Asus Flip C302 owners?

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  1. Mitlov

    Mitlov Shiny

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    Anyone have one? Like it? Hate it? How is the screen? How does the Core M3 handle Android apps? How is battery life?

    I like the idea of a ChromeOS convertible that can also run Android apps, and professional reviews suggest that this device delivers respectable-feeling hardware while still staying under the $500 price point.
     
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    saturnotaku Notebook Prophet

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    Don't have any experience with it myself, but here's a review from someone I implicitly trust:

     
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    kojack Notebook Deity

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    Miltov, have a look at the Chromebook plus from Sammy. I like it better because it has a larger screen ( am getting old so that helps), plus it also has pen support which is way cool! I have had issues with EVERY Asus product I owned...from my vivotabs, to motherboards and everything in between. I would not recommend their devices to anyone.
     
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    I'm torn between the two. Brand reputation is a wash for me, because while my current phone is great, in the post year I was hit by the Note 7 recall, the S7 Edge pink line screen failure, the Samsung washer lid recall, and then a total failure of the same relatively-new washer (on a weekend when my eight year old had the flu and was projectile vomiting).

    Between the two, the main draw for me of the Samsung is the screen, which is awesome. But the Asus offers better battery life, a backlit keyboard, better speaker placement, and more onboard storage.

    I'm not sure what to think about the processor. The Core M3 will offer better performance in Chrome, but would the Rockchip provide better Android app compatibility because it's ARM?
     
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    The Asus will be the better choice for future proofing. The ARM processor will fall behind.
     
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    kojack Notebook Deity

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    Besides the android slowdown I have never had an issue with Samsung products. But a reinstall of the OS fixed that anyways. I still love the pen support and larger screen of the Samsung. After you spend a couple of hrs changing caps on motherboards, purchasing asus products loses it's shine. And the touchscreen issues on both of my vivotabs sealed the deal.
     
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    Found a Samsung Chromebook Plus at a local store. Keyboard preferences are VERY subjective, but its keyboard didn't agree with me at all, and that's a big deal for me as I will sometimes use this for note-taking (and I type quickly and for hours on end). I'm going to see if I can find an Asus Flip C302 locally too to see how that keyboard feels to my fingers.
     
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    Primes Chrome OS Wizard

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    I have a family member that might be getting a C302. I'll let you know my impressions.
     
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    That would be helpful; on paper it's what i want, but there's not a retail store in southern Oregon who sells it, so I'd have to do the Amazon thing.
     
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    Primes Chrome OS Wizard

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    Ok the C302 has arrived (from amazon), but it's going to be this Thursday at the earliest until I can go see it.
    (bonus - its the m5 version! , and the m3 version is on sale for $429 !!)
     
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