Selecting a Chromebook for Grammer Students
Charles is using a Chromebook for his class at school but unfortunately he is not allowed to take it home. So we decided to order one for him. This was not a simple task because there are over a dozen Chromebooks to pick from. We wanted to share with you which one we decided on and that was the ASUS Chromebook C300 13-Inch HD model
. This model is available in different colors and different performance options. We selected the color black but more about that later. What was import was the performance.
By the way the one Charles has at school only had an 11 inch screen. This C300 model has a 13. 3” HD screen, much better than school! There are two sizes of internal storage, 16 GB and 32 GB. The entry model is 16 GB with 2GB of RAM. The other options are 16 GB with 4 GB of RAM and 32 GB with 4 GB of RAM.
For performance and value we ordered ASUS Chromebook C300 with 16 GB and 4 GB of RAM. Also you get 100 GB of Google Drive free for 2 years from Google. Prices for monthly Google Drive storage plans dropped massively today. 100GB is now $1.99 (instead of $4.99), 1TB is $9.99 (previously $49.99), and 10TB is $99.99.
All you need to know is you get 16 GB of space inside the Chromebook and you get 100 GB on your Google Drive, free for 2 years. Even at $1.99 per month that’s not bad. It’s worth noting that Google gives you 15 GB of storage for free away, in the cloud of course.
The other reasons we bought this model in particular was it boots up in like 10 seconds. The battery life is 10 hours and for a kid, that’s important. As stated earlier the bigger screen 13.3 inches is much better than the smaller 11 inch screen at school. The keyword is perfect and generous in size. It has a USB port, HDMI port, SD Card Reader slot and Bluetooth.
We are love with this Chromebook. Charles has already logged into his Google Drive
and it synched is school stuff with the new device. He gets the same data from school on faster device at home. Besides he doesn’t have to borrow mom’s laptop anymore!
Lastly we added two additional items when we purchased this Chromebook, went spent an extra $9.99 on the AmazonBasics 13.3-Inch Laptop Sleeve. This is a soft carrying case with zipper. Perfect for visiting grandma or a trip in the car. We invested an additional $19.99 and went for the hard shell case. Charles picked out the iPearl mCover Hard Shell Case
for 13.3" ASUS Chromebook C300MA series laptop and the color is Aqua. Even though this Chromebook was ordered in black, the Aqua or blue protective shell adds color and makes it easy to find. Hope you find this review helpful!
ASUS Chromebook 13.3 Inch HD
ASUS Chrome book C300MA-DH02 13.3” Laptop (Black), Intel Bay Trail-M N2830 Dual-Core 2.16GHz (Turbo up to 2.4GHz), 4GB DDR3L (1600MHz) on board, 16G EMMC + TPM, 802.11AC, Bluetooth 4.0, Chrome OS.
- 10 Hours Incredible Battery Life.
- Gigabit Dual-Band 802.11AC ultra-fast Wi-Fi.
- Intel Dual-Core 2.16 GHz Processor with 4 GB RAM.
- 13.3" HD LED Display. HD Webcam.
- USB 3.0, USB 2.0, HDMI, SD Card Reader, & Bluetooth 4.0.
- 16 GB local flash storage, 100 GB Google Drive storage for 2 years.
iPearl mCover Hard Shell Case
iPearl mCover® Collection for Mac | PC | Chromebook Laptops Product Highlights: + Designed to fit the 13.3-inch ASUS Chromebook C300MA series laptop like a glove to protect it against scratches and accidental damages + Compatible with the following 13.3" ASUS Chromebook C300MA models with Dimensions (Width x Length x Height) of 13.0 x 9.1 x 0.90 inches: C300MA-DB01 etc.
- Made of USA-made high-quality translucent DOW polycarbonate material, which is shatter-proof and will protect your 13.3"(diagonal) ASUS Chromebook C300MA series laptop all around.
- Designed to perfectly fit and protect ALL corners for the 13.3-inch ASUS Chromebook C300MA series laptop
- NOT compatible with smaller 11.6" ASUS C200MA series Chromebook and other ASUS laptops
- Designed with Retractable feet at the rear bottom to let you type more comfortably. It also helps to prolong your laptop's life with BETTER heat ventilation from features like retractable feet and more wider ventilation slots.
- 2-piece light-weight (9 oz or 255 g) shell easily snaps on and off.
AmazonBasics 13.3-Inch Laptop Sleeve
The AmazonBasics 13.3-inch Laptop Sleeve provides stylish protection for your laptop or ultrabook. Protect your laptop from bumps and scratches
- Form-fitting sleeve with quick top-loading access
- Precise fit for laptops and ultrabooks with a 13.3 inch display
- Slim design allows you to carry the case by itself or in a bag
- Internal Dimensions: 13" x 0.4" 9.1" (LxWxH)
- External Dimensions: 13.4" x 0.8" x 9.7" (LxWxH)