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Asus Chromebook Flip C302:Review

Performance

The Intel Core M Series seems to be the perfect choice to be the engine of Chromebooks as they come with more power than the regular Celeron processor. And it’s not just us who say it. It does our Benchmark tests as well.

 

BENCHMARKS

How the Asus Chromebook Flip C302 passed our benchmark tests :

Octane: 21,900 
Mozilla Kraken: 1,276ms 
JetStream: 123 
Battery Life (TechRadar Movie Test): 10 hours and 46 minutes

The C302 with a Core M3 processor delivers almost twice as much as the Dell Chromebook 13 that comes with a Celeron processor. That said, the hybrid can’t keep up with either the Acer Chromebook 14 for Work , which has an Intel Core i5 CPU or the HP Chromebook 13 running on an Intel Core i5 processor.

Aside from that, this 2-in-1 Chromebook performs perfectly, even with two Chrome windows open at once, each with 12 tabs in work. Along with this intense browser effort, we had Google Music running in the background and the Slack Android app open.

Optimal performance

Chromebooks are famous for their long battery life, and this C302 is a good example of why. In fact, the C302 is the Chromebook with the long lifetime we’ve tested. A total of 10 hours and 46 minutes became our standard video test.

In comparison, the Acer Chromebook 14 kept for 10 hours and 10 minutes, and the HP Chromebook 13 could just sneak over eight hours.

By ordinary everyday work, the C302 lasted almost eight hours. But if you want even longer lifespan, then there is no doubt that by reducing the work tasks, turning off the keyboard’s backlight and turning the screen slightly down can considerably lengthen the working day.

Display and speakers

Although the Asus Chromebook Flip C302 just comes with a 1,920 x 1,080 screen, FHD is really the only thing you need on a 12.5 inch screen. It’s not as sharp as the HP Chromebook 13’s QHD monitor, but fewer pixels, on the other hand, provide longer battery life – and it’s a prey we’d like to receive.

Pictures and text are excellent, and the C302 delivers strong colors, which is exactly what we are looking for when we want a reversible computer for reading e-comics or streaming video. With standard contrast setting, the dark area often disappears to black. It’s the only weakness we could find on the screen, and it’s still better than most other Chromebooks, which often deliver muddy gray once.

As for the sound, you can turn up the Chromebook Flips loudspeakers, but a little shade is missing. It also tends to be a little thin in the sound, and it is limited how high you can turn up before it sounds terrible. SO they will hear loud music, then plug a few earphones into the computer.

We liked this

From start to finish, the Asus Chromebook C302 is our favorite Chromebook. It meets the high expectations set by the HP Chromebook 13 and other top-notch Chrome OS machines and comes with a classic design and good specifications – at a lower cost.

We didn’t like that

Our biggest objection to the C302 is the mediocre speakers, but this is also the case with about 80 percent of all the laptops we test. We could also wish that the integration of Android apps could be more fluid. We are confident that Google will add Play Store to a stable Chrome OS edition for this machine – just as they have done with others.

Our final judgment

If you have been a little hesitant about investing in a Chromebook, then this model has plenty of good reasons to make the final move. Although the price difference is not huge, this Asus Chromebook Flip C302 raises to a level that, with its excellent display and good keyboard, is better than many Ultrabooks .

This is the first Chromebook that is as comfortable to use as a tablet as well as a traditional laptop. Although the Samsung Chromebook Pro – and its better screen and built-in stylus – might overtake this model, we’re still waiting for the final verdict. Right now, the Asus Chromebook Flip C302 is the King of Reversible Computer and is seriously worth considering.

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