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Asus Chromebook C300MA 2 Core Intel Celeron 2.16GHz 2GB 16GB Flash 13.3" Laptop

2 Intel Celeron 2.16GHz 2GB Jan 2015
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Expert Reviews Are Average

The average expert rating of this portable PC is 77% based on ten expert reviews from sites including notebookcheck.net, notebookcheck.biz, notebookcheck.it and tomshw.it.

User Reviews Are Average

On average, based on 595 user reviews the average user rating of this notebook PC is 75%.

Good Connectivity

A few customers mentioned in their reviews that the product was able to connect to the internet. Last year Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon “To be honest like any internet capable device these days unless you have got an internet connection they are next to useless”. Amazon Customer also mentioned “Browsing the internet is fast”. Amazon Customer also wrote “Am ideal laptop for Internet users!”.

Two customers considered that the Asus Chromebook C300MA was wifi compatible.

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Good Size

A few people who purchased the Asus Chromebook C300MA concluded that it was lightweight. Two Asus Chromebook C300MA reviewers mentioned in their reviews that it was a good size. In December last year Bryan wrote on Amazon “The touch pad is a good size, keys are all well marked”.

One Asus Chromebook C300MA owner who purchased the product considered that it was easy to carry around. Bryan said “Weight, makes it easy to carry around” in his review of this laptop and rated the Asus Chromebook C300MA 4 stars.

One Asus Chromebook C300MA owner thought this laptop was thin. Zddq140770 scored this laptop 80 out of 100 and wrote on Amazon “Certainly light and thin enough to fit into an everyday bag” in their review.

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Good Product Quality

A few Asus Chromebook C300MA reviewers who purchased the product considered that it was good quality. Amazon Customer scored it 5 stars and said on Amazon last year “The laptop feels very high quality and works so quickly, particularly starting up” in their review of the Asus Chromebook C300MA. Guy Van Laer said in his review of this laptop on Amazon “Sound are of very good quality” and gave the product a rating of 5 stars. Guy Van Laer also wrote “I highly recommend this laptop, as it is affordable and of great quality”.

Easy to Use

Fourteen Asus Chromebook C300MA owners mentioned in their reviews that the Asus Chromebook C300MA was easy to use. Amazon Customer said on Amazon “The Operating System takes care of itself and its simple to use” and scored it 5 stars. Amazon Customer also wrote “The Keyboard is nice to use and responsive”. Amazon Customer also wrote “Bought for an elderly relative, she has learned to use it in no time”.

A number of people who reviewed this laptop mentioned that it had a good experience. Amazon Customer gave the product a rating of 5 stars and said on Amazon “Its ideal for people who want a no nonsense computer, that is light weight offers a great web-surfing experience without the bloat”. L Rutherford mentioned on Amazon “The keyboard is very very good with good travel on the keys and a positive typing experience” in their review of the Asus Chromebook C300MA.

Three customers mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to setup. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon “Very easy to set up and use” in their review of this laptop and gave it a rating of 5 stars. Paul Daniel Holmes wrote last year “SSD is fast free cloud storage easy to set up links with all your android kit” in his Asus Chromebook C300MA review. Paul Daniel Holmes also said “I managed to set it up etc so easy and simple to set up”.

One person who reviewed it thought it was easy to use the menus. Two years ago John mentioned on Amazon “In fact if you have a modern smartphone, just click "Settings --> Personal Hotspot"”. One Asus Chromebook C300MA reviewer considered that the product had a good interface.

One Asus Chromebook C300MA reviewer who purchased it concluded that it performed as expected. Tj said on Amazon “Great value - does exactly what it says on the tin!” in their review.

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Good Battery Life

A few customers who purchased the product considered that it had a good battery life. Allan/bluenose said on Amazon “Battery fully charged after 2 hours”. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon “Compared to a previous Chromebook I used (2 years ago - Samsung) this Asus Chromebook is markedly better concerning battery life”. Amazon Customer also wrote “Fast boot up, long battery life, 10 hours +”.

One customer who reviewed it reckoned that it was quick to charge. Edward Young rated this laptop as very good and he wrote on Amazon “I don't even know what Google are going to charge me when the 2-year free 100GB facility expires” in his Asus Chromebook C300MA review.

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Nice Design

A few Asus Chromebook C300MA reviewers thought the Asus Chromebook C300MA was good looking. Bryan mentioned in his review of the Asus Chromebook C300MA on Amazon “Good looking”. M Dale wrote on Amazon two years ago “Your future lightweight, stylish, no-fan laptop replacement”. Nozzer mentioned on Amazon “It is very lightweight, looks elegant, does all the things we expected it to do once we had negotiated the loading of the software” in their review of the Asus Chromebook C300MA and rated it as very good.

