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Asus Vivobook S300CA

alaTest has collected and analyzed 104 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. Reviews about the battery and design are overall positive. The price and portability also get good feedback. There are some negative reviews 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 84/100 = 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: 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: 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: 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

Camera

Front Camera: Yes
Rear camera: No

Display

Display Surface:Gloss
HD type: No

Graphics

Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2 / 3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:3
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x166
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub)

Keyboard

Island-style keyboard: Yes

Networking

4G: No

Ports & interfaces

USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1

Processor

Conflict Free processor:No / Yes
ECC supported by processor: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:No / Yes
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16 / 32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):21.3 / 25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066,1333 / 1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM, DDR3L-SDRAM
Processor cache type:L2 / L3 / Smart Cache, L3 / SmartCache, L3
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge / Sandy Bridge
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
Thermal Design Power (TDP):17

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Yes
Intel® Secure Key: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Processor ARK ID:56056 / 65697 / 65707 / 65714 / 67194 / 70272 / 71469 / 72055
Processor package size:31