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Asus VivoBook S400 Series

Asus VivoBook S400CA-CA002HProcessor: Intel Core i3 3217U, Intel Core i5 3317U, Intel Core i7 3517U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Display: 14 inch, 14.1 inch
Weight: 1.8kg, 1.86kg, 1.9kg
Price: 600, 700, 750, 800, 900 euro
Average Score: 76.17% - good
Average of 18 scores (from 21 reviews)
price: 70%, performance: 75%, features: 74%, display: 81%
mobility: 78%, workmanship: 81%, ergonomy: 86%, emissions: 91%

 

Asus VivoBook S400CA-CA006H

Specifications

Asus VivoBook S400CA-CA006HNotebook: Asus VivoBook S400CA-CA006H
Processor: Intel Core i5 3317U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Display: 14 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.86kg
Price: 750 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 81% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

85% Review Asus VivoBook S400CA Ultrabook | Notebookcheck
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?
81% ASUS VivoBook S400 - 128GB SSD | 8GB
Source: Benchmark.pl Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 81% performance: 90% display: 90% mobility: 90% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 90% emissions: 90%

 

Asus VivoBook S400CA-DH51T

Specifications

Asus VivoBook S400CA-DH51TNotebook: Asus VivoBook S400CA-DH51T
Processor: Intel Core i5 3317U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.8kg
Price: 800 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 72.67% - average
Average of 3 scores (from 4 reviews)

 

60% ASUS S400CA Touch Ultrabook Review
Source: Notebookreview.com English
The ASUS S400CA Touch Ultrabook seems like quite a good deal on the surface: $699 buys a touch screen, Windows 8, an attractive design and good battery life. We found it also bought a solid selection of ports, reasonable build quality and relatively good sounding speakers. What it doesn't buy is a satisfactory user experience. We'd recommend spending a bit more for a computer with a better quality display before recommending the ASUS S400CA. There's not enough substance here to allow us to give it a full recommendation.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 12/12/2012
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 50% performance: 50% features: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
80% ASUS VivoBook S400CA-DH51T 14-inch Ultrabook PC
Source: Comp Reviews English
With its base features and price tag, the ASUS VivoBook S400CA-DH51T is not that different from most other ultrabooks. What sets it apart from them though is the 14-inch touchscreen display which is very beneficial to the Windows 8 experience but at a price similar to competing 14-inch ultrabooks.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/27/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
78% Asus Vivobook S400CA im Test
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/17/2012
Rating: Total score: 78% performance: 78% features: 86% display: 76% mobility: 65% ergonomy: 80% emissions: 95%
ASUS Vivobook S400
Source: HardwareLuxx German DE→EN
Positive: convincing ultrabook; touchscreen - windows 8
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/07/2012

 

Asus VivoBook S400CA-040H

Specifications

Asus VivoBook S400CA-040HNotebook: Asus VivoBook S400CA-040H
Processor: Intel Core i7 3517U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Display: 14.1 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.8kg
Price: 800 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

70% Review: ASUS VivoBook S400CA
Source: Techtree.com English
The ASUS S400CA is a very good performer in all regular computing tasks, thanks to its Core i7 CPU with sufficient RAM and hybrid drive system. However, its display quality is nothing to write home about with poor viewing angles. Nevertheless, it is as responsive as you would expect of a Windows 8 capacitive multi-touch screen. The large 14"screen size is comfortable to view and move from a desktop in case you are planning to do that, and it is not too heavy either. Unlike its other laptops, ASUS doesn't provide a carry bag along that would have made it easier to carry around.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/17/2013
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 60% performance: 80% features: 70% workmanship: 80%
70% Asus VivoBook S400CA review
Source: PC Advisor English
This model is very much about the Windows 8 experience. It looks good, the touchscreen works superbly, and the laptop is itself light and nimble. As an overall system, the Asus is a model you'll want to come back to.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/30/2012
Rating: Total score: 70%
Asus VivoBook S200 e S400, i notebook touchscreen per Windows 8
Source: Techno Zoom Italian IT→EN
Positive: Touchscreen; configure options; Asus SonicMaster technology; the weight.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 10/28/2012

