yes
  • Number Of USB Ports: 3
  • Number Of Speakers: 2
  • Product Thickness: 27.2 cm
  • CD/DVD Drive: No
  • Anti Glare Screen: Yes
  • VR Ready: No
  • Multi-Touch Trackpad: No
  • Backlit Keyboard: No
  • RAM Speed: DDR4
  • Product Depth: 25.2 cm
  • Processor Speed: 1.1 Ghz
  • Processor Cache: 4 MB
  • Processor Cores: 4 Core
  • Graphics: Intel UHD
  • USB Port 1: Standard USB 2.0
  • USB Port 2: Standard USB 2.0
  • USB Port 3: Standard USB 3.0
  • DisplayPort: No
  • Mini DisplayPort: No
  • Bluetooth Version: 4
  • Sound System: ICEpower
  • Numeric Keypad: Yes
  • Casing Material: Plastic
  • Microsoft Office Included: Includes 1 month Trial for New Microsoft Office 365 Customers
  • SD Memory Card Slot: No
  • Micro SD Memory Card Slot: Yes
  • Storage Type: Hard Disk Drive
  • Storage Capacity: 1TB
  • Wifi Technology: N Rated
  • Laptop Model: X540MA
  • Title: X540MA
  • Processor Speed With Turbo Boost: 2.7 Ghz
  • Micro HDMI: No
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What a waste of a good screen laptop with that CPU and hard drive! Before the crowd say this is ok for web browsing etc, no. No it's not. Chrome browser and very intensive together without an SSD this will come to a crawl very quickly.
Can anyone comment on the speed of the N5000?
Masteryates25/06/2019 14:51

Can anyone comment on the speed of the N5000?


It's like you went back to 2010 and bought a budget laptop back then.
highdon25/06/2019 18:21

It's like you went back to 2010 and bought a budget laptop back then.


Total nonsense. The chip came out in 2017 and has a benchmark of 2433. Perfectly adequate for non intensive work.
Magister25/06/2019 18:58

Total nonsense. The chip came out in 2017 and has a benchmark of 2433. …Total nonsense. The chip came out in 2017 and has a benchmark of 2433. Perfectly adequate for non intensive work.


Came out in 2017 but as you rightly mentioned has a benchmark of 2433, which is similar to a first generation i3. Guess when they came out - at the end of 2010. Guess what the i3 were fitted into - low to mid range laptops.

I still stand by my point. This chipset should never make it into a full grown laptop because it's low performance even by 2010 standards.

It will struggle even with a modern website. I don't know exactly what your idea or non-intensive work is. Watching the grass grow on the deskop of Windows XP?
highdon25/06/2019 19:17

Came out in 2017 but as you rightly mentioned has a benchmark of 2433, …Came out in 2017 but as you rightly mentioned has a benchmark of 2433, which is similar to a first generation i3. Guess when they came out - at the end of 2010. Guess what the i3 were fitted into - low to mid range laptops.I still stand by my point. This chipset should never make it into a full grown laptop because it's low performance even by 2010 standards.It will struggle even with a modern website. I don't know exactly what your idea or non-intensive work is. Watching the grass grow on the deskop of Windows XP?


"Watching the grass grow on the desktop of Windows XP"
Magister25/06/2019 18:58

Total nonsense. The chip came out in 2017 and has a benchmark of 2433. …Total nonsense. The chip came out in 2017 and has a benchmark of 2433. Perfectly adequate for non intensive work.


Yes, this would be perfectly fine with an SSD swap, great as a browsing laptop and watching films.
N5000 is super efficient, so excellent battery life too. Also, passive cooled, so it's silent.
win2625/06/2019 20:25

Yes, this would be perfectly fine with an SSD swap, great as a browsing …Yes, this would be perfectly fine with an SSD swap, great as a browsing laptop and watching films.N5000 is super efficient, so excellent battery life too. Also, passive cooled, so it's silent.


It’s fine as you say, it’s also 6W TDP which is tiny. The hard disk in this machine is the biggest letdown alongside the price as not a huge amount more (£300 total) will get you a Ryzen 5 laptop that’ll blow this out the water with better spec in other areas too.
Masteryates25/06/2019 14:51

Can anyone comment on the speed of the N5000?


