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Asus VivoBook S200
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Asus VivoBook S200 2 Core Intel Pentium 1.5GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 11.6" Laptop

Expert Reviews Budget Buy Techradar Editor's Choice alphr.com Recommended techradar.com/au/ Editor's Choice
2 Intel Pentium 1.5GHz 4GB Jan 2013
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- Windows 8 or other editions available- Up to Intel Core i3 3217U Processor- Precision touchscreen for intuitive enjoyment- Sleek and light trend-setting design- Enjoy SonicMaster for impactful... More
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19 Reasons For

Four Industry Awards

Experts rave about this medium processor core notebook PC and have given it four awards.

This laptop received an "Editor's Choice" from both Techradar and Techradar.com/au/, both of which concluded that this portable PC was outstanding.

Two additional expert review sites endorsed this notebook PC. This portable PC received an Expert Reviews "Budget Buy" award and it received a "Recommended" award from Alphr.com, confirming their endorsement.

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Good Expert Reviews

This notebook PC has an average expert rating of 81 out of 100 based on ten expert reviews from sites including Expert Reviews, Techradar, T3.com and t3.dk. Laptop experts think this Asus portable PC is one of the better portable PCs of a comparable spec and age.

Good Value for Money

Expert review site Expert Reviews highlighted in their review that this notebook PC was great for its price.

Robust

Two Asus VivoBook S200 owners who bought the product considered that it was well made.

Reasonably Priced

One Asus VivoBook S200 reviewer who bought the product considered that it was good value for money. Expert website Trustedreviews.com wrote in their Asus VivoBook S200 review “The affordable VivoBook sports a smooth, unibody aluminium base chassis with build quality to match its own premium Zen”.

One Asus VivoBook S200 owner mentioned that it was cheap. Expertreviews.co.uk wrote on expert website Expert Reviews “The VivoBook has a budget Intel Core i3-3217U processor rather than a high-end Core i7-3517U.” in their review of the Asus VivoBook S200.

One Asus VivoBook S200 owner who reviewed it thought it was a bargain for the price. Expert website Theregister.co.uk mentioned in their review of the Asus VivoBook S200 four years ago “The small, solid, cheap and light Asus VivoBook S200 would make a case for itself” .

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Good Product Quality

One Asus VivoBook S200 reviewer wrote in their reviews that the Asus VivoBook S200 was good quality. Expert website Micromart.co.uk mentioned in their review of this laptop two years ago “It's astonishingly well made for a product that onl” .

Good Size

One Asus VivoBook S200 reviewer considered that the product was compact. Four years ago Alphr.com mentioned “A compact little lap” but in spite of that they only scored it 3 stars.

Nice Design

One customer who reviewed the product considered that it was smooth.

One Asus VivoBook S200 reviewer said in their reviews that it was good looking. Expert website Alphr.com wrote in their Asus VivoBook S200 review “Intel's Ultrabook concept has seen all manner of gorgeous, slim-and-light laptops make their way through the PC Pro office.”.

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Asus Laptops Have Good Reviews

We calculated the average ratings for all Asus laptops and also specifically for Asus medium processor core notebook PCs and found that in both cases Asus had good ratings.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on notebook PCs of this type and age.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The VivoBook S200 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to it. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the VivoBook S200.

A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across comparable types of portable PC.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on portable PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Asus VivoBook S200 has a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the VivoBook S200 do not have a touch sensitive screen.

It is worth considering other laptops which also have a touch sensitive screen including the DELL XPS 13[plb_2556381_price].

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Quite Big Battery Capacity

At 5,316 milliamperes * hour, the VivoBook S200 has a fairly big battery capacity compared to most of the other laptops that were released around the same time as the VivoBook S200. The battery capacities of notebook PCs of this age and type range from 3mAh to 30,000mAh.

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AC Cable Included

This notebook PC has an AC cable included, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Light

The lightest portable PC that has been available for around the same time as the VivoBook S200 is 300g heavy and the heaviest is 3.8kg. The VivoBook S200 is one of the lighter notebook PCs that are a similar age to the VivoBook S200 (only 1.4 kilograms) amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Narrow

With a width of only 303 millimeters, the VivoBook S200 is one of the narrower medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the VivoBook S200 amongst notebook PCs of this age. Similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago have widths of between 38mm and 430mm.

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16 Reasons Against

Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

The Asus VivoBook S200 is a one PCI Express lane (max) laptop.

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Only One USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port

The VivoBook S200 is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port portable PC. Most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the VivoBook S200 have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Does Not Have a Front Camera

The VivoBook S200 does not have a front camera. Most of the other comparable spec laptops that came out around the same time as the VivoBook S200 do have a front camera.

It is worth considering alternative notebook PCs which also have a front camera including the DELL Inspiron 17R[plb_2548954_price] which is also higher rated.

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Quite Small Screen Size

Across all the portable PCs of this spec and age the screen sizes range from 10" to 18", and the average screen size is 15". When compared to other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the VivoBook S200, the Asus VivoBook S200's screen size of only 11.6 inches is one of the smallest.

If you would prefer a bigger screen size then you might want to look at the Lenovo T420[plb_1562255_price] (14") which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the VivoBook S200 have a full-size keyboard, however the VivoBook S200 does not have a full-size keyboard.

