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Asus Vivobook E203MA Thin and Lightweight 11 6 HD Laptop Intel Celeron N4000 Processor 2GB RAM 32GB eMMC Storage 802 11AC Wi Fi HDMI USB C Win 10

Last Updated: 20 Feb 2019 (Refresh Now)
7.0
SCORE
/10
Total Reviews
120
Old Reviews
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1.1 GHz
PROCESSOR CLOCK
Dual Core
PROCESSOR TYPE
157.48 meters
SIZE
LED
TYPE

Review Summary - 109 recent, verified reviews

Detailed Mode
Device Compatibility
 33
computer, laptops, windows pro, upgrade to windows, tech support
+79%
-21%
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" ...  I bought this specifically for Linux Mint. ... The Asus tech had assured me this laptop was an E203MS.  ...  "
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" ...  Ordered 4 for my parents business to have some inexpensive laptops and couldn’t be happier.  ...  "
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" ...  I bought this laptop for school, unsure of how reliable such a cheap laptop could really be. ... Probably the best laptop you can get in this price range that isn't a chromebook.  ...  "
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" ...  I bought this as secondary laptop. ... It works perfect for student and office works like excel, word.  ...  "
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" ...  Works fine as a dedicated Linux device.  ...  "
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" ...  I love this little laptop  ...  "
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" ...  I was going to buy a Lenovo or a dell 11.6 but glad I went with asus.  ...  "
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" ...  This laptop is the most used of my Win 10 computers in our house. ... Others are a 14" Acer and a Win 10 Desktop.  ...  "
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Software Platform
 30
windows, windows 10, download, linux, microsoft
+53%
-47%
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" ...  It is easy to monitor storage usage with the Windows Storage tool. ... After uninstalling most games and unwanted apps/software, performing updates and installing Office 365, I still have about 10GB free space. ... Although I have used Chrome browser in the past, I find using Edge to be smoothier and faster than Chrome on this laptop.  ...  "
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" ...  Like several other reviewers, the first thing I did was replace Windows with Linux (OpenSUSE 15 in my case).  ...  "
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" ...  I just downloaded chrome which is what i use and it works great.  ...  "
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" ...  It can even update the next version of Windows 10!  ...  "
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" ...  It comes with Windows 10 S but is easy to convert to Windows 10 Pro if you wish to install other programs that are not in Microsoft Windows Store such as Firefox or Chrome. ... It has enough RAM (4 Gig) and storage (64 Gig) to open up as many as 10 to 12 browser windows with no degradation in speed.  ...  "
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" ...  It took the usual time to setup with my APPs, mail, & login to my social sites .  ...  "
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" ...  This laptop is meant to be used for simple apps (such as Microsoft word.  ...  "
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" ...  upgrade to windows 10 pro for free, and re-install a fresh copy of windows without the asus bloat and this thing is snappy.  ...  "
Price
 25
laptop, worth, money, range, low
+100%
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" ...  Agreeable price too.  ...  "
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" ...  Convenient and for the price that you pay for it it’s worth the money .  ...  "
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" ...  Worth the price so far (got it for $169.99 plus taxes).  ...  "
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" ...  Also less than $200: This item is great value.  ...  "
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" ...  In addition the price was right!  ...  "
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" ...  Besr purchase for the money.  ...  "
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" ...  Amazing laptop for the price!  ...  "
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" ...  I highly recommend this laptop if you are tight with a budget. ... You get a lot out of it, and for such a great deal!!  ...  "
Apps
 23
download, microsoft, windows 10, microsoft store, downloaded
+57%
-43%
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" ...  Got this as a temporary for general use (email, videos, browsing).  ...  "
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" ...  Multitasking between Office apps and Edge, and others is no problem at all. ... Switching between apps is instant. ... As I am typing this, I have Edge, Outlook, Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Access and a couple of other apps open and documents loaded. ... With all the apps I listed, I still have 29.1GB free on the C: drive.  ...  "
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" ...  I had downloaded the file from Asus using the model E203MA version 304.  ...  "
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" ...  After uninstalling most games and unwanted apps/software, performing updates and installing Office 365, I still have about 10GB free space.  ...  "
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" ...  I just downloaded chrome which is what i use and it works great.  ...  "
