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ASUS C202XA 11.6" Chromebook - 32 GB eMMC, Grey & Black @ Curry's PC World Business - £159
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ASUS C202XA 11.6" Chromebook - 32 GB eMMC, Grey & Black @ Curry's PC World Business - £159

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Posted 12th Jun

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Support until 2025. I'm in the market to replace my trusty Acer. I'm interested in what the community think, not willing to pay over this.

Tough and compact The Asus C202XA 11.6" Chromebook is designed stay with you through anything. With tough rubber all around, this one can take a fall or two, it's even been through a series of military-grade durability tests. All this toughness makes it perfect for your active young student. And it's small and lightweight, perfect for a pupil's backpack. Chrome OS With Chrome OS, all your favourite programs are available as apps, so you can use Microsoft Office and Skype, as well as loads of others from the Google Play store. The app-based interface couldn't be easier to use, so it's great as a first laptop. 10 hours of battery With a battery life of up to ten hours, there is plenty of energy to keep going through a whole school day with some after-school entertainment.

ASUS C202XA 11.6" Chromebook - 32 GB eMMC, Grey & Black
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PPGG12/06/2020 09:22

32GB eMMC...not sufficient even for basic apps...I have one with 32GB eMMC …32GB eMMC...not sufficient even for basic apps...I have one with 32GB eMMC and struggling a lot..decent price anyways....


This is a Chromebook.... It works fine with 16gb storage.... You can easily stick in a memory card or usb mini drive in the ports

I dont know what you are doing with yours! 32gb is fine .... Nothing like a Windows laptop where 32gb would be an issue
Edited by: "nigelbutler" 12th Jun
ddnvidia12/06/2020 09:58

Fair play if you can use this, but it’s speed at even basic tasks would f …Fair play if you can use this, but it’s speed at even basic tasks would frustrate me.I’d rather look at a used Lenovo Thinkpad x240/250£150 is a terrible budget for a new laptop if you need new for some reason. Unless you need one today and you have no alternative at all, I’d just put more money aside


Once again it's a Chromebook!

I get the impression you've never used one.
Chromebooks can run on 2gb ram 16gb with no issues

A Windows laptop would struggle with these specs but not a Chromebook!!!!

I'd advise everyone to try one of you mainly browse the internet and 99% do that only then get one.... You won't be disappointed
ddnvidia12/06/2020 10:09

I’ve had both from work and honestly didn’t find it that bad tbh bu …I’ve had both from work and honestly didn’t find it that bad tbh but I can see why it annoys people


People confuse this with a laptop. It is not. It is a Chromebook and as said above, will work perfectly fine for just about non-specialised task.
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This is cheaper than some entry level tablets. I'm not expecting iPad pro type screen but this would be a very usable device on Chrome OS.
Am not sure you can get the full experience of YouTube/Netflix/prime on this
Tempting.....good spot and heated up
Edited by: "sxxychocolate" 12th Jun
h4music12/06/2020 09:03

This is cheaper than some entry level tablets. I'm not expecting iPad pro …This is cheaper than some entry level tablets. I'm not expecting iPad pro type screen but this would be a very usable device on Chrome OS.Am not sure you can get the full experience of YouTube/Netflix/prime on this


I think that is not a problem.
h4music12/06/2020 09:03

This is cheaper than some entry level tablets. I'm not expecting iPad pro …This is cheaper than some entry level tablets. I'm not expecting iPad pro type screen but this would be a very usable device on Chrome OS.Am not sure you can get the full experience of YouTube/Netflix/prime on this


You could always use the android apps
Excellent price, heat added
32GB eMMC...not sufficient even for basic apps...I have one with 32GB eMMC and struggling a lot..decent price anyways....
Edited by: "PPGG" 12th Jun
CPU Soc is a bit old but it is rare to see laptop that is tough as old boots at this price.

The DIY modular design makes it doubly interesting.
Edited by: "LadyEleanor" 12th Jun
Can you be an average Joe to purchase from the business Curry's/pc world site?
PPGG12/06/2020 09:22

32GB eMMC...not sufficient even for basic apps...I have one with 32GB eMMC …32GB eMMC...not sufficient even for basic apps...I have one with 32GB eMMC and struggling a lot..decent price anyways....


