ASUS S400CA-DB51T Review


Pros & Cons:
Pros: Fast and responsive - 24GB SSD - Powerful - Plenty of storage - Great sound quality - 14" touchscreen - Reasonably priced - Light weight

Cons: No DVD drive but how often do you use DVDs or at all? And this means a lighter laptop.

ASUS S400 CA-DB51T VivoBook is a fast and powerful laptop with a 14" glass LED- backlit bright touchscreen. It is solid and well built with an elegant slim design, a Chiclet keyboard that is quite user friendly and large speakers with cool sound.

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It is powerful and fast with a 1.8GHz Ivy Bridge I5-3337U processor and 6GB RAM, expandable to 8GB RAM. Computer starts and restarts very quickly- Windows installed on the Solid State Hybrid Drive- SSD. It wakes up in 2 seconds from hibernation mode thanks to Super Hybrid Engine II.

Plenty with 500GB (5400 RPM) + 24GB SSD.

Bright glass 14" Widescreen LED (1366x768 resolution) - Backlit Touchscreen. You may use the screen just like a tablet- tap to open documents, swipe to browse photos and pinch to zoom.

User friendly.. The space between keys make it easy to type if you have big fingers. Touchpad is large, smooth and easy to use.

Surprisingly good with Asus SonicMaster Lite technology large stereo speakers. It offers wider audio range, better bass and clarity.

2 USB 2.0 ports, 1 USB 3.0 port, SD Card Reader, Wireless 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0.

Up to 5 hours battery life.. It also has the auto back up function when battery goes below 5% so your data is safe.

It is a quiet laptop, you can barely hear the fan when it is dead quiet in the room.

It is a little under 4 lbs- so it is light probably because of not having a DVD drive.

Body feels solid, either light aluminium or very strong plastic. It has a stylish design with a nice keyboard layout, and quite slim- the body is thin for a computer at this price.

It doesn't come with unneccesary software that you need to uninstall like other laptops. Windows 8 comes with The Defender, which is better than the older Microsoft Security Essentials.

Asus S400CA- DB51T is quite an affordable for a laptop with a 14" touchscreen.

Conclusion: At this price range, Asus S400CA-DB51T Vivobook is a surprisingly cool machine: Powerful, fast, flexible, responsive with touchscreen, good graphics and clear sound and probably as nice looking as a Apple Macbook Pro. It certainly is great value for money.

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