Asus VivoBook S400CA-040H

Specifications

Asus VivoBook S400CA-040HNotebook: Asus VivoBook S400CA-040H (VivoBook S400 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i7 3517U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Display: 14.1 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.8kg
Price: 800 euro
Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)
price: 60%, performance: 80%, features: 70%, display: - % mobility: - %, workmanship: 80%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Asus VivoBook S400CA-040H

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%

Foreign Reviews

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

Comment

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.

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

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


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.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


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.


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.

Asus reviews


70%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.


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

Notebooks from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

» Cyberpower Zeus M2
Core i5 3317U
» Asus S46CA-XH51
Core i5 3317U
» Cyberpower Zeus M3
Core i5 3317U

Laptops with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» Dell Latitude E6430
Core i7 3520M, 2.4 kg

Notebooks with the same GPU

» Packard Bell EasyNote TE69
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» Lenovo IdeaPad S500-59392348
Core i3 3217U, 15.6", 2.3 kg
» Asus Taichi 21-CW005H
Core i5 3317U, 11.6", 1.25 kg
» Acer Travelmate X313-M-6824
Core i3 3229Y, 11.6", 0.8 kg
» Fujitsu Lifebook A532-0M45A1DE
Core i5 3230M, 15.6", 2.3 kg
» Acer Iconia W701
Core i5 3337U, 11.6", 1 kg
» HP Compaq Presario CQ58-d11SG
Core i3 3110M, 15.6", 2.5 kg
» Toshiba Portege Z10t-A-111
Core i5 3339Y, 11.6", 1.5 kg
» Samsung ATIV Tab 7 XE700T1C-G01DE
Core i5 3317U, 11.6", 0.9 kg
» Acer TravelMate P253-M-33114G50Mnks
Core i3 3110M, 15.6", 2.4 kg
» Asus X550CA-XO153H
Core i3 3217U, 15.6", 2.3 kg
» Acer Aspire E1-470P-6659
Core i3 3217U, 14.0", 1.916 kg
» Asus UX31A-C4037H
Core i7 3537U, 13.3", 1.5 kg
» HP Split 13-m006tu x2
Core i5 3339Y, 13.3", 1.1 kg
» HP Pavilion 15-e003SM
Core i3 3110M, 15.6", 2.4 kg
» Lenovo IdeaPad S500-59397130
Core i3 3217U, 15.6", 2.4 kg
» Acer Aspire P3-171-3322Y4G12AS
Core i3 3229Y, 11.6", 1.4 kg
» Sony Vaio SV-F15A1C5E
Core i7 3537U, 15.6", 2.3 kg
» Toshiba Satellite U840T-109
Core i3 3227U, 14.0", 1.8 kg
» Toshiba Portege Z10t-A-106
Core i5 3439Y, 11.6", 1.5 kg
» Dell Inspiron 15R i15RM-7537sLV
Core i7 3537U, 15.6", 2.3 kg
» Samsung 530U3C-A09UK
Core i3 3217U, 13.3", 1.5 kg
» HP ProBook 470 G0-H0V07EA
Core i5 3230M, 17.3", 2.9 kg
» Asus BU400A-W3101G
Core i5 3317U, 14.0", 1.7 kg
» Acer Aspire E1-571-33114G50Mnks
Core i3 3110M, 15.6", 2.5 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2012-12- 1 (Update: 2012-12- 1)