Asus Chromebook Flip C302CA, 4gb, 64gb - £499.95 @ Amazon
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Asus Chromebook Flip C302CA, 4gb, 64gb - £499.95 @ Amazon

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Found 13th Dec 2017
Unless you bought the Time Machine that was on offer two days ago, and use it to go back a few weeks to Black Friday, this is the cheapest it's been.

The ASUS Chromebook C302The ultimate Chromebook for the pros.Flip into any style you want with 360 degree hinge and touchscreen.

Flip and touch full HD screen, Intel Core processor, aluminium metal body, 4GB RAM, 64GB flash storage, and long battery life make this the ideal Chromebook for those who love the cloud and being on the go.

The unique 360 degree hinge and touchscreen lets you use the ASUS Chromebook Flip C302 in an endless variety of ways, including laptop, tablet, stand and tent modes. The C302 lets you communicate, share, work and play the way you want.

Features at a glance
  • Flexible 360 degree hinge and 12.5” Full-HD touchscreen
  • 1.2KG lightweight aluminium design
  • Access to your favourite Chrome Web Store apps like Google Docs and it is Google Play Store/Android app ready.
  • Powered by Intel's Core-M processor
  • Up to 10hrs battery life
  • 64GB storage & 4GB memory

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£500 for a Chromebook is kind of but not voting cold.

I know it's got nice specs etc but for that money you could get a nice Windows machine and be able to do more stuff than on a Chromebook.

A Chromebook makes sense IMO only if it's considerably cheaper than a Windows laptop with decent specs.
Worth keeping an eye at CEX using this link if you don't mind 2nd hand. Managed to pick this up for £245 Grade A
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Curry's/PC World and John Lewis are matching this price. I've been checking the price for the last week, since my Acer R11 Chromebook failed, and I got a refund.
Does anyone use a Chromebook for web development full time? I’m thinking of chopping in my MacBook Pro
£500 for a Chromebook is kind of but not voting cold.

I know it's got nice specs etc but for that money you could get a nice Windows machine and be able to do more stuff than on a Chromebook.

A Chromebook makes sense IMO only if it's considerably cheaper than a Windows laptop with decent specs.
hearts221 m ago

£500 for a Chromebook is kind of but not voting cold.I know it's …£500 for a Chromebook is kind of but not voting cold.I know it's got nice specs etc but for that money you could get a nice Windows machine and be able to do more stuff than on a Chromebook. A Chromebook makes sense IMO only if it's considerably cheaper than a Windows laptop with decent specs.



totally agree +1
Worth keeping an eye at CEX using this link if you don't mind 2nd hand. Managed to pick this up for £245 Grade A
Bubuka8321 m ago

totally agree +1


Yeah I have to agree. I have a C100 flip that I got for £170ish from the States and that feels about the right price. I really like the C302 but any Chromebook over £300 seems ridiculously overpriced.

Having said that, are they massively less powerful/convenient/practical than a ridiculously priced iPad, iPhone, or Pixel? In that context, £500 doesn't seem too bad - especially considering what most people use devices for.

Personally I'll keep watching and if it drops down to £400 then I'll buy. Appreciate what I said above but to have a device that boots quickly, requires no intervention on my behalf, and meets all my wife's requirements - I'm happy to pay the £100 premium.
LetoKynes6 m ago

Worth keeping an eye at CEX using this link if you don't mind 2nd hand. …Worth keeping an eye at CEX using this link if you don't mind 2nd hand. Managed to pick this up for £245 Grade A


Wow! Well done to you - that's an amazing price for that device.
Not voted either way but I can't believe chrome books go for this. Could get a proper laptop for that. I think laptop specs in general have gone a lot worse than they used to be for the price. About 6 years ago I got and ASUS with the latest i3 processor, 6 GB of ram and a decent size hard dive for less that £400. it was decent build quality and I still use it and its
not too slow. Cant seem to find anything like that now for the price.
Edited by: "philb100" 13th Dec 2017
Slightly odd comment, but having recently bought A Samsung Note8, I have just bought a Samsung Dex instead of buying a chrome book. The specs of the Note8 are actually more powerful than this Crome book. Just putting it out there.....
Can anyone recommend any good deals on a cheaper Chromebook right now? Looking to pay around £200. I know there's quite a few around this price, just wondered if theres any bargains to be had?? Thanks.
Still too expensive for a Chromebook.