This is a Chromebook.... It works fine with 16gb storage.... You can easily stick in a memory card or usb mini drive in the ports

I dont know what you are doing with yours! 32gb is fine .... Nothing like a Windows laptop where 32gb would be an issue
Edited by: "nigelbutler" 12th Jun
Its certainly good for the price.... its aimed at students as its got a rugged tough design..... I was looking at this myself yesterday..... £199 gets you a sleeker Chromebook from Amazon but £159 is best price around for an entry level CB.... 4gb is loads mine that i've had for 4 years still great and thats 2gb still getting updates ...... on Version 84 os
1.5fbV12/06/2020 09:31

Can you be an average Joe to purchase from the business Curry's/pc world …Can you be an average Joe to purchase from the business Curry's/pc world site?


Here it is on their normal site.
Cannot seem to find any reviews, part number is a little different everywhere else. And looks different to the ones on youtube.
Fair play if you can use this, but it’s speed at even basic tasks would frustrate me.

I’d rather look at a used Lenovo Thinkpad x240/250

£150 is a terrible budget for a new laptop if you need new for some reason. Unless you need one today and you have no alternative at all, I’d just put more money aside
Edited by: "ddnvidia" 12th Jun
ddnvidia12/06/2020 09:58

Fair play if you can use this, but it’s speed at even basic tasks would f …Fair play if you can use this, but it’s speed at even basic tasks would frustrate me.I’d rather look at a used Lenovo Thinkpad x240/250£150 is a terrible budget for a new laptop if you need new for some reason. Unless you need one today and you have no alternative at all, I’d just put more money aside


X250 at least. The X240 spec wise is fine but the trackpad buttons being part of the overall pad is awful compared to the X250 and higher separate buttons.
Great for kids - many schools use Chromebooks now and I assume the Google Classroom stuff is seamless with these too?
SteveCoops12/06/2020 10:08

X250 at least. The X240 spec wise is fine but the trackpad buttons being …X250 at least. The X240 spec wise is fine but the trackpad buttons being part of the overall pad is awful compared to the X250 and higher separate buttons.


I’ve had both from work and honestly didn’t find it that bad tbh but I can see why it annoys people
ddnvidia12/06/2020 10:09

I’ve had both from work and honestly didn’t find it that bad tbh bu …I’ve had both from work and honestly didn’t find it that bad tbh but I can see why it annoys people


Ha yeah it bugs me, but then I'm also a nipple user on Thinkpads. I have a good few here, my latest being a X390 and they've kept the separate buttons so people must have complained
ddnvidia12/06/2020 10:09

I’ve had both from work and honestly didn’t find it that bad tbh bu …I’ve had both from work and honestly didn’t find it that bad tbh but I can see why it annoys people


People confuse this with a laptop. It is not. It is a Chromebook and as said above, will work perfectly fine for just about non-specialised task.
1.5fbV12/06/2020 09:31

Can you be an average Joe to purchase from the business Curry's/pc world …Can you be an average Joe to purchase from the business Curry's/pc world site?


I've seen it on the regular Curry's site too. Either way anyone can order from the business site too.
Thanks, I've ordered one to replace my old HP stream that won't update. This looks like and ideal replacement to use for occasional use/daughters school work, etc. Thanks OP.
ddnvidia12/06/2020 09:58

Fair play if you can use this, but it’s speed at even basic tasks would f …Fair play if you can use this, but it’s speed at even basic tasks would frustrate me.I’d rather look at a used Lenovo Thinkpad x240/250£150 is a terrible budget for a new laptop if you need new for some reason. Unless you need one today and you have no alternative at all, I’d just put more money aside


Once again it's a Chromebook!

I get the impression you've never used one.
Chromebooks can run on 2gb ram 16gb with no issues

A Windows laptop would struggle with these specs but not a Chromebook!!!!

I'd advise everyone to try one of you mainly browse the internet and 99% do that only then get one.... You won't be disappointed
How do I check for the warranty?
Thanks
nigelbutler12/06/2020 10:43

Once again it's a Chromebook!I get the impression you've never used …Once again it's a Chromebook!I get the impression you've never used one.Chromebooks can run on 2gb ram 16gb with no issuesA Windows laptop would struggle with these specs but not a Chromebook!!!! I'd advise everyone to try one of you mainly browse the internet and 99% do that only then get one.... You won't be disappointed


Agree with everything you say Nigel. If you want the full Chromebook experience these days though, you want something with a touchscreen, to make full use of those Android apps. I'd also recommend 4GB RAM if you want to run Linux apps. I really hope Google keeps Chrome OS lightweight in the future as I don't want to be dragged into the Windows spec race.
jobibear12/06/2020 09:44

Here it is on their normal site.


Best to buy through the normal site as you will have a different level of consumer protection too

Same price.
my SSD hard drive gave up the ghost a few weeks ago on my Aspire V5 AMD A6 laptop, that was running Windows 10.
Had a spare HDD lying around so rebuilt with Windows 10 again......OMG, laptop was literally unusable.

