Asus Chromebook Flip C101 Review

The new 10-inch Asus Chromebook Flip confidently follows within the footsteps of its 12-inch significant brother. Replacing the 2015 model, the laptop impresses with chargeur asus exa1208eh/ac adapter asus exa1208eh a related, compact and versatile style and USD299 (GBP349) cost. AU pricing and availability have however to become announced, but pricing converts to AUD375.

With access to the Google Play Store in beta mode, the Asus is much more helpful than its predecessor. It might install and run most Android apps, while some function much better on the bigger laptop screen than others.

It features a new processor made for Chromebooks that run Android apps. Never error this for any higher-end Chromebook having a mainstream Intel CPU, nevertheless it nevertheless runs apps and batterie asus r510c performs other basic Chrome OS tasks rapid and smoothly sufficient for it to become a fantastic travel-friendly laptop that youngsters may also delight in.

Design and Display

With its silver finish and black bezel and keys, the C101PA is clearly MacBook inspired. That’s not a criticism necessarily – kudos to chargeur asus adp 120rh b Asus for generating somewhat Chromebook that looks just as stylish as Apple’s flagship laptop.

As anticipated for a device that’s portion tablet and requirements finger-gripping space, the C101PA offers up considerably of its screen’s real estate to the previously-mentioned black bezel. Additional tactility is supplied by the screen and chargeur acer a13 045n2a back panel’s stiff construction.

All this finger-friendly space has the unfortunate impact of making the C101PA’s little 10.1 inch screen appear even smaller. The bezel doesn’t just frame the screen, it swallows it up.

The C101PA’s full-flex hinge enables the Chromebook to execute its namesake: it flips smoothly, even though not effortlessly, into tablet mode, and devoid of chargeur lenovo adl45wcg any NASA-level mechanics, locks or funky twists.

Because the C101PA just rotates on its hinge, the keyboard in tablet mode awkwardly faces south, directly at your lap, table, or, probably, hand. Manipulating the C101PA as a tablet feels like playing a saxophone – you’re going to have a fingerful of keys whenever you pick it up. It’s disconcerting but not disastrous – the batterie toshiba pa5186u 1brs blanc keys turn off in tablet mode – though we wonder what effect this saxophone setup will have around the C101PA’s extended term keyboard well being.

Also awkward could be the C101PA’s supposed touchscreen. Finger scrolls and flicks perform fine, but icon pressing, especially modest ones like a tab’s ‘X’ or browser’s ‘back’ arrow, is as well generally an exercise in futility. Be prepared for frustrated screen jabbing.

At least its touchy touchscreen is clear and colorful with batterie hp 800050 001 wide viewing angles – these essentials-for-a-tablet Asus got right.

Screen

This is among the spots ASUS stepped up the Flip’s game a bit. No, it isn’t a higher resolution this time around. It nonetheless sits awkwardly within the 1280X800, HD range that was acceptable in 2015, but feels dated (or spending budget) now. It still has really huge bezels. And also the resolution nevertheless tends to make text a bit smaller for my taste.

Honestly, simply putting a 1080p screen would’ve accomplished wonders. With chargeur asus adp 90yd b/chargeur asus exa1202yh Chrome OS possessing a nice scaling mechanism in location for virtually a year now, a 1080p screen scaled for the 1200?¨¢800 (like the Samsungs and Pixelbook do) would have truly felt good.

Despite that hiccup, the screen is considerably brighter than the preceding generation, and that was among my biggest gripes in regards to the old one particular. It isn’t fairly the searing brightness Samsung and Google realize, but it is rated at 350 nits and chargeur asus adp 45bw c appears every single bit of it. Direct sunlight outdoors still gives it difficulty, but I didn’t discover a single indoor lighting setup that it could not manage just fine. It really is IPS and viewing angles are excellent whilst losing a bit of brightness off-angle.

One thing we’re unclear on at this point would be the surface material around the screen. Glass or plastic? I’m inclined to assume glass, but we’ve had very a number of questions on this and I cannot fairly make up my mind. It picks up fingerprints worse than most devices and chargeur asus ad890026 the gets difficult to slide my finger across fairly rapidly, to ensure that tends to make me feel it could be plastic. We’ve reached out and but to hear back on a firm answer. We’ll update if we learn for confident.

