Asus has now made available the Chromebook Flip C101 to purchase for consumers in USA, this is a new version of the portable Chromebook Flip was first spotted at Computex 2017 event in Taipei. The Asus Chromebook Flip C101 price in USA is $299 and it is now available for pre-order via Amazon.com. It is expected to begin shipping starting from September 25, 2017.
Asus has reportedly retained the design of the original Chromebook Flip, which was released back in 2015, it has updated the product with more capable processors and added USB Type-C ports to make it future-proof. Asus Chromebook Flip C101 features a 10.1-inch touchscreen display with WXGA (1280 x 800 pixels) resolution along with flexible 360-degree hinge that lets you use the device in tablet, stand, or laptop mode.
While the original Chromebook Flip packed an ARM-based Rockchip 3288-C processor, the new variant is with model name C101PA-DB02 – comes with a more powerful Rockchip RK3399 Quad-Core 2.0 GHz processor coupled with 4GB RAM and 16GB of native storage. However, it’s the connectivity options offered by the Asus Chromebook Flip C101 that might excite users more. The new model comes with 2x USB Type-C 3.1 ports, 1x USB 2.0 Type-A port, and 1x microSD card slot for storage expansion as well.
For connectivity, includes 2.4/5GHz Wi-Fi support up to 802.11AC, Bluetooth 4.0 and also comes with a 3.5mm headphone jack. It measures 10.4 x 7.2 x 0.6 inches and weighs 0.90Kg. Notably, the original Flip from Asus was among first Chromebooks to receive support for Google Play store. And the new one also comes with the Chrome Web Store apps as well as Android apps support from the Google Play Store.