Summary: This is my fault really. I wasn't aware of what a Chromebook was. I just thought it was brand name for a laptop. To those of you who know what a Chromebook is I assume it is good. To those of you who don't know what a Chromebook is let me list the issues I have found with it. There is no offline use as I have found. it is built to be an online only product. That means you can't download things onto it.
A Prime Example of the Inverse Relationship Between Battery Life and Performance
4 weeks ago
Summary: As someone who has tried a number of Chromebooks to finally settle on the one I've been using for about 6 months (Acer C720P), I can say that the C200 offers one particularly exciting feature that you don't get with many others: battery life. This thing can run for days, and I was constantly surprised to come back to it after a couple days and find it still had a half-full battery. On this aspect of this device alone, it nearly warrants 5 stars.
Summary: Before purchasing this Chromebook, I looked at a lot of different brands. I read every review I could get my hands on and even asked a friend who is an IT director for his personal recommendation. Asus was the brand that kept popping up and that I eventually settled on. This is the first Asus I've ever owned and my first Chromebook (always HP and Dell laptops and desktops in the past) but I purchased this knowing what to expect.
Summary: fantastic machine. i paid $250 first week of release. now $200. whaw whaw... trying to print something is a disaster. this machine is only for email and surfing the web. all solid state. basically a tablet with a keyboard.
Summary: The Chromebook is the way to go if you are sick and tired of getting viruses. It is super fast and doesn't take forever to boot up like conventional computers. This is the way to go. The price is amazing and so far I am extremely impressed. I wish I would have gone this route years ago. Thanks Google for making such an awesome product.
Summary: Bought this for use when traveling. Perfect size for browsing, e-books and other computing needs while on the road. The kindle cloud app allows me to download e-books from my local library while traveling. The reduced keyboard takes a little getting used to but all in all a very satisfying purchase and value.
One of the better Chromebooks, excellent at $199, Screen Actually 11.6"
6 January 2015
Summary: Much better screen than average - better colors, brightness, viewing angles. YMMV since Asus supposedly uses two screen vendors. I got lucky. Check this out in a bricks and mortar store and make sure you like the one you receive equally well - whether purchased locally or here. Incredible battery life, much better than my other Chromebooks, including ones with the same processor.
Summary: Great little Chromebook for what I needed. I have a high powered CPU tower to do any serious computing. I wanted something small and inexpensive to browse the web and write rough drafts of my college papers at local coffee shops. This little guy does the trick. Feels very nice and of good build quality.