|Screen Size||11.6 inches|
|Max Screen Resolution||1366*768 pixels|
|RAM||2 GB DDR3|
|Graphics Coprocessor||ARM Mali-T764|
|Chipset Brand||ARM Mali|
|Wireless Type||802.11 A/C|
|Average Battery Life (in hours)||10 hours|
ASUS C201 11.6 Inch Chromebook (Rockchip, 2 GB, 16GB SSD, Navy Blue)
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- Rockchip 1.8 GHz Processor, 2 GB DDR3 RAM
- Can open/edit MS Office files using free embedded QuickOffice editor or Google Docs, and can download Microsoft Office Online (an online version of Microsoft Office) for free. Cannot install standard MS Office software.
- 16 GB Solid-State Drive (SSD) No CD or DVD drive
- 11.6-Inches 1366*768 pixels LED-lit Screen
- Chrome Operating System Navy Blue Chassis
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From the manufacturer
ASUS Chromebook C201
Live Your Mobility in Comfort
The all-new ASUS Chromebook C201 starts in a flash and loads lightning fast as you cruise through your to-do list or favorite video streaming site with up to 13 hours of battery life*. Featuring a refined chiclet keyboard and spacious touchpad, the ASUS Chromebook C201 gives you plenty of space to type, zoom and scroll for a person of any size while staying portable for a carrying bag of virtually any size.
If you spend more time online than off, cruise websites, watch online videos and stay productive through the virtual world, ASUS Chromebook C201 is optimized for your mobile lifestyle. With Rockchip 3288-C Quad-Core 1.8GHz processor with up to 4GB RAM (varies by models), the ASUS Chromebook C201 lets you multitask to instantly switch between your apps and several browser tabs all while staying energy efficient.
Share and Stay Protected
Enhanced with Trusted Platform Module (TPM) hardware security, experience peace of mind to travel across the world or share your ASUS Chromebook with family and friends, knowing your sensitive information is protected. And with 802.11ac Wi-Fi, surf the web with up to 3 times the speed of previous gen wireless** to get to where you’re going faster than ever before.
*Battery life varies based on settings and use.
**802.11ac wireless speeds compared to 802.11n data transfer speeds. Actual speeds may vary.
- 11.6-inch 1366 by 768 glossy HD display for vivid high definition image quality
- Up to 13 hours of battery life
- 802.11ac wireless for up to 3 times faster wireless speeds
- Trusted Platform Module (TPM) security for protection of sensitive information
- Spacious touchpad for effortless navigation and control
Travel with Comfort
At less than 2 pounds and just about 0.7 inch thin, it’s easier than ever to carry your 11.6-inch, ultra-slim ASUS Chromebook C201 with you in a bag or with only one hand. Slide and glide your fingertips with room to spare on the largest touchpad available on a Chromebook. For even greater control, the chiclet keyboard is enhanced with keys that more accurately register the presses you want to increase your typing speed and precision.
With up to 13 hours of battery life, enjoy your ASUS Chromebook C201 unplugged. Movies and pictures look flawless on the 1366 by 768 HD display that has a glossy finish to make image clarity more vivid. Couple that with ASUS-enhanced sound chambers, enjoy ear-pleasing audio that makes your media come to life wherever you go.
Connect to Everything You Need
With built-in micro HDMI and USB ports, as well as SD card reader, ASUS Chromebook C201 makes data transfer and sharing easy and fast. The HDMI port allows you to connect with a larger external display or TV, so you can share presentations or stream movies with family and friends. The built-in SD card reader supports up to 128GB for extra storage.
With thousands of apps just a click away in the Chrome Web Store, experience more games, media controls and more than ever before with ASUS Chromebook C201. Built-in access to your favorite Google apps such as Gmail, Drive and YouTube get connected as soon as you power on the machine. Even without an internet connection, you can still enjoy the best of Google with hundreds of offline apps.
Convenience in the Cloud
With your ASUS Chromebook C201, you get 100GB*** of Google Drive storage space for 2 years to store and share all your pictures, videos and documents. Working on the cloud is easier than ever, offering word processing, spreadsheets and presentations apps for you to do your task at hand and securely access it anywhere you have an internet connection.
