ASUS Q504UA Reviews – charismatic “Changeling”

ASUS Q504UA Reviews - charismatic "Changeling"

It seems that the transformable device long since nobody will be surprised, however, manufacturers are still keen to do so. Of course, you can endlessly experiment with material and color of the body, filling devaysa, etc., but in recent times companies choose the option to “play” with a swivel mechanism, make it more functional, more practical, more durable.

Such experiments are especially good when a well-thought-out appearance combines the latest generation of the stuffing, a good set of interfaces, and high-quality screen. And yes, all of this applies to one device – ASUS Q504UA reviews.

Design

As a material for the shell is aluminum, which, coupled with a silvery color makes the device very stylish. It is suitable to any image in any situation does not look “flashy”, but at the same time does not go unnoticed. The cover has a polished texture, it is matte, slightly rough to the touch. In the middle – a mirror of the company logo, other elements are observed.

ASUS Q504UA Reviews - charismatic "Changeling"

Opening the notebook ASUS Q504UA reviews, we observe the following: The upper half of the body is completely black display frame rather narrow. Top – Web camera, in front of her – another brand logo. The top and bottom of the housing are connected by two chrome hinges, which resembles harmoniously fit into the design.

The hinge mechanism is designed so that the device can operate in one of four modes: laptop, tablet, and the presentation of the console. The transition from one mode to another is not a difficult task: just set the lid to the desired angle and fix the loop. “Laptop” mode is perfect for everyday nature of the tasks, such as Web surfing, working on documents, etc. “Tablet” mode is useful for games, and the intermediate position “console” and “presentation” – for the slide show, watch movies, and many other options.

One of the most important factors, which are guided by many when choosing a device – it’s mobility. We can say that ASUS Q504UA «slim” because its thickness is only 18 mm. The length and width – 381 and 254 mm, respectively, weight – 2.29 kg. As you know, the idea to use a “tablet” mode there is no weight on the right, because your hands get tired very quickly. As for the build quality, then this parameter has no complaints: the body is made very high quality, do not flex without cracking and will not deform during transformation.

Display, audio, and webcam

The laptop ASUS Q504UA reviews are endowed with a 15.6-inch display with Full HD resolution and an aspect ratio of 16: 9. At the exit, we have a clear beautiful picture, with good brightness and contrast. The screen has a matte finish, so the transformer can also be used on the street, and near the window. However, direct sunlight is better not to be, because the picture is not as intense and realistic.

Fortunately, TN-matrix has rarely used, and modern devices are available mainly with IPS-display, in fact, the same applies to ASUS Q504UA reviews. Therefore, the viewing angles are wide: no matter in what position the device is to be, and from what angle you look at the screen, the picture on it is always clear, without inversions. The capacitive screen supports 10-finger multi-touch commands are executed without delay, helped responsive sensor.

ASUS Q504UA Reviews - charismatic "Changeling"

Two stereo speakers Bang & Olufsen are located on the bottom of the device, close to the side faces. Since the device does not claim to be the media, that require them to any super powers or effects does not make sense. Basov is clearly not enough, the sound of the peak is not very loud. Depending on the situation, for example, a “tablet” mode when the lid covers the speakers, the sound deteriorates becoming muffled. However, for watching videos and listening to music as the “background” of acoustic data devices should be enough.

In the arsenal of the laptop has a webcam with a modest resolution of 1 megapixel. As you can imagine, its capabilities are quite limited, do not expect to get high-quality images. Photos were taken by a camera, characterized by a lack of focus and detail, word, for photo and selfie, better use the proper technique. But this camera for Skype – just what the doctor ordered! Of course, the noise will be, but the caller will see you, and you have it.

Keyboard and Touchpad

Keyboard very slightly recessed into the surface. It is made of island type, the space between the buttons are not very many. Buttons square, marking – black. In general, the keyboard unit looks very compact, I want to make it a little more. Numpad, of course, is present, which is typical for a 15-inch form factor. There is also light, through which you can print, even in the dark, without discomfort. By the way, in those modes, where the keyboard is not in use, that is, in all but the “laptop” is automatically turned off.