This needs to be £295 or less.

For £500, you'd be better off buying a Chuwi Lapbook Air and saving £200.
I'm on the lookout for a touch-screen chromebook for the kids around the £250 mark. Does anyone have any recommendation?
64GB storage & 4GB memory on a £500 machine is just embarrassing really. 12.5" too.. Hmm. I guess the price is all down to it's design and flippable screen but still I wouldn't recommend it. Chromebooks are supposed to be cheaper because they don't need to pay for Windows license keys. You can get a windows laptop with a much better processor double the memory, and double the ssd size, for about the same price. It probably won't not look as good though. This seems like it's been at this price for about 1/3rd of its total life according to the Camelcamelcamel Amazon extension. Maybe I'm wrong and it is a good deal but it just doesn't seem like it from what I know.
Comparing this to a normal Chromebook is silly. This has a gorgeous 1080p screen, build quality is excellent, it has a nice keyboard, battery life is excellent and CPU is fanless. Compare this to an Apple Mac Book or Asus Zenbook for a true comparison, this is actually reasonably priced.
Wait till boxing day
Just FYI, these are seriously overpriced in the U.K. Cost around $400 in the US
I use both windows and ChromeOS on some fairly old hardware. The windows machine is about four years old and the Chromebook about the same, maybe three years old

After all the updates, the windows machine has slowed down, but the Chromebook is as fast as it's ever been.

For me, this is the true (and underrated) value of ChromeOS.
solid1 h, 10 m ago

I use both windows and ChromeOS on some fairly old hardware. The windows …I use both windows and ChromeOS on some fairly old hardware. The windows machine is about four years old and the Chromebook about the same, maybe three years oldAfter all the updates, the windows machine has slowed down, but the Chromebook is as fast as it's ever been.For me, this is the true (and underrated) value of ChromeOS.


All true and also viruses and trojans are unheard of on Chromebooks, which is why I have used one every day for 5 years, though I don't do my work on one.
vraxxos1 h, 46 m ago

Comparing this to a normal Chromebook is silly. This has a gorgeous 1080p …Comparing this to a normal Chromebook is silly. This has a gorgeous 1080p screen, build quality is excellent, it has a nice keyboard, battery life is excellent and CPU is fanless. Compare this to an Apple Mac Book or Asus Zenbook for a true comparison, this is actually reasonably priced.


You can't compare it to a Mac or Zenbook for the simple reason that ChromeOS is so limited. Try running Premiere Pro or the equivalent on ChromeOS or Android. It's impossible (I own a Chromebook). I can't even do mobi > epub conversions on a Chromebook or use my label printer. Over time it just frustrates. Given the limitations, it needs to be ALOT cheaper than £500.
Edited by: "Picard123" 14th Dec 2017
Picard1235 h, 19 m ago

You can't compare it to a Mac or Zenbook for the simple reason that …You can't compare it to a Mac or Zenbook for the simple reason that ChromeOS is so limited. Try running Premiere Pro or the equivalent on ChromeOS or Android. It's impossible (I own a Chromebook). I can't even do mobi > epub conversions on a Chromebook or use my label printer. Over time it just frustrates. Given the limitations, it needs to be ALOT cheaper than £500.



I think these kinds of comments are missing the point of Chromebooks

It's like comparing a microwave to an oven. For all the speed and easy to use advantages a microwave may have, you cant do everything an oven can do.
But, this doesn't mean that a microwave doesn't have its place (or use) in a kitchen...
There's an overlap in their use, but it doesn't mean that you have to only have one of them...

