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jalaram 02-11-2013 07:15 AM

Asus S200E Touchscreen Win8 notebook - $425 AC
 
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Link [staples.com]

Yes, this needs the great $75 off Staples coupon by DocDeals here.

The All New Asus S200E with a HD touch-screen display which allows users to take advantage of the new touch screen optimized Windows 8 operating system!

Includes External DVDRW Drive

3rd generation Intel® Core™ i3-3217U 1.8GHz 3MB L3 Cache Processor; Enjoy an automatic burst of speed when you need it with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0
4GB DDR3 1333MHz Memory
500GB Hard Drive
11.6" HD Capacitive Multitouch Display
Genuine Windows® 8

wikipost 02-11-2013 07:15 AM

This post can and should be edited by users like you :)
 
FYI, screen is 1366x768 TN LED backlit

Review for similar model (an S200E with what appears to be identical specs):
http://www.notebookcheck.net/Revi...787.0.html

lotsalotsadeals 02-11-2013 07:19 AM

Oy Vey

HaC 02-11-2013 09:21 AM

this seems like an awesome deal. got it!

hunterbush 02-11-2013 10:10 AM

Bout to head to the store with the printout! Will post with results in a litttle!

deymayor 02-11-2013 10:15 AM

good deal. it was $399 two weeks ago.

HaC 02-11-2013 10:30 AM

Darn it. I am always a week late :(

johnw91498 02-11-2013 10:38 AM

The internal battery is the only thing stopping me from getting this...

suthurnlatino 02-11-2013 10:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by johnw91498 (Post 57506818)
The internal battery is the only thing stopping me from getting this...

Yeah the 2 cell only lasts like 3/4 hours but at least the AC adapter is compact. My only regret is the TN display but for this price the overall package is good.

HaC 02-11-2013 11:29 AM

If only this had a matte screen... anyone recommends matte screen protector?

hunterbush 02-11-2013 11:39 AM

Got it! 458.99 out the door, would've been less if I ordered online, but this will seal the deal for Valentine's. Just got done setting it all up. Pretty sweet little machine! Repping now..

RavenSEAL 02-11-2013 11:45 AM

$399 two weeks ago, meh.

PeteyTheStriker 02-11-2013 12:00 PM

Why cant i find a listing for the screen rez?

slayerfaith1982 02-11-2013 12:05 PM

Awesome deal for this computer. I got it at the FP of $499 w/o the external dvd drive included and thought it was a great deal at that. Screen is responsive, the battery lasts much better (at least 4 hours) than my previous laptop (a budget HP one). Also runs cool and quiet. And I know it's "only" and i3 processor but works plenty fast for me (my old laptop was a AMD Turion x2 and this thing smokes it.) Can even emulate N64 and PSx games really well on it's integrated graphics

menace33 02-11-2013 12:08 PM

Nice, this is like a tablet but with all of the amenities but at the same or better price. :thumbup:

menace33 02-11-2013 12:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PeteyTheStriker (Post 57508910)
Why cant i find a listing for the screen rez?

Looked it up at officedepot.com and has a max res of 1366 x 768.

azby9999us 02-11-2013 12:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by johnw91498 (Post 57506818)
The internal battery is the only thing stopping me from getting this...

Does it mean that if I need to replace the battery on this one, I cannot do that?

downspout 02-11-2013 12:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by azby9999us (Post 57509248)
Does it mean that if I need to replace the battery on this one, I cannot do that?

It isn't supposed to be user-replaceable but it probably could be for the adventurous. Before buying mine II saw a take-apart where the battery module was referenced by number as a standard service part.

PeteyTheStriker 02-11-2013 12:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by menace33 (Post 57509216)
Looked it up at officedepot.com and has a max res of 1366 x 768.

I guess since it is over 720 it is HD, but not full HD. I was really excited when I saw HD cause I thought it would be 1080.....

menace33 02-11-2013 12:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PeteyTheStriker (Post 57509618)
I guess since it is over 720 it is HD, but not full HD. I was really excited when I saw HD cause I thought it would be 1080.....

