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    Laptop Review ASUS VivoBook S200E (X202E)

    Review ASUS VivoBook S200E

    If before the touch screen could only be found in the notebook-transformer, then with the release of Windows 8 touch screens have been actively to appear in an entirely conventional models. Naturally, such a method of controlling a laptop can not claim to be the main, but sometimes fingers just drawn to the visual elements of the interface, especially if these elements - live tiles Modern UI. Rate how convenient it is in real life, you can now, because the sensory laptops sold in the Ukrainian retail from the end of last year. Model ASUS S200E (X202E), Which we'll tell you today, is the most compact representative of the ruler of touch laptops VivoBook, it is made in a slim metal body, equipped with a 11.6-inch touch screen and is based on the efficient processors from

    Intel.

    Options

    Model ASUS VivoBook S200E Comes in the usual cardboard packaging with standard equipment. It should be noted more familiar to tablet charger, made in the form of a compact monoblock with glossy side panels, integrated fork and side connector. Control the size of a very long wire is necessary with the help of Velcro, and the corresponding lock.

    Review ASUS VivoBook S200E

    The model is offered in three versions, colors: Light Champagne, rich and classic Peach Grey. Pointed to the front face of the metal ultraport weighs about 1.4 kg, which is not too small (for example, weighs the same 13.3-inch ASUS UX31). Note that except for the youngest 11.6-inch ASUS S200E In the line of touch laptops VivoBook also present made in the same style 13-minute, 14-minute and 15-inch models S300, S400, and S500/S550. For those who want to save money, and there is made in a more simple plastic housing 11.6-inch laptop without a touch screen ASUS X201E, The review of which we will introduce you to the next week.

    Design

    The outer side of the cover ASUS VivoBook S200E Is made of metal with a vertical texture and adorned with the company logo, wireless antenna modules are covered by a narrow plastic panel base color. The lower part of the body is finished softtach-plastic, which allows more securely hold the closed notebook in hand. Open compartments for users not only in the center of the housing foundation can be found strip perforation for air intake and a pair of speakers in the corners closest to the user.

    Review ASUS VivoBook S200E

    ASUS S200E Housing sidewall form a coherent whole with a working panel. This part of the housing as well as the cover is made of polished aluminum, but in any version clearance light is almost identical to the natural color of the metal. Pointed front face contains a set of five indicators of activity, and the two of them can be seen along the front and top. In a wide alcove shelving hinge concealed radiator cooling system, and all the available slots spaced along the side edges. Right this card reader, a combined audio port, USB 2.0 port and video output D-sub, left - Kensington lock hole, the second connector USB 2.0, faster USB 3.0, the video output HDMI, RJ45 network jack and charger.

    Review ASUS VivoBook S200E

    As we mentioned, the operating panel ASUS VivoBook S200E Is made of aluminum with a characteristic vertical texture. Most of it is island-type keyboard with a fairly successful layout, miniature push button is moved to the upper right corner. The keyboard does not flex even when the active set of the text as it stands metal substrate operating panel. On podladonnoy panel placed huge by the standards of the 12-inch laptops without dedicated touchpad buttons. Slightly rough surface of the touchpad is well distinguishable by touch from the metal casing and allows you to conveniently use the "mnogopaltsevye" gestures.

    Review ASUS VivoBook S200E

    Functionality, the display

    ASUS VivoBook S200E Model is based on energy-efficient platform from Intel, in particular, can be equipped with processors, Celeron, Pentium and Core i3 processors with a TDP of 17 watts. The weakest configuration based on the Intel Celeron 847 (1.1 GHz) in Ukraine will not be delivered, and choosing between the Intel Pentium 987 and Intel Core i3-3217U, note that the first inter alia equipped with a noticeably less powerful integrated graphics Intel HD Graphics. Memory for 2 or 4 GB of soldered on the motherboard slots to upgrade it is not, as the data store uses a hybrid hard drive with 320 or 500 GB. Capacity of non-removable two-piece lithium-polymer battery is 38 Wh (5200 mAh, 7.2 V).

