There are no active ads.


Asus X205TA Windows Laptop Pops Up Online Starting at $179

by Maximum PC | November 15, 2014November 15, 2014 6:00 am PST

The return of the netbook?

We’re beginning to notice more low-cost Windows laptops in the $200 range, though one thing we haven’t seen is a manufacturer revive the netbook nomenclature. Fair enough, since these machines are more powerful than yesterday’s netbooks, and generally cheaper too. The least expensive so far is the Asus X205TA Signature Edition, a $199 laptop that’s been reduced to $179 in the Microsoft Store.

The Asus X205TA sports an 11.6-inch HD (1366×768) display powered by an Intel Atom Z3735F quad-core processor (1.33GHz to 1.83GHZ, 2MB L2 cache) and 2GB of DDR3L-1333 memory. It also features 32GB of eMMC storage, a microSD card slot, 480p webcam, 802.11n Wi-Fi (Miracast enabled), Bluetooth, a pair of USB 2.0 ports, micro HDMI output, headphone/microphone combo port, 2-cell battery good for up to 12 hours of run time, and Windows 8.1 with Bing (32-bit).

Asus calls it an ultraportable companion, a seemingly accurate description considering it measures 0.68 inches by 7.61 inches by 11.25 inches and weighs just 2.11 pounds.

It’s available now at the Microsoft Store, and also on Amazon, albeit for $199.

More From MaximumPC

Dell Unveils Smart Desk Concept, Sets December 18 Ship Date For 5K Monitor

Dell this week laid out its vision for the future of workplace productivity, which according to the company will consist in part of 5K Ultra HD monitors and so-called “smart desks” that take advantage of touch functionality. And don’t worry that Dell is getting too far ahead of itself — while readily acknowledging that certain concepts are leaps […]

MSI’s GT80 Titan is World First Laptop to Sport a Mechanical Keyboard

Finally, a gaming laptop with a mechanical plank! Call us keyboard snobs if you will, but once you’ve experienced the pleasure of typing on a mechanical keyboard, it’s difficult to go back to those squishy membrane planks. Peripheral makers have stepped up to the plate with plenty of mechanical models in the past few years, […]

Original Post by Paul Lilly, Reposted Courtesy of Maximum PC – Covering everything from hi-end gaming PCs to tablets, peripherals and home theater rigs, Maximum PC’s print and Web editions stay one step ahead of the fast-changing world of everything computer and computing related. Whether its the latest on building your own desktop system, reviews of the latest laptops and accessories, or roundups of the games and software that make your machine go, Maximum PC brings it to you with news, reviews, and years of expertise. TechnoBuffalo is thrilled to bring you the best of Maximum PC right here on our own pages to keep you immersed in all things digital.

Maximum PC

Covering everything from hi-end gaming PCs to tablets, peripherals and home theater rigs, Maximum PC's print and Web editions stay one step ahead of...