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Asus VivoBook S500CA

alaTest has collected and analyzed 273 reviews of Asus VivoBook S500CA. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Comments about the design and usability are overall positive. The price and portability are also appreciated. The energy efficiency and touchpad get critical views. Comments are divided on the battery.

performance, portability, price, usability, design

keyboard, touchpad, energy

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Asus VivoBook S500CA is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 user reviews of Asus VivoBook S500CA from The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Comments about the usability and performance are generally positive. The price and design are also mentioned favorably. There are some critical opinions about the size, while comments are divided on the sound.

portability, design, price, performance, usability


100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Asus VivoBook S500CA 15.6-inch Touchscreen Laptop (Intel Core i5 3317U 1.7GHz Processor, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, LAN, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Integrated GraphicAsus Vivobook S500CA-CJ027H Intel ® 1400 MHz 500 GB 4096 MB Intel ® HD Graphics 3000

Sep, 2015

Consumer review by: ( review summary for Asus VivoBook S500CA


alaTest has collected and analyzed 159 user reviews of Asus VivoBook S500CA from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Reviewers are impressed by the design and price. The usability and portability also get good opinions, but there are some mixed comments about the keyboard. Many are less positive about the touchpad.

performance, portability, usability, price, design


81% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: ASUS Ultrabook S500CA 15.6" HD Touchscreen HDMI VGA RJ45 500GB HDD + 24GB SSD USB 3.0 (i3)ASUS Ultrabook S500CA-DS51T 15.6-Inch Touchscreen Laptop ( Black )ASUS Vivobook S500CA-SI50305T 15.6-Inch Touchscreen Laptop (Black Aluminum)

Sep, 2015

Expert review by: Florian Glaser (

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War is taxing. With their new title Company of Heroes, the Canadian developer Relic wants to reach the top of the real-time strategy game charts. Alongside the pure gameplay, the title's visuals are also supposed to enchant the senses. Has the...

Jul, 2013

Expert review by: Sascha Mölck (

Review Asus VivoBook S500CA-CJ005H Ultrabook


Handy touch-ultrabook. Asus upgrades a simple 15.6-inch office ul

Quiet operation; Slim and light; Attractive casing; Decent application performance; 24 month warranty

Dark screen; Screen has an intense bluish cast; At best middling battery runtimes despite ULV hardware; High price

Although the laptop sports ULV hardware, its battery runtimes are on the same level as most laptops with standard mobile processors.

Jul, 2013

Expert review by: Allen Ngo (

Review Asus VivoBook S500CA-DS51T Ultrabook


Inexpensive touchscreen Ultrabook. Though its low budget price of

Good build quality and sleek design for the price; Large touchpad; Low idling system noise; Touchscreen functionality; User-accessible HDD, RAM, and system fan; Low starting price for a touchscreen Ultrabook

Very warm surface temperatures when idling; Maintenance panel can be difficult to remove; Average display brightness; Average battery life; Poor outdoor usability due to glossy screen; Arrow keys and numpad are slightly smaller and softer

The Asus Ultrabook offers good performance and overall aesthetics that are not commonplace in its price range. End-user upgrades can extend the lifetime of the notebook.

May, 2013

Expert review by: Florian Glaser (

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A thrilling adventure. ?Metro: Last Light? is the next installment of the Metro franchise that follows in the footsteps of the infamous ?Metro 2033? that was well known to push modern gaming hardware to the limit. We will see if the gaming studio ?4A...

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May, 2013

Expert review by: Scott Stein (

Asus VivoBook S500CA review: The big, budget touch-screen Windows 8 laptop


The world of 15-inch ultrabooks has always felt odd to me: Intel's dream of superthin Windows laptops carried over to a big, wide chassis never seemed right, whether it was the 15-inch Samsung Series 9 back in 2012 or this year's Asus VivoBook S500CA,...

An attractive design, solid specs, and a responsive touch screen in a sub-$700 price.

Bigger and heavier than most ultrabooks; no extra added graphics or DVD drive; screen isn’t full-HD.

The VivoBook S500CA offers a big-screened touch-screen Windows 8 laptop for a bargain price -- and without many extras.

Apr, 2013

Expert review by: Ahmer Kazi (

Asus VivoBook S500CA-DS51t


The Asus VivoBook S500CA-DS51t's trim chassis, responsive touch screen, and reasonable price tag work together to create to an affordable Windows 8 experience, but its disappointing keyboard/ touchpad duo and so-so battery life hold it back.

Thin. Reasonably priced. Full-size HDMI port

Disappointing keyboard and touchpad. Keyboard isn't backlit. So-so battery life. Only one USB 3.0 port

There's a lot to like about the Asus VivoBook S500CA-DS51t ($679.99 list). This Windows 8 entry-level ultrabook sports a trim design, responsive capacitive touch display, and reasonable price tag all contribute to an affordable Windows 8 experience....

Apr, 2013

Expert review by: LAPTOP Magazine (

ASUS VivoBook S500CA Review


Overall, the ASUS VivoBook S500CA is a compelling Windows 8 notebook, providing a modern design, responsive touch screen and high-quality audio. The touchpad could use some serious tweaking, but for $659, the VivoBook S500CA is a very good mainstream...

Great audio performance, Premium design with soft-touch bottom, Solid performance, Vivid touch-screen display

Touchpad confuses cursor movement with Windows 8 gestures, Below-average battery life, Mediocre webcam

Mar, 2013

Expert review by: ComputerShopper (

Expert Review


Well-built, sleek, and attractive, Affordably priced, Responsive and competent tech support

Awkward keyboard and touch pad, Heavy, has a big footprint

That said, it also carries a few compromises when competing in an increasingly crowded field, mostly to do with its bulk and the likelihood that you'll want to plug in your favorite keyboard and mouse. The VivoBook S500CA is worth a look, but it's not...

May, 2013

Expert review by: Legit Reviews (

ASUS Vivobook S500CA 15.6 inch Ultrabook Review


While the ASUS Vivobook S500C Ultrabook may be pushing the size limits of an Ultrabook, it handles the rest of the requirements with ease and is a joy to use.

Mar, 2013

Expert review by: Kat Orphanides (

Asus Vivobook S500CA review


This slim touchscreen laptop has plenty of features but minimal performance

May, 2013

Product Specifications


Convertible: No
DVD Writer: No
Embedded 3G/4G: No
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Hard Disk Drive / Hybrid Hard Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam: Yes


Bluetooth: Yes
Card Reader:Multi Card Reader / Single Card Reader
Firewire: No
TV Output: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes


Aspect Ratio:16:9
LED Backlight:Edge LED
LED Technology:Edge LED
Touchscreen:10-Point Touch / 2-Point Touch / Multi Touch
True Resolution:WXGA

General Features

Intel ® Centrino Technology: No
Media Centre Edition: No
Operating System Version:Windows 8 / Windows 8 Pro


Brand of Graphic Chip:Intel ®
GPU Model (Graphic Card):HD GRAPH. 4000 / HD Graphics 4000 / Intel ® HD Graphics 3000


Chipset Brand:Intel®
Chipset Type:HM76 / Unknown
Processor:Core™ i3 / Core™ i5 / Core™ i7
Processor Brand:Intel ®
Processor Number:I3-2365M / i3-3217U / I5-3317U / I5-3337U / I7-3537U