ASUS C200 review: The company's first Chromebook is a battery life champ
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.
- Very long battery life
- Comfortable keyboard and trackpad
- Sluggish performance
- Poor viewing angles
Sorry, naysayers: You're going to see a fair number of Chromebook reviews from us over the next few months. That's mostly because sales of these inexpensive laptops have shot up -- which means everyone and their mother is now making one, even companies that had previously shied away. The latest brand to join the fray is ASUS, which already has loads of experience building small, cheap notebooks. Indeed, ASUS' 11-inch C200 Chromebook ($250) looks like a 2009-era EeePC brought back to life: The spacious keyboard feels eerily familiar, as does the long, 11-hour battery life. Even so, it's not a perfect machine by any means -- in fact, it has a pretty serious flaw -- but if you're in the market for a Chromebook, it couldn't hurt to consider a company that seems to know what it's doing.
How It Stacks Up
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MacBook (early 2015)
XPS 13 (2015)
Series 7 Chronos (2013)
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