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Asus Chromebook C201

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Reviewed by Alastair Stevenson

24 September 2015

Asus Chromebook C201

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One of the lightest budget laptops you can buy

Key features:
  • Weight: 980g
  • 12-hours normal use battery life
  • 11.6in display

Asus' Chromebook offering is fairly limited, but its C201 is one of the finest budget examples on the market. It doesn't fall into the traps that many other Chromebooks do and actually offers attractive and robust-feeling hardware, which is exactly what you want on a laptop that'll be chucked into bags and slammed onto desks all day long.

It has limitations: the screen isn't brilliant and the processor isn't powerful, but it more than makes up for it with superb battery life and an exceptionally portable weight of just 980g.

You'll have to get used to Chrome OS and Google's suite of cloud-based applications, but this is nowhere near as difficult as it used to be. If you can use a web browser, you can use Chrome OS.

Buy Now at Amazon.co.uk from £169 | Amazon.com from $149

At time of review the Asus Chromebook C201 was available for £199.

Our Score:

8

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