ASUS Q504UA Reviews - charismatic "Changeling"

On the degree of convenience of typing is affected by many factors, and partly – keys that are utilized most often. For example, ASUS Q504UA holds one-storey [Enter], relatively small [Shift] under him, and a large on the opposite side. A switch unit looks very compact, so it is possible that a user will miss by a little button for the first time. At buttons short stroke and a good return, in a word, convenient typing. Even with intensive printing substrate does not flex, which can not but rejoice.

Below the keyboard is a rather large touchpad square shape. It supports “smart” gestures ASUS Smart Gesture, such as page zooming, scrolling up and down, etc. The touchpad has a good sensitivity, works well, but because it is pleasant to use.

Performance

ASUS Q504UA reviews run on Windows 10 Home 64-bit operating system. The processor in this case – a dual-core Intel Core i5-6200U generation skylake. Its operating frequency of 2.3-2.8 GHz (2.7 GHz with two active nuclei). The chip is made on 14-nm process technology, supports hyper-threading technology Hyper-Threading, is characterized by low power consumption (15 W) and has 3 MB cache third level.

ASUS Q504UA Reviews - charismatic "Changeling"

The notebook ASUS Q504UA reviews graphics card is integrated, discrete, unfortunately, no. Graphics Processing Unit Intel HD Graphics 520 has 24 actuators, operating at a frequency of 300 to 1050 GHz. The performance of this graph is comparable to the discrete video accelerator NVIDIA GeForce 820M, respectively, it will pull some of the games until 2015, however, it is true, only on low settings. For example, Dirt Rally (2015) on the medium with a resolution of 1366×768 pixels is playable with 26 fps. FIFA 15 (2014) with the same resolution, but high-settings show a better result – about 35 frames per second, and StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm (2013) (medium, HD-resolution) will go from 60 fps.

The amount of RAM is a pleasant surprise – the standard 12 GB DDR4-2133 MHz, with a maximum possible size – 16 GB. Storage of information is carried out by a hard disk capacity of 1 TB and a spindle speed of 5400 rpm.

Ports and Communications

Interfaces transformer ASUS Q504UA reviews is not deprived, it has everything you need and more. See for yourself: on the right side there are two USB 3.0, one of them is endowed with the function USB Charger +, port USB Type-C, the HDMI video output, volume, and turn the adjustment knob, color battery indicator, and the hard drive, as well as the socket for recharging.ASUS Q504UA Reviews - charismatic "Changeling"The left side accommodates one port USB 3.0, microSD card reader, combo audio jack and a slot for a Kensington lock.

As for the wireless communications, onboard laptop present Wi-Fi 802.11 ac and Bluetooth 4.0.

Battery

The 4-cell lithium-ion battery installed in the device, showing the average results. The manufacturer claims that the device on a single charge will last 6 hours but, as usual, it is a simple one. time is significantly reduced with the active operating mode: surfing the web will drain the laptop for about 4 hours and the same goes for video playback. For more demanding tasks, such as gaming, output transformer failure even faster – for 1.5-2 hours. In general, if you are going to take the ASUS Q504UA somewhere longer than a few hours, grab immediately and charging.

Conclusion ASUS Q504UA reviews

To summarize, we note that ASUS Q504UA reviews we liked. Yes, at first glance, it seems that we are talking about the next Transformers, and yet this device manages to capture the attention and charm anyone. He is dressed in an exquisite body, which would be relevant both at home and at work. The angle of opening device is 360 degrees, so it can be one of four positions, which significantly extends the use of the border. At ASUS Q504UA reviews quality and vivid Full HD-screen, ergonomic keypad and user-friendly touchpad. Of course, it should be noted a different set of ports and as much as 12 GB of RAM.

Now, about the nuances that will probably stop some users from buying. Thus, the discrete graphics card is not present, therefore, it will be possible to play only simple toys, and not even on high settings. Then – instead of fast SSD-drive will have to be content with a regular hard drive. The weight of device – another of his negative: for the usual 15-inch notebook 2.3 kg is considered the norm, but what about the tablet mode transformer? Hold the hands of such a heavyweight hardly anyone wants. ASUS Q504UA cost to anyone interested about $ 950. And if it were an ordinary laptop with similar characteristics, we would find that it is expensive. But in this case, you pay more and for the idea, not only for its implementation.