Editor choice ASUS Chromebook C202SA-YS02 11.6 – 4GB, 16GB eMMC

ASUS Chromebook C202SA-YS02 11.6 – 4GB, 16GB eMMC

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  • Processor: Intel Celeron N3060
  • Graphics adapter: Intel HD Graphics 400 (Braswell)
  • Display: 11.6 inch 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixel, glossy: yes
  • Weight: 1.2 kg ( = 42.33 oz / 2.65 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)

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Price history for ASUS Chromebook C202SA-YS02 11.6" Ruggedized and Water Resistant Design with 180 Degree (Intel Celeron 4 GB, 16GB eMMC, Dark Blue, Silver)
Latest updates:
  • $218.99 - November 14, 2018
  • $224.59 - October 13, 2018
  • $218.99 - August 25, 2018
  • $224.04 - August 17, 2018
  • $189.99 - July 30, 2018
  • $224.06 - July 14, 2018
  • $224.00 - July 10, 2018
Since: July 10, 2018
  • Highest Price: $224.59 - October 13, 2018
  • Lowest Price: $189.99 - July 30, 2018
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ASUS Chromebook C202SA-YS02 11.6 – 4GB, 16GB eMMC
ASUS Chromebook C202SA-YS02 11.6 – 4GB, 16GB eMMC

$229.00 $218.99

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ASUS Chromebook C202SA-YS02 11.6

ASUS Chromebook C202SA-YS02 11.6″ Ruggedized and Water Resistant Design with 180 Degree (Intel Celeron 4 GB, 16GB eMMC, Dark Blue, Silver)

Design

Although it’s a very small laptop, the Asus Chromebook C202 feels like it can take a punch. Built to stand up to the kind of punishment that can only be doled out by school children, the C202’s dotted plastic lid and bottom are surrounded by a rubberized protective ring that serves as armor against drops. The dark-blue rubber and gray plastic make the C202 look like the official Chromebook of the New York Yankees, but the only logos are Asus’ and the Chrome moniker on the lid.

When you open the lid, you’ll see a plastic silver deck with a black, Chiclet-style keyboard featuring blue lettering. The 11.6-inch, 1366 x 768 display is surrounded by a chunky, navy-blue bezel.

Durability Testing

Asus claims that when the C202 lands flat, it can survive falls from 3.9 feet, and when it lands on its side, it can survive drops from 2.6 feet. Additionally, the spill-resistant keyboard should handle 2.23 ounces of liquid.

I took the Chromebook up to our office roof for some drop testing, and the Asus earned some battle scars but kept on kicking. When I dropped it on its side from 2.6 feet, the C202 came away with just slight scuffs on its rubberized rings.

Keyboard and Touchpad

This is one of the best keyboards I’ve ever used on a Chromebook. The keys have 2.1 millimeters of travel and require 60 grams of force to press, resulting in an extremely comfortable typing experience.

Display

The 11.6-inch, 1366 x 768 screen on the C202 isn’t sharp, but it’s as crisp as you can expect from a Chromebook at this resolution. Just don’t expect a wide range of colors. I viewed the 1080p Ghostbusters trailer and found that the red on the Ghostmobile was tinted slightly pink, while Slimer’s green goo was paler than it should have been.

Ports and Webcam

There are only a few ports along the sides of the C202, but they’re all the essentials that students in classrooms will need. The majority of the ports are on the left side: HDMI, USB 3.0, a headphone/microphone combo jack and an SD card slot. The right side houses another USB 3.0 port, the power jack and a security lock slot.

A selfie I took with the 720p webcam had a lot of visual noise. The colors were mostly accurate (with the exception of my face, which looked a little red), but the skylight behind me was completely blown out.

Audio

I didn’t expect loud, booming sound to come out of an 11-inch Chromebook, but the C202 punched above its weight class. I listened to Twenty One Pilots’ “Stressed Out” and found that the mids and lows were clear and the bass was decent. When I pumped up the volume to its max, the sound became slightly muddled.

Performance

With a 1.6-GHz Intel Celeron N3060 processor and 4GB of RAM, the C202 isn’t a performance powerhouse, but it’s fine for writing book reports or even manipulating spreadsheets. Just don’t do too much multitasking. The browser started to lag when I scrolled through websites with only six tabs open.

The Chromebook C202 finished the SunSpider JavaScript test in 725.4 milliseconds — just faster than the J4 Plus’ score of 735.3 ms but slower than the HP Chromebook 11 G4 (556.7 ms) and the Lenovo 100S Chromebook (589.9 ms).

Battery Life

Students should be able to use the Asus Chromebook C202 throughout the school day without being tethered to an outlet. The laptop lasted 8 hours and 23 minutes on the Laptop Mag Battery Test, which consists of browsing the web continuously over Wi-Fi. That’s longer than the CTL Chromebook J4 Plus (6:39), the HP Chromebook 11 (7:10) and the ultraportable average of 8:12. But it was still outclassed by the Lenovo 100S Chromebook’s whopping 11:19.

 

 

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+ Positives:
  • Very durable design
  • Chassis can be opened for upgrades or repairs
  • Very nice keyboard for the price
  • Very good battery life
- Negatives:
  • Average chip limits it to mainstream applications
  • Mixed performance; Heavier than competition

Additional information

Specification: ASUS Chromebook C202SA-YS02 11.6 – 4GB, 16GB eMMC

Color

Dark Blue, Silver

Binding

Personal Computers

EAN List

EAN List Element: 0889349335253

Hardware Platform

Unknown

EAN

0889349335253

Item Dimensions

Height: 790, Length: 1160, Weight: 220, Width: 90

Label

ASUS Computers

Aspect Ratio

16:9

Brand

Manufacturer

ASUS Computers

Model

C202SA-YS02

MPN

C202SA-YS02

Number Of Items

1

Operating System

Chrome OS

Package Dimensions

Height: 250, Length: 1512, Weight: 405, Width: 925

Publisher

ASUS Computers

Product Type Subcategory

14701201

Package Quantity

1

Product Type Name

NOTEBOOK_COMPUTER

UPC

889349335253

UPC List

UPC List Element: 889349335253

Size

4GB DDR3 RAM

Studio

ASUS Computers

Title

ASUS Chromebook C202SA-YS02 11.6" Ruggedized and Water Resistant Design with 180 Degree (Intel Celeron 4 GB, 16GB eMMC, Dark Blue, Silver)

Product Group

Personal Computer

Part Number

C202SA-YS02

ASUS Chromebook C202SA-YS02 11.6 – 4GB, 16GB eMMC Video Reviews

Price History

Price history for ASUS Chromebook C202SA-YS02 11.6" Ruggedized and Water Resistant Design with 180 Degree (Intel Celeron 4 GB, 16GB eMMC, Dark Blue, Silver)
Latest updates:
  • $218.99 - November 14, 2018
  • $224.59 - October 13, 2018
  • $218.99 - August 25, 2018
  • $224.04 - August 17, 2018
  • $189.99 - July 30, 2018
  • $224.06 - July 14, 2018
  • $224.00 - July 10, 2018
Since: July 10, 2018
  • Highest Price: $224.59 - October 13, 2018
  • Lowest Price: $189.99 - July 30, 2018

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    What sets the Asus C202S apart from other low-cost models is the better build and better keyboard, all of which improve the user experience. This is one of the very few bargains I’d heartily recommend.

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