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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 Apr 2013
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9 Reasons For

16 Maximum Number of PCI Express Laness

The Asus S400CA has more maximum number of PCI Express laness than most of the portable PCs of this age and type. This portable PC is a 16 maximum number of PCI Express lanes laptop compared to most of the medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to the S400CA which only have between 1 and 15 maximum number of PCI Express laness.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most frequently supported processor operating modes on medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)

With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of 1,150 megahertz, the Asus S400CA has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s of portable PCs of this age and type range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz.

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Asus Has Good Notebook PC Reviews

Asus has good average reviews for its medium processor cores notebook PCs as well as across its entire notebook PC range compared to other brands.

Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The Asus S400CA has an Intel Core i7 processor family which is better than most medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available 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. Across all portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the S400CA the worst processor family is AMD C 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 medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the S400CA.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This portable PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Has a Touchscreen

Unlike most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the S400CA which do not have a touchscreen, the Asus S400CA has a touchscreen.

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Very Big Processor Cache

When compared to other comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years that we have assessed the processor cache of, the Asus S400CA's processor cache of 4 megabytes is one of the biggest. Across all the medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago the processor caches range from 0.51MB to 4MB, and the average processor cache is 3MB.

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8 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this laptop is Not supported, which is the most frequently found HD type on laptops of a similar age and type to it.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago, 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 the most frequently found storage media on portable PCs of a comparable type and 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 commonly found display resolution on medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Only Two Number of Battery Cellss

The Asus S400CA is a two number of battery cells laptop.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This portable PC ethernet LAN data rates, which is the most frequently found ethernet LAN data rates on medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Only SonicMaster Audio System

This laptop audio system, which is typical of many laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported bluetooth version on medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Asus S400CA

Released Over Three Years Ago

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

Average Total Storage Capacity

The Asus S400CA has a relatively standard total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age.

We compared all the other 500GB total storage capacity portable PCs to this portable PC and we think because of it's better review score, the Lenovo E531[plb_1555064_price] is also worth considering.

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Average Internal Memory

The Asus S400CA has a relatively typical internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the S400CA.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Asus S400CA has a pretty standard display diagonal (14 inches) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the S400CA.

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Average Processor Frequency

The Asus S400CA has a pretty typical processor frequency (1.9 gigahertz) compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the S400CA.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 1.9GHz processor clock speed portable PCs currently available including the HP EliteBook Folio 9470m[plb_1482433_price] which has better reviews.

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Average Weight

At 1.8 kilograms, the Asus S400CA has a relatively average weight compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the S400CA.

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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 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 Layout (slots X Size)
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Maximum Resolution
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
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera
Networking
4G WiMAX
Data Network
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
S/PDIF Out Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Built-In Touchpad
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Keyboard Layout
Software
Operating System Installed
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT)
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
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
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Capacity
Number of Battery Cells
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
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Other Features
64-Bit Computing

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, s400camx3, s400camx3h, s400caca040, s400caca040h
Barcodes 04716659349297, 05053866332629

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