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Asus VivoBook S500CA-HPD0101N Attractive sub-$350 Touch Specs Review
We already know if the Microsoft Windows 8 is designed to used on the multi touch screen laptop. But, most of those laptop is has higher price than conventional laptop. Yeah, that is the fact but now we have a great news for you, especially if you are have a plan to buy new touch laptop but did not want to breaking the bank. Asus, the Taiwanese based company has release new inexpensive 15.6 inch touch screen laptop that designed for budget conscious costumer that needs a decent machine for daily use in office or at home, named Asus VivoBook S500CA-HPD0101N.
Comes with a 1.8GHZ Intel Pentium 2117U ULV dual core processor for the heart and offers a 2MB L3 cache, the VivoBook S500CA-HPD0101N 15.6 inch laptop is not designed for every computing tasks, especially for most demanding business, play modern 3D games or multimedia tasks. But, with the 4GB of DDR3 RAM and integrated with Intel HD graphics as graphics engine, this machine still promises very smooth and fast day to day office and light multimedia tasks. The keyboard which has black keypad with chiclet-style design and numeric keypad also gives very accurate and fast typing experience in office.
Of course, like common touch screen laptop that currently available on the market, the Asus VivoBook S500CA-HPD0101N also offer new Windows Interface and comes with the 64-bit version of Microsoft Windows 8 for operating system. For internal storage, the 500GB of Serial ATA Hard Disk Drive which has spinning speed of 5400 rpm provides plenty of video, music and document storage capacity. It is can hanlde thousand of MP3 files and hundred of video files with ease.
Similar to Asus VivoBook S500CA-HI31204M laptop, the S500CA-HPD0101N model also boasts a 15.6 inch High Definition Touch Screen TFT LCD display. The display also support 10-point touch and can produces maximum internal resolution at 1366 x 768 pixels. Yeah, this is not brings very impressive viewing experience and not support for 1080p HD video playback, but still provides fairly bright and crisp color for all multimedia tasks. Above the display, there is also 1.0 megapixel web camera that integrated with internal digital microphone for self portraits and crisp face to face video communications.
Yeah, this is inexpensive laptop, but unlike common laptop on its price that comes with plastic material for casing, the Asus made from high quality aluminum material. The brushed finish design with solid black color for the cover and stylish silver design on the keyboard deck makes it looks more premium than they are. Measures 10.2 x 15.1 x 0.9 inches and weighing only around at 4.6 lbs, Asus VivoBook S500CA-HPD0101N 15.6 inch laptop feels light and easy to carry around with you. It also offers more slim and thin profile than its competitor on its price, such as the 5.6 lbs Pavilion TouchSmart 15-n013dx 15.6 inch laptop which has dimension in 10.x 15.2 x 1 inch.
On the left and right S500CA-HI31204M edges, you will find few essential port such as 3.5 mm audio combos jack, single USB 3.0 port, VGA port, two USB 2.0 port, HDMI port, RJ 45 port and security lock, along with multimedia card reader slot. There are also pair of stereo speakers that promises crisp and fairly loud audio, especially in small and quiet room. Moreover, the budget friendly laptop also shipped with 10/100/1000 Mbps Gigabit Ethernet LAN, Bluetooth, WiFi 802.11n for wireless internet connection and 4-cell Lithium Polymer battery that can produces more than 5 hours of battery life.
Yeah, this is not the powerful machine and graphics performance also disappointed. But, with an attractive and stylish design, along with multi touch support and great portability, the $349 Asus VivoBook S500CA-HPD0101N laptop is still a great machine and you will be hard to find another laptop from other brand that offers same value. So, what do think? If you have more budget and looking for better graphics performance laptop’s we recommend you to check Acer Aspire V7-582P-6664 15.6 inch touch laptop that shipped with Intel Core i5-4200U and equipped with dual storage.