New Asus Windows 8 Vivobook X102BA touchscreen notebook outed

Asus may be officially out of the Windows RT business, but the PC maker is still planning to release new Windows 8 products later this fall. Today, a website outed a previously unannounced 10.1-inch touchscreen notebook from Asus, the Vivobook X102BA, that's reported due to launch in late September

The Sweclockers.com site has the info on the notebook, which Asus has yet to officially announce. Here are the rather modest hardware specs for the laptop:

  • Display: 10.1-inch touchscreen with 1366x768 resolution
  • Processor: AMD A4-1200 at 1.0 Ghz
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 8180
  • Memory: 2 GB or 4 GB of RAM
  • Storage: 320 GB or 500 GB

The story also claims that Asus will throw in a free copy of Microsoft Office Home and Student with the purchase of the Vivobook X102BA. Unfortunately, there's no word on battery life for this notebook. The report claims that the starting price for the laptop is 330 euros, or about $440.

It's more than likely that the major OEMs will be revealing quite a few new PC models in the next couple of months as they, and Microsoft, get ready for the official launch of Windows 8.1 on Oct. 18.

Source: Sweclockers.com | Image via Asus

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This is crap by almost every measure, wonder if they're using up some parts that were once destined for some "other" use.

I wish more of the laptops were coming with the a6 quad core temash instead of the dual core.. its really too bad

Holy hell, its the first PC I've seen powered by Temesh! Will be interesting to see how that goes head to head with Atom

It's a 10" screen. Get real. That resolution doesn't mean jack for most people. Not to mention, it's a full OS with keyboard for that price.

I don't think it's that bad to be honest, I've never liked high resolution notebooks with small screens as it makes everything too tiny. I have a 14" VivoBook with that resolution and it's perfectly fine for what I use it for and when I need more screen real estate I plug it into a external monitor. Each to their own I guess.

My Dell Inspiron 1520 from *bold* 2007 *bold* has a resolution of 1440 x 900.

1366 x 768 is the joke everyone says it is... we get less now, for more.

Your Dell Inspiron 1520 from 2007 also has a screen size of 15.4" (110 PPI), this tablet has a screen size of 10.1" (155 PPI). Go much higher than 1366x768 and text on the tablet will become too small to read for most people at its native resolution, you would have to use DPI scaling, which unfortunately, isn't a great experience on Windows.

ZipZapRap said,
Good price for a touchscreen unit, but 1366 x 768 needs to disappear into a black hole

I agree but look at that price.

ZakO said,
Your Dell Inspiron 1520 from 2007 also has a screen size of 15.4" (110 PPI), this tablet has a screen size of 10.1" (155 PPI). Go much higher than 1366x768 and text on the tablet will become too small to read for most people at its native resolution, you would have to use DPI scaling, which unfortunately, isn't a great experience on Windows.

Also the dell inspiron 1520 was 900-1500 dollars.. this is less than half the price..

1366 x 768 will continue to always be around until people only buy $1000 laptops.. I hate when people complain about them because you can easily go get a 1080p laptop at bestbuy right now..