Asus Chromebook Flip CX5 CX5500FEA-E60050
Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)
Reviews for the Asus Chromebook Flip CX5 CX5500FEA-E60050
Source: Expert Reviews
It’s easy to fall into the trap of seeing Chromebooks as secondary computers that you’ll mostly use casually in the living room or while you’re out on the move. The Flip CX5 shows it doesn’t have to be that way. It’s great for browsing, speedy, versatile and ideal for study and hard work. Sure, we’d like to see a brighter screen and a slightly richer sound, but what you’ve got here is great for the money. If you’re interested or invested in Google’s web-based ecosystem and you want a bigger screen, this is the Chromebook to buy.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/01/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Tech Advisor
The Asus Flip CX5 Chromebook is a mixed bag. Its Tiger Lake processor ensures that things run fast and smooth for the vast majority of activities, although I did experience some odd problems with some games. Battery life is also good, with around ten hours from a single charge, plus the large screen is a nice size for working on documents, spreadsheets and streaming content. That being said, the screen is too dim to use outside on a bright day, plus the reflective nature of touchscreens can also cause problems in that environment. While the keyboard is decent, the small keys on the number pad make it feel too compromised to be useful, especially when it spoils the Chromebook ethos of simplicity by skewing the design off to one side. Worst of all is the rough edges around the edges of the keyboard plate, which feel like a weak point in the construction and could quickly become an issue. If you want power and a large screen, then the Flip CX5 delivers, but it does so with some curious caveats. One to try before you buy if you can.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/30/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
The Asus Chromebook Flip CX5 is a robust Chromebook with a large screen and a very serviceable keyboard. However, the 250-nits screen will make outdoor viewing challenging, and the speakers are disappointing. The Core i3 model is affordable at £599.99 (inc. VAT), but the Core i5 specification, which costs over £700/$800, will come up against any number of fully-fledged Windows laptops, which are arguably more versatile and definitely more widespread in the workplace.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/20/2021
Rating: Total score: 79%
Intel UHD Graphics Xe G4 48EUs: Integrated graphics card in Intel Tiger Lake G4 SoCs based on the new Gen. 12 architecture with 48 EUs (Execution Units / Shader Cluster). The clock rate depends on the processor model. The Tiger Lake chips are produced in the modern 10nm+ process at Intel.
Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.
i3-1115G4: Tiger Lake based dual-core processor for thin and light laptops. The two CPU cores are clocked at 3 GHz - 4.1 GHz and the integrated UHD Graphics Xe GPU can run at up to 1.25 GHz.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is typical for very big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 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).
79.67%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
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