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ASUS VivoBook S550CA

alaTest has collected and analyzed 145 reviews of ASUS VivoBook S550CA. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the usability and portability. The durability and price also get good feedback, whereas many are critical about the keyboard and battery.

performance, price, durability, portability, usability

screen, image quality, battery, keyboard

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the ASUS VivoBook S550CA is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for ASUS VivoBook S550CA

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 18 user reviews of ASUS VivoBook S550CA from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. Views about the sound and design are on the whole positive. The portability and durability also get good views, whereas there are some negative reviews about the image quality and screen.

performance, durability, portability, design, sound

screen, image quality

78% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Asus VivoBook S550CA 15.6-inch Touchscreen Laptop (Intel Core i7 3571U 1.9GHz Processor, 6GB RAM, 1TB HDD, DVDSM DL, LAN, WLAN, BT, Webcam, IntegratedAsus VivoBook S550CA 15.6-inch Touchscreen Laptop (Intel Core i7 3571U 1.9GHz Processor, 6GB RAM, 1TB HDD, DVDSM DL, LAN, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Integrated

Jun, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for ASUS VivoBook S550CA

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 112 user reviews of ASUS VivoBook S550CA from Amazon.com. 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 Amazon.com. Comments about the screen and keyboard are overall positive. The usability and performance are also appreciated, but the battery and portability get critical opinions.

price, performance, usability, keyboard, screen

portability, battery

80% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: ASUS VivoBook S550CA-DS51T 15.6-Inch Laptop (Black)ASUS VivoBook S550CA-DS51T 15.6-Inch Laptop (Black)

Jun, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for ASUS VivoBook S550CA

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of ASUS VivoBook S550CA from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.ca. Reviewers really like the battery and usability. The price and durability also get good views. There are some critical opinions about the keyboard.

performance, durability, price, usability, battery

keyboard

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

This summary is based on the products: Asus VivoBook S550CA-DS51T 15.6" LED Ultrabook - Intel Core i5 i5-3317U 1.70 GHz - BlackAsus VivoBook S550CA-DS51T 15.6" LED Ultrabook - Intel Core i5 i5-3317U 1.70 GHz - Black

Jun, 2018

Expert review by : Matt Smith (digitaltrends.com)

Asus VivoBook S550CA Review

 

What Asus has crafted, perhaps inadvertently, is a desktop replacement for people who care more about touch and build quality than raw power.

The VivoBook’s standout feature is not the Ultrabook label … it’s the touchscreen. Many inexpensive systems offer touch, and prices creep downwards by the month, but this is the first laptop we’ve tested to offer edge-to-edge glass. We’d prefer a...

Apr, 2013

Expert review by : Sarah Jacobsson Purewal (pcworld.com)

Review: Asus VivoBook S550CA offers Windows 8 and touchscreen in mainstream package

 

The Asus VivoBook S550CA is an affordable 15.6-inch touchscreen notebook with full Windows 8. While it falls short in media playback and battery life, it's still one of the better deals currently available.

Reasonably priced ; Nice touchscreen ; Attractive design

Low screen resolution ; Mediocre battery life ; Shallow-travel keyboard and trackpad

The Asus VivoBook S550CA is an affordable 15.6-inch touchscreen notebook with full Windows 8. While it falls short in media playback and battery life, it's still one of the better deals currently...

May, 2013

Consumer review (newegg.com)

ASUS S550CA-DS51T

 

I've decided to use this for a while before making a review. When I first received the computer it was already malfunctioning. I could literally be 10ft from the modem and could not detect wifi whether at home, campus or anywhere. The screen was also...

You can use it what its meant for (portable, do simple things like surf the web) but other than that there are no pros

Everything

Jan, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Bought this for my ex

 

I'm a computer technician at an elementary school in Maine. I bought this as a replacement for my ex's old clunky toshiba satellite (the first ones to ship with windows 8 on them, at $425 a pop) which I accidentally broke during the break up. This...

