The new Windows 8.1 notebook from Asus is now on sale at Amazon [Update: now $179]
Consumers who are looking for really cheap Windows 8.1 notebooks this holiday season can now buy the previously announced Asus EeeBook X205 for just $199 on Amazon. This follows the launch of HP's new Stream 11 laptop, which went on sale recently for the same price.
Inside the 11.6-inch screen (1366 x 768 pixels), the EeeBook X205 has an Intel Atom Z3735 Bay Trail processor running at 1.33 GHz, along with 2 GB of RAM and a 32 GB SSD. The 2.2 pound notebook is supposed to have a battery life of up to 12 hours.
Asus helped to launch the short lived netbook series of Windows 7 laptops that were small and cheap, and this new notebook would seem to be a return to that kind of product. Does a Windows 8.1 laptop have to be cheap in order for it to gain interest among buyers?
Source: Amazon (opens in new tab) via Liliputing
Update The Microsoft Store site is selling the same notebook for a mere $179, a $20 difference (opens in new tab)
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Must be falling apart in your hands for that price. These products are a complete no go for me.
I have an Asus T100 - it's been cycle touring with me over the summer (including offroading). Still works perfectly.
Your assumptions are wrong.
It won't cost you much, and may just give you some other vocabulary to fall back on.
I just love your kind of person who every time comes up with a long gone speech.
Go and get a job for speaker for election.