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Asus S400CA 2 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.7GHz 4GB 500GB HDD+SSD 14" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.7GHz 4GB Apr 2013
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8 Reasons For

Asus Notebook PCs Have Good Reviews

Asus notebook PCs have an average rating of 79 out of 100, which is in the top 48% of all laptop manufacturers that we have assessed.

Has a Front Camera

The Asus S400CA has a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age also have a front camera.

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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 most portable PCs of a similar age and spec to it. Most ultrabooks that were launched around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This notebook PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all ultrabooks that have been on the market for a comparable time to the S400CA.

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

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on portable PCs of this age and type.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many similar spec portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on laptops of this age and type.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

Unlike most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the S400CA which do not have a touch sensitive screen, the Asus S400CA has 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 notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years. Most of the ultrabooks that were released more than two years ago only have one USB 2.0 port, however this Asus notebook PC has two USB 2.0 ports.

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11 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this notebook PC is Not supported, which is the most commonly found HD type on portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

The Asus S400CA is a one PCI Express lane (max) portable PC.

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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 portable PC.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been around for more than two years, the Asus S400CA does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Heavy

The lightest notebook PC that has been around for more than two years is 870g heavy, the heaviest is 3.3kg, and the average weight is 1.6kg. The Asus S400CA is quite heavy (1.8 kilograms) compared to most of the other ultrabooks that have been around for around the same time as the S400CA.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on laptops of this age and spec.

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Only 24 Solid-State Drive Capacity

The Asus S400CA is a 24 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity laptop.

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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 notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Only SonicMaster Audio System

This portable PC audio system, which is the most commonly found audio system on ultrabooks that are a similar age to it.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Asus S400CA is a one USB 3.0 port laptop.

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Quite Low Front Camera Resolution

Portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the S400CA have front camera resolutions of between 0.3MP and 1,300MP. When compared to other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the S400CA that we have assessed, the Asus S400CA's front camera resolution of only 0.3 megapixels is one of the lowest.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Asus S400CA

Released Over Four Years Ago

Asus released the S400CA over four years ago.

Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family

The Asus S400CA has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most ultrabooks that are a comparable age to it.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Asus S400CA has a pretty standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other ultrabooks that came out more than two years ago.

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Average Internal Memory

The Asus S400CA has a fairly average internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other ultrabooks that were released more than two years ago.

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Average Screen Size

The Asus S400CA has a pretty average screen size (14 inches) compared to most of the other ultrabooks that are a comparable age to the S400CA.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

The Asus S400CA has a relatively average processor clock speed (1.7 gigahertz) compared to most of the other ultrabooks that came out more than two years ago.

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HDD Storage Medium

The Asus S400CA has an HDD storage medium which is better than most similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years. Most comparable spec notebook PCs 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.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
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Product Type
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
Memory Slots
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Aspect Ratio
3D
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
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
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT)
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
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 Technology
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
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide

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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Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers s400ca, asus s400, s400camx2, asus s400c, s400cadh51, s400camx2h, s400caca129, asus i53317, s400caca006, s400caca077, asus s400ca, s400caca030, s400caca114, s400cadh51t, s400caca006h, s400caca077h, s400caca030h, s400caca114h, s400caca129h, asus i53317u, s400carsi5t18, asus tft6gb500, asus tft4gb500, asus tft4gb500g, asus s400cadh51, asus tft6gb500g, asus s400cadh51t, asus tft6gb500gb
Barcodes 00163120525010, 00886227340699, 00886227407170, 00886227412150, 04716659381884, 04716659398752, 04716659486343, 04716659701576, 06953040776579, 07186594452944, 08862273406994
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