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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 Oct 2014
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7 Reasons For

16 Maximum Number of PCI Express Laness

Most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the S400CA only have between 1 and 15 maximum number of PCI Express laness, however the Asus S400CA has 16 maximum number of PCI Express laness.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most commonly supported processor operating modes on medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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Asus Has Good Reviews for Its Laptops

Medium processor cores notebook PCs built by Asus have good reviews on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all portable PCs (not just medium processor cores notebook PCs) and found that Asus also has good reviews across its entire range.

Has a Front Camera

The Asus S400CA has a front camera. Most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the S400CA also have a front camera.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This laptop has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is the most commonly found wi-Fi standards on medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

Most medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the S400CA have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports quantitys, including the Asus S400CA which has two USB 2.0 ports quantitys.

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Has a Touchscreen

The Asus S400CA has a touchscreen, unlike most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec which do not have a touchscreen.

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13 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this notebook PC is Not supported, which is the most frequently found HD type on notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Only Two Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)s

The Asus S400CA is a portable PC that uses two number of displays supported (on-board graphics)s. Most of the other portable PCs that are a comparable age to the S400CA use two number of displays supported (on-board graphics)s.

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

The Asus S400CA is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity laptop.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)

At only 1,000 megahertz, the Asus S400CA has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) compared to most of the other laptops that are a comparable age to the S400CA. The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the S400CA range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years, the Asus S400CA does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Only HDD Storage Media

This notebook PC has an HDD storage media, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar 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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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on laptops of a comparable type and age to it.

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Quite Slow Processor Frequency

At only 1.5 gigahertz, the Asus S400CA has a quite slow processor frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec. The average processor frequency of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the S400CA is 2.1GHz.

If this portable PC processor frequency is too slow for you then you might want to consider the Packard Bell ME69BMP[plb_2868533_price] (1.58GHz) which is also higher rated.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

With an internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the Asus S400CA has a very small internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the S400CA. The average internal memory of notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the S400CA is 5.5GB, and the internal memorys range from 1GB to 16GB.

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Only Intel Core I3-2xxx Processor Family

The Asus S400CA has an Intel Core i3-2xxx processor family which is better than most comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for more than two years. Most medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have an Intel Core i5 processor family. Similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the S400CA processor familys range from AMD C (worst) to Intel Core i7-3xxx (best).

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This notebook PC ethernet LAN data rates, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

The Asus S400CA has a fairly small hard drive capacity (only 500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the S400CA. The smallest hard drive capacity of laptops of a similar age and type to the S400CA is 250GB, the biggest is 1.5TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 590GB.

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Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed

At only 5,400 revolutions per minute, the Asus S400CA has a quite slow hard drive speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age. The hard drive speeds of portable PCs of this spec and age range from 4,200 RPM to 7,200 RPM.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Asus S400CA

Released Over Two Years Ago

This medium processor cores notebook PC has been on the market for over two years.

Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the Asus S400CA has a relatively typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the S400CA.

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Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 14 inches, the Asus S400CA has a relatively standard display diagonal compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Average Weight

The Asus S400CA has a relatively average weight (1.8 kilograms) compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
Processor Lithography
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configurations
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Touchscreen Type
Touch Technology
Aspect Ratio
3D
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Embedded Options Available
Execute Disable Bit
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

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

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