With its minimalist, sleek design and long-lasting battery life, the Asus EeeBook X205TA is worth more than the cheap price it’s currently being sold at. Your search for Christmas present ideas should ideally stop here.
While there are a few other notebooks in the same price range, the EeeBook X205TA comes with a conveniently pre-installed Windows 8.1, which allows you to run most of the software you’re already familiar with, plus a free Windows 10 upgrade.
What can you expect from this notebook? It’s not surprising that whenever you’re cutting costs you’ll have to downgrade something.
Both the RAM and eMMC storage are soldered and cannot be upgraded.
After having Windows installed you’re not left with a lot of space to use, so you’ll either need to use the 1TB of OneDrive online storage offered by Asus itself or complement the limited native storage of the machine with a microSD card.
But what this product offers to the customer counteracts those minor sacrifices. As an all-purpose notebook, the Asus EeeBook X205TA is ready for anything.
Firstly, it includes the latest Microsoft Office 365 Personal: whether using Word, or Excel, or any other software of the Office package, your documents are always synced and ready to be viewed or edited.
The Asus EeeBook X205TA also provides an outstanding, above average 12 hours of battery life, standing out in the crowd of its competitors as the ideal device for whomever needs to move around a lot and has to keep it unplugged for several hours. With this notebook, you will never have to worry about running out of batteries again.
Additionally, its functionally compact and extra-thin lightweight design, measuring only 1,75 cm and weighing less than 1kg – way lighter than any other 11-inch notebook on the market – gets rid of the trouble of carrying a big, bulky laptop around. Whether you’re in a coffee shop or in the office, you can bring this notebook with you without issues.
The design of the Chiclet-style keyboard ensures fast and accurate typing, the stereo speakers offer an excellent listening experience and the integrated Intel quad-core processor has all the power you need for multitasking.
With the EeeBook X205TA, Asus has set a very high bar for budget laptops which feel and work like premium devices and it’s going to take a concerted effort from other companies to dethrone it from its top position.