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Asus X2000MA 11.6" Touchscreen laptop £199 at Ebuyer - with free laptop bag, 8GB usb stick and mouse
Asus X2000MA 11.6" Touchscreen laptop £199 at Ebuyer - with free laptop bag, 8GB usb stick and mouse

Asus X2000MA 11.6" Touchscreen laptop £199 at Ebuyer - with free laptop bag, 8GB usb stick and mouse

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Asus X200MA Touchscreen Laptop:

Intel Celeron N2815 1.86GHz
4GB RAM
500GB HDD (5400 rpm)
11.6" LED Touchscreen
Webcam, Bluetooth, Wifi,
Windows 8 64bit
No DVD drive

NB: These cheaper range of laptops aren't super powerful, more the sort of thing you would use to browse the internet / youtube / iPlayer etc. (not for Photoshop, large spreadsheets etc.)

This was posted around a month ago at pretty much the same price, but currently there is an offer to receive some additional extras included in the price:

11.6" Laptop Bag
8GB USB Flash Drive
USB Optical scroll mouse

They value the above at £29.99, probably more like £15-£20

Extras see: ebuyer.com/670…dle

Potential cashback:

Topcashback: 1.57%
Quidco: 1.5%

22 Comments

This looks very similar to the Asus X102b which was a deal here about a week ago for about £120.
This one is faster, but looks otherwise to be almost the same. The keyboard is very mechanical with no feel and the touchpad keys are incredibly heavy. The battery is built in and not replaceable. Internally it is very much built down to a price. However the disk drive is an ordinary SATA which can be easily replaced with an SSD.
The Asus X102b came with a licenced copy for Office 2014 home and student.
However I really can't see that this one is so much better, I think you'll need the USB mouse!
Voted cold
Edited by: "jasee" 9th Dec 2014

Had one of these dont buy its poor quality

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Voted hot. At this price point it's also best to consider a Chromebook.

Captainbeavus

Voted hot. At this price point it's also best to consider a Chromebook.



It's NEVER best to consider a Chromebook. Just one long list of compromises.
For an excellent Windows device at a cheap price point, just go for the Linx 10 with keyboard cover from Argos (there's a deal floating about on HUKD somewhere). Fast, cheap, with an excellent keyboard and track pad. Oh, and a years sub to Office 365/OneDrive 1TB cloud storage.

Celeron. Do yourself a favor and put the £200 towards a decent machine.

wenttoabetterplace

It's NEVER best to consider a Chromebook. Just one long list of … It's NEVER best to consider a Chromebook. Just one long list of compromises.For an excellent Windows device at a cheap price point, just go for the Linx 10 with keyboard cover from Argos (there's a deal floating about on HUKD somewhere). Fast, cheap, with an excellent keyboard and track pad. Oh, and a years sub to Office 365/OneDrive 1TB cloud storage.



There is every reason to consider it. The OP has stated that this laptop is ideal for browsing and watching videos on YouTube or iPlayer, A Chromebook does the same and in most cases is cheaper. I own a Chromebook, a Win8 PC and a Linx tablet, but for anyone buying a laptop at this price point, there is every reason to consider buying a CB.

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Gollywood

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Its really not. These budget celerons have plenty of kick to them for basic use. Its the cheap AMD cpus you need to avoid.

Captainbeavus

There is every reason to consider it. The OP has stated that this laptop … There is every reason to consider it. The OP has stated that this laptop is ideal for browsing and watching videos on YouTube or iPlayer, A Chromebook does the same and in most cases is cheaper. I own a Chromebook, a Win8 PC and a Linx tablet, but for anyone buying a laptop at this price point, there is every reason to consider buying a CB.



Does the Chromebook play silverlight content?! Like BT Sport, or Blinkbox?

I'm pretty sure it doesn't....in which case, my point still stands that a Chromebook is full of compromises....

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Captainbeavus

There is every reason to consider it. The OP has stated that this laptop … There is every reason to consider it. The OP has stated that this laptop is ideal for browsing and watching videos on YouTube or iPlayer, A Chromebook does the same and in most cases is cheaper. I own a Chromebook, a Win8 PC and a Linx tablet, but for anyone buying a laptop at this price point, there is every reason to consider buying a CB.



I'd only agree with you if the chromebook was cheaper. Why limit yourself to a chromebook when this can do so much more for the same price?

wenttoabetterplace

It's NEVER best to consider a Chromebook. Just one long list of … It's NEVER best to consider a Chromebook. Just one long list of compromises.For an excellent Windows device at a cheap price point, just go for the Linx 10 with keyboard cover from Argos (there's a deal floating about on HUKD somewhere). Fast, cheap, with an excellent keyboard and track pad. Oh, and a years sub to Office 365/OneDrive 1TB cloud storage.


