The ASUSPRO™ PU500 ultraportable notebook is designed for small and medium businesses. It offers affordable reliability, with a light and slim design that starts at 1.96kg. Notebooks are reinforced and proven by much higher standard testing than other notebooks. This includes drop tests, hinge cycle tests, and panel pressure testing. Data gets added protection from anti-shock hard drives and the spill-resistant keyboard. Productivity gains from powerful 3rd gen Intel® Core™ processors and efficient manageability by Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA). Additional security measures include a fingerprint scanner, plus quick tracing of lost or stolen notebooks with Intel® Anti-Theft Technology and Computrace® LoJack® for Laptops.

Ultraportable, subtle, stylish
Starting from 1.96kg, the ASUSPRO PU500CA uses a one-piece build, creating a subtle and completely consistent look. The design extends to the underside and removes unneeded clutter with a stylish dark brushed-hairline finish.

True-comfort keyboard and full numeric keypad increase productivity
Business places great importance on keyboards, as they are vital for professional communications. ASUS engineers have fine-tuned the PU500CA’s keyboard, providing better click ratios and 2.3mm travel distance to maintain comfort during long hours of work. The keyboard also provides a full numeric cluster with page up/page down keys to increase efficiency when doing calculations and reading long documents.

47% bigger multi-gesture touchpad
The touchpad has been enlarged to 107mm x 61mm, matching the screen ratio for an attractive look. It measures 47% bigger than touchpads on similar notebooks from other brands, and supports responsive and accurate multi-touch control. With more gestures detected, it effectively replaces the mouse, offering an intuitive input option. Multi-touch input allows effortless accuracy without a mouse, including two finger web page scroll, image zoom/rotate, and three finger tapping to mimic a right-click. Workflow is streamlined with gesture control, especially multi-step tasks such as presentations and research projects.

Anti-glare display for comfortable viewing
Matte screen materials prevent unwanted reflections to reduce eye fatigue. They also stop unsightly fingerprint smudges for more attractive presentations. To prolong productivity, ergonomically-angled and textured palm rest areas provide a pleasant and solid feel so you can keep working without slowing down

Extra-strict ASUSPRO™ reliability testing standards
Business and organizational users demand higher standards and greater reliability, and so all ASUSPRO™ Series notebooks are strictly quality-tested to much higher industry standards then mainstream notebooks. They prove highly durable in drop tests, hinge cycle tests, and panel pressure testing. They also ship with an anti-shock hard drive that includes a triple protection mechanism to ensure data is always safe.

Stringent 3-axial/6-angular shock and vibration test
Stringent 3-axial/6-angular shock and vibration test: as a point of assurance to users, PU500CA hard drives are subjected to rigorous shock and vibration trials in accordance with surrogate testing to beyond common industry standards.

Motion sensor defense mechanism
Motion sensor protection mechanism: G-sensor hardware and hard drive protection software pre-empt imminent impacts as an additional line of defense in keeping data safe and secure. They use a 3D digital accelerometer with three levels of sensitivity: off, normal, and high. The latter is activated by default, and impact detection remains on at all times.

Metal bracket air bag
Metal brackets and shock absorbers: metal brackets add structural strength around hard drives, protecting storage beyond mainstream standards. This is complemented by shock-absorbing cushions designed as additional shields to protect data in the event of shocks or drops experienced by the notebook during transportation.

ASUS Secure Delete erases data permanently
Offers an easy-to-use interface and allows users to permanently remove confidential data from the recycle bin by simply launching Secure Delete and dragging and dropping files to be erased.

Improved privacy with fingerprint scanning
Notebooks incorporating fingerprint scanning take data access authorization and protection to a higher level with a personal touch. RF electronic scanner imaging reads fingerprint patterns, using sensors that are less affected by skin surface conditions, including dry, worn, calloused, dirty or oily skin, which may impair the ability of other sensor technologies to accurately detect fingerprints.

Protect your data – trace and locate stolen notebooks
The ASUSPRO™ P ESSENTIAL Series utilizes Intel® Anti-Theft Technology to help disable access to the operating system should your notebook ever get lost or stolen, keeping it safe and secure. Notebooks are also bundled with Computrace® LoJack® for Laptops by Absolute® Software, giving you the power to remotely locate them. You can also remotely lock and delete data before it falls into the wrong hands. The LoJack® for Laptops dedicated theft recovery team works with local law enforcement to track down and recover lost or stolen notebooks.

3rd generation Intel® processors
Help IT managers implement added security alongside intelligent performance
With or without managed IT environments, professionals implement added security alongside intelligent performance. The ASUSPRO™ P ESSENTIAL Series incorporates 3rd generation Intel® Core processors to deliver amazing performance and include manageability, graphics, and connectivity-enhancing technologies.

