Summary: The Asus Ultrabook VivoBook S400CA is an elegant and robust at the same time. Therefore, particularly suitable to follow the owner during his travels. To enhance our impression that the weight does not contribute to excessive size and contained all things considered. The performances are very good, although incomplete: for work and family, will assist you in every situation without major hitches, but if you think you can also play with the Asus VivoBook S400CA , you’re...
Pros: Touch screen very responsive and precise design is both elegant and functional, Satisfactory performance, Sound quality superior to many competitors.
Cons: Both the surface of the lid is that of the screen are a repository of fingerprints, The visual quality is excellent and not suffering too much light reflection.
Excerpt: 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 array of ports and a sleek wedge-shaped chassis. Our test model used a 1.8GHz Core i3-3217U CPU paired with a rather massively-overkill 6GB of RAM. No discrete GPU is included but the Intel HD 4000 graphics do a passable job and can handle a little casual gaming.
Summary: 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 experience. But, it is still lighter than a notebook!
Pros: Nicely built, Premium finish, Impressive performance, Good battery life, Touchscreen is an additional feature
Cons: Touchscreen adds bulk, Display loses out on contrast at high brightness, Lacks dedicated graphics
Summary: 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.
Pros: The Asus VivoBook S400CA is a reasonably priced 14-inch laptop with a touch screen, and a solid, mostly metal body.
Cons: An uncomfortably mushy keyboard, a lower-resolution display, and unimpressive battery life make this laptop feel like a series of compromises.
ASUS VivoBook S400CA review: 14-inch touch notebook
20 February 2013
Excerpt: ASUS has been releasing some pretty interesting Windows 8 products as of late. We've already reviewed the affordable ASUS VivoBook X202E/S200E, the ASUS Vivo Tab RT and the Vivo Tab Smart. Today we will take a closer look at the VivoBook S400CACA, a 14-inch notebook with touch that's available in a number of different configurations.
Summary: 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 14-inch touch screen. However, while five hours of battery life isn't terrible, other Windows 8 touch screen notebooks last longer on a charge. We also wish the keyboard had a firmer feel.