ASUS VivoBook S200E ‘Netbook’ is Nearly an Ultrabook but Definately the Cheapest Win 8 Touch Laptop

Posted on 17 October 2012, Last updated on 17 October 2012 by

More and more touchscreen laptops are hitting the sales channels and they’re coming in at both ends of the spectrum. The Acer Aspire V5 Touch is a good example of an Ultrabook-alternative with touch. The ASUS S200E is another. Both of these devices are available with a Core i3 CPU which pushes them into the same processing category as an Ultrabook.  The ASUS Vivobook S200E is referred to as a netbook by Amazon in Germany today.

ASus S200E

At 1.3KG with an 11.6” 1336×768 touchscreen, Windows 8 and an Ultrabook-like design, you’d be forgiven for thinking The ASUS S200E is an Ultrabook. With full-size VGA, SD, HDMI and 3 USB ports you might even think it has some advantages over Ultrabooks. There are a few downsides though. The Core i3 2356M is a Sandy Bridge 1.4Ghz part with HD 3000. There’s no SSD cache, no Ultrabook security features and with retailers quoting 5hr battery life, we suspect it’s got a smaller battery pack inside.

Asus S200E 4   Asus S200E 3

Asus S200E 2

 

4GB of RAM and a 500GB drive are included with the S200E and the price for a 26th Oct availability is €553.61 – a pre-tax equivalent of about $610. A Pentium version comes in at 50 Euros cheaper. The ASUS S200E is by far the cheapest touchscreen Windows 8 laptop on the market in Europe right now.

How strange that Amazon is calling this a netbook though!

The ASUS S200E is now in our database. See all the Windows 8 Touchscreen devices here.

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