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Asus Chromebook Flip Review – Clipped or flipped?
Asus Chromebook Flip has a Chromebook thanks to its foldable touchscreen and compact dimensions versatile and handier than competitive models. Among others for watching video and reading documents, the tent or tablet mode convenient. At the moment there are still too few on touch-oriented sites and web apps to leverage the tablet mode, but that will change if Android apps coming to Chrome OS. With its battery life and screen Flip excels, but the processor and memory are again some substandard. Overall, the user experience good enough to justify the price of nearly 330 euros.
Good battery life
Only 2GB memory
Thick screen edges
Tweakers zegt: 7,5
Available from: € 329, –
Tested version: Asus C100PA-FS0001
That PC sales for years sitting in a big dip is known, but would still growth potential in the segment of products to four hundred euros. The difficulty for manufacturers is to make a profit here, which in turn has consequences for consumers, because the extent to which manufacturers have made concessions to obtain a low level of prices? In recent years, some manufacturers but been happy with Chromebooks. These products can indeed suffice with little work and storage memory, and an expensive license for Windows is also absent.
However, a lot of innovation was not there Chromebooks. Under the hood, the models of many manufacturers were identical and the whole transition to 2-in-1 convertible, which we saw in more expensive laptops, failed to Chromebooks. That makes sense, the web is almost entirely focused on the desktop and if there are already sites optimized for touch operation, then the mobile site for smartphone display. Even Google itself probably saw no point in continuing to equip a 2-in-1 Chrome OS; the latest installment in the Pixel series, yet the series for years of expensive Chromebooks, Android was delivered .
All this was no impediment to try it anyway for Asus. Asus Chromebook Flip is a small Chromebook whose touch-sensitive screen can be completely folded down, so you can use Google Web control system in tablet mode.
Asus Chromebook Flip C100PA
The Chromebook Flip looks with its small 10 “size as a netbook like the Asus which released years ago. The housing is provided with a thin layer of aluminum, which looks nice and gives a sense of solidity. With a weight of 890 grams the Flip light for a small laptop and so easy to pick up and take with you on the go for a tablet, it’s still a nice weight, which makes it difficult to keep him long in a single hand of comparison:.. it still more than the first iPad with 3G support, which weighed 730 grams.
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The convertible is not 15,6mm thick, but he is solid and that applies to the entire enclosure. For example, the elongate hinge keeps the screen and the keyboard solid to each other. Also at regular coarse flip of the screen, you do not get the impression that the body suffers, as you would expect from this type of product.
At the bottom are four rubber feet to protect the bottom and should be well in place keeping the Chromebook. Also on the bottom are two grills in front of the speakers, where a reasonable, but not spectacular sound comes out. On the back of the cover shines in the middle and the Asus logo in the upper corner the Chrome logo, which should put Google’s manufacturers on their Chromebooks.
Keyboard and trackpad
Flip the keyboard is the standard keyboard of a Chromebook, on the site of the function keys dedicated buttons to switch the page, go to full screen mode and get an overview of all open windows. The 10 “-Chromebook contains small keys, which is a hurdle for fast typing. The keys feel cheap and do not give a lot of travel, but still quite a bit of feedback. The keyboard does not bounces along at quite pressing buttons.
The trackpad is not large, there is no room for a 10 “system, but he continues to work fine. The surface records and interprets two-finger scrolling. The window list call with three fingers and tap-to-click function properly and with sufficient precision. The integrated mouse buttons make a loud click, which feels cheap, but a big problem is not.
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The laptop is on the right front micro HDMI, next to a pair USB 2.0 ports sit. USB 3.0 is not present. Why is the right one micro sd card reader; for reading regular sd cards you will have to use an adapter, which in turn can provide up to USB 2.0 speeds. At the end of the right side is still the combined audio input and output.
Left is only the power connection and no other I / O port. However, Asus has placed the volume and the power key on this side.
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1. Appearance and connectors
2. Hardware and benchmarks
3. Display and battery life
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