It seems like a long time ago when Asus first announced the cool looking VivoBook S500 laptop, but it was only late last year. The thing that fuelled this launch was the introduction of the Windows 8 operating system and with touch screen technology at your fingertips; the VivoBook S500 is an affordable way of accessing this new way of using laptops. Not only does this laptop offer the latest technology it looks lovely too with that classic brushed metal finish and the stylish chiclet keyboard that makes typing as easy as using the touch screen features.
Therefore, we have taken a glimpse into what Asus are offering with the VivoBook S500 let us take a closer look at why we should be thinking about this as our next laptop. The VivoBook S500 comes with a 15.6 inch screen with a 16:9 HD LED Backlight Glare panel and a 1366 x 768 of pixel resolutions. It is running the latest Windows 8 operating system and powered by the Intel Core i3, i5 or the i7 3217U 2365U Processor. There is support for the Intel HM76 Express Chipset and video is coming through the Integrated Intel HD Graphics card.
The internal memory is 6 GB of DDR3 1600 MHz SDRAM, with 500 GB 5400 rpm hard disk drive (HDD) and a handy 24 GB solid state drive (SSD) for storage purposes. Communications are handled by the Integrated 802.11 b/g/n wireless LAN, Built-in Bluetooth V4.0 and the 10/100/1000 Base T Ethernet LAN. Other features include the built in HD Web Camera, HDMI & VGA port mini D-sub 15-pin for external monitor, a single fast connecting USB 3.0 port, two standard style USB 2.0 ports, RJ45 LAN Jack for LAN insert and a handy card reader (SD).
This laptop measures up at 38.3 cm (W) x 25.9 cm (D) x 2.15 cm (H) and weighs in at a manageable 2.1 kilos with the 44 Whrs Polymer Battery already installed. Asus have priced the VivoBook S500 to start from around $700 although there are online offers available.
Source [Laptop Computer Planet]