Asus Chromebook Flip C434 model: C434TA-DSM4T

Ranked #4 among Laptops priced $525 - $825.

Asus Chromebook Flip C434

Quick Description

Chromebooks can be quite versatile, but the most affordable models can come a little short for more advanced users. By investing more in a model like this one, you end up spending enough to buy a Windows machine, so why do it? If you need the versatility of Windows less than long battery endurance and the ability to fold into a tablet when required, this could be your best option available in this price range.

Other Considerations

Here are a few things about this laptop which could come as a surprise. For each point, you will find how to fix it (if it's an issue) and how much to budget for it. Not every point below will be a concern, but hopefully, we can keep your surprises to a minimum.

Slow storage. Once started, this laptop should perform ok, however, expect it to take some time to start up, launch programs and open large documents. This could potentially be fixed by replacing the hard drive with a faster component but I couldn't confirm that it is indeed an option in this case.$60+

No Optical Drive. If you still use CDs, DVDs, or Blu-Ray disks on a regular basis, you will need an external drive to read them with this laptop.$30+

No Number Pad. If you primarily work with numbers, the lack of a number pad on this laptop could be inconvenient. You have the option of using an external number pad to remedy that, especially if you only need it on occasion.$20+

Set Expiration Date. This laptop will cease to receive updates from Google after June 1st, 2026, making it more vulnerable to new threats past this date. If you're adventurous, some users have been able to turn their Chromebooks into Linux machines before, but it does require a bit of extra know-how, and most people will likely want to look for a replacement past this point.
Every tech company declares its products obsolete and stop supporting them eventually; Google mostly differs by setting this date long in advance instead of notifying us after the fact. Still, this information should play a role in your decision, especially if you're considering buying an older model.

Assuming you are starting over fresh, you can expect to spend $20 on accessories, for a total cost of $570.

Available at 7 locations, from $500

Based on 313 days of observation, the Asus Chromebook Flip C434 usually costs ~$550 in Canada. The lowest price on record for this laptop is $469.99. If you were waiting for this laptop to drop in price, this could be the day you were waiting for.

Scroll down to find charts comparing the Asus Chromebook Flip C434 to similar devices, to see how well it runs your favorite apps and to find where it can be bought from.

Pricing

History

Here's how this device has been priced up to now:

Here are a few Canadian retailers who currently sell this product:

Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on Best Buy, Newegg, Visions Electronics, Best Buy, London Drugs, Memory Express, Walmart, Canada Computers or MicroBytes at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.

Specs

Here's how the Asus Chromebook Flip C434 ranks compared to similar devices. The more stars there are, the better (except for the price row).

Laptops

Bang for the Buck2.5/5
Versatility for the Price3.5/5
Price1/5
Durability5/5
Power1/5
General-purpose power1/5
Graphical power1/5
Memory1/5
Storage1/5
Portability4/5
Autonomy4/5
Ease of MaintenanceN/A

Tablets

Bang for the Buck4.5/5
Versatility for the Price3/5
Price4/5
Durability4.5/5
Power4/5
General-purpose power4/5
Graphical power2.5/5
Memory5/5
Storage4/5
Portability0.5/5
Autonomy1.5/5
Ease of MaintenanceN/A

Large Tablets

Bang for the Buck4/5
Versatility for the Price2.5/5
Price4/5
Durability4/5
Power4/5
General-purpose power4/5
Graphical power2.5/5
Memory5/5
Storage4/5
Portability1/5
Autonomy1/5
Ease of MaintenanceN/A

Netbooks

Bang for the Buck4/5
Versatility for the Price2/5
Price4.5/5
Durability4.5/5
Power4/5
General-purpose power4.5/5
Graphical power4/5
Memory4/5
Storage5/5
Portability2/5
Autonomy3/5
Ease of MaintenanceN/A

All Smart Devices

Bang for the Buck2/5
Versatility for the Price4/5
Price1.5/5
Durability3.5/5
Power1/5
General-purpose power1.5/5
Graphical power1/5
Memory1.5/5
Storage1/5
Portability4/5
Autonomy3.5/5
Ease of MaintenanceN/A

