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Asus S400CA 2 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.7GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 14" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.7GHz 4GB Oct 2014
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[ UNBOXING ] NOTEBOOK ASUS S400CA
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10 Reasons For

Asus Laptops Have Good Reviews

Notebook PCs built by Asus are some of the better notebook PCs according to average reviews from users and experts.

Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The maximum internal memory supported by processors of comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the S400CA range from 8GB to 32GB. 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 portable PCs of this age.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the S400CA is 290MHz. At 350 megahertz, the Asus S400CA has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the S400CA.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Asus S400CA has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the S400CA do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The Asus S400CA has a front camera, as do most of the other ultrabooks that are a comparable age to the S400CA.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Asus S400CA supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most portable PCs of a comparable type and age to it. This laptop supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most laptops of this spec and age support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all portable PCs of this spec and age.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across comparable types of notebook PC is 133MHz.

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar age and spec 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 typical of many similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

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

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

The Asus S400CA has more USB 2.0 ports than most of the ultrabooks that were released more than two years ago. Most of the ultrabooks that have been around for a comparable time to the S400CA only have one USB 2.0 port, however this portable PC has two USB 2.0 ports.

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12 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this portable PC is Not supported, which is the most commonly found HD type on comparable spec laptops that have been around for more than two years.

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Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

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

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

Most portable PCs of this type and age 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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Heavy

With a weight of 1.8 kilograms, the Asus S400CA is fairly heavy compared to most of the other ultrabooks that have been on the market for around the same time as the S400CA. The lightest notebook PC of a comparable type and age to the S400CA is 870g heavy and the heaviest is 3.3kg.

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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 ultrabooks that have been around for more than two years.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Only SonicMaster Audio System

This laptop audio system, which is the most frequently found audio system on ultrabooks that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

Most ultrabooks that have been on the market for more than two years have between one and three USB 3.0 ports, including the Asus S400CA which has one USB 3.0 port.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

The battery capacities of portable PCs of this age and type range from 23Wh to 72Wh. With a battery capacity of only 44 watt-hours, the Asus S400CA has one of the smaller battery capacities amongst ultrabooks of this age.

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Thick

The average height of comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the S400CA is 19mm, and the heights range from 6mm to 31mm. The Asus S400CA is quite thick (21 millimeters) compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

With a maximum turbo frequency of only 2.6 gigahertz, the Asus S400CA has one of the slower maximum turbo frequencies amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age. The average maximum turbo frequency of similar spec notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago is 2.9GHz.

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Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed

The Asus S400CA has one of the slowest hard drive speeds (only 5,400 revolutions per minute) amongst ultrabooks of this age. Ultrabooks that were launched around the same time as the S400CA have hard drive speeds of between 5,400 RPM and 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 6,200 RPM.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Asus S400CA

Released Over Two Years Ago

This laptop was released over two years ago.

Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family

The Asus S400CA has a better processor family than most notebook PCs of this type and age. This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family, whereas most ultrabooks that were released more than two years ago have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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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 portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the S400CA.

If you are looking for a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to look at the DELL XPS 13[plb_2014592_price] (512GB).

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 4 gigabytes, the Asus S400CA has a relatively standard internal memory compared to most of the other ultrabooks that came out more than two years ago.

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Average Screen Size

The Asus S400CA has a relatively average screen size (14 inches) compared to most of the other ultrabooks that were released more than two years ago.

If this ultrabook screen size is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Lenovo T440s[plb_1621569_price] (14.1").

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Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.7 gigahertz, the Asus S400CA has a fairly standard processor clock speed 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 have been available for more than two years. 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 would prefer a laptop with a better storage medium then you might want to consider the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_2189879_price] (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
Maximum Turbo Frequency
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
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
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
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
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
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
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
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 AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
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
Intel Virtualization Technology

6 Awards

Expert Reviews Best Buy Techradar Recommended PC Mag Editor's Choice uk.hardware.info Bronze techzine.nl Bronze hardware.info Bronze Award

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, s400caca039, s400caca194, asus i53317, s400caca215, s400caca058, s400caca074, asus s400ca, s400caca179, s400caca178, s400caca074h, s400caca179h, s400caca178h, s400caca039h, s400caca194h, asus i53317u, s400caca215h, s400caca058h, s400cabraca215, s400cabraca215h, asus s400caca039, asus s400caca039h
Barcodes 04716659349280, 07898573290651, 07898573291313

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