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Asus S400CA 2 Core Intel Core I7-3xxx 1.9GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 14" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I7-3xxx 1.9GHz 4GB Oct 2013
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13 Reasons For

Asus Has Good Reviews for Its Laptops

Portable PCs manufactured by Asus generally have good ratings compared to other manufacturers.

16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

Most of the other similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to 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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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

At 1,150 megahertz, the Asus S400CA has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other ultrabooks that have been around for a similar time to the S400CA. Across all the ultrabooks 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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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The Asus S400CA has an Intel Core i7 processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most portable PCs of a comparable age and type to it. Across all portable PCs of a similar age and type to the S400CA the worst processor family is Intel Core i3-2xxx and the best is Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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Has a Front Camera

The Asus S400CA has a front camera, as do most of the other ultrabooks that have been available for around the same time as the S400CA.

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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 are a similar age to it. Most ultrabooks that are a similar age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this Asus laptop 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 laptops that were released around the same time as the S400CA.

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

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on portable PCs of this spec and age.

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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 laptops of this age and type.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many laptops of a similar type and age to it.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Asus S400CA has a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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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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Fairly Big L3 Cache

The smallest L3 cache of comparable spec notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago is 2MB and the biggest is 6MB. The Asus S400CA has a fairly big L3 cache (4 megabytes) compared to most of the other laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the S400CA.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

The processor caches of ultrabooks that were released around the same time as the S400CA range from 1MB to 6MB. The Asus S400CA has one of the biggest processor caches (4 megabytes) amongst comparable spec laptops of this age.

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11 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 available for a comparable time to it.

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

Most ultrabooks that came out around the same time as the S400CA 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

Like most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the S400CA, the Asus S400CA does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Heavy

At 1.8 kilograms, the Asus S400CA is fairly heavy compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the S400CA. Comparable spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the S400CA have weights of between 870g and 3.3kg, and the average weight is 1.6kg.

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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 the most frequently found display resolution on ultrabooks that have been available for more than two years.

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Only Two Battery Cells

The Asus S400CA is a two battery cell count laptop.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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Only SonicMaster Audio System

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

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Asus S400CA is a one USB 3.0 port portable PC. Most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type have between one and three USB 3.0 ports.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

The average battery capacity of laptops that have been available for around the same time as the S400CA is 4,300mAh. The Asus S400CA has one of the smaller battery capacities (only 2,950 milliamperes * hour) amongst ultrabooks of this age.

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Quite Low Front Camera Resolution

Notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the S400CA have front camera resolutions of between 0.3MP and 1,300MP. When compared to other laptops of a similar age and spec to the S400CA that we have checked, the Asus S400CA's front camera resolution of only 0.3 megapixels is one of the lowest.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Asus S400CA

Released Over Three Years Ago

This Asus portable PC has been on the market for over three years.

Average Total Storage Capacity

The Asus S400CA has a pretty standard total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other ultrabooks that have been on the market for around the same time as the S400CA.

If you would prefer a notebook PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to look at the DELL XPS 13 (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 of this type and age.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 14 inches, the Asus S400CA has a pretty standard screen size compared to most of the other ultrabooks that came out more than two years ago.

If this ultrabook screen size is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the Lenovo T440s (14.1").

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Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.9 gigahertz, the Asus S400CA has a pretty average processor clock speed compared to most of the other ultrabooks that were launched around the same time as the S400CA.

If this ultrabook processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might also want to look at the Lenovo X1 Carbon (£1,642.25) (2GHz).

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HDD Storage Medium

The Asus S400CA has a better storage medium than most ultrabooks that have been around for a similar time to it. This Asus laptop has an HDD storage medium, whereas most comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as 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.

Notebook PCs with a better storage medium that might also be worth looking at include 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
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 Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Maximum Resolution
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 Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G WiMAX
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
S/PDIF Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
VGA Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Built-In Touchpad
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Keyboard Layout
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Intel HD Audio 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 Cell Count
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
64-Bit Computing Architecture

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

Manufacturer Part Numbers s400ca, s400camx3, s400camx3h, s400caca040, s400caca040h
Barcodes 04716659349297, 05053866332629

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