The lower end laptop market seems be more lively than what you think from years ago. 10 years ago we are only seeing of this market was filled with pretty common traditional products without much thing to sell to its consumers. You basically get for what you pay and not having too many difference options to deal it. Ten years has passed and now the situation is completely different as more manufactures are tempted to provide of new things to sell for its consumers. ASUS for example is now providing of its convertible notebook in relatively cheap price with Vivobook Flip J202NA.
The J202NA is basically appeared as similar product to its predecessor, but now coming with 360 degree system where users can transform it into difference modes for multi-purposes works. The design looks similar and the hardware inside is also familiar. For just under 300 dollars, we cannot really make a complaint here considering it’s hard to find a bargain with similar features and capability here. Let’s take a look inside and see how it works on us. Without further ado, let’s we jump into the article.
Design and Connectivity
In term of design and build quality, what ASUS is provided here is much better than what Dell promises on its Inspiron 11 3000 series. The chassis itself looks more colorful and at the same time also feels more durable. They play the design pretty well with its finishing and really cover its plastic material. Yeah, users at the first glance might think the chassis is built from aluminum because their finishing surface looks pretty convincing. The build quality is impressive as I notice the stability is relatively well and the material is resisted to pressure better than I thought.
Similarly like other budget devices, the hardware upgrade is considered as non-existence or impossible to do. Both of RAM and storage are soldered into the motherboard and just impossible to do anything with it. Make sure to pick the right component before you want to consider of having this laptop considering ASUS provides more than one configuration here. In term of connectivity, you have three USB ports and its included of two 3.0 standard USB ports and a single USB type-C for faster and more reliable way to deal with your data.back to menu ↑
Multimedia and Work Usages
ASUS markets the screen size as 12 inch, but the actual real size for the screen itself is 11.6 inch. Well, the screen is so close for being 12 inch and you might not see a real difference between this and the real 12 inch panel, so I won’t give my complaint about this case. What most people will think about is basically the quality and what we get so far here is actually quite decent. The display offers of TN panel alongside with 1366 x 768 or HD resolution. Both of color accuracy and brightness are mediocre for this case as it only manages to have of 65 % SRGB and getting of 245 nits of brightness. For the price, I think this is the best they can offer to us.
As for working our tasks, everything is depended on its Chiclet style keyboard. In my opinion, the keyboard feels okay although I am going to mention some of its bad and good things. First of all, it has of pretty short travel distant due of its small chassis and might need you to get used for a while. Secondly, the keys have flat surface and coming with clear actual pressure, but once again the backlit support is missing. Many users included of me and friend think of its pressure point should be better, but it’s back to our personal taste and you might have different opinions about it. At least, the keyboard is still useful for just daily usage.
|ASUS Vivobook Flip J202NA||Main Specs|
|CPU||Intel Dual Core Celeron N3350 1.1 GHz|
|Graphics||Intel HD Integrated Card|
|Display Size||11.6 Inch HD TN|
|OS||Windows 10 S|
|Memory||4GB DDR3 Memory|
Performance and Battery
The performance is the next thing I want to talk about here. Compared to its predecessor, I seem notice the performance improvement is pretty minor. Keep in mind, it’s not of ASUS’s fault, but it’s relied on Intel that does not really serious think about the budget consumers. The Celeron N3350 still features of dual core processor similarly to Celeron N3060. The processor clock itself is even similar measured at 1.1 GHz. Intel talks about some minor improvement like usual, but nothing to see in actual usage. For you who previously have a laptop with N3060 CPU might not see big improvement, but new users should find this processor as powerful enough to run many things.
ASUS promises of 8 hours of battery life during its marketing and what they said to be really true here. For most all of time, you would find the battery last for around 6 to 8 hours. I have tested it for couple of times and the result is varied on how bright its brightness and how you manage the system. Browsing through the internet and streaming videos will offer less battery than just editing document while connected to the WIFI. Fully charging the battery will be done in 2 hours with its proprietary charging slot. No USB or fast charging methods are available here.back to menu ↑
The Vivobook J202NA can be an impressive option for users who want to see how Windows 10 operates in touch screen and multi-different modes without breaking their pocket. The problem for a convertible laptop is always located on its price which seems always to be expensive. In 2018, the choice is now more varied and the users can choose between picking of traditional or more portable devices like this one. The choice is yours, so feel free to take any consideration about it. Thank you very much for reading the article and mind leaving some comments for further assistance regarding the article.