Asus introduced 11.6” Q200E-BCL0803E laptop which is touch screen capable. Based on the Mobile Intel® HM70 Express Chipsets and 1.5 GHz Intel Celeron 1007U Processor the machine will be able to perform all kind of typing and browsing tasks. It weighs around 3.08 lbs. Considering its weight, the machine falls in between a laptop and an ultrabook. ASUS Q200E-BCL0803E is not suited for multimedia experience, such as watching video and playing games, as the processor is not a fast processor. Features like inbuilt optical drive are also missing in the laptop. Most small size laptops, now-a-days, don’t carry inbuilt CD/DVD drive. However, there are USB ports which support external optical drive. The model was designed as a direct competitor to the Acer V5 laptops (based on similar processor). Other features include 1 MP webcam and a USB 3.0 port.
ASUS Q200E-BCL0803E Specs & Options
ASUS Q200E-BCL0803E comes with 4GB DDR3 memory. Powered by Intel Celeron dual core 1007u processor and an inbuilt HD graphics, this computer is designed for basic tasks only. Processor or graphics intensive task can’t be done on this machine. The 11.6” touch screen offers resolution of (1366×768) which is good enough for a small size machine. There are 2 USB 2.0 ports and 1 USB 3.0 port for high speed data transfer. The hard drive capacity is 320GB which is not very roomy as Windows 8 and preinstalled applications preoccupy a good amount of disk space. Other than the above, the laptop offers 1 HDMI port, one RJ 45 connector and a VGA port.
ASUS Q200E-BCL0803E supports Fast Ethernet and 802.11 b/g/n wi-fi. The battery is 2Cells 5136 mAh 38 Whrs Polymer Battery which will support up to 4 hours for small size laptop.
Windows 8 is preinstalled in the machine.
The price of ASUS Q200E-BCL0803E is $330 approx at Bestbuy( at the time of publishing), which seems affordable.
Pros of ASUS Q200E-BCL0803E
Nice exterior, metallic texture
Cons of ASUS of Q200E-BCL0803E
Battery life is just ok