 

Asus VivoBook S400CA-UH51

Specifications

Asus VivoBook S400CA-UH51Notebook: Asus VivoBook S400CA-UH51
Processor: Intel Core i5 3317U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.8kg
Price: 700 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 75.67% - good
Average of 6 scores (from 7 reviews)

 

80% Asus VivoBook S400C review
Source: Techradar English
We are disappointed by a few aspects of the VivoBook S400C: notably the battery life and touchpad gestures, but the overwhelming sense is that the S400C is a very good laptop. It doesn't break the bank and doesn't provide unnecessary expensive hardware. The spec sheet features a decent level of equipment that runs Windows 8 smoothly and should provide you with the power you need. And it's a beautifully appointed laptop for the money. It looks almost like an Ultrabook as well; your friends just won't believe that it was only £500.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/20/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Asus VivoBook S400CA
Source: Computer Shopper English
No matter how you feel about Windows 8, it's hard to deny that the operating system is best experienced with a touch screen. The Asus VivoBook S400CA is not only tap- and gesture-ready, but it's the most affordable touch-screen laptop we've seen to date (mid-January 2013). That's not to say the S400CA is perfect, not with its pedestrian display and poor battery life.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/18/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Asus VivoBook S400CA-UH51
Source: PC Mag English
Compared to other laptops, the Asus VivoBook S400CA-UH51 comes in with great bang for the buck due to its high-performance processor, large amount of storage, touch screen, and above all its sub $700 price. The VivoBook far outperforms ultrabooks priced at the $899 or above. While it doesn't have the battery life (or pricing) to unseat our budget laptop Editors' Choice, the Acer Aspire V5-571-6891, the VivoBook S400CA-UH51 certainly has the chops to become our new Editors' Choice for entry-level ultrabooks with touch screen. In the ultrabook category, it's worth noting that the mainstream EC costs almost $200 more, where you would expect more battery life to be part of the equation. At the entry level, the Asus simply gives users what they need for a better Windows 8 experience, at a fair price.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/27/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Asus VivoBook S400CA-UH51
Source: IT Reviews English
With its touch screen, and reasonable price, the Asus VivoBook S400CA-UH51 is the ultrabook to cut your Windows 8 teeth on. 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.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/27/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
74% Won't be the life of the party
Source: CNet English
Windows 8 may have one foot solidly planted in the future, but in the present it needs to be a reliable OS for everyday computers, too. 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.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/12/2012
Rating: Total score: 74% performance: 80% mobility: 70%
60% ASUS VivoBook S400CA-UH51
Source: Laptop Mag English
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.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/04/2012
Rating: Total score: 60%
Đánh giá laptop cảm ứng Asus Vivobook S400CA
Source: VNReview VN→EN
Positive: Good sensitive touch screen and touchpad; good design; price. Negative: Relatively heavy and thick; average battery life; easy to be dirty.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/05/2012

 

Asus VivoBook S400E-CA040H

Specifications

Asus VivoBook S400E-CA040HNotebook: Asus VivoBook S400E-CA040H
Processor: Intel Core i7 3517U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.8kg
Price: 800 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 81.5% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

83% Asus VivoBook S400E review
Source: PC Pro English
There are plenty of areas where Asus could improve the VivoBook S400E – the display, the slight bounce in the keyboard, the overall weight – but for £700, those flaws are easy to forgive. It isn’t an Ultrabook, but the VivoBook S400E is a handsome, powerful all-rounder, and a perfect introduction to the touch-friendly aspects of Windows 8.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/31/2013
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 100% performance: 67% features: 67% workmanship: 67%
80% Asus VivoBook S400E review
Source: CNet English
The Asus S400's Intel Core i7 processor puts on a good show, tackling the most demanding of tasks without argument. The metal shell might not be particularly pretty, but it's sturdy and helps give it a more expensive feel than you might expect for the relatively reasonable price. The responsive touchscreen is extremely handy for getting the most out of Windows 8, but it's sadly let down by an unimpressive resolution and lacklustre colours.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/22/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

