More than a hundred Asus X401 laptops have been sold by Argos via its eBay outlet for £200 plus £4 P&P, (a price that also includes 200 Nectar points) and it is easy to see why.
That particular laptop runs on a dual-core Intel Celeron B815, one that runs at 1.6GHz and comes with 2MB cache. While some might argue that a Celeron CPU is probably the slowest part of Intel’s processor line up, one shouldn’t forget that the current Celeron range has nothing to do with its forefathers.
Other features includes 4GB of RAM, a 320GB hard disk drive, Windows 7 Home Premium, up to 4hrs battery life, a webcam, Altec Lansing speakers with Dolby Advanced audio sound system, three USB ports, Ethernet, HDMI integrated Intel graphics, a DVD writer, a 14.1in display with a 1,366 x 768 pixel display and it weighs just over 2Kg.
Note that this laptop, which looks a lot like an Ultrabook, is refurbished but comes with 12-month warranty and that it is only available in blue.
Asus technologies used in the X401 include SonicMaster Lite audio, Super Hybrid Engine II (which allows the laptop to resume from sleep in 2-second and to stay on standby for 14 days).