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Asus VivoBook S200E Touch Screen Laptop: Core i3 3217U 1.8GHz, 4GB DDR3, 500GB HDD, 11.6" Display, Windows 8 + External DVD Drive EXPIRED

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Promoted 01-25-2013 by yuugotserved at 12:52 PM View Original Post
Staples has Asus S200E Multitouch Touch Screen Laptop (S200E-RHI3T73) for $500 - $100 coupon code 53009 = $400 with free shipping. Thanks ehs1t

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  • Intel Core i3 3217U 1.8GHz
  • 4GB DDR3
  • 500GB HDD
  • 11.6" HD Capacitive Multitouch Display
  • Intel HD Graphics 4000
  • External DVDRW Drive
  • Windows 8 Home 64-bit
Price Research: Our research indicates that Asus VivoBook S200E Touch Screen Laptop is $100 lower (20% savings) than the next best available price from a reputable merchant with prices ranging from $500 to $528. - yuugotserved
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online coupon code: 53009
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Last Edited by HunterOne March 7, 2013 at 11:56 PM
DEAL IS DEAD. Coupon expired on 1/26/2013 and was valid for two days only.

PRODUCT REVIEW
**Laptop Review: http://www.notebookcheck.net/Revi...787.0.html

PRODUCT INFO
Display: 11.6" 16:9 HD (1366x768) LED Backlight

CPU: Intel Core i3-3217U @ 1.80GHz - CPU details: http://ark.intel.com/products/656...e-1_80-GHz

RAM: RAM IS SOLDERED ON (4GB DDR3)

HELPFUL LINKS.
Touchpad Driver. The Asus Touchwiz touchpad driver for this laptop is terrible. Here is the Samsung Series 5 driver: https://mega.co.nz/#!KANTGYQQ!McL...WXBijarmGs

Wi-Fi Upgrades Many are suggesting replacing the WiFi card with a Bluetooth & Dual Band Intel 6235AN.HMWWB: http://www.amazon.com/Intel-6235A...B007QXLIWI

The above Intel Bluetooth driver V2.6.1211.0294 for all Win OSs dated 2/20/2013 is here (along with other BT drivers):
http://support.asus.com/Download....t=27&os=30

The battery of this notebook is: ASUS Li-Polymer battery pack C21-X202. It is 7.4v, 5136mAh, 38Wh. It has Korean cells.

Notebook Sleeve $12 Notebook sleeve from Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Case-Logic-...B004NY9UV4

BIOS The latest BIOS is 207 (listed for the X202E). Can download off the Asus website: http://support.asus.com/download....edid=n%2fa

SPECIAL CONFIGURATIONS.
Install OSX Mountain Lion How to install OSX on this laptop [tonymacx86.com]
*Need to replace wifi card with ATHEROS AR5B195 from eBay
*USB 3.0 and touch don't work ATM
*Everything else is stable!

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#631
Is anyone else having problems with the touch pad? While using a program, it wont let me click anything, the mouse doesn't disappear but I won't be able to click next or scroll. I have to close the window from the toolbar and restart the program.
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#632
The one issue I had with this laptop, the display, has been alleviated. I recently sent the computer to Asus to have the display replaced under the Zero Bright Dot guarantee. It only had one bright pixel, but I figured I may as well let them replace it, as it's covered under their warranty. Initially my plan was to have them fix it and then I was going to put the laptop up for sale on eBay. When I received the unit back today I was in shock when I opened up the box. I thought they sent me the wrong laptop back as when I opened it I was greeted with a unit with the Champagne silver case. According to the service record they replaced my screen with an X202E display. The whole screen and outer-case is one unit. I guess they were all out of black? I don't know...but I am really happy with the change because if I'd had the choice, I would have bought silver anyway. I'm not sure the S200E even comes in silver.

But more importantly the screen they gave me is a marked improvement over the one I had. I was really disappointed with the viewing angles, and the backlight seemed to wash out colors giving the display a slightly fuzzy appearance to it. That's all been alleviated with the new panel. It's like a completely different laptop. I'm guessing this panel was manufactured much more recently...and possibly made by a different manufacturer entirely.
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#633
Could you tell me whether the champagne is more silvery or more golden? It's described as champagne gold on several websites and hard to get a read on. I am assuming the keyboard surround is still silver -- how close are the two colors?

Also, what model number is it (extensions)? It seems there are a lot of variations out there now.

Edit -- upon rereading, it sounds like they only replaced your screen, so model number wouldn't tell me anything if that's the case.
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Last edited by ever2late March 2, 2013 at 08:58 AM
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Quote from ever2late View Post :
Could you tell me whether the champagne is more silvery or more golden? It's described as champagne gold on several websites and hard to get a read on. I am assuming the keyboard surround is still silver -- how close are the two colors?

Also, what model number is it (extensions)? It seems there are a lot of variations out there now.

Edit -- upon rereading, it sounds like they only replaced your screen, so model number wouldn't tell me anything if that's the case.

