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Asus S400CA 2 Core Intel Core I3-3xxx 1.8GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 14" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I3-3xxx 1.8GHz 4GB Jan 2013
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Asus VivoBook S400CA Ultrabook Review
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9 Reasons For

Asus Notebook PCs Have Good Reviews

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

Has a Front Camera

The Asus S400CA has a front camera, as do most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Asus S400CA supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most notebook PCs of this age and type. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This notebook PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the S400CA.

Amongst similar types of notebook PC the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.

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Quite Big Screen Size

Ultrabooks that came out around the same time as the S400CA have screen sizes of between 11" and 18", and the average screen size is 14". The Asus S400CA has one of the bigger screen sizes (14 inches) amongst ultrabooks of this age.

If this Asus laptop screen size is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Lenovo T440s (14.1").

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most frequently found processor cache on ultrabooks that were launched around the same time as 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 ultrabooks that came out more than two years ago.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on ultrabooks 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, which is unusual. Most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the S400CA do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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AC Cable Included

This portable PC has an AC cable included, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and type.

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11 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this laptop is Not supported, which is typical of many notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to it.

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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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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

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

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Heavy

Across all the ultrabooks that were released more than two years ago the weights range from 870g to 3.3kg, and the average weight is 1.6kg. With a weight of 1.8 kilograms, the Asus S400CA is quite heavy compared to most of the other ultrabooks that are a similar age to the S400CA.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many laptops of this age and spec.

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Only Intel Core I3-3xxx Processor Family

The Asus S400CA has a better processor family than most laptops of this age and type. This notebook PC has an Intel Core i3-3xxx processor family, whereas most ultrabooks that were released more than two years ago have an Intel Core i5 processor family. Across all notebook PCs of this age and spec the best processor family is Intel Core i7-3xxx and the worst is Intel Core i3-2xxx.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many ultrabooks that have been around for more than two years.

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Only SonicMaster Audio System

This laptop audio system, which is the most commonly found audio system on laptops of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Asus S400CA is a one USB 3.0 port notebook PC.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

Laptops that have been available for around the same time as the S400CA have battery capacities of between 23Wh and 72Wh. The Asus S400CA has one of the smaller battery capacities (only 44 watt-hours) amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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Thick

The thinnest comparable spec notebook PC that has been available for more than two years is 6mm thick, the thickest is 31mm, and the average height is 19mm. The Asus S400CA is one of the thicker ultrabooks that are a comparable age to the S400CA (21 millimeters) amongst ultrabooks of this age.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Asus S400CA

Released Over Two Years Ago

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

Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Asus S400CA has a pretty typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other ultrabooks that were released around the same time as the S400CA.

If you want a portable PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to consider the DELL XPS 13 (512GB).

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Average Internal Memory

The Asus S400CA has a pretty average internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the S400CA.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

The Asus S400CA has a relatively typical processor clock speed (1.8 gigahertz) compared to most of the other ultrabooks that are a comparable age to the S400CA.

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HDD Storage Medium

The Asus S400CA has an HDD storage medium which is better than the SSD storage medium found on most ultrabooks that were released 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.

Notebook PCs with a better storage medium that might be worth looking at include the Lenovo X1 Carbon (SSD).

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
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
LED Backlight
HD Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Networking
Cabling
Bluetooth Version
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
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
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
AC Adapter Included
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Technical Details
Other Features
Infrared Data Port

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

Manufacturer Part Numbers s400ca, asus s400, asus s400c, apple s400, s400cads31, s400caca094, s400caca078, asus s400ca, apple s400c, s400caca038, s400cads31t, s400caca059, apple s400ca, s400caca038h, s400cads31tc, s400caca059h, s400caca094h, apple i33217, s400caca078h, s400cabsi3t12, apple i33217u, s400cads31tca, apple s400caca038hnetworkcardsd, apple s400caca038hnetworkcardsdc, apple s400caca038hnetworkcardsdca, apple s400caca038hnetworkcardsdcar, apple s400caca038hnetworkcardsdcard, apple s400caca038hnetworkcardsdcardr
Barcodes 00886227384631, 00886227385157, 04716659642800

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