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ASUS Chromebook Flip C302CA-DHM4 12.5-inch Touchscreen

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  • Model: C302CA-DHM4
  • Display: 12.5-inch LED FHD (1920×1080) 16:9 Touch Screen with Corning Gorilla Glass
  • Graphics: Integrated Intel HD Graphics 515
  • Processor: Intel Core m3-6Y30 Processor
  • Memory: 4GB LPDDR3
  • OS: Chrome OS with Play Store support
  • OS Drive: 64GB eMMC
  • Webcam: HD web camera (1280×720)
  • Ports: 2 x USB 3.1 Type-C, 1 x 3.5 mm audio jack, 1 x microSD card reader
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.0
  • Dimensions: 11.9 x 8.3 x 0.59-inches (WxDxH)
  • Weight: 2.65 pounds

 

$499.00 $474.99

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Price history for ASUS C302CA-DHM4 Chromebook Flip 12.5-inch Touchscreen Convertible Chromebook, Intel Core m3, 4GB RAM, 64GB Flash Storage, All-Metal Body, USB Type C, Corning Gorilla Glass, Chrome OS
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  • $474.99 - September 22, 2018
  • $498.99 - September 8, 2018
  • $458.09 - September 4, 2018
  • $459.67 - August 25, 2018
  • $449.00 - July 14, 2018
  • $469.00 - July 9, 2018
Since: July 9, 2018
  • Highest Price: $498.99 - September 8, 2018
  • Lowest Price: $449.00 - July 14, 2018
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ASUS Chromebook Flip C302CA-DHM4 12.5-inch Touchscreen
ASUS Chromebook Flip C302CA-DHM4 12.5-inch Touchscreen

$499.00 $474.99

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ASUS Chromebook Flip C302CA-DHM4

ASUS C302CA-DHM4 Chromebook Flip 12.5-inch Touchscreen Convertible Chromebook, Intel Core m3, 4GB RAM, 64GB Flash Storage, All-Metal Body, USB Type C, Corning Gorilla Glass, Chrome OS

Design

ASUS Chromebook Flip Almost every Chromebook (Pixelbook excluded) falls into one of two categories – cheap machines that are unapologetically cheap (like the ASUS C101PA), and mid-range laptops that feel like premium ultrabooks. There are only a handful of models that fall into the latter category – including the Samsung Chromebook Plus/Pro, the ASUS C302, and Acer Chromebook 15.

On the outside, the C302 looks like almost every other ultrabook on the market. It has a unibody aluminum design, with a 360-degree hinge that allows the screen to be flipped around. On the back, there’s a subtle ASUS logo at the center and Chrome branding at the top left. It looks quite similar to a MacBook Pro.

The left side of the laptop has a USB 3.0 Type-C port, charging indicator, volume rocker, power button, headphone/microphone combo jack, and one speaker. The other side has a microSD card slot, another Type-C port, and another speaker. Like many other recent Chromebooks, the C302 uses Type-C for charging, so you don’t have to deal with a proprietary power cable. Both ports can be used for charging, and both support video out (if you have the right adapter).

I’m still not a fan of any laptop ditching regular USB ports, but how much of an inconvenience this is depends entirely on your workflow. I almost never use flash drives in the first place, and my MX Master mouse connects over Bluetooth. Once I bought this HDMI adapter (for connecting the C302 to my projector) and a few Type-C-to-A dongles, I was set.

The C302 is a convertible laptop, meaning you can flip the display around to use it as a tablet. In tablet mode, the keyboard and screen are held together using magnets. The large bezels surrounding the screen make holding the C302 in this manner very comfortable.

While the C302 does feel more premium than the price tag suggests, there are a few signs that you’re not using a $1,000+ laptop. The lid flexes a bit when you press down on it, and the touchpad is a bit wonky (more on that in the next section). But overall, the C302 is built well and looks great.

Keyboard and touchpad

In ASUS Chromebook Flip The keyboard on the C302 was the deciding factor when I chose which Chromebook to get. I went to my local Amazon showroom Best Buy to check out the Samsung Chromebook Plus/Pro (they have an identical design), and even though I liked the taller screen and stylus support, the keyboard was perhaps the worst part of the machine. The backspace key was absurdly tiny, and the keyboard was not backlit.

My job involves quite a lot of typing, so the Chromebook Plus/Pro was a non-starter for me. Fortunately, the C302’s keyboard is very good. Typing feels great, the layout is comfortable, and the keys are clicky and responsive. Unlike the Samsung Chromebook Plus/Pro, the whole keyboard is backlit.

