Asus VivoBook X202E
We don't recommend all that many laptops under $500, but the Asus VivoBook X202E is an exception. It's a touch-screen Windows 8 that's quite decent for the price. Normally it retails for $599, but Amazon has it for less than $500.
- Overall score: 7.7 (3.5 stars)
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Starting at: $494.99
The good: The Asus Vivobook X202E is very inexpensive for a touch-screen Windows 8 laptop, and looks and feels like a more high-end system.
The bad: The CPU trades down to a slower model, battery life is unimpressive, and the large touch pad is flaky.
The bottom line: It's great to see more touch-screen Windows 8 laptops under $600, but note that the Asus X202E requires some compromises in performance and battery life.
July 22, 2013 12:03 PM PDT
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| Caption by: David Carnoy
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