It’s fine, it’s basically what was an Atom chip before. Ignore all the synthetic benchmark nonsense, real world it’s fine, even with Chrome. But pay a bit more for a Ryzen 5 laptop if you can.
Edited by: "plewis00" 25th Jun
Does anyone know if I could add another 4GB RAM to this laptop please?
plewis0025/06/2019 22:31

It’s fine as you say, it’s also 6W TDP which is tiny. The hard disk in thi …It’s fine as you say, it’s also 6W TDP which is tiny. The hard disk in this machine is the biggest letdown alongside the price as not a huge amount more (£300 total) will get you a Ryzen 5 laptop that’ll blow this out the water with better spec in other areas too. It’s fine, it’s basically what was an Atom chip before. Ignore all the synthetic benchmark nonsense, real world it’s fine, even with Chrome. But pay a bit more for a Ryzen 5 laptop if you can.


Ok, if that's the case, any suggestions? I am a bit out of date with tech these days. My Windows 8 laptop of about 6years is dying, ground to a stop, full to bursting and dropped far too many times - meant it has dodgy, unsafe connections.... Anyway, I surf picture intense sites ( nothing dodgy - art and crafty stuff mainly), have lots of tabs open, sometimes I am editing docs while streaming video, and can fill 1TB in a heartbeat it seems! I don't play any but the most basic games, and then usually on my phone, hate social media, hate laptops/pcs that are drowning in invasive, difficult to remove, branded software. I need to run office and an old version of photoshop. I have a tiny budget but I am ok about spreading the cost over a machine and separate HDD - I missed the recent 6TB one - gutted! Any comments or suggestions would be welcome. Thank you in advance - if you are too busy or can't be bothered, that's fine. Thank you for taking time to read this anyway. X x
beadysamuk26/06/2019 12:09

Ok, if that's the case, any suggestions? I am a bit out of date with tech …Ok, if that's the case, any suggestions? I am a bit out of date with tech these days. My Windows 8 laptop of about 6years is dying, ground to a stop, full to bursting and dropped far too many times - meant it has dodgy, unsafe connections.... Anyway, I surf picture intense sites ( nothing dodgy - art and crafty stuff mainly), have lots of tabs open, sometimes I am editing docs while streaming video, and can fill 1TB in a heartbeat it seems! I don't play any but the most basic games, and then usually on my phone, hate social media, hate laptops/pcs that are drowning in invasive, difficult to remove, branded software. I need to run office and an old version of photoshop. I have a tiny budget but I am ok about spreading the cost over a machine and separate HDD - I missed the recent 6TB one - gutted! Any comments or suggestions would be welcome. Thank you in advance - if you are too busy or can't be bothered, that's fine. Thank you for taking time to read this anyway. X x


What exactly is your budget?

Forget this laptop. From what you are describing you will kill this CPU and end up frustrated. Editing media, streaming and browsing internet at the same time? Good luck to anyone who says this is fine - clearly haven't used a laptop like this in their lives.

You should be looking at i5 / Ryzen 5 laptops. Do you care much about the screen quality? As in, do you expect much better than in your current Windows 8 laptop?
Edited by: "highdon" 26th Jun
highdon26/06/2019 12:33

What exactly is your budget?Forget this laptop. From what you are …What exactly is your budget?Forget this laptop. From what you are describing you will kill this CPU and end up frustrated. Editing media, streaming and browsing internet at the same time? Good luck to anyone who says this is fine - clearly haven't used a laptop like this in their lives.You should be looking at i5 / Ryzen 5 laptops. Do you care much about the screen quality? As in, do you expect much better than in your current Windows 8 laptop?


They just said they’re web surfing and not much more but the lack of an SSD is the biggest bottleneck not the CPU. And yes, I’ve used plenty of Atom-class machines but not witjnslow hard disks like this, still got a Surface 3 which works absolutely fine (but has an SSD). Agree that a Ryzen 5 is a good baseline though in this, ‘price range’.

Any laptop with 8GB RAM, an SSD and a proper mobile chip is probably fine for @beadysamuk . In fact it’s probably the lack of SSD that’s crippling the old machine.

