Chromebooks have come a long way these past six years both in overall design and function as well as Chrome OS itself. While there are still plenty of budget friendly, sub-$200 options out there, there are also more powerful devices out there aimed at being your daily driver of a laptop. The pinnacle of this is, of course, the Google Pixelbook. But at a base price of $999, it is out of the reach of some who still need something as powerful or close to it. That is where the ASUS Flip C302CA could prove to be a viable option.
The base model of the C302CA is price at $449 with the top-end, Intel m5 equipped model topping out at $609. While the mCore processors don’t have the same grunt as the iCore processors, for the majority of users it will get the job done. Is it also lightweight, has an excellent screen and solid, all day battery life.
I was recently sent an ASUS Flip C302CA to review and having used it as my primary laptop device for the past couple of weeks, I believe it is the second best option out there in the current lineup of high-end, power Chromebooks behind the Pixelbook. Yes it has some compromises but I do not think they are deal breakers for the majority of people reading this review.