Asus Vivobook S200E Touchscreen Core i3 Notebook £329.97 @ Amazon
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Asus Vivobook S200E Touchscreen Core i3 Notebook £329.97 @ Amazon

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Found 17th Jul 2013
Superb 'ultrabook style' notebook computer - aluminium case with 11.6" touchscreen, 4Gb RAM, 500Gb HDD & Windows 8. This is the Core i3 processor model (CT216H) and is cheaper than both the Pentium version and the newer model with a Celeron processor.

Had mine for a couple of weeks (using it to post this deal) and absolutely love it - paid the same price from PC World but it was for an ex display model where this offer is for brand new in box.

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Original Poster

Now I am confused - model number of mine is actually CT158H and it has a Core i3 1.8Ghz processor whereas this one says 1.4GHz,

I paid £449.99 for this in May so this is an excellent price.

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ccs_digital

Now I am confused - model number of mine is actually CT158H and it has a … Now I am confused - model number of mine is actually CT158H and it has a Core i3 1.8Ghz processor whereas this one says 1.4GHz,


Lol i`m confused - why you confused.
CT216H have 1.4Ghz processor clock. (second generation)
CT158H have 1.8Ghz processor clock. (third generation)

And here is CT157H as well, dual core. 1.5Ghz for £300

2nd gen i3 is 26.8% better than dual core. and 3rd gen is better 29.7% than 2 gen.
so worth extra 30£ for twice better processor.
Good deal.
Edited by: "artcheezzz" 17th Jul 2013

I thought you required an SSD to be classed as an Ultrabook?

£300 CT157 out of stock in John Lewis. Noticed this for 3rd gen i3 (CT158h) at £340 (with shipping), never heard of this company though. extak.com/cat…ing
Brought this model for my daughter (from Tesco for £379) a couple of months ago and she loves it (windows 8 confuses me though)
Edited by: "sag" 17th Jul 2013

tommo111

I thought you required an SSD to be classed as an Ultrabook?



i thought the main criteria for an ultra book was under 2Kgs and less then 2cm thick

I don't think the Ultrabook requires an SSD explicitly, but it must resume from hibernation in <10s or so. You aren't going to be able to do this with a HDD.

I can't see the word Ultrabook on the description though, so this post has an incorrect title.

Its not technically an ultrabook, but its a good machine, I have one

As others have said, this is NOT an Ultrabook per se, but is an excellent machine - my wife has the Pentium version and it really is an excellent laptop.

Ah hotdeals, you are killing me. I cannot afford this but I want it.

If it were closer to Christmas I could buy one for the other half knowing full well that a month later if I drop some hints like oooo I like the touchscreen or ooooo Windows 8 is shiny that I'll be offered it in exchange for a meal out at Toby Jug or Witherspoons.

what is the battery life on these, was thinking of getting a touchscreen laptop and this looks quite a good choice, dont want a 15" or higher screen, this would be for out an about use.

It should be noted that these do not have a cd/dvd/bluray player and the ram is not upgradeable. However we have the 158 version and its great. Opening them is tricky as well though, so upgrading to a SSD is not straightforward.
Edited by: "IWantMoreMoney" 17th Jul 2013

i have one, paid £378 from ebuyer several months back. It is nice and feels very solid and premium device. The battery is rated at 4 to 5 hours, and this seems to be correct in my usage (web browsing, emails, documents and occasional audio or video encoding). I thought the battery life woukd be an issue but actuallly for me it is OK. There are two major things that I don't like, 1. The fan runs continousily - there is no way to stop it from running and although it is pretty quiet fan, you will notice it in a quiet room room but with 'normal' background noise you probably won't notice the fan. 2. The screen is very glossy and very reflective - you won't be using this outside unless you are in the shade. PC world had some in so I did a hands on before buying mine and still got it because for the price it is HOT

Looks good but screen too small for me, I struggle with 13" screens

Bought 2 of these from Tesco in Springburn they were priced at £230.
Figured it was the Pentium on display end of line thing, spoke to the sales
Who informed me they had them in stock brand new in Box. When he came back checked and they were the Pentium i3 third generation ones so bought
Two of them. Kept one for a gift for someone and using the other one might try and put an SSD in their see how that goes

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great price but still like macbook.

I think this is a bargain, I wish I could have got it. I only recently bought a similar (non touchscreen) acer and I love it. This was my preferred option but was a bit too much more at the time.

Personally I travel quite a bit so love the smallness of it - any bigger always feels impossible on trains unless you get a table seat, and just plug it in to a decent monitor at home.

