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Asus VivoBook S400CA

Asus VivoBook S400CA
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ASUS VivoBook S500CA DS51T

ASUS VivoBook S500CA DS51T
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Acer Aspire M5-481PT-6488

Acer Aspire M5-481PT-6488
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Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 2 Pro

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Samsung Ativ Book 9 Plus

Samsung Ativ Book 9 Plus
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Price $659 to $725 at 2 stores $649 to $699 at 2 stores $1,129 at 1 store $1,314 to $1,523 at 6 stores
CNET editors' rating
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.4 (3.5 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.8 (3.5 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
Editors' choice 4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.6 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.7 (4.0 stars)
Average user rating 4.5 stars out of 2 reviews 0 stars No reviews, write one! 3.0 stars out of 8 reviews 3.5 stars out of 11 reviews 5.0 stars out of 2 reviews
Release date November 28, 2012 March 17, 2013 September 26, 2012 September 03, 2013 June 19, 2013
The Bottom Line You get a decent 14-inch laptop package in the Asus VivoBook, especially given that it has a touch screen, but it doesn't add up to anything particularly impressive that you can't get elsewhere either with better design or for a lower price. The VivoBook S500CA offers a big-screened touch-screen Windows 8 laptop for a bargain price -- and without many extras. Considering the total package of features and price, the Acer Aspire M5 feels like a safe bet if you want an all-encompassing Windows 8 laptop with touch that won't cost a fortune. A major update to our favorite Windows 8 hybrid, the IdeaPad Yoga 2 Pro is still a better laptop than tablet, but the new version adds a future-proof better-than-HD display at a great price. If you’re just looking for an all-around excellently made Windows touch ultrabook and don’t mind that it's on the expensive side (and doesn’t convert to a tablet), the improved Samsung Ativ Book 9 Plus is worth the investment.

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Product Description ASUS V series - 3rd Gen Core i5
DH51T - 14 in i5-3317U - Windows 8 64-bit Edition - 4 GB RAM - 500 GB HDD
ASUS V series - 3rd Gen Core i5
DS51T - 15.6 in i5-3317U - Windows 8 64-bit Edition - 6 GB RAM - 500 GB HDD
Acer Aspire - 14 in - 3rd Gen Core i5 3317UB - Microsoft Windows 8 - 6 GB RAM - 500 GB
- 13.3 in - 4th gen Core i3 4010U - Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 4 GB RAM - 128 GB SSD
- 13 in - 4th gen Core i5
Packaged Quantity 1
1
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Battery 3-cell
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System Type Ultrabook
Ultrabook
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Display 14 in LED backlight 1366 x 768 / HD
15.6 in LED backlight Yes 1366 x 768 / HD
14 in
13.3 in 3200 x 1800
13 in 3200 x 1800
Graphics Intel HD Graphics 4000
Intel HD Graphics 4000
Info unavailable Info unavailable Intel HD 4400
Operating System Windows 8 64-bit Edition
Windows 8 64-bit Edition
Microsoft Windows 8
Microsoft Windows 8.1
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Storage 500 GB HDD / 5400 rpm + 24 GB SSD cache
500 GB HDD / 5400 rpm + 24 GB SSD cache
500 GB
128 GB SSD
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Dimensions (WxDxH) 13.3 in x 9.4 in x 0.8 in
15.1 in x 10.2 in x 0.8 in
13.39 in x 9.65 in x 0.81 in
15.5 mm
13.6 mm
Weight 4.4 lbs
4.6 lbs
4.63 lbs
3.1 lbs
3.06 lbs
Networking 802.11n , Gigabit Ethernet
802.11n , Gigabit Ethernet
Bluetooth 4.0
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Optical Drive None
None
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Processor 3rd Gen Core i5
Intel 3 i5-3317U / 1.7 GHz
3rd Gen Core i5
Intel 3 i5-3317U / 1.7 GHz ( 2.6 GHz )
Intel 3rd Gen Core i5 3317UB
Intel 4th gen Core i3 4010U / 1.7 GHz / 3 MB Cache
Intel 4th gen Core i5
Memory 4 GB DDR3 SDRAM
6 GB DDR3 SDRAM
6 GB
4 GB
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