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Asus Vivobook S400CA

We have collected and analyzed 33 expert reviews and 622 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 72/100 and users rate it 75/100. The average review date is Sep 21, 2013. We have compared these reviews to 804071 reviews from other Laptops. The alaScore™ for this product is 88/100 = Very good. Last update: Dec 3, 2016.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Asus Vivobook S400CA

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 105 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. Reviewers really like the price and design. The screen and usability are also appreciated, whereas comments are divided on 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

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Asus Vivobook S400CA

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 189 user reviews of Asus Vivobook S400CA from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com.

75% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: ASUS VivoBook S400CA-RSI5T18 14-Inch Touchscreen Ultrabook (Black Aluminum)ASUS VivoBook S400CA-RSI5T18 14-Inch Touchscreen Ultrabook (Black Aluminum)

Dec, 2016

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: 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 Touch Ultrabook seems like quite a good deal on the surface: $699 buys a touch screen, Windows 8, an attractive design and good battery life. We found it also bought a solid selection of ports, reasonable build quality and relatively...

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: 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: 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

Expert review by: Andrei Girbea (ultrabookreview.com)

Asus Vivobook S400CA review – an affordable ultrabook

 

The Asus S400CA is one of the best affordable ultrabooks that offer a touchscreen right now and it's overall a solid machine, despite having some more or less annoying traits.

sleek, solid built, decent keyboard and trackpad, snappy, comes with a touchscreen, fair price

a rather poor panel was used for the screen, there's plenty of bloatware preinstalled

Ok, so basically the Asus VivoBook S400 is a decent everyday notebook, just thinner and lighter than the average laptop you’re familiar with. It also comes with a touchscreen and runs Windows 8, and while it’s not the snappiest flower in the garden,...

Jan, 2013

Expert review by: Kat Orphanides (expertreviews.co.uk)

Asus Vivobook S400CA review

 

Great if you need a lightweight touchscreen ultraportable laptop, but a little underpowered for the money

May, 2013

Expert review by: Robin Morris (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Asus VivoBook S400CA review

 

The Asus S400CA-040H is the first in Asus' new VivoBook range. These are highly portable Ultrabook-style laptops. With their 10-point touchscreen they might even be a route to a better understanding of the controversial Windows 8. Two models will be...

This model is very much about the Windows 8 experience. It looks good, the touchscreen works superbly, and the laptop is itself light and nimble. As an overall system, the Asus is a model you'll want to come back to.

Nov, 2012

Product Specifications

Camera

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

Display

Display Surface:Gloss
HD type: No

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter: No
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2 / 3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:3
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x166
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub)

Networking

4G: No

Ports & interfaces

USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1

Processor

Conflict Free processor:No / Yes
ECC supported by processor: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:No / Yes
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16 / 32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):21.3 / 25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066,1333 / 1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM, DDR3L-SDRAM
Processor cache level:L3
Processor cache type:L2 / L3 / Smart Cache, L3 / SmartCache, L3
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge / Sandy Bridge
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 900 series for Mobile
Thermal Design Power (TDP):17

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Built-in Visuals Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel HD Graphics: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Yes
Intel® Secure Key: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
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Processor ARK ID:56056 / 65697 / 65707 / 65714 / 67194 / 70272 / 72054 / 72055 / 72061 / 74259 / i3-3217U
Processor package size:31

Security

Password protection: Yes

Storage

Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory:24
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache type:SSD