ASUS K200MA-DS01T-BL Touchscreen Laptop Review

Blue ASUS K200MA-DS01T-BL Touchscreen

ASUS K200MA-DS01T-BL is an 11.6 inch touchscreen notebook in the budget range of portables. It is a light and thin computer with a unique design that doesn't offer the super power for the most demanding tasks but more than adequate performance and features with a long battery life to last you all day long at work, school or home. We have the ocean blue model on this page and is offered in 3 other different colors: Gentle black, elegant white and hot pink..


The blue ASUS K200MA comes with Intel Celeron Baytrail-M N2815 dual-core processor at 2.13 GHz speed with Intel Burst technology, 4 GB SODIMM DDR3 RAM (good amount of memory for such a small system and will let you multitask efficiently), 500 GB Serial ATA hard drive at 5400 rpm to store all your files, Windows 8.1 operating system to use with the touchscreen.

The Asus Super Hybrid Engine II allows the machine to wake up from hibernation in 2 seconds and to stay in standby for up to 2 weeks. 3GB of Cloud based Asus WebStorage is included when you purchase the K200MA and it lets you access your important files wherever there is internet connection. The Celeron N2815 is not fit enough to handle the very advanced games like Planetside 2 but is perfectly fine for running lighter games like Minecraft. It is designed for the smooth functioning of basic everyday tasks but still offers some entertainment capabilities.

11.6 inch HD LED backlit screen with 1366x768 pixel resolution is a very accurate 10-point multitouch display to easily navigate the Windows 8 without having to use the mouse and it offers sharp picture quality, beautiful colors and great video performance with the Intel HD graphics and Asus Splendid Video Technology. Large stereo speakers and Asus SonicMaster technology give you the quality of sound you would not expect from a budget machine. AudioWizard software offers 6 preset modes optimized for games, videos, photos etc. The 720p HD camera with built-in microphone is good for chatting with family and friends.


Ocean blue solid plastic casing ASUS K200MA is 1 inch thin and weighs just 3 lbs, offering both portability, comfort, modern design and looks with also the Asus logo in the middle of the lid. It has a one piece ergonomic keyboard that is comfy to type on with accurate results, although not backlit nor with 10-key numpad due to size. Its 3-cell lithium ion battery is reported to last between 5 to 6 hours in single charge depending on how the computer is used.

The K200MA comes with a good range of connectivity options, despite being slim and compact.. HDMI port to view your videos and play your games on HDTV, VGA port to external monitors, a front facing HD camera and microphone, 3.5mm audio combos jack, a USB 3.0 port, 2 x USB 2.0 ports, Gigabit Ethernet LAN, Wifi 802.11b/g/n wireless, a security lock slot and more..

Conclusion: ASUS K200MA-DS01T is a highly portable 11.6 inch laptop with a touchscreen to go with the pre-installed Windows 8.1 OS. It is small but powerful enough to handle your daily tasks. You won't be able to run the very demanding engineering or multimedia software or play the 3D games on it and you probably wouldn't expect that with such a low price tag. Overall it is good value for money if you're looking for something light and portable with useful specs and features to use for daily tasks, but not a larger screen computer with a very powerful processor.