Excerpt: With a 3rd generation Ivy Bridge Intel CPU, the VivoBook S200E from Asus is a netbook with a powerful processor that uses less wattage and cools more easily. The slim design of this small, efficient touchscreen netbook is perfect for on-the-go scenarios, especially if you are student. This computer also features the newest integrated Intel HD graphics and earns our TopTenREVIEWS Silver Award.
Pros: The touchscreen is responsive and makes it feel like you are playing around on a tablet.
Excerpt: No fear of contact. There is a plethora of inexpensive subnotebooks on the market - but the new Asus VivoBook S200E is different: high build quality and a multi-touch-enabled display set it apart and are supposed to appeal to potential buyers. Are those attributes alone enough for us to recommend the system? Are typical subnotebooks a thing of the past? More and more buyers flock to tablets and Ultrabooks.
Pros: High quality chassis, Very decent input devices, Touchscreen, Low noise, Compact power adapter, The extremely rigid aluminum chassis features very high build quality and surpasses some Ultrabooks. The quality of the input devices is also higher then average for this segment of the market.
Cons: Throttling when running games and apps, Dark display, Limited expandability, No Bluetooth
Excerpt: The 11in VivoBook S200E certainly doesn't look like a budget laptop – in fact its brushed metal finish and slim, lightweight design could give Apple's far more expensive MacBook Air a run for its money.
Conclusion: If you're searching for a portable alternative to Ultrabooks or tablets, the Asus VivoBook S200E-C157H is, for the most part, a good choice thanks to its touchscreen, diminutive chassis, and affordable price tag. It is, however, clearly designed to handle basic computing tasks only, and users interested in anything beyond that should think twice before taking the plunge (and perhaps should look at the slightly more expensive Core i3-equipped S200E, which weighs in at...
Pros: Thin, portable chassis, Equipped with a touchscreen, Nicely priced, Full-size HDMI output