ASUS has added to its catalog two new netbooks, ASUS VivoBook E12, basic notebooks, small and inexpensive that can be configured with Windows 10 Home and also as a novelty, with Endless OS, a GNU / Linux distribution based on Ubuntu.
It has already rained when the first netbooks (from ASUS precisely) reached the market with Linux and Microsoft had to extend (up to twice) the life of Windows XP to give the system to OEMs and combat them. It is one of the main reasons for Windows XP to have such a high market share today, although not this article of it but of the new equipment of the Taiwanese manufacturer.
These are the ASUS VivoBook E12 E203NA and VivoBook E12 E203NAH. Two compact models of Vivobook E12 with 11.6-inch diagonal screen and Intel “Apollo Lake” processors, models Celeron N3350 and Pentium N4200. They can equip hard drives up to 1Tbyte or SSDs up to 128Gbytes.
They stand out for a weight of 980 grams and 10 hours of autonomy, according to the manufacturer. Well connected for size, they offer a Type-C USB port, two USB 3.1 ports, HDMI output, microSD card slot, Wi-Fi ac and Bluetooth, full size keyboard and a generous touchpad.
The new ASUS VivoBook E12 can be configured with Windows 10 Home or Endless OS, a GNU / Linux distribution based on Ubuntu developed by Endless Computers, a company that debuted in 2015 with a range of market-oriented notebooks developing and pre-installed on some models such as The Lenovo B41-30.
We do not know the price or availability of the ASUS VivoBook E12, but they should be inexpensive. Ideal for anyone looking for basic, cheap and lightweight laptops.