Merry Tuesday daily deal-ers, I hope you're enjoying your week so far. Today we've got the Asus X102B 10.1" touchscreen laptop reduced from £299.99 to £219.00:
The Asus X102B is in the old-style of netbooks, small, cost-effective, just-enough-power, devices that dominated the market before the tablet market exploded. The advantage of the netbook over a tablet used to be that the netbooks had a fraction more power and that they ran Windows giving you full control over your device. The Asus X102B features:
- AMD A Series 1 GHz processor
- 4 GB RAM
- 500 GB HDD
- AMD Radeon 8180G graphics chip
- Front facing webcam
- 2 x USB 2.0 port
- 1 x USB 3.0 port
- SD-Card reader
The clear advantage that the Asus X102B has over buying a tablet/keyboard combo is the devices connectivity with a plethora of ports that allow you to connect the netbook to TVs and external monitors, the USB connectivity allows a range of devices to be bolted-on to the laptop.
Similarly to find a tablet/keyboard combo for a similar price would be tough. With that said a tablet/keyboard combo (like Asus's own line of Transformer tablets) would have up to three-times the battery life and the basic web-browsing, text editing, Skype calling functionality of the Asus X102B.
What it boils down to is this: if you need a cost-efficient, portable PC get this, if you need something to browse the Internet, write stuff, and Skype get a tablet/keyboard combo.