Another day, another Rockchip-powered Chromebook… but, thankfully, this one is different. Very different.
In fact, the Chromebook I’m reviewing today, the Asus C100, is the most buzzed about Chromebook in some time.
Where the Hisense and Haier Chromebooks represent the price basement of the Chrome OS lineup, the Asus C100 – hereafter referred to by its more common name, the Chromebook Flip – pairs the budget guts of those devices with an IPS touchscreen and a versatile aluminum hybrid body.
I gave a very positive review to the Asus C201, which has the same internal components as the Flip, but the Flip’s starting cost is nearly $100 more for a smaller device. Does it make sense to pair a budget SoC with higher-end build quality, and how is a touch-driven form factor work with Chrome OS?
The Toshiba Chromebook 2, with Full HD IPS Display and 4 GB of RAM, is generally the consensus best purchase for most people looking for a Chromebook. If you want to know why, take a look at my “Best Chromebooks You Can Buy” post for comparisons and more information. Regularly retailing for $329.99, this Chromebook is on sale right now for $269.99 from Amazon.com – this is a new record low price, so if you’ve been on the fence, this is a great time to jump into the Chromebook ecosystem!
Continue reading DEALS! Toshiba Chromebook 2 FHD IPS for $269
If you’ve been curious what Crouton looks like on the 2015 Chromebook Pixel, I’ve got the video for you. This is 20 minutes of showing how Unity 14.04 runs on the Pixel 2015, including Minecraft, Steam, Skype, classic game emulation, Software Center, and more.
Want to install Crouton on your Chromebook? Check out my guide!
Continue reading Chromebook Pixel 2015: Crouton Demo [Video]