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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. People are impressed by the usability and portability. The durability and price also get good views, whereas some have doubts 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 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (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. Reviewers are impressed by the sound and design. The portability and durability also get good reviews, whereas some have doubts 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

Aug, 2016

Consumer review by: (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 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the screen and keyboard. The usability and performance also get good feedback, whereas the battery and portability get negative comments.

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)

Aug, 2016

Consumer review by: (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 are also appreciated, but there are some negative 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

Aug, 2016

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

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

Consumer review by: N/A (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 by: Aidan (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 by: Aidan (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 by: Ruud.do (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 by: creedski (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 by: Gao (rakuten.com)

Gao

 

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

Consumer review by: Christian (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 by: (rakuten.com)

Asus VivoBook S550CA-DS51T 15.6" Touchscreen Ultrabook

 

Great item

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Product Specifications

Camera

Front Camera: Yes

Configuration

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

Connectivity

Bluetooth: Yes
Card Reader:Single Card Reader
Firewire: No
TV Output: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes

Display

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

General Features

Convertible: No
Media Centre Edition: No
Operating System Version:Windows 8
RAM Type:DDR3 SDRAM

Graphic

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

Graphics

Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):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)

Ports & interfaces

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

Processor

Chipset Brand:Intel®
Chipset Type:HM76
Conflict Free processor: Yes
ECC supported by processor: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX: Yes
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM, DDR3L-SDRAM
Processor:Core™ i7
Processor Brand:Intel ®
Processor cache level:L3
Processor cache type:SmartCache, L3
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge
Processor Number:I7-3517U
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-3300 Mobile series
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 Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): Yes
Intel® Secure Key: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Processor package size:31