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Based on 189 owner reviews the average owner rating of this portable PC is 79%.
Four Asus Chromebook C200MA reviewers considered that this laptop was good value for money. Three years ago expert review site Pcworld.in said “I understand they're very affordable”. Expert review site Computershopper.com said “The C300 model with its larger screen is an even better value”. Expert website Makeuseof.com mentioned in their review of this laptop “Who says that a cheap Chromebook has to have crappy hardware? The ASUS Chromebook C200MA-DS01 tries to be among one of the most affordable Chromebooks”.
One Asus Chromebook C200MA reviewer said in their reviews that it was cheap. Three years ago expert review site Engadget.com mentioned “That's mostly because sales of these inexpensive laptops have shot up -- which means everyone” in their Asus Chromebook C200MA review and rated it 72 out of 100.
One Asus Chromebook C200MA owner mentioned in their reviews that the product was a bargain for the price. Expert website Makeuseof.com wrote “A big boon for Chromebooks is the fact that they're extremely cheap relative to traditional laptops.” in their review of this laptop.
Several Asus Chromebook C200MA owners agreed that the Asus Chromebook C200MA was well made. Three years ago Pcmag.com said on PC Mag “It's a solid basic computer for those who prefer the laptop form factor to tablets” and rated this laptop 70 out of 100.
One customer who purchased this laptop reckoned that it was strong and durable.
Easy to Use
One customer said in their reviews that this laptop was easy to use. Three years ago expert review site Computershopper.com wrote “Excellent battery life make Asus' 11.6-inch Chromebook a handy companion to augment your main PC.” in their review of this laptop and gave the product a rating of 4 stars.
One customer mentioned in their reviews that the product had a good experience. Notebookcheck.net said in their review of the Asus Chromebook C200MA “Standards needed for a good 'cloud' experience”.
One Asus Chromebook C200MA owner mentioned in their reviews that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Expert website Engadget.com wrote in their Asus Chromebook C200MA review “The C200 Chromebook offers best-in-class battery life and a comfortable keyboard.” and rated it 4 stars.
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Good Battery Life
Some customers thought this laptop had a good battery life.
One Asus Chromebook C200MA reviewer who bought it said that it was good looking. Expert review site Notebookcheck.net wrote “This is a simple, stylish, well-built and efficient laptop that supports the WiFi speeds” and gave it a rating of 80 out of 100.
One Asus Chromebook C200MA owner wrote in their reviews that the Asus Chromebook C200MA was wifi compatible. Pcmag.com said in their review on expert website PC Mag “The Asus C200 Chromebook has a new Intel processor and 802.11ac Wi-Fi for fast, robust Web connectivity”.
Good Product Quality
One Asus Chromebook C200MA reviewer who reviewed it concluded that it was good quality. Expert website Computershopper.com wrote “A low price, solid build quality” in their review of this laptop and gave it a rating of 4 stars.
64-Bit Processor Operating Modes
This laptop supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many comparable spec laptops that have been available for a similar time to it.
Asus Has Good Portable PC Reviews
Asus has good average ratings for its Chromebooks as well as across its entire notebook PC range compared to other brands.
Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Chromebook C200MA have on-board graphics adapter base frequencys of between 200MHz and 350MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 313 megahertz, the Chromebook C200MA has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter base frequencys amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age.
SSD Storage Media
This notebook PC has a Flash storage media, which is the most frequently found storage media on notebook PCs of a similar age and type to it. 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.
Has a Front Camera
Like most of the other Chromebooks that have been around for around the same time as the Chromebook C200MA, the Chromebook C200MA has a front camera.
We compared this portable PC to all the other laptops with a front camera and we think the Samsung XE303C12[plb_1570733_price], and the Toshiba CB35[plb_2275441_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.
Fairly Fast Processor Frequency
At 2.16 gigahertz, the Asus Chromebook C200MA has a fairly fast processor frequency compared to most of the other Chromebooks that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Chromebook C200MA. Across all the Chromebooks that were released more than two years ago the processor frequencys range from 1.1GHz to 2.4GHz, and the average processor frequency is 1.8GHz.
