Asus Chromebook Flip (C100PA) £199.99 @ Amazon
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Asus Chromebook Flip (C100PA) £199.99 @ Amazon

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Found 1st Aug 2016
Amazon has just dropped the price on the Chromebook Flip to £199.99 again. It has been this price (and less) before but not since the announcement that it will be one of the first Chromebooks to get access to Android apps.

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Nice find. If this had a SIM card slot, I'd be all over it.

can the ram be upgraded in this?

Is this actually made out of Chrome?

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joepbailey

can the ram be upgraded in this?


Pretty sure it can't, but this is the 4gb version which is plenty for Chrome OS.

I got one of these to replace an ASUS T100 (Windows tablet/netbook hybrid) and I find it much nicer to use than the T100 for most things, and the battery life is much more reliable (both Windows tablets I've got sometimes suffer high battery drain during sleep).

joepbailey

can the ram be upgraded in this?



No — RAM is soldered so can't be upgraded.

about time this was reduced!

sylv

Nice find. If this had a SIM card slot, I'd be all over it.



Nah, I'd need a SIM Slot & Cell Radio to jump.

willyvwade

Nah, I'd need a SIM Slot & Cell Radio to jump.


Was that not implied (albeit omitted) by the sim slot? One without the other is a little terse in manufacture...

Seems like £180 was the cheapest for this model on Amazon.

Daltone

Is this actually made out of Chrome?



no. It's not a book either.

morocco1

no. It's not a book either.



False advertising at its finest.

Daltone

False advertising at its finest.



I know. Atrocious. Apple have gotten away with it for years with the Macbook, which I found I was unable to read, nor did it keep me dry in the rain. Something must be done.

This is one of only three Chromebooks that are currently capable of running Android apps on the dev version of ChromeOS...

https://sites.google.com/a/chromium.org/dev/chromium-os/chrome-os-systems-supporting-android-apps?rd=1

More on what it's like to use here: linuxinsider.com/sto…tml




Edited by: "Berhwale" 1st Aug 2016

Surprised we haven't had anyone say "Chromebooks are useless" yet.

They are not btw, i've got the HP Chromebook 11 and it handles the daily stuff (e-mail, youtube, twitch, facebook etc) very well. Once the App store is rolled out on all Chromebooks these things will be really popular.

Seems to have dropped in price to £198.20 - so tempting, must resist...

Chromebooks are useless!

gorgo2015

Chromebooks are useless!



I own a flip - android apps + full Linux is far from useless. I love the form factor, I use this more than any Windows 10 tablet or MacBook Air I have ever owned.

The RK3288 is a cracking SOC.

Such a shame that Rockchip themselves have been poor at supporting software and SDK's for it.

Does this have an HDMI out? USB ports?

I have been watching these for a while now and they seem to have been slowly creeping up in price! So this looks like a good deal, I think they were £180 at one point but that was before the android apps came to town!
I am always looking at tablets and various convertibles but as soon as you get to the 4gb RAM (or even 2GB) then prices start nearing the £200 mark and there is often some form of gamble on shipping from China
I love Chromebooks so at the very least I end up with another one, but I think the apps and smaller size will make this a nice little addition to my IT collection. Plus its from Amazon so I feel a bit safer if anything goes wrong!

It doesn't have a mini USB!

I need something to run a presentation off including embedded video. would this do the trick?

Does the discount code mentioned in the first post work to knock this down to £150?

Ice Tea

Does the discount code mentioned in the first post work to knock this … Does the discount code mentioned in the first post work to knock this down to £150?



That's for Amazon Fresh chief. You maybe able to get this down the frozen isle though

DOH!!!

LOL ,

Thanks for pointing that out

Like the sound of this. Bought - thanks OP.

My first Chromebook, any tips I need to know? Was wondering with the Google Play functionality, whether I'd be able to watch BT Sport live football (as with EE)?

Retro89

Surprised we haven't had anyone say "Chromebooks are useless" yet.They … Surprised we haven't had anyone say "Chromebooks are useless" yet.They are not btw, i've got the HP Chromebook 11 and it handles the daily stuff (e-mail, youtube, twitch, facebook etc) very well. Once the App store is rolled out on all Chromebooks these things will be really popular.



Will the HP Chromebook 11 be updated so that we will be able to use Android Applications. I read that it wouldn't because of its age.

Sprograt

Will the HP Chromebook 11 be updated so that we will be able to use … Will the HP Chromebook 11 be updated so that we will be able to use Android Applications. I read that it wouldn't because of its age.



cnet.com/uk/…st/ seems to have a comprehensive list.

Anyone know if a USB to ethernet adapter works on these?

USB to ethernet adapter works on normal Intel based Chromebooks but this has some odd Rockchip ARM type processor?

The USB to ethernet adapters don't work on Andriods with ARM chips so hence my concern.

One of the best investments I have made. Especially now it runs android apps too.

anyone invested in a microsd for this? or know of the maximum that the chromebook will take?

morocco1

no. It's not a book either.



​what is it?

Anyone had issues with delivery on this? Bought Tuesday with prime next day. Despatched on time. Should have received yesterday but still saying its with the courier (amazon). Amazon have said I've got to wait a few days before they'll send another out. Does that mean the courier has lost it?

eagleian

Anyone had issues with delivery on this? Bought Tuesday with prime next … Anyone had issues with delivery on this? Bought Tuesday with prime next day. Despatched on time. Should have received yesterday but still saying its with the courier (amazon). Amazon have said I've got to wait a few days before they'll send another out. Does that mean the courier has lost it?



Had the same issue, came the next day after complaining to amazon. Got a ten pound refund and 1 month of prime.
Edited by: "hamzaimam9" 6th Aug 2016

thebruce

I own a flip - android apps + full Linux is far from useless. I love the … I own a flip - android apps + full Linux is far from useless. I love the form factor, I use this more than any Windows 10 tablet or MacBook Air I have ever owned.


Have you managed to get crouton working on one of these? I've held off so far, because I've read that people have been struggling to make it work. It would be very close to the perfect device for me if linux does work on it.

seems to be out of stock at Amazon now, just as I was going to buy
next best price appears to be £222.22 at gogodigital

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Lonners

seems to be out of stock at Amazon now, just as I was going to buy :(next … seems to be out of stock at Amazon now, just as I was going to buy :(next best price appears to be £222.22 at gogodigital



Back in stock at Amazon again.

A quick opinion that may help anyone. I've had a chromebook for a fair while and it's a great device for e-mails, facebook etc etc. I've always had a windows pc for any specific tasks.

Android support is a game changer. Honestly, I think android-based laptops/netbooks/whatever could catch on.

Gmail The offline gmail android app lets me compose e-mails offline to send later and works well.
Evernote One of my favourite apps, the android version just looks better, the font seems a bit bigger.
Games Telltale games titles don't work on my go-to nexus 7 so I've been waiting until I've got a device capable of running them before playing. Thankfully and somewhat unexpectedly my flip is running the games fine in a window. Can also play it full screen but my 'touches' seem to be off a bit.

Let me know if you'd like me to try a specific app, but they all seem to work fine so far.

The screen is fine for me. I don't doubt a higher resolution would be better and that a bigger screen would be better but you don't notice when using the device. As has been posted it would be hard to use in tablet mode without a bezel.

it's £259 on amazon now, cheaper in curry's at £249.99 with an instore promotion of £50 credit. not sure on the specifics of the offer as I just glanced at the tag while passing

up at £271 on amazon now.
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