Asus EeeBook X205
Average of 2 scores (from 4 reviews)
Reviews for the Asus EeeBook X205
With the EeeBook X205, Asus has set a benchmarks for budget netbooks. The device is sturdy yet incredibly light. Compact design, proper chiclet keyboard, and long battery life makes this laptop an ideal office companion. Lastly, it's the affordable price tag of Rs 15,000 that makes the EeeBook X205 unbeatable in this segment. So yes, if you are tired of your bulky laptop or struggling to be productive on an Android or iOS tablet, go for the ASUS EeeBook X205.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/05/2015
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 60% performance: 80% features: 80% display: 30% workmanship: 80%
The Asus EeeBook X205TA (X205) sure offers plenty for the $199 you'll have to pay for it and is a thin and light laptop suitable for kids, for travel and all of you looking for a small device that runs Windows and the compatible software. It's not without flaws and Asus did have to cut some corners here and there, but that was expected from a device that sells for this little.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/12/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
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It's easy to pick holes in cheap laptops. You have to take from one place to improve another and it shows. But Asus seems to have the balance right in the EeeBook X205. The only question is whether it has the performance to run Windows comfortably and thus stave off the Chromebooks.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/03/2014
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Positive: Very good first look impression; compact size and lightweight; good autonomy; very competitive price; good processor.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/06/2014
CommentIntel HD Graphics (Bay Trail):
Integrated GPU for tablet and notebook Bay Trail SoCs. Based on the Ivy Bridge GPU with four Execution Units and support for DirectX 11.
Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.
Intel Atom: The Intel Atom series is a 64-Bit (not every model supports 64bit) microprocessor for cheap and small notebooks (so called netbooks), MIDs, or UMPCs. The speciality of the new architecture is the "in order" execution (instead of the usual and faster "out of order" execution). Therefore, the transistor count of the Atom series is much lower and, thus, cheaper to produce. Furthermore, the power consumption is very low. The performance per Megahertz is therfore worse than the old Pentium 3M (1,2 GHz on par with a 1.6 GHz Atom).
Z3735D: SoC with an integrated quad-core Atom processor clocked up to 1.83 GHz, an Intel HD Graphics GPU and a single channel DDR3L-RS-1333 memory controller.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This screen diagoal is quite large for tablets but small for subnotebooks. Some convertibles are also represented with that size.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
Mainly, bigger-sized tablets and convertibles weigh as much.
Asus: ASUSTeK Computer Incorporated, a Taiwanese multinational company, produces motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, PDAs, computer monitors, notebook computers, servers, networking products, mobile phones, computer cases, computer components, and computer cooling systems. The company's 2007 revenues reached US$6.9 billion. ASUS also produces components for other manufacturers. The Eee PC initiated the netbook boom in 2008.
In the notebook sector, Asus had a global market share of about 11% from 2014-2016, making it the fourth largest laptop manufacturer. In the smartphone sector, Asus is not among the Top 5 and has only a small market share (as of 2016).
80%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
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