Asus has launched their ChromeBook Flip. A 2 in 1 convertible PC that runs… well ChromeOS of course!
The Flip is the first 2 in 1 Chromebook from a Major Manufacturer. It has some low end specs, but also sports a fairly low price-tag for such a versatile device.
The Flip features a 1280 x 800 pixel display, a Rockchip RK3288 ARM Cortex-A17 processor, 802.11ac WiFi, two USB 2.0 ports, a micro HDMI port, and a microSD card slot. Asus is claiming about 9 hours of life from the battery. The device measures about 0.6 inches thick and weighs about 2 pounds. Which will make it a relatively heavy tablet, but a very light notebook.
Asus plans to offer models with 2GB or 4GB of RAM and 16GB or 32GB of storage.
The ChromeBook Flip is available now via Asus and Amazon.com.