- 1 Product Review : Asus Chromebook C223 is an ideal low cost laptop with premium features suitable for Students & Working Professionals
- 1.0.1 What is a Chromebook
- 1.0.2 Highlights of Asus C223 Chromebook
- 1.0.3 Asus Chromebook C223 review: Design
- 1.0.4 Asus Chromebook C223 review: Important Review Observations
- 1.0.5 Verdict – Asus Chromebook C223 review: Should you buy it?
Product Review : Asus Chromebook C223 is an ideal low cost laptop with premium features suitable for Students & Working Professionals
We all have been working from home for a long period of almost year and a half and now as third wave is expected around in next one or two months, the WFH concept may be prolonged further. Hence there is a need for Students and Working professionals to own a budget laptop. First of all we need to understand the meaning of a Chromebook. In this article we are reviewing Asus Chromebook C223 with regards to its suitability for school or college students or working professionals.
What is a Chromebook
A Chromebook is a laptop what is fueled by Chrome Operating System or ChromeOS. ChromeOS is designed by Google like Windows is designed by Microsoft. The Chromebook is web browser based and tailor made around Chrome browser. It runs with Google’s Suite with powerful Apps from Google Play Store. Most Chromebooks come in 4GM RAM which is good enough while working from home or just doing usual work. However, things have started to change ever since the global pandemic forced millions of students to learn remotely, creating the demand for low-cost Chromebooks for the first time. Although these Windows laptop alternatives come at different price points, the Asus Chromebook C223 starts at a significantly more affordable Rs 17,999
Highlights of Asus C223 Chromebook
- Stylish & Portable Thin and Light & Compact Laptop
- Loaded with premium features like long battery life, reliable keyboard and light form factor
- Ready for productivity and performance while being on the go with speedy performance robust security and instant-on convenience
- Lightweight with thin and premium metallic finish for a sleek appearance
- 11.6 inch HD 1366×768 Anti-Glare Display
- Powered by Intel Celeron N3350 Processor (2M Cache up to 2 4GHz) for fast and snappy performance
- 4 GB DDR3 RAM 32GB eMMC hard drive No CD or DVD drive
Asus Chromebook C223 review: Design
At the outset it looks like a premium notebook not made from cheap plastic or something. The Asus Chromebook C223 is a compact and lightweight Notebook weighing less than a kilogram. Easy to carry while attending a class or simply WFH meeting. Quite comfortable to hold or in a lap or to carry around. The Chromebook C223 features a standard selection of ports, so you don’t have to shell extra on unnecessary dongles and cables. That mix includes two USB-C 3.2 Gen 1 ports, one USB-A 3.12 Gen 1 port, an audio jack, and a microSD slot for additional storage.
With its compact and lightweight design, ASUS Chromebook C223 gives you effortless mobility. It has a footprint that’s smaller than a sheet of A4 paper, weighs less than 1kg, and has one of the thinnest profiles of any 11.6-inch Chromebook. ASUS Chromebook C223 is your take-anywhere companion that’s always ready to go wherever your day takes you!
Asus Chromebook C223 review: Important Review Observations
Display and speakers
It has a non-touch HD display on the 11.6-inch (1366x768p). The Display is ideal enough in this budget and works fine while you watch YouTube videos or work with Word or Excel or Powerpoint. The 720p HD camera offers clearer video, it’s still a low-resolution camera. It’ is good enough for Zoom calls. The sound quality is good and clear.
The 11.6-inch LED-backlit anti-glare display on ASUS Chromebook C223 has stunningly beautiful colors, with extra-slim bezels to minimize visual distractions. With the HD front camera you can enjoy crisp, clear and natural-looking video calls with your friends, colleagues or family.
Even though it’s thinner and lighter than previous models, ASUS Chromebook C223 doesn’t compromise on sound quality. With its twin
high-quality stereo speakers and extra-large resonant chambers that generate up to 82dB of high-fidelity audio, it can deliver surround-sound effects that are good as much larger laptops, with crisp and powerful sound to give you an immersive experience for both music and video streaming.
This model is powered by a dual-core Intel Celeron N3350 processor with 4GB LPDDR4 RAM and 32GB of eMMC of storage. It is recommended for school students and casual users but not for college students. Say for example if a college student is into coding or making music, the Chromebook C223 is not suitable.
If your work is confined within a web browser and who uses apps extensively, then the Asus Chromebook C223 will be just fine for your needs. We have used this notebook for one week, and did everything as we normally do on a laptop like web browsing, writing and editing copies using Google Docs, attending virtual meetings or Zoom calls, messaging on WhatsApp Web and so on. The battery lasted for about nine hours. So it was worry free experience without charging the battery.
Security – Built-in security features
With its automatic updates and built-in anti-virus protection5, ASUS Chromebook C223 frees you from the worry of keeping your device safe, secure and always up to date. And as it’s built on the rock-solid security of your personal Google account, all your private documents, emails, photos and personal data are kept safe at all times.
A little help on your Chromebook with the Google Assistant
Get more done fast with the Google Assistant on your ASUS Chromebook C223. Send an email, find documents, listen to music, access your calendar, or control smart home devices, all without switching screens. Just say “Hey Google” to get started.
Verdict – Asus Chromebook C223 review: Should you buy it?
The Asus Chromebook C223 is an excellent budget notebook, with a reliable keyboard, long battery life, and compact and light form factor. At Rs 17,999, this Chromebook is still the best entry-level notebook you could find in the market. With its speedy performance, robust security and convenient features, it’s not only perfect for students — it’s ideal for anyone who’s always on the go!
The machine has see all the basic tasks this machine can handle compared to their existing Windows laptop. Asus has made a number of compromises to keep the price down of this Chromebook, and it’s kind of visible with the Intel Celeron processor and 32GB of onboard storage — Google provides 100 GB of free online Google One storage for one year. Preloaded with the best of Google, ASUS Chromebook C223 is your gateway to the immense variety of apps on the Google Play Store for work or play. Recommended for School students and working professional with limited budget. Best buy and loaded with all the required features as asked for in the laptop and serves the purpose.
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