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.
- 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)