ASUS has just released a new Chromebook model. The latest Chromebook – ASUS C302CA-DHM4 – is released without much hoopla and is ASUS’ answer to Samsung’s Chromebook Plus. This brand new 12.5-inch Chromebook coming out of ASUS’ house is a perfect combination of looks, portability and performance.
Look and Feel
ASUS has blessed C302CA-DHM4 with a touch of elegance. This Chromebook boasts sleek, lightweight design and a professional-grade aluminum body. C302CA-DHM4 Chromebook looks and feels ‘premium’ from every angle with its clean design.
ASUS C302CA-DHM4 is 0.6-inches thick and weighs merely 2.65lbs (1.20 KGs). Its gorgeous 12.5-inch display is built-to-last and features Corning Gorilla Glass.
Its full-sized, backlit chiclet keyboard provides ultra-smooth typing experience and provides 1.6 millimeters of travel.
At last, comes the most important part of this ASUS Chromebook’s design and build – its hinges. This ASUS Chromebook can flip 360-degree and turn into a laptop or a tablet. ASUS has paid some much-needed attention to the build quality of hinges to provide both flexibility and durability at the same time.
In short, ASUS C302CA-DHM4 features a nicely detailed design that almost looks like an Apple laptop with ASUS’s logo on it.
Tech Specs and Performance
Besides its praise-worthy looks, this ASUS Chromebook has got some mention-worthy tech specs and performance, too. ASUS C302CA-DHM4 features a 2.2 GHz Intel Core m3-6Y30 processor with 4M cache and 4GB of LPDDR3 RAM.
The latest Core m3 processor gives this Chromebooks some much-needed power. At 4GB RAM, this ASUS Chromebook provides promising multitasking performance without any sign of lag.
The 64GB eMMC storage does its job well and quick. The Chrome OS boots really quick and the laptop is ready to use within seconds.
The 12.5-inch LED backlit Full HD display carries resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. Intel HD Graphics 515 is integrated for crisp output on this gorgeous touchscreen display.
The keypad and touchscreen, both performs smoothly and accurately.
With everything combined, ASUS C302CA-DHM4 Chromebook provides really promising performance. It features a decent processor, enough amount of temporary and permanent storage and performs without any visible stress.
Ports and Connectivity
ASUS C302CA-DHM4 carries two USB-C ports – one on left and another on right. A headphone jack and microSD card reader are also present.
At least one USB 3.0 Type A port would have added a great advantage as those with older peripherals will need to carry an adapter in order to use them with their new ASUS Chromebook.
For wireless connectivity, ASUS has shipped 802.11ac WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0. The 802.11ac WiFi provides uninterrupted, super fast wireless network performance.
Its 39WHrs, 2-cell Li-ion Polymer battery provides ASUS C302CA-DHM4 Chromebook with almost a day of cordless usage. On a full charge, the battery lasts around 8-9 hours, letting you leave your charger at home.
The type of usage greatly affects battery performance, meaning you can also get up to 10 hours of battery backup as ASUS claims. But in a real-life scenario, anything between 8 to 9 hours should be just acceptable.
ASUS C302CA-DHM4 Chromebook: Overall Impressions
With great look and feel, lightweight and portable – yet sturdy build, power-packed performance and almost 9 hours of battery life, ASUS C302CA-DHM4 Chromebook is everything you want a Chromebook to be.
ASUS has taken care of everything to make this Chromebook worth its price. But with a price tag of $499, ASUS’ latest Chromebook feels slightly overpriced. Keeping its price aside, ASUS C302CA-DHM4 is a perfect combination of style and performance.Buy from Amazon
ASUS C302CA-DHM4 Chromebook Review
With stunning look and feel, power-packed performance and almost a day of battery backup, ASUS C302CA-DHM4 is the ‘perfect Chromebook.’