Asus VivoBook S500CA-DS51T


Asus VivoBook S500CA-DS51TNotebook: Asus VivoBook S500CA-DS51T (VivoBook S500 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 3317U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.18kg
Price: $700 USD, ~545 euro
Average Score: 72% - average
Average of 8 scores (from 9 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 72%, features: 74%, display: 72% mobility: 77%, workmanship: 77%, ergonomy: 86%, emissions: 89%

Reviews for the Asus VivoBook S500CA-DS51T

83% Review Asus VivoBook S500CA-DS51T Ultrabook | Notebookcheck
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 common category of touchscreen-enabled Ultrabooks?
67% Asus VivoBook S500CA review
Source: PC Pro English
We like the price of the S500CA, we like its looks, and the fact that it includes a touchscreen at this price is remarkable. Alas, while the VivoBook S500CA looks the part, more dowdy rivals such as the Sony VAIO Fit 15E deliver a more convincing all-round performance.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/24/2013
Rating: Total score: 67% price: 67% performance: 50% features: 67% workmanship: 67%
70% Asus VivoBook S500CA
Source: Computer Shopper English
With the VivoBook S500CA, Asus maintains its rep for offering mid- to high-end notebooks for mid- to low-end prices and supporting them well. The S500CA is a big-screen, touch-screen desktop replacement with a lot to recommend it, from its perky performance to its above-average audio.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/29/2013
Rating: Total score: 70%
88% ASUS VivoBook S500C Touchscreen Ultrabook Laptop Review
Source: Tweaktown English
Now, I know I've badmouthed the ASUS S500C quite a bit above, but the fact still remains that it posted decent battery life times, performance numbers, and the price can't really be beat, especially when you consider that it has a touch screen.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/19/2013
Rating: Total score: 88% price: 92% performance: 89% features: 88% ergonomy: 85%
78% The big, budget touch-screen Windows 8 laptop
Source: CNet English
The world of 15-inch ultrabooks has always felt odd to me: Intel’s dream of superthin Windows laptops carried over to a big, wide chassis never seemed right, whether it was the 15-inch Samsung Series 9 back in 2012 or this year's Asus VivoBook S500CA, a budget-range touch-screen Windows 8 laptop in 2013. The VivoBook S500CA offers a big-screened touch-screen Windows 8 laptop for a bargain price -- and without many extras.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/12/2013
Rating: Total score: 78% performance: 70% mobility: 70%
60% Asus VivoBook S500CA-DS51t review
Source: IT Reviews English
There’s a lot to like about the Asus VivoBook S500CA-DS51t ($679.99 list). 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/ touchpad duo and so-so battery life hold it back.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/12/2013
Rating: Total score: 60%
70% Asus VivoBook S500CA-DS51t
Source: PC Mag English
Despite being a fairly average ultrabook, the Asus VivoBook S500CA-DS51t sports a good touch screen and an affordable price tag. While that's not enough to unseat the Acer Aspire M5-481PT-6644 from its throne as the Editors' Choice for entry-level touch-screen ultrabooks, it's nonetheless a good option for users seeking a well-rounded Windows 8 experience without having to drop too much cash.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/10/2013
Rating: Total score: 70%
60% ASUS VivoBook S500CA
Source: Techreview Source English
The ASUS VivoBook S500CA is a Windows 8 touch screen laptop that offers a stylish, portable design, a great-looking display and solid overall performance. It does suffer from below average battery life and an overly sensitive touch pad.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 60%
ASUS Vivobook S500CA 15.6 inch Ultrabook Review
Source: Legit Reviews English
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 display measuring an impressive 15.6 inches, it seems that we might just be pushing the borderline of ultrabook portability. Ultimately it is up to you on what is to big for your taste. Personally 14-15 inches is great for the usage, but 11-12 inches is certainly easier to carry around. It all comes down to what you're looking for. Price is always a factor, During the time I've had with the ASUS Vivobook S500C I can say that I have come to enjoy using it a lot. When I found out the price I can truly say I was shocked. The ACER S7 that we looked at last month retails for $1099.99, since the ASUS Vivobook S500C is quite comparable in the hardware specifications I expected a comparable, if not higher price due to the larger size. Though as I said, I was truly shocked that the ASUS Vivobook S500C retails for only $699.00!
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/13/2013

Foreign Reviews

Recenze: ASUS VivoBook S500c - 15“ s dotykovým displejem
Source: CZ→EN
Positive: Workmanship; speakers; quiet operation in office work; touchpad. Negative: Poor quality of the display; slight whirring fan.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/18/2013


Intel HD Graphics 4000: Processor graphics card in the high end Ivy Bridge models. Offers a different clock speed in the different CPU models (ULV to desktop quad core) and therefore a different performance.

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

3317U: Ivy-Bridge-based ULV-CPU in Q2 2012. Offers a core clock of 1.7 - 2.6 GHz and an HD 4000 GPU (350 - 1050 MHz). The TDP is rated at 17 W.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.

15.6": 15 inch display-variants are the standard and are used for more than the half of all notebooks. 15.4 inch display with 16:10 are the standard for notebook displays. However nowadays, more and more 16:9 displays with 15.6 inch appear. The reason why so many people like displays with medium size is, that this size is not exhausting for the eyes, does not need too much energy and the laptops can be kept quite compact.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

2.18 kg: These sub-notebooks weight less than the average of all notebooks, but represent a heavier class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 13 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

Asus: ASUSTeK Computer Incorporated, a Taiwanese multinational company, produces motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, PDAs, computer monitors, notebook computers, servers, networking products, mobile phones, computer cases, computer components, and computer cooling systems. The company's 2007 revenues reached US$6.9 billion. ASUS also produces components for other manufacturers. The Eee PC initiated the netbook boom in 2008.

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72%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2013-03-17 (Update: 2013-03-17)