Asus laptop EeeBook X205TA Quad Core  11.6 inch 2 gb ram 32 gb ssd only 1kg weight windows 8.1 plus buy 4 for the same price as a macbook air lol £169.97 @ laptopsdirect
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Asus laptop EeeBook X205TA Quad Core 11.6 inch 2 gb ram 32 gb ssd only 1kg weight windows 8.1 plus buy 4 for the same price as a macbook air lol £169.97 @ laptopsdirect

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Found 22nd Mar 2015
Mobile Performance, Elegantly Crafted.

The ASUS EeeBook X205 is an affordable 11.6-inch Windows 8.1 laptop that weighs less than 1kg and has a compact, space-saving design. The EeeBook X205 allows you to surf the net for up to 12 hours on a full charge. Windows 8.1 with Bing gives you full compatibility with software and peripherals when compared to other operating systems.

A value laptop with a premium feel.

A value laptop doesn't have to mean settling for something basic. The ASUS EeeBook X205 gives you all the PC essentials with a premium feel. The 205 features compact dimensions, streamlined curves and a tactile white finish.

Compact & Lightweight

The compact ASUS EeeBook X205 keeps the weight down to under 1kg, so it’s lighter than other 11-inch laptops on the market. The ultra-thin design of the X205 measures only 17.5mm, no thicker than the width of your finger.

On-the-go computing

It’s all about everyday computing on-the-go. The ultra-slim profile of the ASUS EeeBook X205 makes it portable enough to bring everywhere with you. It even fits snugly in your shoulder bag.
ASUS Splendid technology for life-like visuals

ASUS EeeBook X205 delivers vibrant visuals and brilliant colours thanks to ASUS Splendid technology. It fine-tunes various display settings and parameters, ensuring you get the very best visuals on screen. Whether you’re watching movies or viewing photos, everything seems more real and life-like

Durable, full-size chiclet keyboard

The full size chiclet keyboard features an improved design that allows for more accurate typing. It has 1.6mm of key travel with little key float for a solid feel and more comfortable typing experience, and is durable enough to last 10 million keystrokes

Epic battery life

The ASUS EeeBook X205 gives you up to 12 hours of battery life so you needn’t worry about running out of batteries while on long flights, or when working out of libraries or coffee shops.

Microsoft Office 365 included

With a 1-year subscription to full versions of Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Access, Publisher and OneNote, along with 1TB online cloud space, the ASUS EeeBook X205 is ready to help you.

Tuned by the ASUS Golden Ear team with the goal of providing you with the best PC notebook audio, SonicMaster gives ASUS EeeBook X205 crystal-clear sound delivery. Whether you’re on headphones or speakers, you’ll experience richer, more detailed audio.

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Screen size - 11.6 in
Processor - Intel Atom Z3735F - 1.33 GHz
RAM - 2 GB
Hard Drive - 32 GB SSD
Operating System - Windows 8.1 (64-Bit)
Optical Drive - None
Graphics - Intel HD Graphics
Webcam - Integrated
Warranty - 1 year warranty
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Buy 4 for the same price as a Macbook Air....included in this special offer is 4 laptops with less than 25% of the processing power of a Macbook Air...

Lengthy description yet nothing about the actual specs......

All sounds amazing apart from processor?

4 times less storage too

Nice for the money IMHO. Quad-core Atom Z3735F @ 1.83GHz should be sufficient for such an 11". The 32GB storage is more of a concern - does have micro-SD slot for additional storage and mini-HDMI.

Years ago I had an Asus EEE PC which was basically unusable due to the poor CPU, considering we're 7 years on this one doesn't seem much better
cpubenchmark.net/cpu…GHz

Original Poster

Adrian7

Nice for the money IMHO. Quad-core Atom Z3735F @ 1.83GHz should be … Nice for the money IMHO. Quad-core Atom Z3735F @ 1.83GHz should be sufficient for such an 11". The 32GB storage is more of a concern - does have micro-SD slot for additional storage and mini-HDMI.



yen has a microsd slot and a hdmi output also 2 usb so space is relative as sd cards and usb storage is cheep and reusable elswhere

Original Poster

DevilzGtr

4 times less storage too



I do believe if you buy 4 you have the same storage amount lmao

Original Poster

GrantG182

Buy 4 for the same price as a Macbook Air....included in this special … Buy 4 for the same price as a Macbook Air....included in this special offer is 4 laptops with less than 25% of the processing power of a Macbook Air...




but if you have 4 laptops you have 16 processers lmao

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The Atom CPU in this system is a great little performer. It's a long way from the Atom cpus of old and is easily quick enough for home commuting use. The best thing about it being the low power requirement thus the excellent battery life. Heat.

