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Asus EeeBook X205TA 4 Core Intel Atom 1.33GHz 2GB 32GB SSD 11.6" Laptop

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Mobility Performance, Elegantly CraftedThe ASUS EeeBook X205 is an affordable 11.6-inch Windows 8.1 notebook that weighs less than 1kg and has a compact, space-saving design. EeeBook X205 allows... More
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ASUS EeeBook X205TA 11.6-inch Windows Laptop $139 Review - Compared to HP Stream 11 and Acer E 11
Asus EeeBook X205TA Review With Pros And Cons- Is It Worth Buying?
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20 Reasons For

Six Industry Awards

This many processor cores portable PC is one of the most awarded of all the notebook PCs of this age and spec.

The reviewers at Expert Reviews, Hispazone.com, Dinside.no/data and Itc.ua all thought that concluded that they would recommend this notebook PC and gave it their "Recommended" award.

The experts at two other expert review sites both thought that this portable PC was good. This notebook PC received an "Editor's Choice" award from Laptopmag.com and it received a "Bronze Award" from Hardware.info.

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Expert Reviews Are Average

Based on twenty-one expert reviews from sites including Expert Reviews, computershopper.com, Laptopmag.com and notebookcheck.net the average expert rating of this portable PC is 78%.

Owner Reviews Are Good

On average, based on 359 owner reviews this Asus portable PC has an overall owner rating of 84 out of 100.

Reasonably Priced

Some customers said in their reviews that it was good value for money. Computershopper.com wrote in their review “The hyper-aggressively priced EeeBook is a worthy competitor to HP's Stream 11.”. Expert website Notebookcheck.net said three years ago “Elegant, yet affordable? Asus demands low 219 Euros for its EeeBook X205TA”. Techtree.com said in their review “It's the affordable price” and scored it 80 out of 100.

Some people who bought it said that it was a bargain for the price. Expertreviews.co.uk wrote in their Asus EeeBook X205TA review “A real bargain”.

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Robust

A few Asus EeeBook X205TA owners who purchased the Asus EeeBook X205TA reckoned that it was well made. Expert review site Laptopmag.com mentioned “A solid display and strong everyday computing that puts it a notch above other budget laptops” in their review of the Asus EeeBook X205TA. Techmagnifier.com mentioned in their Asus EeeBook X205TA review “The Asus EeeBook X205TA Netbook offers a solid keyboard, portability, bright display, category-leading power backup”.

Two customers who reviewed this laptop reckoned that it was strong and durable. Expert website Techtree.com said “The device is sturdy yet incredibly light”. Expert review site Alphr.com mentioned in their review of this laptop “Building a competitive cloudbook is a tough ask in the face of such strong competition” although they rated the product 60 out of 100.

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Nice Design

A few Asus EeeBook X205TA owners who reviewed it agreed that it was good looking. One person who reviewed the product considered that it was a good design.

Good Battery Life

Several Asus EeeBook X205TA owners wrote in their reviews that the Asus EeeBook X205TA had a good battery life. Expert website Laptopmag.com mentioned in their review of this laptop two years ago “The Asus EeeBook X205TA offers excellent battery life”. Expert review site Notebookcheck.net mentioned “The EeePC revival is handy, delivers a long battery life and features acceptable input devices” in their review.

Easy to Use

Several Asus EeeBook X205TA reviewers who reviewed the Asus EeeBook X205TA considered that it was easy to use. Expert website Notebookcheck.net mentioned “The EeePC revival is handy, long-lasting”.

Good Size

One Asus EeeBook X205TA reviewer who reviewed it thought it was compact. Expert website Techtree.com mentioned in their review “Compact design, proper chiclet keyboard”. One person who purchased the Asus EeeBook X205TA thought it was thin. Expert website Pcper.com said “A slim $699 notebook with” in their Asus EeeBook X205TA review.

Good Product Quality

One person who reviewed the product considered that it was good quality. Expertreviews.co.uk wrote on expert website Expert Reviews three years ago “For a £180 laptop, build quality is hugely impressive” and rated the product 80 out of 100.

Good Technical Features

Some people who reviewed it agreed that it had good features. Nothingwired.com said in their review of the Asus EeeBook X205TA “With a screen size of 11.6 inches, this ultrabook has minimal specs and features to give you the feel of a ultrabook at”.

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This portable PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many many processor cores laptops that have been around for more than two years.

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Asus Has Good Reviews for Its Laptops

We checked 3,179 expert and user reviews for Asus notebook PCs and found that on average Asus has good reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Asus has good reviews specifically for its many processor cores laptops.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The EeeBook X205TA has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other portable PCs that came out more than two years ago also have a full-size keyboard.

