ASUS' newest Chromebook is rugged sufficient for teenagers
ASUS made a reputation for itself within the crowded Chrome OS scene with the Chromebook Flip, and now it is able to deliver that design know-the way to the classroom. The corporate’s new Chromebook C202 is tailored to outlive the sort of abuse you’d anticipate in faculties. It has the rugged, drop-resistant physique you’ve got seen in rivals, nevertheless it’s additionally designed to assist out within the occasion it does break. Its modular physique enables you to simply substitute elements just like the battery, keyboard and energy socket, and it is easy to tear aside the entire machine with commonplace instruments.
The efficiency is not spectacular between the Intel Celeron chip, eleven.6-inch, 1,366 x 768 display, 2GB to 4GB of RAM and 16GB of storage. Nevertheless, the worth is certainly proper — ASUS tells us that the C202 will ship in February at a worth of about $219 to $229 for the 4GB RAM mannequin.
ASUS is not stopping there with its CES information, both. It is previewing an web of issues hub (under) for units based mostly on Google’s Brillo platform, together with ASUS-made units like a digital camera (the Ai-Cam) and even a sensible energy plug. The corporate is not saying a lot about when this hub will ship, however its first Brillo units arrive later this yr — we might anticipate the hub to point out up in an analogous time-frame.