Asus VivoBook S500CA-SI50305T
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Wuggee Notes
Sufficient processing power for multi-tasking, internet, music, movies, productivity(Word, Spreadsheets, etc), advanced photo and video editing, 3D graphics, virtualization software(parallels), file and harddrive encryption
Large amount of memory sufficient for memory intensive applications
Solid state drive provides quick startup, silent operation, faster response compared to conventional harddrive
5 hrs battery life is better than average
Medium GPU allows playing most demanding games, but only at low detail settings and resolution, and less demanding games (WoW, Sims3, etc) at high settings and resolution
GPU is not suitable for latest, demanding games (Assassin's creed, Black Ops 2, etc) at high or medium detail settings and resolution
15.6" screen provides good tradeoff between desktop replacement and portability
Weight of 4.6 lbs is lighter than average for this screen size
Economy display with resolution of 1366 x 768; screen space sufficient for most purposes but less than ideal for graphics design, gaming, programming etc
No built-in CD/DVD drive; Reduces weight but watching movies or installing software from CD/DVD will require separate purchase of optical drive
Integrated webcam for video chatting
Processing power might not be sufficient for ultra high requirements such as running simulations
Basic Specs1.7 GHz Core i5-3317U
6 GB RAM
4.6 lbs; 15.6" display; 1366 x 768 resolution
500 GB hard drive
24 GB solid state drive
Intel HD Graphics 4000
 3.10 stars (24 user reviews)
Battery55 hrs
Display
15.6"
1366 x 768
Camera
Other Specs
4.6 lbs overall weight
15.10" x 10.20" x 0.85"
No CD or DVD drive
USB 2.0 Ports: 2
VGA Video Out Ports: 1
Ports
USB 2.0 Ports: 2
VGA Video Out Ports: 1
Resources
 3.1 stars (24 user reviews)
Thought I wouldn't like Windows 8 and expected to need time to get used to this computer.Was I wrong. Transferring everything from my old Windows 7 computers to this one. Love the weight, the size and... ** Update**11/4/13 I just purchased this laptop from Amazon so I will update when I can, but this a gift for my son, so the updated review may take some time since I can't let him know I have it.As I... The touchscreen is easy; it's lightweight; easily used on an aiplane; has a keyboard and a touchscreen keyboard; has a right-handed number pad...it's great.... Simply put, if you're looking for a window computer that has a touchcreen (ultra book), this is where you go. Great processor and picture. It is super light as well.... im very happy with this purchase the laptop for the price is really nice i enjoy this ultrabook very good relationship price cost.... It's good looking computer. I like how symmetric it is, and it looks great. But, the touch pad or keys are very hard to use - not well made.... At 3 months of use, the machine faults present on the screen, putting white at any moment.The send a warranty, which was delayed 8 days, and given the severity of the problems, I did not get a new lap... I needed a new laptop for home and this dit my needs for browsing and work. The WiFi card does seem a little spotty, but it hasn't really been a problem, just an occasional drop here and there. It is ...
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A Core i5 processor is a great, mid-range priced processor for people who use their computers frequently and often multi task. Core i5’s offer enough performance to do stuff like video editing and gaming, and more than enough performance to do basic stuff like word processing, internet surfing, and email.
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The i5 features Intel's high performance integrated graphics in the HD 3000/4000. Most users will find the general level of perfomance offered by the i5 to be an attractive option compared to a more expensive i7-equipped system. It is suitable for All-Around performance, multi-tasking, advanced producivity, multimedia, advanced 3D graphics
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