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Asus VivoBook S500

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 reviews of Asus VivoBook S500. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size and sound. The design and durability are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the portability and battery. Views are divided on the keyboard.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Asus VivoBook S500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Review Asus VivoBook S500CA-DS51T Ultrabook


Inexpensive touchscreen Ultrabook. Though its low budget price of $699 or less can be misleading of its quality, the VivoBook S500CA is actually built surprisingly well with impressive looks. Can this Asus hold up in what is becoming an increasingly...

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, Great design and construction for the...

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, Higher...

May, 2013

Expert review by : Ian Morris (

Asus VivoBook S500 review


Asus has gone from a company that mostly made computer components like PC motherboards and graphics cards, to a being big player in laptops, tablets and even phones. It is without doubt one of the most interesting companies that has appeared in a world...

Nice looks, solid construction, good keyboard and trackpad, a great entry-level Windows 8 machine, great sound

A bit too expensive, screen resolution is disappointing, average battery performance, heavy

The Asus S500C is far from a bad machine, but the 720p display, relatively slow processor and limited memory mean that it's not one for the demanding user. It's also not exactly bargain of the century either, and users who want a simple web experience...

Jun, 2013