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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 May 2013
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4 Reasons For

Asus Has Good Portable PC Reviews

Asus is one of the superior notebook PC brands according to average reviews from experts and owners, and Asus also has good ratings for its medium processor cores portable PCs.

Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family, which is typical of many portable PCs of this spec and age.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This laptop has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is typical of many medium processor cores portable PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Has a Touchscreen

The Asus S400CA has a touchscreen. Most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that have been around for more than two years do not have a touchscreen.

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9 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this laptop is Not supported, which is typical of many laptops of this age and type.

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Only One Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes

Most portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the S400CA have between 1 and 15 maximum number of PCI Express laness, including the Asus S400CA which has one maximum number of PCI Express lanes.

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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 portable PC. Most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the S400CA have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys.

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Does Not Have a Front Camera

The Asus S400CA does not have a front camera. Most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years do have a front camera.

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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 comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the S400CA also do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Only HDD Storage Media

This laptop has an HDD storage media, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this type and age. 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 notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many medium processor cores portable PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This notebook PC ethernet LAN data rates, which is the most commonly found ethernet LAN data rates on portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Quite Slow Processor Boost Frequency

Comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for more than two years have processor boost frequencys of between 1.3GHz and 3.7GHz, and the average processor boost frequency is 3GHz. With a processor boost frequency of only 2.6 gigahertz, the Asus S400CA has one of the slower processor boost frequencys amongst medium processor cores portable PCs of this age.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Asus S400CA

Released Over Three Years Ago

This Asus laptop was released over three years ago.

Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Asus S400CA has a relatively standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that were launched more than two years ago.

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Average Internal Memory

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

If this laptop internal memory is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Lenovo G500[plb_2580491_price] (6GB) which is also higher rated.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Asus S400CA has a fairly typical display diagonal (14 inches) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Average Processor Frequency

The Asus S400CA has a fairly average processor frequency (1.7 gigahertz) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.

If you would prefer a faster processor frequency then you might also want to consider the DELL 17[plb_2190480_price] (1.8GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 1.8 kilograms, the Asus S400CA has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that are a similar age to the S400CA.

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Specification

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Processor Family
Processor Frequency
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Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
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
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Family
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker(s)
Networking
Cabling Technology
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
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® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
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
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
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
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Battery
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Battery Technology
Power
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AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Weight & Dimensions
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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, asus i53317, s400caca215, s400caca058, s400caca074, asus s400ca, s400caca179, s400caca178, s400caca194, s400caca179h, s400caca178h, s400caca194h, asus i53317u, s400caca215h, s400caca058h, s400caca074h, s400cabraca215, s400cabraca215h, asus s400caca039, asus s400caca039h
Barcodes 04716659349280, 07898573290651, 07898573291313

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