Asus Unveils Its First Mainstream ‘R558UQ’ Notebook With 7th Gen Intel Processors In India

The only mainstream notebook in India to feature Next gen USB Type C and to feature NVIDIA® GeForce® 940MX

New Delhi, 10 January, 2017: ASUS today announced the launch of its R558UQ notebook updating its mainstream line up, and adding the latest features and performance updates. The R558UQ is a substantially upgraded variant of the R558UR premium notebooks and comes in two distinct models, namely Core i7 Model and Core i5 Model. Both the models showcases the next-gen USB type C connectivity and advanced graphics NVIDIA® GeForce® 940MX (N16S-GTR) with a performance, almost two times if compared with its competitors.

The ASUS R558UQ boasts of a 15.6’//LED Back-lit, Ultra Slim 200nits, Full HD display with resolution 1920×1080, Anti-Glare, NTSC: 45% which has a much higher pixel density than what is offered by most of the competitors in the market. The notebook has a memory of DDR4 8GB for i7 and DDR4 4GB for i5 models with a dedicated upgradable memory door on the bottom side and armed with the ASUS’ exclusive Splendid technology which makes sure that your visual experience remains unmatched, yet being comfortable on the eyes.

Peter Chang, Regional Head – South Asia & Country Manager – System Business Group – ASUS India, said, “The demand for the mainstream notebooks has been steadily increasing over the years and hence this segment will be one of our key focus areas this year.”

Both the R558UQ i7 and i5 models come with SATA 1TB 5400RPM 2.5′ HDD storage, VGA web camera (Fixed type), a Chiclet keyboard coupled with ASUS Smart Gesture and
ASUS Splendid software.  

The R558UQ i7 models and i5 models are priced at INR 59,990 and INR 48,990 respectively and will be available across all leading online and offline retail outlets from January 09, 2017. The R558UQ i7 model is available in Glossy Dark Brown IMR and the i5 model is available in Matt Golden, Glossy Dark Brown, Red and Dark Blue hues.

 

Specifications

Model NameR558UQ – i7 ModelsR558UQ – i5 Models
ColorGlossy Dark Brown IMRMatt Golden, Glossy Dark Brown, Red, Dark Blue,
On board processorIntel® Core™ i7-7500U Processor, 2.7GHz (4M Cache, up to 3.5GHz)Intel® Core™ i5-7200UProcessor, 2.5GHz (3M Cache, up to 3.1GHz)
Memory Max.16G12G
How to upgrade memoryUpgradable
dedicate Memory door on Bottom side
Upgradable
dedicate Memory door on Bottom side
Total System MemoryDDR4 8GBDDR4 4GB
StorageSATA 1TB 5400RPM 2.5′ HDDSATA 1TB 5400RPM 2.5′ HDD
Display15.6’//LED Back-lit//Ultra Slim 200nits//FHD 1920×1080 16:9//Anti-Glare//NTSC:45%15.6’//LED Back-lit//Ultra Slim 200nits//FHD 1920×1080 16:9//Anti-Glare//NTSC:45%
External video display modesHDMI 1.4HDMI 1.4
Discrete/ShareDiscreteDiscrete
Video GraphicsNVIDIA® GeForce® 940MX ( N16S-GTR)NVIDIA® GeForce® 940MX ( N16S-GTR)
IGPUIntel® HD graphics 620Intel® HD graphics 620
Video memoryDDR3 2GBDDR3 2GB
Video CameraVGA web camera (Fixed type)VGA web camera (Fixed type)
Optical Drive[SATA] 8.9″mm 8X Super Multi with Double Layer[SATA] 8.9″mm 8X Super Multi with Double Layer
Wireless(Module)802.11ac+Bluetooth 4.0 (Dual band) 1*1802.11ac+Bluetooth 4.0 (Dual band) 1*1
LAN10/100/1000 Mbps10/100/1000 Mbps
Card ReaderSpec: SD onlySpec: SD only
USB Port1x USB 2.0
1x USB 3.0
1x USB3.1 Type C (gen 1)
1x USB 2.0
1x USB 3.0
1x USB3.1 Type C (gen 1)
Interface1x Headphone-out & Audio-in Combo Jack
1x RJ45 LAN Jack for LAN insert
1x VGA Port (D-Sub)
1x HDMI
1x Headphone-out & Audio-in Combo Jack
1x RJ45 LAN Jack for LAN insert
1x VGA Port (D-Sub)
1x HDMI
AudioBuilt-in speaker
Built-in microphone
Sonic Master
Built-in speaker
Built-in microphone
Sonic Master
Weight (Kg)2.10 KG (Without Battery)
2.30 KG (with 2 cell battery)
2.10 KG (Without Battery)
2.30 KG (with 2 cell battery)
Dimension (cm)38.2(W) x 25.6(D) x 2.55 ~ 2.55 (H) cm38.2(W) x 25.6(D) x 2.55 ~ 2.55 (H) cm
Battery38WHrs, 2S1P, 2-cell Li-ion  Polymer Battery Pack38WHrs, 2S1P, 2-cell Li-ion  Polymer Battery Pack
Replaceable BatteryNoNo
Keyboard typeChiclet KeyboardChiclet Keyboard
Keyboard SpecificationASUS 348mm keyboard with 19mm full size key pitch, integrated Numeric keypadASUS 348mm keyboard with 19mm full size key pitch, integrated Numeric keypad
SoftwareASUS Smart Gesture
ASUS Splendid
ASUS Smart Gesture
ASUS Splendid
MRPINR 59990INR 48990

