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Asus V500CA
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Asus V500CA 2 Core Intel Pentium 1.8GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Pentium 1.8GHz 4GB Oct 2013
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ASUS Vivobook V500CA Review

11 Reasons For

Nice Design

One customer who bought it considered that it was aesthetic. Three years ago expert website Notebookreview.com wrote “The Vivobook offers an alluring aesthetic when in pristine”.

Good Brand

Based on 2,723 owner and expert reviews, Asus has good reviews for its laptops. Asus also has good reviews specifically for its medium processor core notebook PCs.

Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The maximum internal memory supported by processors of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 4GB to 32GB. The Asus V500CA has one of the bigger maximum internal memory supported by processors (32 gigabytes) amongst laptops of this age.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Asus V500CA supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it. In addition, this Asus notebook PC 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 portable PCs of this spec and age.

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

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Quite Big Screen Size

The average screen size of notebook PCs that are a similar age to the V500CA is 15". With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Asus V500CA has one of the bigger screen sizes amongst portable PCs of this age.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago, the Asus V500CA has a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The Asus V500CA has a front camera, as do most of the other laptops of this spec and age.

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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 commonly found WiFi standard on medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

The Asus V500CA is a two USB 2.0 port laptop. Most of the other laptops that have been on the market for more than two years have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Asus V500CA has a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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16 Reasons Against

Expert Reviews Are Poor

Based on four expert reviews from sites including PC Mag, notebookreview.com, zdnet.be and IT Reviews.com this medium processor core notebook PC has an average expert rating of 58%. It seems that experts really don't rate this notebook PC very highly.

Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

Most notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the V500CA have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), including the Asus V500CA which has one PCI Express lane (max).

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

Most notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the Asus V500CA which has one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

Portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the V500CA have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 660MHz and 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz. The Asus V500CA has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (only 1,000 megahertz) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the V500CA.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on laptops of a similar age and type to it. 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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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many portable PCs of this type and age.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

With an internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the Asus V500CA has one of the smaller internal memory amongst portable PCs of this age. Across all the notebook PCs of this type and age the internal memory range from 1GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.3GB.

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Only Intel Pentium Processor Family

The Asus V500CA has an Intel Pentium processor family which is better than most comparable spec laptops that have been available for more than two years. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5 processor family. The processor family of all portable PCs of this spec and age ranges from AMD C (worst) to Intel Core i7-3xxx (best).

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Only Two Processor Threads

The Asus V500CA is a two processor thread notebook PC.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many laptops of this age and spec.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

The smallest processor cache of comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years is 0.51MB, the biggest is 4MB, and the average processor cache is 2.9MB. At only 2 megabytes, the Asus V500CA has a fairly small processor cache compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the V500CA.

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Only SonicMaster Audio System

This laptop audio system, which is typical of many comparable spec laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Only Three Battery Cells

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the V500CA have between one and eight battery cells, including the Asus V500CA which has three battery cells.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Asus V500CA is a one USB 3.0 port portable PC.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

The Asus V500CA has one of the smaller hard drive capacity (only 500 gigabytes) amongst laptops of this age. Notebook PCs of this age and spec have hard drive capacity of between 180GB and 1.5TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 590GB.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Asus V500CA

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this notebook PC was released.

Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Asus V500CA has a pretty average total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the V500CA.

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Average Weight

At 2.1 kilograms, the Asus V500CA has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.8 gigahertz, the Asus V500CA has a relatively typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.

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Average Battery Life

With a battery life of 5 hours, the Asus V500CA has a relatively average battery life compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the V500CA.

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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 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
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
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
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
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
Keyboard Layout
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
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)
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

Expert Reviews

(5)
27 September 2013

The Asus VivoBook V500CA-DB71T is a decent, tractable laptop: Depending on your pickiness, this could be a perfectly adequate laptop for you and your family...

25 September 2013

The Asus VivoBook V500CA-DB71T is a decent, tractable laptop with a few flaws that keep it from scoring higher. Depending on your pickiness, this could be a perfectly adequate laptop for you and...

20 August 2013

The biggest issue for the Asus Vivobook V500CA-DB71T may be that it's difficult to pitch to the consumer. With no real focus, the Vivobook doesn't really appear to target any specific...

10 March 2014

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Full-size VGA
HDMI, and Ethernet
Full numeric keypad
Affordable Price
Durable Design
Low-resolution screen
Middling battery life
Touch trackpad
Some flex in keyboard
Only one USB 3.0 port
3 January 2014

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User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 19 February 2014 by Natalie L.
(Verified Purchase)

New egg return policy made it impossible for me to be satisfied with life...

I found someone to buy it off me after new eggs return policy burned me
The casing and key board are poorly made. You have to pound the heck out of it for response. If you are interested in increasing finger strength this is the computer for you. I bought this excited for

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers asus v500, asus v500c, v500cacj111, asus v500ca, v500cacj111h, v500cacj111hb, v500cacj111hbe, asus v550calb91, asus v550calb91t
Barcodes 04716659578147
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