The Asus Chromebook Flip as an affordable Chromebook which offers great performance and uses a full-on Intel Core processor.
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Pro Great performance for a Chromebook
The Chromebook Flip has durable high-quality hardware including a high-end Intel core m3-6Y30 processor and 4GB RAM. This ensures that the Chromebook Flip is far ahead of competitors who mostly use older hardware or smaller RAM.
Has a firm, 360-degree bendable lid with sturdy, not too wobbly hinges and the 2.5-pound lightweight base makes this Chromebook very portable.
You can also turn the screen and use the laptop in three different "standing" modes (laptop, stand, tent, tablet) where the last three modes completely hide the keyboard.
Pro Great display
The Chromebook flip has a great 1080p display with good viewing angles. It's also quite bright at around 300 nits of brightness which makes it a decent choice for working outdoors.
Pro Supports Android apps
The Asus Chromebook Flip supports Android Apps which can be directly installed from the Play Store.
Pro Great keyboard
The Chromebook Flip has a backlit keyboard which is a rarity among Chromebooks. The keyboard itself is pretty good as well. The keys have decent travel length and the keyboard feels very comfortable when typing even for long periods of time.
Pro Great build quality
The whole chassis is made out of sturdy silver aluminium while the lid is covered with a double-layer impact resistant glass. The resistant glass protects the cover from tear and damage which makes the product more durable.
Con Terrible webcam
The plainly bad 0.9-megapixel webcam produces grainy images and leaves some background colors behind and is unable to have a real focus.
Good hardware performance, smooth design, and crisp image quality come with a high price-tag, making this Chromebook slightly expensive.
Con Battery life could be better
Battery life is limited to 6-7 hours while actively surfing the web and leaving the brightness at 75%, which is decent but not the best battery life as far a Chromebooks go.