Several people said in their reviews that the Asus Chromebook C300MA was smooth. Amazon Customer said in their review of this laptop on Amazon “Touchpad is very smooth and two finger scrolling is getting as good as some of the top end Macbooks”. Amazon Customer also said “Nice and smooth and modern.I am very impressed overall with this laptop”.

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Robust

A number of customers who reviewed this laptop thought it was well made. Amazon Customer wrote “MP4 players are built into the Chromebook”. Jason said in his review “Its light, has very impressive battery life, good connection ports and the build is decent”. John wrote on Amazon “Having read some reviews before I bought it the consensus seems to be that the asus in general has a superior build quality”.

One Asus Chromebook C300MA reviewer who reviewed it concluded that it was reliable. Jim Jones wrote “Excellent little laptop, very fast and reliable; perfect for my requirements” in his Asus Chromebook C300MA review and gave it a very good review.

One Asus Chromebook C300MA reviewer wrote that it was easy to damage or scratch. John said on Amazon “Being creative with the set up as I'm not worried about doing irrepperable damage” and gave it an excellent review score.

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Reasonably Priced

Twenty-seven people mentioned in their reviews that it was good value for money. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “Impressive performance and good value”. Amazon Customer also said “Good resolution for a low cost laptop”. Amazon Customer also mentioned “I think its good value too.I know a number of people have stated that they like the fact that its easy to use like tablet”.

Some Asus Chromebook C300MA owners who purchased it concluded that it was a bargain for the price. Last year Amazon Customer said on Amazon “All for an absolute bargain” in their review of this laptop. Daniele rated the product as very good and she wrote on Amazon “My chromebook is very fast and very cheap for its chacarteristic” in her Asus Chromebook C300MA review. L Rutherford wrote on Amazon “The 1TB Drive offer made this a great deal as well” in their review of this laptop.

One person who reviewed it concluded that it was cheap. John said in his Asus Chromebook C300MA review on Amazon “I was looking for an inexpensive laptop for my daughter to surf the web, when I came across the "Chromebook" -” and gave the product a rating of 5 stars.

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Acceptable Noise Level

Several customers who reviewed this laptop thought it was quiet. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “This chromebook (16Gb 11.6in version) is fast, silent”.

Large Storage Capacity

A number of Asus Chromebook C300MA owners wrote in their reviews that the product had good storage. Paul Daniel Holmes wrote in December last year “SSD and I have free cloud storage too” and rated the Asus Chromebook C300MA 5 stars.

Good Environmental Credentials

One customer who reviewed it concluded that it was good in terms of power usage. Two years ago John mentioned on Amazon “Most other chromebooks still have a processor fan while this ultra high energy efficiency chip”.

Asus Has Good Laptop Reviews

We calculated the average ratings for all Asus laptops and also specifically for Asus Chromebooks and found that in both cases Asus had good ratings compared to other manufacturers.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many Chromebooks that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 313 megahertz, the Chromebook C300MA has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter base frequencies amongst comparable spec laptops of this age. The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of laptops of this age and spec range from 100MHz to 320MHz.

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SSD Storage Medium

This portable PC has a Flash storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on notebook PCs of this age and type. Flash drives store data in semiconductors on a circuit board rather than using magnetic or optical media. Flash have no moving parts which makes them very fast and reliable.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Chromebook C300MA, the Chromebook C300MA has a front camera.

We compared this portable PC to all the other laptops with a front camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Chromebook CB3, the Chromebook C740, and the Chromebook C810 all from Acer is also worth considering.

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Intel Celeron Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Celeron processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on similar spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and spec.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

The Chromebook C300MA has an 802.11n WiFi standard which is better than the 802.11b WiFi standard found on most laptops of a similar spec and age to it. In addition, this portable PC have an 802.11a and 802.11g WiFi standard.

An 802.11n WiFi standard is in fact the best Wi-Fi standard across all comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Chromebook C300MA.

An 802.11a WiFi standard is the worst Wi-Fi standard across comparable types of notebook PC.

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6 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of only 750 megahertz, the Chromebook C300MA has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec. The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of Chromebooks that were released one year ago is 830MHz.

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Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Burst Frequency

The Chromebook C300MA has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter burst frequencies (only 750 megahertz) amongst Chromebooks of this age. Portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the Chromebook C300MA have on-board graphics adapter burst frequencies of between 750MHz and 860MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter burst frequency is 790MHz.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most of the other laptops that were released around the same time as the Chromebook C300MA have a full-size keyboard, however the Asus Chromebook C300MA does not have a full-size keyboard.

There are a number of alternative portable PCs which also have a full-size keyboard that you might want to consider including the Chromebook CB3, or the Chromebook C910 both from Acer or the HP Chromebook 11 which also has a higher rating.

