Having invaded and conquered Windows 10, the “convertible” move their sights on Chrome OS, so much so that last year Chromebooks with rotatable screen 360 ° multiplied visibly. The last in order of time – although not yet announced – is the Samsung Chromebook Pro, a model that should integrate a Rockchip RK3399 SoC, 12.3-inch display (2400 x 1600 pixels) and support for the price of ink of $ 499. But we already know that it will not be the only novelty of the period.
Even ASUS is committed to the development of a convertible Chromebook and the traces of this device are already visible online. His name is ASUS Chromebook C302CA (but probably will also release a C302SA version) and, in these last hours, has been certified by the engineers of the FCC and added to the lists of some European shop. From the information sought and unearthed network, we can show you a preview of the photos reveal the Chromebook and its main technical characteristics.
ASUS Chromebook C302CA
As you can see, ASUS C302CA has an aluminum chassis (silver color) rather robust and stable, with two special hinges that allow the display to rotate up to 360 ° transforming the Chromebook (clamshell mode) in tablet, stand and tent depending occurrence. The profiles appear thin, very large touchpad and comfortable keyboard. There seems to be slots for a stylus, but we can not rule out the possibility that this model supports from the ink. All interfaces are located on the edges of the keyboard and, looking at the photographs, we can see a micro SD card reader, two Type-C USB ports (or so it seems), a slot for a SIM card, an audio jack, the power button and the volume rocker.
ASUS Chromebook C302CA will come with an Intel Core processor m3-6Y30 (Skylake) with 8GB of RAM and 32GB of eMMC storage, while the 12.5-inch IPS screen has a Full HD resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels). On board, it will run Chrome OS that will surely be updated to the latest release and therefore compatible with all Android applications. Do not miss an 802.11ac WiFi module, Bluetooth and a webcam (front) that is visible on the display bezel.
Some online shops have already added this to their list Chromebook (model: C302CA-GU009) and the price is not right for everyone. ASUS C302 will retail for 700-800 EUR (including VAT) and shipments will start from November 1. The presentation so it should not be far away.