Asus VivoBook S550CM-CJ038H
SpecificationsNotebook: Asus VivoBook S550CM-CJ038H (VivoBook S550 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 3317U
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 635M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Price: 800 euro
Average of 4 scores (from 4 reviews)
Reviews for the Asus VivoBook S550CM-CJ038H
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%
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%
Source: Notebookinfo 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%
Source: Comuterbild Spiele - 5/13
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 03/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 81% performance: 76% features: 83% mobility: 86% ergonomy: 87%
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.
Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.
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.
15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.
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.
77.25%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
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