Very Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
The Asus S400CA has one of the biggest maximum internal memory supported by processors (32 gigabytes) amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age. Across all the ultrabooks that have been around for more than a year the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 16GB to 32GB.
Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
When compared to other portable PCs of this age and type that we have checked the on-board graphics adapter base frequency of, the Asus S400CA's on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 350 megahertz is one of the fastest. Across all the portable PCs of this spec and age the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 200MHz to 350MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 210MHz.
Has a Full-Size Keyboard
The Asus S400CA has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other ultrabooks that were launched around the same time as the S400CA.
Has a Front Camera
The Asus S400CA has a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs that are a similar age to the S400CA also have a front camera.
1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed
The Asus S400CA supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most portable PCs of this age and spec. Most comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed.
This notebook PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the S400CA.
Across similar types of notebook PC the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.
Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family
The Asus S400CA has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family which is better than most portable PCs that were released more than a year ago. Most laptops that are a comparable age to it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. Across all laptops that have been available for more than a year the best processor family is Intel Core i7-3xxx and the worst is Intel Core i7-6xxx.
If the processor family of this portable PC is too bad for you then you might want to consider the Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2014 Retina ($2,409.99) (Intel Core i7) which also has a higher Rating.
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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity
The Asus S400CA has a quite big total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops that were launched around the same time as the S400CA. The smallest total storage capacity of portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the S400CA is 120GB and the biggest is 520GB.
Very Big Screen Size
When compared to other ultrabooks that are a similar age to the S400CA that we have checked the screen size of, the Asus S400CA's screen size of 14 inches is one of the biggest. Notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the S400CA have screen sizes of between 12" and 14".
Has a Touch Sensitive Screen
The Asus S400CA has a touch sensitive screen, as do most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the S400CA.
Two USB 2.0 Ports
The Asus S400CA has more USB 2.0 ports than most of the ultrabooks that have been available for more than a year. Most of the ultrabooks that came out around the same time as the S400CA only have one USB 2.0 port, however this portable PC has two USB 2.0 ports.
802.11g WiFi Standard
This notebook PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many laptops of a similar type and age to it.
1x SO-DIMM Memory Slot
This laptop has a 1x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot on portable PCs that were released around the same time as it.
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Only One PCI Express Lane (max)
The Asus S400CA is a one PCI Express lane (max) laptop.
Only One USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
The Asus S400CA is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port laptop. Most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the S400CA have between one and two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.
Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
Laptops of a comparable type and age to the S400CA have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 1,000MHz and 1,200MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz. At only 1,050 megahertz, the Asus S400CA has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the S400CA.
Notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago have weights of between 1.2kg and 1.9kg. The Asus S400CA is fairly heavy (1.8 kilograms) compared to most of the other laptops that were released around the same time as the S400CA.
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Very Slow Processor Clock Speed
Portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the S400CA have processor clock speeds of between 1.6GHz and 2.8GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2GHz. The Asus S400CA has one of the slower processor clock speeds (only 1.7 gigahertz) amongst ultrabooks of this age.
If you would prefer a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to consider the Lenovo X240 (1.9GHz) which also has a higher rating.
Very Small Internal Memory
Across all the ultrabooks that were launched more than a year ago the internal memory range from 4GB to 8GB. With an internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the Asus S400CA has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other ultrabooks that were launched around the same time as the S400CA.
If you would prefer a laptop with a bigger internal memory then you might want to consider the DELL XPS 13 (8GB), or the Lenovo Yoga (8GB).
Only One USB 3.0 Port
Most ultrabooks that have been on the market for a similar time to the S400CA have between one and two USB 3.0 ports, including the Asus S400CA which has one USB 3.0 port.
At 21 millimeters, the Asus S400CA is fairly thick compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec. The average height of notebook PCs of this spec and age is 20mm, and the heights range from 12mm to 23mm.
Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory
The maximum internal memory of ultrabooks that have been around for more than a year range from 8GB to 16GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 11GB. The maximum internal memory of the Asus S400CA of only 8 gigabytes is one of the smallest amongst portable PCs of this age and spec.
With a width of 339 millimeters, the Asus S400CA's width is one of the widest amongst notebook PCs of this type and age. The narrowest laptop of this age and type is 300mm wide, the widest is 340mm, and the average width is 320mm.
Very Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency
Across all the laptops of this spec and age the maximum turbo frequencies range from 2.6GHz to 3.3GHz. With a maximum turbo frequency of only 2.6 gigahertz, the Asus S400CA has a fairly slow maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other ultrabooks that have been available for around the same time as the S400CA.
Very Slow Hard Drive Speed
The average hard drive speed of portable PCs that have been around for more than a year is 6,800 RPM, and the hard drive speeds range from 5,400 RPM to 7,200 RPM. With a hard drive speed of only 5,400 revolutions per minute, the Asus S400CA has a quite slow hard drive speed compared to most of the other ultrabooks that have been on the market for around the same time as the S400CA.
Very Small Processor Cache
The average processor cache of laptops of this age and type is 3.4MB, and the processor caches range from 3MB to 4MB. With a processor cache of only 3 megabytes, the Asus S400CA has one of the smaller processor caches amongst ultrabooks of this age.
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Released Over a Year Ago
It was over a year ago when this Asus laptop was released.
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 notebook PCs of this spec and age.
Alternative laptops that have a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels currently available that you might want to consider include the Lenovo X240 which has a better Rating.
If the display resolution of this notebook PC is too low for you then you might want to consider the Lenovo Yoga (1920 x 1080).
HDD Storage Medium
The Asus S400CA has a better storage medium than most laptops that have been available for around the same time as it. This Asus laptop has an HDD storage medium, whereas most ultrabooks that have been available for around the same time as 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.
There are a number of alternative notebook PCs that have an HDD storage media currently available which you might also want to consider including the Lenovo X240 which has a better Rating.
If the storage medium of this notebook PC is not good enough for you then you might also want to consider the DELL XPS 13 (SSD), or the Lenovo Yoga (SSD).
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Black, Stainless steel
Intel Core i5, Intel Core i5-3xxx
Processor Clock Speed
Intel HM76 Express, Intel HM76
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
333, 1333, 133, 1600
Processor Memory Type
DDR3-SDRAM, DDR3L-SDRAM, DDR3L
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
PCI Express Configuration
1x16, 1x1, 2x8, 1x8, 1x8+2x4, 2x4
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Processor Cache Type
Smart Cache, L3
SO-DIMM, On-board, On-board + SO-DIMM
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Total Storage Capacity
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
1366 x 768
Touch Sensitive Screen
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4000, Intel HD Graphics 400
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
DisplayPort, DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Front Camera Resolution
1280 x 720
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
Wireless LAN Connection
Gigabit Ethetrnet, WLAN
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Processor Package Size
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
100 - 240
AC Adapter Frequency
50, 60, 50/60
AC Adapter Power
Weight & Dimensions
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
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