ASUS is among the most prolific laptop manufacturers in the world, and a year doesn’t go by without a few ASUS laptops hitting the best-seller lists of major retailers such as Amazon. Looking at the company’s current line-up, it’s safe to say that the next year won’t be any different. Below are out 5 picks for best ASUS laptops in 2018.
Best Asus Laptops
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|Asus||ASUS ROG STRIX GL703VD||1149|
|Asus||ASUS VivoBook S510||848.99|
|Asus||ASUS ZenBook 13.3-inch Ultra-Slim Laptop||648.11|
|Asus||Asus Chromebook Flip C302CA-DH54||609.99|
The ASUS F556UA-AB32 is one of our favorite laptops for everyday use. It’s affordable, stylish, future-proof, and powerful enough for everything from web browsing to video streaming to office applications to light gaming. Thanks to the highly efficient nature of the laptop’s 7th generation Intel Core i5 processor, the ASUS F556UA-AB32 offers a significantly longer battery life than many other laptops in the category, without being noticeably more expensive.
The elegant design of the laptop is underlined by the crispness of the 15.6-inch Full HD display with ASUS Eye Care mode, which effectively reduces blue light levels by up to 33 percent to make reading comfortable, and to protect you from potential eye fatigue and other ailments. Despite being made for everyday use and not for demanding professionals, the ASUS F556UA-AB32 offers a wide range of connectivity options, including USB 3.0 Type-C, which has already been adopted by a number of smartphone manufacturers.
If gaming is one of the primary activities you want to do on your next laptop, the ASUS ROG STRIX GL703VD will be right up your alley. This large 17.3-inch gaming laptop packs a desktop-level performance inside a stylish chassis that houses a 7th generation Intel Core i7 quad-core processor clocked at 2.8 GHz, 16 GB of DDR4 memory, 1 TB FireCuda hybrid drive, which up to 6x faster performance than traditional HDDs, and the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 dedicated graphics card with 4 GB of video memory.
ASUS knows how picky gamers can be when it comes to the input devices they use to score points and frags. The ASUS ROG STRIX GL703VD features a full-sized keyboard with Aura RGB lighting, anti-ghosting technology, 4 zones of lighting control, and 4 isolated hotkeys that can be mapped to trigger complex macros. The keyboard is designed to survive at least 20 million keystrokes, which is on par with most mechanical keyboards.
The ASUS ZenBook UX330UA-AH54 is a popular ultrabook that surprises with more than just its affordable price. Its 13.3-inch Full HD display keeps the overall size and weight of the laptop down, but not so much that there wouldn’t be enough space for a proper keyboard. In fact, the laptop’s full-size keyboard with 1.5-millimeter key travel is among the most comfortable keyboard we ever typed on, and the same can be said about the large touchpad with an embedded fingerprint reader for fast and secure authentication.
Being a proper ultrabook, the ASUS ZenBook UX330UA-AH54 packs powerful hardware. More specifically, it features the latest Intel Core i5-7200U Processor, 8 GB of 1600 MHz LPDDR3 memory, and 256 GB Solid State Drive. The laptop also has three built-in USB 3.0 ports for fast data transfers and one USB 3.1 Type C port. To top it all off, the ASUS ZenBook UX330UA-AH54 has loud and detailed stereo speakers enhanced with SonicMaster sound optimization technology.
Some laptops are more versatile than others, and the ASUS Chromebook Flip C302CA-DH54 is definitely among them. This inexpensive convertible has a 360-degree hinge that allows it to transform from a laptop—Chromebook to be more precise—into a tablet. This means that you can switch between work and play without grabbing a different device.
Because the ASUS Chromebook Flip C302CA-DH54 runs on Chrome OS, it uses the available hardware resources more efficiently than laptops with the Windows operating system would. As such, the laptop’s Intel Core m5 processor and 4 GB of memory are actually enough to deliver a smooth, stutter-free user experience. And because Chrome OS is developed with security and cloud in mind, the ASUS Chromebook Flip C302CA-DH54 automatically keeps all your files securely backed in Google’s cloud. What’s more, Chrome OS always stays up to date and protected against malware and malicious intruders.
We end our list of top 5 best ASUS laptops in 2018 with the ASUS VivoBook S510, a powerful laptop for demanding professionals and those who want something better than most 15.6-inch laptops in this price range offer. ASUS advertises the VivoBook S510 as the perfect combination of beauty and performance, and we can’t disagree. The laptop’s 7th generation Intel Core i7-7500U processor and 8 GB of DDR4 memory provide excellent performance and a very long battery life. The 15.6-inch NanoEdge display has 80 percent screen-to-body ratio and a 178° viewing angle for accurate colors even at extreme angles.
The ASUS VivoBook S510 has a large hybrid storage device that combines the benefits of an SSD with the huge storage capacities of a traditional hard drive to give you the best of both worlds. The laptop’s extensive connectivity options include USB 3.1, USB 3.0, USB 2.0, HDMI, and a slot of SD cards. The single-piece keyboard with 1.4mm key travel the laptop comes with is comfortable for any hand size, and the spacious touchpad has a built-in fingerprint sensor for secure authentication.