Like just about every Chromebook, the top row contains keys for media and browser navigation, instead of traditional function buttons. There’s a power key on the top right, which sounds awful at first, but Chrome OS requires that you hold it down for several seconds before the laptop shuts down. There’s no chance of accidentally turning off the C302.

Overall, I can’t think of a single problem I have with the C302’s keyboard, except that it doesn’t have the Pixelbook’s Assistant key. On that note, the Pixelbook is still the only Chromebook with Assistant.

The touchpad is a bit of a different story. It’s not particularly large, at four inches across (4.5″ on the diagonal), but it’s still perfectly usable. My main complaint is that it just feels cheap. For reasons unknown to me, clicking on the sides or top will sometimes sound like I’m breaking the whole mechanism.

Maybe it’s just my unit, but regardless of that problem, the C302’s touchpad isn’t anything particularly special. Then again, that’s to be expected from anything that isn’t a MacBook.

Display

ASUS Chromebook Flip has a 12.5-inch 1080p IPS screen, which is a massive upgrade from the 1366×768 Latitude laptop I was using previously. Even though 1440p and 4K laptops are becoming commonplace, I think the C302’s screen is just fine. By default, Chrome OS will scale the interface to 1536×864, providing a good balance between readability and screen real estate.

Occasionally, I’ll set Chrome OS to 100% scaling when I’m working on some projects, but for the most part I leave it on the default. The bezels around the screen cause the laptop to look a bit dated compared to the Dell XPS 13 or Huawei MateBook X Pro, but the C302 is half the price of those laptops. The bezels also make the C302 easier to hold in tablet mode.

My only real complaint with the display is the aspect ratio. Most laptops in recent years have used a 16:9 aspect ratio, which is great for media playback, but not the best for productivity. The Pixelbook, Samsung Chromebook Plus/Pro, and other laptops use 3:2 screens. I’d love to have a taller screen for working.

On a final note, the C302’s screen brightness should be just fine for most people. You probably won’t be able to read much in direct sunlight, but I’ve never had a problem getting work done inside or in the shade.

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+ Positives:
  • Beautiful 1920x1080 display with 178-degree viewing angles
  • Long 10-hour battery life
  • Surprisingly good keyboard
  • 360-degree hinge gives clamshell-to-tablet versatility
- Negatives:
  • Display's middle setting is dark, necessitating high setting for most use

Additional information

Specification: ASUS Chromebook Flip C302CA-DHM4 12.5-inch Touchscreen

Aspect Ratio

16:9

Binding

Personal Computers

Brand

Color

aluminum

EAN

0889349471715

EAN List

EAN List Element: 0889349471715

Hardware Platform

Chrome

Item Dimensions

Height: 50, Length: 830, Weight: 265, Width: 1200

Label

ASUS Computers

Manufacturer

ASUS Computers

Model

C302CA-DHM4

MPN

C302CA-DHM4

Number Of Items

1

Operating System

Chrome OS

Package Dimensions

Height: 248, Length: 1745, Weight: 430, Width: 1000

Package Quantity

1

Part Number

C302CA-DHM4

Product Group

Personal Computer

Product Type Name

NOTEBOOK_COMPUTER

Publisher

ASUS Computers

Release Date

2017-01-14

Size

12-12.99 inches

Studio

ASUS Computers

Title

ASUS C302CA-DHM4 Chromebook Flip 12.5-inch Touchscreen Convertible Chromebook, Intel Core m3, 4GB RAM, 64GB Flash Storage, All-Metal Body, USB Type C, Corning Gorilla Glass, Chrome OS

UPC

889349471715

UPC List

UPC List Element: 889349471715

Warranty

1YR ADP with 1-way free shipping

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Price History

Price history for ASUS C302CA-DHM4 Chromebook Flip 12.5-inch Touchscreen Convertible Chromebook, Intel Core m3, 4GB RAM, 64GB Flash Storage, All-Metal Body, USB Type C, Corning Gorilla Glass, Chrome OS
Latest updates:
  • $474.99 - September 22, 2018
  • $498.99 - September 8, 2018
  • $458.09 - September 4, 2018
  • $459.67 - August 25, 2018
  • $449.00 - July 14, 2018
  • $469.00 - July 9, 2018
Since: July 9, 2018
  • Highest Price: $498.99 - September 8, 2018
  • Lowest Price: $449.00 - July 14, 2018

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  1. techgearlab

    The Flip C302CA is a great machine if you’re looking for a high powered, versatile Chromebook and don’t mind paying for that performance. However, if Chromebooks are appealing to you because of their relatively low cost, then this is not the model for…

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