ASUS Chromebook Flip C302CA-GU001 m3-6Y30
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ASUS Chromebook Flip C302CA-GU001 M3-6Y30 Review
The 3-Minute Asus Chromebook Flip C302 Review
A flippin' good Chromebook
By Melanie Hawthorne | October 2, 2017
Features & Design: 3.5/5 ● Performance: 4/5 ● Value: 4.5/5
The best thing about the Chromebook Flip C302 is just how feature-packed it is. It converts to tablet mode on a hinge, has a responsive keyboard, great storage (for a Chromebook), an HD screen, and as if that wasn’t enough, its fast. That puts this Chromebook ahead of much of the competition.
The bugs are few and far between. Still, users may be frustrated with having to pick up extra USB adapters, since the machine only comes with USB-C slots and the speakers aren’t as slick or high quality as you might be hoping for.
Is it for you?
Even though there are a few lackluster things, the overall performance of this Chromebook puts it well ahead of much of the competition. Asus has really come through on this one, giving you battery life, processing power, and ample storage space, all while keeping the price reasonable. It’s a decent all-rounder for people wanting the flexibility of a tablet coupled with most of the power of a laptop. This Flip C302 delivers both; just don’t expect to be blown away by the audio quality.
“For one, its performance beats out almost everything else currently available in its price range.”
Meet the Asus Chromebook Flip C302
There has been a noticeable increase in the number of Chromebooks being released over the past few years. While many are doing a decent job, they often cost a lot for the performance you get from them. It seems many companies are keen to jump on the convertible laptop bandwagon, but few of them are actually managing to hit the sweet spot between price and performance. Asus seems to have nailed it with the Chromebook Flip C302.
What we like
There’s a lot to like about this Chromebook. For one, its performance beats almost everything else currently available in its price range. Even when running multiple apps, the Flip C302 is quick and has ample storage space, making it ideal for anyone who wants to be productive while on the go.
Not only is the performance of this Chromebook great, but the build quality is also equally good (as it uses aluminium and glass). It feels like a high-quality laptop when you hold it in your hands; one that also looks sleek and is easy to use. Even though the hinges allow for a 360-degree flip of the screen, it still feels sturdy enough to not snap or bend easily.
With a great HD display, it makes watching movies or working with fine details a breeze. When coupled with its long battery life and lightweight design, taking the Chromebook Flip along with you while travelling, whether that be by train, plane, or car, is a no-brainer.
What we don’t like
While most of the computer is great, the speakers are a bit of a let-down. The sound quality is not the best when compared to other Chromebooks available in its price range. It still does an ok job when watching movies but, given the build quality of the rest of the machine, it’s a little disappointing to find out that Asus has neglected this area.
The Flip C302 also has a rather small trackpad. Given the overall size of the laptop, it’s not entirely surprising. There is a little room for improvement though. With only USB-C adaptors, you'll be forced to look at a Bluetooth mouse if you want to try and make using the mouse a little more comfortable while in laptop mode. In tablet mode, this is obviously less of a concern.
Should you buy it?
The Asus Chrome Flipbook C302 is light, powerful, and competitively priced. It does have a few shortcomings, a major one being the need for extra adaptors for those wanting to connect other devices. However, the flexibility of the laptop and tablet modes make this great if you’re regularly on the go. It has good battery life, meaning fewer charges, and the clear screen makes even the tiniest details easy to see. You can certainly find cheaper Chromebooks, but you’ll be sacrificing a lot of performance. If you want to get the most out of a Chromebook, the Asus Chromebook Flip C302 is a solid choice.
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About the Author / Melanie Hawthorne
Melanie is a web developer turned writer based in the UK. When she's not reviewing computers, she's probably out and about learning about the newest software advancements on the market...or reading a good book and thinking about it. She also runs her own tech blog.
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- The ASUS Chromebook Flip C302CA-GU001 m3-6Y30 is manufactured by ASUS and was added in September 2017 in the Laptops section
- This product has a rating of 4.0 out of 5
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