This is worth a look:
hotukdeals.com/dea…117
Edited by: "plewis00" 26th Jun
plewis0026/06/2019 12:54

They just said they’re web surfing and not much more but the lack of an S …They just said they’re web surfing and not much more but the lack of an SSD is the biggest bottleneck not the CPU. And yes, I’ve used plenty of Atom-class machines but not witjnslow hard disks like this, still got a Surface 3 which works absolutely fine (but has an SSD). Agree that a Ryzen 5 is a good baseline though in this, ‘price range’. Any laptop with 8GB RAM, an SSD and a proper mobile chip is probably fine for @beadysamuk . In fact it’s probably the lack of SSD that’s crippling the old machine.


No, they said they often have multiple Chrome tabs open, edit photos (Photoshop can be very harsh on CPU/GPU depending on the version) and stream at the same time. This is not light use, this will completely eat all of this CPU power. I agree that an SSD will help a lot, but this is still a poor machine! Not at all up to running 2019 software, websites and streaming quality, especially not simultaneusly.
highdon26/06/2019 12:33

What exactly is your budget?Forget this laptop. From what you are …What exactly is your budget?Forget this laptop. From what you are describing you will kill this CPU and end up frustrated. Editing media, streaming and browsing internet at the same time? Good luck to anyone who says this is fine - clearly haven't used a laptop like this in their lives.You should be looking at i5 / Ryzen 5 laptops. Do you care much about the screen quality? As in, do you expect much better than in your current Windows 8 laptop?


Budget definitely no more than £400, and that would have to include a hdd too if need be.
Dont care about screen quality. I would like it to be more responsive - its never been brill, but its really on its last legs, not just because its full but physically knackered too.
If I am editing in office i stream in half the screen, but may need to open chrome to check info for the document.
If I am doing anything with photos, it is basic cropping, levels etc and usually across the whole screen so no streaming but maybe radio.
If I am surfing I always end up with multiple tabs and may cut and paste from web to word if I see some info I need.
I hope that helps to clarify a little?

i've currently got a Toshiba core i3-3110m cpu 2.40ghz 4gb onboard with 1tb

Thank you so much for this, I owe you one!
beadysamuk26/06/2019 14:39

Budget definitely no more than £400, and that would have to include a hdd …Budget definitely no more than £400, and that would have to include a hdd too if need be. Dont care about screen quality. I would like it to be more responsive - its never been brill, but its really on its last legs, not just because its full but physically knackered too.If I am editing in office i stream in half the screen, but may need to open chrome to check info for the document.If I am doing anything with photos, it is basic cropping, levels etc and usually across the whole screen so no streaming but maybe radio.If I am surfing I always end up with multiple tabs and may cut and paste from web to word if I see some info I need.I hope that helps to clarify a little?i've currently got a Toshiba core i3-3110m cpu 2.40ghz 4gb onboard with 1tbThank you so much for this, I owe you one!


If you don't mind a basic screen (still an improvement over yours most likely), go with what plewis00 linked for you. This Lenovo will be a huge jump in performance and leaves you with £100 for accessories. Don't discourage yourself with only having 240GB SSD. These drives are unbelievably fast compared to a conventional hard drive. Get an external HDD and you're good to go!

Try not to drop this one too much though, at this price you will get budget quality full of fragile plastics - don't like to be dropped
Edited by: "highdon" 26th Jun
Thank you so much for your help you guys. It is lovely of you to take the time - and much appreciated. If I could hug you I would! X x
highdon25/06/2019 19:17

Came out in 2017 but as you rightly mentioned has a benchmark of 2433, …Came out in 2017 but as you rightly mentioned has a benchmark of 2433, which is similar to a first generation i3. Guess when they came out - at the end of 2010. Guess what the i3 were fitted into - low to mid range laptops.I still stand by my point. This chipset should never make it into a full grown laptop because it's low performance even by 2010 standards.It will struggle even with a modern website. I don't know exactly what your idea or non-intensive work is. Watching the grass grow on the deskop of Windows XP?


Most people buy overpowered laptops for the work they do on these machines. This processor is perfectly fine for email word youtube etc.

I am on core 2 from 10 years ago. Replaced hdd with ssd. It just breezes along
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