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Asus X200MA 4 Core Intel Celeron 1.83GHz 2GB 500GB HDD 11.6" Laptop

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4 Intel Celeron 1.83GHz 2GB Nov 2014
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The new ASUS X200MA laptop is available in four vibrant colors. Its slim, compact dimensions tip the scales at just 1.2kg, ensuring you have a laptop that is both stylish and portable. The ASUS... More
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Asus X200MA Review

10 Reasons For

One Industry Award

The writer at Silentpcreview.com wrote that concluded that they would recommend this notebook PC and gave it their "Recommended" award.

Reasonably Priced

Several Asus X200MA reviewers wrote in their reviews that it was good value for money. Expert website Notebookcheck.net mentioned “Small, light, affordable”. Expert website Gadgetshow.channel5.com said “The X200MA, which is priced up at just £199”. Expert website Alphr.com mentioned two years ago “This is a decent laptop for the money, and, with 500GB of local storage” in their review of this laptop.

One person thought the product was cheap. Expert website Expertreviews.co.uk said “The laptop's chassis is reassuringly well made, especially for such an inexpensive laptop.”. One customer mentioned in their reviews that the Asus X200MA was a bargain for the price. Gadgetshow.channel5.com mentioned “Sadly, this is a case of Buy Cheap, Buy Twice” in their review of this laptop.

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Robust

Two Asus X200MA owners who reviewed the product mentioned that it was well made. Three years ago expert review site Silentpcreview.com said “It's well-built”.

Good Size

One Asus X200MA reviewer who reviewed this laptop reckoned that it was thin. Silentpcreview.com wrote “It's a sleek machine, thin, light” in their review of this laptop.

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This notebook PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many many processor cores laptops that were released around the same time as it.

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Good Product Quality

One Asus X200MA reviewer wrote in their reviews that it was good quality.

Good Brand

On average Asus many processor cores laptops have good ratings compared to other manufacturers as do all laptops manufactured by Asus.

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Has a Front Camera

The Asus X200MA has a front camera, as do most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the X200MA.

Alternative laptops with a front camera currently available which you might want to consider include the Samsung NP350V5C[plb_1411290_price], the Acer Aspire E3-112[plb_2504398_price], or the Lenovo G780[plb_2531100_price] which has better reviews.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This portable PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is typical of many notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Light

With a weight of only 1.2 kilograms, the Asus X200MA is very light compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age. Portable PCs of this spec and age have weights of between 430g and 4.8kg.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 1.2kg heavy notebook PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the X200MA[pl_2268450_price], the X200MA[pl_2280409_price], or the X200MA[pl_2316409_price] all from Asus.

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25 Reasons Against

Expert Reviews Are Average

Based on nine expert reviews from sites including Expert Reviews, notebookcheck.net, notebookcheck.biz and notebookcheck.it the average expert rating of this many processor cores portable PC is 68 out of 100.

Poor Design

One Asus X200MA owner reckoned that the product was not rough.

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)

The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of similar spec portable PCs that came out more than two years ago is 750MHz, the fastest is 1,400MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) is 1,100MHz. The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of the Asus X200MA of only 854 megahertz is one of the slowest amongst many processor cores laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the X200MA.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The smallest maximum internal memory supported by processor of many processor cores laptops that have been around for around the same time as the X200MA is 2GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 29GB. The Asus X200MA has one of the smaller maximum internal memory supported by processors (only 8 gigabytes) amongst comparable spec laptops of this age.

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Only Two Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)s

The Asus X200MA is a portable PC that uses two number of displays supported (on-board graphics)s.

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Only Four Maximum Number of PCI Express Laness

The Asus X200MA is a four maximum number of PCI Express lanes portable PC.

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

The Asus X200MA is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity portable PC.

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Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

At only 313 megahertz, the Asus X200MA has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the X200MA. The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of similar spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago is 200MHz, the fastest is 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 430MHz.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

Many processor cores laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the X200MA have internal memorys of between 2GB and 32GB, and the average internal memory is 8.4GB. With an internal memory of only 2 gigabytes, the Asus X200MA's internal memory is one of the smallest amongst comparable spec laptops that were released more than two years ago.

We compared this laptop to all the other 2GB internal memory notebook PCs and we think because of it's better review score, the 255[pl_2320497_price], and the 255[pl_2544863_price] both from HP or the Acer Aspire E3[plb_2339244_price] is also worth considering.

