ASUS E200HA Portable Lightweight 11.6-inch Intel Quad-Core Laptop, 4GB RAM, 32GB Storage, Windows 10 with 1 Year Microsoft Office 365 Subscription
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ASUS Vivo Book E200HA-UB02-GD portable 11.6inch Intel Quad Core laptop 4GB RAM 32GB storage, Wi-Fi 802.11 AC, Bluetooth 4.0, Windows 10 (64bit). 1X USB 2.0, 1X USB 3.0, 1X headphone-out & audio-in Combo jack, 1X micro HDMI, card reader.
- Amazon Sales Rank: #1482 in Personal Computers
- Size: 11.6 inch
- Color: Gold
- Brand: Asus
- Model: E200HA-UB02-GD
- Released on: 2016-09-10
- Aspect ratio: 16:9
- Number of items: 1
- Dimensions: .70" h x 11.30" w x 7.60" l, 2.20 pounds
- CPU: Intel Atom 1.44 GHz
- Memory: 4GB DDR3 SDRAM
- Hard Disk: 32GB
- Graphics: Integrated
- Processors: 4
- Battery type: Lithium Ion
- Display size: 11.6
- 11.6 inches ultra-compact design (2.2 lbs) with Windows 10 Pre-installed and 1 year Office 365. Update the bios and windows updates completely
- Intel Quad-Core Atom Z8350 1.44 GHz (Turbo to 1.92 GHz) Processor, 32GB eMMC storage, 4GB DDR3 RAM
- Free 1-Year subscription to Microsoft Office 365 Personal ($69.99 value). Access to Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Onenote, Outlook, Publisher, and more.
- Full-size chiclet keyboard with intuitive Smart Gesture input and large trackpad, 802.11ac WiFi with Multi-user MIMO for the strongest wireless connection
- All-day battery, 2Cells 38 Whrs Polymer Battery rated up to 13 hours of video playback
- Product Dimensions - 7.6 x 11.3 x 0.7 inches
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1148 of 1171 people found the following review helpful.
E200HA-US02 is the best little computer that money can buy
By Garret Khougaz
If you are looking for a cheap laptop, E200HA-US02 is the best little computer that money can buy. No, seriously, this thing packs more value into $199 than anything I've ever used. Asus has definitely outdone themselves with this beautiful little workhorse. Snap this thing up if you are in the market for a cheap, high-caliber computer with full Windows 10 and no compromises on utility.
BACKGROUND: I am a student in the Portland, OR metro area and I commute two hours daily across the city to get to school (don't ask me why I was dumb enough agree to do this). As a student, I am constantly using Google suite to share docs with other students, browse the internet, consume youtube videos voraciously, Spotify, Wikipedia, light gaming (Guild Wars 2) etc. I also love to code HTML/CSS on websites so I always have a web browser open to tinker with code and build front ends of websites. Naturally, I usually have 4-5 different programs open and up to 10 tabs in Chrome simultaneously, with heavy sites like youtube streams and facebook and reddit, and listening to Spotify. This is my secondary computer to a 2015 retina Macbook Pro 13".
ARRIVAL: Box contains only the charger and the laptop. The charger is good length (~8ft?) and VERY light, reversible with a phone-style wall-mounted power brick. Pulling the computer out of the box, the computer is shockingly light at 1kg/2.2lbs. The E200HA feels like it weighs HALF as much my aluminum rMBP 13". Great for backpack-ability. I cringed at the display at first but I got over it. First impression score: 8.5/10.
DESIGN: My E200HA-US02 strongly reminds me of the Retina Macbook Pro 13" but in a soft champagne gold, and it is significantly smaller in all dimensions except similar thickness. The listing online looks strong gold but in person/daylight it is very soft matte and more silvery... very pleasing to the eye, almost a rose gold. Visually, it could be mistaken for anodized aluminum. It really exudes premium from all angles (except perhaps the keyboard). I was skeptical of gold at first but after taking it on the public train, I am impressed. The color is gentle enough to not be gaudy, and it looks even better in sunlight than I expected. Score: 9/10
PERFORMANCE: Wow. Just wow. The quad-core Intel Atom Z8350 1.44GHz processor w/ 1.92GHz turbo is ridiculously zippy. For the price point, you can expect a fraction of a second of delay when programs open but trust me when I say this processor really chugs. Sometimes sending a video into full-screen results in an ugly snap but this thing NEVER gets bogged down by programs. Operating system feels snappy. I believe this is among the first computers (along with recently released new HP Stream 11) at the $199 price point to have 4GB RAM and it really shows: you can have a TON of things open and it continues at the same "cruising" pace (I wouldn't call it "blazing" though). What sealed the deal for me was definitely the 4GB RAM. I would definitely steer clear of 2GB nowadays. Believe it or not, it almost feels snappier to me than my 2015 Macbook retina... not in raw load times (definitely not) but rather in the particular "physics" of how windows / menus open; must be a Windows 10 thing. Right now I have Spotify, two Excel documents, and 9 Chrome Tabs open and the computer is still performing like I only have 1 tab. Score: 8/10.
