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Asus VivoBook S500CA

alaTest has collected and analyzed 359 reviews of Asus VivoBook S500CA. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design and usability. The price and portability also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the energy efficiency and touchpad, and there are some mixed views about the keyboard.

performance, portability, price, usability, design

touchpad, energy

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Asus VivoBook S500CA is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Asus VivoBook S500CA

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 user reviews of Asus VivoBook S500CA from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. Opinions about the usability and performance are overall positive. The price and design are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the size, while reviews are divided on the sound.

portability, design, price, performance, usability

size

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Asus VivoBook S500CA 15.6-inch Touchscreen Laptop (Intel Core i5 3317U 1.7GHz Processor, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, LAN, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Integrated GraphicAsus VivoBook S500CA 15.6-inch Touchscreen Laptop (Intel Core i5 3317U 1.7GHz Processor, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, LAN, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Integrated Graphic

Jan, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Asus VivoBook S500CA

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 183 user reviews of Asus VivoBook S500CA from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. People really like the design and price. The usability and portability also get good feedback, but some have doubts about the touchpad.

performance, portability, usability, price, design

touchpad

80% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: ASUS Ultrabook S500CA 15.6" HD Touchscreen HDMI VGA RJ45 500GB HDD + 24GB SSD USB 3.0 (i3)ASUS Ultrabook S500CA 15.6" HD Touchscreen HDMI VGA RJ45 500GB HDD + 24GB SSD USB 3.0 (i3)

Jan, 2019

Expert review by : Kat Orphanides (expertreviews.co.uk)

Asus Vivobook S500CA review

 

This slim touchscreen laptop has plenty of features but minimal performance

May, 2013

Expert review by : Scott Stein (cnet.co.uk)

Asus VivoBook S500CA review: Big, budget touch-screen Windows 8 laptop

 

Big on design and size, the 15-inch touch-screen VivoBook adds up to a pretty good value.

An attractive design, solid specs, and a responsive touch screen in a sub-$700 price.

Bigger and heavier than most ultrabooks; no extra added graphics or DVD drive; screen isn’t full-HD.

The VivoBook S500CA offers a big-screened touch-screen Windows 8 laptop for a bargain price -- and without many extras.

Apr, 2013

Expert review by : Scott Stein (cnet.com)

Asus VivoBook S500CA review: Big, budget touch-screen Windows 8 laptop

 

Big on design and size, the 15-inch touch-screen VivoBook adds up to a pretty good value.

An attractive design, solid specs, and a responsive touch screen in a sub-$700 price.

Bigger and heavier than most ultrabooks; no extra added graphics or DVD drive; screen isn’t full-HD.

The VivoBook S500CA offers a big-screened touch-screen Windows 8 laptop for a bargain price -- and without many extras.

Apr, 2013

Expert review by : Ahmer Kazi (pcmag.com)

Asus VivoBook S500CA-DS51t

 

The Asus VivoBook S500CA-DS51t's trim chassis, responsive touch screen, and reasonable price tag work together to create to an affordable Windows 8 experience.

Thin. Reasonably priced. Full-size HDMI port.

Disappointing keyboard and touchpad. Keyboard isn't backlit. So-so battery life. Only one USB 3.0 port.

BENCHMARK TEST RESULTS: Check out the test scores for the Asus VivoBook S500CA-DS51t

Apr, 2013

Expert review by : LAPTOP Magazine (laptopmag.com)

ASUS VivoBook S500CA Review

 

Overall, the ASUS VivoBook S500CA is a compelling Windows 8 notebook, providing a modern design, responsive touch screen and high-quality audio. The touchpad could use some serious tweaking, but for $659, the VivoBook S500CA is a very good mainstream...

Great audio performance, Premium design with soft-touch bottom, Solid performance, Vivid touch-screen display

Touchpad confuses cursor movement with Windows 8 gestures, Below-average battery life, Mediocre webcam

Mar, 2013

Expert review by (laptopmag.com)

ASUS VivoBook S500CA

 

ASUS' new VivoBook S500CA brings the versatility of a mainstream laptop into the slimmer proportions of an Ultrabook. Featuring a Core i5 processor and an accurate and responsive 15-inch touchscreen, this notebook provides a solid Windows 8 experience...

Mar, 2013

Expert review by : Florian Glaser (notebookcheck.net)

Company of Heroes 2 Benchmarked

 

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Jul, 2013

Expert review by : Sascha Mölck (notebookcheck.net)

Review Asus VivoBook S500CA-CJ005H Ultrabook

 

Handy touch-ultrabook. Asus upgrades a simple 15.6-inch office ul

Quiet operation; Slim and light; Attractive casing; Decent application performance; 24 month warranty

Dark screen; Screen has an intense bluish cast; At best middling battery runtimes despite ULV hardware; High price

Although the laptop sports ULV hardware, its battery runtimes are on the same level as most laptops with standard mobile processors.

Jul, 2013

Expert review by : Allen Ngo (notebookcheck.net)

Review Asus VivoBook S500CA-DS51T Ultrabook

 

Inexpensive touchscreen Ultrabook. Though its low budget price of

Good build quality and sleek design for the price; Large touchpad; Low idling system noise; Touchscreen functionality; User-accessible HDD, RAM, and system fan; Low starting price for a touchscreen Ultrabook

Very warm surface temperatures when idling; Maintenance panel can be difficult to remove; Average display brightness; Average battery life; Poor outdoor usability due to glossy screen; Arrow keys and numpad are slightly smaller and softer

The Asus Ultrabook offers good performance and overall aesthetics that are not commonplace in its price range. End-user upgrades can extend the lifetime of the notebook.

