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Asus S405CA-RH51 Portable 14 inch Affordable Laptop Specs Review

Compatible laptop is a notebook that is able to do everything that you ask it to. No matter how hard and how many programs that you are going to run. It will provide enough performance for all of the people who use it. There is a notebook that is categorized as new and updated so that the users can consider it as the one that is worth. Today, the Taiwanese based company, Asus expand their laptop line up with Asus S405CA-RH51 portable laptop. Yeah, this is not a high end machine but with the third generation of Intel Ivy Bridge processor as the heart, this laptop is compatible with almost all modern office and light multimedia applications.

The Asus S405CA-RH51 14 inch is a great laptop with the affordable price too. There are some good points and also the bad ones about this product. One good thing about this notebook is that it works very smooth and quickly. The 1.7GHZ Intel Core i5-3317U dual core processor as the heart with features a 3 MB L3-Cache, Mobile Intel HM76 Express Chipset and powered by Intel Turbo 2.0 Boost technology (support up to 2.6GHZ) provides more than enough power that you will need for work in office or enjoy light multimedia at home or when you on the coffee shop.

For operating system, the Asus has the 64-bit version of Microsoft Windows 8. Yeah, not every users are familiar with this operating system, but with 6GB of DDR3 RAM also promises very quick and seamless performance, even for most demanding office applications. If needed, you can also downgrade the OS to Microsoft Windows 7, but its need extra cost. Yeah, the latest Asus S405CA line up is an affordable machine but like common utrabook that usually comes with higher price, the Asus also has dual storage drive. The 750GB of Serial ATA disk drive with speed of 5400 rpm gives more than enough space to store all your files and document, while the internal 24GB of MSATA3 Solid State Drive for system cache is offers smoother and faster system performance than its competitor on its price.

Asus S405CA-RH51 Review
Asus S405CA-RH51 14 inch Portable Laptop

The 14 inch High Definition TFT LCD display on the Asus laptop’s is not the best display on the market. Comes with a LED-backlit technology and internal Intel HD graphics 4000 as graphics engine, this machine is not designed for playing 3D modern games or hard encoding video. But for 720p video playback or streaming movies and video from internet, the ultrabook still provides very crisp, bright and vivid color. Yeah, it’s also not support for 1080p HD video playback but you can still watch your favorite movies and photos in detailed resolution by connecting the laptop into external HDTV, thanks to VGA and HDMI port.


Asus S405CA-RH51 14 inch laptop is very light weight, and incredibly thin, make it perfect for companion at home, office or when you on the go. Measures around at 13.7 x 9.8 x 0.8 inches and weighs only at 4.4 lbs, the Asus feel very light and comfortable to hold in your hand. It’s also brings slimmer and lighter profile than its competitor, such as the 5.1 lbs Acer Aspire E1-470P 14 inch laptop which has dimension in 9.7 x 13.5 x 1 inch. Physically, the sleek laptop that comes with brushed aluminum and hairline design looks very solid and robust in the hand. The black finish color with small Asus silver logo on the center makes it looks more premium than they are.

Like common modern Asus laptop, the Touchpad on this machine is lacks separated physical button, but the chiclet style keyboard is still offers comfortable and fast typing experience, especially for those who have the small fingers. On the right edge, there are two USB 2.0 port, security lock slot, 3.5mm audio combos jack and SuperMulti Double Layer DVD Drive. On the other side, you will find single USB 3.0 port, VGA port, HDMI port and RJ 45 port for Ethernet LAN. For connectivity, the 14 inch ultrabook brings 10/100/1000 Mbps Gigabit Ethernet LAN and WiFi 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN.

More features are HD front facing camera with internal digital microphone for video chats, multimedia card reader slot and dual Altec Lansing stereo speakers with SonicMaster Technology. Sadly, it’s only equipped with 4-cell Lithium Ion battery, so you can’t stay away from electrical source for long works session. So, what do you think? If you are on the market for a portable 14 inch laptop, the Asus S405CA-RH51 laptop which has a starting price only around at $429 is a really great laptop and you get what you pay for. Need a better 14 inch laptop? If you are preferred with Asus’s performance, we suggest you to check ASUS VivoBook V451LA-DS51T laptop that comes with Intel Core of i5-4200U dual core processor.

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