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£369 with code @ Tesco Direct ! Asus S400CA VivoBook (14.1 inch Touchscreen) Ultrabook Core i3 (2365) 4GB 500GB
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£369 with code @ Tesco Direct ! Asus S400CA VivoBook (14.1 inch Touchscreen) Ultrabook Core i3 (2365) 4GB 500GB

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Posted 10th Sep 2013

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Lightweight and ultra slim, the ASUS S400CA showcases the flair and fun of Windows 8 while highlighting easy portability. The S400CA has a textured metal surface, ergonomic edge design and sturdy build quality. It is powered by an Intel® Core™ i3 2365M processor and comes fitted with an intuitive 14.1" touch screen. With SonicMaster technology and Waves MaxxAudio 3 you can enjoy powerful sound and rich bass. Exclusive to ASUS, WebStorage lets you access all your documents, photos, and music from any device with 32GB storage space for up to 3 years.
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That's good price.
Sandybridge though.

It hasn't got an SSD or mSATA SSD cache drive either.

Edited by: "Gabriel959" 10th Sep 2013
Gabriel959

Sandybridge though.


and i suppose next year it will be haswell though
But it could have been Ivybridge. Haswell is later this year. It is not a bad price mind you.
Dam!! No SSD I will keep waiting

Great offer though, I'm sure this will get scorchio
For this price you will not get a laptop under 21mm thick touchscreen with SSD, Just replace the hard drive with SSD !
Reviews say battery life is poor and sound is distant and weak....anyone know different.
yusufjamaly52

For this price you will not get a laptop under 21mm thick touchscreen … For this price you will not get a laptop under 21mm thick touchscreen with SSD, Just replace the hard drive with SSD !



I'm happy to pay more, fundamentally i want a 14" or smaller ultra book with SSD & HDD with decent battery life, I'm happy to wait for the right deal
Really good price and was going to buy in a heartbeat but then I saw the CPU which is two generation old now, not expecting Haswell for this price but Sandy bridge either, shame. Still a very good price price though if you don't care about that as these Asus laptops are gorgeous and Windows 8 makes so much more sense on a touch screen.
Nad_84

I'm happy to pay more, fundamentally i want a 14" or smaller ultra book … I'm happy to pay more, fundamentally i want a 14" or smaller ultra book with SSD & HDD with decent battery life, I'm happy to wait for the right deal



But then your requirements will change as specs go higher. You will be waiting forever for 'the right deal'.
£35 coupon to spend in Asus shop as well

asus.co.uk/viv…on/

Don't expect the RAM to be upgradeable either. They're often soldered to the board when they try and make super slim chassis.
As long as you don't mind missing out on the touchscreen you can pick up ultrabooks with much better specs (CPU, SSD) than this. Plenty of i3 Ivybridges around for £300-400 since Haswell launch.
I find the touchpad on the Asus very clunky, not up to the usual quality
I thought the idea of calling it Ultrabook was based on the fact it must have an SSD drive, right?
cooliusxp

As long as you don't mind missing out on the touchscreen you can pick up … As long as you don't mind missing out on the touchscreen you can pick up ultrabooks with much better specs (CPU, SSD) than this. Plenty of i3 Ivybridges around for £300-400 since Haswell launch.



Do you know of others apart from the one posted above?
I'm in the market
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That is an excellent price! I have a Latitude 10 tablet with Windows 8. Even though it's atom powered, it still performs v.impressively (Full HD video editing using Cyberlink Powerdirector Mobile for touch). I also bought one of the 11.6" versions of this Asus laptop for a family friend - the build quality is v.nice, as is the screen. I'd definitely recommend this laptop
(I would far sooner take a touchscreen with Asus build quality over a different laptop with a newer generation Intel processor. Windows 8 comes alive when combined with touch).
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Nad_84

Do you know of others apart from the one posted above?I'm in the market



Have you tried using Windows 8 without touch? I tried using a mouse on my Latitude 10 tablet -- it really isn't nice at all. If you plan to spend any time in the Metro side of Windows 8, get a touch screen laptop.
I'm looking for something that is light, looks good and has a good battery life, would this be it? I cant work it out!
for alll those who are adamennt of battery life even the ivy bridge compared to the sandy does not provide a huge difference in power efficiency. for that you have to wait a while for the haswell chips which are far more efficient but also new so prices are high
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misteraadam

I'm looking for something that is light, looks good and has a good … I'm looking for something that is light, looks good and has a good battery life, would this be it? I cant work it out!



