Asus introduced a couple of fresh laptop additions to its VivoBook lineup this week inside the shape of the S500 plus S550 15-inchers. The VivoBook S500 comes with a set Intel Core i5 1.7GHz configuration when the S550 comes with a selection of Core i3, i5 or i7 processors depending found on the model quantity. Right today the VivoBook S500CA is accessible through Amazon.com for $ 699 which comes with an Intel Core i5 1.7GHz, 6GB RAM, 500GB HD + 24GB SSD, a disappointing 1366 x 768 resolution show that’s somewhat offset by the positive information it is touch screen capable to result in the Windows 8 experience more enjoyable. The VivoBook 500 weighs inside at four.6lbs, that is truly light for a 15-inch laptop, that is the point of the series because it’s expected to be “ultrabook like”. The shape element is really thin at just 0.80 inches, however naturally we sacrifice having an optical drive provided the thinness.
There aren’t too countless budget oriented 15” sub $ 700 notebooks available available today thus the Asus VivoBook S500 does sit inside somewhat of the niche at when. Hopefully that changes as more producers include a touch screen over their lineups rather of only the over $ 1,000 Ultrabook range.