Here we have the ASUS Flip C101, the sequel to the original ASUS Chromebook Flip C100. Let’s take a look at how the ASUS Flip C101 holds up.
The ASUS chromebook is small and lightweight, making it an easy chromebook to travel with. The chromebook is under two pounds in weight, under 11 inches in width and has a minimalistic, stylish design. The entire body is metal with a silver finish across it along with the keyboard. The “flip” part of the name comes from the 360 degree hinge that allows the chromebook’s keyboard to fold, prop up, or turn over.
The specs are relatively standard for most chromebooks. Intel HD Graphics, 4GB of memory along with a storage capacity of 16 GB. It uses Bluetooth 4.0 and Wireless AC connectivity, which is good since the chromebook does not come with any ethernet ports. The sound is loud enough for most uses, but it starts to sound unnatural when you get to the upper half of volume range.
The screen is 1280 by 800. It is a bright IPS touch screen. The brightness is okay, and you should be able to see under any lighting although it is not as easily visible when in contact with direct sunlight. The webcam is also bright enough and allows for decent images under the right conditions.
It comes with two USB-C ports and a six-core processor. It also has a USB 2.0 type A port, microsd card slot, as well as a microphone and headphone jack. The ASUS flip C101 uses the Chrome OS, but it also includes the Google Play Store. This means that you will be also be able to use the device similar to an android device. The android apps worked well, and most games ran at an average of 60 frames per second.
Everything worked well. The apps launched quickly, and there were not any real issues.
Performance is not necessarily the fastest, but for the price of $300, it is definitely a suitable budget Chromebook for your average user. There are a few things left to be desired but overall this is a solid Chromebook that should last for years.