Google’s Chrome OS laptops are constantly being improved, and also increasing in number thanks to more OEMs being interested in manufacturing them. But Microsoft and his partners are well aware of the threat the Chromebook growth poses and that’s why we’re witnessing lately more and more affordable Windows laptops being launched.
One of the newest such devices is the ASUS EeeBook X205, a fresh model from a product line that’s been always regarded as among the best netbooks to opt for. As a matter of fact, I had the chance to play with the laptop at this year’s IFA edition in Berlin and was pleasantly surprised by it.
Update: ASUS has officially announced the EeeBook X205 for the Indian market, and, as we were telling you in the beginning, it is available for a price of INR 15,000. The netbook is available from today through Flipkart and in ASUS Exclusive Stores from February. The device is available in Dark Blue, White, Red and Gold colors.
The affordable laptop is available in the US for a price of just $200 and it’s said to launch in India next week, and its expected price shouldn’t be more than 15,000 rupees, considering the taxes and subsidies. Now let’s have a look at its main tech specs and features:
- Windows 8.1 operating system
- Intel Bay Trail-T Quad Core 1.33 GHz processor
- 2 GB DDR3L RAM, 32 GB eMMC
- 11.6 inch HD display and a VGA web camera
- Bluetooth 4.0, a microphone, two USB 2.0 ports, a micro HDMI ports and a microSD card port
- 38 whrs battery
- 0.98 kg weight, 17.5 mm thin
The laptop is available in 4 color options and comes with a 1 year subscription of Microsoft Office 365 products along with 500 GB of ASUS webstorage. The ongoing fight between tech companies is a good thing for the consumer, as it has already resulted in decent products being offered at a price accessible for a wide range of users.