Asus vivobook e200ha review

     

Key Specifications

Review Price: £230.0011.6in, 1366 x 768 TN displayUp to lớn 12 hours" battery lifeIntel Atom X5-Z8350 processor2GB RAM32GB SSDWindows 10

What is the hãng asus VivoBook E200HA?

The hãng asus VivoBook E200HA is the company’s attempt to make as small, light và cheap a laptop possible while still providing usable performance và long battery life. This 11.6-inch device weighs less than a kilo & boasts up lớn 12 hours’ battery life – và costs only £230.

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Inevitably, compromises have been made at this price, but if you simply need a basic typing tool that will easily see you through a day then the E200HA is well worth a look.

Asus VivoBook E200HA – Design & Build

Asus can generally be relied upon khổng lồ make an attractive laptop, even at the budget over of the market – and sure enough, the E200HA is a smart little machine. The plastic build is hidden by a decent metallic paint job on the outside & around the keyboard, while the simple đen nhám screen surround và keyboard finishes things off nicely.

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Contributing khổng lồ the laptop’s svelte frame is that the processor is passively cooled, so there’s no need for any fans và ventilation grilles.

The E200HA is just 17mm thick & has a diminutive footprint of 286 x 193mm. Combined with a weight of only 980g, this really is a take-anywhere device. A minor downside of its light weight is that you’ll need two hands to open the laptop, since there isn’t enough weight in the base to lớn overcome the stiffness of the hinge.

On the right edge is a USB 2.0 port and headphone socket, and the left is trang chủ to a microSD slot, micro-HDMI socket and a USB 3.0 port. Considering the basic tasks this machine is likely for, that’s more than sufficient connectivity options.

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Also on the left edge is the power nguồn input, which at first I mistook for a USB Type-C. Sadly, it’s a proprietary socket so you’ll need to lớn keep the supplied charger with you at all times.

Elsewhere, there’s a trio of indicator lights on the front for power, charging & Caps Lock; the power button is above and to the right of the keyboard – a position we prefer over the side, where it can be found on some laptops of this size.

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Asus VivoBook E200HA – Keyboard & Touchpad

Considering the price and form size of this laptop, the E200HA’s keyboard is surprisingly good. UK users get a proper UK layout và the overall arrangement of keys is perfect. It’s a cảm biến smaller overall than the keyboards on larger laptops, but it doesn’t feel too cramped.

The key action is also reasonable, with a crisp defined break right at the top of a key’s travel. How long the keyboard will last if you’re regularly hammering out 10,000 word essays is difficult khổng lồ say, but out of the box it’s responsive enough.

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The only major cảnh báo of caution is that when typing with the device on your lap; the lightness of the base in relation to lớn the screen và the slight flex in the base means that it can feel a little unstable. You’ll want khổng lồ make sure the palm of at least one hand is resting firmly on the front edge to hold it steady.

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Note, too, that there’s no backlighting. That’s lớn be expected at this price, but it isn’t ideal for taking notes in a dark lecture theatre.

As for the touchpad, it’s surprisingly good. It’s a decent form size and its surface provides smooth gliding. Tracking is accurate & gestures work well. It’s some way from the silky-smooth experience of the best trackpads – the click kích hoạt is a bit stiff – but it’s more than usable.

Asus VivoBook E200HA – Webcam và Audio

The E200HA’s webcam is extremely basic, but it’s adequate for video-calling duties. Be aware that the đồ họa resolution & very slow frame rate mean it’s difficult to discern any real detail, plus motion is choppy.

As for audio, the two down-firing speakers on the underside of the front edge of the device are as weedy as you might expect. There’s very little in the way of overall volume và they sound shrill & tinny. They’re fine for watching the odd movie trailer và the latest đoạn clip from your favourite vlogger, but hopeless for music & any longer-term video clip viewing. Headphones are a must.

Asus VivoBook E200HA – Screen

The E200HA is available with only one screen option, which is an 11.6-inch TN LCD with a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. It’s absolutely fine for most things, although certainly has its limitations.

The most obvious drawback is the use of a TN panel. Such screens are notorious for offering poor viewing angles – và sure enough, that’s the case here. View the display from any angle other than straight on and colours và contrast are all over the place. The main issue is vertical viewing angles; you’ll constantly have khổng lồ tweak the angle of the screen depending on the height of your lap, table or other surface on which you’re resting the device.

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Although that resolution sounds quite low, it’s actually fine for this kích thước of screen. Everything looks the right kích cỡ – not too big, not too small – so you don’t have lớn go fiddling around with the settings to lớn make text readable and icons a sensible size.

The screen does have other issues, though. Brightness is quite low at just 245 nits – we’d hope for closer to lớn 300 nits – while contrast is just 502:1, which is half what the best laptops can deliver. That means the display struggles khổng lồ maintain a deep black level while also showing bright colours, resulting in an image that looks a little grey and washed out.

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Tilt the screen forward or back just a few degrees and image chất lượng drops considerably

Overall colour reproduction also struggles. The main problem is the sRGB colour space coverage of just 66.6%. That’s actually higher than the Acer Swift 3, for instance, but still quite low. As a result, you simply don’t get the same cấp độ of fine colour difference that a good unique monitor provides, resulting in more noticeable colour banding.

Again, this is typical of a machine at this price, with the likes of the HP Stream suffering the same problems.


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