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Asus S400CA 2 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.8GHz 4GB 500GB HDD+SSD 14" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.8GHz 4GB Jun 2014
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12 Reasons For

Good Brand

Asus is one of the superior notebook PC manufacturers according to average user and expert review score data that we have collected for all portable PCs.

Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of 32 gigabytes, the Asus S400CA has a quite big maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the S400CA. Ultrabooks that were released more than two years ago have maximum internal memory supported by processors of between 8GB and 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 23GB.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 350 megahertz, the Asus S400CA has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age. Across all the laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the S400CA the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 200MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 290MHz.

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Has a Front Camera

The Asus S400CA has a front camera. Most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the S400CA 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 the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most portable PCs of this age and type. This Asus portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all ultrabooks that have been available for more than two years.

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

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

Across all the laptops that have been available for more than two years the total storage capacity range from 64GB to 1.1TB. The Asus S400CA has a quite big total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other ultrabooks that are a comparable age to the S400CA.

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many laptops of a similar age and type to it.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on ultrabooks that are a similar age to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on portable PCs of this type and age.

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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 of this age and type 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 portable PC. Most of the other ultrabooks that came out more than two years ago only have one USB 2.0 port.

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AC Cable Included

This notebook PC has an AC cable included, which is typical of many portable PCs of this spec and age.

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14 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 notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

The Asus S400CA is a one PCI Express lane (max) laptop. Most of the other ultrabooks that came out more than two years ago have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).

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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 laptop. Most of the other comparable spec laptops that were launched more than two years ago have between one and three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most portable PCs of this age and spec do not have a full-size keyboard. The Asus S400CA is no exception to this as it too does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Heavy

At 1.8 kilograms, the Asus S400CA is quite heavy compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the S400CA. The average weight of portable PCs that were released around the same time as the S400CA is 1.6kg, and the weights range from 870g to 3.3kg.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on notebook PCs 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 portable PC.

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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 ultrabooks that have been available for more than two years.

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Only SonicMaster Audio System

This portable PC audio system, which is typical of many notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Only Three Battery Cells

The Asus S400CA is a three battery cell count portable PC. Most of the other laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the S400CA have between two and seven battery cells.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

Most ultrabooks that have been available for more than two years have between one and three USB 3.0 ports, including the Asus S400CA which has one USB 3.0 port.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

Laptops of this spec and age have battery capacities of between 23Wh and 72Wh. At only 44 watt-hours, the Asus S400CA has a quite small battery capacity compared to most of the other ultrabooks that are a similar age to the S400CA.

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Thick

At 21 millimeters, the Asus S400CA is quite thick compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age. The thinnest similar spec laptop that came out more than two years ago is 6mm thick, the thickest is 31mm, and the average height is 19mm.

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Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed

The slowest hard drive speed of ultrabooks that have been on the market for a similar time to the S400CA is 5,400 RPM, the fastest is 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 6,200 RPM. The Asus S400CA has one of the slower hard drive speeds (only 5,400 revolutions per minute) amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Asus S400CA

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this portable PC was released.

Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family

The Asus S400CA has a better processor family than most comparable spec laptops that came out more than two years ago. This portable PC has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family, whereas most ultrabooks that came out around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 4 gigabytes, the Asus S400CA has a relatively average internal memory compared to most of the other ultrabooks that came out more than two years ago.

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Average Screen Size

The Asus S400CA has a pretty standard screen size (14 inches) compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.8 gigahertz, the Asus S400CA has a pretty average processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops that have been available for more than two years.

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HDD Storage Medium

The Asus S400CA has an HDD storage medium which is better than most notebook PCs that are a similar age to it. Most ultrabooks that were released more than two years ago 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
Colour of Product
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 Form Factor
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 Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Touchscreen Type
Touch Technology
Aspect Ratio
3D
LED Backlight
Display Surface
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
4G WiMAX
Cabling Technology
4G
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 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
Windows Keys
Keyboard Layout
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Drivers Included
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® 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)
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
Fingerprint Reader
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included

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

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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

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers s400ca, asus s400, asus s400c, asus i53317, s400caca120, s400caca130, asus s400ca, s400caca122, s400caca129, s400caca130h, s400caca122h, s400caca129h, asus i53317u, s400caca120h, asus tft4gb500, asus tft4gb500g, s400ca0181a3337, asus b01l0y4ib6, s400ca0181a3337u, asus s400caca129, asus tft4gb500gb, asus s400caca129h, asus s400carsi5t18
Barcodes 04716659486817, 04716659497783
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