Asus quietly started adding a series of new entry-level 11.6 inch laptops to its website in January. Now it looks like at least some of these laptops are available for purchase in the United States.
The Asus VivoBook E200HA is a Windows notebook with an 11.6 inch display, an Intel Atom x5-Z8300 Cherry Trail processor. It’s available from the Asus Store for $199.
Like a lot of notebooks in the small-and-cheap category, the VivoBook E200HA has just 2GB of RAM and 32GB of eMMC storage. But the laptop does have a few features that could make it more attractive than the Asus EeeBook X205TA that the company launched in 2014.
For example, the new model has 802.11ac WiFi, Bluetooth 4.1, and a USB 3.0 port (as well as a USB 2.0 port).
Other features include a microSD card reader and micro HDMI output, a 1366 x 768 pixel display, a digital array microphone, a VGA webcam, and a headset jack.
The laptop has a 38 Wh battery that Asus says should be good for up to 14 hours of run time (which seems unlikely, but not altogether impossible if you disable WiFi and use the laptop just to watch videos). The VivoBook E200HA measures about 0.7 inches thick and weighs 2.2 pounds.