Asus Vivobook s500ca: With the new Ultrabooks, the VivoBook Series ASUS expands its range to Ultrabooks with a touch display. The 15-inch screen, the ASUS has incorporated the Vivobook S500CA-CJ006H supports touch input up to 10 finger touches. The Ultrabook in aluminum design is based on a Core i7 processor from Intel. The operating system is Windows 8 from Microsoft is used.
Asus Vivobook s500ca review
Inside the Asus Vivobook s500ca from ASUS operates a dual-core processor to the Core i7-series from Intel. The Core i7-3517U, a CPU of the current generation Ivy Bridge works at a base rate of 2 x 1.9 GHz. By Turbo Boost technology from Intel, the clock frequency can be dynamically increased up to 3.0 GHz. The two computational units of the CPU has 4 MB of L3 cache. The processor has two cores and can handle thanks to Hyper-Threading four threads simultaneously. The Intel Core i7-3517U has a low power consumption of 17 watts straight times and is manufactured in 22 nm.
For graphic calculations, the integrated graphics processor is responsible. The HD Graphics 4000 is the Ivy Bridge CPU is suitable for more than just for simple office tasks. Even the ultra-smooth playback of high definition footage is to become possible.
The Asus Vivobook s500ca has 4 GB of memory type DDR-3 1600 MHz. In addition to a large hard drive with 500 GB of storage, the ASUS Ultrabook with a 24GB SSD cache feature.
15-inch display with touch
The Vivobook s500ca from ASUS has a large 39.6 cm display, on which you can work with a clear resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. The display in 16:9 format is sensitive and responsive to finger input. For connection to external monitors or projectors has the Ultrabook via one HDMI and VGA port. In the office or at home, you can thus operate simultaneously on multiple screens. The display frame ASUS has also housed an HD webcam with microphone.
Microsoft Windows 8
On Asus Vivobook s500ca, the new Windows 8 operating system is pre-installed Microsoft. This allows you to work faster and more effectively than with Windows 7 . The many new features can be the new operating system even easier to use, and Microsoft has also integrated new security and recovery features with.
For a wireless network access the Asus Vivobook s500ca with a fast Wi-Fi module is fitted (802.11 b / g / n). Lets you at home and on the road – infrastructure required – your e-mails, keep in touch with the social networks or just browse. The Ultrabook by ASUS also supports a wireless connection via Bluetooth. Use this to connect external input devices or a Bluetooth headset or data with your smartphone replace. For external devices such as printers , hard drives and DVD burners three USB ports are available, one uses the faster USB 3.0 standard. The RJ-45 jack, the notebook can also connect to any wired network.
Dimensions and weight
The dimensions of the Asus Vivobook s500ca be 383 x 258 x 21 mm and weighs 2.1 kg. The installed battery pack with 3 cells for several hours makes you independent of an external power source.
Asus Vivobook s500ca Features:
- Intel Core i5-3317U Processor (1.7 GHz)
- 6 GB DDR3 RAM
- 500 GB 5400 rpm Hard Drive, 24 GB Solid-State Drive
- 15.6-Inch Screen, Intel GMA HD
- Windows 8
Asus Vivobook s500ca Pros and Cons:
- Is fast and fluid
- Touch screen with Windows 8 is great
- Vents for heat dissipation is well positioned
- Relatively easy access to hard drive, memory, battery
- Device smells neutral (no chemical or plastic smell)
- Hard drive turns on and off rapidly itself, but this problem can beresolve by disabling the Advanced Power Management disk
- On the top of the display cover you see every fingerprint
Final Thoughts and Buy recommendation:
We recommend the ASUS Vivobook s500ca to all customers who are looking for a large 15.6-inch ultrabook with a touchscreen. The new Ultrabook Vivo book series based on a fast Core i7 processor and 4GB of RAM. In addition to a large hard drive with 500 GB ASUS has equipped the Ultrabook with a 24 GB SSD module. The display frame ASUS Vivobook s500ca has also implemented an HD webcam.