Yeah big misconception in that 1080p is the definition of HD, bu it's not. Great for gimmick advertising though.

me88me 02-11-2013 12:41 PM

tempted.....

EyeBaller 02-11-2013 12:52 PM

TN panel is holding me back... hmmm.......

deymayor 02-11-2013 12:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by EyeBaller (Post 57510206)
TN panel is holding me back... hmmm.......

If they had put an IPS panel on this and charged us $100 more, then the price would've held you back...

i wish this has an i& processor with a 6-cell battery, IPS panel with full hd resolution but you can't have it all, especially for this price.

EyeBaller 02-11-2013 01:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by deymayor (Post 57510340)
If they had put an IPS panel on this and charged us $100 more, then the price would've held you back...

i wish this has an i& processor with a 6-cell battery, IPS panel with full hd resolution but you can't have it all, especially for this price.

Nope. I really just want an IPS at this price range, rest of the specs fit just fine for the use it'll get.

HunterOne 02-11-2013 01:34 PM

This is a great, compact and stylish notebook and it comes with a DVD R/W in the box.
It is very high quality and the touch screen is very snappy and a pleasure to look at.
Got it a couple of weeks ago at $399 with a 25/75 coupon Staples had sent me so it cost me $375 or $400 w/ tax.

At $500 it is overpriced, $400 or less it's a great deal.
Keep in mind that the X202E with the Bluetooth is $450 at Micro Center so the current Staples price is a good one but not a bargain, especially when you add another $40 or so in taxes.

Upgraded it to Win8 Pro as a simple upgrade to the factory system and it works great!

diablofreak 02-11-2013 01:57 PM

if u want bluetooth u can just swap out the internal wifi pci express with a intel integrated wifi/bt card?

young3 02-11-2013 01:58 PM

I hate the touchpad on this laptop

deymayor 02-11-2013 02:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by EyeBaller (Post 57510788)
Nope. I really just want an IPS at this price range, rest of the specs fit just fine for the use it'll get.

that's exactly what im saying. ips panel is expensive and cannot be found on ANY laptop for under $450, let along one with a touchscreen.

johnw91498 02-11-2013 02:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by azby9999us (Post 57509248)
Does it mean that if I need to replace the battery on this one, I cannot do that?

Asus states that it'll be $288 to replace the battery. Screw that...

EyeBaller 02-11-2013 02:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by johnw91498 (Post 57511942)
Asus states that it'll be $288 to replace the battery. Screw that...

By the time the battery goes bad, you buy a new laptop.

I decided to go for one, Staples return policy is great if I don't like the screen.

HunterOne 02-11-2013 02:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by diablofreak (Post 57511756)
if u want bluetooth u can just swap out the internal wifi pci express with a intel integrated wifi/bt card?


Check this older thread from the $399 deal a couple of weeks ago:

http://slickdeals.net/f/5819330-Asus-VivoBook-S200E-Touch-Screen-Laptop-Core-i3-3217U-1-8GHz-4GB-DDR3-500GB-HDD-11-6-Display-Windows-8-External-DVD-Drive-400-Free-Shipping

HunterOne 02-11-2013 02:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by young3 (Post 57511796)
I hate the touchpad on this laptop

Check out the wiki from the older thread a couple of weeks ago:

http://slickdeals.net/f/5819330-Asus-VivoBook-S200E-Touch-Screen-Laptop-Core-i3-3217U-1-8GHz-4GB-DDR3-500GB-HDD-11-6-Display-Windows-8-External-DVD-Drive-400-Free-Shipping

johnw91498 02-11-2013 02:13 PM

What if the battery only lasts a year? A few of my hp laptop batteries gave out in less then a year. Thank gawd the hp batteries are cheap.

