ASUS is an interesting company.Some of those brands are really popular and widely-accepted like ASUS and ZenBook series, while some aren’t as well known like the ROG brand and the Vivo brand. As a result, there are actually a bunch of different 2-in-1 laptops that use various top brands from ASUS. Today we’ll be taking a detailed look at one of those devices: The ASUS 2-in-1 Q535 with Windows 10 IoT. This isn’t technically an ASUS branded computer, but it does sport some of their design cues and branding – which is why we decided to include it in this review. Let’s take a look…
What is the ASUS 2-in-1 Q535?
The ASUS 2-in-1 Q535 is a Windows 10 device meant to switch back and forth between a laptop and a tablet.The Q35 sports an 11.6” diagonal FHD IPS WLED display with a resolution of 1600 x 900; this results in a PPI of around 189. The device is powered by the latest Intel Core M-5Y10c CPU, which is a low-power variant of the Broadwell-Y Core M-5 CPU that sports a max clock speed of 2.6GHz. The GPU is the Intel HD 515, which is an integrated solution that offers basic graphics. The configuration options for this device include a 2GB DDR3 RAM, a 128GB SSD (M.2 2280) for storage, and a battery capacity of 5,200mAh. There is also a Q Series Notebook with a similar design but with a 1366 x 768 FHD IPS display and Core i5 CPU.
ASUS Q Series Review: The Design and Build Quality
The design and build quality of the ASUS Q Series is good, and it will feel premium in the hand. The laptop’s body is made of a silver aluminum-alloy unibody that feels strong and durable.The laptop’s lid is a glossy silver, and the sides and the bottom of the device are also covered in glossy silver. The laptop’s bottom lid has the ASUS logo in the center, and on either end are the laptop’s chiclet-style keys — a power button and a Windows button, along with a fingerprint scanner.The keyboard on this laptop is nice, but it’s not quite as great as the keyboard on the ASUS ZenBook UX331. That said, it’s still a great keyboard, so you can’t really go wrong with it. The keys are lightly-textured, but they’re also slightly-low key travel and offer reasonable tactile feedback. The laptop’s trackpad is also nice, and it’s large and responsive.
ASUS Computers in General: What to expect?
ASUS has been making computers for a long time, and many people like to compare their hardware to the hardware from other computer brands like Apple. That’s usually a little unfair, because there are a lot of other factors that go into the hardware for any one device — most of them having nothing to do with the design or design team of a particular brand. One thing to keep in mind is that ASUS doesn’t have a huge marketing budget compared to other computer brands, so they don’t have the same marketing clout that other brands do. That means that ASUS has to focus on their products and the quality of their hardware to get noticed – which is exactly what they do. In our experience, the hardware in ASUS laptops is generally very good, and they tend to be more affordable than other brands of comparable quality.
The Good – Awesome Hardware, Great Value
This ASUS 2-in-1 laptop is an affordable device with an awesome hardware configuration. It features a Core M-5Y10c CPU with a 2.6GHz clock speed, an Intel HD 515 GPU (with a max clock speed of 350MHz), and 2GB of DDR3L-1600 RAM. These are all solid components that offer great performance. In fact, the device is so affordable that it doesn’t even have a dedicated GPU. This means that the device runs fine even with older, less-powerful games and software. The 128GB SSD (M.2 2280) is also a great choice for this device. It’s much faster than traditional hard drives, but it’s also much smaller in terms of both space and energy usage.
The Bad – No Bluetooth or USB Type-C, Limited Software
This device comes with a Bluetooth 4.0 adapter and a USB cable, but it doesn’t include a Bluetooth dongle or a USB-C cable. That’s a bit of a shame, because while those are useful extras, they’re also relatively cheap and don’t take up much extra space. The device also doesn’t come with any kind of software or service included.The Q series comes with some basic apps like the ASUS Media app and the ASUS WebStorage app. That’s about it, though. You can uninstall these apps if you don’t like them, but you may prefer to keep them for some reason.
The ASUS 2-in-1 Q535 with Windows 10 IoT is a great device that offers decent hardware at an affordable price. This device has great hardware with low power consumption, a fast SSD, and a HD 515 GPU (with a max clock speed of 350MHz); it’s also very affordable.This is a great device for businesses or people looking to get basic work done on the go.