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ASUS VivoBook S550CA 15.6-inch Touchscreen Laptop (Intel Core i7 3571U 1.9GHz Processor, 6GB RAM, 1TB HDD, DVDSM DL, LAN, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Integrated Graphics, Windows 8)

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  • Brushed-hairline aluminum textures offer high durability and an elegant look
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Technical Details
BrandASUS
Item Weight2.6 Kg
Product Dimensions38 x 26.6 x 2.2 cm
Batteries:1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
Item model numberS550CA-CJ073H
SeriesS550CA-CJ073H
ColorBlack, Stainless steel
Form FactorClamshell
Screen Size15.6 inches
Screen Resolution1366 x 768 pixels
Processor BrandIntel
Processor TypeCore i7
Processor Speed1.9 GHz
Processor Count2
RAM Size6 GB
Memory TechnologyDDR3-SDRAM
Computer Memory TypeDDR3 SDRAM
Maximum Memory Supported8 GB
Hard Drive Size1 TB
Hard Drive InterfaceSerial ATA
Graphics Card DescriptionIntel HD 4000
Graphics RAM TypeDDR3 SDRAM
Connectivity TypeYes
Wireless Type802.11B, 802.11G, 802.11n
Number of USB 2.0 Ports2
Number of USB 3.0 Ports1
Number of HDMI Ports1
Number of Ethernet Ports1
Voltage19 volts
Optical Drive TypeDVD Super Multi
Operating SystemWindows 8
Battery TypePolymer
Average Battery Life (in hours)5 hours
Lithium Battery Energy Content44 watt_hours
Lithium Battery Packagingbatteries_packed_with_equipment
Lithium Battery Weight210 Grams
  
Additional Information
ASINB00G487L18
Best Sellers Rank 160,245 in Computers (See top 100)
Shipping Weight3.6 Kg
Date First Available17 Oct. 2013
  
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Asus S500CA 15.6-inch Notebook

Asus S500CA 15.6-inch Notebook
Metal-styled Thin Notebook with Touchscreen

Hairline-spun textured metal surfaces allow the Asus VivoBook S500CA to elegantly stand out from the crowd. With its thin notebook form factor, it still packs full features in a slender build, matching the dynamic nature of high-portability and intuitive computing. The slim design is easy to carry while showcasing premium chic and feel.

At a Glance
  • Windows 8
  • Packs touch, discrete performance, SSD speed, and hard drive storage capacity in a sleek design
  • Brushed-hairline aluminum textures offer high durability and an elegant look
  • Enjoy SonicMaster for impactful and richer sound performance
Asus S500CA 15.6-inch Notebook
Glass Touchscreen

Asus VivoBook S500CA ushers in an enhanced touch experience with its all-glass panel. Smooth throughout, the responsive touchscreen means your fingers can slide edge to edge naturally and unhindered. This flowing motion makes swiping, scrolling, and all other gestures quicker, more intuitive, and rewarding. The all-glass panel goes far beyond the constraints of traditional touchscreens to give you unmitigated touch performance.

Experience Asus Instant Functions

Asus has developed a range of Instant Functions especially for Windows 8, enabling fuller immersion in the operating system. With just one key press, engage and load up Instant Functions for more customisation options and more personal interaction with your computing environment. The interface design puts you first, so it’s utterly user friendly, offering quick settings and direct access to your content. You can change the way your Asus VivoBook S500CA works and feels in seconds.

Asus S500CA 15.6-inch Notebook
Smart Gesture Technology

Augmented using Asus Smart Gesture technology, the large touchpad on ASUS VivoBook S500CA guarantees improved touch input, with quicker and more precise gesture detection and a wider range of supported motions. These include tapping, scrolling, zooming, dragging, clicking, and more. Smart Gesture technology combines hardware and software optimisation to present an incredible standard in touch fidelity.

Asus S500CA 15.6-inch Notebook
Hear the Power

Mixing gorgeous design, superior hardware, and optimised software results in the ultimate sound experience. Asus VivoBook S500CA gives you deeper and richer bass, a wider audio range, true-to-life surround, powerful output, distinct vocals, and pristine clarity. It employs large speakers and resonance chambers, with exclusive Asus AudioWizard empowering immersive entertainment. It also offers access to dimensions of sound, with selectable modes fitting your needs based on your environment and preferences to ensure multi-faceted and living music, movie, and even game sound.