In the end decided to blow the HDD and rebuilt with Chromium, and used this build.....never looked back since.....
no lag, boots in secs, can even snap Office 365 into the build.
neverware.com/

Oh.....good price for this chromebook as well
SteveCoops12/06/2020 10:09

Great for kids - many schools use Chromebooks now and I assume the Google …Great for kids - many schools use Chromebooks now and I assume the Google Classroom stuff is seamless with these too?


Definitely, I am a teacher, using Google Classroom. My daughter uses a Chromebook that is much lower spec than this for all of her work and it is great, with the added bonus that there is far less to distract her than on a regular laptop.
Edited by: "Wheresmylaptop" 12th Jun
Need to upgrade a couple of old Chromebooks for the kids that will no longer get updates. This maybe a possibility.
jobibear12/06/2020 10:28

People confuse this with a laptop. It is not. It is a Chromebook and as …People confuse this with a laptop. It is not. It is a Chromebook and as said above, will work perfectly fine for just about non-specialised task.


Explain what a laptop is then.
ddnvidia12/06/2020 09:58

Fair play if you can use this, but it’s speed at even basic tasks would f …Fair play if you can use this, but it’s speed at even basic tasks would frustrate me.I’d rather look at a used Lenovo Thinkpad x240/250£150 is a terrible budget for a new laptop if you need new for some reason. Unless you need one today and you have no alternative at all, I’d just put more money aside


It's a Chromebook & it can give you around 10 hrs of usage between charges. It get regular updates from Google, plus Android apps.
Is your old Lenovo going to match that?
Edited by: "iDealYou" 12th Jun
iDealYou12/06/2020 12:05

It's a Chromebook & it can give you around 10 hrs of usage between …It's a Chromebook & it can give you around 10 hrs of usage between charges. It get regular updates from Google, plus Android apps.Is your old Lenovo going to match that?


Depends. Yeah it could do high battery life, and run android apps, and chrome extension

My point was that the SOc is just not up to what I’d want performance wise, nor is the emmc storage.
How long will it be updated for. Is it months, years.?? Something to consider before purchase.
ddnvidia12/06/2020 12:07

Depends. Yeah it could do high battery life, and run android apps, and …Depends. Yeah it could do high battery life, and run android apps, and chrome extensionMy point was that the SOc is just not up to what I’d want performance wise, nor is the emmc storage.


These are my 3 Chromebooks: Samsung(2GB/16GB), Acer R11(2GB/32GB) & Asus(4GB/32GB). All emmc storage.

I have an old Samsung CB, it is brilliant for browsing & watching YouTube. Nothing else.
The Asus is very fast. Android apps & Linux are quite good on this.
However, I prefer the R11 because it has touch screen. I use it everyday.

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ddnvidia12/06/2020 12:07

Depends. Yeah it could do high battery life, and run android apps, and …Depends. Yeah it could do high battery life, and run android apps, and chrome extensionMy point was that the SOc is just not up to what I’d want performance wise, nor is the emmc storage.


But that's the thing ddnvidia. I had 2 machines at the same time. One of them is was a brand new Asus FX503, i5-7300, 128GB M.2 SSD, 8GB RAM. The other, N4200 (Pentium Quad Core,) 4GB RAM, 32GB eMMc. The low spec Chromebook, smashes the high spec W10 machine in, bootup, internet and shutdown performance. It was only video editing using Kdenlive that the N4200 was shown as a low end SoC.
ddnvidia12/06/2020 09:58

Fair play if you can use this, but it’s speed at even basic tasks would f …Fair play if you can use this, but it’s speed at even basic tasks would frustrate me.I’d rather look at a used Lenovo Thinkpad x240/250£150 is a terrible budget for a new laptop if you need new for some reason. Unless you need one today and you have no alternative at all, I’d just put more money aside


That doesn't get you a working machine though...
Laptops and tablets are always improving- it's unrealistic just to say 'wait for a better one to come out'.

Esp. during lockdown, we all seem to need a device to work on, so I consider this a good deal.
bryantt12/06/2020 12:19

How long will it be updated for. Is it months, years.?? Something to …How long will it be updated for. Is it months, years.?? Something to consider before purchase.


Read the op
Five years support with this one
can handle all the specs apart from this one:

Resolution : 1366 x 768p

why do budget phones now have 1080p but most small machines like this still lag?!
LadyEleanor12/06/2020 12:04

Explain what a laptop is then.


Well the first and most obvious is that there's a fixed operating system in the Chromebook. (Although I'm sure there's hacks.)
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