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Asus S400CA
7.8 out of 10

Asus S400CA

Up to Intel® Core™ i7 3517U Processor žPrecision touchscreen Read more

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Overall 8

Asus VivoBook S400CA: Review

Review guidelines
2 September 2013
  • 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.
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Overall 7

ASUS VivoBook S400CA review

7 August 2013
  • 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.
  • Pros: Inexpensive slim responsive.
  • Cons: Average battery life no SSD poor keyboard.
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Overall 8

Asus Vivo Book S400CA-CA028H

29 July 2013
  • 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
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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.
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Overall 8

Asus VivoBook S400CA

22 January 2013
  • 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.
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Overall 8

Expert Review

18 January 2013
  • Conclusion: Congress take note: This is what compromise should look like. You can't really call the Asus VivoBook S400CA exciting, but you can call it thoroughly capable.
  • Pros: Solid performance for a low price, Useful preinstalled software, Touch-screen capabilities, Strong overall package
  • Cons: Poor battery life, Lackluster display, Slightly shallow keys
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Overall 7

Asus Vivobook S400CA review – an affordable ultrabook

1 January 2013
  • Summary: 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.
  • Pros: sleek, solid built, decent keyboard and trackpad, snappy, comes with a touchscreen, fair price
  • Cons: a rather poor panel was used for the screen, there's plenty of bloatware preinstalled,
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Overall 8

Asus VivoBook S400CA-UH51

PC Magazine
25 December 2012
  • Conclusion: The Asus VivoBook S400CA-UH51 is one of the least expensive ways to get a fully functional Windows 8 ultrabook. It's a touch-screen ultrabook that gets the pricing and feature set right.
  • Pros: HDMI and VGA. Quick bootup from caching drive. Inexpensive price. Full ultrabook specs. Ten point Touch screen. Full sized Ethernet port. Solid screen for touch.
  • Cons: Two USB 2.0 ports. Only one USB 3.0 port. Must use Fn key for vol/brightness/etc. Could use more battery life. Keyboard not backlit. Only 2.4GHz WiFi.
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Overall 6

ASUS VivoBook S400CA-UH51 Review

LAPTOP Magazine
4 December 2012
  • 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.
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Overall 8
Performance 9
Battery performance 8
Display 8
Weight 9
Noise 9
Gaming performance 6
Connectivity 7
Keyboard 8
Temperature 8

Review Asus VivoBook S400CA Ultrabook

24 November 2012
  • 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.
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