Asus S400CA

  |   by NotebookReview Staff

At $699 the ASUS S400CA represents one of the least expensive Ultrabooks on the market, especially considering this model has a touch-enabled screen. Highlights of this model aside from the touch screen include solid battery life, metallic surfaces, a clean design and good speakers.

  • 14-inch touch-enabled screen(1366×768 resolution)
  • Windows 8 64-bit
  • Intel Core i5-3317U dual-core processor (1.7GHz, up to 2.6GHz Turbo Boost, 3MB cache, 17W TDP)
  • Integrated Intel HD graphics
  • 4GB DDR3-1600 RAM (8GB max.; 4GB onboard, 1x open slot)
  • 500GB 5400RPM hard drive (Seagate ST500LT012, 7mm thickness)
  • 24GB SanDisk SSD i100 cache
  • Qualcomm Atheros AR9485WB-EB wireless LAN
  • Integrated Bluetooth 4.0
  • Integrated HD webcam
  • No internal optical drive
  • 1-year limited warranty
  • 44WHr li-polymer battery
  • Weight: 3.96 lbs.
  • Dimensions: 13.4 x 9.4 x 0.82 inches

  • Pros

    • Good battery life
    • Good speakers
    • Inexpensive
  • Cons

    • Poor screen
    • So-so keyboard and touchpad
    • Slow hard drive
    • Headphone jack static

Quick Take

The ASUS S400CA is an attractive Ultrabook priced at $699 but doesn't deliver a great user experience.

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