Asus has rolled out Vivobook S500 ultrabook notebook that runs Windows 8 OS and features full numpad. Specs include 15.6 inch display, Core i7 3517U processor, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD + 24GB SSD, 802.11n Wi-Fi, Gigabite Ethernet, 1x USB 3.0, 2x USB 2.0 ports, HDMI, VGA, headphone/microphone combo and Kensington lock port. Asus Vivobook measures 15.08 x 10.20 x 0.85 inches and is priced at 699 Euro.
Bluetooth is present as well. Battery life is so-so (rated between 4-5 hours) since Vivobook S500 packs just 3 cell li-polymer battery. We love the fact that Asus was able to squeeze a dedicated numpad into an ultrabook that features 15.6 inch display. That must have been a challenge. Normally, manufactures do offer a numpad on the 17.3 inch laptops as space is not an issue there.
11 Apr 13