STORAGE: The thing comes with less than 20GB free on its hard drive (after operating system) but there are many clever ways to offload storage into up to 64GB microSD card, as well as an external flash/hard drive (just be sure to specifically use the USB 3.0 port and not the 2.0 port). Don't fill up your internal ~20GB or else it will slow down!
GAMING: This thing really isn't designed for gaming... I wouldn't recommend it...... but I did it anyways, and here's what happened. Even though the internal storage is incredibly small, I loaded both World of Warcraft and Skyrim onto an external flash drive (128GB usb 3.0, which actually had faster transfer rates than microSD) and WoW worked surprisingly well at the very lowest settings with rather poor framerates (~20 FPS but usable). Skyrim.... ehh... I was able to get the game running but the FPS were so bad (2-8 FPS) that it wasn't really playable. However, I wouldn't let that stop me since FINALLY I had Windows 10. I downloaded a bunch of optimization mods like those found here ( https://www.reddit.com/r/skyrim/comments/299p22/list_of_performance_improving_mods_for_lowend_pcs/ ), and the game surprisingly got 20+ FPS when I lowered resolution of textures, modded in ambient occlusion, and turned off EVERYTHING. I'm proud of my work! I hope that gives you a better understanding of the power of this little machine, it's definitely not very powerful, but definitely usable if you work within its constraints. Score: 5/10.
DISPLAY/SPEAKERS: Ehh, the E200HA-US02 has one of those panels that doesn't look good from ANY angle, but you get used to it. The display is decently sharp at 720p resolution (for this screen size) but colors are pretty washed out. I find that lower contrast displays are actually easier on my eyes for long periods of time. Brightness is great even for outdoor/bright conditions, which I applaud. Having a duller screen is actually preferable to me over having a bright one for my use cases--my rMBP 13" attracted way too much attention on the train. Speakers are kinda quiet with poor dynamic range but it's exactly what you'd expect. Just plug in some headphones. They sit underneath your palms facing down, so it's good that the sounds feels close to you. Score: 7/10.
KEYBOARD: The keyboard will feel cramped at first but by day 3 the keys feel great in my smaller hands. I acclimated instantly and I am now flying while typing this review. The keys look cheap looking but they are really clicky, much clickier than my Macbook. E200HA-US02's keys have even deeper travel, which feels ultra luxurious when combined with the clickiness. The keys have a rough texture that is pleasing to the sensitive touch. I freaking fly when I type on this thing. Score: 9/10.
TRACKPAD: The trackpad is decent sized, a bit smaller than on my Mac, and feels similar to the glass on my Mac. The multitouch gestures work better than on any other Windows computer I've ever used: 2 finger scrolling, 3 fingers sideways to switch programs, three fingers up for multitasking view. Trackpad is great, mostly. I was impressed by its responsiveness and drivers. The only thing that bothers me is the deep, loud, travel of the trackpad's click. Sometimes my cursor jiggles because the click is so deep my finger slides sideways. The trackpad has a very loud click in a bad way.. But tap-to-click is enabled by default so you don't necessarily need to physically press to click. I recommend getting a wireless USB mouse anyways. Very pleased overall. Score: 8/10.
WIRELESS: It has the newest 802.11AC standard and it shows. It actually connects to the wireless hotspot on my iPhone more easily/reliably/quickly than on my Mac, which in comparison has some pretty bad latency... I don't know why but this thing is a wifi freaking beast! Connects quickly with strong performance. I did run into some stutter trying to stream large media files from janky websites but I believe it's more of a processor issue than a wifi issue. Score: 9/10
BATTERY: The E200HA-US02 has top notch battery life. I've had this thing for a few days now and I would pin battery life somewhere between 8-10 hours of constant, medium to heavy use at moderate brightness. It's great considering this machine is wafer-light and so affordable! The processor really sips gently, my compliments to Intel. Score: 9/10
OTHER NOTES: • Definitely install "uBlock Origin" and "Ghostery" extensions for Chrome, and be sure to enable Ghostery blocking in its settings, because blocking ads+trackers will dramatically speed up your web zippiness (for heavy sites like CNN.com) by 3x or more. No joke. These two extensions will also conserve some mad battery.
