Looking for a solid laptop with stylish design but did not want to spend much money? If you think it’s hard to find a Touch laptop that is meet of your budget, think again. Today, we have a good news for you. If you are not too concern about gaming and multimedia performance, we recommend you to check Asus VivoBook S500CA-HCL1002H, one of the most affordable 15.6 inch Touch laptop that you can get for price around at $399.99.
Physically, this machine is looks identical to Asus VivoBook S500CA-SI30401U laptop. The VivoBook S500CA-HCL1002H laptop comes with the same sleek and light design as the previous model. Comes with a high quality material for interior and exterior, along with brushed aluminum black finish design on the cover and silver color in palm-rest area, this machine is look more expensive than they are. In term of size, the 4.6 lbs laptop is has dimension in 10.2 x 5.1 x 0.9 inches. Yeah, this is not the lightest and slimmest 15.6 inch laptop on the market, but still feels light and easy to carry around with you. For comparison, the $600 Aspire V5-572-6872 15.6 inch laptop is only measures just 0.8 inch thick with weighs around at 4 lbs.
Under the hood, the laptop comes with Intel Pentium 2117U dual core processor which offers a clock rates at 1.8GHZ and a 2MB L3 cache, along with internal 4GB of DDR3 SDRAM, this machine offers more than enough power for daily office tasks, such works with documents, e-mail, spreadsheets and create PowerPoint for business meeting. Like most modern laptop on its class, the S500CA-HCL1002H also preinstalled with the most popular Microsoft Windows 8 64-bit as the operating system. It not only support for almost all productivity and multimedia app, but also promises stable and seamless performance, even when you run multi-thread applications.
Asus VivoBook S500CA-HCL1002H has Intel UMA graphics as graphics engine and boasts a 15.6 inch High Definition touch screen display. The widescreen display with LED-backlit technology is not support a 3D games or editing video in high resolution, but still provides fairly bright and crisp color for 720p video playback or casual games in low-medium resolutions. The 15.6 inch display is responsive to use and can produces maximum internal resolution at 1366 x 768 pixels. For detailed images and video, you can also share and connect your multimedia content into external HDTV via HDMI port.
Built into bezel, the 1.0 megapixel web camera with internal digital microphone allows user to make a video communications or conference with co-workers or family. The dual stereo speakers with Sonic Master technology is not a high end audio system, but you still will gets fairly crisp and loud audio experience. The black keyboard has a chiclet style design and numeric keypad. Yeah, it’s not the most comfortable keyboard, but still east to use and accurate for typing, especially for document and spreadsheets.
It also lacks optical drive, just like common portable laptop on its size, but you do not need to worries. The 500GB of Serial ATA Hard Disk Drive is still gives plenty of multimedia and office files storage space. If needed, you can also buy external optical drive and connect into laptop via USB 2.0 or USB 3.0 port. The rest of specifications are single USB 3.0 port, 3.5mm audio combos jack, two USB 2.0 port, multimedia card reader slot and a 3-cell Lithium Polymer battery. According to reliable source, the battery can produces more than 5 hours of battery runtime.
For connectivity, the Asus Touch laptop offers Gigabit Ethernet LAN with RJ 45 connector, Bluetooth and WiFi to connect into wireless network. Yeah, the graphics performance and battery life is a bit disappointed. But if you are really need a portable Touch laptop for daily use, It is still hard to find a better alternative than Asus VivoBook S500CA-HCL1002H laptop that you can get for price around at $400. So, what do you think? If the price is the only your concern and you are not really need a touch screen model, the Inspiron I15RV-477BLK laptop with Intel Celeron 1007U as the heart is a good option for price under $300.