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ASUS VivoBook S550CB

ASUS VivoBook S550CB
alaScore 84

53 reviews

Mar, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 53 reviews of ASUS VivoBook S550CB. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the ASUS VivoBook S550CB is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Digit Laptops (

Asus Vivobook S550CB-CJ123H


The Asus Vivobook S550CB-CJ123H ultrabook runs on Windows 8 OS and has Intel Core i3(3rd generation) 1.8 GHz processor. It has Nvidia GeForce GT 740M graphics processor with 2GB DDR3 dedicated graphics memory. The ulltrabook is ideal for personal and...

Jul, 2013

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Good laptop, but Bloatware infested


Don't leave this laptop behind just because other people said it performs poorly. It performs extremely well even on an i3, however you will have to spend some time uninstalling a lot of the manufacturer bloat ware, the main culprit being one named...

Mar, 2015

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Just What I Was After


Had to make some minor customisations due to NSW DET wireless networks, and as such, here are the specifications of the particular model: 4GB 1600Mhz RAM 24GB SSD (for express cache) 750GB HDD 740M GPU with 4GB DDR3 RAM Intel Core i5 CPU And it meets...

Upgradeable, removeable battery, multitouch screen

The positioning of the battery feels like it could be snapped out when being carried. Touching the lower left of teh screen causes display artifacts (goes different colours)

Jun, 2014

Consumer review (

over speced and under performs


i bought this machine 3 months ago ,because of the specs and have found it to be dog slow for its specs.Plus it shuts down for no reason.The key board is also useless as you can not type with any speed as the keys strokes don't register and you have to...

screen size plus the touch screen

performance and windows 8 is useless

Jan, 2014

Consumer review (

absolutely rubbish


i bought it at the goodbuy at discount, however it frequently freezes when i open multiple chrome, excel and word. absolutely rubbish given its specs, cannot even perform what my 4 years old acer can do. plus windows 8 is another piece of rubbish that...

big screen, inexpensive

poor performance

Nov, 2013

Consumer review (

Good, but at what price?


After using this laptop for a while my only advice is don't let the specs deceive you, the 740M graphics card is a nice addition but go for the less expensive options with the i5 processors, i have the i7 with 8g ram and as far as i can tell there is...

Windows 8 is great, one of the best laptops out

Its a laptop, if you are just using it for "laptopy" things, internet/word etc. This thing is overpriced and overkill

Aug, 2013

Consumer review (

Nice looking piece of rubbish


I bought the i7 version, within a month the screen cracked, while i was opening the lid, not abusing it in any way. Aus refuse repair screens under warranty. Then they rort you on the cost of a new one. I also wonder how they manged to make a notebook...

Looks nice, nice keyboard

Poor resolution & colour reproduction, fragile screen, seriously underpowered, a lot of bloatware. Nonexistent warranty.

Jul, 2013

Consumer review (

Amazingly thin yet, unbelievable specifications.


I own it. It's great, the only problem that i had with it was it's display and it has lots of bloatware that aren't really important. I had to calibrate it's display because it wasn't accurate in color, it has high levels of blue. It's display was...

Loud and clear speakers, thin, it is quite even if it starts to cool itself, fast

Inaccurate color of display, contains a lot of bloatware

Mar, 2013

Consumer review (

Great buy for the price


Bought this laptop ~ 1 month ago, absolutely no problems so far. Runs great. Specs for the price are very decent, plus touch screen (which makes it a lot easier to navigate Windows 8). Also has full keyboard with numpad. While not a gaming machine,...

Great middle of the range ultrabook, solid build

Mild annoyance - combined headphone/microphone jack

Mar, 2013

Product Specifications


Audio system:HD / SonicMaster
Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2


Battery Capacity:2950
Battery capacity (Watt hours):44
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:4


Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3
Video capturing speed:8


Certification:UL, TUV, CE Marking Compliance, FCC Compliance, BSMI, CCC, CB, EPEAT, EU Flower, CECP, WEEE, JATE / UL, TUV, CE Marking Compliance, FCC Compliance, BSMI, CCC, CB, EPEAT, EU Flower, CECP, WEEE, RoHS, JATE / UL, TUV, CE Marking Compliance, FCC Compliance, BSMI, CCC, CB, EPEAT, EU Flower, Energy star, CECP, WEEE, RoHS, JATE / UL, TUV, CE Marking, FCC, BSMI, CCC, CB, EPEAT, EU Flower, CECP, WEEE, JATE / UL, TUV, CE, FCC, BSMI, CCC, CB, EPEAT, EU Flower, CECP, WEEE, JATE / UL, TUV, CE, FCC, BSMI, CCC, CB, EPEAT, EU, CECP, WEEE, JATE / UL, TUV, CE, FCC, BSMI, CCC, CB, EU, CECP, WEEE, JATE / UL, TUV, FCC, BSMI, CCC, CB, EU Flower, CECP, WEEE, JATE / UL, TUV, Zgodność z CE, zgodność z FCC, BSMI, CCC, CB, EPEAT, EU Flower, Energy star, CECP, WEEE, RoHS, JATE
Energy Star certified:Y / Yes
RoHS compliance:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi certified: Yes


