ASUS C200MA-DS01 Chromebook Specifications
||11.6″ 1366×768, 135.1 PPI
||4110mAh 10 hours
||30.5 x 20.1 x 2 cm (12.01 x 7.91 x 0.79 in)
||1.13 kg (2.49 lb)
||Intel Celeron N2830 Bay Trail dual core @ 2.16GHz
||802.11ac dual band and Bluetooth 4.0
||3.5mm Headset JackHDMIUSB 2.0USB 3.0
SD Card Reader
Summary Review of ASUS C200MA-DS01
The C200’s build quality is not inferior to other chromebooks in its category, however it doesn’t feel anywhere near as cheap in comparison to the Acer C720. The body feels solid with almost no flex, but make no mistake it feels like a $300 notebook.
I’ve virtually never experienced lagging, despite having heaps of tabs open while additionally streaming music/videos/ and YouTube. Individual webpages undoubtedly take somewhat longer to load in other Chromebooks. Honestly, I expected a ‘snappier’ experience out from the system given that an Intel chipset is running, however it seems like it’s more tuned for battery life than raw performance. After using it for many hours, I still have more than 75% of the battery remaining.
Design and Features
The silver and black color scheme seems fine, the metallic silver seems great, but the matte black picks up fingerprints/grease and certainly will look like a mess immediately.The computer keyboard and track pad are best in category, both are full size and open. Great feedback is provided by the keys, while the track pad has a smooth user-friendly surface with a faux button that provides great feedback. The speakers are going to seem muffled particularly if sitting in your lap unless you’ve got it sitting on a level hard surface. It’s clean and bright, perpendicular viewing angles are poor, although with great colour for a TN panel and it is very SHINY which means annoying reflections.
On the ASUS C200MA-DS01, the 11.6-inch 1366×768 LED display of the C200M is not HD, but ends up being a decent display for the price you pay. The screen is a little dim compared to the brighter displays of other Chromebooks. Overall, the screen is very similar to the Acer C720 and similar models in its resolution and brightness. Definitely not its shining characteristc, but also nothing that should prevent the average user from getting this model as it excels in many different areas.
Final Word on ASUS C200MA-DS01
This is an OK Chromebook that would be good for someone looking for a portable, yet snappy fast machine. The screen is pretty standard for Chromebook and will be able to satisfy most users daily use. However, power users might find that other Chromebooks have a better screen and slightly better performance that the ASUS C200MA-DS01.
Other Asus C200 Reviews
ASUS C200MA-DS01 Review
Performance - 8.6/10
Design and Features - 8.5/10
Battery - 8.1/10
Screen - 7.6/10