We intentionally show more ads when an adblocker is used. Build quality is good for the price. When I’m not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news. Laptops by Justin Jaffe 9 days ago. Touchpad The flat plastic touchpad is yet again identical in both size

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Otherwise, we found no noteworthy or significant issues with the keyboard of the SCA during use. The SCA continues to use the same silver chassis and brushed dark gray aluminum lid as the smaller S, S, and S Hard Drive Spindle Speed.

Desktop performance for Windows Aero. Due to photographic variables and conditions, actual product appearance may differ from images shown on this site. The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams.

Workmanship; speakers; quiet operation in office work; touchpad. The Buyer’s Guide Find it, buy it and tell us how you really feel. The Elder Scrolls V: Four gigabyte of working memory are soldered.

Asus VivoBook S500 Series

Replacing the hard drive is easy. The viewing angle stability is as we w500 from a laptop of this price level. Note that removing the panel does require quite a bit of force even after removing the Philips screws. The VivoBook is not a laptop for gamers. Many colors deviate by quite a large margin no matter the saturation level, though red and green do perform slightly better than other colors at slightly less than 10 DeltaE at higher saturations.


We ashs show more ads when an adblocker is used. The connection remained stable in both the router’s direct vicinity approx. Each port is located towards the rear of the edges to relegate cable entanglement away from valuable upfront desk space, unlike the recently reviewed QA where ports are located too close up front. The sturdiness of the base units in both Asus laptops is equal.

Otherwise, the innards are nearly identical z500 that of the SCA.

Smooth throughout, the responsive touchscreen means your fingers can slide edge to edge naturally and unhindered. A few of the drives do receive a boost from the associated SSD cache, but dedicated SSDs will handily beat out hybrid drives in terms of responsiveness and providing a seamless user experience.

Another s5000 feature is the keyboard backlight. Note that the edges of the touchpad are almost plane with the surrounding palm rest surface, which can easily lead to unintentional onscreen swipes and commands. We experienced no random dropouts or connectivity issues during our time with the notebook when connected to a local network.


ASUS VivoBook S review – Engadget

The slim design vivobook easy to carry while showcasing premium chic and feel. We see the touchscreen as an added bonus that most users will definitely like having, but its significance in practice will vary widely between users. Products may not be available in all markets.

Well-designed chassis for the price. The matte, dark gray rubberized underside deserves praise as well for its high-end feel and looks with an overall decent construction quality.

Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2. This is seen most when comparing the casing’s bottom tray. Asus homepage Asus notebook section.

Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: The VivoBook also supplied the best results in the GL tests.