ASUS VivoBook S400
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As one of the cheapest touch-enabled Ultrabooks, the Vivobook S400 should get a large audience although a deeper dive on the specs reveals a few points of note. The weight is mainstream rather than class-leading and the spinning hybrid drive won't bring you the speeds you see on SSD-based devices.
Specifications for the ASUS VivoBook S400
|Specifications (base version)|
|Model name||VivoBook S400||CPU type||Intel Core i5-3317U (Ivy Bridge)|
|CPU speed||1700 Mhz|
|Graphics||Intel HD 4000|
|OS||Windows 8 / 8.1|
||14.1" 1366 X 768||Touch Technology
|Hard Disk||500 GB|
|Battery capacity||44 (Wh)|
|Weight||1995g / 70.4 oz.|
|Size (w/h/d mm)||338/239/20.0 mm|
|Size (w/h/d inches)||13.3/9.4/0.8|
|Line-out / Headphone (3.5mm)|
|SDHC Card Slot|
|No Wireless WAN (e.g. 3G cellular)|
|Additional Specs and Accessories (can vary)|
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Latest ASUS VivoBook S400 News
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|Notebookcheck - Asus Vivobook S400 Review (German)||20/11/12|
|ASUS Vivobook S400 availability news||01/11/12|
|ASUS Vivobook S400 launch information||01/11/12|
|One RAM slot free.|
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