Although it doesn’t have the classiest design, this laptop is well-built like most ASUS machines and will not show dents and scratches even after prolonged use.
Measuring 11.30 × 7.64 × 0.70 inches and weighing a mere 2 pounds, this laptop is the perfect size for a satchel or messenger bag and can be carried around with much ease.
The keyboard has just the right key travel and the keys are very well spaced.
Scrolling and zooming with the touchpad is pretty good. Users will love how responsive the touchpad is and how smoothly the fingers almost glide on.
The display is decent. The colors pop and the screen looks great in the front viewing angle.
The chromebook is quite powerful with the Rockchip Quad Core RK3288C CPU and RAM space options between 2 GB or 4 GB and the integrated Rockchip Mali T764.
The chromebook is powered by Chrome OS by Google. It is a cloud based system that uses the cloud servers for majority of the work rather than rely solely on the CPU and GPU. This means the performance will be fast and snappy as long as there is a good internet connection.
It is a budget purchase and scores well on affordability.
This machine has a seriously impressive battery life. It lasts up to a good 10 to 11 hours.
The Cons – ASUS C201
The panel on its exteriors picks up finger prints pretty quickly as it is a plastic base.
The screen resolution set at 1366*768 may be rather disappointing for many buyers who value display quality. However, since it’s a budget laptop, this drawback can be over looked.
It doesn’t have an anti-glare screen. So users will notice that its glossy display is reflective and viewing from any angle other than the front angle isn’t such a pleasure.
The ASUS C201 Chromebook is an affordable chromebook with specifications that are sufficient for average everyday use. In terms of quality and performance, this machine does everything its specifications allow. It is perfect for buyers who aren’t specifically looking for multitasking and heavy duty laptop use. The narrow viewing angles may bother some users. But, one must remember that screen quality is the first spec that is compromised on in affordable laptops. Therefore, with just minor limitations, the chromebook does well as a home and office use laptop. It is handy, sturdy for its size and equipped with features for everyday use.