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Asus Vivobook S300CA

alaTest has collected and analyzed 105 reviews of Asus Vivobook S300CA. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Views about the battery and design are overall positive. The price and portability also get good views, whereas many are less positive about the touchpad and durability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Asus Vivobook S300CA is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: (notebookcheck.net)

Review Asus VivoBook S300CA Subnotebook

 

Entry-level touch device. An elegant aluminium case, economic ULV hardware, long battery life - the VivoBook S300CA possesses many advantages of expensive ultrabooks, but is already available for under 600 Euros (~$787). As the icing on the cake, a...

Solid light alloy case, Good keyboard, Long battery life, Low heat emission, Touchscreen, USB 3.0, A sophisticated light alloy case, long battery life - the S300CA offers similar advantages as some higher priced ultrabooks. Those who value a...

Display with poor viewing angles, Throttling under full load, Low 3D performance, Reduced upgrade options, Slanted touchpad on the review unit, The performance of applications could be further increased with an SSD. Unfortunately, one would have to...

Apr, 2013

Expert review by: Digit Laptops (digit.in)

Asus Vivobook S300CA-C1048H

 

Asus Vivobook S300CA-C1048H ultraportable laptop runs on Windows 8 (64 bit) OS and has Intel Core i5 (3rd generation) 1.8 GHz With Turbo Boost Up to 2.7 GHz processor. This Asus ultrabook has a 13.3 inches HD TFT LCD Glare Touch Display with LED...

Dec, 2013

Expert review by: Digit Laptops (digit.in)

Asus Vivobook S300CA-C1033H

 

The Asus Vivobook S300CA-C1033H ultrabook runs on Windows 8 OS and has Intel Core i5 (3rd generation) 1.7 GHz processor. It has Intel HD Graphics 4000 and is ideal for personal and professional users. The Asus Vivobook S300CA-C1033H ultrabook has a 500...

Jul, 2013

Consumer review by: Anonymous (newegg.com)

Laptop with Issues

 

I think it could have been a good laptop if it was not damaged. I will attempt to replace, will keep everyone updated.

Over all laptop had a good feel, compact, nice screen. I did not have an opportunely to use it so i cant tell much about performance.

The corners of the laptop were bent and damaged. It did not look like it happened when laptop was shipped to me, it looks like a previews damage. The touch-pad also was bent and looked off center. I was not able to make the touch-pad work.

Jan, 2016

Consumer review by: BK (newegg.com)

ASUS S300CA-BBI5T01

 

I replaced the hard drive with an SSD, improved performance dramatically. I reinstalled windows 8.1 from scratch to get rid of the bloatware. Drivers were a bit of a pain but entirely possible.

It's a pretty great balance between power and portability. Smaller than a laptop, but more powerful than a netbook. Battery life is pretty good. Touchscreen is cool, but not all that practical

Downgrading to windows 7 is possible, but not a great idea. There are a couple devices that just won't work in win7. Comes with a pretty lousy 5400rpm hard drive

Feb, 2015

Consumer review by: Brock B. (newegg.com)

ASUS S300CA-BBI5T01

 

I replaced the hard drive with an SSD, improved performance dramatically. I reinstalled windows 8.1 from scratch to get rid of the bloatware. Drivers were a bit of a pain but entirely possible.

It's a pretty great balance between power and portability. Smaller than a laptop, but more powerful than a netbook. Battery life is pretty good. Touchscreen is cool, but not all that practical.

Downgrading to windows 7 is possible, but not a great idea. There are a couple devices that just won't work in win7. Comes with a pretty lousy 5400rpm hard drive.

Feb, 2015

Consumer review by: Ren (newegg.com)

Dead in less than 6 weeks

 

Seriously, I cannot believe how poorly this has been handled. This laptop cost me nearly $500, I have had it for less than 6 weeks with zero damage, and now it is completely and utterly dead and I am at a loss for whether or not it will ever work...

I really liked this laptop. It was lightweight, sleek, very fast for the amount I paid for it, and the touchscreen was very sensitive. I really had no complaints, until it randomly died after only having the product for 6 weeks

I literally bought this laptop less than 6 weeks ago and it is dead. I did not damage it in any way--to the contrary, it was treated very gently and with great care given that I really liked it and could not afford to buy another computer ; I bought...

Feb, 2015

Consumer review by: Anonymous (newegg.com)

Dead in less than 6 weeks

 

Seriously, I cannot believe how poorly this has been handled. This laptop cost me nearly $500, I have had it for less than 6 weeks with zero damage, and now it is completely and utterly dead and I am at a loss for whether or not it will ever work...

I really liked this laptop. It was lightweight, sleek, very fast for the amount I paid for it, and the touchscreen was very sensitive. I really had no complaints, until it randomly died after only having the product for 6 weeks.

I literally bought this laptop less than 6 weeks ago and it is dead. I did not damage it in any way--to the contrary, it was treated very gently and with great care given that I really liked it and could not afford to buy another computer. I bought the...

Feb, 2015

Consumer review by: JF (newegg.com)

Great Computer but BEWARE

 

I almost returned the computer because of the junk on it. Now that it's cleaned up and the bad apps and software are removed it's a great computer.

The computer is great. Exactly as advertised and an excellent buy for the hardware. You just have to clean up the junk that's loaded on it. Be prepared that you will spend some time cleaning it up because you can't shut down the junk and the pops are...

It came loaded with junk software and programs. Lots of pop ups and lots of junk stuff. It took hours for my son (who is a software engineer) to clean it up. When I told him what was going on and that I couldn't use it because of the junk. . . he...

