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: 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.
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.
Summary: 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 made, with either 11.6in or 14.0in display.