- Light and compact design
- Long battery life
- Extremely low price
If you have a desktop PC back at base but want a cheap and small device to take onto campus, or if you need to have a laptop for school work, the Chromebook C201 could be a good fit.
It runs Google's Chrome OS, which is a more advanced version of its Chrome web browser, and is fully in tune with the world of cloud storage and web-based applications. What's more, Chromebooks will soon get the ability to run some Android apps so you might even get a few familiar games going.
This is not a fast computer, but it will last for ages on a single charge. It lasted more than 10 hours in most of our testing, which is a great result.
If you do more advanced work or have loads of browser tabs open at the same time, you'll probably want something a little faster and more expensive. Still, as a secondary device, it's great.
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At time of review the Asus Chromebook C201 was available for £200.