Asus Vivobook V500CA: Conclusion

August 20, 2013 by Michael Wall Reads (44,681)
Editor's Rating

Ratings Breakdown (1-10)

    • Software & Support
    • 5
    • Upgrade Capabilities
    • 4
    • Usability
    • 5
    • Design
    • 7
    • Performance
    • 7
    • Features
    • 4
    • Price/Value Rating
    • 5
    • Total Score:
    • 5.29
    • Rating 1 to 10, top score 10

Conclusion

The biggest issue for the Asus Vivobook V500CA-DB71T may be that it’s difficult to pitch to the consumer. With no real focus, the Vivobook doesn’t really appear to target any specific demographic.

The Vivobook offers an alluring aesthetic when in pristine condition; however, keeping the device in that state is nigh impossible. While the Asus device does boast solid performance levels, especially for its mid-tier price point, the notebook is easily outclassed by competing notebooks that offer a SSD. The glossy display can, at times, provide a bright and colorful image, but the limited resolution and sensitivity to light quickly dampen its appeal. Finally the usability of this device is solid, though the keyboard’s lack of tactile feedback and the touchpad’s lack of mouse buttons can make the experience somewhat uncomfortable.

For consumers, the prospect of the Asus Vivobook V500CA appears to be a question of concessions. The notebook offers a few noteworthy features, including a fourth generation Intel processor along with a solid sturdy design, but those highpoints are met with apparent flaws as well.

Consumers looking for a device that can do a bit of everything, and don’t mind conceding in a few areas, might enjoy the Asus Vivobook V500CA. However, users looking to achieve a specific task or function can certainly find other mid-tier offerings that are better tailored towards their respective needs.

Pros:

  • Affordable Price
  • Durable Design
  • Quality Speakers

Cons:

  • Glossy Reflective Display
  • No SSD


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