CountFilth

Years ago I had an Asus EEE PC which was basically unusable due to the … Years ago I had an Asus EEE PC which was basically unusable due to the poor CPU, considering we're 7 years on this one doesn't seem much better :(...



Loads of people got Linx tablets (and others) with very similar APUs and don't think they found it wanting. You're not going to be running AutoCad on it.

That score is an aggregate with most such APUs deployed in 8-10" tablets and thus thermally constrained - in a 11" laptop it is likely to run at Turbo longer. If they would publish a results graph you'd see it is likely a GEV distribution.
Edited by: "Adrian7" 22nd Mar 2015

xela333

The Atom CPU in this system is a great little performer. It's a long way … The Atom CPU in this system is a great little performer. It's a long way from the Atom cpus of old and is easily quick enough for home commuting use. The best thing about it being the low power requirement thus the excellent battery life. Heat.



So it helps you get around your house? I want one.

I have two devices these days - one based on i5 with 8GB RAM, the other based on Atom quad core and has 1GB RAM. Unless I really push it (Hyper-V, intensive graphics etc.), I'd struggle to tell them apart. For Office and web and most ordinary things the battery life, decent performance, fanless silent operation and low initial cost make these Atom devices incredibly good value.

Is this a "Hotukjokes" site? oO

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dontasciime

So it helps you get around your house? I want one.



Stick some wheels on and your done : )

cold for the Mac air comment

Does anybody know how much space is left after windows/system files?

Looks pretty good, I assume that internal drive is non upgradable

Bendown

Looks pretty good, I assume that internal drive is non upgradable



http://www.laptopultra.com/guide/asus-eeebook-x205ta-disassembly/


http://i.imgur.com/gf7DPvv.jpg



the flash memory chips is soldered to the PCB board, thus greatly saves … the flash memory chips is soldered to the PCB board, thus greatly saves interior space. Although Asus X205TA’s storage is not very big, but it comes with a 500G free cloud storage.





Edited by: "dontasciime" 22nd Mar 2015

dontasciime

http://www.laptopultra.com/guide/asus-eeebook-x205ta-disassembly/


Thanks, looks like it may be a good solution for holidays and messing around with software etc

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bowett

Does anybody know how much space is left after windows/system files?



20-22GB because of the backup of Windows.

Saying that apparently it's compatible with upto 128GB microsd cards...

Am I missing something? I can't seem to find the screen resolution or if it's touchscreen. Any ideas?

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kalico

Am I missing something? I can't seem to find the screen resolution or if … Am I missing something? I can't seem to find the screen resolution or if it's touchscreen. Any ideas?



Product Description
ASUS EeeBook X205TA FD005BS - 11.6" - Atom Z3735F - Windows 8.1 with Bing 32-bit - 2 GB RAM - 32 GB SSD
Product Type
Notebook
Operating System
Windows 8.1 with Bing 32-bit
Processor
Intel Atom Z3735F / 1.33 GHz ( 1.83 GHz ) / 2 MB Cache
Memory
2 GB DDR3L
Storage
32 GB - eMMC SSD
Optical Drive
No optical drive
Display
11.6" LED backlight 1366 x 768 / HD
Graphics
Intel HD Graphics
Networking
802.11n, Bluetooth 4.0
Battery
2-cell
Colour
White
Dimensions (WxDxH)
28.6 cm x 19.33 cm x 1.75 cm
Weight
1 kg
Environmental Standards
ENERGY STAR Qualified
Included Service
500 GB ASUS WebStorage (2 years)


Detail

General

Product Type
Notebook
Operating System
Windows 8.1 with Bing 32-bit Edition
Included Service
500 GB ASUS WebStorage (2 years)
Processor / Chipset

CPU
Intel Atom Z3735F / 1.33 GHz
Max Turbo Speed
1.83 GHz
Number of Cores
Quad-Core
Cache
2 MB
64-bit Computing
Yes
Memory

RAM
2 GB
Technology
DDR3L SDRAM
Speed
1333 MHz
Storage

Main Storage
32 GB SSD
SSD Form Factor
eMMC
Display

Type
11.6"
LCD Backlight Technology
LED backlight
Resolution
1366 x 768 ( HD )
Widescreen
Yes
Image Aspect Ratio
16:9
Features
ASUS Splendid Video Intelligence Technology, glare, 45% NTSC colour gamut
Audio & Video

