The price range for around 300 dollars is always becoming the main market for Chromebook for many years and these devices always able to provide us a very good product that comes with great performance that far better that we find on the Windows. Lately, many companies noticing that this price range has so many active consumers for every year and decides to provide a good choice for them. One of many companies is ASUS that comes with their E200A series. It has pretty standard specifications, but actually better than most of products available right now.
It brings of 11.6 inch screen into a small and light package. The weight itself is less than one KG and performs an amazing battery life. You are also going to find the Office 365 subscription itself that already cost you for around 60 dollars if you buy it separately. I guess it should be interested to see it closer.
That is what we are going to talk about here. We are going to talk about it deeper on this article. To make it easier for you to understand, let’s we jump into the article.
Design And Build Quality
The company really knows how to make an attractive laptop. The system is built with small package that later finished with metallic finishing. The metallic finishing is not only found on the outside, but also continue to the keyboard. The black matte screen is placed surrounded the keyboard and giving a glimpse of premium touch to the design.
The E200A measurement is measured at only 17mm thickness with the total of weight of 980g. I really love its light design and the only problem I find is when I try to open the laptop. I cannot simply use it with single hand because there is not enough weight to handle it. We can still able to do with single hand, but the base would be raised and it’s not good. The overall quality is great and the material itself is not cheap at all. I did not have any complain and should be good for daily usage.back to menu ↑
Keyboard And Touchpad
First, I was so worried that the keyboard is going to be bad since the screen is size only 11.6 inch. But my opinion is totally wrong since the keyboard performs an amazing job on keeping comfortable for many hours on typing. The layout arrangements for keys are good and do not feel too cramped. The key is responsive and we should type anything easily without any issue.
One thing that I should note, you probably have to keep it stable when you are typing since the base itself is very light and could be little unstable you push the keys. It’s not too annoying and not appeared when you place it on the table.
As for touchpad, the experience is not that bad, but sadly the touchpad is slightly small in comparable with standard laptop. The tracking is accurate, but sometimes I found some problems on blocking the entire words on my document because of the small touchpad. For this case, I recommend you to use of mouse when you find it hard to do.
|ASUS Vivobook E200A||Main Specs|
|CPU||Intel Atom Z8350 1.44 GHz|
|Graphics||Intel HD Integrated Card|
|Memory||4GB DDR3 Memory|
|Storage||32 GB EMMC|
The screen comes with 1366 x 768 resolution in 11.6 inch display. This screen is absolutely fine especially for people who do not want high expectation. But it still has some issues that we need to talk about here. The very major issue found is located on the viewing angle that looks bad on both sides. No matter when you look it from the right or left sides, the result is still same. The color is washed and the images are blurry. The same thing does not happen if you look at it straight and the quality is good.
Despite of its poor screen quality, there is one good thing that you probably get from it. Yeah, the battery life is amazing as the result. I have tried to play with for a while and always get the similar result in term of battery life. The battery will lasts for around 9 hours and 30 minutes for normal usage like typing or listening music. I am pretty sure that it would last for a day for any light usage. Bring it to the school or office should be not a big problem anymore.back to menu ↑
Those are information I know about it. if you are planning to spend your money on buying cheap laptop, then I will recommend this one as my top recommendation. There is no way to miss it with so many great things packed on the inside. Well, just stick with it if you think it as okay. I just hope the information provided is good enough. At last, thank you for reading the article and see you again next time.