***100GB of free storage is for 2 years, starting on the date you redeem the Drive offer.
Special Holiday Promotion: Get free goodies
1) Free 100 GB storage with Google Drive*
Save all your photos, videos, and documents in Google Drive to access them anywhere and share them with anyone.
2) 12 free Gogo in-air internet passes**
Get online at 10,000 feet with free Gogo in-air internet passes. Includes 12 Gogo inflight Wi-Fi passes.
3) Unlimited music from Google Play Music***
Subscribe to Google Play Music from your Chromebook and the first 90 days are free. Download music to play even when you’re not connected. Enjoy expertly curated radio for what you’re doing, how you’re feeling, or what you want to hear. Plus, bring your personal music collection with you. Upload 50,000 of your own songs to listen on your phone, tablet and the web, for free
*You'll have storage for 2 years, starting on the date you redeem the offer. Accessing online files requires an internet connection. This offer is tied to your device and is non-transferable. If this device is returned, extra storage will be revoked. Offer must be redeemed within 180 days of your device activation. Offer is available in all countries where Google Drive is available. Offer can only be redeemed once per device. Used, open-box, and refurbished devices are not eligible for the offer.
**Offer valid until Dec 31, 2015 and passes are valid for 12 months from the date the offer is redeemed. In order to redeem the offer, you must be on a Gogo-enabled domestic US flight. This offer is tied to your device and is non-transferable. Offer can only be redeemed once per device. Used, open-box, and refurbished devices are not eligible for the offer.
***Promotion only open to US, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Peru, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Germany, France, Ireland, Netherland, Norway, Poland, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand (each an 'Eligible Territory') residents who have purchased a Chromebook between November 8, 2015 and midnight PST on January 31, 2016. Offer only available to customers who are not current Google Play Music subscribers, have not been Google Play Music subscribers nor participated in a Google Play Music trial in the past 12 months. Offer must be redeemed by February 16, 2016. Valid form of payment required at sign-up but will not be automatically charged until the trial expires. Then you will be charged the standard subscription price, per month. You can cancel your trial at no charge at any time before the trial is over. Offer requires a Google account.
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|Processor (CPU) Manufacturer||Rockchip||Rockchip||Intel||Intel||Intel||Intel|
|Processor Speed||1.8 GHz||1.8 GHz||1.6 GHz||1.6 GHz||1.6 GHz||1.6 GHz|
|Display Resolution Maximum||1366*768 pixels||1366*768 pixels||1366 x 768 pixels||1366*768 pixels||1366 x 768||1366 x 768 pixels|
|Screen Size||11.6 in||11.6 in||11.6 in||11.6 in||11.6 in||11.6 in|
|Hard-Drive Size||0 GB||16 GB||16 GB||16 GB||16 GB||16 GB|
|Item Dimensions||7.64 x 11.3 x 0.7 in||7.6 x 11.3 x 0.7 in||8.04 x 11.37 x 0.7 in||0.9 x 11.6 x 7.9 in||16.5 x 10.7 x 2.6 in||10 x 17.5 x 3 in|
|Item Weight||2 lbs||2 lbs||2 lbs||2.2 lbs||2.7 lbs||3.9 lbs|
|Operating System||Chrome||Chrome||Chrome OS||Chrome||Chrome OS||Chrome|
|RAM Type||Unknown||Unknown||Unknown||DDR3L-1600 SDRAM||Unknown||Unknown|
|Wireless Compatibility||802.11 A/C||802.11 A/C||Bluetooth||802.11 A/C||Bluetooth||802.11abg|
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The Asus is a very attractive blue color with a few silver accents. All plastic construction, but it feels sturdy, while being really lightweight. No flex anywhere on my model, nothing creaking as I type. Only one little green LED the tells you the machine is on, nice and simple.
The display is glossy, bright and has a reasonable viewing angle, not a high end display but comfortable enough.