HunterOne 02-11-2013 02:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by johnw91498 (Post 57511942)
Asus states that it'll be $288 to replace the battery. Screw that...


By the time this happens there will be instructions online and on YouTube on a simple and cheap way to do this by unscrewing the bottom cover.
And batteries will be available cheaply on ebay!

GIRay 02-11-2013 02:32 PM

Good deal, but too small.

Joel23 02-11-2013 02:37 PM

Get this NIC if you want to add bluetooth. Plus it connects to my work PEAP network which the stock one wouldn't do.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007QXLI...1_ST1_dp_1

young3 02-11-2013 02:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HunterOne (Post 57512122)

thanks, I gave the laptop to my dad because he didn't mind it lol :lmao:

nahcyrag 02-11-2013 02:58 PM

Awesome laptop
 
I got this when it was 400 the last time around. This makes for a pretty awesome travel laptop or just business. The touchscreen is very responsive. After I replaced it with my Sandisk 240gb extreme SSD it becomes almost perfect. As pointed out by some user that the screen is TN but its perfectly fine for normal uses. I do have to adjust the angle a bit when watching some movies in bed but its more than adequate.

You can't beat this laptop at this price.

Buy it!!!

cz9h3d 02-11-2013 03:06 PM

I'm seeing aftermarket replacement batteries for only $110. None higher capacity..... Yet.

RussSchultz 02-11-2013 03:36 PM

FWIW, the notebookcheck.net review on this laptop was pretty abysmal based on its thermal characteristics. The processor and HD4000 integrated GPU performed very poorly due to throttling (i.e. worse than would be expected for the components involved)

http://www.notebookcheck.net/Revi...787.0.html

Androidium 02-11-2013 03:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Joel23 (Post 57512600)
Get this NIC if you want to add bluetooth. Plus it connects to my work PEAP network which the stock one wouldn't do.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007QXLI...1_ST1_dp_1

If I remember correctly doesn't this notebook only have 1 antenna attachment? If so, have you noticed any reduction in signal strength or speed?

eternityz77 02-11-2013 05:08 PM

After checking it out physically at the Staples store, these are my comments:

Chassis feels solid, well built/metal-like feeling.
On the basic browser, simple apps (news, photo, weather, etc.) it ran fairly fast.

however I couldn't convince myself to pull the trigger due to these 2 issues:

1. I've been waiting for a decent performance hybrid tablet/notebook that will allow me to:
a. Take care of business tasks such as heavier Excel files, Powerpoint presentations, large emails through Outlook.
b. Basic adobe lightroom/photoshop, basic audio recording/processing, basic movie editing.
c. Play touchscreen app games, read news, watch youtube/movies, listen to music.

My gripe is that with a keyboard permanently attached to the screen, it seems hard to use it freely in tablet mode, to play some games or hold it in vertical angles. Also the added weight makes it hard to hold it for long, like a tablet.

2. For some reason with the glare-type screen and a "somewhat loose" screen hinges, everytime I touched the screen, it would wabble and shake, creating a very annoying glaring shake. it actually felt pretty dizzying. Maybe this is just me, because I havent seen anyone else mention this at all.

just wanted to share some of my thoughts.

Joel23 02-11-2013 05:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Androidium (Post 57514112)
If I remember correctly doesn't this notebook only have 1 antenna attachment? If so, have you noticed any reduction in signal strength or speed?

There's a Main and and AUX antenna attachment on the Intel card. I used the Main. No issues.

kskreider 02-11-2013 05:38 PM

I bought one as a throwaway. I needed something NOW-NOW. If I like how it feels then I will hack it and make it better...

deymayor 02-11-2013 05:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by eternityz77 (Post 57515560)
After checking it out physically at the Staples store, these are my comments:

Chassis feels solid, well built/metal-like feeling.
On the basic browser, simple apps (news, photo, weather, etc.) it ran fairly fast.

however I couldn't convince myself to pull the trigger due to these 2 issues:

1. I've been waiting for a decent performance hybrid tablet/notebook that will allow me to:
a. Take care of business tasks such as heavier Excel files, Powerpoint presentations, large emails through Outlook.
b. Basic adobe lightroom/photoshop, basic audio recording/processing, basic movie editing.
c. Play touchscreen app games, read news, watch youtube/movies, listen to music.

