ASUS VivoBook X541 15.6" Laptop - Black (Intel Core i3-6100U/ 1TB HDD/ 8GB RAM/ Win 10) - Bilingual

  • Model #: X541UA-BS31-CB
  • Web Code: 10573749
$599.95
Sold and shipped by: Best Buy
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Overview

Power through your workflow and dive into your favorite multimedia entertainment with this ASUS VivoBook X-Series 15.6" laptop. It's equipped with a 2.3GHz Intel i3 processor with 8GB of RAM, along with a 1TB hard drive. Connect and expand with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, HDMI, and USB 3.0 Type-C technology. It comes preloaded with Windows 10.

More Information

  • 2.3GHz Intel Core i3-6100U dual-core processor with 8GB of DDR4 RAM delivers solid and stable performance to handle all your everyday computing tasks with ease
  • 1TB hard drive houses all your software, movies, photos, music, important documents, and more
  • 15.6" LED-backlit display with 1366 x 768 resolution delivers crisp visuals with bright colours to bring all your content to life
  • Built-in 802.11ac Wi-Fi allows you to seamlessly connect to your wireless home network or any Wi-Fi hotspot
  • Integrated Bluetooth lets you easily pair with Bluetooth-enabled devices like smartphones, printers, and speakers for a hassle-free wireless experience
  • 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet port gives you the option of a fast and reliable wired network connection
  • One USB 3.0 Type-C port and 1 USB 2.0 port for connecting a wide variety of external storage and peripheral devices
  • HDMI connectivity gives you the option of hooking up your laptop to an HD monitor or TV to enjoy your content on a bigger screen
  • 3-in1 SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card reader for easy transfer of photos, videos, audio files, and more
  • ASUS SonicMaster audio technology, with ICEpower tech, delivers crystal-clear sound
  • 3W speakers with a 24cc sound chamber, and special transmission line, reproduce articulate vocals and deep base, with clear dialogue and quality simulated surround-sound
  • Lightweight and comfortably portable machine weighs just 4.4lb.
  • Preloaded with Windows 10 (64-Bit) operating system, which features an all-new browser, improved Start menu, digital assistant with Cortana, universal Windows apps, and much more

What's in the Box?

  • Manual
  • Power Cables
  • AC Adapter

Manufacturer's Warranty:

  • Parts - 1 Year(s)
  • Labour - 1 Year(s)

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Customer Reviews

2.5 / 5
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  • from Cambridge, ON
1.0

Slowest Laptop ever

Bought to replace an old laptop and its slower than the old one. Brand new out of the box. Really disappointed as the salesman knew what we were looking for in a laptop and this was his recommendation. Wasted our time.


  • from Montréal, QC
1.0

1 star is very generous

After almost 2 months trying to use this piece of crap, it stopped working. I'm now speaking to Asus to get it repaired, but hopefully I'll be able to just return it. It's simply a bad computer, probably my last PC ever. It's incredibly slow...imagine waiting for over a minute for a right click! Really, don't buy it for the specs, not even when in special offer...don't buy it!


  • from Ottawa, ON
3.0

Don't buy at full price

I bought this laptop on sale with a deep discount so I am keeping it because it's good enough for the price. I was very disappointed that it frequently freezes for minutes at a time when the processor and memory should not make that a problem. And the freezing happened when only running Word and Firefox, so it was definitely not an overloading situation. (Plus freezing was the whole reason I had been looking to replace my last laptop, which froze less frequently and was over 7 years old!) I find the keyboard to be a bit cheap feeling but I think once I take others' advice and remove bloatware, it should be good enough.


  • from North York, ON
2.0

Well, it's going back

I originally purchased this laptop, despite its poor reviews. I figured that once I remove the bloatware, update Windows, and tune it up, it would perform well, given its specs. Although it did perform fairly well(-ish) once I cleaned out the bloatware and updated Windows etc, after a period of a few days of use, I could not get over the noise. It is one loud machine by comparison to others. Very distracting. Besides that, although I know TN screens have serious limitations, I found this one to be exceptionally bad. Of course, glossy screens usually make images 'pop', but not in this case. The image always looked bland, grainy and overly reflective. Its 1366 x 768 resolution would seem to be ok on paper, but in practice, it just doesn't seem to do the trick. It also seems quirky in its functionality, not always doing the functions the user is 'clicking' it to perform. Finally - it feels very flimsy. The touch pad feels very plastic-y and cheap, as does the entire case. Another reviewer stated that the case is so wimpy, it bends under its own weight. I have also found this to be the same with mine. I wanted to like this computer, because at $500 (on sale), the price was right and it looked nice. The performance, though, really took the wind out of my sails. I would not recommend this computer to anyone, even at the sale price of $500.