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    We tested configuration came equipped with a processor Intel Core i3-3217U with integrated graphics Intel HD Graphics 4000, with 4 gigabytes of RAM and a terabyte hard drive to. In this configuration, the notebook scored 2000 points in PCMark7, 700 points in 3DMark11 and 4.4 points Experience Index Windows. In this case, the battery life was exactly 2 hours at maximum load, and 5 and a half hours in the emulation mode of reading.

    Review ASUS VivoBook S200E

    Structurally, the display unit is made under the scheme without skirting, the screen is covered with a sheet of clear glossy plastic, which makes it easier to clean from fingerprints. As usual ASUS S200E Set TN-matrix with a resolution of 1366 by 768 pixels with a characteristic of this technology

    In small angles. Dimming range is from 20 to 180 cd/m2. However, the most interesting feature is its touch screen capabilities, which provides a capacitive panel that supports up to 10 simultaneous touches. In the classic "desktop" interface elements are too small, so they were comfortable control pad of your finger, but used in a way system Windows 8 gestures and live tiles Modern UI much more convenient than using the touchpad.

    Review ASUS VivoBook S200E

    Review ASUS VivoBook S200E

    Operation

    During operation, the ASUS VivoBook S200E Particularly critical complain about. For the first time, have to constantly wipe the screen and measure the force applied to it at the time of the touch controls, otherwise the laptop can be overturned. But the frequency of use of gestures (especially in the Modern UI) is really growing, so much so that sometimes the touchpad just goofing around, because the typical tasks are performed using the keyboard shortcuts and single Taps on the screen. Very convenient flexibility to change the scale while browsing or working with photos, using the usual tablet practices. In fact, the lack of such a model in the use of one - the need to constantly clean the glossy screen from fingerprints.

    Review ASUS VivoBook S200E

    In the silence is easy to disassemble a characteristic rustle and crackle of the cooling system hard drive, but in the office it is not heard. A surprisingly good for such a compact notebook built-in speaker SonicMaster, coloring the sound is not annoying, and the stock volume is enough to sound medium-sized room. Also liked the cute (though quite heavy) metal case, a complete set of connectors including three USB and a comfortable keyboard with a large touchpad.

    Video review of the notebook ASUS VivoBook S200E

    (X202E)

    The results

    ASUS VivoBook S200E - stylish metal 11.6-inch laptop for energy-efficient platform from Intel, one of the first low-cost models is a pressure sensitive screen that allows you to independently evaluate all possible touch interface of Windows 8.

    Review ASUS VivoBook S200E

    Liked

    + Relatively low cost

    + Stylish metal body, the base of the housing plastic softtach

    + Capacitive touch layer supporting 10 simultaneous touches

    + Balanced hardware platform from Intel

    + Full set of connectors

    Do not like it

    + Weight can be less

    + Inability to upgrade RAM

    ASUS VivoBook S200 (X202E-CT009H)

    Type

    Notebook

    Screen size, inches

    11.6

    Type of matrix

    TN + film

    Type of covering the screen

    Gloss

    Screen Resolution

    1366x768

    Touch-sensitive screen

    + (Multi-Touch)

    Processor Type

    Intel Core i3-3217U

    Frequency, GHz

    1.8

    Pre-installed OS

    Windows 8

    Mass, kg

    1.3

    Dimensions in mm

    303x200x22

    Chipset

    N

    The amount of memory (Std / Max)

    4096

    Hard disk, GB

    500

    Optical drive

    -

    Graphics card, memory

    Intel HD Graphics 4000

    External Ports

    1xUSB 3.0, 2xUSB 2.0, HDMI, VGA, speaker out, mic-in

    Expansion Slot

    -

    Card reader

    +

    WEB-camera

    +

    Network Adapter

    10/100

    56K modem

    -

    Wi-Fi

    802.11 b / g / n

    WiMAX

    -

    Bluetooth

    +, Bluetooth 4.0

    3G

    -

    Battery capacity, mA. ch

    5136

    Battery voltage, V

    N

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