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Asus Vivobook S400CA

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1081 reviews of Asus Vivobook S400CA. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Opinions about the portability and design are generally positive. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably, but opinions about the battery and screen are mixed. Some have doubts about the connectivity and image quality.

performance, usability, price, design, portability

image quality, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Asus Vivobook S400CA is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Asus Vivobook S400CA

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 106 user reviews of Asus Vivobook S400CA from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. Opinions about the price and design are on the whole positive. The screen and usability also get good feedback, whereas there are some mixed opinions about the size.

portability, usability, screen, design, price

80% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Asus S400CA 14-inch VivoBook Touchscreen Laptop (Intel Core i3 3217U 1.8GHz, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, LAN, WLAN, Webcam, BT, Integrated Graphics, Windows 8Asus S400CA 14-inch VivoBook Touchscreen Laptop (Intel Core i3 3217U 1.8GHz, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, LAN, WLAN, Webcam, BT, Integrated Graphics, Windows 8

Jun, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Asus Vivobook S400CA

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 508 user reviews of Asus Vivobook S400CA from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. People really like the design. The performance is also mentioned favorably, but many are less positive about the price and portability.

screen, performance, design

usability, portability, price

76% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: ASUS VivoBook S400CA-DH51T 14-Inch Touch UltrabookASUS VivoBook S400CA-DH51T 14-Inch Touch Ultrabook

Jun, 2018

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by : Joel Santo Domingo (pcmag.com)

Asus VivoBook S400CA-UH51

 

As we well know, Windows 8 is meant to take advantage of the touch-screen interface, and subsequent Windows 8 optimized apps follows that functionality. Many traditional (read: non-touch) laptops and ultrabooks have to put in workarounds in order to be...

HDMI and VGA. Quick bootup from caching drive. Inexpensive price. Full ultrabook specs. Ten point Touch screen. Full sized Ethernet port. Solid screen for touch

Two USB 2.0 ports. Only one USB 3.0 port. Must use Fn key for vol/brightness/etc. Could use more battery life. Keyboard not backlit. Only 2.4GHz WiFi

The Asus VivoBook S400CA-UH51 is one of the least expensive ways to get a fully functional Windows 8 ultrabook. It's a touch-screen ultrabook that gets the pricing and feature set right.

Dec, 2012

Expert review by : Scott Stein (cnet.com)

Asus VivoBook S400CA review: Won't be the life of the party

 

Windows 8 may have one foot solidly planted in the future, but in the present it needs to be a reliable OS for everyday computers, too. While Macs are pricier, Windows PCs have always been what to look at if you're on a budget: this Asus VivoBook...

The Asus VivoBook S400CA is a reasonably priced 14-inch laptop with a touch screen, and a solid, mostly metal body.

An uncomfortably mushy keyboard, a lower-resolution display, and unimpressive battery life make this laptop feel like a series of compromises.

You get a decent 14-inch laptop package in the Asus VivoBook, especially given that it has a touch screen, but it doesn't add up to anything particularly impressive that you can't get elsewhere either with better design or for a lower price.

Dec, 2012

Expert review by : LAPTOP Magazine (laptopmag.com)

ASUS VivoBook S400CA-UH51 Review

 

The $699 ASUS VivoBook S400CA-UH51 represents a pretty solid value for students, mainstream users and those who have been waiting to pull the trigger on their first Windows 8 machine. This is the lightest and thinnest Ultrabook we've seen that has a...

Affordable for a touch screen laptop, Speedy boot time, Lightweight and sleek aluminum design

Below-average battery life, Shallow keyboard

Dec, 2012

Expert review by (laptopmag.com)

ASUS VivoBook S400CA-UH51

 

Windows 8 works best with touch, and the ASUS VivoBook S400CA-UH51 brings that experience to the masses for a wallet-friendly price of $699. This 14-inch Ultrabook features a touchscreen display along with a solid array of components, spearheaded by a...

Dec, 2012

Expert review by : Charles P. Jefferies (NotebookReview.com)

ASUS S400CA Touch Ultrabook Review

 

This 14-inch Ultrabook offers a Windows 8 experience complete with a touch-enabled screen for $699. Read on to find out what's forgivable and what's not at this price point.

Good battery life ; Good speakers ; Inexpensive

Poor screen ; So-so keyboard and touchpad ; Slow hard drive ; Headphone jack static ; The ASUS S400CA is an attractive Ultrabook priced at $699 but doesn't deliver a great user experience.

