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ASUS Chromebook Flip (2017)

from  $499+
85
Engadget
Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
85

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

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Engadget Review

The ASUS Chromebook Flip C302 does just about everything right -- battery, screen, keyboard and performance are all good to excellent. For less than $500, this is probably the best Chromebook on the market right now.

Pros
  • Comfortable keyboard and trackpad
  • Good display
  • Strong performance
  • Thin, light and attractive design
Cons
  • Battery life could be better
  • Android app compatibility is still in beta and could use a little work
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Scores

Engadget

85
 

User Reviews

90
kennya
This review is for the Core m3, 8GB ram, 64gb memory version of the C302CA (GU003)...read more
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Score Breakdown

 
84
Average Critic Score

Durability

80
 

Speed and features

80
 

Noise

100
 

Display

82
 

Expandability

77
 

Battery life

86
 

Portability (size / weight)

83
 

Design and form factor

78
 
 
80
CNET
With a hybrid hinge, touchscreen and support for Google Play apps, the Asus Chromebook Flip is a small Chromebook offering big value.
 
80
The Verge
It looks good, it works well, and I don't have to worry about it. It's a great baseline for future Chromebooks to either match or try to beat. It's not necessarily the best one, but it's a solid starting point for what you should expect. It's standard-issue.
 
90
9to5Google
Overall, the ASUS Chromebook Flip C302CA is a solid machine. The only major improvement I would honestly make is the trackpad. Otherwise, it’s a great little machine that I can highly recommend to anyone.
 
100
TechRadar
The Asus Chromebook Flip C302 is worthy of its premium stature with a gorgeous screen, tactile keyboard and a classy design that’s equally as comfortable to use in tablet mode or as a traditional laptop.
 
90
PC Mag
The Asus Chromebook Flip (C302CA-DHM4) might be more expensive than the average chromebook, but its rich selection of features makes it well worth the extra money.
 
80
PC World
The Asus C302CA is an advanced Chromebook worth the money for its 360-degree hinge, high-res display, and its ability to run Android apps. The 10-hour battery life is another big plus.
 
80
Laptop Magazine
The Asus Chromebook Flip C302CA is a light and fast (but expensive) 2-in-1.
 
80
Pocket-Lint
The Asus Chromebook Flip C302CA is a Chromebook that feels like a £1000 laptop in many respects. Its all-metal case and low weight make it a good choice for those tempted by a MacBook or Windows machine for work while travelling, who just don't have the spare cashflow.
 
80
ZDNet
The real question is whether it does enough for the price, or whether it's worth shelling out for a full-fat laptop ... With Android apps for Chrome OS potentially a game-changer in this respect, the Asus Chromebook C302 Flip has come along at an interesting time.
 
80
Computer Shopper
A winner among 2-in-1 Chromebooks, the Flip C302CA is sleek yet sturdy, powerful yet silent, while offering a roomy keyboard and a long-running battery.