The last conference ASUS for investors, where they discussed the company’s financial results relative to Q2 2015, was also an opportunity to take stock of its new family of devices. The attention was directed mainly to the new tablet ZenPad, of which the ZenPad S 8.0 represents the top-of-range, and the newcomers line Zenfone 2, including Deluxe, Laser and Selfie. There are no big surprises for the future: ASUS will continue to invest in the mobile industry, focusing on the Zenbook, Transformer Book (Chi), mainstream notebooks, ROG, EeeBook and Chromebook.
ASUS Chromebook enterprise
But there is nothing new that can not go unnoticed. For the first time ASUS adds to its range business-oriented a Chromebook, as well as desktop PCs, laptops and tablet (by the way, I remember someone?). And ‘good news, because until now the Taiwanese company has launched Chromebook only for the consumer sector: ASUS Chromebook C200 and C300, the latter recently in Italy, and ASUS ASUS C201 Chromebook Chromebook Flip. The Chromebook ASUS “commercial” should be different in design and of technical equipment.
The appearance is very similar to a ASUS B-Series or P-Series, probably with a frame made of carbon fiber, strictly black. On the hardware specifications, at the moment, we can only make some assumptions: we expect a notebook to medium-high with Intel Broadwell, up to 8GB of RAM, display 13-14 inch Full HD (but higher resolution), 802.11ac WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, USB 3.0 and USB 2.0, and a good battery that will provide a range at least for a working day. In short, a Chrome adapted for professionals and the first real competitor for Dell Chromebook 13. Do you have any other ideas?
It is probably still too early to speculate, but we can learn more at IFA 2015 in Berlin scheduled in a couple of weeks. We remind you that this year, the event ASUS is set for September 2 and – by teaser – seems dedicated to Zen line (is all set to ZenWatch 2) and ROG (perhaps a monitor).