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Asus S500CA 2 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.7GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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Asus Has Good Reviews for Its Laptops

We checked the reviews from experts and users of hundreds of notebook PCs to determine an average rating for each notebook PC brand. On average portable PCs from Asus have good reviews from experts and owners.

Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

Ultrabooks that have been available for more than two years have maximum internal memory supported by processors of between 8GB and 32GB. At 32 gigabytes, the Asus S500CA has a fairly big maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Asus S500CA has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other ultrabooks that were released around the same time as the S500CA do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The Asus S500CA has a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs of this type and age also have a front camera.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Asus S500CA supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most laptops that have been on the market for more than two years. Most ultrabooks that have been around for around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across similar types of portable PC.

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Fairly Big Screen Size

The Asus S500CA has a fairly big screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the S500CA. The average screen size of notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the S500CA is 14".

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on portable PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many comparable spec laptops that were released around the same time as it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many similar spec laptops that were released around the same time as it.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Asus S500CA has a touch sensitive screen, unlike most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the S500CA which do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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AC Cable Included

This portable PC has an AC cable included, which is typical of many laptops of this age and spec.

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13 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this portable PC is Not supported, which is typical of many ultrabooks that were launched more than two years ago.

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Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

The Asus S500CA is a one PCI Express lane (max) laptop.

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Only One USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port

Most notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the S500CA have between one and three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the Asus S500CA which has one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port.

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Quite Short Battery Life

The shortest battery life of comparable spec laptops that have been available for more than two years is 3.1h and the longest is 18h. With a battery life of only 4 hours, the Asus S500CA has a very short battery life compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type.

If you would prefer a notebook PC with a longer battery life then you might want to look at the Acer Aspire V5-122P (£299.00) (5h).

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Heavy

At 2.1 kilograms, the Asus S500CA is quite heavy compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. The average weight of portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the S500CA is 1.6kg.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

Portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the S500CA have maximum internal memory of between 4GB and 16GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 9GB. When compared to other portable PCs of this type and age, the Asus S500CA's maximum internal memory of only 4 gigabytes is one of the smallest.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on ultrabooks that came out around the same time as it.

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Only Three Battery Cells

The Asus S500CA is a three battery cell count laptop.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Asus S500CA is a one USB 3.0 port portable PC. Most of the other ultrabooks that have been around for around the same time as the S500CA have between one and three USB 3.0 ports.

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Thick

At 21.5 millimeters, the Asus S500CA is fairly thick compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the S500CA. The thinnest similar spec portable PC that was launched around the same time as the S500CA is 6mm thick and the thickest is 31mm.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

The Asus S500CA has one of the slower maximum turbo frequencies (only 2.6 gigahertz) amongst laptops of this age. Across all the ultrabooks that came out more than two years ago the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.3GHz to 3.6GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 2.9GHz.

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Very Wide

When compared to other similar spec notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago, the Asus S500CA's width of 383 millimeters is one of the widest. The average width of ultrabooks that were released more than two years ago is 330mm.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Asus S500CA

Released Over Three Years Ago

This Asus laptop has been on the market for over three years.

Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family

The Asus S500CA has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family which is better than most notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years. Most ultrabooks that have been available for a similar time to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the Asus S500CA has a fairly standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the S500CA.

If this ultrabook total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the DELL XPS 13 (512GB), or the Lenovo X1 Carbon (512GB).

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Average Internal Memory

The Asus S500CA has a relatively average internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 1.7 gigahertz, the Asus S500CA has a pretty average processor clock speed compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the S500CA.

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HDD Storage Medium

The Asus S500CA has an HDD storage medium which is better than the SSD storage medium found on most comparable spec laptops that have been available for more than two years. HDD is a traditional storage drive which stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are slower than other forms of storage such as solid state drives (SSD) and flash drives.

Portable PCs with a better storage medium that might also be worth looking at include the Lenovo X1 Carbon (SSD).

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Specification

Features
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Motherboard Chipset
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Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
HD Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G WiMAX
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
VGA Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Built-In Touchpad
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Capacity
Battery
Power
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AC Adapter Power
Security
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Weight
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Depth
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Warranty Card
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
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Expert Reviews

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24 September 2013

A remarkable price for a classy 15.6in touchscreen laptop, but performance is seriously lacking...

11 July 2013

The Asus Vivobook S500CA-CJ005H Asus' VivoBook S500CA provides a decent application performance and always works quietly . It comes with a satisfactory keyboard and with a 24-month warranty . The...

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...

10 May 2013

This slim touchscreen laptop has plenty of features but minimal performance...

13 April 2013

The VivoBook S500CA offers a big-screened touch-screen Windows 8 laptop for a bargain price -- and without many extras...

12 April 2013

The VivoBook S500CA offers a big-screened touch-screen Windows 8 laptop for a bargain price -- and without many extras...

12 April 2013

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...

10 April 2013

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/...

26 March 2013

The ASUS VivoBook S500CA offers solid performance, a touch screen and great audio in a portable 15-inch design, but the touchpad needs work...

13 March 2013

Ultrabooks are aimed at the crowd looking for the ultimate portability without sacrificing performance. The ASUS S500C it the largest ultrabook that we have had come through our labs. Having a...

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Product Identifiers

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