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Based on 189 owner reviews this Chromebook has an average owner rating of 79%.
Some people wrote in their reviews that the Asus Chromebook C200MA was well made. Pcmag.com gave it a score of 70 out of 100 and said on expert website PC Mag “It's a solid basic computer for those who prefer the laptop form factor to tablets” in their review of the Asus Chromebook C200MA. Expert review site Notebookcheck.net mentioned in their review “This is a simple, stylish, well-built and efficient laptop that supports the WiFi speeds”.
One Asus Chromebook C200MA owner said that this laptop was strong and durable. Two years ago expert review site Pcmag.com rated it 70 out of 100 and said “802.11ac Wi-Fi for fast, robust Web connectivity”.
Easy to Use
One Asus Chromebook C200MA owner mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to use.
One Asus Chromebook C200MA owner mentioned that the Asus Chromebook C200MA had a good experience. Expert website Notebookcheck.net gave it a rating of 4 stars and wrote in their review of this laptop “Standards needed for a good 'cloud' experience”.
One person reckoned that the Asus Chromebook C200MA was comfortable and easy to hold.
Good Battery Life
Several people said in their reviews that this laptop had a good battery life. Two years ago Computershopper.com gave the Asus Chromebook C200MA a score of 80 out of 100 and mentioned “Excellent battery life make Asus' 11.6-inch Chromebook a handy companion to augment your main PC.”. Expert review site Engadget.com mentioned in their Asus Chromebook C200MA review “The C200 Chromebook offers best-in-class battery life and a comfortable keyboard.” .
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One person who reviewed it considered that it was good looking.
One Asus Chromebook C200MA reviewer who purchased the product mentioned that it was wifi compatible.
Good Product Quality
One customer considered that it was good quality.
Asus Has Good Reviews for Its Laptops
Asus is one of the superior portable PC manufacturers according to average reviews from experts and users, and Asus also has good ratings for its Chromebooks.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This portable PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.
Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of Chromebooks that have been around for a comparable time to the Chromebook C200MA is 260MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 100MHz to 320MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 313 megahertz, the Chromebook C200MA has one of the fastest on-board graphics adapter base frequencies amongst Chromebooks of this age.
SSD Storage Medium
This laptop has a Flash storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on portable PCs that were released more than a year ago. 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
The Asus Chromebook C200MA has a front camera. Most of the other laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the Chromebook C200MA also have 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 Toshiba Chromebook CB30 is also worth considering.
Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed
At 2.16 gigahertz, the Chromebook C200MA has a quite fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age. The processor clock speeds of comparable spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Chromebook C200MA range from 1.3GHz to 2.3GHz.
There are a number of alternative 2.16GHz processor clock speed notebook PCs currently available which you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Toshiba Chromebook CB30.
Portable PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might also be worth looking at include the Acer Chromebook C910 (2.2GHz) which also has a higher rating.
Quite Big Internal Memory
With an internal memory of 4 gigabytes, the Chromebook C200MA has one of the bigger internal memory amongst portable PCs of this age. The smallest internal memory of Chromebooks that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Chromebook C200MA is 2GB, the biggest is 4GB, and the average internal memory is 3.3GB.
We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 4GB internal memory notebook PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the Toshiba Chromebook CB30.
Intel Celeron Processor Family
This laptop has an Intel Celeron processor family, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and type.
1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution
This portable PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.
802.11n WiFi Standard
The Chromebook C200MA has an 802.11n WiFi standard which is better than the 802.11b WiFi standard found on most portable PCs of this spec and age. This portable PC also have 802.11a and 802.11ac and 802.11g WiFi standards.
This laptop's Wi-Fi standard (802.11n) is in fact the best Wi-Fi standard across all Chromebooks that are a comparable age to the Chromebook C200MA.
The worst Wi-Fi standard across similar types of laptop is 802.11a.
The Chromebook C200MA is one of the lighter comparable spec laptops that were released around the same time as the Chromebook C200MA (only 1.2 kilograms) amongst Chromebooks of this age. Comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the Chromebook C200MA have weights of between 1.1kg and 2.2kg, and the average weight is 1.5kg.
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Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
The Chromebook C200MA has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies (only 750 megahertz) amongst Chromebooks of this age. Portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the Chromebook C200MA have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 750MHz and 1,000MHz.
Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Burst Frequency
Across all the laptops that have been around for a similar time to the Chromebook C200MA the on-board graphics adapter burst frequencies range from 750MHz to 860MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter burst frequency is 790MHz. At only 750 megahertz, the Chromebook C200MA has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter burst frequency compared to most of the other laptops that are a similar age to the Chromebook C200MA.
Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard
Most of the other Chromebooks that were released around the same time as the Chromebook C200MA have a full-size keyboard, however the Chromebook C200MA does not have a full-size keyboard.
We compared all the other laptops which also have a full-size keyboard to this laptop and we think the Acer Chromebook C910 is also worth considering.
Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen
Like most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Chromebook C200MA, the Chromebook C200MA does not have a touch sensitive screen.
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Quite 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 portable PCs of this age. The slowest memory clock speed of notebook PCs of this age and spec is 1,000MHz and the fastest is 1,600MHz.
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Released Over Two Years Ago
This Asus laptop has been on the market for over two years.
Average Screen Size
With a screen size of 11.6 inches, the Chromebook C200MA has a fairly typical screen size compared to most of the other laptops that are a comparable age to the Chromebook C200MA.
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