ASUS 15.6" Core i3 Touch Screen 4GB RAM/500GB HDD Ultrabook w/ Disc Drive & Software

Discover powerful performance for work or play with the ASUS 15.6" Ultrabook! Featuring a powerful Intel®Core 1.8GHz Processor, this ASUS Ultrabook includes a 15.6" high definition touch screen, 500GB hard drive for ultrafast performance and 4GB RAM storage. The offer boasts an external optical drive for writing CDs, DVDs and back-up files and a PC Essentials Software Suite!
  • 15.6" HD LED Backlight Touch Screen
  • Intel®Core i3-3217U 1.8GHz Processor
  • 500GB Hard Drive + 24GB SSD (Solid State Drive) Cache with 5400RPM (Rotations Per Minute)
  • 4GB DDR3 RAM Storage Expandable to 8GB
  • Windows® 8 (64-bit) Operating System
  • Wi-Fi Networking and Ethernet (10/100/1000 Mbps) Connectivity
  • SD Memory Card Reader
  • Intel HD 4000 Graphics Card
  • Front-Facing HD Camera
  • Built-in Microphone and SonicMaster Speakers

Microsoft Windows 8 Operating System
Windows 8 is perfect for PCs with only a mouse and keyboard, those with touch screens, and those with both. Tiles on the Start screen are connected to people, apps, folders, photos, or websites, and are alive with the latest info, so you're up to date at a glance. Windows 8 comes with a new store for apps, the Windows Store.

15.6" HD LED Backlight Touch Screen
Open a whole new world of notebook usage with the touchscreen capabilities of this ASUS Notebook. Experience agility while navigating websites, editing photos, playing games and more. The High Definition Display (136x 768) delivers a crisp view while enjoying your favorite movie or looking at photo albums.

External DVD and CD Writer
Burn backup files, photos to CDs or DVDs right away with this portable external optical disc drive.

Powerful Intel Core Processor
With the powerful Intel Core i3 processor running your tasks, you will have freedom to surf the web, video chat, update social media, and overall multi task at optimum speeds.

Wi-Fi and Ethernet
Take advantage of the speed of the latest and fastest networks with Wi-Fi and Ethernet capabilities.

Intel HD 4000 Graphics Card
Ensures terrific graphics power for your programs.

Five Hour Battery Life
The rechargeable lithium-ion battery delivers up to approximately six hours of battery life to keep you on the go!

HDMI Connectivity
An HDMI output lets you display the beautiful screen onto a TV or monitor with HDMI inputs for a larger viewing space.

PC Essentials Software Suite
This power packed software bundle includes One Year SOS Online Backup with 150GB Storage, Choice of Learn to Speak Spanish, German, French or English (ESL) Audio Course, One Year Total Defense Premium Internet Security, 20 Song eMusic Download Credit for first-time users only, Easy Canvas Prints $40.00 Gift Card, DSLR Digital Photography Course, Turbo Project Professional, Serif PhotoPlus X5, Serif Drawplus X5 and Motion Artist.

You will receive
  • ASUS 15.6" Core i3 4GB RAM/500GB HD Ultrabook (ASNS500CASI3)
  • AC Adapter with Cable
  • Microfiber Cloth
  • Quick Installation Guide
  • Warranty Card
  • Battery Notice Technical Support Insert
  • ASUS External Optical Disk Drive (SDRW-08D2S-U)
  • USB Y Cable (2 x USB A male, mini USB male)
  • Software DVD
  • Quick Installation Guide
  • PC Essentials Software Suite Download Certificate

Notebook Dimensions: 15.1"H x 10.2"W x 0.85" D
Weight: 4.8 lbs
Made in China

Warranty Information
  • Notebook: One year manufacturer's limited warranty with accidental damage protection (must register online within 60 days) and six month limited manufacturer's warranty on the internal battery
  • External Optical Drive: One year manufacturer's limited warranty
  • Support: 1-888-678-3688

Please note: An active internet connection is required to download the PC Essentials Software Suite. For the external optical drive, if you can't download the PDF manual from the DVD through the Autorun menu, please navigate to the DVD and open it manually. Follow all accidental damage protection instructions. To learn more about this offer, please view the Additional Information tab above.

AGP (Accelerated Graphics Port): A computer with an AGP will allow you to add a video card that will greatly increase the speed at which the computer can display graphics.

Bus: Refers to the path data travels on through a computer. Different computer models can have different bus speeds.

CD-R (Compact Disk Recordable): This is a CD that can be recorded or "burned" only once.

CD-ROM (Compact Disk Read Only Memory): A CD that stores information a computer can read but not alter. A CD can hold less information than a DVD but is also less expensive.

