Asus S500CA-SI30401U Ultrabook Review

Asus S500CA-SI30401U Ultrabook Review

15.6 inch Asus S500CA-SI30401U Ultrabook
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Asus VivoBook S500CA-SI30401U is a touchscreen ultrabook with a solid build quality and stunning expensive looks. Asus manufactures its own computers unlike other brands and it continues to be the choice of many computer users. So you have the Asus quality, HD touchscreen display, great sound quality, slim modern design, light weight and affordability..

You will not get the ultimate gaming performance from its Ivy Bridge Intel Core i3-3217U at 1.8 GHz speed processor (3MB L3 cache with Mobile Intel HM76 Express Chipset). It is great for pretty much everything else- work and play, with its 4 GB DDR3 SDRAM for fast multitasking and decent size 500 GB 5400 revolutions per minute hard drive..

15.6 inch LED-backlit TFT-LCD display with 1366 x 768 pixel resolution and integrated Intel HD graphics 4000 (30% faster than the Intel HD graphics 3000) offers an intuitive touch interface for easy navigation, the images are crystal clear and the texts are sharp. If you install the new Windows 8.1 online (no cost), you will get more touch functions than the original Windows 8.0. Both are great to use on Asus Vivobook touchscreen. Sound quality is also much better than laptops at its price range.

Asus S500CA-SI30401U Ultrabook Review
Stylish and slim brushed hairline finish design black and silver Asus Ultrabook weighs just 4.6 pounds and is only 0.90 inch thick, so it is the perfect size to fit in a bag and portable enough to carry around in the office or wherever you go. The Lithium ion battery gives you about 4.5 hours.

Although very slim, it comes with a few useful connectivity ports, such as 2 x USB 2.0 Ports, 1 x USB 3.0 Port, HDMI port, a headphone/microphone combo jack, VGA port, a Secure Digital Multimedia Card Reader slot, 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet LAN with RJ 45 connector and 802.11bgn wireless. There is no DVD Rom but a black chiclet style keyboard with a 10-key numeric keypad that is non-existent in similar or cheaper models.

Conclusion: Brushed aluminium Asus S500CA-SI30401U is a fast and smooth running machine with the convenience of a touch display. It doesn't have a backlit keyboard, a DVD/CD Rom or a 3D advanced gaming level performance but in terms of build quality, looks, overall performance, video/sound/webcam quality and other features for how much it costs, it really is hard to beat.

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