Entry Level Asus VivoBook X202E Review

Asus VivoBook X202E is an entry-level portable notebook designed to complete support Windows 8 touch experience. As a 11-inch ultra-thin notebook, VivoBook X202E weighing only three pounds, the price is only $ 549, this price is enough to make people reconsider. However, only equipped with the Intel Core i3 processor and seems unlikely to force the battery X202E can really should be Windows 8’s advantage to play out? Let’s take a look.

Exterior

X202E the superstructure material by dark brushed aluminum material with other VivoBook series notebooks such as S400CA-UH51 Asus logo in the center is quite conspicuous. OpenThe X202E greeted after the silver bezel and black keyboard fuselage and a 11.6-inch display. The center of the power button above the keyboard; the lower right is a range of information about battery strength, Caps Lock, and WiFi signal indicator.

Entry Level Asus VivoBook X202E Review

X202E measurements for size of 11.9 × 7.9 × 0.9 inches, and its direct competitors Acer Aspire V5-171-6867 of 11.2 × 8 × 1.1-inch slightly thin some. However, the weight of the two is no clear winner, at about 3 pounds (1360 grams).

Display

Unfortunately, 11.6 inches 1366 × 768 resolution LED display is far from satisfactory. HD trailer of “The Hobbit: Unexpected Journey” When we use X202E view films, although the color performance is better, but the overall performance of the dim, adjusting the screen brightness tested to a maximum of only 151 lux far lower than the average level of 226. The X202E not the worst, Acer Aspire V5-571P-6499 139 Claes bottom.

Entry Level Asus VivoBook X202E Review

X202E also weak performance in the viewing angle of the display, just to be able to reach 45 degrees. Instant with a glossy display, but in a low light environment, less than the viewing angle is not increased, it will refract the the excessive user’s image.

Sound performance

VivoBook X202E built-in speaker is located in the bottom of the fuselage, and the SonicMaster Audio technology. Test is relatively satisfied with the overall performance of the X202E just a little too harsh a mix of a little bit of metal style, will have to be more natural bass performance, more is satisfactory.

Keyboard and touchpad

Its keyboard than the other competitors, the keyboard is relatively small, but the keys feel, still quite comfortable. Some matte texture on the surface of the buttons slightly with some texture to prevent finger slippage and enhance the use of feelings. However, the X202E the keyboard does not configure the backlight, but this is reasonable, after all, to consider the requirements of the cost, you can make this streamline.

Entry Level Asus VivoBook X202E Review

The touchpad occupy considerable space, a gray dividing line at the bottom middle of the 4.1 × 2.4 touchpad is divided into two parts. Finger above both sliding rapidly rotating feedback are quite accurate, and surface friction Road is also more appropriate, and integrated mouse scroll function.

Radiating

The X202E the fuselage fever situation we have not fully tested, but after watching online video in full screen, touchpad maintained at a temperature of 27 degrees Celsius. G key and H keys, a temperature of 31 degrees and 29 degrees respectively. We generally more than 35 degrees, it will let us feel hot, so the X202E pretty good in the heat.

Port

Entry Level Asus VivoBook X202E Review

VivoBook X202E the left, including the Ethernet port, HDMI port, a USB 2.0, a USB 3.0 port and power line interface. The right side includes a VGA port, headphone and microphone jacks, and a 2-in SD card reader.

Camera

The screen on the side of the central X202E with a 90 megapixel camera can shoot 720P pictures and video. In the testing process, the image captured by the camera some slightly yellowish, and in the case of natural light, noise some of the high side.

Performance

VivoBook X202E equipped with a 1.8GHz Intel Core i3-3217UM dual-core processor, 4GB of memory, Windows 8, the left-hand navigation bar to open the program, or relatively smooth. In the you use IE8 watch online video and other applications switch slightly Caton phenomenon.

Entry Level Asus VivoBook X202E Review

In the test PCMark 7, the X202E the score only 2040 points, far below the average of the 3208 ultra-thin portable. In the file transfer the X202E performance is very satisfactory. We copied the a 4.97G documents, its 5400 rpm 500G SATA hard disk only 3 minutes and 24 seconds, the transmission rates of up to 25Mbps. Its main direct competitor Aspire v5-171 in this regard only 14.9Mbps. 58Mbps transmission rate and over most of this solid-state drive can not be compared, but still not bad compared to traditional notebook. In terms of boot speed, the entire start-up time of Windows 8 to 21 seconds, and the level of bias in on.

We also tested a more complex form of Office documents, including a total of 20,000 cell. Complete the task the X202E a shared 8 minutes 21 seconds, 1 minute more than the average notebook before the evaluation.

The X202E amazing performance in video conversion. A 1080P HD video through MediaEspresso convert iPhone specific format, it only took 5 minutes and 30 seconds, nearly two minutes higher than the average for a whole.

Graphics performance

Asus VivoBook X202E integrated Intel HD400 graphics card seemed more difficult to respond to the big game. “World of Warcraft” test, under the premise of the 1366 × 768 resolution, can only reach a maximum at 15 fps, if the value transferred to the maximum, the system will automatically frames down to 8 fps. So if you want to play games with X202E, the best in the Windows Store to download some of the small and medium-sized casual games.

Entry Level Asus VivoBook X202E Review

Poor 350 points in 3DMark 11 graphics benchmark, X202E the score is far below the average score of 746.

Battery life

Entry Level Asus VivoBook X202E Review

As a portable notebook, the battery is always more concerned parameters. However, VivoBook X202E battery performance, we are quite disappointed, because it simply adhere to the four hours and 20 minutes, a full two hours shorter than average. But its competitors Acer Aspire V5 performance is just as bad, just 4 hours and 5 minutes.

Conclusion

Entry Level Asus VivoBook X202E Review

The entry-level ASUS VivoBook X202E-DH31T portable book provides a relatively good Windows 8 user experience and $ 549 an attractive price. However, because of poor battery performance, the power cord had to be at any time close at hand. In fact, if compared to the Acer Aspire V5-571, we recommend the latter, because the same price of $ 549, the latter processor is more powerful Core i5 model. Unless you specifically the X202E the appearance and Italy, otherwise we recommend consumers to choose other products.

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