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Asus S400CA 2 Core Intel Core I3 1.8GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 14" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I3 1.8GHz 4GB Jun 2013
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4 Reasons For

Good Brand

We checked the reviews from experts and users of hundreds of portable PCs to determine an average rating for each laptop brand. On average laptops from Asus have good ratings from owners and experts.

802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11b| 802.11g| 802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Asus S400CA has a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago 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 laptops of this spec and age. Most of the laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the S400CA only have one USB 2.0 port, however this notebook PC has two USB 2.0 ports.

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10 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Front Camera

The Asus S400CA does not have a front camera. Most of the other laptops of this type and age 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 laptops of a comparable age and spec to the S400CA also do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Heavy

The average weight of comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the S400CA is 1.6kg, and the weights range from 870g to 3.3kg. At 1.8 kilograms, the Asus S400CA is fairly heavy compared to most of the other laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This portable PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many laptops of this age and type.

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Only SonicMaster Audio System

This portable PC audio system, which is the most frequently found audio system on similar spec notebook PCs that have been available 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 laptop. Most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the S400CA have between one and three USB 3.0 ports.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

The smallest battery capacity of notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the S400CA is 23Wh, the biggest is 72Wh, and the average battery capacity is 46Wh. With a battery capacity of only 44 watt-hours, the Asus S400CA has one of the smaller battery capacities amongst portable PCs of this age.

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Thick

Across all the comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago the heights range from 6mm to 31mm. With a height of 21 millimeters, the Asus S400CA is fairly thick compared to most of the other ultrabooks that came out around the same time as the S400CA.

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Very Slow Hard Drive Speed

At only 5,400 revolutions per minute, the Asus S400CA has a fairly slow hard drive speed compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the S400CA. The slowest hard drive speed of portable PCs of this age and spec is 5,400 RPM, the fastest is 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 Three Years Ago

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

Intel Core I3 Processor Family

The Asus S400CA has a better processor family than most comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for more than two years. This Asus portable PC has an Intel Core i3 processor family, whereas most similar spec laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to it have an AMD E processor family.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Asus S400CA has a relatively typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type.

If you want a laptop with a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to consider 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 portable PCs of this type and age.

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Average Screen Size

The Asus S400CA has a pretty typical screen size (14 inches) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the S400CA.

Notebook PCs with a bigger screen size that might also be worth looking at include the Lenovo T440s ($519.99) (14.1").

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Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 1.8 gigahertz, the Asus S400CA has a relatively average processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the S400CA.

If this notebook PC processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might also want to consider the Lenovo X240 (1.9GHz).

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HDD Storage Medium

The Asus S400CA has an HDD storage medium which is better than most portable PCs of this spec and age. Most notebook PCs of a similar type and age to 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.

Laptops with a better storage medium that might be worth looking at include the Lenovo X1 Carbon (SSD).

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Specification

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Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
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
LED Backlight
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Networking
Cabling
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
DC-In Jack
Combo Headphone/mic Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
HDMI Port
VGA Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
Keyboard
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Included Driver
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Battery
Battery Capacity
Battery
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 Visual Technology

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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