For less than 600 euros, its Asus VivoBook S300CA-C1005H comes with an ultraportable 13.3-inch multi-touch Windows 8 and Intel Chief River platform. It includes an Intel Core i3 Ivy Bridge low power consumption, good storage space and connectivity including HDMI and USB 3.0, all in one frame less than 1.8 Kg.
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Made of aluminum, this ultraportable sports a sleek look with its silver and black interior matte shell and black brushed metal.
It is equipped with the Super Hybrid Engine II with Instant On, which performs automatic data backup when the battery capacity falls below the 5% threshold, provides up to 2 weeks standby and wakeup in only 2 seconds.
The Asus VivoBook S300CA-C1005H may interest those looking for a compact laptop with a touch screen for common use.
Its peculiarity is to be sought in its slab that has the multi-touch technology. With the help of one or more fingers, so it is possible to manipulate objects on the screen and so take advantage of opportunities in this field by Windows 8, an operating system developed for both touch devices than conventional computers. It is still advisable to use the touch function sparingly: the ultraportable is not actually convertible tablet, and the use of touch can lead to long muscle fatigue.
Besides this, the screen adopts classic features a 13.3 inch, the same as the number of models up to 16 inches in fact: definition of 1366 × 768, 16:9 format well suited to video playback and processing brilliant colors gives punch but is sensitive to glare.
It is a pity not to have to deal with a slab mate more suitable for this type of machine because it is less sensitive to reflections and more readable in bright environments (eg outdoors). But this model is portable and easy to carry daily with good content its weight below 2.0 kg and its compact dimensions.
In terms of overall performance, this computer is doing well in everyday use and multitasking too pushed, ie by using so-called “office”. Built around an Intel HM76 Panther Point and Intel Chief River platform, it incorporates an Intel Core i3-3217U Ivy Bridge and 4 GB of RAM.
This is the graphics Intel HD 4000 integrated in the processor have the burden of graphics processing. It certainly appears modest performance but can occasionally take over games little resource intensive 3D through concessions and ensures smooth playback of 1080p HD video.
Storage is given him a good hard drive capacity of 500 GB can therefore accommodate a lot of software but also many files and varied.
Finally, the connection is good, with 3 USB ports, 1 USB 3.0 compatible USB 2.0 is faster transfers than USB 2.0 if we connect a USB 3.0, HDMI and VGA video outputs to easily connect handy the ultraportable to a monitor or TV, for example, a wireless module Wi-Fi n to connect remotely as well as audio and Ethernet ports.
Here is the full specifications of Asus VivoBook S300CA-C1005H:
|Slab||13.3” WXGA HD LED Backlight multi-touch (1366 x 768, brilliant)|
|Processor||Intel Core i3-3217U (1.8 GHz, 17W TDP)|
|RAM Installed (Max)||4 GB (4 GB soldered) DDR3 1600 MHz|
|Storage||500 GB 5400 rpm / min|
|Graphics Card||Intel HD 4000 integrated processor|
|Audio system||2 Altec Lansing SonicMaster|
|Webcam||Yes, micro HD|
|Network||Wi-Fi b / g / n + Gigabit Ethernet|
|Card reader||Yes, SD|
|Output (s) video||HDMI, VGA|
|Input (s) / output (s)||Combo headphone / microphone|
|USB||2 USB 2.0 + 1 USB 3.0|
|OS||Windows 8 64-bit|
|Battery||Li-Polymer 2950mAh 3-cell 44Whr|
|Dimensions (mm)||331 x 234 x 21.3-23|
|Weight||1.76 Kg (with battery)|
|Other||Chiclet keyboard, multi-touch touchpad disabled; carrying case and optical mouse included|
|Software||Microsoft Office 2010 Starter, Asus applications|