If you think the new daily laptop is out range of your budget, you should take a look at Asus X205TA-SATM0404G laptop. Yeah, this is a very affordable 11.6 inch laptop from Asus EeeBook X205TA series that designed for basic computing needs, such as check email, rich internet browsing and working with MS Office and MS Word. Comes with very thin and light design to give you a lightweight machine for take everywhere and latest Microsoft Windows 8.1 OS for running modern software, the Asus EeeBook X205TA-SATM0404G 11.6 inch laptop is the best deal for a budget laptop shopper who need a new laptop but not familiar with Chromebook.
Asus X205TA-SATM0404G laptop is a Chromebook beater with Intel Bay Trail-T platform as the heart. Combine the Intel Atom Z3735F quad-core SoC processor that clocked around at 1.33 GHz to 1.8 GHz with 2GB of DDR3L memory is may not promises powerful performance, but still delivers decent power you will need for basic computing tasks, such as social network activity, read/write email, browse the web, video streaming and working with basic productivity software, such as Microsoft Office. Yeah, as a small inexpensive laptop, this machine only shipped with a 32GB of flash storage as internal storage. But you did not need to worries, the company also gives the Asus X205TA laptop’s user 15GB of cloud storage in One Drive for lifetime, along with 500GB from Asus Webstorage.
Like the predecessor, the X205TA-SATM0404G laptop is a lightweight 2.14 lbs laptop with a stylish minimalist design. Measures only around at 11.2 x 7.6 x 0.69 inch, this model can fit perfectly in all carry bag and easy to carry around with you wherever you go. The stylish Blue color that combined with matte finished design and rounded edges make it looks more expensive than its price point. According to some reliable source, the 2-cell Lithium Ion battery on the SATM0404G 11.6 inch laptop produces around nine to 12 hours of battery life on a full charge. The small chiclet-style keyboard is installed in the chassis for working with document and write email.
The 11.6 inch High Definition glossy display is offers 16.9 viewing angle with a 1366×768 pixels native resolution and integrated with Intel HD Graphics as engine. Its produces a maximum brightness of 260 cd/m² with an average of 217 nits of brightness. Its mean you still get fairly crisp, bright and stunning viewing experience for watching 720p video and streaming new movies. The two internal small stereo speakers are on the 11.6 inch laptop’s front underside produced fairly crisp and clear audio experience for music and video in small room. On the left device’s side, there is a micro-HDMI port for connecting the portable laptop into external HDTV for better multimedia experience.
A front facing VGA web camera and internal microphone is perfect to stay in touch with family and friends when you in office or on the occasional trips. Two USB 2.0 ports are placed on the right laptop’s side for connecting to external mouse pad, external optical drive and more. For internet connection, Asus X205TA-SATM0404G only have a WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n for wireless connection through Hotspot network. The rest of EeeBook X205TA-SATM0404G laptop features are 3.5mm audio combo jack for headphone/microphone, Bluetooth 4.0 and media card reader slot that compatible with MicroSD card.
Running on the Microsoft Windows 8.1 as the operating system, Asus EeeBook X205TA-SATM0404G also comes with trial version of Microsoft Office 365 and more. Yeah, the graphics and multitasking performance on this model is may a bit disappointed. But if you are on the tight budget, but not familiar with Chromebook machine, Asus X205TA-SATM0404G that priced only around at $199 with 1 year warranty is still a really big deals and provides a big value for your money. So, what do you think? If this model is too small for you, we suggest you to take a look at the sub-$400 HP 15-g211dx 15.6 inch laptop with AMD A8-6410 quad core as the heart and comes with a Revolutionary Blue Sleek design.