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Asus BU400VC-W3040X

Specifications

Asus BU400VC-W3040X
Asus BU400VC-W3040X (BU400VC Series)
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA NVS 5200M - 1024 MB, Core: 625 MHz, Memory: 900 MHz, w/ Intel HD 4000 processor graphics, 307.07, Optimus
Memory
8192 MB 
, PC3-12800 DDR3 SDRAM SO-DIMM 1x 4096MB on-board 1x 4096MB inserted
Display
14 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), Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6235 (a/b/g/n), 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

 

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
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":

Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this size.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

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

This weight is typical for very big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 inch display-diagonal.


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.

In the notebook sector, Asus had a global market share of about 11% from 2014-2016, making it the fourth largest laptop manufacturer. In the smartphone sector, Asus is not among the Top 5 and has only a small market share (as of 2016).


86%: This is a good rating above average. Nevertheless you should not forget, that 10-15% of all notebook-models get 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)