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ASUS VivoBook S500CA-SI50305T 15.6" Multi-Touch Ultrabook Computer

B&H # ASS500CASI50 Mfr # S500CA-SI50305T
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Product Highlights
  • 1.7GHz Intel Core i5-3317U Dual-Core
  • 6GB of 1600MHz DDR3 RAM
  • 500GB 5400rpm HDD + 24GB SSD Cache
  • Integrated Intel HD Graphics 4000
  • 15.6" HD LED-Backlit Touchscreen Display
  • 1366 x 768 Native Resolution
  • Secure Digital Card Reader
  • 802.11n Wi-Fi
  • Integrated Webcam and Microphone
  • Windows 8 (64-bit)

The ASUS VivoBook S500CA-SI50305T 15.6" Multi-Touch Ultrabook Computer is a standard laptop design with a 15.6" LED-backlit multi-touch screen for added versatility. Combined with Windows 8 and its touch-friendly features, using this computer will quickly become second nature.

The system is powered by a dual-core Ivy Bridge 1.7 GHz Intel Core i5-3317U processor and 6GB of 1600 MHz DDR3 RAM. In addition, the 500GB 5400 rpm hybrid hard drive also features 24GB of solid state drive cache for quickly accessing system and application files. An SD card reader, 10/100/1000 Mbps Gigabit Ethernet port, 802.11n Wi-Fi, and an integrated webcam and microphone will keep you connected to your devices and friends.

The 64-bit version of Windows 8 comes pre-installed on the laptop. Windows 8 replaces the traditional Start menu with a redesigned Start screen, ideal for operation with touchscreens. It also provides real-time news updates via tiles and allows for cloud storage and the downloading of apps from the Windows Store.

Performance

Dual-Core Ivy Bridge Intel Core i5 Performance
This ASUS VivoBook is powered by an Ivy Bridge Intel Core i5-3317U processor. Its dual cores can reach a stock speed of 1.7 GHz. The processor can also be overclocked up to 2.6 GHz, thanks to Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 technology. With a dedicated 3MB L3 cache, 6GB of 1600 MHz DDR3 RAM and Intel Hyper-Threading technology, you'll be able to multitask between applications quickly and efficiently.
15.6" HD Capacitive Touchscreen
The 15.6" HD widescreen LED-backlit display of this ASUS VivoBook supports capacitive touch capabilities. With the Windows 8 operating system, you'll be able to take full advantage of the 1366 x 768 native resolution by tapping on tiles, pinching to zoom and dragging icons using just your fingers. The visuals are handled by integrated Intel HD Graphics 4000.
Stay Connected
For a fast wired Internet connection, you can use the 10/100/1000 Mbps Gigabit Ethernet RJ-45 LAN jack. You can also use 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi to connect to the Internet wirelessly and stay mobile
Hybrid Solid State Drive Cache
With a 24GB hybrid solid state drive cache, this ASUS Ultrabook will be able to deliver faster load times and responsiveness than your traditional hard drive.

Windows 8

The Redesigned Start Screen
Windows 8 introduces a new Start screen, which has all the information you need in one place. The traditional Windows desktop screen has been replaced with a tablet style design featuring tiles. Tiles are customizable as well as update in real time. News, weather forecasts, sports, contacts, apps and more are available for you to use. It's all right there on the Start screen.
Seamless Integration Between Touch, Keyboard & Mouse
Windows 8 supports Ultrabooks with highly responsive touchscreens. Now, you can use your keyboard, mouse or just your fingers. Whether you're browsing apps, reading a book or typing on the go with touch, you'll be able to seamlessly switch between all three interactive components. On touch-enabled computers, Windows 8 supports multi-touch gestures, such as swipe, drag, tap, slide, pinch-to-zoom and more.
To the Cloud
With Windows 8, when signed in using your Microsoft account, you'll have instant access to your personal Start screen, themes, language preferences, browsing history and browser favorites. You can also connect to services such as Microsoft Outlook, Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter and more.
Windows Store
In the Windows Store, you can search for or browse thousands of apps. Choose from the featured apps or grab one of the most frequently downloaded apps to see what all the hype is all about. You can also see how other people rate apps. For certain apps, you can try it out before you buy it so you can make sure you absolutely want an app before you spend your hard-earned money on it.
Performance
Processor 1.7GHz Intel i5-3317U Dual-Core Ivy Bridge
Cache L3: 3MB
System Bus 5GT/s
Memory Type: 1600MHz DDR3 SDRAM
Installed: 6GB
Graphics Card Type: Integrated
Installed: Intel HD Graphics 4000 Shared
Display
Type Touchscreen
Size 15.6"
Backlight LED
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Native Resolution 1366 x 768
Storage
Hard Drive Installed: 524GB (1x 500GB 5400rpm; 1x 24GB SSD)
Optical Drive None
Input/Output Connectors
Ports 1x USB 3.0 (A)
2x USB 2.0 (A)
Display 1x HDMI
1x VGA
Audio 1x 1/8" (3.5mm) Headphone/Microphone Combo Jack
Flash Media Slot 1x SD
Communications
Network 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet (RJ-45)
Wi-Fi 802.11n
Bluetooth None
Webcam Yes
1MP Photo
General
Operating System Windows 8 (64-bit)
Security Kensington Lock Slot
Keyboard Type: Standard Notebook Keyboard
Pointing Device TouchPad
Battery 3-Cell Lithium-Polymer  Providing up to 5 Hours per Charge (44)
Power Requirements AC: 100-240 V AC, 50/60Hz
Dimensions (WxHxD) 15.1 x 10.2 x 0.9" / 38.4 x 25.9 x 2.3 cm
Weight 4.6 lb / 2.09 kg
ASUS VivoBook S500CA-SI50305T 15.6" Multi-Touch Ultrabook Computer
  • AC Adapter
  • Power Cord
  • 3-Cell Lithium-Polymer Battery
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    ASUSVivoBook S500CA-SI50305T 15.6" Multi-Touch Ultrabook Computer
     
