Asus C200 Chromebook vs Samsung 2 Chromebook

The Chromebook is a laptop computer with the Google OS operating system installed on it. Sure, the name doesn’t dominate households with the same veracity of Windows-based computers, or the line of Apple-based Macbooks, but it holds a promising future in the world of portable notebook computing. A couple of top-notch examples of why to purchase a Chromebook are the Samsung Chromebook 2, and the ASUS Chromebook C200MA-DS01.   When comparing these Chromebooks it comes down to which features are most important to you.  First lets take a look at the specs.

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Asus C200 & Samsung 2 Chromebook Specs

C200MA-DS01 Samsung 2
Style Clamshell Clamshell
Display 11.6″ HD (1366*768) 11.6″ HD (1366*768)
Touch Screen No No
Operating System Chrome OS Chrome OS
Processor Intel Bay Trail-M N2830 Dual-Core 2.16GHz (Turbo up to 2.4GHz) Exynos 5 Octa 5800 2 GHz
Battery Life Up to 11 hours 8.5 hours
Memory 2 GB 2 GB/ 4 GB
Storage 16GB Solid State 16GB/32 SSD
Cloud Storage 100GB Google Drive free for 2 years 100GB Google Drive free for 2 years
Dimension & Weight 12.0″ x 7.9″ x 0.8″ & 2.5 lbs 11.4 x 8 x 0.6 inches

Samsung Chromebook 2 Review

Let’s start with the Samsung Chromebook 2. It sports the Samsung Exynos 5 Octa 5420 1.9 GHz quad-core processor, which features 2MB of Cache, which proves efficient for the size of the computer, and price tag attached to it. With the 11.6-Inch Screen, which has a 1366 x 768 LED HD resolution, it delivers crisp, clear image quality, and brings to life your photos and videos. The 4GB of DDR3L SDRAM and 16GB Solid State hard drive further add to the package, allowing users to very quickly and easily access any files on their computer, and is adequate for resource-heavy computing. Samsung wraps up the package by including a lithium-ion battery that typically holds an 8 hour charge, an integrated card reader, built-in 802.11 A/C wi-fi adapter, and two USB ports, including a USB 2.0 port.

Asus C200 Chromebook Review

Comparable in price and size, is the ASUS Chromebook C200MA-DS01. This Chromebook also features an 11.6-inch HD LED screen. The processor is an Intel BayTrail-M N2830 2.16 GHz dual-core processor, with the ability to tune it up to 2.41 GHz, via the processor’s available “turbo” function. Additionally, it features a 16 GB Solid State hard drive, and 2 GB of DDR3 RAM, which provides adequate speed for most computing operations. It is also equipped with built-in wi-fi, a 1.2 MP camera, Bluetooth 4.0 technology, an SD card slot, an HDMI port, and two USB ports, one being USB 2.0, the other being USB 3.0. Finally, this model features an average battery lifespan of 11 hours, which is optimal for those constantly on the go.

Benefits and Drawbacks

The Samsung Chromebook 2 and ASUS C200MA-DS01 are great computers, but some may find one beneficial over the other. For more resource-intensive operations, it seems that the Samsung Chromebook 2 would be the best option, with a quad-core processor and two more gigabytes of RAM than the ASUS. Samsung’s Chromebook 2 also allows users to choose between black and white models, whereas the ASUS model seems to come in silver/black combination.

On the other hand, the ASUS Chromebook C200MA-DS01 seems to appeal more to functionality, and extra peripherals, such as a built-in webcam. It also features a superior battery life in comparison to the Samsung model, and with a USB 2.0 and 3.0 port available on the ASUS model, it proves a better choice for those who plan to transfer a lot of files, and wish to get the fastest transfer speeds possible.

Both computers offer a plethora of great features. One seems to cater to power users looking to squeeze every last bit of juice out of their machines, while the other seems to appeal to a broader audience of users looking to get the most features for their money. It’s hard to say which one is better, as it all comes down to user preference, but rest assured, they are both great examples of why to purchase a Chromebook.

Customer Reviews

Customers tend to love the Samsung HD display which is currently the only Chromebook with that kind of resolution, so if you are into HD videos and feel like resoultion is a must then I would spend the extra money and go with the Samsung.  The Asus is a great price and also really a solid Chromebook that has a processor that makes it super quiet because it’s fanless.  See what other people thing by reading reviews HERE.

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