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Asus S400CA 2 Core Intel Core I3-3xxx 1.8GHz 4GB 524GB HDD+SSD 14" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I3-3xxx 1.8GHz 4GB Feb 2013
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10 Reasons For

Asus Has Good Laptop Reviews

On average portable PCs manufactured by Asus are rated 79 out of 100, which is in the top 48% of all portable PC manufacturers that we have analysed.

Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of 32 gigabytes, the Asus S400CA has one of the bigger maximum internal memory supported by processors amongst laptops of this age. Across all the ultrabooks that were launched around the same time as the S400CA the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 8GB to 32GB.

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Has a Front Camera

The Asus S400CA has a front camera. Most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the S400CA also have a front camera.

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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 most ultrabooks that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. Most notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all ultrabooks that have been on the market for more than two years.

Across similar types of laptop the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

At 524 gigabytes, the Asus S400CA has a fairly big total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs that came out more than two years ago. Across all the comparable spec laptops that were launched around the same time as the S400CA the total storage capacity range from 64GB to 1.1TB, and the average total storage capacity is 360GB.

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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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 around the same time as it.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Asus S400CA has a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other ultrabooks that were launched around the same time as the S400CA 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 were launched around the same time as it.

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12 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this portable PC is Not supported, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

The Asus S400CA is a one PCI Express lane (max) laptop.

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

Most ultrabooks that were launched more than two years ago have between one and three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the Asus S400CA which has one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Asus S400CA does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the S400CA also do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Heavy

The lightest notebook PC of this age and type is 870g heavy and the heaviest is 3.3kg. 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 notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

The Asus S400CA has a very small battery capacity (only 44 milliamperes * hour) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the S400CA. Across all the ultrabooks that have been around for a comparable time to the S400CA the battery capacities range from 14mAh to 7,600mAh, and the average battery capacity is 4,300mAh.

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Only Intel Core I3-3xxx Processor Family

The Asus S400CA has an Intel Core i3-3xxx processor family which is better than most ultrabooks that were released around the same time as it. Most portable PCs that were released more than two years ago have an Intel Core i5 processor family. Across all comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years the worst processor family is Intel Core i3-2xxx and the best is Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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Only 24 Solid-State Drive Capacity

The Asus S400CA is a 24 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity laptop. Most of the other portable PCs of this type and age have between 16 and 511 solid-state drive capacity.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

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

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Only SonicMaster Audio System

This laptop audio system, which is typical of many ultrabooks that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Asus S400CA is a one USB 3.0 port notebook PC. Most of the other ultrabooks that have been around for a comparable time to the S400CA have between one and three USB 3.0 ports.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Asus S400CA

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when Asus released the S400CA.

Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Asus S400CA has a relatively standard internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.

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Average Screen Size

The Asus S400CA has a relatively standard screen size (14 inches) compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been available for more than two years.

If this portable PC screen size is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Lenovo T440s (£410.78) (14.1").

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Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.8 gigahertz, the Asus S400CA has a pretty typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other ultrabooks that were released around the same time as 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 are a comparable age to it. 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.

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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
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 Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Installed SSD
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
3D Compatible
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
Audio System
Camera
Front 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
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
Full-Size Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
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 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
Warranty Card
Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers s400ca, asus s400, asus s400c, s400caca038, asus s400ca, s400caca010, s400caca004, s400caca010h, s400caca004h, s400caca038h, asus s400caca038, asus s400caca038h
Barcodes 04716659349273, 04716659365372, 04716659381891

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