The X201E 11.6" Notebook Computer from ASUS features a compact form factor for an ultraportable design. Weighing less than three pounds, the X201E can be carried around in your bag with much less effort than, say, a 15.6" notebook or even a 14" laptop.
The 11.6" widescreen display is backlit with LED lamps, which are more energy efficient than their CCFL counterparts. The screen has a 16:9 aspect ratio and the 1366 x 768 native resolution is supported by integrated Intel HD graphics.
The system is powered by a dual-core Sandy Bridge 1.1GHz Intel Celeron B847 processor. It also has 4GB of 1333MHz DDR3 RAM, a 320GB 5400rpm hard drive, a 3-in-1 media card reader, 10/100Mbps Fast Ethernet, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, an integrated webcam and microphone. There are also built-in stereo speakers.
Windows 8 (64-bit) is the installed operating system. Windows 8 replaces the traditional Start menu with a redesigned Start screen. The Start screen features tiles, which provide notifications in real-time. Windows 8 also focuses more on cloud storage as well as apps, which can be downloaded from the Windows Store. Windows 8 provides a unique user experience that differs from previous versions of Windows.
Sandy Bridge Intel Celeron Performance
The X201E houses a Sandy Bridge Intel Celeron B847 processor. Its dual cores can reach a stock speed of 1.1GHz. It has a dedicated 2MB L3 cache and integrated Intel HD graphics for added performance
11.6" Widescreen LED-Backlit Display
The X201E features a 11.6" widescreen display with LED backlight technology. The screen has a 16:9 aspect ratio and a 1366 x 768 native resolution, which allows you to play 720p HD content natively. You can also output to a larger external display via the HDMI port
This ASUS notebook features an Intel motherboard with a small form factor, which opens up internal space for a specific polymer battery. This enables the ASUS notebook to last longer on a single charge for extended use
The Redesigned Start Screen
Windows 8 introduces a new Start screen, which has all the information you need in one place. The traditional Windows desktop screen has been replaced with a tablet style design featuring tiles. Tiles are customizable as well as update in real time. News, weather forecasts, sports, contacts, apps and more are available for you to use. It's all right there on the Start screen. If you prefer the traditional Start screen of Windows 7, you have the option to switch to it
To the Cloud
With Windows 8, when signed in using your Microsoft account, you'll have instant access to your personal Start screen, themes, language preferences, browsing history and browser favorites. You can also connect to services such as Microsoft Outlook, Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter and more
In the Windows Store, you can search for or browse thousands of apps. Choose from the featured apps or grab one of the most frequently downloaded apps to see what all the hype is all about. You can also see how other people rate apps. For certain apps, you can try it out before you buy it so you can make sure you absolutely want an app before you spend your hard-earned money on it