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Asus S400CA 2 Core Intel Core I3-3xxx 1.8GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 14" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I3-3xxx 1.8GHz 4GB Apr 2014
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6 Reasons For

Asus Has Good Portable PC Reviews

Based on 3,771 expert and owner reviews, Asus has good ratings for its laptops. Asus also has good ratings specifically within its ultrabooks range.

Has a Front Camera

The Asus S400CA has a front camera, as do most of the other laptops of this spec and age.

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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 the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it. In addition, this 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 ultrabooks that were released more than two years ago.

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

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many ultrabooks that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Asus S400CA has a touch sensitive screen, which is unusual. Most of the other laptops that have been available for around the same time as the S400CA 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 laptop. Most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec have between one and two USB 2.0 ports.

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9 Reasons Against

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

Most ultrabooks that have been around for more than two years 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

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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Heavy

Comparable spec notebook PCs 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. The Asus S400CA is one of the heavier similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the S400CA (1.8 kilograms) amongst ultrabooks of this age.

Other laptops with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Lenovo U410 (1.8kg).

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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 ultrabooks that have been available for more than two years.

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Only Intel Core I3-3xxx Processor Family

The Asus S400CA has an Intel Core i3-3xxx processor family which is better than most portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. Most notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family. The best processor family of all portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years is Intel Core i7-3xxx and the worst is Intel Core i3-2xxx.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on portable PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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Only SonicMaster Audio System

This notebook PC audio system, which is typical of many portable 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 notebook PC.

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Thick

The Asus S400CA is fairly thick (21 millimeters) compared to most of the other ultrabooks that came out around the same time as the S400CA. The average height of ultrabooks that have been on the market for around the same time as the S400CA is 19mm, and the heights range from 6mm to 31mm.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Asus S400CA

Released Over Three Years Ago

Asus released the S400CA over three years ago.

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 comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the S400CA.

If this ultrabook total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Lenovo X1 Carbon (512GB).

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 4 gigabytes, the Asus S400CA has a fairly average internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the S400CA.

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Average Screen Size

The Asus S400CA has a fairly average screen size (14 inches) compared to most of the other ultrabooks that have been available for around the same time as the S400CA.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 1.8 gigahertz, the Asus S400CA has a relatively standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

If you want a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to consider the Lenovo U410 (1.9GHz).

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HDD Storage Medium

The Asus S400CA has an HDD storage medium which is better than most ultrabooks that have been on the market for more than two years. Most similar spec portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time 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.

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Specification

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Memory Card
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Touch Screen
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Full HD
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Camera
Networking
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Microphone in Port
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DVI Port
HDMI Port
VGA Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
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Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
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Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
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Processor Special Features
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
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Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology
Infrared Data Port

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

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Barcodes 00886227384631, 00886227385157, 04716659642800
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