Asus EeeBook X205: the netbook reborn as a $199 notebook - Liliputing (click for full article) Summary: Asus basically created the consumer netbook market when the company launched its first Eee PC in 2007. While netbooks have largely passed out of fashion, the legacy of thin, light, and cheap mobile devices lives on in a growing number of inexpensive Windows tablets and notebooks. Now Asus is getting back to its roots with the launch of a thin, light, portable, and cheap laptop. It’s even got the Eee name. Meet the Asus EeeBook X205. It’s a $199 thin and light laptop with an 11.6 inch display.