ASUS X200CA Highlights -
Pros: Great value for a touchscreen laptop. Light, thin and portable.
Cons: Very basic specifications. No optical drive.
The idea behind ASUS X200CA-HCL1104G is simple: to have an affordable touchscreen laptop, which is light and portable enough to be carried around wherever you go. ASUS X200CA comes in an ultraportable form factor weighing just 3 pounds and thickness of 1.2 inches. It has 11.6 inch multi-touch panel, is power-efficient but with entry level Intel Celeron 1007U dual-core 1.5GHz, standard-sized 4GB of memory and a smallish 320GB hard drive.
Performance - The Intel Celeron 1007U with Intel HM70 Express chipset is not the most powerful processor, but it can still provide enough performance for daily work in the office or light multimedia and entertainment tasks. You can watch HD video playback, streaming video or play casual games with ease. In addition, the X200CA features the ASUS-exclusive Super Hybrid Engine II for smartphone-like responses and True 2-second instant startup.
Storage & Memory - ASUS X200CA is shipped with 320GB of internal storage, which is smaller than on most common laptops. Also, the 4GB of DDR3 memory promises fast and smooth performance for multi-threaded tasks.
Display, Graphics & Sound - The ASUS X200CA enhances your computing experience through its intuitive 11.6 inch touchscreen panel and Smart Gesture touchpad. The maximum resolution of the screen is 1366x768. Graphics is the integrated Ivy Bridge Intel HD 2500. The ASUS SonicMaster delivers a good sound experience on this laptop.
Battery - The 3-cell Lithium battery promises up to 5 hours of battery life on light tasks.
Operating System - Windows 8.
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The ASUS X200CA lacks an optical disk drive, but in other aspects it is a kind of fully equipped notebook with an HD 1280×720-pixel camera, stereo speakers, HDMI and VGA video connectors, 1 USB 3.0 port and 2 USB 2.0 ports, Wi-Fi wireless, and Gigabit Ethernet LAN.
The ASUS X200CA-HCL1104G is not a mainstream multi-touch laptop. The performance and storage space is a little bit disappointing. However, if mobility is your main priority and you need a basic and inexpensive touchscreen laptop then ASUS X200CA-HCL1104G could be an intelligent choice.