The Asus Chromebook Flip is one of the smallest Chrome OS laptops to date, and it’s one of the few that you can also use as a tablet. The Chromebook Flip has a touchscreen and a 360 degree hinge that lets you fold the screen so that it’s back-to-back with the keyboard, allowing you to hold the 2-pound laptop like a tablet.
Asus and Google introduced the Chromebook Flip in March, saying that it’d be available this spring for $249 and up. Now a few stores are starting to take pre-orders for the convertible Chromebook.
Neither store has the computer in stock yet, but it could start shipping in a few weeks.
Asus also plans to offer a $279 model with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of storage.
This isn’t the first convertible Chrome OS laptop to hit the market. Lenovo’s ThinkPad Yoga 11e Chromebook can also be used in notebook or tablet modes. But that model is bigger, more expensive (and probably faster) than the Asus Chromebook Flip. It has an 11.6 inch display, an Intel Celeron N2940 processor, and a list price of $459 (although right now it’s on sale for about $20 off).