Asus K200MA-DS01T-WH(S) is a decent model to consider if you are looking for a small and well featured laptop. It is not very fast but offers enough performance for basic Web browsing, online communications and while working with word and excel. Driven by 2.16GHz Intel Celeron N2830 processor and 4GB RAM, this laptop weighs around 3lbs which means it can be easily carried out. This is a touchscreen machine and the latest addition to Asus K200MA series. Earlier model, Asus K200MA-DS01T was integrated with less powerful Celeron N2815 processor. Both the laptops have 11.6” display and are available in four colors- Black, Blue, White and Red. Asus K200MA DS01T WH(S) comes with white exterior. This white outlook gives the machine a stunning look. CPU and GPU intensive applications like Adobe Photoshop and AutoCAD can’t run on this laptop as it comes with very basic Celeron processor. Also, it doesn’t support high end games. Asus K200MA-DS01T-WH(S) will cost you around$300-$330 and is available at different stores including WalMart and Amazon. As we know, 11.6” laptops don’t offer inbuilt optical drive and Asus K200MA-DS01T-WH(S) is not an exception. However, it comes with USB 3.0 as well as HDMI port. Read the brief review to know more about specifications and performance of the laptop.
Asus has installed an Intel Celeron N2830 dual core processor in its K200MA-DS01T-WH(S) model. Each core operates with 2.16GHz and, due to Turbo burst Technology, the frequency can rise up to 2.41GHz. Hyperthreading is missing in this laptop; hence the two cores can handle only two threads at a time. It comes with integrated HD graphics which is not equivalent to Intel HD 4400 graphics. However, the graphics performance is faster than old Atom processor powered netbooks and it can handle video processing tasks without any problems. You can play browser games as well.
Asus K200MA-DS01T-WH(S) is shipped with 4GB DDR3 SDRAM. The memory cannot be expandable further. It comes with traditional 500GB hard drive which operates with 5400rpm speed. Windows 8.1 OS is preloaded onto it. If you are looking for SSD based computing solution then you can consider ASUS Transformer Book T100TA-C1-WH(S). This Asus K200MA white laptop doesn’t come with full version of Microsoft office.
The 11.6” LED backlit high definition touch screen of Asus K200MA-DS01T-WH(S) comes with native resolution of 1366 X 768 pixels which means it can play up to 720p content. It comes with non-IPS panel. On the other hand, Asus Transformer book used to come with IPS panel.
Though Asus K200MA-DS01T-WH(S) is a small laptop, it offers all standard ports and connectivity features which include 1 COMBO audio jack, 1 VGA port/Mini D-sub 15-pin for external monitor, 1 USB 3.0 port, 2 USB 2.0 ports, Ethernet port, HDMI and SD card reader which also supports SDHC and MMC formats. It comes with HD webcam. Network connectivity is supported by Fast Ethernet and 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi
The 3 cell battery of Asus K200MA-DS01T-WH(S) offers up to 6 hours of battery backup, depending upon usage.
Pros of Asus K200MA-DS01T-WH(S)
Inexpensive touch screen Laptop for basic work
Decent battery life
500GB hard drive
Cons of Asus K200MA-DS01T-WH(S)
No hybrid drive
With an Intel Celeron N2830 processor and lack of solid state drive, you can’t expect great performance from Asus K200MA–DS01T-WH(S), but considering its low price it’s a good buy.