ASUS X200MA-RCLT07

ASUS X200MA-RCLT07 is a decent entry level laptop – if you are looking for a cheap and compact Windows 8.1 -based laptop with a touchscreen. This Black laptop, currently listed at BestBuy, is priced at $280 approx. Equipped with Intel Celeron processor N2815 dual core processor, it offers adequate processing power for streaming video, Web browsing, video chatting, social networking and some document creation tasks including Microsoft Word/excel. ASUS X200MA-RCLT07 is not intended for PC gaming. However, few low end games are playable in low resolution and setting. Basically, it is a cheap 11.6in laptop designed for students and people who travel extensively and want a small touchscreen-enabled laptop for under $300. It comes with 4GB memory and 500GB hard drive. Though it is a small laptop, it offers all essential ports and connectivity features including USB 3.0 and HDMI. ASUS X200MA RCLT07 lacks in optical drive which is common with budget laptops and has become acceptable for small-sized laptop. Here is a brief review about specifications and performance of Asus X200MARCLT07.

Specification and performance of ASUS X200MA-RCLT07

Model X200MA-RCLT07 is based on Intel Celeron N2815 CPU, which is clocked with 1.86GHz and the clock speed can rise up to 2.13GHz. With 4GB memory it can accomplish above listed task with ease, assuming buyers will not expect to perform video editing tasks or 2D/3D designing and other CPU intensive computing jobs on this laptop. Any attempt to perform such tasks will bring forth limitations of the processor. Intel Celeron N2815 CPU comes with Intel HD graphics designed for Bay trail processor. Though the graphics supports DirectX 11, it would hardly support latest PC gaming. However, some games available in Windows app store are playable on this machine.

ASUS X200MA-RCLT07 comes with 4 DDR3 1333 MHz SDRAM OnBoard Memory. Memory can’t expandable further. However, 4GB memory is adequate for day to day computing and basic multitasking.  The laptop is installed with conventional 2.5″ SATA 500GB hard drive which operates with 5400 rpm.

The 11.6” LED backlight high definition screen supports max resolution up to 1366X768 pixels and 720p HD playback.

The laptop sports 1.2” thin form factor and weighs around 3lbs.  It contains USB ports on both the sides – one USB 3.0, two USB 2.0 ports, VGA port, a combination headphone/microphone port, an SD card slot, a full-sized HDMI port, and a Gigabit Ethernet port. ASUS X200MA-RCLT07 also comes with HD webcam and 802.11n Wi-Fi.

The 3 cell 33whr lithium ion  battery offers around 5 hours of battery life and depends upon usage.

Pros of ASUS X200MA-RCLT07

Decent battery life

Light in weight

Touch screen

Cons of ASUS X200MA-RCLT07

Considering the price, no such cons

One Response to ASUS X200MA-RCLT07

  1. James says:

    Thanks for the review. You are the first to list the resolution of the lcd and portrayed your use of it(ie speed and battery life). If only this had a high 1920 x 1080 resolution screen, it would be the best value for me. Thank you very much!

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