You might think if the Windows 8 Touch laptop is out of your budget. Yeah few months ago, the Windows Touch laptop has much higher price than the conventional laptop, even with lower configurations. But, now we have a great news for you. Today, we just get news if Asus, one of the famous Electronic maker in the world has expand their inexpensive 11.6 inch touch laptop line up with Asus X200CA-HCL1104G. Yeah, if the price is your big concern, the X200CA-HCL1104G laptop is one of the cheapest 11.6 inch laptop that you can get for price under $500.
Like common budget friendly laptop, Asus X200CA-HCL1104G laptop also made from high quality plastic material for bodies. The black lid cover with a glossy Asus logo on the center and black keyboard deck make it looks a solid and stylish. Unfortunately, the X200CA keyboard’s is lacks numeric keypad and backlit technology, but we think it is still accurate and comfortable for long typing session, especially on the desk and in light bright room. It also only shipped with a 320GB of internal storage, instead of 500GB Serial ATA HDD on the common machine.
In term of size, the 11.6 inch Touch laptop’s measures 7.9 x 11.9 x 1.2 inches and weighing around at 3 lbs. Yeah, the HCL1104G model is not the slimmest 11.6 inch machine. It also thicker and heavier than the HP Pavilion TouchSmart 11-e015dx laptop which has dimension in 8.5 x 11.4 x 0.9 inches, but you can easily bring it when you on the go and perfect for companion in office. Under the hood, the 3-cell Lithium battery promises up to 5 hours of battery life on light office editing document tasks.
Under the hood, one of the newest Intel Celeron processor that based on the Ivy Bridge architecture, Intel Celeron 1007U with Intel HM70 EXPRESS for chipset is not a powerful specs, but still provides enough performance for daily work in office or light multimedia and entertainment tasks. You can watch 720p HD video playback, streaming video or play casual games with ease. The 4GB of DDR3 SDRAM and Asus Super Hybrid Engine II technology promises fast and smooth performance for multithread tasks. Of course, like common modern notebook from other brand, the Asus X200CA’s laptop also preloaded with the famous Microsoft Windows 8 64-bit edition as the operating system.
Yeah, as a budget friendly laptop, the 11.6 inch High Definition Touch Screen display that support a 1366 x 768 native resolution is not support for play 3D modern games in high resolution. You still need more performance for editing video in high resolution, but the integrated Intel UMA graphics still can easily handle day to day entertainment tasks, such as streaming HD video from internet, face to face video communications and social networking activities. On the top of display, there is a 1.0 megapixel front facing camera and internal digital microphone for video chats or self portraits.
If you prefer to watch multimedia content on a bigger display with family and friends, the HDMI port on the left side is perfect ways to shares your video and photos into external HDTV or Television. The dual stereo speakers with MaxxAudio support also provides fairly crisp and clear audio experience. Moreover, the 11.6 inch budget friendly laptop also equipped with 3.5mm headphone / microphone combo jack, dual USB 2.0 port, USB 3.0 port, VGA port, Kensington lock slot, multimedia card reader slot, 10/100/1000 Mbps Gigabit Ethernet LAN, Bluetooth and integrated 802.11 b/g/n wireless LAN for internet connection.
Yeah, this is not a mainstream multi touch laptop. The graphics performance and storage space also a little disappointed. But if you are really need a portable touch screen machine but did not want to breaking the bank, Asus X200CA-HCL1104G laptop is still a great machine and worth for your money. Looking for another alternative? If you are Asus laptop’s fan, we think you should take a look at Asus VivoBook X202E-DB21T in this link.