Yesterday, Asus finally made its Windows 8 laptops and tablets available. One of them is the Vivobook S200 and S400.
Asus Vivobook S200 review
The S200 is a 11.6 inch laptop, whose screen is squeezed into the metal chassis, just like what Apple does with Pro lineup. It is priced at 500 pounds and promises to bring ultrabook style for the budget minded users. However, since it is 21.7mm chassis, it is outside the guidelines that defines an ultrabook. It weighs just 1.3kg and feels solid when touched. The keyboard is chiclet and is excellent for typing. While the screen packs just 1366 x 768 pixels, it manages to look reasonably sharp as the display is small. It packs quite a lot of ports – VGA, HDMI, 2X USB 2.0, 1X USB 3.0, SD card reader and LAN. No Bluetooth is present though. It is powered by Intel Core i3 3217u processor that runs at 1.8GHz clock speed. For storage, you get 500GB HDD that is accompanied by 4GB RAM.
Vivobook S400 review and S200 vs s400 Vivobook
The Asus S400 is a 14 inch laptop that is as thick as S200 (21mm) but weighs about 1.8kg, making it about 500 grams heavier than S200. Despite packing a bigger 14.1 screen, it packs 1366 x 768 pixel resolution, which is same as S200. Ports and connectivity options of S400 are same as S200. However, unlike S200, there will be a i5 and i7 variant as well, other than the i3 3217u CPU.
Read the full review at pcpro.co.uk.
26 Oct 12