Sorry but the Linx keyboard is awfull and more like a Fisher price toy.
I took mine back to Argos because of the keyboard.

I had one and it's very poor quality;

- the screen is dim and has poor viewing angles
- the trackpad does not reliably detect multitouch which makes it hard to use
- WiFi drops regularly and ends up in "limited connectivity" limbo requiring a restart

The latter points could be addressed by a deriver update which however would have to be provided by Asus as OEM.

Asus support kept telling me to restore to factory settings for two weeks after which their "support" is exhausted. I returned the device.

It's not worth any amount of money, they are discounted for a reason - avoid.

paulandpam1

Sorry but the Linx keyboard is awfull and more like a Fisher price toy.I … Sorry but the Linx keyboard is awfull and more like a Fisher price toy.I took mine back to Argos because of the keyboard.



Oh, I had been told by a couple of people on HUKD that it had an excellent keyboard and trackpad. My bad!

wenttoabetterplace

Does the Chromebook play silverlight content?! Like BT Sport, or … Does the Chromebook play silverlight content?! Like BT Sport, or Blinkbox?I'm pretty sure it doesn't....in which case, my point still stands that a Chromebook is full of compromises....



That's a very specific use case, I don't know many people who have subscription to either of those sites ( not saying people don't but from my pool of people...)

Silverlight (and flash) are both seriously outdated and create a fracture in the market place. HTML5 is replacing these (see YouTube and Netflix) so this won't be a reason for very long.

95% of the stuff I do day to day on a computer (in my personal time, not work) could be performed on a Chromebook. My girlfriend uses one for her University work. She takes lots of notes and works fine as a basic word editor.

These devices have limited capabilities so arguing that you are 'compromising' by choosing a Chromebook over something like that is rather fruitless.

If you browse the web, check e-mails, watch you tube, use the Google environment to any degree (Google drive, Google Docs) it makes sense to get a chromebook.

If you watch lots of locally stored content (movies, tv shows) this would be better as I've found ChomeOS video player to be basic at best. If you require alternative services like Silverlight, or you require specific software that isn't intensive but only works on windows(?).

You get free google drive storage to combat the microsoft drive storage, google docs is free to everyone and okay for 90% of the time, you also get a free period of google music currently with Chromebooks. At the end of the day it's what ever suits you best, but I wouldn't just shoot down the complete simplicity a Chromebook can offer.

dumb question but here goes, only interested in games such as dungeon keeper, theme hospital roller coaster tycoon and desperados commandos etc etc..would this be able to handle these old school games? cheers!

Azaaaaaa

That's a very specific use case, I don't know many people who have … That's a very specific use case, I don't know many people who have subscription to either of those sites ( not saying people don't but from my pool of people...)Silverlight (and flash) are both seriously outdated and create a fracture in the market place. HTML5 is replacing these (see YouTube and Netflix) so this won't be a reason for very long.95% of the stuff I do day to day on a computer (in my personal time, not work) could be performed on a Chromebook. My girlfriend uses one for her University work. She takes lots of notes and works fine as a basic word editor.These devices have limited capabilities so arguing that you are 'compromising' by choosing a Chromebook over something like that is rather fruitless. If you browse the web, check e-mails, watch you tube, use the Google environment to any degree (Google drive, Google Docs) it makes sense to get a chromebook.If you watch lots of locally stored content (movies, tv shows) this would be better as I've found ChomeOS video player to be basic at best. If you require alternative services like Silverlight, or you require specific software that isn't intensive but only works on windows(?).You get free google drive storage to combat the microsoft drive storage, google docs is free to everyone and okay for 90% of the time, you also get a free period of google music currently with Chromebooks. At the end of the day it's what ever suits you best, but I wouldn't just shoot down the complete simplicity a Chromebook can offer.



All very fair points. However, I personally just don't see why anyone would choose a Chromebook given that there are a myriad of Windows computers out there at the same price points with the same or better hardware AND which have the inherent benefits of being Windows devices (proper driver support for printers/digital cameras/mobile phones etc, support for every type of video streaming - such as Silverlight, and more cloud storage for free than Google, & the full suite of desktop programs such as Office, Spotify, iTunes etc).
Speaking of Spotify, is there even a dedicated app for that on Chromebook's?

