ASUS Vivobook S200 / X202

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  1. mccoy88f

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    Nov 3, 2012 at 2:59 PM #1
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    Hi!
    Some days ago i notice of Asus Vivobook S200 (or X202 in USA, it's the same)
    i3, touchscreen 11,6", $499 or €499, unibody alluminium, good price,

    This is the specification
    Proc. : Intel Core i3-3217U (3° GEN)
    Freq: 1,80 GHz, 3 MB
    Intel Smart Cash Display : 11,6" HD LED 16:9 TouchScreen
    RAM : DD3 4096MB
    HDD : 320GB
    GFX: Intel HD Graphincs 4000
    Chipset: Intel® HM76 Express
    Conn. : Wi-FI 802-11 b/g/n : 2 x USB 2 + 1 x USB 3.0 : 1 x HDMI : Bluetooth
    OS : Windows 8

    Many spec. sems to be good for an hackintosh (i have a hp probook 4530s and a desktop asus sabertooth x58 based)

    I wanna buy it, someone try to install on it?
    Thanks to all (i'm italian)
     
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    Nov 4, 2012 at 12:13 AM #2
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    ASUS Vivobook S200 / X202 (Is it good?)

    Any idea?
     
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    Nov 4, 2012 at 4:14 AM #3
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    ASUS Vivobook S200 / X202 (Is it good?)

    I'll buy asus vvobook s400 core i 3 today, I'll try to install mountain lion, then I 'll post the result to forum soon
     
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    Nov 4, 2012 at 6:28 AM #4
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    ASUS Vivobook S200 / X202 (Is it good?)

    Good news! Waiting For you!
     
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    Nov 5, 2012 at 7:13 PM #5
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    Any news?
     
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    Nov 5, 2012 at 9:51 PM #6
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    ASUS Vivobook S200 / X202 (Is it good?)

    I'm curious as well. Any updates? It seems like it could be a nice low cost option for those wanting Windows 8 and OS X.
     
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    Nov 7, 2012 at 4:15 PM #7
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    ASUS Vivobook S200 / X202 (Is it good?)

    I bought Vivobook S200 monday, but until then i was too buy at work to do anything. The hdd is 320gb, true, but there is a recovery partition and other stuff i don't need. So i decided to format the system and perform a clean win8 installation + mountain lion. First of all, i want to backup the entire partition scheme using acronis trueimage (for safety: there are no recovey cd/dvd/flash drive). Problems begins here. Bios is very very very buggy. I try 5 usb pendrive + 2 sd card (with internal card reader and an external reader). Result: only 1 pendrive (4gb) is seen as boot drive (trueImage recovery manager inside, but is irrelevant). In addition, mine acronis 2011 version refuse to start. I download the 2013 trial, but without a license the backup procedure doesn't work.
    And obviously, i wasn't able to test mountain lion, not even reach the installation screen, because a 4gb pendrive is too small.
    I'm very frustrated.

    excuse for my english (i'm italian)
     
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    Nov 7, 2012 at 9:55 PM #8
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    update: i found a 16gb pendrive that is seen by the boot selector's BIOS. Then, with unibeast i prepare the drive. Plugged into usb port. Surprise: nothing, no device in boot list anymore.
    It's totally crap. I think (if i manage...) i return it to the store.

    Edit: i found a bios udpate at this page:
    http://support.asus.com/download.aspx?SLanguage=en&p=3&s=21&m=S200E&os=&hashedid=n/a
    this version is 205, mine is 204. Nothing changed.
     
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    Nov 7, 2012 at 11:27 PM #9
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    ASUS Vivobook S200 / X202 (Is it good?)

    When you prepare a unibeast drive take a look to partition scheme, if it's gpt many bios don't boot.
    GPT partition table is not needed to boot, use mbr.
     
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    Nov 8, 2012 at 8:16 AM #10
    skizzo99999999

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    ASUS Vivobook S200 / X202 (Is it good?)

    Obviously i used mbr scheme. It's not my first hackintosh :).
    I mailed Asus for this problem (not hackintosh, on usb boot in general). Finger crossed...

    Anyway, in 15+ year of working with pc, i never seen a bios totally broken at this manner... it's so hard to believe that i hope there is an hidden/strange bios entry that "automagically" resolve all problem
     

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