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alaTest has collected and analyzed 201 reviews of S400CA-CA040H. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Comments about the design and performance are on the whole positive. The usability and portability are also mentioned favorably, but there are some negative opinions about the touchpad.

price, portability, usability, performance, design


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the S400CA-CA040H is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 78 user reviews of S400CA-CA040H from 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 Opinions about the performance and design are overall positive. The price and usability are also appreciated. There are some less positive views about the touchpad. Views are divided on the reliability.

portability, usability, price, design, performance


82% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Asus S400CA 14-inch Touchscreen VivoBook (4GB RAM, 500GB HDD)Asus VivoBook S400CA 14-inch Touchscreen Laptop - Silver (Intel Core i7 3517U 3.1GHz, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, LAN, WLAN, Webcam, BT, Integrated Graphics,

Consumer review by: review summary for S400CA-CA040H


alaTest has collected and analyzed 114 user reviews of S400CA-CA040H from 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 People really like the performance and reliability. The portability and usability are also appreciated, but the touchpad and battery get critical reviews. There are some mixed comments about the size.

price, usability, portability, reliability, performance

battery, touchpad

78% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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

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Wife loves it


Small size ; Great bang for buck

Touchpad goes wonky sometimes ; Hybrid drive does not make it feel like it has an SSD


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nice start, now falling apart


Light, small, relatively fast

The screws holding it together on the underside are all coming loose and falling out after 6 months of ownership. Trying to put them back in shows they are stripped or defective. Will have to RMA

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Our biggest mistake of 2013


Slick looking—but that only served to mislead us

Had we known the worthlessness of both ASUS screens and ASUS customer service, we would have never considered this purchase. Unfortunately, this ultrabook had everything we were looking for, and once we figured out how to customize Windows 8, it was a...

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Good HW, possible gotchas


This is a good, inexpensive computer that could have been 4.5 eggs. Unfortunately, it came with a wifi card that had to be restarted daily, and obsolete anti-theft software. The anti-theft software is linked to he BIOS, and has the ability to lock the...

Solid case, OK keyboard, good specs, excellent touchscreen, great value when I bought it. Reliably fast/good Newegg service

McAfee/Intel Anti-theft preinstalled security SW is very difficult to remove (it has the ability to lock the computer, and is EOL by the vendor...). Please review forum postings on "Intel Anti-Theft" before buying this computer ; Atheros wifi card has...

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very light, thin and sleek touchscreen for a cheap price. speakers are very nice for an ultrabook

came with windows 8, but since its touchscreen, it helps make windows 8 tolerable. the screen seems a bit sensitive to me, sometimes my fingers/palm hovers near the screen and it reads as if i'm touching the screen

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Wonderful computer


It would be nice if these would ship with Windows 8.1 instead of requiring you to go through the extensive update process after you receive it.

Being an Ultrabook, it's thin and light but still has a comfortably large screen. Being an Asus, it looks fantastic and feels very solid. I can grab one corner of the base and lift it off the table without the chassis or screen flexing one bit. The...

None to speak of

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Portable :) - Low config :(


Light weight ; Touch Pad

No Backlit keyboard ; Bronze brushed lid attracts smudge marks easily ; Screen attracts smudge marks easily ; About 3:30 hours of battery life - Which is low for ultrabooks

Product Specifications


Convertible: No
DVD Writer: No
Embedded 3G/4G: No
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Hard Disk Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam: Yes


Bluetooth: Yes
TV Output: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes


Aspect Ratio:16:9
LED Backlight: No
Touchscreen:1-Point Touch
True Resolution:WXGA

General Features

Intel ® Centrino Technology: No
Media Centre Edition: No
Operating System Version:Windows 8


Brand of Graphic Chip:Intel ®
GPU Model (Graphic Card):HD GRAPH. 4000


Chipset Brand:Unknown
Chipset Type:Unknown
Processor:Core™ i7
Processor Brand:Intel ®
Processor Number:I7-3537U