ASUS is calling it “Flip C302CA”, and not Flip 2 as I was hoping for. May be there is another actual “Flip 2” that they are working on? Are they planning to expand the “Flip” lineup because of the first Flip’s success? If that’s the case, we might see an more affordable Flip soon.
We are yet to see any detailed reviews, but on paper, and on press shots, this Chromebook looks really impressive. Here are the official specs:
- ProcessorIntel® Core™ M 6Y30 Processor,
Intel® Core™ M 6Y75 Processor,
- Operating SystemChrome OS
- ChipsetIntegrated Intel® CPU
- Memory4 GB Onboard Memory
8 GB Onboard Memory
- Display12.5″ (16:9) LED backlit FHD (1920×1080) 60Hz Glare Panel with 45% NTSC
32GB / 64GB / 128GBEMMC
- KeyboardIlluminated Chiclet Keyboard
- Card ReaderMulti-format card reader (SD/SDHC/SDXC)
- WebCamHD Web Camera
Integrated 802.11 AC
Built-in Bluetooth V4.2
- Interface2 x USB 3.1 TYPE C port(s)
- Battery2 Cells 39 Whrs Battery
- Power AdapterPlug Type :USB TYPE C
19 V DC, 2.1 A, 45 W
100 -240 V AC, 50/60 Hz universal
- Dimensions304 x 210 x 13.7 mm (WxDxH)
- Weight1.2 kg with Battery
- SecurityTPM (Trusted Platform Module)
Flip C302CA is powered by the 6th generation Intel® Core™ m3, m7 or Pentium® processors based on the model you pick up.
Being very 2017ish, the Chromebook comes with only USB Type C ports. Another nice touch is the 4 GB RAM on the base model instead of 2 GB that we are used to on Chromebooks.
The 4 GB version is priced at $499 and there is no word yet on the pricing for 8 GB model. This Chromebook is not yet available on Amazon, and the Best Buy page still shows “The item is no longer available”
I am not a fan of touch screen laptops (not yet, that is) or convertibles. However, the design looks pretty and I would totally love to give this a try, if I can my hands on one soon.
Find the official page on ASUS’ website here.
So, who’s buying one?