May, 2013

Expert review by : Florian Glaser (notebookcheck.net)

Metro: Last Light Benchmarked

 

A thrilling adventure. ?Metro: Last Light? is the next installment of the Metro franchise that follows in the footsteps of the infamous ?Metro 2033? that was well known to push modern gaming hardware to the limit. We will see if the gaming studio ?4A...

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May, 2013

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:HD / SonicMaster
Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes
Number of built-in speakers:1 / 2

Battery

Battery Capacity:4000
Battery capacity (Watt hours):44
Battery life (max):4 / 5
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) / Polymer
Number of battery cells:3 / 4

Camera

Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Rear camera: No
Swivel webcam: No

Certificates

Energy Star certified:No / Yes
RoHS compliance: No
Wi-Fi certified:No / Yes

Design

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

Display

3D:N / No
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:39.6 / 40
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
Display Surface:Gloss
Full HD: No
HD type:HD / No
LED Backlight:Y / Yes
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:No / Y / Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / No
Discrete graphics adapter model:No / Not available
Maximum Resolution:2048 x 1536
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2 / 3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:2 / 3
On-board graphics adapter:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:350
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 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 / Intel HD Graphics 3000 / Intel HD Graphics 4000
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub)

Keyboard

Built-in touchpad: Yes
Full-size keyboard:Y / Yes
Island-style keyboard: Yes
Numeric keypad:No / Y / Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys:Y / Yes

Memory

Internal Memory:4 / 6 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4 / 6 / 8
Memory clock speed:1600
Memory form factor:On-board / 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

Networking

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 features:Gigabit Ethernet
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3u / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3ac, IEEE 802.3u / 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 / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / N / No

Other features

64-bit computing: Yes
Audio system:HD / SonicMaster
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3U, IEEE 802.3ab
Display:LCD
Infrared data port: No
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x / VT-x
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-d, VT-x / VT-x
Multi-touch: Yes
Number of products included:1
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Power supply type:AC/DC

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Manual:Y
Power cord included:Y
Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included: Yes
Cables included:AC
Manual: Yes
Power cord included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

Start-up time:2

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Charging port type:DC-in jack
Combo headphone/mic port:Y / Yes
DC-in jack:No / Y / Yes
Docking connector:N / No / Yes
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
LAN/VGA combo port: No
Line-in: No
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Microphone in:No / Yes
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt combo port: No
Mini VGA ports quantity:1
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
TV Out:N
TV out port: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1 / 2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1 / 2
USB 3.0 ports quantity:1
USB Sleep-and-Charge: No
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

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

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Conflict Free processor:No / Y / Yes
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):14 / 17 / 18 / 19 / 20
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:No / Y / Yes
L3 Cache:3
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16 / 32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Maximum number of SMP processors:1
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066,1333 / 1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM, DDR3L-SDRAM
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM67 Express / Intel HM76 / Intel HM76 Express
Number of Processors Supported:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x16,2x8,1x8+2x4 / 1x8, 1x16, 2x4, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor boost frequency:2.6 / 2.7 / 3 / 3.1
Processor cache:2 / 3 / 4
Processor cache level:L3
Processor cache type:Smart Cache / Smart Cache, L3 / SmartCache, L3
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge / Sandy Bridge
Processor Cores:2
Processor family:2nd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i3-3xxx / Intel Core i5-3xxx / Intel® Pentium®
Processor frequency:1.4 / 1.7 / 1.8 / 1.9 / 2
Processor lithography:22 / 32
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor Model:2117U / I3-2365M / i3-3217U / I5-3317U / I5-3337U / I7-3517U / I7-3537U
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-2300 Mobile series / Intel Core i3-3200 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-3300 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-3500 Mobile series / Intel Pentium 2000 series for Mobile
Processor Socket:BGA 1023 / BGA1023
Processor threads:2 / 4
Stepping:J1 / L1 / P0
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):17
Tjunction:100 / 105

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:N / 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 / 32
Idle States:Y / Yes
Integrated 4G WiMAX:N / Y
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / 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:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider:No / Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology:No / Yes
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
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
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
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 visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT): No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):No / Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):No / Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):No / 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):No / Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™:No / Y / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / Y
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST): No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:No / 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):No / Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology:No / Yes
Processor ARK ID:65697 / 65707 / 65714 / 70272 / 71469 / 72054 / 72055 / I5-3317U / I7-3517U
Processor code:SR0N6 / SR0N8 / SR0N9 / SR0U3 / SR0VQ / SR0XG / SR0XL
Processor package size:31
Supported instruction sets:AVX / SSE4.1, SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington / Y / Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Fingerprint Reader: No

Software

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

Storage

Card reader integrated:Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 500
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:500
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:24
Solid-state drive interface:SATA
Storage Media:HDD / HDD+SSD / Hybrid-HDD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 500 / 524

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:2.59 / 23.9 / 25.8 / 25.9 / 259 / 26.6 / 3
Height :2 / 2.1 / 2.15 / 2.2 / 21.5
Height (front):2
Height (rear):2.1
Weight:2 / 2.1 / 2.6
Width:33.9 / 38 / 38.3 / 383