The Asus Chromebook C300 ($249) is actually a reasonably priced Chrome OS laptop with a fairly large 13.3-inch screen. It’s a stablemate to the 11-inch Asus C200 Chromebook, with chargeur asus exa1208eh/ac adapter asus exa1208eh an identical set of internal elements. Should you need to have a basic, Web-bound system for each day tasks, check out the C300. It really is an all-day companion with great connectivity.
Design and Features
This modern-looking laptop has a matte-black chassis and nicely textured, faux-brushed-metal polycarbonate best lid and keyboard deck. Unfortunately, the look does not extend for the sides on the laptop, exactly where the shiny plastic appears somewhat low-priced. Thankfully, you won’t need to appear in the chargeur asus r510c/batterie asus r510c/batterie ordinateur portable asus r510c/batterie r510c sides unless you’re plugging peripherals into the system’s HDMI port, headset jack, AC energy adapter, SD card reader, single USB 2.0 port, or USB 3.0 port.
The chiclet-style keyboard is pleasant to make use of, as may be the wide touchpad that supports multitouch gestures like suitable click and two-finger swipe. The asus a32 k53/batterie a32 k53/batterie asus a32 k53/a32 k53 method measures 0.eight by 13 by 9 inches (HWD) and weighs 2.87 pounds, so it’s simple to carry around the home or to your favored coffee shop. You are able to even match it on an airline tray cable in coach to utilize the 12 absolutely free Gogo Inflight Net coupons that come with the program. Other Google provides like a 60-day Google Play All Access subscription and 100GB of Google Drive storage (for two years) are pa3817u 1brs/batterie pa3817u 1brs/batterie toshiba pa3817u 1brs 48wh also included. (Google Drive has a Chromebook-only holiday specific: no cost 1TB of storage for two years for those who register before January 1)
You’ll want that cloud storage, since the C300 only comes using a 16GB solid-state drive (SSD) and 2GB of technique memory. The 16GB SSD is typical of most Chromebooks, though the pa5109u 1brs/batterie pa5109u 1brs/toshiba pa5109u 1brs Acer Chromebook C720P-2600 provides double the system memory (4GB) and neighborhood storage (32GB) for about exactly the same value. You’ll be able to, certainly, supplement regional storage with an SD card, though there’s no approach to raise the C300’s program memory.
The 13.3-inch screen features a 1,366-by-768 resolution, identical for the Asus C200 Chromebook and batterie asus a32n1405/batterie a32n1405/asus a32n1405/a32n1405 battery price range Windows ultraportables just like the HP Stream 13 (13-c020nr). In case you require additional screen room, the Acer Chromebook 13 (CB5-311-T9B0) and also the Toshiba CB35-B3340 Chromebook 2 each have 1,920-by-1,080-resolution displays. This indicates you could view 720p videos around the C300, but not 1080p HD with no downscaling.
The display is of fantastic quality, though like all LCD screens, it doesn’t possess a wide viewing angle and is chargeur surface pro 3/alimentation surface pro 3 not rather as clear as an In-Plane Switching (IPS) screen like the one particular in the Editors’ Option HP Chromebook 11 (Verizon LTE) and its Wi-Fi only sibling HP Chromebook 11. The C300 comes with a one-year warranty.
Display and speakers
Another affordable Chromebook, an additional affordable display. The C300 ships with adp 120rh b/chargeur asus adp 120rh b/ac adapter asus adp 120rh b an incredibly simple 13.3-inch show at just 1366×768 resolution, and is also the significantly inferior TN show kind that provides poor viewing angles and vibrancy. The display functions, and that is about it. Colors are washed out, viewing angles are undesirable and brightness is just average – par for the course for most modern Chromebooks, sadly.
I have a larger trouble using the chargeur acer a13 045n2a/chargeur a13 045n2a fact that this can be a TN panel than the resolution, honestly, as you happen to be much more most likely to notice poor viewing angles and washed out colors than you are to be spotting individual pixels holding the personal computer as far out of your eyes as you often do. Chrome OS also does a undesirable job scaling its interface to higher-density displays, meaning the chargeur lenovo adl45wcg/chargeur adl45wcg most effective resolution for a 13-inch laptop at this point is likely just 1600×900.
One factor (and only a single factor, honestly) that HP got ideal on its Chromebook 11 was its batterie a41 x550a/batterie asus a41 x550a 400 nit brightness IPS display, and I want much more Chromebook companies would up their game on the show front like HP did there.
If you flip the C300 over you’ll notice a pair of speakers just underneath the left and appropriate edges near the pa5186u 1brs/batterie toshiba pa5186u 1brs blanc front in the laptop, which supply pretty fantastic sound considering their size. Bass is understandably restricted, but the speakers get fairly loud with out distorting, which is ideal for some impromptu music listening whenever you never have any headphones. This pair of speakers outperforms the 800050 001/batterie hp 800050 001 fully internal speakers identified on some other laptops, and in that respect they’re much more than acceptable.
Performance and genuine world use
I had high hopes for the Intel Bay Trail processor inside the C300 ever due to the fact Google set pretty lofty expectations of it when it very first unveiled the new generation of fanless and power-efficient Chromebooks. The batterie dell latitude e7250/batterie dell e7250 processor powering this C300 just isn’t pretty as much as par, regrettably, for all but standard utilizes. Much just like the ARM chips that it really is directly competing against, Bay Trail (a minimum of within this current dual-core configuration) appears to sacrifice efficiency an excessive amount of to be able to remain inside heat and battery life constraints.
Using more than a handful of tabs concurrently, or attempting to swiftly multitask can get frustrating if you’re expecting this machine to run at all as rapid as the more strong Haswell Celeron Chromebooks available (to say nothing of what you’d count on from a high-end laptop). Any time you drop the number of tabs down or concentrate on just a couple tasks, the C300 is chargeur asus adp 90yd b/ac adapter asus adp 90yd b/chargeur asus exa1202yh rather responsive, and I hardly ever knowledgeable typing or scrolling slowdowns in these instances. I got the feeling that the C300 was additional responsive and capable with a dual-core Intel Bay Trail processor and 2GB of RAM than even the most recent Samsung Chromebook 2 with a quad-core Exynos 5800 and 4GB of RAM.
I like the enhanced design and style that not getting fans permits suppliers, along with the 10 hours of battery life is chargeur asus adp 45bw c/chargeur adp 45bw c/asus ac adapter adp 45bw c completely excellent, but as an individual who makes use of computer systems harder than the typical user on the market, I’d be prepared to provide up each of those points so that you can possess a much more highly effective processor. Let’s hope that the upcoming Broadwell or higher-end Bay Trail chips can bridge the gap.
Asus prices this laptop for ten hours, which I found to become chargeur macbook pro 13 60w/chargeur macbook pro 13 2010 an precise assessment. Utilizing it on and off for most in the day, I never had to charge it prior to going to sleep within the evening. It survived by means of taking notes in class, editing and writing articles, listening to music, and watching a couple of YouTube videos throughout the day.
It’s nice to become in a position to leave the chargeur asus ad890026/chargeur ad890026 charger at household and go out and get work performed for a day. It tends to make it a perfect travel device. Should you like to write away from dwelling, you won’t have to be constrained by wherever you can find a charging outlet.
The Asus Chromebook C300 is amongst the cheapest Chromebooks out there, and it manages to do that although providing substantial speakers and also a (mainly) fluid knowledge. It is definitely not excellent – the plastic cover loves fingerprints, and the keyboard is subpar – but it provides many bang for the buck.