Asus VivoBook S400CA-UH51


Asus VivoBook S400CA-UH51Notebook: Asus VivoBook S400CA-UH51 (VivoBook S400 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 3317U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.8kg
Price: 700 euro
Average Score: 75.67% - good
Average of 6 scores (from 7 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 80%, features: - %, display: - % mobility: 70%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Asus VivoBook S400CA-UH51

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%

Foreign Reviews

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


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.

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

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.» 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

75.67%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2012-12-10 (Update: 2012-12-10)