ASUS VivoBook S550CA-DS51T 15.6" Multi-Touch Laptop Computer (Black)

ASUS VivoBook S550CA-DS51T 15.6" Multi-Touch Laptop Computer (Black)

ASUS VivoBook S550CA-DS51T 15.6" Multi-Touch Laptop Computer (Black)

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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
  • 1366 x 768 Native Resolution
  • SuperMulti DVD Burner
  • 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0
  • Integrated Webcam and Microphone
  • Windows 8 (64-bit)
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ASUS S550CA Overview

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The VivoBook S500CA-DS51T 15.6" Laptop Computer from ASUS features a traditional notebook computer design, but has a touchscreen for added convenience. You'll be able to use your keyboard, mouse and now your fingers as you can tap directly on tiles instead of clicking on them.

The system is powered by a dual-core Ivy Bridge 1.7GHz Intel Core i5-3317U processor. It also has 6GB of 1600MHz DDR3 RAM, a 500GB 5400rpm hard drive with a 24GB solid state drive cache, a SuperMulti DVD burner, a Secure Digital media card reader, 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, an integrated webcam and microphone.

Windows 8 (64-bit) is the installed operating system. Windows 8 replaces the traditional Start menu with a redesigned Start screen. The Start screen features tiles, which provide notifications in real-time. Windows 8 also focuses more on cloud storage as well as apps, which can be downloaded from the Windows Store. Windows 8 provides a unique user experience that differs from previous versions of Windows.


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 1.7GHz. The processor can also be overclocked up to 2.6GHz, thanks to Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 technology. With a dedicated 4MB L3 cache, 6GB of 1600MHz 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 10/100/1000Mbps 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. Bluetooth 4.0 technology is also supported so you can connect to all your favorite peripherals, such as a wireless keyboard or mouse
Hybrid Solid State Drive Cache
With a 24GB hybrid solid state drive cache, this ASUS notebook 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. If you prefer the traditional Start screen of Windows 7, you have the option to switch to it
Seamless Integration Between Touch, Keyboard & Mouse
Windows 8 supports notebook computers 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
In the Box
ASUS VivoBook S550CA-DS51T 15.6" Multi-Touch Laptop Computer (Black)
  • AC Adapter
  • Power Cord
  • 4-Cell Battery
  • 30-Day Zero Bright Dot Guarantee
  • 1-Year International Warranty with Accidental Damage Coverage, 2-Way Free Shipping, 24/7 Tech Support
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    ASUS S550CA Specs

    Processor Intel Core i5-3317U
    GPU Intel HD Graphics 4000
    Size 15.6"
    Aspect Ratio 16:9
    Native Resolution 1366 x 768
    Optical Drive SuperMulti DVD Burner
    Input/Output Connectors
    Ports 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1
    2 x USB 2.0
    Display 1 x HDMI
    1 x Mini-VGA
    Integrated Microphone
    1 x 1/8" (3.5 mm) Headphone Output
    1 x 1/8" (3.5 mm) Microphone Input
    Media Card Slots SD
    Network 10/100/1000 Mb/s Gigabit Ethernet (RJ45)
    Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)
    Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.0
    Mobile Broadband None
    Webcam User-Facing
    Power Requirements 100-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz
    Operating System  (64-Bit)
    Keyboard Standard Notebook Keyboard
    Pointing Device TouchPad
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 15.0 x 0.9 x 10.5" / 38.1 x 2.3 x 26.7 cm
    Weight 5.73 lb / 2.60 kg
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 17.7 x 12.3 x 3.7"

    ASUS S550CA Reviews

    VivoBook S550CA-DS51T 15.6" Multi-Touch Laptop Computer (Black) is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 14.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice mid range laptop Love the fact that you can toggle back and forth between the Windows screen and the desktop screen. Love tnat I can use the touch screen, my mouse or the pad. Dislike how hidden Windows 8 has put everything. Easy once you know how to find stuff. I finally dragged my icon for the control panel onto my desktop so I can find it quickly. Hate the fingerprints all over my screen, guess that is the downside of a touch screen. Not as fast as I had hoped. Perhaps that is because Windows8 has so much junk (games etc) with it. Perhaps with some tweeks I can speed it up.
    Date published: 2013-08-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality and Value I love ASUS. They are quality machines without the Sony price tag. The rest competition are flimsy junk in this price range of laptops. It does not have a discreet GPU or a maxed out CPU but you don't pay for that, so it's not for avid gamers. It does multitask and web surf very well. The VivoBooks are nice to but this is the least expensive entry level i5 VivoBook with a CD/DVD rom drive. Screen is glass so be careful but it does come with a 1 year accident protection straight from ASUS. The aluminum shell is awesome but the cover does show fingerprints.
    Date published: 2013-08-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Ultrabook I purchased the S550CA for my daughter (young teenager) as her first laptop computer for general use - schoolwork, social media, internet, gaming, etc. My profession is a Sr. EE specializing in embedded systems design for over 23years. I have built many tower systems from the ground up to deliver engineering and simulation power. This is the first pre-configured computer I have ever purchased. I am very impressed with the speed, performance, display, and overall GUI. Considering purchasing another for myself as I have to fight her for time on it.
    Date published: 2013-12-30
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better than expected This machine is the second Asus notebook machine I've owned, very impressed with the quality of their products. This machine has a more robust Bluetooth 4.0 interface, not that I really do much with Bluetooth but a mouse that seemed to drop its BT 3.0 connection at arbitrary and frequent intervals works flawlessly with this machine. I installed a free Classic Shell program from to get a reasonable facsimile of a Windows 7 desktop. The touch screen works well but the color rendition isn't quite as good as the other Asus notebook I have, but it's OK. The battery is small but lasts about 4 hours, that's OK too. Overall the machine is very good, the 2 second startup time is really nice. I would recommend this notebook without reservation.
    Date published: 2013-12-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from VivoBook S550CA I am a student and needed a laptop that would be reliable, light weight, and easy to maneuver and this is laptop definitely was it. I needed a laptop that I could pretty much take everywhere with me and with the 3 year drop and spill warranty I never worry about where I am taking it. This computer is fast, light weight (which as stated was a major requirement), easy to maneuver around (since I was new to windows 8 it made it very easy to adjust to the changes), and it comes with a lot of apps that are necessary for students which makes acclimating to the laptop that much easier. So far I have not found anything about this laptop that I do not like or that is wrong with it. The way in which the hard drives are set up is kind of weird since the solid state is used only for programs pre-installed but other than that I love it!
    Date published: 2013-09-04
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great, but keep in mind... I had my eye on this item from the Asus site for weeks, and bounced back and forth comparing to other items and brands. All around this is a nice product, but when I saw a sale I jumped a tad too soon. I couldn't make up my mind between a tablet, or something that split, where the touchscreen would be greatly used. On this item, I personally doubt I will need the touchscreen often.--Just something to think about.
    Date published: 2013-09-10
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good entry level ultrabook Good battery life, good processing speed, and quick start up from sleep. Touchscreen makes browsing the internet convienient, although, it has a few hiccups from when trying to scroll up and down on certain web pages. My biggest complaint would be the small keys on the keyboard. Mostly used for college school work and browsing. Overall, a good value for the price.
    Date published: 2013-07-04
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great product for the price This is for my wife to use for email and facebook. And a toy for me. My wife and I actually like the keyboard, I know some don't. I would agree with other post about the screen resolution, if you are looking for better resolution, this is not for you. The resolution if fine for our needs. Overall for the price I think it is a great laptop.
    Date published: 2013-10-09
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