The ASUS S400CA is an attractive Ultrabook priced at $699 but doesn't deliver a great user experience.

Dec, 2012

Expert review by (notebookcheck.net)

Review Asus VivoBook S400CA Ultrabook

 

Windows 8 Book. The VivoBook S400CA provides the ideal symbiosis for Windows 8: Conventional notebook and touchscreen combined. This allows traditional programs and apps in the tiled layout to both be used as they were intended. The question is whether...

Good manufacturing quality, Elegant design, Large touchpad, Touchscreen, Low system noise, Good speakers, The touchscreen combined with Windows 8

Only one USB 3.0 port, Reflective display with low brightness, Difficult to upgrade, A brighter display and further additional USB 3.0 ports

Nov, 2012

Expert review by : thinkdigit.com (thinkdigit.com)

Asus Vivobook S400CA-CA028H Review

 

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 package, which does take away from the actual ultrabook...

Nicely built, Premium finish, Impressive performance, Good battery life, Touchscreen is an additional feature

Touchscreen adds bulk, Display loses out on contrast at high brightness, Lacks dedicated graphics

Jul, 2013

Expert review by : Dharna Verma (technostall.com)

Best Touch Ultrabooks Comparison – ASUS S400CA vs Sony VAIO T

 

Sony and Asus, both have their well-established positions in the gadget world. When it comes to comparing the devices, often people get confused as almost all devices introduced, nearly have same configurations like say, ...

Feb, 2013

Expert review by : ComputerShopper (computershopper.com)

Expert Review

 

Solid performance for a low price, Useful preinstalled software, Touch-screen capabilities, Strong overall package

Poor battery life, Lackluster display, Slightly shallow keys

Congress take note: This is what compromise should look like. You can't really call the Asus VivoBook S400CA exciting, but you can call it thoroughly capable.

Jan, 2013

Expert review by : Brad Chacos (computershopper.com)

Asus VivoBook S400CA Review and Ratings

 

The Asus VivoBook S400CA isn't flashy, but it's a surprisingly capable laptop that just happens to be the lowest-priced touch-screen notebook we've tested yet. Travelers will be disappointed by its brief battery life, however.

Solid performance for a low price ; Useful preinstalled software ; Touch-screen capabilities ; Strong overall package

Poor battery life ; Lackluster display ; Slightly shallow keys

No matter how you feel about Windows 8, it's hard to deny that the operating system is best experienced with a touch screen. The Asus VivoBook S400CA is not only tap- and gesture-ready, but it's the most affordable touch-screen laptop we've seen to...

Jan, 2013

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:HD / SonicMaster
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:1 / 2

Battery

Battery Capacity:2950 / 4000 / 44
Battery capacity (Watt hours):44
Battery performance:2950 / 4000 / 44
Battery Technology:Li-Ion polymer / Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) / Polymer
Number of battery cells:2 / 3 / 4

Camera

Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720 / 640 x 480
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3

Certificates

Certification:UL; NCC; FCC / UL;NCC;FCC Compliance;BSMI ;CCC;CB;EPEAT;EU Flower;E-standby;Energy star
Energy Star certified: Yes
Wi-Fi certified:Y
WiFi certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Aluminium, Silver / Black / Black, Grey / Black, Metallic / Black, Sand / Black, Silver / Black, Stainless Steel / Stainless Steel
Form Factor:Clamshell
Market positioning:Ultrabook
Product type:Notebook / Ultrabook

Display

3D:N / No
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:13.3 / 14
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
Display Surface:Gloss
Full HD: No
HD type:HD / Not supported
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen:No / Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:N / Y / Yes
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:3.42 / 4.74
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:65

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / No
Discrete graphics adapter model:No / Not available
Maximum Resolution:2048 x 1536
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2 / 3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:350
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1050 / 1100 / 1150 / 1200 / 800
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x166
On-board graphics adapter memory:0.34
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics / Intel HD Graphics 3000 / Intel HD Graphics 4000

Keyboard

Built-in touchpad: Yes
Full-size keyboard:No / Yes
Keyboard Layout:QWERTY / QWERTZ
Keyboard type:QWERTY / QWERTZ
Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys:No / Yes

