ASUS seems want to aim new target by providing cheap options for the students. They provide a high quality options in such a good price, in hope the parents would go away with it. The C213SA is one of their newest lineups where it builds with quality material which is not only very rugged, but also water resistant. For price under 400 dollars, the Chromebook features of 11.6 inch screen, wide variety of ports, and rugged design. It’s really hard to miss of this one since there are so many things it offers in such a cheap price.
Chrome OS always has some problems on building their software, but here it lets you to install any Android application that gives you plenty of options. Unfortunately, I found some problems in some cases like in design and the performance. So, is it the device still worth to take note? We are going to find it soon.
That is what we are going to talk about here. We are going to see it further on this article to know what the good and bad things from it. To make it easier for you know it, let’s we jump into the article.
Well, seeing the design really reminds me the old laptop era in early 2000. Its edge is covered with dark gray material that later finished with some kinds of light gray rubber. Those materials for some reasons do not improve the look and really make it clunky. The lid is basically hefty while the overall screen is surrounded by thick bezels that also made from plastic.
You cannot expect a premium design on this case, but in term of ruggedness, I would give them 5 stars for it. The chassis is really strong with the rubber edges surrounded of the corners. The edges are anti-scratch even though it still becomes a fingerprint magnet.
The company claims that C213SA will still survive if it’s dropped from up to 3.9 feet. I have tried to do the test by dropping the laptop from that height and the result is great. I was so amazed the machine is still alive even though it got some scratches on its body. The ports and display working greatly without any issue, but never ever try to do it since we do not really know if your is going to be survive or not.back to menu ↑
Keyboard And Touchpad
As for student, you probably expect a laptop that comes with good and comfortable keyboard. For this case, the experience I see on Flip is so amazing. It has comfortable design, good key travel, and high precision level. The key is measured in 1.92 millimeters and requiring of 61 grams of force. On the fast finger typing test I got 8 percent errors that not bad enough for the price. I have also tested in the darker condition at night and the result is pretty similar.
The keyboard is considered as great, but what about the touchpad? The touchpad itself has measure at 3.8 by 2.1 inches. Both of keyboards and touchpad are finished in the same metallic finishing that give us moderately operating and good click feedback. I personally do not have any problem on navigating the system through the touchpad.
|ASUS Chromebook Flip C213SA||Main Specs|
|CPU||Intel Apollo Lake N3350 With Dual-Core|
|Graphics||Intel HD Integrated Card|
|Memory||4GB DDR4 Memory|
|Storage||32GB Flash Storage|
Operating System And Battery Life
The system runs the latest version of Chrome OS. This OS is an amazing alternative for Windows since the ecosystem is safe and free from any virus or malware. Yeah, we do not need to reinstall the OS because of the virus here because the OS is totally safe. The applications choices are not that much, but in return we are given options to run of Android software.
The battery life is not a big problem here since it’s able to stand for more than 10 hours in normal usage. The battery life is fantastic and you would not have to carry around the charge in your school. Windows laptop usually only lasts for around 5 hours, but you are given twice powers that Windows offered.back to menu ↑
Those are information I know about it. The laptop is nice option in term of price and specifications and everything is worth for the price. I really recommend you to try it and see how it works. Well, everything is back on you on deciding, so feel free to make any choice. I just hope the information is useful for you. At last, than you very much for reading the article and see you again.