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Asus VivoBook S400CA-UH51


Asus VivoBook S400CA-UH51
Asus VivoBook S400CA-UH51 (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)
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 version
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 version
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 version
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 version
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 version
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 version
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 version
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.

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.


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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.

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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.

75.67%: This rating is not earth-shattering. This rating must actually be seen as average, since there are about as many devices with worse ratings as better ones. A purchase recommendation can only be seen with a lot of goodwill, unless it is about websites that generally rate strictly.

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