Memory

Internal memory:2 / 4 / 6 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4 / 8
Memory clock speed:1600 / 1800
Memory form factor:On-board / On-board + SO-DIMM
Memory layout:1 x 4
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 4
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G: No
4G:N / No
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Data network: No
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Network standard:IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3u
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN / Gigabit Ethetrnet, WLAN
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n,IEEE 802.3,IEEE 802.3ab,IEEE 802.3u
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi data rate (max):300
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / No
WWAN: No

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type: No

Other Features

64-bit computing: Yes
Audio system:HD / SonicMaster
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
Display:LCD
Display Diagonal:14
Display Diagonal (metric):14
Ethernet interface type:Fast, Gigabit / Gigabit
Floppy drive installed: No
Graphics adapter family:Intel
Infrared data port: No
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x / VT-x / VT-x, VT-d
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-d,VT-x / VT-x / VT-x,VT-d
Internal modem: No
Number of products included:1
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Power supply type:AC/DC
Type:PC
Wireless Technology:Wi-Fi

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC / Y
Handheld remote control:N
Manual:Y
Power cord included:Y
Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC / Yes
Handheld remote control: No
Manual: Yes
Power cord included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port: Yes
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
HDMI version:1.3a
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Micro HDMI ports quantity:1
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Microphone in:No / Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
TV out:N
TV out port: No
TV-out:N
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 ports quantity:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:3.42 / 4.74
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:65

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel HM65 Express / Intel HM76 / Intel HM76 Express
Conflict Free processor:N / No / Y / Yes
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):11 / 14 / 15 / 17 / 18 / 19 / 20
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:N / No / Y / Yes
L3 cache:3
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM65 Express / Intel HM76 / Intel HM76 Express
Number of processors supported:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x16,2x8,1x8+2x4 / 1x8, 1x16, 2x4, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor:1007U / 2117U / 847 / 987 / I3-2365M / i3-2365U / i3-2375M / I3-3217U / I5-3317U / I5-3337U / I7-3517U / I7-3537U
Processor boost frequency:2.6 / 2.7 / 3 / 3.1
Processor cache:2 / 3 / 4
Processor cache type:L2 / L3 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge / Sandy Bridge
Processor cores:2
Processor family:2nd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i3 / Intel Core i3-2xxx / Intel Core i3-3xxx / Intel Core i5-3xxx / Intel Core i7-3xxx / Intel® Celeron® / Intel® Pentium®
Processor frequency:1.1 / 1.4 / 1.5 / 1.7 / 1.8 / 1.9 / 2
Processor lithography:22 / 32
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:1007U / 2117U / 847 / 987 / I3-2365M / i3-2365U / i3-2375M / I3-3217U / I5-3317U / I5-3337U / I7-3517U / I7-3537U
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Celeron 1000 series for Mobile / Intel Celeron Processor 800 series for Mobile / Intel Core i3-2300 Mobile series / Intel Core i3-3200 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-3300 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-3500 Mobile series / Intel Pentium 2000 series for Mobile / Intel Pentium 900 series for Mobile
Processor socket:BGA1023
Processor threads:2 / 4
Stepping:J1 / L1 / P0 / Q0
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):17
Tjunction:100 / 105

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:22 / 32
Idle States: Yes
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: Yes
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel HD Audio Technology: No
Intel HD Graphics: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider:No / Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology:No / Yes
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-x
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):No / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT):N / No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Built-in Visuals Technology: No
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / No
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):N / No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™:No / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics: No
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N / No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N / No
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No / Y
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N / No / Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology:No / Yes
Processor ARK ID:56056 / 65697 / 65707 / 65714 / 67194 / 70272 / 71469 / 72054 / 72055 / 72061 / 74259
Processor code:SR0N6 / SR0N8 / SR0N9 / SR0U3 / SR0U4 / SR0V4 / SR0VQ / SR0XG / SR0XL / SR109
Processor package size:31
Supported instruction sets:AVX / SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE4.x
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington / N / No
Fingerprint reader: No
Password protection:BIOS / Y
Password protection type:BIOS

Software

Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 8 / Windows 8 Pro

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:RS-MMC / SD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 320 / 500 / 750
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / Serial ATA
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory:24
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache type:SSD
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity:500
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:24
Storage media:HDD / HDD+SSD / Hybrid-HDD
Total Storage Capacity:1024 / 320 / 344 / 354 / 500 / 524 / 750

Technical Details

Display Type:LED
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.941 / 9 / 9.21 / 9.41
Height:0.827 / 0.839 / 1
Weight:3.88 / 3.97 / 4 / 4.03
Width:1.33 / 13 / 13.3