Graphics Processor
Intel HD Graphics
Camera
Integrated webcam
Resolution
VGA
Sound
Stereo speakers , microphone
Audio Features
ASUS SonicMaster
Input

Type
Keyboard, touchpad
Features
ASUS Smart Gesture technology
Communications

Wireless
802.11n, Bluetooth 4.0
Battery

Technology
2-cell lithium polymer
Capacity
38 Wh
AC Adapter

Input
AC 120/230 V ( 50/60 Hz )
Output
33 Watt , 19 V , 1.75 A
Connections & Expansion

Interfaces
2 x USB 2.0 , Micro-HDMI , Headphone/microphone combo jack
Memory Card Reader
Yes ( microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC )
Software

Software Included
OneDrive
Miscellaneous

Colour
White
Case Material
Plastic
Features
Fanless
Included Accessories
Power adapter
Compliant Standards
UL, C-Tick, BSMI, CB, JATE, CCC, MIC, FCC, RoHS, A-Tick, GOST-R, iDA, ErP 2013
Dimensions & Weight

Width
28.6 cm
Depth
19.33 cm
Height
1.75 cm
Weight
1 kg
Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified
Yes


Enough info yet lol

Original Poster

kalico

Am I missing something? I can't seem to find the screen resolution or if … Am I missing something? I can't seem to find the screen resolution or if it's touchscreen. Any ideas?


No touchscreen bud

derekscotia

No touchscreen bud


Pity. It would have been outstanding with one. Still, I reckon the quality will be excellent, based on my past experience of Asus. For a small and light alternative to a tablet and keyboard, this looks a good deal. There are cheap laptops at this price, but they'll struggle on performance because they use a spinning hard disk. This should be much faster and the Asus EEE range are the grand-daddies of the netbook format.

The 2 year extension to the warranty for £17 looks a good deal too.

Original Poster

kalico

Pity. It would have been outstanding with one. Still, I reckon the … Pity. It would have been outstanding with one. Still, I reckon the quality will be excellent, based on my past experience of Asus. For a small and light alternative to a tablet and keyboard, this looks a good deal. There are cheap laptops at this price, but they'll struggle on performance because they use a spinning hard disk. This should be much faster and the Asus EEE range are the grand-daddies of the netbook format.



my daughter has one , superb battery life competent processor and brilliant keyboard and touchpad.....well worth it but check very as they have it for 180 but have a lot of discount codes lol

littld

I have two devices these days - one based on i5 with 8GB RAM, the other … I have two devices these days - one based on i5 with 8GB RAM, the other based on Atom quad core and has 1GB RAM. Unless I really push it (Hyper-V, intensive graphics etc.), I'd struggle to tell them apart. For Office and web and most ordinary things the battery life, decent performance, fanless silent operation and low initial cost make these Atom devices incredibly good value.



I agree. I have a core i5 Surface Pro and a Linx 8 budget tablet and I too would struggle to tell them apart for basic web browsing and emails. Add to the fact they're significantly more portable. As long as they have an IPS screen and are sub-£100 they're incredible value.

CountFilth

Years ago I had an Asus EEE PC which was basically unusable due to the … Years ago I had an Asus EEE PC which was basically unusable due to the poor CPU, considering we're 7 years on this one doesn't seem much better :(http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu.php?cpu=Intel+Atom+Z3735F+%40+1.33GHz



People on this site really don't realise the lack of progress made in CPU performance in the second half of this decade.

"You could buy 4...."
Have you just earned your trolling badge?

Got this for £139.99 3 months ago - http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/asus-x205ta-11-6-intel-atom-2gb-ram-32gb-ssd-windows-8-1-with-office-365-black-white-2082418

Very good laptop, trackpad is pretty good. Speed is decent.. If you need extra storage, it has a flush micro SD slot.

CountFilth

Years ago I had an Asus EEE PC which was basically unusable due to the … Years ago I had an Asus EEE PC which was basically unusable due to the poor CPU, considering we're 7 years on this one doesn't seem much better :(http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu.php?cpu=Intel+Atom+Z3735F+%40+1.33GHz




I've been using a "travel computer" with a score of 636 for about three years now.

http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu.php?cpu=Intel+Atom+N2800+%40+1.86GHz&id=616

Its also used at home for torrents (closed so the screen is off) as the processor only uses a max of 6.5W & costs under 10p a day running constantly with close to no noise (it has a quiet fan).