1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution
This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on Chromebooks that were released more than two years ago.
802.11n Wi-Fi Standards
The Chromebook C200MA has an 802.11n wi-Fi standards which is better than most portable PCs of this age and type. Most portable PCs that were released more than two years ago have an 802.11g wi-Fi standards. This Asus notebook PC also have 802.11a and 802.11ac and 802.11b wi-Fi standardss.
An 802.11n wi-Fi standards is actually the best Wi-Fi standard across all notebook PCs of this spec and age.
An 802.11a wi-Fi standards is the worst Wi-Fi standard amongst similar types of portable PC.
4 Bluetooth Version
This laptop supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is typical of many laptops of this type and age.
At only 1.2 kilograms, the Asus Chromebook C200MA is fairly light compared to most of the other Chromebooks that have been on the market for around the same time as the Chromebook C200MA. Across all the Chromebooks that have been available for a comparable time to the Chromebook C200MA the weights range from 1kg to 2.2kg.
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Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s of notebook PCs of this type and age range from 750MHz to 1,000MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) is 890MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of only 750 megahertz, the Asus Chromebook C200MA has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) compared to most of the other Chromebooks that were released more than two years ago.
Only Two Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)s
Most portable PCs of a similar age and type to the Chromebook C200MA use two number of displays supported (on-board graphics)s, including the Chromebook C200MA which uses two number of displays supported (on-board graphics)s.
Only Four Maximum Number of PCI Express Laness
The Asus Chromebook C200MA is a four maximum number of PCI Express lanes notebook PC.
Only One USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
The Asus Chromebook C200MA is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity portable PC. Most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Chromebook C200MA have one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity.
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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard
Like most of the other Chromebooks that have been around for more than two years, the Chromebook C200MA does not have a full-size keyboard.
We compared all the other notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard to this portable PC and we think the Samsung XE303C12[plb_1570733_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.
Very Small Display Diagonal
With a display diagonal of only 11.6 inches, the Asus Chromebook C200MA has one of the smaller display diagonals amongst comparable spec laptops of this age. Across all the laptops of this age and spec the display diagonals range from 11" to 16", and the average display diagonal is 13".
We think you might also be interested in some of the other 11.6" portable PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the Samsung XE303C12[plb_1570733_price].
Very Slow Memory Clock Speed
With a memory clock speed of only 1,066 megahertz, the Chromebook C200MA has one of the slower memory clock speeds amongst Chromebooks of this age. The average memory clock speed of portable PCs of this type and age is 1,500MHz, and the memory clock speeds range from 800MHz to 1,600MHz.
Does Not Have a Touchscreen
The Asus Chromebook C200MA does not have a touchscreen. Most of the other laptops of this age and spec also do not have a touchscreen.
Very Small Processor Cache
The Chromebook C200MA has one of the smaller processor caches (only 1 megabyte) amongst Chromebooks of this age. The processor caches of Chromebooks that have been around for around the same time as the Chromebook C200MA range from 1MB to 4MB.
Only Three Number of Battery Cellss
The Chromebook C200MA is a three number of battery cells laptop.
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Released Over Two Years Ago
It was over two years ago when Asus released the Chromebook C200MA.
Average Internal Memory
With an internal memory of 4 gigabytes, the Chromebook C200MA has a fairly average internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the Chromebook C200MA.
Intel Celeron Processor Family
This laptop has an Intel Celeron processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on portable PCs of this type and age.
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Average Total Storage Capacity
With a total storage capacity of 16 gigabytes, the Chromebook C200MA has a fairly standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other Chromebooks that have been around for more than two years.
There are a number of alternative 16GB total storage capacity laptops currently available that you might also want to consider including the Samsung XE303C12[plb_1570733_price], or the Toshiba CB35[plb_2275441_price] which has better reviews.
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