The ASUS EeeBook X205TA is a very affordable laptop for users, especially students, who are operating on a very tight budget. In spite of its low price, the Windows notebook features an attractive and portable design as well as long-lasting battery, while also delivering superb sound.
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Build and Keyboard
ASUS EeeBook X205TA is a compact machine. It weighs in at less than 1 kg and has a thickness of only 17.5 millimetres. You will hardly feel it when carrying the laptop around.
The chassis of the ASUS EeeBook X205TA is made of matte plastic and is well-built for its price. It is available in four different colours. The notebook packs a chiclet-styled keyboard with well-spaced keys. Users of larger notebooks will likely need time getting used to the keyboard, though.
Display and Hardware
The display of the ASUS EeeBook X205TA measures 11.6 inches diagonally. The glossy TN panel has a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the minimum we expect a modern laptops to have.
Just like its predecessors, the ASUS X205TA notebook is powered by an Intel Atom processor. But this present chip, which is paired with 2GB of DDR3L RAM, is more power efficient –making a fanless design feasible.
Graphics is driven by integrated Intel HD graphics. Onboard eMMC flash storage is only 32 GB, which users will certainly have to complement with external storage and free cloud storage from ASUS.
Other Specs and Features
The ASUS EeeBook X205TA runs on the latest available Windows 8.1 operating system, which boasts compatibility with more applications and peripherals than any other OS.
One great selling point of the ASUS EeeBook X205TA is that it may also come with 1 year free subscription to Office 365, which gives users full versions popular versions of software like Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Access, Publisher, Excel, and OneNote.
It is supplied with a 38Whr battery, which its maker says should support up to 12 hours of web browsing.
The notebook packs in loud speakers, backed by ASUS’ SonicMaster technology, to deliver powerful and quality surround sound as well as clearer vocals. Available ports and interfaces include two USB ports, a micro-HDMI video output port and a microSD card reader. ASUS EeeBook X205TA comes with webcam, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.
Asus EeeBook X205TA Pricing and availability
Asus EeeBook X205TA price starts at around $199.99 depending on the configuration. You can now buy the entry level laptop at leading online stores. Asus EeeBook X205TA price in Nigeria starts at around N47,000.
Asus EeeBook X205TA Specs
Here are a few specs of the Asus EeeBook X205TA Laptop:
- OS: Windows 8.1
- Processor: 1.33GHz Quad Core Intel Atom BayTrail Processor
- GPU: HD Graphics
- Memory: 2 GB RAM
- Colours: Black, White, Gold, Red
- Dimension: 286 x 193.3 x 17.5 mm
- Weight: 980 g
Display & Keyboard
- Display: 11.6-inch, 1366 x 768 pixels, Glare Panel
- Keyboard: Full Size Keyboard
- Pointing Device: TouchPad
- Built-in Storage: 32 GB eMMC
- Optical Storage: –
- Bundled Cloud Storage: –
Ports & Connectivity
- Webcam: Yes
- USB 3.0: –
- USB 2.0: Yes, 2 ports
- HDMI: Yes (Micro)
- DisplayPort: –
- VGA: Yes
- Ethernet (RJ-45): –
- SD Slot: Yes
- Mic/Headphone: Yes
- WLAN: –
- Bluetooth: Yes Bluetooth 4.0
- NFC: –
- Docking Connector: –
- Mobile Broadband: –
- Microsoft Office 365 (1 year subscription)
- Battery: 38 Whr Polymer Battery
- Use Time: up to 12 hours (Web browsing)