Its dual boot, windows & Ubuntu, & I upped it to 4 gig vastly improving its performance over the gig it came with. It was lack of memory that crippled the original netbooks more than slow processors.

I am typing on it now & it has two browsers open & 45 windows between them. Its used for films, music, torrents, email, writing reports & browsing while I am travelling, & now in the house too when a full sized laptop would be a pain. Additionally its often kept in the car as its low value & age make that viable against the risk of loss.

Originally it gave 6-7 hours but the battery only lasts 1-2 hours now.

So the Asus machine shown is entirely viable if you want something for the same purposes listed above.

I have thought about replacing mine as the case is really showing its age, the battery life is now poor & the 600 line res can be annoying on some websites (the Asus has 720 & was a main replacement contender). But for half the price of the Asus I can get a new battery and 250GB SSD.

It really gets tiresome on here with so many people posting completely misplaced views on processing power, which is fairly well shown when a twin xeon server from the last decade only manages the same processing speed (with worse graphics in the machine too)

cpubenchmark.net/cpu…t=2

This is a more than than decent computer, however there are so many options at the mo for anyone looking for a 'light' win 8.1 device. Got to think carefully about your computing needs before splashing the cash. I've done the same as previous posters i.e. a core i5 laptop for the serious stuff and a cheapo dell venue pro 8 tablet which is great for quick and easy stuff. Works for me. I personally am reluctant to buy any win 8.1 device without a touch screen, as I find it so useful. So not voted on this deal but it will be ideal for some. Just think carefully first.

Ordered for the wife to replace her ageing laptop. It should be a nice refresh.

awt

Is this a "Hotukjokes" site? oO



Nah, it's ColdUKJokes.

Extra £10 gets you a 2 year guarantee at John Lewis.

ibiza

I've been using a "travel computer" with a score of 636 for about three … I've been using a "travel computer" with a score of 636 for about three years now.http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu.php?cpu=Intel+Atom+N2800+%40+1.86GHz&id=616Its also used at home for torrents (closed so the screen is off) as the processor only uses a max of 6.5W & costs under 10p a day running constantly with close to no noise (it has a quiet fan).Its dual boot, windows & Ubuntu, & I upped it to 4 gig vastly improving its performance over the gig it came with. It was lack of memory that crippled the original netbooks more than slow processors.I am typing on it now & it has two browsers open & 45 windows between them. Its used for films, music, torrents, email, writing reports & browsing while I am travelling, & now in the house too when a full sized laptop would be a pain. Additionally its often kept in the car as its low value & age make that viable against the risk of loss.Originally it gave 6-7 hours but the battery only lasts 1-2 hours now.So the Asus machine shown is entirely viable if you want something for the same purposes listed above.I have thought about replacing mine as the case is really showing its age, the battery life is now poor & the 600 line res can be annoying on some websites (the Asus has 720 & was a main replacement contender). But for half the price of the Asus I can get a new battery and 250GB SSD.It really gets tiresome on here with so many people posting completely misplaced views on processing power, which is fairly well shown when a twin xeon server from the last decade only manages the same processing speed (with worse graphics in the machine too)http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu.php?cpu=Intel+Xeon+3.40GHz&id=1321&cpuCount=2



Bravo Ibiza.(Thanks for your "experiencial" and fact based input, as opposed to the spectard warrior on HUK)

I used an HP Envy X2 for a long time, going back over 2 years now.
It was more than enough for my daily driver. Not a gaming machine, but for web, youtube, email, Office it was perfect.

retrend

People on this site really don't realise the lack of progress made in CPU … People on this site really don't realise the lack of progress made in CPU performance in the second half of this decade.


.
The CPU in my HP Envy (another Atom) of 2 years ago, was 32nm.
This one is 22nm
Broadwell is 14nm
http://www.extremetech.com/computing/171477-intels-14nm-milkshake-its-better-than-yours

We are also in 2015, so we've not history to "look back on" yet.
CPUs manufacturers have been concentrating on TDP and battery performance for mobile, which is exactly why this Atom is a fabulous CPU with such a low wattage. Please don't compare this with the early Atoms on Windows XP which were horrid little machines.


Edited by: "hwangeruk" 27th Mar 2015

Cool, I've always wanted a cpu that performed as slow as one from 1999 but that doesn't use much battery.
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