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!
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 It features 6th Gen “Skylake” processor which might be out of date as per the modern era but still holds together the piece nicely.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.
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||A Little Costly|
JUST LIKE A “CHROMEBOOK”
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.
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ALL YOU CAN ASK FOR
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.
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.
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|
|Model Name||ASUS CHROMEBOOK FLIP C302CA|
|Operating System||Chrome OS|
Intel Core m3 6Y30 / 900 MHz
|Display Technology||LED backlit FHD, Glare Panel with 45% NTSC|
|Resolution||1920 x 1080 pixels|
|Hard Drive||eMMC. 64 GB|
|RAM Type||LPDDR3 SSDRAM|
|Turbo Speed||2.2 Ghz|
|Laptop Weight (in lbs)||2.65|
|Laptop Dimension||12 X 8.3 X 0.5 in|
|Wi-Fi||Yes,Integrated 802.11 AC|
|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 Capacity,Cells||39 Wh, 2-cell, Lithium Polymer|
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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