ASUS Chromebook Flip 11.6″ Ruggedized and Water Resistant Touchscreen, C214MA-YS02T Review
Asus 11.6” Touchscreen Chromebook Flip, C214MA-YS02T
The 11.6-inch ASUS Chromebook Flip C214MA-YS02T is an April 2019 release convertible Chromebook with a rugged chassis- Military Standard (MIL-STD-810G) construction and a 360-degree rotation high definition touch display. You can purchase it with or without Stylus at Amazon.com, with a price difference of roughly 50 dollars at the time of this product review.
The main specs include an Intel Celeron N4000 processor, 4GB DDR4 memory for decent multitasking capability, 32GB eMMC solid state flash storage at 10000 rpm and Chrome operating system. The late 2017 release Apollo Lake platform Intel N4000 is an entry level dual core processor that runs at 1.1 to 2.6GHz speeds with turbo boost. It is used for low cost or little convertible machines and has an overall Passmark performance benchmark score of 1441.
The 11.6” touchscreen moves 360 degrees with the flexible and solid, high strength zinc alloy hinge. And you can use the Chromebook in laptop, stand, slate, tent and tablet modes. It even comes with two webcams that give you options in video conferencing, recording videos or taking photos- selfies. One of them is a special world-facing camera for taking photos and videos in tablet mode. The keyboard is water-resistant and the internal components are protected from the accidental spills. And the lightweight yet robust military standard chassis is protected from the drops and the usual wear and tear on daily use.
You will find a great variety of apps for work and entertainment on the Chrome Web Store that is Android application Google Play Store ready. The Chrome OS is not exposed to as many viruses or malware as the Windows operating systems and updates itself automatically without you doinganything manually. The computer starts and shuts down in just a matter of seconds and things run smoothly overall, with also the help of big 4GB RAM.
Chromebook C214 weighs only 2.6 pounds with the dimensions of 11.5 x 7.8 x 0.8 inches, is small, lightweight and very portable. For connectivity options, it comes with 802.11ac wireless, the latest Bluetooth 4.2, two USB-C ports with support for power delivery and displays, a USB 3.1 Type-A port and a microSD card reader. The battery life is up to 12 hours for basic tasks like browsing the internet and watching Youtube videos from its lithium polymer battery. And you can use it all day long when you’re away from power outlets without running out of battery.
The 11.6” touch display is responsive and has and 250 bit brightness and a maximum screen resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is more than enough for a small screen. There is no gorilla glass on this screen but there is the anti-glare coating. It has the integrated Gemini Lake generation Intel UHD Graphics 600 that is good enough for performing daily photo, video and graphics tasks and playing low demanding Chrome games. You can expect quick and efficient performance from this little convertible Chromebook both on your offline and online tasks. It is promoted as the ideal Chromebook for the mobile student and offers great value for money overall.