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Quite Long Battery Life (max)

The EeeBook X205TA has one of the longer battery life (max)s (12 hours) amongst many processor cores laptops of this age. The shortest battery life (max) of notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago is 2.5h and the longest is 22h.

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SSD Storage Media

The EeeBook X205TA has an SSD storage media which is better than the HDD storage media found on most many processor cores laptops that came out more than two years ago. Solid State Drives (SSD) store data in semiconductors on a circuit board rather than using magnetic or optical media. Solid State Drives have no moving parts which makes them very fast and reliable.

An SSD storage media is in fact the best storage medium amongst all notebook PCs of this type and age.

The worst storage medium amongst similar types of notebook PC is HDD.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other notebook PCs that have an SSD storage media currently available including the X3 Plus[pl_2441342_price], or the X3 Plus[pl_2441342_price] both from AORUS which has better reviews.

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Has a Front Camera

The Asus EeeBook X205TA has a front camera. Most of the other notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago also have a front camera.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other laptops with a front camera and we think because of it's better review score, the AORUS X3 Plus[plb_2441342_price] is also worth considering.

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Fairly High Speaker Power

The speaker powers of similar spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the EeeBook X205TA range from 1W to 11W. At 4 Watts, the EeeBook X205TA has a very high speaker power compared to most of the other many processor cores laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is the most commonly found wi-Fi standards on laptops that came out around the same time as it.

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Light

The lightest notebook PC of a comparable type and age to the EeeBook X205TA is 430g heavy and the heaviest is 4.8kg. At only 980 grams, the EeeBook X205TA is very light compared to most of the other laptops that have been around for more than two years.

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17 Reasons Against

Quite Slow Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth

The maximum processor memory bandwidths of many processor cores laptops that have been around for a similar time to the EeeBook X205TA range from 10GB/s to 26GB/s, and the average maximum processor memory bandwidth is 25GB/s. The EeeBook X205TA has one of the slowest maximum processor memory bandwidths (only 10.6 gigabytes per second) amongst many processor cores laptops of this age.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The maximum internal memory supported by processors of many processor cores laptops that were released around the same time as the EeeBook X205TA range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 29GB. The maximum internal memory supported by processor of the Asus EeeBook X205TA of only 2 gigabytes is one of the smallest amongst laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Burst Frequency

At only 646 megahertz, the EeeBook X205TA has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter burst frequency compared to most of the other many processor cores laptops that were released around the same time as the EeeBook X205TA. The average on-board graphics adapter burst frequency of many processor cores laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the EeeBook X205TA is 850MHz.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of many processor cores laptops that have been around for more than two years is 200MHz, the fastest is 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 430MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 311 megahertz, the EeeBook X205TA has one of the slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequencys amongst many processor cores laptops of this age.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

Many processor cores laptops that are a similar age to the EeeBook X205TA have total storage capacitys of between 32GB and 2TB, and the average total storage capacity is 730GB. The Asus EeeBook X205TA has a very small total storage capacity (only 32 gigabytes) compared to most of the other many processor cores laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

The EeeBook X205TA has a very small internal memory (only 2 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age. The internal memorys of portable PCs of a similar age and type to the EeeBook X205TA range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average internal memory is 8.4GB.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

When compared to other many processor cores laptops that are a comparable age to the EeeBook X205TA, the display diagonal of the Asus EeeBook X205TA of only 11.6 inches is one of the smallest. The average display diagonal of comparable spec laptops that were released more than two years ago is 16", and the display diagonals range from 10" to 18".

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This portable PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on comparable spec laptops that have been around for more than two years.

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Only Intel Atom Processor Family

The Asus EeeBook X205TA has an Intel Atom processor family which is better than most laptops of a comparable age and spec to it. Most laptops that were released more than two years ago have an Intel Core i7 processor family.

An Intel Atom processor family is actually the worst processor family amongst all portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the EeeBook X205TA.

Amongst similar types of portable PC the best processor family is Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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Quite Slow Processor Frequency

The slowest processor frequency of laptops of a similar age and spec to the EeeBook X205TA is 1GHz, the fastest is 3GHz, and the average processor frequency is 2.2GHz. When compared to other similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the EeeBook X205TA that we have assessed, the processor frequency of the Asus EeeBook X205TA of only 1.33 gigahertz is one of the slowest.

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Quite Slow Processor Boost Frequency

The slowest processor boost frequency of many processor cores laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the EeeBook X205TA is 1.3GHz, the fastest is 3.9GHz, and the average processor boost frequency is 3.2GHz. With a processor boost frequency of only 1.83 gigahertz, the EeeBook X205TA has a very slow processor boost frequency compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

With a memory clock speed of only 1,333 megahertz, the EeeBook X205TA has a quite slow memory clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age. The average memory clock speed of portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the EeeBook X205TA is 1,600MHz.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The EeeBook X205TA does not have a touchscreen. Most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age also do not have a touchscreen.

