ASUS Chromebook 13.3-Inch HD with Gigabit WiFi, 16GB Storage & 4GB RAM (Black)

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  • 10 Hours Incredible Battery Life.
  • Gigabit Dual-Band 802.11AC ultra-fast Wi-Fi.
  • Can open/edit MS Office files using free embedded QuickOffice editor or Google Docs, and can download Microsoft Office Online (an online version of Microsoft Office) for free. Cannot install standard MS Office software.
  • Intel Dual-Core 2.16 GHz Processor with 4 GB RAM.
  • 13.3″ HD LED Display. HD Webcam.
  • USB 3.0, USB 2.0, HDMI, SD Card Reader, & Bluetooth 4.0.
  • 16 GB local flash storage; No CD or DVD drive. 100 GB Google Drive storage for 2 years.

ASUS Chrome book C300MA-DH02 13.3” Laptop (Black), Intel Bay Trail-M N2830 Dual-Core 2.16GHz (Turbo up to 2.4GHz), 4GB DDR3L (1600MHz) on board, 16G EMMC + TPM, 802.11AC, Bluetooth 4.0, Chrome OS.

$ 229.00

ASUS Chromebook 13.3-Inch HD with Gigabit WiFi, 16GB Storage & 4GB RAM (Black)

3 Responses to ASUS Chromebook 13.3-Inch HD with Gigabit WiFi, 16GB Storage & 4GB RAM (Black)

  1. Robert Caputo says:
    501 of 522 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    The Best Chromebook On The Market — Super long batter life (between 11 and 19 hours), great performance, great build quality., August 20, 2014
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    Robert Caputo (NJ USA) –
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    The Asus Chromebook C300 is the best Chromebook on the market. It may not be as fast as the Acer C720 on paper, but it can handle 12 tabs and 3 720p YouTube videos (maybe not 1080p, but the screen can’t support that anyway) all at the same time without little slow-down (assuming you have an internet connection that is fast enough to load all of that).

    A couple of months ago, I purchased a MacBook Pro 15″ Retina Display (over 10x the price of this computer), and I love using both of them. They’re both different, but they both fit. My MacBook Pro never leaves my desk, and it’s great there — very fast, high resolution display, great for working and entertainment, etc. But the Chromebook (formerly my Samsung Chromebook but now my Asus Chromebook C300) is the computer that I take with me whenever I leave my desk. It does everything I need to do, and perfectly (thank Google Apps for Business — but even if you have Office 365, iCloud, etc, it can still do what you need) — and it’s great for when you’re not at your desk (see reasons why in the next section). Frequently, I take trips that last a week or longer, while still needing to work — and I never hesitate to bring my Chromebook and not my MacBook Pro (not to mention I could more easily break the MacBook Pro, and that is an over 10x more expensive mistake than breaking this $229 Chromebook).

    The build quality of the Asus Chromebook C300 is great (for the price) — it has a pretty good screen (for the price), a great keyboard (for the price) and a great trackpad (again, for the price). It looks more expensive than it actually is (brushed aluminum look on the plastic body), and it’s very sturdy. The best part about it, and one reason why it is especially good for when you’re traveling or out and about, is the battery life. When, I’m doing something more intensive than not, I see around 11.5 hours of battery life (nonstop). When doing things less intense, I see anywhere between 16 hours and 19.5 hours of battery life. Truly amazing. And, I haven’t even mentioned all of the other benefits to a Chromebook (and this Asus Chromebook), such as the security.

    As I mentioned before, Chromebooks tie very well into the Google services, especially Google Apps for Business and Google Apps (for personal use). As a separate product, I recommend those to anyone (Google Apps for Business is hands down the best — I’ve tried Office 365 and others, and they don’t even come close). But since I made the choice for my company to use Google Apps for Business, the Chromebooks fit amazingly well. Everything we do is in Google Apps (every email in Gmail, every file in Google Drive (with unlimited storage for businesses, too), every document a Google Doc, all my photos in Google+ (coming from my iPhone and Samsung Galaxy Note 3), my calendars in Calendars, etc), and as a result, my entire life (work and personal), is in Google Apps for Business. So the Chromebook fits exceptionally well into my life, as everything is in my Google Apps for Business account and in these Google services that are so closely integrated into the Chromebooks.

