Asus X200CA-HCL1104G 11.6 inch Touch Screen Laptop (Windows 8, 4GB Memory, 320GB Hard Drive, Black)
This Asus laptop computer is a great value in mobile computing. Its bright, 11.6-inch HD resolution screen showcases movies and games in brilliant color. Its 320GB hard drive has plenty of room for your music, photos, videos, documents, and more. The Wifi 802.11b/g/n lets you connect wirelessly at home and in coffee shops, airports and offices around the world. With its 4GB of memory and Intel® Intel® Celeron® dual-core processor, the laptop excels at basic office computing, entertainment and Internet browsing experiences. Plus, the built-in webcam and microphone makes it easy to video chat with family and friends. And an HDMI port lets you connect to an HD monitor, TV or projector. With a multiformat media card reader, USB 3.0, and a 3-cell battery for hours of use away from an outlet, this ultra-portable laptop is a good value for everyday mobile computing.
- 11.6-inch High-definition touch screen, Intel UMA graphics
- 320GB HD, 4GB DDR3 SDRAM, media card reader, Webcam
- Intel Celeron 1007U Dual-core 1.5GHz Processor, No optical drive
- Wifi 802.11b/g/n, 10/100 Fast Ethernet (RJ-45), USB 3.0, 3-cell battery
- Portable 3 lbs, 1.2″ thin, Black case, Windows 8
3 thoughts on “Asus X200CA-HCL1104G 11.6 inch Touch Screen Laptop (Windows 8, 4GB Memory, 320GB Hard Drive, Black)”
Great Value and a steal at $199 I wanted to buy a tablet for my Dad to replace his defunct laptop. Primary use would be to Skype with his grandson and Facebook. I looked at the android tablets, used MacBooks on eBay for $300 etc. But when I stumbled on this for $199 at bestbuy.com, it seemed like a no brainer to pick it up. At $200 it is currently the best value in ultra-portable touch screen Windows 8 laptops out there.It’s just the laptop and power adapter in the box. The shape of the black power adapter closely resembles that of an iPad charger. At its thickest point it’s about 1″ thick and weighs 2 lb. 15.5 oz. – a little more than what’s advertised on asus.com – 2.73lb.You get an standard HDMI port, 1 USB 3.0 port and 2 USB 2.0 ports, a 100Mbps NIC, 600Mbps 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 and a headphone/mic combo jack, an SD/MMC Reader. No Optical Drives.The CPU is probably the one component that will make most buyers hesitant. But with a Passmark Score of 1464 its similar to Core 2 Duo and some current generation mobile core i3 CPU. Supports VT-x, so you could even run VMware workstation on it. Graphics is the integrated Ivy Bridge Intel HD 2500. Supports DirectX 11, Shader version 5.0 and openGL version up to 4.0. According to benchmark sites, today’s games can be played at the lowest settings smoothly. Has a 3DMark score of 340, compared to a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650’s 2860 – well this low end gaming card itself costs $105, when this whole laptop cost me $199. I don’t play any games, but this isn’t a gamer’s laptop anyway. HD Videos played fine without any lags. Streaming media also worked without any problems. The touch screen is very responsive which really surprised me. I was expecting something sluggish. I found the keyboard to be very responsive, the touchpad on the other hand I was not too thrilled about – no problems, but the surface kind of feels funny, it doesn’t feel like your typical laptop touchpad. I have not tested the HDMI out, since I will never use it. I didn’t notice any heating problems while using it.I was also surprised that there were not that many bloatware, removed whatever was there and then I updated to Windows 8.1, took a while, but completed without any issues. For an UEFI boot, it’s relatively slow. Opening and closing programs is fairly smooth. Watched a movie from Amazon Prime – smooth video and audio. Installed Libre office – works just great. Next on my list to do is to create a recovery media – it’s going to take at least 16GB….Overall, I am very pleased that I was able to get this deal before it expired (which typically always happens with me). If you want a lightweight laptop for light use which is inexpensive – this is it! Even the chrome books cost more than this! Great job Asus!
Light and thin laptop acts like a tablet-plus This is a surprising bargain for the price and may work for people at home as well as those on the road. I was looking for something more-than-a-tablet-less-than-a-laptop for travel, especially for uploading photos. While the Kindle and other tablets work exceedingly well for travel access of the internet via Wifi, they have limitations.This is basically designed for internet, social media connections, media playback, wifi, Skyping (has a webcam) and portability.Good Points:Lightweight:3 lbs. Heavier than a tablet, but still lightweight.Thin: barely an inch and a quarter thick. Not the thinnest on the market–you can find 1/2 inch thin laptops, but you’ll pay more.Touchscreen: I admit to finding the touchscreen on tablets convenient. When you go between a standard laptop and a tablet, sometimes you miss the quick touch-and-go feature of tablets.Keyboard–for emails and journaling, while you can become very adept at touchscreen typing (especially with predictive text) a keyboard is faster, especially for those of us who touch-type. Definite advantage over tablet.Stereo SpeakerWifi w BluetoothHDMI port3 USB portsGigabit Ethernet Lan portCard readerWebcamMicrophone-headphone jackNot-So-Good:1. CPU is the Intel Celeron 1007U dual-core 1.5GHz . This is an “entry-level” CPU. The differences between a Celeron and a standard Pentium CPU are cache memory and bus speed, which mean little if you are a casual PC user but do affect performance. Here’s the issue: if you have a resource-heavy application (like video editing software) this CPU could hold you back.If you were intending to edit videos while traveling–I’d say, this isn’t your best choice. It will handle playback of media, but not intensive tasks like editing.Performance goes with gaming. Older games may be playable. Newer games may not. Not your gaming choice.2. Small disk drive: 320GB hard drive. Not bad, but this probably wouldn’t replace a home computer unless you are doing just light office work (email, documents, internet, some media.)3. No DVD read-write drive3. Battery life is not long–about 3 hours, but depends on what you are doing. Could be shorter.4. Screen is small–11.6 inches. If you were to give up the touchscreen feature, Asus makes a , which is a similar model with a 15″ screen.5. A newer version of this laptop is due out, with a 500GB hard drive, priced similarly. If hard drive space is important, you may want to wait.5. No DVD optical driveSummary: Good, cheap, light-duty laptop. A great choice if you want a sort of tablet-laptop hybrid and you don’t have issues with no DVD drive or need heavy CPU performance tasks. Small screen. Models with 15″ screen (not touch) or larger hard drive are available, or will be. Onboard accessories like mic, webcam, wifi, bluetooth make this suitable for connectivity while traveling.
Good price, otherwise so-so. I have been using this computer for several weeks. I wanted to get a very portable and inexpensive windows computer with a touch screen. The Centron processor is fast enough for my needs, and the memory and hard drive are fine. As I said, inexpensive and a good value in those matters.My problems tend to be with the quality and reliability of the user interfaces. The touch screen sometimes works properly, and often does not. The touch pad is also flaky. Sometimes one tap works, sometimes two taps work. For reliability I have to use the “mouse click” functions at the front of the touch pad. And when doing this, Asus’s flimsy plastic construction shows. Frequently, when I press down on the front edge of the touch pad, the plastic frame seems to bend a bit, which often causes the cursor position to shift. This flimsy construction also frequently shows up when trying to use the touch screen. The keypad is generally good, but has this weird habit of suddenly (and for no explicable reason) suddenly moving me back to an earlier spot in the current line, so that I continue typing in the wrong place and have to redo the line. This has happened once while writing this review.So my 3 stars are for it being inexpensive and allowing me to get my work done, with some grumbling and correcting as I do it.