The Asus Chromebook Flip C101 is a notebook with a 10.1 inch, 1280 x 800 pixel display and a 360 degree hinge that lets you flip the screen around and hold the compact notebook like a tablet.
It’s a modest update to the 2015-era Chromebook Flip C100, with one key difference: the new model has a significantly more powerful processor.
As expected, the new model features a Rockchip OP1 hexa-core processor (which is basically the same as a Rockchip RK3399).
The new chip features two ARM Cortex-A72 CPU cores and four Cortex-A53 cores and Mali-T860 MP4 graphics. It scores significantly better in benchmarks than the RK3288 quad-core ARM Cortex-A17 chip used in the older Chromebook Flip.
The updated Chromebook Flip features 802.11ac WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0, stereo speakers, a USB 3.1 Type-C port, a USB 2.0 port, a microSDXC card reader and headset jack, and a 33 Wh battery.
It’s expected to be available with up to 4GB of RAM and up to 32GB of storage, although there will also likely be 2GB/16GB models available.
This is basically an entry-level convertible Chromebook, but the thing I like best about this 2 pound, 10.1 inch model is that it’s just as comfortable to use as a tablet as it is as a laptop, which is something I can’t always say about convertible notebooks with bigger screens and heavier bodies.
Asus is taking pre-orders for the Chromebook Flip C101 for 42,984 yen in Japan, which is a little under $400 US, but that may not tell us much about how much the laptop will cost when it goes on sale in the Western hemisphere.
via PC Watch