Nov, 2014

Consumer review by: Anonymous (newegg.com)

Great Computer but BEWARE

 

I almost returned the computer because of the junk on it. Now that it's cleaned up and the bad apps and software are removed it's a great computer.

The computer is great. Exactly as advertised and an excellent buy for the hardware. You just have to clean up the junk that's loaded on it. Be prepared that you will spend some time cleaning it up because you can't shut down the junk and the pops are...

It came loaded with junk software and programs. Lots of pop ups and lots of junk stuff. It took hours for my son (who is a software engineer) to clean it up. When I told him what was going on and that I couldn't use it because of the junk. . . he...

Nov, 2014
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Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:HD / Sonic Master / SonicMaster / SonicMaster Lite
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y / Yes
Built-in speakers: Yes
Built-in subwoofer: No
Number of built-in speakers:2

Battery

Battery Capacity:44
Battery capacity (Watt hours):44
Battery life (max):4
Battery performance:4000 / 44
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) / Polymer
Number of battery cells:3 / 4

Camera

Front Camera:Y / Yes
Rear camera:N
Swivel webcam: No

Certificates

Certification:UL;KCC;NCC;CE Marking Compliance ;BSMI ;Japan VCCI Compliance ;CCC;CB;EPEAT;EU Flower;E-standby;Energy star
Energy Star certified: Yes
RoHS compliance: Yes
Wi-Fi certified:Y
WiFi certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black / Black, Metallic / Black, Silver / Black, Stainless Steel / Black, White / Grey, Silver / Grey, Stainless steel
Form Factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Aluminium
Product type:Notebook / Ultrabook

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:13.3
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
Display Surface:Gloss
Full HD: No
HD type:HD / Not supported
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y / Yes
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:3.42
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:65
Power auto-sensing: Yes

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / No
Discrete graphics adapter model:No / Not available
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2 / 3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:350
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1050 / 1100 / 1150 / 1200 / 800
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x166
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics / Intel HD Graphics 3000 / Intel HD Graphics 4000 / Intel® HD Graphics

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Island-style keyboard:Y
Keyboard Layout:QWERTY / QWERTZ
Keyboard type:QWERTY / QWERTZ
Numeric keypad:No / Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:4
Internal memory type:DDR-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):4
Memory clock speed:1333 / 1600
Memory form factor:On-board / SO-DIMM
Memory layout:1 x 4
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 4
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G: No
4G:N / No / Y
4G standard:WiMAX
4G WiMAX:No / Yes
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Data network: No
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Network standard:IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3u
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n,IEEE 802.3,IEEE 802.3ab,IEEE 802.3u
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi data rate (max):150
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type: No

Other Features

64-bit computing: Yes
Audio system:HD / Sonic Master / SonicMaster / SonicMaster Lite
Ethernet interface type:Gigabit
HD-Ready: Yes
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
USB connector type:USB Type-A
Volume Control:Digital
Wake-on-LAN ready: Yes

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Manual: Yes
Power cord included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port: Yes
DC-in jack:No / Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Microphone in:No / Yes
Mini VGA ports quantity:1
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:3.42
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:65
Power auto-sensing:Y

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel HM76 / Intel HM76 Express
Conflict Free processor:N / No / Y / Yes
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):11 / 14 / 15 / 17 / 18 / 19 / 20
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:N / No / Y / Yes
L3 cache:3
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Maximum number of SMP processors:1
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM76 / Intel HM76 Express
Number of processors supported:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x16,2x8,1x8+2x4 / 1x8, 1x16, 2x4, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor:2117U / 847 / 987 / I3-2365M / i3-2365U / I3-3217U / I5-3317U / I5-3337U / I7-3517U / I7-3537U
Processor boost frequency:2.6 / 2.7 / 3 / 3.1
Processor cache:2 / 3 / 4
Processor cache type:L2 / L3 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge / Sandy Bridge
Processor cores:2
Processor family:2nd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i3-2xxx / Intel Core i3-3xxx / Intel Core i5-3xxx / Intel® Celeron® / Intel® Pentium®
Processor frequency:1.1 / 1.4 / 1.5 / 1.7 / 1.8 / 1.9 / 2
Processor lithography:22 / 32
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:2117U / 847 / 987 / I3-2365M / I3-3217U / I5-3317U / I5-3337U / I7-3517U / I7-3537U
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Celeron Processor 800 series for Mobile / Intel Core i3-2300 Mobile series / Intel Core i3-3200 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-3300 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-3500 Mobile series / Intel Pentium 2000 series for Mobile / Intel Pentium 900 series for Mobile
Processor socket:BGA1023
Processor threads:2 / 4
Stepping:J1 / L1 / P0 / Q0
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):17
Tjunction:100 / 105

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:22 / 32
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: Yes
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel HD Audio Technology: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider:No / Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology:No / Yes
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):No / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT):N
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / No
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N / Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™:No / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N / No
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N / No / Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology:No / Yes
Processor ARK ID:56056 / 65697 / 65707 / 65714 / 67194 / 70272 / 71469 / 72054 / 72055
Processor code:SR0N6 / SR0N8 / SR0N9 / SR0U3 / SR0V4 / SR0VQ / SR0XG / SR0XL
Processor package size:31
Supported instruction sets:AVX / SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE4.x
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot: Yes
Fingerprint reader: No

Software

Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 8 / Windows 8 Pro

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD
Hard disk rotational speed:4200 / 5400
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 320 / 500 / 750
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / Serial ATA
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 320 / 500 / 750

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:8.82 / 9.21
Height:0.827 / 0.839
Weight:3.88
Width:13