If this many processor cores portable PC internal memory is too small for you then you might want to consider the E545[pl_2857006_price] (4GB), or the 11e[pl_2636631_price] (4GB) both from Lenovo or the Medion AKOYA E6239[plb_3067678_price] (4GB) which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most of the other portable PCs that are a comparable age to the X200MA have a full-size keyboard, however the Asus X200MA does not have a full-size keyboard.

Alternative laptops which also have a full-size keyboard that you might want to consider include the Samsung NP350V5C[plb_1411290_price], the HP ZBook 17[plb_2499637_price], or the Lenovo G505[plb_2506272_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

Comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the X200MA have display diagonals of between 10" and 18", and the average display diagonal is 16". When compared to other many processor cores laptops that were released more than two years ago that we have checked the display diagonal of, the Asus X200MA's display diagonal of only 11.6 inches is one of the smallest.

Other 11.6" notebook PCs currently available that you might want to consider include the X200MA[pl_2268450_price], or the X200MA[pl_2280409_price] both from Asus or the Acer TravelMate TMB115-M[plb_2436306_price] which has better reviews.

If you would prefer a portable PC with a bigger display diagonal then you might also want to consider the LifeBook E733[pl_2872588_price] (13.3"), or the LifeBook E734[pl_2740188_price] (13.3") both from Fujitsu or the Samsung ATIV Book 9[plb_2741022_price] (13.3") which also has a higher rating.

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Very Old PCI Express Slots Version

Laptops of a similar age and type to the X200MA have PCI Express slots versions of between 2 and 3. The Asus X200MA has one of the older PCI Express slots versions (only 2) amongst many processor cores laptops of this age.

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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 frequently found display resolution on comparable spec laptops that were launched more than two years ago.

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Quite Slow Processor Frequency

The average processor frequency of laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the X200MA is 2.2GHz, and the processor frequencys range from 1GHz to 3GHz. The Asus X200MA has a quite slow processor frequency (only 1.83 gigahertz) compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that came out around the same time as the X200MA.

We compared this laptop to all the other 1.83GHz processor clock speed portable PCs and we think the Acer Aspire E3[plb_2339244_price], the Medion AKOYA E6239[plb_2545196_price], and the Asus X453MA[plb_2473057_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a faster processor frequency then you might also want to consider the Asus F551MA[plb_2622134_price] (1.86GHz), the Lenovo 11e[plb_2636631_price] (1.86GHz), or the Acer Aspire E5-551[plb_2678952_price] (1.9GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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Only Intel Celeron Processor Family

The Asus X200MA has a better processor family than most many processor cores laptops that are a similar age to it. This notebook PC has an Intel Celeron processor family, whereas most comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago have an Intel Core i7 processor family. Across all many processor cores laptops that are a similar age to the X200MA the processor family ranges from Intel Atom to Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The maximum internal memory of the Asus X200MA of only 2 gigabytes is one of the smallest amongst many processor cores laptops that are a similar age to the X200MA. Across all the portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the X200MA the maximum internal memorys range from 2GB to 32GB.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

With a memory clock speed of only 1,333 megahertz, the Asus X200MA has a fairly slow memory clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the X200MA. Many processor cores laptops that are a similar age to the X200MA have memory clock speeds of between 1,000MHz and 1,600MHz.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The Asus X200MA does not have a touchscreen, although this is within the context that most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec also do not have a touchscreen.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other portable PCs with a touchscreen and we think the Zenbook Touch U500VZ[pl_1554843_price], the N550JK[pl_2513098_price], or the N550JK[pl_2648302_price] all from Asus which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Very Small Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)

The average battery capacity (Watt hours) of portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the X200MA is 64Wh, and the battery capacity (Watt hours)s range from 30Wh to 2,700Wh. With a battery capacity (Watt hours) of only 34 watt-hours, the Asus X200MA has one of the smaller battery capacity (Watt hours)s amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This notebook PC ethernet LAN data rates, which is the most frequently found ethernet LAN data rates on laptops that were released around the same time as it.

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Very Small Processor Cache

The processor caches of many processor cores laptops that are a similar age to the X200MA range from 2MB to 8MB, and the average processor cache is 4.7MB. The Asus X200MA has one of the smaller processor caches (only 2 megabytes) amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age.

