Are you really need a new Touch laptop but did not want to breaking the bank? It is looks difficult to find that kind of machine, but we have a good news for you. One of the most affordable Asus 15.6 inch laptop with multi touch display support, named Asus Vivobook S500CA-SI50305T has released. Yeah, powered by 3th Intel Ivy Bridge processor and measures just 0.9 inch thin, Asus Ultrabook S500CA-SI50305T is one of the best choice that you can get for price under $500.
Although it’s has a really affordable price, this model still comes with an attractive and stylish design. Comes with trim and sleek design, black brushed metal finish on the cover and silver color in interior area, this machine looks more expensive then they are. Like the VivoBook S500CA-HCL1002H laptop, the S500CA-SI50305T ultrabook also has dimension in 10.2 x 5.1 x 0.9 inches and weighs only around at 4.6 lbs. The 3-cell Lithium Polymer battery also can produces more than 5 hours of battery runtime on light usage between charges. Its mean you can easily slip it into carry bag and perfect for travel companion.
Powered by a 1.7GHZ Intel Core i5-3317U dual core processor with Hyper-Trading technology and 6GB of DDR3 SDRAM, this machine offers better and faster multitasking performance than the previous model that shipped with a Intel Pentium 2117U processor. Like common modern laptop on its class, the S500CA-SI50305T also backed by Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 technology that gives extra performance and processor speed up to 2.6GHZ when you handle most demanding office and business applications.
The preloaded Microsoft Windows 8 64-bit version as the operating system and a 24GB SSD for system cache also ensures user will gets smooth and seamless performance for almost all Windows applications. For storage needs, this model brings a 500GB of Serial ATA Hard Disk Drive and has spinning speed of 5400 rpm. Yeah, it is not the largest storage space, but still has more than enough space to store thousand of music files and hundred of video files.
The internal Intel HD graphics 4000 as graphics engines and a 15.6 inch High Definition TFT-LCD touch screen display with LED backlit technology is capable to play casual modern games and 720p HD video playback. Yeah, the widescreen display only can produces maximum internal resolution at 1366 x 768 and offers average of brightness at 179cd/m2, but still gives fairly bright and crisp color for multimedia content and games. Above the 15.6 inch display, the 1.0 megapixel web camera with internal digital microphone provides farly loud audio chats and clear face to face video communications.
The metal black keyboard with chiclet-style design also has a full numeric keypad on the right side, brings better accurate and comfortable typing for worksheet and spreadsheets. The internal stereo speakers that optimized by ASUS SonicMaster technology offers better audio experience and loud sound than other touch laptop on its price. Around the edges, you will also find few useful port interface, such as 3.5mm Combo Headphone/Microphone Jack, single USB 3.0 port, two USB 2.0 port, VGA port, RH 45 port and HDMI port with support 1080p HD video.
Furthermore, the budget laptop also comes with comfortable Touchpad, multimedia card reader slot, 10/100/1000 Mbps Fast Ethernet LAN for wired connection and high speed 802.11n wireless LAN for internet connection. Yeah, this is not a high end multimedia laptop, but the 6GB of RAM and 24GB SSD provides faster multitasking performance than other laptop on its price. So, what do you think? If you interested, the $499 Asus Vivobook S500CA-SI50305T is now available for purchase in major retailer. Still need cheaper Touch laptop? If the price is the only big concerned, we suggest yo to check the $430 VivoBook S500CA-SI30401U 15.6 inch ultrabook with Intel Core i3-3217U as the heart.