16 January 2013
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ASUS become one vendor Microsoft to popularize Windows 8. One notebook running on Windows 8 are ASUS VivoBook S400. Specific characteristics of this devices running on Windows 8 is the intuitive touch screen. Of course this is a new experience for touch screen devices running on notebook.
Vivobook is also a unique product, with a fusion power of the third generation of Intel processors Ivy Bridge, Windows 8 operating system, ASUS designs and elegant. VivoBook S400 brings ultrabook concept, which emphasizes thinness and light weights. Highest thickness of only 2.1 cm in length and a width of 33.9 x 23.9 cm. and weighing 1.9 kg. Although ultrabook category, but weighs more than categories defined Intel, which is between 1.2 to 1.36 kg.
This notebook is performed with a simple design, with a screen size of 14 inches. It makes a lot of wide space for the keyboard, the palm area, as well touchpad.
VivoBook S400 14-inch screen comes with an intuitive touch screen frameless, with a resolution of 1366 x 768 p. This makes the image look sharp in this ultrabook. With Windows 8 a new concept to the specific tile, naturally sharp images more satisfying to new experiences in Windows 8. Furthermore, in addition to innovative touchscreen, the screen is also present in the solid material, which is resistant to scratches.
When exploring this notebook screen, users can feel the sensation of touch tablet style. Space keyboard keys almost evenly and fairly wide and padded. The distance between the keys were also well preserved, so that minimizing errors due to lack of space type keyboard. However, the keyboard does not come with a backlit, making it somewhat difficult to use in the dark.
If the user is bored with touch screen experience, there is still a responsive touchpad like when your finger touches the screen. Not only the screen, the outside of the notebook is also made of a solid material. The front is smooth and attractive eyes.
Though the design is simple, this device comes with full connectivity. The left side there are two USB ports, audio jacks and a SD card. The right side of the power input, VGA, HDMI port, USB 3.0 and LAN.
This notebook uses processors from Intel, Ivy Bridge Dual Core i3, also support Intel HD Graphics 4000. So the process of responsive performance, while trying to run games and applications, and does not reappear when used browsing. Series Intel graphics also make the image sharper. Power management of the batteries can last 4 hours to supply browsing, streaming light and normal. While charging the battery enough for it takes 2 hours.
Innovations ASUS SonicMaster audio produced quite satisfactory. Audio is used to produce a loud sound and not shrill, although the location of the sound is at the bottom left and right side of the notebook.
The new operating system provides a different experience. Interface design comes in the form of variations in tile, including tile is live and updates. As per typical Windows 8, to access the tile-tile is certainly better by doing touch. For these operating systems, users can swap to shift the interface. In addition, the navigation interface can also be done with a touchpad.
For users of Windows 7, would still need adaptation to long to get used to Windows 8. When you want to go into desktop mode, you can click on one tile that is a shortcut to the desktop. But once get into the desktop, there is usually a lot of changes, but no longer used in Windows 8. For example, the start menu. To access the application, you can browse through the search feature that emerges from the right side of the screen.
Windows 8 also allows synchronization with different devices based on Windows 8. Simply plug in, after a notification will appear in the tile. Then, update the files will run automatically.
Dimensions : 33.9 x23.9x 2.1 cm
Weight : 1.9 Kg
Operating System: Windows 8
Display : 14-inch, 1366x768 resolution, 111 ppi
Keyboard : Chiclet
Mouse : touchpad
Processor : Intel Ivy Bridge Core i3-3217U
Graphics : Intel HD Graphics 4000
Memory : 1600 MHz DDR 3 4 GB, 24 GB SSD
Connectivity : 2 USB ports, 1 USB 3.0, WiFi