One common complaint about Chromebooks is the oft heard, “But it only has 16GB for storage! My phone has more than that!” Of course, Chromebooks weren’t supposed to have much storage to begin with – but as they have grown in popularity, manufacturers are easing back on the cloud-only focus. We’ve seen quite a few options for 32GB versions lately, and now Asus is jumping in with one of the very few 64GB options for its Asus C301SA. Will it make the list of the top Chromebooks of 2018? Let’s see.
In addition to that 64GB of space (also offered by Google Pixel and scant few other Chromebooks), there’s a 1.6GHz Intel Celeron Quad-Core processor, 4GB of RAM, and a 13.3-inch backlit HD screen. These are, it has to be admitted, far more ordinary specs that can be seen on most of the Chromebooks out there. It looks like Asus is placing most of its bets on that large storage drive to win over consumers.
Connections, however, are worth attention as well, since they include an SD card reader, USB 3.0, and apparently an HDMI connection.
This Asus Chromebook will be on the shelves in September 2017 for a very down-to-earth price of $300. What do you think? Is the extra hard drive space enough to put this C301SA model at the top of your list? Or you would simply prefer to get an external hard drive and pick whatever storage capacity you want?