Notebookcheck Logo

Asus VivoBook S400CA-DH51T


Asus VivoBook S400CA-DH51T
Asus VivoBook S400CA-DH51T (VivoBook S400 Series)
Intel Core i5-3317U 2 x 1.7 - 2.6 GHz, Ivy Bridge
Graphics adapter
14.00 inch 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixel, glossy: yes
1.8 kg ( = 63.49 oz / 3.97 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
800 Euro



Average Score: 72.67% - average
Average of 3 scores (from 4 reviews)
price: 50%, performance: 64%, features: 83%, display: 76% mobility: 73%, workmanship: 80%, ergonomy: 80%, emissions: 95%

Reviews for the Asus VivoBook S400CA-DH51T

60% ASUS S400CA Touch Ultrabook Review
Source: English version
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 version
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%

Foreign Reviews

78% Asus Vivobook S400CA im Test
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN version
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 version
Positive: convincing ultrabook; touchscreen - windows 8
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/07/2012


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.

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.

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.


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.

72.67%: This rating is poor. More than three quarters of the models are rated better. That is rather not a purchase recommendation. Even if verbal ratings in this area do not sound that bad ("sufficient" or "satisfactory"), they are usually euphemisms that disguise a classification as a below-average laptop.

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


Please share our article, every link counts!

Similar devices with the Same Specs

Asus BU400A-W3101G
HD Graphics 4000
Asus BU400A-CC107P
HD Graphics 4000
Asus S46CA-WX077H
HD Graphics 4000
Asus S46CA-XH51
HD Graphics 4000

Similar devices from a different Manufacturer

HP Envy 4-1120SW
HD Graphics 4000
Cyberpower Zeus M2
HD Graphics 4000
HP Envy 4-1100
HD Graphics 4000
HP Envy 4-1180SF
HD Graphics 4000
HP Envy 4-1130us
HD Graphics 4000
HP Envy 4-1150ec
HD Graphics 4000
HP Envy 4-1104tu
HD Graphics 4000
Cyberpower Zeus M3
HD Graphics 4000
Current Prices
> Notebook / Laptop Reviews and News > Library > Asus > Asus VivoBook S400CA-DH51T
Stefan Hinum, 2012-11-30 (Update: 2012-11-30)