Asus C201PA-DS01 Chromebook
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)
Reviews for the Asus C201PA-DS01 Chromebook
Source: PC Pro
Nevertheless, the Asus C201 Chromebook has carved out its own niche, and it all comes back to battery life and portability. Its screen isn’t perfect, nor is it the world’s most luxurious laptop, but if you want something that you can sling into a bag for a weekend, and not have to worry about chargers, it’s an excellent choice.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/02/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Trusted Reviews
Outside of its disappointing screen the Chromebook C201 is a competent laptop that will meet most buyers productivity and web browsing needs. However, thanks to Chrome OS’ cloud-based nature, there’s little here for gamers, or people outside of Google’s ecosystem without a regular internet connection.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/24/2015
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 90% performance: 80% display: 60% mobility: 80% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 80%
Model: The Asus C201PA-DS01 Chromebook is a computer which brings a new experience as it does not rely on Microsoft Windows. It comes with a glossy 11.6 inch 16:9 HD display, a Rockchip RK3288C quad core processor clocked at 1.8 Ghz and 2 GB of DDR3 RAM. For mobile gaming, this Chromebook features a Mali-T764 graphic chip. In order to enhance the internet browsing experience, the device is equipped with 802.11ac WiFi adapter, which is 3 times faster than the previous generation wireless adapter. For communication, the Asus C201PA-DS01 Chromebook delivers built-in speakers and a digital microphone.
Asus states an estimated battery life of 13 hours with the lithium ion polymer battery with 2 cells. This Chromebook comes with 1 year domestic warranty. As it is 0.7 inch (1.78 cm) thin and weighs only 905 g, user can easily carry it around. Bluetooth 4.0 and USB 2.0 are available for data transfer. In order to supplement the internal 16 GB Solid State Drive, users can store data on a microSD cards. The microSD slot supports up to 128 GB. A micro-HDMI port allows connecting external displays. A Trusted Platform Module (TPM) is available for protecting sensitive data.
ARM Mali-T760 MP4: Quad-core ARM Mali-T760 MP4 (also known as the Mali-T764) clocked up to 600 MHz.
Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.
RK3288: Quad-core ARM Cortex-A12 (a.k.a. Cortex-A17) SoC manufactured in 28 nm and clocked at 1.8 GHz. Integrates an ARM Mali-T760 MP4 (or Mali-T764) clocked at 600 MHz.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This screen diagoal is quite large for tablets but small for subnotebooks. Some convertibles are also represented with that size.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
Mainly, bigger-sized tablets and convertibles weigh as much.
Asus: ASUSTeK Computer Incorporated, a Taiwanese multinational company, produces motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, PDAs, computer monitors, notebook computers, servers, networking products, mobile phones, computer cases, computer components, and computer cooling systems. The company's 2007 revenues reached US$6.9 billion. ASUS also produces components for other manufacturers. The Eee PC initiated the netbook boom in 2008.
In the notebook sector, Asus had a global market share of about 11% from 2014-2016, making it the fourth largest laptop manufacturer. In the smartphone sector, Asus is not among the Top 5 and has only a small market share (as of 2016).
80%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.