Asus Chromebook Flip C213NA Review
You may all know that Chromebooks have been viewed as a favorite of education establishments, as Chromebook offer more power at less price.
It is easy to set up, maintain and prevent a lot of viruses and malware that are injected by other computing machines.
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The new Asus Chromebook Flip C213NA consists of a lot of new features including a rugged build and modular construction which makes these Chromebooks easier to repair.
You can be able to get Asus Chromebook Flip C213NA for around $450. The price of these laptops varies accordingly, at Amazon you can be able to buy these laptops around $500.
Overall, these Chromebooks are much cheaper than a lot of other laptops currently available in the market. But, it is expensive than the Acer Spin 1.
|CPU||Intel Celeron N3350|
|Operating System||Google Chrome|
|RAM Upgradable to||4GB|
|Hard Drive Size||32GB|
|Hard Drive Type||eMMC|
|Highest Available Resolution||1366 x 768
|Native Resolution||1136 x 768|
|Graphics Card||Intel HD 500|
|Touchpad Size||3.8 x 2.1 inches|
|Ports (excluding USB)||USB 3.1|
|Ports (excluding USB)||SDXC card slot|
|Ports (excluding USB)||Kensington Lock|
|Ports (excluding USB||Headphone|
|Ports (excluding USB)||USB 3.1 with Type-C|
Pros & Cons
|Flexible and durable design||Average performance|
|Long battery life||Poor cameras|
There is no doubt on the things that are being used in manufacturing Asus Chromebook Flip C213NA are durable.
The surroundings of the lid, as well as the main body, are wrapped in a rubber protective binding.
This makes its casing durable and it will protect this Chromebook from damaging if dropped from the tabletop.
Let us talk about the outer casing, which is being enveloped in a textured material (might be plastic).
This plastic is for avoiding scratches and fingerprint marks from appearing on the outer surface.
The Asus Chromebook Flip C213NA weighs around 2.75lbs/1.25kg, which means that this device is reasonably light.
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Due to the robust build, the 307x199x20.7mm dimensions make these Chromebooks little bit thick.
The company did its part in making Asus Chromebook Flip C213NA more durable from inside as well as from outside.
As these laptops belong to the Chromebook family, so it is obvious that you can bend these laptops down to 180 degrees.
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Thanks to two thick hinges which allows you to do so. Which shows that these laptops can be used as standard laptops and can be placed in tent mode for hands-free touchscreen fun.
Moreover, you can also wrap around these laptops accordingly. In various tests, the unit remained secure and stable in different orientations as well as its hinges are very strong.
Keyboard And Trackpad
These Chromebook features a chiclet keyboard with spill-proof construction. The company claims that in tests these devices can resist up to 66cc of liquid.
The Keys of Keyboard are nice but a little bit spongy and high, maybe the company added some space for the liquid. These devices feature a small but perfect trackpad.
In case, if any worst thing or damage happens to these devices then its modular design including keyboard, motherboard, battery, and a thermal module can be replaced with few minutes.
Asus Chromebook Flip C213NA features a unique and very versatile dual webcam, one of them is in the upper part of a screen. The other one is located right above the keyboard.
It is clever thinking, in both cases, in the normal position the camera will remain on top of the screen and in tent mode camera will be having the same position.
These devices are featuring an 11.6in touchscreen display which is surrounded by wide grey bezels.
Which makes these laptops much similar to old field laptops that still circulate in the market.
These devices have a resolution of 1366×768 which is very similar to all other Chromebooks but it seems a little dated now.
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As most of the buyers prefer to have Full HD screens. The anti-glare, matte finish makes it is a light bit bright, but it makes the display bit frosty which again lags behind. The ports of Asus Chromebook Flip C213NA are suitable for the small device.
As this device is featuring a 3.5mm headphone jack, a Kensington lock, two USB 3.1 Type A slots.
This device is having two USB 3.1 Type C aperture that can be used to plug your mobile or you can also charge your device.
The Asus Chromebook Flip C213NA is featuring a 1.1GHz Intel Celeron dual-core N3350 which has the ability to speed up the processing of this machine.
These Chromebooks feature 4GB of RAM which is very good for productivity, for general web browsing and for watching videos on YouTube.
Obviously, these laptops may get slower if you open dozens of tabs at once, with a video playing in one and other with some heavy websites but it is not really a big problem.
In various benchmarks test, the Asus Chromebook Flip C213NA makes 53.2 points on Jetstream and almost 162 on Basemark 3.
These benchmark tests are good if we compare them with speed tests of Acer Chromebook 14, Acer R11 and the Dell 11.
In the battery test, C213 proves that it is having a strong battery life. If we play a 720p video on loop, these laptops can survive for almost 10 hours. Yes, it is suitable for a good day’s work.
Let us just discuss ChromeOS, it is very similar to Chrome browser that you might have experienced.
It has much same functionality as Chrome because you can open tabs and perform any particular task.
Moreover, you can open different applications in their own windows, through which you can easily switch between different tabs or applications.
However, ChromeOS is being aimed to be used at the web as you can still create spreadsheets and create documents offline with exciting Google Office suite.
You can also look for new apps on the Web store along with offline apps’ section, which works with Google Drive along with various other good offerings.
ChromeOS is very easy and simple to understand the operating system, such an operating system can be shared with closed relatives or child without anything to be worried about.
Obviously, if you get this Chromebook in a good value then it will be a good computing machine for performing daily tasks.
As you know that these Chromebooks does not provide you support for various applications like iTunes.
Apparently, Google has bee trying to allow users of Chromebooks to use and run Android apps on Chromebook.
The users can be able to use Adobe Lightroom, various interesting game and the exciting Microsoft Office suite.
Android App Optimization
The major advantage of the introduction of Android apps is that Netflix subscribers can now be able to download different movies and shows to watch when they are offline.
This is something that you might not be able to see over the web commonly. Well, Asus Chromebook Flip C213NA with a storage of 32GB can’t help you, if you want to store a vast amount of data on it.
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Android Compatibility of ChromeOS is still in its early stages as Google already released its Beta version.
There are still various apps that need to be optimized for the desktop format. If the company managed to fix all this soon, then Chromebooks will grab more customers.