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Asus Chromebook C200 review: Long battery life helps this $249 model stand out

At a Glance

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  • Asus Chromebook C200
    $249.00

    The Asus Chromebook C200 has a few advantages compared to other 11-inch models: A battery that lasted over eight hours in our stringent tests, and a pending update for 802.11ac Wi-Fi. In most other ways,...

At a Glance

The Asus Chromebook C200 has a few advantages compared to other 11-inch models: A battery that lasted over eight hours in our stringent tests, and a pending update for 802.11ac Wi-Fi. In most other ways, it's as ordinary as any other model in this size and price range.

Price when rated: $250

Pros

  • Battery life exceeded eight hours in our stringent tests
  • Inexpensive purchase price

Cons

  • Hard-plastic keys are tough to type on
  • Poky performance
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