2-Second Instant On

Asus Super Hybrid Engine II technology offers smartphone-like 2-second instant on from sleep or hibernate modes, so you can resume without delay. Asus VivoBook S500CA is all about quick accessibility and with its energy-conserving design goes into standby for up to 2 weeks. Open files and tasks are kept safe in memory, plus should the battery drop below 5% charge while you’re away, data gets automatically backed up. Your valuable content is always secure and within reach.

*Actual standby time may vary due to specific component performance, connected devices, and environmental differentiation.

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Style Name: Core i5 3317U 1.4GHz, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD Verified Purchase
This was bought for my 18year old daughter who needed a laptop that was not heavy or bulky for travelling. It wins on these as it is narrow and lightweight. I have seen her demonstrate the touchscreen and it is brilliant, very easy to use and responsive. She is very impressed and is quite knowledgeable about PCs etc so this is not the view I'd someone who knows nothing. There is no DV/CD drawer but everything is downloadable now anyway and this facility would have added weight which she did not want. It is really a great laptop at a brilliant price and I would be happy to recommend it.
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Style Name: Core i5 3317U 1.4GHz, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD Verified Purchase
pros: Precision touchscreen, very fast start, clear audio, long battery operation.
cons: no cd/dvd player
It was a good choice.
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Style Name: Core i5 3317U 1.4GHz, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD Verified Purchase
I really like the laptop, in fact I'm writing on it now. It looks nice and does everything I need, The only downsides are that when you first get it there is a lot of software updates that need to be done before you can start using it. This takes about a day to work through all of them then it is a bit slower on some functions but is still very usable.
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Style Name: Core i5 3317U 1.4GHz, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD
This laptop with the Intel i5 is an excellent everyday machine which is only restricted by the integrated graphics Intel 4000. Having said that, as a test I installed Rainbow Six Las Vegas 2 on max settings and it works perfectly smooth. It is a very solid machine and worth every penny.
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Style Name: Core i5 3317U 1.4GHz, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD Verified Purchase
1) beautiful looking machine
2) touch screen responsive big plus
3) terrible battery life , normal usage will give you 2.5 hours of battery life , video playback gives you less then 2 hours which is terrible.
4)sound quality is fine not really great what you expect from sonic master sound , output is terrible with external speaker system , additional sound adapter is required if you want to play external speaker system.
5) 4 GB ram is alright but if you want to purchase look for the machine with 6 GB of ram .
6) the biggest drawback is how quickly the Aluminum finish body gets the finger prints as soon you hold it and its really hard to clean it , it looks dirty even after the use of one week.
7) the side keys are not really great you have to press hard to get the figures right , otherwise excellent keyboard , it would have been great if it was back light . go for 14 inch model of vivobook ..
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Style Name: Core i5 3317U 1.4GHz, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD Verified Purchase
Delivered to Malta in less than 2 days!! Amazing. I'm happy with the laptop except for the very reflective screen which makes it really difficult to work in daylight + touch pad which is good but sometime a bit too sensitive and vga socket is housed a bit too tightly. The touchpad issue I mitigated by by buying a wireless mouse. Otherwise, it performs well looks sleek, and has a good build.
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Style Name: Core i5 3317U 1.4GHz, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD
Have no doubt, this is a great machine. I love the touch screen. The display is crisp and bright with great colours and the processor handles all my stuff seamlessly - admittedly, I am not throwing processor hungry games at it, but HD videos are great. The speakers are good, too. So listening to music is a pleasure. Windows 8 needed updating to Windows 8.1 but that was no hassle. The real downer was the amount of bloatware that came with it. It really spoiled the experience of having a new computer and took me about a week to sort. If you are not reasonably computer literate, the bloatware this came with will really be more than just a major irritation. Running spybot was a great help and sifting through the start menu and closing down all the stuff you don't want also sharpened things up.
Now it's cleaned up, it's great. A really nice machine. But you should not have to clean up a new computer.
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