Chromebooks were originally born to provide a cost-effective alternative to US schools, but over time they have improved features and increased the number of users interested in this category of laptops. ASUS is one of Google's partners and has already developed five models based on Chrome OS, and the Taiwanese manufacturer is now expected to introduce the new convertible 2-in-1 Chromebook C302CA during CES 2017 to be held in Las Vegas soon.
This laptop has appeared for a few hours on the Newegg site in the United States, but has later been removed from the catalog. This brief appearance has served to discover the design and complete specifications of this device. The Chromebook C302CA has an aluminum frame and a 12.5-inch touch screen with Full HD resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels). Being a convertible, the user can rotate the screen up to 360 degrees and use the laptop in tablet form. So this is an improved model of the 10.1-inch Flip Chromebook notebook, introduced more than a year ago.
The hardware includes a dual core Intel Core m3-6Y30 processor with maximum 2.2 GHz frequency, 4 GB of RAM LPDDR3, 64 GB flash eMMC memory, microSD slot, backlit keyboard, 3.5mm audio jack, Stereo speakers, two USB 3.1 Type-C, WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity. On the right side we find the buttons for on and off and volume, easily accessible also in tablet mode. The Chromebook C302CA can not compete with high-end models on the market, such as Google's Chromebook Pixel, but could be an alternative to the Samsung Chromebook Pro. The price of the new ASUS laptop should be $ 499.