Intel® Small Business Advantage
(Intel® SBA) included
Helping small businesses efficiently manage their PCs in one simple package
Intel® Small Business Advantage offers a new computing platform that consists of hardware, software, and firmware to provide unique security and productivity capabilities. It has been specially-designed for small businesses that do not have a managed IT environment, so it simplifies things to allow you to focus on your business rather than your PC. Intel® SBA includes six applications to help organize security and productivity: Software Monitor, Data Backup and Restore, USB Blocker, PC Health Center, Energy Saver, and Wireless Display.

ASUS Asset Tag Manager helps with more efficient IT and admin
ASUS Asset Tag Manager is designed for small and medium businesses, allowing you to define a specific series number shown in the BIOS, which helps maintain team member device identification and easier management of individual PCs.

3X the charging cycle of Li-ion batteries and smart power connect alert
The PU500 uses long-life polymer batteries as a standard feature, offering three times the life cycle of traditional li-ion batteries. Eco-friendly and money-saving with a lower replace rate, polymer batteries also enhance safety thanks to low electrolyte leak rates. Should the power adapter be only partially or improperly connected to your notebook, the PU500CA’s embedded power connector alert will notify you of this problem, preventing sudden shutdowns and interruption to your work.

USB Charger+ : quickly charge mobile devices even with your notebook powered off
Exclusive ASUS USB Charger+ software easily charges smartphones, media players, and other portable devices even when notebooks are powered off or in sleep/hibernate modes in a fraction of the time it would normally take.

Auto data backup when battery charge drops to 5%
ASUSPRO Series notebooks use real time battery life detection to prevent data loss, saving work as soon as the battery drops to 5% charge so your data is always safe.

Green ASUS
ASUS leads the industry in eco-friendly processes, minimizing environmental impact with an initiative dubbed Green ASUS. It recovers four areas: green design, green manufacturing, green procurement, and green services. ASUS is focused on safeguarding our planet with responsible products, and the ASUSPRO™ Series succeeds in combining a lower total cost of ownership with the highest environmental standards. It is fully EPEAT, Energy Star, and RoHS-certified.

Product Description


ProcessorIntel Core i3 - i3-3217U 1.8 GHz (3 MB L3 cache)
Device typeLaptop
Colour of productBlack, Grey, Metallic
Form factorClamshell
Processor cores2
Processor threads4
System bus rate5 GT/s
Motherboard chipsetIntel HM77 Express
RAM4 GB DDR3-SDRAM (Maximum: 6 GB)
RAM speed1600 MHz
Total RAM slots1x SO-DIMM
Memory form factorOn-board + SO-DIMM
Total storage capacity500 GB
Hard Drive500 GB SATA HDD
Hard drive size63.5 mm (2.5 ")
Integrated card reader (types)MMC, SD
Screen396.2 mm (15.6 ") 1366 x 768 pixels
LED backlightYes
Aspect ratio16:9
On-board graphics adapter modelIntel HD Graphics 4000
Audio systemSonicMaster
Number of built-in speakers2
Built-in microphoneYes
Front cameraYes
Wi-Fi standards802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
Ethernet LANYes
Ethernet LAN data rates10, 100, 1000 Mbit/s
Bluetooth version4.0
USB 2.0 ports quantity2
USB 3.0 ports quantity1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity1
HDMI ports quantity1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports1
Headphone out1
Microphone inYes
DC-in jackYes
Pointing deviceTouchpad
Numeric keypadYes
Spill resistant keyboardYes
Operating system installedWindows 8 Pro
Operating system architecture64-bit
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) TechnologyYes
Intel My WiFi TechnologyYes
Intel Anti-Theft TechnologyYes
Intel Identity Protection TechnologyYes
Intel visual technologiesIntel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
Intel Hyper-Threading TechnologyYes
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)Yes
Battery technologyPolymer
Number of battery cells4
Battery capacity4000 mAh
Battery capacity (Watt hours)44 Wh
AC adapter power65 W
AC adapter frequency50/60 Hz
AC adapter input voltage100 - 240 V
AC adapter output voltage19 V
Power auto-sensingYes
Cable lock slotYes
Cable lock slot typeKensington
Fingerprint readerYes
Password protectionYes
Password protection typeBIOS, HDD, User
Weight1.96 kg
Width383 mm
Depth256.7 mm
Height (front)21 mm
Height (rear)22.5 mm
AC adapter includedYes
Energy Star certifiedYes
EPEAT complianceGold
RoHS complianceYes
CertificationUL, TUV, CE, FCC, BSMI, C-TICK / NZ A-Tick, CCC, GOST-R, CB, IDA, CECP, WEEE, Erp 2013
Additional Information

Additional Information

Colour Black
ConditionBrand New
EAN 4716659538257
10/100 NetworkYes
Hard Drive500GB
Internet ConnectivityWi-Fi
Keyboard LanguageUK
Manufacturer Asus
Product nameAsus PU500CA-XO016P i3-3217U 4GB 500GB 15.6 Windows 8 Pro Laptop
Operating SystemWindows 8.1
ProcessorIntel Core i3
Screen Size15.6 Inch
Product codePU500CA-XO016P
USB Ports3
Warranty1 year
Wireless Internet (WiFi)Yes
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