However, £500 for a Chromebook is expensive, no matter which way you look at it.
Edited by: "solid" 14th Dec 2017
solid1 h, 42 m ago

I think these kinds of comments are missing the point of Chromebooks It's …I think these kinds of comments are missing the point of Chromebooks It's like comparing a microwave to an oven. For all the speed and easy to use advantages a microwave may have, you cant do everything an oven can do.But, this doesn't mean that a microwave doesn't have its place (or use) in a kitchen...There's an overlap in their use, but it doesn't mean that you have to only have one of them...However, £500 for a Chromebook is expensive, no matter which way you look at it.


I've nothing against Chromebooks - I used one as my main travel device for years. All I'm saying is that given their limitations, they shouldn't be pitched at the same price point as a fully fledged Windows laptop. £500 really is alot for a Chromebook.
Ben_W-11231207633668900919 h, 12 m ago

64GB storage & 4GB memory on a £500 machine is just embarrassing really. …64GB storage & 4GB memory on a £500 machine is just embarrassing really. 12.5" too.. Hmm. I guess the price is all down to it's design and flippable screen but still I wouldn't recommend it. Chromebooks are supposed to be cheaper because they don't need to pay for Windows license keys. You can get a windows laptop with a much better processor double the memory, and double the ssd size, for about the same price. It probably won't not look as good though. This seems like it's been at this price for about 1/3rd of its total life according to the Camelcamelcamel Amazon extension. Maybe I'm wrong and it is a good deal but it just doesn't seem like it from what I know.


But these specs are good for a Chromebook. It doesn’t need a lot of storage or RAM. It is just a highly portable device just for internet browsing and using apps, watching videos etc. And it does that very well. I have one and find it perfectly compliments my Windows gaming desktop PC.
winko8911 m ago

But these specs are good for a Chromebook. It doesn’t need a lot of s …But these specs are good for a Chromebook. It doesn’t need a lot of storage or RAM. It is just a highly portable device just for internet browsing and using apps, watching videos etc. And it does that very well.


But a fully fledged Windows does all of that and much more besides. I think you'd have to be mad to spend £500 on a Chromebook over something like this: gearbest.com/lap…=21

Also Chromebooks do need storage. Where do you think you're storing all your 1080p videos etc? Codec support on ChromeOS is also pretty poor as are the native video players.
Edited by: "Picard123" 14th Dec 2017
Picard12310 m ago

But a fully fledged Windows does all of that and much more besides. I …But a fully fledged Windows does all of that and much more besides. I think you'd have to be mad to spend £500 on a Chromebook over something like this: https://www.gearbest.com/laptops/pp_632454.html?wid=21Also Chromebooks do need storage. Where do you think you're storing all your 1080p videos etc? Codec support on ChromeOS is also pretty poor as are the native video players.


I didn’t say £500 was a good price for this, it’s been cheaper. Personally I’d still pick this over a Windows machine though at the equivalent price. I think if you’re wanting to store lots of HD videos on this then it’s the wrong device for you... there is Micro SD storage though if you need additional storage. Now you can install Android apps I’m sure there hundreds of video players available...
Edited by: "winko89" 14th Dec 2017
I so want one of these but not at £500 despite it being a quality product. Agree with others that around £399 max is the sweet spot. I suspect that I like many others use a Chromebook for surfing, streaming and light office work at which it excels but still keep a laptop or desktop when there is serious work to be done. Still, this deal is the cheapest for the asus at this time so hot from me.
winko891 h, 21 m ago

I didn’t say £500 was a good price for this, it’s been cheaper. Personally …I didn’t say £500 was a good price for this, it’s been cheaper. Personally I’d still pick this over a Windows machine though at the equivalent price. I think if you’re wanting to store lots of HD videos on this then it’s the wrong device for you... there is Micro SD storage though if you need additional storage. Now you can install Android apps I’m sure there hundreds of video players available...


