Asus Chromebook Flip C101 Review

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

With access towards the Google Play Store in beta mode, the Asus is a lot more beneficial than its predecessor. It could install and run most Android apps, even though some work much better around the larger laptop screen than other people.

It has a new processor developed for Chromebooks that run Android apps. Don’t mistake this for any higher-end Chromebook with a mainstream Intel CPU, but it still runs apps and batterie asus r510c performs other simple Chrome OS tasks fast and smoothly enough for it to be an incredible travel-friendly laptop that children also can take pleasure 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 producing a little bit Chromebook that looks just as fashionable as Apple’s flagship laptop.

As anticipated for any device that’s part tablet and needs finger-gripping space, the C101PA provides up much of its screen’s true estate for the previously-mentioned black bezel. Further tactility is supplied by the screen and chargeur acer a13 045n2a back panel’s stiff construction.

All this finger-friendly space has the unfortunate effect of making the C101PA’s tiny 10.1 inch screen seem even smaller. The bezel does not just frame the screen, it swallows it up.

The C101PA’s full-flex hinge allows the Chromebook to execute its namesake: it flips smoothly, though not effortlessly, into tablet mode, and with out 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, straight at your lap, table, or, probably, hand. Manipulating the C101PA as a tablet feels like playing a saxophone – you happen to be going to get a fingerful of keys whenever you choose it up. It’s disconcerting but not disastrous – the batterie toshiba pa5186u 1brs blanc keys turn off in tablet mode – although we wonder what effect this saxophone setup may have around the C101PA’s extended term keyboard wellness.

Also awkward would be the C101PA’s supposed touchscreen. Finger scrolls and flicks perform fine, but icon pressing, particularly tiny ones like a tab’s ‘X’ or browser’s ‘back’ arrow, is also often 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 – those essentials-for-a-tablet Asus got correct.

Screen

This is one of the spots ASUS stepped up the Flip’s game a bit. No, it isn’t a larger resolution this time about. It nonetheless sits awkwardly in the 1280X800, HD variety that was acceptable in 2015, but feels dated (or spending budget) now. It nevertheless has seriously big bezels. Along with the resolution nonetheless makes text a little little for my taste.

Honestly, basically 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 pretty much a year now, a 1080p screen scaled for the 1200?¨¢800 (just like the Samsungs and Pixelbook do) would have actually felt good.

Despite that hiccup, the screen is considerably brighter than the previous generation, and that was among my most significant gripes in regards to the old 1. It isn’t quite the searing brightness Samsung and Google achieve, nevertheless it is rated at 350 nits and chargeur asus adp 45bw c looks each bit of it. Direct sunlight outdoors nonetheless offers it problems, but I did not uncover a single indoor lighting setup that it couldn’t manage just fine. It truly is IPS and viewing angles are superior although losing a little of brightness off-angle.

One factor 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 really a handful of inquiries on this and I can not rather make up my thoughts. It picks up fingerprints worse than most devices and chargeur asus ad890026 the gets difficult to slide my finger across pretty rapidly, in order that makes me consider it could possibly be plastic. We’ve reached out and yet to hear back on a firm answer. We’ll update if we find out for certain.

Keyboard and Trackpad

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

Once you get utilised to it, it fares OK for finding about fundamental Chromebook stuff. I wouldn’t would like to kind a lengthy post or batterie asus a32li9h paper on it, nevertheless it is fine for basic use.

The trackpad is OK and registers gestures and swiped just fine, but the click mechanism was not very good on my review unit. It was way also stiff and had that annoying double-click concern I have not had to gripe about for any while. 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, once you go to depress it, you feel the very first click of your trackpad hitting the button after which the button’s actual click. It feels low cost and frustrating.

I can not say regardless of whether or not this is a widespread challenge, but I’m hoping it is not since the handful of C100’s that passed by way of my possession more than the years by no means had this problem. It can be a simple fix, however the screws are tiny hex screws, so acquiring in there will not be straightforward and chargeur asus adp 33aw c no one really should need to do that to a brand new device. Should you get one particular 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 having a separate NEON coprocessor. This processor has been designed especially for Chromebook, and for running Android Apps. The processor runs alongside 4GB of RAM.

Overall, the Chromebook Flip C101PA is actually a capable performer. It’s no speed demon, however it was capable to deal with playing a 1080p video with chargeur asus adp 180hb d/g75 no concern whilst also having ten tabs in Chrome along with the Instagram Android app open — all devoid of slowing down.

The Flip scored 49.53 around the JetStream benchmark test, which measures JavaScript browsing functionality in the browser. That score indicates that its efficiency is on a par together with the batterie asus a41 x550e competing Dell Chromebook 3180 (49.9), improved than the Lenovo Miix 320 (40.eight) and not pretty as fantastic as the Lenovo Flex 11 (58.six).

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

Battery life

Inside this pup of a Chromebook is one 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 plus a half. The battery inside is effortlessly the highlight of this Chromebook.

Its all-day battery is crucial towards the C101PA’s usability, and chargeur surface 3/chargeur microsoft surface 3 not for the reason that it is a convertible. This Chromebook hates to be tethered.

The placement of its energy port near the front, as an alternative to back with the device’s base efficiently knocks six inches off the energy cord’s length. Additionally, its front plug forces you to play some positioning games with chargeur samsung np270e5e the C101PA whilst charging it, as the energy cord will try and snake underneath the device’s base.

Verdict

All told, the C101PA is absolutely economical, it just is not as economical as a few of its competitors. Acer’s Chromebook R11 accomplishes the same tablet feats because the C101PA, but for any bit less. The HP Chromebook 14 has equivalent internals to Asus’s Chromebook, and chargeur toshiba pa5034u 1aca when HP’s device is not convertible, it really is less expensive. When other devices do what the C101PA does, but for less expensive, it’s hard to see the worth.

That is not to say the C101PA is not with no excellent capabilities: it’s 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 possess a comfy keyboard. It doesn’t have a precise touchscreen. These are the sorts of faults which will relegate a device to ‘backup’ or ‘my kid’s 1st computer’ or ‘the thing on my nightstand I use to google celebrities.’ The C101PA is a backup Googler.

And, that’s not necessarily a bad point. If you’re in the industry for any secondary device, or a key 1 that very easily fits into a nightstand drawer, then check out the C101PA.

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