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Asus S400CA 2 Core Intel Core I3-2xxx 1.5GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 14" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I3-2xxx 1.5GHz 4GB May 2014
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8 Reasons For

Asus Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

Asus has good average reviews for its medium processor core notebook PCs as well as across its entire laptop range compared to other manufacturers.

16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The Asus S400CA is a 16 PCI Express lane (max) laptop. Most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the S400CA only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many laptops of this type and age.

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Has a Front Camera

The Asus S400CA has a front camera, as do most of the other portable PCs that are a similar age to the S400CA.

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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 portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to it. This notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the S400CA the worst memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz and the best is 1,600MHz.

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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 commonly found WiFi standard on notebook PCs of a similar age and type to it.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

The Asus S400CA is a two USB 2.0 port portable PC.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Asus S400CA has a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the S400CA do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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13 Reasons Against

Only Two Displays Supported by On-Board Grap

Most laptops of this age and spec use two displays supported by on-board grap, including the Asus S400CA which 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 notebook PC. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the S400CA have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

Notebook PCs of this age and type have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 660MHz and 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of only 1,000 megahertz, the Asus S400CA has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

At only 16 gigabytes, the Asus S400CA has a quite small maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other laptops that have been around for more than two years. The maximum internal memory supported by processors of laptops that are a comparable age to the S400CA range from 4GB to 32GB.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Asus S400CA does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the S400CA.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago. 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 the storage medium of this portable PC is not good enough for you then you might want to look at the T420s (£972.00) (SSD), or the S540 (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of only 1.5 gigahertz, the Asus S400CA has a quite slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the S400CA. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the S400CA the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.1GHz.

If you would prefer a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to look at the Packard Bell ME69BMP (1.58GHz and higher rated).

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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 the most commonly found display resolution on portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

Notebook PCs of this age and type have internal memory of between 1GB and 16GB. At only 4 gigabytes, the Asus S400CA has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other 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 similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it. This portable PC has an Intel Core i3-2xxx processor family, whereas most comparable spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5 processor family. Across all medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago the worst processor family is AMD C and the best is Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

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

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the S400CA have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the Asus S400CA which has one USB 3.0 port.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

The Asus S400CA has one of the smaller hard drive capacity (only 500 gigabytes) amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age. The average hard drive capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the S400CA is 590GB, and the hard drive capacity range from 180GB to 1.5TB.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Asus S400CA

Released Over Two Years Ago

This Asus laptop has been on the market for over two years.

Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Asus S400CA has a fairly average total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops that came out around the same time as the S400CA.

If you would prefer a portable PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to look at the DELL XPS 13 (512GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 14 inches, the Asus S400CA has a pretty average screen size compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

If this portable PC screen size is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the ProBook 650 (£691.18) (15.6"), or the 250 (£219.99) (15.6") both from HP or the DELL Inspiron 15 5000 (£410.00) (15.6").

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Average Weight

With a weight of 1.8 kilograms, the Asus S400CA has a relatively typical weight compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the S400CA.

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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
Display Surface
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
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
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
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
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 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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Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

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