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Asus EeeBook X205TA-FD005BS

Specifications

Asus EeeBook X205TA-FD005BS
Asus EeeBook X205TA-FD005BS (EeeBook Series)
Memory
2048 MB 
, DDR3L 1333 MHz SDRAM, on-board
Display
11.6 inch 16:9, 1366x768 pixel, TN, glossy: yes
Storage
32 GB eMMC Flash, 32 GB 
, 14 GB free
Soundcard
HD Audio
Connections
2 USB 2.0, 1 HDMI, Audio Connections: microphone-in/headphone-out jack, Card Reader: Micro SD, Micro SDXC, Micro SDHC
Networking
Bluetooth 4.0
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 17.5 x 286 x 193.3 ( = 0.69 x 11.26 x 7.61 in)
Battery
38 Wh Lithium-Polymer, Battery runtime (according to manufacturer): 12 h
Operating System
Windows 8.1 (32 Bit) + Bing
Camera
Webcam: VGA 640x480
Additional features
Speakers: stereo + microphone, Keyboard: chiclet, Keyboard Light: no, 33 Watt power supply, one-year Office 365 license, 12 Months Warranty
Weight
980 g ( = 34.57 oz / 2.16 pounds), Power Supply: 200 g ( = 7.05 oz / 0.44 pounds)
Price
230 Euro

 

Average Score: 75% - good
Average of 9 scores (from 15 reviews)
price: 75%, performance: 51%, features: 51%, display: 75% mobility: 83%, workmanship: 70%, ergonomy: 66%, emissions: 95%

Reviews for the Asus EeeBook X205TA-FD005BS

75% First Impressions: Asus EeeBook X205TA-FD005BS in Review | Notebookcheck
Netbook, redefined. Asus sells a handy subnotebook with Windows 8.1 Bing for 219 Euros (~$272). So how much netbook do customers get for so little money? Asus refers to elegance, premium experience, performance, 12 hours of web surfing, and vibrant colors. In addition, a one-year license for Office 365 is included. Is this all too good to be true?
75% Asus EeeBook X205TA-FD005BS Netbook Review | Notebookcheck
Netbook, redefined. Asus sells a handy subnotebook based on Windows 8.1 Bing priced at 219 Euros (~$269). Just how much netbook can customers expect at this low price? Asus speaks of elegance, premium-feel, performance, 12 hours of browsing, and vivid colors. A one-year license for Office 365 is also included.
80% Asus EeeBook X205TA / X205 review – the modern $199 laptop
Source: TLBHD English
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, Very Short, Date: 05/14/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
ASUS EeeBook X205TA Review: $199 Windows Laptop
Source: PC Perspective English
Even if you're content using Google apps and web storage the ASUS EeeBook X205TA is a solid Windows-based option in the ~$200 notebook market. There are a couple of areas where I'd like to see improvement (beyond the display) such as the screen hinge and slow eMMC storage, but on the other hand it offers adequate performance and has great battery life. Overall it's very hard to fault a complete system of this quality that sells for $199.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/20/2015
80% Asus EeeBook X205TA review
Source: PC Pro English
Building a competitive cloudbook is a tough ask in the face of such strong competition, and while Asus has done alot right, the numerous flaws make the X205TA hard to recommend.­ If you're looking for an ultraportable, affordable laptop, then sadly the EeeBook X205TA just isn't good enough to compete with the HP Stream 11 - that's the one we'd buy.­
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/08/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Asus EeeBook X205TA
Source: Computer Shopper English
Want to review a laptop for Computer Shopper? First rule: Write the review of the laptop using the laptop itself. A $199.99 full-Windows laptop with an 11.6-inch screen, the hyper-aggressively priced EeeBook is a worthy competitor to HP’s Stream 11. But try its keyboard, if you can, before you jump in.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/25/2015
Rating: Total score: 70%
65% Asus EeeBook X205TA review: For students on a budget; but low storage and no USB 3.0 port are downers
Source: Tech2.in.com English
So does the Asus EeeBook X205TA offer better value proposition than the Acer Chromebook C720? I would have to say yes, for the simple reason that this is a more familiar OS and you can use your regular Windows applications online as well as offline to get work done. The two issues that we had with the Acer Chromebook C720 included terrible display and bad keyboard – both areas where Asus EeeBook X205TA offers a better solution.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/06/2015
Rating: Total score: 65% price: 70% performance: 60% features: 65% mobility: 80% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 70%
70% Review: Asus X205TA
Source: Gadgetguy English
If you’re buying for someone where the weight matters, the Asus X205TA is a decent option as it provides Windows 8 on a budget with a soft keyboard and enough battery life to get a whole day of school work done. The glossy screen may throw some people because you’ll expect it to be touch-friendly, and the mouse could do with a little work, but if you’re patient and you get used to Windows using only that mouse, it’s easy to find a solid experience offered in the X205TA.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/06/2015
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 60% workmanship: 80%
80% Asus EeeBook X205TA
Source: Laptop Mag English
With the X205TA, Asus has set the bar for what a budget laptop should be. With a solid display, category-leading battery life and stereo speakers all packed in a slim, attractive body, the X205TA feels like a premium device -- without the premium price tag. Hopefully, Asus can sort out the touchpad irregularities with a drive update, but even without that update, the EeeBook X205TA is still the $200 laptop to get.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/23/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
Asus EeeBook X205
Source: Liliputing English
The Asus EeeBook X205 is a laptop for someone who likes the size and price of the typical Chromebook, but doesn’t understand why you’d want to buy a laptop that can’t run desktop Windows apps. It’s also a laptop for fans of netbooks who have been using low-cost, portable Windows computers for years — but who want better performance than you could get from earlier models.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/17/2015
80% Asus EeeBook X205TA review
Source: Expert Reviews English
Asus has done a very impressive job to make such a capable machine costing so little. If you’re happy to take your work to the cloud and don’t mind paying a yearly fee of £60 for Office365, the Asus EeeBook X205TA is a terrific buy, even when compared to our favourite Chromebooks. If you’re happy to spend slightly more and reject the cloud completely, the Acer Aspire E3-111 would be a worthy alternative: it's more powerful and has a 500GB hard disk.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/05/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%

