ASUS Vivobook S500CA-SI50305T Review

ASUS Vivobook S500CA-SI50305T Review

15.6 inch ASUS Vivobook S500CA-SI50305T
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Great laptop brand Asus is offering great value with its new ASUS Vivobook S500CA-SI50305T, in terms of performance, power, appearance, memory, hybrid drive, graphics capability and sound quality. Now at a good discounted price on Amazon!

You won't be dissappointed with the performance you'll get from its Intel Core i5 3317U at 1.7 GHz speed processor- it is on par with other i5 Ultrabooks. 6 GB DDR3 SDRAM at 1600 MHZ memory is good enough for multitasking and the 500 GB 5400 rpm Hard Drive along with 24 GB Solid-State Drive are definitely more than what an average computer user will need. Thanks to also SSD, computer boots up in roughly 10 seconds and everything seems to run smoothly.

15.6 inch screen is the ideal size for both portability, weight and ease of use. Although the max screen resolution is 1366 x 768 pixels, it is a responsive touch screen and you will have fun using it with the Windows 8.

Photos, texts and videos appear sharp and colors vivid on the screen, although not perfect as it comes with the Intel HD 4000- which is sufficient for most things you do daily and older games. Although Windows 8 is not everyone's favorite, this is an intuitive touchscreen that team up great with the new Windows 8 and its customizable and user-friendly tiles.

ASUS Vivobook S500CA-SI50305T Review
Sound quality is good and loud with the Asus SonicMaster technology and speakers with grilles underneath the chassis. It is even better than the sound quality you'll fin in competition laptops.

Sleek brushed black aluminum Asus weighs 4.8 pounds so it is lighter than other 15 inch laptops and is 0.85 inch thick. 1 Lithium Ion polymer battery gives you an average of 5 hours in normal use.

It does not have an optical drive but not many systems do these days- especially not the latest slim Ultrabooks. But you get the usual 802.11bgn wireless, 1 x USB 3.0 Port, 2 x USB 2.0 Ports, HDMI port, SD Card slot, VGA port and Ethernet port for wired connection.

Conclusion: Asus Vivobook S500CA-SI50305T has exactly the same specs as the 550CA model (with great customer reviews), except for the optical/DVD drive and cost $103 less last time I checked. You always know what you are getting from the Asus brand and it is no different with this model: Durable, slim, powerful and fast ultrabook with superior features at a very affordable price. Not to be missed!

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