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Asus Vivobook U38N

alaTest has collected and analyzed 29 reviews of Asus Vivobook U38N. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and design. The reliability and usability are also mentioned favorably, but many are critical about the battery and durability.

performance, usability, reliability, design, size

durability, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Asus Vivobook U38N is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Asus Vivobook U38N from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on People are impressed by the reliability and price. The design and performance are also appreciated.

performance, design, price, reliability

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Asus VivoBook U38N 13.3-inch Touchscreen Laptop (Silver) - (AMD A8 4555M 1.6GHz Processor, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, WLAN, Webcam, BT, Integrated Graphics, Asus VivoBook U38N 13.3-inch Touchscreen Laptop (Silver) - (AMD A8 4555M 1.6GHz Processor, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, WLAN, Webcam, BT, Integrated Graphics,

Mar, 2019

Expert review by : Sebastian Jentsch (

Review Update Asus VivoBook U38N-C4004H Notebook


IPS update. Do you want to attract envious looks? Everybody's got

High-quality material; Flat and light case; Excellent connection distribution; Touchpad generously sized; Only gets moderately warm; Lit keyboard; Compact power supply; Matte surfaces; Very good touch display

Fans constantly audible; RJ-45 only via adapter; Comparably short battery run times

The loud fans don't fit at all in the high-quality overall concept. Did no one at Asus try out the 13-inch device?

May, 2013

Expert review by : Chris Burns (

ASUS VivoBook U38N Review


This week we're having a look at the real-deal final release iteration of the ASUS VivoBook U38N with full touchscreen capabilities, Windows 8, and AMD innards. This machine is sleek, keeps with the fantastic ASUS style language we've been loving since...

With the ASUS VivoBook U38N you’ve got a rather well-rounded solution for your school or everyday home use. With the high-quality audio system and the Full HD picture right in front of your face, you’ll also do well to work with this machine as a home...

Feb, 2013

Expert review by : Andrei Girbea (

Asus VivoBook U38N review – the multimedia ultra-portable


The Asus VivoBook U38N is a sleek ultraportable that comes with a touchscreen and manages to offer better graphic performances then the average ultrabook, that is better suited for gaming on the go.

fast, sleek looking, offer an awesome IPS touchscreen, can deal with games, run cool, has a decent price, packs an alright keyboard

noisy, rather poor battery life, the clickpad was very stiff

All in all, ultrabooks like the Zenbook Prime UX31A still hold the upper hand when it comes to raw power and the thin and light form factor. But the U38N is not a lot thicker or bulkier and for multimedia and games, it could be a more suitable laptop...

Jun, 2013

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Asus U38N-C4010H


screen is amazing, great design and small size, backlit keyboard

battery life is very short, you really need to fit an ssd in it as the hdd is so slow that need 5 minutes to load the windows. AMD is not the best choice and I would go for intel based system next time as is just faster

Dec, 2013

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Asus U38N-C4010H


Excellent screen Backlit keyboard responsive touchscreen small and light

Outdated graphics chip ( overall quite good but not for demanding games )

Nov, 2013

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Asus U38N-C4010H


Excellent Screen, very responsive to touch, good solid keyboard, and lovely design

Could do with an ssd to boast its performance, had no issues yet with the fact it's and AMD rather than an Intel.

Nov, 2013

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Asus VivoBook U38N


SUB-STANDARD PRODUCTS AND SERVICE OF ASUS. Let me know if any one is going to purchase or to know my experience My Experience - Be aware of ASUS Laptops. I have had a very bad experience about ASUS LAPTOP, sub-standard products..I had purchased ASUS...

Oct, 2013

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Dont buy this... Metal casing will always screws


Dont buy this... Metal casing will always screws


metal, less battery, worst support

Hi guys, Dont ever buy laptop with metal casing, u might feel that metal is better and safer. But it screws laptop. my laptop slipped off my hand, and the distance was mere 6inches (bloody 12centi metres) and GOD!!!! it fell on one of the edge, but...

Oct, 2013

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Asus VivoBook U38N


Dont ever buy laptop with metal casing, u might feel that metal is better and safer. But it screws laptop. my laptop slipped off my hand, and the distance was mere 6inches (bloody 12centi metres) and GOD!!!! it fell on one of the edge, but screen broke...

Oct, 2013

Product Specifications


Audio system:SonicMaster
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speakers manufacturer:Bang & Olufsen


Battery Capacity:6570
Battery capacity (Watt hours):48
Battery life (max):7
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Polymer
Number of battery cells:6


Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Rear camera: No


Colour of product:Silver / Stainless steel
Form factor:Clamshell
Product colour:Silver / Stainless steel
Product Type:Notebook


3D: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:33.8
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Display Surface:Gloss
HD type:Full HD
LED Backlight: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen: Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive


Discrete graphics adapter: No
Discrete graphics adapter model: No
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter family:AMD Radeon HD 7000
On-board graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon HD 7600G / AMD Radeon HD 7620G


Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:Touchpad / Trackpad
Windows keys: Yes


Internal Memory:4
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4 / 8
Memory clock speed:1600
Memory form factor:On-board + SO-DIMM
Memory layout (slots x size):2 x 2
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM


3G: No
4G: No
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Data network: No
Ethernet LAN: No
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type: No

Other features

64-bit computing: Yes
Audio system:SonicMaster

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Quick start guide:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included: Yes
Cables included:AC
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Charging port type:DC-in jack
Combo headphone/mic port: Yes
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Microphone in: No
Mini VGA ports quantity:1
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:3


Motherboard chipset:AMD A70M
Processor boost frequency:2.4 / 2.8
Processor cache:4
Processor cache type:L2
Processor Cores:4
Processor family:AMD A
Processor frequency:1.6 / 2
Processor Model:A10-4655M / A8-4555M
Processor Socket:Socket FP2 (µBGA-827)
Processor threads:4

Processor special features

Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel HD Audio Technology: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology: No
Intel Insider:No / Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology:No / Yes
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT): No
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT): No
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):No / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID): No
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio): No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology): No
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT): No
Intel® Insider™:No / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / Y
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST): No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT): No
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology: No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi): No
InTru™ 3D Technology:No / Yes


Cable lock slot:N
Fingerprint Reader: No


Drivers included: Yes
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 8


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD, SDHC
Hard Drive Capacity:500
Hard Drive Interface:SATA
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128
Solid-state drive interface:Serial ATA III
Storage Media:HDD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:128 / 500

Weight & Dimensions

Height (front):5.5
Height (rear):1.86