Foreign Reviews

Asus EeeBook X205TA-FD005BS
Source: c't - Heft 02/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2015
Das Netbook feiert seine Auferstehung
Source: Tom's Hardware German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/11/2014
Review: ASUS Eeebook X205TA
Source: Hispazone Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Good price; slim; lightweight; great autonomy; decent performance for normal tasks; perfect for students.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/06/2015
Asus Eeebook X205 – Не Вымирающий Вид
Source: Notebook-Center.ru RU→EN
Positive: Long battery life; good touchpad sensitivity; decent performance for normal tasks. Negative: Poor display; uncompetitive price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/31/2015
Test: ASUS EeeBook X205Ta - klasické levné mini-notebooky stále žijí
Source: Notebook.cz CZ→EN
Positive: Comfortable keyboard and large touchpad; extreme battery life; good price. Negative: Mini HDMI port; no USB 3.0 ports.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/21/2015
ASUS EeeBook X205TA
Source: Itsvet HR→EN
EeeBook X205TA uses 1.33GHz Intel Atom Bay Trail-T platform with Z3745D processor (4 cores, 4 threads), 2GB of DDR3 memory and offers 32GB of internal memory (approximately 21GB is available to the user). Although there is no physical option to upgrade storage space, ASUS WebStorage is provided for the period of 2 years and 115GB OneDrive also for 2 years, which is a good deal. The graphics card is integrated, as well as Bluetooth 4.0 and WiFi 802.11n adapters, as expected, and the manufacturer opted for 32Wh Polymer battery. Autonomy will depend on the usage, it goes up to 12 hrs, which is great and it will certainly be one of the most important things when it comes to this model.
Positive: Good performance; great autonomy; for this category, a good screen; very favorable price; good impression.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/21/2014

Comment

Model: The Asus EeeBook X205TA-FD005BS is a capably netbook priced almost similar to a mid-range smartphone. Do not be fooled by the low price of the device as the netbook is made to feel premium and sturdy. Asus has much knowhow in laptop and netbook device production therefore it is no surprise if they manage to get that done. The Asus EeeBook X205TA-FD005BS comes in an entirely white chassis excluding the black bezel around the screen.

