This year, lots of Chromebook models have been released. The good thing about these laptops and other devices that run Google’s Chrome OS is that users can do whatever they want, like on other computers, but at a very budget-friendly cost.
It is hard to not notice that the low-cost computers market is filled with such kind of devices that offer a relatively full-feature Windows experience for the same range of money, or probably even lower than many Chromebooks. It is a hard battle, so this means that Chromebooks need to come with something new to offer.
It a well-known fact that Asus is working closer with Google, meaning that a Chrome OS hybrid is not a big surprise. This new Asus Chromebook Flip C100 comes with a mixt of low-end components, but also high-end features. Probably, these companies took a big risk releasing this device at the price of 249 dollars.
It is a risk because, at this price, Asus Chromebook Flip C100 comes with a premium-feeling experience, like a solid body made from aluminum and a 10.1 inch touchscreen display, which is rarely seen on such kind of Chrome OS device or in any other laptop at this price range. To be mentioned that Chrome OS is not highly optimized, like Windows 8 or the latest Windows 10.
Featuring a touchscreen display is necessary because this laptop comes with a 360-degree high hinge, which allows users to fold back the display and transform it into a tablet mode. This feature was also seen in high-end devices, like Lenovo’s Yoga line.
However, the touchscreen is very responsive and when it is transformed into a tablet mode, there will appear an onscreen keyboard, which is very handy. Asus Chromebook Flip C100 comes with an ARM-based CPU from Rockchip, known as a Chinese chip maker. The processor is relatively slow, but for basic WEB surfing it can be perfect. One of the benefits of using a low-power processor is that it has a long battery life.
Asus Chromebook Flip C100 has the weight of 2 pounds and it is 0.6-inch thick. This means that this hybrid laptop has the exact same weight as Apple’s high-end 120inch MacBook. Another similar thing is that both come with aluminum shells.