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Only Three Number of Battery Cellss

The Asus X200MA is a three number of battery cells laptop.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Asus X200MA is a one USB 3.0 port laptop. Most of the other many processor cores laptops that came out around the same time as the X200MA have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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Quite Slow Processor Boost Frequency

Laptops of this age and spec have processor boost frequencys of between 1.3GHz and 3.9GHz. With a processor boost frequency of only 2.16 gigahertz, the Asus X200MA has a fairly slow processor boost frequency compared to most of the other many processor cores laptops that are a similar age to the X200MA.

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Only L2 Processor Cache

The Asus X200MA has a L2 processor cache which is better than the L3 processor cache found on most notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.

This portable PC's processor cache level (L2) is actually the worst processor cache level amongst all comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

Amongst similar types of portable PC the best processor cache level is L3.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Asus X200MA

Released Over Two Years Ago

Asus released the X200MA over two years ago.

Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Asus X200MA has a fairly standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the X200MA.

We compared all the other 500GB total storage capacity portable PCs to this portable PC and we think the DELL Precision M6700[plb_1410333_price], the Lenovo W540[plb_2252724_price], and the Acer Aspire E1-510[plb_2204565_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this notebook PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the Precision M2800[pl_2737132_price] (512GB), or the XPS 15[pl_2742248_price] (512GB) both from DELL or the Lenovo ThinkPad W541[plb_2743936_price] (512GB) which is also higher rated.

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HDD Storage Media

This laptop has an HDD storage media, which is the most commonly found storage media on many processor cores laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as 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.

Other portable PCs that have an HDD storage media currently available that you might want to consider include the DELL Precision M6700[plb_1410333_price], the Asus N750JK[plb_2479195_price], or the HP ZBook[plb_2499613_price] which has better reviews.

If the storage medium of this notebook PC is too bad for you then you might also want to consider the Zenbook Touch U500VZ[pl_1554843_price] (SSD), or the N550JK[pl_2636187_price] (SSD) both from Asus or the DELL Precision M6800[plb_2507934_price] (SSD) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

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Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Processor Lithography
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
Scenario Design Power (SDP)
PCI Express Configurations
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Form Factor
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Touchscreen Type
Touch Technology
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Burst Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G
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Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
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USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
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
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
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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 Smart Connect Technology Version
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Battery Capacity
Number of Battery Cells
Power
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
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Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

1 Award

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Expert Reviews

(11)
29 August 2015

In Review: Asus X200MA. Test model courtesy of cyberport.deThere's really not that much wrong with the Asus X200MA-BING-KX366B considering the price point. The clickpad, which is usable but far...

10 April 2015

This is a decent laptop for the money, and, with 500GB of local storage, it's a more flexible PC than the storage-constrained HP Stream 11. If you're happy working in the cloud, however, the HP is...

28 August 2014

The laptop's chassis is reassuringly well made, especially for such an inexpensive laptop, but there is a copious use of plastic as you might expect. Our review model came in blue and the exterior... Read more…

Much of what I like about the ASUS X200 isn't under the hood. It's a sleek machine, thin, light, and attractive, though the black frame around the display on the white model is odd. More...

Silentpcreview.com

Sadly, this is a case of Buy Cheap, Buy Twice. It's simply just too slow, even for basic, everyday tasks. Chromebooks have come on in leaps and bounds in the last year: we'd pick a nippy Chrome OS...

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User Reviews

(2)
Reviewed 9 November 2015 by David M.
(Verified Purchase)

Nits: The logo at startup is a bit less elegant for my tastes. I don't prefer seeing the seeing extra marketing slogan and other colors under the manufacture's name when booting. On my other... Read more…

Had the features I was looking for, specifically DD 4 support in the Micro ATX form factor for LGA 1151 with the 170 chipset
Good price
Intel (rather than Realtek) network chipset
Overall, it does what I needed it to do
Seemed a bit buggy, even with the latest firmware
The system would hang if I tried to access BIOS setup while connected via HDMI (to a TV-type display). DVI worked
With CO 1 disabled, every other boot it still shows up to Windows but as non-functional
(Taking off one egg for these bugs
Also, the graphical BIOS setup felt clunky compared to my other motherboard (MSI) on a very similar system. Unlike the MSI system, which felt like it was designed to be graphical, this motherboard fel

Only a couple of months after buying this laptop for my 8 year old son, the power connector in the charging socket broke off, this wasn't down to any accident or rough stuff, just poor quality... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

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