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Asus S500CA 2 Core Intel Core I3-3xxx 1.8GHz 4GB 524GB HDD+SSD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I3-3xxx 1.8GHz 4GB Mar 2013
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10 Reasons For

Good Brand

Asus is one of the better rated notebook PC manufacturers according to average expert and owner review score data that we have collected for all portable PCs.

Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Asus S500CA has a full-size keyboard, which is unusual. Most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the S500CA do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the S500CA, the Asus S500CA has a front camera.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Asus S500CA supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most ultrabooks that have been on the market for more than two years. This portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most notebook PCs that came out 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.

This portable PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the S500CA.

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

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Very Big Screen Size

The average screen size of ultrabooks that are a comparable age to the S500CA is 14", and the screen sizes range from 11" to 18". With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Asus S500CA has a very big screen size compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

The smallest total storage capacity of ultrabooks that were launched more than two years ago is 64GB, the biggest is 1.1TB, and the average total storage capacity is 360GB. With a total storage capacity of 524 gigabytes, the Asus S500CA has one of the bigger total storage capacity amongst ultrabooks of this age.

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many ultrabooks that were released around the same time as it.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many ultrabooks that are a similar age to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many portable PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

Unlike most of the other ultrabooks that have been around for more than two years which do not have a touch sensitive screen, the Asus S500CA has a touch sensitive screen.

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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 comparable spec portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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

Most ultrabooks that have been available 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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Very Short Battery Life

At only 5 hours, the Asus S500CA has a quite short battery life compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the S500CA. The battery lifes of comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the S500CA range from 3.1h to 18h, and the average battery life is 8.5h.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This portable PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to it.

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Heavy

Across all the portable PCs of this age and spec the weights range from 870g to 3.3kg, and the average weight is 1.6kg. At 2.1 kilograms, the Asus S500CA is fairly heavy compared to most of the other ultrabooks that were launched around the same time as the S500CA.

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Only Intel Core I3-3xxx Processor Family

The Asus S500CA has an Intel Core i3-3xxx processor family which is better than most ultrabooks that have been around for around the same time as it. Most similar spec portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family. Across all laptops that have been around for around the same time as the S500CA the worst processor family is Intel Core i3-2xxx and the best is Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

Notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the S500CA have maximum internal memory of between 4GB and 16GB. With a maximum internal memory of only 6 gigabytes, the Asus S500CA has one of the smaller maximum internal memory amongst ultrabooks of this age.

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Only 24 Solid-State Drive Capacity

The Asus S500CA is a 24 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity laptop.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many similar spec notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Only SonicMaster Audio System

This notebook PC audio system, which is the most frequently found audio system on comparable spec laptops that were launched more than two years ago.

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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 similar spec laptops that have been on the market 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 quite thick compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age. Ultrabooks that were released more than two years ago have heights of between 6mm and 31mm.

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Very Wide

The average width of portable PCs of this spec and age is 330mm, and the widths range from 280mm to 420mm. The width of the Asus S500CA of 383 millimeters is one of the widest amongst ultrabooks that were released more than two years ago.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Asus S500CA

Released Over Three Years Ago

This notebook PC was released over three years ago.

Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Asus S500CA has a pretty standard internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the S500CA.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.8 gigahertz, the Asus S500CA has a relatively standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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HDD Storage Medium

The Asus S500CA has a better storage medium than most portable PCs of a comparable type and age to it. This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, whereas most ultrabooks that were released more than two years ago have an SSD storage medium. 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.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
L3 Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
Processor Lithography
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configurations
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Card Reader Integrated
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Touchscreen Type
Touch Technology
Aspect Ratio
3D
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Drivers Included
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Embedded Options Available
Execute Disable Bit
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life (max)
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Battery Capacity
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Certificates
Energy Star Certified

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Expert Reviews

(17)
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

Manufacturer Part Numbers s500ca, asus s500, asus s500c, s500cacj010, asus s500ca, s500cacj016, s500cacj010h, s500casi30401, s500ca-cj010h, s500casi30401u, asus s500casi30401, asus s500casi30401u
Barcodes 00886227415540, 04716659461241
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