Yeah, Asus S400CA series is not the latest Asus VivoBook series and has officially released last year ago. But now, the newest model that called Asus S400CA-DB51T ultrabook brings more power and better graphics performance, along with a sleek design and a really competitive price. Yeah, if you are in the market for a portable laptop like ultrabook but did not want to spend much money, the S400CA-DB51T 14 inch portable laptop that powered by third generation of Intel Ivy Bridge ULV (ultra low voltage) processor and measures just 0.8 inch thin will gives a great value and everything you need for work and play at home, office or wherever you are.
Speaking of design, Asus VivaBook S400CA-DB51T looks identical to the previous model, the S400CA-SI30305S ultrabook that comes with Intel Core i3-3217U processor as the heart. This is also brings a good combinations of brushed aluminum metal for deck construction and a glossy black plastic for the cover and bezel. It’s not only bring lighter profile, but also a premium appearance and fells solid. Like the predecessor, the newest Asus VivoBook S model also has dimension in 9.4″x 13.3 x 0.8″ inches (33.9 x 2.1 x 23.9 cm) and weighing around at 3.97 lbs (1.8 kg), make it more comfortable in your hand, even for a woman or a student which did not have a big hand.
In term of performance, this model offers better and faster multitasking performance than the previous model. Powered by the latest Intel Ivy Bridge i5 processor, the Intel Core i5-3337U dual core processor that clocked around at 1.8GHZ and features a 3MB L3 cache, the newest Asus VivoBook delivers more efficient and smoother performance than the Intel Core i3-3217U processor.
Incorporated with 6GB DDR3 1,600MHz SDRAM, Intel HM76 Express Chipset and internal Intel HD graphics 4000 as graphics engine, the Asus S400CA-DB51T VivoBook claimed can produces more than enough power and graphics performance to handle the most demanding office and light multimedia applications, even for home video editing applications.
The 14 inch High Definition touch screen display that supports a 720p video playback is designed to gives a great Windows 8 Touch experience. It’s also support 10-point touch capabilities and capable to produces maximum internal resolution at 1366 x 768 pixels. Like common ultrabook on the market, this machine also comes with dual storage drive. The 500GB of Serial ATA disk drive which spinning speed of 5400 rpm to store all files and a 24GB Sold State Drive (SSD) for system, which mean you will get smoother and faster multitasking performance than other laptop with single hard disk drive.
Under the side, there are a pair of stereo speakers that optimized by SonicMaster Lite sound technology to increase audio quality when you used for listen music, streaming movies from Netflix or play modern games. And for face to face video communications, the High Definition web camera located above the 14 inch touch display and integrated digital microphone provides clear voice, crisp and bright video. Sadly, the black keyboard with island-style design is lacks backlit features, but we believe its still comfortable to use in bright light conditions.
Like common 14 inch ultrabook from other brand, Asus S400CA-DB51T also equipped with a full range of port features, such as a pair of USB 2.0 port, USB 3.0 port for faster transfer speed, Headphone/Microphone Combo Jack, VGA port, RJ 45 for Ethernet and HDMI port with support 1080p HD video playback as HDTV connector. The rest of specifications are Kensington lock slot, 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet LAN, 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN, Bluetooth 4.0, 3-Cell Lithium Polymer battery (up to 5 hours of battery life on single charge) and multimedia card reader slot located on the left side with support SD card format.
Yeah, this model lacks optical drive, but if you really want a 14 inch touch screen ultrabook to enjoy the Windows 8 operating system, it is hardly to find another alternative than Asus S400CA-DB51T VivoBook 14 inch ultrabook that gives a same value. Preloaded with Microsoft Windows 8 64-bit OS, the S400CA-DB51T is now available in major retailer with a starting price around at $669 with 1 year warranty. So, what do you think? If you are looking for a portable laptop but did not have much budget, we recommend you to take a look at Asus Vivobook V400CA-DB31T 14 inch laptop that powered by Intel Core i3-2365M processor, measures just 0.8 inch thin with weighs around at 4.4 lbs and priced only around at $550.