While it's still early days in the life of the Windows 8 touch screen laptop, Asus has already thrown a budget-friendly model into the mix with the VivoBook X202. This $599 notebook boasts an 11-inch, 1366 x 768 touch display, Intel Core i3 (1.8GHz) processor and 4GB of RAM. It packs a 500GB Hard drive and dedicated Intel graphics chip.
On the connectivity side you'll find two USB 2.0 ports and a single USB 3.0 port. The VivoBook weighs in at a slight 2.9 pounds and is .8-inches at its thickest edge.
Buyers considering the VivoBook X202 probably understand they're in for some tradeoffs considering the price, and reviewers warned that one of the biggest is the paltry battery life. The VivoBook typically clocked in well under four hours in most tests. The trackpad was also found to be unresponsive. However, given its low cost and overall feature set most reviewers were inclined to give it a pass for the casual, budget-seeking consumer.
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