Brilliant gloss display, chiclet keyboard, instant boot, and cool, brushed aluminum looks. Smallest battery pack I've ever seen in my LIFE

I don't get to keep it ; I have an inkling that battery life will be pretty short if you do anything other than leave it in standby

Oct, 2014

Consumer review (newegg.com)

ASUS S550CA-DS51T

 

I'm a computer technician at an elementary school in Maine. I bought this as a replacement for my ex's old clunky toshiba satellite (the first ones to ship with windows 8 on them, at $425 a pop) which I accidentally broke during the break up. This...

Brilliant gloss display, chiclet keyboard, instant boot, and cool, brushed aluminum looks. Smallest battery pack I've ever seen in my LIFE

I don't get to keep it ; I have an inkling that battery life will be pretty short if you do anything other than leave it in standby

Oct, 2014

Consumer review (tigerdirect.com)

not so good

 

This ASUS VivoBook S550CA was a mistake though. It is a refurbished item with only 90 days warranty ! the keyboard is not very responsive (the worst keyboard I have experienced on any laptop) as is the TouchPad. Otherwise, it's relatively fast, silent...

Dec, 2013

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Very nice so far

 

I've recommended this model for a couple of home/office users and have been impressed, esp for the price. The screen resolution wasn't a big deal for them, and some people like their shiny screens. It is a good option for a user who needs flexibility...

Fast, 'thinner', many ports, optical drive

Not what I would call an ultrabook, screen resolution, shiny screen

Aug, 2013

Consumer review (rakuten.com)

Gao

 

Fast speed, very smooth to use, so far so good!

Consumer review (rakuten.com)

Christian

 

Slim, light and ample amount of ports including VGAHas optical drive and card reader10-keySSD makes for SUPER fast resuming.Quiet! this laptop is very quiet and that is very nice to have.this laptop is a good buy. You get a lot of features and I don't...

Consumer review (rakuten.com)

Asus VivoBook S550CA-DS51T 15.6" Touchscreen Ultrabook

 

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Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:HDA / SonicMaster
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2

Battery

Battery Capacity:44
Battery capacity (Watt hours):44
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Polymer
Number of battery cells:4

Camera

Front Camera:Y
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720

Design

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

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:15.6 / 16
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
Full HD: No
HD type:Not supported
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y
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

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N
Discrete graphics adapter model: No
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:350
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1050 / 1150
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x166
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 4000

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard Layout:QWERTY
Keyboard type:QWERTY
Numeric keypad: Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:6 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):8
Memory clock speed:1600
Memory form factor:On-board + SO-DIMM / SO-DIMM
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G: No
4G:N
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Data network: No
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD-RW

Other Features

Audio system:HDA / SonicMaster
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-d,VT-x

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Manual:Y
Power cord included:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Manual: Yes
Power cord included: Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port:No / Yes
DC-in jack: 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
Microphone in: No
Mini VGA ports quantity:1
S/PDIF out port:No / Yes
SmartCard slot: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 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

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel HM76 Express
Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):17 / 19
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM76 Express
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x8, 1x16, 2x4, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor:I5-3317U / I7-3517U
Processor boost frequency:2.6 / 3
Processor cache:3 / 4
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge
Processor cores:2
Processor family:3rd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i5-3xxx
Processor frequency:1.7 / 1.9
Processor lithography:22
Processor model:I5-3317U / I7-3517U
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-3300 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-3500 Mobile series
Processor socket:BGA1023
Processor threads:4
Stepping:L1
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):17
Tjunction: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
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
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: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: 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
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT):N
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:65707 / 65714
Processor code:SR0N6 / SR0N8
Processor package size:31
Supported instruction sets:AVX
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:N
Password protection:Y

Software

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

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:24
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 500

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10.5 / 11
Height:0.866 / 1
Weight:5.73 / 7
Width:15