ASUS laptops stand out among the competition, thanks to their stylish designs and unique set of specs. The company offers a versatile range of devices from affordable Convertible laptops in the UK to Chromebooks and premium touchscreen laptops. The Flip C302CA is a sleek, compact Chromebook from ASUS that is aimed at business users and managers.
At a glance, it looks like an economy version of Apple’s 11-inch MacBook Air. The only difference is that it runs on the Chrome OS instead of macOS. Still, it offers the best user experience with satisfactory specs, and you can buy it at a reasonable price.
ASUS Chromebook Flip C302CA is a fine addition to the company’s touchscreen laptops. It features the power-efficient Intel Core M3 processor along with a speedy 4GB memory and a 12.5-inch touchscreen. A long-lasting battery and lightweight chassis are additional benchmarks that make the Chromebook Flip C302CA an ideal choice among convertible laptops in the UK for professionals.
We have reviewed the specs and performance of the Flip C302CA to see where it stands among the ASUS touchscreen laptops.
Processor: Intel Core M3 6Y30 / 900 MHz Max. Turbo Speed 2.2GHz
Display: 12.5-inch FHD Touchscreen (1920 x 1080) Resolution
RAM: 4GB Storage: 64GB eMMC
Graphics: Intel HD 515 Integrated
Battery Life: Up to 10 hours
Weight: Around 2.6lbs (1.202kg)
Operating System: Chrome OS
As we mentioned earlier, ASUS Chromebook Flip C302CA gives an impression of a MacBook. And the claim is somewhat true if you ignore the big ASUS logo on its cover and display. This is among those stylish yet sleek convertible laptops that run on the Chrome OS.
The body of Flip C302CA is all aluminium which is robust and could survive everyday knocks and bumps. Like most 2-in-1 ASUS laptops, it comes with a 360-degree hinge design that we found sturdy. We were able to move it easily without finding any extra resistance, thanks to its robust rotatable hinges.
We found its transition from a small laptop to a compact tablet easy, as the deck bends back comfortably. You can use this ASUS Chromebook in the tent, tab and standard laptop modes depending on your needs. Another plus point is that it only weighs about 2.6lbs (1.202kg), so you could easily carry it around all day.
ASUS Chromebook Flip C302CA is arguably the best convertible laptops in the UK when it comes to visuals. Unlike other Chromebooks on the market, it features a high-quality FHD display that places it among the best touchscreen laptops. Moreover, the new tablet mode of Chrome OS switches automatically when you turn to rotate the display beyond 180 degrees.
We have seen premium ASUS laptops with solid display performance, but this time ASUS has offered the same display on a touchscreen convertible laptop. The 12.5-inch wide FHD panel on the Flip C302CA comes with a high-resolution 1920 x 1080p panel. We were able to get decent colours with vivid brightness and crisp images with a wide-angle.
The sensitivity on the touchscreen ASUS laptop is satisfactory and it responds quickly to commands. You can play web games on the Chromebook Flip C302CA without worrying about slow speed or sensitivity.
The keyboard on this Chromebook is full-size, island-style which comes with a backlit feature. We found it comfortable for typing, as we were able to secure 78 words per minute on it. Its keys are appropriate in size, while the key travel is around 1.6mm which is within range of the average value of (1.5-2mm).
However, the actuation force is lower than the ideal 60 grams which might disturb professionals. It would have been better if ASUS had made efforts to up the actuation force from 49 grams for a better click.
The touchpad on the Flip C302CA is 4.1 x 2.3 inches in size which is good considering its small size. This is a button less touchpad that delivers solid feedback when you click. It supports three-finger tab navigation as well as two-finger page scrolling which in turn provides precise navigation.
We liked the ports selection on the ASUS Chromebook Flip C302CA which makes it a future-proof device. There are two Type-C USB ports, one on each side of this 12.5 inches convertible Chromebook. Both ports can be used for charging and you can transfer peripherals or use them for fast data transfer.
Additionally, there is a microSD card reader slot on the right edge of the Flip C302CA. ASUS has added volume and power buttons on the left side along with a 3.5mm headphone jack.
This is a modern port selection that gives a hint that ASUS is trying to look toward the future. However, the lack of USB 3.0 Type-A ports means you might face difficulty in attaching older devices. So, you might want to buy adapters if you want to avoid such an irritating situation.
ASUS has equipped the Chromebook Flip C302CA with the energy-efficient Intel M3 processor along with 64GB eMMC storage and a fast 4GB memory. The M3-6Y30 CPU can offer a clock speed ranging from 900MHz to 2.2GHz, whereas the on-board Intel HD 515 GPU delivers crisp visuals.
We test the Flip C302CA for multitasking, web-based gaming and casual office tasks. We were able to run a dozen Chrome tabs while streaming a 1080p high-quality video. Overall, this is one of the best ASUS laptops that you can pick from its touchscreen laptops collection.
ASUS Chromebook Flip C302CA delivers the same long-lasting battery performance as most of its touchscreen laptops. The company claims that it can deliver up to 10 hours of battery life once fully charged. We found the claim to be true as we were able to secure more than 9 hours on low settings and above 8 hours of battery life with regular settings.
The Flip C302CA is a decent choice for professionals looking for convertible laptops in the UK. Those who are looking for the latest ASUS laptops, this is a compact Chromebook that you can carry around. Modern ports selection, a good battery and a power-efficient M3 CPU make it a decent pick among modern touchscreen laptops. You can buy the 12.5-inch ASUS Chromebook Flip C302CA at Laptop Outlet for £379.99.