It is worth also looking at other laptops which also have a full-size keyboard including the DELL Inspiron 17R[plb_2548954_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of only 320 gigabytes, the VivoBook S200 has one of the smaller total storage capacity amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Similar spec notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago have total storage capacity of between 1GB and 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 520GB.

If this medium processor core notebook PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the DELL Inspiron 17[plb_2253146_price] (500GB).

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to it. HDD is a traditional storage drive which stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are slower than other forms of storage such as solid state drives (SSD) and flash drives.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative notebook PCs that have an HDD storage media currently available including because of it's better review score, the Lenovo T420[plb_1562255_price].

If you would prefer a portable PC with a better storage medium then you might also want to look at the DELL XPS 13[plb_2556381_price] (SSD).

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and type.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago the hard drive capacity range from 180GB to 1.5TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 590GB. The VivoBook S200 has one of the smallest hard drive capacity (only 320 gigabytes) amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the VivoBook S200 that we have checked, the maximum internal memory of the VivoBook S200 of only 4 gigabytes is one of the smallest. The maximum internal memory of notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the VivoBook S200 range from 2GB to 32GB.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the VivoBook S200 the memory clock speeds range from 1,000MHz to 1,800MHz. At only 1,333 megahertz, the VivoBook S200 has a fairly slow memory clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the VivoBook S200.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

Across all the notebook PCs of this age and spec the battery capacities range from 23Wh to 100Wh, and the average battery capacity is 50Wh. With a battery capacity of only 38 watt-hours, the VivoBook S200 has one of the smaller battery capacities amongst comparable spec laptops of this age.

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Only Three Battery Cells

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have between one and eight battery cells, including the VivoBook S200 which has three battery cells.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The VivoBook S200 is a one USB 3.0 port laptop.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on portable PCs of this type and age.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Asus VivoBook S200

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when this portable PC was released.

Intel Core I3-3xxx Processor Family

The VivoBook S200 has an Intel Core i3-3xxx processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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Average Internal Memory

The Asus VivoBook S200 has a pretty average internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

If this medium processor core notebook PC internal memory is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the DELL XPS 13[plb_2556381_price] (8GB).

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Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 1.8 gigahertz, the Asus VivoBook S200 has a pretty typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the VivoBook S200.

If you want a portable PC with a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to look at the HP 8440p[plb_2912403_price] (2.4GHz), or the Lenovo T420[plb_1562255_price] (2.5GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

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Intel Anti-Theft Technology
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Intel Identity Protection Technology
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Intel InTru 3D Technology
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Intel Clear Video HD Technology
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Intel 64
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4 Awards

Expert Reviews Budget Buy Techradar Editor's Choice alphr.com Recommended techradar.com/au/ Editor's Choice

Expert Reviews

(18)
2 January 2014

The Asus VivoBook S200 is a surprising entry into the Windows 8 touch-screen laptop family; for starters, it's one of the smallest entries of the group, with a 10-point touch-screen measuring just... Read more…

4 February 2013

ASUS VivoBook S200: Proper hardware for Windows 8 With the appearance of the new Windows OS, optimised for touch-sensitive displays, it was only logical to expect a torrent of devices with the... Read more…

9 January 2013

The Asus Vivobook S200 might be a budget Windows 8 laptop costing just £500, but it certainly doesn't feel like it. Flipping open the handsome black brushed metal lid reveals a silver brushed... Read more…

1 January 2013

This Notebook PC wants to be so much more than a smaller netbook or Chromebook and actually nabs a few design tricks from high-end Asus ultrabooks like the Asus Zenbook UX21E . Taking on a luxury... Read more…

28 November 2012

It's a shame the screen is a bit dim, but this is still a great-value touchscreen Windows 8 laptop...

Expert Reviews

22 November 2012

Even without the touchscreen, the small, solid, cheap and light Asus VivoBook S200 would make a case for itself. Yet put the strokeable screen into the equation and it comes together nicely as an...

9 November 2012

A delectable 11.6in touchscreen Windows 8 laptop at an unbelievably low price...

Alphr.com

9 November 2012

Techradar

For a long time it was hard to get excited about laptops. They all had the same features, they all ran the same software and they all looked exactly the same as the ones we all had five years... Read more…

9 November 2012

Techradar.com/au/

For a long time it was hard to get excited about laptops. They all had the same features, they all ran the same software and they all looked exactly the same as the ones we all had five years... Read more…

24 October 2012

Forget the new 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina, Asus' VivoBook could well be the new ultraportable line to get excited about. Get this: the affordable VivoBook sports a smooth, unibody aluminium... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers asus s200, s202emx1h, s200ect178, s200ect162, apple s200, s200ect158, s200ect190, asus s200e, s200ect158h, s200ect190h, s200ect178h, s200ect162h, apple s200e, s202e-mx1-h, s200e-ct190h, a1s200ect158h, a1/s200e-ct158h, s200es200ect158h, s200es200e-ct158h, asusntbs200ect158h, 90nfqt424s13115d125u, asus_ntb_s200e-ct158h
Barcodes 00886227363360, 04716659352044, 04716659353874, 04716659354727, 04716659389903, 04716659394105, 04716659460725, 05060187224557

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