Flaunting a pleasantly slim design, ASUS Chromebook Flip C100 is an affordable Chrome OS-based notebook that is targeted users who want versatility without paying too much for it. It packs a mix of low-end and high-end specifications, including a large touchscreen and a quad-core processor.
Design and Display
Not many Chromebooks come close to the ASUS Chromebook Flip C100 in terms of design. It features a slim design with an aluminium chassis, which is quite uncommon among Chromebooks.
ASUS Chromebook Flip C100 is just 1.5 mm thick and weighs a mere 907 g. The hybrid compares well against Apple’s 12-inch MacBook in terms of metal body, weight and thickness. It has a 360-degree hinge to allow you flip it back to use as a tablet.
It is one of a few Chrome OS hybrids. ASUS Chromebook Flip C100 crams in a 10.1-inch touch display with HD+ (1280 x 800-pixel) resolution. While the display is not out of this world, it is still able to deliver enjoyable viewing.
Performance and OS
Unlike rival Chrome OS-based offerings that are powered by Intel processor, the ASUS Chromebook Flip C100 is equipped with quad-core ARM CPU from Chinese tech company Rockchip, perhaps, to cut cost.
The 3288-C processor is clocked at processing speed of 1.8 GHz. ASUS Chromebook Flip C100 is backed by either 2 GB or 4 GB of RAM and an ARM Mali T764 GPU. This configuration should do decent jobs for web surfing and streaming, but is not good enough for playing modern games.
Of course, the hybrid runs on the web browser-based Chrome OS – the latest version design for decent hybrid experience.
A solid-state drive of a paltry 16GB capacity is provided – certainly not enough for most users’ storage needs. But there is a microSD card slot for adding more storage memory. Ports and interfaces on ASUS Chromebook Flip C100 also include two USB 2.0 ports, a headphone/microphone jack and a micro-HDMI port.
You also get Bluetooth 4.0 and super-fast Wi-Fi 802.11ac. ASUS Chromebook Flip C100 has an impressively long battery life, supporting about 13 hours of online video playback.
ASUS Chromebook Flip C100 Price and Availability
Asus Chromebook Flip C100 price starts at around $129 depending on configuration. You can buy the laptop at leading online stores.
Asus Chromebook Flip C100 Specs
Here are a few specs of the Asus Chromebook Flip C100 Convertible Chromebook:
- OS: Chrome OS
- Processor: Rockchip Quad-Core RK3288C Processor
- GPU: Mali T764
- Memory: 2GB or 4GB RAM
- Colours: –
- Dimension: 262.8 x 182.4 x 15.6 mm
- Weight: 890 g
Display & Keyboard
- Display: 10.1-inch Touchscreen Display, 1280 x 800 pixels
- Keyboard: Chiclet style Keyboard
- Pointing Device: Touchpad
- Built-in Storage: 16GB or 32GB
- Optical Storage: No
- Bundled Cloud Storage: Yes, up to 100GB free Google Drive (for 2 years)
Ports & Connectivity
- Webcam: Yes, HD Webcam
- USB Port: Yes, 2 ports
- HDMI: Yes, 1 port (micro HDMI)
- DisplayPort: No
- VGA: No
- Ethernet (RJ-45): No
- SD Slot: Yes, 1 slot
- Mic/Headphone: Yes
- WLAN: Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
- Bluetooth: Yes, Bluetooth 4.1
- Mobile Broadband: No
- 2 Built-in Speakers and Digital Microphone
- Battery: 2 Cell, 31 WHr Battery
- Use Time: up to 9 hours