Asus practically invented the affordable portable notebook space with the launch of the first Eee PC netbook in 2007. But the market for inexpensive portable devices has changed in the past few years, with the advent of tablets, convertibles, and Chromebooks.
While Asus has released a number of Android and Windows tablets over the past few years, the company has yet to launch a Chromebook. But that could change soon.
Focus Taiwan reports that Asus will launch two Chromebooks in 2014.
The company will reportedly offer a model priced at $249, and could also launch models with prices as low as $199.
Unfortunately there’s no word on what kind of specs we could expect — Chromebooks come in a wide range of shapes and sizes these days, with some models sporting ARM-based chips and others powered by Intel processors.
Asus figures laptops designed to run Chrome OS will be most attractive to customers in the education market, but some folks have found the inexpensive laptops meet their needs for most day-to-day computing tasks.