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ASUSVivoBook S500CA-SI50305T 15.6" Multi-Touch Ultrabook Computer
 
4.6

(based on 14 reviews)

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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

No Cons

Best Uses

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

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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.

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    • 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.

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      • 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.

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        • 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.

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              • 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.

                • Primary use:
                • 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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