Those of you looking for a not so expensive Windows 8 mini-laptop should know that BestBuy has just taken up selling the ASUS X200CA-HCL1205O model, priced with an appealing $279.99 / €204.
This makes it one of the most affordable touch-enabled laptops available at this moment on the market and it could make for a good companion. The X200CA-HCL1205O isn’t a completely new model, as it’s basically a variant of the X200CA-HCL1104G with a smaller hard drive (320GB compared to 500GB).
For your money, you’ll be getting an ASUS laptop powered by an entry-level Intel Celeron 1007U dual-core processor clocked at 1.5GHz coupled with 4GB of RAM. It features an 11.6-inch screen with a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels capable of running 1080p videos.
Obviously, ASUS hasn't created this model with high-performance in mind, but rather it designed it to be an affordable mobile companion. Other specifications include a 3-cell 33 Whrs battery (unknown battery life), webcam, HMDI and VGA outs, three USB ports, Wi-Fi and Gigabit Ethernet LAN.