Keyboard and Trackpad

This is usually a bit of a mixed bag. The original Flip had a surprisingly superior keyboard and chargeur acer sw5 015 137z 18w trackpad. This model unsurprisingly boasts the exact same combo. The keyboard performs nicely, feels somewhat cramped, but has WAY a lot more travel than you’d anticipate in this diminutive package.

Once you get utilized to it, it fares OK for acquiring around standard Chromebook stuff. I wouldn’t would like to type a lengthy post or batterie asus a32li9h paper on it, but it is fine for basic use.

The trackpad is OK and registers gestures and swiped just fine, but the click mechanism was not excellent on my overview unit. It was way too stiff and had that annoying double-click challenge I have not had to gripe about for any whilst. Basically, the springs underneath are pushing the trackpad surface up greater than the chargeur asus eee pc x101ch/chargeur asus x101ch button underneath it. So, if you go to depress it, you really feel the very first click from the trackpad hitting the button after which the button’s actual click. It feels inexpensive and frustrating.

I cannot say whether or not this can be a widespread challenge, but I am hoping it is not considering the fact that the handful of C100’s that passed through my possession over the years never had this problem. It truly is a simple fix, but the screws are tiny hex screws, so obtaining in there will not be simple and chargeur asus adp 33aw c nobody ought to must do that to a new device. Should you get 1 together with the wonky trackpad, exchange it.

Performance

The Flip C101PA is powered by the new OP1 Rockchip 3399 processor, which integrates a dual-core Cortex-A72 and chargeur asus ad887020 a quad-core Cortex-A53 using a separate NEON coprocessor. This processor has been created particularly for Chromebook, and for running Android Apps. The processor runs alongside 4GB of RAM.

Overall, the Chromebook Flip C101PA is often a capable performer. It really is no speed demon, but it was able to handle playing a 1080p video with chargeur asus adp 180hb d/g75 no concern when also possessing 10 tabs in Chrome along with the Instagram Android app open — all without having slowing down.

The Flip scored 49.53 around the JetStream benchmark test, which measures JavaScript browsing functionality within the browser. That score indicates that its functionality is on a par with the batterie asus a41 x550e competing Dell Chromebook 3180 (49.9), better than the Lenovo Miix 320 (40.8) and not really as good as the Lenovo Flex 11 (58.six).

On the WebGL Aquarium graphics benchmark test, which measures 3D graphics’ prowess by displaying a tank filled with 2,000 fish swimming, the Chromebook Flip C101PA earned a price of 34 framers per second (fps). That indicates that it really is more rapidly than the Dell Chromebook 3180 (26 fps), and batterie hp 800050 001/batterie hp pavilion gaming 15 practically on a par together with the Lenovo Flex 11 (37 fps).

Battery life

Inside this pup of a Chromebook is one particular beast of a battery. This laptop turns out a half day’s worth of cordless action, outlasting the R11’s battery by 3 hours, along with the surface pro 4 chargeur HP Chromebook 14’s by six and also a half. The battery inside is effortlessly the highlight of this Chromebook.

Its all-day battery is essential to the C101PA’s usability, and chargeur surface 3/chargeur microsoft surface 3 not since it is a convertible. This Chromebook hates to become tethered.

The placement of its power port close to the front, as opposed to back with the device’s base correctly knocks six inches off the energy cord’s length. In addition, its front plug forces you to play some positioning games with chargeur samsung np270e5e the C101PA although charging it, because the energy cord will try and snake underneath the device’s base.

Verdict

All told, the C101PA is certainly cost-effective, it just is not as very affordable as a number of its competitors. Acer’s Chromebook R11 accomplishes the same tablet feats because the C101PA, but for a bit less. The HP Chromebook 14 has equivalent internals to Asus’s Chromebook, and chargeur toshiba pa5034u 1aca whilst HP’s device is not convertible, it’s less expensive. When other devices do what the C101PA does, but for less costly, it’s tough to see the value.

That is not to say the C101PA is not without having wonderful features: it is light, it runs smoothly and pa5170u 1brs/batterie toshiba satellite nb10t a 101 it has one particular hell of a battery. But, it does not possess a sharp screen. It doesn’t have a comfy keyboard. It does not possess a precise touchscreen. They are the sorts of faults that will relegate a device to ‘backup’ or ‘my kid’s very first computer’ or ‘the thing on my nightstand I use to google celebrities.’ The C101PA is really a backup Googler.

And, that’s not necessarily a negative factor. If you’re inside the industry for a secondary device, or maybe a principal a single that quickly fits into a nightstand drawer, then check out the C101PA.

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