Asus X102 Review
Asus released X102 Vivobook back in August and it was company’s first attempt to revive the netbook era. This time, however, Asus did not go with Atom processor on X102BA. As its specs sheet say, it is powered by AMD A4 1200 processor, backed by AMD Radeon HD 8180 GPU and 2GB RAM. Do not mistake for a super powerful mini laptop like Alienware M11x though – it is still a netbook that is only capable of doing your spreadsheet work and web browsing.
Update – Buy X102 for just $426 from here!
Even though, it is just a Vivobook, it manages to pack integrated audio system with SonicMaster technology, 802.11n Wi-Fi module, Bluetooth 4.0, USB 3.0 and USB 2.0, as well as a 320GB hard drive. The installed operating system is Windows 8.1, and it comes complete with Microsoft Office 2013 Home & Student office suite that includes full version of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote.
On the left side, you will find VGA, HDMI, power jack, USB 3.0 port, Vents and SD card reader. On the right side (shown below), you will find Kensington lock, LAN, 2x USB 2.0 ports, and single headphone / microphone jack.
Asus claims that Vivobook X102 can remain in standby in the idle state for up to 2 weeks. Automatic backup of the laptop is triggered when the battery drops below 5 percent.
At the moment, we have no information on its price and availability, but we are sure that you will be able to get this entry level laptop under €300 / $300. Its launch should take place in the autumn.
Update – You can buy it for $426.
Thanks to notebookitalia for the info.
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