The first impression you get about the Asus VivoBook is how sleek and stable it looks despite its 1.8kg weight. The S400 notebook has a metallic finish on the top and a smooth velvet feel on the battery-pack side, making it comfortable to use. With an i7 Intel Core processor, the S400 is an upgrade of its predecessor, the core i3 S200 but still in the reasonably affordable range.
The VivoBook S400 has Windows 8 with 500GB HD and 1.9GHZ. In addition, all models arrive bundled with 32GB of ASUS WebStorage space at no charge for three years. But the magic of the S400 is the 14 inch touch screen that blends in so well with the Windows 8 interface. Asus has delivered touch-focused interaction based on high precision and responsive gesture technology, which extends to the large touchpad.
The all-glass screen offers a more elegant appearance. Textured metal-treated surfaces and an ergonomic edge design stand out. The S400 has an uncanny resemblance to the MacBook Pro, only more affordable. With round smooth edges, carrying the Asus S400 around is convenient, stylish and reassuring.
Asus VivoBooks is equipped with the ASUS SonicMaster technology that creates clearer sound and deeper bass.
The VivoBook is extremely fast powered by 3rd generation Intel Core i7 processors. It takes 2 seconds from hibernate to resume. The Asus Super Hybrid Engine technology offers up to 15-day standby, with auto data backup should battery charge drop below 5 percent.
For about Sh80,000, the Asus VivoBook is a good buy and can be found in major electronic and computer stores.
Processor Intel Core i7-3517U
Intel Core i5-3317U
Intel Core i3-3317U
Operating System Windows 8
Main memory 2GB/4GB DDR3 1600MHz
Display 14” 16:9 (1566 x 768) LED backlit
Graphics Intel HD Graphics 4000
Storage 320GB/500GB 5400rpm hard drive
24GB SSD cache
Camera HD web camera
Dimensions 33.9cm x 23.9cm x 2.1cm
Color Steel Grey