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Asus BU400VC-W3040X

Specifications

Asus BU400VC-W3040X
Asus BU400VC-W3040X (BU400VC Series)
Processor
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA NVS 5200M - 1024 MB VRAM, Core: 625 MHz, Memory: 900 MHz, w/ Intel HD 4000 processor graphics, 307.07, Optimus
Memory
8 GB 
, PC3-12800 DDR3 SDRAM SO-DIMM 1x 4096MB on-board 1x 4096MB inserted
Display
14.00 inch 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixel, AUO B140XW02 V1, TN LED, glossy: no
Mainboard
Intel HM77 (Panther Point)
Storage
SanDisk U100 256 GB SDSA5GK-256G-1002, 256 GB 
, SATA 6Gb/s 2.5 inch 7 mm
Soundcard
HD Audio
Connections
3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 VGA, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: line-out/headphone combo, Card Reader: SD/MMC, 1 Fingerprint Reader
Networking
Intel 82579V Gigabit Network Connection (10/1000MBit/s), Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6235 (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/), Bluetooth 4.0
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 21 x 339 x 234 ( = 0.83 x 13.35 x 9.21 in)
Battery
53 Wh Lithium-Ion, 4 cells, 3585mAh
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: 1.0MP
Additional features
Speakers: stereo, Keyboard: chiclet, Keyboard Light: no, Win8 Recovery DVD, Live Update, Fingerprint, HDD Protection Tool, Asus Install, Always Live, Asus @Vibe Fun Center, CyberLink Media Suite, Microsoft Silverlight, McAfee Internet Security (trial), 24 Months Warranty
Weight
1.622 kg ( = 57.21 oz / 3.58 pounds), Power Supply: 350 g ( = 12.35 oz / 0.77 pounds)
Price
1250 Euro

 

Price comparison

Average Score: 86% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 84%, features: 71%, display: 78% mobility: 91%, workmanship: 91%, ergonomy: 92%, emissions: 86%

Reviews for the Asus BU400VC-W3040X

86% Review AsusPro BU400VC-W3040X Ultrabook | Notebookcheck
Business with sound. Slim-business is en vogue. The Taiwanese manufacturer uses its aluminum unibody know-how from the Zenbooks and creates an impressive chassis. The keyboard features a long drop and the maintenance options are A-one. Regrettably, Asus blunders in one vital point.
Тест ноутбука Asus Pro BU400V: офисный главнокомандующий
Source: Zoom RU→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Strong case; a balanced energy consumption; powerful graphics card; reliable file storage system and security.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/15/2013

Comment

NVIDIA NVS 5200M:

Business-oriented graphics card based on the Geforce GT 620M (most probably the new 28nm GF117 version) with slightly reduced clock rates.

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics 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.


14.00":

There are hardly any tablets in this display size range anymore. For subnotebooks, on the other hand, it is the standard format.

The advantage of subnotebooks is that the entire laptop can be small and therefore easily portable. The smaller display also has the advantage of requiring less power, which further improves battery life and thus mobility. The disadvantage is that reading texts is more strenuous on the eyes. High resolutions are more likely to be found in standard laptops.

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


Asus: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. is a major Taiwanese computer hardware manufacturer based in Taipei, founded in 1989. Under the Asus brand name, the company manufactures a wide range of products, including laptops, desktops, motherboards, graphics cards, monitors, smartphones and networking equipment, complete systems and PC components for end users.

Under the ROG (Republic of Gamers) brand name, ASUS manufactures gaming laptops known by gamers for their powerful specifications, dedicated graphics cards, high refresh rate displays and advanced cooling systems.

Beyond gaming, a wide range of notebooks are offered for different needs and budgets, from ultra-slim and lightweight ultrabooks to versatile 2-in-1 convertibles and budget-friendly options. In 2023, Asus had a 7% global market share of the PC market.

Customer satisfaction with ASUS notebooks concerns performance, the features, and the good price-performance ratio of ASUS notebooks. However, as with any brand, there are occasional reports of problems such as overheating, driver compatibility, or build quality issues.


86%: This is an above-average rating. Nevertheless, it should not be forgotten that about one fifth of all tested models receive a better rating.


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

 

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Stefan Hinum, 2013-06-20 (Update: 2013-06-20)