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Asus VivoBook 15.6" Multi-Touch Ultrabook Notebook Computer, Intel Core i5-3317U 1.7GHz, 6GB RAM, 500GB HDD + 24GB SSD, Windows 8 Home Premium 64-bit

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About Asus S550CA-DS5

The Asus VivoBook 15.6" Multi-Touch Ultrabook Computer features a traditional notebook computer design, but has a touchscreen for added convenience. You'll be able to use your keyboard, mouse and now your fingers as you can tap directly on tiles instead of clicking on them.

The system is powered by a dual-core Ivy Bridge 1.7GHz Intel Core i5-3317U processor. It also has 6GB of 1600MHz DDR3 RAM, a 500GB 5400rpm hard drive with a 24GB solid state drive cache, a SuperMulti DVD burner, a Secure Digital media card reader, 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth4.0, an integrated webcam and microphone.

Windows 8 home premium (64-bit) is the installed operating system. Windows 8 home premium replaces the traditional Start menu with a redesigned Start screen. The Start screen features tiles, which provide notifications in real-time. Windows 8 home premium also focuses more on cloud storage as well as apps, which can be downloaded from the Windows Store. Windows 8 home premium provides a unique user experience that differs from previous versions of Windows.

Asus S550CA-DS5 Features

  • Dual-Core Ivy Bridge Intel Core i5 Performance: This Asus VivoBook is powered by an Ivy Bridge Intel Core i5-3317U processor. Its dual cores can reach a stock speed of 1.7GHz. The processor can also be overclocked up to 2.6GHz, thanks to Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 technology
  • The 15.6" HD widescreen LED-backlit display of this Asus VivoBook supports capacitive touch capabilities. With the Windows 8 Home Premium operating system, you'll be able to take full advantage of the 1366x768 native resolution by tapping on tiles, pinching to zoom and dragging icons using just your fingers
  • Stay Connected: For a fast wired Internet connection, you can use the 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet RJ-45 LAN jack. You can also use 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi to connect to the Internet wirelessly and stay mobile
  • Hybrid Solid State Drive Cache: With a 24GB hybrid solid state drive cache, this Asus notebook will be able to deliver faster load times and responsiveness than your traditional hard drive
  • The Redesigned Start Screen: Windows 8 home Premium introduces a new Start screen, which has all the information you need in one place. The traditional Windows desktop screen has been replaced with a tablet style design featuring tiles. Tiles are customizable as well as update in real time
  • Seamless Integration Between Touch, Keyboard & Mouse: Windows 8 home premium supports notebook computers with highly responsive touchscreens. Now, you can use your keyboard, mouse or just your fingers
  • To the Cloud: With Windows 8 home premium, when signed in using your Microsoft account, you'll have instant access to your personal Start screen, themes, language preferences, browsing history and browser favorites. You can also connect to services such as Microsoft Outlook, Facebook, Twitter & more
  • Windows Store: In the Windows Store, you can search for or browse thousands of apps. Choose from the featured apps or grab one of the most frequently downloaded apps to see what all the hype is all about. You can also see how other people rate apps

Asus S550CA-DS5 Specifications

Processor
Intel Core i5-3317U Dual-Core Ivy Bridge
Processor Speed
1.7GHz
Cache
L3: 4MB
System Bus
5GT/s
Memory
Type: 1600MHz DDR3 SDRAM
Installed: 6GB
Capacity: 8GB
Graphics Card
Type: Integrated
Installed: Intel HD Graphics 4000 Shared
Display Type
Touchscreen
Display Size
15.6"
Display Backlight
LED
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Native Resolution
1366x768
Hard Drive
Installed: 524GB (1x 500GB 5400rpm; 1x 24GB SSD)
Type: SATA
Optical Drive
SuperMulti DVD Burner
Ports
1x USB 3.0 (A)
2x USB 2.0 (A)
Display
1x HDMI
1x Mini-VGA
Audio
Integrated Stereo Speakers
Integrated Microphone
1x 1/8" (3.5mm) Headphone Output
1x 1/8" (3.5mm) Microphone Input
Flash Media Slot
1x SD
Network
10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet (RJ-45)
Wi-Fi
802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth
Bluetooth 4.0
Mobile Broadband
No
Webcam
Yes
Operating System
Windows 8 Home Premium (64-bit)
Keyboard
Type: Standard Notebook Keyboard
Pointing Device
TouchPad
Battery
4 Cells 44 Whrs Polymer Battery
Power Requirements
AC: 100-240 V AC, 50/60Hz
Consumption: 65W
Dimensions (WxHxD)
15.0x0.9x10.5" / 38.0x2.2x26.6cm
Weight
5.73 lbs / 2.6 kg
Mfr #
S550CA-DS51T A
SKU
ASS550S51TA

