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Too expensive for the performance offered - The Asus Chromebook Flip C434TA in review

Asus Chromebook Flip C434TA in review: Silent Chromebook offers good endurance
Asus Chromebook Flip C434TA in review: Silent Chromebook offers good endurance
The Asus Chromebook Flip C434TA features a Core m3-8100Y processor, an IPS touchscreen display, a silent operation and good battery life. The Google Play Store provides access to countless Android apps.
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Asus installs a 14-inch display in a case that is approximately the size of a 13.3-inch device. The Chromebook Flip 14 C434TA's slim, compact case has two USB Type-C ports. These are used to power the device. In addition, both ports serve as video outputs (DisplayPort via USB-C; this requires a separately available adapter).

The computer is powered by a passively cooled Amber Lake generation Core m3 processor that delivers enough computing power for office and Internet applications. The available storage space is not too abundant at 64 GB (eMMC storage). An expansion would be possible by means of a microSD card. Thanks to the integration of the Google Play Store, Chromebook users have access to countless Android apps.

The main problem of the Asus Chromebook Flip is its price or rather the shortcomings it reveals despite its quite high price level. For prices starting at 640 Euros (~$710), you can obtain a convertible that comes with an unconvincing screen. The brightness and contrast of the display are too low for a device in the current price range. In addition, the screen turned out to be too unevenly illuminated. Moreover, the storage space offered is considerably limited.

More information and many measurements can be found in our review of the Asus Chromebook Flip C434TA.

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Editor of the original article: Sascha Mölck - Senior Tech Writer - 804 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2012
What started as a side job during my computer science studies later became my main job: For more than 20 years now I have been working as an editor and author in the IT sector. While working in the print sector I also contributed to the creation of various loose-leaf publications and published original written pieces. I have been working for Notebookcheck since 2012.
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Sascha Mölck, 2020-01-24 (Update: 2020-01-21)