Summary: The ratings awarded to a product are derived from a number of tests and calculations, keeping certain important factors in mind. These factors consist of features, performance, quality and value for money. In case of software and some other categories, build quality might be replaced with ease of use or ease of installation. Products are compared with other products in a similar price range or product category.
Conclusion: The VivoBook’s standout feature is not the Ultrabook label … it’s the touchscreen. Many inexpensive systems offer touch, and prices creep downwards by the month, but this is the first laptop we’ve tested to offer edge-to-edge glass. We’d prefer a higher-quality panel beneath, but most competitors do no better.
Conclusion: In many ways the Asus VivoBook S550 balances positives with negatives, to deliver an all-rounder notebook that will likely find its appeal amongst the midmarket end user, who is similarly doing a balancing act of their own, taking into account cost as well as performance. True, it is not as high-end as the excellent Zenbook, but nor does it carry the same price (R22 000 plus).
Pros: Well built, Attractively designed, Generously sized trackpad, Bright and responsive touchscreen
Cons: Shallow key press, No backlighting, Overly reflective screen
Excerpt: ASUS has been the quiet achiever in the notebook space as it has slowly but surely made its presence felt over the past few years. It’s been five years since it launched its M70 notebook, while it’s also concentrated a lot on the tablet space with its Eee Pad offerings. Then there was the recently released Taichi ultrabook, and now they are going slightly more mainstream with its VivoBook range.
Conclusion: Overall, ASUS VivoBook S550CM-CJ054H Touch Ultrabook is a great combination of fabulous design, innovative technologies and striking features. If you are keen towards buying an ultrabook with a superb hardware and software combination, this ASUS ultrabook is a justifiable option.
Conclusion: После некоторого времени, проведенного с S550 , я все чаще стал тянуться к экрану руками. Но нужно признать, что это касается лишь работы с интерфейсом ОС Windows 8, приспособленным под такой тип управления. Большинство сайтов по-прежнему не подготовлены к работе с сенсорными экранами, во всяком случае, их настольные версии. О различных офисных пакетах типа Microsoft Office и говорить не приходится – тут только мышка или тачпад.
Asus VivoBook S550 CB, ultrabook con DVD a meno di mille euro
19 May 2013
Summary: Recensione - Test dell'Asus VivoBook S550 CB, un sostituto del desktop con grafica dedicata che costa meno di mille euro e si candida come tuttofare. Le prestazioni sono buone ma non usatelo per giocare.