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ASUS Chromebook Flip Reaches US Market, Weighing 2 Pounds and Sporting Metal Design

By Radu Iorga

There’s been no shortage of Chromebooks over the past year, but ASUS took things up a notch when they debuted a few months ago the Chromebook Flip. After hitting Japan last month it now goes live in USA. Let’s refresh our memory on this classy Chromebook.

The full name of the product is ASUS Chromebook Flip C101 and it weighs just 2 lbs, while also sporting a full metal body. Since it’s a “flip” device, it obviously also turns into a tablet, not only a laptop. ASUS Chromebook Flip packs a 10.1 inch display with a 1280 x 800 pixel resolution, plus an OP1 processor, which is an ARM Rockchip 3399 unit. Specs include 4 GB of RAM and 16 GB of storage too.

On the connectivity front there’s Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi, two USB Type-C ports and one USB 2.0 port too. A microSD card slot is also here, plus a 3.5 mm audio jack. ASUS also promises a battery life of up to 9 hours on a charge. ASUS Chromebook Flip runs Android apps of course, like the other new Chromebooks. Basically, if you were to do nitpicking, you’d say that only the CPU is the drawback here.

If you live in USA and want to buy this machine, there’s the option of preordering the device here, on the ASUS website for $299.

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Google Pixelbook Leaks, Seems Like a High End Chromebook; Stylus included

By Radu Iorga

Google has a major event scheduled for October 4th, where they’ll unveil the new Pixel 2 phones. It appears they will also bring a new Pixelbook laptop, that has just leaked via the pics below. We also have details about the product below.

This Chromebook is known as the Pixelbook and it’s going to come in 128 GB, 256 GB and 512 GB storage flavors. The prices are $1199, $1399 and $1749 respectively. The bulk of the devices’ details isn’t known yet, but we’ve heard that it will fold into a tablet device.

Google will also offer a Pixelbook Pen, a $99 stylus with lots of pressure levels. Tilt support is also here. Google has already launched two Pixel-branded Chromebook laptops in 2013 and 2015, but none in 2016. They will be high priced models, that will rival the Surface Pro and iPad Pro.

The stylus seems rather Apple Pencil-inspired, being a bit more massive than usual and it has its own button. The way the screen hooks to the keyboard is rather bizarre in format, but not atypical for Google. I wonder who the OEM is, but my bet is Huawei.

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Google hardware leaks: $50 Google Home Mini and a $1200 Chromebook Pixel 3

By Ron Amadeo

Droid Life

Android fansite Droid Life is on fire today with a big series of leaks of Google’s upcoming hardware launches. After showing off pictures and pricing for the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, the site has details on the new “Google Home Mini,”  a second smartphone-powered Daydream VR headset, and a new flagship Chromebook Pixel.

First up is the new “Google Home Mini,” a smaller version of the Google Home, which will retail for just $50. The colors here are “Chalk” (white/grey), “Charcoal” (black), and “Coral” (red). Like the Amazon Echo Dot, the Google Home Mini skips the thumping speaker setup for a smaller, cheaper form factor meant more for commands and Q&A sessions rather than for music.

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IFA 2017: New Acer Chromebook 15 is Slimmer and Lighter Than the Predecessor, Comes With Play Store

By Radu Iorga

Acer is also debuting Chromebooks these days, at IFA 2017. They’ve just unveiled the new Chromebook 15 model, priced at $399 and up and coming from October. It’ll be ideal for the Back to School period and students especially.

The full name of the product is actually Acer Chromebook 15 (CB15-1H/HT) and it keeps the 15.6 inch Full HD screen of the predecessor, but this time it measures 0.7 inches in thickness and weighs just 3.8 pounds, thus dropping a pound from its predecessor. The CPU choice includes a dual core Intel Celeron N3350 or quad core N3450, but there’s also a Pentium N4200 Apollo Lake version.

Acer also provides here models with 4 or 8 GB of RAM, as well as 32 or 64 GB of storage. A backlit keyboard is in the mix as well and speakers have been integrated on either side of the machine. A HD webcam with 88 degree field of view also makes the cut. Google Play Store comes preinstalled and the laptop brings on modern connectivity like USB Type-C, WiFi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.2, two USB 3.0 ports and a HDMI port, as well as an audio jack and SD card reader.

Touch and non touch versions of the product have been promised.

 

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ASUS Chromebook Flip C101 Now Up For Preorder in Japan, Priced a Bit Below $400

By Radu Iorga

Chromebooks are very fashionable during the Back to School period, so it’s no wonder that the ASUS Chromebook Flip C101 just debuted in Japan. The device is now up on preorder, even though interestingly it’s not available in US or Europe yet. Not to be confused with the rugged Chromebook Flip C213.

This is an update for the 2015 Chromebook Flip C100, that keeps the specs in the midrange area. The newcomer has a much improved CPU, that’s the main innovation. It also comes with a 10.1 inch 1280 x 800 pixel display and a 360 degree hinge, that lets you flip the screen around. Originally introduced in May, the laptop relies on a hexa core Rockchip OP1 processor, which is very similar, if not identical with the Rockchip RK3399.

It relies on two ARM Cortex A72 cores and four Cortex A53 cores, plus provides Mali-T860 MP4 graphics. Other specs of the new Chromebook Flip include WiFi ac, Bluetooth 4.0, stereo speakers, an USB Type-C port, USB 2.0, microSDXC card reader and audio jack, plus a 33 Wh battery. The memory quantity is 4 GB for the RAM and 32 GB for storage, but there’s also talk of a 2 GB RAM model and 16 GB storage on board.

This 2 pound machine goes for around 42.984 yen in Japan, which is around $393 after conversion. No word on its Western debut yet.

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