Asus just unveiled three laptops and an all-new tablet, all running Chrome OS. Chrome OS devices are not for power users (yet) and are meant to be used in classrooms. All four devices are built across the same idea. They have tough bodies and flexible hinges to be able to withstand abuse.
The tablet is for kids and includes younger kids and has a thick rubberized chassis. It has a 9.7-inch QXGA display that’s covered in strong tempered glass. The tablet includes 4GB RAM and 32GB storage. It runs on a hexa-core OP1 processor made for Chromebooks.
Asus Chrome OS Laptops
The Chromebook Flip C214 also has a rugged exterior, spill-proof keyboard, and a 360-degree hinge. The laptop-cum-tablet has its world-view camera in the bottom right corner of the palm rest for ease of use when in tablet mode. In terms of processing, you get two options – N4000 or N4100 Celeron. Both of the variants have the same 4GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. You can also expand the storage via MicroSD or via external storage through its USB Type-A port.
The next two models are proper laptops with 180-degree hinges. This is super convenient for students as they can be flattened out so that the entire group can see and work at the same time. C204 has an 11.6-inch HD display, while C403 has a 14-inch HD display. Both models come with 4GB of RAM, 32GB of storage. And these two also have USB Type-C and Type-A ports, as well as a microSD card slot. The C204 will run on an Intel dual-core Celeron processor.
Chrome OS devices aren’t much popular in schools but with Asus and other OEMs launching great devices, we could see a change.