MicroSD isn't intended as continual read/write storage. Speeds are appalling and they have limited write cycles compared to SSD. As for video players, have you even used any of these Android video players on ChromeOS? The UI is ridiculous. Many Android Apps also don't scale properly for a 12" screen. And remind me how ChromeOS multitasks again?
Edited by: "Picard123" 14th Dec 2017
Picard1231 h, 20 m ago

But a fully fledged Windows does all of that and much more besides. I …But a fully fledged Windows does all of that and much more besides. I think you'd have to be mad to spend £500 on a Chromebook over something like this: https://www.gearbest.com/laptops/pp_632454.html?wid=21Also Chromebooks do need storage. Where do you think you're storing all your 1080p videos etc? Codec support on ChromeOS is also pretty poor as are the native video players.


You are correct in what you are saying, and I actually see your point.

I guess it depends what you actually need. In my case, having a decent Windows laptop, and a cheap Chromebook suits me well. For a quick internet hit, the Chromebook is perfect, nothing else compares (Using a windows laptop in the same, instant way just cannot compare); however, for programming or specific work-related software, the windows laptop is my only choice.

I wouldn't say that just because you already have a Windows laptop, there isn't a use for a Chromebook - there very may well be (but,maybe not THIS Chromebook - it's expensive for what I would use it for!).
Picard12313 m ago

MicroSD isn't intended as continual read/write storage. Speeds are …MicroSD isn't intended as continual read/write storage. Speeds are appalling and they have limited write cycles compared to SSD. As for video players, have you even used any of these Android video players on ChromeOS? The UI is ridiculous. Many Android Apps also don't scale properly for a 12" screen. And remind me how ChromeOS multitasks again?


Then this device isn’t suited for people who want to store lots of videos. Perhaps a high capacity tablet would be more suited. Or you could just stream videos from Plex or an app. No I have not looked yet, had no need to watch videos on this, but I’m sure there’s one out there that works fine. I’ve had no problems so far with any apps, all the ones I need scale up and work fine on this screen size. Have you even used a chromebook??

I don’t understand people who expect something to do everything well, it won’t! Any price to pay is worth not having to deal with the endless windows updates...
winko8914 m ago

Then this device isn’t suited for people who want to store lots of videos. …Then this device isn’t suited for people who want to store lots of videos. Perhaps a high capacity tablet would be more suited. Or you could just stream videos from Plex or an app. No I have not looked yet, had no need to watch videos on this, but I’m sure there’s one out there that works fine. I’ve had no problems so far with any apps, all the ones I need scale up and work fine on this screen size. Have you even used a chromebook??I don’t understand people who expect something to do everything well, it won’t! Any price to pay is worth not having to deal with the endless windows updates...


One minute you're saying its fine for watching videos, the next minute, you're saying that it doesn't have enough room to store videos. If that's the case, then the C302CA is a bad design because even the Acer 720 had an m.2 slot and that came out 5 years ago.

As for streaming, how are you going to stream videos where you're on a train, or in a tunnel? Plex? So I have to buy a SECOND computer or NAS for videos just to stream it a Chromebook because it has insufficient capacity? Have you even used Plex? How much does that cost per month? And how well do you think it's going to stream a high bit rate 1080p H.264 file? Or decode a H.265? How much is all that going to cost on top of my £500 Chromebook purchase price?

I've never had a problem with any Windows Update. It's all automated these days anyway. You also seem to forget that ChromeOS has just as many updates.
Edited by: "Picard123" 14th Dec 2017
Picard12325 m ago

One minute you're saying its fine for watching videos, the next minute, …One minute you're saying its fine for watching videos, the next minute, you're saying that it doesn't have enough room to store videos. If that's the case, then the C302CA is a bad design because even the Acer 720 had an m.2 slot and that came out 5 years ago.As for streaming, how are you going to stream videos where you're on a train, or in a tunnel? Plex? So I have to buy a SECOND computer or NAS for videos just to stream it a Chromebook because it has insufficient capacity? Have you even used Plex? How much does that cost per month? And how well do you think it's going to stream a high bit rate 1080p H.264 file? Or decode a H.265? How much is all that going to cost on top of my £500 Chromebook purchase price?I've never had a problem with any Windows Update. It's all automated these days anyway. You also seem to forget that ChromeOS has just as many updates.


