It is an age of 2-in-1 laptops, and we all know that they are pretty versatile and can be used for both work and entertainment. But with the growing competition, we also see many cheap convertibles flooding the market – most of them not up to the mark or too expensive (remember HP Spectre x360).
Asus Q525UA-BI7T9 is one such convertible that seems promising but comes at a very reasonable price tag. And this makes it attractive as well as affordable. The laptop has been made by keeping in mind its users’ needs so let us look at what it offers you.
The first thing you will notice about this device is its sleek design and elegant look. This laptop has an aluminium body with a matte finish which makes it look classy and premium. Its dimensions measure 15 x 10 x 0.8 inches (LxWxH) and weigh just 4 pounds making it very portable and easy to carry around on your daily commute or travel trips.
Although the hinge feels sturdy enough, we still recommend using a protective sleeve while traveling because of the sharp edges at the top of the lid when folded back into tablet mode; they can easily scratch other items placed nearby if not protected.
In addition, the display is secured and held in place by thick metal hinges which spread across the entire screen end to end. So it doesn’t feel like it’s going to pop out while using it as a tablet or adjusting its position while using it as a laptop; you don’t even feel that certain parts of the lid may come off while changing the screen.
Asus Q525UA-BI7T9 seems like the perfect 2 in 1 for those who want to use it as a notebook and tablet. But does it really live up to its reputation? Let’s find out!
Asus Q525UA-BI7T9 Specifications
- CPU: Intel Core i7 Quad-Core (8th Gen), 1.8 GHz
- GPU: Intel UHD Graphics 620
- Memory: 16 GB DDR4
- Screen: 15.6-inch Full HD IPS (1,920 x 1,080) with 10-point touchscreen
- Storage: 2 TB SATA HDD
- OS: Windows 10 Home edition
- Performance: It is powered by an Intel Core i7 processor paired with 16 gigs of RAM, and for your storage needs, there is a spacious (but quite obviously, slow) 2TB HDD.
- If it’s not anything graphics-intensive task like hardcore gaming, it can comfortably handle that job.
- Handling: The ability to use it in any one of the four modes is the biggest USP of this notebook.
- No matter what you’re doing or want to be done, you have a mode for that – want to type that document up? No worries, use it in the standard laptop mode.
- In the mood for some social media surfing? The tablet mode would come in handy in that case.
- Windows Ink is undoubtedly the most exciting feature which allows you to scribble directly on display using the stylus.
- Price: Unlike some of the more expensive notebooks, it’s much cheaper, enabling it to reach a much bigger consumer base. While the rest of the notebooks can cost you over $1000, it touts a price tag under 1K.
- No Thunderbolt 3: Okay, that’s really a big, big bummer.
- It’s certainly a crime these days to not include even a single TB3 enabled port in a higher mid-range convertible. As a result, even though it comes with a USB Type-C port, you can’t use it for connecting additional monitors or GPU docks.
- Slow HDD: It’s another very annoying drawback of this model. While it includes a spacious 2 TB HDD, as mentioned earlier, it’s a 5400 rpm variance which is the slowest that you can find around. Asus, at the very least, could have included a 7200 rpm model in it.
- Portability: While the dimensions are not overly aggressive, the device’s weight certainly falls towards the heavier end of the section.
- At first glance, 4.19 lbs might not seem like anything heavy, but a 1.9 kg machine is not the lightest while used as a tablet.
Asus Q525UA-BI7T9 is a terrific 2 in 1 laptop, and it is beautiful and affordable. What I like about this computer are its design and elegance. In addition, the display is secured and held in place by thick metal hinges which spread across the entire screen end to end.
It seems like the perfect 2 in 1 for those who want to use it as a notebook and tablet.
No matter if you’re a student looking for an everyday laptop or a white-collar professional in search of a notebook that would be able to not only get your odd jobs done but can also handle a bit of multimedia stuff. So, if some of the more popular and expensive names are out of your reach, you can comfortably go for this one.