Asus VivoBook v500: Overview
A sturdily designed laptop for everyday family use, the ASUS VivoBook V500 delivers Windows 8 in a sleek looking well-priced package.
Retail Price: $729.92 CAD
+ Full-size, low profile keyboard
+ HDMI, VGA
+ 2-second instant resume from sleep mode
+ Slim profile
– Only 1 USB 3.0 port
– Average battery life (4.5 hours)
– 1.8GHz Intel Core i5-3337u, 3M Cache
– 8GB system memory
– 500GB hard drive
– 15.6″ HD LED display with touch screen
– Intel GMA HD graphics card
– Windows 8, 64-bit, English
– HD web camera
– Ports: 1x USB 3.0, 1x USB 2.0, 1x Headphone, 1x Mic-in jack, 1x RJ45 LAN Jack
for LAN insert, 1x SD card reader, 1x HDMI
– Connectivity options include 802.11b/g/n (single band) and LAN 10/100/1000 Mbps
– Dimensions: 0.8″ (H) x 15.1″(W) x 10.2″(D)
– Weight: 4.6 lbs
With its slim UltrabookTM profile the , ASUS VivoBook V500 balances its brushed aluminum finish with a glossy black cover. Details such as hidden hinges and a low profile keyboard add to the aesthetic appeal. A feature that I really like is the indicator bar on the keyboard to alert you of remaining battery life, wifi, storage, caps and num lock.
Windows 8 is displayed in all its glory with the ASUS V500 all-glass 15.6” touch screen panel. Very responsive, the touch panel is perfect for pinching, tapping and swiping through your documents – just as you would with your smartphone or tablet.
If rich bass is what you’re looking for, the VivoBook V500 features the exclusive ASUS SonicMaster Lite technology which when combined with larger-than-normal speakers deliver an optimized sound experience that is unexpected from a home laptop.
The ASUS V500 is a good family laptop at a good price. Although it’s on the heavier
** A special thank you to ASUS for sending over this unit for review.
The ASUS VivoBook V500 gets even more hands on, thanks to a responsive 15.6” HD touchscreen that lets you tap, swipe and pinch to zoom just like a tablet. Designed with users in mind, the VivoBook offers an incredible mobile computing experience with a stylish and easy-to-carry slim design.
ASUS VivoBook V500 and You. Incredible Together.