Yes, its fine for watching videos. Fine for watching the odd video stored on the device. Fine for streaming videos from PLEX and any on-demand app. if you want to store more, expect it to decode more, buy a Windows laptop, simple?

Like i said, i think you're expecting this to do way more than you want it to do. What this does, in regards to what a Chromebook can do, this can do it very well. The hardware is excellent, the build quality far excels any Windows laptop at a similar price. I work with these things everyday. Please find me a Windows laptop, with a fanless design, flash storage, boots up in under 10 seconds, with a 1080p screen, back lit keyboard for the same price?? I've looked at the Lenovo's but they didn't take my fancy, plus the reviews were mixed. Don't get me wrong, there's a lot this device can't do, but it doesn't bother me, I didn't buy it for that. This thing is quick, I wanted it to do what an iPad can do but with the bonus of having a very good keyboard. I can do the heavy duty stuff on a desktop. p.s.the updates take only a minute, and dont bug you to restart.

Its a shame ASUS do not sell this as cheap as it is in the States.
winko898 m ago

Yes, its fine for watching videos. Fine for watching the odd video stored …Yes, its fine for watching videos. Fine for watching the odd video stored on the device. Fine for streaming videos from PLEX and any on-demand app. if you want to store more, expect it to decode more, buy a Windows laptop, simple?Like i said, i think you're expecting this to do way more than you want it to do. What this does, in regards to what a Chromebook can do, this can do it very well. The hardware is excellent, the build quality far excels any Windows laptop at a similar price. I work with these things everyday. Please find me a Windows laptop, with a fanless design, flash storage, boots up in under 10 seconds, with a 1080p screen, back lit keyboard for the same price?? I've looked at the Lenovo's but they didn't take my fancy, plus the reviews were mixed. Don't get me wrong, there's a lot this device can't do, but it doesn't bother me, I didn't buy it for that. This thing is quick, I wanted it to do what an iPad can do but with the bonus of having a very good keyboard. I can do the heavy duty stuff on a desktop. p.s.the updates take only a minute, and dont bug you to restart.Its a shame ASUS do not sell this as cheap as it is in the States.



It's a limited device then - which is what I said about 10 posts ago. And you still haven't explained how Plex works or how much an additional Plex software+hardware setup is going to cost.....
Edited by: "Picard123" 14th Dec 2017
Picard12321 m ago

It's a limited device then - which is what I said about 10 posts ago. And …It's a limited device then - which is what I said about 10 posts ago. And you still haven't explained how Plex works or how much an additional Plex software+hardware setup is going to cost.....


Not as limited as you seem to be making out. Remember, this is a baby in terms of operating systems, Windows is the dinosaur. How PLEX works? You stream videos from channels, or if you have a NAS drive, you can watch videos stored on that. Does that help you? Do you NEED Plex? no. There are many other applications.

Have you found a laptop yet like I said above?
Edited by: "winko89" 14th Dec 2017
winko891 h, 16 m ago

Not as limited as you seem to be making out. Remember, this is a baby in …Not as limited as you seem to be making out. Remember, this is a baby in terms of operating systems, Windows is the dinosaur. How PLEX works? You stream videos from channels, or if you have a NAS drive, you can watch videos stored on that. Does that help you? Do you NEED Plex? no. There are many other applications.Have you found a laptop yet like I said above?


LOL. You're clearly someone who hasn't used Plex in the world, certainly not remotely. Remind me how much your Plex Pass is?
Picard12313 m ago

LOL. You're clearly someone who hasn't used Plex in the world, certainly …LOL. You're clearly someone who hasn't used Plex in the world, certainly not remotely. Remind me how much your Plex Pass is?


