ASUS today announced the Chromebook family of laptops powered by latest energy-efficient Intel Bay Trail-M processors. The ASUS Chromebooks will be available in two screen sizes: the 11.6" C200 model and 13.3" C300 and feature up to 10 hours battery life for all-day use. Here's more info on the ASUS Chromebooks:
The ASUS Chromebook C200 has an impressively compact chassis that weighs 2.5lbs and measures 0.78" (20mm). Featured in both models, the stylish and attractive ASUS design has a hidden screen hinge that gives it a sleek look, and the durable matte-finish cover give the Chromebooks a stylish and sophisticated feel which remains resistant to fingerprints.
A unique extra-spacious touchpad with multi-finger gesture support -- comparable in size to those normally found on a 14-inch laptop and the largest in its class --makes the ASUS Chromebooks incredibly comfortable and intuitive to use. The full-size one-piece seamless chiclet keyboard is engineered with a high-quality mechanism for a solid feel with responsive and accurate action.
For great entertainment on the go, crisp, high-quality sound is assured by the powerful high-quality stereo speakers, designed with extra-large audio chambers for a surprisingly loud output.
The ASUS Chromebooks are fully connected with up to ultra-fast 802.11ac dual-band Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0. Connecting to a second large display or even a TV is easy thanks to the HDMI-out port. A USB 2.0 port is provided, as well as a SuperSpeed USB 3.0 port for up to 10-times faster data transfers.
The ASUS Chromebooks are proof that computing on the go can be simple, intuitive, hassle-free and fun. They harness the power of Chrome OS to give users a secure mobile gateway to the Google ecosystem of web services and thousands of Chrome Web Store apps designed for home, business and education.
With automatic updates, built-in virus protection and multiple layers of security, Chrome OS takes the frustration out of computing by allowing users to enjoy everything the web has to offer. Files and documents are kept safe and sound thanks to the 100GB of Google Drive storage provided free for two years. Setting up an ASUS Chromebook just requires signing in with a Google Account, and multiple users can be added with each user's settings and files being kept completely private.
Availability & Pricing The ASUS Chromebook C200 and C300 will begin shipping in the US at the end of June 2014 with a starting price at $249.99.