Average of 4 scores (from 3 reviews)
Reviews for the Asus C300MA-DB01
Basic and balanced… The 13.3-inch Chromebook from ASUS is now in our labs, and there’s a lot to like for $219—provided you can deal with a few compromises. We break down all the relevant pros and cons in our full review.
Source: Comp Reviews
The ASUS C300 Chromebook is mixed when compared to the smaller C200. In some ways, it is the same such as the long running times and the excellent keyboard, which is a good. On the other hand, the larger size does not translate into a more detailed display or sized keyboard. At least the extra cost does come with increased memory and storage but in many ways, the more portable C200 is a better option.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/20/2015
Rating: Total score: 70%
As Chromebooks go, the Asus Chromebook C300 is definitely one of the more accomplished options, with the lengthy battery life a particular high point. However, in common with all Chromebooks, a question mark still hangs over whether it’s possible to work comfortably on a system that relies so heavily on persistent, always-on Internet – particularly as this notebook has no built-in mobile data.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/05/2015
Rating: Total score: 75%
Source: PC Mag
If you need all-day computing, and then some, with a larger display, the Asus Chromebook C300 is a top choice, provided you've got constant Internet access. If you absolutely need Windows programs and compatibility, the HP Stream 13, our Editors' Choice for budget ultraportables, is an option in the same price range. However, if all you need is to get on the Web, then the C300 should be more than enough. We still prefer the Editors' Choice HP Chromebook 13 for its construction quality, IPS screen, and micro-USB charging, but if you need a larger screen and longer battery life, the C300 comes a close second.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/10/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
Model: The design of the Asus C300MA-DB01 is beautiful and simple, yet looks sleek and sophisticated. It is the base model of the ultraportable C300 series with superior battery life for all day usage. The Chromebook is only 20 mm thick. The black model offers an elegant brushed metal look on the cover and interior making it more discrete. In contrast, the other 3 color options; red, blue and yellow; with a grey interior each look more playful.
The Asus C300MA-DB01 comes with arguably the largest touchpad of its class, which supports multiple gestures, and a single piece design keyboard for a seamless look. Hardware on the Chrome OS device consists of an Intel Bay Trail-M dual-core Celeron N2830 processor, up to 4 GB DDR3L SDRAM and a 16 GB eMMC drive. This ensures a highly portable and responsive setup for great user experience.
The 1.4 kg Chromebook also comes fully equipped with an SD card reader, Bluetooth 4.0, 1 USB 3.0 port, a single USB 2.0 port, an HDMI out and a micro SIM card slot depending on the model. Audio quality is stunningly clear and loud with powerful speakers. Together with the 13.3 inch 16:9 HD display it gives a good portable multimedia device. Users looking for portability or a secondary device will definitely like the Asus C300MA-DB01.Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail):
Integrated GPU for tablet and notebook Bay Trail SoCs. Based on the Ivy Bridge GPU with four Execution Units and support for DirectX 11.
Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.
N2830: Soc with an integrated dual core Atom processor clocked at up to 2.4 GHz and an Intel HD Graphics GPU.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this 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.
This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal.
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).
75.75%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
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