Are you need a portable machine for daily office and multimedia use but did not have much budget? We sure, you already know if new Windows 8 user interface is designed for multi touch display but are know if you can buy new multi touch laptop without need breaking the bank? Yeah, commonly the multi touch laptop is not designed for a budget conscious costumer but we just get new information if the Taiwanese based company, Asus expands their budget touch laptop line up with new Asus X200CA-SCL0301Q 11.6 inch laptop.
Speaking of design, Asus X200CA-SCL0301Q laptop is look identical to Asus X200CA-DH21T laptop and other X200CA laptop line up. Comes with textured plastic material for entires bodies and lid cover, along with Elegant White color for lid cover and interior, the multi touch budget laptop looks more expensive and offer stylish appereance, better than other plastic’s laptop on its class. Designed as a good option for student, home and office users that need a decent laptop for every day use, this model also promises slim and sleek profile. Measures at 7.9 x 11.9 x 1.2 inches with weighing only at 3 lbs, the Asus’s is perfect to uses in office, school, coffee shop or when you on the vacation.
Yeah, like common sub-$250 laptop from other brand, the X200CA-SCL0301Q is not designed for hard work and play hard. The Intel Celeron 1007U dual core processor that clocked around at 1.5GHZ as the heart and offers a 2MB L3 cache is not support to handle most demanding business and video encoding applications. But you did not need to worries. Comes with 4GB of DDR3 SDRAM and preinstalled with the 64-bit version of Microsoft Windows 8 as the operating system, the Asus still promises more than enough power for day to day mobile computing tasks, such as browse the web, streaming your favorite movies from Netflix, enjoy MP3 music or running Microsoft Office and other light office applications. There is also a Asus Instant On technology that gives faster start-up time from sleep mode, just like common Asus modern laptop from other series.
Like its predecessor, Asus X200CA-SCL0301Q 11.6 inch laptop also boasts a High Definition multi touch screen display and can produces maximum internal resolution around at 1366 x 768 pixels. AS a budget laptop, this machine is not support modern 3D games or hard encoding video software, but with internal Intel HD graphics on the inside, the 11.6 inch laptop still can produces fairly crisp and bright images, along with natural color for 720p video playback. For video, music and office files storage, the 500GB of internal storage which promises up to 5400 spinning speed per minutes provides more than enough space that you will needs.
The latest Asus X200CA is a small machine, so for user who have large fingers will be a bit disappointed when they make a large spreadsheets. But for student and other users who have a small fingers, the black keyboard with chiclet style design still accurate and promises comfortable typing session. For audio, this machine brings dual stereo speakers that can produces fairly crisp and loud music experience in small room. Of course, it’s also optimized by Sonic Master technology to enhanced audio quality.
There is also a High Definition Asus front facing camera on the top of display. Its incorporated with internal digital microphone, gives fairly bright and loud audio for face to face video chats. Furthermore, the Asus 11.6 inch portable touch laptop also equipped with 3.5mm audio combos jack, single USB 3.0 port, RJ 45 port, multimedia card reader slot, dual USB 2.0 port, security lock slot, VGA port, HDMI port as HDTV connector and a Lithium Ion battery that promises up to five hours of battery runtime for light office tasks.
Other features are Gigabit Ethernet LAN, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n for wireless connection and few usefully applications, such as Kindle reader, Adobe Reader, Microsoft Office Home, windows Essentials and more. So, what do you think? Yeah, this is not a mainstream laptop but with a starting price only around at $279, Asus X200CA-SCL0301Q is still one of the best laptop on its price class and gives great value for your money. If you need a bigger affordable touch laptop, we think you should consider to buy the sub-$500 HP 15-d040nr Touchsmart laptop that comes with Intel Pentium N3510 processor.