Asus C200 Chromebook Review
The Asus C200 Chromebook mainly caters to the need of those users whose primary PC use is accessing the internet.
The Asus C200 will allow you to connect to the internet and access the websites of your choice. However, this is not its exclusive use. One may also perform other simple tasks on the chromebook like word-processing and e-mailing. The only thing that you need to make sure is Wi-Fi connectivity.
The Asus C200 chromebook is useful, cheap and performs all the functions that a general PC user would require.
The Asus C200 weighs 2.59 pounds. It is a compact device measuring 0.8 x 12 X 8 inches (HWD). It is comparatively thinner than the Dell and Acer Chromebooks. Like all its peers, the Asus Chromebook has a logo of the Google Chrome on its lid. The chromebook has a plastic casing, however, it is rather sturdy and does not offer excessive flex in the keyboard. The bottom of the device is metallic gray/silver. The lid is black and seems to catch fingerprints quite easily, but they can be cleaned easily.
The Asus C200 offers limited viewing angles. If the screen is tilted a little backwards, it will become rather hard to read text or make out pictures. Viewing form the sides is comparatively better.
Like most of its peers, the Asus C200 Chromebook also features a keyboard that has specific keys for performing functions like search back and forward. There are keys for common functions as well like brightness and volume. The user can also set the functions of his / her choice on specific keys by going into the settings of the device. The keys are very comfortable and register instantly.
There is a touchpad beneath the keyboard which allows you to perform multi-touch functions like scrolling with two fingers. The pad’s response is spontaneous.
The user can log onto the system by entering G-mail or Google Username and password. If a user does not have these accounts, he / she is guided into creating one.
The device offers and HDMI – out port, a Kensington security slot, two USB ports, an SD card reader. The internal speakers offer clear sound suitable to fit an office or a bedroom.
The Asus C200 features 2GB of memory and 16 GB SSD for storage. The space is surely not sufficient enough but the idea is that the users will keep most of their files on Google’s cloud storage or a service’s server. Moreover, the local storage can be supplemented with the help of a USB or an SD card.
The Chromebook comes with 100 GB of Google online storage valid for two years
The Asus C200 is powered by the Intel Celeron N2830 dual core Bay Trail processor. It takes only 10 seconds to boot. Video streaming as smooth as it can be. The C200 can last around 11 hours which is way more than all of its peers. The longer battery life makes it suitable for people who need more unplugged battery life.
The device is available within a $250 to $300 range which makes it imperative for the manufacturers to carefully pick all the features that they are going to incorporate in the finished product. Asus has put more emphasis on battery life and connectivity.
Longer battery life
Plenty of ports available
Narrow screen viewing angles
Unavailability of WWAN/4G options
Attracts fingerprints on the surface
The Asus C200 offers swift booting and resilient internet connectivity. It is a great device for all those people who prefer laptops over tablets.
Don't worry, though, ASUS redeems itself somewhat with amazing battery life. In a field where almost every Celeron-powered Chromebook gets the same runtime
Engadget Aug 13, 2014 The C200 Chromebook offers best-in-class battery life and a comfortable keyboard, but is held back by sluggish performance.
The Asus C200 Chromebook has a new Intel processor and 802.11ac Wi-Fi for fast, robust Web connectivity. It's a solid basic computer for those who prefer