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.
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.
Excerpt: Close on the heels of the S550C ultrabook , Asus had another ace up its sleeve – the S400CA. The major difference between the two is the screen size – S550C's 15-inches compared to the S400CA’s more compact 14-inches. Build quality is un-bloated and remains fairly understated and minimalistic.
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: The Asus S400E packs an Intel Core i7 processor into a burly metal shell and doesn't charge an arm and a leg for it. Its touchscreen makes it easy to navigate around Windows 8 but it's let down by a poor resolution and unimpressive colours.
Pros: Affordable price; Good performance; Sturdy, portable design.
Cons: Lacklustre display; Unimpressive battery life.
Summary: In this price range we slightly prefer the Acer Aspire M5 due to its longer endurance and better sound. But the M5's touchpad isn't as reliable. The HP Envy TouchSmart Ultrabook 4 lasts a half hour longer on a charge than the S400CA, but it's heavier and costs $50 more.
Summary: 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 this makes the VivoBook a well-rounded package?
Pros: Good manufacturing quality, Elegant design, Large touchpad, Touchscreen, Low system noise, Good speakers, The touchscreen combined with Windows 8.
Cons: Only one USB 3.0 port, Reflective display with low brightness, Difficult to upgrade, A brighter display and further additional USB 3.0 ports.