Pros: Fast. Great display. Keyboard is solid and has good feel. I'm running multiple tabs and listening to music via Google Play and I've seen no lagging, stuttering, or pausing. Battery life appears to be excellent -- my Chromebook has been up and working for a little over hours and the battery shows 76 percent left, or another 8 hours and change. I wasn't expecting such snappy performance, or such an elegant build for the price. Well done ASUS!
Cons: None really. It can't scramble eggs or run Photoshop, but that's because it's a Chromebook. I knew what I was getting -- or hoping to get -- and this little machine is spot-on.
Overall Review: If a Chromebook is what you want (what you really really want), then this is an excellent Chromebook to own. If you don't know how Chromebooks differ from Windows machines or Macs, do some research before you buy. But if it's a Chromebook you want, this is a good choice!
Pros: Light, Fast(at what it's designed to do), silent, ultra portable(I have a coat pocket that this chromebook fits neatly inside of. You can run Linux on this without having to dual boot, or remove the ChromeOS. This is done through Crouton.
The battery life on this laptop is insane. I had it with me at work, turned on to download some movies for most of the day, when I got home it was still at 50% battery life (Enough to watch both the movies I'd downloaded)
Cons: Can't turn off the touchpad while typing or using a mouse.
Speakers aren't fantastically loud, but they're not bad.
Only 16GB Local storage
Overall Review: I didn't remove any eggs for the cons section because those where all things I new I was getting when I bought this Chromebook. I use an SD card to expand the local storage by 64GB.
For the noise level of this computer, the loudest it gets is the sound the keys make while I type them. the Internal SSD doesn't spin, so it never makes noise. This system also runs very cool, so it doesn't need cooling fans.
I installed Steam on this by using Linux, which was installed through Crouton(So I just hit Ctrl+Alt+Shift+Forward to change to Linux) and I can stream games from my Desktop through Steams in-house streaming.
I primarily use this laptop for movies and web browsing, but the added functionality of Linux makes this the best $200 I've spent in a very long time.
Pros: This laptop is lightweight, quick, and has an OUTSTANDING battery life. THe keyboard has a solid feel and I don't feel awkward typing on it.
Cons: None that I can see
Overall Review: As a college student who needed a lightweight netbook to type notes, browse the internet, check email, and watch videos (all while on the go), this is the perfect machine. I was hesitant about getting a chromebook but for the tasks i need it to do and the price I couldn't have made a better choice. It fits into my backpack very nicely. If you just need to do basic functions like the one I listed above, this is one of the best (and cheapest) choices you could make. Props to ASUS for making such a fantastic machine!
Pros: Completely silent (has no fan and no spinning disks). The Atom processor (Bay Trail) is much faster than the old generation of Atom processors, and this chromebook feels faster than the 2012 Samsung ARM Chromebook.
I was able to boot debian linux from external USB, which makes a great mobile linux setup.
Cons: The "legacy boot" feature does not appear to be supported. This is not really a cons since the machine was not advertised as such. Still, it would be able to be able to boot external OS's with no fuss.
Overall Review: By far the best hardware purchase I have made in the past couple of years.
Pros: -Portability (2 lbs and 11.6")
-Battery Life (8 hours of full use)
-Ease of use
Of all the pros listed above the best one is portability. My goal for this product was for it to be light weight, small but not cramped, and have a long battery life. This product hit all those perfectly.
Asus makes good quality products for a reasonable price and you can feel the quality here. Even though this is a cheap and light machine it feels well built. When first setting it up one may remember setting up windows... where you have dozens of questions (especially if you don't use recommended settings). However with the chromebook all you do is connect to the internet (which isn't even required) and login to your google account. I was up and running in less than a minute.
The only con here is the memory the haswell celeron with 2.16 GHz is great! However when opening multiple tabs you notice a slight slowdown which is most likely attributed to having just 2 GB of ram. But you can hardly notice.
Most machines running 2GB of ram would just be horrendous but with Chrome OS you do not need the spec's of other Operating systems.
Overall Review: Not meant for heavy workloads. But great for quick tasks and internet use. I use it for class so that I can type notes and at home when browsing the web. Does not replace my Lenovo Z400 but does do a good job of making it so I do not need to turn it on very often.
Pros: Simply excellent. Understand what chromebooks can do, and not do before buying
Cons: None obvious
Overall Review: I'd buy it again in a heartbeat,
Pros: I'm easily getting 12 hours of battery life and generally charge it every other day. It only takes about 1.5 hours to charge from a dead battery.
At 2.5lbs it's lightweight, no fan, no noise and great for general ChromeOS tasks. I personally purchased this for the low price and long battery life.
Due to it's light weight I take it to work daily use it in meetings and even coding as there are some great web based apps and services like codepen that make traditional applications unnecessary.
As a web designer I spend 100% of my day on the web so A Chromebook is a perfect companion.
It handles HD video on YouTube and Google Movies without any stutter or buffering.
Overall Review: If you're looking for all day battery life and a fanless design this is for you. If you want a little more CPU muscle consider a Haswell Celeron or an i3 model.
Pros: Dude, it's a beast. After reading a bunch of reviews, I decided to buy a 4G ram ASUS C200. I don't see 4G version from newegg. You may find it somewhere.
Updated Pros. 12/31/2014
1. I got 1TB google drive for 2 years. It takes more than 200 dallors so that makes this deal really really worthy.
2. All buttons on the keyboard are useful. It's even with "back to last page" button.
Pros. INCREDIBLY FAST / LITTLE BUGGY / RELIABLE / COMPATIBLE / QUIET / WHATEVER POSITIVE WORD YOU CAN SAY.
Cons. you may need to spend some time to find matched apps which can do same thing you usually do on pc. I guess YOU ALREADY KNOW THIS :p
Cons: Updated Cons. 1/1/2015
1. No skype / No regular android apk apps. Chromebook IO to android IO are just like Windows to Win RT / Mac OS to iOS. They are two different system. It's pretty sad but I believe google is fixing this now.
Overall Review: Some issues u may see them from other reviews:
1. People said it's a finger print lid. YES IT IS but I don't care. I don't show off people my 200 dollars stuff so whatever it looks like.
2. I believe 4G version is clearly better than 2G version. You can see many reviews comparing Acer 720 and Asus C200. C200 is a later one but there are some issues regarding as performance (slower than Acer 720). So, I bought this one. Luckily I got a very good discount which is even cheaper than 2G version :p.
3. For personally issue, I need work in a quite environment. This beast is quite.
4. I like right side power in. This power in is on left. Just FYI.
5. I am a heavy keyboard user. I don't how poor Acer 720 keyboard is but this keyboard is good to type and NO SWITCHING ISSUE from pc user. EVEN THOUGH IT'S NOT A TOUCH SCREEN, THE KEY BOARD AND TOUCH PAD STILL ROCK SUPER WELL.
6. I am an Asus fan and I DO KNOW ASUS HAS THE WIFI ISSUE. They FINALLY FIXED IT ON THIS DEVICE.
7. The screen works ok. At least you don't feel it's a cheap stuff. It's not fully HD but IT'S REALLY ACCEPTABLE for personal daily use.
8. I have not experienced the 11 hours battery advantage yet but I believe it's cool.
Last. I am from Taiwan. Asus is as well. Sorry for the grammar issue.