The body of the Chromebook Flip is all aluminum and
glass, making it appear like a silver Apple MacBook Pro on
a smaller scale. Two hinges let the cover to rotate 360
degrees, so you may be able to use the Flip in laptop, stand, tent, or
tablet mode. The last three modes hide the keyboard to
give you unobstructed access to the touch screen. The
laptop measures 0.53 by 11.96 by 8.26 inches HWD
and weighs 2.43 pounds. That’s a pretty bit smaller and
lighter than the Acer Chromebook 14, our new top
pick. you may want to dont have trouble using the Flip on your
couch, a commuter train, or an airline tray table.
The 12.5-inch full HD touch screen is a highlight of this
system. It displays bright, correct pictures with a wideangle
view you may be able to share with some close friends. Touch
sensitivity is fast, fast enough for most Web games.
The touch screen will serve you well when Android forChrome OS support is rolled out afterward this year. Chrome
OS now has a tablet mode, which the Chromebook Flip
switches into when you turn the screen beyond 180
degrees. The stereo speakers on the left and right side
sound and music.
Throughout extended typing sessions. Most less expensive
chromebooks, like the Acer Chromebook R 13, the
Asus Chromebook C202SA YS02, and the Lenovo
ThinkPad 13 Chromebook, come with more basic
keyboards that can be smaller or lack backlighting. The
Chromebook Flip’s is laid out like the one on the
MacBook Pro, although the function keys in the top row
Back commands, also as larger than usual Ctrl and
Alt keys. The large, one piece touchpad is responsive
and supports multitouch commands.
The Chromebook Flip are in that order two and four
times as much as you’ll see in most chromebooks
costing $200 to $300. The extra RAM helps you keep
some number of tabs active at the same time, while the extra
Use the microSD card slot to develop local storage up to
512GB, and Google will include two years of 100GB cloud
Wi Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 for wireless connectivity, and
reliable Platform Module TPM security, in case you
need it for business applications.
The laptop has two USB C ports, one on the left side and one on the right. Both
may be used for external drives or connecting to an external monitor, though
you’ll have to purchase a DisplayPort, HDMI, or VGA adapter for that none is
included. You’ll also need an adapter for drives using USB Type A, currently
the common interface, but USB C is probably to become the more prevalent
standard in a year or two. The included AC adapter occupies one of the two
USB C ports while the Flip is charging. Asus guards the Chromebook Flip with
a one year warranty with accidental damage protection if you caused it.
The Chromebook Flip comes with an Intel Core m3-6Y30 processor with
Intel HD Graphics 515 instead of the common Celeron or ARM mobile
processors, which are typically less costly but sometimes leave performance
wanting. consequently, the system feels faster than other chromebooks. A trio of
websites, check email, and stream music, and so on. A 4K video displayed at
1080p played alone only sometimes paused for buffering.
Battery life is good. The Chromebook Flip lasted ten hours, 23 minutes, on our
rundown test. It’s a longer time than we saw from the Lenovo N22-20 Touch
Chromebook 9:09, although some chromebooks outlast this Flip, like the Acer
Chromebook 15 14:17, the CTL J5 Chromebook 12:21, the Asus Chromebook
C202SA YS02 12:05, and the Acer Chromebook 14 11:50.