Everyone’s talking about small palm-sized laptops with the recent rise of the Chromebooks. Countless companies already have launched Chromebooks in almost every size and design. Here is another one with 10.1-inch WXGA display that caught our eyes. It’s a successor to the previous model in this series, C100. It has gone through some important upgrades since then. Let’s get into the review then.
- CPU – Rockchip Dual ARM® Cortex®-A72 Hexa-Core, 1.6 GHz
- GPU – Other
- Memory – 4 GB DDR3
- Screen – 10.1-inch WXGA IPS (1,280 x 800) with touchscreen
- Storage – 16GB eMMC Flash
- OS – Google Chrome OS
- Performance – This laptop might be a bit small, but it sure does pack a punch. With its dominant processor and a 4 GB of low power consuming RAM, it can handle almost any task that you might need to be done. While testing, opening even 10 tabs simultaneously in Google Chrome didn’t make any difference in the performance. It ran smoothly even while running multiple videos in 720p quality. That’s some power for such a tiny piece of hardware.
- Feel – The whole laptop is made of metal. The casing has a matte finish with brushed Aluminium instead of some cheap plastic. It gives off a pretty good vibe. In the inside, there is the 10.1-inch WXGA display. The display is clear and crisp and has a good viewing angle. Although, the bezels are a bit too wide for my liking. Done mostly to facilitate a wide and spacious keyboard. The keyboard and trackpad are pretty good to work with although the trackpad felt a bit smaller. The touchscreen is quite accurate as well making it perfect for working in the tablet mode.
- Power button – The power button is located in a pretty weird position (and by weird, I mean realllly weird). It’s on the left side of the laptop. It would hardly be the case that you might just accidentally press the power button while shifting its position as it’s pretty stiff for that. But carrying it in a bag might just do the trick if you accidentally put the button side down in your backpack.
- No optical disk drive – I know, I know, it’s a god damn Chromebook. But still, it would have been so much sweeter with an optical disk drive. It’s way too much hassle to buy another external one.
Low external memory – 32 GB can be a bit small even for a Chromebook. Well, you have to make do with what you got.
It’s one of those small laptops that know exactly how to get your job done. If you would like to get a Chromebook to work on your presentation or your school project while on vacation away from your PC, then Asus Flip C101PA-RRKT10 could surely be your choice.