Pros

  • 256GB SSD
  • Comfortable keyboard
  • Rugged construction

Cons

  • Lousy display
  • Uninspired design

At A Glance

As an Ultrabook, it’s terrible. But as a portable, business-rugged laptop, it’s worth a look.

Manufacturer’s Description

B400A-XH52 Notebook

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number B400A-XH52
Interfaces/Ports
HDMI Yes
Total Number of USB Ports 3
Number of USB 3.0 Ports 3
VGA Yes
Audio Line Out Yes
DisplayPort Yes
Display & Graphics
Screen Size 14.10 "
Display Screen Type Active Matrix TFT Color LCD
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Screen Mode HD
Screen Resolution 1366 x 768
Backlight Technology LED
Graphics Controller Manufacturer Intel
Graphics Controller Model HD 4000
Graphics Memory Technology DDR3 SDRAM
Graphics Memory Accessibility Shared
Storage
Solid State Drive Capacity 256 GB
Optical Drive Type No
General Information
Manufacturer ASUS Computer International
UPC Code 886227340637
Manufacturer Part Number B400A-XH52
Brand Name Asus
Product Name B400A-XH52 Notebook
Product Model B400A-XH52
Product Type Notebook
Manufacturer Website Address http://usa.asus.com
Product Series B400A
Memory
Memory Card Supported Secure Digital (SD) Card, MultiMediaCard (MMC)
Standard Memory 4 GB
Maximum Memory 8 GB
Memory Technology DDR3 SDRAM
Memory Standard DDR3-1600/PC3-12800
Memory Card Reader Yes
Miscellaneous
Package Contents
  • B400A-XH52 Notebook
  • Standard Battery
  • AC Adapter
Network & Communication
Wireless LAN Yes
Wireless LAN Standard IEEE 802.11b/g/n
Ethernet Technology Gigabit Ethernet
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Standard Bluetooth 4.0
Physical Characteristics
Height 0.8"
Width 13.3"
Depth 9.2"
Weight (Approximate) 48.0 oz
Color Black
Built-in Devices
Webcam Yes
Microphone Yes
Speakers Yes
Processor & Chipset
Processor Manufacturer Intel
Processor Type Core i5
Processor Model i5-3317U
Processor Speed 1.70 GHz
Processor Core Dual-core (2 Core)
Cache 3 MB
Chipset Manufacturer Intel
Chipset Model HM77 Express
Software
Operating System Windows 7 Professional
Operating System Architecture 64-bit
Input Devices
Pointing Device Type TouchPad

Performance

Overall Performance
Worldbench Score 197.0
Worldbench Version 8.1
Battery
Battery Life 5:19   (hh:mm)
Start Up
Start Up 19.4   seconds (lower is better)
Office Productivity
PCMark 7 Productivity Suite 3320.0   score (higher is better)
Web Browsing
Peacekeeper 2101.0   score (higher is better)
Storage Performance
PCMark 7 Storage Test 1743.0   score (higher is better)
File Compression 104.2   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 268.2   seconds (lower is better)
Image Editing - GPU Accelerated 346.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 217.5   seconds (lower is better)
Audio Encoding 304.0   seconds (lower is better)
Gaming
3DMark, Firestrike 403.0   score (higher is better)
3DMark, Cloud Gate 3152.0   score (higher is better)
3DMark, Ice Storm 27099.0   score (higher is better)
3DMark, Firestrike Extreme 186.0   score (higher is better)
Civilization V, Late Game View, Low Quality, 1024x768 13.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt Showdown, Low Quality, 1024x768 32.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
Crysis 3, Ultra Quality, 1024x768 12.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Power Usage
Working power usage 2.2   Watt hours
Idle power usage 11.3   Watts

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