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Asus B400A 2 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.7GHz 4GB 524GB HDD+SSD 14.1" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.7GHz 4GB Oct 2012
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Only measuring 0.8 inches thin and weighing a mere 3 lbs, the B400A makes working anywhere anytime easy. Despite its thin profile, the B400A is equipped with rich, comprehensive ports such as USB... More
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16 Reasons For

Asus Has Good Notebook PC Reviews

Asus is one of the superior laptop brands according to average owner and expert review score data that we have collected for all notebook PCs.

Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The average maximum internal memory supported by processor of ultrabooks that have been available for around the same time as the B400A is 23GB. With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of 32 gigabytes, the Asus B400A has a fairly big maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the B400A.

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Three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

The Asus B400A is a three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port portable PC.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Unlike most of the other portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the B400A which do not have a full-size keyboard, the Asus B400A has a full-size keyboard.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Asus B400A supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most laptops of this type and age. In addition, this laptop supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This portable PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all notebook PCs of this type and age.

A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across similar types of portable PC.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

The average total storage capacity of ultrabooks that have been on the market for more than two years is 360GB. At 524 gigabytes, the Asus B400A has a fairly big total storage capacity compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the B400A.

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Quite Big Screen Size

With a screen size of 14.1 inches, the Asus B400A has one of the bigger screen sizes amongst ultrabooks of this age. Laptops of this age and spec have screen sizes of between 11" and 18".

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on ultrabooks that were released more than two years ago.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many ultrabooks that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

At 6,840 milliamperes * hour, the Asus B400A has a quite big battery capacity compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the B400A. The smallest battery capacity of laptops that came out around the same time as the B400A is 14mAh and the biggest is 7,600mAh.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

Most laptops of this age and spec have between one and three USB 3.0 ports, including the Asus B400A which has three USB 3.0 ports.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This laptop has a 1.4 HDMI version, which is the most commonly found HDMI version on laptops of this age and spec.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity

At 50 watt-hours, the Asus B400A has a quite big battery capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the B400A. The smallest battery capacity of laptops of this age and type is 23Wh and the biggest is 72Wh.

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Four Battery Cells

Most similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the B400A have between two and seven battery cells, including the Asus B400A which has four battery cells.

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AC Cable Included

This portable PC has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included on laptops that have been around for a similar time to it.

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12 Reasons Against

Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

The Asus B400A is a one PCI Express lane (max) notebook PC. Most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the B400A have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).

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Does Not Have a Front Camera

The Asus B400A does not have a front camera, unlike most of the other ultrabooks that have been around for around the same time as the B400A which have a front camera.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Asus B400A does not have a touch sensitive screen, although it is worth noting that most of the other notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only 24 Solid-State Drive Capacity

Most ultrabooks that have been on the market for more than two years have between 16 and 511 solid-state drive capacity, including the Asus B400A which has 24 solid-state drive capacity.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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Quite Small Megapixel Count

When compared to other comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the B400A that we have assessed, the megapixel count of the Asus B400A of only 0.3 megapixels is one of the smallest. The smallest megapixel count of laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the B400A is 0.3MP and the biggest is 1.3MP.

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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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Quite Low Front Camera Resolution

The average front camera resolution of notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the B400A is 12MP. The Asus B400A has one of the lowest front camera resolutions (only 0.3 megapixels) amongst laptops of this age.

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Thick

With a height of 21 millimeters, the Asus B400A is one of the thicker ultrabooks that have been around for a comparable time to the B400A amongst ultrabooks of this age. The thinnest portable PC of a similar age and spec to the B400A is 6mm thick and the thickest is 31mm.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

The maximum turbo frequencies of ultrabooks that were launched around the same time as the B400A range from 1.3GHz to 3.6GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 2.9GHz. The Asus B400A has a fairly slow maximum turbo frequency (only 2.6 gigahertz) compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the B400A.

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Very Dim Display Brightness

The display brightnesss of notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the B400A range from 200 cd/m² to 500 cd/m². The Asus B400A has one of the dimmer display brightnesss (only 220 candellas per square meter) amongst ultrabooks of this age.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Asus B400A

Released Over Four Years Ago

Asus released the B400A over four years ago.

Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family

The Asus B400A has a better processor family than most portable PCs of a similar age and spec to it. This Asus notebook PC has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family, whereas most ultrabooks that were launched around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Internal Memory

The Asus B400A has a relatively average internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been available for more than two years.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.7 gigahertz, the Asus B400A has a fairly average processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the B400A.

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HDD Storage Medium

The Asus B400A has a better storage medium than most ultrabooks that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, whereas most similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable 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.

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Average Weight

At 1.6 kilograms, the Asus B400A has a pretty typical weight compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the B400A.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Market Positioning
Colour of Product
Product Type
Intel Segment Tagging
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
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Display Response Rise/fall
Display Brightness
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
On-Board Graphics Adapter Family
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Networking
Cabling Technology
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Version
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
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 (Watt Hours)
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
Security
Password Protection Type
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Certificates
Energy Star Certified

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers b400axh51, asus i53317, asus i53317u
Barcodes 00886227360826, 08862273608268
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