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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Yeah isn't it odd that a 5 inch screen on a phone these days has 1080p and this 15.6 inch screen only has that resolution?
bystanderAnd PC desktop's don't hit 1080p until about 23". For a laptop, that is perfectly good. If you go to a higher resolution, it become problematic for normal Windows tasks. Windows is not designed around ultra resolutions yet.You can get a 21" desktop monitor that will do 1080....
Yes, I suppose you "can" get 1080p at 21", but many aren't.
full HD of the same specs will be $200 more .
so for 699$ it is not a joke no.
Yes, you can thank Apple for pushing the boundaries of what resolutions are acceptable on a smaller screen. I guess it will actually be Apple that push the boundaries with the desktop too as I don't see any monitor manufacturers trying to step up to the mark!