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ASUS VivoBook S500C Touchscreen Ultrabook Laptop Review - Accessory Port Layout and Performance

ASUS VivoBook S500C Touchscreen Ultrabook Laptop Review

We take a look at ASUS' S500C Ultrabook. This 15.6-inch VivoBook Ultrabook packs touch capabilities without a massive price tag.

| Touchscreen Laptops in Laptops | Posted: Apr 19, 2013 12:01 am
TweakTown Rating: 88%      Manufacturer: ASUS

Accessory Port Layout and Performance

 

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The left side, from back to front, features the Kensington lock, two USB 2.0 ports, a combination headphone/microphone port and SD card reader.

 

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The right side, from back to front, features the power port, the Ethernet port, VGA port, HDMI port and one USB 3.0 port.

 

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The ASUS S500C has average USB 2.0 performance in terms of read speed. It averages out to be roughly even with the other systems and falls somewhere near the middle of the pack.

 

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Again, the ASUS S500C's USB 2.0 write performance is nothing to write home about, either good or bad. It averages out to 23.4MB/s, again in the middle of the pack.

 

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In terms of USB 3.0 read performance, the ASUS S500C is pretty close to the top, though it still has a number of systems ahead of it, though not by much. It manages to eke out an average of 110.8MB/s.

 

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In terms of USB 3.0 write performance, however, the ASUS S500C finishes in second place, 27MB/s slower than the Gigabyte P2542. It averaged 140.9 MB/s in our testing.

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