ASUS E200HA vs x205TA

At first glance, the Asus X205TA and the Asus VivoBook E200HA appear to be very similar. They both have the same size screen and they look alike, however, that is about the only way that they are similar, with very few exceptions.

Storage

Both the X205TA and the E200HA have 32 GB of SSD storage. While the size of the storage isn’t very impressive, the performance certainly is. Both of these laptops have hard drives that will help load the operating system quickly and prevent costly hard drive crashes. The only downside is that 32 GB is hardly enough space to store any media.

Display

Both laptops have an 11.6” display with a 1366×768 resolution. The result is a 135 PPI (pixel per inch) display that is good enough for surfing the web and consuming (most) media. Of course, the 1366×768 resolution isn’t high enough to watch Full HD content, although, at 11.6 inches, you’ll hardly be able to tell the difference anyway.

Graphics

Not really a lot to say here. Both laptops have Intel HD integrated graphics chips. This is pretty much rock bottom when it comes to graphics, so don’t expect to be playing any modern games on either of these subnotebooks.

Processor

The Asus E200HA has a slight advantage in this department. As you can see in my review of the Asus e200ha it has a slightly faster processor clocking in at 1.44 GHz compared to the 1.33 GHz of the X205. This isn’t a HUGE boost and probably shouldn’t impact your decision too much. Each laptop is equally as weak in the processor department, in my most humble opinion.

Battery Life

This is one area in which the newer E200HA excels. It has a full 14 hours of battery life, compared to the 12 hours of the X205. While this isn’t significantly longer, it might just save a precious document from being lost when your laptop decides to turn itself off when your cord gets accidentally unplugged by your cat.

Summary

For the money, the ASUS E200HA is a better buy. However, if you can pick up the older X205 for less money, go for it! There really isn’t that big of a difference.