Asus has become a household name when it comes to portable devices. Their laptops, tablets as well as mobiles have made quite a few inroads in the global market share. Today we have Asus R510J gaming laptop with us for review. The laptop is selling at around Rs. 66000 on Amazon.in at the time of writing this review. In terms of the price, it is an entry level gaming laptop. Lets see how this laptop fares in our review.
We'll begin by having a look at the specifications of the laptop.
Chipset: Intel HM86 Express Chipset
RAM: 8 GB DDR3L
As we open the laptop, we find embellishment of maroon red color spread across the keyboard and the touchpad. We won't call the design as well as the build quality premium and we feel they could have been slightly better.
Keyboard and Trackpad
Asus R510J is an entry level gaming laptop. Provision of 8 GB RAM as well as an Nvidia GeForce GTX 950M GPU with 2 GB video memory means it has the ability to run games at a fair resolution. However, you cannot play recent graphic intensive games at full settings and would have to turn off a few effects to have a fair experience. Other than gaming, this laptop scorches through most of the tasks and you won't have any issues in day to day usage. Asus has optimised the system for Windows 10 usage quite well. And as we talked above, the speakers are of very good quality thus making this laptop a great media consumption device as well.
To check for battery time, we charged the laptop to 100% and then started using it in moderate use cases. We used it a bit for for normal day to day browsing, watching a few videos on Youtube and using a few other software. The laptop battery dried up on us a little before 4 hours. With heavy gaming or aggressive usage of photo or video editors, this mark would probably go down to 3 hours. However, since this is a heavy laptop, and as we pointed out earlier, is not as portable, the paradox states that having a lower battery life should not be a huge bummer since it would stay on your table and you can hook up the battery whenever you wish.
Asus R510J has a good set of specifications. Additionally, it is a fast machine with decent build quality. It does run games well at medium resolution. However, it has its fair set of flaws too, the most noticeable of them being a lack of backlit keyboard or readable keys. And then, it has a completely non-usable webcam too. So should you invest in this laptop? Well, we would say that you might like this laptop if you keep your expectations slightly grounded. If you look at the keyboard while typing, this is a deal breaker and the keyboard on this laptop won't serve your purpose. And then, no one should go for this laptop if they wish to use it mainly for video chatting. But other than that, the entire package is a few notches above average.