Just a Few days to the CES event Chrome OS finally reaches Asus, and its first set of chrome OS fitted computers are strictly for classroom users
After several brands have laid hands on the Chrome OS, Asus has decided to join the likes of Samsung Chrome book, HP Chrome Book, Acer, Google Pixel Book, among several others to utilize the multitasking OS. Asus has been able to complete its tablet that runs on Chrome OS for the first time, and it’s made with students in mind. The Chromebook Tablet CT100 has a 9.7-inch touchscreen and is supposed to be protected against drops by its rubberized chassis and tempered glass display.
The Chrome OS was recently introduced to tables, and it has since seen a huge acceptance from various brands, of which in most cases is been built with a major consideration for classroom usage. The latest Asus tablet gives schools another option for devices.
Asus’ Chromebook Tablet is powered by a hexa-core OP1 processor and it comes with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. It has a USB-C port, and Asus claims the tablet has “a full school day” of battery life — so, presumably, seven hours on a single charge. Furthermore, Asus is offering users who are interested in both a laptop and a tablet, a 2-in-1 Chromebook.
The new Chromebook Flip C214 retains its predecessor’s 11.6-inch HD display and 360-degree hinge, but it shifts its world-facing camera away from the hinge so that it’s harder to obscure. Its basic model is powered by an Intel N4000 Celeron processor, and it has 4GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. There are two USB-C ports and an audio jack as well as stylus support.
In addition to what has been earlier said, Asus is updating two of its traditional clamshell Chromebooks that are mainly distinguished by their size. The 11.6-inch Chromebook C204 and 14-inch Chromebook C403 have thick rubber bumpers that are meant to absorb shock and keyboards that resist students trying to pluck out the keys. Both have dual-core Intel Celeron processors, 4GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, and USB-A and USB-C ports. Asus claims a full day’s worth of battery life on a single charge for the 11.6-model, but only 11 hours for the 14-inch model (likely due to its larger screen that drains the battery faster). The 11.6-inch has also been slimmed down slightly, so it’s not as big as its predecessor. All of this is the sweetest things we have seen in just a few days to the big CES event; this, however, may only be a tip of the iceberg from what to expect from the Taiwanese company in few days time.
The pricing for the new devices is yet to be announced, hopefully, we may get to lay hand on a piece of more detailed information during the four days event.