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Asus S46CA 2 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.7GHz 4GB 500GB HDD+SSD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.7GHz 4GB Aug 2013
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Sleek aesthetic designBeyond being extra thin and light, ASUS S46 ultrabooks pack a full feature set in just 21mm. The cool grey hairline design expresses a personal professional approach.... More
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7 Reasons For

Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

Across all the notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the S46CA the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 8GB to 32GB. The Asus S46CA has one of the bigger maximum internal memory supported by processors (32 gigabytes) amongst ultrabooks of this age.

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Good Brand

Ultrabooks built by Asus have good ratings on average. We also checked the reviews for all notebook PCs (not just ultrabooks) and found that Asus also has good ratings across its entire range.

Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The Asus S46CA has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter base frequencies (350 megahertz) amongst ultrabooks of this age. Laptops of this spec and age have on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of between 200MHz and 650MHz.

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Has a Front Camera

The Asus S46CA has a front camera, as do most of the other laptops that have been available for more than two years.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Asus S46CA supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most laptops that are a comparable age to it. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most ultrabooks that were released more than two years ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all portable PCs of this spec and age.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst similar types of portable PC is 133MHz.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

The biggest memory slots of the Asus S46CA is 2x SO-DIMM. That's over two times the memory slots of a 1x SO-DIMM portable PC, which is the most frequently found memory slots.

A 2x SO-DIMM memory slot is actually the best memory slots across all notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the S46CA.

Across comparable types of portable PC the worst memory slots is 1x SO-DIMM.

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19 Reasons Against

Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

Most laptops of this type and age have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), including the Asus S46CA which has one PCI Express lane (max).

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

The Asus S46CA is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port notebook PC. Most of the other ultrabooks that have been available for around the same time as the S46CA have between one and three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of only 1,050 megahertz, the Asus S46CA has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the S46CA. The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of laptops of this type and age range from 800MHz to 1,300MHz.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most notebook PCs of this type and age do not have a full-size keyboard. The Asus S46CA is no exception to this as it too does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The slowest processor clock speed of ultrabooks that have been on the market for a similar time to the S46CA is 1GHz and the fastest is 2.9GHz. With a processor clock speed of only 1.7 gigahertz, the Asus S46CA has a quite slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other ultrabooks that were released more than two years ago.

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Heavy

The lightest laptop of a comparable type and age to the S46CA is 870g heavy and the heaviest is 3.3kg. With a weight of 2 kilograms, the Asus S46CA is one of the heavier ultrabooks that were released around the same time as the S46CA amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age.

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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 similar spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

With an internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the Asus S46CA has a very small internal memory compared to most of the other ultrabooks that have been around for a similar time to the S46CA. The average internal memory of similar spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the S46CA is 5.9GB.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Asus S46CA does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other laptops that are a comparable age to the S46CA also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only 24 Solid-State Drive Capacity

The Asus S46CA is a 24 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity portable PC.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many ultrabooks that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Only SonicMaster Audio System

This portable PC audio system, which is typical of many ultrabooks that have been available for more than two years.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

Most notebook PCs of this spec and age have between one and three USB 3.0 ports, including the Asus S46CA which has one USB 3.0 port.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

Across all the ultrabooks that are a similar age to the S46CA the battery capacities range from 14mAh to 7,300mAh, and the average battery capacity is 4,300mAh. With a battery capacity of only 2,950 milliamperes * hour, the Asus S46CA has one of the smaller battery capacities amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

The Asus S46CA has one of the smaller battery capacities (only 44 watt-hours) amongst ultrabooks of this age. The average battery capacity of portable PCs of this spec and age is 46Wh, and the battery capacities range from 23Wh to 70Wh.

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Thick

The Asus S46CA is fairly thick (21 millimeters) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the S46CA. The average height of notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the S46CA is 19mm, and the heights range from 6mm to 31mm.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

Notebook PCs that are a similar age to the S46CA have maximum turbo frequencies of between 2.2GHz and 3.6GHz. At only 2.6 gigahertz, the Asus S46CA has a fairly slow maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age.

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Very Slow Hard Drive Speed

At only 5,400 revolutions per minute, the Asus S46CA has a fairly slow hard drive speed compared to most of the other ultrabooks that have been on the market for a similar time to the S46CA. The slowest hard drive speed of portable PCs of this age and type is 5,400 RPM, the fastest is 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 6,000 RPM.

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Quite Small L3 Cache

Across all the ultrabooks that came out more than two years ago the L3 caches range from 2MB to 6MB. The Asus S46CA has a fairly small L3 cache (only 3 megabytes) compared to most of the other ultrabooks that came out around the same time as the S46CA.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Asus S46CA

Released Over Three Years Ago

Asus released the S46CA over three years ago.

Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family

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

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Asus S46CA has a fairly average total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the S46CA.

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Average Screen Size

The Asus S46CA has a relatively standard screen size (14 inches) compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a similar age to the S46CA.

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HDD Storage Medium

The Asus S46CA has an HDD storage medium which is better than the SSD storage medium found on most ultrabooks that have been on the market for a similar time 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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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Device Type
Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
L3 Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Installed SSD
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
3D Compatible
Full HD
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Audio
Audio System
Camera
Networking
4G WiMAX
Cabling
Data Network
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
WiFi Standard
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
ExpressCard Slot
Docking Connector
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
VGA Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel VPro Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
CPU Configuration (max)
Processor Package Size
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Capacity
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
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

Expert Reviews

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27 December 2012

The Asus S46CA-XH51 is a handsomely designed Windows 7-equipped ultrabook that features a built-in DVD burner, USB 3.0 connectivity, and a full-size HDMI port, but its performance is so-so...

Built-in DVD burner
Durable aluminum chassis is easy on the eyes
Comfortable keyboard and touchpad
Reasonably priced
Only one USB 3.0 port
Keyboard isn't backlit
Bloatware
Middling battery life
27 December 2012

Although it's a sleekly designed ultrabook that features a built-in DVD burner, USB 3.0 connectivity, and a full-size HDMI port, the Asus S46CA-XH51's so-so performance ultimately dilutes its...

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers asus s46, asus s46c, s46cawx130, asus s46ca, s46cawx130h, asus hdd4324, asus hdd4324g, asus hdd4324gb, asus s46caxh51
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