Over the next week or so, you'll be able to see a slew of new Ultrabook reviews. The first system to come into our lab was the ASUS VivoBook S500C, a midrange Ultrabook and one of the first to pack in Intel's new requirement: Touch.
With four different Ultrabook systems in the lab, we are able to update some of our tests. Notably, PCMark 7 and Powermark have been updated to their latest versions. Previous PCMark 7 scores are not comparable to the new version so all old results have been archived. We've gone ahead and archived Powermark's results at the same time to be sure that results in our charts are all comparable.
The ASUS S500C will definitely be on the cheaper side of the onslaught of Ultrabooks, but should you spend a little more and get something a bit more powerful? Or is the added cost not worth the additional performance or features?
Keep reading to find out!
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- Page 1 [Introduction]
- Page 2 [Specifications, Configurations, Pricing and Packaging]
- Page 3 [Temperatures, Cooling and Noise]
- Page 4 [Keyboard, TouchPad, Screen and other User Interfaces]
- Page 5 [Testing Methodology]
- Page 6 [Accessory Port Layout and Performance]
- Page 7 [Gaming Performance]
- Page 8 [System Performance]
- Page 9 [Battery Life Performance]
- Page 10 [Final Thoughts]