ASUS VivoBook L203MA-DS04 Ultra-Thin Laptop, and E203MA-YS03 Review
ASUS VivoBook L203MA-DS04 Ultra-Thin Laptop
ASUS VivoBook L203MA-DS04 is an ultra-slim laptop with an 11.6-inch high definition display, an entry level Celeron processor, sufficient amounts of memory and storage and user-friendly features at an affordable price.
The Intel Celeron N4000 (4MB cache) runs between the speeds of 1.1GHz and 2.6GHz with turbo boost. It has a Passmark benchmark score of 1441 and is capable of handling the not so demanding daily tasks. 4GB LPDDR4 RAM gives you decent amount of multitasking power for an entry-level machine.
64GB eMMC flash storage runs faster than regular SATA hard drives when opening the files, starting or shutting down the machine, and is OK amount of storage- better than 32GB that you’ll find in some other similar machines. Operating system is the Windows 10 in S mode which is the 100% app and Cloud based version of Windows OS with the enhanced security features and you can switch back to the normal Windows 10 very quickly via the Microsoft store if you wish.
You will get the Microsoft Office 365 for one year with your purchase which will come in handy if you use the Word, Excel and Powerpoint. The 11.6″ non-touch screen with TN panel has the regular 1366 x 768 pixel resolution, that is good enough for a screen this small. There is a HD webcam on top of the screen, but you can’t expect much in terms of quality. You’ll experience the vibrant and realistic images on the glossy display with Tru2Life that enhances the contrast and sharpness in each pixel, and richer and deeper colors with the Asus Splendid Technology.
The Asus VivoBook L203MA is lightweight and compact, weighs just 2.2 pounds with the battery included and is only 0.7 inches thin- measures 11.3 x 7.6 x 0.67 inches. With a battery life of up to 10 hours in theory from its lithium polymer battery you can easily take it wherever you go. Connectivity options include the dual band 802.11ac Wi-Fi 5, Bluetooth 4.1 (dual band), a USB Type-A port, a gen 1 USB Type-C port, two USB 3.1 ports, an HDMI output, a micro SD card reader and a headphone-out and audio-in combo jack.
The hinge folds flat to 180 degrees when you want to share the screen with colleagues or friends. It has a full-size keyboard with ergonomic design and 1.6mm key travel for comfortable typing and is backlit for easier typing in he dark. The USB-C port gives you a great deal of flexibility to connect to different devices. Intel UHD 600 graphics card is adequate for your daily media tasks and simple gaming, but not advanced multimedia editing or gaming. You can connect an external hard drive and an external DVD player if you want to watch movies on DVDs. We like that the Asus L203MA is lightweight, compact and portable with a small footprint, has a long battery life, backlit comfy keyboard, runs quietly with a fan-less design, has 4GB memory and has a budget price. Asus E203MA does not come with the Microsoft Office 365.