If you can get by with using a Chromebook, then fine. But when price and hardware are equal, why choose a Chromebook?

wenttoabetterplace

All very fair points. However, I personally just don't see why anyone … All very fair points. However, I personally just don't see why anyone would choose a Chromebook given that there are a myriad of Windows computers out there at the same price points with the same or better hardware AND which have the inherent benefits of being Windows devices (proper driver support for printers/digital cameras/mobile phones etc, support for every type of video streaming - such as Silverlight, and more cloud storage for free than Google, & the full suite of desktop programs such as Office, Spotify, iTunes etc).Speaking of Spotify, is there even a dedicated app for that on Chromebook's?If you can get by with using a Chromebook, then fine. But when price and hardware are equal, why choose a Chromebook?



Lets address these points in order. I think we can i think its give and take with spec of these devices, one has more memory, the other a better screen. We can agree that £200 gets you a lot more than 2 years ago! This deal is good if you want storage!

With the benefits of windows, come the pitfalls. Windows can (and will) bloat out like no-ones business, if poorly managed can turn into a mess of adware, spyware and search bars and you still have to contend with IE ;). ChromeOS updates automatically and is virus managed from the cloud. Dont know what you mean about driver support for phones and cameras, ChromeOS picks mine up as rrmoveable storage with no issues. I trust people arent backingup important family memories to through around laptops! O.o

Ive already discussed the streaming/silverlight topic. google currently offers 2 years of 1tb then down to a lifetime 100gb i believe. I believe spotyify has an app, but it works through chrome so i wouldnt bother with it. Also, itunes is more like a disadvantage if you ask me ;p give me winamp anyday!

Its all about the rigbt product for the right use!

Azaaaaaa

That's a very specific use case, I don't know many people who have … That's a very specific use case, I don't know many people who have subscription to either of those sites ( not saying people don't but from my pool of people...)Silverlight (and flash) are both seriously outdated and create a fracture in the market place. HTML5 is replacing these (see YouTube and Netflix) so this won't be a reason for very long.95% of the stuff I do day to day on a computer (in my personal time, not work) could be performed on a Chromebook. My girlfriend uses one for her University work. She takes lots of notes and works fine as a basic word editor.These devices have limited capabilities so arguing that you are 'compromising' by choosing a Chromebook over something like that is rather fruitless. If you browse the web, check e-mails, watch you tube, use the Google environment to any degree (Google drive, Google Docs) it makes sense to get a chromebook.If you watch lots of locally stored content (movies, tv shows) this would be better as I've found ChomeOS video player to be basic at best. If you require alternative services like Silverlight, or you require specific software that isn't intensive but only works on windows(?).You get free google drive storage to combat the microsoft drive storage, google docs is free to everyone and okay for 90% of the time, you also get a free period of google music currently with Chromebooks. At the end of the day it's what ever suits you best, but I wouldn't just shoot down the complete simplicity a Chromebook can offer.



I always consider a chromebook but in the end never go for one as (at the moment), it's missing a lot. They look great for uni work etc but me and a few others have only ever considered them because of the price. With these cheaper windows laptops coming out, it's harder to choose the chromebook. I use BT Sport and Sky Go and even though it may change I the future, they are still firmly planted in Silverlight and due to licensing and security I don't think that will change anytime soon.

I don't know why this is so hot. I hope those who vote it hot actually buy it, they'll get a nasty surprise! At nearly £200 it's very bad value.
The ram is permanently soldered in, by the way. So the best option is to run the 32bit version of Windows 7, or Linux of course. Windows 7 works with generic drivers. Sound works. Wi-fi and the ethernet connection work. Even then it's not particularly fast. All the drivers on the Asus site are for the 64 bit version of Windows 8, so won't install. So bluetooth doesn't work and the webcam doesn't work. Driverpack Solution found one driver (can't remember for what!) but the others you will need to search for them manually. The USB3 port works
(This is based on the Asus X102b, a very similar machine but almost £100 less!!)

Mint might be good to try.
Anyone who says it's good hasn't tried the keyboard or the touch pad!
Useless information: the Lithium battery isn't removable externally but is model A31N131L 11.25V 33Wh
AND finally for those nonbelievers the CPU is ball soldered in



Edited by: "jasee" 10th Dec 2014

Gollywood

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Yeah , get a ATOM 3740 before I ever touch this cardbox junk

So model X2000MA? It must be sooo better then X200.

This laptop doesn't get great reviews when you look it up. Seems to be a replacement for the S200E but with cheaper components and crapper build quality.
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