• 1xUSB 2.0 / 1xUSB 3.0 / MicoSD slot up to 64gb / headphone jack / mini HMDI (bit of a bummer)
• 32GB of storage... ehhh.. I recommend splurging on at least a 32-64GB microSD and extra USB storage.
FINAL VERDICT: Have a kid? Buy it for your kid. Travel a lot? Buy this computer right now. Breathe oxygen? Buy this computer. Asus has struck gold with this computer (pun intended). The U200HA-US02 is the perfect balance of smooth performance, battery life, portability, comfort, and price. Excellent for any non-gamer. Easily the best utilitarian tool you could possibly buy for $199. Final score: 8.9/10. Instant buy, full recommendation.
480 of 504 people found the following review helpful.
On the fence about buying this? Please Read
On the fence about purchasing this laptop? Please continue reading:
I was eyeing this laptop for several weeks now. I was hoping to get a good Black Friday or holiday deal on this item but that time never came so I bit the bullet and got it for $199 (which is reasonable).
At first glance, this is quite a small laptop. I’ve used 11.6” laptops before but with the thinness and weight, I was somewhat surprised by the size and worried that the keyboard would be hard to type on. It did take about two hours of consistent typing for me to get used to this thing. I type a lot of research papers and this is one of the more responsive keyboard laptops I’ve used. Of course, not macbook quality but definitely better than the other budget laptops on the market. Compared to my 13.3” ASUS chromebook, the keys on this model are more cramped together and smaller in size. However, it is surprisingly nicer to type on and isn’t mushy like the former.
As far as battery life goes, I started at 100% estimated usage time of 12hrs. I did a full update, streamed 30mins of video, played 2hrs of pandora, downloaded a bunch of apps and installed google chrome. After all of that, and approximately 3hours later, I still have 62% battery left. I imagine that it will live up to the advertised battery life with normal use. At most, the laptop has gotten slightly warm, not enough to bother anyone should you choose to to use it on your lap though.
Memory and performance. OK, this is largely the reason why I was wary of purchasing this laptop. It comes with minimal storage. After all the updates, I was left with 16gb of SSD. I did purchase a 64gb micro sd card for this laptop and all it took was changing storage preferences to get everything directed to the SD card. I did experience some trouble at first as the storage settings did not save for some reason and I had to redirect everything to the micro SD twice. It appears to be working properly now though and apps download relatively fast on this thing. I currently have 16 tabs open on Google Chrome (yes, I am that person) and everything is still running smoothly. The only lag that I’ve experienced was using the Edge on this machine. Do NOT use edge! Just download google chrome and save yourself the trouble.
Display and Build quality: Again, this is a very thin and lightweight laptop made out of entirely plastic, so it feels somewhat cheap. But I think the design and aesthetics may make up for that. At a glance, it looks like it’s made out of aluminum. I won’t go into what color it is, as it varies depending on the lighting. But it appears to be a more expensive product than it really is. The screen itself is actually pretty nice for the price. It’s not going to stream HD videos well but it’s definitely not an eyesore either. Another thing I should point out is that the black bezel on the screen is indeed plastic. (For some reason I thought it was going to be glass.) As far as ports go, all of them are in working order. I did have trouble with the USB 2.0 port as it was rather snug which made inputting and removing USBs rather difficult and with excessive force, unfortunately. I’m not sure if this will be a long term issue or if it will fail on me in the long run but I’m optimistic.
Overall, this is a nice inexpensive laptop that will exceed expectations for anyone simply needing a laptop for essay-typing, web-browsing, and light weight tasks. It is extremely portable and is a great option for people looking to travel with a laptop. For the price and performance, it's worth it.
363 of 383 people found the following review helpful.
Good value/product ratio
OK, so I was eyeballing this laptop for 2 weeks. Each time I wanted to order it the stock/shipping option on Amazon was not very appealing. However, I guess I got lucky, and I ordered it on Saturday 10/15/2016 (when was in stock) and received this laptop today 10/18/2016.
Pros (for me) :
- good battery life
- good speakers
- good travel size
- good for watching movies and web browsing
- Windows 10 64 bit , 4 GB RAM, microSD port, fast A/C WiFi
- casting videos to smart TV
Cons: (based on my opinion)
- Hard drive is small - usable space is around 14 GB, 64GB would be perfect; but, this one is not a biggest issue for me - 128GB micro-SD card or USB are cheap.
- USB ports only 2 - additional USB 3.0 port would be awesome.
Bottom line :
For $199 it is a pretty good laptop for basic computing i.e watching videos, playing music, web browsing, and basic office/college tasks.Not sure about gaming.