ASUS X205TA


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The ASUS EeeBook X205TA is an interesting new budget sub 200$ laptop. With its pricepoint it stands in direct competition to the latest chromebooks, also featuring similar hardware. Its comes with a Quadcore processor running at 1.33GHz per core and 2GB of RAM. 32GB of eMMC Storage are included and can be extended through the microSDXC slot.

In database since:20-11-2014
ASUS X205TA Specifications (base)
Manufacturer (Click for list) ASUS
Model name X205TA
CPU type (Click for list) Intel Atom Z3735G
CPU speed 1330 Mhz
Graphics Intel HD (Gen 7 Baytrail)
FanlessYES
OS Microsoft Windows 8.1
Display Size
11.6" 1366 X 768
Screen Type
LED-Backlit LCD
Touchscreen type
No Touchscreen
RAM 2048 MB
SSD 32 GB
Battery capacity 38 Wh
Weight (Minimum operating) 980gm / 2.16 pounds
Size 286/18/99.9 mm
Size 11.3/0.7/3.9 inches
Physical Interfaces
DC-in
HDMI (Micro)
Line-out / Headphone (3.5mm)
USB 2.0 (x2)
Wireless Interfaces
802.11 a/b/g/n
BT 4.0
No Wireless WAN (e.g. 3G cellular)
Additional Specs and Accessories (can vary)
AC Adaptor
Fanless
Stereo speakers
WebCam
Product Notes
Uses the Baytrail-T platform (a tablet-focused platform that has some issues booting 64-bit Linux.)
ASUS X205TA price guide (spot-check pricing.)
USA:$199.9920 Nov 14
$219.88

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