First teased earlier this year, ASUS has now launched its new Chromebook in the United States. It joins the expanding list of convertible touchscreen Chromebooks that are now available for purchase. The ASUS Chromebook Flip C101 weighs just 2 lbs and has an all-metal body. You would have guessed from the word flip in its name that the notebook can be flipped into tablet mode.
The ASUS Chromebook Flip has a 10.1 inch 1280×800 pixel resolution touchscreen display. It’s powered by an OP1 (ARM Rockchip 3399) processor with 4GB of RAM and 16GB of onboard storage.
Connectivity options include Bluetooth4 .0, Wi-Fi, two USB Type-C ports, one USB 2.0 port, a microSD card reader, and a standard 3.5mm headphone jack. ASUS promises a battery life of up to nine hours on a single charge.
The ASUS Chromebook Flip C101 also comes with Android app support straight out of the box. This means that users can take advantage of Android apps on the Chromebook. This opens up a whole new world of functionality on the notebook.
There have been some concerns about the user experience with apps on Chromebooks but it’s bound to get better with time.
Customers who are interested in purchasing the ASUS Chromebook Flip C101 can pre-order it starting today from ASUS’s website for $299.