Asus Chromebook Flip C101 Review

December 18, 2018

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

With access to the Google Play Shop in beta mode, the Asus is much more beneficial than its predecessor. It might install and run most Android apps, although some work much better around the larger laptop screen than other folks.

It features a new processor made for Chromebooks that run Android apps. Do not mistake this to get a higher-end Chromebook using a mainstream Intel CPU, however it nonetheless runs apps and batterie asus r510c performs other fundamental Chrome OS tasks fast and smoothly adequate for it to be an awesome travel-friendly laptop that little ones also can love.

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 appears just as fashionable as Apple’s flagship laptop.

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

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

The C101PA’s full-flex hinge permits the Chromebook to execute its namesake: it flips smoothly, although not effortlessly, into tablet mode, and with no 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, most likely, hand. Manipulating the C101PA as a tablet feels like playing a saxophone – you happen to be going to obtain a fingerful of keys whenever you choose it up. It really is disconcerting but not disastrous – the batterie toshiba pa5186u 1brs blanc keys turn off in tablet mode – although we wonder what effect this saxophone setup will have around the C101PA’s long term keyboard overall health.

Also awkward would be the C101PA’s supposed touchscreen. Finger scrolls and flicks function fine, but icon pressing, especially tiny ones like a tab’s ‘X’ or browser’s ‘back’ arrow, is too usually an exercise in futility. Be ready 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 proper.

Screen

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

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

Despite that hiccup, the screen is a lot brighter than the prior generation, and that was certainly one of my most significant gripes in regards to the old one particular. It isn’t rather the searing brightness Samsung and Google reach, but it is rated at 350 nits and chargeur asus adp 45bw c looks each bit of it. Direct sunlight outdoors nonetheless offers it trouble, but I didn’t find a single indoor lighting setup that it couldn’t handle just fine. It can be IPS and viewing angles are very good when losing a little of brightness off-angle.

One issue we’re unclear on at this point will be the surface material on the screen. Glass or plastic? I am inclined to assume glass, but we’ve had fairly a handful of concerns on this and I can not 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 quite rapidly, to ensure that makes me assume it may very well be plastic. We’ve reached out and but to hear back on a firm answer. We’ll update if we find out for certain.

Keyboard and Trackpad

This is usually a bit of a mixed bag. The original Flip had a surprisingly fantastic keyboard and chargeur acer sw5 015 137z 18w trackpad. This model unsurprisingly boasts exactly the same combo. The keyboard operates properly, feels a little bit cramped, but has WAY additional travel than you’d count on within this diminutive package.

Once you get applied to it, it fares OK for finding about standard Chromebook stuff. I would not desire to kind a lengthy article 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 superior on my evaluation unit. It was way too stiff and had that annoying double-click issue I have not had to gripe about for any although. Generally, the springs underneath are pushing the trackpad surface up larger than the chargeur asus eee pc x101ch/chargeur asus x101ch button underneath it. So, if you go to depress it, you feel the very first click on the trackpad hitting the button and after that the button’s actual click. It feels cheap and frustrating.

I cannot say whether or not this is a widespread problem, but I am hoping it is not since the handful of C100’s that passed via my possession more than the years under no circumstances had this situation. It really is a simple repair, however the screws are tiny hex screws, so getting in there will not be basic and chargeur asus adp 33aw c no one really should need to do that to a new device. In case you get one particular 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 with a separate NEON coprocessor. This processor has been made specifically for Chromebook, and for operating Android Apps. The processor runs alongside 4GB of RAM.

Overall, the Chromebook Flip C101PA is often a capable performer. It’s no speed demon, nevertheless it was able to manage playing a 1080p video with chargeur asus adp 180hb d/g75 no challenge while also getting 10 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 efficiency within the browser. That score indicates that its performance 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 quite as very good as the Lenovo Flex 11 (58.6).

On the WebGL Aquarium graphics benchmark test, which measures 3D graphics’ prowess by showing a tank full of two,000 fish swimming, the Chromebook Flip C101PA earned a rate of 34 framers per second (fps). That indicates that it really is more quickly 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, and also the surface pro 4 chargeur HP Chromebook 14’s by six as well as a half. The battery inside is quickly the highlight of this Chromebook.

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

The placement of its energy port near the front, in lieu of back in the device’s base correctly knocks six inches off the power cord’s length. Furthermore, its front plug forces you to play some positioning games with chargeur samsung np270e5e the C101PA whilst charging it, because the power cord will try to snake underneath the device’s base.

Verdict

All told, the C101PA is surely affordable, it just is not as affordable as a few 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 related internals to Asus’s Chromebook, and chargeur toshiba pa5034u 1aca when HP’s device isn’t convertible, it’s less expensive. When other devices do what the C101PA does, but for cheaper, it’s tough to see the worth.

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

And, that’s not necessarily a undesirable thing. If you are inside the market for a secondary device, or perhaps a principal one particular that easily fits into a nightstand drawer, then verify out the C101PA.

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