Maybe not on the battery life front. You would need to wait for the Haswell powered laptops (with correspondingly high prices).
PC World used to stock both the 11.6" and this 14" version...give your local shop a call and take a look at it in person. I personally highly rate these Asus touchscreens. They work v.well in normal desktop mode, and also come alive in Metro/touchscreen mode (a place where normal Windows 8 laptops - ultrabook or otherwise - fail ).
voted COLD. Rubbish price and tiny screen.
badboy777

voted COLD. Rubbish price and tiny screen.



Nice try. 2/10.
You have to be careful with the i3 Vivobooks. They do two i3 versions, the i3 2365M & the i3 3217U. The former is noticeably poorer in benchmarks than the latter. It's usually the i3 2365M models that get discounted too. (I have a S200, the 11 inch version).
lookingforadeal

£35 coupon to spend in Asus shop as wellhttp://asus.co.uk/vivobook-coupon/



Good if you want to buy something on top from Asus but ain't cash reduction
Just had a look it came up as £399
good luck with finding a working driver for the Atheros wireless card - that and poor support by Asus is why I returned the S200.
badboy777

voted COLD. Rubbish price and tiny screen.



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suecoo1966

Just had a look it came up as £399



As ever, read the details that the OP listed. You'll see that there is a Tesco's discount code that brings the price down.
badboy777

voted COLD. Rubbish price and tiny screen.



What are your options then for a larger screen and a better price??
zerospin

(I would far sooner take a touchscreen with Asus build quality over a … (I would far sooner take a touchscreen with Asus build quality over a different laptop with a newer generation Intel processor. Windows 8 comes alive when combined with touch).



just use the arrow keys combined with the enter key, tab key is handy too!

so may win8 haters who obviously haven't tried out basic functions,

win 8 with classic shell installed gives best of win7 & win8 in one.
Bought the ivybridge version early in the year for less than this. Yeah, I can't go back in time, but how the hell older slower less efficient tech is worth more is beyond me.

Shivering.

Edit - realised this the 14", not 11"... would have thought 11" be more expensive too. I can't feel my balls I'm that cold now.
Edited by: "jaydeeuk1" 10th Sep 2013
i'm looking for something similarly spec'd though not bothered about touch screen. How can you tell the difference between ivy bridge, sandy bridge etc? and when do you think the haswell chips will start to enter these laptops?
What's the screen's resolution?
Sandybridge i3-2xxx, i5-2xxx, i7-2xxx
IvyBridge i3-3xxx, i5-3xxx, i7-3xxx
Haswell i3-4xxx, i5-4xxx, i7-4xxx
they had it on offer last week for £309.99 and no tesco local to sheffield had them and warehouse said out of stock too
Gabriel959

Sandybridge i3-2xxx, i5-2xxx, i7-2xxxIvyBridge i3-3xxx, i5-3xxx, … Sandybridge i3-2xxx, i5-2xxx, i7-2xxxIvyBridge i3-3xxx, i5-3xxx, i7-3xxxHaswell i3-4xxx, i5-4xxx, i7-4xxx



Thanks for that.

I also just found this if anyone else is interested.
Different Intel cpu's explained,
notebookcheck.net/Not…tml

and bench marks for all mobile processors, just ctrl f and search the one you want,
notebookcheck.net/Mob…tml
Its been this price for ages.

This is the i3 1.4ghz Vivobook.

You can also get the i3 1.8ghz Vivobook for £399
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leitchyleck

just use the arrow keys combined with the enter key, tab key is handy … just use the arrow keys combined with the enter key, tab key is handy too!so may win8 haters who obviously haven't tried out basic functions,win 8 with classic shell installed gives best of win7 & win8 in one.



'Windows haters'? Umm...I'm far from one of those. I just recognise that the Metro aspects of Windows 8 are best served using a touchscreen.
Have you actually tried using Windows 8 with a touchscreen? No more key combinations...just swipe and go. Give it a try - you'll probably then understand the point I was trying to make.
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