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The ASUS VivoBook X202E (Cont’d)

Figure 8 shows the ASUS X202E with its cover lift. It opens up to 135 degrees, which is disappointing since we expected that it could open at least 180 degrees. It would be great if the screen could open 360 degrees (or twist) in order for the computer to be held like a tablet PC.

The 11.6” screen is reflexive, which may not be good if you plan to work with light sources at your back. The screen resolution is 1366 x 768, which is reasonable for this size of screen. At the top of the screen is the webcam and the built-in microphone.

ASUS VivoBook X202EFigure 8: Open

The keyboard has large and well-spaced keys, as shown in Figure 9. At its top-right corner is the power button. The multi-gesture touchpad is big and responds well.

ASUS VivoBook X202EFigure 9: Keyboard

The panel around the keyboard is made of brushed aluminum, giving a very good finish. At its bottom right edge are the indicative LEDs, shown in Figure 10.

ASUS VivoBook X202EFigure 10: LEDs

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Rafael Otto Coelho is a physicist with a master’s degree in Education, and is a college professor in Brazil.