Asus introduced the Vivobook S200E and X202E as super slim laptops that feature touchscreen and run Windows 8 operating system. Despite the fact that both of these laptops are aggressively priced, the entire chassis is made from brushed aluminum. The screen size is 11.6 inch, just like netbooks but packs a more powerful processor inside. Find more in this review.
With the S200E, you get Intel Pentium 987 1.5GHz processor and with X202E, you get i3 3217U, which is more powerful and capable but for casual tasks like movie watching, web surfing and working on office apps, the Pentium 987 packs enough power to get the job done. Check out Intel Pentium 987 benchmark.
Asus S200E Specs:
Display: 11.6-inch (1366 x 768 pixels), glossy
Processor: Intel Pentium 987, 1.5 GHz
Graphics: Intel HD Graphics
Memory: 4 GB DDR3 RAM (1333 MHz)
Storage: 500 GB HDD (5400 rev / min)
Interfaces: USB 3.0, 2x USB 2.0, RJ45, VGA, HDMI, audio in / out, card reader (SD / SDHC, MMC)
Connectivity: WiFi 802.11b/g/n, 100 Mbps Ethernet
Dimensions / Weight: 303 x 200 x 21.7 mm / 1415 g
Other features: 0.3-megapixel webcam
The X202E normally retails at 699 dollars, but you can avail $100 discount easily.
The brightness of the screen is 156 cd/m and has contrast ratio of 159:1 which is not ground breaking. Reflection of the display is pretty strong too. Performance of the S200E is a major bottleneck if you are trying to run too many apps at the same time. We, therefore, suggest you to get the X202E that comes with i3 3217u CPU instead of Pentium 987.
Mobility is limited too as maximum battery life is just 2.5 hours on a single charge. You can, of course, increase it to ~3 hours by switching to power-saving mode. However, its pros easily outweigh the cons. X202E/S200E is lightweight; has compact design; packs touchscreen display; multi touch touchpad; all aluminum design and loud speakers.
November 22, 2012
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