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First impressions of ASUS X540UV

Yesterday a new laptop arrived at home. It’s a budget one and I spotted a pretty good deal with 90 € off. I’ve decided for a purchase because the previous has been acting funny recently with on and off weird issues with display. It still works and does the job but with external monitor pluged-in. So it has became a stationary one which defeats the purpose of laptops.

The first think I observed was the lightness of a package. ASUS X540UV uses SSD and no DVD unit drive which lowers the total weight to 2 kilogams.

Next are ports: it has 3 for USB, 1 for HDMI, memory card and sound. Those are all on the left side. On the right side there’s nothing. The only thing I miss a little is a Ethernet port because it could come in handy from a time to time.

I have a little experiences with upgrading hardware components in a laptop (RAM) so I checked on a YouTube how would one open a laptop with similar internal design. Compared to my previous laptop, I have to say it’s less convenient. My previous laptop only required you to unscrew two screws and remove only a part of bottom surface to be able to add additional RAM but with the new one you have to remove the whole bottom surface and internally you have to unscrew some component, flip it, add RAM and repeat the process in reverse order. I decided not to do this myself since it’s not a pressing issue – my previous laptop had only 4 GB but new one has 8 GB.

Gonilniki za prenosnik Asus N53Jn v Windows 8

Asus za nekatere modele svojih prenosnikov na svoji spletni strani ne ponuja gonilnikov za najnovejši Windows 8. Obstaja več rešitev:

Nameščanje gonilnikov za Windows 7, saj večina gonilnikov za ta operacijski sistem deluje tudi na Windows 8. Zalomi se pri takih, ki med svojo namestitvijo poizvedujejo po programih, ki jih Windows 7 ima, Windows 8 pa ne in zato se namestitev prekine. Primer takega gonilnika je Power4Gear Hybrid, ki omogoča popolno kontrolo nad porabo energije, ki pa za uspešno namestitev potrebuje program sidebar.exe, ki ga Windows 8 nima .

Namestitev gonilnikov za Windows 8, ki so na seznamu drugega modela prenosnika. Poudaril bi, da naj bo ta model podoben modelu, za katerega se iščejo gonilniki, saj je potem manj iskanja (ista serija ali podserija prenosnikov). V mojem primeru sem gonilnike na ASUSovi strani iskal v N seriji, podserija N53, na koncu pa sem izbral model N53SM. Opozoriti velja še, da nameščajte le gonilnike, ki se imenujejo enako kot njihovi ekvivalenti za Windows 7.