Asus VivoBook S400CA comparison

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Asus VivoBook S400CA

Asus VivoBook S400CA
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Acer Aspire M5-481PT-6488

Acer Aspire M5-481PT-6488
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ASUS VivoBook S500CA DS51T

ASUS VivoBook S500CA DS51T
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Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 2 Pro

Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 2 Pro
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Asus VivoBook X202E DH31T (black)

Asus VivoBook X202E DH31T (black)
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Price $782 at 1 store $1,099 at 1 store $509 at 1 store
CNET editors' rating
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.4 (3.5 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.8 (3.5 stars)
Editors' choice 4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.6 (4.0 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.7 (3.5 stars)
Average user rating 4.5 stars out of 2 reviews 3.0 stars out of 8 reviews 0 stars No reviews, write one! 3.5 stars out of 11 reviews 3.5 stars out of 7 reviews
Release date November 28, 2012 September 26, 2012 March 17, 2013 September 03, 2013 November 05, 2012
The Bottom Line You get a decent 14-inch laptop package in the Asus VivoBook, especially given that it has a touch screen, but it doesn't add up to anything particularly impressive that you can't get elsewhere either with better design or for a lower price. Considering the total package of features and price, the Acer Aspire M5 feels like a safe bet if you want an all-encompassing Windows 8 laptop with touch that won't cost a fortune. The VivoBook S500CA offers a big-screened touch-screen Windows 8 laptop for a bargain price -- and without many extras. A major update to our favorite Windows 8 hybrid, the IdeaPad Yoga 2 Pro is still a better laptop than tablet, but the new version adds a future-proof better-than-HD display at a great price. It's great to see more touch-screen Windows 8 laptops under $600, but note that the Asus X202E requires some compromises in performance and battery life.

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Product Description ASUS V series - 3rd Gen Core i5
DH51T - 14 in i5-3317U - Windows 8 64-bit Edition - 4 GB RAM - 500 GB HDD
Acer Aspire - 14 in - 3rd Gen Core i5 3317UB - Microsoft Windows 8 - 6 GB RAM - 500 GB
ASUS V series - 3rd Gen Core i5
DS51T - 15.6 in i5-3317U - Windows 8 64-bit Edition - 6 GB RAM - 500 GB HDD
- 13.3 in - 4th gen Core i3 4010U - Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 4 GB RAM - 128 GB SSD
ASUS V series - 3rd Gen Core i3
DH31T - 11.6 in i3-3217U - Windows 8 64-bit Edition - 4 GB RAM - 500 GB HDD
Packaged Quantity 1
Info unavailable 1
Info unavailable 1
Software Included Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable LoJack for Laptops
ASUS LifeFrame3
ASUS USB Charger+
McAfee Internet Security 2012
eManual
Microsoft Office 2010 Starter
ASUS WebStorage
ASUS Instant On
ASUS Game Park Console
ASUS WinFlash
ASUS Live Update
ASUS Power4 Gear Hybrid
ASUS Splendid
Adobe Reader
Battery 3-cell
Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 2-cell
System Type Ultrabook
Info unavailable Ultrabook
Info unavailable Notebook
Display 14 in LED backlight 1366 x 768 / HD
14 in
15.6 in LED backlight Yes 1366 x 768 / HD
13.3 in 3200 x 1800
11.6 in LED backlight Yes 1366 x 768 / HD
Graphics Intel HD Graphics 4000
Info unavailable Intel HD Graphics 4000
Info unavailable Intel HD Graphics 4000
Operating System Windows 8 64-bit Edition
Microsoft Windows 8
Windows 8 64-bit Edition
Microsoft Windows 8.1
Windows 8 64-bit Edition
Storage 500 GB HDD / 5400 rpm + 24 GB SSD cache
500 GB
500 GB HDD / 5400 rpm + 24 GB SSD cache
128 GB SSD
500 GB HDD / 5400 rpm
Dimensions (WxDxH) 13.3 in x 9.4 in x 0.8 in
13.39 in x 9.65 in x 0.81 in
15.1 in x 10.2 in x 0.8 in
15.5 mm
11.9 in x 7.9 in x 0.9 in
Weight 4.4 lbs
4.63 lbs
4.6 lbs
3.1 lbs
2.9 lbs
Networking 802.11n , Gigabit Ethernet
Info unavailable 802.11n , Gigabit Ethernet
Bluetooth 4.0
Info unavailable 802.11n , 10/100 Ethernet
Bluetooth 4.0
Optical Drive None
Info unavailable None
Info unavailable None
Processor 3rd Gen Core i5
Intel 3 i5-3317U / 1.7 GHz
Intel 3rd Gen Core i5 3317UB
3rd Gen Core i5
Intel 3 i5-3317U / 1.7 GHz ( 2.6 GHz )
Intel 4th gen Core i3 4010U / 1.7 GHz / 3 MB Cache
3rd Gen Core i3
Intel 3 i3-3217U / 1.8 GHz
Memory 4 GB DDR3 SDRAM
6 GB
6 GB DDR3 SDRAM
4 GB
4 GB DDR3 SDRAM
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