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Asus VivoBook S500CA

alaTest has collected and analyzed 325 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. People really like the design and usability. The price and portability are also appreciated, but many are less positive about the energy efficiency and touchpad. Reviews are divided on the keyboard.

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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 87/100 = 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 Reviews about the usability and performance are overall positive. The price and design are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the size, while comments are divided on the sound.

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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 15.6-inch Touchscreen Laptop (Intel Core i5 3317U 1.7GHz Processor, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, LAN, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Integrated Graphic

Feb, 2017

Consumer review by: ( review summary for Asus VivoBook S500CA


alaTest has collected and analyzed 183 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 Opinions about the design and price are on the whole positive. The usability and portability are also mentioned favorably, but there are some negative comments about the touchpad.

performance, portability, usability, price, design


80% 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 15.6" HD Touchscreen HDMI VGA RJ45 500GB HDD + 24GB SSD USB 3.0 (i3)

Feb, 2017

Expert review by: Florian Glaser (

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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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May, 2013

Expert review by: Scott Stein (

Asus VivoBook S500CA review:


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: W. Bryan Hastings (

Asus VivoBook S500CA Review and Ratings


Asus' latest VivoBook packs a spacious touch screen into a sleek, slim chassis for a price that's hard to beat. But its surprising heft, slippery keyboard, and intrusive touch pad may make you want to leave this laptop at home.

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

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

The Asus outlasted its peers in our demanding video-rundown test, running for almost five hours before hitting the wall. That's shy of the six- to seven-hour battery life of a MacBook Pro, but it's about as good as you'll get from the current crop of...

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


Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Rear camera: No


Display Surface:Gloss
HD type: No


Discrete graphics adapter: No
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2 / 3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:3
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
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)


Island-style keyboard: Yes


4G: No

Ports & interfaces

USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1 / 2


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):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 level:L3
Processor cache type:Smart Cache / Smart Cache, L3 / SmartCache, L3
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge / Sandy Bridge
Processor Series: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
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:65697 / 65707 / 65714 / 70272 / 71469 / 72054 / 72055 / I5-3317U
Processor package size:31


Cable lock slot type:Kensington


Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory:24
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache type:SSD
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity:500