Asus Vivobook S200 11.6 Inch 4GB 320GB Touch Laptop £229.99 @ Argos
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Asus Vivobook S200 11.6 Inch 4GB 320GB Touch Laptop £229.99 @ Argos

£229.99
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Found 23rd Jun 2014Made hot 12th Jul 2014
Seems to be the best price I can find for this model.

ASUS has given the VivoBook a distinctive look, showcasing the flair and fun of Windows 8 while highlighting its mobility factor. An ultra lightweight and thin design, the VivoBook is matched with its efficient hardware.

Get started in just seconds with the instant start-up function, taking you to the intuitive interface that is Windows 8. Visually, the VivoBook features a 11.6" HD LED backlit display that projects beautifully detailed images, backed by SonicMaster audio technology that adds a wider sonic range with deeper bass and powerful output that does not loose clarity.

All of this and more is packed into the VivoBook's sleek casing for efficient task managing, whether it's on the road, at home or in an office.

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This laptop has a powerful Dual Core processor and 4GB RAM, meaning you can multi-task with ease. It is a very compact device with an 11.6 inch touchscreen display making this great for games and work.

CPU, Memory and Operating System:

Intel Celeron dual core processor.
1.5GHz processor speed.
4GB RAM.
320GB hard drive.
Microsoft Windows 8.
Display features:

11.6 inch screen.
Graphics:

Intel UMA.
Interfaces and connectivity:

1 Ethernet port.
1 HDMI port.
Bluetooth.
Wi-Fi enabled.
Multimedia features:

Built-in webcam.
General features:

Up to 3 hours battery life.
Size H2.17, W30.3, D20cm.
Weight 1.38kg.

24 Comments

Original Poster

Genuinely interested why people are voting cold? Can this (or a similar spec'd machine) be bought for cheaper?

If so I'll cancel my order. Info would be useful.

My wife uses i3 version of this machine. Awesome laptop

i3 version is just coping with HD video playback. If this is the lower version, please think abut what you want to use it for, It shoud be perfect for day to day tasks, but it might struggle with cpu hungry tasks

Edited by: "sebasstianus" 23rd Jun 2014

probably not picking up heat due to toshiba malaga deal in last few days where a similar specced machine was 199 and possibly as low as 180 with cashback.

Only if they were in stock, The usual Argos

Did anyone pick one up? Wondering how the CPU is in real world use.

Thinking of picking one of these up today whats everyonrs opinion on it that bought one .....cpu etc

buddn07

£329 @ Tesco - … £329 @ Tesco - http://www.tesco.com/direct/asus-s200e-pentium-dual-core-4gb-500gb-dark-grey-laptop/303-4345.prd£299 @ Amazon - http://www.amazon.co.uk/S200E-11-6-inch-Touchscreen-VivoBook-Pentium/dp/B00B4AAS7K£229 REFURB @ Dabs - http://www.dabs.com/products/asus-refurb-vivobook-s200e-11-6--touchscreen--intel--pentium-4gb-500gb-w8-96W9.html



this is celeron vs pentium in tesco

For budget thin / light, I'd rather get a Chromebook eg. Acer 720.

Unless you're planning to do tons of Photoshop rendering (which would be pretty laugable on a Celeron based machine in any event), the Chromebook blows this out of the water in terms of battery life and is only £180. No Windoze 8 (which is a good thing at this pricepoint) and instant on.


Edited by: "Picard123" 12th Jul 2014

Picard123

For budget thin / light, I'd rather get a Chromebook eg. Acer 720. Unless … For budget thin / light, I'd rather get a Chromebook eg. Acer 720. Unless you're planning to do tons of Photoshop rendering (which would be pretty laugable on a Celeron based machine in any event), the Chromebook blows this out of the water in terms of battery life and is only £180. No Windoze 8 (which is a good thing at this pricepoint) and instant on.



what a joke of a comparison


dedicated OS vs no OS
4gb ram vs 2gb ram
320gb storage vs 16gb storage
touch screen vs no touch screen
HDMI out/bluetooth vs neither

how is all of that not worth a extra £50


Edited by: "ando" 12th Jul 2014

Regprentice

probably not picking up heat due to toshiba malaga deal in last few days … probably not picking up heat due to toshiba malaga deal in last few days where a similar specced machine was 199 and possibly as low as 180 with cashback.



