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Asus S400CA 2 Core Intel Core I3-2xxx 1.4GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 14" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I3-2xxx 1.4GHz 4GB Mar 2013
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10 Reasons For

Good Brand

On average Asus notebook PCs are rated 79%, which is in the top 48% of all notebook PC brands that we have analysed.

16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

Most of the other ultrabooks that have been around for around the same time as the S400CA only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), however the Asus S400CA has 16 PCI Express lanes (max).

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Asus S400CA has a full-size keyboard, which is unusual. Most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the S400CA do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The Asus S400CA has a front camera. Most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the S400CA also have a front camera.

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1,066MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Asus S400CA supports a 1,066MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most ultrabooks that have been available for a similar time to it. This Asus portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all laptops of this age and spec the best memory clock speeds supported by processor is 1,600MHz and the worst is 133MHz.

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on laptops of a similar type and age to it.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Asus S400CA has a touch sensitive screen, unlike most of the other ultrabooks that were released more than two years ago which do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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AC Cable Included

This notebook PC has an AC cable included, which is typical of many ultrabooks that have been around for around the same time as it.

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12 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this notebook PC is Not supported, which is typical of many ultrabooks that have been around for more than two years.

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Only Two Displays Supported by On-Board Grap

The Asus S400CA is a portable PC that uses two displays supported by on-board grap.

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Only One USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port

The Asus S400CA is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port portable PC.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of only 1,000 megahertz, the Asus S400CA has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other ultrabooks that have been on the market for more than two years. Across all the similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the S400CA the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 800MHz to 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz.

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Heavy

The lightest similar spec laptop that has been on the market for around the same time as the S400CA is 870g heavy, the heaviest is 3.3kg, and the average weight is 1.6kg. With a weight of 1.8 kilograms, the Asus S400CA is one of the heavier ultrabooks that have been available for around the same time as the S400CA amongst ultrabooks of this age.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

Across all the portable PCs that were released around the same time as the S400CA the processor clock speeds range from 1GHz to 2.9GHz. The Asus S400CA has a very slow processor clock speed (only 1.4 gigahertz) compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This portable PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Only Intel Core I3-2xxx Processor Family

The Asus S400CA has a better processor family than most ultrabooks that were launched more than two years ago. This Asus notebook PC has an Intel Core i3-2xxx processor family, whereas most similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

An Intel Core i3-2xxx processor family is in fact the worst processor family across all ultrabooks that came out around the same time as the S400CA.

An Intel Core i7-3xxx processor family is the best processor family across similar types of portable PC.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Only SonicMaster Audio System

This notebook PC audio system, which is the most commonly found audio system on laptops of this spec and age.

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Only Three Battery Cells

Most notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the S400CA have between two and seven battery cells, including the Asus S400CA which has three battery cells.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

Most portable PCs of this age and type have between one and three USB 3.0 ports, including the Asus S400CA which has one USB 3.0 port.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Asus S400CA

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when this notebook PC was released.

Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the Asus S400CA has a relatively average total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the S400CA.

Laptops with a bigger total storage capacity that might also be worth looking at include the DELL XPS 13 (512GB), or the Lenovo X1 Carbon (512GB).

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Asus S400CA has a pretty standard internal memory compared to most of the other laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the S400CA.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 14 inches, the Asus S400CA has a fairly standard screen size compared to most of the other ultrabooks that are a comparable age to the S400CA.

Notebook PCs with a bigger screen size that might be worth looking at include the Lenovo T440s (14.1").

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HDD Storage Medium

The Asus S400CA has a better storage medium than most comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for more than two years. This Asus notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, whereas most portable PCs of a similar spec and age to it have an SSD storage medium. HDD is a traditional storage drive which stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are slower than other forms of storage such as solid state drives (SSD) and flash drives.

If you want a portable PC with a better storage medium then you might also want to look at the Lenovo X1 Carbon (£697.00) (SSD).

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Processor Model
Integrated 4G WiMAX
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Touch Screen
Touch Technology
Aspect Ratio
3D Compatible
LED Backlight
HD Type
Video
Graphics
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Networking
Cabling
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
VGA Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Included Driver
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Execute Disable Bit
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Capacity
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Technical Details
Other Features

6 Awards

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Expert Reviews

(45)
7 August 2013

Easily mistaken for a boring run-of-the-mill laptop, the ASUS VivoBook is an affordable option with a range of extra features. For a start, it has a touchscreen, is only 2cm thick, has a large... Read more…

29 July 2013

Like its bigger screen sibling, the more affordable S400CA walks the same path of very good build quality and fairly good performance. The touchscreen has added a bit of bulk to the entire...

17 July 2013

The ASUS S400CA is a very good performer in all regular computing tasks, thanks to its Core i7 CPU with sufficient RAM and hybrid drive system. However, its display quality is nothing to write...

8 May 2013

Great if you need a lightweight touchscreen ultraportable laptop, but a little underpowered for the money...

24 February 2013

The ASUS VivoBook S400C offers plenty of value for money, especially if you can find it for just over $800. It has a strong CPU, good storage, a decent touchscreen and keyboard and a good range of...

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User Reviews

(138)
Reviewed 7 February 2013 by Ryan9999
Ryan9999 would recommend the Asus VivoBook S400CA

I read a lot of reviews about ASUS laptops before this purchase and my biggest concern was in a lot of those reviews, people complained about wireless issues. Being an IT professional, I wasn't... Read more…

Reviewed 4 March 2013 by Anonymous

Be warned. I'm not the one to give bad reviews, but I felt compelled to do so with this one. The laptop was great out of the box, a clean stylish look with a quality build. The keyboard is one of... Read more…

Reviewed 3 November 2013 by Patrick R.
(Verified Purchase)

If you are considering this, BUY IT ALREADY, and opportunity like this is rare where price, performance and quality merge into a great Windows 8 experience - This is spotlights Windows 8 and was... Read more…

Reviewed 18 February 2013 by Computerbrain11
Computerbrain11 would recommend the Asus VivoBook S400CA

I've got to say as I'm writing this review I am not a satisfied customer but my faults with it could just be with my particular PC. I guess I'll start with the good. The build quality is... Read more…

Reviewed 24 May 2015 by Jason W.
(Verified Purchase)

Great boot/app drive. Highly recommend the asrock z97 extreme6/ac motherboard if you want two m.2 drives and want to boot to them in Windows. Tip on install make sure you copy win8.1 to a USB so... Read more…

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+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

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Barcodes 04716659381877, 04716659382386, 04716659409212

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