It seems as though there is going to be a new rival to HP’s yet-to-be-announced $199 Stream laptop, and this time around it would be Taiwanese firm ASUS that has stepped up to the front. French retailer pc21 has put up a product page that showed off an unannounced ASUS device that carries the model number ASUS F205TA.
The asking price for the ASUS F205TA currently stands at 205 Euros, and this will include VAT taxes, so assuming it makes its way across the pond all over to Stateside, the ASUS F205TA might very well retail at the same price point as the upcoming HP Stream laptop. Unfortunately, there were no images of the ASUS F205TA depicted by pc21, and it remains to be seen whether this device itself is a laptop or a tablet, but there are encouraging signs that point to it being a highly affordable laptop device.
After all, ASUS has a history of using the F2xx model number when it comes to describing their laptops instead of tablets, and with 4GB RAM thrown into the mix, it is definitely a whole lot more compared to the budget-style Windows-powered tablets. Other hardware specifications that have leaked point to an Intel Atom Z3735F Bay Trail processor, 32GB of internal memory, an 11.6” display with Windows 8.1 with Bing software. Who knows, we might even see it make an appearance over at IFA 2014 early next month.