Asus has formally launched its Flip C100, a convertible Chromebook that may rework right into a laptop, a tablet and different useful types if wanted.
Consumers can now buy the Flip C100 from the Asus eStore, Amazon and Newegg beginning at $249 for the entry-degree model. For this worth, consumers can get the Flip operating on a quad-core Rockchip 3288-C processor clocked at 1.eight GHz, an ARM Mali T624 graphics processing unit and a couple of GB of RAM. Clients who need to improve their Chromebook can lay down $299 to get four GB of RAM as an alternative.
Constructed with a light-weight but sturdy aluminum chassis, the Flip C100 can do lots of flipping for its consumer. It may be utilized in regular laptop mode or in presentation mode, the place the Chromebook's display flips over one hundred eighty-levels to permit the gadget to face in tent mode. There's additionally a keyboard that's virtually the dimensions of a traditional keyboard. Asus says the keyboard on the Flip C100 is as massive as ninety seven % of a daily keyboard, so customers won't probably really feel the distinction when typing on this gadget regardless of its smaller type than most laptops.
The Flip C100 sports activities a ten.1-inch WXGA show with a decision of 1,280 by 800 pixels and a ten-level multitouch IPS show. It has dimensions of 10.35 by 7.18 by zero.03 inches and is available in very mild at simply almost 2 lbs, which makes this Chromebook a really compact and moveable system that's good for carrying round.
It additionally options two USB 2.zero ports and a full HD camera paired with a headphone and microphone jack or stereo audio system for video conferencing. The Flip C100 has a micro HDMI port and an SD Card reader to permit customers to complement the sixteen GB of constructed-in inner storage that's positive to refill with paperwork, photographs, apps and different information. It's powered by a two-cell battery that Asus says can last as long as 9 hours of use day by day.
On the surface, the Flip C100 appears and works like most of the different hybrid laptop-tablet convertibles already out there available on the market. The most important distinction, nevertheless, is that this one runs on Google's Chrome OS, Google's Chrome-based mostly platform that requires customers to be on-line for probably the most half, whereas nearly all of different units both run on Home windows or Android.
The Flip C100 was first unveiled in March, but Asus didn't present a worth listing or a launch date again then. Now, Asus has cleared the online of ambiguity and is now promoting its first convertible Chromebook on-line.