 

Model NameR558UQ – i5 ModelsR558UQ – i5 Models
ColorMatt Golden, Glossy Dark Brown, Red, Dark Blue,Matt Golden, Glossy Dark Brown, Red, Dark Blue,
On board processorIntel® Core™ i7-7500U Processor, 2.7GHz (4M Cache, up to 3.5GHz)Intel® Core™ i5-7200UProcessor, 2.5GHz (3M Cache, up to 3.1GHz)
Memory Max.16G12G
How to upgrade memoryUpgradable
dedicate Memory door on Bottom side
Upgradable
dedicate Memory door on Bottom side
Total System MemoryDDR4 4GBDDR4 4GB
StorageSATA 1TB 5400RPM 2.5′ HDDSATA 1TB 5400RPM 2.5′ HDD
Display15.6’//LED Back-lit//Ultra Slim 200nits//FHD 1920×1080 16:9//Anti-Glare//NTSC:45%15.6’//LED Back-lit//Ultra Slim 200nits//FHD 1920×1080 16:9//Anti-Glare//NTSC:45%
External video display modesHDMI 1.4HDMI 1.4
Discrete/ShareDiscreteDiscrete
Video GraphicsNVIDIA® GeForce® 940MX ( N16S-GTR)NVIDIA® GeForce® 940MX ( N16S-GTR)
IGPUIntel® HD graphics 620Intel® HD graphics 620
Video memoryDDR3 2GBDDR3 2GB
Video CameraVGA web camera (Fixed type)VGA web camera (Fixed type)
Optical Drive[SATA] 8.9″mm 8X Super Multi with Double Layer[SATA] 8.9″mm 8X Super Multi with Double Layer
Wireless(Module)802.11ac+Bluetooth 4.0 (Dual band) 1*1802.11ac+Bluetooth 4.0 (Dual band) 1*1
LAN10/100/1000 Mbps10/100/1000 Mbps
Card ReaderSpec: SD onlySpec: SD only
USB Port1x USB 2.0
1x USB 3.0
1x USB3.1 Type C (gen 1)
1x USB 2.0
1x USB 3.0
1x USB3.1 Type C (gen 1)
Interface1x Headphone-out & Audio-in Combo Jack
1x RJ45 LAN Jack for LAN insert
1x VGA Port (D-Sub)
1x HDMI
1x Headphone-out & Audio-in Combo Jack
1x RJ45 LAN Jack for LAN insert
1x VGA Port (D-Sub)
1x HDMI
AudioBuilt-in speaker
Built-in microphone
Sonic Master
Built-in speaker
Built-in microphone
Sonic Master
Weight (Kg)2.10 KG (Without Battery)
2.30 KG (with 2 cell battery)
2.10 KG (Without Battery)
2.30 KG (with 2 cell battery)
Dimension (cm)38.2(W) x 25.6(D) x 2.55 ~ 2.55 (H) cm38.2(W) x 25.6(D) x 2.55 ~ 2.55 (H) cm
Battery38WHrs, 2S1P, 2-cell Li-ion  Polymer Battery Pack38WHrs, 2S1P, 2-cell Li-ion  Polymer Battery Pack
Replaceable BatteryNoNo
Keyboard typeChiclet KeyboardChiclet Keyboard
Keyboard SpecificationASUS 348mm keyboard with 19mm full size key pitch, integrated Numeric keypadASUS 348mm keyboard with 19mm full size key pitch, integrated Numeric keypad
SoftwareASUS Smart Gesture
ASUS Splendid
ASUS Smart Gesture
ASUS Splendid
MRPINR 48990INR 48990

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