Best Buy beat ASUS to the punch this week, posting up details of the upcoming Chromebook Flip 2, a sequel to the original Chromebook Flip. Likely scheduled to debut at CES next week, the Flip 2 looks like a very nice successor to one of ASUS’s more popular Chrome OS options.
Before being pulled on Best Buy, the listing detailed a 12.5″ Full HD touchscreen, Intel 4405Y processor, 4GB RAM, plus 32GB of eMMC flash memory. However, that RAM and storage option appears to only be for the entry model, with another possible model sporting 8GB RAM and 64GB of storage.
On top of that, the specs include an aluminum chassis, 2 USB Type-C ports, 2 USB 3.0 ports, HDMI output, microSD card support, a backlit keyboard, plus a headphone/microphone combo jack.
For pricing, it is reported that the 4GB RAM model will start at $499, while the 8GB model is possibly priced at $599. Until ASUS announces official details, though, we’ll just pencil that in.
As a new MacBook Pro owner, I have to say, I’m pissed that this Chromebook has more I/O than Apple’s latest laptop made for professional use. While I can expect better performance from the MacBook Pro, naturally, that SD support would have been nice.
Full specs list from Best Buy is below.
- 12.5″ Full HD touch screen for hands-on control
- The 1920 x 1080 resolution boasts impressive color and clarity. Energy-efficient LED backlight.
- Intel® Pentium® processor 4405Y
- Basic dual-core processor boosts multitasking capabilities for reliable Internet browsing, e-mail and everyday productivity.
- 4GB system memory for basic multitasking
- 32GB eMMC flash memory
- Intel® HD Graphics 515
- Weighs 2.65 lbs. and measures 0.5″ thin
- Aluminum chassis
- Bluetooth 4.0 interface syncs with compatible devices
- 2 USB Type-C ports
- 2 USB 3.0 ports maximize the latest high-speed devices
- HDMI output expands your viewing options
- Supports MicroSD memory card formats.
- Backlit keyboard
- Headphone/microphone combo jack.
Best Buy Link (Listing Pulled)
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