|I did a quick search of reviews of that particular ASUS. Here are the 3 cons:|
- Warranty sealed. If you open the case to modify or expand your system, you’ll void any manufacturer warranty.
- No dedicated graphics card
- Smaller PSU requires upgrade if you want to install dedicated graphics
Regarding graphics, the integrated HD Graphics 530 graphics are considered a step backwards from those integrated in Broadwell CPUs:
That being said, it's doubtful graphics are your problem. What about BIOS settings? Did you go with defaults & call it a day, or tweak them for best performance? Are there any programs that you installed that may be slowing the system? Why did you install IObit SystemCare? It's supposed to make the system perform better but there are plenty of reports saying it does the opposite. IMO, it's snake oil.
Also, Windows Defender offers minimal protection. There are plenty of other freebies available that are better. BitDefender Free is my personal choice.
Did you run the system at all with the original HDD w/ASUS Windows installation or did you immediately swap it out & install your own? Being that you installed a SSD, it wouldn't be an apples-to-apples comparison, but I'm curious how the performance compares with the original.