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Asus - VivoBook 13.3" Touch-Screen Laptop - 4GB Memory - 500GB Hard Drive

alaTest has collected and analyzed 148 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the price and screen. The sound and usability also get good feedback, whereas many are critical about the reliability.

portability, usability, sound, screen, price


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Asus - VivoBook 13.3" Touch-Screen Laptop - 4GB Memory - 500GB Hard Drive is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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screen start to fail after 5 month of ownership


I checked internet and see the same problem people are having. Asus stated the bios 205 suppose to fix the problem. mine had version 211 and I even updated with 214, no luck.

very nice when worked

screen black out randomly after 5 month

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Very good for price


For the price of this refurbished unit (just over $400) it was a steal, even with the battery issues.

i5 Haswell CPU ; accurate touchscreen ; low temps while idle or even browsing internet ; aesthetically very nice ; runs any linux with a NEW linux kernel, ALL open source drivers are available. (i run 3.14 kernel)

touchscreen is not multitouch [[-0.5$EGG ; internal temp gets very high when running heavy graphics (even games like minecraft on low settings) this is expected with integrated graphics ; HDD, a computer like this should come with an SSD. (i replaced...

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Excellent computer


I needed a new laptop for personal use since my Toshiba was about 5 years old and on it's last leg. I asked around and researched brands, and decided to purchase an ASUS. At Best Buy, the sales associate was super helpful and was willing to show me...

Fast, easy to set up, decent price

WIndows 8 interface is confusing


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Great buy


This is the perfect size for me. It loads really fast and the battery life is good.This product is... A touch pad that works great, A nice compact size, easy to set upAbout me... Budget Conscious, Basic web surfing & emails, Parent with kids

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Great mid-low level laptop


Recently purchased Asus - VivoBook 13.3" Touch-Screen Laptop and happy so far. It is a bit slow with startup. Comes with Windows 8.0- need to update to 8.1 as this is much better. Overall happyThis product is... Good sound quality, A touch pad that...

light weight, decent battery

outdated specs

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Great Value


I have to admit, for $479 this was an amazing deal. I got it brand new at almost 40% off the original price. The product works great, just as any other Asus product. Overall great quality, easy to use, light weight, and great work work.This product...

Price, Quality, Performance

I wish it had a solid state drive

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Screen flashes black, ASUS repair unhelpful


I am very unhappy with this laptop from ASUS. I hate to leave such a bad review, but this laptop is not useable for me due to the same problem other reviewers have noted. Once the computer has been on for several hours, the screen begins to flicker...

hardware problems

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Got this computer TWICE to the service center and once I get it back it does NOT LEAVE THE STORE right at the counter I check it and it still does not work it's a LEMON DON'T BUY IT SUCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!This product is... easy...



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Great laptop


Lightweight, fast, everything works as expected. Would recommend.This product is... A nice compact size, easy to set upAbout me... Budget Conscious, Parent with kids, Student, Comfortable with technology

easy to use, touch screen works great

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Disappointed with quality


I bought this laptop for my wife as a replacement for an old Dell D420 laptop for Christmas. She had this laptop for about 6-7 years, as a refurb, and was overdue to treat her to something new. It worked great, she fell in love with it in the store. It...

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