ASUS is soon expected to announced a new high-end Chromebook. We’re expecting it to be called the Chromebook C302CA and feature a 360-degree hinge and so much more.
Details after the break.
As you might’ve seen already, 360-degree Chromebooks and even laptops are becoming commonplace. It essentially lets you transform it into a tablet for maximum productivity and portability. But that’s not all we’re expecting to see in ASUS’ upcoming Chromebook C302CA. It should be packed with high-end specs as well.
We’re expecting to see a Intel Core M3-6Y30 processor from Intel’s famous Skylake line of CPUs. It’ll be paired with 8GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. Interestingly, ASUS will probably be skimping on the storage. It’s eMMC storage instead of an SSD as we’ve come to expect in many Chromebooks. eMMC is still flash storage, but slower and cheaper than an SSD.
As far as the display goes, we’re expecting a 12.5-inch screen with a resolution of 1920 x 1080. There’s also rumors that there may be a slot for a stylus, which would be excellently paired with the 360-degree folding.
The shocker comes at the price tag. Rumors say it could cost as much as $870. That’s almost Chromebook Pixel pricing (a series that has been pulled from the Google Store), which alienates a lot of potential customers looking to get into the Chrome OS game.
ASUS’ new Chromebook has already passed through the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), so it shouldn’t be long before we get an official announcement with some more official details.