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CES: ASUS Chromebook Flip (C302) Announced, Priced at $499

ASUS has a new Chromebook for CES 2017, the updated Chromebook Flip (C302). Featuring an Intel Core m3 or m5 processor, up to 8GB RAM, plus a 12.5″ FHD display, the Chromebook Flip maintains its functionality while also getting a few nice upgrades. 

According to ASUS, the keyboard received much love, with the latest C302 featuring a full size one-piece chiclet keyboard. It also comes standard with a palm rejection feature that differentiates between fingertip and palm contact to cut back on unintentional cursor movement.

The Flip has been upgraded to USB Type-C ports, doing away with full-size USB. Not only that, but you’ll also find SD card support, something not even my $2000+ MacBook Pro offers. Thanks, Apple! To top it off, ASUS is still delivering the same “flip” hinge that allows users to turn the Chromebook into a tablet of sorts, perfect for Android apps on the go.

The Flip C302 is priced starting at $499, available starting this week in the US.

Here’s all the specs you’ll want to know about.

Specs

  • Processor: Intel Core M 6Y30 Processor, Intel Core M 6Y75 Processor
  • OS: Chrome OS
  • Chipset: Integrated Intel CPU
  • Memory: 4 GB Onboard Memory, 8 GB Onboard Memory
  • Display: 12.5″ (16:9) LED backlit FHD (1920×1080) 60Hz Glare Panel with 45% NTSC
  • Storage: eMMC: 32GB / 64GB / 128GBEMMC
  • Keyboard: Illuminated Chiclet Keyboard
  • Card Reader: Multi-format card reader (SD/SDHC/SDXC)
  • WebCam: HD Web Camera
  • Network: WiFi Integrated 802.11 AC, Bluetooth V4.2
  • Interface: 2 x USB 3.1 TYPE C port(s)
  • Battery: 2 Cells 39 Whrs
  • Power: USB TYPE C – Output: 19 V DC, 2.1 A, 45 W, Input: 100 -240 V AC, 50/60 Hz universal
  • Dimensions: 304 x 210 x 13.7 mm (WxDxH)
  • Weight: 1.2 kg with Battery
  • Security: TPM (Trusted Platform Module)
Via: ASUS

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