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Asus Chromebook Flip C302CA review: A versatile laptop with lots to love

The Asus Chromebook Flip C302CA is forward of a time. All Chromebooks shipping in 2017, including a Chromebook Flip, can run Android apps natively. We’ve tried Android apps on Chrome and can see lots of intensity for broadening a Chromebook’s capabilities. We unequivocally wanted to examination this underline on a Chromebook Flip, yet as of this writing, a record stays in beta. 

Meanwhile, we can still conclude a Chromebook Flip for a higher-end components and performance. They’ll cost you—$499 for a indication (a lower-end chronicle costs $449). For a money, however, a Chromebook Flip offers a distant improved user knowledge than a some-more renouned $200 Chromebooks can, one we competence still like in a few years.

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The Chromebook Flip’s 360-degree hinge means we can use it as a tablet. 

The specs story

To start, we’re going to run by a primary specs for a Chromebook Flip C302CA and speak about what they give we for a price: 

CPU: Intel Core M3-6Y30 0.9GHz. This is a 6th-generation (Skylake) mobile processor with dual cores and 4 threads, 4MB of cache, and a limit detonate time speed of 2.2GHz. This won’t bake any barns, yet it will get by mainstream tasks capably, as a opening tests next prove. A lower-end choice is a Pentium 4405Y, and a higher-end choice is Core M7-6Y75. 

RAM: 4GB LPDDR3. This is an adequate volume of memory for mainstream tasks, yet if we raise on a browser tabs or tide extensively, we could strike a wall. A higher-end Chromebook Flip indication offers 8GB of RAM, yet apparently costs more. 

Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 515. This is a mainstream integrated graphics solution, not as absolute as Intel’s Iris integrated graphics, yet it’ll get we by streaming video.

Storage: 64GB eMMC with TPM. The eMMC peep storage is inexpensive, yet not really fast. The 64GB volume is improved than a 16GB or 32GB we competence find on cheaper models. The Trusted Platform Module is a confidence underline that can encrypt supportive information like login credentials. 

Display: 12.5-inch FHD 1920×1080 touchscreen. This is where a lot of a income goes. After flourishing a multi-coloured march of low-end Chromebooks with grainy 1366×768 displays, we acquire a Full HD arrangement on a Chromebook Flip. It has a 16:9 aspect ratio, a far-reaching 178-degree observation angle, and a high 300-nit limit brightness. We indeed totalled 310 nits with a meter, yet we also beheld that a shade darkens quickly: The center environment seems dim, while a best settings are medium-high or high. Note that a aloft fortitude means your icons and content will be smaller, and a arrangement will also direct some-more of your battery, generally if we have to holder liughtness to high routinepan

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