My gripe is that with a keyboard permanently attached to the screen, it seems hard to use it freely in tablet mode, to play some games or hold it in vertical angles. Also the added weight makes it hard to hold it for long, like a tablet.

2. For some reason with the glare-type screen and a "somewhat loose" screen hinges, everytime I touched the screen, it would wabble and shake, creating a very annoying glaring shake. it actually felt pretty dizzying. Maybe this is just me, because I havent seen anyone else mention this at all.

just wanted to share some of my thoughts.

So you bought a cat and you're now complaining that it doesnt bark? You know very well that it's not a hybrid so why expect it to do what only tablets are capable of doing?

eternityz77 02-11-2013 06:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by deymayor (Post 57516336)
So you bought a cat and you're now complaining that it doesnt bark? You know very well that it's not a hybrid so why expect it to do what only tablets are capable of doing?

I did not purchase the laptop.

1. My main complaint about the S200E was the wobbling screen when touched.
2. I was merely explaining what I was was looking for (Hybrid) vs. what the S200E offered.

IMHO this is a great deal for a budget friendly touchscreen everyday laptop.

HunterOne 02-11-2013 10:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by young3 (Post 57511796)
I hate the touchpad on this laptop


This is from the review posted on post #40:

Touchpad

The touchpad, which measures 6 x 10.5 centimeters (2.36 x 4.13 inches), doesn't just look like the one Asus equips the premium Zenbook UX51VZ with - it also features the same outstanding usability. The low friction, velvety surface allows the fingers to glide smoothly and with above-average precision. Multi-touch gestures, like pinch-zoom or scrolling with two fingers, work without a hitch.

Instead of dedicated mouse buttons, the touchpad registers clicks in the lower corners of the surface area ("Clickpad"). The touchpad receives high marks due to its firm response and almost flawless execution.

Elevatorguy 02-12-2013 12:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HunterOne (Post 57511232)
Keep in mind that the X202E with the Bluetooth is $450 at Micro Center

I can't find this online. Do you have a link? Is this version at MicroCenter the same one that was $410 shipped through the Adorama deal on eBay last week? I missed that one but am hoping to find a similar deal on this or another 11.6" or 12.5" touchscreen at a comparable price. Thanks.

BigPun 02-12-2013 06:53 AM

Very Tempting....

I have an HP tx2500 that I was going to upgrade with Windows 8 but this may be reasonable for a good Windows 8 touch screen.

I bought the Lenovo Twist a couple months ago but returned whe I found out you couldn't upgrade the memory or replace the battery (easily) at close to $750 the twist was not worth it.

This at $425 + tax is another story......

How does the S200E screen compare to the screen on the Twist, from a veiwing quality stand point not converitble. Also, the twist has something like a 10 point multi touch, does this also?

Anyone want to talk me into this insted of upgrading the tx2500 (I know the tx2500 it's not multi touch)?

HunterOne 02-12-2013 09:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Elevatorguy (Post 57522306)
I can't find this online. Do you have a link? Is this version at MicroCenter the same one that was $410 shipped through the Adorama deal on eBay last week? I missed that one but am hoping to find a similar deal on this or another 11.6" or 12.5" touchscreen at a comparable price. Thanks.


It was in the latest circular I got in the mail a couple of days ago that I don't have anymore.
It may be in-store only since MC does this often.

halfaperson 02-12-2013 09:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BigPun (Post 57525624)
Very Tempting....

I have an HP tx2500 that I was going to upgrade with Windows 8 but this may be reasonable for a good Windows 8 touch screen.

