Review ASUS Chromebook Flip C302CA: A Superb Package That’s Affordable Now

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This Laptop Review is about the new Asus Chromebook flip 2-in-1 device whose price has been dropped so that more people could afford it. What’s new, let’s check out in the review!

Introduction

The review contains the information on the specifications, detailing and performance of the new Asus Chromebook Flip. The specifications in the device are kept low-end so as to make it affordable for more people in the queue. It features 6th Gen “Skylake” processor which might be out of date as per the modern era but still holds together the piece nicely. It contains LPDDR3 RAM which is also old fashioned but low in cost. The device is 2-in-1 so it can be used as a laptop as well as a tablet.

Sneak Peek

The laptop features an old 6th Gen Intel Core M3-6Y75 clocked at 0.9GHz with 4MB cache and a maximum clock speed of 2.2GHz while the lower-end version features Pentium 4405Y. Supported by 4GB LPDDR3 RAM on the base model and 8GB RAM on the high-end model, the performance is quite nice compared to other competitors. The device is packed with Intel HD Graphics 515 that is not as powerful to support high graphics games but is enough to support the normal usage. The device also features 64GB eMMC with TPM which is not so fast but cheaper.

What’s cool What’s not so cool
Good Performance

Great Battery Life

Light Weight

Comfortable Backlit Keyboard

Nicely Built

A Little Costly

No USB A Type Port

Only Beta Support for Android Apps

Dim Screen

 

 

JUST LIKE A “CHROMEBOOK”

Inherited Design

Meanwhile, Asus Chromebook Flip C302CA looks like every typical Chromebook with all aluminium chassis but adonised finish which was earlier a brushed texture. This time, Asus has replaced the long bar hinge with a multi-gear metal mechanism which is lighter and makes it look a lot nicer. The rounded corners and 0.9-inch frame suits the notebook with some extra look to compete with HP and Google Chromebooks but at a lower price. The notebook weighs 1.19kg beating the top rivals, it also has a clever magnetic clasp which sticks it tightly to the frame when you are switched to tablet mode as the notebook is specially designed for more of a tablet use.

ALL YOU CAN ASK FOR

Stunning Display

Asus Chromebook Flip C302CA has a compact 12.5-inch Full HD IPS display which is a large one though if seen through the tablet side. It sports a 16:9 aspect ratio screen with wide viewing angles at 178° and a 300-nit maximum brightness. In this price for a 2-in-1 laptop, the screen is just fine. It has some thick bezels on the side that make it look like old-fashioned compared to the modern but more expensive laptops. However, the bezel makes it easier to hold the device in tablet mode.

TWO DIFFERENT STORIES!

All Is The Keyboard And Not Much Is The Touchpad

Unlike the trend in modern Chromebook Keyboard layout, the keyboard on Asus Chromebook Flip C302 feels a lot handy and comfortable to type on. The keys and clicky and also respond quite nicely and the keyboard is backlit too. About the touchpad, the story is a lot different. At 4.5-inches diagonally, the touchpad is perfectly usable but without the multi-touch support and the fact that it looks and feels cheap, they’re not much to talk about.

NEVER-THE-LESS

Great Performance

The device features an Intel “SkyLake” based or a Pentium processor which actually is not a cutting-edge technology but it has an advantage as the processor does not require any active cooling so the laptop does not have any fans at all and is extremely silent. Like any smartphone or tablet, the device auto Thermal Throttles(Slows down) to prevent over-heating which is not an issue unless you are paying some 3D games. The overall performance can be considered to be better than most of the Chromebooks in the market.

FINALLY WHAT WE NEED!!

Good Battery And Super-Fast Charging

The battery on the device is some great news for the buyers, not only the Core M processor is power efficient but the Chrome OS requires some lesser juice than a Windows OS based laptop. Another surprising benefit of the laptop is its lightning fast charging rate which rules out every other laptop in the market. Usually, any laptop takes hours to full charge but thanks to new “Power Efficiency” that the Asus Chromebook Flip C302, at a maximum rate of 20V/2.25A, the laptop gets filled at a surprisingly fast rate.

Software

The people who know what Chrome OS started like! The OS still centres around internet browsing but with some extra android app support. You cannot use it for much of a laptop as there are not many alternative applications that you may use, for example, no photo editor alternative for photoshop. Before buying the Chromebook C302, buyers should keep in mind that Chrome OS is better to be considered as a compromise.

Some Unique Features Of ASUS CHROMEBOOK FLIP C302CA

·New Multi Gear Type Hygines
·Anodised new Aluminium Finish
·Very Fast Charging
·No Cooling Vents Required
·Silent

Tech Specs

BASIC INFORMATION

   
Model Name ASUS CHROMEBOOK FLIP C302CA
Operating System Chrome OS
Type LED
Processor
Intel Core m3 6Y30 / 900 MHz

DISPLAY

Size (inch) 12.5
Display Technology LED backlit FHD, Glare Panel with 45% NTSC
Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels

HARDWARE/PROCESSOR

Hard Drive eMMC. 64 GB
RAM 4GB
RAM Type LPDDR3 SSDRAM
Cache  4 MB
 Turbo Speed 2.2 Ghz

PHYSICAL SPECIFICATION

Laptop Weight (in lbs) 2.65
Laptop Dimension 12 X 8.3 X 0.5 in
 Colour Metallic Grey

OTHER SPECIFICATION

Wi-Fi Yes,Integrated 802.11 AC 
Bluetooth Yes,  4.0
Interface 2 x Type C USB3.0 (USB3.1 GEN1) support display & support power delivery 
1 x micro SD card
1 x audio jack COMBO
Graphic Processor Intel HD Graphics 515
Security Trusted Platform Module (TPM) Security Chip
Mechanical Device 360° Flip Design
Battery  
Battery Capacity,Cells 39 Wh, 2-cell, Lithium Polymer
 

Conclusion

While one may ask that is the Asus Chromebook Flip C302CA good for a purchase, the answer would be that it totally depends on the needs of the buyers. If you are looking for a typical 2-in-1 laptop and do not require much much work to be done on it, it might be an excellent choice but if you are a working person and need the device to be highly compatible, this might not be a good choice for you. Overall, at this price, the laptop serves a lot better than expected and depending on your needs, this one is a really nice choice.

 

 

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"Gadgets For You" Belongs to Srishti Agarwal, a commerce graduate by degree but a technophile and a writer by heart. Her love for gadgets and writing made her choose a profession which is altogether a new journey. Being a novice in the blogging community, she strives to provide her audience with reviews on the latest gadgets and guidance tips on OS and Applications.

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