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ASUS Introduces the VivoBook S400 14-Inch Touch Ultrabook

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  1. Cristian_25H

    Cristian_25H News Poster

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    Yet another ASUS-branded Windows 8 mobile PC has went up for pre-order this week and it is a 0.8-inch-thick ultrabook boasting a 14.1-inch (1366 x 768) touchscreen. Named VivoBook S400, ASUS' creation runs Windows 8 Home Premium (64-bit) and features a 1.7 GHz Core i5-3317U processor, 4 GB of RAM, a 24 GB SSD, a 500 GB (5400 RPM) hard drive, Intel GMA HD graphics, 802.11 b/g/n WiFi, an HD camera, plus one USB 3.0 and two USB 2.0 ports.

    The VivoBook S400 costs $699 and will ship on October 26.

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  2. Sir B. Fannybottom

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    ASUS VivoMacBook Looks cool though, if it has the battery life and runs as cool as a macbook I might get one. Also, lol at intel HD graphics why didn't they just use an APU?
     
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    seems decent should sell quite well
     
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    OMG stop posting all that Win8 Crap and start postom somthing important
     
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    APUs are really really weak, show it anything more than web browser and the occasional game and it will start to hyperventilate. At least a low clocked IVB can do something more than that. You lose some gaming capability, but on the other hand still possible to game if you choose your game carefully

    Lots of (good) compromises made, for example 768 screen (waiting for an idiot to come by and scream "omg 768 shit screen it needs to die already").

    I see you have not used Windows 8
     
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    And you know what i will never use it.
     
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    I've never been to Denmark, but from all I've heard about that wretched place, I'll never visit. Nope. Won't even give it a chance. It must be terrible there. No, wait, it IS terrible there. I said so and that's good enough for me!
     
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    oh thank you we dont need you Americans in EU enyway
     
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    Price looks nice.
     
  10. Wile E

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    For the love of god, will somebody please release a Win 8 touchscreen computer with a respectable ppi?
     
  11. Shihabyooo

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    Yey! Cheap Ultrabooks!
    Now get me ones with decent discreet graphics below $800 please :)

    *Woooosh*
    And there it goes. Way over your head...

    Seriously though. If you want to call something "crap", at least do try before casting prejudice..

    Edit: I assume the SSD is locked to OS only ?
     
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    Then how would you know that its crap?

    I am afraid to tell you that you are in the wrong section, this is, after all, a budget ultrabook. What is a respectable PPI by the way? The other Asus looks more decent, you might want to check that out
     
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    That's more like it, but only want one screen for simplicity sake, and a slightly lower price.
     

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