I bought the Lenovo Twist a couple months ago but returned whe I found out you couldn't upgrade the memory or replace the battery (easily) at close to $750 the twist was not worth it.

This at $425 + tax is another story......

How does the S200E screen compare to the screen on the Twist, from a veiwing quality stand point not converitble. Also, the twist has something like a 10 point multi touch, does this also?

Anyone want to talk me into this insted of upgrading the tx2500 (I know the tx2500 it's not multi touch)?


I've never seen the Twist screen so I can't comment on it. But I do have the S200e and I will say it's the one place that Asus really tried to cut down on costs. The viewing angle has a pretty narrow window before colors start washing out. And color reproduction is subpar I think. Honestly it's the one thing that has me thinking about selling it. I think I'll use it for a few more weeks and see if I can live with it. The problem is I have a 3 year old Lenovo U450p that I go back and forth to and that old laptop has a much nicer screen, surprisingly.

SumDuud 02-12-2013 11:29 AM

I got this when it was the $399 price. I like it. It runs nice and fast, USB ports are a bit tight, but overall I like it. I get about 3-4 hours of use before the battery craps out, kind of sucks, but the plug is small enough to carry along and plug it in if I need to. I have to wonder if the HDD can be replaced, can I also jimmy-rig a new battery in there in a few years. Not too worried about it.

Initially I thought using a touchscreen on my laptop would be weird, but I like it a lot. Windows 8 is hard to imagine without a touch screen. In fact, getting this confirmed my decision NOT to upgrade my desktops to 8 before it went off sale at the end of Jan. This is the first laptop I've ever bought for me and so far I am quite happy with it.

SumDuud 02-12-2013 11:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by young3 (Post 57511796)
I hate the touchpad on this laptop

I always use a wireless mouse with the tiny dongle that I just leave plugged in. My hands are too big for the trackpads so Function F9 and it is off. If I really need to use it (which lets face it, with a touch screen I rarely do) I can switch it on and use it and then turn it off.

BigPun 02-12-2013 12:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by halfaperson (Post 57529364)
I've never seen the Twist screen so I can't comment on it. But I do have the S200e and I will say it's the one place that Asus really tried to cut down on costs. The viewing angle has a pretty narrow window before colors start washing out. And color reproduction is subpar I think. Honestly it's the one thing that has me thinking about selling it. I think I'll use it for a few more weeks and see if I can live with it. The problem is I have a 3 year old Lenovo U450p that I go back and forth to and that old laptop has a much nicer screen, surprisingly.


Thanks for the responce..... I went to pick one up and compared the screen with the Twist screen which must be IPS and so is the MS Surface. In comparison the IPS is much more crisp. Granted both the other tablets were about twice the price of this, but I'll hold on to using the tx2500 a little longer untill I find a deal on something with like the MS Surface.

knv8 02-12-2013 12:20 PM

battery life kills it, besides that everything is good enough. portable device with 3 hr battery is sad.

HaC 02-13-2013 03:58 PM

I just got this, and I don't think battery life matters since the outlet is extremely small and light. But now I need a matte screen protector :( Any recommendations?

mankix 02-14-2013 09:33 AM

Ahhhh... my gf bought this last night at Best Buy (or one VERY similar)... Wonder if credit card would do a price match guarantee that requires a coupon. Or if Best Buy will or not

RadYOacTiVe 02-15-2013 08:05 AM

You should return the one at best buy, that one i believe has last year's processor in it. This one uses 3rd gen intel processor.

slayerfaith1982 02-15-2013 08:36 AM

Yea the best buy one has a 2nd gen core i3 and this is a 3rd gen with HD 4000 graphics which are a good measure better than last years HD 3000 graphics (but still integrated so nothing super great)

kskreider 02-24-2013 10:09 PM

Definitely NOT happy with how hard this thing is to type on. Tomorrow is my 14th day and I think that it is going to get returned.


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