[Gadget Review]- ASUS EeeBook X205
ASUS has recently unveiled 12 new premium and innovative products at the "In Search of Incredible" press event and one of which is the ASUS EeeBook X205. We were very privileged to have been given the opportunity to review the ASUS EeeBook X205 and we decided to craft this blog post using this incredibly slim notebook.
Our First Impression of the ASUS EeeBook X205
At the first impression, the ASUS EeeBook X205 has a very simple and elegant design. It is extremely slim, lightweight, and highly portable. Just so you know, the ASUS EeeBook X205 measures 17.5mm at its thickest point and weighs only 980g. The non-removable battery is built into the ASUS EeeBook X205 and at the sides are the charging port, 2 USB 2.0 ports, 1 Micro HDMI, 1 MicroSD Card Slot, and an Audio Jack.
Our Personal Opinion/Review of the ASUS EeeBook X205
Over the course of the review, we found the ASUS EeeBook X205 to be such an ideal notebook that we are considering to purchase it for our personal usage. The ASUS EeeBook X205 fits snugly into our camera bag and it is so convenient to bring around whenever we travel from places to places for events.
Being on-the-go all the time, it is such a hassle for us to be lugging our 15.6-inch HP Envy 15 notebook that weighs more than 2KG and the ASUS EeeBook X205 has proven itself to be a very suitable alternative notebook that allows us to blog, read, research, edit photos, and stay connected!
We are also extremely impressed with the long battery life of the ASUS EeeBook X205 because it allows us to work for more than 10 hours without having the need to search for a power outlet. However, having said so many positive things about the ASUS EeeBook X205, there is certainly room for improvement. It would have been awesome if the ASUS EeeBook X205 comes with a touchscreen display and though it is easy to carry around, the ASUS EeeBook X205 is definitely not for the hardcore gamer. We tried doing some intense image and video editing on the ASUS EeeBook X205 and it was slightly lagging.
Typing on the ASUS EeeBook X205 also needs some getting used to as we found it a little crammed and narrow for our fingers.
If ASUS were to improve the ASUS EeeBook X205 further, we believe that it will be quite a hit with students and working professionals.
The ASUS EeeBook X205 comes in four different colours, elegant white, champagne gold, shadow black, and urban red. You can either opt for the 32GB or 64GB storage and though there is no official release date and pricing available at this point in time, rumour has it that the ASUS EeeBook X205 should be available in the market in the next few months with a starting price of around SGD$325. If you are into cloud computing, the ASUS EeeBook X205 is the best device for it as it includes 115GB of OneDrive and 500GB Webstorage free for 2 years.
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