The VivoBook S500 is designed to offer a "uniquely intuitive Windows 8 touch experience along with enhanced computing and multimedia capabilities at a very affordable price".
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.