Asus Launches the Vivobook S500

The VivoBook S500 is the latest release in Asus' line of Ultraportable laptops and features a 15.6" LED backlit capacitive touch display (1366 x 768), 3rd Generation Intel Core Processors (starting with the 1.7 GHz i5-3317U) and an advertised 2-second instant resume from sleep mode and standby battery life of up to two weeks. 

The laptop is also equipped with 6 GB of DDR3 RAM, Intel GMA HD graphics, a 500 GB hard drive paired with a 24 GB caching SSD, and an "oversized touchpad incorporating Asus' Smart Gesture technology." The latter feature is advertised by the company as providing "instinctive touch capabilities" when combined with the aforementioned multi-point touchscreen display.

The VivoBook S500 is currently for sale in North America with a starting price of $699, a reasonable price given its features, slim profile and attractive design.


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  • DRosencraft
    I personally find the specs up and down for a laptop at that price (decent memory, decent CPU, would like dedicated graphics). In general I would like it if these 15" laptops had better resolutions around this price-point.
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  • shafe88
    Is their a WinHeaven(7) version, with an amd apu.
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  • livebriand
    1366x768 in a 15" laptop? Is this a joke?
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