The Meaty details

The Specs

Operating System: Chrome OS, Android (Chrome OS)
Processor: Intel Core m3-8100Y
Graphics: Intel UHD Graphics 615
Memory: 4.00 GB
Storage: 64.00 GB
Screen Size: 14"
Screen Resolution: 1920×1080(157.35ppi)
Dimensions: 32.10 × 20.20 × 1.57 cm
Weight: 1.450 kg

The features

  • Backlit
  • External Power Brick
  • Built-in Media Card Reader
  • Webcam / Front-Facing Camera / Selfie Cam
  • Multiple Monitor Support
  • Touch Screen
  • USB 3.1
  • USB Type-A
  • USB Type-C
  • 3.5mm Headphone+Microphone combo jack
  • Bluetooth 4
  • Wi-Fi a
  • Wi-Fi ac
  • Wi-Fi b
  • Wi-Fi g
  • Wi-Fi n
  • Built-in Microphone
  • Built-in Speakers
  • Built-In Keyboard

What it's capable of

Here are the tasks this computer can handle and how easily it'll breeze through it. A 5-star rating means it should handle the task at a professional level, a 1-star rating means it can do it, but it likely won't be a pleasant experience.

Activities it will handle

  • Web & Communication

    The basics 5/5
    Design Websites 3/5
  • Audio & Visual medias

    The basics 3/5
    Music Production 1/5
    Drawing and Illustrations 3/5
    Photo Editing 2/5
    Video Editing 2/5
  • Texts & Numbers

    The basics 5/5
  • Video Games

    Casual and Mobile Games 1/5
    Enthusiast Games 0/5
    Triple-A Video Games 0/5
  • 3D and CAD

    The basics 0/5

Programs, Apps and Games it will handle

Activity ratings are good but sometimes, you want to be absolutely sure your next purchase will be able to run a specific piece of software.

A 1 star rating means the program'll be usable (according to the developer's own definition; some are more demanding than others); 3 stars mean recommended specs are met with this device; 5 stars will means you will have plenty of overhead to handle uncommon uses of that program like mods, plug-ins and more.

Web & Communication (4 / 4)

Texts & Numbers (4 / 9)

Drawing and Illustrations (1 / 11)

Audio & Visual medias (0 / 4)

3D and CAD (0 / 8)

Music Production (1 / 11)

Photo Editing (1 / 7)

Video Editing (0 / 12)

Enthusiast Games (2 / 63)

Video Games (4 / 12)

Triple-A Video Games (0 / 71)

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    by Netbooks standards

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    Storage5/5
    Portability4/5
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    by Large Tablets standards

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    Specs
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    Graphics: Intel UHD Graphics 600
    Memory: 4.00 GB
    Storage: 64.00 GB
    Screen Size: 11.6"
    Screen Resolution: 1366×768
    Dimensions: 29.20 x 19.90 x 2.01 cm
    Weight: 1.200 kg

    Pricing Accuracy

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    Storage1/5
    Portability4.5/5
    Autonomy5/5

    by Tablets standards

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    Storage4/5
    Portability1.5/5
    Autonomy5/5

    by Netbooks standards

    Bang for the Buck4.5/5
    Versatility for the Price1.5/5
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    Storage5/5
    Portability4/5
    Autonomy5/5

    by All Smart Devices standards

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    by Large Tablets standards

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    Pricing Accuracy

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    Graphics: Intel UHD Graphics 605
    Memory: 8.00 GB
    Storage: 256.00 GB
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    Screen Resolution: 1366×768
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    Pricing Accuracy

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    Device Ratings

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    Power1.5/5
    Storage1/5
    Portability3.5/5
    Autonomy3.5/5

    by Netbooks standards

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    Versatility for the Price4/5
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    Storage5/5
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    by All Smart Devices standards

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    Portabilityequivalent
    Autonomyequivalent
    Specs
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    Memory: 8.00 GB
    Storage: 64.00 GB
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    Screen Resolution: 1920×1080
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    Pricing Accuracy

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    Device Ratings

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    Storage4.5/5
    Portability1/5
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    Autonomy-44.78% inferior

    by Large Laptops standards

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    Pricing Accuracy

    Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on the Visions Electronics site at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product. ×
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    Power1/5
    Storage0.5/5
    Portability4/5
    Autonomy4.5/5

    by Netbooks standards

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    Screen Resolution: 1366×768
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