ASUS VivoBook X202E / S200E / Q200E Owners' Lounge

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  1. BOOSTEDP4

    BOOSTEDP4 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Battery Concerns/Questions. I was wondering if anyone can help do a comparison between my battery and yours. I'm running an x202e System that has an Core i3 i3-3217U (1.8 GHz) and I installed a Samsung 840 240GB SSD.

    So, the SSD should obviously help with my systems battery life. I was wondering how long your systems show a total remaining time after pulling the Power Cable. I was checking mine and it showed 2hr 52min left after I let it hit 99%. It would not show estimated time remaining at 100%. This was using Power4Gear Battery Saving mode and power saving mode.

    A more realistic time for my time remaining while doing normal computing and turning off power saving mode allowing CPU to scale it showed about 2 hr 11min left @ 97%. This was while I was streaming a mountain bike event in 720 to my TV using HDMI.

    If anyone can do a comparison under similar setting/circumstances and let me know what their systems shows I'd appreciate it. I really like my x202e but the Battery life is frustrating. I might want to eventually get mine serviced and replace the battery. Are their any potential upgrades if I have it sent back for a battery replacement?

    Also, If you can download HWmonitor from this site and see if your batter shows "Wear Level" I'd appreciate that. Mine shows 15% degraded. I've had my system probably 2 years.

    Here's a shot of HWmonitor and where you can download it.

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    http://www.cpuid.com/
     
  2. _QUAKE_

    _QUAKE_ Newbie

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    1.)
    Has anyone tried using a different battery with larger capacity?
    There are a few ASUS models that might fit:

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-ORIGINA...524?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item1e9e440fe4

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Genuine-Asu...971?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2a4fb5963b

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/ASUS-Origin...779?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item43c6a26ad3

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/7-4V-45Wh-G...946?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item5d56a43e42

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Asus-Zenboo...975?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item25a6684027

    2.)
    The overheating "fix" with thermal pads does not seem convincing to me.
    and as someone mentioned earlier, has anyone tried replacing their hsf?

    Q200e looks like:
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    Another compatible replacements looks like:

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    Maybe they can even be combined?




    3.)

    Also, as someone mentioned, has anyone tried upgrading the LCD?
    With a better IPS panel, like:
    https://www.laptopscreen.com/English/screen-part-number/B116XAN03.0~HW0A/

    or even a 1080p panel, with a 30 to 40 pin adapter, perhaps
     
  3. topcat123

    topcat123 Newbie

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    I’ve had my s200E for some time but I have some issues with it. I wonder if any have an explanation.

    1/ Web pages (I use Firefox) often load very slowly – much more slowly than on my desktop using the same internet connection.

    2/ Frequently (at least once every 2 days) the WiFi connection will die, although all other devices can still access the internet. Sometimes turning WiFi (on the laptop) off and on will fix it, other times a reboot is needed.

    3/ About once a week the machine will just crash – switch itself off. Often I am doing nothing at the time – reading a web page for example.

    The problems existed on W8 and continued on W8.1.

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  4. _QUAKE_

    _QUAKE_ Newbie

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    I just tested a matte 40pin ips display: B116XAN03.0, from a HP Pavilion 11 x2, and it doesn't work right, the entire screen is washed out white.

    topcat123:
    1/2 Uninstall existing wifi drivers, and install latest ones from asus.
    You can try using a different wifi chip, by installing a new one internally or using a usb one, like:
    http://www.amazon.com/Edimax-EW-781...=UTF8&qid=1433555121&sr=8-1&keywords=usb+wifi

    3. use coretemp to measure temperature. Does it turn off with fans at fullblast?
     
  5. m1ko

    m1ko Notebook Consultant

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    what's the button that loads the Bios S200e? f2? f9?
     
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  6. BOOSTEDP4

    BOOSTEDP4 Notebook Enthusiast

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    It's F2 on the x202e. And it has to be done from a reboot FWIR. Also, any updates on the battery post at the top of this page I posted?

    Oddly, I just checked my "battery health" using hw monitor and it shows it @ 14% now. When I checked a few months back it showed 15%. Additionally, any suggestions on Quakes post regarding replacement battery options? I'm thinking the guru's have abandoned this thread and will be left to fend for ourselves? Time to do our own research huh??
     
  7. vladimir_625

    vladimir_625 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hey all.
    I have an S200E (i3 processor). It's been getting very slow over the past year. In fact I've always hated how slow it was to boot up and the incessant bloody problems with Smart Gesture taking about 10-15 minutes to actually start working after logging in! Once I get going it seems to work ok, but if I want to do something fast and the laptop is off - forget about it!

    I was toying with the idea of getting an SSD installed in it, perhaps replacing the battery and from what I can tell from this thread, maybe even a new fan?

    What I'm wondering is - is all of this worth it? I'm unlikely to do the upgrade myself, I've become a bit of a technophobe and I'll get someone to do it for me. So I'm looking at £150-£200 for the whole shebang.

    What I'm wondering is, is all this **** worth it? £200 is a fair chunk that I could put towards a 13 inch laptop with an i7... am I realistically going to notice a speed increase with the SSD? Is the RAM upgradeable?
     
  8. BOOSTEDP4

    BOOSTEDP4 Notebook Enthusiast

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    The difference was night and day between the SLOW 5400 RPM mechanical drive that comes with the laptop and the SSD I installed back in December of 2013. I knew from day 1 that I was going to do that since I couldn't stand how slow the laptop was with the mechanical drive! Launching a windows 8 tile application took like 10 seconds with the mechanical drive and only about 3 seconds with SSD. Everything about the laptop was greatly enhanced with my Samsung 840 Evo 250GB! It was my first install on a laptop and it went pretty good. I even replaced the wireless LAN/Bluetooth card with a faster one. It's a little tricky getting the case open but once that's done it's quite easy.

    I can't find my thread post but use this guys website for the install!
    As for the RAM my x202e is not upgradeable so I'm stuck with what I got. Good luck!
     
  9. vladimir_625

    vladimir_625 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Is this something that I can do myself at home?
    What do I need?
    I'm considering this SSD: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Samsung-2-5...F8&qid=1438327184&sr=8-2&keywords=Samsung+840 will it fit?
    Also, it mentions using bundled software on a disk to clone the drive, what I'm wondering is - what do I need to clone the drive that I have? Do I need two drive caddies so that I can connect them both via USB to a different computer and clone from there?
    I'd really appreciate some advice on how to get this done.
    I'm not sure what OS I'm running, well I do know it's windows 8.1 but unsure whether this is a basic or pro or whatever.
     
  10. vladimir_625

    vladimir_625 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Also, will the SSD help with how sluggishly slow the computer runs when I have 20-30 tabs open in chrome? or is that more of a RAM issue?
     
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