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Only 32 Solid-State Drive Capacitys

The EeeBook X205TA is a 32 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity laptop. Most of the other many processor cores laptops that were released around the same time as the EeeBook X205TA have between 8 and 5,111 solid-state drive capacitys.

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Very Small Processor Cache

The smallest processor cache of similar spec laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the EeeBook X205TA is 2MB, the biggest is 8MB, and the average processor cache is 4.7MB. At only 2 megabytes, the EeeBook X205TA has a fairly small processor cache compared to most of the other many processor cores laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Small Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)

The average battery capacity (Watt hours) of laptops of a comparable age and spec to the EeeBook X205TA is 64Wh, and the battery capacity (Watt hours)s range from 30Wh to 2,700Wh. The Asus EeeBook X205TA has a quite small battery capacity (Watt hours) (only 38 watt-hours) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.

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Only L2 Processor Cache

The Asus EeeBook X205TA has a better processor cache level than most many processor cores laptops that have been around for more than two years. This notebook PC has a L2 processor cache, whereas most laptops that have been around for a similar time to it have a L3 processor cache.

This notebook PC's processor cache level (L2) is actually the worst processor cache level amongst all laptops that have been on the market for more than two years.

A L3 processor cache is the best processor cache level amongst comparable types of notebook PC.

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1 Other reason to consider the Asus EeeBook X205TA

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Asus released the EeeBook X205TA.

Specification

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Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Solid-State Drive Capacity
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Touchscreen
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Full HD
LED Backlight
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Graphics
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Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
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On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
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Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
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3G
Bluetooth
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SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
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Combo Headphone/mic Port
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Microphone in
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Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
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Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT)
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Embedded Options Available
Execute Disable Bit
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
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Manual
Quick Start Guide
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RoHS Compliance
Energy Star Certified
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Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

6 Awards

dinside.no/data Recommended hispazone.com Recommended Product hardware.info Bronze Award Laptopmag.com Editor's Choice itc.ua Recommended Expert Reviews Recommended

Expert Reviews

(37)
20 April 2015

Considering how close this $199 laptop is to a really good product I would be interested in seeing what ASUS could get with a slightly more expensive model. ASUS made some waves recently with...

13 April 2015

The Asus Eeebook X205TA is mainly aimed at Journalists or writers who needs to have a portable pc with them at all times and write mails and journals. This ultrabook is perfect for those who do...

8 April 2015

Building a competitive cloudbook is a tough ask in the face of such strong competition, and while Asus has done alot right, the numerous flaws make the X205TA hard to recommend.­ If you're...

2 March 2015

Asus pushed the envelope with netbooks a few years ago, launching the EEE series to much success. Then came tablets and Chromebooks, taking away the focus on netbooks. With the EEEBook X205, Asus... Read more…

26 February 2015

Even at first sight, it's clear that the Asus EeeBook X205TA is not a digital powerhouse, it's meant to be an unobtrusive companion. Just 17.5mm thick and weighing in at 980g, you're not even... Read more…

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User Reviews

(263)
Reviewed 28 December 2014 by PixelPartner

Very slim and light, with enough power for everyday tasks and with a one year Office365 personal subscription included, this is a bargain mini laptop from Asus. Budget for an extra 64GB microSD or... Read more…

Reviewed 16 December 2015 by Supy6
Supy6 would recommend the Asus EeeBook X205TA

I bought this laptop to take with me when I need to do homework or check my email from other than home. I also have a 15.6 laptop which is to big and heavy to take and carry around. This Asus has... Read more…

Reviewed 18 September 2015 by Moviegoer

Initial set up is easy and only takes a few minutes. Web OS is fast to respond and straightforward to use, note you have to install youtube via the apps section, then use the built in web browser... Read more…

Reviewed 16 December 2015 by Bree
Bree would recommend the Asus EeeBook X205TA

This is a great laptop for a college student. It's perfect to carry between classes because it's lightweight and fits easily into a book bag. I've had no problems with it, and I write many papers.... Read more…

Reviewed 6 January 2015 by Amazon Customer

I've just got this little gem at sale price on Amazon and love it already. I think ASUS make excellent quality products even for the lower end of the market e.g. Nexus 7 so i was expecting a good... Read more…

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Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers asus z3735, x205tafd015, asus z3735f, x205tafd015b, x205tafd015bs, x205tabingfd015, x205tabingfd015b, asus x205tabingfd005, asus x205tabingfd005b, asus x205tabingfd005bs
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