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" ...  It runs all the programs that I need, including my NatGeo learning presentation tools and Mimio Studio software (I'm an ESL teacher).  ...  "
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" ...  I surf the internet, watch videos, check email, and make presentations without complaint.  ...  "
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" ...  It took the usual time to setup with my APPs, mail, & login to my social sites .  ...  "
Size
 18
light, size, weight, portable, lightweight
+100%
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" ...  at $169 this was an excellent value ultra portable.  ...  "
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" ...  Small, light and looks great.  ...  "
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" ...  + lite weight, handy  ...  "
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" ...  Compact, lightweight, fits in my purse.  ...  "
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" ...  This little laptop is just what I needed for travel.  ...  "
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" ...  It is small and portable however easy to read the screen.  ...  "
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" ...  Small size, very light.  ...  "
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" ...  Perfect for use at home and while traveling.  ...  "
Memory
 14
32gb, memory, 64, ram, micro sd card
+86%
-14%
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" ...  It has enough RAM (4 Gig) and storage (64 Gig) to open up as many as 10 to 12 browser windows with no degradation in speed.  ...  "
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" ...  - I’ve heard the 32GB SSD hard drive is not enough for a general use laptop  ...  "
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" ...  it sets the standerdfor laptops at this price point with its 64gbs of storage and 4gbs of ram which is crucial when owning a computer as the OS itself takes up 20gbs of storage and nearly 2gbs of ram to run.  ...  "
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" ...  Paired with the ability to upgrade the storage indefinitely with a micro SD card or use cloud storage?  ...  "
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" ...  Storage wise you get about 57gb out of the 64 to use.  ...  "
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" ...  and only have 10 gbs of storage left, so I will have to be careful.  ...  "
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" ...  Yes, 32GB HD is not a lot of space and you do need to be mindful about storage usage. ... It is easy to monitor storage usage with the Windows Storage tool.  ...  "
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" ...  Quick load times with 64gb  ...  "
Overall performance
 14
fast boot, tasks, processor, browsing, secondary
+86%
-14%
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" ...  For a few days it works pretty good for lightweight tasks. ... I simply use it for internet browsing (using Microsoft Edge since it's quite fast and built for windows 10), emails, and homework. ... Overall this is great for lightweight simple tasks and as a secondary laptop.  ...  "
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" ...  however, for my needs (web surfing, writing documents) it is perfect.  ...  "
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" ...  It also performs all of the basic functions of a much higher priced computer flawlessly.  ...  "
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" ...  Fast boot and restarts.  ...  "
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" ...  No problems with speed or functionality.  ...  "
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" ...  It booted very fast and was easy to get ready for use.  ...  "
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" ...  I liked the features and the speed of it ……………… .  ...  "
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" ...  I wasn't sure about the difference between the processor options, so I just bought the cheaper of the two which happened to be the n4000 one. ... The computer runs smooth and quickly for what I use it for, browsing the internet and writing papers mostly.  ...  "
Battery Life
 13
life, hours, without, long, lasts
+85%
-15%
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" ...  I was skeptical of the 10 hour battery claim, but it's held up pretty well.  ...  "
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" ...  I've been putting it though its paces in the past 24 hours. ... It really does last, for me, about 11 to 12 hours without recharging!  ...  "
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" ...  Battery life seems good, it lasts me the whole a day after a full charge.  ...  "
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" ...  Long battery life  ...  "
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" ...  The laptop starts fast and the fully charged battery lasts about 8-9 hours.  ...  "
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" ...  Also the battery is lasting up to 10 hours without a charge!  ...  "
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" ...  very good battery life and does not generate much heat.  ...  "
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" ...  It is decently powerful for the price and the battery is long enough for them to do their schoolwork without the need to always be plugged in.  ...  "
Keyboard
 12
trackpad, tablet, layout, key, feels
+92%
-8%
