Asus revives the EeePc range, launches EeeBook X205

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  1. JD666

    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    At a steal price of 200$ or approximately 12,000 INR, the EeeBook packs the following -


    Processor

    Quad core Intel® Atom™ Bay Trail-T Z3735 processor running at up to 1.83GHz

    Display

    11.6-inch LED backlit HD (1,366 x 76:cool:
    High-contrast gloss finish

    Operating System

    Windows 8.1 with Bing

    Storage

    eMMC 32/64GB

    115GB Microsoft OneDrive free for 2 years (15GB for life)
    500GB ASUS WebStorage free for 2 years

    RAM

    2GB

    Connectivity

    802.11a/b/g/n dual-band Wi-Fi
    Bluetooth 4.0

    Input

    2x USB 2.0
    Micro HDMI out
    1x 3.5mm headphone/mic combo jack
    Micro SD card slot (SDXC, up to 64G:cool:

    Camera

    Front-facing VGA

    Audio

    2x 2W high-quality stereo speakers
    High quality microphone

    Battery

    38Wh, 12 hours for web browsing

    Dimensions

    286 x 193.3 x 17.5mm

    Weight

    980g

    Colors

    Black, White, Red and Gold


    Some images -

    eeebook 01.jpg

    eeebook 02.jpg


    eeebook 03.jpg

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    eeebook 05.jpg

    eeebook colors.jpg



    Pictures from various tech sites who covered IFA 2014 indicate that this looks much better in the flesh than in these images.

    What I like -

    • Expandable SD card slot - Add another 64 GB card and you are good to go.
    • A proper keyboard and touchpad.
    • Windows 8.1 - Once Office is installed this does make for a capable device.
    • Bluetooth
    • Dunno how good the HD playback would be, but the HDMI out is welcome
    • 15 GB lifetime One Drive storage
    This also comes with 500 GB of Asus web storage and 115 GB of One drive storage free for the first 2 years.

    What I didn't really like -

    • VGA Camera
    • Only 2 USB ports (at least 3!)
    • Glossy screen - I'm a matt screen fan.

    This makes for a very decent second machine or a download rig. Very well priced and extremely light! (980 gms).
     
  2. BANHAMMER

    BANHAMMER Teh Almighty BanHammer Staff Member

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    No touchscreen though?
     
  3. JD666

    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    Nope, at that price point, don't think they can. Maybe another model for an additional 40-50$ can be released with Touch Screen.
     
  4. BANHAMMER

    BANHAMMER Teh Almighty BanHammer Staff Member

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    Then they should have gone with ubuntu.
     
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    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    Interesting. Yeah a Ubuntu install would be smooth and smaller. Though how power efficient would it be ?
     
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    BANHAMMER Teh Almighty BanHammer Staff Member

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    I dont know but power could go either way.
     

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