There is an 11.6 inch 16:9 glossy screen which does enough to ensure users feel comfortable viewing. Hardware consists of an Intel Atom Z3735F processor clocked at 1.33 GHz, 2 GB DDR3L 1333 SDRAM, Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail) and 32 GB eMMC flash storage. Contrary to more current architectures, this does not allow a fan-less design, but the EeeBook X205TA-FD005BS remains light and quiet enough.

The 980g netbook also comes with HD audio, 2 USB 2.0 ports, 1 HDMI, Bluetooth 4.0 and a card reader. The webcam on the devices falls short as it features an outdated resolution of 640X480 pixels. The Asus EeeBook X205TA-FD005BS's keyboard has a distinctive feedback, which makes it comfortable to type with. Battery life is very good with Asus claiming a run time of 12 hours using a 38Wh Lithium-Polymer battery.

Intel 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. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
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).
Z3735F: 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.
11.6":

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.
0.98 kg:

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).


75%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

HP Stream 11-d000nd
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Celeron N2840, 1.28 kg
Prestigio Smartbook 116A02
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Atom Z3735F, 1.6 kg
Acer Chromebook 11 CB3-131-C1CA
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Celeron N2840, 1.1 kg
Lenovo IdeaPad 100s 11IBY 80R2002VFR
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Atom Z3735F, 1 kg
Lenovo Ideapad 100S 80R2
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Atom Z3735F, 0.998 kg
Lenovo S21e-20-80M40003GE
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Celeron N2840, 1.2 kg
Dell Chromebook 11-3120
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Celeron N2840, 1.245 kg
Asus X200MA-CT339H
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Pentium N3530, 1.2 kg
Lenovo N20 Chromebook
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Celeron N2830, 1.2 kg
Asus EeeBook F205TA-FD018BS
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Atom Z3735F, 0.98 kg
Acer Travelmate B115-MP-C2TQ
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Celeron N2930, 1.4 kg
Acer Aspire E3-111-C37U
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Celeron N2840, 1.3 kg
Acer Aspire ES1-111-C56A
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Celeron N2840, 1.29 kg
Acer CB3-111
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Celeron N2840, 1.25 kg
Lenovo S20-30
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Celeron N2830, 1.3 kg
Asus EeeBook X205
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Atom Z3735D, 1 kg
Acer Aspire V3-111P-27AC
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Celeron N2830, 1.3 kg
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 11e
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Celeron N2930, 1.7 kg
Lenovo N20p-59426642 Chromebook
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Celeron N2830, 1.284 kg
Toshiba Satellite NB10t-A-10F
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Celeron N2820, 1.3 kg
Asus C200MA-KX003
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Celeron N2830, 1.15 kg

Devices with the same GPU

Dell Latitude 11 3150
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Pentium N3540, 11", 1.35 kg
Medion Akoya E1232T-MD99410
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Celeron N2807, 10.1", 1.1 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

Asus VivoBook E200HA-FD0042TS
HD Graphics (Cherry Trail), Atom x5 Z8350, 11.6", 0.98 kg
Asus EeeBook E202SA-FD0076T
HD Graphics 400 (Braswell), Celeron N3060, 11.6", 1.25 kg
Asus VivoBook E200HA-FD0041TS
HD Graphics (Cherry Trail), Atom x5 Z8350, 11.6", 0.98 kg
Asus Eeebook E202SA-FD0078T
HD Graphics 400 (Braswell), Celeron N3060, 11.6", 1.25 kg
Asus VivoBook E200HA-UB02-GD
HD Graphics (Cherry Trail), Atom x5 Z8350, 11.6", 1 kg
Asus Vivobook E200HA-FD0004TS
HD Graphics (Cherry Trail), Atom x5 Z8300, 11.6", 1 kg
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Stefan Hinum, 2014-12- 3 (Update: 2014-12- 3)