I am testing the recently released ASUS E203MA and my initial impressions are mixed. The glossy screen is similar to the HP Stream 14 – the difference is that the ASUS E203MA has slightly better contrast. However, 1366 X 768 on a smaller 11.6 screen is acceptable. Overall, the screen is disappointing.
The real positive, other than the 4GB RAM, is the updated N4000 Gemini Lake Celeron processor. I used both the Celeron Braswell N3060 and Apollo Lake N3350 and noticed little difference. This time the N4000 update gives a performance boost. The performance boost coupled with the extra RAM for multi-tasking means you don’t get the slow-down experienced with other entry-level laptops.
Hopefully, I’ll post a more detailed review soon.