    But even if you don’t use Google Apps for Business, and you’re somewhat modern (cloud storage), or you want to be more modern, or you’re just starting to use computers, a Chromebook can likely do almost all that you need it to do. And for the prices, Windows laptops (and especially Macs) are incomparable. If you’re looking for a budget computer (for whatever reason), or a Chromebook fits all your needs and you see no reason to spend much more on a Windows or Mac laptop/desktop (my MacBook Pro is primarily for desk work, but the reason I purchased that one is for the creative work that I do, which includes video editing, picture editing, etc), then a Chromebook, and more specifically, the best Chromebook (this Asus Chromebook C300), is perfect for you.

    – Jared Caputo

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  2. Nick says:
    245 of 257 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    All about the operating system., November 12, 2014
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    Nick

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    I am quite pleased with this Chromebook. Sometimes these get bad reviews because people don’t understand what Chromebooks actually do and what purpose they serve. That’s not exactly fair, is it?

    Chromebooks are cheap, yet highly effective, alternatives to those who live in the Googleverse and want to utilize all the web apps (and eventually ALL Android apps) on their laptop. This is not a laptop for hardcore gaming, photo editing or computing. If you’re expecting that, you haven’t done your research. You can’t install third-party software on this, however, 95 percent of computer users don’t need Windows (a very complicated OS, it really is overkill). There’s a Microsoft Word app if you’re not into Google Docs (an AWESOME alternative to word).

    Nothing is stored on this computer. If you create a document, of upload photos, they CAN go on the hard drive, but why would you do that? Simple upload them to Google Drive and you’re set. Then, you will literally never lose them, unless Google goes down for some reason (not gonna happen). You can then access them on any Android tablet or smartphone too. Synching between all three is simple. Then, if you ever encounter a problem with the Chromebook, hardware, running speed, etc., simply “powerwash” the machine and it reboots, and since all your content is saved in the cloud, it’s back in a flash; you never lose it.

    Screen is OK. It’s unrealistic to expect anything better for the pricepoint. The keyboard is the chicklit style and is quite responsive. Devise is sturdy overall. Build feels a bit cheap, but then again, it is. Take care of it, buy a $10 sleeve, and you’re golden.

    My biggest knock on this specific device is the cover. The black textured plastic scratches and shows finger prints liberally. If you’re careful, this isn’t an issue. But if you’re traveling and this is bouncing around in a bag, a case may be a good option.

    Overall, I LOVE the operating system, and appreciate this specific laptop. Don’t expect flashy specs and abilities, because this doesn’t have it. it does have a reliable operating system that is dynamite in helping you get work done and secure.

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  3. Bobby Troge says:
    220 of 231 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Incredible Notebook, Great for Students!, August 6, 2014
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    This laptop is PERFECT for students going back to school. This has incredible battery life, sometimes up to 12 hours depending on the brightness settings you have it on. The Chrome environments works great, and offline mode for Google Drive makes it easy to type up notes when you don’t have Internet connection, and then when you do, it automatically saves to your Drive. Speakers are so-so, but I typically use earbud headphones to watch YouTube videos and listen to music using Spotify or any other web-based service. The keyboard is responsive and comfortable to type on, and the trackpad is spacious and reacts very well to multi-finger gestures for scrolling and other functions. The screen’s colors are a tad washed out compared to higher-resolution displays, but for the now $229.00 price tag, you’re definitely getting a great value here. I was comparing this to the Samsung Chromebook 2 13″ model, and with an efficient Intel Celeron processor and hardware design, I have no regrets in choosing this over Samsung’s higher-priced Chromebook. Out of all the Chromebooks out there currently, this unit runs the fastest and most efficient for its screen size.

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