The Asus EeeBook X205 is a portable Windows notebook with an 11.6 inch display, up to 12 hours of battery life, and a case that measures just 0.7 inches thick and weighs 2.2 pounds.
Asus pretty much created the netbook market when it launched the first Eee PC in 2007. While netbooks have largely fallen out of favor in recent years, it’s interesting to see Asus revive the Eee name for this thin, light, and cheap notebook.
The notebook features an Intel Atom Z3735 quad-core Bay Trail processor, 2GB of RAM, and 32GB to 64GB of storage. It has an 11.6 inch, 1366 x 768 pixel display, Windows 8.1 with Bing software, 2 USB 2.0 ports, 802.11n WiFi, a microSD card reader and micro HDMI port.
While the Asus EeeBook X205 doesn’t have as much storage as some laptops, and features a processor more commonly found in tablets than notebooks, the little laptop is priced like a Chromebook. But it ships with Windows instead of Chrome OS, which means it can run Microsoft Office or other desktop apps which aren’t available for Chrome.
We’ve come a long way since 2008, when I spent more than $500 on a 10 inch Eee PC 1000H netbook with an Atom N270 processor and 5 hours of battery life.