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" ...  It's small, light, quick, the trackpad and keyboard are high quality (what you would expect from Asus).  ...  "
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" ...  I have no trouble with the smaller keyboard.  ...  "
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" ...  Keyboard is easy and nice to type.  ...  "
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" ...  It's super light, which was a major selling point for me, and the keyboard is a good size.  ...  "
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" ...  Now the F2 key worked to enter the Bios.  ...  "
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" ...  Nice keyboard as well.  ...  "
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" ...  Lightweight, fully functional and a perfect tablet with a keyboard!  ...  "
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" ...  I'm typing this review on it. ... The Keyboard is so smooth and quiet and comfortable. ... It's a laptop that looks and feels like a tablet with an attached keyboard.  ...  "
Product Reliability
 10
two, days, weeks, month, stopped
+20%
-80%
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" ...  This one quit working within a month  ...  "
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" ...  I hate this computer I’m sending it back as soon as possible!  ...  "
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" ...  I've only had it 10 days.  ...  "
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" ...  Haven't had it two weeks completely crashed they only gave 30% back to me will never buy on here again.bought same one through ebay works fine.  ...  "
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" ...  Arrived with a defective battery, stopped working completely after two uses.  ...  "
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" ...  I got back my notebook after two weeks. ... Now, I'm out of my notebook for almost a month now.  ...  "
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" ...  Barely lasted my son 1 month at college before the power button stopped working.  ...  "
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" ...  a year later, only two are working.  ...  "
Display Clarity
 8
display, black, touch, small, portable
+63%
-38%
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" ...  Would be nice if it screen touch designed with active pen.  ...  "
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" ...  It is small and portable however easy to read the screen.  ...  "
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" ...  The display is high quality.  ...  "
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" ...  The screen seemed very nice for a laptop in this price range and size.  ...  "
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" ...  the screen is rather decent, it sports a 1366 x 768 lcd display which doesnt have very good vewing angles but does show good depth in color overall it generaly gets the job done especially at the pricepoint.  ...  "
Setup
 6
linux, light, install, hardest, comes
+100%
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" ...  I like how easy it is to set it up and how light it is,use for going on Internet  ...  "
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" ...  The hardest thing was converting the OS from 10s to 10.  ...  "
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" ...  Very light and easy to setup.  ...  "
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" ...  Hardest part of setting up the computer was turning it on.  ...  "
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" ...  It comes with Windows 10 S but is easy to convert to Windows 10 Pro if you wish to install other programs that are not in Microsoft Windows Store such as Firefox or Chrome.  ...  "
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" ...  It comes with Windows 10-S installed, but the upgrade to W10 Pro is easy and free.  ...  "
Gaming
 6
playing, using, game, even, anything
+67%
-33%
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" ...  You won't game or edit videos, you'll struggle using photoshop or even playing Minecraft I'm sure.  ...  "
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" ...  It even runs my favorite computer games, StarCraft I and II without problems.  ...  "
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" ...  Probably wouldn't do great playing video games or anything, but for writing and internet access, it's snappy and awesome.  ...  "
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" ...  intel N4100 isn't the fastest processor but it will handle anything you throw at it with exception to intensive games and maybe some advanced processor-intensive software.  ...  "
For Kids
 5
laptop, kids, bought, one, little
+100%
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" ...  Perfect laptop for our son  ...  "
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" ...  I bought this laptop for school and school only and I didn’t like it at first but now I love it !!!  ...  "
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" ...  Good little started notebook for kids to go to school with.  ...  "
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" ...  Got this for the kids to do school work at home.  ...  "
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" ...  This suits my needs perfectly for college.  ...  "
Storage
 4
sd card, micro sd card, gb, extra, added
+100%
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" ...  Paired with the ability to upgrade the storage indefinitely with a micro SD card or use cloud storage?  ...  "
