Chromebook C100 Flip (2015)by Asus

  • Chromebook C100 Flip (2015)
  • Chromebook C100 Flip (2015)
  • Chromebook C100 Flip (2015)
TECHWALLA
VERDICT
A solid product. Despite some flaws, it's still a good value.
76%
TECHWALLA SCORE
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PROS

  • The high-quality all-aluminum design of the Chromebook Flip is unheard of at this price point.
  • The battery life is excellent at nine hours or more on a charge.
  • It's lightweight, portable, and the touch screen works well.

CONS

  • The cramped keyboard and small screen aren't good for productivity.
  • Performance can be iffy on complex websites.
  • The screen isn't as high-resolution as other tablets.
Asus's Chromebook Flip is unlike a lot of other Chromebooks on the market. Rather than cheap plastic, this is a premium-feeling all-aluminum machine. Rather than an Intel CPU, Asus chose an ARM processor from Rockchip, and rather than the usual laptop form factor, Asus chose to make this machine a transforming 2-in-1 PC with a hinge and touch screen. It transforms from laptop to tablet and back again. It's also quite a bit smaller than the typical laptop at 10.1 inches in size.
NameChromebook C100 Flip (2015)Satellite Click 10Nextbook Flexx 11Pavilion x360 (11-inch)Aspire Switch 10 E
ManufacturerAsusToshibaE-FunHPAcer
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80%

Despite my apprehension over the rather untested ARM processor from Rockchip, I was pleased with the Chromebook Flip's performance – mostly.

Despite my apprehension over the rather untested ARM processor from Rockchip, I was pleased with the Chromebook Flip's performance – mostly.

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80%

I was truly impressed with the smoothness of all of the transitions. Switching from tablet mode to stand or tent modes took less than a seco…

I was truly impressed with the smoothness of all of the transitions. Switching from tablet mode to stand or tent modes took less than a second, and all of my open apps did a seamless about-face to their new orientations.

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74%

Rating the display’s quality, I’d call it so-so. Other than a noticeably warm white balance, colors are accurate, vibrant, and pleasant over…

Rating the display’s quality, I’d call it so-so. Other than a noticeably warm white balance, colors are accurate, vibrant, and pleasant overall thanks to the IPS panel. But even in a form factor this small, my eyes struggled with tolerating the Chromebook Flip’s 1280 x 800 resolution.

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70%

Right out of the box, the C100 impresses. It has a slim, light body made from solid-feeling aluminum, versus the plastic bodies of most othe…

Right out of the box, the C100 impresses. It has a slim, light body made from solid-feeling aluminum, versus the plastic bodies of most other Chromebooks.

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The compact size makes it feel far more like a tablet with a keyboard attached than a full-on laptop.

The compact size makes it feel far more like a tablet with a keyboard attached than a full-on laptop.

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Witness this - a web-browser notebook that flips back into a tablet, made with metal, sporting a touchscreen, that won't break your bank.

Witness this - a web-browser notebook that flips back into a tablet, made with metal, sporting a touchscreen, that won't break your bank.

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It boggles my mind that you can buy this computer for just $250. Every component, practically single facet feels like it belongs to a machin…

It boggles my mind that you can buy this computer for just $250. Every component, practically single facet feels like it belongs to a machine that costs hundreds and hundreds more.

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The system is listed for up to nine hours of use per charge, and I generally exceeded that by a small margin -- even with an ongoing mix of …

The system is listed for up to nine hours of use per charge, and I generally exceeded that by a small margin -- even with an ongoing mix of heavy multitasking and video streaming.

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