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Very Small Internal Memory

At only 2 gigabytes, the Asus Chromebook C300MA has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other Chromebooks that have been available for more than a year. The smallest internal memory of portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the Chromebook C300MA is 2GB, the biggest is 4GB, and the average internal memory is 3.3GB.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 2GB internal memory laptops currently available including the Chromebook 14, or the Chromebook 11 both from HP or the Acer Chromebook 11 which has better reviews.

If you are looking for a notebook PC with a bigger internal memory then you might also want to consider the Chromebook C83 (4GB and higher rated), or the Chromebook C910 (£294.59) (4GB and higher rated) both from Acer or the Lenovo 11e (£263.60) (4GB and higher rated).

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Chromebook C300MA does not have a touch sensitive screen, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other Chromebooks that have been around for around the same time as the Chromebook C300MA also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

It is worth considering alternative notebook PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen including the Chromebook 11 (£154.80), or the Chromebook 11 (£154.80) both from DELL which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

With a maximum turbo frequency of only 2.41 gigahertz, the Chromebook C300MA has a quite slow maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the Chromebook C300MA. The average maximum turbo frequency of notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Chromebook C300MA is 2.5GHz.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Asus Chromebook C300MA

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this portable PC was released.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.16 gigahertz, the Chromebook C300MA has a pretty standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Chromebook C300MA.

There are a number of alternative 2.16GHz processor clock speed portable PCs currently available that you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Chromebook 11, or the Chromebook 11 both from HP or the Acer Chromebook 11.

If you are looking for a notebook PC with a faster processor clock speed then you might want to look at the Acer Chromebook C910 (2.2GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 13.3 inches, the Chromebook C300MA has a relatively average screen size compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Chromebook C300MA.

There are a number of other 13.3" notebook PCs currently available which you might want to look at including the Chromebook CB30, or the Chromebook CB30 both from Toshiba which has better reviews.

If this notebook PC screen size is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the Chromebook 15 (15.6" and higher rated), the Chromebook C910 (15.6" and higher rated), or the Chromebook 15 (15.6" and higher rated) all from Acer.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 1.4 kilograms, the Chromebook C300MA has a fairly standard weight compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 16 gigabytes, the Chromebook C300MA has a relatively standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other Chromebooks that have been around for a comparable time to the Chromebook C300MA.

We compared all the other 16GB total storage capacity laptops to this laptop and we think the Chromebook 14, the Chromebook 11, and the Chromebook 14 all from HP which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this Chromebook total storage capacity is too small for you then you might want to look at the Chromebook 15 (32GB), the Chromebook 15 (32GB), or the Chromebook C910 (£294.59) (32GB) all from Acer which is also higher rated.

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Specification

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Expert Reviews

(10)
18 February 2015

Asus C300MA-DB01 Chromebook For the price, it's hard to argue with the C300. In spite of its budget design, it's decently constructed , and it feels good in the lap, never reaching uncomfortable...

16 April 2015

Basique certes, mais cohérent? Le dernier Chromebook de 13,3 pouces signé ASUS est sur nos bancs de test. A 219 dollars aux États-Unis, il y a beaucoup de points positifs et quelques... Read more…

6 September 2014

Na 2 weken te hebben gewerkt met deze laptop ben ik inmiddels zeer lovend hierover. Voor hetgeen hij is ontworpen, doet hij het bijna allemaal erg goed. Het scherm is redelijk tot goed, het design...

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User Reviews

(505)
Reviewed 13 December 2014 by Steves7676
Steves7676 would recommend the Asus Chromebook C300MA

This is my second Chromebook. The first one I had was a Samsung that I passed down to my son. I decided to try the Asus this time as I had very good luck with their Transformer Tablet. The 13.3 is... Read more…

Reviewed 16 December 2014 by Luee
Luee would recommend the Asus Chromebook C300MA

Well made and good looking. 13.3 is a sweetspot size for portability and Sbux viewing. Chrome takes a slight learning curve but its advantages soon become obvious. Instant on and off. Just open... Read more…

Reviewed 6 February 2015 by Loseyateefa

I researched this purchase for a week before deciding on the ASUS C300. Some reviews of competitiors which offered 4 GB RAM had me a little worried, but this unit performs just fine. i use it to... Read more…

Reviewed 29 October 2014 by Chickleberry
Chickleberry would recommend the Asus Chromebook C300MA

I use this beast for school, MY EVERYTHING IS IN THIS CHROMEBOOK. All of my notes, books, and apps to study with. This thing is fast, and you can do so much with it, its easily the best price wise... Read more…

Reviewed 10 February 2015 by MissC
MissC would recommend the Asus Chromebook C300MA

I love this chromebook. It is ready to go when you open it. I like everything about it. The keyboard is large and it is very light. The battery last for hours. This price for a 13.3" was great. I... Read more…

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Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers asus c300, asus c300m, asus c300ma
Barcodes 00886227901005, 00886227901012, 04716659799900, 04716659801542, 04716659831877, 04716659859321

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