The Asus Chromebook Flip is a convertible notebook with a 10.1 inch touchscreen display which can you can push back 360 degrees to hold the system like a tablet. We’ve seen a lot of convertibles of this type over the past few years, but the Chromebook Flip is one of the smallest, and one of the few to run Google’s Chrome operating system rather than Windows.
Asus unveiled the Chromebook Flip a few months ago and some stores started taking orders a few weeks ago. Now Asus has officially launched the Chromebook Flip and it’s available from the Asus Store (and Amazon) for $249 and up.
The Chromebook Flip features a 1280 x 800 pixel display, a Rockchip RK3288 ARM Cortex-A17 processor, 802.11ac WiFi, two USB 2.0 ports, a micro HDMI port, and a microSD card slot. It features a 31 Whr battery for up to 9 hours of run time.
The convertible notebook measures about 0.6 inches thick and weighs about 2 pounds.
Asus offers models with 2GB or 4GB of RAM and 16GB or 32GB of storage.
Who are the suckers falling for these Chromebooks? Are they same people going to freecreditreport4u.ro ?
Giving over all your data to Google is inherently foolish. Trusting Google means trusting Eric Schmidt, who is basically the Dick Cheney of technology…. No wonder since his daddy worked in the Nixon administration.
“But right now it looks like retailers only have the 2GB/16GB model in stock.”
It looks like Amazon and Asus both have the 4GB/16GB models in stock. $259 & $279 respectively.
Yeah, looks like they updated their listings after I published this article. Nobody seems to have a 32GB model yet though.
A very interesting and well reviewed device. However too small a screen for me I think. On the plus side Google didn’t put all that effort into supporting this form factor with ChromeOS for one device. Looking forward to seeing what else comes of this.
I’d like something at least 12″ or 13″ with a detachable keyboard please.
I would love a Windows version of this with a 1200p screen and 4GB RAM for $349
I would like a small laptop (10″ or smaller) like this, but running Windows. Right now the only options are 2-in-1 tablets.
This is a low power device and may not be suitable for anything beyond casual browsing, media consumption and simple productivity jobs. How does Windows make this experience better than Chromebook?
Well, he said “like this” – so assume an atom quad core. With 2/4GB RAM that’s plenty. With 32GB drive options that’s fine too, so it’s possible something like this can come out with windows – there’s the t100, acer 10 switch etc that are all about the same size.
Personally, I’d like this chromebook with 32GB storage and x86 for crouton.
I was specifically interested in what draws people to windows on low end devices apart from the familiarity factor.
Windows please, some of us like to download whatever software we want including alternative browsers…now that there is no price penalty in using windows why limit yourself to chrome? When you look at actual “street level” pricing some of the windows stuff is no more expensive and often include premium features like IPS screens and with W/10 around the corner for free why would you bother with a chromebook? Get real other than windows hater 10, is a pretty impressive products combining desktop and touch better than anything else!
Agreed! On another note, has anyone tried Remix OS (Android)? It gives you a wide variety of apps, browsers and everything under the sun. Android even has many free productivity apps…
Remix is still android – not that that’s bad, but it’s more limiting. Windows would also give you support for most peripherals – from almost any printer and joystick to a laser cutter and arduino – yay drivers!
There’s a TON of full featured apps without ads – from irfanview and gimp, to open office/libreoffice. Ads in apps seems to be a mobile thing. Anyone making free software seems to be of the mind that it has to have ads.
My venue 8 and 10 both run Linux VMs quite smoothly (xfce Mint13 without PAE). Virtual box ftw.
On my 8″ venue 8, I can with a simple BAT file, instantly turn the device into a file server hotspot – there’s no need to worry about rooting, and making sure some hotspot app will work.
That said, i’m liking my chromebook more than my “main” windows laptop. crouton makes it extremely capable as a full Linux machine, that “just works” as all drivers are handled by the main chrome OS. This isn’t virtualization where you lose efficiency either, but runs native.
Very well articulated. Agreed!
The modern low power Windows devices are not that bad. The Asus X205TA for example can stream HD video and run Office apps just fine. It’s not like the netbooks or 3-4 years ago.
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