ASUS X205TA-UH01-BK Signature Edition 11.6-inch

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The ASUS X205TA-UH01-BK is a bestselling 2014 11.6-inch laptop that received positive reviews for its HD LED-backlit display, lightweight design, snappy Intel Atom processor, ergonomic chiclet keyboard, and bloatware-free Windows 8.1 operating system. However, it has small storage and low system memory compared to regular 15-inch laptops, which restricts intensive multitasking, and the onboard CPU and GPU can only handle basic tasks. If you need a travel-friendly laptop for daily tasks, you should definitely consider adding the X205TA-UH01-BK to your list.


Besides color differences, the ASUS X205TA-UH01-BK and Asus EeeBook X205TA-DS01 are basically the same laptop featuring identical screens, design, and internal hardware. Some may prefer the dark blue color of the X205TA-UH01-BK, which looks more futuristic compared to the golden X205TA-DS01. Nobody expects a powerhouse laptop at this price but the X205TA-UH01-BK holds its own while running all manners of simple tasks from web browsing and word processing to video watching and organizing multiple spreadsheets.

The credit for its smooth performance goes to the onboard 1.33 GHz Intel Atom Z3735E Quad Core processor backed by 2GB RAM. The 32GB storage will be enough if you’re just working with doc files, spreadsheets, and such, but considering almost 11GB is occupied by the Windows 8 OS itself, media users should purchase an SDCard. External ports are also plenty with two USB 2.0 ports, a Micro-HDMI port and Bluetooth 4.0.

Its chiclet keyboard is well fitted and very comfortable to type on, and the processor operates quietly and efficiently giving 10+ hours of battery life on normal use. All in all, if you are looking for something cheap, fast, portable, and capable of running regular Windows 8 programs, the X205TA-UH01-BK could be the right laptop for you.


Pros

  • Light weight
  • Battery life
  • Travel friendly
  • MicroSD slot

Cons

  • Limited storage space
  • Underpowered CPU
  • microHDMI
  • Poor quality web cam

Bottom Line

The ASUS X205TA-UH01-BK Signature Edition is a great choice for users after a laptop for basic tasks, but the Atom processor will struggle with intensive multitasking.


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Full Specifications

Processor Intel Atom Z3735F 1.33GHz [View Benchmarks]
Graphics Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail) [View Benchmarks]
Graphics TypeIntegrated
Graphics Memory Shared
RAM 2GB DDR3
Operating System Microsoft Windows Windows 8.1
Weight2.11 lbs
Battery Life12 hours
Hard Drive 132 SSD
Display Size11.6 inch
Display TypeTN
Display Resolution1366 x 768
Display TechnologyLED-backlit
Connectivity2x USB 2.0 | microHDMI | WiFi |Bluetooth 4.0
AudioStereo speakers | ASUS SonicMaster
WebcamVGA
Dimension (LxWxH)11.3 x 7.6 x 0.7
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By Caydon van Eck

Caydon is a senior buying guide editor at ShopNinja with a focus on laptops and audio gear. He has a keen knack for researching the latest tech trends and gadgets. Other than spending most of his time in front of his computer reading and writing, he enjoys spending his off time immersed in music and games.

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