Decent Battery Life
Low Quality Audio
Summary: Starting with what Chromebooks excel at: weight and battery. At least this model stays true to their name: 2.3lb and 8.5 hours. No user will ever have any problems bringing their Chromebook even when they don’t really need it plus the long battery life will make sure you’ll be turning it on for no reason as well.
The design , like most cheap Chromebooks, is mostly out of plastic however the palmrest area is made of metal. The display isn’t great but still usable: although it only has a 1366×768 like most Chromebooks do, it’s not that bright. Video quality is decent, images will be clear as long as you don’t tilt back and forth your display since the viewing angles are poor from its lack of an IPS display and brightness levels.
Audio quality could be great but it isn’t, the main reason is the location of the audio speakers which sits underneath the front slip. So depending on the type of surface it sits on it may be hard to listen to or to listen anything at all. Since all computer devices come with headphones no worries there.
On the good side, it has a good variety of ports and connections. You won’t miss out on the port from higher price Chromebooks: an SD Card reader to increase your storage capacity further, x2 USB ports for external peripherals and a HDMI for external displays for presentations. The keyboard is actually pretty good despite its poor design, huge keys spread across the entire base which are responsive and comfortable to type on.
So if you are looking for a device to type some documents, do simple web browsing and nothing else. You won’t find a better deal than the Hensen even as of 2017.
If you’re just looking for a device to type and do a fair amount of web browsing, you won’t find a cheaper chromebook than this one even in 2017.
|Specifications||Hisense Chromebook C11 11.6″ Cloud Computer|
|Screen||11.6″ 1366×768 resolution Matte Display|
|Processor||Rockchip RK3288 Quad Core 1.8 GHz|
|Video||Intel HD Graphics|
|Storage||16 GB to 32GB eMMC Flash Storage|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 802.11 ac/b/g/n , Bluetooth 4.0|
|Ports||Micro SD ; 3.5mm headset jack; x2 USB 3.0 ports; HDMI|
|Baterry||8.5 hours 3400 mAh ,7.4V|
|Size||11.4 x 8 x 0.8 inches|
|Extras||1.3 MP HD WebCam, Fanless|