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" ...  Added a 256 gig Samsung micro card and loaded it with music, movies, images, ePubs.  ...  "
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" ...  I added a 128 GB SD card for extra storage (very little of it used yet)  ...  "
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" ...  Would recommend buying an extra SD card since there will be windows updates and such.  ...  "
Lagging
 4
+75%
-25%
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" ...  I disabled fast boot and secure boot , then saved and restarted.  ...  "
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" ...  No delays whatsoever.  ...  "
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" ...  Fast boot and restarts.  ...  "
Marketplace
 4
version, shipped, deal, amazon, 169
+100%
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" ...  Thank you for this product.  ...  "
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" ...  So far, I am a perfectly happy customer with it.  ...  "
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" ...  Great product does everything I need it to do thanks Asus and Amazon  ...  "
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" ...  Good deal at $169.  ...  "
Weight
 4
light, size, feels
+100%
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" ...  It is so light weight and easy to to transport.  ...  "
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" ...  + lite weight, handy  ...  "
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" ...  Good Price and super light weight.  ...  "
Charging
 4
without, charge, battery, lasts, go
+100%
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" ...  The laptop starts fast and the fully charged battery lasts about 8-9 hours.  ...  "
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" ...  About two hours to bring it to a full charge and I was off and running to the great network in the sky.  ...  "
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" ...  Also the battery is lasting up to 10 hours without a charge!  ...  "
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" ...  With normal moderate use, I can easily go 2 days without charging.  ...  "
For Travel
 3
perfect, travel, take, laptop
+100%
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" ...  I wanted it for traveling, and it's perfect to take along!  ...  "
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" ...  This little laptop is just what I needed for travel.  ...  "
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" ...  Perfect for use at home and while traveling.  ...  "
Ease of Use
 3
tasks, small, secondary, screen, portable
+100%
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" ...  Very light and easy to setup.  ...  "
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" ...  It is small and portable however easy to read the screen.  ...  "
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" ...  Overall this is great for lightweight simple tasks and as a secondary laptop.  ...  "
Video Playback
 3
watching, use, video, much, able
+100%
comment
" ...  Got this as a temporary for general use (email, videos, browsing).  ...  "
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" ...  Able to play 4K video smoothly.  ...  "
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" ...  Fast start up, good for web surfing, lightly used MS office and watching videos.  ...  "
Delivery
 3
package
+67%
-33%
comment
" ...  Arrived on time, no problems.  ...  "
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" ...  Package came by the time it was guaranteed which was only a couple days very nice quality box intact.  ...  "
Touch Sensitivity
 3
trackpad, screen, responsive
+100%
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" ...  Would be nice if it screen touch designed with active pen.  ...  "
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" ...  Responsive touch pad  ...  "
Wifi
 3
wi, fi, reception, printer, found
+100%
comment
" ...  Wi-Fi connection to both 2.4 and 5.0 bands is solid and quick. ... So, we covered Storage, Speed, Wi-Fi and now to battery life.  ...  "
Design
 3
+100%
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" ...  The material is sleek and while cheap doesn't feel flimsy.  ...  "
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" ...  It cute though.  ...  "
Comfort
 3
comfortable, keyboard, book
+100%
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" ...  I'm typing this review on it. ... The Keyboard is so smooth and quiet and comfortable.  ...  "
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" ...  As far as typing goes, it's pretty comfortable.  ...  "
Build Quality
 3
build quality, light
+100%
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" ...  The material is sleek and while cheap doesn't feel flimsy.  ...  "
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" ...  At this price one can only expect a modest entry level device, but the E203MA has better than expected build quality.  ...  "
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" ...  the build quality is fairly decent, i wont find my self worring about weather or not my laptop can survive a fall in my backpack and its extremely light wait easy to carry with your thumb and index finger.  ...  "

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Specifications

Body
Size:  157.48 meters
Performance
Processor Clock:  1.1 GHz
Processor Type:  Dual Core 
Memory
Memory:  32768 GB
Display
Type:  LED 
Connectivity
WiFi:  Yes 
HDMI:  Yes 
USB:  Yes 
Number of USB ports:  3 
1.1 GHz
PROCESSOR CLOCK
Dual Core
PROCESSOR TYPE
157.48 meters
SIZE
LED
TYPE