The keyboard and trackpad are very good. The keys have a nice touch, tactile feel, and rebound. I feel like I can type full speed on this keyboard and do it for hours. The trackpad is the perfect size, out of the way when typing, while being quite responsive to touch. Solid performance on input!
I ran a few benchmarks, such as Google Octane, and the machine comes in at about 7200 on Google's test. Not bad. Actual browsing does exhibit some lags on graphic intensive pages, but overall the browsing experience is fluid and enjoyable. Videos play well, resolution is fair, and the sound is really quite good for such a small unit. Amazon, Netflix, Hulu, Youtube, all ran quickly with no stuttering or other issues.
The charger is tiny, which is good. It looks like a micro-USB but it isn't, size wise the charger and plug are comparable to a phone charger.
I haven't had the machine long enough to gauge battery life, but several hours of operation and the charge is still 90+%, so I expect the life to be good (13 hours is the spec).
WiFi performance seems excellent. It connected to my D-Link router quickly, and has full bars of strength well past my other WiFi devices, and delivered stellar results on broadband speed tests.
I really can't find any faults with this machine. It is a solid, attractive, nice performing unit at a great price. For an everyday carry device it is light (the unit is 2 pounds 3 ounces on my scale), easy to use, and has a battery that should last longer than I can most days.
Update May 13th:
Battery Life under general browsing with a few short videos tossed on my machine is 12 hours. Charge time is under 90 minutes from nearly empty to full. Really good.
Also attached a pix of the adapter. It is very light and compact. The charger is 6 feet long (it seems a bit short to me). The metal conductors do not fold in.
Still really happy with this Chromebook!
The build quality is excellent, the keyboard and trackpad are quite good, and the battery life is unmatched. The Toshiba 2 has the best screen, but this new Asus is thinner and lighter and a generally sexier machine. The processor is the same quad-core ARM based Rockchip model that the new $149 Chromebooks use -- it's not going to outperform the Intel chips, but it gets the job done and sips power.
My only complaint so far concerns the material on the outside of the laptop. I dig the dark blue color and the surface appearance is slick, but my (clean) fingertips have left marks on the cover.
I fully expect this model to be one the most popular Chromebooks yet.
Took this Chromebook and a laptop on week long business trip to see if I could truly just use the Chromebook.
The results? Since I work almost exclusively in Google drive for the last few years the switch from laptop to Chrome was relatively easy.
Absolutely enjoy the keyboard, nice feel and responsive. Since the Chromebooks have an altered keyboard here's a tip:
Press ctrl + alt + ? to pull up the keyboard map as there are many useful hotkeys
Battery life was outstanding at around 10hrs with a 10% charge left.
The wifi switched flawlessly between hotspots, this was a big plus as 2 tablets and one phone had trouble doing that.
Overall this Chromebook worked very well for a weeklong business trip, I only used the laptop once for a Skype call but could have used the phone for that.
I'll give this an A+ for value and an A for performance. If you do not need to use a native app that runs exclusively in Microsoft or Apple than a Chromebook may be the best choice.
Sign me, Satisfied user ; )
This little gem arrived in easy to open packaging and at first glance I am ihmpressed at finish and construction which I found to be very good. The setup went flawlessly, done in less then 10 minutes. Being a heavy user of Google Drive this Chromebook will fit the bill for my mobile computing needs and with the outstanding battery life I expect this to be my goto mobile machine.
After a day out on the road, some observations:
It quickly switched from the home router to the my phone hotspot flawlessly, then back again. A+
Wifi appears to be very fast A+
Screen is easy to read for it's size. B
Keyboard is a joy to use, nice tactile touch. A
Trackpad is solid and well placed A+
The unit feels solid and well built, not flimsy and cheap. A
4 hrs of use and 91% battery left. Outstanding! A++
Sound is very good. B
Overall I am impressed with this Chromebook and believe it will be used heavily in my business. I agree with the above reviewer that this Chromebook may become a best seller as it is a great value at this price and the battery life would be hard to beat.
I have 2 trips coming up soon and will update this review afterwards.
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