ASUS Chromebook C200

74
Engadget
Score
74

A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.

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ASUS C200 review: The company's first Chromebook is a battery life champ

Summary

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.

from $199.98+
Pros
  • Very long battery life
  • Comfortable keyboard and trackpad
  • Lightweight
Cons
  • Sluggish performance
  • Poor viewing angles
ASUS C200 review: The company's first Chromebook is a battery life champ

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.

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Scores

Engadget

74
 

Breakdown

Design and form factor
6.8
Durability
8.0
Portability (size / weight)
8.0
Display
5.7
Battery life
10.0
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Specs

Chromebook

Type
Ultraportable
Bundled OS
Linux
Processor speed
2.1 GHz
Video outputs
HDMI
System RAM
2 GB
Maximum battery life
Up to11 hour
Pointing device
Trackpad
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Specs

Chromebook

Type
Ultraportable
Bundled OS
Linux
Processor speed
2.1 GHz
Video outputs
HDMI
System RAM
2 GB
Maximum battery life
Up to11 hour
Pointing device
Trackpad
View Full Specs
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