CD-RW (Compact Disk Re-Writable): This is a CD that can be recorded and re-recorded many times.

DVD-ROM (Digital Video Disk Read Only Memory): A DVD that stores information a computer can read but not alter. A DVD can hold more information than a CD.

DVD-RW (Digital Video Disk Re-Writable): This is a DVD that can store computer information that can be recorded and re-recorded many times. A DVD can hold more information than a CD.

Ethernet: A common method of connecting computers to a Local Area Network or LAN. Most computers today have ethernet capability.

Gigabyte (GB): This is a measurement of hard drive capacity. One gigabyte is equal to about one billion bytes.

Gigahertz (GHz): This is a measurement of processor speed. One gigahertz is equal to one billion hertz.

Hard drive: Also called a hard disk. This is where the computer permanently stores information, including the operating system and other software. This size of a hard drive is usually expressed in gigabytes (GB).

Hardware: The physical components of a computer system such as the keyboard, monitor and tower.

LCD (Liquid Crystal Display): This is a type of monitor that has a flat screen as opposed to a more traditional curved glass tube screen. LCD monitors are thin and lightweight and have little to no glare.

Megabyte (MB): This is a measurement of hard drive capacity. One megabyte is equal to about one million bytes.

Megahertz (MHz): This is a measurement of processor speed. One gigahertz is equal to one million hertz.

Memory: Also referred to as RAM, or Random Access Memory. This is where the computer temporarily holds the data it needs to perform various functions. The more RAM a computer has, the less often it has to read information off of a disk.

Modem (MOdulator/DEModulator): This is a device that allows a computer to connect to the Internet.

PCI (Peripheral Component Interconnect): A computer can have one or more PCI slots, which allow you add on extra components such as sound cards.

Processor: The computer's "brain." Processors are gauged by how fast they can access and interpret information, and this speed is measured in either megahertz (MHz) or gigahertz (GHz).

RAM (Random Access Memory): The amount of RAM in your computer determines how much data your computer can handle at once. If a computer only has a small amount of RAM, the processor must work harder to shuffle data around, which results in slower performance. There are two basic types of RAM:

SDRAM (Synchronous Dynamic Random Access Memory): This is the traditional, less expensive type of RAM. It is still commonly found on low and mid-range models.

DDR (Double Data Rate): This newer technology is faster than SDRAM, but also more expensive.

Resolution: The number of pixels per square inch displayed by a monitor. Most monitors support many different resolutions. The higher the resolution, the sharper the picture displayed.

Scanner: A device that can read text or images printed on paper (including photographs) and translate the information into an electronic computer file.

SCSI (Small Computer System Interface): Pronounced "scuzzy," this is a way for external components such as a keyboard, mouse and printer to connect to a computer. It has been largely replaced by USB technology.

Software: A general term for computer programs.

USB (Universal Serial Bus): This is a common way for external components such as a keyboard, mouse and printer to connect to a computer. Unlike older SCSI technology, USB devices can be added to and removed without having to reboot the computer.

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ASUS Ultrabook
Pre-loaded Software : ASUS Win flash; ASUS Life Frame III; Camera; ASUS Live Update; Power4Gear Hybrid; Asus WebStorage; eManual; E-Driver; USB Charger, and more.
Ports: -One VGA -One HDMI -One USB 3.0 -Two USB 2.0 -One 3.5mm Headphone/Mic -One RJ-45 -One SD Card Reader -Power

External Optical Disk Drive
Product Requirements for Use: System Requirement: CPU: Intel Pentium® 4 2.0GHz or AMD Athlon 2100+ or higher RAM: 512 MB or more is recommended HDD: 10 GB or higher OS Support: Windows® 7 Windows® Vista Windows® XP Windows® Server 2003 Windows® Server 2008 Mac OS X 10.5
Read Speed: DVD+R : 8X DVD-R : 8X DVD+RW : 8X DVD-RW : 8X DVD-ROM : 8X DVD+R(DL) : 8X DVD-R(DL) : 8X DVD-ROM(DL) : 8X DVD-RAM : 5X CD-R : 24X CD-RW : 24X CD-ROM : 24X DVD Video Playback : 4X VCD Playback : 10X Audio CD Playback : 10X Write Speed: DVD+R : 8X DVD-R : 8X DVD+RW : 8X DVD-RW : 6X DVD+R(DL) : 6X DVD-R (DL) : 6X DVD-RAM : 5X CD-R : 24X CD-RW : 16X

PC Essentials V4.1.3 Software Suite
Product Requirements for Use: Windows XP (32 bit)/Vista/Windows® 7/Windows® 8 PC