ASUS C201PA-DS02 11.6" Chromebook

ASUS C201PA-DS02 11.6" Chromebook

ASUS C201PA-DS02 11.6" Chromebook

B&H # ASC201PACA17 MFR # C201PA-DS02

Product Highlights

  • Rockchip 3288-C SoC
  • 1.8 GHz ARM Cortex-A17 Quad-Core
  • 4GB of RAM
  • 16GB eMMC Storage
  • Integrated ARM Mali-T764 Graphics
  • 11.6" HD Widescreen Display
  • 1366 x 768 Native Resolution
  • Micro-HDMI, Micro-SD
  • 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0
  • Chrome OS
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ASUS C201PA-DS02 overview

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Designed for a Web-optimized experience, the ASUS C201PA-DS02 11.6" Chromebook provides a user-friendly interface enhanced by the Internet.

This ASUS Chromebook has an 11.6" widescreen display. The screen has a 16:9 aspect ratio and an HD 1366 x 768 native resolution. Its resolution can support native 720p HD video playback without letterboxing. Additionally, the Chromebook can output video to an external display via the micro-HDMI port.

The system is powered by a Rockchip 3288-C SoC, which features a quad-core 1.8 GHz ARM Cortez-A17 processor and integrated ARM Mali-T764 graphics. It also has 4GB of RAM, 16GB of eMMC storage, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, an integrated front-facing webcam, and a built-in microphone. There are also built-in stereo speakers. Additional compatible peripherals, such as extra storage, optical drives, mice, and more may be connected using the two USB 2.0 ports. Headphones, external speakers, or a mic may also be connected using the 3.5mm headphone-out/audio-in combo jack.

Google Chrome OS is a Linux-based operating system designed by Google to work exclusively with web applications. This ASUS Chromebook combines the aspects of a pure cloud client with the hardware of a traditional portable computer, which puts it in its very own class of netbook and notebook computers.

Please note that in order to take full advantage of Chrome OS, you will need to be connected to the Internet.

Chrome OS
Using Linux as a base, Google designed Chrome OS to work exclusively with web applications. The user interface takes a minimalist approach, which greatly resembles the Google Chrome web browser. Chrome OS was built for people who spend a majority, if not all, of their time on the computer connected to the Internet. The only application that comes installed on Chrome OS is a special Google Chrome web browser with an integrated media player and file manager. All other applications are accessed by adding apps from the Google Chrome Web Store. Since Chrome OS relies entirely on Google's web apps and access to Google's services, it is highly recommended that you connect to the Internet to optimize your Chrome OS experience.
Rockchip 3288-C SoC
The C201PA features a Rockchip 3288-C SoC, which features a quad-core 1.8 GHz ARM Cortex-A17 processor and integrated ARM Mali-T764 graphics.
11.6" HD Display
The Chromebook features an 11.6" widescreen display. The screen features a 16:9 aspect ratio and a 1366 x 768 native resolution, powered by integrated ARM Mali-T764 graphics. The screen has native support for 720p HD video playback. A micro-HDMI port allows you to output high-definition video to a larger external display, such as an HDTV.
802.11ac Wi-Fi
Featuring Intel 802.11ac Wi-Fi, the C201PA delivers high performance, broader coverage, and longer battery life than previous Wi-Fi standards. The C201PA also comes with Bluetooth 4.0 technology so you'll be able to connect wirelessly to Bluetooth-compatible peripherals and accessories.
Cloud Connectivity
With built-in virus protection, the C201PA runs securely. It keeps your files safely backed up in the cloud, thanks to Chrome OS.
Fast Boot Up and Resume Times
The C201PA boots up quickly as well as resumes instantly from where you left off, thanks to its 16GB of eMMC flash storage.
UPC: 889349057858
In the Box
ASUS C201PA-DS02 11.6" Chromebook
  • AC Adapter
  • Power Cord
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    ASUS C201PA-DS02 specs

    Processor ARM Cortex-A17 Quad-Core
    GPU ARM Mali-T764
    Size 11.6"
    Aspect Ratio 16:9
    Native Resolution 1366 x 768
    Optical Drive None
    Input/Output Connectors
    Ports 2 x USB 2.0
    Display 1 x Micro-HDMI
    Audio 1 x Integrated Microphone
    1 x Integrated Speaker
    1 x 1/8" (3.5 mm) Headphone/Microphone Combo Jack
    Media Card Slots microSD
    Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 5
    Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.0
    Webcam User-Facing
    Maximum Runtime 13 Hours
    Operating System Chrome OS
    Keyboard Type: Standard Notebook Keyboard
    Pointing Device TouchPad
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 11.3 x 0.7 x 7.6" / 28.7 x 1.8 x 19.3 cm
    Weight 2.0 lb / .9 kg approx.
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 3.3 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 15.0 x 9.5 x 2.4"

