Over the last couple of years, we have seen the category of netbooks almost become irrelevant thanks to tablets. But Asus seems to be reintroducing its netbook series – the EeeBook and has launched the EeeBook X205 today at a price of Rs 14,999.

This Windows 8.1 OS sporting 11.6-inch compact notebook still sports an Intel Atom processor, but comes in a much more sleeker design and better build quality. You can check out our first look at the Asus EeeBook X2005TA here.

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Thanks to the slim size, the storage of the X205 is taken care of by a 32GB eMMC flash memory of which 20.8GB is available to the user. You can expand this memory using the microSD card slot and you also get 500GB of free webstorage from Asus for two years

The Asus EeeBook X205 is powered by an Intel Bay Trail Atom Z3735 processor which is a 1.3GHz quad-core processor. It is paired with 2GB of RAM and comes with integrated Intel HD graphics. On the storage front, you get a 32GB space of which 20.8GB is available to the user. On on side of the X205, you have a microSD card slot which supports microSD, microSDHC and microSDXC cards.

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The X205TA comes with a chiclet keyboard, which is a pleasure to type on. The trackpad occupies a large area as well, but the single button for left and right click may not be to everyone’s liking. Asus claims to have used a technology which is used for smartphone touch screens while designing the touch pad

The 11.6-inch display sports a glossy finish and has a native resolution of 1366 x 768, which gives a sharp display. It weighs just 980 grams and is just 17.5mm thick, which makes it quite portable.

Sadly, there are only two USB 2.0 ports on the X205. Asus could have included at least one USB 3.0 port.

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The two USB 2.0 ports can be limiting if you have a USB 3.0 drive for storage

The Asus EeeBook X205 will be available in blue, white, gold and red colour variants. It will start selling on Flipkart today and eventually through Asus stores from February onwards.

Publish date: January 22, 2015 10:25 am| Modified date: January 22, 2015 10:28 am

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