The Asus X200MA-SCL0505F is a cheap mini-laptop with touchscreen support and entry-level performance. The notebook has an 11.6-inch display, the Intel Celeron N2840 processor, 4GB of RAM memory, and a 500GB hard drive.
The Celeron N2840 is a budget dual-core processor from the power efficient Bay Trail CPU family. It won’t win any speed awards, but can handle daily tasks of the average user, like web surfing, media playback, work in Word and Excel office applications, and similar. It can be used for low-end gaming, too. More about the N2840 you can find in this review. 4GB of system memory accompanying the chip enables seamless multitasking in usual day-to-day computing scenarios. The 500GB hard disk at 5,400 rpm isn’t a fast kind of storage, but it enables the Asus X200MA-SCL0505F to overcome shortcomings of small storage found in similar laptops such as the Asus X205TA or HP Stream 11.
Outwardly, the multi-touch display on the plastic-cladded 3-pound X200MA-SCL0505F with a 1.2″ thick profile has a resolution of 1,366×768 pixels, which provides decent sharpness on a screen with a relatively small 11.6″ diagonal. The panel has no wide viewing angles of those with IPS technology. The laptop has a decently-sized keyboard with island-style keys and a trackpad with integrated buttons instead of physically separated. As expected, keyboard backlight is missing.
The feature set includes all necessary perks for comfortable day-to-day computer use, with exception of missing DVD drive and Bluetooth. The Asus X200MA-SCL0505F provides stereo speakers, a 1-megapixel web camera, Wi-Fi and Ethernet LAN network connections, one USB 3.0 and two USB 2.0 ports, HDMI and VGA video output ports, a combo mic-in / headphones-out audio jack, and a multi-format media card reader.
The battery has a relatively low capacity of 3300mAh / 33Whrs, but given the processor is quite power efficient and the screen is not big, you can expect a satisfactory battery life. Our estimation, based on the specs, is at least 4 hours.