Asus VivoBook S400E-CA038H

Specifications

Asus VivoBook S400E-CA038HNotebook: Asus VivoBook S400E-CA038H
Processor: Intel Core i3 3217U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.9kg
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

 

ASUS VivoBook S400CA: ультрабук с 14-дюймовым сенсорным дисплеем
Source: 3DNews.ru RU→EN
Positive: The touch screen works so well; aluminum cover; very good touchpad.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/10/2013

 

Asus VivoBook S400CA-CA012H

Specifications

Asus VivoBook S400CA-CA012HNotebook: Asus VivoBook S400CA-CA012H
Processor: Intel Core i5 3317U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.8kg
Price: 900 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

80% An Ultrabook with a touchscreen that offers good speed and features for a reasonable price
Source: Good Gear Guide English
The ASUS VivoBook S400C offers plenty of value for money, especially if you can find it for just over $800. It has a strong CPU, good storage, a decent touchscreen and keyboard and a good range of built-in ports. Battery life is also relatively long. It's good for students and even business users who want something inexpensive to do double duty at home and at the office.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/24/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

Asus VivoBook S400CA-CA028H

Specifications

Asus VivoBook S400CA-CA028HNotebook: Asus VivoBook S400CA-CA028H
Processor: Intel Core i7 3517U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.8kg
Price: 800 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

80% Asus Vivobook S400CA-CA028H Review
Source: Think Digit English
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!
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/25/2013
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% performance: 80% features: 70% workmanship: 80%

 

Asus VivoBook S400CA-CA002H

Specifications

Asus VivoBook S400CA-CA002HNotebook: Asus VivoBook S400CA-CA002H
Processor: Intel Core i3 3217U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.8kg
Price: 600 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

70% ASUS VivoBook S400CA
Source: APC Mag English
While the VivoBook uses lower-end hardware, it’s at a level where Windows 8 is fast and responsive, without power you don’t need going to waste. Thanks to the quality build and slim form, you could easily convince people it’s an ultrabook. Amazingly, if you shop around you can pick up the S400CA for under $700, which in our books makes it a great bargain.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/07/2013
Rating: Total score: 70%

 

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Asus: ASUSTeK Computer Incorporated, a Taiwanese multinational company, produces motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, PDAs, computer monitors, notebook computers, servers, networking products, mobile phones, computer cases, computer components, and computer cooling systems. The company's 2007 revenues reached US$6.9 billion. ASUS also produces components for other manufacturers. The Eee PC initiated the netbook boom in 2008.

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Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

Intel HD Graphics 4000: Processor graphics card in the high end Ivy Bridge models. Offers a different clock speed in the different CPU models (ULV to desktop quad core) and therefore a different performance.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Core i5:

3317U: Ivy-Bridge-based ULV-CPU in Q2 2012. Offers a core clock of 1.7 - 2.6 GHz and an HD 4000 GPU (350 - 1050 MHz). The TDP is rated at 17 W.

Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  

3517U: Fast Ivy-Bridge-based ULV-CPU in Q2 2012. Offers a core clock of 1.9 - 3.0 GHz and an HD 4000 GPU (350 - 1150 MHz). The TDP is rated at 17 W.

Intel Core i3:

3217U: Ivy-Bridge-based ULV-CPU in Q2 2012. Offers a core clock of 1.8 GHz (no Turbo Boost) and an HD 4000 GPU (350 - 1050 MHz). The TDP is rated at 17 W.


14.0: 14 inch display size is a mixture between the small formats of subnotebooks and the 15 inch standard display. The reason why so many people like displays with medium size is, that this size is not exhausting for the eyes, does not need too much energy and the laptops can be kept quite compact.

14.1: 14 inch display size is a mixture between the small formats of subnotebooks and the 15 inch standard display. The reason why so many people like displays with medium size is, that this size is not exhausting for the eyes, does not need too much energy and the laptops can be kept quite compact.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


1.8 kg:

These sub-notebooks weight less than the average of all notebooks, but represent a heavier class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 12 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

1.9 kg:


76.17%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2012-11-30 (Update: 2012-11-30)