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ASUS EeeBook X205: A Compact Notebook for Business

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In the age of tablets and hybrid convertibles, sometimes an old-fashioned, no-fuss notebook is all a busy business user really needs. And if you want to go back to the basics without the bulk of a traditional laptop or the bells and whistles of a tablet, the compact ASUS EeeBook X205 fits the bill.

Unveiled back in September and now available on Amazon, the ASUS EeeBook X205 is a small, affordable notebook that brings back the practicality of ultraportable netbooks. ASUS has gone a long way since it first introduced the EeeBook line in 2007, and the X205 is another addition that packs a punch.

Here's what the X205 has to offer small business users. [Want a Business Tablet? 5 Reasons to Buy a Laptop Instead]

Compact design

Sporting an 11.6-inch, 1366 x 768-resolution glossy display, the ASUS EeeBook X205 measures only 11.3 x 7.6 x 0.7 inches and weighs just a little over 2 lbs. This compact design makes it comparable to the ultraportability of tablets for notebook fans.

This compact design doesn't compromise on functionalities, either. The X205 is equipped with several ports, including a microSDXC card slot, two USB 2.0 ports, a micro HDMI port and a headset jack. It also comes with 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, stereo speakers and a VGA webcam.

Low-power processor 

Where the X205 does make some sacrifices is in its power. It runs on the older 1.33GHz Intel Atom Z3735 quad-core Bay Trail processor, which will give you trouble if you plan on editing videos and high-resolution photos or running other power-heavy software. But with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of flash storage, this low-power, efficient processor is enough to support Windows 8.1 and most business apps and software. 

Long battery life

The X205 ships with a 38-Wh battery that can last the entire workday and beyond. Combined with the power-efficient Intel Atom processor, users can expect up to 12 hours of battery life.

Cost and availability

You can grab the ASUS EeeBook X205 on Amazon for $199.

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Sara Angeles

Sara is a tech writer with a background in business and marketing. After graduating from UC Irvine, she worked as a copywriter and blogger for nonprofit organizations, tech labs and lifestyle companies. She started freelancing in 2009 and joined Business News Daily in 2013. Follow Sara Angeles on Twitter @sara_angeles.