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4.5

(based on 14 reviews)

71%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

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    (8)

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    (5)

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Reviewed by 14 customers

 
4.0

Pretty good

By

It is a very solid laptop. The only problemi i have with it is that it sometimes has a lag

 
4.0

first time buyer would buy again

By

I like the computer. There are somethings that you have to learn on your own. One thing i can not get the number lock to work. Other than that it is great

 
4.0

I would buy this laptop again

By

Nice laptop, with full keyboard including number pad. Touch screen responsive, and overall good computer for nice price.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Worth for the price

By

I purchased this in Jun-2013. This is a personal laptop which i gave as gift to my brother. After a month usage. His comments are as following. 1) Touch screen functions well. 2) Processing speed is good. 3) Keyboard is comforatble. 4) body is stylish. Also he mentioned the following cons. for the price Adoram is offering, i feel the below points can be neglected. 1) Audio quality is very poor. He mentioned that even if he turn the voice bar to 100%, the audio is not coming out as expected. This could be due to improper placement of speakers. ( I noticed if i lift the laptop, the sound looks high. but when i place the laptop on table or ground, i too noticed that the sound is not as expected). 2) It feels heavier. 3) To open the laptop screen, sometimes i feel its hard.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Good

By

1. International warranty 2. I asked whether the laptop's power specifications suitable for abroad usage but I received the power adapter that works for India. wonderful.

 
5.0

Great Computer

By

This is my personal computer. Its speed is great!! The only downside is Windows 8. It seems to take time to get used to it!

 
5.0

Great laptop

By

I write novels after my 9:00 - 5:00, so I basically live on my computer, and I wanted to pick up something that would also be able to run games, play music and whatnot. So far, this has done the trick. I thought I wouldn't use the touchscreen, but I do actually find it an additional layer of functionality. It's a bit picky and you certainly can't use it the way you would a tablet, but why would you with an enormous keyboard? It starts up extremely quickly and it runs quietly and coolly. It gets along with all of the programs I use, runs video and music fine, and for a laptop, it has pretty decent speakers. I've had no trouble with the ethernet. Games have run smoothly so far through Steam. It hasn't choked on my endlessly long documents, even though I'm editing them in Open Office, and the really large PDFs I sometimes load have loaded quickly. Downsides: Windows 8 is unfortunately just as aggravating as people say it is, but we can't fault the laptop for that. I know people are in love with chicklet keyboards, but I just can't like them. The one truly aggravating thing is that the trackpad is finnicky. It often thinks I'm entering the shortcut for switching windows or going fullscreen when I'm just trying to move the cursor, and it takes a lot of fiddling with the settings to get it to stop. Still, if that's the only problem I encounter, and so far that does seem to be the case, this is a great way for getting Desktop power and speed out of a portable machine.

 
3.0

For casual browsing

By

Well built laptop - resolution could have been better instead of age old 1366x768. Touch screen is fast & responsive.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

great computer

By

This is a great computer. I love the touch screen and I even like Windows 8 the more I learn to use it. I really recommend the ASUS. I also have had great service from Adorama.

 
5.0

So far so good!

By

The price is great; it's quite fast for what I need. And I really like the touch screen with Windows 8. I can more easily organize and access the programs I use most.

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