Colour of product:Black, Metallic / Black, Silver / Black, Stainless Steel / Brown / Grey / Grey, Silver
Form factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Aluminium
Product colour:Black, Metallic / Black, Silver / Black, Stainless Steel / Brown / Grey / Grey, Silver
Product Type:Notebook / Ultrabook


3D: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (typical):300:1
Display brightness:200
Display diagonal:39.6
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
Display response rise/fall:8
Display Surface:Gloss
HD type:HD / No
LED Backlight:Y / Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:N / No / Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive


Discrete graphics adapter:Y / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3
Maximum Resolution:2048 x 1536
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:3
On-board graphics adapter:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:350
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1050 / 1100 / 1150 / 1200
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x166
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 4000
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub)


Full-size keyboard:Y / Yes
Keyboard layout:AZERTY
Numeric keypad:Y / Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys:Y / Yes


Internal Memory:4 / 6 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8
Memory clock speed:1600
Memory form factor:On-board + SO-DIMM / SO-DIMM
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 1 x 4
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM / 2x SO-DIMM


3G:N / No
4G:N / No
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth:No / Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Data network: No
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000 / 10,1000,100
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3u
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Optical Drive

Disc types supported:CD-R, CD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW
LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD±RW

Other features

64-bit computing: Yes
Audio system:HD / SonicMaster
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-d, VT-x

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Quick start guide:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included: Yes
Cables included:AC
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Charging port type:DC-in jack
Combo headphone/mic port:Y / Yes
DC-in jack:Y / Yes
Docking connector:N / No
DVI port:N / No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Microphone in:No / Yes
Mini VGA ports quantity:1
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1 / 2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1 / 2
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 124 / 100 - 240
AC adapter output current:3.42
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:65
Power auto-sensing: Yes


Bus type:DMI
Conflict Free processor:Y / Yes
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):17 / 18 / 19 / 20
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y / Yes
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM, DDR3L-SDRAM
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM76 Express
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x16,2x8,1x8+2x4 / 1x8, 1x16, 2x4, 2x8 / 1x8,1x16,2x4,2x8
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor boost frequency:2.6 / 2.7 / 3 / 3.1
Processor cache:3 / 4
Processor cache type:Smart Cache / Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge
Processor Cores:2
Processor family:3rd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i5-3xxx / Intel Core i7-3xxx
Processor frequency:1.7 / 1.8 / 1.9 / 2
Processor lithography:22
Processor Model:i3-3217U / I5-3317U / I5-3337U / I7-3517U / I7-3537U
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-3200 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-3300 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-3500 Mobile series
Processor Socket:BGA1023
Processor threads:4
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):17

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:22
Idle States:Y / Yes
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching:N / No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:Y / Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:Y / Yes
Intel FDI Technology:Y / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y / Yes
Intel HD Audio Technology: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology:No / Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology:No / Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology:No / Yes
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Y / Yes
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT): No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):No / Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID): No
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio): No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™:Y / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST): No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:65697 / 65707 / 65714 / 72054 / 72055 / I5-3337U
Processor code:SR0N6 / SR0N8 / SR0N9 / SR0XG / SR0XL
Processor package size:31
Supported instruction sets:AVX
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes


Cable lock slot:Kensington / Y / Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington


Drivers included: Yes
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 8


Card reader integrated:Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:RS-MMC, SD / SD / SD, SDHC
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 1024 / 500 / 750
Hard Drive Interface:SATA
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory:24
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache type:SSD
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity:750
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:24
Storage Media:HDD / HDD+SSD / Hybrid-HDD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1024 / 1048 / 500 / 524 / 750 / 774

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:26.6 / 265.9
Height :2.1 / 2.2 / 2.25 / 22.5
Height (front):2.25
Height (rear):2.25
Weight:2.6 / 2.65
Width:38 / 380