June 3rd 2014 9:59 am

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The company's first Chromebook is a battery life champ

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How's this for a ringing endorsement? The C200 isn't totally without merit. Its battery life is easily best in class, and the spacious, cushy keyboard makes it one of the better Chromebooks for typing. Even so, its performance is actually worst in class, which is saying a lot considering its rivals aren't exactly powerhouses themselves. Even today, there are Chromebooks on the market offering smoother performance for a similar price, while Acer's forthcoming Chromebook 13 promises improved graphics muscle and equally long battery life for only $30 more. ASUS would do well to upgrade the C200's processor, and maybe drop the price to better compete against other brands. Until that happens, this is an acceptable option, but hardly the best.

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Engadget Aug 13, 2014

The C200 Chromebook offers best-in-class battery life and a comfortable keyboard, but is held back by sluggish performance. For the same price or even less, you can find a Chromebook that runs more smoothly.

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PC Mag Jul 31, 2014

The Asus C200 Chromebook has a new Intel processor and 802.11ac Wi-Fi for fast, robust Web connectivity. It's a solid basic computer for those who prefer the laptop form factor to tablets.

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Liliputing Jun 22, 2014

The Asus C200 Chromebook is a great laptop… if you can live with Chrome OS , don’t need a lot of local storage space, and value price, portability and battery life over bleeding edge performance or a great display.

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Computer Shopper Aug 14, 2014

A low price, solid build quality, and excellent battery life make Asus' 11.6-inch Chromebook a handy companion to augment your main PC. But the C300 model with its larger screen is an even better value.

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ZDNet May 6, 2014

Both the C200 and C300 Chromebooks have much the same hardware, with display size and system memory (2GB and 4GB) the primary differences. The larger C300 comes standard with 32GB of storage while the C200 is offered with either 16 or 32GB.

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CNET May 7, 2014

This is Asus' first stab at the Chromebook market, but budget prices often belie sacrifices in build quality.

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