Asus Chromebook Flip C302CA Review

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March seems to be the month of a new launches and comebacks. The Asus Chromebook Flip not to be confused with the device of the same name, is another offering from the Asus stable and is making quite the impression.

The new Asus Chromebook Flip C302CA makes an entry in the Chrome OS 2-in-1 space. It is well built and is bundled with great features and specifications. The metal body looks amazing and effortless in spite of being small in size.

The 12.5 inch convertible laptop is well equipped to run all android apps with great precision and look stylish all at the same time.  The aluminium body looks and feels like the now discontinued 11-inch MacBook Pro so it takes a few glances to see the difference as the logo is now situated on the 2-in1’s lid and bezel. The Asus Chromebook’s 360-degree rotatable hinge is quite stable and does not give you the feeling that the screen might just come of its hinge. Also, the transition from laptop to tablet is quite seamless as compared to other laptops, stands, tablets and tent models.

Hardware                         

The Chromebook weighs close to 2.6 pounds and measures around 0.6 inches and is much lighter compared to the other 2-in1’s in this range. The Chromebook connects to various peripherals and other external devices through two USB Type C ports which are located on either side of the device.  Also, the Asus Chromebook Flip C302CA has positioned the headphone jack, volume and power buttons on the left hand side of the device and the MicroSD slot is located on the right side of the device. In addition, the Flip houses a 4.1×2.3 inch button-less touchpad that is created for precise navigation, along with a two-finger page scrolling and three-finger tab navigation.  Also, the backlit keyboard is great for working in dim light.

Display

The 12.5 inch Asus Chromebook Flip has a 1920 X 1080 resolution, bundled with an Intel HD Graphics 515 card, which produces vibrant, crisp, and vivid images. Also, the Flip produces accurate colour and has a balanced brightness temperature which makes viewing images at different angles quite easy. So no matter which way you are looking at the screen, you will always see a great image.

Audio

The Chromebook Flip’s speakers are very effective and are powerful enough for a mid-sized room.  The speakers are clear and have a balanced output of bass and treble.

Performance

The 4 GB RAM combined with an Intel Core m3-6Y30 CPU makes you a multitasker. Even with multiple tabs open, there is no lag.  Also, the battery lasts for about 8 hours and 52 minutes which is more than the battery power of other 2-in-1’s.

So, if you are looking for a durable 2-in-1, give this one a look.

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Picture courtesy – digitaltrends.com


by techtalks @TechTalks May 3, 2017 12:18 PM UTC

DIGITAL DEBATE

Mobile Upgrades: Killing The Product Before Its Time?

Have to agree. The speed of newer phone models within the same series and newer app versions lead to more thought put into buying decisions. Phone lines have a definite short shelf life

Lionel Gurjao

Frequently upgrading the software is a real problem as updating the software might cause your phone to lag because of the older hardware.

Shivendra Singh

They should come out with upgrades for the specific phones and not for the separate Operating System. This way a special version for your phones specific hardware can be made

Maalin Ashar

They should come out with upgrades for the specific phones and not for the separate Operating System. This way a special version for your phones specific hardware can be made

Maalin Ashar

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