    4.6

    (based on 14 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (9)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 3 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (9)
    • Comfortable keyboard (8)
    • Fast (8)
    • Good power output (7)
    • Quiet (7)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Web browsing (8)
      • Word processing (7)
      • Music (6)
      • Video (5)
      • Business use (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Tech savvy (5)
        • Primary use:
        • Personal (8)

      Reviewed by 14 customers

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      4.0

      Great value for money

      By Matou

      from Mauritius

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Music
        • Video
        • Web Browsing
        • Word Processing

        Comments about ASUS VivoBook S500CA-SI50305T 15.6" Multi-Touch Ultrabook Computer:

        I use this laptop mainly for surfing on the net and to watch movies.Speakers are loud and clear.Display is good but not best as I could easily see the pixels. The touch screen is very accurate which makes windows 8 really nice to use. Also the laptop design is great.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal

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        4.0

        Laptop is Awesome

        By speedygeez

        from Michigan

        Comments about ASUS VivoBook S500CA-SI50305T 15.6" Multi-Touch Ultrabook Computer:

        This laptop is so cool. It took a little bit to get up and running, during which it can be slow, and windows 8 operating systems and be a little confusing and cumbersome, but overall awesome computer, touch screen is such a nice feature, runs quickly, and sound quality is solid.

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        5.0

        Great Ultrabook for School & Fun

        By Bongomysol

        from Greensboro, NC

        About Me Tech Savvy

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable Keyboard
        • Fast
        • Lightweight
        • Long Battery Life
        • Powerful
        • Quality Display
        • Quiet

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Business Use
          • Graphics
          • Music
          • Video
          • Web Browsing
          • Word Processing

          Comments about ASUS VivoBook S500CA-SI50305T 15.6" Multi-Touch Ultrabook Computer:

          My teenager needed a new laptop for school and wanted a touchscreen as well. The Asus is perfect: fast, responsive, plus amazing display and sound. Being able to use the software needed for school papers, projects, and presentations was the first priority. Easy access to popular apps and video streaming is a great bonus.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal

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          5.0

          Highly recommend this product.

          By Bill

          from clearwater, mn

          About Me Technically Challenged

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable Keyboard
          • Fast
          • Lightweight
          • Powerful
          • Quality Display

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Web Browsing
            • Word Processing

            Comments about ASUS VivoBook S500CA-SI50305T 15.6" Multi-Touch Ultrabook Computer:

            Great entry level touch screen book. Well built, lots of power and the price is very reasonable.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal

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            4.0

            So far, so good.

            By Three kids, two parents, one dog.

            from St. Louis

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Fast
            • Lightweight
            • Long Battery Life
            • Quiet

            Cons

            • Poorly Designed Keyboard

            Best Uses

            • Music
            • Video
            • Web Browsing

            Comments about ASUS VivoBook S500CA-SI50305T 15.6" Multi-Touch Ultrabook Computer:

            This was bought primarily for my three kids to use. Overall it seems reasonably well built, the speakers are good, and the display is nice for a product at this price point. The mouse buttons on the touchpad are a little odd to use, but this is less important with the touchscreen and Win8. It does show off fingerprints on the glossy display screen pretty easily. Those are really minor complaints. My one significant complaint is that the keyboard action isn't very good or reliable. I don't know how universal of a trait this is among ultrabooks and other thin notebooks, but I don't find it easy to type quickly on it. All things considered at this price point, this is a good value and will fit its mission quite well in our household.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal

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            5.0

            Great value

            By Lindapd

            from Indiana

            Comments about ASUS VivoBook S500CA-SI50305T 15.6" Multi-Touch Ultrabook Computer:

            Love my new laptop. Best price and quick delivery

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            4.0

            so far so good

            By sbrownnw

            from Redmond, WA

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable Keyboard
            • Fast
            • Quiet

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about ASUS VivoBook S500CA-SI50305T 15.6" Multi-Touch Ultrabook Computer:

                Good price, good laptop and was able to upgrade to windows 8.1 for free after installing all windows updates. Wish the touch pad had more settings. Will search for a specific ASUS driver.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal

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                5.0

                My New Vivo book

                By Art

                from Boston

                About Me Tech Savvy

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Comfortable Keyboard
                • Lightweight
                • Powerful
                • Quiet

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Music
                  • Video
                  • Web Browsing
                  • Word Processing

                  Comments about ASUS VivoBook S500CA-SI50305T 15.6" Multi-Touch Ultrabook Computer:

                  The Asus is very light and fast. I am enjoying this Xmas present. I am very satisfied with this purchase.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal

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                  5.0

                  Awesome laptop!

