ASUS Chromebook Flip (College Review)

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The ASUS Chromebook Flip is a Chromebook that flips around into a tablet, but packs the punch of a powerful laptop. Why is it arguably the best 2-in-1 laptop for college students? Find out below.


Features

  • Runs ChromeOS, the cloud-based operation system used on Chromebooks
  • Free 100GB storage on Google Drive
  • 12 free Gogo in-air internet passes
  • Unlimited music via Google Play Music
  • Bluetooth 4.1
  • Micro-HDMI
  • microSD Slot
  • 2 USB 2.0 ports
  • Convertible, 2-in-1 design – Laptop AND Tablet
  • Impressive Rockchip Processor

Specs

  • Screen Size: 10.1 in. Touchscreen
  • Screen Resolution: 1200×800
  • Processor: Rockchip 1.8 GHz
  • Memory: 4GB DDR3
  • Hard Drive: 16GB SSD
  • Wireless: 802.11 A/C
  • Average Battery Life: 10 Hours
  • Weight: 2 lbs

Specs Review: With a 10.1 in. Touchscreen, 1200×800 resolution display, the screen may pose an issue for some people. However, college students like yourself are used to reading small text so this shouldn’t deter you from the ASUS Chromebook Flip as the rest of the specs check out. If you can get over the small screen, you’ll notice it is a beautiful display to look at. First of all, the Rockchip processor is snappy, and efficient which will ensure a smooth experience with this laptop. To back it up, the 4GB RAM included is more than enough to run a Chromebook so you can multitask without a problem (Netflix & Google Docs, AT THE SAME TIME!). Only to add to the smooth experience, the laptop features a 16GB SSD to keep whatever files you don’t want in the cloud (most of your stuff will be nowadays anyway).

One of the main selling points is the long battery life, so that you know that you can take this laptop out all day without worrying about it dying. Furthermore, you won’t have trouble with it weighing down your backpack as it is only 2 lbs.


Customer Review Summary (from online reviews)

  • “Never going back to Windows again. “
  • “Unique design, excellent software integration”
  • “The Asus Chromebook Flip is the perfect travel device”

Conclusion for College Students: The ASUS Chromebook Flip is definitely one of the top runners in the college laptop market today. It is beautiful, fast, flexible, and reliable. The small screen might be an issue for some, but for a college student, bringing this laptop around campus with you will be a pleasure for sure.

If you are looking for a more powerful, non-ChromeOS 2-in-1 laptop, check out the Surface Pro 3.

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