That's right, still an S200E. It's hard to find a good picture of the color because it is so close to the aluminum interior. It has this hint of tan. It's not identical to the interior but it is pretty close.
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Quote from halfaperson View Post :
That's right, still an S200E. It's hard to find a good picture of the color because it is so close to the aluminum interior. It has this hint of tan. It's not identical to the interior but it is pretty close.
Thanks -- that's what I wanted to know!
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#636
The latest Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6235 drivers are located here:

http://downloadcenter.intel.com/S...ced-N 6235

Just choose Win8 64bit to see the drivers for the S200E or X.
They are:
Intel(R) PROSet/Wireless Bluetooth Software for Windows 8 v. 2.6.1211 dated 1/21/2013 for the Bluetooth function and,
Intel(R) PROSet/Wireless Software and Drivers for Windows 8 v. 15.6.0 dated 2/20/2013 for the WiFi functio
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Quote from manonfire View Post :
Figured out what I did wrong. The stock Wifi card has connections AUX and MAIN left to right. The new card has the connections MAIN and AUX, left to right (so swapped)
I had plugged the little cable into the AUX and not the MAIN and was getting very poor signal. Now, with it on MAIN, all is good. Big Grin
I have been getting 2 to 3 bars of signal off my stock Wifi card, where all other devices get full bars. I thought that was how "bad" the stock one is. I ordered and and as I was installing the Intel 6235, I noticed the coaxial cable was connected to the AUX end of my stock card! Bet that's why signal bars were so poor. Regardless, still installed the 6235
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#638
Does anyone know of an inexpensive external drive similar to the one that came with this model? I returned my s200e to wait for a sale on the x202e, but I did like the simple design of the included external drive (don't like the diamond cut/glossy one that's available on Amazon).
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#639
Anybody notice the Wifi signal bar often dropping to 4 bars (at a place where normally would achieve full bars) using the 6235?
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#640
Well I guess it's a good thing that I waited. Got a display model for $330 plus tax after the 10% off and $75 off. The $100 trade up to touch will make it $250 tax included. My 7 year old Acer netbook wasn't getting much used anyway.

I researched this thread and tons of others on the webs looking for the most painless way to upgrade to SSD. And that is simply installing windows 8 pro but it is no longer available for $40. Also the Windows 8 iso is available via torrent or if you are or know a technet subscriber. I tried cloning with Macrium but I don't like having 6-7 partition on an already small SSD.

If you don't want to clone then you can use the recovery drive that you created from the recovery partition. It will not work on a blank SSD, BUT it will work on an SSD with a UEFI installed windows 8 evaluation version.

The trick is to format only the partition(and that is the only one shown under windows explorer anyway) that has the windows 8 evaluation installation after the install and then run recovery from the recovery drive that you put on USB drive. For exact detail, visit the Asus S200E owner's lounge section at the notebook review forum. The basic idea is to do a clean install of evaluation version, format it, start recovery from USB stick and it should reset the PC. If you do it on a blank SSD it will say required partition is missing. But on a GPT SSD disk with 4 partitions that is created by the previous clean install of windows 8 evaluation, the recovery drive method will work.
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#641
probably gonna return this tonight. i realized im not even gonna use it and this is month's worth of rent for me.....ahh buyer's remorse.
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#642
Just curious-- will just getting a windows 8 64-bit iso the only way to "backup/recover" this laptop if I wanted to do a fresh reinstall later down the road, or is there a way to backup the initial contents of the ASUS install to something like the external DVD drive before using it? I already played around with mine but I have another that hasn't been turned on yet and I don't recall ASUS asking to create a backup disc from the original contents on initial boot. So was wondering if I could backup all the original contents to disc before I install/deinstall programs on the new machine.
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Quote from kiddo View Post :
Before I had the same problem with 6235 & this machine. Somehow my Microsoft bluetooth mouse 5000 couldn't connect to the machine even the machine did detect the mouse.

Anyway, the bluetooth function does work for me now after the following procedures:

1) Uninstall your Intel Bluetooth software & reboot your machine.
2) Download the latest Bluetooth software (v2.6.1211) from Intel and reinstall the software.
3) Reboot your laptop and re-discover your bluetooth device. Just right click the bluetooth icon from the bottom right panel to add the new bluetooth device.

I installed the latest Intel Bluetooth drivers right after installing the card and had the same Bluetooth problems as this and the other poster: Choppy - jerky bluetooth mouse cursor motions, losing the mouse - going offline, mouse was not really usable.

I'm sure the uninstall and install procedure will work, BUT what I did was simpler:
I did a REPAIR by going to the Control Panel, Uninstall or Change a Program, find the Intel PROSet/Wireless Software for Bluetooth Technology program, right click and then click Repair. At the end of Repair you will click on Restart.
After Restart no more problems with the Bluetooth mouse.
Now, the Microsoft Wireless Laser Mouse 8000 Bluetooth works as designed!

There is one problem that came up:
The mouse goes offline after a while, probably when the display and/or hard drive power mode turns them off and does not respond.
The only way to "reconnect" the bluetooth mouse and bring it back "online" is to turn off the button on the bottom of the mouse and then turn it on again.

Update: The problem was solved by activating the mouse hardware power management setting: Allow this device (mouse) to wake up computer.

Update #1: After leaving the S200e on overnight with the above power mode, the problem of the Choppy/Jerky bluetooth mouse cursor motion, losing the mouse/going offline is back as before.

There must be an issue with the Intel 6235 bluetooth drivers.

UPDATE #2: 3/23/2013:

For BT to work properly a second antenna MUST be plugged in to the Intel 6235.

Check this thread and these posts for more information on getting and adding a second antenna:

http://slickdeals.net/forums/showpost.php?p=58417732&postcount=263

http://slickdeals.net/forums/showpost.php?p=58292260&postcount=241

There are more posts regarding the BT antenna in the above thread.
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#644
BIOS is up to v. 208
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BIOS is up to v. 208
where do you see that?
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