A new Asus Chromebook is on the way, and it’ll probably look a lot like the old Asus Chromebook. But under the hood the new Asus C300SA has a shiny new Intel Celeron N3060 Braswell processor instead of a Celeron N2840 Bay Trail chip.
Spotted by Roland Quandt, the new Chromebook seems to sport 4GB of RAM, up to 32GB of storage, and a choice of a 1366 x 768 pixel or 1920 x 1080 pixel display (although I’ve personally only seen listings mentioning the lower-resolution screen).
Other features include 802.11ac WiFi, Bluetooth 4.2, a 48 Wh battery, USB 3.0, headset, HDMI, and SD card ports.
The Celeron N3060 is a slightly updated version of Intel’s Celeron N3050 chip that launched in 2015. It has the same 1.6 GHz base clock speed, but has a maximum burst speed of 2.48 GHz (up from 2.16 GHz), which may offer somewhat better performance in some situations. It’s still a low-power chip for entry-level laptops, though.