                  By Joe

                  from Auburn, Wa

                  Comments about ASUS VivoBook S500CA-SI50305T 15.6" Multi-Touch Ultrabook Computer:

                  Got this as a Christmas gift and love it! .. Sleek design, really thin profile and lightweight. The speed is fast and the picture quality is excellent. So far, the battery life seems good and boot up time is quick.

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                  5.0

                  Excellent product for the price

                  By KareninWV

                  from West Virginia

                  About Me Tech Savvy

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable Keyboard
                  • Fast
                  • Lightweight
                  • Powerful
                  • Quiet

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Music
                    • Web Browsing
                    • Word Processing

                    Comments about ASUS VivoBook S500CA-SI50305T 15.6" Multi-Touch Ultrabook Computer:

                    I love this laptop/ultrabook. It looks great. It works great. I researched long and hard before choosing this model. There are tradeoffs in the price range. Faster processor and no backlit keyboard for example. I've been delighted at the power and speed. The touch screen is very responsive and works well. I love the instant on. Upgrade to Windows 8.1 went smoothly without a hitch. Only needed to update one driver first. The size and weight are perfect for the largish screen. I can recommend this for anyone who needs a laptop for normal, everyday usage.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal

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                    5.0

                    Great ultrabook

                    By Yair Granados

                    from Laredo, TX

                    About Me Multimedia Professional

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable Keyboard
                    • Fast
                    • Lightweight
                    • Powerful
                    • Quality Display

                    Cons

                    • Windows 8

                    Best Uses

                    • Business Use

                    Comments about ASUS VivoBook S500CA-SI50305T 15.6" Multi-Touch Ultrabook Computer:

                    Great notebook, very light weight, good design, touch, powerfull.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Business

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                    4.0

                    Superior quality. Makes Windows 8 usable

                    By John

                    from Seattle, WA

                    About Me Tech Savvy

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable Keyboard
                    • Fast
                    • Lightweight
                    • Powerful
                    • Quality Display
                    • Quiet

                    Cons

                    • No Bluetooth
                    • Too Thin For Dvd Drive

                    Best Uses

                    • Graphics
                    • Music
                    • Video
                    • Web Browsing
                    • Word Processing

                    Comments about ASUS VivoBook S500CA-SI50305T 15.6" Multi-Touch Ultrabook Computer:

                    Although I own or have owned a number of portable computers, I admit to having a bias toward Asus. B&H had a great price on the S500CA which made it really attractive as low-cost touch screen. Asus portables are solidly built and included third-party software tends to integrate seamlessly. I also have to pry out less bloat ware. Also, I have applied all of Microsoft's software upgrades, including Windows 8.1, and had no issues. With other brands I have not always been so lucky.
                    The unit has plenty of power, being an i5. The keyboard feels crisp and the touchpad is better than most. The 15.6 touch screen is sharp and works well. I haven't had time to test the HDMI output yet, however. The sound quality coming out of those tiny little speakers blew me away.
                    There are three USB ports and one is 3.0. I wish they could have fit in four. Wireless seems to have a good range. My neighbor's printers and his cell phone keep showing up on scans.
                    The unit is thin and light, which means you give up the DVD drive. I use them less and less and external units are pretty cheap.
                    I have only one cautionary note. Asus advertized this unit with Bluetooth 4.0 on their website and resellers, including B&H, copied that specification in their ads. This unit has no Bluetooth. It comes on the next model up, which is considerably more expensive. B&H, at least, has diligently corrected that on their site. If you need Bluetooth you can get an inexpensive USB adapter.
                    With that one minor caveat, I am very pleased with the unit. If you purchase one, I think you will be pleased as well.

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                    • Personal

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                    5.0

                    Kartinatv California

                    By Kartinatv California

                    from California

                    Comments about ASUS VivoBook S500CA-SI50305T 15.6" Multi-Touch Ultrabook Computer:

                    This is really good. I like it and my coworkers too. I will recommend take one of this for work. The touchscreen works great and makes to do the job faster . Turning on fast so I like it. 5 stars.

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                    5.0

                    Great Product

                    By zonekeeper

                    from Springville, UT

                    About Me Multimedia Professional, Tech Savvy

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable Keyboard
                    • Fast
                    • Lightweight
                    • Powerful
                    • Quality Display
                    • Quiet

                    Cons

                    • Short Battery Life
                    • Too Hot

                    Best Uses

                    • Business Use
                    • Graphics
                    • Web Browsing
                    • Word Processing

                    Comments about ASUS VivoBook S500CA-SI50305T 15.6" Multi-Touch Ultrabook Computer:

                    I like the service and delivery

                    • Primary use:
                    • Business

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