Two years ago, ASUS phased out its budget-focused Eee brand, which it had originally launched in 2007 on a range of ultra-affordable netbooks, before later rolling out the brand to other form factors. But then in September of this year, ASUS surprised everyone with the announcement that its Eee brand was returning from the grave on a new low-cost laptop.
That device is the EeeBook X205, and it's priced at just $199 USD (roughly €160 EUR / £125 GBP / $230 AUD / 12,200 INR). The mini-notebook features an 11-inch display with HD (1366x768px) resolution, and its spec list also includes:
- Quad-core Intel Atom Z3735 Bay Trail-T processor
- 2GB RAM
- 32GB / 64GB onboard storage (plus microSDXC slot)
- VGA webcam
- microHDMI port
- Bluetooth 4.0
- Up to 12 hours of web browsing
As Liliputing reports, the ASUS EeeBook X205 is now on sale at Amazon in dark blue, with availability at other retailers, and in other colors, coming soon. The tablet features full Windows 8.1, and while it's not likely to offer much in the way of performance, at this price, it could well be an ideal choice for a second PC to use for occasional web browsing, or updating Facebook on the couch.