Color temperature is very cool at an average K, leading to a bluer than expected grayscale and inaccuracies in the displays RGB balance. With that said, the touchscreen does not disappoint and works as intended as a supplementary input method alongside the keyboard and touchpad. Another missing feature is the keyboard backlight. Please, switch off ad blockers. The Elder Scrolls V: Desktop performance for Windows Aero. Regardless, the SCA is one of the least expensive

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Warranty The standard one-year warranty applies in the U.

ASUS VivoBook S review – Engadget

This is similar to the VivoBook SE and is sufficient for indoor ssus, but not bright enough to completely overcome potential glare and reflections. Unless otherwise stated, all performance claims are based on theoretical performance.

After removing the bottom tray, it is possible to access the working memory, hard drive, Wi-Fi module, BIOS battery, battery and fan. A 44 Whr Li-Polymer battery xsus included with every model with no options for larger capacities. Accessing the hardware is possible after removing the bottom tray.

Regardless, the SCA is one of the least expensive Users can also register the notebook with Asus for additional tech support and update aeus. Though sufficient under indoor ambient lighting, this limits the notebook to indoor use despite the slim profile and light weight.


PC Pro We like the price of the SCA, we like its looks, and the fact that it includes a touchscreen at this price is remarkable. Windows Ivy Bridge Ultrabook. Keys also feel quite thin and plastic, but should suffice for most home users. As we described in system performance, the system’s power can be improved by using a second working z500 module because the working memory then operates in d ual-channel mode.

Another missing feature is the keyboard backlight. The overall battery runtime is not bad although we would have expected more from an ultrabook.

Asus has also reduced the VivoBook’s height by 1. As we just said, the graphics power can be increased by installing a second working memory s5000.

Classic Test Minimum runtime. Lid opened at maximum angle. Actual figures may vary in real-world situations.

Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: The VivoBook is useless outdoors. Note, however, that its chassis is actually built quite differently from the VivoBook SCM despite the similarity in name. Nvidia is looking to shake up the gaming laptop scene with powerful new GPUs, while other PCs pitch added privacy.


Ready to save some cash on your tech buys? Palm rests have consistent surface temperatures even when under load. The hardware configuration enables performing the most common application scenarios, such as Internet browsing, word processing, Internet communication or even playing videos. The Asus Ultrabook offers good performance and overall aesthetics that are not commonplace in its price range. For more information and benchmarks on the Core iU, see our dedicated page here.

Asus VivoBook S500 Series

Please refer specification pages for full details. Mixing gorgeous design, superior hardware, and optimized software results in the ultimate sound experience. The battery could also be exchanged in case of defect. We show the least amount of ads whenever possible. DPC latency checker reveals no recurring high latency spikes, both with and without wireless radios active.

Outdoor usability proves to be difficult due to the glossy display and inadequate backlighting for sunny or overcast conditions. We reviewed a lot of laptops in