A new ASUS Chromebook is going on sale at Newegg for $499, however, the laptop has not been officially announced by the company itself. The ASUS C302CA has been listed over on Newegg.
According to the listing, the new Asus Chromebook is equipped with a 12.5 inch full HD touchscreen display, weighs in at just 2.65 pounds, and especially has a 360-degree hinge that allows you to flip the screen all the way back and use the laptop as a tablet, pretty much like the early Chromebook Flip from the same company. The machine comes with a Core M3-6Y30 Skylake processor, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of on-board storage, along with a microSD card slot for expanded storage. The machine comes in a clean all-metal design that packs many design cues from both last year’s Chromebook Flip and the Google Chromebook Pixel.
The Asus Chromebook C302 features 802.11 Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.2. It comes with two USB 3.1 Type-C ports that can be used for charging, a headset jack, and a backlit keyboard. It is fueled by a 39Wh battery.
It remains unclear when ASUS will officially unveil this notebook. We would expect the company will reveal the product at the Consumer Electronics Show next week. It’s good to know that it seems like the ASUS Chromebook C302CA will be in direct competition with the Samsung Chromebook Pro which also costs $499.
It’s also unclear if this notebook will be able to support Android apps downloaded from the Google Play Store. Up to now, there is just a small number of Chromebooks that can run Android apps on the stable version of the Chrome OS.
Update: Newegg has removed the new Asus Chromebook from the list.
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