ASUS Chromebook Flip C100PA-DB01
|Display:||10.1″ 1280×800 IPS, 149.5 PPI, Glossy finish, 360° Hinge|
|Dimensions:||26.29 x 19.84 x 1.55 cm (10.35 x 7.81 x 0.61 in)|
|Weight:||0.89 kg (1.96 lb)|
ARM Cortex A17 quad core @ 1.8GHz
|ARM Mali T764 4 core @ 600MHz|
|Wireless:||802.11ac dual band (2.4GHz, 5GHz) and Bluetooth 4.1|
|3.5mm Headset Jack
USB 2.0 x 2MicroSD Card Reader
ASUS Chromebook Flip C100PA-DB01 Review
The screen is superb. I rate it significantly better than my iPad Air’s highly touted retina screen. The spec sheet may have the retina at a higher resolution but the contrast and saturation of the Asus crushes the Apple product making it better for any task from reading, to working, to watching videos. No contest.
Touch screen: works well. Not quite up to iPad standards in the sense of multi-finger gestures, but not badly dinged by this lack. The screen is responsive and a worthy addition to a laptop.
Keyboard: The keyboard is about the same size as the standard Mac keyboard. To me, that means it’s meant for pixies but most, including my Mac using wife, find it perfect. My huge ape-like hands have an issue with it as they do with any Mac. I’d guess 90% of the population will have no issue.
Printing: Chromebooks have a bad rap here and I agree that not having WiFi printing a serious omission. However, I had a ChromeOS ready Epson already needing only a firmware upgrade. Doing this upgrade and then setting up Google Print was a snap. So if you have ready hardware – it’s easy peasy. If you don’t, grrrr.
Flexibility: here’s where the Chromebooks shine. As you likely know, you can run Google Office off or online storing files in the Cloud or locally. I went from cloud skeptical to storing my important files there to forget about backups failing or viruses lurking.
See the full review for the more powerful ASUS Chromebook Flip C100PA-DB01 which has 4GB of RAM instead of 2GB.