Chinese electronics company Haier launched its first Chromebook in 2015. Now it looks like the company has a new model on the way, and it could have a new processor, a touchscreen display, and a screen that flips nearly 360 degrees, allowing you to use the notebook like a tablet.
Notebook Italia spotted a prototype at the Intel Developer Forum in Shenzhen, China.
The original Haier Chromebook 11 is a 2.5 pound laptop with an 11.6 inch display, a Rockchip processor and a $149 price tag.
The new model features an 11.6 inch, 1366 x 768 pixel IPS touchscreen display, 2GB to 4GB of RAM, 16GB to 32GB of storage, and a choice of an Intel Celeron N3060 dual-core or Celeron N3160 quad-core processor based on Intel’s Braswell architecture.
Other features include three USB 3.0 ports, an HDMI port, a microSD card reader, 802.11ac WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, and a 40 Wh battery for up to 10 hours of run time.
The Haier Chromebook HR-116C is expected to launch in June. Pricing hasn’t been announced yet, but given the spec bump, I suspect it’ll cost more than $149.