I can say the same about you claiming to have used a Chromebook. Would you care to explain how PLEX works seeing as you seem to know so much?
Edited by: "winko89" 14th Dec 2017
winko8923 m ago

I can say the same about you claiming to have used a Chromebook. Would you …I can say the same about you claiming to have used a Chromebook. Would you care to explain how PLEX works seeing as you seem to know so much?


No - YOU explain how Plex works and how much it costs given that YOU have suggested that it's a software+hardware solution to the Chromebook's limited video capability.
Picard12333 m ago

No - YOU explain how Plex works and how much it costs given that YOU have …No - YOU explain how Plex works and how much it costs given that YOU have suggested that it's a software+hardware solution to the Chromebook's limited video capability.


I didn’t say it was essential that you needed PLEX. I said it was an option. Get your facts straight. Besides I don’t know why you’re harping on about PLEX anyway, obviously it’s a bee in your bonnet.
winko891 h, 55 m ago

I didn’t say it was essential that you needed PLEX. I said it was an o …I didn’t say it was essential that you needed PLEX. I said it was an option. Get your facts straight. Besides I don’t know why you’re harping on about PLEX anyway, obviously it’s a bee in your bonnet.


Okay, so how are you going to watch your video library without Plex, given the storage limitations on this Chromebook? It's not as if you could keep a USB3.0 nano flash drive permanently plugged in either because it doesn't have any USB-A ports....
Picard12323 m ago

Okay, so how are you going to watch your video library without Plex, given …Okay, so how are you going to watch your video library without Plex, given the storage limitations on this Chromebook? It's not as if you could keep a USB3.0 nano flash drive permanently plugged in either because it doesn't have any USB-A ports....


Who in their right mind will store their whole video library on a device like this anyway, or any laptop in that matter? If you're serious about storing lots of high-definition videos then surely you would invest in the kit to do that, and not this. I don't know where you're going with this. Who needs that when it has USB C?
winko892 h, 21 m ago

Who in their right mind will store their whole video library on a device …Who in their right mind will store their whole video library on a device like this anyway, or any laptop in that matter? If you're serious about storing lots of high-definition videos then surely you would invest in the kit to do that, and not this. I don't know where you're going with this. Who needs that when it has USB C?


LOL. You don't store, you copy. Going somewhere? Breaking Bad Season Season 5 in 1080p/H.264. Don't like that, then take a few Blue Planet II 1080p videos with you as well. Or wait, maybe I want to watch those videos I recorded the other day on my smartphone at 30MB/s 1080p/60 to find something in particular whilst I'm trying to kill dead time on a train journey. That's another 10-15GBs. Or maybe I want to edit that video and start a project file. Oh wait, there's not a single decent video editor in ChromeOS or Android...

Capiche?
Edited by: "Picard123" 14th Dec 2017
Picard1231 h, 46 m ago

LOL. You don't store, you copy. Going somewhere? Breaking Bad Season …LOL. You don't store, you copy. Going somewhere? Breaking Bad Season Season 5 in 1080p/H.264. Don't like that, then take a few Blue Planet II 1080p videos with you as well. Or wait, maybe I want to watch those videos I recorded the other day on my smartphone at 30MB/s 1080p/60 to find something in particular whilst I'm trying to kill dead time on a train journey. That's another 10-15GBs. Or maybe I want to edit that video and start a project file. Oh wait, there's not a single decent video editor in ChromeOS or Android...Capiche?


I’m glad I have made you laugh, you seem like a fun kinda person to hang out with. Who freaking cares? If you care about all that rubbish, throwing your numbers out there like you are now, then buy a decent machine to do it on. I think you’re not understanding what point you’re trying to prove. Who buys a flipping chromebook to do video projects on anyway? You’ve lost it. This disagreement will just go backwards and forwards forever, it’s like comparing iOS to Android.
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