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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Novictory, Feb 15, 2017.

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  1. Novictory

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    ASUS E200HA Portable Lightweight 11.6-inch Intel Quad-Core Laptop, 4GB RAM, 32GB Storage, Windows 10 with 1 Year Microsoft Office 365 Subscription
    I am thinking of purchasing the above . It is $199 which is about my budget - gets good reviews on Amazon. Doesn't have large storage capacity but that is not a problem for me. Any opinions? Thanks.
     
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    looks ok, for what it is ,a small laptop, 4gb and w10 will be ok for most very basic things
    not sure what cpu you have - can you confirm exact model
    i suspect the 32gb is flash memory
    so by the time you have os on it, not much free space

    i dont know what prices are like, as not sure what country you are in

    it is 4gb ram ???? - in uk a quick search they have atom cpu and 2gb ram

    review here http://www.zdnet.com/product/asus-vivobook-e200ha/
    not great review - but is your 4gb ram and a different cpu ?
     
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    Hi Etaf - looks like Intel® Quad-Core Atom™ Z8350 1.44 GHz (Turbo to 1.92 GHz) Processor, 32GB eMMC storage, 4GB DDR3 RAM. I am just going to use it for web surfing basically. I am going to keep my old slow Compaq Presario for photo editing, and other storage. I also have a Dell desktop that has lots of capacity on all levels. Just thought I'd pick up a cheaper, faster laptop (than what I currently have) for the web. Also would like to try out win10 - in US btw. Read a lot of reviews - just thought I'd see what u guys thought.

    Add on -- also this is what I currently have -- intel celeron 900 @ 2.20 GHz -- 3 gb ram.
     
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    Flav -- what is the site that rates cpu power? You posted it on TSG before but I can't locate. Thanks.
     
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    Great thanks.
     
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    Gets good reviews by owners - does not have a zippy cpu but it has to be faster than my compaq presario of 2011 which has 2.20 GHz cpu.
     
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    The difference between a chromebook and a notebook is???? I guess no win10 on chromebooks. Any other differences?? I'm sure there are many -
     
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    use the cpubenchmark link and compare
     
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    If it were me I would upgrade the Cpu in that Compaq to an Intel Celeron Dual-Core T3500 and see how it works then. The T3500 is quite cheap on Ebay and has a slightly better rating than the quad-core Cpu in the new Asus 'netbook' at cpubenchmark.net

    Just a thought. Of course you won't get any of the other benefits of the new Asus, like longer battery life, lower weight etc.
     
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    Thanks for all the input. I do like the features of the Asus as mentioned above by managed. I'll do some comparison shopping. I am always hesitant to open these little machines up and change things around. I did install a new drive in my desktop but it was :eek: for me. Thanks again.
     
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