Asus VivoBook S550 Series

Asus VivoBook S550CB-CJ050HProcessor: Intel Core i5 3317U, Intel Core i7 3517U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4000, NVIDIA GeForce GT 635M, NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M
Display: 15.6 inch
Weight: 2.5kg, 2.6kg, 2.7kg
Price: 700, 800, 900, 1000 euro
Average Score: 76.1% - good
Average of 10 scores (from 12 reviews)
price: 70%, performance: 78%, features: 78%, display: 78%
mobility: 80%, workmanship: 83%, ergonomy: 91%, emissions: 83%

 

Asus VivoBook S550C

Specifications

Asus VivoBook S550CNotebook: Asus VivoBook S550C
Processor: Intel Core i7 3517U
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 635M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.5kg
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

 

尺寸不小带触控 华硕S550C超极本评测
Source: 21CN zh-CN→EN
Positive: Accurate and smooth touch screen; aluminum case.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/09/2013

 

Asus VivoBook S550CM-CJ038H

Specifications

Asus VivoBook S550CM-CJ038HNotebook: Asus VivoBook S550CM-CJ038H
Processor: Intel Core i5 3317U
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 635M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.7kg
Price: 800 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 77.25% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 4 reviews)

 

70% Asus VivoBook S550CM Review
Source: Tech2.in.com English
The Asus VivoBook S550C is priced at an MRP of Rs 57,999. It’s clear that the premium is for the slim form, touchscreen and switchable graphics. However, we still feel that it’s priced quite steeply. Full HD display, backlit keyboard, Core i7 processor and more powerful discrete graphics would have completely justified the price of this laptop.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/30/2013
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Review: ASUS VivoBook S550CM
Source: Techtree.com English
The ASUS S550CM is a good performer in both office applications as well as gaming. Its display quality is nothing to write home about, but it is nevertheless as responsive as you would expect of a Windows 8 capacitive multi-touch screen. The large 15.6"screen size makes it ideal as a desktop replacement, rather than an Ultrabook that can be carried around, as it is a little heavy. ASUS provides a nice carry bag along in an attempt to take care of this issue. One of the interesting things to note about this laptop is its switchable graphics that can switch between discrete NVIDIA and onboard Intel graphics according to application load, and thus help get a better battery backup. It doesn't just look good, but also sports excellent build quality. The battery backup time is also noteworthy for a laptop with discrete graphics. It is priced at Rs 58,000, which is Rs 5000 less than the Acer Aspire M3 Touch, but we would rather recommend the latter for it holds the edge as far as overall performance and battery backup is concerned.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/04/2013
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 60% performance: 70% features: 80% workmanship: 80%
88% Modisches Touch-Ultrabook
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 88% performance: 85% display: 75% mobility: 85% ergonomy: 95% emissions: 85%
81% Windows 8 - Touch & gut?
Source: Comuterbild Spiele - 5/13 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 03/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 81% performance: 76% features: 83% mobility: 86% ergonomy: 87%

 

Asus VivoBook S550CM-CJ037H

Specifications

Asus VivoBook S550CM-CJ037HNotebook: Asus VivoBook S550CM-CJ037H
Processor: Intel Core i7 3517U
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 635M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.6kg
Price: 1000 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 82% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

82% Win8+触控+2G独显 华硕S550CM超极本评测
Source: PC Online.com.cn zh-CN→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/18/2013
Rating: Total score: 82%

 

Asus VivoBook S550CA-DS51T

Specifications

Asus VivoBook S550CA-DS51TNotebook: Asus VivoBook S550CA-DS51T
Processor: Intel Core i5 3317U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.6kg
Price: 700 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section
 VivoBook S550CA-DS51T (Model)

Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

80% Asus VivoBook S550 Review
Source: Think Digit English
The addition of the touchscreen on a lot of ultrabooks has added a bit of weight for something that was a tad unnecessary. With the VivoBook S550, Asus has managed to deploy the add-on without adding to the thickness or weight. Its performance is at par with the HP ENVY 4 ultrabook, and is built very well, with a dedicated graphics chip adding a lot of value to the package.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/04/2013
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 70% workmanship: 80%
60% Asus VivoBook S550CA
Source: PC World English
Getting the full Windows 8 experience—touchscreen and all—doesn’t have to be expensive. The Asus VivoBook S550CA falls short in some performance areas and features, but for many mainstream users, it's still a decent computer for a great price.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/07/2013
Rating: Total score: 60%
70% Asus VivoBook S550CA
Source: Digital Trends English
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 higher-quality panel beneath, but most competitors do no better.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/26/2013
Rating: Total score: 70%

 

Asus Vivobook S550CA-CJ073H

Specifications

Asus Vivobook S550CA-CJ073HNotebook: Asus Vivobook S550CA-CJ073H
Processor: Intel Core i7 3517U
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 635M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.7kg
Price: 900 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

 

ASUS Vivobook S550CA - großes Touch-Ultrabook
Source: HardwareLuxx German DE→EN
Positive: very good display, high quality device
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/19/2013

 

Asus VivoBook S550CB-CJ084H

Specifications

Asus VivoBook S550CB-CJ084HNotebook: Asus VivoBook S550CB-CJ084H
Processor: Intel Core i7 3517U
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.5kg
Price: 900 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

80% Prise en main Asus Vivobook S550CB-CJ084H
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/20/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

Asus VivoBook S550CB-CJ050H

Specifications

Asus VivoBook S550CB-CJ050HNotebook: Asus VivoBook S550CB-CJ050H
Processor: Intel Core i5 3317U
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.7kg
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

80% Asus VivoBook S550CB-CJ050H
Source: Benchmark.pl Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/18/2013
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 70% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 90% emissions: 80%

 

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

NVIDIA GeForce GT 635M:

Essentially a renamed GeForce GT 555M available in two or more variants with 96 or 144 shaders and 128 bit / 192 bit  DDR3 or GDDR5 memory.

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.

With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.

NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M: Mid-range graphics card of the GeForce GT 700M series. Based on the Kepler architecture and manufactured by TSMC in a 28nm process.

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


Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  

3517U: Fast Ivy-Bridge-based ULV-CPU in Q2 2012. Offers a core clock of 1.9 - 3.0 GHz and an HD 4000 GPU (350 - 1150 MHz). The TDP is rated at 17 W.

Intel Core i5:

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.


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.


2.5 kg:

This notebook is lighter than the average of all notebooks. It is too heavy for sub-notebooks. 14 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

2.7 kg:


76.1%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

» Asus K550LB-XX182D
Core i5 4200U
» Acer Aspire E1-570G
Core i3 3217U
» Asus K56CB
Pentium 2117U
» Lenovo Essential M5400
Core i5 4200M
» HP Pavilion 15-n213eg
Core i5 4200U
» Sony Vaio SV-F1521K1EB
Core i3 3227U
» Asus X550VB-XX047H
Core i5 3230M
» HP Pavilion 15-n007sg
Core i5 4200U
» Sony Vaio SV-F1521S2EB
Core i5 3337U
» Sony Vaio SV-F1521C6EW
Pentium 2117U
» Asus X550VB-XO003D
Core i5 3230M
» HP Pavilion 15-n020tx
Core i5 4200U
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2013-03- 6 (Update: 2013-03- 6)