Asus’ first Windows 10 S laptop is available for purchase
Asus VivoBook W202 costs just $279
Asus’ first Windows 10 S device is now available for purchase from the Microsoft Store. Aimed at schools and users looking for a very affordable but well-build laptop, the VivoBook W202 offers basic specs and features for just $279.
It has a Celeron N3350 processor clocked at 1.1Ghz, 4GB of RAM and 65GB of storage. Asus’s first Windows 10 S laptop has a 11.6-inch screen with an uninspiring resolution – 1366 x 768. The good thing is that the screen can be folded back 180 degrees.
Asus hasn’t sacrified anything in terms of connectivity here. There are two USB 3.0, an SD and HDMI port, as well as a headphone jack.
Windows 10 S comes pre-installed on this machine, offering a secure Windows environment with apps from the Store. Users who prefer the full Windows 10 Home version have to pay $299 for the laptop, but the sales won’t start before September.
More companies will be launching cheap Windows 10 S laptops in the coming weeks, including Samsung, Toshiba and Dell.