Chromebook may be regarded as the poor man’s laptop but Asus seems to break away from the notion as it reveals its version of the state-of-the-art Chromebook, the Flip C302.
There are a few exciting features to note with the Chromebook Flip C302 in both software and hardware perspective.
Software-wise, the Flip C302 will be the first Chromebook to receive an update that will enable Android applications to run with the Chrome OS. This is a perfect feature that will fully utilize the device’s capability to convert into a tablet form factor thanks to its 360-degree hinge.
On the hardware side of the spectrum, the ASUS Chromebook Flip C302 sports cutting-edge technology with its incorporation of the USB Type-C connector on two sides, in lieu of the inferior USB 3.0 technology, and high-end under the hood specifications. This means that users who transfers files to and from this Chromebook are sure to get the best data transfer speed possible under normal conditions.
Although on the little side, not far from the size of netbooks, this 12.5-inch, 1080p-capable Chromebook is powered by a sixth-generation Intel Core M3 processor, 4 Gb of RAM (but upgradable to 8 Gb), and has 128 Gb of internal storage.
Those who find the 128 Gb internal memory storage to be too small or restricting may be able to further expand by using the device’s built-in micro-SD Card reader as added storage.
Lastly, the Chromebook Flip C302 also housed a 3.5mm headphone jack for users who like to keep things personal with their music or their sounds.
At $499 price tag, however, the Flip C302 is a little on the expensive side of the Chromebook pricing spectrum, more so for a device of its size.