How does the Toshiba Malaga compare with this machine? Didn't buy one then because I just don't like Toshiba's, although was pretty much what I was looking for.

just be aware,i brought one (refurb) from argos (ebay) website after 4 days opening screen problem with updates and couldn't get past it. has now gone back.it could have been the fact that it was a refurb but was class a !

ando

what a joke of a comparison



I think I get where you're both coming from with the Chromebook comparisson. However....

ando

dedicated OS vs no OS



The Chromebook has ChromeOS.

ando

HDMI out/bluetooth vs neither



The Acer C720 has both.

If you're just looking for a small light machine with long battery life to surf the web, watch videos, listen to music, FTP, SSH for example, the Chromebook is worth considering. If you require all the features of Windows not available in ChromeOS and need a touch screen, then yes ChromeOS and this particular model wouldn't be for you. The C720P has a touchscreen.


Edited by: "morgie" 12th Jul 2014

ando

what a joke of a comparison

ando

dedicated OS vs no OS

ando

HDMI out/bluetooth vs neither



sorry you're right about the chromeOS but i'd hardly class that a OS, my opinion anyway, the storage is just a let down in the chromebooks

ando

sorry you're right about the chromeOS but i'd hardly class that a OS, my … sorry you're right about the chromeOS but i'd hardly class that a OS, my opinion anyway, the storage is just a let down in the chromebooks



Sure, maybe going a bit off topic on here, but I think it's due to a slightly different style of use. You're obviously encouraged to use Google Drive (100GB free for 2yrs), but personally I went for a Sandisk Fit USB drive, 64GB for ~£19.49 at the time (old deal link), to store offline video and music. If you're happy with what a Chromebook can do they're well worth a shot. I was slightly sceptical when getting mine but have been extremely impressed, Windows laptop doesn't get used much now but I still have my Windows desktop for 'meatier' tasks when needed. Because 90%+ of what I do is browser based (or just achievable in ChromeOS) the Chromebook is great.




Edited by: "morgie" 12th Jul 2014

I've got one of these laptops. Build quality is fantastic, the touch screen works well and it's fine for day-to-day tasks. Battery life is in the region of 2.5-3 hours.
Edit: I also swapped out the HDD for an SSD (Samsung 840) and it improved performance immensely.

Personally, I think I should've gone for a Chromebook as I only use a laptop for browsing, and all other tasks are on my PC.
Edited by: "emJayO" 12th Jul 2014

Worth adding that I have an S400CA and the series of laptops are plagued with a spacebar that only works if you hit it in the very centre. I'd imagine that it would be a deal breaker for many, other than that it's superb in every sense.

I have an i3 version of this and it is absolutely fantastic.

bought one of these last week. listing says silver but we got the purple one.

been great. copes well with full version of office. only problem so far is the ridiculous amount of updates due after setting up the first time. took 3 evenings to get it fully up to date and 8.1 installed.

No stock near me. What do you guys think of the Asus X102BA for £200?

The screen is a bit on the small side. It feels like a toy almost so it's not something I'd recommend if you're wanting to use it for essay typing or research etc. However, saying that, I guess you get what you pay for

ZaraM

The screen is a bit on the small side. It feels like a toy almost so it's … The screen is a bit on the small side. It feels like a toy almost so it's not something I'd recommend if you're wanting to use it for essay typing or research etc. However, saying that, I guess you get what you pay for



I am typing on an i3 version of this. I am not sure about your 'you get what you pay for' comment. I paid for a laptop and got a 11.6" laptop so I guess you are correct in a way. I didn't particularly want a larger screen on my kitchen table. It's bigger than the netbook it replaced. Lovely solid build. The i3 boots up really quick. Certainly doesn't feel like a toy to me.

ando

what a joke of a comparisondedicated OS vs no OS4gb ram vs 2gb ram320gb … what a joke of a comparisondedicated OS vs no OS4gb ram vs 2gb ram320gb storage vs 16gb storagetouch screen vs no touch screenHDMI out/bluetooth vs neitherhow is all of that not worth a extra £50


couldn't agree more!
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