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ASUS Chromebook C202SA 11.6 Light Weight Laptop Review

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ASUS Chromebook C202SA UK Review

ASUS laptops cater to a wide range of users from professionals to gamers and students to kids. The brand knows what to offer to satisfy the needs of a specific audience. ASUS Chromebooks range consists of award-winning laptops that run on the Chrome OS. These are stylish, lightweight, and thin Chromebooks that are ideal for both business users and common users.

The ASUS Chromebook C202SA is an entry-level model form ASUS Chromebooks range. This is a sturdy yet affordable laptop that you can buy for your child. The specs on this lightweight laptop are modest but can handle the basic day to day tasks. So, your child can start leaning, watch YouTube kids, and solve maths problem on the Chromebook C202SA.

Moreover, the enduring battery life and small screen display make it a perfect choice for children. They can easily carry it and you can let them handle it without fearing that they will drop it. Here is what you need to know more about this 11-inch ASUS Chromebook.

ASUS Chromebook C202SA Review

Specs Sheet

Processor: Intel Celeron N3060 / 1.6GHz Max. Turbo Speed 2.48GHz

Display: 11.6-inch HD (1366 x 768)

RAM: 2GB Storage: 16GB eMMC

Graphics: Intel HD 400 Integrated

Battery Life: Up to 10 Hours

Weight: About 2.65lbs (1.2kg)

Operating System: Chrome

ASUS Chromebook C202SA: Design Review

ASUS went with the dotted plastic lid design which it has covered with the dark-blue rubber. This is a robust protective ring that serves as a defence against dropdowns and makes Chromebook C202SA more resilient. ASUS has built it keeping in mind the needs and requirements of school children. It can withstand drops, take a punch, and can survive everyday brushes and knocks.

Upon opening the lid, the first thing that you will notice is the silver plastic deck. The keyboard on this ASUS Chromebook C202SA features blue letter keys with black, Chiclet-style surrounding. Areas around the display are a bit chunky which are covered with navy-blue plastic.

Display Performance

The display on this 11.6-inch Chromebook features a 1366 x 768p screen which is not very sharp. However, it delivers clear images with bright, vivid colours, but you must not expect higher colour accuracy. We watched Sonic the Hedgehog on the Chromebook C202SA to test the colour quality.

We observed that the red images were bleached slightly pink, whereas the green hues appear paler. Still, the display quality was satisfactory for children with an average brightness of 250 nits.

Port Selection

ASUS has offered a few ports on the Chromebook C202SA, but they are sufficient for a child. Its left edge houses a USB 3.0 port, an HDMI connection, an SD card slot with a 3.5mm combo audio/mic jack. On the right edge, there is another USB 3.0 port with the power jack. Overall, this is a decent port selection and covers the classroom needs.

Audio & Webcam Review

Speakers on this ASUS Chromebook are good considering its price tag specs selection. We listened to the “Stressed Out” by Twenty One Pilots and were satisfied with the audio quality. The base was good while the mids and lows sound clear as they were meant to be.

Coming to the webcam performance, there is a 720p camera at the top. We use it for video streaming and image capturing and found the results satisfactory.

Performance Review

ASUS Chromebook C202SA provides decent specs at its price considering the needs of a child. It comes with the Intel Celeron N3060 that offers a base clock speed of 1.6GHz. Then there is 2GB memory combined with the 16GB eMMC and on-board Intel HD 400 graphics.

Of course, this is not a powerhouse, but it can keep up with the needs of your young ones. The Chromebook C202SA can help children write, work on spreadsheets, and browse the web. Isn’t that all that school children need?

Endurance & Drop Potency

ASUS laptops are known for their resilient design, but the Chromebook C202SA is one step ahead. The brand claims that it can withstand a side drop from 2.6 feet and a flat drop from 3.9 feet. Furthermore, its spill-resistant keyboard continues working normally with 2.23 ounces of spillage.

Considering the chances of drop and children needs, it looks like ASUS has covered the basics. We tested the endurance of ASUS Chromebook C202SA to evaluate the claim and it lived up to the expectations. We drop it from different angles and noticed no breakdowns but some scuffs on the rubberized rings.

Battery Performance

School children need laptops that can use throughout the day without having battery anxiety. We evaluated the battery endurance of ASUS Chromebook C202SA keeping in mind the same objective. We use it for browsing and word processing with continuous Wi-Fi usage and were able to secure around 9 hours of battery life.

ASUS Chromebook C202SA: Final Verdict

The Chromebook C202SA is one of the best ASUS Chromebooks for children and young students. This is a small, lightweight laptop with satisfactory hardware combination which can handle the basic needs of a child. Its sturdy design can survive a drop while the long battery can be compared with some of the best ASUS laptops.

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