  • from North York, ON
4.0

It's pretty ok

This model (and similar ASUS models) have gotten quite poor reviews of late. I think I know why. Let me first state that this computer is a disaster out of the box, but like like all computers, setup is key. Without any tuning, there were problems with the touch pad, with the mouse control, with audio etc etc... and SUPER slow performance. I suspect most people assume laptops come 'ready to use', which they don't (well, not at optimum performance, anyway). Many people seem unaware that they come bundled with all kinds of unnecessary software, which can slow your machine down to a crawl, if not removed. On this machine, I did a full Windows 10 update, which took a total of almost 4 hours on my home wifi connection. I don't have a particularly fast internet connection, so that was definitely the bottle-neck, there. On a faster connection, it likely would have taken 2-3 hours. Still, there were tons of updates required (i'm sure this computer was sitting in its box for a while). Once updates were completed, the system ran better, but still not perfect. So, I uninstalled all unnecessary software, including the ones that come with Windows 10 (Xbox, for example). I also removed McAfee Anti-virus software; I believe this software is a major contributor to slow machines everywhere. If you have it installed, uninstall it and use the one that's built into Windows 10 (Windows Defender) OR some decent, free Antivirus software like Panda, for example. I updated the drivers for the system, then adjusted all settings and preferences. Cortana (Windows 10 Assistant) was also partially disabled. Keep it if you like it, but I very much dislike annoying apps like that. I also disabled Microsoft's new browser, Edge, but not before downloading and installing Chrome (and AdBlock Pro to go along with it). Finally, I de-fragmented the drives, and gave it one more reboot. Since then, it's running quite well. At this point, I've been using it only for a few days, but so far so good. It's quick, although not quite as quick as i expected (although I could be expecting too much of a 6th generation i3 chip with 8gb of ram), and a HDD speed of only 5400 rpm. Other people have said these models are noisy. I would agree, to some extent, but it's really not out of hand (it IS a machine with spinning discs, after all). The DVD drive is very noisy upon initial reading of discs, but while playing movies, the spinning noise is reasonable. The case does feel cheap, but let's not forget that this is a budget laptop; there are others out there costing upwards of $2000, sooo....corners do have to be cut, somewhere. I do feel it worth mentioning that I wouldn't carry this around with one hand; it seems to 'give' a little under its own weight (as I said - cheap case/chassis). That could cause issues for the delicate internal parts. The ventilation openings are very limited, which I believe is a potential issue. Since heat is the enemy of all electronics, one has to make sure they're aware of where they use this laptop. Resting this thing directly on fabric (bed sheets; thick carpet) is a very bad idea. You could easily block ALL the ventilation to the CPU. Some say the screen is a little dim, and I would have to agree. It's not as (unnaturally) vibrant as many others, but it's still fine. It would have been nice if this came with a 1080p HD monitor, but its 1366x768 is still alright, and pretty standard for this range of computer. Having a Optical Disc drive is something that was needed, as the user of this laptop has a large collection of DVDs. This model has only a single USB 2 and USB 3 port each. I would like to have seen more. The sound seems quite good, coming from a laptop. The headphone jack emits a nice, clean, powerful signal with good sound quality. All in all, it seems to be an adequate performer for the money (on sal


  • from Calgary, AB
4.0

2nd laptop working well

1st laptop hard drive got very noisy and then on the third day after getting the laptop it would not start up. Best Buy was great about giving return options - decided to try Asus one more time as.I figured they had to sell a lot more than the three laptops that are reviewed on here. The second laptop has been working great for one week. We will see how it goes.


  • from New Liskeard, ON
4.0

Not a bad laptop

all tho I had some issues with this laptop at the start it seems like i got it worked out... I am not a fan of windows 10 but as far as the workings of the laptop seems to be good....I have owned asus before and had no issues with them this is why I bought another.... I have owned in the past a few other brand named computers and I prefer Asus over all the rest...


  • from Toronto, ON
1.0

Poor quality

we're returning it as it struggles to start and then shuts down randomly.


  • from Pasadena, NL
1.0

Junk!

After 3 weeks it died........wont turn on.


  • from Ottawa, ON
1.0

Have to return it

I bought this two days ago at the BestBuy on Coventry Road. It's very slow for a brand new laptop and has a slow start up time (maybe because of the bloatware) and the speakers do not work properly.


  • from Kelowna, BC
2.0

Good product TERRIBLE support!!!

Just a warning to anyone looking at buying an Asus product. I've spent no less than 30 hours on chats trying to figure out what went wrong with my laptop and they are, bar none, the worst tech support company I've ever had to speak with. I'd say 90% useless information. I'm not mad, just warning you guys, any reviews I give are 100% honest and unlike these guys I know what I'm talking about! haha. The hardware seems sound and I like it.. the asus support however is a joke. HOPE you never need it!! I ended up doing a clean install of my OS and I still get no help from them with driver info. they DON'T know what they put in there for hardware... SO SAD!!!


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