Go Sleek with Asus
‘The Sleek and Powerful ASUS EeeBook X205TA’ or the ‘Ultra-Portable and Perpetually connected ASUS All In One PC ET2040’?
A study of pros and cons of features relevant to my usage requirements of both reveal this:
The Sleek and Powerful ASUS EeeBook X205TA
- Small sized, sleek, light weight (>1kg) hence can be tossed into my bag and no worry of damage or scratches
- Fairly good keyboard. Typing position and spacious palm rest.
- The screen (11.5 inch display) leans back to 130-140degrees, raising the laptop to a favorable typing position.
- Battery Life: Might pleased to read that it lasted 8 hours 47 minutes hours on a single charge. That means whole days work requirement is taken care of.
- Runs noiseless and no moving parts inside
- Speaker quality is good.
- Little restraint has to be exercised if one wishes to have plenty of tabs open, run videos and also run the Office pplications.
- Web pages with lot of elements take some to load.
- Advanced tasks like photo and video editing is not possible.
- Unable to play latest video games.
- Not much spare space after installing Windows, expansion of storage space possible with microSD card
The most favorable feature of this sleek gadget is its cost. Rs.15,000. The features available for this cost are more than what one can ask for!
ASUS All In One PC ET2040
- 19.5-inch, HD widescreen display, good brightness and sharp contrast, stunning 3D worlds full of sharp visual detail
- It has excellent built-in backup power, almost for an hour, plenty of time to save all docs and files.
- It has built-in stereo speakers, deeper and richer bass, wider frequency response, true-to-life surround sound, powerful output, distinct vocals, and pristine clarity. Sound output is better due to carefully-balanced dynamic audio. This feature definitely scores.
- Plenty of pre-installed apps for work or for play. PhotoDirector to efficiently manage photos, complete adjustment and edit, or use PowerDirector to produce high-quality home videos. This definitely suits my usage profile.
- With 3 SuperSpeed USB 3.0 ports, recharging smartphones, tablets or other USB devices, transfer data between devices is faster. USB 3.0 is fully compatible with existing USB 2.0 devices!
- Multitasking is easy, quick response, smooth switching between multiple apps leading to spending less time waiting and more time creating. The smooth and fluid graphics make gaming and HD video playback smooth and stutter-free.
This computer can be used to control multimedia players or browse the internet from up to five meters away. ASUS All-in-One PC ET2040 makes it all possible with advanced Hand-Gesture Recognition Software (HGRS). A built-in camera accurately interprets movements, play songs or videos, adjust player settings, or zoom and rotate photos — all from a distance, without ever touching a screen, keyboard or mouse! This unique feature has left me stunned and a strong desire to own it.
Features wise this ASUS All-in-One PC ET2040 fits my requirements more but cost wise…
The cost is Rs. 26,000!!! 11 months to go for a Christmas gift!!!