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Asus S500CA 2 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.7GHz 6GB 500GB HDD+SSD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.7GHz 6GB Feb 2013
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13 Reasons For

Asus Portable PCs Have Good Reviews

On average Asus portable PCs are rated 79 out of 100, which is in the top 48% of all laptop brands that we have analysed.

Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

Ultrabooks that have been on the market for a comparable time to the S500CA have maximum internal memory supported by processors of between 8GB and 32GB. At 32 gigabytes, the Asus S500CA has a fairly big maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other ultrabooks that have been around for around the same time as the S500CA.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Across all the notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the S500CA the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 200MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 290MHz. At 350 megahertz, the Asus S500CA has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the S500CA.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Asus S500CA has a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago which do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The Asus S500CA has a front camera. Most of the other ultrabooks that have been available for more than two years also have a front camera.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Asus S500CA supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most laptops of this spec and age. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This notebook PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all ultrabooks that have been around for more than two years.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst comparable types of notebook PC is 133MHz.

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Fairly Big Screen Size

The average screen size of portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the S500CA is 14". The Asus S500CA has one of the bigger screen sizes (15.6 inches) amongst ultrabooks of this age.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the Asus S500CA has a quite big total storage capacity compared to most of the other ultrabooks that are a similar age to the S500CA. The average total storage capacity of portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the S500CA is 360GB.

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on laptops that have been available for more than two years.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on ultrabooks that have been available for more than two years.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many similar spec notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

Unlike most of the other portable PCs of this age and type which do not have a touch sensitive screen, the Asus S500CA has a touch sensitive screen.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

The Asus S500CA has more USB 2.0 ports than most of the portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the S500CA. Most of the comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago only have one USB 2.0 port, however this notebook PC has two USB 2.0 ports.

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18 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this portable PC is Not supported, which is the most frequently found HD type on ultrabooks that are a comparable age to it.

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Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

Most ultrabooks that came out around the same time as the S500CA have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), including the Asus S500CA which has one PCI Express lane (max).

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

The Asus S500CA is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port laptop.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

Across all the notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the S500CA the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 800MHz to 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of only 1,050 megahertz, the Asus S500CA has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age.

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Quite Short Battery Life

At only 5 hours, the Asus S500CA has a fairly short battery life compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the S500CA. The average battery life of notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the S500CA is 8.5h.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many ultrabooks that are a similar age to it.

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Heavy

The lightest laptop of a similar spec and age to the S500CA is 870g heavy, the heaviest is 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 have been around for a similar time to the S500CA.

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Only 24 Solid-State Drive Capacity

The Asus S500CA is a 24 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity laptop. Most of the other notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the S500CA have between 16 and 511 solid-state drive capacity.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on ultrabooks that are a comparable age to it.

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Only SonicMaster Audio System

This notebook PC audio system, which is the most commonly found audio system on laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

Most notebook PCs of this age and type have between one and three USB 3.0 ports, including the Asus S500CA which has one USB 3.0 port.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

At only 44 watt-hours, the Asus S500CA has a quite small battery capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the S500CA. Notebook PCs of this type and age have battery capacities of between 23Wh and 72Wh.

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Thick

At 21.5 millimeters, the Asus S500CA is fairly thick compared to most of the other ultrabooks that are a similar age to the S500CA. Across all the portable PCs that were released more than two years ago the heights range from 6mm to 31mm, and the average height is 19mm.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

The Asus S500CA has a quite slow maximum turbo frequency (only 2.6 gigahertz) compared to most of the other ultrabooks that have been available for around the same time as the S500CA. Across all the similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the S500CA the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.3GHz to 3.6GHz.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

At only 3 megabytes, the Asus S500CA has a quite small processor cache compared to most of the other ultrabooks that came out around the same time as the S500CA. The processor caches of ultrabooks that were released more than two years ago range from 1MB to 6MB, and the average processor cache is 3.3MB.

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Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed

The average hard drive speed of notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the S500CA is 6,200 RPM. When compared to other portable PCs that were released more than two years ago that we have assessed, the hard drive speed of the Asus S500CA of only 5,400 revolutions per minute is one of the slowest.

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Quite Small L3 Cache

The L3 caches of ultrabooks that were launched more than two years ago range from 2MB to 6MB. With a L3 cache of only 3 megabytes, the Asus S500CA has one of the smaller L3 caches amongst ultrabooks of this age.

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Very Wide

With a width of 383 millimeters, the Asus S500CA's width is one of the widest amongst comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years. The average width of comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago is 330mm.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Asus S500CA

Released Over Three Years Ago

This notebook PC was released over three years ago.

Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family

The Asus S500CA has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Average Internal Memory

At 6 gigabytes, the Asus S500CA has a pretty typical internal memory compared to most of the other ultrabooks that have been around for more than two years.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.7 gigahertz, the Asus S500CA has a relatively standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the S500CA.

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HDD Storage Medium

The Asus S500CA has an HDD storage medium which is better than most notebook PCs of this age and type. Most portable PCs of this age and spec 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
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
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
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
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
Display Surface
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
On-Board Graphics Adapter Family
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G WiMAX
4G
Data Network
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
Operating System Architecture
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
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
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

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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 asus s500, s500cads51, asus s500c, asus s500ca, s500cads51t, s500casi50305, s500casi50305t, asus s500casi50305, asus s500casi50305t, asus asusvivobooks500cads51, asus asusvivobooks500cads51t
Barcodes 00673983035422, 00886227415564, 00886227424948, 08862274155648, 08862274249484
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