    ASUS C201PA-DS02 reviews

    C201PA-DS02 11.6" Chromebook is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 25.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful My wife wanted something to replace her old Mac that was becoming slow. A new Mac could solve the problem for some time but I decided to try something different this time. Of course Windows was not a option. So I decided for a Chromebook. I wanted something as light as a Macbook Air, so this was the only choice. It is lighter, faster, work more time just on battery, don't get hot as the Mac, and has the USBs in the right place. The only point that the Mac wins is on the magnetic power connector. But if it breaks I can buy a new computer or three with the money I saved.
    Date published: 2016-06-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from C201 will give you a great ChromeOS experience I have had the C201PA-DS02 for a week now and I feel that I have made a great choice. I chose this model because I wanted a good keyboard / trackpad and I wanted a sturdy machine that will last a few years until I upgrade again. I also wanted a fanless processor. I have lost numerous laptops over the years because the fan died without me realising it and the processor overheated. No moving internals makes for a longer lasting device. I have used ChromeOS for a few years now and I really like the workflow that I can achieve using it - the C201 is a great device to use ChromeOS on.I like that the C201 uses a single wide hinge, it feels sturdy. The keyboard is clacky with good travel and feels nice to use. The battery life is as long as all the reviews claim. The wifi and bluetooth antennas are also very good - I have better reception with the C201 than any previous laptop.Performance is really very good considering that it is a fanless lap-top. I can run full screen Youtube, Google drive, Inbox, keep , hangouts and G+ at the same time and they are all snappy. Octane score is around 7600. This is interesting because my feeble Samsung 303 scores 7100 and the C201 is far superior to it. I guess that Octane doesn't tell the whole story. I strongly suggest that if you buy a C201, get the 4gb memory model. It is the cheapest 4gb ram Chromebook at this time. Consider the number of hours you will be using it and the $ USD extra for the 4gb model is really a great cost/ benefit option.On to the aesthetics- The C201 is good looking, slim and compact. I like that the screen bezel is black - it helps eye relief if you are working with a bright background. So... I hope this review helps you with your decision. I am definitely pleased that I chose this chromebook.
    Date published: 2015-10-09
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from A great buy! I am a diehard Windows person and did not know how it would be dealing with a Chrome book. But ASUS has changed that. Most things that one does with the Internet are all easy to do and I was able to work offline with several documents. The filing system is relatively easy. Don't expect it to do heavy photo editing etc. This is mostly for my travel and at 2 lbs weight, it should do splendidly. The machine does grow on you. You can stream videos but to play your own they need to be in mp4 format. So why only 4 stars? The lid does not go down flat and that is sometimes annoying. Other than that it is a great buy at this price. It is amazing how fast it is.
    Date published: 2017-01-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better Than a Computer Supplement I purchased this thinking I would use it in conjunction with my laptop and desktop computers, but I have found it to be so easy and fast in using the internet that I tend to use it more than my computers. The fact it is so light, and has an incredible battery life, are real pluses. My only concern, thus far in the 2 weeks I have had it, is the fact that Chrome does require somewhat of a learning process since many Window commands do not apply.
    Date published: 2015-12-14
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Really well built Chromebook Love the form factor and build quality. 4GB of RAM is nice for having lots of tabs open. Power connector is different that other Asus Chromebook models in case you were hoping to have universal power adapters within your home or office.
    Date published: 2015-12-13
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Very Sleek In regards to B&H, very fast and efficient service. Highly recommended to me by a loyal customer. I give them 5+ stars. This is my 1st purchase from them, but I will recommend and have to others. The following is in regards to C201PA, I have an Android tablet but the Chrome book is new to me. I am learning as I go, but have found the Chrome page Frames to be a nuisance. What use is it to put wallpaper on it, (what they offer to choose from) and these take up the screen and cover it. Can't really comment further since I am still in the learning process, but wish had they had better more simpler information for newbies such as myself. I do have hope it will turn out to be a good investment and look forward to learning it.
    Date published: 2016-02-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from a real sweetheart machine I like having a chrome book for the fact that you can flip it open access the Internet instantly, close it and not worry about excessive battery drain. This unit has great battery life, is very small and light. Screen is good keyboard is good speed is very adequate for browzing. I can't really comment on speed with videos. I use my desktop machine for serious work but this joins me at breakfast, sitting in front of TV etc. Asus did a nice job.
    Date published: 2015-10-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from love itttt !!!! this device is amazing if your a google user runs crazy fast not bs apps just what u need battery life is awsome the whole day 12-15h slim design really portable nice mousepad really similar to macs and the best part is CHEAP !!! tips: do a bit of reaseardh of chrome os before u buy it just to have an idea what are u buying cuz this thing is mostly for web surfers and google users. Love IT !
    Date published: 2015-11-14
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