Original Poster

Amended title to notebook...although some advertisers refer to it as an ultrabook - seems to be a grey area as to what actually qualifies as one of those. So 'ultrabook style' notebook seems like a reasonable compromise!

Ultrabook is a trademarked Intel term...

There's some of the 3217U with 1.8ghz processor for 282 on a fulfilled by amazon deal, not sure why it's cheaper but only a couple available now I just grabbed one! Enjoy if you get it:

amazon.co.uk/11-…00e



Edited by: "tfsop" 17th Jul 2013

tfsop

There's some of the 3217U with 1.8ghz processor for 282 on a fulfilled by … There's some of the 3217U with 1.8ghz processor for 282 on a fulfilled by amazon deal, not sure why it's cheaper but only a couple available now I just grabbed one! Enjoy if you get it:http://www.amazon.co.uk/11-6-inch-VivoBook-Touchscreen-Integrated-Graphics/dp/B009YUF4ZS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1374060248&sr=8-1&keywords=asus+s200e



Nice spot. They've just gone - now 15 in stock back at £399.99 - d'oh.
Edited by: "morgie" 17th Jul 2013

putting an ssd on was easy - just make sure you read up first and get a thin 1.7mm ssd

I believe Ultrabooks have to have a 13.3 inch screen.

okram

putting an ssd on was easy - just make sure you read up first and get a … putting an ssd on was easy - just make sure you read up first and get a thin 1.7mm ssd



1.7mm? That can't be right surely? Doesn't seem thick enough even for the PCB. If we're talking 2.5inch HDDS the slim versions used to be 7mm as that's what my Lenovo e320 takes. Fat drives are around 9-10mm.

A shame it does not already come with a 500GB hybrid drive.

A 10 second boot too with room to grow.

It's no surprise there is so much confusion about the term ultrabook as its specification is constantly changing. But basically it is just a term intel branded to help them sell their machines. In short they are thinner than traditional laptops, have decent battery life and use a low power CPU (good for size of laptop but less powerful than the normal variants) and now they require touch screens.

en.wikipedia.org/wik…ook



Edited by: "badasschris" 17th Jul 2013

price gone up now to £380 :-( needed one as well.

" ultrabook as its specification is constantly changing"

Yes, the new ones can be lardy, as in 23mm deep. Desperation looms I guess.

Please unexpire, I just ordered one

Good deal, have the funds, just wish I could justify the need.

thanks I went for the £280 refurb from amazon...will update on quality

Queenaz

great price but still like macbook.



At the Macbook price points there is allot more choice....personally I would go for a win 8 i5 tablet

Queenaz

great price but still like macbook.



no it isnt

shame this isnt a 13.3 or 14 inch screen, then i'd find it hard to refuse.

These "Pseudo" ultrabooks are a waste of time, get yourself a 2nd hand Lenovo X201/X220 for the same money, far better machines.

tfsop

There's some of the 3217U with 1.8ghz processor for 282 on a fulfilled by … There's some of the 3217U with 1.8ghz processor for 282 on a fulfilled by amazon deal, not sure why it's cheaper but only a couple available now I just grabbed one! Enjoy if you get it:http://www.amazon.co.uk/11-6-inch-VivoBook-Touchscreen-Integrated-Graphics/dp/B009YUF4ZS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1374060248&sr=8-1&keywords=asus+s200e



I would have gone for this at a drop of a hat if it wasn't for the stupid delivery cost. Okay maybe it's the lack of coffee but have the Amazon ones sold out?
Edited by: "esskaybee" 22nd Jul 2013

ccs_digital

Now I am confused - model number of mine is actually CT158H and it has a … Now I am confused - model number of mine is actually CT158H and it has a Core i3 1.8Ghz processor whereas this one says 1.4GHz,

ccs_digital

Now I am confused - model number of mine is actually CT158H and it has a … Now I am confused - model number of mine is actually CT158H and it has a Core i3 1.8Ghz processor whereas this one says 1.4GHz,


I think its the i3-2365M

Expired again. Please write expire to make me feel better, in that I got a deal that others missed. Muhahahaha.

Cavity

Expired again. Please write expire to make me feel better, in that I got … Expired again. Please write expire to make me feel better, in that I got a deal that others missed. Muhahahaha.



Seconded... Hehehe!

It was a different seller when I bought mine and I certainly haven't been charged £100 for delivery! Arrived yesterday

esskaybee

I would have gone for this at a drop of a hat if it wasn't for the stupid … I would have gone for this at a drop of a hat if it wasn't for the stupid delivery cost. Okay maybe it's the lack of coffee but have the Amazon ones sold out?


Edited by: "tfsop" 23rd Jul 2013
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