ASUS C200MA-DS01 Chromebook Review

ASUS C200MA-DS01 Review

ASUS C200MA-DS01 Chromebook Specifications

Display: 11.6″ 1366×768, 135.1 PPI
Battery: 4110mAh 10 hours
Dimensions: 30.5 x 20.1 x 2 cm (12.01 x 7.91 x 0.79 in)
Weight: 1.13 kg (2.49 lb)
CPU: Intel Celeron N2830 Bay Trail dual core @ 2.16GHz
RAM:: 2 GB
Storage: 16GB SSD
Wireless: 802.11ac dual band and Bluetooth 4.0
Connectivity: 1.2MP WebcamMicrophone
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.

What’s interesting is that although it doesn’t feel that considerably faster than the recently produced Samsung Chromebook 2 (which extends SUPPLY hardware similar to smartphones and pills) the Asus C200MA-DS01 does perform about 10% -12 % better on Javascript benchmark tests. In addition, it does better running other processor intensive kinds of applications and different flash applications. It doesn’t feel that even more quickly in every single day use, but that extra power may be useful when Google begins allowing native Apps and Android programs to operate around the ChromeOS system.

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.

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